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09 September 2005, 12:36 PM
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09 September 2005, 07:05 AM (


this is my first concept sketch, it's a crazy race of mens on pockets bikes on a highway, they invade the highway like an army of ants forcing the cars to park itself. A mix of the chase on the highway in Matrix 2 and the question is : "is it possible in three months ?"...i'm doing to discover it quickly ! :)

09 September 2005, 07:08 AM
here is some pictures of references for the bikers on their pocket bikes...:)

09 September 2005, 07:22 AM
This will be very Funny! i loved
Good luck for u:thumbsup:
C ya

09 September 2005, 07:25 AM
hi monks
man thats funny and a original one! like it very much..! maybe an accident at the background? :D


09 September 2005, 07:32 AM
Looks like a concept. I'm really interested. I can't wait to see the final image. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 09:19 AM
:thumbsup:Nice idea dude!
Your sketch make me crazy! An original idea with a good point of view, that will surely be Spectacular! :D
Best luck and keep going


09 September 2005, 10:25 AM
thanks for your encouragements guys :)

yunisirees > for your idea of the accident in the background, I will think of it seriously !

i'm doing the modeling of the first pocket online as soon as possible !

09 September 2005, 06:56 PM
How'bout some police presence? Some blue lights would brighten up the image.

09 September 2005, 08:59 PM (

this is the first part of the modeling of the generic pocket bike for the race. There will be alternatives on each motor bike (various textures and accessories).

09 September 2005, 09:09 PM
it really looks like good .so cool .goodluck ... :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:15 PM
Good concept and nice framing... that promise to be funny... I wil follow that with much interest :thumbsup:

Bonne continuation and best wishes Gregory :bounce:

09 September 2005, 09:20 PM
haha :bounce:

Great idea, should be very funny. :D

Anton Valiev
09 September 2005, 10:12 PM
good luck!

09 September 2005, 08:19 AM
Nice model dude!
It will be impressive for sure!!:love:

Keep the good work


09 September 2005, 08:28 AM
thanks all for your coments :)

> profg : for the police presence, i will think of it, but I don't want to disturb the picture with too many elements.

> Lemog, Goul, Ramtin_moom, Anton Valiev & funkyboss : thanks all for your support !! :scream:

to be continued....

09 September 2005, 08:36 AM
i like the idea. this could be very funny. :p i although like the camera angle. keep it up. i will watching you... :eek: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:38 AM
héhé funny concept ! love the idea and the first mod of the pocket bike is really cool !
keeeeep it up !

09 September 2005, 08:42 AM
Yep, yep, yep! One of the best concepts i've seen thus far. Hope you can pull it off.

Good luck.

09 September 2005, 09:16 AM
yeah, it should be very interesting :)

09 September 2005, 12:34 PM
Looks impressive so far.

09 September 2005, 01:41 PM
Ahahah, what a crazy idea monks, I love it... very good job for now. Good luck.

dork vodar
09 September 2005, 09:50 PM
de l'humour! excellente idée :) good luck.

09 September 2005, 09:58 PM
hehehe nice concept, really original!! :bounce:

Nice start for the modeling!:thumbsup:
Which kind of render will you use?

09 September 2005, 07:52 AM
hehehe nice concept, really original!! :bounce:

Nice start for the modeling!:thumbsup:
Which kind of render will you use?

> i'll use a realistic render, probably with hdri, to contrast with the semi-realistic style of the characters and vehicules. :)

09 September 2005, 09:33 PM
Excellent!! I'm waiting to see update!! Keep it up!! :beer:

09 September 2005, 02:35 PM
Bwahaha, mate! Great, just great.

Best of luck.

09 September 2005, 07:53 PM
This is my favourite thread in all of the challenge. I'm pretty confident tht if you pull this one off, you'll be in the final selection!


09 September 2005, 07:09 AM (

Here is the first wip texture of a pocket bike, i want to make it like a toy. Others pockets bikes are coming ;)

09 September 2005, 08:20 AM
Very cool bike, it surely looks like a toy. Great job monks.

09 September 2005, 10:24 AM
Oh yeah Oh yeah!!
Can say anything constructive, it is on the perfect way, just continue like this!

09 September 2005, 11:27 AM
Nice texture, looks really good. Curious to see the shading.

Keep it up :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:33 AM
hei monks nice byke! hmm does it have lights at the front? just wondering....
keep up the cool fun man!

09 September 2005, 01:19 PM
hei monks nice byke! hmm does it have lights at the front? just wondering....
keep up the cool fun man!

thanks, this model doesn't have lights at the front, like the championship's motor bikes, but don't worry, one of the others have lights :)...

Funky & Goul >> thanks for your support ! :)

09 September 2005, 06:59 AM (

others pocket bikes...i change the names of sponsors (suzuki = zuzuki, kawasaki = kowasakia, honda = fonda...etc) as of bad copies of the true motorbikes. Hope you like it ! :)

09 September 2005, 07:31 AM
Just rock n roll:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
thats all...:buttrock:
PS: Maybe a triumph soon?? (ok ok i get out...)

09 September 2005, 08:06 AM
Hahahaha... :thumbsup: very funny pocket bikes... :bounce:

09 September 2005, 01:06 PM
wanna have one :)

09 September 2005, 07:55 PM (

here the two last pockets i'm on the generic pilot...wip as soon as possible :)
hope you like it !

09 September 2005, 08:07 PM
like it yes!
continue continue dude!! :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 08:27 PM
haha! cute! but no jokes I saw one of them few days ago it was like 30 cm high There was a man and a kid on the seat it was just crazy.. Great work reminds me of that magic moment ;) cheers

09 September 2005, 08:58 PM
Oh boy, this looks very good..Love your concept and the motorcycles are superb so far.
Cant wait for more updates:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:22 PM
thanks, this model doesn't have lights at the front, like the championship's motor bikes, but don't worry, one of the others have lights :)...

aah i see ! oh thats the way it's them, the bykes rock man! oh and nice brand names :D


09 September 2005, 10:00 PM
I think these bikes look great. Please update soon. :)

09 September 2005, 09:33 AM
Aloha mister
Bikes are really great, perhaps you can put more old stickers on an d make it more dirty...
Police motorbike at the background may be funny too .

You seems to be a "Torque" fan guy^^

09 September 2005, 10:00 AM
Aloha mister
Bikes are really great, perhaps you can put more old stickers on an d make it more dirty...
Police motorbike at the background may be funny too .

You seems to be a "Torque" fan guy^^

hi jabberwoc :) thanks for your coment !
for the old stickers, i'll think of it, but i want that my pockets bikes looks likes toys, new toys, just bought in shop :)
And for the police, why not....if i have the time and if it don't fill too much the picture at the background.

09 September 2005, 08:19 PM (

hi all,
here's the first modeling of the generic biker i'll use for the picture, simple modeling, there's no folds on the modeling combination because they are going on the texture ;)
There's some textures examples for the continuation. Hope you like it ! :)

09 September 2005, 09:51 PM
Nice WIP mate!
I imagine very well those guys on these pockets bikes!
Good design keep up!


09 September 2005, 08:55 PM (

here's the first test for the texture (combination and helmet), not finished but just to give you an idea of the texture appearance, hope you like it ! :)

09 September 2005, 09:43 PM
hei nice byke rider! maybe u could put one guy with his helmet off ;)!
cheers man!

09 September 2005, 10:19 PM
Nice texturing!
And it is only the beginning:bounce:
hope to see some "lucky" jackets or "hell's Angels"...
In my dreams? yeah ok i go out...:D
Good work mate continue like that!!

10 October 2005, 07:50 PM (

Just a little's a sample of a posing...more soon :)

hope you like it !

10 October 2005, 08:23 PM
Yeah cool :thumbsup:

But the pocket bike seems a bit big, i think you should do it smaller, as in this pic:

Just my opinion ;)

10 October 2005, 09:06 PM
Nice WIP dude!
Good render and posing!
Maybe elbows are a little too sharp, maybe due to skinning...
And like Goul said , maybe the bike is too big but there is several categories/height of pocket bikes.
This height of bikes is dynamic and can be driven faster.Smaller bike will reduce the "spectacular" punch huh? Don't know really.
I like it like that (if you are singing what i think, you should be ashamed:scream:)!!
Try to post a wip with a smaller bike if you want, monks, and that will be a good test for attitudes.
No more crits however:shrug: (misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)
Good work man keep the good job:beer: (misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

10 October 2005, 07:55 AM
Yeah cool :thumbsup:

But the pocket bike seems a bit big, i think you should do it smaller, as in this pic:

Just my opinion ;)

hum yes perhaps too big...i'll test a smaller bike character doesn't have realistic proportions so it's difficult to have the same render of your when my character is up near the pocket bike, it's the good proportion, but when he's sit on the bike...the bike seems too big ! i'll reduce it ! :) thanks all for your coments !

10 October 2005, 11:53 AM (

here's the a new posing and a new scale of the pocket bike, i think now it's good for the scale...hope you like it !

10 October 2005, 12:01 PM
Excellent proportions!!! You got it!!
Continue this way dude!

Nice render and posing too!

Cya soon

10 October 2005, 12:31 PM
This guy appear very thin.... bu the result is mostly funny... well done Greg :thumbsup: his textures are really awesome... especially for the boots :)

10 October 2005, 02:15 PM
That's a lot better :)
But this guys looks like a child. His position is the same than on a normal moto, you should make him bigger, and put him in a more extreme position, as in your first sketch ;)
Just my opinion by the way, but i think it will be more spectacular ;)

10 October 2005, 02:48 PM
thanks for your coments :)

Lemog > yes he's very thin, but it's the generic pilot, the others will be fat, more thin...etc

Goul > it's difficult to put the pilot on the pocket bike if i make it too small (in proportion, the pocket bike is already smaller than an real pocket bike)...and for the position, it's just a test :) , it will be more extreme positions in the futures pictures....

10 October 2005, 02:52 PM
Cool bikers, dude. Nothing to crit for now.

10 October 2005, 09:13 PM (

here's the final scale of the pocket bike, hope your like it, more posings with the others bikes soon ;)

10 October 2005, 09:28 PM
hi monks.
yess the pocket byke and rider looks really nice! great work man!
this is fun to keep watching the progress!

10 October 2005, 10:56 PM
wow lovely ducati, nice modeling good luck monk.

10 October 2005, 11:06 PM
Oh man..this is so funny and extremely good looking...:thumbsup:


10 October 2005, 08:36 AM
>> DimitrisLiatsos,yunisirees & 3dmiao : thanks all for your coments :)

10 October 2005, 08:48 AM
i like the bike. looks so funny. :)
you have to check the deformations of the legs and the arms of the driver, because they get thinner...

10 October 2005, 05:19 PM
hehehe coool ! :)

Yeah man, this time i think you find the right scale :thumbsup: ! I really like it now :)
It will be freaky :buttrock:

10 October 2005, 05:28 PM
Hi Gregory,

Super idée, j'adore... Ca me fait penser à un telefilm que j'ai vu il y a peu. Le film était nul mais la course de mini-moto m'a éclaté. Bref cette course risque d'etre un grand moment :thumbsup: .

Great idea, amazing concept, very funny.
The point of view is really dynamic.

Can't wait to see more.

10 October 2005, 08:03 AM
Goul & thiboleo >> thanks :) , it's hard to find time to work this week....perhaps a new post this friday...

10 October 2005, 11:43 AM
Hey monks, your job continues to make me laugh, it's such a funny idea and your characters are so well modeled and textured... great job mate.

10 October 2005, 05:59 PM (

Hi all,

just a test with all the pilots, they have all the same pose, there's no composition, it's just to see them all together :)

10 October 2005, 06:26 PM
hiya monks
haha man nice them bykers!:thumbsup: maybe u could put in a fat one ... might add to the hilariousness! :D.
cheers man!

10 October 2005, 07:45 PM
hi yunisirees :)

yes, it's the generic pilot on this picture...more pictures with different proportions of pilots will be come soon !

10 October 2005, 07:47 PM
Hahahaha... very funny all these colored broumbroum guys... :thumbsup: but where is the fat one ? :scream:

10 October 2005, 07:55 PM
haha that's great yeah ;)

You should maybe add one hells angel in the team :D :buttrock:

10 October 2005, 08:27 PM
thanks all :)

here's a little preview of the fat pilot for Lemog & yunisirees :

10 October 2005, 08:39 PM
That's seem to me :scream: thanks Greg... this guy is the best one :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:54 PM
Yeah the big one! Love it dude!
Want to see it in action now:thumbsup:
Good luck boy!

10 October 2005, 09:19 PM
Haha!! Thats fantastic!

Great idea, and the bikers look really funny! The proportions could be pushed a little bit more to be honest - they look a little bit like regular people on those mini-bikes. Its kinda sitting halfway between cartoony and realistic at the moment. Real nice work on the textures!

Keep up the great work - its one of the most promising concepts ive seen so far.

10 October 2005, 06:57 AM
This is a very cool concept. Look forward to see you development. Is very funny and spectacular in my opinion.


10 October 2005, 09:42 AM
great job here!!:thumbsup:
i really like your concept, will give an effect funny and spectacular for sure!!

11 November 2005, 09:33 PM (

i've just finished the cars, so i test my layout with the final models and a lighting ambiance. I also test the motion blur to see if the effect is good. Hope you like it, more soon...

11 November 2005, 12:41 AM
hiya monks
nice to see u back !! :D ! hahah cool fat one!
cheers man!

11 November 2005, 11:22 AM
Very good dude!
It smell victory son!!!:D
Great work, want to see more!
Good luck

11 November 2005, 11:35 AM
very n ice dude ....heep going :applause:

11 November 2005, 08:25 PM (

Here's the modeling of the highway and a test of point of view, making it more dynamic...

11 November 2005, 08:29 PM
It is great! Good work dude!
No crits....:shrug:


11 November 2005, 05:13 PM (

here's the textured highway, and the layout with final models, motion blur and lighting are coming for the next picture...hope you like it !

11 November 2005, 03:23 PM (

Another Layout test and lighting (just diffuse light, ambient occlusion is coming...) hope you like it...critis are welcome !

11 November 2005, 04:17 PM
Excellent work dude! No crits... Good dynamic, POV etc...
Keep the good job

11 November 2005, 06:34 PM
hehehe funny stuff :)

11 November 2005, 09:52 AM
dvelasco & funkyboss :
thanks guys :) !

11 November 2005, 10:16 AM
Hey, looking good and these proportions you used for the bikes are hilarious! It feels like some of the back guys on their bikes need some motion blur too. Keep it up man, your doing a fine job! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 11:34 PM
wahaa , yeah, that's rocks :buttrock: :thumbsup:

I love the layout a lot!

11 November 2005, 06:59 PM (

here's the final lighting...go in post production now :)

11 November 2005, 12:27 AM
jajajajajajaja thats great and funny, the models are very cartoon, you have done a really good job, congratulations man:scream:

11 November 2005, 03:41 AM
This is really turning out to be a great piece. I love the composition, with the camera angle like it's right down there in the action. Maybe if the sun was coming from the other way (behind the camera), your front racer would stand out a little more.

Keep up the great work! You're almost there.

11 November 2005, 09:24 AM
Sorry no crits now:shrug:
I ll wait for the final composite!! :D
Great work mate, so groovy:applause:

11 November 2005, 09:38 AM
That's comes great Greg... very simpathetic composition... wiating for more... end is near now... good work :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 10:13 AM
hi all ! Thanks for your coments ! New picture as soon as possible....near the end :)

11 November 2005, 07:39 PM
hey man,
thanks for checkin out my entry!
I think it is going to be wonderful when you are complete.
Good job.:eek:

11 November 2005, 12:12 PM (

here's the first test with compositing...the sky is very simple, i had test with some clouds or with the sun in the background but i think that it render the picture too complex, if you have another idea :)

11 November 2005, 10:41 AM
Some skid smoke?? just try:scream:
good luck

11 November 2005, 03:20 AM
cool! i love the lighting, really sells it. very nice work.

11 November 2005, 10:00 AM
Haha! Totally missed this thread until now... This is excellent. Very nice POV, hilarious models, great sense of action and being in the middle of it.

Some smoke from skidding/spinning rubber like funkyboss suggested could add a lot, try that!

Very cool and funny image - good luck with the final touches :thumbsup:


11 November 2005, 11:47 AM
hiya monks

the scene is looking quite nice! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ! looking funny as ever!
cheers man!

11 November 2005, 04:55 PM
yeah ! this one is realy spectacular.
I like the concept.
hang on budy !

11 November 2005, 05:07 PM
:applause: yep great action and excelent pov... agree with other suggestion posted here about smoke and some motion blur on post fx will increase the speed... :wip: Your models are really cools :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 05:50 PM
thanks all :) ! yes i'm testing with smoke...and other details...picture as soon as possible...

11 November 2005, 07:15 PM (

some smoke here, need your opinion...thanks

11 November 2005, 07:23 PM
very nice, and well done:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 09:34 PM
Brilliant idea! and well executed, may be you should rise one leg (maybe both) of the front guy so we can bette feel his enjoyment.
A lot of fun in it!
good work!

11 November 2005, 09:43 PM
Wow, that is awesome. Great sense of speed and excitment. I think that maybe adding a little more atmosphere could help. Maybe blueing up the stuff in the background and desaturating it a bit to help the foreground pop. Also maybe some more debris, smoke, but very subtle from the wheels. Great stuff.

11 November 2005, 08:25 AM
thanks all ;), i'm working on details on the road (projections from the wheels) and another version of smoke...

Novacaine > for the desaturation of the background...i'll test, it's a good idea ! thanks

11 November 2005, 08:57 AM
The smoke is good. But I think you had to add some more debris or others...
I also think the desaturate bg is something to test.
Great work so far.

11 November 2005, 09:48 AM
As Vincent said... more smoke, little sheets, little stones and dust... for the moment, that's seem to much timid... go Greg... go Spectacular :wip:

11 November 2005, 04:45 PM (

hi all !
here's a possible final picture...there's more smoke, debrits and some clouds...hope you like it...if you have other suggestions...

11 November 2005, 10:29 PM
Great! I like the idea and the composition! I think the bridge behind the character in the middle is a good way to underline the importance of that character, giving in the same time great power to the composition in general. I'd like to use a similar angle in an illustration of mine in the near future. Then the motorcycles; I always find these kind of vehicles so funny! Great piece!

11 November 2005, 07:59 PM (

the final picture....because this is time to turn the page and make another picture ! Hope you like it !

11 November 2005, 08:28 PM
A masterpiece mate!!:applause:
Very great work and accurate!
Well done
Err... sorry i have to go... I haven't finiiiiiished gniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:D


11 November 2005, 08:37 PM
Yeah... finished...

Very funny and very original... congratulations Greg... I like a lot your picture... I wish you the best for the next judging step... and also for your future projects... :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:43 AM
Well if it's finished greg.. Just to say you made a cool picture. Congratulations.

11 November 2005, 10:44 AM
hi all,

to authentic,Lemog & funkyboss : well yes it's finished, thanks for your coments and your support ! your opinions help me a lot ! thanks again and good luck to you ! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 04:35 PM
Hello Gregory,

I became a fan of your image since your concepts sketches, and I must say that I'm very happy to see what you done in the final... your image is one of the most funnys of this challenge. It's very weel done... and you'll have my vote for sure.

11 November 2005, 12:44 PM
Hi gregory!!
You have quite advanced!! it's dynamic, i like the perspective!
good luck

11 November 2005, 02:38 PM
Great theme, great image, really spectacular. CONGRATULATIONS. I wish good luck with the judding. :applause:

11 November 2005, 07:00 PM
Hehe , great final image, one of the most crazy entries for sure! :bounce: :applause:

11 November 2005, 09:36 AM
Geez I've totally missed this hilarious thread ...

This really funny , and truely spectacular...:eek:

Congratulations for this stunning picture... clap clap clap

11 November 2005, 10:14 AM
same as above:)

12 December 2005, 12:46 PM (

A crazy challenge for crazy bikers : make a race on a highway in the wrong direction....on pockets bikes ! Let's Roll !

thanks all for your coments and your positives opinions during this challenge, here's the final picture in bigger size if you want to see more details, hope you like it, and good luck !

12 December 2005, 01:56 PM
I tottaly the concept of this and your final of course...the characters i like the most the guy in blue at the left with arm up and the guy in red ...he is still racing like nuts....:thumbsup:

Congrats mate.:)

12 December 2005, 09:58 AM
nice one greg,
maybe u should modify a bit the dust in toshop.
congrats anyway

12 December 2005, 10:40 AM
Always lot of pleasure with your picture Greg... another time... CONGRATULATIONS... well done :thumbsup: and best wishes for the judging step :bounce:

12 December 2005, 11:32 AM
hohoo in bigger is better... :applause: I really like it a lot !

12 December 2005, 04:53 PM
Hi Greg!!
Funny idea and very good work!! I think it's very original.
A mon gout, ça marche bien!! Merci pour les encouragements!!
Good luck!!!

12 December 2005, 07:57 AM
to : CCCCC, jddog, Lemog, Bernard Caumes & DimitrisLiatsos : thanks :), the picture is not perfect but i have finished it, and in time (that was my goal at the begining of the challenge) ! thanks all for your support !

12 December 2005, 08:32 AM
Hey Monks, crazy race and I like it :thumbsup: , it's a funny concept and a nice finished picture. Good luck for the judging mate! You've done well! :bounce: :applause:

12 December 2005, 05:19 PM
Ha, this is a really funny race - haven't seen it until now, sorry. Anyway - great work here, very well done so good luck with the jury :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 06:07 PM
Congratulations for finish.

Good luck.:):applause:

12 December 2005, 08:22 PM
This is a fun and fine pice of work, congrats man, would be great to see a game with this theme mini motorcycles race in a rush hour :scream: , great atention to the details the one kicking the car gave me good laughs
And best luck for you :)

12 December 2005, 10:29 AM
rept0r > thanks ! yes it will be a good video game, and perhaps a short film for my own...if i find the time !

tuck, Gunilla, thierry2005 > thanks very much and good luck to you ! :)

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