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09-07-2005, 01:47 AM
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09-29-2005, 07:45 PM (

Here is my 3D Idea.

It is a giant tortoise roaming through the suburbs. Crushing a car and being stopped by a little kid with a carret.
I am going to use some Z Brush on it, but I have never used it. SO it will be some challenge.

09-29-2005, 07:56 PM
Hey James,

A giant tortoise wandering throught the burbs sounds like a great idea, at least the pedestrians will be able to get away from this slow moving beast.:) I think your concept needs some objects in the foreground but I am sure you are aware of this and I look forward to your modeling of the scene

09-30-2005, 04:24 PM
Add some sci-fi elements to scene and make whole atmosphere like in Godzilla (japaneeze version). And it's gonna be real cool.

Good luck, mate.

10-03-2005, 04:04 PM (

Here is House Number 1

10-03-2005, 04:06 PM (

And here is House number 2

10-03-2005, 04:09 PM

Thanks for Stopping By. I am thinking of changing the camera angle a little bit. and maybe put some more people in it.

I am not sure what element to use. I was thinking of some sort of storm or something

10-03-2005, 09:23 PM
your idea is nice... I wanna se more.... the houses looks great!!:thumbsup:

10-04-2005, 04:22 AM (

This is just a test on light and texture. I do got some tiling I need to get rid of. and some nasty artifacting.

Anyone know were I can get blueprints of ordinary cars not race cars or sports cars?

10-04-2005, 04:29 AM (

This is just a test on light and texture. I do got some tiling I need to get rid of. and some nasty artifacting.

Anyone know were I can get blueprints of ordinary cars not race cars or sports cars?

10-04-2005, 12:55 PM
Hey James,

The houses look very nice as do the textures:thumbsup: , although there are some issues with the models and the textures. You don't seem to have soffits and Fascia going around the entire houses, some areas do have the soffit and fascia where others don't . Also the shingles over the Bay window in the bottom picture , the shingles over the side window of the bay window isn't shown correctly, it has the wrong perspective to it.

10-04-2005, 02:03 PM
Cool idea and nice 3d stuff sofar :cool:

10-04-2005, 02:10 PM
try these for blueprints...

I couldn't find the specific car I was looking for but might have better luck, plenty sedans, coupes, vans, etc.

BTW the bricks seem too small to me.


10-08-2005, 07:47 AM (

Here is house 1:
I think it might be mostly done.

House 2 right after this

10-08-2005, 07:48 AM (

Here is HOuse 2

10-08-2005, 08:43 AM
Im looking forward to see the giant tortoise roaming around... :p are you "the tortoise" gonna crush this houses then? or you gonna modell demolish buildings ?

10-13-2005, 12:09 AM (

So much to do, so little time.

I did a few changes and stuff. Still not happy with the way things are coming out. I do like the new shot setup.Now to move on to other stuff.

Let me know

10-13-2005, 12:15 AM
Good idea and the modeling is good too. Keep going :thumbsup:

10-13-2005, 05:45 PM (

Here is my refferance for the kid.

It's my nephew at his B_Day Party

10-13-2005, 06:09 PM
Interesting concept. I like your new camera angle better. texturing is looking very good. keep it up. :thumbsup:

10-16-2005, 07:38 PM (

I changed the camera again and did a few more lighting test

10-16-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi james, good concept and modeling. Good luck to you :thumbsup:

10-16-2005, 08:44 PM
:scream: Big evil turtle terrorising the the nabourhood,...

thats differnet!
good modeling so far.

"mom, can i keep it, pleeeease"

10-17-2005, 05:29 AM
Hi! nice model and texture so far! and lighting test is great too!

10-18-2005, 11:55 PM (

Here is the car that will be crushed by the tortose, it is a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz - Pink

10-19-2005, 06:20 PM (

Small update

10-19-2005, 09:15 PM
haha! great idea, and funny!! superb job on the and the cadillac looks very good so far.will look forward very much to that tortoise!

10-21-2005, 07:53 PM (

Small Update

10-22-2005, 08:19 AM
Nice car modeling and... a giant turtoise... well why not! Good luck with it man:thumbsup: :)

10-25-2005, 02:35 AM (

I almost got he lighting to were I want it. The shadows need more work, but it is only 2 passes. I haven't had much time to work on it. But I will put some midnight oil on it this week.

10-25-2005, 02:40 AM
Thanks everyone for the feed back.

The Tortoise will be saved for last until I am better at the Z Brush. Unless any one knows super fast way to learn it.:thumbsup:

I was thinking some toxic sludge, but it sounds too cliche.

10-25-2005, 02:47 AM
Zbrush really isn't that hard to use. Just make a low poly turtle in your 3d app and import it into zbrush. I think you can do all of the zbrushing by just turning on the edit button and using the standard brush to sculpt. That is my beginners tutorial for you! Ha ha. I think you will be fine on the turtle but you've got to go go go! Time's ticking!

10-25-2005, 05:53 AM
Hi James,

I like your idea with the tortoise. The camera angle is nice. The model of your cadillac looks really good. But I think the houses are too clean. Try to weather them a little bit (like moss on the cutters or dirt running down from the shingles after the last rain).

10-26-2005, 12:33 AM (

Lighting Update.

I got the lighting how I want it. now time to move on

10-26-2005, 12:37 AM

Thanks for the crits!
I am working on some dirtyness and I am going with a fall theme, so there will be leaves everywere


Intresting Crash course :bounce: I am starting to get the hang of it

10-26-2005, 12:40 AM
Hi James, nice house and cadillac. :thumbsup: Waiting to see some Zbrushing on the tortoise :bounce:

10-26-2005, 01:34 AM
Looking very nice in deed, I'm liking your angles. keep going!:thumbsup:

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