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09-07-2005, 08:02 AM
Jean Claude Fabretti is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09-11-2005, 02:48 PM (

What would happen if H.P Lovecraft was right ? Is Earth enough to handle the Old Ones' power ? Fear, hatred, madness, distress and insanity will show up, but when ?

Front / Right view of the Great Cthulhu.
I freely took as a starting point the various references of Cthulhu on the web, I will work hard on his face detail.

09-11-2005, 02:54 PM (

The background should be on the bottom left: it comprises a church, a cemetery & a headlight.

09-11-2005, 02:58 PM (

Fast Sketches' mix showing Cthulhu rising from the ocean.

09-11-2005, 03:05 PM
i dont know H.P Lovecraft but from what i got that's one of the only Spectacular Ideas that i'v seen,including mine:scream: :applause:

09-11-2005, 03:06 PM
As a big fan of H.P Lovecraft I`m subscribing to your thread and wishing you good luck :thumbsup:

Have nice... nightmares :D

09-11-2005, 03:37 PM
First of all, let me say that you have some very impressive and POWERFUL sketching abilities. The sketches are not very clear to me in terms of what is going on though, but from the looks of things it appears that you've got a big wave approaching a hillside with a church on it an in the wave is a giant octopus? Is this some kind of storm or tsunami wave? Is the octopus just washed up in the wave, or did he summon it and is riding it so that he can get washed up on shore and eat some people?

Sorry but I just need to hear some more narrative I guess. What is going on?

The idea looks VERY cool. I just want you to clear up a little what is the message behind these sketches. A little history about your squid would be nice too. What is he known for? Is he mean or nice? Is this town under threat?

Tee Double U
09-11-2005, 05:34 PM
Looks like the old man of the sea bringing a storm to the town

09-11-2005, 06:39 PM (

I'm working on the Splines Network, using 3dsmax.

-> 3rd user : just check 'Cthulhu' on google, you will see what H.P Lovecraft has done (He was a writter from end nineteenth century to the first twentieth century half part)
Thank you for your support. :)

-> Nomad : I wish I will NOT have such nightmares, lol ! Brrrrr...I have "goose flesh" ! ;)

-> Gardogg : thank you very much.
Indeed, Cthulhu (the name of the big octopus monster) is merging from the ocean and, as you see, he's not a small piece...rising like this from depth makes a big twist into the water, generating some tsunami effect.
Others elements need to be fixed : I still do not know if it would be interesting to put some fanatics, who are running away from the tsunami (putting theses littles jokes into the scene, for example...)
What I'm sure is : Cthulhu has awaken from the ocean and he definitely wants to go somewhere (Well, I do not know where) I still have to add more story elements..
Thanks again for your interest !

-> Tee Double U : Yeah, something like that. Advice : If you see something like that, You gotta run (and pray a lot), for sure ! ;)

09-11-2005, 06:41 PM (

Other views.

09-13-2005, 01:52 PM
Nice project so far JC... that will be certainly very impressive... I'm so curious to discover next steps... bon courage pour la suite :thumbsup: I'll go to follow this thread with much interest... seeya :beer:

09-13-2005, 07:27 PM
very nice idea
IM waiting to see the model I think its hard
good luck

09-17-2005, 11:52 AM
OOOH Cthulhu is here !!
It's about to be a great work... It begins well !
Go on, wanna see more :)


09-17-2005, 04:22 PM
héhé good luck grorum :) I'm keeping an eye on your project...

09-22-2005, 09:25 PM (

Max Face Model, next is the hand.

09-22-2005, 09:28 PM (

Close up on eyes and wire.

09-23-2005, 06:04 AM
grorum use the spline ^^

I like that you made, I like the face and the forms.

good luck !

grorum qui utilise des splines ^^

j'aime bien cque tu fais, il a une bonne tete et les formes sont bien faites ;)

good luck ;)

09-23-2005, 06:09 AM
Strange but fantastic design for this guy... j'irais pas jusqu'à dire qu'il a une bonne tête, je dois être un peu trouillard... :scream: hahahaha

Very nice step of work :thumbsup: run mate !

09-23-2005, 07:05 AM
I can see some nice shapes in here. No crit so far nice idea keep it up.

09-23-2005, 10:06 AM
Nice work and technic to model... I like the design of this creature ! Continue !:thumbsup:

09-23-2005, 03:22 PM
Ah ca bouge ici :)
Great work on the head shapes, no crits. Maybe add some small details on the tantacles of the head. But should be done after ;)

Bonne suite :)

09-26-2005, 05:13 PM
What would happen if H.P Lovecraft was right ? Is Earth enough to handle the Old Ones' power ? Fear, hatred, madness, distress and insanity will show up, but when ?

Front / Right view of the Great Cthulhu.
I freely took as a starting point the various references of Cthulhu on the web, I will work hard on his face detail.

Yap, I like H.P Lovecraft too. Just I hope he was WRONG. I'm also very intrigued with your consept. I like when consepts are related to literature, Espicially to this kind of literature.

Good luck. Can't wait too see the updates.

09-26-2005, 09:27 PM
Your concept is already very promising

Good luck:thumbsup:

09-26-2005, 09:44 PM
mister Grorum!

Nice to see you've entered the challenge. Nice model so far, keep'em polys coming! :D

09-30-2005, 03:23 PM
Nice modeling ! Eyes are really well done. Design is cool too
I wait for next steps, good luck :]

09-30-2005, 03:54 PM
This is comin along very nice man, like the concept:thumbsup:

10-02-2005, 09:05 PM (

Here is the beast.

This is just the Low Poly Base bust, I will work with this from now. :)

10-02-2005, 09:07 PM (

Lots of things changed and were added to the head topology, I hope Cthulhu now looks a little more malicious.

10-02-2005, 09:17 PM (

Body and Top head wires.

10-02-2005, 09:18 PM (

Uvs are done.

Disposition will change, I still have to rescale some parts, to get a better global mpa for export to Zbrush. ;)

10-02-2005, 09:21 PM (

New render test for the modified head.

10-02-2005, 09:24 PM (

Global render test for the entire bust, trying to give an idea for the lighting into the scene.

10-02-2005, 09:27 PM (

Right now, I am skinning the Bust.

I'll make a standard pose and then, compile and finalise it before exportation.

Thanks for all the comments, I hope you'll enjoy this Lovecraft dedicated WIP. :)

10-03-2005, 02:32 AM
why do you need IKs for still image? i think, FK or spline controllers would give a far better control over individual bones, especially in such a long chains.

10-03-2005, 07:43 AM
That's a good question...Indeed I did not think about that, doing my setup like a robot.
Anyway you re right, I ll try something better.

10-03-2005, 07:52 AM
Great job, JC ! Can't wait to see your work on Zbrush... :bounce:

10-04-2005, 08:03 AM
Thank you gpepper. :)

For the moment, I'm still working on the skin, I removed the useless bones and use now splineIK.
About Zbrush, I already tested some displace using mental ray, into max...But I won't post it now. (It's horribly slow to render, indeed.) :rolleyes:

10-04-2005, 07:48 PM
wow...that's going great...i wonder why i havent seen your thread for a while...anyway i'm it's stunning...Keep it up:thumbsup: and good luck

10-06-2005, 10:37 PM (

Thanks for your support 3rduser ;)

Still working on the rig, splines are really usefull !

10-06-2005, 10:40 PM (

A fast render with mental ray, without SSS.

Still a lot to do, hands are not done yet, I tried to work a little on the lighting, giving a more critical effect on the scene.

10-08-2005, 03:36 PM (

Posing almost done, next I adjust the uvs and make the displace map on Zbrush.

10-08-2005, 04:06 PM
i like it..... :thumbsup:

10-08-2005, 06:29 PM
Nice update... good modeling:thumbsup:

10-09-2005, 08:57 AM
looks cool JC !

10-09-2005, 09:34 AM
that's COOL dude, Keep it up:thumbsup:

10-09-2005, 10:24 AM
Nice model. and i like your spiral model it have a movement.:eek:

10-09-2005, 01:39 PM
hei Grorum
now here is a great nice work uve done!the old one looks really cool with the pose and all!
cheers mate keep up the good work!:)

10-09-2005, 01:46 PM
Great work man. I love the details.
I wait the next.

++ ;)

10-09-2005, 05:43 PM
Very good modelling and riging. Nothing to crit.

10-10-2005, 12:21 AM
eddieellis, Maxter , gpepper, 3rduser : thank you !

tuck : yes, I try to add this spiral effect to obtain a certain idea of movement. :)

yunisirees : I work hard on the pose, I'm really glad you like it !

Hiha_psychose : thanks, same for yours dude. ;)

suk-grigorij : Yes, for an illustration, if you see the rig into the max file, you would cry for sure, lol..!

10-10-2005, 12:26 AM (

From now, I'm working with Zbrush.
Rendering with Mental Ray in max7.

Map need to be fixed, I think there's quite too much displace on the face.

Claw's displace is just a bad test, I'll change it.

2400*1600 pixels :

10-10-2005, 05:44 AM
Strong and impressive... your model is a the top of the originality... balaise JC :thumbsup:

10-10-2005, 06:29 AM
Oau, It's a strange, interesting and scrary moster. Good work!!

10-10-2005, 11:18 AM
displaces on the face is looking Good, it's the Nails that are not Following the theme

10-11-2005, 06:51 PM (

Blacks zones on the map are not done yet.
Still working on the displacement map.
I added a fast shader & diffuse map to give an idea of the skin (just an idea ;)!)

Lighting is not the real scene one, just some test.

2400*1600 pixels (1009 kb) :

Hands, claws, tails are still very wip.

10-11-2005, 09:03 PM
:thumbsup: yeah,i hadnt seen ur thread,some nice stuff! cool character!

10-12-2005, 05:19 AM
Thanks for the big version... easyer to appreciate your work... just one remark... the blue color is perhaps to uniform... that not permit us to distinguish each parts distinct of the monster.
In any case... you work hard JC... bo boulot :thumbsup: his hands are incredible... :bounce:

10-12-2005, 07:15 AM
ça le fait bien ! continue !

10-12-2005, 08:31 AM
Great character. like the head. Just be careful to make the head visible and readable because the color are too near I think.
But I 'll wait for render.

10-12-2005, 08:52 AM
woow great idea, goodluck in challenge and soo happy.:thumbsup: :bounce:

10-12-2005, 12:04 PM
Hi Jean Claude,

Great model :thumbsup: It seems to be a really impressive pic...
My uncle CTHULHU in a very angry day ?

Je suis allé voir le site APRESLECLIPSE mais ne suis pas fan de BERSERK ?!
As tu un portofolio en ligne ?

10-16-2005, 02:05 AM (

Working on background elements.
Displacement map is done.
Lighting is just a test.
Left arm posing embarass me, I don't know how I can show it.

10-16-2005, 02:37 AM
I haven't seen your thread in quite a while. Your latest update caught my eye and WOW! You have really come a long way since your sketches. I like your progress. You've got me wanting to use some zbrush myself! Great job!

10-22-2005, 04:35 PM
Just can't stop send you this message. all i want to say is excellent spline modeling. very well done with your character design. I really like it.:thumbsup:

10-25-2005, 07:25 AM
Good work so far :thumbsup:

The Cthulhu looks already impressive.

Keep us updated :bounce:

11-01-2005, 10:07 PM (

Hand Mapping (Zbrush)

11-01-2005, 10:10 PM (

The Innsmouth Mask guy ! (first one)
Here is the Modeling, I'll add details with Zbrush. :)

(I think I ll put about 4-5 of them, doing their cult to the Ftaghn' old Cthulhu)

11-01-2005, 10:12 PM (

Here is a screen of the scene, I'm currently working on the elements.

11-01-2005, 10:13 PM (

ANother screen from cthulhu mapping step WIP (Zbrush)

11-01-2005, 10:15 PM (

And finally, a render test to show the mapping onto the floor.

2700*1350 pixels :

11-04-2005, 12:59 AM (

Working on my first character for the scene, one anonym guy from the famous cult of Dagon. He has the strange and terryfing Innsmouth Mask... ;)

The entire body is not too much detailled because I will use him and his friends as background scene elements.

11-04-2005, 04:28 AM
wo very intresting hand :thumbsup:

11-06-2005, 09:44 PM (

Update :
-new skin color for Cthulhu, to fit the scene, more hot.
-new posing
-I don't think I'll keep any water in the scene.

Perhaps I will add a car into the scene, plus the deep ones and one or two ruined houses.

11-12-2005, 01:01 AM (

Here's the first Innsmouth masked citizen, looking back at the spectator.

The Character is almost completed, still, it need some fix onto the arm, eyes and hat. :)

11-12-2005, 03:39 PM (

I tried to Fix eyes, hat, contrast, lighting on the character. Beginning of the first ground floor.

11-16-2005, 09:43 AM
very impressive work. Love especially the mood. Keep updating :)

11-28-2005, 11:38 PM (

Not dead yet ! I count on this week to finish this illustration. :) (I really hope I'll finish it in time.)

Working on the Post effect water, trying to fix the fury of the ocean.

11-29-2005, 05:56 PM
nice image .all the best

12-04-2005, 06:14 PM (

Not so far from the end.
Still remain :
-Foreground character mapping
-Fix the sky


12-04-2005, 06:19 PM (

occlusion and lighting maps for main chars.

12-05-2005, 06:53 PM (

Final Image.
Not perfect but...finished anyway ;)

Close up :
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