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09-07-2005, 12:16 PM
Sebastien Durand is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: Ostrich without fur (

09-07-2005, 01:40 PM
Hi and goodluck to all !

Don't know if this one will be finished but i can be fun to try...:)

Ideas and concepts coming soon !

09-07-2005, 02:43 PM
In first... good luck and best whishes for you.

I'm very impatient to discover what funny you will imagine this time... and finish...

Well... now, we can discover your story in first :scream: à bientôt Seb :wavey:

09-07-2005, 03:15 PM
yeah! glad to see you here again! good luck and have fun mate!

09-08-2005, 01:19 AM
Glad you joined. Good luck:thumbsup:

09-08-2005, 10:40 AM
let us know what you have in mind :scream:

Good luck sebastien :thumbsup:

09-08-2005, 04:01 PM
bonne chance !

09-08-2005, 04:09 PM
Good luck Sebastien - glad to see you in!

09-09-2005, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the support everyone, it's a real pleasure to start this new contest with such talented guys and girls !

Ok, an idea came to my mind yesterday but i 'm not still sure about it... here it is :

Title : The Zoo Became Nuts !

In a big town (Paris... ?), a guards too nice with the animals decide one day to liberate animals, then it's a crazy pursuit that happen in the streets between the animals and the police, the guards who want to have some fun, climb an ostrich and run like a cowboy !
The animals that are escaping are strong and rapid animals like elephant, ostrich, monkeys, giraffe... they destroy almost everything they touch in the run... the people are scared and run away... it's anarchy !

I must think about alot of things cuz it can be a really hard and long work...and as i'm going to have a lot of work these will be hot !

It means i should model a street, some people running ( not detailed, just some clothes and colors variations...) and the animals ( the most detailed characters) .

I have a little idea of the composition but not so much, i'd go also for a cartoony style to make human expression on the animals like scaring, happiness etc ...

Just a little idea for the moment :)

09-09-2005, 11:41 AM
For sure, with cartoonish style, that's more fast to do and certainly possible in 3 months...

I remember style used in the previous challenge and I can easily imagine the result adapted to this new topic.
That will be very fun and very simpatetic ! I love this idea with the street's madness... very good Seb... you must do that plizzzzzzzzzzz :thumbsup:

09-09-2005, 12:14 PM
Thanks Lemog, glad you like the idea !

I just saw now that the movie Madagascar by Dreamworks is based on this idea... some animals leaving a zoo... well... i don't seen this movie and i don't know if there's such scene... someone knows ?

Anyway, i'm studying now the design and the composition, i'm wondering if i'm gonna go to cartoony...i'm afraid to loose the heavy sensation and the realism of the scene...i'm gonna see what's better...

I'm looking for animals pictures cuz i'm not really a specialist to draw them now :)

cya and thanx for the input!

09-10-2005, 09:51 AM
:scream: hahaha, man your idea rocks !
climb an ostrich and run like a cowboy !
wow impressive situuation !

09-13-2005, 01:35 PM
Thanks Julien, i hope i could build a scene like this in 3 months :rolleyes:

I didn't started the concept sketch yet but i'm collecting a lot of pictures of city streets animals etc... I thinking mainly about composition of the picture right now...

I found a cool pic of a nyc street and i think i'm going with something like that for the environnement... same camera position also... maybe at a higher level

Sketch will come soon as long as my ideas get clear !

09-16-2005, 09:27 PM
Hello Hello,

great Avatar, I had to come and take a peep in your stuff, hope you don t mind?
MOntpellier,hum? Thats must be a fantastic place to work, next to the sea and not so far from the mountains right? I ll be bak later on...then - good luck with everything

sandro -

09-17-2005, 08:01 AM
I'm sure you can easily do it in this time man... without doubt... must you must start soon... not in 2 months :eek: let's go then :scream:

09-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Haha, that's a lovely and crazy idea to go for - and certainly a challenging amount of work, so you had better listen to Laurent and get started right away :scream: Looking forward to see what happens next!

09-20-2005, 09:34 AM
aBlackEgg : Thanks for the kind words man, yeah montpellier is a great town and the reason i don't start fast my project is that i'm actually moving my appartement from marseille and that's a sad affair when you have started a challenge like this :eek:

Lemog : I know I know I must hurry now... as i said to aBlackEgg i'm making a lot of things this months... but it's coming... The sketch is almost ready and i started the modeling

JamesMK : Thanks for the encouragment man ! It's coming !

Ok so as i'm waiting for my internet connection in my room it will take another 3 days and then i start seriously... sketch is almost done, i 'll send it soon !

Thanks for staying tuned guys :thumbsup:

09-20-2005, 10:28 AM
Well... you are on the starting block... good news my friend :thumbsup: (I'm so curious now...)

09-20-2005, 11:25 AM
cipher! That's a freakin mental concept man! I'll enjoy watching you rip through it;) Good luck!

09-22-2005, 08:18 PM
hey, good luck cipher! great concept! look forward to seeing more

09-30-2005, 05:44 PM
Ok i know it's very late but i'm too busy, anyway here some updates finally !:)

09-30-2005, 05:50 PM
good luck!:D


09-30-2005, 06:31 PM (

Here it is, in fact this sketch is the draft i ;ade to get the idea, i'll stay with this one cuz i don't have time to make details (peoples, building)... so this is just composition and action description...

Models are coming...

09-30-2005, 06:38 PM (

Here's the head of the ostrich, i'm gonna use zbrush to finalize it oruse a bump...

Then i'm gonna use Paint Effects for some fur with a leaf brush... see the body below

09-30-2005, 06:43 PM (

Need some fur...

09-30-2005, 07:42 PM
Some fine stylin there mate;) Good to see you polyplaying again Cipher:thumbsup:

Rock on!:buttrock:

09-30-2005, 09:27 PM
great to see you on the move cipher! i like the sketch, and it's a very cool ostrich so far! :wip:

10-01-2005, 08:52 PM
Looking good man. Nice idea. And... no explosions, impressive... :scream:

Seriously I like it, Maybe try and go for a weird perspectvie, like one form a startled viewer.

10-02-2005, 05:36 PM
Great concept and good to see you get started with the polys. Nice start with the ostrich! :thumbsup:

10-03-2005, 05:02 AM
Hahahahaha MDR.... very good starting for the ostrich Séb :thumbsup: now... don't stop :bounce:

10-03-2005, 04:42 PM
Thanks everyone for following and supporting :thumbsup:

jan mark : Sure i'm gonna rework this camera... this is just a crappy sketch to get the elements in one image... but then in 3d i will look foir a better pov ! thx !

Updates coming very soon :)

10-12-2005, 11:46 PM
Great and crazy concept, i liked so much. The model also is very good, i'm waiting to see more. :thumbsup:

11-10-2005, 05:49 PM

i'm really disappointed about how this challenge turned for me :\

i coudn't finish this one (yeah i know it's a bit late also to say it :) ) but school work is taking a lot of my time and F.E.A.R is making me nervous :scream:

Anyway i keep looking at some of your works buddy and i wish you good luck for the final steps !

Hope we'll meet in the next one with new techniques and skills :)

cya !

11-13-2005, 08:38 PM
Nice job mate,keep it up:thumbsup:

11-14-2005, 05:17 AM
Sad news you can't finish this one... but we can understand... keep the most important things in you mind... you're always welcome here my friend... best wishes for your studies Seb :thumbsup:

11-15-2005, 10:08 AM
Too bad we won't see the finished image then.... It was a good start at any rate, for what it's worth. Maybe you've got more time on your hands for the next one with a bit of luck, eh?


11-15-2005, 05:43 PM
but school work is taking a lot of my time and F.E.A.R is making me nervous
Hey Seb... yep this is a sad news, but school first... you will have another occasion :wip:
courage !

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