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09 September 2005, 03:23 PM
Emmanuel Charon is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: The magician who stole the Moon with his handkerchief (

09 September 2005, 03:27 PM (

Well, well, well
Hello every 3D-ist in this challenge.

I've just moved one of my 2D concepts to this section... Hope you'll like... and me have enough time to achieve this pic He He

09 September 2005, 03:29 PM (

I've used Lightwave for box modelling and ZBrush for details refining.

09 September 2005, 03:42 PM
I love your idea man :)

09 September 2005, 03:50 PM
Looks great! You should make the stack your character is standing on look even more precarious. I look forward to seeing more!

09 September 2005, 03:59 PM
That is simply a great concept!
Looking forward to see more.

09 September 2005, 04:00 PM
Great concept (also a terrific sketch, btw); much more of a "fantastic" spectacular than some of the other concepts I've seen.

Good luck on it. :)

09 September 2005, 04:20 PM
I really love this concept! It is one of the very few truly spectacular concepts I've seen in the 3D section so far.

Perhaps a stronger curve in the stack the magician is standing on would make the composition even better.

PS the modeling of the character seems to be coming along nicely too.

09 September 2005, 06:07 PM
good stuff!

You'll have to PM me to let me know how you do the 'stealing-the-moon' trick :scream:

09 September 2005, 06:27 PM
good luck with the 3d, I am planning on doing 3d right now, don't know for sure though! Great model so far!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:49 PM
Your sketch is fantastic. I really, really look forward to seeing more. If your final renders live up to expectation it will be truly 'spectacular'.

Good luck

09 September 2005, 02:25 AM
I didn't know you did 3d too. Nice concept and nice start. Good luck on this entry too.

09 September 2005, 02:47 AM
Great Idea. The model is moving along well too. This should be a good one.

09 September 2005, 06:57 AM
el-vio, damHerbert, andreas_V, ArtisticVisions, Kjello, mookid2005, beelow, brother_of_veg, ace4016, Pgraphics ... a great thank to you all :thumbsup: :)

Well I'll try to do my best, especially with the stack and the global rendering. I just hope to have enough time to complete both 2D & 3D.



09 September 2005, 01:33 PM (

Here's some quick atmosphere, light and mood tests

09 September 2005, 02:49 PM
Hey spacenail.

that´s a beautiful idea. If you get the mood and atmosphere into 3d, this image will be awesome.

good luck my friend.



09 September 2005, 06:16 PM
this is a good one ,one of thoughs you say "i wish i had thought of that" the concept sketches are really nice no crit so far man except push and perspective of the building and the shape of the clouds towards the point of action a bit the eye is led in to the character :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:33 PM
wow! thats one of the best and most original entries ive seen so far.

09 September 2005, 07:01 PM
Looks very good. I'm amazed at the quality and speed of your work. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:27 PM
Fahrija : hello !! It's been a long time since we met in a challenge ! Mucho thanks for the encouragement :bounce:
ROWAN : yes you're totally right ! I'm thinking about replacing the building by smoking chimneys !!! About the perspective, it will be a bit distorted. :twisted::eek:
Seven : thanks mate :)
AdamHerbert : there's a trick !!! ... like Disney's Tron : I draw the whole thing on paper and apply the 3D effect on the picture... He He He ... I'm joking... Lol In fact, I try to work as fast as I can. This time I REALLY want to finish a 3D pic for a CGN challenge.

Btw ... I promise to take time to have a look at your threads :wise:



09 September 2005, 07:36 PM
Very good idea, I like it !! :thumbsup:
It's very nice, poetics and funny, good work !

Good luck guy !! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 07:44 PM
Very creative idea, I really like it, will be an absolutely beautiful image.

09 September 2005, 08:24 PM
Nice idea and progress but my only crit would be that the amount of items he is standing balanced on are inadequate. For a LITTLE bit more believability, you ought to have him balancing on more things and have them get tinier and tinier as they get further away (nearer to the earth's surface) and this will add more visual interest as well. You could have several different types of items that he is standing on too. Right now you have good variety but I want more! More things to stand on. The chair also should be smaller because it is so far down underneath the magician (things grow smaller as they get further away).

I wouldn't have suggested all of this if I wasn't extremely impressed and excited to see this image and imagine where it is going and what it could be. I hope to see this turn out AWESOME! Its very cool so far.

09 September 2005, 08:41 PM
That’s a great image already , I really like the atmosphere you’ve captured :)
Part of me loves the space you’ve left on the right and part of me wants to look into the blue mists and see a detailed world below…Great job :)


09 September 2005, 09:03 PM
ShkYo, HammaJamma : thanks a lot :)
gardogg : Wow... many thanks for this kind comments :blush: Of course iwill take care of yours advices. Anyway this is actually a very rough picture... And i still have plenty of time to refine details, objects, etc...
father13 : thx also. As i mentionned before, there will be smoking chimneys, roofs, ...



09 September 2005, 10:42 PM

u here too!



09 September 2005, 12:52 AM

good work to you , i have my eyes here.

09 September 2005, 12:56 AM
I agree, this is a very nice concept, clear, simple and direct, funny, and it sure can become a spectacular image..!


09 September 2005, 01:02 AM
Wow.. spectacular ! I like it.
good luck !


09 September 2005, 01:58 AM
I LIKE!! i think its very original and got a lot of artistic value in it!! it would be very intriging to c this develop.. i'll b watching this thread... :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:29 AM
this is a splendid idea.. very creative..

09 September 2005, 06:20 AM
This is looking very interesting, keep it up man holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:35 AM
Very cool Idea! I like it.
Hopefully you keep the angle of your first concept. It is looking great!

09 September 2005, 08:20 AM
really nice idea :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:51 AM
really creative, such an original idea, magic... and indeed spectacular!

good luck!


09 September 2005, 08:57 AM
wow cool dreamy concept... like the angle a lot conveys much spectacula level :)! nice progress stick to it mate!

09 September 2005, 09:21 AM
Verry original idea :applause:

I`ll keep an eye on this :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:31 AM
Awesome concept.

I love the syle and it will be a very nice magical and dreamy picture.:thumbsup:
Good luck with this one and can't wait for your next entry. :bounce:

09 September 2005, 11:44 AM
Great Idea! Really original:)

09 September 2005, 12:25 PM
I like your concept, I'll keep any crits for when you are a bit further into development. Right now it is too early to make any meaningfull crits. Keep going!

09 September 2005, 05:39 PM
Like i said, this is a really interesting concept. So i'm going to follow this one too. It'll be really nice to see how you texture everything. Plus i need to brush up on my 3D, hehehe.

cheers and goodluck on this one too :bounce:

09 September 2005, 05:03 PM
• I like the idea! Well done in here! I am going to stick around :)

09 September 2005, 12:06 AM
Very impressive, i like your sketch.

09 September 2005, 02:48 PM
hi spacesnail nice to see u again with a new challenge . I remember your m&s entry . it was very good . good luck for u this time !

09 September 2005, 03:50 PM
Lovely concept and awesome sketch! :thumbsup: I'll be back for sure.

09 September 2005, 04:05 PM
Hey charon, very abstract your ide but very cool and original, good luck:scream:

09 September 2005, 06:06 AM
great idea!

what about the handkerchief? is the trick gonna be self explanatory? ;o)


09 September 2005, 11:33 AM
HA! excellent idea! if that's not spectacular then i dunno what spectacular is. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:15 PM
ShkYo, HammaJamma : a big big thanks to you :thumbsup:
gardogg : i do appreciate your interest ! And you're totally right... this pic was only a "sketch". So I'm working as much as I can (no I won't tell that i'm hiding at work to go on with this... ;-). Actually, i'm working on the city and skyscrappers background.
Squibb : slug you too. I'm trying the 5D challenge ! What's up to you?
carlos_couto, Nakary, Robert.C, overcontrast, Neeno, beelow : a big big thanks for your interest
Pufferfish, (o)ne, Adriano_Zanetti, yunisirees, Nomad, Zapan : I'm trying to do my best, although, I wanted to draw it in 2D... translating this idea in 3D is not so easy as i thought !
gregoo23 : merci beaucoup... de la part d'un zoreille, He He
SNoWs ; i hope to post something to send meaningful crits
Arc80 : hi Archie, wecome to the 3D Drome !!!
Climax, Shortgrey : thanks a lot
abourabe : hello, dear co-challenger
Gunilla : you're welcome :thumbsup:
melkao : good luck to you too
ObiGert : well... about the handkerchief... you know that's a magician's trick, and i don't know if it has to be revealed... Lol... stay tuned and you'll find some clues :twisted:
coCoKNIght : Ha Ha thanks

09 September 2005, 07:32 PM
Hahaaah this is very clever spacesnail! It should look great stylised;) Good luck!

09 September 2005, 07:33 PM
realy cool idea and art work.good luck dude.:bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:10 AM
I finaly have some time to visit some threads and spacesnail, yours is very original, it even has a poetic and crazy side to it. Well done!

I'll come back to see the future developments on your piece. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:24 AM
awesome , dude.. did I say that already?
just repeatin if i did..


09 September 2005, 12:36 PM
The idea just makes fuses pop in my brain! It's exellent! I liked the stack better in the original concept drawing, though the idea still is very nice.

09 September 2005, 04:01 PM
WOW!! That's one hell of idea! Cool.

09 September 2005, 04:08 PM
Wonderful concept looking forward to see it progress

09 September 2005, 03:09 AM
Very original. Good luck.

10 October 2005, 01:40 PM
Hello ex-voisin,
Bonne idée qui a le mérite d'être originale. But just have a look at this link : someone's trying to make magic as you do!!:scream:
Best luck for you're challenge.

10 October 2005, 01:48 PM
I love your idea ^__^ very original style too...i like the sketch!

11 November 2005, 09:05 AM
DaddyMack, xric7, thierry2005, Squibbit, The Parrot, suk-grigorij, handlebar, pixeltroll2005, ewb513, Dave88_3D

Thanks a lot mates :cool:

Well I can feel that I won't have enough (again) to complete the 3D.
Many reasons for that : too much amazing works in this contest ! lack of time ! feeling depressed... no I'm joking :D Anyway I first had this idea for the 2D contest, so I'll use some models to find the good angle and lighting.

Good luck to you all !!!

P.S. : Greeble is a great plugin for 3DSMAX

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