View Full Version : Spectacular 3D Entry: Thierry Schiel
09 September 2005, 01:23 PM
Thierry Schiel is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=8600)
Latest Update: Final Image: The capture of a Betelgeuse dolphin.
09 September 2005, 03:45 PM
First very rough sketch.
I'll Push the drawing during the weekend.
The idea is to have a couple of humans in our future, with a pregnant woman watching a family of swimming creatures coming from a distant planet. The baby creature is more curious and comes closer while its parents are making beautiful dancing figures above it.
Thank you to let me know what you think.
09 September 2005, 05:34 PM
Woohoo!!! Awesome, you're back with all of us crazy, hehe, but why in 3D...why... :cry: hehehe.
Man, i wish i have the software to enter a 3D entry, but 2D will do it for now. Maybe in the future.
Anyway, the concept looks really interesting. Definately like the creatures. I'll be waiting in patience for more progress my friend. GOODLUCK
09 September 2005, 06:30 PM
Wel*come Thierry :thumbsup:
Nice sketch and mood... Can't wait what will come this weekend :bounce:
... what about adding any little smart fox ?
09 September 2005, 05:39 AM
Looks like it will be spectacular! Goodluck!
09 September 2005, 04:41 PM
hi thierry ... good luck and have fun with this one ... the sketch is great :D
but why 3D ? whyyyyy ? :)
09 September 2005, 11:27 AM
Well here's another concept, I think more spectacular.
While attempting to capture a dolphin on a distant planet from Betelgeuse, humans are facing the solidarity between the creatures of that place.
The male dolphin is helpless and watches his companion being taken away, unless the huge monster succeeds in scaring the humans away.
09 September 2005, 11:36 AM
:eek: whoa,this is gunna be in 3d?
*cough*enter the 2d challenge aswell*cough*
09 September 2005, 11:37 AM
Hy Archie, Spacesnail, Nichod, Vahn, thanks for droping by, good to see you here for this new challenge, it'll be fun. I'm glad to be on this forum again with a new project of illustration. I'll fight for enough time to do it properly. Good luck to you all!:) :thumbsup: .
09 September 2005, 11:44 AM
I'm glad to be on this forum again with a new project of illustration.
i'm very confused,are u sure ur in the right challenge? u do know ur in the 3d one right?
09 September 2005, 11:45 AM
Good start !
Hope to see you soon ;)
Yann - 3DVF
09 September 2005, 11:53 AM
Hehe , yes Noob! I know I'm in the 3D one. Well, it will put some strain on my machine, but hopefully with the help of photoshop, I'll be able to compose every bit in a satisfactory way.
Good luck to you for your 2D entry my friend ;)
09 September 2005, 11:55 AM
oh hehe,ok,can't wait to see,ur latest concept looks amazing!
09 September 2005, 12:03 PM
i would love to see you do that in 3d dude....
09 September 2005, 12:45 PM
Oh yeah, this will look spectacular in 3d. Good luck!
09 September 2005, 02:49 PM
umm....damn! :eek: Thats prolly the best concept sketch Ive seen so far. If your as good at 3d as you are at sketching, then your on your way to a new boxx! :buttrock:
09 September 2005, 04:03 PM
Hi, very good starting with this sketch, good luck
09 September 2005, 04:31 PM
Great start, so muh potential, I'm gonna love this one.
09 September 2005, 07:39 PM
Damn.. Nice sketching man!
Ive got to see this in 3d! Ill be back to check on you later :)
09 September 2005, 09:28 PM
Great sketch .Cant wait for more updates:buttrock:
09 September 2005, 10:01 PM
fantastic sketch... wow! .. loved your M&S entry too!
09 September 2005, 10:31 PM
That sketch is even better. Nice action pack idea. I'm guessing you're going to use 3d max huh and knowing your style... oooh, i cant wait. This one is going to be niiice. Too bad it's not in 2D, hehehe. will be watching the progress my friend :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:26 AM
Ptichat, salut Yann, merci pour la visite and of course see you soon!
Salut à l'équipe de 3DVF:)
Cheers you all , eddieellis, Crying Horn, percydaman, Tranchefeux, HammaJamma,
FrozZT, Mr Micro26, Versiden, so glad you all like this concept.
Modeling has started, I'll post soon some first models.
Arc80, yes you're right it will be in mostly with Max. I thought of doing it also in 2D but 3D is fun too, so I'll give it a try. Thanks my friend.:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:37 AM
hey awesome skeches man!! those r looking spectacular man!! wish u all the best with the milestones ahead :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:42 AM
That's a very dynamic sketch concept. Looking forward to see the modelling.
My Spectacular entry:
09 September 2005, 08:11 AM
Man I can't wait to see this coming alive in 3d! :bounce:
09 September 2005, 05:24 PM
Thanks a lot overcontrast, vincent1, Hooch, will do my best. I'm starting my work on it now.
Gee days are not long enough!:)
09 September 2005, 05:51 PM
Great concept! I'm really curious to see your first modeling.
09 September 2005, 07:11 PM
Hey hey thierry, good luck realising the fine scene you're sharing with us... It looks awesome in a scary kind of way already...
09 September 2005, 08:57 PM
I really love the energy in the sketch. Can't wait to see the elements let alone the final render.
I understand about Photoshop. I'm doing a marsh scene with a lot of splashing and spraying water not to mention atmospheric effects. Already projecting 40 to 60 layers in the final Photoshop comp. Just can't beat the level of control it gives you.
Good luck with the image. Definately on my watch list and I can't wait to see it come together.
09 September 2005, 09:01 PM
gee! great sketch looks very spectacular!:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 08:01 AM
Thanks for your coments aWinky, DaddyMack, belseth, Jaba153. , I much appreciate, and it gives me strength to go on and surpass myself. :bounce:
Yes belseth, I tried to put a lot of energy in this and hopefully it will still read like this on the end version, it's always a bit hard to keep this on a 3D work. Lot of post work expected on this for dust and mood adjustments.
I will start posting models this weekend as I'm still polishing the designs of the various elements of the concept. :)
09 September 2005, 10:13 AM
Very nice sketch.. lots of character in it...
09 September 2005, 05:55 AM
WOW!!! :) :thumbsup: Great concept!!
I can´t wait to see it finished, like everybody!!
Good luck for you man!
09 September 2005, 06:29 AM
That would be an amazing 3D image... it's already awesome in 2D... It looks like it's gonna be totally cool in 3D. Can't wait... I'm watching this one. :bounce: By the way, if you don't mind me asking, what 3D softwares will you use?
09 September 2005, 09:55 AM
Amazing sketch. You have a lot of work man.
09 September 2005, 10:46 AM
hello thierry! Like always very beautiful sketch!!:thumbsup: that rock!!:buttrock: until today i'm wondering but where is thierry? I have to pass beside your image..i had not seen it... now it is made! so good luck thierry with this great stuff and i'll come forward your next update:). see ya!
09 September 2005, 11:35 AM
Hi Thierry! Great to see you taking part again! And in 3D this time... wow. The sketch is awesome, can't wait to see that in 3D, if you stick with it, which I definitely would. best of luck with the challenge!
09 September 2005, 11:43 AM
like your sketch. very dynamic and dramatic. well done. good luck :thumbsup: !
09 September 2005, 12:02 PM
nice sketch... nice nice:)
09 September 2005, 12:03 PM
Thanks you Thierry for your comment! wish you a good luck for the 3d challenge and i'm so exiting to see what you're doing in 3d!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: .
09 September 2005, 12:17 PM
I think it's the most spectacular sketch I've seen!:) Good composition, a real dynamism in characters. You'll have a lot of work!!!
Good luck! you'll need it.:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 03:11 PM
very nice concept!:thumbsup: good luck thierry
09 September 2005, 05:05 PM
Zepyhri (good to see you too in these pages again), icedeyes, SnoK, Jepster2005, blasphemy3_d, mac_andre, alvin_cgiagou, 3dmiao, thank you so much for your support and your kind words!
Salut Alexandre, I'll do my best man, 3D is not new to me, but seeing the level of the participants and the results of the previous challenges, this is really going to be a
hard work to get there. I'll push it to be the best pic I ever did.
09 September 2005, 05:08 PM
I am terribly impatient to see the modeling on this start... I can only imagine where to begin on this!
09 September 2005, 05:13 PM
The steps to the first model of the dolphin. This might of course evolve as I progress on the whole project.
Final object is for the moment around 45.000 polys.
09 September 2005, 05:16 PM
Heres the hires model.
09 September 2005, 06:06 PM
I'm wondered u enter 3d.:eek:
excellent concept!!very nice work so far.love ur sketch and model.can't wait to see compositing.sure it going to be one of masterpieces here.keep it coming.cheers.:bounce:
thanks for dropping by my thread.take care,buddy.:)
09 September 2005, 06:25 PM
cool dolphin, thierry!
09 September 2005, 06:52 PM
great work,can't wait for more!
09 September 2005, 08:03 PM
oooh, love the model of the dolphin. Very original in idea and a great hybrid creature.
aaarrrggg, once i get a hold of a 3D program, i think i'll enter. Hopefully by next month, so i might see you here too, :D if not then i'll just watch you guys and maybe pick up some tips from you. AWESOME JOB my friend. can't wait to see more of it :bounce:
09 September 2005, 09:53 PM
Your dolphin is very beautiful.
Waht is your modeling software?
09 September 2005, 09:55 PM
The dolphin kinda reminds me of Dr. Seus. It is very imaginative!
I love it, you did a great job with this model!
09 September 2005, 10:19 PM
really nice idea and great sketch! :thumbsup:
good modelling so far on the beast.
Looking forward to see next updates
ps: What's up in the studio... what are you working on ?
ps: bonjour à Sophia et Nina de ma part ;)
09 September 2005, 10:39 PM
hei thierry2005! cool concept looks great sketches i mean! ad the dolphine is coming out nicely!
09 September 2005, 08:10 AM
HammaJamma, thanks for liking the concept and the first model. :)
xric7, hehe, thanks for your kind words. Good luck to you too, I'll keep an eye on your thread!
Squibbit, thanks mate :) :)
NOOB! Cheers a lot man, more to come during the week-end!
Arc80, hey that would be cool to see you in the 3D part too, man. Thanks for your support my friend.
bahman, thanks, I model for the moment in 3ds.
collings, hi Nicolas, great to see you here again man! I will pass on the message to the ladies. Thanks for liking my stuff! Hope it will still look nice in the end. :shrug:
yunisirees, i much appreciate it from you. Thanks :)
09 September 2005, 08:30 AM
Wow nice....dolphin... i liek the interesting fin it has..
09 September 2005, 08:39 AM
wouwww, that's an awsome concept ! If you put the same energy in your final 3d scene than on you concept sketch, it will be fo sur spectacular :bounce:
I love the style of the monster and of the "dolphin-like" creature.
Good luck ;)
09 September 2005, 08:48 AM
oh...so you are 3d this challenge..no wonder i missed this...sorry!!
ill defenitly come back for more updates! im trully amased by your work! this looks awesome! the sketches look beautifull and spectacular, and i love the design of the dolphin!!all i can do is bow down!!:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
09 September 2005, 08:58 AM
Glad to find your thread thierry... just read the concept... that seem very good... in the same time strong and poetic... good vision...
I just want to wish you the best for your challenge, I will follow that :bounce::thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 11:31 AM
Yongkiat, thanks man, good to know you like this style.
Goul, thanks, I will try to keep this energy til the end, not sure yet how it will come out... It's the first time I'm doing something that complex in 3D. I'm curious myself where it will lead me. Thanks for the support.
Hayaa lady calisto! thank you for dropping in and for your kind comments :blush:, happy you like it sofar. Stay tuned for more. :) All my best for your next steps to a beautiful picture.
Lemog, thanks so much, I haven't had time yet (too much work)to read your already long thread, but I will go there during the week-end and see it all. Thanks for your wishes, I return the favour. :)
09 September 2005, 12:17 PM
That second sketch is spectacular for sure.Your going to have a great final image.
09 September 2005, 03:23 PM
This is really a wonderful concept and start of modeling. I'm so glad I found this thread and looking forward to follow it and see where it goes. good luck with this warm and sweet piece :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:55 AM
Here is a more precise design of the pod the humans are using to capture the dolphins.
I didn't try to be over technical on this one, but more to have an original design that would be in the continuity of what I usually do.
This should keep me busy for the weekend.
Let me know what you think.
09 September 2005, 11:36 AM
I Have to admit that im kindda dissapointed that your not doing the Dragon concept for a sketch it was awsome... hopefully your enter the 2d comp with that design...
Anyway... looking forward to see how you progress with this concept... keep it up mate:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 12:00 PM
Have no fear eddieellis héhé, the last drawing is just a close up of the pod for clarity of design, the main concept of the capture of the dolphins stays the same.
I probably should have posted this new sketch in the modeling milestone.
09 September 2005, 01:00 PM
SONIC-X cheers mate!
Gunilla Your words are warming my heart, thanks man :cool: all my best for your entry too.
09 September 2005, 02:34 PM
09 September 2005, 03:15 PM
*bows in Awe mate that is awesome cant wait to see you get started on the models
09 September 2005, 04:57 PM
Just an intermediary stage from the modeling of the pod.
Thanks for commenting :)
09 September 2005, 05:12 PM
wow ... :eek:
gr8 work ... do u know ? ur idea is so exciting ... like it so much ...
good luck ... :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 05:32 PM
interessant design and great modeling. Wait to see it textured.
09 September 2005, 06:44 PM
cool pod ! and a creative design!:)
09 September 2005, 07:18 PM
Great sketches, your sea dragon sketch is wonderful
I like the concept and the original models
09 September 2005, 09:02 PM
Man your modeling skills & style are an inspiracion for me.
and your Sketches are... damm! I wish I could draw like that.
Keep up the great work Thierry! :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 10:24 PM
Your modeling turns out to be as good as your concept and sketching :thumbsup: . I really like it and you are working very fast. So perhaps we will see your sea monster earlier than mine...:)
09 September 2005, 03:36 AM
nice concept. If you'll do a good job, we will have dificulties to win:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 08:04 AM
Thank you mucho mucho for your warm comments! suk-grigorij, ApEx_V, maxspider3000, authentic, yunisirees, Maxter, Hooch, daWinky, Alberto Raposo, very glad you like how this illustration is coming along. Your kind words push me to do my best. :thumbsup: :bounce:
09 September 2005, 08:08 AM
Nothing much this morning, just the face I'll be using for the divers.
This is a base mesh that will be further deformed and finetuned to get the various faces of the three divers, one in the pod and the two at the front of the pic. The ears might be covered with some kind of communication device, so I didn't push them yet.
09 September 2005, 11:21 AM
The steps to the diver model
09 September 2005, 11:24 AM
A more detailed version of the divers suit.
Still very much a WIP and here the perspective is reducing somehow the proportions of the legs.
09 September 2005, 01:52 PM
Hey! Cool modelling!
09 September 2005, 04:41 PM
Thanks comrade Grigorij_ I much appreciate! :) I like your work too mate:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 05:43 PM
Nice work Thierry. Overall really good looking design and unique style. I am looking forward to seeing how it progresses. Good luck. Cheers
09 September 2005, 10:56 PM
Wow you r very fast, modeling progress is attractive.
I like a lot. god luck dude.:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 02:12 AM
making good progress. Are you going with the 'dance' or 'capture' concept. I prefer the capture one as it looks very lively and more spectacular.
Keep it up.
09 September 2005, 02:39 AM
cool concept man, the modelling looks very promesing too. keep going man can't wait to see more.
09 September 2005, 05:51 AM
Impressive... you're so much fast Thierry... happy to discover all these good updates :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 06:47 AM
Okay, i take the weekend off and here you are modelling characters like crazy :eek:
You are fast and freaking awesome my friend. WICKED designs and your style definately is transfering to 3D. I shouldn't be surprise seen you do really kick arse works. I will be back for more my friend. Tres Manifique :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:08 AM
Great frogman and cool pod design.
09 September 2005, 09:51 AM
soapy, many thanks to you for liking the style. :)
bahman, cheers, I try to make the most out of the week-ends héhé :thumbsup:
vincent1, thanks mate, yes I will go for the "capture" one as I think it fits more to the theme of the challenge. I might do the second one just for me later as some of the models will have been done already.
hhssuu, thanks a lot
Hi Lemog, glad you like it sofar, thanks a lot :)
Hi Archie, glad you dropped by after that week-end. Hope you had a good time. I tried to take some advance before the week, where free time is harder to find. Thanks a lot for your encouraging words my friend, glad you continue liking what I'm doing :thumbsup: :)
SONIC-X, thanks man I appreciate!
09 September 2005, 11:39 AM
Whoah thierry.. From sketch to present day you've got a consistenly rockin style going here, and some most complimentary use of polys so far.... Killer:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 12:21 PM
hei thierry . cool diver! and just keep on having that modeling fun! the monster yesss i like to see !:D
09 September 2005, 02:49 PM
DaddyMack, cheers, I'm starting to see polys on everything around me! 3D modeler desease I guess, hehe :scream: Thanks a lot fro the support :thumbsup:
yunisirees, hey keeping the fun stuff for the end, yes I am! Thanks :) I'll try to start something this evening... :cool:
09 September 2005, 05:10 PM
Hi, here is a more advanced design of the main creature of the project.
I'm still not convinced it's looking enough like a water creature, specialy the face. I'll be looking for more ref from crazy sea creature, but the idea is to get a monster that is both scary and beautiful because of its incredible colours and shapes, like very often with creatures from our oceans.
09 September 2005, 05:30 PM
Man, you´re going very well, it´s just amazing. I´ll be watching!! :) I like the last sketch, i thing you could look for a king fish or a beta fish for reference maybe, i don´t know. (they´re common but very colorfull fishs) :D A doubt: do the creature have four eyes?
09 September 2005, 07:03 PM
You can be satisfied by your sketch... the 2 sides are well representing... "scary and beautiful"... perfect !
ça ne laisse présager que du bon pour la suite, bravo Thierry :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:05 PM
cool design and modeling.:thumbsup:
love the idea of beautiful and scary creaturea lot.
can't wait for more.cheers.:bounce:
09 September 2005, 07:32 PM
Hi Thierry, I like very much your version colour of your creature, courage for the modelling. I am to press to see that:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:45 PM
excelent concept! me likes alot :thumbsup:
i dunno if your planning to or not, but going by your scatch, I'd say add more creatures.
different kinds with different amount of packs. each species will have it's own personality and formations ... i do think u should keep it with 1 much bigger main creature. but alot of others. smaller creatures around him would be awsome !
defenetly gonna follow this one!
09 September 2005, 06:40 AM
That is a great sketch.Almost like an evolved pokimon.
09 September 2005, 10:44 AM
Wow! Really like what you have going at the moment.. keep going with the bright colours. Great concept, good luck with it ;)
09 September 2005, 10:58 AM
Nice sketches and great modeling good luck to ya man, holla!:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 09:13 AM
:beer: SnoK, thanks for the suggestions and liking what I've done sofar. Yes the creature has 2 eyes on that drawing, dunno if it will stay like this till the end...
Lemog, thanks mate, always good to have some comment from you.:)
xric7, thanks a lot my friend.:thumbsup:
Chris, hehe, thanks for dropping by and for your support!:beer:
zman, these are cool suggestions man, it will all depend of the time I'll have to finish this, but true, it's open for a lot of possibilities.
SONIC-X, hehe, sorry I don't know so much the Pokemon creatures, too many of them. Glad you like it:)
alfy, cheers mate. Will keep it up
beelow, thank you, I will start my work now on the model of the big creature.
09 September 2005, 08:10 PM
The sketch of the big creature is very impressive, I'm looking forward to see this in 3d!:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 05:55 AM
WOW :eek: that sea creature looks really WICKED. Love the colours my friend and the design is very inspiratinal. I'm really looking forward to seeing this in 3D :bounce:
Post more updates pls.
btw: how are things at work?
09 September 2005, 01:12 PM
another stunning design! wow, keep on ricking mate! fantastic sketch :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 02:26 PM
Hi, well after some hours of work this weekend, here is a wip of the main creature of the picture. Some more advanced models to follow right after. :)
09 September 2005, 02:28 PM
A rear view of a more advanced model of the cretaure
09 September 2005, 02:31 PM
...and here is a frontal view of the sea monster.
Hope you'll like it. Comments are welcome of course.
09 September 2005, 03:06 PM
Whoa dude that's some modelling skills you got, that concept sketch of yours is totally wicked as well, can't wait to see more!
Cheers, I'm subscribed!
09 September 2005, 03:46 PM
Excellent update thierry!
more more more!! :bounce:
09 September 2005, 04:02 PM
That's really one stunning seamonster - great modeling!
09 September 2005, 07:44 PM
Wow Thierry, this guy has a real daunting sense of scale already... even with the less than intimidating camera angles... I love the frills and gills mate:thumbsup: Keep Rokkin!
09 September 2005, 11:14 PM
great modelling' thierry! nice sketch & concept ! keep postin'
09 September 2005, 02:20 AM
supecool seapet mate! keep on rocking, freakin awesome model!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 05:23 AM
WOW! Genial, plus encore que tes gremlins
Awesome work mate.
09 September 2005, 06:17 AM
Nothing to crit... you're working good on this design... I love thin wings :thumbsup: just waiting next steps :beer:
09 September 2005, 07:00 AM
Sabrina, thanks well here is a first 3d version, hope you like it.
HI Archie! things are really busy here at work, leaves me no time during the week to work on the cahllenge, it will improve next month. Thanks for your comments mat :thumbsup:
Hi Sacha, thanks for stopping on my thread. Glad you like the sketches and the model :)
keetmun, I much apppreciate, well, more will come hopefully before the weekend.
Hooch, Thanks mate :thumbsup: still a :wip:
Cheers Gunilla :)
DaddyMack, thanks for the comments :) I still have a few ideas for this guy, stay tuned!
Jaba153, thanks a lot!
Hey salut Gérard, thanks for dropping by mate. Glad you like it sofar! :bounce:
Merci Laurent, thanks for your support! :) :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 07:22 AM
hei thierry2005 at last the monster ... looks superb man! good modeling there!
09 September 2005, 07:34 AM
Thats going to be one scary monster.
09 September 2005, 04:20 PM
Hey, good serpent model. I like it.
09 September 2005, 04:22 PM
yunisirees, hehe yes at last, after a week of thinking and trying out various designs:banghead: (I didn't post all of them...) glad you like it man:)
SONIC-X, I got still a few days of work on it but it's coming out the way I want. Cheers!
09 September 2005, 04:58 PM
09 September 2005, 06:47 PM
Nice modeling on the creature. It really has that creepy undersea thing going on. The fins and such remind me a little of a lion fish, I think it works well with the eel-like body.
09 September 2005, 08:27 PM
Nice start on the modeling
09 September 2005, 08:45 PM
The creature is amazing, I'm looking forward to see it with some nice materials!:bounce: :bounce:
09 September 2005, 11:52 PM
Just have to say: Very Nice dude! keep up!
09 September 2005, 12:48 AM
this creature rules! so, you will zbrush it for details and displace
09 September 2005, 02:15 AM
Very nice model Thierry :thumbsup: :thumbsup: and the way you lit it is making it look like you're sculpting a maquette. Wicked design as usual. be back for more, hehe
09 September 2005, 03:20 AM
Hey :) modeling looks great so far! Though im sure it will be your colours that will make this 1 special ;) Looking forward to seeing how it turns out^^
09 September 2005, 06:48 AM
Thank you all CUBISIS, soapy, Maxter, daWinky, bahman, Gus_clifton, Arc80 and alfy
for your support. I will update the model tomorrow. I'll be gone for 2 days now.
See you soon! :) :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 06:05 PM
Here's another update of the sea creature. There's still a lot I want to do on it before I go the texture part. Maybe some displacement map will help for the high frequency details.
09 September 2005, 08:16 PM
Heya Thierry, that's some fine progress there mate, I especially like the little hairs/ thorns on his underbelly... Keep it coming:thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 02:20 AM
hie thierry,found u through one of the reply u made in the 2d section,didnt know u joined the 3d entry,u have great porgress going here~very interesting creature design,love some of the compositional sketch u have made in the early pages~ came in and wish u luck here~
love ur master and servant entry:)
09 September 2005, 05:39 AM
When I saw the second cavity behind the first, I don't imagine a couple of eyes more... but that increase the originality, another good point for you mister Thierry :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 06:02 AM
i like your concept. all elements fit together very well. i hope to see more of your great work... :wip: :)
09 September 2005, 07:08 AM
Hi. i love your sketch. nice work. good luck. :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 12:41 PM
Thanks DaddyMack, I think I should extend the teeth a little more. They are not that impressive yet.
sh@ke, thanks a lot for your comment and liking my work sofar and my M+S pic . I hope I'll be able to do even better with this one.
thanks Lemog, I think I have to push the original side even further. Got a few more ideas and will try them out for the next posts. :) :bounce:
mac_andre, cheers mate, yes I hope to have in the end something stylishly consitent for all the elements. The sporadic work I can put in is not helping to make this happen easilysofar, so I'm glad you think it's there anyway. :bounce:
ali_rahimi_3d, thanks for your support man! :)
The next steps on that character will be done in ZB.
09 September 2005, 05:32 PM
Hello, Thierry. I just notised, that there is something wrong with the serpent's tail. It looks thick in the beginning, then suddenly becomes thin. Is it supposed to be so?
09 September 2005, 12:26 AM
The model is really coming along nicely. I too am curious about the serpent's tail. It seems that the thining is not quite consistant as it goes back... unless it's body is built that way intentionally of course, so i might be wrong about it, hehe. Anyway, it looks great. I love the detailings so far. can't wait for the texturing and environment i might add :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bounce:
09 September 2005, 12:28 AM
supercute pet! stylish, dynamic and cool! keep on rocking mate! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09 September 2005, 03:19 AM
Very interesting and good sketch. Good luck.
09 September 2005, 10:20 AM
Yes Grigorij, you're right the tail is wrong on that model, I just did'nt spend that much time on it yet, it will be fixed when I'll rework the character in ZB. Besides the tail might not appear that much on the final pic, as it will be covered with dust and stones. Thanks for noticing and sharing your thoughts. Cheers!
Thanks Archie, yes man well noticed, tail will be fixed shortly. I'm not too far from starting the fine details and the textures, maybe I'll start this evening. :) Stay tuned!
Thanks Sacha, this pic is fun to work on, it can lead me still in so many directions.
thanks for your comments :thumbsup: :cool:
banzato, cheers mate :) thanks for commenting and liking!
09 September 2005, 12:20 PM
Your monster is looking great-it fits right in under the sea.
09 September 2005, 05:24 PM
Here is an update of the POD. I worked a little more on the inside part where the guy is supposed to sit. Sill have to add cables and buttons everywhere...
09 September 2005, 08:00 PM
Heyyy Theirry, nice mix of curves and lines there mate:thumbsup: It looks like the back end could do with a little more detailing to balance it out IMO;)
09 September 2005, 09:13 PM
Damn, so youre a 3d ninja as well as a 2d one??
I loved your M&S entry, so i know youll do a good job with this one. Nice concept, and i like the creature designs. Given the spectacular majesty that you are going to portray, i think the guys face looks a little cartoony and out of place.
09 September 2005, 09:20 PM
Danm :eek: look at speedy gonzales here. You are one fast modeler. Oooh, that pod looks so nice. The design is freakin awesome. I love the intricate detailing of the control pit. You're making it hard for me to give you a critzs :cry: Keep it up. This is seriously kicking arse :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :drool:
be back again my friend :twisted:
10 October 2005, 07:21 AM
Hehe SONIC-X, thanx mate, unda da sea(singing) unda da sea :scream: :thumbsup:
DaddyMack, thanks for the comment, you're absolutely right, this is a part that still needs some more work. It will be updated soon. I think I'm not too far from starting the textures on this one.
Hi Andy, thanx for stopping on my thread and liking my 3D work. I remember you dropped by for my MS challenge and left me a cool comment :thumbsup: Got your point on the human face, I'll be working on it today, so stay tuned for the update, it will look different.
Hey Archie, arriva riva! thanx my friend for your :cool: comment, glad you like the design and style. :bounce: :bounce:
10 October 2005, 08:11 AM
Hi :wavey: , love the work here , really cool design on everything. Besides the sea monster is awesome. We can see the very awesome drawing skill and style you're going on
Suscribing , watching the good work, and trying to learn as much as possible...
Bonne continuation Thierry :bounce:
10 October 2005, 09:31 AM
Well, after playing for sometime in ZB with the base face I did previously, here's the result on the face of one of the humans, probably the one in the pod. I'm going to do real baddies out of them with earing on the face and scars, like space pirates, capturing a forbidden or protected species.
Ears are still not very well done, but again they might be covered by a helmet or earphone device.
10 October 2005, 09:37 AM
Hi Zapan! welcome on my thread and many thanx to you for appreciating my work :bounce:
10 October 2005, 01:06 PM
nice face and cool furiouse expression on his face .. will he have a cigar :)! and the pod is looking cooler!
10 October 2005, 01:59 PM
great face thierry !
The facial expression looks very good and the modeling is very nice!
keep going the good work :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 09:25 AM
yunisirees, Thanks man, hum, a cigar that's a good idea if he doesn't wear a helmet like the others, which is possible in the pod. That would be cool. Cheers! :)
Hehe thanks Nicolas! glad you like it :thumbsup: I still have some more faces to do, I'll push them even further, they'll look like true pirates!
10 October 2005, 01:23 PM
Dude you are fast... Fantastic models, almost flawless in my opinion. Can't wait to see more.
10 October 2005, 01:27 PM
Another face for a pirate, the one at the bottom right of the picture.
10 October 2005, 05:22 PM
Thank a lot keetmun, well they are not exactly finished and still have room for improvement, but I'll see with a first pass of texture how it shows up before overworking them. Cheers! :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 05:26 PM
...and here is the 3rd one, he looks like a contender for the POD place. He doesn't look exactly like a sport kind of guy to go diving with a suit.
Comments and crits welcome of course, as usual. Thanks in advance, cheers!
10 October 2005, 12:03 AM
wow man the face's are cool ! very expressive indeed ! as said before! :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 05:26 AM
Fast work for these pirats... but tru effective work... congrats mate... 3 strong faces with the "good" design... :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 06:21 AM
Nice looking faces - they suuure are ugly!
In a good way, of course :thumbsup:
I like their teeth
10 October 2005, 06:26 AM
Great work on these pirate-heads. Good expressions and a unique style:thumbsup: . Can't wait to see more of them (especially the third one in his suit...):D !
10 October 2005, 08:27 AM
loving the work dude..you're progressing really nicely!
10 October 2005, 01:04 PM
Thanks, yunisirees , the fat one still has some place for a cigar, really got to put this idea in there. Cheers! :thumbsup:
Thanx Lemog, yes I tried to make very different one from another, the one I'm not entirely satisfied with is th efirst one I did. I think it can be stronger and more charicaturised. Will be working some more on him. :)
Andy, thanxs a lot man, with the textures they will look even more ugly! :wip:
Thanks Sabrina, I will probably design a special suit for the fat one. There will be no reason for him to have the diving suit the others have. Will be sketching further for this one before modeling. Stay tuned, hehe! :cool:
Cheers Versiden, your support is much appreciated! :)
10 October 2005, 03:26 PM
Damn impressiv heads :eek:
Love those, soo expressive,and so stylish and soooo fast !!:bounce: :bounce:
10 October 2005, 04:01 PM
Very nice head modelling, but try some relax modifier.
10 October 2005, 05:43 PM
Your modeling has a lot of character, which is cool. Really looking forward to seeing that hydra creature with all the colors of its concept!
10 October 2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks Zapan, for liking the expressions and the style. :thumbsup: :)
Cheers Grigorij, but 'not sure why you suggest to use a relax. Do you think there too many bumps or details? Thanks for commenting! :thumbsup:
Thanks Diego, the creature will be worked on this weekend. Cheers, I like your work. :)
10 October 2005, 01:20 PM
Great style for the heads! In fact, everything is very stylish so far, no crits from me :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 04:46 PM
Thank you very much Gunilla for your nice comment:bounce: .
I'm a bit unhappy right now not to be able to spend my whole days on this illustration, I guess like most of you on this challenge. So is life...
10 October 2005, 06:53 PM
I think this heads are just perfect in modeling.
10 October 2005, 07:39 PM
Ahaaaah lol... Great work on cramming their personalities and expressions into those models mate:thumbsup::thumbsup: Made me laugh at each one... Keep it coming Thierry, this is shaping up to be a truly great piece...
10 October 2005, 03:49 PM
mmm...that's something! Quite amazing ..Love the designs, love the concept, love everything!
I cant wait to see the creature textured! ...please hurry -up... 5*!
10 October 2005, 05:02 AM
NO critzs :cry: Very nice expressions on all three of them and the detailings on the wringkles looks great. Very believable yet stylize :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Keep it coming. I'll have some critzs when you post the final image :twisted:
cheers my friend and take care
10 October 2005, 07:09 AM
bahman thanks:) _
DaddyMack, very glad these heads made you laugh, I had a smile on my face while making them, it was good fun. Cheers!:thumbsup:
thanks my dear fia, the following steps are coming soon, keep on coming back and support it!:)
Hi Archie, hehe ,yes I'm sure there will be something to crit on the next stages:scream:, and your opinion will be welcome! Stay tuned for more soon.:) :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 09:35 AM
Here is the first global composition of all the elements built sofar. Many places still to tweak of course as the models are not yet completely over, but it gives a sense of the direction it's going to.
Hope you'll like it.
Waiting for your crits!
10 October 2005, 09:38 AM
I'd love to give some useful crits but this is just so beautiful... :cry:
Very nice movement in your comp.
10 October 2005, 09:43 AM
So beautiful composition.
Poses are great. The sreaming guy on the front is excellent ahah.
It will be very spectacular with your all artistic skills and style.
Go for that one Thierry :bounce: :bounce:
10 October 2005, 10:07 AM
It's fantistic. i like your Dragon.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 11:45 AM
yeah man! thats look mighty cool! ur on the right track here!
10 October 2005, 05:03 PM
very cool idea. nice model. good luck.:bounce: :thumbsup: :bounce:
10 October 2005, 05:31 PM
Great work, mate. I really mean it. Just one note. make your monster look at humans.
10 October 2005, 07:29 PM
Excellent composition... i see a solid concept, great detail and clean modeling:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:28 PM
the characters posing looks very great!
Also like the composition !
Keep it up ;)
10 October 2005, 08:40 PM
Umm... Yoinks!!! What an amazing shot thierry!!!
I agree with Comrade Sukhov about the beast and would add that I feel his mouth could somehow be more menacing too...
Wow!!! Good luck mate:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 04:57 AM
Composition is looking really good I must say. Perhaps you could have the first scuba diver a bit closer to the camera? I think it'll really enhance the shot on the whole, show his emotions and all. Also the monster suggestions are great.
10 October 2005, 05:07 AM
Thierry super compo
I like it alote, I just find the monster to stiff looks like it's on solid ground not in water.
Otherwise awesome work
10 October 2005, 08:05 AM
Thanx Gunilla, glad you find this beautiful:) !
Zapan, your support is much appreciated, thanx man
tuck, thanks for visiting and commenting, man I just saw your work, very stylised and nice:thumbsup:
yunisirees hehe, thanks mate, so much I want to cram in it, dunno if my machine will handle it:scream: :)
creatingreal, thanks for your comment and for liking what I do, cheers!
Hi Grigorij, thanks man for the positive comment.:) hum, 'been thinking at what you suggest and maybe making the monster look at the humans would look clearer, but I think it has to go for the captured dolphin that is in the pod to try to free it.
I will bow the head and the body of the creature further down to make it more aggressive.
Thanks a lot Maxter !
Nicolas hehe thanks my friend:thumbsup:
DaddyMack, will work in that direction, thanks a lot mate!
keetmun, good suggestion, will see where and how I can pose that diver to see more clearly his expression. Thank you!
Hi Gérard, yeah this will work better after I reworked the posing. The idea is still to have him come from the ground to make it more spectacular with some dust and stones bursts.
Thanks for the comment man, mucho appreciated!:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:31 AM
Compostition is good, keep rokcing!:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:38 AM
This way is great Thierry... just to tweak a little you comp to have more depth... your a chief mate :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 11:09 AM
bahman, thanks ! 'will be rolling too hehe:)
Lemog, thanks Laurent, a few more days of modeling needed and then I'll be starting texturing.
Still so much work to do on this, and I still haven't started serious rendering yet...:D
Cheers for your support!
10 October 2005, 11:52 AM
Hi Thierry how are you?
Beautiful poses for your characters they look very scary ! and i undestand them :eek:!!!
That will be a very good image if you have time to do all you want to do, I think you will!
Impatient to see more!
10 October 2005, 01:29 PM
Hi Pierre, thanks mate .:) Sometime I feel I'm only starting the damn picture :scream: hehe!
I'll see how far I can go on it. Thanks for the support and welcome to the challenge.:thumbsup:
Happy modeling to you
10 October 2005, 04:26 PM
whao, whao, whao
It becomes better & better ...man.
I adore the engin.I am to curious to see it with all the lights under the sea.
ps: work faster ...I can wait,
10 October 2005, 04:44 PM
Hehe thanks Fia, I'm trying to work faster, my eyes are crying:cry: and my hands burning:scream: .
Doing my best to keep the rythm:banghead: . Check the next post to see some fishy pictures...:rolleyes:
10 October 2005, 04:49 PM
These fishes are not meant to show up big on the final picture, so I didn't work too much on them, but I'm posting them anyway.
10 October 2005, 05:42 PM
this fishes are so cute... :bounce: hope your dragon not gonna eat them...
10 October 2005, 08:15 PM
Very nice and sweet textures thierry... candyfish and jellyfish :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:04 AM
Thanks Makaron and Laurent, hehe no the dragon can't even see them as they will be very small:) . I'm thinking of populating the sea with various other little creature with even stranger designs. I'll start them after texturing the main components of the pic.
Thanks for the support :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:08 AM
Great designs for the sea creatures - they remind me some of Ernst Haeckel (http://images.google.com/images?q=ernst%20haeckel&sourceid=mozilla-search&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=N&tab=wi) Perhaps you'd find his work inspirational. I do :)
10 October 2005, 10:41 AM
Hey thanks Gunilla, that's a good source of inspiration, he did so many beautiful plates of illustrations.
Good stuff! Cheers:) :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 11:46 AM
Your composition is looking great and gives a great idea of what you want to do.Keep it up.
10 October 2005, 03:58 PM
PArt of the modeling WIP and I still dunno how this will behave in the final pic but it's kind of an alien underwater bubble-plant. I'll try to put some in the front and at the back.
Thanks for watching.
Cheers Sonic, glad you like tho compo sofar man.
10 October 2005, 09:14 PM
nice cool fishes there and specially like the unique looking alien plant!:thumbsup:
cheers and nice going there mate!
10 October 2005, 05:14 AM
Very imaginative bubble plant Thierry... I like that :cool:
10 October 2005, 11:34 AM
Another creature that will populate the scene. Agian it will be quite small compared to the main elements.
10 October 2005, 11:37 AM
Thanks yunisirees and Laurent for your previous comments and appreciation. Still trying to keep the elements with a certain style. Glad you continue liking it.:) :bounce:
10 October 2005, 12:01 PM
with all these cute "things" your image gonna be spectacular... :bounce:
10 October 2005, 12:04 PM
Wow, you made a nice work in modeling as in texturing. Keep it up!:bounce:
10 October 2005, 12:29 PM
I like all these sea creatures you are modelling ,great work.
10 October 2005, 12:43 PM
Chapo... you're very fast and very productive mate... hahaha... where to you find that kind of lezard ? :)
10 October 2005, 02:45 PM
with all these cute "things" your image gonna be spectacular...
I hope so, thanks for the compliment!
Thank you agou, hope you can finish yours, it's looking very promising. Thanks for liking my work.
SONIC-X, hehe cheers mate, there's more to come!:)
Lemog, thanks Laurent where do you find that kind of lezard well, they usually wait in my brain for me to have the time to give them an electronic/photonic and ephemeral life hehe!
10 October 2005, 02:58 PM
this time I started texturing one of the key component, the dolphin. This is the male one outside of the pod, the female will be slightly different.
This is still a rough first version as I plan to work it further and add small details.
10 October 2005, 03:16 PM
Some cool lil creatures here - pretty quickly done too!
10 October 2005, 03:19 PM
ohh look, more cute fishes... :bounce:
10 October 2005, 08:49 PM
Hah! LYW so far Thierry... Particularly the bubble plant! Keep em coming mate:thumbsup::thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 05:38 AM
UUUh, you've been very busy:eek: , some really nice updates! Your dolphins are great in modeling and texturing and I like your cute fishs and especially your bubble-plant:thumbsup: ! Nice idea!
10 October 2005, 05:57 AM
Great dolphine and texturing dude.
10 October 2005, 06:17 AM
a like your work very mutch. the design is top. :thumbsup:
all the creatures look very cute. :buttrock:
my only critic is the texture of the dolphin: the texture looks a little bit blurry and low resolution...
keep it up ;)
10 October 2005, 08:55 AM
Andy, it's breeze texturing with ZB! life is suddenly become easier. Thanks!
makaron, hehe, and I don't have a aquarium at home,true! Cheers!:)
DaddyMack, thanks man!
Thanks Sabrina, happy you like the style and textures. :cool:
SONIC-X, thanx for the support
mac_andre, hehe rightly spoted my friend, I agree the texture need more work. Will post updates soon. Thank a lot!
10 October 2005, 09:21 AM
All these little animals are awesome and so cute.
I can already imagine what it will look like all put together , a wonderfull mix of colors
Really cool work Thierry :bounce: :bounce:
10 October 2005, 11:13 AM
Thanks Zapan, still have some more plants to do...:)
10 October 2005, 11:18 AM
Did spend some time yesterday evening modeling some crazy plants. Here they are with just procedural textures, no painted bitmap sofar. Think I'll keep that technique as it will save me precious memory for the final rendering.
Hope you'll find them funny, like I do.
They are very colourful right now, but I'll wait to see how they show up in the global lighting before tuning them down.
10 October 2005, 11:39 AM
Really crazy Thierry... nice procedural shader... ça le fait vraiment bien... superb design and really poetic colors :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 02:01 PM
Thanks a lot Laurent, maybe they could be used as designs for new types of candies hehe:)
10 October 2005, 02:06 PM
all this color and your design, just put a big happy smile on my face :)
I say it again... It´s soooo cute... and how need a fishtank, when you finish with this, not me... I can put your image on the wall instead... :bounce:
10 October 2005, 02:15 PM
so beautifull , love the style :bounce: :bounce:
Procedural textures ? , well keep that technic , it rocks !!:eek:
maybe they could be used as designs for new types of candies
Ok I take them , how much money ? :)
10 October 2005, 05:38 PM
Here is a first rough compo of the elements. Lots of textures are still missing but it's getting there.
10 October 2005, 06:12 PM
Woderful modeling and texturing on those plants. your comp is looking good. I like the reations of the divers. Keep going!:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 07:27 PM
yeah so beautiful , all these colors... man ...really gorgeous.
10 October 2005, 07:33 PM
Unfortunately i havent got the skills in 3d to give any crits.. All i know its that it looks great so far! I love the serpent and the sub/container!
Keep goin! Good luck!
10 October 2005, 09:53 PM
Oy... been busy for almost a week and a half now :cry: (moving to a new house is a pain in the arse :banghead: ) Well, i finally got a decent internet connection and drop by at your thread first. First of, AMAZING works. love the texturings and designs of the extra creatures :thumbsup: :thumbsup: The colours looks wonderful and i can't complain about composition, so no critzs, just TRES BIEN.
Be back in a few days again, hehehe.
cheers my friend
btw, me want another wallpaper for this :D
10 October 2005, 04:54 AM
Vache... ça fait du monde :thumbsup: a little bit confused for the moment, I'm waiting the next step... missing textures, etc...
...but no prob, you have all good elements for a perfect result :bounce:
10 October 2005, 07:08 AM
Great use of colors dude.Comming along nicely.
10 October 2005, 07:28 AM
makaron, hehe, really hope this smile will stay til the pic is over. Thanx a lot! Besides fishtanks are giving too much work:scream: :)
Zapan, very glad you like the style and the colours man, cheers!:beer:
P&P, thanks for the comment. It will read better as I progress on the rendering side. ;)
FrozZT, cheers mate, glad you stopped by to give your opinion:thumbsup:
Hi Archie!! So you moved, man that's a lot of work, so that explains why you haven't had that much time these days. Well, hope you'll be back on the mousewheel and the wacompen soon:arteest: to create wonderful stuff. Thanks for the nice comment on the work done sofar. Still so much to do on it though, but its taking shape. Rendering will be crutial of course. I'll be gone for a few days again for a TV market in Cannes and I'll hope to see an update on your thread when I'll be back.
Hehe no prob for the wallpaper:thumbsup: !
He oui ça se peuple, thanks Laurent! :thumbsup: Yes, true this composition is just a WIP without proper lighting, the light will concentrate the focus on the center and the rest will gradually fade to not attract to much attention. There is still a lot to do on the texture side too as most of the floors are just pics from texture banks dropped on the surface.
Readability will be my concern as I move forward.
10 October 2005, 08:45 AM
wow! awesome designs thierry ... i am still a little bit sad youre not in 2d aswell :cry:
just keep on like this :D i wish you a lot of time and energy :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 11:04 AM
Thanks SONIC-X, though the final result might certainly look different in colours and especially in mood. :cool:
Hehe thanks Vahn for visiting and liking it. I wish I had time to try the 2D part, but I might disperse myself too much. Some incredible entries there already. Good luck man and thanks for you support:thumbsup: :) :beer:
10 October 2005, 12:16 PM
I think your composition is already spectacular and I'm looking forward to more texturing.:thumbsup: Especially texturing of your amazing dragon:) .
10 October 2005, 01:28 PM
10 October 2005, 03:46 PM
Hi Sabrina, I kind of wait before texturing that big snake, I feel like I need two or three days in a row to do a good job on it and I don't want to be interrupted by things like going to work...
A weekend would be good for that. Cheers!;)
adel3d, thanks a lot, very glad you like it. Your entry for the last challenge was awsome.
Good luck on that one.:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 04:00 PM
I like what you hav so far, however, I think the scenery is too cluttered right now. It took me a while to even figure out what was going on.
10 October 2005, 04:53 PM
Hi gardogg, thanks for dropping by and liking it sofar. Yes I agree with you, there's far too much like this in the scene at the moment, hopefully it will be clearer when I start serious lighting work and when textures will also be finished.
Cheers mate!:) :thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:04 PM
A really nice work on your character and your sea "props" : fishes, subaquatic flowers, etc.
I love it, tout simplement.:bounce:
10 October 2005, 08:21 PM
Greate job here!!!:thumbsup:
10 October 2005, 08:26 PM
• Looking good, too overexposed, but It is a test, waiting to see more
10 October 2005, 04:18 PM
Many thanks agou, BobbEr, Climax, for the kind encouragments , I was gone for a few days but back from tomorrow on for more updates.
10 October 2005, 07:42 AM
To dive back again on the project after some days of travel, I worked on the textures of the POD. It's still not over yet but it's getting close.
Still room for many fixes so crits are welcome!
10 October 2005, 07:48 AM
Beautiful start for the texturing - this one is really one of my favourites, just love the style :thumbsup: