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12 December 2002, 08:42 PM
Happy Holidays again everybody. Just reposting this. Hope everyone enjoys it.

And the desktop image for those of you that were interested

Nyxmas Desktop 1280x1024 (

12 December 2002, 08:56 PM
Wow, tha'ts really pretty, I like the feel and the character design. . .

12 December 2002, 09:09 PM
I love the short btw :)

12 December 2002, 11:07 PM

Hey Anticz ,

Great work, thanks for the wall paper too.

I saw episode 1 ( most people probably have too ) , absolutly loved it !! is this new image a sneak peek at episode 2 ? the guy sitting down looks like he just landed .......... say........ from a fall down a large hole ; )

Ben .

12 December 2002, 06:48 AM
Very cute, my new desktop it is.

When will we see the next episode? I'm sure I'm not the only one really looking forward to it :)

12 December 2002, 11:33 AM
yeah me too... my holidays desktop!

great work!

the colors and the lighting are just awesome!:applause:

12 December 2002, 03:15 PM
i love the nyxies iam watching them since they live =)

12 December 2002, 03:55 PM
My desktop here aswell :D amazing stuff :eek:

12 December 2002, 06:13 PM
I still love those crystals Mike. Sweet job.

How about a quick tut for everybody?

12 December 2002, 07:00 PM
It looks great. I can't think of anything to criticize.

12 December 2002, 07:00 PM
yeah tutorial!!

12 December 2002, 07:37 PM
YAY! Thanks for the support everyone! the next episode is coming along. It's much more ambitious than the first. I lost a couple monthes due to having to find a new job and relocate but I'm back at it now. I'm gonna lose a couple weeks for christmas (Family is important) but hopefully, I'll have it ready early next year (wish I could work on it full time but I gotta pay the bills you know). I'm very happy with it so far and I'm in the final stretch of production.

As for a tutorial, well,... the crystals aren't all that straight forward. Basically I just modeled a couple crystals, stuck an omni light inside them then spent 20 hours or so tweeking the lights and shader settings till they looked good. Lot's of dead time waiting for test renders. The shader is raytrace with refraction and transparency color. Then I did a glow on them in post. Not as good as a tutorial but hopefully helpful.

Anyway, thanks again everyone. I'm working on the next one as fast as I can. Just a few shots left to do. :)

12 December 2002, 07:56 PM
Wow, anticz! This is great!

I've seen the first episode some time ago and was deeply impressed.
Never before had I seen somebody put so much fantasy and love into his own little story. Apart from the technical part (which is almost perfect) your Characters are simply cute! It's just impossible not to love them!

Congrats! Your work is really inspiring! :love:


For those who didn't: Visit! It is a great page!

12 December 2002, 10:55 AM

now i have a really cool desktop for my holydays
(studying sob...)

12 December 2002, 11:39 AM
Its a phenominal concept. I hope that your really proud of it cause it really is fantastic.

Great Stuff, and thanks for the wallpaper. I love the whole thing!!

Especially the crystals and the foliage

12 December 2002, 12:46 PM
Thx for the desktop Mike, bye bye Daredevil's Elektra :cry: ah she wasn't really appropiate for the office anyhoo :p


12 December 2002, 01:39 PM
I just got one thing to say, the Lighting kick ass... love the crystals :buttrock:

12 December 2002, 04:38 AM
Well done , It is great as your works in pass time. I have not comments here. Post more. :beer:

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