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04 April 2006, 09:22 AM
Thitipong Pinitwechakarn is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Minibot Story (

04 April 2006, 10:29 PM (

This is my conceptSketch. I think my final image is gonna be like that but with more detail and better (i hope :) ) ... maybe iam gonna make some changes later in the project we'll see then.

04 April 2006, 11:02 PM
Hiya Wedric :)
I really like your concept.
The only thing I'm not so sure about is the main character. From the image above it's not exactly clear to me what it is.
I assume it is Robot of some kind escaping from the polluted/radioactive city into the clean freedom of the country.
However, I can't quite make out the design of the robot.

Looks great so far and I can't wait to see more.
I wish you luck ;)

04 April 2006, 10:19 AM
Thx for comment mate. Iam not sure about the character but it is in progress. I'll submit the character design soon i hope.

I like ur character its cute ;). Keep up the good work.

04 April 2006, 10:13 AM (

This is a rough sketch of my character.
He's a worker robot from the big city.
Iam not sure about the color yet.

04 April 2006, 11:32 AM
Perfect, he looks great!

I think this is going to be really good ;)

04 April 2006, 01:13 PM
Nice progress, mate! Have you decided the aspect ratio on the camera yet? When I saw this picture a few days ago, I got an image in the head of a very wide panoramic picture with the little robot right in the middle and lot's of area covered on both side - meaning you see a lot of the city and the countryside. Well anyway, let us see some blocking of the environment! :)

04 April 2006, 05:47 PM (

This is my character unsmoothed and untextured. Rendered with maya software with around 20 lights.

04 April 2006, 01:38 PM (

This is the blocking of my scene... rendered with final gather.

04 April 2006, 03:59 PM (

This is my bridge rendered with maya software and spotlights.

04 April 2006, 09:06 AM (

The city rendered with maya software and spotlights.

05 May 2006, 08:41 AM (

This is my flower without texture.
Rendered with maya software and spotlights.

05 May 2006, 10:06 AM
well , i thought it was a okay concept , see you how to presnet your idea:)

05 May 2006, 08:35 PM (

My test render of the scene.
Rendered with final gather.

05 May 2006, 02:30 PM (

I forgot to upload my shader render :P.
Rendered with mayasoftware and alot of spotlights.

05 May 2006, 09:21 PM
Nice going! Awaiting the final result ;)
But shouldn't you have any direct sunlight? Right now everything is dull, but that is perhaps you look you are aiming for? Ofcourse, the both side of the water probably have different lightningthemes.

05 May 2006, 09:53 PM (

This my comp of the img...made in PScs2 and after effect.

05 May 2006, 10:17 PM
Sweet!! :)
I don't know of you already realized it, but you got plenty of premultiplication problems. Notice the while line around the stuff the robot is carrying, for example. Did you put together your layers in After Effects or PhotoShop? If you did it in PhotoShop, you will have to do a workaround to get pass the premultiplication.

05 May 2006, 10:39 PM (

Minibot is a working (builder/miner) robot from a big city.He's tired of the big dirty city so he's moving out from the town and enter the beautiful country side.

In the foreground you can see a three eyed fish (you can't see it from this view but it got three eye :P) that try to eat a butterfly.
Over the city is a big dirty acid cloud.
I modelled and texutered in Maya 7.I rendered this image with Maya software and directional lights.
Comped in PhotoshopCS and after effect.

I made this image as an exam project @ my school, I hope you enjoy the Image.
Pls. give me some critiques and advice so I can improve my self.

05 May 2006, 11:47 PM
There is a few things I would say *mohaha*:

* The lightning. Right now you have a light dome, creating a blueish light in every direction. Every shadow gets erased this way. It works for the city pretty good since it's dust and all, but wouldn't there be some sun over at the complete blue sky out in the nature? :) As you stated, he is moving to the beautiful country side. Then some nice warming sun should be there as well, or what do you think?

* The frameing. Don't be affraid of testing different aspect ratios on the camera. Right now it feels like the standard PAL 768 in a higher resolution. For this picture, I really really really can't stop thinking of having a wider angle. But perhaps that just me :)

A minor thing was more my fault. I realized too late that there shouldn't be any occlusion on the water, as it gives a rather strange darkening effect. Sorry :argh:
One last thing that strikes my mind is why no smoke between the buildings? :)

Otherwise it's a very nice work, mate! :buttrock:I love all the small details you put into the image, it brings the work to life :thumbsup: (That's definitely a part of your style!)

05 May 2006, 06:57 AM
Thx bro........I 'll see what I can improve.. It was alot of things that I wanted to do with this image but I didn't have the time. I'm gonna spend some time to give this image more detail.

05 May 2006, 11:34 AM
I like your idea well but I preferred the angle of sight of your sketch!

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