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07 July 2006, 11:23 AM
good luck everyone...


07 July 2006, 12:57 PM
Welcome and good luck :D

07 July 2006, 03:45 PM
heh since I'm greek and I have always been a big fan of ancient greek history including mytholgy and all it's fables!

There is this theory that Plato made a mistake in the location of atlantis and that atlantis was actually Minoan Crete that was struck by a tsunami wave after the eromours erruption of a volcano on Santorini island.
The support to this theory can be read here, under The Minoan Connection (

I always liked this theory as I ve been to Crete a few times and the ancient ruins there have fascinated me, these are also really similar to the Santorini ruins at Acrotiri which are believed to be Minoan too. Here are some random google images to show you what I mean:
Santorini Frescoes ( (santorini is also called Thera) Knossos Frescoes ( (in Crete) Knossos Temple ( pacale of King Minos)

So my idea is the following:

After the rath of Poseidon against the people of Atlantis he asked his brother Hephaestus ( to help him elliminate the corrupted people of Atlantis once and for all. So Hephaestus took his hammer and activated the deadly volcano that lied under atlantis..

Little did Poseidon know that the people of Atlantis have evolved so much that they had tools that perdicted the volcano erruption so under the cover of the massive tsunami wave the managed to submerge the city just in time. Because of the sudden submerge the west wind of Minos Palace (he was the current king of Atlantis) broke and was left behind. Also some private holiday resorts were left on Thera hills.
The whole mechanism consisted of a floating city that could turn into a short of ancient submarine. At first the used to travel around the earths ocean in hidding of poseidon who was still after them. When the years passed and cristianity came and the 12 Gods of Olympus where well forgotten they faded from earth and seized to excist. Only then the people of Atlantis decided to stop in a cavern deep into the abyss and rebuild their city there. They kept their initial arcitecture of Minos Palace to remember the ordeal the ancestors went through, throughout the centuries...

End of story.

So we the matte will be seeing the city with the temple of Minos on some high spot possibly...the rest of the city will have evolved.. I kind of like the idea of all the city to be dug into the cavern walls or something like that.

sketches soon.

:wise: did i bore you guys?

07 July 2006, 04:17 PM
thanks for the great info ismini! People got mad about Atlantis for quite some time.They even searched it's ruins here in the Aegean Sea. haha:) . There are two things that I want to learn before death, 1: UFOs 2: Atlantis.

07 July 2006, 04:23 PM
I hear you! I'm the same... Are all those things urban legends or true?
Ah the Aegean Sea... Since I moved to UK I really miss it! And googling all that info about Crete etc made me home sick.
I need SEA n SUN :bounce:

07 July 2006, 04:47 PM
so here we go this is a quick sketch to show the cavern and the possible placement of the palace and and the small dots could be the rest of the city in the cavern walls. (

c&c please.

07 July 2006, 06:45 PM
I like this idea of the city in a bg cavern , this is going to be good , keep working !

07 July 2006, 12:52 PM
Go Ismini....
Great opportunity for some cool lighting in this!
I'll try to get back and check out your progress...
Good luck!!

07 July 2006, 02:54 PM
yeah! looking good! keep it up :D

07 July 2006, 03:02 PM
thanks for lovely words of encouragment guys! How are ya Heath? (he he)
update very soon. I'm working on my reel too as I'm almost unemployed :eek: and got survive in London booooooooo!

07 July 2006, 08:09 AM
You go Ismini.... where's that update...heheheh...
Naaah, make sure you get your reel done..
I'm okay, had my crazy cinematic schedule cut in half today... waiting for my head to explode...
Anyway.... I'll be back....

07 July 2006, 12:28 PM
i like this idea,...hidden in a cavern, and hidden from the world i suppose, looking forward for updates :thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 12:56 PM
thanks heathen... reel was put on hold as i couldn't load windows :S hahah and so was this... i promise an update this weekend.
tackar samsonsreaper.

07 July 2006, 05:22 PM
so here we go small update...sorry for the delay it's hard to do many things at once..when u got plenty of time...
started adding some textures on the cavern walls. nothing near finished ofcourses..just quick photoshop mock up.

07 July 2006, 08:17 AM
it's looking very nice so far ismini:thumbsup: this will be a very interesting matte for sure!

07 July 2006, 09:14 AM
thanks Ismail!

it will be interesting at it is my first. :shrug:

07 July 2006, 02:24 PM
Looking good so far! Looking forward on you progression.:thumbsup:

Good Luck!!!

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08 August 2006, 02:19 AM
Hey Ismini,
Just thought I'd check in on ya...

Hope all is good...


08 August 2006, 09:01 PM
all is good...working on my reel...update for the matte tmrw...been doing some zbrush tests for the carvern and it looks pretty neat!
i have been away from the world wide web as lighting stroke and damaged my modem...believe it or not :P
as i said update tmrw.!

08 August 2006, 09:02 PM
all is good...working on my reel...update for the matte tmrw...been doing some zbrush tests for the carvern and it looks pretty neat!
i have been away from the world wide web as lighting stroke and damaged my modem...believe it or not :P
as i said update tmrw.!

08 August 2006, 09:32 PM

....just be careful!:bounce: :)

08 August 2006, 12:40 AM
Hey you!

How's it going?
I hope that reel is coming along....
Just thought I'd pop in to see what was happenin....


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