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10 October 2006, 12:59 PM
Juraj Molcak is entered in the "Eon Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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10 October 2006, 01:57 PM
wellcome in m8!

10 October 2006, 08:45 PM (

Little moody step for the begining.

10 October 2006, 09:06 PM
Hello folks. I am happy to participate another nice challenge. Good luck to everybody around here.
Very cool that I can work on trailer since I want to profile myself as designer/storyboard/storyreel artist. Sadly, I canīt go in team īcoz I donīt feel like to keep other folks waiting for my random updates. I will hopefuly in touch with my cousin Peter - musician, in order to have some nice soundtrack in here.
About the book - I have to go with what is in inspiration and about section, and hopefuly will enjoy the suggestions from artists familiar with the story and mood from the book itself. On the other hand, it could be nice to just sketch the movie inspirated by the elements from the book, not exact story of it.
So, again, good luck everybody. Enjoy the challenge. Enjoy this thread as well. Open for discussion :thumbsup:


10 October 2006, 12:33 AM
Welcome to the arena. :D Like the first entry. Has a very stylized feel to it.

10 October 2006, 06:33 AM
Hey there! Good to see you entering and I'm really looking forward to what you will do for the trailkr - best of luck! ;)

10 October 2006, 12:37 PM
@ OZ, Tenacious, Gunnie - thanx for nice invitation folks. Will check out yours soon :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 05:17 PM (

This fella want to be character for trailer intro. Sort of scientist. He might be added extra movie character related to somebody from the book (if not fits one of regular characters)

10 October 2006, 05:46 PM
Hey Oweron!

Great to see you here again! -im too busy myself to take part this time round -but i wish you all the best -im a huge fan of your work anyway and know you'll put a fresh slant on things! Loving your concept sketches already!

Good luck!

10 October 2006, 09:44 PM (

I get inspiration from one of my early sketches with subject of meteor impact. I want to achieve kind of stony yet organic look.

10 October 2006, 09:46 PM (

orbital mood test :)

10 October 2006, 11:59 PM
Hallo :bounce:

10 October 2006, 10:09 AM (

Here is my trilerīs story idea. Hope it is readable ( ah, that compression limit ) Feel free to comment...


10 October 2006, 11:06 AM
Very nice idea. I very excited to see the first CG scenes. The artworks are looking great.
Hope my storyboard will be half as nice as yours.

Good luck (but you don't need it ^^)

10 October 2006, 01:21 PM
VERY ORIGINAL!! my compliments!!! :bounce:

10 October 2006, 07:25 PM
@ Selina42 - ah, Selina. Very happy to see you around. Thanx for nice words. Me too have pretty busy time, but somehow I want to try this trailer thing. But if something else will appear, something additional to what I have now - I will be out for sure. :thumbsup:
@ makaron - Hey Mona! Hello :bounce:

@ machichi - Thanx. I am sure you will do your best and that is what counts. I have to calm you down speaking about CG scenes - they will be more 3D sketch than finished piece. but hopefuly with good mood and graphics feel.

@ OZ - Thank you!

10 October 2006, 11:20 PM
Very interesting story, best luck mate, looking forward on this

10 October 2006, 11:29 PM
you have a winner there :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 11:51 PM
Me Likes muchly. :thumbsup: The storyboard looks good and is easy to read, I can tell whats going on. Intresting to see such a stylistic entry is this going to be 3D or hand animated? I think the rules said you could do the later, can't really remember. I'm really keen to see how your images translate into models if thats the path your taking.

10 October 2006, 07:02 AM
I love yor initial designs - very stylish! It looks like you have a huge amount of work ahead - a lot of goodies in your own style. I think this will become great already :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 10:07 PM
@ ReinaldoRomero - Thank you. Enjoy the progress :)

@ billyjoecool - ah, I know such a words, he he he. Will be happy to have it finished on time with style I have in mind. Thanx.

@ Tenacious - Nice words too. Well, I want to go with strong mixture of 3D and 2D elements. It will be more advanced animatic than regular animation. Hope to nail it enough.

@ Gunilla - heh, huge amount of work - :D - need to simplyfy this as much as is possible in order to make it on time. Trust me Gunnie, this will be hard deadline hunt.

10 October 2006, 08:49 AM (

My first idea of 2nd Chamber. More surely will come with creating of 3D scene for it.

10 October 2006, 10:58 PM
Hey Oweron!

I havent read the book so i cant comment on that side of things beyond the excerpts ive read here, but the storyboard is very clear to read and im liking your shots a lot!
Glad to see you trying the trailer option -think its the category id have been drawn towards too -lots of work but lots of fun! Looking forward to watching as you work-up from this storyboard!

10 October 2006, 09:26 PM (

My antropomorphic vision of The Death...

10 October 2006, 01:46 PM
AGAIN! very original work! I ask to myself if is possible to you to edit this trailer as a 3d/2d cartoon! It may be very very cool!

10 October 2006, 07:50 PM (

Thistledown City. Huh, getting closer :)

10 October 2006, 07:58 PM
@ selina42 - I think you will be great part of the challenge anyway ...You already are :thumbsup:

@ OZ - youīre almost close to what I want here. Not really cartoon style, but more graphical than cinema like is goal for this project. Thanx for nice words!

10 October 2006, 03:03 PM
Love your concepts. Reminds me of Tim Burtons drawings a bit. Keep 'em coming...

10 October 2006, 06:43 PM
Nice boards and concepts Oweron... Looks like I've got quite alot of catching up to do.

10 October 2006, 08:39 AM (

Progressing slowly. However, here is the design for Chamber 4.

10 October 2006, 08:46 AM
Reminds me of Tim Burtons drawings a bit.

lol, want to see Burton doing SF again :thumbsup: Apes were kind of mistake I guess. Nightmare is still one of my favourites. Thanx.

@ igorstshirts - you can make it, no worries about that. Keep going :)

10 October 2006, 10:56 AM
YEAH! im happy to read this! i mean...i like that you point to a "graphic stilish" trailer.:)
I followed a very classic way of doing in my trailer,but...when i saw your concepts i realize that may be very cool look at some more stylish than real....
Did you know "mirrormask" movie? is a superb "visionaire" piece of work from Neil Gaiman

another fantastik "real but not real" movie is the grinch

also THUNDERBIRDS the movie is visually cool.

10 October 2006, 07:49 PM (

New update. This time, chamber #5. Itīs pretty close, speaking about gfx style I have in mind for this project. Weekend is comming and I hopefuly will have time to finish designs for other chambers too.

10 October 2006, 09:46 PM (

Another small step here :) Sixth chamber. I also decided to add kind of transporter as a moving thing to control different parts of "engine" within this zone. Probably not really coresponding with book I guess.

10 October 2006, 02:03 PM
weel done! i like the 5th chamber colours and design!! very puowerfull... Your style is intense.The 6th chamber is very colose to the book feeling....yes...KEEP IT UP! :bounce:

10 October 2006, 04:19 PM
I've been checking out your entry. Very impresive. The two chambers you've posted have a great feel to them. I really like the style of the other concept stuff you've posted to. Is that just the style for your concept art, or do you intend to pursue that as the overall style for the trailer (I'm curious since your chambers seem to have more of a 3D feel to them at this point)?

10 October 2006, 07:32 PM
@OZ - thanx mate. It is always good to here/read positive feedback :thumbsup: Even if this stage means very light progress within my thread. Long way infront. Keep going.

@fifty3dragons - thank you for searching this thread. Well, speaking about final look, I will try to achieve kind of 2D / 3D collage - just to speed things up, since I donīt want to focus on details but more on the mood and flow. So it is going to be more advanced version of animatic than finished 3D trailer.

10 October 2006, 08:55 AM (

Do you folks remember that oldschool infinity trick, when camera is shoting its own image from TV? Something like that I want to use in oreder to set the mood of singularity / 7th chamber.

10 October 2006, 01:26 PM
Yes! That would be a clever but understandable trick to try to visualize the singularity. When you start talking about the Flaw, it's starts getting really abstract and open-ended as far as how it would look to our's coming along nicely! :)

10 October 2006, 02:49 PM
Another interesting visual. Your images are very compelling. If you have time, would you mind explaining briefly how you achieved that effect? To me it looks like you maybe blew up the image of the woman really big, then keep pasting slightly reduced copies over one another until it came back to the original (and with a glow around the inner image layer?). Was it something like that?

10 October 2006, 04:59 PM
@ Sandpiper - thanx for nice feedback. I want to show things which could tickle my mind. Something not too stright but emotive. This vision of Flaw wants to play with viewer funny games :)

@ fifty3dragons - there you go. You donīt need my words. I made it exactly like you said. Of course, there is also some additional layers transition and color correction for background images. If you keep looking at that image longer, you will see that it is very cheap trick, but for few seconds in motion it should work good enough :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 07:46 AM
Wow! You're moving really fast on this... I love your concepts, very stylish as expected. The camera looping will be great for sure - it could provide just the right athmosphere. Well done - you're taking a very clever approach here :)

10 October 2006, 07:46 AM (

huh, my last - first - chamber design. Now I am going to focus on the begining part. So lonely tree, man with stone and antz :) Than alien life form and - tadaaaa - I can start to modeling and preparing final shots.

10 October 2006, 10:01 AM
So you are near starting models!? :) mmh...curious about!
Cool 2d again!

10 October 2006, 03:14 PM (

back to begining. The tree wants to be kind of metaphor for nuclear explosion with "fire like autumn leaves". Hope you like it. Comments are always welcome.

10 October 2006, 05:23 PM
Great stills. I can't wait to see them moving.:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 07:19 PM
Your collage of picutres, color, and sketching continue to amaze me even at this early stage. I hope the color scheme for sure carries into your finished version. It's very powerful.

10 October 2006, 07:19 PM
So you are near starting models!? :) mmh...curious about!

Ah, not that soon. Probably somewhere in the middle of November. First I want to make storyreel just with those stills in order to catch timeing and flow. And I also need to prepare it for sound editing. Just keep watching. Thank you :thumbsup:

@ KarpA - Me too :) Thanx.

10 October 2006, 07:24 PM
I hope the color scheme for sure carries into your finished version. It's very powerful.

Yes. i wanted to find the colorscheme and the mood in this early stage. Will see how it works together in the reel. Maybe I will need some correction, but hopefuly no. Thanx for feedback :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 08:38 PM (

Here we go. Another metaphor. How you folks feel that close?

10 October 2006, 11:24 PM (

Software: After Effects,Photo-Paint

testing uploader. Hope it will work :)

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10 October 2006, 05:35 PM (

Science Fiction without crazy aliens lifeform? No way... :) Hope I didnīt run too far. Cheers!

10 October 2006, 07:44 PM (

Something important and useful :)

11 November 2006, 05:36 PM (

Science Fiction without crazy aliens lifeform? No way... :) Hope I didnīt run too far. Cheers!

lol. add em 3 more legs and tentacles on their back and you got a perfect previz for them jarts ^^

11 November 2006, 10:12 PM (

Shot from storyreel. Will try to finish it till the end of next week. I really need to start working on final shots... time time time :)

11 November 2006, 09:14 AM
Well there bro, you continue to make an impressive work here and the speed seams good to - are you as planned in time for this?
Love the aliens of course, your unique style is well sutied for this kind of project so just move on :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 08:20 PM
Good luck!:) Som zvedavý čo z toho bude, držím palce:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 09:39 AM
very nice as allways in your style ;) keep up this tempo we whant to see some more stuff from you :)

11 November 2006, 06:59 PM

@ Gunnie - thanx sis! Well, speaking about time :D that truly scares me. This competition is on very last position in my life these days - but you know that "last but not least", he he. Keep watching.

@ rawwad - welcome my friend! Good luck to you too!

@ tastatura - "as always in your style..." ha ha, thanx mate. Will try the best.

11 November 2006, 01:53 PM
Still impressed by your 2d!! .....more of your stuff i see and more i feel curious to see it in motion!


11 November 2006, 11:58 PM (

Software: After Effects,Photo-Paint


So, finaly I managed new update for my challenge entry. Time is runing pretty fast. Here is first animatic, which will work as guideline for me from now on. Peter did his first huge step for soundtrack part ( there will be some timimng changes speaking about that ). C&C are welcome. Enjoy.

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11 November 2006, 10:02 AM
hello Oweron

looks great and interesting idea! your concept art are good too :thumbsup: GOOD LUCK MAN :)

11 November 2006, 03:35 PM
Hey REZI-st!

Nice to see your avatar here again! XSI @ slux is pretty quiet, heh. Thanx for kind words. Good luck :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 04:38 PM
Nice Oweron,
I like the style... The music fits the images pretty well. Looks interesting.

11 November 2006, 11:11 AM
Nice video- has a music video feel. Good editing to the music. A trailer you can dance to!
Reminds me of the DJ contest at the DNA Lounge here in San Francisco. Especially with the fractal bits...

11 November 2006, 11:36 AM
VERY VERY nice stuff!! KEEP IT UP!!!:applause: :bounce:

11 November 2006, 06:25 PM
Oh yes! How nice to see the parts together - this video rocks :thumbsup:
Will the subtexts be in or will you have narration/voicetrack?

11 November 2006, 07:42 AM
Hey Jusaj! Very good beginning! Good luck for the challenge my friend!

11 November 2006, 06:56 PM
Hey folks!
I am currently in Holland with my gf, so lack of updates in here :)

@igorstshirts - thanx mate! Peter is happy to read that music fits the image. I trust him in such a tasks, he is great musician.

@userBrian - heh, so VJ projection feel. Well, doesn,t sound bad to me. I was always interested in DJ/VJ world :thumbsup:

@OZ - Thanx for another push up bro!

@Gunilla - Hey my SIS is here! Thanx for nice words. I will try to modulate my voice to sound good in this trailer - so YES, I will have voicetrack without subtitles there. It might be good to have my funny accent there, he he he :)

@medunecer - Hellooooo my friend! Hope the sketch finally reached you... I really will need lot,s of luck in order to finish this challenge. But I really want to so that might help a lot. Keep watching :D

11 November 2006, 11:31 PM
Great animatic. I like the way you varied the pacing through the middle and then brought it back up to tempo again. Very well done. Looks promising.

11 November 2006, 07:01 PM (

back in the track!

First finished scene. Not animated yet and without character which I am working on. C&C are welcome by chance ( We all know how time consuming is this trip ) Thanx.

12 December 2006, 12:01 AM (

Software: XSI

Little progress in here. Earth with animated cloud system and with citylights (or warÂīs fire) illuminating dark side of the globe... :)

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12 December 2006, 09:31 PM (

the Stone ( in all its beauty )

12 December 2006, 10:00 PM
Ahh, refreshing to see something a bit more original :thumbsup: Very nice style. It really makes me want to see more. :D

12 December 2006, 11:16 AM
@ AOK - thanx mate! More shots comming soon. I need to speed up production. Lotīs of "good, stylish" things pop up because of this deadline hunting... what is stressful but very productive :D

@ fifty3dragons - Good to hear you like it. Thanx.

12 December 2006, 07:47 PM
yes yes very nice progress :thumbsup: keep posting friend :buttrock:

12 December 2006, 09:44 PM (

first chamber - final scene without characters. Really need to speed up. Iīm running out of schedule now. Enjoy,

12 December 2006, 08:16 PM
Looking really good. Nice, solid, consistent style throughout. Will the Earth be spinning that fast in the final shot, or is the video you posted just a test?

12 December 2006, 10:29 PM (

Software: After Effects

here is first finished track created by my "sound wizard" Peter. He call this "theme" and will use some parts of it in final audio composition. Enjoy.

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12 December 2006, 02:04 PM
Yeah, that punches it up another notch from the animatic. Nice work.

I'm curious about the visuals (the flying letters, etc). You said it's done in After Effects. Is that a something you animated yourselves, or is it a plug-in of some sort that comes with the program?

12 December 2006, 05:52 PM
@ fifty3dragons - haha, cool you like it. Flying font is just animation text preset (something like textsoup is the name of it) Itīs AE standard. Bubbles are generated with audiospectrum plugin. Also AE standard feature. And thatīs it. Easy, but with bit stronger push it could be very useful :thumbsup:

12 December 2006, 08:09 PM (

this probably is biggest scene from the show. My plans for this shot were different, but I like it.

12 December 2006, 09:35 PM
Wau! Quite massive scene!

Good POV and layout, I like the idea of this.

Couple of comments... if you will :) :
You might want to watch the curvature of the buildings from the foreground versus the background.
Dunno if this is possible to achieve with your modelling package, but;
Create a correctly placed lagre plane from the camera to the vanishpoint and apply bend modification onto it. (this way the curvature folds correctly all the way)
Try and use object-scattering of the already modelled buildings on that bent plane.
(minimize the object loss of modifying a scene) Then make the bent plane un-renderable.
This quick fix-up gives you the possibility of camera drive "down the alley".

(if you knew or planned this already, just ignore me :D)

12 December 2006, 12:21 AM
@ Cofiction - hey! Thanx for nice feedback. Not sure if I get your suggestion right, but thanks for the tip. Things are, that I have pretty huge list of things to make in order to catch the deadline. I canīt make any modification until I have all scenes done. Otherway it will be contraproductive and I will have serious problems to finish this show :sad: I took this challenge as solo project (from gfx/directors point of view) because I donīt want to show/present my technical skills but preferably I want to present concept and story. And it is much comfortable in my student/freelancerīs life. I wonīt have time to make all director/coordinatorīs job in bigger team and I think it is necessary to have such a control in order to keep the style and mood consistent, speaking about team project :thumbsup:

12 December 2006, 02:42 PM
Wow, that's a big set! I like the shot concept. The buildings at the back do feel a bit off, as though they're leaning over instead of being set inside a giant cylinder. If you do get the chance to come back to this one, maybe you could wrap the city completely around (though that would probably require an even larger set)?

Will this be a still shot, or will there be any pan/zoom?

Anyway, it's coming along nicely. An impressive amount of work from just one person. :)

12 December 2006, 04:36 PM
Cool huge scene! the curved palaces are very impressive!:eek:

12 December 2006, 10:05 PM (

I am looking at my schedule now. I supose to have 5th chamber near the finish today. So, here is 2nd chamber :) OMG, How do I want to finish this! Anyway, hope you like it. Enjoy.

12 December 2006, 09:03 PM (

third chamber. This is just wip. I am going to work on foreground lighting and texturing. Suggestions are welcome.

12 December 2006, 01:59 AM (

Third Chamber - Welcome to the jungle :)

12 December 2006, 08:38 PM (

Merry Xmas Challengers. Enjoy this wonderful time and have a break :)

12 December 2006, 02:16 PM
Very nice work (especially that last one; I hope it makes it into the final cut, hehe).

I like the chamber three image. The coloring is very appealing. I wonder if the value contrast is high enough, though? I have a terrible time with this in my own work, i.e. having little to no deeper shadows to help focus the eye. Just a thought. But it's still looking great!

12 December 2006, 08:47 AM
And now starts real chellenge. Circa 17 days to finish all the stuff. Ah Oh Uh

@ fifty3dragons - yeah, the last one is my best so far. It was pain to find right place for the hat and to code the snowflakes :D Now, seriously - I have no idea how will final piece looks like speaking about contrast / focus / deep... Yeah, it is very big problem but hopefuly the movement of the images will help it a lot. I will tweak it only in Aftereffects, no 3D corrections are possible due to time. Keep going :thumbsup:

12 December 2006, 11:45 AM (

here is 4th chamber. It is going to be 1 sec. shot so I decided to go with this wild style. IceLand and ocean done in XSI, rain forest in foreground is mixture of foliage images. I have plans to use this workflow style for the rest of enviroments so it could be pretty fast and let me work on animation and composition part then.

12 December 2006, 10:46 AM
Very nice... More like a stylized dreamscape.. good work...

12 December 2006, 03:05 PM (

fifth chamber. Wild style again. 3D, 2D particles and waterlayer, Photo and Handpainted elements. I am happy with result.

01 January 2007, 12:54 PM (

Happy New Year 2007! It is already pretty busy, deadline for this show is very close :) Anyway, sixth chamber shot is alive...

01 January 2007, 10:02 PM (

Finished man character. Nothing smooth, nothing fancy, just good enough for the advanced storyboard :)
Still need to finish woman and alien. Hopefuly this week.

01 January 2007, 10:06 PM (

Finished man character. Nothing smooth, nothing fancy, just good enough for the advanced storyboard :)
Still need to finish woman and alien. Hopefuly this week.

01 January 2007, 08:33 AM
happy new year.. the character is looking great... very faithful to the the original concept...:thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 12:43 AM (

And this is howīs my GFX team working these days.

01 January 2007, 01:54 PM
Ah, it so cool to work in team, you are lucky man.

01 January 2007, 08:29 PM
Ah, it so cool to work in team, you are lucky man.

And hopefuly you are as lucky as me :applause:

01 January 2007, 11:55 PM
Nice to see a little different approach from you guys. I Like your cartoonish style. Keep up the good work!

01 January 2007, 12:13 AM
Character model looks great. And your images continue to show a nice, strong, consistent style. Definitely on the home stretch now.

01 January 2007, 12:21 AM (

And this is how my sound wizards are working these days :)

01 January 2007, 12:31 AM (

And this is how my sound wizards are working these days :)

01 January 2007, 09:22 PM (

Well, I think this should be enough for 1 sec. shot :)

01 January 2007, 11:26 PM
Head is too big for her body. Isn't it?
Seems disproportionate.

01 January 2007, 02:16 AM
Neat model, and very much in keeping with the overall style you've established, including the man character you posted earlier. Although she looks a little glossier or something around the face. Probably just the lighting. :) Is she going to take the place of the live model in the image you have posted with her?

01 January 2007, 08:45 AM
hey folks!

@ ittrium - yeah, you might be right. I was changing that scale but then I came up with biggest one in order to bring a little cartoonish feel to her to fit better with my previous char. I go too far.

@ fifty3dragons - yes, she is glossier. I messed with speculars a bit. You know, these days I am much more focused to complete the story. I canīt cut it. And yes, she is going to take the place of my gf in that picture :thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 01:58 PM
hey folks!

@ ittrium - yeah, you might be right. I was changing that scale but then I came up with biggest one in order to bring a little cartoonish feel to her to fit better with my previous char. I go too far.
Hm... May be bettere to make bigger breast, but not head :)

01 January 2007, 09:01 PM
Hm... May be bettere to make bigger breast, but not head :)

Nevermind, I changed the head but figured that my camera settings make it looks this way too. In sideviews it looks okay to me ( and I hopefuly do understand proportions, heh )

01 January 2007, 09:11 PM
Hey Jurai! Take my regards to your great team! Your doing a great job!

01 January 2007, 09:57 PM (

Software: After Effects,XSI

here is preview of alien lifeform for final shot. Time is running, so, back to work now.

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01 January 2007, 10:02 PM
Hey Jurai! Take my regards to your great team! Your doing a great job!

Hey! Welcome back my friend! Thanx for kind words. You hopefuly know that my TEAM is just me and my cousine Peter, he is doing nice soundtrack for me :thumbsup: Keep watching.

01 January 2007, 07:31 AM
EON Challenge deadline moved to 31st. of January :eek:

Well, I am somehow not too happy about it. Last 2 weeks I was working pretty in stress and wanted to finish all the stuff for this finalisation. It could be 2 times better if I knew about this extension. I missed it. Now, it looks contraproductive... but whatever. Going to slow down now.
And I need to touch up some of the shots. I am sure this is very strong help for many of you folks, so just enjoy it :thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 09:16 AM
Hey Juraj one thing is for sure: you have style! The alien is one of the most interesting ones, but the things we like most are the concept arts you do: really stylish!

the delay thing can be seen from your perspective of course, but for sure we have now the possibility to make big improvements to our keep up bro!


01 January 2007, 09:33 AM
the delay thing can be seen from your perspective of course, but for sure we have now the possibility to make big improvements to our keep up bro!


Yeah, youīre right. It was just morning shock, he he. After the cup of tea I changed my mind. Still think it is a bit weird - speaking about challenging. But I decided to relax the production and will try to push things higher. Still donīt feel like to reanimate walk cycle etc., but I will push things that I originaly wanted to creat in next 3 days, huh... So now I have more than 2 weeks to make it much better. I also was sick of this final stress days, since I am working alone. However, work in stress could produce some pretty good results :thumbsup: Keep going!

01 January 2007, 03:53 PM
I...LOVE...THAT...ALIEN!!!...:applause: :applause:
And in general i like your super original style.a very interesting use of 3d and colours.
Im not common,loving saturated colours or particular odd shapes...But i have to admit that i like your work very much! Is so...personal... i mean...when you post new stuff my eyes point quikly to your thumbnail...there is a sort of magic behind it...
You know...i say this from the start of this chellenge.Keep it up....31!!! oh sweet new date!

01 January 2007, 04:24 PM
Thank you OZ! Refreshing words from you :thumbsup: Letīs stop whining, back to work :twisted:

01 January 2007, 07:18 PM
Alien looks great! Really unique. And hang in there! This is one of the trailers I've been most looking forward to seeing in its final form!!

01 January 2007, 10:11 PM
@ fifty3dragons - yeah. No worries my friend :thumbsup: Just need to push the things a bit higher. Thank you for great support during these challenge days.

01 January 2007, 05:05 PM
Indeed your style is original. The images creates me the impresion of a storyland and makes me think at the pink floyd first's albums.

01 January 2007, 09:00 PM (

Here is my antropomorphistic vision of The Death. Hope you like it. I will not work too much on this project in following week due to amount of my regular work. I will keep this thread alive with some milestones anyway. Cheers,

01 January 2007, 10:42 PM
Great alien design! Always a fan of your great work, fellow!

Take my regads to your coisin!

01 January 2007, 11:07 PM
@ spire - heh, not sure if "original" also means "good" for such a subject. Thanx for feedback. I am not that good in Pink Floydīs discography but I do know "the wall" images.

@ medunecer - hey buddy! Thanx. My cousin is watching this thread so he gets your greating already I guess. I am missing your entry. Still remember your huge rendertime during the last challenge :thumbsup: Stay around and enjoy.

01 January 2007, 07:04 AM
Ah, my graet rendertime! i have improved this feature of mine in the last months!... I'm not in this challenge because I didn't find the italian or english version of the book, but I'm try to follow it the same! You're doing a grat job! Good luck!

01 January 2007, 04:06 PM
MY COMPLIMENTS! You vision of the "death" is very....deadly! very intense!:thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 10:44 AM (

how it looks so far.

01 January 2007, 09:58 AM
WOW! great stuff!!! 3d is so close to artwork you done at the beginning of the challenge! looks like u got great skills!...cant wait "really" to see it animated! KEEEEP IIIIT UUUUP!!!

01 January 2007, 12:27 PM
Yes, the style is really interesting and "original", and camera show some interesting views.
So, i think you'll be in a list of - who complete the challenge.. keep on !!!

01 January 2007, 02:59 PM
Wonderful images. I'm with OZ, these are very close to the original concept. Great job!

01 January 2007, 10:07 PM
@OZ, @targus, @fifty3dragons - wow folks! Your feedback is just great. It is one of my goals to stay true to my original concept. However, this challenge is full of inspirations so sometimes is hard to stay free :thumbsup: Following week is going to be very busy for all of us I guess. Even if this challenge have few favorites, I will be happy to see as much finished animations as is possible. So, back to work :deal:

01 January 2007, 10:30 PM (

6 chambers colortimed. Hope you like them.


01 January 2007, 04:47 PM
Awesome work Juraj, awesome! Also the update before this last one is great! The consistency of your style is impressing: one can really say "this is from Oweron" as he sees one of your works.
Aslo, it's a lot of work coming from a single person so you're fast too! Keep up! It's almost finished!

01 January 2007, 05:40 PM
Very good job! The animation will be amazing! Go on my friend!

01 January 2007, 09:51 PM
Aslo, it's a lot of work coming from a single person so you're fast too!

He he, Thanx. I think I will put fullscreen note in the begining "visuals are done by single person, please, be gentle when comparing to ThE-ShiFT team" :D he he he. You folks keep amazing me. I think you donīt need to be worried about your studio future plans. Keep progressing :thumbsup:

@medunecer - thanx a lot my friend. Your support is great once again.

01 January 2007, 07:15 PM
More captivating images! I like how you've taken such diverse elements (models, textures, pictures, etc) and turned them into such a unique individual style. I've said it before, but this is definitely one of the most unique looking entries in the competition. I think the iimage of the city (1108 on the boards) is my favourite. Can't wait to see the finished version!

01 January 2007, 09:53 AM
really love the feel of your entry... the only thing that is bothering me is the last frame (1250)... it looks too dark and having too much contrast compared to the rest of your sample images... maybe it blend better in the video.. cant wait to see it

01 January 2007, 08:01 PM
@ fifty3dragons - thanx again mate! The blending of elements is natural for such a work I guess. It is just good for quick storytelling from my POV. Great bonus is, that you like it. Keep on :thumbsup:

@ icedeyes - thanx for feedback. Well, maybe it is monitor or scale issue. Question of brightness/contrast is just messy everytime :D Anyway, I wanted to keep differences between chambers so it could be good. Hope you will like it in final cut. Cheers,

01 January 2007, 11:39 PM (

This is howīs Peter working thesedayīs evenings. Well, actually He doesnīt have 4 monitors :) so he is switching between those screens I guess.

01 January 2007, 09:34 AM
This is one of the work that i love most...and Im vvvery curious and interested about the final luck for it.

01 January 2007, 03:08 PM
Thanks for posting a "behind the scenes" shot. Always interesting to see the nuts and bolts of someone else's work flow.

If Peter has a moment to drop in a note (maybe next week after you've posted your final version?), I'd be interested to hear what he thinks of Calkwalk as a composing package, especially in comparison with any other software he's used.

01 January 2007, 11:36 PM (

Software: After Effects,CorelDRAW,Photo-Paint,XSI

Another finished stuff :) Thistime with little audio sneakpeak.

Play Video >> (

01 January 2007, 10:05 AM
@ OZ - Hey buddy! Thanx that you dropped few words here again. I am very curious about your trailer as well. I think it will be pretty nice to see that amount of different approaches to the subject. Hopefully we will have nice differences between them so audience is going to be confused in a good way, he he :thumbsup: Keep going, your team is in my TOP list.

@ 53d - yeah it is a little bit refreshing to see those buttons and timelines and strange rectangles on the screen. I am always amazed what is he doing with all that mistery. I had few tryouts as a musician before (you know, drumīnībase and techno tracks, he he) but it was back in a days, when I thought I could be everything. So, I am going to ask him to write some usefull suggestions for you. Keep going :) good luck!

01 January 2007, 05:55 PM
hope to the the final soon :) looks good now and i bet its gonna be great when its done :thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 10:06 PM
Once again a lovely update from you Juraj! The look of the Earth and the clouds is stunning, expecially in numbers 689 and 734! We can't wait to see your trailer animated! Keep up bro! We are almost done!

01 January 2007, 02:13 PM
Time is getting close, Oweron!!! Boards look great. I really like 646 and the whole vortex effect. Keep at it! Almost there!! :thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 09:57 PM (

well, huh... I must say, that trailer is almost completed. Tomorrow I am going to be pretty busy, so all final decessions are planned for wednesday. Hope to see all you around here finished your entries. cya!

01 January 2007, 07:20 PM
Looks like you have this one in the bag. Beautiful storyboards. The shot of Patricia (1248) has always been a great shot even from the early visualization. Great job. I'll be looking for it tomorrow.

01 January 2007, 03:03 AM (

Software: After Effects

enjoy it without picture for few hours. cya!

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01 January 2007, 03:44 AM
Must see this one, the sounds are great - can't wait. And as it is I don't have to wait for long :-) Good luck!


01 January 2007, 01:44 PM
Hello CGS Folks!
Since, Iīm about to upload final trailer I want to write few words before.
This challenge was so far the biggest GFX challenge in my life. There were many "first times" speaking about production and I surely know more now. I have to say, hufff... I am very happy that I completed. I would like to thanx for all your feedback and want to say sorry that I wasnīt as communicative as in the past challenges. Before I write few project details, here is the list of you, who dropped something not smelly here :)

fifty3dragons 16
OZ 13
medunecer 5
Gunilla 5
ThE-ShiFT 3
icedeyes 3
Selina42 2
REZI-st 2
targus 2
makaron 2
Tenacious 2
igorstshirts 2
ittrium 2
Sandpiper 1
Cofiction 1
machichi 1
LasseL 1
rawwad 1
tastatura 1
userBrian 1
spire 1
Henrikl 1
ReinaldoRomero 1
coolkonrad 1
billyjoecool 1
TheFirstAngel 1
KarpA 1

Thanx again folks!

Now, few project informations.

total lenght of the actuall trailer: cca 1 minute . 20 seconds
gfx software used: Softimage XSI, BodyPaint (C4D R10), After Effects, Corel Draw, PhotoPaint
sfx software used: Cakewalk Pro Audio 9, XG Performance Editor, all sounds were generated from synthesizer
hardware used: 3 PCs ( with very avarage configuration :) )

the following text appeares in our trailer:

I live in the 21st century.
Power of nations took the wrong way.
Human minds are led by evil.
One almost canīt see love and faith throgh the clouds of nuclear threat.

( a story based on a novel by Greg Bear )

Welcome on board...



This canīt be Earth !?!

( Reveal your Future / Past )


01 January 2007, 01:57 PM (

Software: After Effects,BodyPaint,CorelDRAW,Photo-Paint,XSI

Final version. Please, see previous post for detailed information. QT version will be available soon also in HD format. Enjoy...

Play Video >> (

01 January 2007, 02:26 PM
Great approach to the story! Like the completely different graphics and look you have achived - good job and good luck!


01 January 2007, 02:39 PM
Woohoo, what a ride! That was great. In my opinion, the most stylistic and unique interpretation of the book in this challenge. Soundtrack/SFX was very well done. Pacing was great. Everything. Great job!

You got me with the Frant too. :eek: Wasn't expecting that. Sneaky. :)

Loved the future/past bit at the end. Ha. very nice.

A very nice entry, Oweron. Best of luck!

01 January 2007, 05:47 PM
Wow! Ahh... that clip made me really happy, I love it! You have a wonderful, unique style and you're getting better and better all the time. I see great things in the future for you bro' :)

So, big congrats for a really impressive work :bounce:

01 January 2007, 06:42 PM
Great, your style is original and you trailer is one of the best. From the begining I was curios what will be the look of your final work.

01 January 2007, 06:44 PM
Impressive trailer, may be the trailer with best idea in it!

The aliens made me shock, I think you have all the chances in this chalenge! Good luck!

01 January 2007, 07:11 PM
Juraj! As we've already said more than one time, your style is impressive! Your trailer is really captivating with it's look and originality, expecially talking about treatment. Definitely one piece of art!
Good luck for all your things bro, you'll surely be one of our favourite artists.

01 January 2007, 10:52 PM
weeee, thanx for fast feedback friends!

@ coolkonrad - very nice words from you peter! Somehow, I canīt see it as different as you mentioned, but it is nice to know you found it that way. Cheers :)

@ fifty3dragons - heh, the alien shot and future/past switching are my personal favourites as well. That future/past thing was my GFīs idea. It is nice to work with great people around you.

@ Gunilla - :bounce: you canīt imagine how happy I am, that you like it. Thanx sisī

@ spire - I saw you just finished as well. Thatīs great. Thanx for all your support.

@ Bethoven - Ah, itīs just great to know the alien works, he he. Thanx.

@ ThE-ShiFT - :D And I thought I already AM one of your favourites, he he. Kidding. Thanx for nice feedback during the challenge. When I was dissapointed with my situation it was good to find your words.

Okay, finally... it is time to sleep now.

02 February 2007, 01:21 AM
I like your original trailer. My favorite scene is the last one, those tentacled alien creatures, and that lunge for the screen. Great! And you did all the visuals yourself. Keeps the style.

Oh-SFX Peter Kostelnik- don't want to leave him out- great work!

02 February 2007, 04:28 PM
Y O U R O X X ! ! ! ....i knew that this work will rox and i was right! great sotrytelling ad a super original graphic style....i love this is cool!

02 February 2007, 04:56 PM
SUpercool!!! great job my friend! Good luck for the final!

02 February 2007, 09:21 PM
Thanx @ medunecer, OZ, userBrian - thatīs very nice from you folks :bounce:

HD 1024 x 576 pix 55MB H.264 VERSION is now available for download (Required QuickTime 7 because of H.264 compression)


if you could "Mirror" this, I will be very happy. Thanx and Enjoy it.

02 February 2007, 06:31 PM
Congratulations man, great job at your trailer. :applause:

Gratulujem, pozeral som to, a fakt sa mi to pači. Je to pekne naanimované, aj styl je originalny a svojsky. Nevidel som sice vsetky trailery, ale tvoj bol jeden z najoriginalnejsich. No teraz neviem ci len tvoj, alebo si na tom robil este s niekym, lebo nnemal som cas to sledovat.
Gratulujem k ukonceniu a drzím palce nech to vide. ma to potencial uspet:thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 11:18 PM

Thanx for replay rawwad!

He he, asi si to pozeral velmi rychlo, lebo na konci su titulky o tom, kto za tym je. V podstate je to moja praca od napadu, cez reziu az po grafiku. Moj staly hudobnik Peto spravil hudbu a efekty. Takze taky mikro tím :) Bola to makacka, a podobny projekt uz sam rozbiehat nebudem. Skratka som isiel na doraz a viem, ze je tam kopec chyb, ale viac som z toho nedokazal dostat...

03 March 2007, 05:15 PM
Good luck :bounce: You must get it guys!

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