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10 October 2006, 10:41 PM
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10 October 2006, 11:11 PM (

So it's a begin of my story. I've make some sketch's for trailer story. Now i'm concentrate in making a clear "work board" in order to understand what way i should go to make this trailer better and create all scenes faster and right. Also i need to understand what instruments is better to use.

I just whant to make my working progress as much usefull as i can and i think it's interesting not only to make modelling, concepts etc.. but try to make work process idead, balanced and interesting.

So the plan is:
- story board.
- concepts.
- working with sound track.
- prepare work process.

- modelling.
- mapping.
- painting textures.
- timing story board.

- additional modelling.
- lighting.
- animation.

- composing.
- final.

10 October 2006, 11:46 PM
Welcome to the challenge. I enjoyed looking over your storyboards. The print was just a bit small, but I think I got the gist of them. The drawing is certainly nice and neat. Looks like you're off to a good start.

Thanks for laying out your process too. I (for one anyway) find it both interesting and helpful to see other people's production piplines and goals.

Best of luck!

10 October 2006, 06:37 PM (

So, there is strider concept. I think i'll draw some concept's for better modelling process and texturing.

Acctually i love drawing concepts, i think it helps to feel a little bit free from time and 3D restrictions.

10 October 2006, 06:50 PM
So, there is strider concept. I think i'll draw some concept's for better modelling process and texturing.

Acctually i love drawing concepts, i think it helps to feel a little bit free from time and 3D restrictions.

I like the mood you get from this concept, but just be careful to make it your own. It looks near identical to the enemies in Half-life 2. looks very very cool!

10 October 2006, 07:35 PM
Nice drawing! Is it a concept for the Jarts, or are you going somewhat of your own route in terms of translation from novel to movie?

10 October 2006, 10:46 PM
I agree with MatrixAgent, though I'm reminded of the Tripods from War of the Worlds. I don't remember there being much ground fighting in Eon, the Death was basically MAD being carried out. I like the idea of building up the action before slapping the EON name in on the end though.

10 October 2006, 12:07 AM
Thank's very much for comment's, it helps me a lot to uderstand what feelengs appears in human soul when someone looking or understanding something.

Yes, it's look like HL2 strider, yes im a very big fun of a HL2, but i create it like i feel it in my soul.. i don't know why, but i i think "strider" should look like this.. i just see it like this..

And this is a free art challenge as i understand, so i whant to create my universe, not just book "word by word interpretating".. i just like freedom in art and i think the main point of this challenge is not to show your abilities of 3D or 2D but to make you free to interpretate story as you see it.. to show it like you see it.. war and pease..

Trere is a lot terreble and dangerous things in the world.. and we should to understand that this things is.. people..

10 October 2006, 02:53 PM (

Concept of the sity that will appear in second shoot, by storyboard. I think the play of light and shadows will be plot of this shot.
I just whant to make it simple enought and eye cathing, so i have to make it contrast.

10 October 2006, 05:14 PM
Great work so far, it looks like you are keeping your scedule nicely. Which is good since it will be a long haul to get everything done. Really ambitious looking plans, this will be awesome. I am looking forward to watching you chip away at it. Cheers, good luck.

10 October 2006, 09:48 AM
continue in same way!
all nice

I wanted to take part too, but haven't free time fo it :(

10 October 2006, 05:39 PM
Thanks for comment's, i try to make everything as i see it so there is a lot of work to be done :twisted:

Hi Wicher, how are you ?
Yes, it's sad that a lot of people can't take part in this challenge but i'll try. I think everything is going to be ok.

10 October 2006, 09:12 AM (

There is concept of a heavy transport that is going to be made soon.

I just can't wait to model it !!!

10 October 2006, 09:59 AM
Ok, now im coloring the storyboard, making some more concepts and then start modelling.
I think to remade some parts of storyboard in order to make it bigger and more usefull.

And i think about models requrements and animation process features.. i whant to make clear 3D.

10 October 2006, 10:04 AM
Hmmm.. my image posted 3 times.. may be it's bug.

How can i delete it from my thread ?

10 October 2006, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the welcome :) the rough storyboard looks good, i'm diggin the city concept "world trade center" ish landscape going on, cool :)

10 October 2006, 11:06 AM
Really like the style of your concepts gives the story a really nice feel to it. Are you going to do the trailer in the same dark style as your concepts? I really like shot number 7 of your storyboard I think that will come out really well. It looks as if it will be very dynamic.

10 October 2006, 07:33 PM
More great concept work. I agree with Tenacious; I really like the dark style you've got going here as well and I hope it carries over into the final product. I find it very compelling just from stylistic point of view. Keep it coming!

10 October 2006, 08:09 PM (

This is a Raven concept. It's a fly battle machine made only for assault and destry everything around it.

I whant to make it look strong, heavy and a little bit ugly like all battle machines.

You can see that front part of Raven is look like Ka-52 "Blak Shark", because i think it's one of the most powerfull military design ever made :)

11 November 2006, 05:32 PM
great concept work. love the dark and stryiking style you deal with light and hope i'll see a strong 3d animated translation of them. keep up the great work, best of luck and keep on rocking:beer::buttrock::wip:

11 November 2006, 12:45 PM (

So, there is my edited storyboard. I think it show how i see the trailer and how i whant to do it.

Before draw each shot i think about scene construction and try to found optimal composition, it's must be fast and optimal to model.

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I think i can do it... may be. *-*

11 November 2006, 04:20 PM
And thank's everyone for comments, i really really need it.

11 November 2006, 07:00 PM
Great boards! And you can do it! This has a clear, logical flow to it.

One comment: I note that there's no image between Shot 6 and Shot 7 which sort of breaks the rhythm established throughout the rest of the opening sequence (i.e. shot, text, shot, text, etc). It does emphasize the text in Shot 7, though, and perhaps that's what you were going for? Anyway, just thought I'd mention it since for me it did stick out a bit.

Also, I wonder if showing the shot of the world and the nuclear explosions in Shot 8 and then having that key text ("Who will get it first?") follow in Shot 9 is somewhat anti-climactic (since it sort of gives away the visual impact before the question is posed)? Would it work better having another image in 8 and then the nukes follow? I'm not sure.

Great stuff, though. It's nice to see your concepts all put together like this.

Hope that helps some. Just one opinion, of course, so ignore it if it doesn't :)

11 November 2006, 12:16 PM
Thank for comments.

So there is no image betveen 6 and 7 shot because a have 2 positions:
- i can use some additional scene
- i can make a one shot from 4 and 6
So i think about it later.

As for 8 and 9 shots - it's really problem shots, i make some other types of this part of the story and choose this one. I can't discribe it by words but i have an idea how to make it good enough. And there will be a pause between 9 and 10 shots in order to suddenly bring scene from silence to action. Music will help a lot i think.

11 November 2006, 12:29 PM
MH!:) Pretty original!! and very dramatic! I like the concept style and the very dramatic direction! Keep it up!

11 November 2006, 05:13 PM (

There is a model of Scene #1.

It's complete but i can't understand, if i need some small detailes or something else. So.. if you have any crit - go on.

11 November 2006, 05:01 PM
WOW! hey Targus! great detail on thouse radiotelescopes!!! Im impressed! can't wait to see this scene complete!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 07:26 PM (

So, there is second scene model.

My pipe line is:
- Make concepts&story board
- model all scenes
- Raw light setup
- Prepare effects
- Draw textures
- Mapping and light
- Animation&camera
- Rendering and compose

OZ: Thanks, i try to model as i imagine it, sometimes it's hard, sometimes not.. we'll see :)

11 November 2006, 03:21 PM
another time,nice stuff!

11 November 2006, 06:02 PM
Great models. Those telescopes are especially well done. I think the detail level on them is fine (especially considering they're only on screen for a few seconds). I presume you'll still be doing some texturing for them?

11 November 2006, 12:47 PM (

There is scene 4 model, some detail's is not complete yet, they will be done after animation process, because it's not clear now with details will be visible in final animation.

11 November 2006, 10:43 AM
COOL! again a very ggod model.I apreciate the original design,it is very close to the concept in you storyboard!

11 November 2006, 12:16 PM (

Hi all, there is first soundtrack.
Yes, i say it's first because i write several soundtrack's.
I'll show all of them, not just a final version, because i whant to know every one's meaning about what is better and where i have mistakes.

This is just a part of soundtrack and it will be edited later with video.

Play Video >> (

11 November 2006, 11:25 PM
That's a nice soudntrack. Good beat. I can see it working well with the visuals you've posted so far. Great model for scene 4 too. Wonderful detail. I'm eager to see you bring it all together.

12 December 2006, 01:38 PM (

So, i have some problems with i-net connection but now everything is ok and i'm ready to show everything i've done.

This is model of a protect car, the scene is in progress and it's 90% complete. There will be 2 or 3 fragments in a shot 11 with this car, so i have to do some animation tests to understand where place camera and light.

12 December 2006, 09:12 AM
I really like your modeling man ! very massive and interesting style, i've no reference to give to you, but this kind of vehicle remind me some SF film or anim so... :thumbsup:

12 December 2006, 03:01 PM
COOL MODELING! i like the car model! and the music sounds good also!


12 December 2006, 11:09 PM
wow! this is looking cool! love the jeep...

12 December 2006, 04:41 PM (

Thank's everyone for your comment's. I really really want to make everything good enough. I'm glad that you appreciate my modelling abilities.

So, this is some pictures from shot 11 with a car, there will be 3-4 animation shots from this scene. There is lot's of work to do.

12 December 2006, 01:52 PM
i' ve completely miss your sound part dude ! it's pretty cool too ! your trip hop beat is really great.
One suggestion if you allowed me, in the middle of the cymbal (about between 16-25 sec) i think you could put percussions instruments like derbouka and bongo. it could make an great introduction to your bass beat .
You could maybe too, put an environnement or fractal noise at the beginning, to assist the chord before the cymbal.
Of course, it's just an opinion !
Anyway really good work, the OST sounds great !

12 December 2006, 10:23 PM
Wow Targus! we're really loving some of your concepts, expecially the tripod! Also the rest of the modelling looks really promising! Keep up and good luck :thumbsup:

ThE-ShiFT team

12 December 2006, 06:25 PM
That car looks great. I really appreciate the level of detail you've been able to achieve. Very impressive. Keep at it!

12 December 2006, 01:53 PM
Like the models, and your soundtrack is a good start. Maybe some bore base.


12 December 2006, 01:26 PM
-> SweD
Thank for critique, that's what i actually need. Yes i have some more variations with this track, but now i want to try some other track's. And it really really wonderful to understand that there is some people on our planet that know what is trip hop :twisted:

-> The-Shift
Thank's very much, i'm practising concepts art now, so if i have some more free time i'll show some more concepts. And it's especially cool to hear some good critique from team-command.

-> fifty3dragons
Thank's now i'm working on "Raven" model, it's a little bit hard for me, i never can do fly objects well, butt i think i can do it.

-> coolkonrad
Thank's im trying to do as i imagine it, i think i's a right way.

12 December 2006, 02:56 PM (

Software: 3ds max

So, there is second soundtrack, but i think it would not be used in trailer..
there is third soundtrack near complete so...

Play Video >> (

12 December 2006, 05:12 PM
Yeahh!!! this soundtrack is very cool! :thumbsup:
Nice groove.



12 December 2006, 07:45 PM
Nice job! I listened to your first track again as well, and I think they'd both work quite well. In fact, to me the second one felt even a little more moody (in a good way :) ) and a bit haunted. I guess it just depends on the overall feel you're going for. I'll be interested to hear the third one.

12 December 2006, 10:32 PM
Hey targus, trip hop rules man ! and with your second tracks i will be not surprised if you said me you love tricky :scream:
Anyway, on this one, good surprised to ear chords variations, but i've some regrets to not find again the bass line of the first, which was for me, really great and give the power and rythm of your composition, but of course, i'm not a pro and give just my opinion.
The first remind me some besson's fifth element sounds, with something "arabic".

Anyway, can't wait to listen the third ! great work man ;)

12 December 2006, 02:36 PM
Thanks everyone for comments and critique.

As for intro bass line in soundtrack, i just want don't want to use a bass in the beginning of the track because i want to power a beat with it and i need a clear intro.

12 December 2006, 02:37 PM (

So there is model of "Raven" which now im composing with scene, so i show you it soon.

12 December 2006, 07:07 PM
Cool model. I really like the shape of the tail. It gives it an almost predatory feel, like it's a scorpion tail (well, a reversed one anyway) about to strike or something. Great job! Looking forward to the composite.

12 December 2006, 05:05 PM (

So.. there is shot 12 model, now i'm working with shots 13&16.

Shots 15 and 17 will be the most difficult for me, i think and there is not much time left *-*

12 December 2006, 11:03 AM (

So, there is soundtrack №3. Now i have 3 soundtrack's and i think about which one to choose.
After that i'll prepare them for time-line and sfx.

Play Video >> (

12 December 2006, 06:29 PM
All of the soundtracks seem quite good.
Maybe if you mix them together for variation? Just a thought...

12 December 2006, 09:55 PM
Definitely liked the last track best. Goes good with Cobra. I like the "shifting" from the intro. Sounds like it's gearing up. Cool.

12 December 2006, 02:00 PM
Nice modelling in your shot 12. It's all coming together. I enjoyed the 3rd soundtrack too. They've all been good. Each one sets a slightly different tone, so I guess it just depends on what overall mood you decide you want to establish. Keep it coming!

12 December 2006, 03:35 PM (

Some scene models. Now it's near to complete texturing process. I also have some problems with composition.

This days i'll have more time to work and i'm going to start to complete some stages of a trailer.

12 December 2006, 05:21 PM (

SO, there is some completed scene renders. Post and animation is easy here, but composition was a little hard for me, because i can't choose witch type of composition to choose.

12 December 2006, 06:15 PM
Happy new year !!!
Have a more luck, health and love !!!

May 2007 year make youк life more interesting, creative and filled with a light colors!!!

01 January 2007, 10:15 AM
great renders, targus! you did this by yourself, correct? that's so cool. i haven't looked much, but I haven't really seen someone go this far on the trailer project by themselves. i gave up on mine way soon. it's awesome that you're still doing this and i really hope you finish ;)

edit: happy new year!

01 January 2007, 12:52 AM
Absolutely love the lighting in the bottom image, Beautiful, powerful and deadly all at the same time!

01 January 2007, 01:56 PM (

Software: 3ds max

Thank's everyone for comments. It's not much time left, it better say - there is catastrophically small amount of time left.

I can't do all the thing that i whant to do, but i think i'll be able to complete trailer...

Play Video >> (

01 January 2007, 02:07 PM
I can't do all the thing that i whant to do, but i think i'll be able to complete trailer...

Hey! What are you talking about????
Russkie Ne Zdajutsa!!! :)

01 January 2007, 11:07 PM
You can do it!!! That demo video was great. It's always interesting to see how someone else puts things together. I was particularly intrigued by how you composited in the dust cloud effect from the tank.

Keep going!

01 January 2007, 06:25 PM (

Complete storyboard

01 January 2007, 06:27 PM (

Complete storyboard

01 January 2007, 06:30 PM (

Complete storyboard

01 January 2007, 06:34 PM (

Complete storyboard

01 January 2007, 04:20 PM
Very interesting making of trailer....i really appreciate it! I like a lot the mood of the scene...the "war" effect is very intense!:applause:

01 January 2007, 06:58 PM
Great storyboards! This one's going to look fantastic.

In shot 18, I think it would read better (grammatically) to have something like: "Based on a novel by Greg Bear." Or in the Instructions for the challenge they require that we use the line "inspired by EON, a novel by Greg Bear" if we show our work anywhere, so maybe that line could go there instead. Just a thought.

But it's looking really good (but then, I knew it would be from the rough storyboards way back when we started)!

01 January 2007, 06:50 PM (

I use FL Studio 5 for trailer soundtrack and this is how it looks.

It's very powerful sequencer and music creating program, i really love it.

01 January 2007, 07:02 PM (

There is Cool edit 2 pro, powerful program that i'm using for a sound editing.

fifty3dragons - OZ

Thank's for comments and critique, really, it's hard-learning progect for me, i understand a lot of things and raise my experience level. So, im happy, i think next progect will a much beautiful.
Thank you.

01 January 2007, 01:22 PM (

There is Ulead Media Studio Pro, program i use for video editing.

01 January 2007, 06:55 PM (

There is final audio for trailer, not much SFX, main point i make for music.

Play Video >> (

01 January 2007, 09:09 PM (

So, there is complete trailer.

I want to say thank to everyone who take part in this competition, who help each other to gain more experience and have fun.
Thank's cg.society for making such a wonderful competition, i hope we will see more soon.

So, this is end of a game for me, GOOD LUCK for everyone !!!

Play Video >> (

01 January 2007, 12:09 AM
Congrats Targus on your entry! Good job on everything...expecially thinking of a one-man-band here. Good luck to you too mate!

01 January 2007, 03:57 AM

A very nice entry indeed. There are some wonderful shots in there. I think my favourites were the opener with the radio antenna [Shot 1], the shot of the Tower City [Shot 16] which had a beautiful background, and Shot 10 because I thought the camera angle was so cool. You obviously put a lot of work into this, and it shows.

Great job!

01 January 2007, 04:58 AM
Great job, you did it all yourself too...just one question, when can I see more?

01 January 2007, 09:31 AM
Excellent job! Absolutely brilliant outcome!

I also liked the opening antennae shot and the closeup of the building battle scene the best.

01 January 2007, 11:03 AM
I just love it,:bounce: especailly the clouds and the alien ship design... although the quality of your video seem a bit pixelated because of encoding, but I just LOVES it, well done!:thumbsup:

Just one little thing... just noticed you have "powerfull" instead of "powerful"(after the opened folder sence)... should be one "l" or two "l"s?... I don't know...because I myself not good on english grammar, just pointing this out in case it is a mistake, out of absolute respect for you and the work you have done here.:thumbsup:

I was also spelled ENO instead of EON on final animation, lucky that was pick it up by a community member and got it fixed... :blush:


01 January 2007, 01:37 PM
Hey Dmitry, finally it's done! great job, and audio track fit well to the animation ! i wish you good luck for the judging time ! :thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 07:42 PM
oh gosh! this is absolutely amazing! :eek: congratulations on ur final entry! :scream::eek::bounce::applause: very well executed! hoping to c more from u dude! ;)

good luck to u! :thumbsup:

cheers! :beer:

02 February 2007, 11:22 PM
Good luck with your work!:thumbsup: Specially like the "eon" moment, on the final. :)

02 February 2007, 12:34 PM
Nice trailer to! Good mood, music and lighning. Good texturing to I must say, love the ground with the stones and stuff.


02 February 2007, 07:10 PM
Thank's everyone very much, i hope all of us have a really good time and have a lot of a new experience.

Good luck for everyone !!!

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