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07-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Julian Rojas Millán is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=13194)
Latest Update: Rough Storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: especial effects test 2
07-15-2007, 06:52 PM
Hi everybody...I didnt post for a long time but here I am to introduce myself and my team. A couple of team workers have published our work in other thread, I post the link to that entries below (sorry for that, we have'nt understood well the team management rules).
Well my name is Julián Rojas Millán (team leader) I'm from Caracas, Venezuela, as well as of all of my team fellas. We are very excited about participatin in this challenge, is our very first time in a competition like this one. We have in our team computists, mathematician and artists, but dont be afraid: we are a very big bunch of rookies!!!, we want to create a work group to support personal and team projects like this one, and also we are looking for experience in 3D to get into the next challenge. Some of us work for a CG Lab in Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, we have all the support for the lab (I will post the web adress of this lab soon), others are students of arts in IUESAPAR (an arts institute in Caracas). As I already said: we are glad to be here sharing our expirience and learning as much as we can from you.
So far our team is as follow:
Name: Eduardo Roa.
Affiliation: Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)
Role: Animation Director, Lead Animator, Lead Shader Artisti, Computer Assistant, Rendering Technician, Modeler Assistant.
Name: Nerio Aguirre.
Affiliation: Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores en Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (IUESAPAR).
Role: Director, Art Director, Concept Artist, Story Board Artist, Sound Mixer, Editor.
Name: Julián Rojas Millán.
Role: Team Leader, Producer, Lead Modeler, Animation Sssistant, Shader Assistant, Rendering Assistant, 3D Scanner Technician.
Name: Daniel Moreno.
Affiliation: Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB).
Role: Concept Artist, Story Board Artist, Modeler, Animation Assistant.
Name: Mariana García.
Role: Concept Artist, Story Board Artist, Texture Artist, Shader Assistant.
Name: Nadra Naveda.
Role: Modeler, Animator, Shader Assistant, Rendering Assitant.
Name: Arquímedes Gonzáles.
Role: Concept Artist, Story Board Artist.
Name: Evelyn de León.
Role: Concept Artist, Story Board Artist, Texture Artist , Animator, Modelling assistant.
We have at least 3 members more, but they have'nt enter in CgTalk yet, they will soon.
Seems like our team is big (and it is), but as I said, we have just a few experience in 3D (except for Eduardo Roa who already has a reel), we want to work in 3D project to get experience. I hope that we will obtained it.
We have a lot of artists and we are glad for that, but our biggest flawl is that we dont have a compositing artist, wich makes us to render without passes, we hope to fix that soon: looking for someone who want to joy us or learn it jejejeje. Also, we have more modelers that animators, but the whole team (the ones with 3D experience) will get involved in the animation process. We will use Maya as our main program (using the licenses of our lab), also we are planing to use the 3D Scanner of the lab, but only if it is necessary. We will use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for the texure work and Final Cut for the edition process. We havent defined our sound mixer programm yet.
Check this links our first sketches, I will post more soon.
Please, post your suggestions, comments and critics for those entries in this topic.
07-15-2007, 06:58 PM
This was a very first sketch of Nerio Aguirre, but we desist from the idea to ensure the time. The modeling an skinning process will take a lot of time cuz we are not specialists in those area (organical modeling and skinning). I publish it anyway
07-15-2007, 07:00 PM
Other view of the first sketch
07-15-2007, 07:04 PM
We decided to make a futurist adaptation of the screenplay, cuz it allows us to focus in our strenght in 3D, and the modeling process wouldl be easy (no organical) but we dont loose freedom in the creativity. This is a very rough sketch for the main male character by Nerio Aguirre.
07-15-2007, 07:07 PM
Another sketch of the male character made by Nerio Aguirre.
07-15-2007, 07:09 PM
A Sketch for the male character's face. By Nerio Aguirre
08-16-2007, 01:53 AM
SORRY!!!!... We didnt upload anything cuz we have being busy in SIGGRAPH... jejejeje... it was awesome... but we have to back to work... this is our schedule...
08-16-2007, 01:59 AM
This and the following ones are early stages of our design process, we are now on riggin an animation... i will upload our advances as soon as posible... meanwhile check out this pictures
08-16-2007, 02:03 AM
An early design for a female robot, we dont know yet if her will be a our main character or a background one...
08-16-2007, 02:07 AM
another sketch for a female robot... this sketchs are by Daniel Moreno the early robot was by Nerio Aguirre...
08-16-2007, 02:12 AM
another sketch by Mariana García...
08-16-2007, 02:14 AM
another sketch by Mariana García...
08-16-2007, 02:21 AM
some sketches... nothing fancy...but very important for our brainstorming...
08-16-2007, 02:26 AM
a side view of the female background character by Mariana García...
08-16-2007, 02:28 AM
another background character... this time is a man one... Evelyn León designed it...
08-16-2007, 02:34 AM
well... this is a work made while we were discussing the main scenes of the short... they are (this and the next one) just rough drawings with some explanations and dialogues (in spanish for now)...this sketches were by Israel Monasterios.
08-16-2007, 02:37 AM
well, another storyboard, as I said this is just a sketch of one of our discussion... Also by Israle Monasterios.
08-16-2007, 02:41 AM
Arquímedes Gonzáles designed this dragon for the short... is an early version of the character... as well of the other ones, is a robot dragon...
08-16-2007, 02:44 AM
anothers details of the dragon...
08-16-2007, 02:49 AM
a concept for the elephant-like painting... by Esther Guevara...
08-16-2007, 02:53 AM
a concept painting of the woman with the creature in her head... by Esther Guevara.
08-16-2007, 02:55 AM
A design for the woman with the creature in her head... this time by Arquímedes Gonzáles.
08-16-2007, 02:59 AM
An advanced design of John, we want a childish model cuz John behaves as a litlle child: inmature a very self interested, so we want to reflect that in the model... The design is by Nerio Aguirre.
08-16-2007, 03:05 AM
A detail of the John´s head. By Nerio Aguirre again.
08-16-2007, 03:15 AM
José Mota joined us (but he is not entered in the challenge yet)... we are glad because is a very talented artist and designer, he lives far from Caracas (the city where most of the team members live), and is a true "challenge" for him cuz he has to the all the work online. For the final model of Amy we asked him some features: based on the early stages of the females models, the final Amy has to be a very sexy and beautiful robot, a mature one (upgraded in our robot context), smart, with a serious job (like a military one for example). José reached all those requirements in our opinion, and the draw is a very good one. He is actually doing it again to put some colour, but this design is our image plane for the modeling process.
08-16-2007, 03:18 AM
A side view of the Amy´s design by José Mota. Yeah!!! she is very hot (even for a robot model)...
08-16-2007, 03:21 AM
And finally the back design of AMy, as I said, we are using this images for the modleing process (which is almost finished for the main characther and the set). Jose maybe give us a final design (a colored one) in the next week.
08-16-2007, 03:26 AM
As well as Amy´s design, Jose designed the final model of John. Based in the primary sketches by Nerio Aguirre, we wanted a very inmature character (without any upgrade), a child who meet a girl in a "robot internet" and invited her for a date (to get his chances), but he is just a kid. Again Jose´s draw is awesome, we now finished the 3D model, I will post it later.
08-16-2007, 03:29 AM
A side view of John, used for modeling.
08-16-2007, 03:32 AM
Finally, the back view of John. By José Mota.
08-16-2007, 03:35 AM
a 3D model for the tentacled character. By Eduardo Roa.
08-16-2007, 03:37 AM
Another view of the character. It was designed in directly in Maya, with no sketch.
08-16-2007, 03:39 AM
One view more.
08-16-2007, 03:42 AM
I will post all the reders provided by Eduardo, the next time I will put togheter in one frame. I promise!!!
08-16-2007, 03:45 AM
As you probably have seen so far, this 3D character requires a lot of work in the tentacles. The texture are been in discusion and creation by now.
08-16-2007, 03:47 AM
A face´s detail. As I already said, it needs some work.
08-16-2007, 03:52 AM
We decided to include a service robot in the gallery, who collects garbage or somthing like that. Yeah, is weird (garbage??? in a museum???) but we found it very funny. It is fully animated right now. I will post the video when we finish the riggin and the walk cycles of Amy and John.
08-16-2007, 03:56 AM
Another view of the service robot model. It was modeled directly in maya, cuz it is a very simple design (a revolved surface with some tweaks), but we have discussed it ´s inclussion before. If you check the early story board ther is a R2D2-like garbage robot. We decided to change the first idea for the one in te picture. As you can see the texturing process is almost done.
08-16-2007, 04:01 AM
A final render of the service robot. The modeling was by Eduardo Roa, as well as the rigging (I will post a screenshot of the rigging later), and the texturing was by Mariana García.
08-16-2007, 12:38 PM
The firs 3D model of John by Daniel Moreno, with some help of mine. He needs some tweaks mostly in the head, but is almost done. May you porbably dont see it, but right now he doesnt have aneck, we are designing it.
09-04-2007, 04:32 PM
Hi, we had some problem with the animation, and them we get late a little bit... for now here are others sketches (final version, but not colored) of the rest of the characther... this time the dragon, a mechanical view inspired in trnasformers, but less complicated jejejeje. The sketch is by Arquimedes Gonzales.
09-04-2007, 04:35 PM
A back view of the dragon, without the wings. I`m modeling it but i had some problems basicly by my lack of expirience, I hope finish it this week. All the sketches by Arquimedes Gonzales
09-04-2007, 04:37 PM
A front view of the dragon
09-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Neck and head of the dragon. These are actually our image planes for modeling.
09-04-2007, 04:45 PM
Differents views of the Dragon's torso
09-04-2007, 04:46 PM
Differents views of the foot of the dragon, and a design of the tail.
09-04-2007, 04:49 PM
bottom view of the dragon's hands, for modeling porpuses.
09-04-2007, 04:51 PM
A top view of the hand.
09-04-2007, 04:53 PM
Side view of the hand.
09-04-2007, 04:58 PM
Inspired in H.R Giger portraits work, Arquimedes have designed this head for the bald woman. We havent decided yet if include the organical octopus showed before, or designed a mechanical one to put in woman's head.
09-04-2007, 05:05 PM
A final sketch of the tentacled characther in teh first picture. We have a very big discussion about this character 'cuz different people imagined it in differents ways: as an elephant, octupus etc. Nerio Aguirre finally propose this version, and we decided to adopt it as a character, the rest of the design (the first 3D octopus and other stills that I didn`t upload yet) will be used in other scenes.
09-04-2007, 05:07 PM
A sketch of the tentacled character without pipes and tubes for modeling porpuses. As you can see, is inspired in H.R. Giger work.
09-04-2007, 05:09 PM
A propeler wich is in the back of the tentacle character.
09-04-2007, 05:12 PM
We have rigged John Character. We are creating the cycles, but the character has some lack in the design, wich difficults the rigging process, basicly the skeleton bind in some improper ways the big arm, but we are correcting it in the cycles, just using animation for that.
09-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I will present a serie of image with different poses of John. Any comment will be welcome.
09-04-2007, 08:06 PM
09-04-2007, 08:10 PM
09-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Another one. The render was by Eduardo Roa. Teh rigging process was completed also by Eduardo, teaching us the pipeline. The poses was intended to test the lacks of the character, the arm and expressions. We are very glad with the results, a combination of the rigging and the animation.
09-04-2007, 08:16 PM
As I said, the character design have some problems, the arm is very big for animation (but we decided to leave it that way to preserve the original idea). Is hard to bend it without some minor improper effects, but we are working out that.
09-04-2007, 08:17 PM
Just a few more poses.
09-04-2007, 08:19 PM
A last pose.
09-10-2007, 03:58 PM
Can u drop a movie for us plz ?
09-15-2007, 02:08 AM
This is our john character doing a walk test. This is just a test, there are some things that must be improve, we are working on that. Let us know whta do you think.
Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/player.php?entry_id=81913)
09-15-2007, 02:18 AM
This is our john character doing a walk cycle. This is just a test, there are some things that must be improve, we are working on that. Let us know whta do you think.
Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/player.php?entry_id=81914)
09-15-2007, 02:30 AM
There was a confusion with the last post, it is the same video than the one before that, sorry on that one.
09-15-2007, 03:57 AM
In the part when John runs away from the different ghosts, we decided to make some sharp discs, going very fast and breaking the floor while they aproach our character... well, in this video we are testing the programation for the breaking floor and some particles flying around. We decide to use a driven animation and some mel programming applied to a vertices cluster.
Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/player.php?entry_id=81917)
09-15-2007, 04:25 AM
This video is a different camera for the "breaking floor" test... The programming was done by Eduardo Roa and Evelyn LeÃ³n.
Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/player.php?entry_id=81918)
09-15-2007, 04:25 AM
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