View Full Version : Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Greg Jackson
07 July 2007, 01:54 PM
Greg Jackson is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=13393)
Latest Update: Shading (Textured and lit): Did a little more to the water
07 July 2007, 02:02 PM
I am new to these competitions and I do not know many people. So all who come to read this, Good Luck!
07 July 2007, 02:04 PM
Just something I had in my mind, and needed to put on paper before I forgot.
A ladybug having a nice time in an onsen with some drinks (miniture sized that is ^ ^)!
I'll do some more work on the concept of course ^ ^
07 July 2007, 09:23 AM
Just getting a feel for the layout.
Wondering if the camera distance is too great or not.
Anyway, i'm working on it ^ ^
07 July 2007, 06:53 AM
Lovely concept! Lady bug at a spa :)
The distance seems a bit far I think - but you could always do a zoom in after showing the overview, right?
07 July 2007, 08:23 AM
I noticed that you can't really see what's going on. I have got a closer view at the moment, but I am not sure it is the final view. But I will post it later tonight :thumbsup:
07 July 2007, 09:07 AM
Changed the camera view to get a close up of the ladybug, so you can actually see what is happening.
And yes, I realise that the shell looks like an orange ^ ^
I'm working on various things, so there is a lot of work to be done.
I was really trying to get the feel of earth soil, but haven't see gotten far yet :)
07 July 2007, 10:48 AM
moving along nicely By the look of it :thumbsup:
looks like you going down to the micro level? maybe try Depth of field and camera focus setting. Just an idea All up nice work, good luck :thumbsup:
07 July 2007, 06:05 PM
Thanks T4D!Thanks for the info. I will definitly add some dof and other cool settings now that you mention it.
As for the micro level, I am trying to do that, although getting that exact feel that I want is proving a little tough.
Anyway, thanks for the input, it is much appreciated! :D
07 July 2007, 09:21 PM
Hi all. Another update.
I have done more work on the earth detail and the lighting. It is proving difficult because general soil is very dark, and makes the image too dark. So I have been trying to get the feel just right before I move on. It still isn't 100% to my taste but it's making progress.
I have been going very slow due to me looking for work at the moment (we all got to pay rent I guess).
Anyway, I'll soon be moving on to the grass o.0
p.s. oh and yes.. I noticed I forgot to texture her head...
07 July 2007, 05:19 PM
I just fixed the water to make the scene feel a little more complete.
I'm still not too sure if a ladybug would make such small ripples in such a small onsen. I think they might be bigger in comparison. Still working on it lol!
07 July 2007, 12:09 PM
I'm just posting to say that in the next week or two I am moving back to Durban, South Africa.
So work will be a little slow coming out, especially as I will not have a computer nor programe to work on it for a while :eek:
So, for now adios amigos. Wish me luck, I'll need it to get working on this project again soon!
And for the rest of you. Incase, I wish you all the very best of luck. You are all talented people who will one day make it big! And good luck with the competition :applause:
07 July 2007, 12:51 PM
Looking good so far - I really like the soil texture. I'd like to see some more development in thee story.
08 August 2007, 12:49 PM
Hi all. I finally got to Durban! :thumbsup:
But... me being the idiot I normally am... left all of my work on my desktop in the UK and forgot to transfer it to my laptop for backup...
Sooo.... I am sorry to say. I have to leave this competition. Mods/Admin feel free to remove this topic, as there is nothing I can do to it unfortunatly.
To the rest, i have been following ALL of your progress, and I definitly like with what I can see.
Keep up the work, think straight, have insane amounts of coffee but most of all, have fun :scream:
Greg - Over and out.
11 November 2007, 05:24 PM
are you challenger or not? that really interests me! think of it! cheerz!
11 November 2007, 10:14 PM
Quite interesting. Keep on doing! I like the rocks colour.
11 November 2007, 10:14 PM
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