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03-19-2008, 09:46 AM
Adrian Baluta is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14222)

Latest Update: Finished Video: DAVID'S Friend-Trailer
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03-19-2008, 02:18 PM
Yeah Adrian !
Nice to see you back in a challenge !
have fun mate !

03-19-2008, 08:45 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1205959498_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1205959498_large.jpg)

this is the main concept for humans and aliens on my story.Also concept design for space ships.Hope you liked.

03-20-2008, 08:47 AM
Nice sketch Adrian !

03-20-2008, 10:44 AM
Thanks gpepper! This time will be 3D with animation 2D.Is an short movie and I hope to finished on time.Good luck to everyone!:bounce:

03-20-2008, 05:31 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206034313_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206034313_large.jpg)

Update the concepts.Hope you liked!

03-20-2008, 07:06 PM
hey hows it going buddy? nice to see you back again... nice drawings to start with man... looking forward to seeing what you come up this time... all the best!

03-21-2008, 04:59 PM
Looking cool Adrian, have you flushed out your story line yet?

03-22-2008, 04:01 PM
Thanks guys for the comments!Yes I have a story and I will do an short animated movie about 2 minutes,animation 2D and environments,location,ships will be 3D.I have made also a planing with the work.

1 week models color reference and seting the location

1 week modeling
1 week texturing
3 weeks animation,and colors
2 weeks compositing and VFX
3 days editing and sound

I hope I will do it on time!

Good luck to everyone in this challenge!:bounce:

03-25-2008, 12:32 AM
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Now I start making the colors for the characters.The next step will be integration in 3D backgrounds,making the texture base on characters color.

03-25-2008, 09:27 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206480459_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206480459_large.jpg)

Now I start make the models.First the ships,after I will do the interior of the ship and all the props.

03-26-2008, 11:34 AM

Very cool concepts

keep it up !!

Good luck!


03-26-2008, 12:07 PM
Hey, could you share the story you are thinking about? Nice character sketches.

Have fun!

03-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Thanks guys! I will put the story with the animatic and storyboard soon.Ofcorse I have a story,I make an short movie and I can without it.

Thanks and good luck to everyone!:thumbsup:

03-26-2008, 11:21 PM
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First model finished.

03-28-2008, 08:21 AM
I just finished the storyboard and I think in the weekend I ll post the animatic.The story is simple and I think have a nice tention in action: is about a cargo ship and his crew and in the crew are a family with a kid.The kid is playing with the toys on the floor and the rest of the crew discuse about they mission.In that time the kid going to the coridors of the ship and by mistake find a room that is not a room.Is an module of the ship.Didn t know what s going on the kid plays with the butons and the module start to move.In that time the crew is concetrate on they mission.The module is flying away from the ship.Now the distance is huge.The kid is playing with that bright butons and accidently give a light speed to the module and disapear in the dark of the space.

After the module leave the main ship an light alarm was started but the crew didn t here because they was concentrate on they stuff.In the end see the light alarm and discover that the kid is missing.They look on the ship,rooms and coridors but didn t find the kid.Also they discover the missing module and tryed to find on the ship display.At the end they discover the module...

Is in other galaxy.
They don t stay any longer and goes to find the module.Give the light speed to the ship seting the module coordonates.

In the mean time the module arrives on a strange planet.

The main ship and the crew arrives in thet location but they don t see the module.But they see the planete and the display show them there is in that direction.So they prepare to land on that strange planete.

The ship land on the planete and the crew goes to find the module and the kid.Sudently they discover the module and a few steps later see the kid.His father is very happy and the mother to.They go to the kid,but after the kid is turning they discover the friend he had.Is also a kid...

But the father and his mother was very surprised.

Is an alien kid.

At the first place was scared but at the end they see that they kid and alien kid s playing together.

I hope you liked!
I will post an animatic soon!:bounce:

03-28-2008, 08:43 AM
Hey man, interesting story, hope you can pull it in time since it looks challenging.

About the ship, i noticed that the the scale it s not obvious (what size is a human?) and that s mostly because of the size of your details on the ship.

Keep it up!

03-28-2008, 09:10 AM
Thanks man! I will put a relation size sheet after I finish the models interior,exterior with all the characters.Also for the main ship will be color corection to integreate with 2D characters.

03-28-2008, 09:49 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206697737_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1206697737_large.jpg)

I make the relationship size.Now I will do the animatic and after start the rest of modeling and texture+ environment and mattepainting.

03-28-2008, 10:11 AM
nice concept for ship man...bafta !

03-28-2008, 10:34 AM
Hey, you are really serious about this one :) again. Working hard already i see... and thema is in line with your scifi style! Best Luck!

03-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Thanks man! I will post new models soon!:bounce:

03-28-2008, 02:48 PM
Well done. I like that kind of ships, it remind me "The matrix". Nice work in very short time.

03-28-2008, 09:56 PM
hey buddy... nice going with the ship designs and characters... yeah the characters, you got a lot of em... looks like a ton of work... i'm sure u'll pull this off like u did in the last challenge! All the best buddy!

03-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Thanks guys!All the best to you to!

overcontrast,this time is much work to do so I will have updates everyday.
Good luck to you!

03-29-2008, 10:24 AM
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The animatic without sound.The link here:


03-29-2008, 12:50 PM
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Ships concept for the city intro scene.

03-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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SC 001 intro atmosphere.Hope you liked!

03-30-2008, 10:17 AM
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The scene 02.

03-30-2008, 02:06 PM
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Seting the colors for interior of the ship and seting also the characters colors.

03-31-2008, 02:38 PM
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The exterior background for the city is now set,atmosphere and light.Hope you liked.

03-31-2008, 04:05 PM
I like what you have done here so far, interesting concepts and killer character designs! Viva 2D animations!


03-31-2008, 04:51 PM
Hey Adrian! Looks great!!

I live starships designs...


03-31-2008, 07:45 PM
Very ggod work! I like spaceship design!
I wait for more details of building! =)
I can not wait to see more...

Good luck!

03-31-2008, 11:02 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207004561_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207004561_large.jpg)

Another modeling update.Command bridge.

03-31-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks guys for your wonderful words!You know is not that easy because the time is short so I will do my best.The time is very well calculate because I have 2 minutes of animation.So I have only some small part of modeling and after that I make digital layout and prepare the scenes for render.In the time of render I will do 2D animation,scaning and colors.Everything is very well prepare so I hope I will finish on time.

Thanks again! Best to you all!

04-01-2008, 04:38 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207024716_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207024716_large.jpg)

The atmosphere is set,now I will make the alien environment.

04-01-2008, 06:57 AM
This is some really impressive progress, given such a short time!
I like the interior, but exterior feels kind of a bit too generic. Boxes boxes boxes.
Id work on some more variations in the buildings.

Cool stuff though. You are fast!!!

04-01-2008, 07:27 AM
Thanks grzesiekj! If I have time I will work more on exterior,but everything is on planing and like you said is alot work in a short time.My 2D animation will take me about 3 weeks and there are also mattepainting,effects and composition+making of...alot things to do but i think in the end will be at a good level of detail.

Good luck to you!

04-01-2008, 07:41 AM
I love the interior sets. The colours are fantastic!

Are you going to be animating the characters in 2d? Cant wait to see this pan out!

04-01-2008, 09:43 AM
Thanks! Yes will be 2D animation on 3D environment.Cool right!

04-01-2008, 09:09 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207084167_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207084167_large.jpg)

Now I set the alien environment.Next step will be the colors for alien characters.

04-02-2008, 08:48 AM
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Now all te atmosphere is set,city scape,alien landscape and lights.So next is alot of 2D works,drawings,drawings...

04-02-2008, 08:56 AM
Incredeble how speed you are in making concepst... I'm waitning for next part of work

04-02-2008, 09:55 AM
You are working fast. My only crit would be that you have too many styles in these concepts.

Keep it up!

04-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Thanks Grrrrrrr! Yes I have different atmosphere for different location,earth,ship and alien planet.

04-02-2008, 06:06 PM
Great job for the moment Adrian !
I really like the design of the ships !

04-02-2008, 07:05 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207163126_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207163126_large.jpg)

Now I set the alien colors and the ships.It s time for 2D animation.

04-02-2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks gpepper! This time will be different but cool I said!2D animation!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

04-03-2008, 01:54 AM
sweet work so far!

i guess i can't wait to see how the 2d animation is going to end up looking. Once you got that you can focus the remaining time on the environment. I sure do love some of the integrations of 2d and 3d. I even loved it like the way they did it in ghost in the shell 1 and 2. Especially 2.

keep it up

and good luck

04-03-2008, 04:39 AM
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04-03-2008, 04:41 AM
Thanks Nothingness! Will be fun!!!:bounce:

04-03-2008, 06:55 PM
thats looking awesome!! cool style and enveronment!! keep up the gud works mate!

04-04-2008, 04:48 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207284480_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207284480_large.jpg)

Testing some composition and animation display.Hope you liked!

The link:

04-04-2008, 06:55 AM
Thanks overcontrast! I do my best!:beer:

04-04-2008, 07:21 AM
I love it! Kinda reminds me of the old Sierra adventure games.

04-04-2008, 10:37 AM
this is really cool man.
I love the animated panels.


04-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the replies Pyke and grzesiekj! I realy apreciate that you like my style and animated display.

I will come after weekend with more animation.

good luck tu you guys!


04-04-2008, 05:39 PM
diferent stile Adrian!!
i like this sample!! CONGRATS!!

04-04-2008, 10:50 PM
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04-05-2008, 08:12 PM
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04-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Your work looks just stunning . Can't wait to see the final result! keep it up this way

04-06-2008, 12:43 PM
very interesting and challenging entry man! cant wait for the next :)

good luck!

04-06-2008, 02:59 PM
Thanks fgdf and JulianoCastro! I do my best!:beer: :)

04-06-2008, 03:03 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207494235_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207494235_large.jpg)

Another update.Drawings,colors,composition...
now drawings again...Its cool 2D animation!

04-07-2008, 10:06 AM
Hey great to see this work from you adib, really lovely style!
That baby really looks fun n cute!
this would be a great work for sure, keep it up man!
I'll lookin for more! and wish you the best luck,


04-07-2008, 11:02 AM
Thanks man! I do my best!:) Is not so easy you know because I have the job and I work only at nigth after the kids sleeping.The baby is ispired by my little kid.I have 2 boys 3 and 6 years old.I think is ok to have a baby the main character.I will tried to make it at funny at posible!

Anyway I m very happy that all you guys like my work!

Thanks to all!

04-07-2008, 02:06 PM
Hy Adrian! Great work! Your style reminds me of Animafilm greatly improved.
Good luck!
Loved those cartoons!!

04-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Thanks man! I do my best.:thumbsup: I allready did my first 25 secunds from the movie.I think in 4 weeks I will finish the animation,and after to have time for compositing,effects and sound edit.

I work only 3 hours per day,but I do alot in the weekends.

Best to you all!

04-07-2008, 05:04 PM
Nice work!!

04-08-2008, 03:40 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207626051_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207626051_large.jpg)

Some space scenes.

04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207635287_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207635287_large.jpg)

Atmosphere,space scenes...

04-08-2008, 02:40 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207665614_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207665614_large.jpg)

The main character,David who join in this adventure!

04-08-2008, 09:02 PM
Very nice storyboard you got here!:) Wish I am able to do something like that...:hmm:

04-09-2008, 04:26 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207715166_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207715166_large.jpg)

The lunch of 57.

04-09-2008, 07:53 AM
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04-09-2008, 03:06 PM
Beutiful progress man. Looking really good!

04-09-2008, 10:11 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207779113_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207779113_large.jpg)

I did just an sound fx test with the 57 spaceship scenes.Here is the link:


04-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Wow, you're really moving along. I definitely like what you've got going, look forward to seeing more. Great job.

04-10-2008, 04:38 AM
Thanks Remi and Pyke ! After the weekend I will put a 2D animation,compose.:)

04-10-2008, 09:45 AM
Wow man, you really move fast! And your test looks fantastic!
Keep it up!

04-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Dude you have to have some factoru out there :) Good job is that just a test or piece of final animation??

04-10-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks guys! fgdf is without composition but yes that seq is close to what I want.:bounce:

04-11-2008, 11:15 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207912536_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207912536_large.jpg)

Work,work,some more frames...

04-11-2008, 11:29 AM
Work,work,some more frames...

Nice work men... looking very good.
I specialy like the thing that you went for a 2D clip insted of a 3D one. It stand's out of the crowd.

Keep it up !

04-12-2008, 06:09 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207980583_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1207980583_large.jpg)

I just finish the first sequence.First 40 secunds.

04-12-2008, 07:36 AM
The shots look very good, nice work. should be a really great entry!

04-13-2008, 03:19 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208099980_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208099980_large.jpg)

Animation...drawings,colors...alot to work...

Hope you liked!

The Link:

04-13-2008, 03:59 PM
nice progress!!

i havenīt pacience to animate in 2D.... CONGRATULATIONS!!

04-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks Eagle_e7,infoarq and liviuberechet! I am realy happy that you like my choice with 2D animation.Yeh I will tried to make a good animated movie.:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

04-13-2008, 09:37 PM
This looks great!!! You're just cruisin along now. Keep it up.

04-14-2008, 02:47 AM
Damn you have been putting up so much work since i last checked the thread.

way to go


04-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Yeah! Thanks guys! This is the great part with 2D because the 3D part I allmost finished.So now drawings,colors,render...drawings again...:buttrock:

04-15-2008, 06:14 AM
Hi,there! That secund seq.is the dificult one,because is the part where the kid is missing.Also this is the part with more animation 2D from all movie.So drawing,coloring,compose,render...and drawing again....

I hope in 2 weeks to finish that part.Till now I have about 1 minute ready.I have 1 minute left to finish.

So I will WORK ALOT!:beer:

Best to you all!:)

04-15-2008, 09:49 AM
Your detailed character works and designs are smooth and interesting.
Best wishes.

04-15-2008, 10:49 AM
Thanks KU2GUN! Yeah! I drawing alot to make this but I also want to be different.I hope at the end to see a great movie!:thumbsup:

04-15-2008, 05:00 PM
Just incredible animation !

Very cool that you are making a fusion style 2D and 3D, really catch the eye.
Design on a level and picture quality is good, so i think the main content you should concentrate now is story line.

So, keep on, great work !

04-16-2008, 01:01 AM
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04-16-2008, 11:03 AM
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Now set character in alien environment.drawing,working...

04-16-2008, 12:20 PM
Great man!
Go go GOo!


04-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Thanks guys!targus and mim-Armand yes,I will go for 2D...GO,GO:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

04-17-2008, 03:35 AM
Looking good... keep it up !!

04-17-2008, 09:40 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208468425_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208468425_large.jpg)

Just an test for light and composition for the final sequence.

04-18-2008, 04:20 AM
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More atmosphere test...

04-19-2008, 03:29 AM
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04-19-2008, 10:18 AM
Hi Adrian.

Simply great!!
I like you style. 2d and 3D.
on your patience.... of course.

04-19-2008, 09:20 PM
I can't believe, you so fast!
i lucky to see it if is done

04-20-2008, 10:49 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208688584_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208688584_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

Is from the 3 part of the movie.Landing scenes.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=88009)

04-20-2008, 10:54 AM
wow, you are so productive in this challenge! Overall good job so far, so keep it up. Maybe use a lil opacity in your smoke/dust layer for this sequence.

04-20-2008, 01:54 PM
simply stunning man

will look way too good when it's all stiched together.

Maybe one little crit: i found the image very nice of colour and composition, but maybe it needs some more contrast. Meaning maybe a few darker areas just here or there.
just a thought ! :thumbsup:


04-21-2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks guys! Nothingness,yes you right about the contrast but is not final.:buttrock:

04-21-2008, 01:16 PM
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Shots from alien seq.

04-22-2008, 04:42 AM
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Another 2 scenes rendered.

04-22-2008, 07:22 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208848970_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1208848970_large.jpg)

Atmosphere from alien seq.

04-22-2008, 08:17 AM
Looking cool, Adib,
Maybe the resolution of the texture for your alien planet is a bit to small, I see some blurred pixels there. Easy paint/photoshop fix ;)

Keep it up, you are almost done, heheh


04-22-2008, 02:16 PM
Looking excellent mate. Im loving the 2d animation aspect.

On the alien planet, perhaps you could apply some sort of 'wavey filter' over the frames...kind of like its underwater, only 'not'. Just thinking out loud here... :)

Keep it up!

04-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Thanks guys! The final render with compositing will look much better.But that I fix only when I have all the render and animation finished.In 2 weeks maybe!:buttrock:

04-23-2008, 11:26 AM
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04-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Men you have a factory out there ? :beer:
..is that a final storyboard??

04-24-2008, 09:13 AM
Thanks man! No this are shots from the movie.The storyboard and animatic I did it first!:beer:

04-25-2008, 06:23 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209104599_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209104599_large.jpg)

Now I did the title design.Hope you liked!All critics and comments are welcome!

04-25-2008, 01:18 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209129533_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209129533_large.jpg)


04-26-2008, 12:06 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209211575_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209211575_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

A part from 3 seq from the movie.Hope you liked.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=88656)

04-26-2008, 05:32 PM
Very cool.
My first 3 shots were supposed to be exactly the same :(

04-27-2008, 04:56 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209315360_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209315360_large.jpg)

What I did and what I have to finish...

04-28-2008, 02:36 PM
Editing is a hard moment for every animatior. I hope yoo're not very angry at yourself ;)
Looks promising how many sequences to go?

04-29-2008, 07:53 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209455626_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209455626_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

More scenes from SQ.2.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=88945)

04-29-2008, 08:18 AM
really cool :)
The mix 2d animation/3d background works fine. I like this little cute boy.

The only thing wich bother me is the space background... i think your spaceship scene should have more contrast with less stars ;)

04-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks Goul! After I will see the hole movie in composition,I will see what to change and what not.Now I am concentrate on the script and storyboard to make the all action and to make a movie readable.Ofcorse in the end we all make some changes,to improuve the final quality.

Thanks fgdf and grzesiekj! I am glead you guys liked.There only 3 sequance.And I allready did 1 minute and 20 secunds from the movie.

04-30-2008, 10:45 AM
So there is only 41 days left for the final entry.Thats means that I must finish all the render and animation in 20 days,and the rest of the time for compositing,adjustments and sound edit.

I hope to do it on time.There is about 20 seconds of animation 2D to make and the rest is mattepainting and 3D environments.You know exactly what to do only when you see the all movie put together.

I also must include the making of.And that wasn t in plan from the begining.

BEST TO YOU GUYS!:buttrock:

04-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Hey Adib, you're making really good progress. It all looks great, nice work!

04-30-2008, 02:37 PM
Thanks man! I still have alot to work!:cool:

05-01-2008, 03:07 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209654438_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209654438_large.jpg)


05-01-2008, 08:44 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209674679_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209674679_large.jpg)

Another alien environment.Hope you liked.

05-02-2008, 06:46 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209754017_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209754017_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

Here are 2 scenes from the begining.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=89286)

05-02-2008, 08:44 PM
Very "dense" city scape - congrats on this
It just screams for more air traffic

05-03-2008, 07:40 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209800444_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209800444_large.jpg)

Working on alien seq.background...

05-03-2008, 03:57 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209830224_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209830224_large.jpg)

All the mattepainting for seq.3 are done.Now drawings...

05-04-2008, 02:11 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209910299_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1209910299_large.jpg)

More shots done from SQ.3

05-06-2008, 11:05 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1210071903_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1210071903_large.jpg)

35 days left.WORKING...

05-08-2008, 11:08 AM
47 secons left to be done:wip: Working on the best part from the movie,when the kid is missing.Alot to draw,alot to color compose and 3D render...

Anyway there s 33 days left.Is time enough.SO GO BACK TO WORK!:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

05-08-2008, 02:38 PM
Wow! missed this one! Can't wait to see more!

05-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Thanks man! Next post will be the movie:buttrock: I hope...:)

05-10-2008, 10:38 PM
I simply can't wait to see it!

05-12-2008, 06:20 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1210573222_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1210573222_large.jpg)

This is the movie poster.Also I change a little the design of the aliens.Hope you liked.

05-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Wow! This is an incredible amount of quality work coming out of just one person. Good luck with your entry. You seem to be well on your way. :cool:

05-13-2008, 10:46 PM
Ooooooo! I can't wait to see the movie!!

05-14-2008, 07:23 PM
Thanks guys!After the weekend I will put more frames...:buttrock:

05-16-2008, 07:42 PM
very cool... I always love 2D, look forward to seeing more!

05-18-2008, 09:43 PM
can't wait to see ur film.Really.Looking clean and cool!!
Keep Posting ur amazing stuff..

and that's som nice poster..love those babies fighting!! :D

05-20-2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks guys! I will post soon,probably my final entry. I hope to manage on time.

For me video category is harder than any others,because of the multiple things you have to do,compositing,modeling,texture,mattepainting.animation and special effects.

See ya!:buttrock:

05-20-2008, 10:31 AM
Can't wait for the final update!

05-22-2008, 10:55 AM
Thanks man! Your entry is one of the best!

Good luck!

05-26-2008, 04:10 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1211775007_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1211775007_large.jpg)

Start working on compositing and editing.This is the part i liked most,when you put the sequance of the movie together,and see the final result.

05-26-2008, 04:13 AM
Very cool...that horizontal flare adds a nice touch!

05-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Cool design! And the intro seems really good. Good luck! It will be great short!

05-26-2008, 10:59 AM
Thanks guys for your comments!Work...work...drawing alot...

05-26-2008, 02:05 PM
Great work so far. I like your city it remind's me of Blade Runner. I think you could add DOF or more fog to buildings layer to make it look more dense ( shots above nr 3&4).

05-26-2008, 09:15 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1211836513_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1211836513_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

I make sound effects for the film.This is an test,hope you liked!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91034)

05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
your video reminds me "time masters"/
Great job

05-27-2008, 06:05 AM
Great! :beer:
Btw I think it's better to reduce s/fx alil! I mean on first part there are many sounds I can't find a logic source for em! dunno really! just a thought! but if it was mine I'll did it; specially some computing sound and so on;
anyway REALLY great work my friend;

Best luck for you,

05-27-2008, 07:26 AM
Thanks guys! The sound is a test is not final.But I rally glead you liked.By the end of the week I will send the movie for making the sound and the music.Because I m not so good on sounds and music I let the professional one to made it.

Best to all!:beer:

05-30-2008, 09:37 AM
I just have some problems with my computer.But I have backup,so Tonight I start continuing the work.11 days left...I hope to manage on time.

In the weekend I will post some update works!

Best to you guys!

06-02-2008, 08:48 PM
Cheering you on dude! And to the person that says this reminds them of Time Masters, hell yeah! I was trying to figure it out!

One thing's for sure, this will be tons better than Time Masters. :)

06-03-2008, 04:11 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212466266_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212466266_large.jpg)


06-03-2008, 04:43 AM
looking very cool!
love the underwater feel..

06-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Thanks! I have more 15 seconds to made,drawings,color and composition.I hope to manage on time!

Best to you!

06-05-2008, 04:20 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212639656_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212639656_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

a small update...

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91138)

06-05-2008, 04:48 AM
Hey mate,

I think you've done a good job capturing that child-like innocence in the character. Can't wait to see the finished version!

06-05-2008, 06:23 AM
Thanks alot! Yes I want to make a different movie,style and ideea...and the kid in the end he find a strange good friend.

06-09-2008, 03:21 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212981699_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1212981699_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

Another update...

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91189)

06-10-2008, 01:04 PM
I will see after this week if I put the trailer or the all movie.I have still alot to draw,color and render.


06-10-2008, 02:37 PM
Can't wait to see the whole thing! Your effort here is awesome!

06-11-2008, 11:11 AM
I also wait the weekend to finish the job!THX!:buttrock:

06-16-2008, 04:51 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1213635102_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1213635102_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

Is not final but I want your opinion.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91290)

06-16-2008, 11:42 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1213659752_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14222/14222_1213659752_large.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya

This is my final entry.hope you liked!Any critics and comments are welcome.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91298)

06-17-2008, 06:30 AM
Hey Adrian,

This was a really unique entry...especially interesting to follow your progress. Your integration of 2d and 3d ended up looking great (and quite natural....it seems to "fit right in", so to speak, with the 3d). I'm only disappointed that there wasn't a longer version of it to see!

Good luck!

06-17-2008, 06:54 AM
Thanks man! I think I will finish in 1 week so you will see before the final result are show:thumbsup: But for now was important to put the trailer and the making of.

Best to you!

06-17-2008, 11:44 AM
More opinions please!:bounce:

06-17-2008, 12:11 PM
Nice work! Always cool to see a different approach to this stuff :)

Awesome cityscape and overall look & feel... cool poster too. Congrats & best of luck! Would love to see you continue to work in this 2d/3d style

06-17-2008, 01:44 PM
Very nicely made! I love seeing 2D mixed with 3D.

One minor crit is that the speed in parts seems too quick. Maybe slow it down a bit?

But other than that. Awesome work!


06-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Thanks guys! I know there are some things to fix but the time was so small for a project like this.

Best to you all!:buttrock:

06-17-2008, 06:05 PM
All has been said so I just want to congratulate you. Very original and unique entry!
Now good luck with judging!!


06-18-2008, 04:40 AM
Thanks fgdf ! Aso for you guys cose you liked I will post the movie ,in one week I think!

06-18-2008, 10:32 AM
Yeah, we all learn on a projects with (almost strictly) deadline. I overrated myself in Strange Behavior challenge too. But you made enough to present your idea and style, so congratulation. And you made it WITH STYLE! Really refreshing entry. Good luck!

06-19-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks JurajMolcak! Best to you!:beer:

06-21-2008, 04:56 AM
Hey Adrian, what can i say? awesome work!! :D Great combination on 2D and 3D. The design of the city and the ships is simply cool ! Love this entry. Congratulations on your great trailer! Cheers :beer: ( ohhh and i want to see the full movie!! :D hope comming soon !! :D)

06-21-2008, 08:43 AM
Thanks man! I allready did the first part.
here is the link:


07-02-2008, 08:59 PM
This is really quality comparable to or better than many of today's animated series. Amazing to to see the level of work possible with just one person.

Excellent work!

P.S. A couple of small typos in the trailer. The correct spelling emphasized below:

In a peaceful time when humankind has no frontier
He goes on a journey

07-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Great part one! Can't wait for part two!!

07-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Thanks alot guys!

07-10-2008, 04:52 PM
Congrats Adrian :)


07-11-2008, 03:48 AM
Congrats Adib!

It was a fun challenge with you. Hope to see u soon.
Keep up the good work!

07-12-2008, 06:46 AM
Thanks guys! When I finish the movie I will post on animation forum.:thumbsup:

07-12-2008, 07:25 AM
Hey mate,

Congrats on the Hon. Mention! Hope to see you in the next challenge!

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