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03 March 2008, 10:13 PM
Fabio Oscar Corica is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept / pre-visualization: the storyboards (

03 March 2008, 10:20 PM
:scream: Hi guys...since i was a child...and still now that im a bit more...err.....mmm.....aged....I wondering about ALIENS. Does they exist? to communicate with them?....will be friendly or not?....and how our world will change if an alien race will visit us?.......this challenge gives me ...and you I believe...(huo dont love wondering about aliens?) explore this icredible teme......this challenge....may be a fantastic travel......good luck everyone out there.
Sincerely....Fabio Oscar Corica.


03 March 2008, 11:03 PM (

the very first contact with this challenge.

03 March 2008, 03:23 AM
Interesting, keep them coming!

Good luck man :buttrock:

03 March 2008, 11:21 AM
It is already be a -picasso style- poster man!

03 March 2008, 10:48 AM (

wondering about aliens 1

03 March 2008, 01:35 PM
Cool alien design, that first image is great, great mix of the old and future. Keep up the good work

03 March 2008, 02:17 PM (

one more alien 3d concept....

still wondering about the image ...

03 March 2008, 03:12 PM
It looks great.

Witch software you're useing?

03 March 2008, 04:26 PM
Hi everyone.... Looks like this challenge proceed very well.I mean...a lot of very nice stuff has been posted till now.Many ideas...many styles....a lot of fun for everyone!:)

Now...Im still on considering some ideas for my image,still wondering about what "meaning and mood" I will have to work on.

meanwhile Im on quick sketching aliens to visualize a possible "UPLIFT LIKE" world.

Time to write to you guys!!

To Vedic-kings:TNX! hope to see you here again!


to nmcelmury: hit the just on the render style of the world. Im from 70's so I love that kind of classic,if not, grotesque visions of alien and alien try to mix the modern style and cgi techniques with the classic airbrush art of my very young age.

to DonRallo: 3dsMAX!!! semper fidelis!! :scream:

03 March 2008, 10:33 AM (

2d robot.

03 March 2008, 10:51 AM
Hey there! Nice alien design! You can use both ^^

03 March 2008, 12:50 PM (

This is the spider like alien 2d colour test.
Im doing a number of pencil concepts about possible alien races...and some colour tests on PC.
Tonight Ill post a couple of scans.

03 March 2008, 02:21 PM (

A bit more deailed concept....
this is the firs alien creature that im sure to include in the final image.

03 March 2008, 04:31 PM
still full of fun ideas I see.
I can't wait to see where you take this one.

03 March 2008, 04:46 PM
Great design man. It's a bit phallic, but everything in nature has some phallic shape to it. Keep up the good work!

03 March 2008, 04:54 PM
interesting alians!! 

03 March 2008, 05:39 PM
nice to see you back oz cool ideas ill be watching out for more.

04 April 2008, 08:43 AM (

An uplifted human...

04 April 2008, 09:27 AM
nice gallery of alien your robot is missing ?

04 April 2008, 11:04 AM (

Another uplifted human...

04 April 2008, 09:24 AM ( some uplifted terrestrial animals.

04 April 2008, 03:25 PM (

So the scene is ready on my mind.
Nothing original.But...i putted myself in a world of sentient animals ad odd shaped aliens...and at first contact the only thing i may"WOW..that's awesome!"
WHat best scene to place a human in a space bazar in and orbital base downtown?
pLEase ...feel free to kill this idea or better...not! ^_^

04 April 2008, 06:18 PM
really like this one.. very original... go ahead on this kind of concept... well... emm.. if you want ;) (


04 April 2008, 09:07 AM
I really like the escene of the lady kinda shopping in "little Mars" . the more mundane the nicest it gets!

wish to see more !

04 April 2008, 02:38 PM (

Very first 3d model.
The "Amoodian" alien creature is an exraterrestrial animal uplift.Looks like that this kind of new race is very skillend in interchanges and businnes.

04 April 2008, 02:55 PM (

Here a first texture pass... im not satisfied about this colour set.The textures hide too much the shape of the creature...mmmh...still to work on.

04 April 2008, 03:33 PM
So many concepts! I do like the last one, especially that mouth! The scene you drew looks good too, nice busy space market. will everything be in 3d or 2d or are you going to use elements of both? I know nothing about 3d.

04 April 2008, 04:23 PM
Hi Oz,:bounce:

i like the last guy very much.

04 April 2008, 04:37 PM
Very nice design on that alien head. If all your scene its going to be at this level i think the award is yours.

04 April 2008, 04:51 PM
The alien head rendering is superb, I will have to keep an eye on you and see how this develops!

04 April 2008, 06:38 PM
OZ wat to go.
I really like that guy. I an curious to see a body and more characters

04 April 2008, 07:02 PM
Really cool character, man! :thumbsup:
Very original design might I add. Love to see the body on this guy as well.

04 April 2008, 11:58 PM (

did u remember this guy? uplifted by 2d to 3d!! ^_^

04 April 2008, 12:00 AM (

Again tha "amodiquian" alien. A first skin and colour test...thare are a lot to do!

tnx 4 ur comments guys! im so glad u like this stuff...tumorrow i will take sometime to answer one by one. good night! (here in italy 2.00 AM just now!)

04 April 2008, 07:43 AM
hey OZ. I like your character design. But i thing your color scheme looked much better on the 2D concept. Maybe apply this colors to the 3D model? (just a suggestion)

04 April 2008, 10:01 AM
Beautiful head with nice colors I like your scene too .

04 April 2008, 08:28 AM (

OW..OW....OW.....monday morning kills me! a lot to everyone posting here...ow....ow....owww

04 April 2008, 11:19 AM (

I love gorillas...i ever loved it!since the first king kong in 1930 or so.
Then...i decide to put in the scene a uplifted primate.I imagine this kind of creature that works as bouncers or something like that.This is my very first gorilla model....hem...still a wip.

04 April 2008, 11:43 AM
To Pegahoul:Glad u like it! :) have u a favourite alien here around in my thread?

to KOryH: OH U GREAT! i still remember ur splendid work for past challenges! Happy to see here! woah!!! that a lot to be done and very few time to do it! i hope not to disappoint u unfinishing this challenge.And..good luck for your!

to sasquatch70: Phallic? hu hu hu maybe! yes..i got 3 more unpresented aliens that have the same look!! OH Gosh! :D Tnx posting here!

to kobatune:TNX A LOT!..i apreciate a lot u say "interesting".

to Slav: you are the wellcome everytime! I like a lot ur entry in this ..happy to see u here!

to scala:Thank for kind commends scala. Well.. mmh ..i have in mind to put few robots in the scene..but .. still im not satisfied by the design.Did u think that robot things may be considered as uplifted creatures? I fead to go off topic with them.

to stefgrafx: YEEAH! as u can see im on this guy!! I like it sssssooo much!

to chilombiano:!! OUCH! THe guy in yellow is a GUy!! hem.. ok im not a great concept designer..:blush: hit the in deep dubt if put a guy or a girl in the scene...i have already done some concept about the girl "ssssexy"..but...i have some problem modeling her... mumble mumble...

more answer later... hem... forgive my pooor english m8tes...thx.

04 April 2008, 01:41 PM
i like the gorilla head ... keep it coming along :thumbsup:

04 April 2008, 01:45 PM
definitely like the gorilla head man, you should definitely finish that dude up

04 April 2008, 12:48 AM
hey bro!! :p love the alien concepts! plus your latest update :eek: i think for the earlier post with the alien head .. #27 .. once you start adding more GI and SSS .. you'll nail the look and feel pretty well! ;) good luck ma man! :thumbsup: have fun! :p

04 April 2008, 07:27 AM
Good gorilla, I like your design ;)

Good luck !

04 April 2008, 06:20 PM
Hello Oz. Looks like you've been very productive. Thats the hardest part of this contest is finding the time. Everything looks and feels very cohesive at this point. Can't wait to see it all materialize. Awesome aliens, and your gorillas are mean as hell. Great work!

04 April 2008, 06:30 PM
I love those heads. specially the last one. keep up the good work!

04 April 2008, 10:19 PM (

Early model of the robot gorilla arm.Hope u like it.Massive uh?

04 April 2008, 01:47 AM (

Pose test for the upgore or roborilla (i like waste time finding names for my unfinished charecters...hem)...well..the model is only referential but makes me understand the potential of a character...
Now i have to refine the model and texture it.what did u think about this guy??

04 April 2008, 01:59 AM
These concepts are fantastic I especially love the model of the robot arms :)

04 April 2008, 02:14 AM
Damn, nice work OZ. That gorilla is great. very nice texture work on his arm. Keep it up! Should turn out to be a nice piece!

04 April 2008, 02:15 AM
kool idea with gorillaz now they will be strong and bullet proof. keep up the good work.

04 April 2008, 02:30 AM
It's now official...
your'e awsome!

I can't wait to see some environments!

04 April 2008, 04:29 AM
this is coming out really well dude! :eek: awesome texture work! :p

04 April 2008, 05:31 AM
Fabio it's getting better and better each time

04 April 2008, 09:13 AM
good work!! especially the the top (I am not entirely convinced by the junction of the torso with legs)

good luck!

04 April 2008, 10:05 AM
To Andy--Jones: Hi Andy! thx 4 ur comments!! and interesting qustions too.
Well...i plan to obtain an image that looks like a true classic illustration. still thinking what to do in 2d and in 3d or if do everything in 3d and then retouch it.I have a lot of less probable than the others...:D like apply decorative paper scans as texture for my characters....(i have too little sleep I fear!!and this ideas are the conseguences!!).Seriously..i point to a blend.

to jimmydog: HEY M8!! WE HAVE TO ENTER THE ANIMATION CHALLENGE!! so cool the ideas we talk about uh??

to odedios: OH MAN THANK U VERY MUCH!! Ill be happy if I finish the image...winning? a nice dream! :D Anyway...i agree with u about colours.Yes..u hit the point...the 2d painted colours works far more better that the 3d Counterpart.At last i think that i will map the 2d colours on the models...

to Pearlyking: TNX! TNX! TNX! i hope to do it better! what u have under ur eyes are only rendertests..but if u like it anyway,well,u make me happy!!

to Maph: OH thank u!! argh! making the bodyes is killing me!! sooo long!

04 April 2008, 10:49 AM
TO scala: U are too kind ! tnx a lot! glad u like my stuff!

to nightwoodwolf:Oh man tnx.. ps: ur portfolio is great!

to nmcelmury: I hope so!! Ill be so happy if i finish this challenge.I got a family and businnes to follow..usually i have no time to finish the challenge.Well...ur comments helps a lot to encourage me to run till the end!!!

to nwiz25:AAAAARGH! i got a big problem with sss...i EVERYTIME have issues with shadows...bwaaa haaa haaaee:cry: ..someone may help me!!? But..tnx a lot! i appreciate a lot ur comments and im happy u like this stuff.HUGH! now i return to texturing work.

to pitiwazou:TNX! i like ur work too!

to sasquatch70: U ARE SOoo RIGHT!! more time needed.!! uaaah! tnx man...glad u post here

04 April 2008, 11:00 AM
Wow! great concept and model!

04 April 2008, 11:12 AM
Great progress Oz, i especialy like the green alian character.

04 April 2008, 11:01 PM (

A first scene analysis. almost no element in the scene is in it final form.Anyway take a look and please tell me what u think.

tnx all...

04 April 2008, 12:58 AM
( i'm ready man :buttrock: )

- Happy to see that the image is' taking body , i like much the gorilla.
Hey ! were you think to put the "first picasso style poster " ?

04 April 2008, 11:13 AM
Love your wicked alien design and the very powerful looking robogorilla, great modeling and texturing too. On the ideas about which way to go 3D, or 2D.. I don't think you can fail either way.

As for the scene, the more mundane shopping street of the concept was working a bit better for me than the new more epic view. The new scene is very grandiose but as you are doing such a good job with the aliens I hope you will keep them as a focus. Just my 2 cents.

04 April 2008, 03:16 PM
great concepts man, so many of them! also like that green alien and robogorilla model is very cool! oh and i must not forget the slugg : ))

04 April 2008, 03:25 PM (

New body work in progress...

04 April 2008, 06:45 PM
Nice progress OZ, i like this alian a lot.

04 April 2008, 07:52 PM
great modeling OZ. i like your alien. Good. good.

04 April 2008, 10:41 PM
Hello OZ,

Your concept/comp looks great. A nice mix of 2D 3D should get you where you want to go. Keep on truckin!

04 April 2008, 09:32 AM
I have made my mind up to continue on the "video category" on this challenge. Thus I gave up the "image category". I wish i have time to complete both but schedule is tough and time gets short. I pray and hope i can produce a good video here. :cool:. Let's see anyway.

Your "alien" seems original to me. Go on!

04 April 2008, 10:06 AM
Fabio it's always a pleasure to see your progress .I wish I could use 3D like you .

04 April 2008, 03:33 PM (

Just to give an idea of the mood i hope to put into the final image today i modeled a couple of buildings for the spaceport that works as background.

04 April 2008, 03:35 PM ( i did some tests on the lighting and colour palette...

04 April 2008, 03:36 PM
oh wow! great stuff!


04 April 2008, 04:16 PM
Wow I love your last image! Reminds me of some John Berkey :)

04 April 2008, 12:36 AM (

just stuff...

04 April 2008, 01:31 PM
that gorilla looks fantastic. watching your portfolio i now already im gonna get a Woaw soon . !

04 April 2008, 04:36 AM

The modelling is great - but the texturing is unbelievable!

04 April 2008, 05:24 AM
sorry I have not commented on your last few entries but im back now and I love your texture work and from what I can see most of it looks fairly low poly too, great job. Only thing I have to comment on is the scene with the alien and gorilla-bot. I think the scene looks alittle off with the size adjustment (the gorilla is to small or the alien is to tall, unless that is what you where going for (if so discard this)). Other then that you are doing great.

04 April 2008, 05:43 AM
Hey oz :D. Its been a while hasn't it? Maybe 4 years since we last challenged!? Well this one is looking as epic as ever man. Can't wait to see you peice all this together to form your imagination into view!


04 April 2008, 09:49 AM
I'm really enjoying the development of your work here, the models look great and the texturing is excellent. I can't wait to see the end result.

04 April 2008, 01:51 PM (

Slug alien in progress....

04 April 2008, 02:16 PM
lol!! i love the last alien. You are pretty good at designing those. I shall expect to see a alien galary somewhere not far in the future.

04 April 2008, 05:08 PM
Chiao Fabio!

How come I never looked at your thread? So many ideas! Great aliens, even greater modeling - can't wait to see how you'll put it together :)


Dimitrij :)

04 April 2008, 06:02 PM
Oz is a beast and this slug alien model proves its, great idea cant wait to see the whole model.

04 April 2008, 10:36 PM
Hey Fabio, awesome designs and model on your concept!! really cool and superb work!! great!! Your concept is wroging an developing in an incredible way! :) and waiting for more updates!! Cheers mate! :beer:

04 April 2008, 11:18 PM
Fantastic work. This is going to be incredible when it all comes together. Great job sir!

04 April 2008, 05:57 AM
I like this latest new alien a lot - great silhouette and interesting shapes and details. Can't wait to see the rest of him (/her/it.) Good luck with the rest!

04 April 2008, 09:20 AM
Great Concept( Alien)s and Modeling you've done here :)
Especially the last one and that one on Post 64 ;)

04 April 2008, 10:13 AM
Great modelling :) That gorilla looks fabulous.

04 April 2008, 01:55 PM
I realy like the slug character, excelent design.

04 April 2008, 04:20 PM
Your challenge page is truely an inspiring visual research. A great variety of character designs which all have their own personalities. I find your last model is the strongest one which kept a nice balance between volume and shape. Keep it up! :)

04 April 2008, 01:52 PM
So much beautiful art here, and so may fantastic designs...! Amazing thread indeed

04 April 2008, 09:35 AM
TO JackZhang: AAAAH! AN alien gallery! he he cool idea..! mmh there are so many aliens that i designed but will be never modeled due to out of time matter!Hope u will like the 4 new i still have to post here.

To Ivy00 :TNX A LOT Linda! I like a your work too! Ur drawings are so much "magic filled".

to nmcelmury: ARGH! texturing kills a bit slow doin'that...But im really glad to read that the overall stuff works well.Tnx 4 ur comments i really apreciate it!

to Cographicz: HEY! nice to see u here...u know?im craZed By YoUr Mushrooms!! texture 9 roks really!! i vote 4 that!..

to KOryH::bowdown: thank you..:bowdown: Thank you... (too much 4 me)

to nwiz25 (the man with the RenderMAN) (render = render MANO in italian is "HAND" so...renderMANO...then...RenderMAN-o...and at last RenderMAN...the man with the render in the hand... Forgive me... i have 2 hours of sleep on my back today... he...HEheHEeEEh...skizoid!) :TNX MAN!! 4 ur support! helps a lot!

to scala: OH YOU MONSTER OF 2d! so happy u like my stuff!!

to lucar: TNX ...geee tnx! are right...the junction is to be heavyer as a couple of detail here and there in the model. Is a bit difficult as a character to make me struggle about different aspect of it...i dont want a perfect robot gorilla replica...but i MUST make it recognisable and credible. It is a challenge in the challege.

to lauranonce: TNX LAURA..glad u like this stuff...let me ask to u...where is Bagnacavallo? u did a very good work too (CGportfolio also).

04 April 2008, 10:03 AM
TO handlebar: ooooH! someone huo loves the "LITTLE GREEN"...i like a lot too!Tnx 4 ur comments about this "still on the run" stuff! it Help a lot.

to jimmydog:HI M8! he he he...mmh... good idea to reuse it!...maybe as texture somewhere!

to Sleepyghost: YOU ARE RIGHT!! I have noticed the very same thing.SO..i re-designed the scene several times.Im currently at version 23.That is a blend between the two version that you can see posted here. I got a lot to do on it....difficul...very dfficult.

to SittingDucky: YEAH! as u can see somewhere the SLUG alien is under modeling!! Im near to close it!

to odedios: TNX MAN! HEY! ur portfolio is empty!! where to see your stuff??

to sasquatch70:WOW thx! yes! i hope so...i point on a blend between different media.Exciting but difficult.

to KU2GUN: ! ! ! COOL..! so u will be in video challenge? maybe we see soon! Tnx posting here..and...good luck!

04 April 2008, 01:26 PM
Really Cool Stuff Man!!! I'm too happy to see you here Oscar! :wavey:

04 April 2008, 01:35 PM (

So the model is close to be completed.
just some little work on the head...and it is ready.

04 April 2008, 03:15 PM (

posed and textured...this is what you probably see in the final image.

04 April 2008, 03:18 PM (

another angle...

04 April 2008, 03:36 PM
hi OZ,
nice Alien design!

04 April 2008, 06:06 PM
Awesome slug :) Cool! Can't wait to see the whole composition :)


04 April 2008, 07:52 AM (

This is a very particular piece. The crilian character is a robot body that drive a spherical water can.
Into the can there is a colony of crilian creatures..that are an uplift of "Artemia salina" or sea monkey a crustacean rece from planet earth. The crilian works together as a single mind,but with Remarkable quick response and sense of organization.

04 April 2008, 04:58 PM
Fantastic imagination OZ, the idea for your last render is brilliant.

04 April 2008, 06:22 PM
I have to Agree :)

04 April 2008, 06:49 PM
Hey OZ - Very cool, and original gallery of creatures bud. Great work man.

04 April 2008, 03:39 PM
very nice texturing on the slug, absolutely amazing can you do me a favor and take a render shot of the head so i can see the texture alittle better. keep up the good work.

04 April 2008, 10:22 AM
Fabio the last one is Wonderfully strong . I've got an idea tell me , after the contest why don't you do a book that could be an Alien dictionnary . You've got enough idea for that and talent to do it .

04 April 2008, 09:16 PM
I really love your concept a lot ... especially the shape of the alien head.

04 April 2008, 11:57 PM
excellent character designs, will keep an eye on this one

04 April 2008, 05:23 AM
really digging the helmet. great work on it!

04 April 2008, 12:57 PM (

For Cographicz: Here's the slug head render u asked.

TNX U ALL GUYS! u are my strength!

04 April 2008, 01:48 PM (

Im super dooper busy!! my everyday work keep me away from this fantastic challenge...aaah! tooo busy!
anyway the alien plethora continue...

Take a look of this bad mug!

04 April 2008, 01:51 PM
bro :surprised ... you know what ... i need to sit for texturing classes; and obviously! ..
you ma TeAcHer!!

you're crazy man! .. so amazingly crazy!! :drool:

04 April 2008, 01:56 PM
thanks for the render, i really like the colorful wet look you have choosen for the slug. and the new alien head texture is awsome, keep up the good work.

04 April 2008, 08:49 PM
Great alien designs, mate! Phantastic job! Keep them coming - I hope you have enough time to finish, can't wait to see it all come together.

All the best


04 April 2008, 09:38 PM
Just got to say - I'm totally ispired by viewing this thread. Fantastic concepts and superb models. I love the style you're using. :)


04 April 2008, 09:58 PM
Hey Fabio,

Looking fantastic as always. Can't wait to see it in its proper context. Brad

04 April 2008, 07:32 AM
The last head is great! :D ... i hope you can finish in time.

04 April 2008, 06:54 PM
hey oz! its crazy you did so much aliens! they all look great and so does your scene, reminds me of halo :D lets keep working ! :wip:

04 April 2008, 09:39 PM

Im now on the last 4 aliens...but..there are something in the submit page that dont works and i cant post anything new at the moment... I got big problems to write this reply too! damn!!! :beer: ANYWAY...GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!! AND THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

05 May 2008, 08:02 AM (

NEW FACE!....the pilot.

05 May 2008, 08:32 AM

For some reason I missed this thread the whole way.

Truely impressive work mate!

Looking forward to seeing this one completed!


05 May 2008, 09:34 AM
To Neubius: tnx to you! glad you like this stuff!:wip:

to japetus: :cool: TNNNNNNXXXX!!! WOOWWWW! YEAH! It was my aim!! and...GOsh! thx! Berkey is on of my favourite illustrator! He is in my top 5! is an true honour reminding his work!

to chilombiano: TNX MAN! you make me happy!!!

to Blachart67: WOW! tnx! happy twice because im not sure to be so good in mapping area.

to Cographicz: Tnx! well...mmh...the new scene is done in real 3d composition.The image you seen was a 2d rought composite. Tnx to that scene i understood a lot of things needed to be changed. Also the alien proportions.I will post a new composite in a couple of tuned and... comment it again.Need this! :wip:

to scala: SNIFF...SNIFF...:cry: bwaaaah...your post made me so happy that i cant do but cry!! Seriously...mmh.. the idea is cool:lightbulb ...but im not sure to have enought power to make a true book...mmh.Maybe..he he...a sort of making of or short guide to the "galaxy" i imagined for this challenge? it may be a downloadable pdf. MMMmmm...are you talking seriously? in your opinion a book about alien race may be intereting for people?
It must be cool to do a booklet with all the best of this challenge!...anyway...ill'post a couple of possible page of this "maybe" book.

to Fetus23: WOW...a lot of time! I must say the same of you! the suit design in ur challenge is fantastic! so..keep it up! funny and exciting find old challenge friends!

to Pearlyking: Im close to present something...!! tnx a lot!

to JackZhang: TNX! aaah...mmh...following the suggestions of Scala,im seriously thinking to make a web page or a PDF about all the creature here.

05 May 2008, 10:08 AM
To HornlessUnicorn: HERE WE ARE! I god time to finish!! and you can't imagine how im happy for this...Are years that i cant finish a challenge!!

to Ferx: TNX Ferx! im wondering if post more concepts just for viewing pleasure...what di u think?

to sasquatch70: Tnx Brad! i did a pre compsite last week...and is a big trouble,because a have to put in the same scene about 10 characters.. there is also a very dense background.
Im now a bit in troubles with the vehicles.

to walrus: Finished! as you can see...did u like it? TNX to be here!

to js3d: TNX A LOT! glad u like my work!!:love:

to MartinNielsen: Woooo i have to finish it! the gorilla kills me!! difficult in mapping side! aaaww... TNX Martin!

to handlebar: Thank you! is a funny period for,for example, having a burger...and...looking at that, i imagine a burger alien!! HE HE HE...I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE.
and your comment give me a real help for finish it!

to Donglu-LittleFish: Thank you... a lot. I appreciate a your comment a lot. I give so many attention in the field of shape/mass/weight. The balance of theese factor is crucial to
achieve a good result.

to harachte: TNX A LOT! :love:

to Piz : PIIIIIIZ vecchio amiko!!! senti chi si sente!! porca miseria! ma com' che non partecipi mai a queste cose! te che sei uno stratoro!!!
Guys! Piz is a great!! let tell me...he was my inspirator 4 years!!

to notec: Tnx a lot! and models in your portfolio!

to Dragneye: Many tnx Drew!:wip:

to ChrRambow: I hope the same!!! tnx a lot 4 your kind posts!

to bobred: TNX! will be a pleasure having you here again! hope not to disappoint with my future entry!:wavey:

to Slav: TNX A LOT! love your work too! i was inspiring me a lot for my roborilla!

05 May 2008, 02:18 PM
Oz, the master modeler! I love your characters; they are the best I've seen on this contest! I really am looking forward to seeing the scene where these characters can come to life! I just glanced through your thread; this is the first time I actually saw it! I'm going to go back and check out some more! Rockin' man, keep going! Awesome modeling and texturing!!!

05 May 2008, 03:12 PM
Oz, the master modeler! I love your characters; they are the best I've seen on this contest! I really am looking forward to seeing the scene where these characters can come to life! I just glanced through your thread; this is the first time I actually saw it! I'm going to go back and check out some more! Rockin' man, keep going! Awesome modeling and texturing!!!I second that!

05 May 2008, 05:19 PM
I really like all these alien heads !

Gran lavoro OZ... complimenti ancora!

05 May 2008, 05:41 PM
Your work is really good Oz. Are you using Zbrush or Mudbox or somehting? Apologies if that info has already been posted.

05 May 2008, 11:51 PM

More fantastic work...looks like you are the only one who is unsure about your uv / texture abilities! And...thanks for your crits on my thread...

05 May 2008, 10:32 PM
I dont know how i dont see your entry. Really good 3D models and textures.
Want see that finished. Its going to be amazing.

05 May 2008, 05:28 AM
Hey Fabio, I out of words ...... gosh!!! wooooooow love your designs, your models, your textures, your lighting.... simply superb!! I really enjoyed watching all your images! A great inspiration!! Cheers mate!! :beer:

05 May 2008, 07:44 AM (

WOW! GUYS! one week to go! main character suit.complete at 50%...waah! stil la lot to do!!

05 May 2008, 10:45 AM (

did u remeber this guy?

05 May 2008, 12:31 PM
boy i love your texturing work.
you better hurry up man,6 days left~

05 May 2008, 12:49 PM
Wow,so many delicate elements. They are really great concepts.:thumbsup:
Hope to see the composition soon.and best wishes to you.

05 May 2008, 12:52 PM
The Galaxy guide is on the way . Of course I'm serious could be like a scientist book sketch and a 3 D Vision .

05 May 2008, 01:38 PM (

There are so many things to add that...boffffssshhhhrrzzzzzttt.....short circuit!! ^_^
Seriously...there are a lot details and objects to put in the scene..4 aliens and some mapping alredy do be the roborilla one.

05 May 2008, 02:44 PM
Hi fabio ... fantastic work ... especially on this alien guy ... i love his anatomy flow :D

One critique i got for the guy in the suit ... he is looking a littlebit stiff at the moment.
But i think a littlebit more couterweight for the pose on his shoulder an hips and head could fix it ... so it looks more natural.

I also would try to keep the alien guy with his cool white suit a littlebit more in the foreground and looking at the human in the suit ... he could also rise his hand like he
was going to ask him something ... to show the interaction between human and alien better.

Keep it up. :beer:

05 May 2008, 03:39 PM
Hi Fabio. Good solid progress there. If you couldn't have the time to model the rest, you could always paint them in. At first, I assume the big yellow thing is a robot. But I assume that you intended it to be a human. Having a clear sign of human life in the suit might help. Perhaps an obviously-human name tag on the front of the suit, someone name McKenzie? :) (No offense to the McKenzies out there, but it sounded very astronaut-ish, like Armstrong)

Keep going, and all the best!

05 May 2008, 05:47 PM
Hey Fabio,

I think your work is really amazing.
Enjoying the characters and your texture work is really something.
Can't to see the rendered textures on the robot.

I'm only trying to get through one of these challenges for once, and it's definitely been a learning experience. True there really isn't much time.

Boa sorte cara, isso estah me parecendo muito legal :thumbsup:

PS-- From your surname I'm trying to guess you're Brazilian, but if I'm wrong I'm only saying your work is looking very cool. And in Italian I think I can only say Buona Fortuna or something heh

05 May 2008, 09:08 PM
Woot! Cheering you on! :)

05 May 2008, 09:18 PM
Hi oz! your Aliens Concept is very good!! & I like sea horse Neon light! I hope do your best!

05 May 2008, 10:58 AM (

Just an alternative vision of an Uplift.

05 May 2008, 11:17 AM
Hi Fabio.

I like your last post, very funy, but to late for this challenge.
In your last post , i see that the background have too much importance.Maybe u should make it darker to give more importance to the characters. Also i think that the right building is too dark.
Anyway you are doing a very god work.

Cheers mate

05 May 2008, 11:35 AM
LOL funny! :applause:


Just realised you made that as a joke!

05 May 2008, 11:53 AM
Come on it's time to . Don't worry take your time

05 May 2008, 12:22 AM
Nice looking stuff OZ! Thanks for the posts on my thread, haven't posted in a while :p. BTW, I think that last image is probably the best one to be posted throughout the entire challenge so far lol. Hope to see you finish man! The scene is looking great, I myself just got my first comp of the entire scene put together so I'm feeling your pain on the load of stuff still to finish! Best of luck!

05 May 2008, 09:56 PM (

one of the last guys... The ratan uplifted rat. Im running out of time...OUCH!

05 May 2008, 10:59 PM
Love the ratman. But there's something about that yellow big guy that puts me off... not really sure what. IMHO he would fit better as a background character, either ratman or that other alien would fit better as a main character. Keep it up.

05 May 2008, 08:12 AM
Fabio now it's time to finish my friend.

05 May 2008, 04:46 PM
great work master OZ, i want to to see the fnal image :beer:

05 May 2008, 05:13 PM
Hurry up man, time is running. Hope to see your final image soon.


05 May 2008, 06:44 PM (

HI GUYS! thx...tnx...many thx 4 ur unestimable support to this alienoid thread!
I'll answer one by one asap u can a bit under pressure to finish this image!!
Past week was a pain...i got to finish some graphic and animation for a show about the science storical places of Florence. Is a cool work but take me away so many time that now I must finish the challenge with less care than i want.
Anyway i have read ALL your comments about the yellow guy and the image and i hope to make the proper changes where will be possible..
TNX concepts directly from my "project book".
Good luck to everyone and...HAVE FUN!!

05 May 2008, 11:56 PM (

Details from backgruond

05 May 2008, 03:46 PM (

...20 HOURS TO GO... gosh!

05 May 2008, 03:57 PM
yo bro!! me want to see you at the finishing line! :bounce: :scream:
( you helped me get there too :p ) go go go!
we marvel at your texture work! :eek: rock on bro! hurry!

05 May 2008, 01:58 AM (

now one composite....guys...and the render time??? im in serious troubles!!!
AH! the human guy finished!

05 May 2008, 03:19 AM
So many great characters!! So little time, we better see a finish here Fabio.......
Rat man makes me happy.


05 May 2008, 04:41 AM

05 May 2008, 04:44 AM
Where ? Where is the image Fabio you have to post here too ...

05 May 2008, 04:45 AM
Go Oz Go! Go Oz Go!

05 May 2008, 04:58 AM
where where , I want seeee:bounce::bounce::bounce:

05 May 2008, 11:37 AM (

I need a miracle...i risk not to post the image 4 a matter of few minutes!!!ARRG!! is the pre final.

05 May 2008, 11:46 AM
just about time. finally able to see the pieces together. nice environment. im missing something to focus on as central point if im allowed to say. maybe a stronger light for the couple. the characters are relly cool man. ! good luck with the tweaks and the challenge!

05 May 2008, 11:58 AM (

This is a shot of the orbital spaceport of Altea.Here many uplifted races,aliens and humas live and together.

05 May 2008, 02:11 PM
amazing job oz :bowdown: its incredible the amount of work you did really, a lot i can say about this image but i think it speaks for it self :D congratulations

05 May 2008, 02:13 PM
Finally Finished Congratulations . May I suggest something why don't you add another pic with all the characters .
Like I did there

05 May 2008, 02:42 PM
OW...OW...OW...feel so tired!! guys! tnx...what a rush! past two weeks kills me!And kills the jb too! :sad:
My everyday work took mee too much time away to finish this image how i figured at the beginning of the challenge...but..if from a side i did not have in my hands a real "AS I WONT" work...from the other was really funny and rewarding live this exprerience with all you guys!
i had occasion to admire your fantastic works that inspire me and push me to till the end doing my best! And so did your post here.TNX A LOT!! now i got a lot o characters ( 5 never presented in this thread because away to be finisched) to play with...and a world that is taking shape day by day...following the intelligent suggestion of Scala and his Ze World and "philosophy" im on a base novel or ..."travel diary" base script for....a book? a short? something else? Eric you know what im talking about,right? ;)
Anyway...there are tons of issues in the final image,but hope you like tha "classic illustration" mood (i hope the image got it!!) . The very first visual inspiration for this scene was taken from the fantastic work of syd Mead (on blade runner and all the sentinel book series) and John Berkey.
I got to take a bit of rest (i dont sleep till 2 days due an unfortunate combination of deadlines ):blush:
SO...tell me...How i can fix this image? what did you change by your taste?


05 May 2008, 05:23 PM
Wonderful final ... it's got life ... the backlight fit very well and now the human is walking relaxed enough ... glad you made the deadline. :beer:

05 May 2008, 12:55 AM
greatt finish!

Yay OZ

05 May 2008, 01:17 AM
Hey Fabio, great image!! Love the great enviroment on it, really cool sci-fi touch on the whole image. Like the lighting and colors, put a vivid touch on your composition. Awesome work! Congratulations for this great image!! Time for sleep :D but before..... yes!!! cold beer and tequila!! Cheers mate!! :beer:

05 May 2008, 03:56 AM
WOW! really really great image ,so many character a lot of details great atmosphere... congratulations

and "in the mouth of the wolf " :)


05 May 2008, 08:33 AM
Amazing final! Congrats mate, really awesome work. Composition is very very nice and rendering is realistic. Many characters has supported to your composition. Good work :thumbsup: Good luck Fabio :wavey:

Cheers :beer:

05 May 2008, 10:50 AM
Great job, Fabio!! Looks like from some sci-fi movie :) Awesome :)

The very best of luck to you!


05 May 2008, 11:31 AM
Fantastic final Oz, it was a great to follow your thread, good luck.

05 May 2008, 01:13 PM
Well done Oz! Congrats!

05 May 2008, 03:10 PM
excellent image man! totally bladerunner, ace.
( not sure if this is a double post post but, never mind ) best of luck man, it was great watching your image develope.

see you next time,

05 May 2008, 03:16 PM
simply awesome! :eek: you made it bro! me very very happy!! :bounce: congratulations all the way!! :scream: each and every update had us gawking at your texturing skills! :eek:
god bless ya bro! :love:

05 May 2008, 06:56 PM
Great stuff! Very well done - congrats on finishing :)

05 May 2008, 08:12 PM
Congratz on finishing some nice pic man!
Indeed I agree something to focus on is a bit missing.Maybe that's also because most of the characters seems to be almost the same size all which take out a bit of depth IMO.
Anyway great work and I like the atmosphere, makes me wanna have some spacebeer or so :-)


05 May 2008, 11:02 AM
Terrific work, Fabio! I'm really glad you finished and with style. I believe you reached the classical illustration way. And there certainly is a Blade Runner-ish feel to it. Wet, neon light, contrast... And your movie has a good budget for aliens ;)

You asked what to change if for one's own taste.. Well, while I like your final image quite a bit I think the work on the background is more impressive. All the characters, enviroments and so on you did - it is incredible. Your final image doesn't show them off. Not saying you could or should cram them all in one and still do them justice. Not very doable.
I'd probably change the some of the lighting, posing and locations of the characters. Some of the very cool aliens could take the foreground as they are, to me, groovier than the human. Or perhaps the absolutely wicked cyborgorilla. Then some dynamic poses for the figures, like hagling for some item with furious expression and pose. Lighting would not have to change in style, just add some to light to your character faces, maybe more illuminated areas like pools of light where some action happens, and some backlight to pop character profiles from the background. Finally maybe a roll, or whatever it is called, to the camera so that the ground is not staight horisontal but a tad more dynamic. Whee.. there. SOrry, I got carried away. This might break you classical scifi look, but that would be my changes to show the great great material you have made.
I hope that was more helpful then irritating :thumbsup:

05 May 2008, 11:33 AM
Congrats from me too, very good work you've done here :)

05 May 2008, 02:00 PM
to TCPortfolio: Tnx Trey! hey...can i give my character (human) your name? Trey....just cool!
i have a lot of project for that characters! Looks like people like to see a more dinamic scene...
So i want to make something more...starting by naming my characers.mmm...
TREY T. STONE...what didi you think? can i call the guy this way uh?

to dustbin1uk: WOW! tnx a given me a great support! i must to thank you!

to lauranonce:TNX! i love doing heads more than everything else!!Glad u like it!

to Gnomeish: None of that. My models are done with traditional modeling way like subdivision surfece.

to Blachart67: TNX TNX not sure...or better...i dont like a lot my ways of texturing....there are guys out there that did amazing jobs....damn....ive so much to learn!

to Ataulfo:HEY! DID YOU SEE? i have followed your advices and i totally change the first image to a second really really better! tnx!!

to Ferx: OOOW TNX! YEEEEEAAH! i need to sleep for weeekS! gosh...i feel a bit better after a couple of days and..believe me or not...after read at you i goes to the bar near my office and i had a DESPERADO! a beer and tequila mix! OOOWW consider the beertouch done for real!!gggreat!:beer:

05 May 2008, 04:17 PM
man i really like the way this was going....

i think a bit more GI and reflections would have done it more justice but in the end it came out to be an excellent image none the less...
good stuff

06 June 2008, 08:07 AM (

the story....aaah guys...some work trouble take us away the little time to sure we cant close in time...SADNESS!

09 September 2008, 02:36 AM
The message is pretty good, we Come replies ah

09 September 2008, 12:27 PM
Really Great Thread Buddy.... as your usual!!! :D

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