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03 March 2008, 11:49 PM
sean counley is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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04 April 2008, 07:49 AM (

Well with just a matter of days left I have to commit to being in this my 3rd CG Challenge... there is just so much to be gained in what I learn and the friends I make.

I want to focus on the idea of interaction and in this instance it is the vehicle which is the focus, a design that requires both human and neo dolphin to crew it. My idea is that the industrial/military aspects of the craft will be obviously human in their manufacture, but the piloting and speed will be from the minds of the dolphins... any ideas on how exactly I am supposed to reflect that would be most helpfull :).

Enjoy, thanks for looking and all c+c gratefully accepted.


05 May 2008, 11:59 AM (

In a monet of craziness I have decided to see if I can get my entry finished and submitted... this is gonna be a long & tough weekend but plan to enjoy it and hopefully push a few boundaries!

Well folks here is the first bit of WIP just trying to get my shapes & perspective in order before starting on some detailing... I haven't put the human figure in yet.

Any crits very welcome

05 May 2008, 05:30 PM (

Well I think I now have a picture on my hands :)... time to set in for burning the midnight oil and see where I can get it to.

Enjoy & feel free to crit

05 May 2008, 03:08 PM (

Not much time to really say anything folks... just an update to where I am now. Have upped the resolution now to go into the final stages.

Any comments very appreciated at this late hour

05 May 2008, 08:35 PM (

This is the last post, I am gonna take a fresh look early in the morning to make any final tweaks but I figure I achieved what I set out to do, even if its no winner I am more than pleased.

Thanks for looking

05 May 2008, 09:08 AM (

The final render...phew!

The craft is built by humans, their technological skills are more capable than that of the neo dolphins whome they uplifted... yet man has always had a desire to swim with dolphins.

In a world where communication had expanded beyond that of just the human race, man was able to build a craft that could be piloted by the neo dolphins. Finally man not only swam with dolphins but could swim like a dolphin.

The dolphins command the craft through the receptors that interpret not only the clicks and squeals of their language but also the brainwave patterns of their thoughts.... humans added the guns!

Its been quite an intense blast to do this all n the final weekend, about 25 hours which has impressed me as I generally spend way in excess of this. However the necesities of a busy schedule ruled my entry this time. I think I am finally learning to speed up in my process which will be a great reward.

Thank you all those who looked, sorry to those who I failed to say a few words to - I know you will have done well :)


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