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03 March 2008, 11:59 AM
Michele Bedendo is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Final Image - Athaclena and the Gorila (

03 March 2008, 08:38 AM
good luck :)

03 March 2008, 09:05 AM
Hi Capt... maybe a pirate alien-ape with three head in this thread? :D

03 March 2008, 09:38 AM
great idea mac!! why i didn't thought it before!!
space pirates! good luck capt!

03 March 2008, 10:45 AM
Seguo Michele!

03 March 2008, 03:51 PM (

Here is the main idea for the scene: Athaclena, leading the Neo-Chimps attack, discovers a gorilla in the laboratory.

03 March 2008, 09:14 AM
Hi Captain, I'm in!!!

Have a good job!!

03 March 2008, 02:49 AM (

Here I'm working on the Athaclena character. Cause she's part of Tymbrimi kind I'm interpreting her as a sort of a human and fox mix (this way the Tymbrini kind is described). First, following the start pose, I've drawn the human base and now adding some "fox" detail. As you can see I'm working also on her clothes.

03 March 2008, 05:29 PM
Good luck...


04 April 2008, 08:13 PM (

Almost completed the Athaclena concept. I still have to complete the left arm.

04 April 2008, 08:19 PM (

Almost completed the Athaclena concept. I still have to complete the left arm.

Troy McClure
04 April 2008, 11:29 AM
I love your style Captain, very clean immages but with a lot of detail. ^_^

04 April 2008, 12:56 PM
Thanks for comment :).

Due to the detail level I thought, I'm wondering if creating an hybrid 2D-3D illustration would be less time consuming. The main scene will be 3D (model, texture, lighting, rendering) and the I'll add some little details in 2D (perhaps even the fur, let's see).


04 April 2008, 12:17 PM (

Athaclena character is completed. Now I'll start working on the human while also starting to model something.

See you.

04 April 2008, 12:39 AM (

I started modeling the gorilla's tube. The main structure is complete. Now I'm adding details.

04 April 2008, 11:54 PM (

I started working on the Gorila model to insert into the capsule.
I didn' start from scratch the model. I used a free model gently shared by Silo's forum user Teyon.

Teyon's model contribuition (

Cause I need mainly the back of the gorila I'm not working to much on the front. Still thinking how to create fur: real fur or simply painted over?

04 April 2008, 06:51 AM
Hey Michele great modeling and perfect topology! I think, you must use the real fur. I'm waiting with curiosity for your next post.

Good luck!

04 April 2008, 07:30 AM
what's up michele! i love you athaclena concept, its really deailed! cant wait to see it finished, and also as ahmetekn said, if you have access to realistic fur creation go for it!
see ya

04 April 2008, 08:33 AM
hi there capt!
the gorilla is very well modelled!

04 April 2008, 11:26 AM (

I've almost completed the hands. Now I'l start working on feet and little tuning for legs.


04 April 2008, 09:12 AM (

Gorila model mesh complete wire.

04 April 2008, 09:15 AM (

Gorila mesh complete with no wire overlap. As you can see the front side is not well modeled as the back side which the one I'm interested into. In the scene, infact, you'll see just the back.
Now, I'll start posing the gorila into the capsule and creating his "armor".

04 April 2008, 10:58 PM (

The pose for the gorila into the capsule. Now it's all simmetrical but I'll correct this. I'll start also the armor.

04 April 2008, 11:17 PM
I can't wait for the "foxy lady".. till now it's all well modelled :)

04 April 2008, 11:37 PM
Hey Capt nice work ;)

Enjoying this one also giving Silo a workout.

04 April 2008, 11:41 PM (

I've completed the capsule with the gorila in the interior. Tomorrow I'l start the Athaclena model.


04 April 2008, 11:55 PM
I'm waiting for the fox :)

05 May 2008, 08:08 AM
Bautifull stuff. Cool design!
E trovo anche intellignte la modellazione. ben fatta e distribuita dove serve.:thumbsup:

05 May 2008, 08:08 AM (

I started working on the Athaclena model. Again, I used a base model: this time I used a Make Human woman base model. I modified her legs and head to match the fox-human concept drawn.
I'starting working on her clothes.

05 May 2008, 02:48 PM (

I started working on her clothes: the lower part of the leg is completed.

05 May 2008, 02:52 PM

Cool design! Great modelling!

05 May 2008, 04:54 PM
very clean model .. as always :)

05 May 2008, 06:17 PM (

Legs clothes almost completed.

05 May 2008, 01:08 PM (

Completed the legs part I followed modeling the breast zone.

05 May 2008, 11:06 PM (

I completed the breast part and now working on the shoulders.

05 May 2008, 06:04 PM (

I'm working on shoulders and part of the back. Added some color to have more contrast between parts.

05 May 2008, 04:30 PM (

I've completed the Athaclena model. Now I'll starting posing her into the scene. Definitely I decided just to render diffuse and shadows pass and then paint it over in Photoshop.


05 May 2008, 11:16 PM
Nice modelling the Athaclena model is great , I like how you designed her
Good work :thumbsup:

05 May 2008, 09:04 PM (

I finally complete the Athaclena's pose and exported everything into Max to start creating lighting. Cause I really have to go fast, I decided to create the lighting into Max. I've more confidence with this tool instead of XSI, which I used to model the capsule.

05 May 2008, 01:22 AM (

I started working on lighting. Here a test with Mental Ray and FG. See you.

05 May 2008, 12:17 AM (

Completed the lighting I rendered various pass at full resolution and now I'm coloring and painting over in Photoshop.

05 May 2008, 03:15 AM
Great modeling, super smooth.

Excellent character design as well. Looking forward to seeing the finished entry.

05 May 2008, 11:49 PM (

Scene lighting almost done, further changes in the end. Started to texture her. Cheers.

05 May 2008, 06:57 AM
Great up! the lighting is good

05 May 2008, 01:51 PM (

Here is the almost final result. Still need some details and correction (DOF, water blur, details, etc) but the overall idea is this one. Hope you like it.

Later I'l post the final entry. Cheers

05 May 2008, 04:30 PM (

Leading the Neo-Chimps, the Tymbrimi girl Athaclena enters the illegal laboratory "Howlettes Center" were Neo-Chimps are trying to uplift some Gorila individuals. She stands in front of one of them, sadly looking at him: such a powerful and woderful primate reduced to an experiment, to a slave. She's wondering if is this the way the Uplift philosophy has come to...

05 May 2008, 06:37 PM

after submitting the final entry, I forgot to mention the sofwtare used :argh: Here is the list:

- Modeling: XSI, Silo
- Lighting, Rendering: 3D Studio Max
- Lighting, Texturing, Compositing: Photoshop

See you soon! :wavey:

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