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lucar
03 March 2008, 01:48 PM
Gianluca Rondoni is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14423)

Latest Update: Final Image: swimming together
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1209992417_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5130566#post5130566)

lucar
03 March 2008, 02:09 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206022161_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206022161_large.jpg)

I read many years ago Sundiver But still remember a scene where humans and dophins swimming together.. Human with an exoskeleton (i'm not sure that is the right term). Well.. this is my concept: human and dolphin swim into the silent ocean of other world..
the images are from a little old test motion, just for example.

bye.
Luca

ShootingStarLogBook
03 March 2008, 06:27 PM
Looking forward to see more. The best of luck.


-Ahmed

lucar
03 March 2008, 01:38 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206193091_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206193091_large.jpg)

the dolphmech

HornlessUnicorn
03 March 2008, 01:49 PM
Nice design, Gianluca! And good luck!

Dimitri.

lauranonce
03 March 2008, 02:42 PM
really well designed !
in bocca al lupo ;)
Laura

organnah
03 March 2008, 06:32 PM
And I like the idea. The only detail that needs thinkin over is the feet/tail. I mean if the tail is bent by the character's feet - it should be bent to opposite direction. Or maybe it is autonomous - then maybe it's worth to show some engine that accelerates and directs the exoskeleton?

Gurugugnola
03 March 2008, 07:58 PM
Nice work :thumbsup: in bocca al lupo

lucar
03 March 2008, 09:22 AM
And I like the idea. The only detail that needs thinkin over is the feet/tail. I mean if the tail is bent by the character's feet - it should be bent to opposite direction. Or maybe it is autonomous - then maybe it's worth to show some engine that accelerates and directs the exoskeleton?


uhm.. I imagined that the exoskeleton boost the human movement like a dolphin and for this reason I added to the model five little wing stabilizer, I think that is credible but I'm not a engineer!! Thanks for the post
L.

p.s. sorry for my english..

lucar
03 March 2008, 09:26 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206264398_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206264398_large.jpg)

the first test

uncle-pritt
03 March 2008, 11:38 AM
very good start!
you are so fast in modelling!
Buona Fortuna!!
yeeeeeee

lucar
03 March 2008, 12:50 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206276622_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206276622_large.jpg)

neodolphin livery

mikadit
03 March 2008, 01:07 PM
Good work! Well done lucar! :thumbsup:

Pr3dat0r
03 March 2008, 01:50 PM
Very nice concept!
How is it possible that you model so fast? I don´t understand it! You modelled all that in 2 days? WOW!

nochuss
03 March 2008, 03:55 PM
thats a friggen cool sub/swimming ap

Russell-Nash
03 March 2008, 05:18 PM
That looks reallly nice. I like the mood.

Good luck.

Torsten

Kexe
03 March 2008, 07:20 PM
Wauw... I'm really impressed... its a cool idea and a nice design, and your so fast!

only crit (this might be my lack of imagination tho):
I'm having some trouble imagining how her legs/hips are placed, ofcause the space for them is there. but if she leans her neck back like she does and her hip bends backwards aswell, wouldn't she be uncomftable. (when i look again, this only seems to be an issue on the latest image)
..again... I't might very well just be me :)

Carry on..it looks awsome!

LightSovereign
03 March 2008, 08:40 PM
gorgous concept, Lucar..seeing your entry for NVart, i think we are in for a treat.

Marley

dharmaestudio
03 March 2008, 09:25 PM
I like your idea!!

And the model of the ship look very good too.
Keep showing things!

Best luck,
Arturo

BaronImpossible
03 March 2008, 09:27 PM
Yep, that's a cool idea - the machine is really well done, keep it up!

lucar
03 March 2008, 08:42 AM
Very nice concept!
How is it possible that you model so fast? I don´t understand it! You modelled all that in 2 days? WOW!

Thanks but it's a really simple model.. dolphmech and girl about 8 hour totally.. now coming the difficult: texturing adn lighting!!

lucar
03 March 2008, 08:56 AM
wow.. many compliments and comments, thanks at all guys..

@BaronImpossible: Thanks!

@dharmaestudio: Thanks! Thanks!

@LightSovereign: Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! (but I dont understand well tle last part of your message, sorry but my english primitive and very low).

@kexe: Thanks, perhaps that you are right but make bigger the behind part of dolphmech it would make less beautiful..

@Russel-Nash: Thanks!

@nochuss: Thanks, I dont understand "frigger" but hope is a good word..

@mikadit: Thanks Mika! I'm happy for you comment.

LightSovereign
03 March 2008, 09:14 AM
@LightSovereign: Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! (but I dont understand well tle last part of your message, sorry but my english primitive and very low).

.


sorry, lucar. What i was saying was the quality of your work for the Nvidia Art competition was impressive, so i was saying that the work for this competition will also be very impressive

seeing your entry for NVart, i think we are in for a treat.

'treat' equals a special occasion or in this case a special piece of artwork..


(i hope this is not confusing XD)

Marley

lucar
03 March 2008, 09:23 AM
sorry, lucar. What i was saying was the quality of your work for the Nvidia Art competition was impressive, so i was saying that the work for this competition will also be very impressive



'treat' equals a special occasion or in this case a special piece of artwork..


(i hope this is not confusing XD)

Marley

Hi Marley!
dont worry.. I like to learn, especially the new compliments! It is incredible the amount and quality of the Nvidia Art competitions, you always learn something new..
bye.
Luca

blakbird
03 March 2008, 10:57 AM
Craft design is very good

lucar
03 March 2008, 08:09 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206518970_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206518970_large.jpg)

texture and lighting (first) test

LightSovereign
03 March 2008, 10:11 AM
woah!, look at the water!..your definately onto it, Lucar!

ACE!!

Marley

Ivy00
03 March 2008, 10:17 AM
underwater things rock, this is looking great so far

Pegahoul
03 March 2008, 10:57 AM
Looking really good! The dolphin device is really cool. I just thought it's scarily small, almost no room to move around. Too claustrophobic for me hehe ^^

Russell-Nash
03 March 2008, 04:12 PM
Great update Luca. :thumbsup:

I just now recognized that the dolphin device is lacking the flippers. So it is quite hard to change directions. :scream:

Torsten

lucar
03 March 2008, 04:40 PM
@LightSovereign: Thanks, It's great to have a fan!

@Ivy00: Thank Ivy

@Pegahoul: Thanks, Actually is small but not too much for a human being! The girl is too lean ..eheh

@Russel-Nash: Thanks, uhm.. I'm not a engineer but I try to think a solution (let us not forget that a science fiction illustration)

lucar
03 March 2008, 04:44 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206549863_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1206549863_large.jpg)

how think about Russel-nash? ..is it credible?
L.

Russell-Nash
03 March 2008, 07:44 PM
That should work fine. :thumbsup:

Torsten

SONIC-X
03 March 2008, 07:59 PM
Great looking vehicle.Nice work.

madm4tt
03 March 2008, 03:27 PM
Great Concept Man!!!

What did you use for model it? The render engine?

Under water light is great!!

Bye

lucar
03 March 2008, 04:06 PM
thanks at all!
new render soon..

@madm4tt: yes, all lightwave..

ThomasWest
04 April 2008, 05:41 PM
Great pre-visualization & WIP...
I like that blue tone over metal.

Looking for new entries...


Angelo

na
04 April 2008, 02:10 PM
Great idea, very original. I love the dolphin craft. Good luck with this.

lucar
04 April 2008, 03:54 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207151673_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207151673_large.jpg)

Hi guys!
this image (The Alien Burglar) isn't for the contest but a Joke (or not?) for your enjoy.. the relations human/aliens may be very various.

..standing for news.
Luca

dharmaestudio
04 April 2008, 05:59 PM
Hello Gianluca:
I really enjoy your neo-dolphins image. I really love hoe this goes.
My best wishes,
Arturo

ThomasWest
04 April 2008, 06:18 PM
Wow, Luca...

What's that ? Is it a frog ?
Good DOF, may be some noise...

Have a nice (modeling) night... :)

A.


(non è che non conosca l'italiano :) però fa un po brutto parlarsi in una lingua che gli altri non capiscono... Per quanto riguarda il mio sito saranno due anni che è "under construction"... Spero di riuscire a terminarlo presto ma penso che farò prima a mettere qualche immagine qui nella gallery di CgSociety. Tuttavia per me ora illustrazione e grafica (2D e 3D) sono solo un hobby... Ma se qualcuno mi facesse cambiare idea...)

pixemo
04 April 2008, 08:09 PM
Wow - that is a cool perspective/lighting on the latest entry. Seems like it would fit the rules of the competition as well...

lucar
04 April 2008, 04:01 AM
@dharmaestudio: thanks Arturo, i'm glad to like my work (your aliens are fantastic!).

@pixemo: thanks!

@Giokr-2027: thank Angelo, it's a really fast render (half hour) for a fast visualization of a silly idea: I thought that aliens have problems with mice in the cellar, just like us! But it was only a pastime of the long-pending render of the dolphins.. 2565x3632 px it's really much expensive..
p.s. è vero, mi sento strano anche io a scrivere in italiano qui, ma è anche vero che il mio inglese sembra quello di Totò.. è veramente difficoltoso per me esprimere esattamente quel che voglio dire ma si fa di necessità virtù, giusto? Sarà divertente quando dovrò scrivere la relazione che accompagnerà il render finale, mi sa che ne farò ridere parecchi.
A Milano non dovrebbero mancarti le occasioni per trasformare l'hobby in professione.
A presto.

lucar
04 April 2008, 07:28 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207207712_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207207712_large.jpg)

final backdrop

Russell-Nash
04 April 2008, 08:52 AM
Background looks amazing. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see the final image.

Torsten

Neubius
04 April 2008, 08:55 AM
cool!


love your craft design. also the lghting on on the surface is really nicely handled.
keep it coming :)
A

Wildlifehoodoo
04 April 2008, 11:02 AM
the water surface looks great. the dolphins are very well done, love the lighting!

DM67
04 April 2008, 09:24 PM
grande Luca :bounce:

cool work guy :buttrock:

Tony

lucar
04 April 2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks guys!

lucar
04 April 2008, 02:21 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207750915_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207750915_large.jpg)

dolphmec final render (and now.. compositing!!)

Neubius
04 April 2008, 02:43 PM
wow really nice man, ace design really well put together!
i do think she looks alittle uncomfortable though, have you considered having her hands ( on joysticks/controlls/whatever ) up closer to her face , towards the front of the craft? maybe a more natural possition. just a thought :)


keep it up man, wicked!

lucar
04 April 2008, 06:36 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207766184_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207766184_large.jpg)

compositing and matte painting

Russell-Nash
04 April 2008, 06:45 PM
This is coming together very fine. :thumbsup:

Is the skin texture final? It looks a little like plastic at the moment.


Torsten

asparta
04 April 2008, 11:28 PM
the concept for people in a submarine cadget is good. Perhaps you need to change the dolphins with something coming from different planet to meet the chalenge terms. Be carefull with the body of the human, look over the proportions head-body!! I'm eager to see the final result....have fun with the chalenge.

Cographicz
04 April 2008, 03:22 AM
that is brilliant and very well designed. great job!

lucar
04 April 2008, 06:57 AM
@Russel-Nash: Hi Thorsten, you are right for the skin aspect, I hope to improve it but this is one of my weaknesses.. the human skin..

@asparta: Thanks, I have not understood correctly your thought about dolphins.
The dolphins described by Brin are not aliens but only "uplifted" I think..

@Cographicz: Thanks!

ThomasWest
04 April 2008, 01:36 PM
Great render Luca...

Unusual image aspect...

nmcelmury
04 April 2008, 02:55 PM
Nice looking stuff lucar. I really like you're lighting. The composition is spectacular as well. Nice job! My only real crit is the girl inside, you mentioned you had some trouble with decent skin shaders, I think if you put a nice expression on her face it would really help. It might bring her to life a little more. But seriously nice job, really nice color pallette and overall a great job!

lucar
04 April 2008, 05:28 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207934882_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207934882_large.jpg)

skin texture

lucar
04 April 2008, 05:31 PM
Thanks at all for comments and suggestions, I hope it is improved.. What do you think?
is better the skin aspect?

bye.
Luca

OZ
04 April 2008, 11:01 PM
Cool cool scene! There are many ways to imagine dolphins and human together.I like a lot the way u did it...great vehicle design too.:applause:

scala
04 April 2008, 09:22 AM
Nice concept you are in keep on !

lucar
04 April 2008, 10:12 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207995175_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1207995175_large.jpg)

what do you think guys? ..very close to the final..
bye.

Luca

Cographicz
04 April 2008, 04:17 PM
the water looks real but the bubbles dont, but over all great job.

GaeasHerald
04 April 2008, 02:46 AM
Very nice lucar. The girl is lookin great now and the design of the sub is impecable. My only little crit would be all the tiny lights going on... I think the image is good enough on itself to do without some of them.
Good job!

lucar
04 April 2008, 05:08 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208279280_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208279280_large.jpg)

many changes..

lucar
04 April 2008, 05:11 PM
well.. your suggestions are precious for me guys!
I removed some bubbles and flares.. and a bite of yellow. You like more or less than before?
see you soon..

Luca

nmcelmury
04 April 2008, 05:31 PM
Looks spectacular man, great job! :cool:

bkeiser3d
04 April 2008, 07:16 PM
It's my time first looking at your thread. So here's what I am feeling, The girl seems to not flow(fit in) with the suit/swiming device she is wearing. By the way Great concept, I just started reading the books.

lucar
04 April 2008, 03:10 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208358629_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208358629_large.jpg)

another life forms added..

Rubira
04 April 2008, 08:02 PM
Bellissima scena Gian Luca! Good Luck!

Dragneye
04 April 2008, 09:50 PM
Beautiful job lucar. Everything seems abt right. The only assistance I can offer is try changing the angle of that lit part on the lower left - (more horizontal to the viewers eye) instead of matching it to the surface angle. It might enhance depth more. Check it out and see if it works for ya

lucar
04 April 2008, 03:31 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208446293_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208446293_large.jpg)

..just a tribute for oldiest sci-fi lovers

MartinNielsen
04 April 2008, 07:24 PM
Very nice work. :) Only crit for me is the volume fog. I think there would be more streaks in the water. On the other hand they could desturb the picture.

HornlessUnicorn
04 April 2008, 07:34 PM
Bongiorno Gianluca!

Great work, mate! One critique though - the light: it seems that you have two light sources and the light is entering the water in an overly "geometrical" - perpendicular to the surface - it just doesn't look quite natural. Also the water surface could benefit if the disturbances (waves) of it were a bit bigger.

Thumbs up!

Cographicz
04 April 2008, 12:35 AM
yes the bubbles look very nice now and i also agree with HornlessUnicorn about the lights it does look like there is 2 suns, but the overall image is awsome, great work.

jeromoo
04 April 2008, 03:49 AM
That truly looks like a sci-fi magazines of old! :) I am very curious about how the dolphin pod actually works because it seems like it will bend the girl into extreme positions. So I assume that all pilots-to-be have to undergo serious acrobatic and yoga training. :)

On the crit side, the rays of light could be better. And you could add streams of bubbles behind the dolphins as they sped along in the water.

Overall, solid work!

sasquatch70
04 April 2008, 06:44 AM
Hello Gianluca,

Very impressive piece. Seeing that you put it on the cover of a magazine, is it done?
Brad

lucar
04 April 2008, 07:11 AM
@nmcelmury @bkeiser3d: thanks men!

@MartinNielsen: right.. I did not want a background too complex, thanks.

@HornlessUnicorn @Cographicz: I just put two suns deliberately, I think that will help to create an atmosphere alien.. But it is only my own assumptions. Thanks.

@jeromoo: ahah.. Really entertaining the idea of yogin pilots! Pilots of Pilates, may be?

@sasquatch70: I dont understand your question.. the cover is not the final image but only a great tribute to the science fiction of the past time.

thanks at all!
Luca

OZ
04 April 2008, 08:15 AM
YEAH!! cool! it looks looks like a sci-fi magazines! That 60's classics! Oh man...brilliant! :beer:

TheBloodyAlien
04 April 2008, 08:16 AM
About skin textures, I'd play more with internal lights. Try to put some little light, maybe green or blue, from the bottom to the top of the cockpit, light those lights that film actors have most of the time inside their spacesuits. Then you could raise a little bit the glass refraction.
Also you could model the finns on your machine so they have a more dolphinish look; if mothernature decided to give them finns like them maybe she's right... You could make the tail a little bitt longer. About the second little light on the left which is coming from above throught the water, I'd move it outside the camera field. You say you want 2 suns but you are offering and earth like environment. nothing is telling us this is not earth. So the 2 lights appear as a mistake when you set up your lights in your 3d software...

lucar
04 April 2008, 11:52 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208605968_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1208605968_large.jpg)

ok guys.. this is my final version, converted cmyk.
How think about?

Luca

Jassar
04 April 2008, 12:16 PM
Very nice! congratz on finishing this :)
on a side note: that fish in the bottom is actually a Neon Tetra, which is a 2cm-long fresh water fish. But since this is a fictional image then who cares huh? :thumbsup:

Cheers

lucar
04 April 2008, 07:07 AM
Very nice! congratz on finishing this :)
on a side note: that fish in the bottom is actually a Neon Tetra, which is a 2cm-long fresh water fish. But since this is a fictional image then who cares huh? :thumbsup:

Cheers

WOW! ..but this is a Plutonian Neon Tetra!! Just kidding of course.. I really liked its color much and I am not too worried reality..
Thanks!

Luca

artizakO
04 April 2008, 07:14 AM
congratulate you for finishing a great image here,, your dolphin mech looks great and effects are brilliant, nice work..good luck! :thumbsup:


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lucar
04 April 2008, 12:06 PM
congratulate you for finishing a great image here,, your dolphin mech looks great and effects are brilliant, nice work..good luck! :thumbsup:


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Thanks Reynan! your work (and your portfolio) are fantastic..

mikadit
04 April 2008, 12:11 PM
Simply awesome, I would like to have a big poster of this render! :bowdown:

lucar
04 April 2008, 03:06 PM
Simply awesome, I would like to have a big poster of this render! :bowdown:

ciao Mika!
Thanks for your words.. ehm.. can you send your request to Mr.Ballistic? :eek:

Ivy00
04 April 2008, 04:30 PM
Congrats on your final image :) It has such a nice peaceful atmosphere

sasquatch70
04 April 2008, 07:33 PM
Great atmosphere in your peice. The only thing that sticks out is the plastic look of the womans face.There's not alot of variation in her skin tones. Other than that evreything is very cohesive.Awesome work.

Brad

lucar
04 April 2008, 05:39 AM
Really thanks Linda, peaceful is the right word..

Thanks Brad, I imagined that the atmosphere inside of dolphmech was wet and warm, perhaps the aspect plastic could simulate a slight sweat? ..I dont know..

Luca

lucar
05 May 2008, 01:00 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1209992417_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14423/14423_1209992417_large.jpg)

final image

LAV
05 May 2008, 06:49 PM
At last I'm here to comment your work (sorry but I'm definitely off in this year season). Now: I love the idea and the realization. Colours and lights are wonderful. The human-mech dolphin is a dream.
DOF is fit too. Good luck in this great competition!

scala
05 May 2008, 07:53 PM
Beautiful idea Gianluca .Bravo

Ivy00
05 May 2008, 08:32 PM
Congrats on a beautiful image :)

Russell-Nash
05 May 2008, 04:32 PM
Congratulation on finishing such a nice image. :thumbsup:

Good luck with the voting.

Torsten

ananta83
05 May 2008, 04:47 PM
wooowww... amzing work :)
the the idea really briliant ,

good stuff

cherrs man:beer:

Banjavor
05 May 2008, 08:31 PM
I want this swimming machine. Make it real ;)

lucar
05 May 2008, 04:15 AM
thanks guys,
is alway a pleasure to receive yours compliments..

Good luck to all!
Luca

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