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03 March 2008, 06:16 PM
Marina Conrad is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Finished Video: The Race (

03 March 2008, 06:38 PM (

first alien of animation

03 March 2008, 06:40 PM (

03 March 2008, 06:54 PM (

First render

03 March 2008, 08:18 PM
Hehe, whats that? Maya 4 on Windows 98? ;)

Anyways, your alien looks cool. Could you post a screenshot of your rig? Would be nice to see.

03 March 2008, 08:53 PM
*g* old soft can do good work;))
yes i work with 4.0 and win 2k.

i try to make different rigs,here a base.

now i thinking about the Story and so on,
let's see what it will be......
I have diffrent things in my head for the Story.
From a Shot in Space of a Planet,zoom on surface to a Bar,
the owner of the Bar are the Green
Alien and a human.
the two want to be pilots in a race.
Ala StarWars Podrace;)))
They win the Race,and i hope i can make this on time.

Software used this Time Maya4.0 and Textures from CgTextures,that's All for
see you soon.

03 March 2008, 08:57 PM (


03 March 2008, 08:58 PM (

a barshot

03 March 2008, 08:59 PM (

again a barshot

03 March 2008, 09:00 PM (


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03 March 2008, 06:31 PM (

this is the planet,where my story begin

04 April 2008, 07:08 PM
try to model the planets surface. there i have a lot of work to do.
next week i want to make a storyboard too.

04 April 2008, 07:12 PM (

the landscape is not so easy as i tought

04 April 2008, 05:43 PM (

added some blendshape for face animation

04 April 2008, 05:05 PM (

sorry for delay,i was ill last week,
Placing some buildings on the surface of my planet.
orginal building models from Willi Hammes.
i use and modify them with his permission.

next i model a human quick,
hurry now,time is short.

04 April 2008, 05:02 PM (

a human,now give him blendshapes

04 April 2008, 09:22 PM (

a skeleton test of the main character
go to this link

04 April 2008, 07:10 PM (

model some racers for the track

04 April 2008, 07:11 PM (

the racetrack

04 April 2008, 05:41 PM (

model a cockpit for the racer of my main
characters.for interior camera shots.
now start to animate the race.
it`s hard work*g*

05 May 2008, 08:43 PM (

first cut sequenz of the race,only a short.modeling time is over now comes the funny part and the most work.

05 May 2008, 09:43 AM
A little c&c is welcome:thumbsup:

05 May 2008, 05:16 PM (

this will be the final edit cut from the main event of my animation.
c+c wellcome (

05 May 2008, 10:12 PM
Thank you for your tip! Now I can upload my pictures, too. And I learned something about "the milestones", what I ignored before...

Your pictures looks very interesting! I will see your animation, but at first I have to download a flv-player for mac.
So long.


Edit: Okay, now I have seen your video. Wonderfully music! And the spaceunits are flying very fine. But you will need some views from the pilots, fighting to win, too?
I am sure, it will come soon.

05 May 2008, 06:26 PM (

here is one of the character in cockpit
shots,i ve done last week.holding the textures and lightnig low,but the rendertimes are high on my pc,now adding some sfx to my animation.see you soon. (

05 May 2008, 05:24 PM (

hi everyone;
now here it is,the 30 second final trailer
for my start rendering and cutting
the wohle project.
cu soon;

06 June 2008, 05:43 AM (

hi everyone;

here is a short sequenz

now i start adding sound
and cutting the final.
i must do the making of too,
hope i can make this all on time.

cu Marina

06 June 2008, 11:01 PM (

Software: Maya

Puhhh,finally it is all done.
Now let me first tell you a few words about me.
Till now i do 3D in my freetime.
This is my first Contest.I start with Maya 6 Month ago,now
i would like to work as a Freelnacer in Animation and Modeling.

To all Artist here in the Contest and on CGTalk,i`ve a great Time here
and what you Guys do and show in Artistik Skills is awesome and great
with one word FANTASTIC. I will miss this Contest;)

Now to my Story:
In a Galaxy far away,starts a Race,where my Alien(Styx) and a Human build
a Team against other Challangers.The Human is on the Way to his friend,who
waits for him by the Racecar.he is nervous,because the Human is getting late.
Will he came on time and will the two win the Race?
See and find out.

I hope i wrote the most thinks right,because my English isn`t the best.

Thanks to you all and CGTalk for the Contest and this great Time.


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Here is a 640x480 version

06 June 2008, 12:50 AM
Hey Khalestra,

Good to see your final entry! Was a long haul but I but you're glad you're done! (as we all are :D)

My main suggestions for your future projects would be to concentrate on getting some good lighting in your scenes....working with a 3 point lighting system, etc. That will really help give your animations some depth. The explosions at the end looked good though...a nice climax for your race :)'s also nice seeing you experiment with some creative cinematography.

Good luck in the challenge :)

06 June 2008, 06:39 PM
thanks very much ivanisavich,now i am very proud that you take a look at my final.yes
i know about my problems with the lightning, i have tried a 3 point lightning,but the result was not as i expected (my old maya version?) so i make the lightning with this plug in.
i have some more bugs in my finished,i know about but i could not fix this at this time.

but now it is over,the work is done,best luck to you too:applause::thumbsup:
your work is unbelievable:arteest:

06 June 2008, 10:41 AM

You have done a good question, itís really interesting. If you get any good reply, so please let me know. So Iíll also get some good idea.

Thanks for your future help.

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