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Aspergent
03 March 2008, 06:02 AM
Tim Gilmore is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14624)

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Aspergent
03 March 2008, 04:33 AM
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This is my alien concept, Im aiming for something unorthodox but still likable and familiar... but only just. He will be sculpted in Maya and given a groovy texture in Photoshop.

joshpurple
03 March 2008, 06:50 AM
Cool! :thumbsup: Great looking illustration & concept!

lilmoocow
03 March 2008, 08:14 AM
:love: Love the design.


Freaky design. He (or is it a she?) kinda looks like one of those things from Star Wars. You know the ones with the flat heads and in 'Clone Wars' he did that real awesome loud screech/echo thing where his face blew up all big and puffy? But I digest. :D
Anyway, it's an awesome design, I can't wait to see how it looks in 3D. Wonder how those textures are gonna look...

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 11:17 AM
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It Begins!
this is the basic form of the thorax and head of my alien as modeled in Maya, so far a cross between a Marabou stork and a vacuumn cleaner.

uncle-pritt
03 March 2008, 11:41 AM
very interesting alien shape. i want to see the finished model, it looks great
byeeee

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 10:57 PM
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Details of my alien's head and right hands. Alot of reeaallly niiice work
here people!

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 11:00 PM
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A couple of front and back views of my alien with limbs attached -a veritable mosquito-gibbon.

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 05:26 AM
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Oh yeah, Humans! this is my crew of four -one is repeated in profile to show more of the frumpy space-suit, I love that budgeted colour scheme.

lilmoocow
03 March 2008, 05:45 AM
So how does that alien move then, does it kinda drag it's arms along or pile the arms on top of the head? It really looks like it doesn't have a skeletal structure at all... ...Coooooool.

Meanwhile, the humans look like they really did come from Earth - those spacesuits look impossible to move in.

Still can't wait to see how that alien's gonna look finished. :scream:

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 09:02 AM
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The latest shots of my alien, beginning to look more organic now.

HornlessUnicorn
03 March 2008, 09:10 AM
:) Very original alien design! I like it a lot. The humans also look great. Can't wait to see more.

Good luck!

John Keates
03 March 2008, 10:48 AM
I also realy like the design of the alien. Very imaginative but plausible.

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 10:47 AM
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Just started on the generic model for my crew of humans, good thing there was a head I had already been working on.

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 10:19 AM
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Nothing major. My human now has fingers, and more added to the respirator. Beautiful, beautiful work your're all up to everyone

Pegahoul
03 March 2008, 10:46 AM
Cool looking alien! Definitely unorthodox. Any story yet?

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 11:16 AM
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Getting better, it already has that crude, baggy outline that I was going for, and the head (the first of four) is looking a little more natural.

Spin99
03 March 2008, 11:25 AM
Hey there really nice modeling imho
I also want to go polys and textures and give displacement a skip.
Probably do some low poly brushing tough.

Maybe I can get some tips from you sometime to see if I can get to a finished image
(at last!)
Really nice concepts and execution again :)

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 01:10 AM
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A head off one of the female crew members. She seems nice.

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 05:31 AM
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Now got some chunky geometry happening with the boots.

nightwoodwolf
03 March 2008, 10:43 AM
i like the alien ... keep it coming

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 11:20 AM
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Detail of a male crew member's head, looking rather amused.

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 12:49 PM
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Another head! I think I'm getting the hang of this.

lilmoocow
03 March 2008, 11:29 PM
Hee, one of those heads looks a bit like Hellboy... Or Marv even... :scream:

Aspergent
03 March 2008, 08:46 AM
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More on the suit, making the tubes and getting them to bend correctly was something of a learning curve, no really.

KOryH
03 March 2008, 04:43 PM
cool designs and modeling so far.
I am a sucker for the good design thing.

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 09:18 AM
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I'm still progressing with the spacesuit, I hope to turn my attention back to the alien soon.

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 06:48 AM
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Im now roughing out the alien's skin tones in maya, I dont want his form to become too lost in bodily markings.

HornlessUnicorn
04 April 2008, 07:43 AM
Like you alien concept a lot. One thing though about the colours - they seem a bit to harsh. They look a bit unnatural - that's only my opinion of course.


Good luck!

Spin99
04 April 2008, 08:40 AM
I quite like the alien colours here, except maybe for the joint "rainbows".
So it's a colourful pest, but a funky one too imho.

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 01:19 PM
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Still playing around with the texture,
which is why the skin just does not look right in some places, but I am pretty thrilled with the effects that I am able to achieve thus far.

lilmoocow
04 April 2008, 09:09 PM
Noooiiiice. It's going well - love those textures.

handlebar
04 April 2008, 12:05 PM
Great looking alian, very organic and the forms flow nicely

dharmaestudio
04 April 2008, 06:47 PM
Very powerfull color scheme on the alien.
Arturo

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 12:45 AM
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As you can see, I'm still working on this one. I've drawn much of my inspiration for this texture from dinosaur skin reconstructions, particularly those that have used a lot of bold colour contrasts.

Cographicz
04 April 2008, 12:52 AM
interesting wierd but interesting, good luck.

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 11:12 AM
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Hi folks! Just another human head but with her texture added. The eyes still seem false to me but they do seem to have that "twinkle" so far.

Aspergent
04 April 2008, 09:35 AM
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Why is this alien holding a pipewrench?
All will be revealed within the next sixteen days...

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 10:46 AM
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Just a very basic mock-up of the layout for my image. That thing in the middle of the room is the outline of a very special present intended by the Aliens for the Humans.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 12:33 AM
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Further development on the chamber. Yes, it is what you think it is.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 01:22 AM
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One of the more hirsute members of the crew, at some point in deep space he's given up on the regulation buzzcut.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 12:16 PM
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Just experimenting with composition,
I think that I've got the mood about right.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 02:25 AM
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Nearly there, some alterations have been made to the Alien.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 02:34 AM
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Another more contemplative member of my crew.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 12:36 PM
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Almost finished, believe it or not.

Aspergent
05 May 2008, 09:46 AM
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Well Im beat, but I do Intend to see this through. I've refined the background and some of the textures (that floor may have to change), and made the room much smaller.

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