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livake
03 March 2008, 02:19 PM
Liviu Mihai is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14880)

Latest Update: Finished Video: wallpaper for final video.
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1213644651_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5212900#post5212900)

adib
03 March 2008, 02:40 PM
Welcome,my friend!Best to you!Good luck in this challenge!:thumbsup:

livake
03 March 2008, 10:05 AM
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concept for characters...

livake
03 March 2008, 10:09 AM
multam man!...

livake
03 March 2008, 10:55 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1206701721_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1206701721_large.jpg)

looking for a strong character...

adib
03 March 2008, 10:59 AM
Nice concepts drawings! Bafta si tie!

Pyke
03 March 2008, 11:04 AM
Love the concepts!

Dironik
03 March 2008, 06:51 PM
*Oops....*

Dironik
03 March 2008, 06:55 PM
:thumbsup:
Great concept! I hope that modelling will be not worse than sketch.
I'll be watch for your progress. Good luck!

livake
03 March 2008, 12:17 AM
thank's man..:)

Remi
03 March 2008, 05:52 AM
Nice concept...I think it's looking quite mean. I like the ideas, look forward to seeing where this one goes.

livake
03 March 2008, 08:06 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1206993989_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1206993989_large.jpg)

this is wip character...

livake
04 April 2008, 09:05 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1207299950_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1207299950_large.jpg)

alien character wip.

adib
04 April 2008, 09:13 AM
Nice progress man! keep going!

organnah
04 April 2008, 07:18 PM
Nice characters and great concepts. Especially rocks this quadrupedal guy. Can't wait to see them moving.

livake
04 April 2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks guys ..hope I'll be on time with the final piece. :)

livake
04 April 2008, 11:06 PM
Thanks guys ..hope I'll be on time with the final piece. :) :)

livake
04 April 2008, 01:10 PM
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some details work!

livake
04 April 2008, 11:18 PM
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body work...

livake
04 April 2008, 11:24 PM
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expresion and details for head!

livake
04 April 2008, 11:47 AM
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another concept for alien character.

livake
04 April 2008, 08:10 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1208247007_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1208247007_large.jpg)

Start texturing characters... :)

livake
04 April 2008, 09:55 AM
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texture stage...

livake
04 April 2008, 07:34 AM
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This is the alien gate (wip) where the action takes place!!

mim-Armand
04 April 2008, 08:12 AM
Nice progress sofar man!
Goodluck on the way, keep up this work!
:thumbsup:, mim

livake
04 April 2008, 07:00 PM
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alien king wip..Finished modeling part, start texturing.

liviuberechet
04 April 2008, 11:20 PM
The concept looks very good. I make's mee thing about Septerra Core (if you've played it).
Keep it going !! good luck!



my Uplift Universe
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=236&t=615136 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=236&t=615136)

livake
04 April 2008, 09:31 AM
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final texture for trooper alien!

infoarq
04 April 2008, 10:13 AM
I love these textures... and mesh of course.
Great work!

livake
04 April 2008, 10:21 AM
Thank's Tomas :)

livake
04 April 2008, 11:05 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1208732748_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1208732748_large.jpg)

texturing...

livake
04 April 2008, 04:07 PM
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work for environment...

melkao
04 April 2008, 02:54 AM
nice models...amazing texturing..i always love tyhe zbrush models...great job!

livake
04 April 2008, 01:06 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1209172014_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1209172014_large.jpg)

work at the displacement...

livake
04 April 2008, 02:11 PM
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work for displacement...

livake
05 May 2008, 11:42 PM
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environment work.

livake
05 May 2008, 11:38 PM
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environment...wip

livake
05 May 2008, 03:28 PM
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quadruped wip.

cienias
05 May 2008, 09:43 PM
great sketches and impressive transition to 3D.
you have some great conceptual skills and obviously a good hand.

thanks for your comment, by the way.

i am really curious what is the story of your piece...

Good luck!

livake
05 May 2008, 07:31 PM
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The promise queen and her escort...

livake
05 May 2008, 10:56 PM
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lights test for alien king scene...

livake
05 May 2008, 04:47 PM
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The queen...wip..texturing.

livake
05 May 2008, 03:59 PM
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the queen..:)

livake
05 May 2008, 01:46 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1210859158_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1210859158_large.jpg)

rigging almost done!

ivanisavich
05 May 2008, 02:01 PM
Cool...I'm looking forward to seeing them in action!

adib
05 May 2008, 02:19 PM
Keep going man! Start to look great!

livake
05 May 2008, 02:23 PM
hope we'll be on time...

livake
05 May 2008, 02:29 PM
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king and monster rigg...

redCigarette
05 May 2008, 09:47 PM
Nice Progress so far!! Ur entry is taking nice shape now..
get going ! Gud luk :)

melkao
05 May 2008, 10:05 PM
Wow ...nice rigg...i think that that character will move very nice woth taht bones setup...good work!

livake
05 May 2008, 07:27 AM
Thank you guys...hope the time is ours!

livake
05 May 2008, 04:08 PM
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prepare displacement for queen...

melkao
05 May 2008, 08:50 PM
nice character...it looks very soft...it would be nice if you can to show us the mesh...keep going!:beer:

livake
05 May 2008, 10:05 PM
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Animation walk for quadruped...

livake
06 June 2008, 09:22 PM
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new design for the alien gates...start the rendering animation :)

livake
06 June 2008, 09:45 PM
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scene, where alien strike the escort queen...

livake
06 June 2008, 09:52 PM
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queen entry to alien gates...(animation rendering)

livake
06 June 2008, 06:55 AM
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animation...

livake
06 June 2008, 08:55 PM
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Scene where the king reveal himself...

livake
06 June 2008, 07:18 PM
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animation

livake
06 June 2008, 10:11 PM
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animation

livake
06 June 2008, 12:17 PM
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animation render

livake
06 June 2008, 01:57 PM
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animation

livake
06 June 2008, 07:44 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1213299841_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1213299841_large.jpg)

soon... :)

livake
06 June 2008, 10:13 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1213481596_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/21/14880/14880_1213481596_large.jpg)

Software: Maya,Photoshop,ZBrush

They were closer than they though.Theu came from deep inside Earth, fire and lava, with one single desire: Conquest! People tried to sign peace so they sent a queen, Isla, to their gates...but they don't want peace...

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91253)

ivanisavich
06 June 2008, 10:30 PM
Hey dude good job on gittin 'er dunn!

A few comments:

-camera motion is strange in some areas....specifically the scene where the queen is riding on top of the alien. I think it's because you've linked the camera's target to the body of the alien, so the camera bobs up and down with the action
-the background image in some shots didn't seem to match up with the environment. There's one shot where the camera spins around the alien and the foreground spins around fine, but the background image hardly move...as if it's floating in space and attached to the camera
-the animation needs a lot of work...for most of the characters it looks like you've blocked in the overall motion (arm swining, head bobbing, etc)...but it's not very smooth, and the rest of their bodies lack motion
-the monochromatic color scheme weakens the piece in my opinion...I think even doing something as simple as giving it a dual-color scheme (complementary colors, like the current orange tones with added blues) would help it

I realize the deadline is here so you'll probably have a hard time implementing those changes, but hopefully these tips help you in future projects

Good luck!

livake
06 June 2008, 10:49 PM
Ya man, I now you are right with some suggests but, unfortunately I don't have time ...even though a dadline extented. Thank's for your feedback! :)

livake
06 June 2008, 07:30 PM
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final entry :)

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