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03 March 2008, 08:59 PM
Jason Maguire is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Hallway 001 (

03 March 2008, 09:15 PM
Hello all,

I'm really looking forward to participating in this contest and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this theme.

My own project is going to be a short film roughly 3 minutes long. It follows the last ever human in existence as he lies in his death bed, about to die from old age. The aliens in the film are watching over him as he takes his last breaths. There will be a small vision sequence aswell just before he dies.

The screenplay is finished and I should hopefully be able to have some storyboards up soon.

Best of luck to everyone!


03 March 2008, 09:25 PM (

Made a start on the bedroom the first scene will take place in.

04 April 2008, 12:54 AM (

Just a quick render to see how this clock is looking.

04 April 2008, 12:58 AM (

And the current progress of the bedroom, still very much a work in progress. Doesn't look very alieny at the moment I know but there will be aliens in it! :)

04 April 2008, 04:44 AM
wooooow i like your quality!!

great textures,meshes and ilumination,,,


04 April 2008, 08:27 AM
Some nice lighting, and good idea for the short.

good luck :)

04 April 2008, 11:11 AM (

Made a start on the modeling for the last man character.

04 April 2008, 04:33 PM (

Put some more work in to the model and made a start on the texturing. Need to work on the shader still, no spec map or anything yet, need to add some eyelashes and fix the eyes. Need to decide on the kind of hair he may have. Lots of work to do! The body is also mostly finished, will put up some shots later.

04 April 2008, 08:21 PM
Wow, Jason ! The environments are great ! Beautiful renders !

04 April 2008, 07:13 AM (

Some further tests, still needs some work.

04 April 2008, 07:13 AM
gpepper: Thanks very much!

04 April 2008, 12:58 PM
Nice modeling and texture!Good luck!:buttrock:

04 April 2008, 09:44 AM
great texturing... but u said the guy is going 2 die, so make him little bit unhealthy..ur lighting sense is superb.All the best.

04 April 2008, 09:43 PM (

The last shot of the untextured model only had a few hours into it so heres a newer one. Still needs some work!

04 April 2008, 09:50 PM
adib: Thanks!

crichard: Thanks very much! I agree he definately needs to look more sick. There is a small section of the short where we see him looking more normal/healthy though so I textured him this way first to keep things simple. :)

04 April 2008, 01:51 AM (

Did a small amount of detailing in zbrush, it's my first time using the software and really loving it so far! I would really like to put some more detail in to it but the deadline is getting closer so I might have to call it done for the moment and move on to creating the alien.

05 May 2008, 06:55 PM (

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Iíve been mostly working on getting as many shots set up as I can so that all I have to do is place the characters in and animate. Itís getting pretty close now. This is a hallway that will be coming in towards the end of the short. Needs a little more detail I think, maybe some flowers in the vase and a few smaller features. The characters are also getting pretty close now, the old man is pretty much finished I just need to build an outfit for him to wear. The alien is about 50% done at the moment, not quite ready to show yet!

05 May 2008, 08:15 PM
Wow! Love the furniture!

05 May 2008, 10:42 PM
The lighting set up for your hallway is good, very nice and clean render.

05 May 2008, 02:15 PM
It's actually i bit funny to see a realistic interiour scene telling an actual story :) Looks good :thumbsup:

05 May 2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks all! should have some updates soon!

05 May 2008, 11:35 AM
Jason, this is going to be great. Lighting in the hallway looks fantastic. The story seems to be interesting also. I like this entry very much.
Maybe the reflection in the picture from the hallway looks a bit too big. It may distract from the centre of the frame. But that's just talking... You know it better.
Keep it going! I've got my eyes on this one. Good luck!

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