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04-02-2008, 08:53 AM
iskander mellakh is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: edge fix (

04-10-2008, 08:50 PM (

pre-Vis work. just trying to put some ideas together.

04-14-2008, 08:31 AM (

idea for alien.

04-14-2008, 09:42 AM (

This is the basic idea for the alien - I did a quick rig for the alien so that i could pose him in the way that he will be in the image. I still have to rig his tentacles.

04-15-2008, 09:16 PM (

head WIP for the female in the scene. Just working on the topology and laying out the UV's.

04-15-2008, 11:06 PM (

Not quite sure about this - I am trying to come up with an idea for the environment.

04-17-2008, 11:41 AM (

A quick render of the environment.

04-17-2008, 11:43 AM (

This is a test placement for the shot - and a test render.

04-22-2008, 10:20 AM (

still needs a bit more work to make it look a

04-22-2008, 10:59 PM (

fur test without proper displacement map.

04-24-2008, 09:31 AM (

changed the texture colour and fur map colour. added a normal map to add to the detail.

04-24-2008, 07:19 PM (

this is some renders with all of the 3D elements except the lady and a few prop pieces. I feel the environment lacks in the background.

04-24-2008, 09:19 PM
Hi the monster is so ipressive for me. It looks like some wood sculpture. I would want to seen animation with this character. Render with the pose has some good roughness, as sirealism or decadense painting. In Czech fairy tailes is character called Otesánek. I think that he has similar appearance :)

04-24-2008, 09:54 PM
Thank you Banjavor! just had a look at images of Otesanek and it does look a little similar! - wasn't meant to but it does work.

04-25-2008, 11:13 PM (

i did a render test at full res to see if my computer would be capable of rendering the images.

04-26-2008, 05:13 PM
Hey there,

that´s a really scary, alien monster you´ve gotten there.
Really like it alot. Probably because it doesn´t look like
an ogre or a hungered warthog with horna all over it but
more like a mutant orang-utan from deep down the caves!

Nice that one,



04-26-2008, 07:00 PM
Gosh that's scary ^^, a combination of troll, caveman, and dementor (at least that's my impression). Keep it up.

04-26-2008, 10:46 PM
Thank you very much Pegahoul and Leydecker - i really appreciate the comments!:buttrock:

04-28-2008, 03:13 PM (

this is the female body. Needs more work on the topology and some more sculpting. The basic idea is there.

05-01-2008, 08:06 AM (

female texture progress.

05-02-2008, 08:44 AM (

first look at what the composition will be like. Need to pose the female better and finish the scuplting. The hair needs more work as well the overall image. Not sure about the blue though - will have to see.

05-02-2008, 05:35 PM (

positioning the tentacles around the lady's body properly. posed the lady in a better manner - still some work to do!

05-02-2008, 10:53 PM (

close up of the eyes and face. Needs more work on the texture of the body. Hair needed.

05-06-2008, 02:09 PM (

I was having a few problems rendering with Maya open - so i have done a few tests with rendering through the command prompt without Maya open and so far so good.

05-07-2008, 02:30 PM (

the style and shape of the hair. Need to reduce the blue light on the hair.

05-11-2008, 08:22 PM (

I am editing the environment - adding more detail and definition. need to bring out the alien fur a bit more and maybe have less blur on the alien.

05-12-2008, 02:53 PM (

An alien who saved the young beautiful lady from her untimely sacrificial death - now outcast, and on the run from the rest of his herd.

05-12-2008, 03:29 PM (

An alien who saved the young beautiful lady from her untimely sacrificial death - now outcast, and on the run from the rest of his herd.

added a bit more specular around the pupils and added more definition to the lips.

05-12-2008, 04:25 PM (

An alien who saved the young beautiful lady from her untimely sacrificial death - now outcast, and on the run from the rest of his herd.

fixed right edge.

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