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

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04 April 2008, 08:50 PM (

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

04 April 2008, 08:31 AM (

idea for alien.

04 April 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 April 2008, 09:16 PM (

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

04 April 2008, 11:06 PM (

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

04 April 2008, 11:41 AM (

A quick render of the environment.

04 April 2008, 11:43 AM (

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

04 April 2008, 10:20 AM (

still needs a bit more work to make it look a

04 April 2008, 10:59 PM (

fur test without proper displacement map.

04 April 2008, 09:31 AM (

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

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

04 April 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 May 2008, 08:06 AM (

female texture progress.

05 May 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 May 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 May 2008, 10:53 PM (

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

05 May 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 May 2008, 02:30 PM (

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

05 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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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