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04 April 2008, 11:07 AM
Matthew Moss is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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04 April 2008, 11:09 AM
Hi all,

my previs is coming, just sorting some stuff out.


04 April 2008, 10:16 PM
oops, double post

04 April 2008, 12:37 PM (

When two creatures from alien environments meet for the first time, the only way they both know how to interact is with violence.

04 April 2008, 11:16 PM (

This is the base model for my man. In an attempt to learn as much as I can each step of the way, I built this model from scratch. I know time is ticking down, but since beginning this competition I've upgraded my computer and had some fun with that. Hopefully the next few weeks will be very productive.


04 April 2008, 02:35 PM (

This is the knife for the guy. I've changed his weapon from a pistol to a knife to make it more animalistic.

04 April 2008, 03:22 PM
hey matt, your male base besh is looking preety good! i really like the hard edges on the muscles that make it look like fantasy anatomy or comic book anatomy, please dont loose that if you are going to sculpt it in something like zbrush, your knife looks preety solid to :thumbsup:
and don't despair about the deadline, just be constant and you'll make it

04 April 2008, 11:21 PM (

Test render for my knife.

05 May 2008, 02:45 PM (

This is my guy with his finished displacement map. Modeled in Modo, sculpted in Zbrush, touched up in Modo. I'm now on the texturing of him. Today is a public holiday in england so Im hoping to get the rest of the guy finished today so that I can concentrate on the rest of the image in the remaining week.


05 May 2008, 09:19 PM (

Title says it all, now I just need to get the alien made, and if time permits, the environment. I hadn't planned on an environment for this piece but seeing some of the entries I realise I need one. Good work everyone.


05 May 2008, 09:39 PM
Nice looking fellow there, the bridge of his nose looks a little pinched, but still cool. He really looks like a fighter, someone who wont give up. Question, where did the scratches and cuts come from? The alien looks like a giant snake, does it have arms hidden out of view? I really like how you have that concept, it really show man fighting the beast to death, on the ropes with only what he has in hand available. :) Can't wait to see more!

05 May 2008, 02:36 AM (

Here's my final piece.

The scant story for this image rests around the question of how humanity will respond to a first encounter with aliens. In a reflection on how we treat this world, humanity will most likely go in aggressively, as I imagine the alien race would too. At heart, we're all savages and, ultimately, thats how we will confront each other.

Its been fun.


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