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04 April 2008, 09:22 PM
Daniel Brok is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Finished Video: ABSOLUTIO (

04 April 2008, 09:30 PM (

Some Ideas

04 April 2008, 03:32 PM (

Live is Beginning!

04 April 2008, 07:52 PM
Nice Pic, mind sharing bit more on the creation?

04 April 2008, 12:56 PM (

Creation of Human Being.

04 April 2008, 07:57 PM
The Blood-Cells was no Big Deal, i build this in XSI.
A simple Particle system with Object Instances deformed on a Curve.
That means the Particle Animation follow the Curve.
I hope, I knew your question answering

04 April 2008, 08:07 PM (

Alien Mind Interface
I Rendered some Loops.
Most Work was done in Composit.

04 April 2008, 02:24 AM
I like the path your taking :)
Looks very intresting

my Uplift Universe (

04 April 2008, 09:25 PM (

Base Mesh Polygon Preparation in XSI for ZB

04 April 2008, 10:01 PM
looking good, keep it up.:)

04 April 2008, 07:14 PM (

I think i am done with Base Topology in XSI, next Step ZBrush for some Tweaks.

04 April 2008, 10:37 PM
liviuberechet - thanks, i hope i find the Time to build a Religion Part in to it.
The Religion Part is very important for the Story.

alvin-cgi - and thanks you to, i try my best

04 April 2008, 01:33 AM (

Now I back from ZBrush.
Time for some Textures.

05 May 2008, 01:47 PM (

My first Choice was to Render it in XSI with 3Delight because Fast SSS, MotionBlur and Displacement.
After some Tests i turned back to Mantel Ray and used Fast SSS Skin + Displacement + Bump + Normalmap.
I Playing currently with Shaders.

05 May 2008, 03:11 AM (

Shaders-Render-Composite Test

05 May 2008, 11:11 PM (

The Grays
What can I say!
Rendered in XSI with MR.
Very heavy Displacement, every Character
split in Different Passes.
Out of Memory!
Perhaps too much Contrast.

05 May 2008, 03:02 AM
Ok....Im scared.

05 May 2008, 03:38 AM
Hey mate, they're pretty creepy, as already mentioned :D

Like a cross between a traditional alien, and those old wooden African carvings (as seen here:

I like it!

05 May 2008, 03:55 AM
The Mouth and Lips is a mix of Carp and Piranya, they was my Inspiration.

05 May 2008, 09:39 PM (

Render-Pipe Tuning.
Passes and Compositing Test.
Light coming from Final Gather Image-Based-Lightning, from the SEQUENCE in front.

05 May 2008, 06:06 AM (

Render Passes and Compositing Pipeline for First Sequence.
My First Sequence looks like the Movie: The Big Nothing. Is bright and only the Kid is on it.
I show here none Storyboards, because i will make Surprise effect!

C&C Welcome

05 May 2008, 02:00 AM (

70% Done + Sound

05 May 2008, 08:34 PM (

pose to pose start with Low Proxy Mesh

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06 June 2008, 07:57 PM (

Long here and everybody are hard-working!
Some shots from my Renders.
The Sequence with Erth and A-Bomb-Explosion is 2500 Frames Long and rendered wit FG+SSS+Displacement+Image-based-Light = my longest Render Time ever.
The Sequence with Nature and Snake is currently in work.

good luck to all!

06 June 2008, 08:05 PM
Oolala...can't wait to see the final! The religious references in the latest preview images you posted have me intrigued :D

06 June 2008, 01:04 AM (

I Think it's so Far done.

06 June 2008, 06:44 AM (

Cover uploader test

06 June 2008, 06:55 AM
I have some trouble to upload my flv.
I uploaded now only the Image that works ok.
If i upload both the uploader shows my on end flv 100%, but i become no ancer the shi is complete!!!

Any ideas?

06 June 2008, 05:09 PM (

Software: BodyPaint,Digital Fusion,mental ray,Photoshop,XSI,ZBrush

This is my Short Movie Called ABSOLUTIO.
The Short will Tell us, thet we all are not perfect, we all may don't forget the History and Everywhere the temptation lies in wait!

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06 June 2008, 01:10 AM
Hey Freebug,

I like your short because it has some strong themes....kinda like grzesiekj's because it puts us in the shoes of an alien (or in your case, three aliens) and gives us an idea as to what it would be like to study the human race from a distance.

I think the ethereal feeling you gave the opening scenes works well (I like that chair that builds up around the alien in the non-descript environment)...the sound design is especially strong. The bug-like behaviour of the aliens also help to give them that genuine sense of curiosity.

My main comment is the length of the montage's not visually boring because there's lots of stuff being shown, but it's thematically boring because it's easy to "get" what's going on in the first few seconds...but it goes on for quite a while. If I had any suggestions that could be implemented easily before the deadline, it would be to cut that shot down.

Best of luck in the contest :) Yours is definitely one of the stronger's obvious a lot of work went into it.

06 June 2008, 04:33 AM
i already thought about it
The DNA Sequence was for my to long and the shot down to little bit.
But i wanted to build a tension.
Can i upload my Final work again?

06 June 2008, 08:14 AM
Yes you can! The last entry matters!

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