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04 April 2008, 03:05 AM
Carlos Eduardo Montoya Cortes is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Finished Video: Stuck on the road (

04 April 2008, 03:13 AM (

Hi to all...this is my first step to this challenge....

soon i will upload the basic idea with the sketch!

05 May 2008, 01:26 AM
curious :beer:

05 May 2008, 07:21 AM
curious :beer:

me too! :cool:

05 May 2008, 07:09 PM (

ok first model sketch for the alien...this one i will call by the name of J'Darco, and he comes from the J'crania planet!.

soo i will upliad joe (the human) and a sketch for the basic scene.

waiting for comments

05 May 2008, 07:18 PM (

Hello human character

05 May 2008, 12:37 AM (

ok people...this is joe finished...i just have to setup the facial rigg....

any comments?

05 May 2008, 07:48 PM
Ta excelente, quiero verlo ya en movimiento, me mantendré checkeando tus updates
1000 suertes :buttrock:

05 May 2008, 03:47 AM (

ok my alien model is almost done...i still have to fos a little thinsg before to make de facial rigg and model star with the rest of things....

my job is consumin so much time..i just want to finish this at time.

all the comments are most welcome.

Voidreamer: gracias por el comentario. ya pronto estará animado...espero poder subir pronto el storyboard.

mim-Armand, Nothingness: thanks guy for the interest...keep coming!

05 May 2008, 04:10 AM (

meet my alien...nos both characters are finished...i have to work a little mor in the escenary and other details...hope you like it and i wat for comments

05 May 2008, 06:19 PM (

Hello...this is my sketch for the story...

there are two friens one alien (j'draco) and one human (Joe), and tey are going in a trip when the car damages, then the alien starst to push the car very mad,and is yelling to joe, cause the car damages....the road is too desert and the emotions come.

thats the basic concept...later i will tell more details.

any comment?

05 May 2008, 08:06 PM (

Now i have almost done the escene......i use some trees 3d models and planes.

hope you like it!

05 May 2008, 03:05 AM
The backgrounds looks really nice!:beer:

05 May 2008, 03:58 AM
Hey Carlos, really cool work, like a lot the design on the alien character, really great! And the background looks awesome! Keep the great work :D Cheers mate!! :beer:

05 May 2008, 02:39 PM
uy viejo, esto cada vez pinta mejor, me encanta el ambiente y la iluminacion esta muy bien
keep up
un monton de suertes compadre

05 May 2008, 09:01 PM
simple and cool characters..and nice background!!..
can't wait to see the animations..!

05 May 2008, 04:00 AM
adib: thanks my friend...i am working a lot with the escenary....cause i want to do the action on the a long road.....thanks for the comment!

Ferx, Voidreamer: gracias por las buenas palabras, el diseño del alien me lo ayudo a hacer un amigo que es caricaturista e ilustrador, y estuvimos mirando muchos ejemplos de personajes para sacar la idea de el. y la iluminacion es puro mental...aunque como dices que esta muy bien, aun pienso mejorarle un poco las tonalidades para tenerlo mas colorido....sigan visitando!

redCigarette: i always love the simple style...cuse it can to comuniucate a i am working in the animations...thanks for comming!

05 May 2008, 05:07 AM (

This si the car...very simple...and cartoon..and the human character fit perfect! back to work on animation and details.

05 May 2008, 04:39 AM (

Here is a test for the just a shot...testing ligths and textures....

any comment?

05 May 2008, 04:34 PM
Hey Carlos,

your working is progressing much faster than mine. Really starting to look very nice. The overall look is pretty sweet.
When you see the road and environment without the car it looks very sweet. With the perspective with the car there seem to be just too little vegetation at the back. Maybe some quick few bushes and it's a world of difference.

Now i'll get back to learning rigging so i can finally start rigging them characters. Will be such a pain in the a$$. I was planning on getting them finished by this week's end. Will be a hard one.

cheers man

05 May 2008, 04:41 PM
hey, excelente auto!!, me encantan la texturizacion y el estilo toon ;)
me gustaría muchisimo ver un contraste de estilo toon con las lamparas del auto hyperrealistas y tambien las llantas, sugieron un poco de suciedad en la parte baja del auto y un poco en el bumper.
tambien sugieron un poco de mas intensidad a la luz quemando ciertas cositas, pero no mucho
great work !
good luck

05 May 2008, 09:16 PM (

Software: 3ds max

Hello...this is a preview for the animation...i am fixing some movements.
PD: soryy for my voice and my bad english, i just use it for the lipsync...and i am still learning abopu character animation...

Voidreamer: me alegra que te guste. y mira que lo mejore un poco...espero que se vea mejor. luego lo mejorare en la post

Nothingness: now the illumination looks a shame that my job takes all my time..cause i want to meke it better...but the time is not much, the i have to make it simple.

Any comment?

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05 May 2008, 03:47 PM
Hehe great concepts Carlos, very different.

Love the look of your characters and background keep up the great work

Chris Haigh

06 June 2008, 11:47 AM
Tienes un concepto muy especial, me gusta mucho! Ojalá logres finalizarlo a tiempo. Ya calculaste el tiempo del rendering? Mucha suerte!
Saludos de DrLong

Very interesting concept! I like it!

06 June 2008, 02:50 PM
after that "hey!" he react to slowly for me
and camera when the alien say "stupid human" is too close because it cut the alien head, there are couple moments with the same mistake..
but overall...good work... :)

06 June 2008, 02:56 PM
humfrey: well. maybe that happens cause is a preview, in the final render the laien head doesn't cut....hope you like the final result.:scream:

DrLong: hola...gracias por el comentario, y me alegra que te guste, y si calcule el tiempo de mas...ya esta listo...le estoy trerminando es de cuadrar el audio para que quede bien...dentro de poco lo montare.:thumbsup:

chrishaighcomposer: thanks a lot for your kind words...the alien changed a little bit on looks more organic, the last one was lika plastic, like a toy....i'm glad you like it!:buttrock:

06 June 2008, 09:06 PM (

Software: 3ds max,After Effects,mental ray,Photoshop,premiere

Hi to all...this is my finished video. Called: "Stuck on the road"

And is about two firiends...joe(human) and j`draco(alien) and they are going to a trip, then something bad happens...the car is out of fuel,,,then the alien gets mad with thr human....

Hope you like it!

here ( to whatch it on you tube

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06 June 2008, 09:07 PM
Post duplicated...why...i don`t know

06 June 2008, 09:10 PM
Post duplicated!

06 June 2008, 09:11 PM
Duplicated post!

06 June 2008, 09:13 PM
Post duplicated!

06 June 2008, 09:14 PM
oops...i dont know what final post duplicates a lot....Don`t know why

06 June 2008, 12:54 AM
Haha that's a lot of duplicate posts! You must have hit the "submit" button about 6 times ;)

I enjoyed watching your entry and following the progress. The interactions between your human character and the alien are a bit awkward at times, but I think that adds to the humor. I like the dynamic of the stubborn human and the angry alien. Your environments also look good...trees are hard to do but you got them looking nice. The tie-in with the butterfly at the beginning and the end also works well, giving the piece a light-hearted feel.

Good to see your entry done! I hope you do well in the judging!

06 June 2008, 03:00 AM
Hi friend, good to see you finish your short!!

Very funny history .. jejeje

Congratulations and good luck :beer:

06 June 2008, 09:55 AM
melkao, buddy! You made very funny short for this challenge. Things that may look a bit unfinished make it even more funny and lighthearted. Good luck!

06 June 2008, 05:04 AM
Hey Carlos, cool video, really fun to watch !! :D the story is really well telled with a very nice cinematographic lenguage, great!! . Congratulations on your great finale my friend! All the best luck ! Cheers!! :beer: ( Time for a big bottle of tequila!!! :D)

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