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11 November 2008, 11:35 AM
Maciej Frolow is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: The legend of Excalibur / zeppelin (

11 November 2008, 11:44 AM
Welcome:) Nice subject this time.

11 November 2008, 11:47 AM
Yes, good luck to you :beer:

11 November 2008, 02:10 PM
ohohoh welcome here nomad !
have a good time with this one. :)

11 November 2008, 07:45 PM
Thx, you too :beer:

11 November 2008, 08:17 PM
Hey Maciej,

Cool that you enter to this challenge :) Have a lot of fun and good luck! Cheers :beer:

11 November 2008, 06:38 PM
Hey Fernando,
Thx! Good luck to you too :buttrock:

11 November 2008, 08:18 PM
yo dude! :D welcome aboard! it sure has been a long time! :eek: i wish you good luck mate! :thumbsup: have fun! :bounce:

11 November 2008, 08:41 PM
Hey man! Welcome abboard too :buttrock: have fun and good luck too :bounce:

11 November 2008, 12:31 AM
Hi Nomad!!Good luck & have fun mate!

11 November 2008, 02:18 PM
You are in! :D best of luck buddy!

11 November 2008, 09:04 AM
OKMER, NinjaA55N - glad to see you here too, best of luck to you too :buttrock:

11 November 2008, 07:55 PM (

Once again I`m enjoing to take part in a cgtalk challenge :) so here we go:

The Baron`s Eye

The Baron is invincible, he predicts every battle, he guesses every move of his ennemies and he strikes always on into the weakest point of their armies.
How did he does that? Because he detains the Eye, which fly above mountains and armies, which sees everything.
The Eye is the key of his power.

Well this is a start, hope to correct any english mistakes when delivering the final image.
I will try to create the Baron`s room where he plans his battles and observes his ennemies. of course i will show a big battle in the Eye. I`m not sure I will have the time to model the Baron himself but why not...

11 November 2008, 04:08 PM (

Just few tweaks, I don`t like the ring around the orb, need to change it...

11 November 2008, 10:06 PM (

Finally something more devlopped :) and this will evolve with all the Baron`s cabin interior.
Stay tuned.

C&C warmly welcomed.

11 November 2008, 11:49 PM
I have never heard of this legend-I'm learning :D Can't wait to see more. Maybe more wires and stuff, since steampunk is gears and...I dunno, hah, I just like this very much.

11 November 2008, 03:22 PM
Lappisch - Thx for your comment ...well I should mistake a legend from somewhere and made some "changes" here and there :D Don`t worry about gears and steam, they will be there too :deal:

11 November 2008, 05:56 PM (

Some work on the iron elements, I will now start to work on the wood ones to build the whole interior of the Baron`s ship.

11 November 2008, 10:33 AM
huhuhu... you're too strong... again here !

Like this concept even if for the moment I don't make exactly the good link between concept and the legend... but I know you well... that will be great... and I already like how it started...
...certainly an another great thread to follow...

I keep my eyes here my friend, and I especially wish you all the best for the next steps... go Maciej :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 11:29 AM
So this is how the Baron gets a leg up on the Ace Snoopy eh?! Looks like we'll have to shatter that crystal! lol, nice job on the modeling, keep those updates coming :D

11 November 2008, 04:33 PM
Lemog - merci gars, well the Baron sees every move of his ennemies in this orb, let`s say he have a steampunk satellite system hahahah

ace4016 - thank you and yeah one step beyond the ennemies :bounce:

11 November 2008, 05:00 PM
what a imagination :thumbsup: great

11 November 2008, 05:36 PM
what a imagination :thumbsup: great

Thx, I`m just curious if it`s allowed to create his own legend, I don`t read it anywhere... :lightbulb

11 November 2008, 08:53 PM
I'm not totally sure... I don't read something precise... but I saw a couple of guys change theirs theme for something as real legend or myth...

maye you can ask anyway... that's will be sad if you work more for nothing...
any change to adapt your concept ?
don't know... a story of god controlling things on earth... with the machines you create !

11 November 2008, 11:12 AM
Well it looks like I toally messed up the goal of the challenge :argh:

But I have an idea to refocus on a real legend and not one writen by me: it will be based on the King Artur medieval legends. Because of some time lost I will reuse my objects to create a new scene where the king will be sitting on his trone, everything made in the steampunk design should look nice. Stay tuned.

11 November 2008, 05:13 PM
Yes... that seem a good solution Maciej... let's go then :beer:

12 December 2008, 09:55 AM (

So this is my new idea, I imagine a big sword on the background. A kind of cover for a book or a movie poster :)
I have recycled my crystal globe and I will rework the env around the King.

12 December 2008, 09:56 PM (

Some more details.. I made the throne with iron elements. Next will come the chamber with more devlopped elements and finally the statue of the King as I want to create it in bronze.

12 December 2008, 07:06 AM
Like much the idea of cover book... I'm waiting for more then... courage mec !

12 December 2008, 11:42 AM
Glad to read that, more is coming now...

12 December 2008, 11:44 AM (

A small cavity dirt test to make some areas dirt and matte. I just used an ambient occlusion as a mask to obtain that.

12 December 2008, 10:03 AM (

Just alot of steam ;) and some new elements as the stairs...

12 December 2008, 10:43 AM
hi man , nice to see you ,
concept and wip look great so far , but I think the glow ball a bit too big or the king too small ,maybe you will find the dramatic camera angle,
good luck

12 December 2008, 11:12 AM
I'm ok with Monsit though... a better angle of cam will make much to your scene...
...but I know it's only the beginning... I've confidence :wavey:

12 December 2008, 04:32 PM
Monsit - thanks, I will work with the proportions however it`s not the king the most importent here... it`s the sword. But I still don`t know how to show it correctly, probably on the background as a big element...

Laurent, yes all is WIP, I just like this camea angle... and all depends of what will be on the background... behind the columns... but how to not occur too much background with the columns :banghead: and keep them big and massive? :shrug:

Stay tuned :scream:

12 December 2008, 06:41 PM (

I think I will go that way.. a balcony with a view on the Arthur`s lands (and zeppelins). Well I still thinking about how to put alot of symbols without overloading the image...

12 December 2008, 01:26 AM
It looks good. The circular pedestals under the throne and spheres remind me the gears within a clock. Keep going...

12 December 2008, 08:23 PM
Hello long time since I have actually posted on this forum. I like your pedestals and the globes, but for some reason I think the camera needs some adjusting to make it look not so miniture to me. I know you are have some ideas of what you are going to do for the rest so I will leave my commits at that :) Good luck!

12 December 2008, 08:40 PM
I think I will go that way.. a balcony with a view on the Arthur`s lands (and zeppelins).
hh... I'm curious... just hope that will be enough visible behind the columns... :bounce:

12 December 2008, 09:48 AM
orcun - thx, yes I like the wya it goes but I still don`t know for what purpose the globes serves :D certainly as giant light bulbs hahah

Artisan-Hawks - Thanks, yes the camera angle have to be changed.. it`s also not dramatic and dynamic so I have to work on it...

Lemog - Yes, I will have to find a way to hide them, I`m thinking to cut them at 1/3 high by a layer of steam. As it will be a "book cover" it not must be a realistic one image but some collages of many (think movie posters)

12 December 2008, 09:55 AM
As it will be a "book cover" it not must be a realistic one image but some collages of many (think movie posters)
oh yeah... I don't imagine that, but it's a very great idea... like that... all will be perfectly visible !
parfait l'ami... j'adore !

12 December 2008, 10:02 AM
Looking good Nomad. Very nice models I also like those earlier tube amp looking devices.

You will want to check the scaling of your textures, I believe that is mostly what is causing the miniature effect not so much the camera angle.

12 December 2008, 11:11 AM
oh yeah... I don't imagine that, but it's a very great idea... like that... all will be perfectly visible !
parfait l'ami... j'adore !

I don`t imagine that too :D but i`ll try to paint it later toady and show you...

soapy - thx, i like the lamp amplifiers too, maybe there will be a place somewhere to put them.
You`re certainly right about the textures, i`ll work on that.

12 December 2008, 11:12 AM (

A composition test, with a different camera angle and a background added.

12 December 2008, 11:22 AM
Nice work :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 12:55 PM
For me, the camera is too high... your pic need more depth... even with the balloon behind...

interesting genesis... do you already have a precise idea about the balloon design ?

12 December 2008, 01:36 PM
MartinNielsen - Thank you :bounce:

Lemog - I corrected that camera angle (coming up an image...) for ze zeppelin I see it more like a flying submarine, almost all of metal... with maybe some machinery on the sides.. steam powered of course :D

12 December 2008, 01:59 PM
good luck! :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 02:05 PM
Lemog - I corrected that camera angle (coming up an image...) for ze zeppelin I see it more like a flying submarine, almost all of metal... with maybe some machinery on the sides.. steam powered of course :D
cool... noted :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 03:22 PM (

A difficult choice...
left: I can show a battle on the ground.
right: I can show less but the image is more dramatic.

12 December 2008, 04:01 PM
LexLe - Thank you :bounce:

Lemog - Right or Left, make your political choice hahah

12 December 2008, 04:26 PM
No need to think much for me... right :thumbsup:

but maybe you can trick a little while using left aspect of columns... do you see what I mean ? :wise:

12 December 2008, 04:08 PM (

ok I think I will keep this one... I`ll focus on other details and go back to the camera angle later... if needed...

12 December 2008, 04:37 PM
Great work and good luck!

12 December 2008, 05:18 PM
Loving it so far.
Are you going to do something special with the sword
Or should we be pleasantly surprised and wait patiently?

12 December 2008, 05:25 PM
Nice set design and detailing so far. I think the lower camera angle works better for you - more dramatic and more focus on the character. :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 05:49 PM
It's better Maciej... a bit more ? not ? :scream:

In any case, you have time to find the good framing after next addtions...

12 December 2008, 09:40 PM
coolkonrad - thank you

morenike - of course there will be something with the sword... but patience is a vertue :D

walrus - Thank you Michael, yes the camera angle is the good one

Lemog - yes, thats much better and as it`s threedee it can be corrected forever, ever, forever.... :D

Jason Ogg
12 December 2008, 11:08 AM
I agree with my previous posters. Lower camera makes the pic more concentrated on person and the whole scene looks more impressive. I can feel the big scale of this chamber.

Keep up the good work!

12 December 2008, 09:08 PM
Jason Ogg - Thank you for your comment and kind words :bounce:

12 December 2008, 09:43 PM
Hey Maciej,

Really great work! Like a lot the whole designs on your concept! nice :D The orbs looks really amazing. Agree with the others, the last camera angle works really well. Again, fantastic work and waiting for more updates!! Cheers!! :beer:

12 December 2008, 11:31 PM
yeah, Now this is what I call something huge :D I think you are close to ideal with your camera, now the main problem to finish the mood and nice feel of the image is more dramatic lighting. It's too static now I think
I'm counting you will push it up to the end, good luck!

12 December 2008, 03:41 PM
Ferx - thx, glad you like the whole project :beer:

arturro - thanks, certainly the light have to be reviewed... I will set up a new one soon.

I now have a base for my image, a strong storytelling I hope. The key moment will be the creation of the knights of the round table where the king will designate them with his sword. The idea behind is that they will be air commanders of hudge zeppelins so they will wear a more leather based armor.

Just hope to finish on time all this hudge stuff :banghead:

12 December 2008, 03:48 PM (

Just a start on the hudge zeppelin. I designed it differently... with metal plates all around the soft baloon. This kind of cage protects mostly of any ennemy fire.
I will add pipes running all around and some weaponnery of course :)

12 December 2008, 04:32 PM
hahahaha... j'adore... le carrelage :beer:

Sincerly, nice touch man... well designed :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 04:36 PM
Great details. You maybe mentionned it but does the zeppelin represent something about the legend of excalibur or is it just to illustrate the world around and finally have nothing with story-telling but just an illustrativer element of your picture to make it more steampunk ?

Promising anyway

12 December 2008, 11:05 PM
I think the camera angle is alot better now, and I like the idea of a complex scene being seen through the windows. The blimp is looking ace!

12 December 2008, 10:38 AM
Cool image so far!

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