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11 November 2008, 03:53 PM
Mathias Varaste is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: SteamPunk (

11 November 2008, 03:54 PM
Let me in, let me in!

11 November 2008, 08:12 PM
Hey Mathias,

You are in, great my friend ! :D Waiting for your first ideas in this concept. Good luck and have a lot of fun my friend! Cheers!! :beer:

11 November 2008, 12:54 PM
Mathias !
let show us your art on this !

11 November 2008, 04:56 PM
Hallå Mathias, kul att se dej här!

11 November 2008, 10:56 AM (

Thanks a lot guys for the nice words!
Let's make some metals!

The factory!
Some tanks, haubitser, granades and then some people!

11 November 2008, 10:38 PM
Hey buddy, this party's not a real party without you. Great to see you in another challenge and great to see you already started. Bring it on

11 November 2008, 09:46 AM
this party's not a real party without you ...

I'm starting to believe that, they tell me the same at the club every saturday!

So great to see you stop by Mark! Knowing that you might be watching this,
makes me work harder and perhaps better!
Peace mate!

11 November 2008, 09:53 AM (

Trying to keep a retro style, here is the first glimt at the factory!
Will be trying to extend the lenght by using multiple renders as a background!
The Idea is to make it seem like it goes for ever toward the horiZon!

11 November 2008, 09:55 AM
hey Mathias!
nice to see you in the challenge!

good luck mate! :buttrock:

11 November 2008, 12:40 PM
Hey Varma, nice start. The grainy look to your renders is a cool effect. I look forward to seeing this one develop. Good Luck.

11 November 2008, 09:42 AM
Hi Andrei, and thanks a lot for wishing me welcome; I'm really glad you stopped by!

Morning Soapy! Thanks buddy, very cool to see you liked it so far! I hope I can render a
few more of these!


11 November 2008, 09:54 AM
Is this the chance to quote homer simpson?

"Your little (Steam)punk!"

Good luck brother and let those metal shine!!!

11 November 2008, 06:12 PM
I know what "Bender" Would have said in thisi case:
" ... my shiny metal a.. "
Thanks bro for stopping by, yeah, there will be an awfull amount of metal,
as long as Mental ray can see!

11 November 2008, 06:15 PM (


11 November 2008, 06:21 PM (

and the occlusion shot!

11 November 2008, 09:18 PM
Whoa cool tank! Really slick. Double barreled fun!

11 November 2008, 03:04 AM
Looks excellent. The occlusion look adds a nice touch to your renders

11 November 2008, 05:59 AM
That factory is really spot on for a victorian scene, and the tank looks mean! Great work so far, have you given any thoughts about what colors to use for the scene?

11 November 2008, 01:53 PM
Thanks a lot! Yeah, double the pain it can cause! It's an evil plan!

I appreciate my friend! Cool to have you back!

Thank you! Victorian style is really tempting, I must admit!
The timeline is somewhere inbetween the first and second world war, and given the fact
that most pics from that era were in black and white, I havent yet any clear vision of the
overall scheme, I guess it all depends on the lighting setup, which is my major concern

11 November 2008, 01:56 PM (

Shader test!

11 November 2008, 07:00 PM
Hey Mathias,

You are working hard my friend :D Really great models, the tank is totally superb, awesome!!, like a lot the design, with a great retro touch! And I´m very intrigued about your total concept :D The factory for sure looks huge :D Cant wait to see more updates on your idea. Cheers my friend !! :beer:

11 November 2008, 09:13 PM
Nice render on the cannons, they have a touch of that victorian styling that is welcome in this contests theme.

11 November 2008, 12:08 PM
Yep, those canons look excellent. Nice work!

11 November 2008, 07:59 PM
Fernando, Jimmy and Mark;
Thanks a lot guys! Really appreciate!
The Victorian style is mentioned again, and I'm really intrigued to investigate more on that!

11 November 2008, 08:01 PM (

The Hoist!

11 November 2008, 08:06 PM (

I did a few more shader tests for the metal and lots of lighting play!
Here's waht I got so far!
Thank for watching!

11 November 2008, 08:12 PM (

Trying to keep a retro style, here is the first glimt at the factory!
Will be trying to extend the lenght by using multiple renders as a background!
The Idea is to make it seem like it goes for ever toward the horiZon!

looks great, what if you had more rivits in the rafters. perhaps a vaulted section in the middle with windows, or windows along the edge of the buildings, and the detail for that mechanized pulley is great what about a giant oversized crane that runs on tracks near the ceiling so that they can lift and move the parts of the tanks around. a nice detail to look for in older factory floors, end grain wood floors only every time ive seen them they are about 1foot square normally very dark wood that has aged over time. ive seen them in old ford factories and in the studabaker warehouses and factories in southbend in. i love the tanks, maybe look at any of the tanks between ww1 and ww2, they were all rivited. great stuff man keep it up :D

11 November 2008, 08:43 PM
Nice clean modeling on that hoist, good work. Those tank rounds look maybe a wee bit too shiny?

11 November 2008, 07:35 AM
Hey Mathias,

Great work on the ammo, like a lot the crane and the hoist! :D Maybe the material for the ammo is more like a ceramic or plastic texture. Think you need a less specular reflection on it and a bit more difusion. Perhaps some "dirt and scratches" on both maps, only a comment :) Great work my friend and cant wait to see the whole factory on functions :D Cheers my friend! :beer:

11 November 2008, 11:01 AM
I really appreciate the comment and the link you suggested, I totally agree about the
rafters, and I will put some windows in the middle, and perhaps change/add some of
the rivits right after I pinpointed the final setttings for the camera!
The Idea about wooden floor is also tempting, and I will try that out, despite my initial
Idea to have a floor with cooler colors, so that stands against all the warmer shades of
metal, thanks for the link!
A ceiling-based crane, was my first Idea before I turned to the hoist, but I will give it
another shot, probably further back in the scene!
Thanks again for taking time to reply!

Thanks my friend! and YOu are right about the shine, I guess I got carried away with
the specular! That will be fixed right away!

I'm so grateful to have your support and encouraging words, you and Jimmy were right
about the specualr and I will also add some scraches and dirt to the shells, as long as
it shows!


11 November 2008, 11:46 PM
Hey Mat!

Nice start, I especially like the tank design, real nice! And the detail on the crane is also superb.

I agree with rrshuping a couple of posts back, once you set your camera angle, you might want to add more detail on the rafters closest to the camera. And the giant crane running the length of the ceiling would also be really cool. Will there be any openings, doors, on the side walls?

Good luck with the challenge!

11 November 2008, 01:38 AM
hey thats looking cool :)
i really like the tank.

11 November 2008, 10:32 AM
Excellent tank bro!

Looks like a cross between a car and a tank, but in a good way... Also liked a lot of the detail in the crane and all... I can't wait to see this factory populated! Keep up man!

11 November 2008, 11:04 AM
It's looking really good. One thing I'm wondering about at this point is something to stop the crane carriage from running out the end of that track - unless of course the crane is not finished, in which case I'm telling you something you would have already thought of! Great work, buddy

11 November 2008, 11:18 AM
Looking good! Nice progress so far! =D great modelining
I'm not sure if I missed out on something but im wondering were the mythological/legendary aspects of this piece are? it's still quite pure WW1\2 based. isn't it?

Men stå på.
Artig at det e fleir nordlendinga med her =D

11 November 2008, 02:07 PM
Hey buddy and thanks for visiting! I did set the new, and hopefully last, camera angle,
and I have to agree with you guys about the ceiling and another crane, and perhaps
some glassworks! There will also be opening in the walls with a view to the nextroom
facility, where there are some oven and activity going on! Lots of hot glow!

Thanks a lot, glad you liked it!

Ola Irmaö!
Been a while! Thanks for the words, I lust hope I can work fast enough to bring in all
the parts into the scene, it's gonna be "crowded"!

Hey mate and thanks!
Actually I didn't think about a stopper mechanism for the railing, not everyone is as detailed
and thoughtsome like you in terms of construction, that's for sure!
My problem is that I need an awefull lot of war gadgetry and machinery in a matter of two
months, and preferably very lowpoly, so that my system can handle the workload, I guess
that would mean a lot of cutdowns on details!

Great to meet you, kompis, and thanks for dropping by!
Well, there is a big Punk in the scene, and he's got a lot of steam to let off, and as you
said, between WWI and II! He will be the next update, probably later this evening!

ps; Du stava feil, d heite norlænning! hehe!

11 November 2008, 03:18 PM
i love that render

i hope youll get that level of quality on the whole scene

keep up the great work

11 November 2008, 05:48 AM
Hi Mathias,

Already a lot of good modeling here, very clean! And I'm totally intrigued by the style of your tank occlusion render:thumbsup: , looking forward to see more of this!

Have a good start in the week!

P.S.: Perhaps a stupid question, but what is the meaning of your signature "Hoochigaramoosh"? I'm curious:blush: ...


11 November 2008, 10:29 AM
I agree about the shiny part be less.But modeling looks super clean and texturing is superb.
Keep it up:thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 05:52 PM
Thanks a lot, buddy, I really hope so too!
Nice nick, by the way!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it; and I will fix the shinihess problem, promise!


11 November 2008, 05:55 PM
but what is the meaning of your signature ...
I have nooo Idea! It just feels right!

Thanks a lot for dropping by Sabrina; and I'm glad you liked the occlusion shot!
I like to play with maya shaders every chance I get!
Best of lluck to you too!

11 November 2008, 09:45 AM
Oh no!!! An angry crowd gathers outside the factory, carrying torches and pitchforks... they crave for "MORE IMAGES!!!"


Be cool bro and keep up! I really want to see more of this factory...

11 November 2008, 10:44 PM (

Wireframe shot!

11 November 2008, 10:48 PM (

And the SteamPunk himself!
More characters following!
Thanks for watching!

11 November 2008, 10:58 PM
Wow, you're really fast! Nice modeling on the character! Where will he be in the final image?! What other characters do you have planned?

11 November 2008, 11:20 PM
Excellent work on the character! You're making really good progress :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 01:48 PM
hei buddy! It has always been difficult to satisfy that angry crowd, I hope they can wait
a few more days, so that I can get back to modeling! Busy days at work, you know!
Nice to have you watching this thread!

Thanks a lot, my friend! I I didn't model the front part, little time! There are three other
types of characters in the scene, the others are agent, who carry out orders given by
the Steampunk, and then workers, who do the dirty jobs and a last one, who will show up
rather late in the process, the centerpoint of the image!

Thank you for dropping by and the nice words, I appreciate!


11 November 2008, 08:43 PM (

Agents, to protect the emperor and oversee the workers.

11 November 2008, 09:54 PM
Good work on the characters! I especially like the emperor.

11 November 2008, 03:52 PM
Humm....I'm intrigued, keeping a surprise for later are we?! :P Anyway, no worries about the updates, you're already working much faster than I am! I'm also doing some overtime at work currently, so my entry is going pretty slow... And you're also doing characters, which I never dreamed of doing in my scene since I have so little free time. So hats off to you! ;)

11 November 2008, 01:12 AM
The agent looks great. Nice dramatic lighting too, by the way. As always you're providing us with some cool imagery

11 November 2008, 02:36 AM
Hey Mathias,

Great models !! Like the Steampunk emperor, great and cool outfit, simply awesome, and that helmet is a great touch for the mood of your concept :D The agent is really great too, maybe a some darker tone for the coat belt :)

Again, amazing work !! Cheers kompis!! :beer:

11 November 2008, 08:02 PM (

More people and their stands!

11 November 2008, 08:08 PM
Thank you, my friend and have a great weekend!

You are too kind with your words and I really don't think I deserve the part with the "hat"!
You see, these are quite lowpoly and far from articulated models, I'm just detailing on a
"need to see" basis, to save time, and have the chance to finish in time!
I'm glad you liked it so far!

Heyhey Mark and Thanks for visiting and the encouragement! Your presence here is a
great uplift!

Hola kompis and graci'a for the words! I'm really appreciating your support!
and thanks for the tip on the belt, you are always very sharp in your observation and I hope
you keep reminding me of this glitches!

Have a nice weekend all!

11 November 2008, 08:10 PM (

some shader test I did to see the lighting and metal in interaction, It's not final yet, but feel free to comment if you wish!

11 November 2008, 07:00 AM
Wow you are going great guns on this project! eww, bad pun sorry, but really lots of good new work here. It will be cool to have a whole little army of workers milling around in there. Oh hey, how do you control elevation on this cannon, will that be part of the undercarriage?

11 November 2008, 08:18 AM
great models and it will be a good scene also, good luck!

but I think this cannon isn't metallic enough. IMO it would looks better if it has som kind of specular map also ;)

11 November 2008, 09:03 AM
Hello Mathias,

Great rendering! Love the concept.

11 November 2008, 04:38 PM
Hehe, pun non-refundable, sorry! Thanks a lot for droping by! You are right, the
undercarriage, and the part the cannon-butt is resting upon , can and will be raised
using the big wheel on the side, I guess! You see, most of the details will be washed
away in the big scene, now add lightfog, DOF and some smoke, and you got only one
more month to wrwap it all up! But I take your "army of workers" advice and add more
of them!
Thanks buddy!

Thank you for the nice words, and I agree with you about the speclar, that will be
fixed real soon!

Thanks a lot, I'm really glad you liked it so far!


11 November 2008, 04:56 PM
Wow! Lots have happen here I see. Really nice work on the characters - they have a real steampunk look will fit in perfectly. And the metal shader looks terrific! I'm usually not into arms but that cannon would look great on my balcony :D :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 11:09 AM
wow nice :D you can start WW3 now :twisted:

keep up the good work and good luck.

12 December 2008, 01:51 PM
Hey Mat! As others have already said, that is one awesome looking cannon! I like the texture start on it, but I feel it needs more rust maybe in certain places. Right now, I feel like it's the same texture on the entire object. Maybe add more rust where there's seems, screws, etc.

As for the workers, I don't know how far they will be, but some of the poses right now feel a little stiff. For those far away it's fine, but if any are real close to the camera, you might wnant to add a little softness in their poses...

Keep it up!

12 December 2008, 04:18 PM
That cannon is looking good. what is the myth about?

12 December 2008, 11:02 PM
Thanks sister, your words are really encouraging and much warming as our little city has
entered the dark side of the planet and pretty cold! hehe, I guess that cannon in your
balcony will definitely make a strong statement against "them noisy irritating neighbours",
Let's show them who the new boss is!

Thank you very much, I guess all I need for the WWIII, is just a laptop with a big shiny
"Launch" button on it, far away from the "Escape" button! hehe, but the Idea of my own
personal war is really intriguing!

Thanks a lot for the constructive critique, and you are right about both issues, the rust
has been on my mind ever since the start of the project, and I will add some more later
on, right now I just need to bring in all the elements I need to have, in the the scene,
and then use the extra time, if any, on detailing and of course the characters, those are
always my favorite!

Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you liked the cannon!
the concept is about a warlord type of Steampunk, living and dreaming of war, with a few
twists here and there, I hope the future updates can illuminate this a bit better!


12 December 2008, 12:01 AM
Hey Mathias,

Cool cannon, really great design! The texture is looking really good. :D

I´m not totally agree with Csicso3d. The big metallic machines and pices, are not much specular, but you can add some polished brass pieces with more specular reflection. Put in the specular map the bumps, scratches, dirt, etc. blocking the specular reflection for a not even reflection and a bit more realistic touch, only a comment :)

About your models, the workers look a bit like woman. On your rig, bend the waist a bit lower (a bit up of the pockets) :)

Again, great work my friend!! and cant wait to see your whole concept!! Cheers kompis!! :beer:

12 December 2008, 05:58 AM
Hey Mathias,

wow, you've been busy here, I like the characters, especially the first one with the "Pickelhaube" (I've no idea what this is in english) fits great in the steampunk concept!
I like even more your shader tests, the canon is a real eyecatcher now:thumbsup: .
About you're signature: I have nooo Idea! It just feels right! I'm glad that I've asked, no more sleepless nights thinking about the meaning:D ....

Have a nice day,


12 December 2008, 10:44 PM
The shaders lift your canon to a new level. I think they work really well. I think you're facing the same issue as I am with my duck - when copper 'rusts' it goes green and that is not a look I think will work for your canons or for my duck either. But Fernando suggested some nice ideas about the specular map. At the moment, the canon looks like something old which is also being well cared for, and that is a totally believable scenario. So I think you could be justified for leaving your shaders as they are. You could even have one of your worker characters shown with a rag giving one one of the canons a bit of a clean and polish and that would give even more reason for your shaders looking they do.

I suppose it all comes down to making a lovely image. Whichever approach you decide to take, I think it will work really well

12 December 2008, 05:25 PM (

More parts for the scene!
The modeling is almost done, except for a couple more characters, now it would be a good time to go in and add more details to those appearing closer to the camera!
Thanks for watching!

12 December 2008, 05:42 PM
Now thats a gun! Cool stuff. I like the armoured car very retro I love that style Those early cars were definitely some of the nicest looking ones ever built.

The foundry scene is a good idea it will add some interesting light and colour.

12 December 2008, 05:43 PM
Hi Amigo and thanks for the comment, I really appreciate! Your remarks about specular
and posing are all correct and noted, I will fix those issues in the coming weeks, before
the final entry! Glad to have your support on this project!

Thanks sister, you are most welcome, and I'm glad you liked the work so far!
Very good to hear we finally managed to clear up the mist, and got past those sleepless
nights, you would need all that beauty sleep you can get, if you want to keep up the
same level of excellency in your Steamounk project!
Good luck and dream sweet!

Thanks a lot for cutting me the slack a bit over here, much needed! It came in a very good
time. Much earlier in the process, Gunilla asked me if I had figured out what color scheme
or style I would choose for this prj, I didn't know then, and I still don't! Almost all the photo
and pictures from the era in question were published in b/w or sepia, and I don't know how
a colored version will be successful in evoking the right coupling with "the past"!
There are still a few more areas I need to improve before getiing that far, like the lighting
and filling up the scene, so I'm open to all kinds of impulses!
Be well!


12 December 2008, 09:59 PM
Hey Mathias,

Love that old tank, really great model!! and the cannon looks cool! Great additions for your scene my friend!! :D Come on and put a sneak peek of your whole concept :D Cheers my friend!! :beer:

12 December 2008, 11:25 PM

whats up,,,,,,,,,long time no talk, I hope that we can finish at this time.


12 December 2008, 11:52 PM
Now thats a gun! Cool stuff. I like the armoured car very retro I love that style Those early cars were definitely some of the nicest looking ones ever built.

The foundry scene is a good idea it will add some interesting light and colour.
Yep. I couldn't have said it better!

12 December 2008, 01:31 AM
I agree the modeling is superb and i like the idea of war with steampunk retro style.
Keep updating:thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 08:23 AM
Heyhey buddy and thanks for the nice words! Yeah, the foundry will project most of the
interesting color/light bleed throughout the wet floor! Spectacular scenery, if I only could
get there!

Hola Amigo, come' stai? Thanks for the support, my friend! A sneak peak will have to wait,
I affraid, all I got right now, are a few meshes scattered around, bare and cold! I guess I
need to fix the overall lighting first!
See you!

Hellooooo old friend! Maya mighty warrior! So glad you dropped by! Please tell me you are
joining too, there is still time, you know, you could do a smal scene with few characters!

Hey mate and thanks a lot, really glad you like it so far!
Good luck with your projrct as well!

Thanks man, it's nothing compared to your wonderful thread, with that awesome work
that you do, I appreciate you visiting!

12 December 2008, 10:08 AM

Some amazing updates!!! Nice style, very nice modeling.... Keep up bro!

12 December 2008, 04:29 AM
Models, as always, looking very cool! I also can't wait to see all of them put together and what framing and composition of your scene you will take! Have you thought about it yet? Anyway, keep it up!

12 December 2008, 05:45 AM
Ola senör! Thanks for the comment, still kicking here, you know!
See you!

Hey chris, and thank for visiting! About the final look/style, I've had a few tests, it feels
kind of a bit difficult to find the right mix, as most pics from the past come in black and
white or different shades of Sepia, but I wanted a color version for my final render, and
yet, have the correct assosiation with the past! Let's see what this weekend can bring
Good luck with your project as well, my friend!


12 December 2008, 07:25 AM
Hi MathiasI didnt see your entry. You have a good stuff here.:thumbsup:
keep it up and good luck.
Cheers mate!!:beer:

12 December 2008, 08:33 PM (

Emperor's son, in need of immediate assistance!

12 December 2008, 06:44 PM
Haahah, funny stuff, that mixes it up! I like it.

12 December 2008, 02:42 AM
That's a great addition. I've always been impressed by the elegant poses you get out of your 3D characters and that pose is yet another example. It looks beautifully natural and gives a sweet, human touch. Nice idea too, to have him wanting to have his truck fixed

12 December 2008, 09:24 AM
Way to go bror!

The kid looks really natural and it shure makes this scene crazier... a giant war machine(s) factory, under supervision of the big boss himself, with a little boy wandering about and asking if the truck can be fixed... Nice!

Keep up the good work man!

12 December 2008, 02:48 PM
Hi Iban and thanks a lot, dude! Sorry it took a while for me to reply!
Wish you also the best with your concept!

Yo Jim, thanks for droping by! Glad you liked it! Yeah, mixed up, in a certain way, I guess
that's what our two concepts have in common, except yours has more suprises up the
sleeves! Good luck, buddy!

Thanks Mark for the kind words, I really hope this can make up for the poor, hasty job I
did on the workers! Children have always a special place in my works, and they usually
get the best treatment!

Ola Irmanö! Thanks for the reply, you exactly read my mind about the concept! That's
what's going on in there, just that and nothing but that!
C u around amigo!


12 December 2008, 12:44 AM
Hey Mathias,

Great model my friend, and really cool pose for the kid. Agree with Mark and Dmacb.
Cool work!! Cheers kompis!! :beer:

12 December 2008, 03:00 AM
Wow, intriguing! Now we want to see it all together!!! ;) Can't wait!

12 December 2008, 07:15 AM
Mucho graciäs amigo! I can't possibly beat your dynamic and fun poses you put on your
characters, even in 2d! I really appreciate your comments!

Hehe, thanks dude, glad you find it interesting! I'm starting to put things together now,
and get a bearing of how it's working out!
Good luck with your interesting concept as well!


12 December 2008, 08:23 AM
Hey Mathias,

you make good progress here and I enjoy to see your clean modeling with all the details...but I'm especially intrigued to see the little boy, such expression with just a few polys:thumbsup: ...well done, this will give your scene a special touch for sure!

Nice day for you,


12 December 2008, 12:52 PM
Thanks Sabrina! I really appreciate!
Well, you know kids, they got the right tools when it comes to persuading adults, using
their body language and cute words! I just hope he gets heard this time!
Be well!

12 December 2008, 07:34 PM
Hi bror!

No updates yet??? I'm kidding, I know you're full of work...

Anyway, has the kid already turned the place upside down??? Or is the father going to offer him a Meccano? That way he can repair is own toys...

Be cool brother and keep up!!! You :buttrock:

12 December 2008, 02:59 PM
Oh, I've made several updates here, sorry! The kid is absolutely charming and as others mention will give the scene a nice twist.
Cool work - will you have time to update before the holidays?

01 January 2009, 01:30 AM (

Software: Maya, mental ray, Photoshop

This is the image I rendered for the "SteamPunk" challenge at CGtalk forum, using Maya and Mental Ray, post effects in photoshop!
I would like to thank everyone who has been supporting me with comments, tips and critiques during this challenge, you guys rock!
Happy new year to all of you!

01 January 2009, 11:36 AM
Hey Mathias,

wow, long time no updates and now you surprise us with your final image:beer: ...Congratulations for the finished scene, lot of good models and you've created an impressive mood, very sinister...And the little boy really gives the scene a special touch, wonderful work!:thumbsup:


01 January 2009, 06:12 PM
Nice finish Varma! Super result. At first I didn't like the extreme perspective and vanishing point, but then it occurred to me that it could be thought of metaphorically in terms of the endlessness of some conflicts. Great work, be proud!

01 January 2009, 06:17 PM
Wow, you've finished! Congrats for finishing and congrats for being able to upload :twisted:
This turned out really well - I love the kid, very good expression.

Good luck and hope to see you in another one!

01 January 2009, 11:47 PM
Hei Sabrina and thanks! It's finally over and time to start a new project!
It's been a struggle against time and hardware resources, and the final output differs
slightly from what I had in mind, but I guess I can call it finished now! Thanks for the
support throughout the challenge!

Hi Jim! Thanks a lot Hockeyman! You read teh meesage right about endlessness! Quite
obviously, there's no limit to man's hunger for power and conquest! I had several camera
renders in the begining to establish the right angle, this one isn't the optimal either, but
beat the other comps! I needed to capture a great portion of the ceiling, along with the
perception of depth!

Heyhey and thank you! The upload kicked in the first time I tried, and I was happy to see
it worked, and now glad to hear it worked for you too!
I'm reallly grateful for sharing this challenge with you guys and can't wait to start the next
one, hopefully with more experience and fresh Ideas!


01 January 2009, 03:08 PM
Hey Mat!

I was starting to get worried that you were also a casualty of the holiday season and weren't able to finish your image in time for the deadline (as I was...), but I'm very glad to see that you were able to make it! And with a great image too! The concept is very cool and I love the overall gritty look to the image! Very great mood! Congrats on making it to the end! And here's hoping we meet again in another challenge in the near-future!

01 January 2009, 05:59 AM
Hey Chris and thanks a lot! I wasn't quite sure I could finish it either, as my machinery
started to cough when I went in for rendering the final scene, especially occlusion pass,
that had to be broken into sections!
I can see there is an extension in the deadline, hope this means good news for you, cause
I really like to see the fountain of life you are working on, and all the sweat modeling you
have done! Why not give it another go and hope the best?
Of course we'll meet in another challenge too, I'm now preapring a scene for the NVidia
contest, still another month for that one, if you are interested!
Keep cool, my friend!

01 January 2009, 08:44 PM
hey brother fantastic render ! i love the atmosphere
this is steampunk for sure !
congrats men

01 January 2009, 09:55 AM

As usual your textures and final look are amazing and remind me of paintings... The perspective is amazing, the models fit very well and the post-production looks spot on!!!
Very very good work indeed Kompis!

01 January 2009, 09:16 PM
Hola Alejandro! I'm so glad to see you around again! I wish you could be in this too, cause
I enjoyed your fun stuff in the last challenge a lot! Maybe next time?
I'm really glad you liked the render, brother!

Ola kompis! Thanks a thousand times for always supporting me with greatest comments and
critique, especially your sharp insight and very helpful tips!
Yeah, I'm glad I managed to finish this one too, it gave me some invaluable lessons in how
to render rather large scenes! Hope you find better time next time and jion the fun!
Be well!


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