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11 November 2008, 06:20 PM
Samuel Burton is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Thor Finished (

11 November 2008, 07:58 PM (

We're gonna create the battle of Thor(Cmon, u know who we're talking about here) vs the Argus(Thousand eye Greek myth monster).We cranked out some concept art for Thor and we'll prolly post some for the Argus by the weekend.Story coming soon. Crits and Comments welcome.

11 November 2008, 08:13 PM
great concept and nice art work...always nice to see THOR around..

wish u guys all the best !!!

11 November 2008, 10:04 PM
Awesome artwork. Looking foward to seeing more

11 November 2008, 05:44 PM (

We got together last night to drum up some concept art for the Argus (thousand eye monster)and here is one of the concepts. Kinda thinking along the almost complete robo-steam/ Ray Harryhausen type look....We did quite a few heres the first.

11 November 2008, 05:52 PM
Woah awesome....and gross! :D

11 November 2008, 07:47 PM (

Another Argus concept. We were kinda thinking of him being embedded into a wall(Kinda like a huge video game boss). We'll be posting the rest very soon! Crits and comments welcome.

11 November 2008, 07:53 PM
Loving the concept art, a lot ! Can't wait to see this develop

12 December 2008, 02:04 PM (

More concept art for the Argus. Not really sure which concept we're going with, but we got a bunch to choose from. We really gotta get cracking though, short schedule. Hopefully we can throw up some modeling WIPS later on today.

12 December 2008, 03:05 PM
Great characters and rendering style. I wait for the super actions of the animation! It wont be easy, but if you keep this quality, it will be AWESOME!!!

Spint that gears!

12 December 2008, 02:22 PM (

Ok.... Started to model on Thor a bit. It's coming along but just takes a while with all the straps and rivets and buckles (the stuff that makes your model look cool). Hope to have him finished in a week or so and we'll be posting modeling updates everyday from now on.We only have two characters in our battle between Thor and the Argus so we are trying to really get detailed. Crits and Comments Welcome.

12 December 2008, 02:34 PM
wow it looks really nice the whole progress; I didn't see them before
wish the good luck for u guys , keep it up and hurry


12 December 2008, 02:53 PM
nice sketches and nice model! I think that it will be great ;] good luck ;]

12 December 2008, 09:45 PM (

Thor's backpack.OK..... The backpack model is all finished up... got some steam grenades and such attached and Im gonna call this portion of the model finsihed. Shooting to fiish him by the weeks end and have the model fully unwrapped

12 December 2008, 12:34 AM (

A close up of old Thor's face. We're moving along pretty good with the environment too.I'll post some pics of that too soon.

12 December 2008, 01:30 AM
I really really liked the concepts (because of the special cartoon style you have) and I was still excited when I saw the armour wips. That will be frenetic!!. But this face is a completely other direction from what I expected. It's not a problem though that it want to be realistic, but the style of the sketches could have been really amazing in 3d.
Best wishes to you guys... I will check the enviroment and the monsta as soon as you publish them... you are in my feed. :)

12 December 2008, 02:57 AM
Athtough tw work is sofar great, I agree with Kynu that it would have been more interesting in the original style. Its all good never the less.

12 December 2008, 08:58 PM
I co-sign Kynu and Airflow words. Thors head model is really good from a technical point, but it dosen't have anything in common with yours great comics concepts.

12 December 2008, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the comments so far guys.
As for the concepts being in a comic style, that's just the way
I concept everything because I was into comic book art
before I began 3d. After the comments though, I suppose
it could have been cool to have this as the 3d treatment to
the characters.

12 December 2008, 09:16 PM (

More modeling.
Just assembling the gear now....Gotta get more straps and gears to pull of the steampunk look.

12 December 2008, 04:41 PM
Very good modeling,full of details! Good luck!

12 December 2008, 04:56 PM
damn, very stylized sketches with wonderful feel and superb modelling.. this gonna rock :) I hope you will push it up to the end. As it was written concepts are far from models in style and mood, but it's just a beginnig, so I hope it will match later

12 December 2008, 05:05 PM
Woah....awesome! Your hard surface modelling skills are great!

12 December 2008, 08:58 PM
Hey man, your model is looking impressive so far. I'm doing a version of Zeus for my challege (if anything ever gets done lol) so I don't appreciate the level you are taking this to...:argh: just kidding man its looking pretty sweet.

how many polys is this in maya?

12 December 2008, 12:33 AM
Excellent modelling, it hurts my head to see how detailed you're getting on this one - good job you're only doing two characters I reckon!!

Keep it up and best of luck...

12 December 2008, 05:28 PM
Just great modelling, very clean and nice shapes, except some errors with ear.
Keep on, I think this will look great with textures !

12 December 2008, 12:34 AM (

Just about to wrap up the Thor model and start on Argus.
I'll post the complete view of him soon with a turntable. For now here is an update to display the rotor assembly built into the front of the armor. More updates to come.

12 December 2008, 11:34 AM
nice job so far , looking forward to see the video :D , gonna be great , anyway keep it up ;)

12 December 2008, 08:44 PM (

OK,.... here is a quick shot of Thor's backpack thats done, well... as done as its gonna get. His turntable should be up this weekend with the model completely finished and then its on to the Argus monster( which will take forever).Hope to post the storyborads soon so everyone can get a grip on whats happening in our battle and why. Crits and Comments Welcome.

12 December 2008, 12:57 AM
hey hey! someone's being a beast in this contest! I hope this won't end up as an incomplete entry like many beastly threads i've seen from past competitions. :D would love to see this thing in motion! :thumbsup: best of luck!


12 December 2008, 02:50 AM
Wow man holy crap your hardSurfacing skills are insane! I think the face needs a twist of that style you have going on with the rest. Other than that continue to kick some butt man. :buttrock:

12 December 2008, 10:42 PM (

Alright, I really wanted keep up and post everyday so here is another WIP. Just straight modeling so far, Haven't done any z-brushing yet to get the small ornate details yet to really get that victorian/steampunk feel. Crits welcome

12 December 2008, 08:17 AM
Man, thats some crazy work right there. How you going to rig all those peices moving without intersecting each other. Gonna be interesting to follow this.

12 December 2008, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the replies guys.

Airflow: There will be proxy objects applied to all the
leather pieces and buckles for dynamics to prevent
object intersection

12 December 2008, 08:43 PM
I really like these kind of modeling full of details :applause:


12 December 2008, 10:05 AM
Strong modelling here!!!

Hope you guys got the power and machine capacity (perhaps wuth steam chilled processors...) to animate and handle these detailed monsters.

wait for full figures and ACTION!

you keep the work, i keep the eye ;)

12 December 2008, 06:01 PM
alright... Christmas is all done, will have a new post by tonight.

12 December 2008, 03:05 PM
wow, your entry has a very good hard surface model, this is super cool, good luck dude, hopefully we can finish this together :)

01 January 2009, 02:04 PM
Amazing modeling!!

Keep posting!

01 January 2009, 08:09 PM (

Thor's finished. I'll post the monster model with this week with animatic.Sorry for the slow updates....busy working

01 January 2009, 08:35 PM
Incredible detail man, can't wait to see it textured and moving!!

Best of luck with the rest of the challenge...

01 January 2009, 09:31 PM
stunning detail i thought first. then I noticed that you were on video category, so you are going to make thor move with that detail, awsome !!

01 January 2009, 10:35 PM
absolutely, just awesome work here!
really looking forward to the textured and animated version ;)

01 January 2009, 02:08 AM
Very cool. A pleasure to look at.


01 January 2009, 02:21 AM
Model looks great! Incredibly detailed.

01 January 2009, 08:17 AM
This is really awesome work!
I am very excited to see it in motion!

Best to you,

Cmdr. Pi

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