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11 November 2008, 02:55 PM
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11 November 2008, 02:32 PM
Team name: VA Team

Team members: Vlad Icobet /// Alexandru Pop

Team logo: ( (

Hi everyone, first of all, good luck to all of you.

Our first entry, the story, the myth of Dracula in steampunk.

Suffering from an unknown disease, mankind decided that the only hope for survival was to bring back the famous vampire, Dracula, and by taking his blood and manipulating it, they would find a possible cure. In their desperate way of bringing hope, they rushed blindly towards their doom. After their long journey from London to Transylvania, they found Dracula’s castle.

The team began immediately building the necessary machinery to start the experiment. They all looked at this as their quest for salvation. Day of the experiment, everything was put together and they were ready to begin...Dracula's body was enhanced with a steam powered mechanics for a better control of it, and put into a bath of fresh human blood....Hours later and screams of deep tortured voices were heard from the unholy room. The body was brought to life. Even in this early stage, the vampire showed the taste of vengeance for his awakening. Quickly he began to understand how the mechanics work, and used them against us. He escapes ….

We knew that we had no chance to kill him, and so we brought Van Helsing, to free him from his curse, and to save us all.

The storyboard, only in words, as for the final scene, we will not reveal it:

An image with the castle, (an intro to the world of Dracula), another one from a different view, and some detail from an interior - a long corridor that’s leading to the laboratory.

In the mean time a voice on the background:

It is said, that those who are to evil in their life they are cursed upon death to rise at night and drink the blood of the living, never finding peace.

In the second scene, the background is dark, and only some parts of a steam machine can be seen. It looks like it’s trying to star, and only from the third try its starts. Then with a zoom out it can be seen that the machine started the heart of Dracula. The image take you out of the body and the eyes of the vampire are at focused, eyes, that are slowly opening. Then the hole laboratory it can be seen-there is no animations into the laboratory.

In the mean time the same voice on the background:

In the search for the cure …… we’ve cursed the world.

In the third scene, the vampire awakened, destroys the laboratory, and escapes by turning into a bat and running out in to the moon.

The 4th scene, is a presentation of the castle an mainly the catacombs beneath it.

In the mean time the same voice on the background:

We had no choice, but to kill.

The next scene’s are a presentations of various things, like the hero (Van Helsing) running, vampires attacking etc.

The secret end!

And now some Concept art:

|||draculas heart||| (
|||Draculas Skull||| (

|||unholy sanctuary||| (

|||Death Prison from the castle||| (


11 November 2008, 08:09 AM (

The weapon of Van Helsing

11 November 2008, 12:19 PM (

The main characters, still in concept stage.

11 November 2008, 12:21 PM (

The blood steam powerd machines

11 November 2008, 12:23 PM (

some ideas for the landscape of the castle

11 November 2008, 12:26 PM (

The steam powered machine used to revive the vampire

11 November 2008, 12:46 PM
First of all , hello to everyone and good luck in the contest. :thumbsup:

As alex said our team is composed of 2 members for now...

Alex is the team leader but we are both dealing with the same kind of dudies :D : story, storyboarding, concept artworks, modeling, texturing, etc...

For now we only uploaded some teaser artwork for our trailer (objects,characters,environments) , next to come are more detailed artworks and the first modeled objects...

Please post some replys and c&c so we know we are on the right way...:rolleyes:


11 November 2008, 03:51 PM (

Dracula's coffin

11 November 2008, 03:54 PM (

The sanctuary

11 November 2008, 03:56 PM (

The Weapon

11 November 2008, 04:14 PM
small update with the progress of the 3d stuff...

alex is currently working on the high-poly Van Helsings steam pistol which will look great once finished with all mechanics and piston parts :D

the ruff 3d coffin with all its mechanic and gear stuff that pulls it out were made in low poly to save some critical rendering time and there is our first and main environment (very loose for now) the Sanctuary which is the main scene of our trailer...

well...c&c very welcome...and expect more detailed stuff soon...hope we find some time to do them :banghead:

12 December 2008, 04:17 PM
ok here is the list with the assignments for alex and me

alex ->van helsing steam pistol (about 90% modeling done)
->3d landscape
->draculas castle
->dracula character
->vizual storyboarding (in progress)
->crazy interior scene full of steampunk elements

vlad->the sanctuary (20% modeling done)
->draculas heart (model done - texturing in progress)
->van helsing character
->steampunk'd soldiers
->some interior scenes and the main interior corridor
->the initial trailer scene

so these are our assignments that we should finish until the end of the month with both full detail modeling and texturing

next after this:
-at the beginning of january we should start some rigging and lightning stuff.
-render tests
-rendering process
-postproduction and final movie output

in the next few days we shall upload the fully finished pistol and heart both with the making process. we are just a team of two on this project so be patient with us :D

cheers :beer:

12 December 2008, 09:16 PM
Héhé don't worry man... two it's good... it's a real team :thumbsup:

I hope to hear the polygons song soon... best wishes :bounce:

12 December 2008, 09:26 PM
Good luck guys!Toate bune si Bafta!:thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 03:10 PM (

The steam pistol is done, and ready for the animation:)

12 December 2008, 03:13 PM (

The sanctuary - WIP

12 December 2008, 03:14 PM (

The coffin - WIP

12 December 2008, 03:16 PM (

A scene that's gonna be used for animation

12 December 2008, 03:17 PM (

Dracula's Heart - used for a short animated scene

12 December 2008, 11:24 PM
well...soon we will have the winter school break fortunately we will have more time to spend on our trailer...

here is our progress so far...

alex is currently working on the castle ..doing a great job there:D...modeling the Bran castle from scratch and also rethinking it with steampunk elements...and he is also working on the landscape...

i quite finished modeling two interior environments, one of our characters, plus some extra elements that will be present in our trailer action

still...more are to be modeled :banghead:
these days we will upload some wip :wip:

cheers :beer:

12 December 2008, 01:51 PM
i would have a few questions about soundtracks that we could use in our trailer...

well...can we use any soundtrack that would fit in our trailer without buyn' any copywright from the publisher...?:sad: cause we know this is a contest and we don;t want to have any problems or so...and the major issue...we are just a team of two and we don't have any clue about sound making and so ...unfortunately :banghead: and buying a song and sincronize it on our trailer ...takes over our budget waaay to much and we can't afford since we are doing the trailer...full cg and no motion capture or any other tech...

so..any ideas...?
someone ?:hmm:

please give us any feedback....

cheers mates :beer:

12 December 2008, 12:29 AM (

This is the steamship in witch the adventurers are traveling to Transylvania!

12 December 2008, 12:32 AM (

This is one of the guys who is going to help Van Helsing to find Dracula

12 December 2008, 12:35 AM (

This is the hunter's weapon

12 December 2008, 12:38 AM (

This is one of the halls from the great castle Bran from Trasylvania

12 December 2008, 01:03 AM (

Dracula's castle -Bran, 100 % real :), still in wip, and when it's done, it will have some steampunk elements.

12 December 2008, 01:07 AM (

The landscape for the castle, still in wip.

12 December 2008, 11:14 PM
Good luck!

12 December 2008, 09:15 AM
Much very good new things here... great level !

bravo... and continue like that :beer:

12 December 2008, 12:06 PM
I can see where this is going.....and its coool!!!good luck, mihai

12 December 2008, 04:29 AM
vladimir, lemog, mihai....thanks for the wishes guys! :D

we really have many things to finish...alex in still working on the castle...he should finish it by the end of this week and start making the full landscape...

i am currently texturing some of the finished pieces...and modeling one of our main characters...

we should post some wip stills sometime near the weekend

cheers! :beer:

01 January 2009, 07:02 PM
Impressively many assets you guys already have created, and they also look pretty good too! It's a very big project for 2 people...
Looking forward to see some animation!

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