View Full Version : FXWars! NeoRace!: Daniel S Amedoda, G-formula-Freeform

07 July 2009, 11:49 PM
I am in! I couldn't give this one a miss.

07 July 2009, 12:36 AM
Here we have a scene in which, the racers race from a sky city, down an almost vertical road to the earth below.
I plan on adding a crash and explosion if I have time. Right now I still have to put the final touches on the model

07 July 2009, 12:42 AM
1. The initial sketch. I saw the design of the mono wheel, I wasn't really keen on the idea of having a massive wheel that covers the riders view, so I went with a more conventional design. There is only one wheel but the back is powered by a hovering sphere thingy.

2. I used the design as a template in Maya and started modelling. I got the basic shapes smoothed out and then rendered an ambient occlusion pass, took it into Photoshop and sketched over it a bit more.

07 July 2009, 06:20 AM
Hey your idea is pretty similiar to mine, except mine won't have a road.

That is, if I manage to join in the first place :D

07 July 2009, 01:47 PM
Ah cool man thanks for the reply! I look forward to seeing your stuff! Funnily enough I have a a design that looks similar to your avatar. Less of the eye hole and more like a visor covering his face. and I am going to use him as the rider, and perhaps for future animations.

07 July 2009, 12:20 AM
This is the Rider. He has a holographic visor that follows his head movements. Based on a concept called 'Paramountcell Midnight Gray' that have had for a few years now

07 July 2009, 11:43 PM
1. I originally planned to have the sky city as a 3d model within the final animation, but because of the size of it I predicted that it would be to expensive when it came to rendering. So I created the final Matte painting that you see below in Maya and Photoshop. I plan to have it as a textured background card in the final animation.

Original Concept

Work in Progress

Final Matte

C and C welcome.

07 July 2009, 04:40 AM
wow! very impressive work, looking forward to see more!
I hope mine will be finished in time, but as I see you have quite allot to do with a whole character in your scene, good luck on that!
So the Matte is showing the sky city, right? Then, where are the Motorbike going to drive?


07 July 2009, 01:14 PM
looking very good so far. definitely want to see this finished.

07 July 2009, 01:37 PM
So the Matte is showing the sky city, right? Then, where are the Motorbike going to drive?


Hey thanks for your comment bro! The I am hoping that the character wont be to complex since I only need to model his helmet torso and arms. There will be a road and a tunnel that I will build in 3d leading from the matte, if you know what I mean.

@ fuhshizzle

Thanks for your comment. It often means allot to me when I get positive comments from pros. I am hoping I will be able to finish as well.

07 July 2009, 10:26 PM
hey there!..Verry cool concept. Only thing is, lookin at ur bike i jus cant figure out where the rider sits on/in it?.. Oh well maybe i'll get a clear picture in ur next update. keep posting!

07 July 2009, 12:13 AM
hey there!..Verry cool concept. Only thing is, lookin at ur bike i jus cant figure out where the rider sits on/in it?.. Oh well maybe i'll get a clear picture in ur next update. keep posting!

Hi thanks for the feedback. I am not sure if you can see the slight silhouette of the rider in the front window in this composition test.

07 July 2009, 09:36 PM
Yup, i see him now(or is it a girl?bikes n babes...hmmm:D). And ur comp test looks Super man!..keep it coming:thumbsup:

07 July 2009, 02:29 AM
Thanks for your kind words. :)

07 July 2009, 10:10 PM
looking pretty badass.

07 July 2009, 02:19 AM
Thanks man, I am starting to feel the pressure now as I was away last weekend, and this weekend I will be aswell.

07 July 2009, 03:48 AM
The bike reminds me of the Tron lightcycles. Looking forward to see more :)

07 July 2009, 07:12 AM
The bike reminds me of the Tron lightcycles. Looking forward to see more :)
That was definitely one of my inspirations, as well as akira.

07 July 2009, 09:09 PM
Im going away for the weekend so I will be out of action for the next few days, I will take my tablet pc with me and try and sketch down some textures and concepts but that is all I can do. I look forward to seeing the progress you guys make!

08 August 2009, 03:41 PM
Threw together a previs, this is pretty much how I want the camera animation to work for the first 90 frames. (

08 August 2009, 05:06 PM
That's gonna look great with your bike model in there :) Not sure about the camera looking up at the end, is there a reason for that?

Keep up the good work, got an eye on this one!

08 August 2009, 11:43 PM
Hey thanks for your reply. The camera movement at the end is partly because in the next 100 frames I am going to rotate round and show the drivers face, and also because I wanted to show the structure in the back, but it may have been to much of a forced movement.

08 August 2009, 01:50 AM
Whilst I was away I came up with the idea of a street race between futuristic car and bike. The bike is nearly complete, If i have time I want to add a car, below is the concept sketch. if I dont have time I will just duplicate the bike and make minor modifications. I take the fxwars as an opportunity to work on both 3d and 2d because I believe I need to improve in both areas.

08 August 2009, 06:41 PM
that looks very fine

08 August 2009, 07:18 AM
that looks very fine

Thank you inspector Poirot

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08 August 2009, 02:21 PM
The plug will go live on Saturday Morning!
Until then I am NOT looking.

When done Post here:

FXWARS NEO RACE: Post your final Entry! (

08 August 2009, 02:50 AM (

The only a few passes need to be rendered in the next few days before the fxwars deadline:

- To create a more realistic car-like shader, I need slightly different colour variations in the specular highlights.

-Will experiment with another reflective layer.

-Will Experiment with a higher quality Ambient Occlusion layer, if My PC can handle it.

- Need to add a sun haze in the start of the animation.

- The vehicle will pass through the clouds on the way down. To the City.

-Beauty Pass will be re-rendered.

- Need to add a depth map.

- Need to add a Motion Blur.

- If there is time will add holographic effects.

08 August 2009, 03:14 AM
STILL IMAGE (800X600):

NAME: Daniel Amedoda
G Formula. The Idea I had originally was of a story about a futuristic race. The winner gets a chance to go back in time and undo one mistake. Most choose to make themselves rich. However, our rider deeply regrets drink driving and accidental killing a child in the process, she realises the only way she can ease her conscience is to go back and sacrifice herself to save the child. Of course you don't see any of this in the animation though.

Once again there is so much more I would love to do to improve this animation. However I have no time, I am glad I have finished another challenge and I have competed against such pros. A big Shout out to J type who did the music once again. Google him


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