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01 January 2010, 10:24 PM
David Brown is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: It Came From Beneath (

01 January 2010, 10:29 PM (

Initial concept image

01 January 2010, 10:36 PM
I have always wanted to attempt one of these, and this one just appeared to be too much fun to pass up! Good luck all!

01 January 2010, 01:43 PM (

The fridge model showing the general tone and feel that I want for all of the models that will make up the scene.

01 January 2010, 01:49 PM (

Closeup of the crest on the fridge, based loosely from a 1950'2 era Frigidaire.

01 January 2010, 01:52 PM (

The double oven range, another loose interpretation of a 50's kitchen appliance. Trying to maintain the overall whimsical style.

01 January 2010, 01:53 PM (

Closeup of top.

01 January 2010, 02:16 PM
Wow, I love the fridge the best. A great style. This is going to be good! :)

01 January 2010, 01:57 PM (

Begun adding a mixture of textures and procedural materials to the models in an attempt to realize that iconic 1950's look.

01 January 2010, 02:00 PM (

Closeup of the range.

01 January 2010, 02:01 PM (

The fridge.

01 January 2010, 02:02 PM (

I have always wanted one of these tables, I guess this is as close as I will get. :)

01 January 2010, 02:04 PM
Begun adding a mixture of textures and procedural materials to the models in an attempt to realize that iconic 1950's look.

I think you've succeeded completely. These appliances are really sweet...until they turn on you!! Brawr!


01 January 2010, 11:11 PM (

Quick render of the beginning production of the set. Rough model of metal period style cabinets.

02 February 2010, 07:48 PM (

Still a long (very long) way to go with the scene itself. Just thought I would jump ahead a bit to begin laying out the poster.

02 February 2010, 10:17 PM (

Still working on camera position within the poster layout. Much left to do.

02 February 2010, 10:41 PM
Wow, some cool modelling here. :applause:

Good luck with the challenge.


02 February 2010, 10:53 PM
Thanks alot!

02 February 2010, 05:43 AM
very nice stylistic models. the large room render feels a little flat for colour though ... the models look so awesome it'd be nice if the lighting and textures lifted them a bit more?

looking forward to seeing more progress :D

02 February 2010, 04:20 PM
that kitchen is looking great!
I think that your second layout looks better, maybe you could even try a more forced perspective placing the camera closer to the floor? just an idea, I like how it's looking...

02 February 2010, 02:32 PM (

Just a few references used in producing the various models, and for setting the stage for the kitchen. All of these images were pulled from Google image searches.
I have tried to reproduce the various objects to a certain degree of accuracy while still allowing for some license in the final product. I have limited myself to producing the textures either in photoshop or as procedural materials in Cinema 4D.

02 February 2010, 02:33 PM (

Zenith clock radio. What house would be without one?

02 February 2010, 02:34 PM (


02 February 2010, 02:39 PM
My thanks to all who have commented.

Russel-Nash: Thank you.

axiomatic and elmasfeo: Thank you for looking at my thread. I appreciate the C&C, please keep it coming. I have figured since conception of this project that the camera angle and lighting would be the most difficult aspect of the overall piece. I will be working on both as I continue to produce more models to fill out the scene.

Thanks again for the encouragement, and good luck to all who are participating!

02 February 2010, 10:26 PM (

Going for a more sinister look. Still experimenting with layout and camera positioning and lighting. Also slowly adding more models and finishing the sink and counter. Will begin producing the hand drawn text for the final poster.

02 February 2010, 10:45 PM (

Tip of the hat to the one of "greatest" B-movies. Soylent Green. "What is the SECRET of Soylent Green?"

02 February 2010, 10:49 PM
Awesome 50's style there! Those furniture models just scream 1950!

Good Job!

02 February 2010, 10:55 PM
grumposaur: Thanks alot! It is good to know that an idea is being communicated successfully.

02 February 2010, 11:19 PM
Been following this and man, love the soylent green tea! - nice touch!:-)

02 February 2010, 12:39 AM
Beginning to look interesting.

02 February 2010, 03:28 PM (

Backdrop items to fill the counter.

02 February 2010, 03:29 PM (

Fill items.

02 February 2010, 03:29 PM (

Fill items.

02 February 2010, 03:31 PM
Dreif, Dann-o: Thanks for stopping by. And for the words of encouragement.

02 February 2010, 05:16 PM (

Re-rendered screen of the set. Changes to some of the poster colors and fonts.
Trying out some different effects in Photoshop.

02 February 2010, 09:58 PM (

Another prop. This one is for under the sink. More to come as time allows.

02 February 2010, 10:35 PM (

1950's ray gun flashlight.

02 February 2010, 07:52 AM
There is a lot of work here, I love the idea of a raygun flashlight & all of your other props are looking great.

I know it's still a WIP but maybe play with rolling the camera to give more of a dramatic & unsettling feeling to the room.

Keep it coming! :D

02 February 2010, 09:29 PM (

Another poster mock-up. Playing with camera roll and item placement with-in the scene, also text placement across the poster. Need to really work on lighting the scene, I can already tell lighting is going to be most difficult. Still more model assets to be produced.

02 February 2010, 09:31 PM
AJ: I followed your advice and rolled the camera some, and agree, it does make the image more menacing. Thanks! Thanks to all who have viewed the thread and especially to all who have commented. I have learned a great deal in working this challenge. Good luck to all.


02 February 2010, 10:22 PM (

Just some notations of references and where some images came from.

02 February 2010, 10:23 PM (

Counter TV. What kitchen would be complete without this wicked box?

02 February 2010, 10:24 PM (


02 February 2010, 10:25 PM (

Going to include some scene close-ups as I can produce them. More to come.

02 February 2010, 12:47 AM
Hey David,

Nice concept for sure! Like the idea :D And absolutly fantastic models for the kitchen and props. Tou capture the 50īs on that kitchen, great!! Perhaps the tea package and design is a bit futuristic compared with the other elements on the kitchen, only a comment.

Great stuff. Waiting for more updates. Cheers!! :beer:

02 February 2010, 02:10 PM
Thanks Ferx. The tea box is a attempt at an homage to a particular B-movie. You are correct though about it being futuristic in a 50's kitchen, the movie Soylent Green came out in 1973.
I am attempting to add various objects as a "tip of the hat" to different movies and/or genre through out the scene. The success of this is yet to be seen. :) Thanks again for visiting and taking the time to comment. All C&C is desired and welcome.

02 February 2010, 04:54 PM (

More additions for "fleshing out" the kitchen set. Period mixer and breadbox.

02 February 2010, 04:54 PM (

Clay render

02 February 2010, 04:55 PM (

Grabbed from the web a 1950's Vitamizer!

02 February 2010, 04:56 PM (

Just to show the set from a different angle.

02 February 2010, 08:21 PM
lol, I love the dish cleaner from the black lagoon! :D
those props are looking great, you have found good references and you are capturing them really well! ... also, the poster you posted was looking almost finished to me... are you planning adding some dirt to some objects? I think that those white doors could look good with some aging...

02 February 2010, 08:49 PM
Thanks elmasfeo. You asked the question that I have been pondering myself. I think on one hand the obvious thing to do would be to dirty everything up, a legitimate reason for the stench. But then I think a pristine clean kitchen being the scene of a horrific stench (which makes no sense at all) would be more in the realm of B-movie un-believability. So the answer to your question is... I have no idea as of yet.

As for the poster looking almost finished, thanks for the encouragement. I have just a couple more models and some lighting and texture tweaks before I am where I had planned to be when finished- except for the dirty/not dirty thing.

Good luck on yours.

02 February 2010, 08:58 PM
hehe, yes I see... you still plan to add that kind of dirty smoke as the stench? the one you had in one of your first posts... I liked it, and maybe with that you don't really need to dirty all your kitchen, and it will look more like something weird is going on, not just a regular stench, but THE stench, you know ;)

02 February 2010, 12:04 AM
You got some pretty great props here, browndljr! The poster looks very good as well, but I think it would be better to add dirt to the sink area or so, what would support the story , so everyone gets faster what it's all about. It took me some time to figure out what's happend, 'cause the centre of interest isn't very clear. Everywhere are hints, stuff to look at , text, spots... so you got drawn from one point to another and get distracted. Just my impression, maybe it helps!


02 February 2010, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the suggestions yakonusuke, elmasfeo. You both have given me much to consider. I appreciate it very much.

02 February 2010, 09:26 PM
Looks nice man and I would also suggest that you dirt up a bit the room. Also the lighting I think needs some work as it looks to artificial right now.
Keep up the good work!

03 March 2010, 10:51 PM (

Beginning to dirty up the kitchen.

03 March 2010, 11:01 PM
thats looking great!
The only thing I dont get is the raygun light, it looks like it was floating in the air... I just noticed

03 March 2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks elmasfeo. I may need to tweak the lighting some in ragards to the ray gun, because it is actually on the floor with the handle leaned against the leg of the chair. I am in the process of adding some emitters to produce some "stench" gas to come from beneath the stove and fridge, and more filth around the sink. So the lighting tweak will probably be the very last thing. Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated very much!

03 March 2010, 05:17 PM (

Developing the final look of the poster itself.

03 March 2010, 04:45 PM
Hi all.

Well, I think I am pretty much at the end of the piece and since this is my first challenge, I am unsure of how to proceed. I saw this in the instructions. Information about the final file submission will be emailed to all contestants in the last month of the Challenge. But I have received no such email.

Can anyone offer any advice?

Thanks to all who followed my thread and especially those that commented, I feel I have learned a great deal during this process, and had a lot of fun too. I would like to wish everyone "good luck" in the challenge.


03 March 2010, 06:58 AM
Love the concept, great models, great render. Good job dude. Good luck.

03 March 2010, 10:00 PM
Thanks Steven6!

03 March 2010, 09:39 PM (

Well. This is a sample (smaller) of the final I am submitting. It has been great fun! Good luck to all.


03 March 2010, 09:50 PM (

Software: CINEMA 4D

1950's kitchen, Somewhere USA . . . something has gone terribly wrong. A mind blowingly evil stench is coming from beneath the fridge, the stove and the sink!
Will Zygote man be able to dispatch the STENCH???
And will you find the hints to B-movies gone by?
And who knew colored dry ice to make a stench fog costs so much?

03 March 2010, 09:56 PM
EDIT: Software used was Cinema 4D 11 and Photoshop CS2, I failed to hold control.

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