I would like to introduce myself in few words. My name is Intars Kocesevs and I have been around here at forum for more than year. Being 3dsmax user for three and a half year. While overcoming some hesitation I nevertheless decided to give it a try and post my recently finished personal 3d short here, at CG Society,too. It was uploaded on my Youtube channel some time ago but still, some of you may find it perhaps interesting enough to watch.
Alien Rocker is a musical 3d animation taking place in remote fictional region of Universe where Alien Rocker and mysterious Plankman fills the air with a sounds and noise of space heavy metal until Universe cracks and collapses.
It is result of two years work during which I had to overcome numerous challenges, distractions, sudden laziness attacks with one goal in mind - get this thing done. From the very beginning it was planned as personal project with a goal to challenge myself and train skills in 3d. Main source of inspiration came from American metal band "Monster Magnet" and their musical video "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" which one's space themed style in conjunction with my passion towards astronomy heavily influenced me in creating this work way it is created.
It must be noted also that this project is personal project I made with main goal of challenging myself and learning something new, identifying weak points and train overall 3d skills. Hope that maybe those more of a starter/beginner/advanced beginner's level max users will find it inspirational and entertaining enough to challenge themselves, encourages them to finish their unfinished projects if have such.
Now have a seat and get ready to jump into further regions of unknown Universe! Let compelling Alien Rocker and mysterious Plankman to take you away for a moment into other region of remote Universe somewhere beyond ours. Get free ticket and hurry up before whole universe gets sucked into hole of horrible collapse
Watch "Alien Rocker" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQd-L7gT_nY)
Originally posting WIP pictures of this project on other smaller forums like 3DBuzz and SimplyCG and with a project being finished and no more in WIP status there was created Facebook page of Alien Rocker. There I keep posting many "Making Of" images and early preview animation videos left after project. You can become a fan of it and follow, if you like