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10 October 2003, 06:31 AM
Dimitris Liatsos has entered the ALIENWARE Challenge.

10 October 2003, 08:26 PM that i have some time i should say hi to everybody..and have fun everyone once more....

P.S...concept is coming soon..


10 October 2003, 08:36 PM
Good luck wth your entry.
I bet it will be among the best.


10 October 2003, 11:50 PM
:) Hi Dimitris.

10 October 2003, 12:26 AM
bring it on Liat!!!

10 October 2003, 01:20 AM
I will be blown away to sheer bits by even hearing of your entry:) Hurrah! this should be fun:D

10 October 2003, 07:19 AM
I can't wait too see what you've got cooking.

10 October 2003, 11:07 AM (

Just a first thought and experimentation on the materials and feeling of a new world...more concepts follow soon

10 October 2003, 11:18 AM
That's a pretty nice sketch!!! :thumbsup:

10 October 2003, 11:58 AM (

...just an improvement on the previous cobcept...although i find it hard to show scale without a known living element in the scene...

more to come

10 October 2003, 10:00 PM
Great concept Dimitri....!
Glad to find you taking part in sepctacular challenges !!!

I think u ll give us a lot of great stuff again, in here..

3D Freak
10 October 2003, 10:31 PM
Lookin' good Dimitris:thumbsup: That's a very busy image...... it'll take forever to model all that plantlife- that is unless you use paint f/x. Can't wait to see more- keep going!!! :beer: - 3DF.

10 October 2003, 11:40 PM
Very nice sketches Dimitris.

I can't quite place what your two images remind me of, but it is something good. ;)

Great work so far, and I love all the gassy nebula in the BG. nice stuff!

10 October 2003, 12:12 AM
Not referring to the pics, although they are very nice. I was actually wondering about your name. Specifically, if you don't mind, what nationality you were. The only reason I ask is because your last name sounds very Greek, and your first name as well is a very common Greek first name. Am I right, or just crazy...

10 October 2003, 01:42 AM
HI great work so far, what software do you use for your concept art? is it Zbrush?

10 October 2003, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by Shin_Iori
Not referring to the pics, although they are very nice. I was actually wondering about your name. Specifically, if you don't mind, what nationality you were. The only reason I ask is because your last name sounds very Greek, and your first name as well is a very common Greek first name. Am I right, or just crazy...

Hehe =) Actually it says under his avatar that he is from Athens Greece.

And to the creator - a nice start!! Very alienish

10 October 2003, 02:15 AM
great start like always :buttrock:

10 October 2003, 08:51 AM
@ Xtronik ... Hi man , i hope u will be on this challenge so we can see really cool stuff man!!!

@ 3D Freak,AtomAton Thanks guys, i know it is really very busy pic..and as far as Paint F/X are involved..i don't know if it is allowed to to use them in modeling of a 3D scene...
(maybe it's ok...we 'll see).
Software used to make my concept so far is Maya and specifically Paint F/X on Maya Canvas....i didn't use anything else.
I will post more concept though , 'cuase i still haven't achieved the feeling of BIG space and area that is requested by the challenge rules..we 'll see...

@ Shin_Iori ...yes i am Greek , i live in Athens and i had a BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 weeks

@ DSedov , adr thanks guys....

@ Zr-1 ....hahah maybe it reminds u []JACK and The Beenstock[/] ....:wavey:

p.s : forgive me if the drawings may have basic errors or are bad pics ... i am not much of a painter....more concepts are coming soon...

10 October 2003, 09:13 AM
Hey love the colors !
Good luck in this Challenge man!
Be cool and creative!
:) :) :)

10 October 2003, 11:15 AM (

New concept start, although i feel a little obsessed with coloured gas and clouds..
...more soon

Comments and crits are welcomed

10 October 2003, 11:46 AM
GREAT WORK MAN!!!!!!...i cant decide what concept i like more!!!!:beer:

10 October 2003, 01:47 PM
I clicked on your image in the cgchallenge area before realising I followed your work in progress in the last challenge. It's cool to see who's stuff consistently sticks its head above others. Thanks for the technical inspiration. I was wondering how I was going to sketch gas and clouds in pencil ... duh!

10 October 2003, 05:49 PM
i like it , maybe you can play little more with some light behind this clouds

the 2 sketch looks great , i prefer the first one but you can mix it and add the clouds to the first one

Great works man :)

10 October 2003, 08:41 PM
Thanks guys for your kind words but i really think this is going to be more difficult than i thought.
Two problems
1... I can't yet show scale without any physical variable
(creature, rocket, animal...)
2....I really need something like stone or water to build on...

...:wip: more thoughts as concepts are coming.

thank u for your kind words.

-OZ- ...i am happy that u are on this one!!!:wavey:

10 October 2003, 11:11 PM
I am just curious what you are crazy man. Nice to see you around. Give us more more more. :beer:

10 October 2003, 06:59 AM
You might be able to show scale by having something in the foreground (like a plant) that gets heaps smaller as it goes into the background. Like looking straight up at a building.

I like the "sketch". I can't believe this is just a sketch. I was expecting a scrappy drawing with crayons. Anyways... good stuff.

10 October 2003, 12:36 PM (

Concept No 4....and i hope the final one.

Comments and Crits are welcomed.

10 October 2003, 12:39 PM
the last one is very nice Dimitris :thumbsup:

10 October 2003, 12:42 PM
Becomes Exotic and mysterious too!!!

These mix with Nebulas and jungle is cery ispiring and promising too!!!

Wait to see your progress BigJim!!! :beer:

10 October 2003, 12:58 PM
Wow Dimiris, that last painting is outstanding. I think the vegetation has too much of an earth-like quality, but the overall look is great. I'll be following this one for sure...

BTW, how does your new bride feel about your alienware challenge honeymoon, she must like powerful computers too :D.

Send us all some fresh baklava if you win (or if you don't).

10 October 2003, 01:10 PM
Your last painting is surely awesome! I like the feeling of it. It is almost like you are watching from totally safe and warm location to something big and wonderful..but also kinda scary happenings.

Excellent work ..keep em coming!

10 October 2003, 02:47 PM
Pufferfish is right. That last one is a beutiful piece, really nice feel to it, but apocoplyptic at the same time. Maybe it the gasses getting sucked off to the other planet in the sky :p

Great work either way :D

10 October 2003, 04:41 PM
Nice. I wonder how much 3D is going to be required though? Lots of vast colorful spaces seem to suggest just a few large blobs and paintfx, plus plants and such. I guess I'd suggest a more solid object in the foreground, particularly as a response to your scale question from before...

10 October 2003, 08:16 AM
@ swag, Xtronik ...Thanks guys for your kind words.

@ JDex Thanks man My new Bride feels a litle bit wierd among my two little monsters (pc) here at home but i think i made up for her 'cuase we went to Venice - Italy for our honeymoon so she is like ...honey and BAGLAVA with ....OUZO is

@ Pufferfish , ZrO-1,markw7 Thanks guys , u make me very happy 'cuase i am no painter and i was trying to achieve what Pufferfish described so elegantly, seems that i did something right....but there is still something missing on the right side of this picture which will increase that feeling and will give the sense of scale and lonelyness very well...i think....

...Update on the last concept is coming soon

Thanks markw7 u gave me a great idea!!!!:beer:

10 October 2003, 03:13 PM
I love your sketch GREAT WORK MAN!!!!!....


10 October 2003, 02:58 PM (

Well i hope this is my final basic concept...The story goes like this ..
You are one of a two person shuttle that landed after a serius damage on a uncharted planet...u feel wierd and a little bit afraid as u see your co-pilot watching from the edge of that cliff to the planet above the one u are, which is sucking up the orange glowing gas of your planet surface...u think only one thing....U got to get out of here quickly or u have to go down the cliff and see if there is any life ...u ask yourself..
Is Anyone There?

10 October 2003, 03:09 PM
I like it, nice and eerie. On-wards and up-wards to the modelling, can't wait to see how it goes.

10 October 2003, 03:21 PM
That last image is fantastic. I like this concept.. maybe lacking a bit of perspective? though I don't really know how this could be fixed. But that's what I feel.

Keep up the good work! I'll try to show some stuff soon for my part.

10 October 2003, 03:28 PM
Very nice indeed Dimitri, I am really looking forward to seeing this develop into a 3d environment.

10 October 2003, 04:00 PM
dude that last one rocks :surprised

great mood. Following you close :thumbsup:

10 October 2003, 05:26 PM
That works really well. Totally resolves the scale issue. And its very pretty. Might want to check the rules though: "life forms are nonexistent". Maybe its not so hard and fast a rule...

10 October 2003, 05:30 PM
I love the dropoff underneath the tree limb -- creates tension in the image, a sense of danger. What if an object replaced the character, though? Just a suggestion.

10 October 2003, 05:43 PM
Yup, the final concept is very alien-ish...great job on those concepts, good luck!

10 October 2003, 08:31 PM
@ m@. Thank you man , i think i understand where u see this lack of perspective's because i amsuch a crapy

@ Clanger, JDex,KotsVlok,Garma Thanks guys i have some serious work to do on this when it comes to 3D , i hope i won't dissapoint anyone....:wip:

@ markw7 Thanks man...u must be right about that on the rules...does this mean that i can't show the person that is seeing the enviroment.?..does it have to be on first person only?.............i hope MODS are reading this and hopefully will give me an answer...otherwise i will have to create a new species and put it on the (maybe this could be the solution)

help on this matter would be apreciated.....Also does anyone know if i can use Paint FX at their POLYGON form ..or they are not allowed in the contest?

Comments and Crits are welcomed.

10 October 2003, 09:45 PM
:beer: very good,

10 October 2003, 02:40 PM
Amazing stuff. Your last concept just blows my mind. I can't wait to see what your finished piece will look like.

Great job!

10 October 2003, 04:47 PM
I really like your forgotten planet last entry! Its really cool! keep it up!

10 October 2003, 07:42 PM
Hi Dimi........:wavey:

Love the colors,oh the colors,tones and overall presentation are beautiful.I believe you should give the whole theme you have now more of an expansive feel,more vast,streatch the horizon.

Anyways,what you do have as a concept looks fantastic,I really look forward to your 3D entry as well.Keep :wip:


10 October 2003, 10:59 PM
@ Designer2 ,AirbORn , crazybread ...thanks guys , i really appreciate your kind words.

@ Virtuoso thanks man, i really would like to see u on this one...don't tell me no....c'mon....start concepts.....

11 November 2003, 04:39 PM
Dimitrisliatsos what are you working on dimitri? show some sign of life :wavey:

11 November 2003, 10:25 PM
I am here ...thanks..just working on one friend of mine concepts that i saw about some interesting characters (not about the challenge...) ..but i will update soon here too !!!

have fun !

11 November 2003, 03:40 PM
:beer: I am here ...i am not ..and i will update with first model wip this week!!!



11 November 2003, 09:38 PM
Wow. That last concept is REALLY promising. Now get busy.

11 November 2003, 01:15 PM
Dreamy I like your work keep on:buttrock: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 12:06 PM
@ JamesMK ...thanks man..i just have too many projects at the same time right now which i have to finish...i will update with 3d work very soon now!!!

@splotch ...thank u !!!


12 December 2003, 01:56 PM (

Test for planet's plants has started!

12 December 2003, 02:03 PM
hey there, really nice colors, i like it more with the warm ligthing.:thumbsup:
Maya paint effects?

12 December 2003, 03:45 PM
dang, I almost forgot I subscribed to this thread :) nice to see you're still in the race dimitris! Hope you will make it in time!

What you got there looks freakin promising man, never seen such good CG plants. Lovely colours. I also would love to know how you did that.


12 December 2003, 10:39 PM
Garma thanks ...the warm lighting is just a test in photoshop to see the feeling in that kind of light...which i think i will have in my final scene..and yes the base for this render was Paint fx in rattlesnake said ;) ....

But not anymore ...see next pic for explanntions


12 December 2003, 10:46 PM (

Here is the steps for this plant...i 've got to move on to next one

Comments and crits are welcomed

12 December 2003, 04:57 AM
really nice stuff, however i think u should push the alien concept further with your plants. theres no doubt the judges will be looking for something more along the lines of the description and i would hate to see this project cut out for those reasons. because you have awesome talent. other than that the plant looks very professional; is there subsurface scattering in there?

12 December 2003, 09:01 AM
Hi Dimi!

Those are cool plants u have there, nothing to crit really.
Let us see some more!

U always liked my chars so here is link to my new Santa (

12 December 2003, 08:15 AM
Great work here in progress, keep on rockin' and go on make me go wow!:applause:

12 December 2003, 02:21 AM
@ formoso thank u for your kind words and advises. I hope i will be able in the final image to give the alien look i imagine and still be on the rules..although the plant u just becuase of the texturing and light ..i think could be on a distant planet ...i hope!!!...and no sub surface scatter...just transparencies and glow shaders

@ Poju ...hi man....nice wishes for the new year! :wavey:

@ the1st_angel ..thank u...nice work u have their on your thread...i really hope i will have the time to finish...(commercial for Toyota Yaris in progress for me as a gift for Cristmass from the studio i work for...which finishes at 7 Jan i will have only 10-13 days for the challenge...)


12 December 2003, 03:41 AM
Oh, thanks! Will the Toyota Spot be in TV Worldwide? Can't wait to see... Hope you can finnish the Challenge, either way, Best luck then. Have a happy new year and a good start into a inspired and great 2004! :beer:

12 December 2003, 02:28 PM
Will the Toyota Spot be in TV Worldwide?

No ..i think it will for Greece only ..depends on the customer...but i will upload it here on the Gallery section when i finish it

Happy new year to all CGtalkers !!!:wavey:

12 December 2003, 12:28 AM
Cool :thumbsup:! Happy new year to you too!:wavey:

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