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  10 October 2004
Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Radu Octavian Pop

Radu Octavian Pop has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

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Latest Update: Final Image: A Hole in the Sky

A Hole in the Sky

This is my final image.

Thank you all for your opinios. Your great support was invaluable.
This was a great challange and a nice theme too.
All the best everybody!!!


  10 October 2004

We knew that!!!
We all knew that they WILL COME.
The only thing we didn`t know was, WHEN and HOW they will come.
Now we have the answer.
All our preparations!
All our efforts!
Let`s hope it was not all in vain.
Even though we expect the worst, we hope for the best.
Hmmm, it`s like HELL ON EARTH!!
Who would have believed that they will make .... A HOLE IN THE SKY?

I hope that my GRAND SPACE OPERA attempt will illustrate these words.
You know, "Even we think for the worse, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST"

Good luck everybody !!!
  10 October 2004
Sounds appropriately dramatic!
"There Really is No Secret"
Martin Brennand - mocha Product Manager - Imagineer Systems
  10 October 2004
Concept Sketch: GSO-Schetch_01

I have finaly decided how my Grand Space Opera will look like.
It will be a conflict between two races.
The invaders will come in the defenders (not necessary humans) univers through hole, gate, wormhole.
Their univers will be red, hellish, and their entire fleet will luok like a flood in the defenders univers. It will look like the bats leaveing their cave in the evening. The sips will be dark with red lights, and their shapes will look similar with the bats shapes (especially the fighters) with smooth surfaces.
The defenders ships will have some sort of a mechanical look. I haven`t decided yet. Of course, the defenders will have a planet (maybe two sister planets) to defend. Around the planet(s) will be an entire defending network, outposts and their flotilla too, everything into a blue-greenish univers.
I hope that the image will show a furious and desperate fight.
My drawing skills are poor, but I hope you will understand something from the sketch below.

  10 October 2004
Concept Sketch: Alien fighter-sketch

I have finished the shape of the invaders fighter. The fighters head is not final and I have to add the details too.
The hardest job (for me) is to find some simple shapes but with an expressive look. You know, every race have a distinct look and personality.

  10 October 2004
Modeling: Alien fighter-final shape-no details yet

I have finished the shape of the invaders fighter. The fighters head is not final and I have to add the details too.
The hardest job (for me) is to find some simple shapes but with an expressive look. You know, every race have a distinct look and personality.

  10 October 2004
Cool!, And doesn't look like mine at all.

No worrys dude, great minds think a like!
  10 October 2004
nice ship man , bafta in continuare
  10 October 2004
May the furious and desperate epic scale battle begin radu.....................And may the forces of space operas go with you.Nice epic scene planned,quite grand in scale.I will keep an eye out on your progress.All the best to you.
  10 October 2004
That is one cool ship! very apple ipod-like in essence, I WANT ONE!!
  10 October 2004
in my opinion, you should change the cockpit ....
  10 October 2004
Thumbs up

I really like your first overall sketch. And in the sketch with the two spaceships I really like the top one. I'm also not quite sure if the cockpit will do the trick ... It looks a bit fragile and not dramatic or space opera-like. In the other image you had heavier engines and a bigger cockpit. The one you modelled now looks like it can explode when it hits a fly :-) Not scary at all.

Anyay, you can draw and model a lot better then me, so good luck and keep up the good work. Concept is great!
  10 October 2004

I like your model, it's very well designed. Can't wait to see the textures you throw onto the model.
  10 October 2004
i like how ur few lines of 3rd person speaking to speak out the concept of ur fun and creative..
  10 October 2004
BookMansBlues - Thanks James. Naybe this fighter runs from your universe into mine. Even I`m using Lightwave and you`re using Maya, you never know with these aliens.

_mayashu_ - Thanks a lot.

Virtuoso - Thanks Michael! Hope that my pc will be able to manage the entire scene. Who knows how many millions aliens I will drop into my Grand Space Opera.

M477 - Thanks Matthew. After the "battle" will be over I will teleport you one.

cg:unlimited - Florian, you`re right. I hope i will post a new one today or tommorrow. Thanks.

theduke - Thanks Jan. My sketch looks like it was donne by a 7 years child. Hand drawing it`s not my strongest point. I tried to suggest the alien flood

invading the defenders universe. Thanks for suggestions. Indeed, the cockpit it`s not scary ay all. Hope the next one will be more aggressive.

ibambao - Thanks ian! I`m glad you liked it. Considering the textures, I`m curious too.

kinston - I`m glad you liked it. Thanks Chan!

Thanks for your opinions and Good luck everybodyg.

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