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  10 October 2004
Short Film: Final Outpost

Hello all, I'm new to this board so I hope I follow all the right rules and get my goal across at the same time.

First off, I'm a writer and a wannabe 3D artist. Basically, that translates into I'm a writer who has very little 3D artist ability.

I'm looking for help (ie: full graphic support) in developing a short sci-fi script I wrote into a CGI film. The film will be about 10 minutes long and I hope to enter it into short film contests.

I wrote the script with a short, simple CGI theme in mind and purposely kept the number of characters, backgrounds, and camera angles to a minimum.

So if you're interested in helping me bring this idea to life please let me know. I'll give you all the details including a copy of the script and some conceptual art ideas. Being a writer, I can explain what I want, I just can't put it in graphic form!

Also, if I'm breaking any of the covenants let me know so I can remedy that as well. I'm hoping this project really takes flight soon and hope there are plenty of people interested.

  10 October 2004
Hi, I'm new to the forum as well. I'd definately be interested in possible concept work and or doing up some storyboards for ya if you need some one.

All the best,

  10 October 2004
Talking Current Progress

Just a quick update to tell new readers that tdaniels and Benman have joined up to help with the art and graphics. Still plenty of openings if anyone is game, but progress is happening and conceptual art will be posted here soon!

I'm so excited I found this site and the users are being so helpful so quickly. I just love it!

Thanks to all.
  10 October 2004
hehe no problem at all
  10 October 2004
Update 2

All right guys, here's the first batch of head shot sketches (main characters). Let me know if I'm close.

KCDragon - Once approved I'll do the turn-arounds and send them off. Let me know what I need to fix.

*update* 30OCT04 - Just added a concept of the helmets. 30OCT04

*update* 31OCT04 - Just added a colored weapon concept. Let me know what y'all think?



Last edited by tdaniels : 10 October 2004 at 03:52 PM. Reason: added new pic (helmet)/weapon
  11 November 2004

Nice concepts, although I have one thing to say about the weapon, is that thing that sticks out at the left of the gun, the barrel where the lasers exit? If it is, I'd do it different, it may look more like a usual gun, but it would be more realistic. The barrel of a gun always goes from the one end of the weapon, to almost the other end, this to speed up the bullet(laser here. And because it's different in your concept I'm having trouble believing it. Also, if you make new weapons, or redesign it, I'd go with the style that you used for the helmets. I hope you understand me, and the face and helmet look great btw.

Now I've been thinking about how I'd do the landscape in the meantime, I'd go with the redish earth(like Mars) scattered with some rocks, like KCDragon suggested. The sky I'd give black clouds with only bit of light coming through. For the wall I'd go with statues that stond in a row, and holding each other hands, like a chain, and between them the wals itself. The statues I'd give a look like the statues from easter island, which would give a nice contrast with your design of the helmets(and space suits I guess?).
  11 November 2004
Hey guys,

I'm interested in helping you out on your project. I'm a senior animator with plenty of production experience. Could you use another animator? Let me know.
  11 November 2004
Thumbs up

sickofpop, we can use more of everything on the project! Head on over to the website and check it out. I'll enable your account so you can see around and then you can get thrown in the mix.
Thanks for the interest, see you on the other side,
  11 November 2004
I'm lovin all these replies. I'm extra motivated now. lol Off to the drawing board.

  11 November 2004
And, as proof of Tom's motivation, we now have some finished conceptual art! I'll post it here for him since I'm so impatient.

Also, we're still looking for some modelers so if you're lurking in the shadows, come on out and join in.

  11 November 2004
Jeremy, thanks for posting this pic up for me. I wasn't able to link it from the forum. I do see a couple of things I need to correct (figures, lol). I'm hoping to have the other two done in the next day or two, once I get over this cold.

All the best,

  11 November 2004
just signed up on the board...I'm a 3d modeler/rigger/animator out of cleveland, OH. using Maya 6. Would love to jump on board and help out.

  11 November 2004
Greg, would love to have you aboard. Thanks for answering the call for modelers and I look forward to seeing you join in.

Welcome and thanks,
  11 November 2004
Need any more animators

Hey, need any character workers.. I my forte is animating/rigging.. i CAN model but I'm not the best. I will work my ass of when given an assignment though.

BTW I've read though most of both forums, what software are you guys using? I'm a maxhead.

You can check me out at
otherwise I can be reached at
  11 November 2004
Hey Zort, I can't see any reason not to have more character riggers! We're still lacking on character modelers the most, but you're welcome to come on by and see where you can best fit in.
Thanks for the response, see on the forum board,

BTW: We're using Max and Maya right now. We'll determine the final software before animation starts.
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