FXWars! "Dracula's Castle" : Team PXC - HYBRID

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  10 October 2005
FXWars! "Dracula's Castle" : Team PXC - HYBRID

partially a re-incarnation of Team Rio from the "Big Freeze" challenge we have a couple of new members for this one.

Team-Members (in no particular order):
Kenneth Bonde
Robert Minkler
Dietrich Winter
Michael Rottke
Cris Palomino
Wm. D. Alexander
Valerio Landa
Marcel Izidoro
Andy S. Blondin
Andrew Taranto
Philipp Weckerle
Jörg-Mark Kasassoglou
Al Curatolo
Rich Levy

Special thanks to Debra Ross & DAZ

In a dark forrest, a mystical looking castle towers at the edge of a dauntig cliff. a narrow bridge leads up to it's large entrance. For two strangers, the castle seems to be the only place to stay for the night and seek refuge from an approaching thunderstorm ... if they only knew what they are getting themself into.

Last edited by pweckerl : 11 November 2005 at 09:43 PM.
  10 October 2005
ok, we've been quiet the last couple of days, while we figured out the detailed story, set up our project management and asset list.

the leads for the different major assets (landscape, bridge, castle, style) started producing concept drawing and prototypes while other team members started working on detail assets.

here are a couple of images showing the work:

bridge model : Valerio Landa
landscape and master scene setup : Michael Rottke
castle concept drawing : Wm Alexander
gargoyle model : Andy S. Blondin (based on concept drawings by Cris Palomino)

all models are work-in-progress ... more stuff to come soon !

enjoy !
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File Type: jpg bridge.jpg (28.3 KB, 52 views)
File Type: jpg setup.jpg (57.7 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg castle_concept.jpg (70.2 KB, 79 views)

Last edited by pweckerl : 10 October 2005 at 03:10 AM.
  10 October 2005
second post, because of the 3 attachment limit ;-)
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  10 October 2005
Looks awesome so far guys!! I'll be watching this one like a hawk. I'm missing being in the pxc right now. :/ Looking forward to coming back soon.
Patrick Noland
  10 October 2005
Yes I think it's coming out really great. Keep it up guys!

  10 October 2005
Team PXC - W-i-P updates

ok, we've been quiet for a couple of days. Our team-members are busy at work creating all the different assets that we will need for our submission. Here a couple of tests we did over the last couple of days to streamline the pipeline and investigate different technical approaches.

Comp-Tests for combining CG with live-action plates
Pan :
Push :
Match-Move Test :

Foley Test

Enjoy !
  10 October 2005
Working our little bones to death...a feat I am sure Mssr. Dracula would be proud of...so long as blood was involved as well.

We miss you, Patrick.

  10 October 2005
Looking forward to seeing some updates.

I'm always a mouse click away on AIM/Ichat Cris. You seem to be sleeping when ever I'm online anymore though.
Patrick Noland
  11 November 2005
OK .. while we -kind of- ran out of render time, we've posted a version to our server that will be slightly revised and mirrored tonight ... it time for the deadline.

Mirror 1: http://pxc.muc3-austria.com/public/...ARS_480x270.mov
Mirror 2: http://pxcdracula.rminkler.com/Team...ARS_480x270.mov


Last edited by pweckerl : 11 November 2005 at 04:22 AM.
  11 November 2005
Just so you know Philipp... Roberto stated that the voting thread will go up Wednesday... so until then, he's not looking.

d'ling now

Edit... came out pretty well. Another good job.
(Sans Gerfuffle)

On a VFX Hiatus
  11 November 2005
Good job guys.
Patrick Noland
  11 November 2005
Red face Great Job

well done !!
  11 November 2005
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  11 November 2005
Our image for the voting thread.
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  11 November 2005
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