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  11 November 2005
FXWars! - "Close Encounters" - Justin Dixon - 3'rd Kind

I just wanted to let you guys know I'll be doing this - or trying to with my schedual Story line comming up as well as concept images (need to goto kinkos for scanning cause mine broke, DAMN IT!)
 
  11 November 2005
Alrighty, time for an update; this here is a shuttle that'll be hovering over a commercial airport, it'll then zip off and hover over the airfield's loading area (the thing you look out onto when you're waiting for your flight) and slowly decend and land in public view, a small alien will then teleport out (he's about 5' tall),look around curiously and walk about a bit, then walk to a captain that has come to greet/invenstigate him.



Now that that's out of the way, I'd like to confirm that the saucer shape just doesnt fit this idea, and is quite outdated, thus I shall be going with a more streamlined "shuttle" type design which imho, is more appealing to the eye. I hope you enjoy, and shall this go well - you'll all be to thank

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  11 November 2005
Hi everyone, I will be composing the score for this project.

A little about me: My name is Sebastien and I am 18 years of age. I have been playing piano for 13 years now and I have been composing on the computer for 6 years. I am well experienced at recreating a real sounding orchestra using computers.

The score will be similar to both Taken and Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
 
  11 November 2005
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  11 November 2005
Alright, hey guys - I've decided to actually go a different route with this project, I've decided to go for a more classical approach. Basicly a large (300-500') saucer encounter over Like AFB, Arizona USA (10mins away from me) For all to see. I can get live footage and composite, I'll also be getting footage from where ted lives, so we'll see how this baby turns out! Also have a composer working on the music - so lets hope this goes well! w00t
 
  11 November 2005
*cough* *yawn* *smokes a cigarette* more to come!



This here is the start of the bottom half of the craft, Mostly done with controlled subdivision (seems to get the effect I'm looking for quite well!) It is supposed to look organic, like most of the hull was constructed at once in one peice (nano-technology) I'll finish up to bottom when I wake up and then get to the top (not going to be seen much, so dont expect alot there). I've set my poly-cap to 1,200,000 polys -not tris- so I've got alot of room to work with right now, only at 166k. Thanks and I look forward to your comments/critiques
 
  11 November 2005
good stuff

like the modelling details of the bottom of the craft.
 
  11 November 2005
Reminds me of Speilberg´s Taken saucers.... what light scheme are you considering !?
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  11 November 2005
Originally Posted by aszazeroth: Reminds me of Speilberg´s Taken saucers.... what light scheme are you considering !?


Crap.... thats the one I'm modeling... haha... O well.... mines a tiny version
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  11 November 2005
Hey bud, good to see you again! Yeah, well mine's using it as inspiration, but it's not exactly like it, but there are similarities, so you need not worry... too much That's alright, I had a hellish time figuring out how to model it so I could control the meshsmooth, then it slapped me in the face cause I used a method like this one to make an Enterprise A secondary hull once - editable poly's cut tool :-/
 
  11 November 2005


Bottom is done, the rest will be handled with mapping. Sending it off for mapping shortly.
 
  11 November 2005
Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a verbal update: The texturing of the craft is nearing completion. I am currently working on the Sabre (cold war era aircraft) and a Soviet Tank for the animation, updates soon, not quite ready to show either, but I assure you they are comming along! Anyone else got any suggestions or whatnot before I continue?
 
  11 November 2005
Talking

It all sounds great! I'm looking forward to the storyline!
 
  11 November 2005
woow!

love the design of your ship!

do you have any update?
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  11 November 2005
Sorry man, not sure if I can finish this, my main PC just got fried. I'm working on purchasing a new one as we speak.
 
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