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Old 02 February 2006   #1
PROJECT PHOENIX ENTRY: Tim Shedelbower

Hi everyone.

Thanks Brian for sponsoring this contest, should be fun. You gave me the nudge I needed to dig a little deeper into EIAS.

Well, here it goes ... I'm sticking with the original mythological concept but emphasizing the idea of the search for the phoenix's feather which possessed eternal life.

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STORY:
Atop the tallest date palm, the lone phoenix nests for rebirth. The nest blazes into the heavens as the masses gather below. Finally, their quest for the feather of the phoenix will be fulfilled thus granting them eternal life.

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Sketch is attached but not sure if it will show since this is my first time trying. If it doesn't I'll provide a link in a reply. Now, like everyone else, need to find the time!

Tim
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File Type: jpg project-phoenix-sketch.jpg (27.7 KB, 56 views)
 
Old 02 February 2006   #2
Welcome aboard!

Have fun and good luck. It should be a great learning experience for everyone.
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Old 02 February 2006   #3
Here's what I have so far. Used fiberforge for the feather, onyxtree for the date palms and silo for the hand. Tried to portray a Burne Hogarth style for the hand to give it a near death look since they are supposed to be grasping for eternal life.

Tim
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File Type: jpg hand_silo.jpg (33.5 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg feather_eias.jpg (5.6 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg trees_eias.jpg (25.0 KB, 34 views)
 
Old 02 February 2006   #4
Love the tendons in the hand. And the date palms.

I am using onyxtree as well! Are you going to split your palms into seperate elements so you can apply your own textures? I normally split the fronds out and apply transmission to them. Gives them a nice translucent look.


This competition is looking harder & harder to win.

Must work faster and harder.

Buggsy
 
Old 02 February 2006   #5
Thanks Buggsy. Yes, I'll probably split the fronds from the trunk so I can add a bark texture. Haven't tried using transmission on fronds before, but sounds like a great idea. Might use VLife from Konkeptoine's C3 for a mossy looking texture at the base of the trunks.

I was just thinking the same about the competition, but heh, it's all for fun.
 
Old 03 March 2006   #6
Here's my modeling image. The phoenix and hand were created with Silo. The feather was created with FiberForge and the trees with OnyxTree. The info at the bottom (renderer time, etc.) is for the final image which I'm still working on and will post when presentable.

Tim
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File Type: jpg modeling.jpg (87.8 KB, 46 views)
 
Old 03 March 2006   #7
That's great Tim. Love the models and feathers!
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Old 03 March 2006   #8
Thanks Richard. How's the work bench coming?

Tim
 
Old 03 March 2006   #9
Couldn't work on the project for a week. Will post new images tonight. The idea was to model lots of tidbits to make it look as a real workbench... well bad idea... Lots of tidbits= lots of time.
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Old 03 March 2006   #10
Originally Posted by tjs61822: Here's my modeling image. The phoenix and hand were created with Silo. The feather was created with FiberForge and the trees with OnyxTree. The info at the bottom (renderer time, etc.) is for the final image which I'm still working on and will post when presentable.

Tim


the modelling looks very impressive...especially the hand...

Loon
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Old 03 March 2006   #11
Thanks for the comments. Here's a link to my latest render. I tried to meet the 97K upload limit on file size but it is not large enough for acceptable compression quality. Hope a link is acceptable for the final contest entry.

Tim
 
Old 03 March 2006   #12
Wow! That's a look I haven't seen done with EI before.
Brilliant!
 
Old 03 March 2006   #13
wow! this is really nice!
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Old 03 March 2006   #14
Tasty! Excellent work, that render time deserves an award in itself!
Ian
 
Old 03 March 2006   #15
Thanks guys. The quick render time sure helps tweaking the image!

Tim
 
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