From elsewhere …
Originally posted by ila_solomon
Kirt, please make the concept threads unique & stick it on the top!
But there are already 4 sticky threads at the top. If I stick all of the concepts threads it may push the regularly updated threads to page 2 (depending on how many threads you have displayed in your viewing options). I really don’t want to do that. Modellers can copy the URLs to their own threads if they want. I don’t have a problem with that.
Originally posted by sone_one
[B]i have to agree here… it has become quite confusing. i for myself dont know what you want the hero to be like…
at first theres a concept that got changed and then in the thread of blue cugar you re posting the old concept as a reference?
i dont want to offend you kirt, but if you dont know which one to be modelled you should tell us i think for my hero modell i refered to the more stylised one (the newer one :D)… maybe you changed your mind and want the old one to become the modell… just tell me! [/B]
Good points and I’m not offended at all. There are parts of each of my drawings that I like and I posted the old one in BlueCougar’s thread to show the shape of his feet. I’m really not trying to confuse anyone.
What I’d like to see is the modellers take my illustrations and make an excellent model that animates well. I really don’t care if there are differences (see fist’s spaceship for example), just so long as it doesn’t look too odd or doesn’t fit with the style. I may nitpick on some little details (i.e. the 3 nostril problem on ila’s alien), but that’s only because it may strike me as visually odd.
The modellers, animators, texture artists, etc. that work on this with me are artists as well. I’d be rather fat headed of me if I were to ignore their skills and talents and just dictate how I wanted everything to appear. I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to work on this if I did. So, I’m trying to give everyone the opportunity to use my illustrations and ideas for inspiration to put out some excellent work.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that’s how most of the studios work as well. Check out the “Art of … any film” book and you’ll find that the concept art only resembles the finished product. The final models, set designs, etc. are created by the modellers not the concept artists.
im quite confused and i dont like the fact you havent made a statement on my model… just wanna be honest and not offensive… hope its “takeable”
I saw that Ila had already commented on your model and I really didn’t have anything else to add at this point so I didn’t. I’m sorry if you were waiting on a critique from me.
The reason that I made Ila modelling supervisor (other than his expertise) is so that I wouldn’t have to comment on every model after each update. If you need additional comments, just ask him. Ila’s a very generous gentleman, I’m sure he won’t mind helping you out with your model.
I do look at everyone’s threads and check for updates frequently, but I don’t always have the time to make a comment right away. If I do see something that is really off or if I have an idea from your progress then I will make it a point to speak up.
Please don’t get discouraged … if anyone else has any concerns please feel free to post them in this thread. If not, then just keep working and updating. I’ll chime in when needed … promise.