Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Radu Octavian Pop


Ahhhh this is the ticket! Nice work here Pro, I’ve been waiting for that complete scene!! Looks like it should be awsome, I really hope you finish in time. The wormhole looks cool with the ships infront of it. The whole scene looks busy now too, very ‘operatic’



I dont know why are these people using checkes to setup the mapping. It may help you to see the misteked, maybe. But i have never used that tehchnique, and my mapping is perfect, so it cant be so important. And ich you are mapping right with preview of the texture for the object, you will directly see what`s wrong and right, so you can save time. And somethimes you will also miss some nice combinations and stiches if you only use checker insteed of proper texture;-)


A quick texturing test.I was very curious how will look like.
Its just a test because Im not sure yet about the dominant colour for the destroyer, I`ll have to finish building the UV maps and the small modeling details are not donne yet.
So, still a long way to go.


M477 - Thank you very much Matthew for your interest and your kind words. Im glad you like it. I hope Ill be able to catch the furious, savage and rabid attack feeling for the alien ships emerging from the wormhole.
Right now im struggling with UV mapping and textures. [B]Darkone2652[/B] - Yes Peter, its possible youre right. Sometimes helps you texturing your mesh, sometimes helps others to see what youve donne. I though it was a good thing to show what I`ve donne (good or bad).


The alien ships will look like this.
I`m not a hypervoxelniac.
I see the aliens emerging from their wormhole like fire tongues.
These are sprite hypervoxels. Here the fire effects are a little to big, and there will be smaller to save render time too.


alien ships ae very good, I like the painting spirit of it. I’m waiting to see this all together;) good luck!


Thanks Artur. I didnt want to use a shiny metallic surface for alien ships. Hope Ill finish in time. The deadline is so close.


A Hole in the Sky

This is my final image.

Thank you all for your opinios. Your great support was invaluable.
This was a great challange and a nice theme too.
All the best everybody!!!



Amazing Final Image Radu…you should be very proud you came up with a great concept and saw it through to a final image that looks great…just wanted to say congats to you… :thumbsup:


Well done Radu, the final image looks awsome! Will you be teleporting me one of those ships now?? Good luck! :deal:


Nicely done Radu. Great motion to your image. I have to admit I could barely tell those were ships coming out of the portal. After enlarging it I could tho. Very cool concept. Keep up the good work. GL in the judging round!


Hi Radu! Very nice image you have created here :thumbsup: The worm hole looks very deep and angry nice job that works really well.Good textures on your ships too looks good.The image has good depth i think and has me looking over it in search of things happening in the distance.
I hope you do well with this good luck my friend :slight_smile:

Kind Regards


Hey congrats on the final, it really looks kickass. Love the ‘firehole’ and snakes. Good stuff! All the best with voting!



Hey Radu,
First time I have seen your thread, sorry I missed this one during the contest. I like your final image sort of Lord of the rings the space opera version. I like the detailing on the main ship in the foreground.
Good luck.


essencedesign - Thanks Jeremy. Your rewarding words are going straight to my heart. Good luck to you too jeremy, and take care.
M477- Hey Matthew, thanks. You did it too. Ill send you one. Take care mate, and good luck! [B]||) |V| |^|[/B] - Thanks Richard. Im glad you liked it. Good luck to you too, man! I enjoyed your special addition: “Sacrificial Exodus: The needs of the many.mp3” to your 3D working. Coool idea
blackdragoncg - Thanks Gary, for your kind words. Im glad you liked it. Good luck to you too, my friend. [B]essencedesign[/B] - He, he Wong. Really looks kickass? Thanks my friend, your words always makes me to lough. Good luck to you too Wong! [B]mmoir[/B] - Yes Mike, I understand you so well. So many interesting threads and so little time . Thanks for your appreciation and comparison. Im honoured. Good luck to you too Mike!

Thank you very much my friends for your kind words.
Your appreciations are a great reward for my work.
You knwo, the day to day life is asking her rights.
So, when I was tired or late in night, when an observation or an encouraging word camed from you guys, refuelled my bateries.
My only regret is that I hadn`t time enoght to visit the many, many cool and interesting entries in this challange.
The theme was a generous one, and now, when all is finished I have more time to visit and enjoy others work.
And there are a lot of entries here, which are so enjojable for eye and spirit and from which I can have something to learh.


Radu…Well this turned out real well…really a wild and good looking piece.I think you should be proud of your efforts here and the results…I wish you luck in this challenge and congrats on finishing,a tough task in itself as proven in this challenge.All the best to you…:thumbsup:


Wow Octavian! that’s a huge hole in the space, Congratulations, It looks Very good, from concept to final image :thumbsup:
At the end I realize there are lots of cool threads I never visited before, Good Luck pal! :beer:


Excellent work. Congratulations:applause:


Congradulations again on your beautiful submission my friends really liked your entry the other night at their party from what I understand. Good job and good luck in the finals!

Ok Radu, just because you posted what you did. Your response of how you experienced my entry, I finished the song… I uploaded the song… and I fully plan on making a music video for it of my entry to release here on CGnet!


congrats and best of luck, the image looks foarte bine. :smiley: