Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: James Kaufeldt


#961

Once upon a time there was an englishman, an american and a japanese guy who all ended up on an otherwise uninhabited island in the south pacific.

  • I wanna be the president of this here island, said the american.

  • Well, the I want to be the prime minister, said the englishman.

The japanese guy couldn’t make up his mind about what he wanted to be though, and the englishman suggested that he could simply be in charge of the supplies. He happily accepted this, and everyone went on with their business.

After a few days it was apparent that the japanese had somehow disappeared. Neither the englishman or the american had seen him around. But then, as they were strolling down the beach, the japanese suddenly jumps out from behind a tree and screams:

  • Supplies!!

#962

I rendered three layers here:

  1. The foreground with the closeup node and the fluffians. All this in multipass mode to give me access to all lights separated on individual layers in the resulting PSD-file along with several alpha channels for the layer masks.

  2. The mid and background layer with the far-away nodes and stuff

  3. Some pyrocluster steam/smoke for the engine exhaust/vapor thingie


#963

Well, here it is.

Had a few moments to spare tonight, and it felt really wrong to celebrate my fourth consecutive challenge with a non-completed entry - so I gave it a final push.

I had so much more planned for this, but somehow it feels better to join the happy bunch of challengers with a final image posted :slight_smile:

All the best to all ye weirdos out there!


#964

bet your gonna get into trouble for that one :smiley:

oh and…BRAVO :applause:


#965

very nice camera placement.One of the images that is stronger in concept and overall execution…goodluck


#966

hahaha shit, I missed my “bet” the last hours! only 1 out of 3…
I’m still happy though. it’s great to see you finished it and over my expectations, well done james.


#967

it’s a pity you could not do more.

But the pics is already very, very good. I like it :applause:


#968

SUPPLIES ! u little fluffian owrk :scream::bounce::bounce:…WELL DONE…u finally owrked on this and gave us a SUPPLIES …:D…oh u are in deep shit with this joke…hahahahah

Well done James…


#969

Mwaaahaa!

Well, just to balance things a bit, here’s a joke about a swede instead:

A swedish road-worker was hired to paint the line that goes down the center of the road.
The first day he managed to paint 2 kilometers, and his boss was very pleased. The next day he only painted 200 meters, but his boss thought that he’d probably started off too hard on the first day.

But on the third day he was only able to paint 20 meters. The boss called him into the office and demanded an explanation.

  • “Well, you see it’s getting so darn far to walk all the way to the paint bucket,”

#970

AHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…this joke really had a SUPPLIES ending…hhahaha


#971

My god, something kind of subtle from you. It’s actually kind of sublime (whatever that means). Nice!


#972

Not sure, but I think it’s another word for ‘lame’ :smiley:


#973

hi James…im happy u decided to finish this one…are u planning to add more things in a near future?

well any way…you always have a special touch in your works and rock the house everytime u show up in a challenge!..well done James…cya in the next one!


#974

“inhibited, suppressed, repressed” – yes, that’s what I meant, you’re work is always so inhibited and repressed!

wait, no, that’s “sublimation”, nevermind


#975

rattlesnake - Theoretically I could come back to it and add the missing bits, but I know myself well enough to say that it probably won’t happen :smiley:

markw7 - Whatever… I’ve got a pretty good idea, and I like that comment actually. Sublime as opposed to way-too-much-in-your-face… It’s all good. :thumbsup:


#976

It looks good for an unfinished finidhed entry. Hope to see the fluffians once again after this horrible event (but they should be use to it).


#977

Jeez! That’s one hell of an image…really like the lighting on this one. Cheers!
:thumbsup:


#978

James,

Great idea and composition. I think your attention to the angle and camera placement is one of the best in this challenge. I like the toon feel, too. Congrats on finishing, and good luck in the judging.

Can’t wait to see this printed in Expose 3.

Vance


#979

• James, u know? I dropped by to tell you are a desertor…and I find This???, Were you waiting until the final?
I am glad u finished anyway:thumbsup: :thumbsup: and with honors and eye candy…
…but I also believe you should change your avatar for a rat :smiley:
CONGRATULATONS!!


#980

no that’s the new avatar :stuck_out_tongue: