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Who made the best dragon?

ADSohr
- 4 (9.8%)
AirAKose
- 2 (4.9%)
davdud101
- 0 (0%)
headwax
- 3 (7.3%)
Indian8or
- 11 (26.8%)
Johnar
- 4 (9.8%)
Josmic8or
- 3 (7.3%)
Mills
- 14 (34.1%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: February 25, 2010, 05:17:20 am


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Author Topic: [ COMPLETE ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!  (Read 47605 times)

Raxx

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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2010, 10:57:47 am »

Great job guys!

Very artistic headwax. Lots of post production but it gets the job done, eh?

Indian8or, nice final you've got, the warm version does look a bit better.

Cute, Josmic8or, I like the fire he's breathing. Make sure you get that final render done in time!

Definitely like what you've got done there, Johnar, gotta love chinese dragons ;) The background's a bit simple though. I think he'd fit nicely against some kind of vector art background or something simple, maybe chinese-spirited.

ADSohr, good entry, but also a simple background. Nice work though!

Well, I haven't died yet...I've made some major changes but I don't know if I can finish in time for the deadline. Still have the feet, wings, tail, mouth, touchups, scene modeling, texturing, rendering...but speaking of deadlines, make sure your final entries are in before midnight on Sunday (EST)!



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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2010, 07:23:15 pm »

Really nice work everyone, great to see such an active challenge! Here's my entry (colour pic is my final).





It probably looks a bit like I stole johnar's idea, but I've working on this since before his first post, promise! I used various Google images for reference in modelling, but the pose &c is original. Rendered with 0.95 scanline. And before Raxx notes the background's too simple ( ;) ), I was originally intending this to be a small statue, rather than a 'real' dragon (there's an oxymoron).

Would have been nice to remodel the legs and redo some of the texturing, but when you're out of time, you're out of time!
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2010, 08:51:28 pm »

Raxx, gee.... what post production? :) On mine? heh.



Those last two Raxx and Mills are awesome! ie filling me full of awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Now for adam amd $imon to place the icing.... :)
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2010, 10:02:56 pm »

Wow Raxx & Mills.. awesome models you have there!! I envy both of your inspiration and modeling with organic models!

Raxx; Very smooth modeling, I love the shapes you have going on and the details are perfect. I really hope you can finish the modeling in time at least.. I'm certain it will look awesome! I personally would make the hands a bit smaller, its three times the size of its head.. but thats your design so I will leave that up to you ;)

Mills; Didn't see that one coming! Wow great modeling. Could you expand maybe on how you made the scales? It looks like a lot of work to me :| to position them all like that. I feel you can improve the textures a little bit.. mostly the eyes. Its good to keep the rest simple. Maybe you can also add a bit of a (glossy) reflection to the body to make it look more like a statue. Last but not least; some DOF would define the scale better.

Good luck to everyone still trying to finish!

Headwax; next time I'll ice it ;)
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #94 on: February 20, 2010, 11:19:52 pm »

Thanks $imon. I did do a bit of playing with a DOF lense blur before posting the pics, but to be honest it wasn't adding enough to the result to make it worthwhile, so I dropped the effect. Fair point on the eyes, I just kinda liked how they looked plain white.
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #95 on: February 21, 2010, 03:43:48 am »

great job every1.

i can really only comment on raxx and mills. since i think the rest is done.

raxx: i think you went "over-badass" on your body. when you started it looked like a baby dragon. now it just doesnt seem 2 fit his head vs his body.

mills: great pose. i like that alot. the only thing i see with ur model is his head doesnt have much detail on it. but on the body u went balls out on it. and just like raxx's model but in a completly different way. your head doesnt go with the body.

but all in all i think every1 did a really great job. this is the only challenge i semi-participated in. but this is defenitly the best challenge yet.

good luck to every1 who joined it looks like it will be a close race.
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2010, 12:49:11 am »

Mills: You sure came out of nowhere, great job on your dragon! Indeed, I feel the legs and texturing are where there needs to be the most improvement, but at least you managed to put in a final entry.

Headwax, thanks :)

Thanks $imon, but the big claws help emphasize strength and aggressiveness, which is what I expect in a dragon ;)

rellik420, I'm glad you feel that way, because that's what I'm going for. It's not a baby dragon, it's a super badass adult dragon. I had to reconsider the proportions of his body, and making a smaller head emphasizes a large body and aggressive behavior, as seen in predators like most dinosaurs and plenty of monsters and dragons drawn by artists over time. I kind of wanted to redo the head, but now I feel the bird-like shape helps define that raw aggression seen in raptors.

Well, unfortunately I can't even finish modeling my guy, I refuse to sacrifice the quality of it for the sake of time :P I'll probably try posing what I've got done but definitely later on I'll have an animation done with my dragon in it...
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2010, 03:17:20 am »

Great stuff guys!

Mills, great stuff mate.  Probably smart thinking skipping the whole wasting time on forums thing, and simply modeling instead.  It seems like that's what I should have focused on!  My guess with the scales of the dragon you created them with a script, with the body in a straight line then simply used the bend modifier?  I'd love to hear your method if that's not it though.

Raxx, great modeling as always mate, and as always the two of us disappoint ;)  My advice for this, to get over your stubbornness and produce a final entry is to sacrifice a little quality AT FIRST.  Finish the model quickly, give it a quick beauty render, then after rendering, delete the quick work entirely and save it.  Then you have an unfinished product again which you'd feel more obligated to finish!

As for me, as I've hinted, I've no time to finish my model in time.  I'll try not to disappoint in finishing this model after the competition ends.  As for now, I have to get back to writing my history paper.

Congrats to everyone that finished, there's a bunch of great entries here!
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2010, 03:40:28 am »

Wow! Amazing... No wonder few others participate in these events :P

Here's my entry, sorry its so last-minute... I've been busy.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 03:43:27 am by AirAKose »
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Re: Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2010, 04:57:39 am »

Way to squeeze it in there AirAKose ;)

Hihosilver...SACRIFICE quality? Me? Heck no. The only thing I sacrifice is time, heck yeah :P If I can't make art as good as my own standards then what's the point of trying? Besides, I can't bear to roll back and fix messy work that shouldn't have been done in the first place...

Only got one side rigged before the deadline :P Oh well, the competition has now ended! Congrats to all who finished, please vote on who wins!
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 05:45:48 am by Raxx »
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Re: [ VOTE NOW!!! ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #100 on: February 22, 2010, 06:49:58 am »

Hey Raxx

I vote that you put your render in 'as is'.

I'll vote for it :)
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Re: [ VOTE NOW!!! ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2010, 11:04:49 am »

I have one request.  Raxx should really post a render of whatever he has done so far.

I have not finished my model too and I have rendered the head and wings only ( this time it took just 7 minutes to render) and I plan to complete the whole beast at my pace.  I feel Raxx, hiho, and simon did great injustice to this forum by not submitting their entries.
 
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Re: [ VOTE NOW!!! ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2010, 12:08:28 pm »

The difference between yours and ours, Indian8or, is that we don't have a suitable render to call "final". Yours may be only the head and wings, but there are elements in the scene that qualify it as a complete entry.

Personally, I was going to toss this render up right before the deadline, but I was doing a lot of other tasks while I was rendering and the whole computer choked. It's basically what I could pose from his left side of the body being rigged :P As you can see, the legs aren't complete and the wings were done shoddily, so I wasn't complaining.

Not sure why we're causing a great injustice :P We failed to finish in time and that's it.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 04:43:57 am by Raxx »
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Re: [ VOTE NOW!!! ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #103 on: February 22, 2010, 02:30:15 pm »

Raxx. A. MAZ. ING.
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Re: [ VOTE NOW!!! ]Challenge #13: D-D-D-DRAGON!
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2010, 09:05:22 pm »

Love that dragon there, Raxx! 'It's a shame you couldn't get it done in time. I'm sure you would win. =P

I've voted already, btw.

Good job, everyone! Sorry I couldn't join the last few challenges.
Can't wait for the next one. =]
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