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Title: [ COMPLETE ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 05, 2009, 09:23:37 pm
Challenge #6: Space scene
(http://hongkiat.s3.amazonaws.com/space/First_Space_Scene_by_Phaese.jpg)

The task is simple: create and render a space scene.

It can be anything you want - a detailed model of our solar system, a sci-fi spaceship fight or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon... Everything is allowed as long as it can be called a "Space scene".

You can use any software you want for minor tasks (such as texturing or post-production), but most of the modeling and the final render must be done in Anim8or.

Your final entry should be one still image. Judging will be based on the best looking Anim8or render, the one who gets the most votes wins.

Post your progress, c&c, and/or final renders in this topic!

Deadline: Monday, July 20th, 2009
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 05, 2009, 09:41:44 pm
ummmm...

it says "still scene"... why not something animated? see... this sort of scene just begs for someone to use GIMP, or PhotoShop... not anim8or, to produce something.... doesn't it?
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on July 05, 2009, 10:14:54 pm
Oooh, I'm gonna try my hardest to join this, does the scene have to be in outer space? or can it be from inside a ship?

How much of the image has to be "Space"?
And what constitutes "Space"?

HOpefully i'll be able to join this, If not, i'll join the next one closest to my summer holls in about 2 1/2 weeks
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 05, 2009, 10:39:05 pm
Quote from: Arik_the_Red
ummmm...

it says "still scene"... why not something animated? see... this sort of scene just begs for someone to use GIMP, or PhotoShop... not anim8or, to produce something.... doesn't it?

The advantage of this topic is that it's as difficult as you make it.

If you decide to model the Earth and the Moon, than you'll definitely spend most of the time working on the textures in Photoshop/Gimp, because all you need to do in Anim8or is to create the 2 spheres... However, if you decide to create a fully detailed model of the International Space Station, then I believe you'll use Anim8or more than enough! It's just what you make it ;)

Quote from: 3D Joe Wiltshire
does the scene have to be in outer space? or can it be from inside a ship?
How much of the image has to be "Space"?
And what constitutes "Space"?

Just do whatever you want! If the scene is inside a ship, it should be obvious that the ship is somewhere in the space (a space ship that is standing on the runway definitely doesn't count for a space scene!).

Ok, now what does it mean "to be somewhere in the space"?

Here is a nice Wikipedia definition:
Quote
Outer space (often simply called space) comprises the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. Outer space is used to distinguish it from airspace and terrestrial locations.

That's it. Just try to focus on those "relatively empty regions of the universe" ;)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 05, 2009, 11:04:57 pm
I'm doing my best effort for this one! Finally someone started a challenge that I have time for! :P
I'll try to post some WIPs if my stupid CD drive will read again... :|
3Dgeek
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on July 05, 2009, 11:10:15 pm
So Far, What I plan to have as my hallway, main setting of my scene:
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Ratticis on July 06, 2009, 01:41:53 am
Suppose we create a space coloney on the moon or mars or something. Does that still count as space?
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 06, 2009, 03:19:22 am
I think this should clear up the "space" questions: As far as I know, as long as "space" is showing somewhere in the scene, and the overall idea is something other than earth, then yes, I'd say it counts. But that's just me. ;)

Also, I forgot, my DVD drive works, so maybe I'll get to show a WIP soon. :)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Boywonda1 on July 06, 2009, 05:10:51 am
wow i like this one!I'll try it!
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 06, 2009, 08:47:03 am
I don't think you can post videos for your entry...

Also, that prehistoric comp looks fun! I'll try to join this time!
News: My sis got the drives to work again, it was only going to take a minute, but I'm too lazy... J/k She wanted to do it.

So I can give you guys WIPs now. :)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 06, 2009, 03:23:25 pm
Hey, thatīs a great idea for a challenge, even if most people have already a space scene done (at least 60% of the artwork shown in the forum is space related  :D ). Anyway, Iīll try to join the challenge, and I hope to be able to finish my scene this time. Iīve already started with the first model...

By the way, thanks for the 2 votes I get on the previous challenge. I didnīt deserve it...  :P
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Ratticis on July 06, 2009, 10:00:38 pm
Kreator, you stole my idea!  :P Spent about an hour last night looking for reference oics and info on Sputnik, started modeling, and just befor I saved, power went out  >:(
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: RudySchneider on July 06, 2009, 10:36:10 pm
Kreator, you stole my idea!...

I trust you meant to say "Khaspah, you stole..."
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 06, 2009, 11:13:36 pm
I don´t mind to be confused with Kreator. I wish I had his style, hehe  ;D

Anyway, Ratticis, my Sputnik is going to be only a small part of the (intended) scene, so probably yours will be awesome. In fact, I did´nt look for info about it, only one picture! I don´t want to make a perfect scale and textured Sputnik, only the general idea everybody has about it...
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Ratticis on July 07, 2009, 07:59:49 am
That's the one. See what lack of sleep does to me?

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Ratticis/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: floyd86 on July 07, 2009, 01:46:16 pm
Nice idea kubajzz. I will enter this one, since i have some time to spare up coming days. I will post some progress soon.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: $imon on July 07, 2009, 10:06:06 pm
I'm afraid I won't be able to defend my title in this comp ;) Ill be pretty busy.. but good luck to everyone that is going to make something, and I will be sure to check back here regularly to watch progress.

Happy anim8ing!
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Ratticis on July 08, 2009, 12:35:33 am
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Ratticis/3.jpg)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: floyd86 on July 08, 2009, 08:38:54 am
Ok, i'm done. All done in anim8or ofcourse, the post effects are photoshop.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Boywonda1 on July 08, 2009, 11:47:11 pm
Hi,I decided i'd try for this one.The first render is in anim8or with no tampering,whilst the second is a photoshop edit.it's still a WIP.hopefully i will be able to submit a finished product.....
The anim8or render jams with the bumpmaps on.... ???
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 09, 2009, 06:50:56 am
Alrighty, I'll give this a go... though I really want mine to be an animated thing... but I'll try and limit myself.  No guarantees on finishing :P
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 09, 2009, 10:21:45 am
Well, this is my scene at the moment... I call it "Love at first sight"  ;D

I have a lot of work to do on it, specially Iīd like to give the small planet a "moonlike" texture. Iīve just started with textures, so Iīm not very sure about how should I do it. Iīd also like to add other elements as a planet or a sun. Iīll do it depending on the time...

I like very much your scenes. My favourite at the moment is Ratticisī one. Very clean and attractive. Maybe a big storm over the Caribbean would be very dramatic, hehehe...
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: falloffalot on July 09, 2009, 04:54:13 pm
Ha ha ha great still Kreator love the motion blur.
Khaspah: very funny concept, just needs a little va va voom to the textures.
Great work all
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 09, 2009, 06:37:03 pm
alright... Glad to see a couple funny ones!  At first everyone was doing such dramatic, realistic stuff I decided to go for goofy stuff...

I had hoped to post this yesterday, but was having problems with the planet rotation.  Yes, I know this is animated, but I plan to to a still-render as well as the animation.

Also, I may or may not get disqualified... but who cares.  EricAug and I are teaming up to work this one... it's for a fairly specific purpose which will show in the final work.

So, below, a still render of my roughly done planet (still needing more work), the moon created to circle it, and both together.

And, a test of the planet rotating...


Planet with moon, animated...
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Ratticis on July 10, 2009, 01:12:56 am
Thanks Khaspah, I like yours too.

And I just realized the sugnificance of the due date of this contest. 'Tis the 40th anniversary of the Appolo 11 moon landing.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: captaindrewi on July 10, 2009, 02:35:16 am
or was it?........durn durn durn!.....with theremin sound effects
which set of ART settings would lend themselves more readily  to a space scene?
just specular reflection on ship materials at  the moment.
all anim8or including space mist.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 10, 2009, 08:56:31 am
And I just realized the sugnificance of the due date of this contest. 'Tis the 40th anniversary of the Appolo 11 moon landing.

Wow, that's cool! I didn't know about that  ;D

Great work everybody so far. I should start working on mine soon... Why am I so lazy? >:(
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 11, 2009, 06:17:26 am
I'm still working on this FYI. I'll upload progress tomorrow I hope.
3Dgeek
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: headwax on July 11, 2009, 12:36:12 pm
from  me  ;D
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 11, 2009, 09:05:09 pm
wow, headwax! Did you form all of that in anim8or?  

Here's a bit of cobbling together a few parts of my animated version... Will of course have a proper still-render done for contest purposes.... I need to work on the timing, but starting to make it come together a bit:

 
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: headwax on July 12, 2009, 02:12:14 am
Hah :) I like the style arik!

As far as my render, yep all done in anim8or. Used the perlin terrain plugin. It's got 1400 odd faces.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 12, 2009, 07:28:00 am
Thanks, headwax! I need to research that perlin thing... for another project...

here, another bit of work on the video side of my project...

Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 12, 2009, 03:54:04 pm
One step more for my scene. Kreator, thanks a lot for your support! I promise to watch all your tutorials.

I want to add more elements and maybe change the lightning, but itīs starting to look more or less as Iīve got it in my mind, and that makes me very happy!!  ;D
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: tiodiego on July 13, 2009, 07:08:07 am
I have to change the textures, add detail and try to model the background.
idea and background from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Indian8or on July 13, 2009, 09:30:03 am
Wonderful work by all.

Here is my render.  A different concept.   I hope to change a few things, but if I do not post more, this is my final render.

Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 15, 2009, 01:19:43 pm
Great work all

Tiodiego, it looks like an old videogame screenshot! Its great!!  :)

Indian8or: I like yours specially. Itīs very disturbing the fact that this green creature seems not to be affected by low gravity. The idea of the creature walking slowly towards the astronaut is great for an animation  ;D

Well, this is my final render until now. I have to avoid somehow the distortion on the upper left planet and Iīm not very sure about the textures and scale of the planet with ring, but more or less this will be the final scene...
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Boywonda1 on July 15, 2009, 11:10:14 pm
Wow.great progress all!!I'm afraid i'm pullin out of this one..i managed to crash my PC :( so i won't be able to submit a final render but a sure i'll come around to see who wins...Great stuff though..
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 17, 2009, 11:47:42 am
Aw, too bad, Boywonda...

And here's my current render! =}

If I don't post more, (it's likely that I won't) then this is my final render/submission. =]

Indian8or: Awesome!
Tiodiego: It does look like an old video game. =] Looks great!

EDIT: I forgot to add shadows! Ack, I just might post here again.

3Dgeek
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Paulo on July 17, 2009, 03:56:29 pm
A very simple scene, only to participate.  :)
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 17, 2009, 11:44:46 pm
That looks great! Even if it is a bit simple. =]

P.S. I have an an8 file with the size and proportions of 6 of our planets, I think. And it even has a semi-accurate orbit ring to show where it orbits the earth, sun and whatever orbits what. =P Anyway, if anyone wants the file, I'll give it to you. I made all the textures. But then I found a site that offered completely accurate textures for all the planets and grabbed them. But I'll give a link to the site and my model. Like I said above, if anyone wants.
3Dgeek
Title: Looks great
Post by: Ratticis on July 19, 2009, 06:34:13 pm
Unfortunitly, looks like their won't be a final render from me. Been in the hospital since thursday. More surgery on my leg. Hope to be back soon.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: masta-j69@hotmail.com on July 21, 2009, 12:47:51 am
simple space sene
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 21, 2009, 03:50:17 am
There are so many cool ideas and works here I don't even know where to begin babbling and complimenting... but, here's the entry - a combination effort between EricAug and myself... We used anim8or for all the items in view, and Photoshop and GIMP for texturing and 2D, including adding the text and logo.

For those interested, the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store is a real place in north Seattle, and a really fun little project for anyone wanting to pop in for a visit when in Seattle.

And, here we go...
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: EricAug on July 21, 2009, 03:52:47 am
Just the text and the logo were added post render- no crazy post production work on anything here (and the only texturing is the panel in the ship and the earth of the planet) the rest is all anim8or-made.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 21, 2009, 09:06:14 am
Arik/Erig, that's excellent work guys!  I LOVE the planet with the exaggerated terrain and atmosphere relief, brilliant!  If I'm ever in Seattle (which really isn't very likely) I'll be sure to pop in, I do need a new charge cartridge for my laser blaster.
Title: Re: Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 21, 2009, 10:22:59 am
Challenge Closed

Alright, this round is over! Thanks everybody for participating, now you can start voting to choose the one who made the best space scene!

The list of all entries:

I hope I didn't forget anybody...
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 21, 2009, 11:44:45 am
Awesome, I hope everyone was finished. =]

Can we vote for ourselves? xD
I'm voting now. =]
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 21, 2009, 06:58:16 pm
Arik/Erig, that's excellent work guys!  I LOVE the planet with the exaggerated terrain and atmosphere relief, brilliant!  If I'm ever in Seattle (which really isn't very likely) I'll be sure to pop in, I do need a new charge cartridge for my laser blaster.

Thanks for the compliments.  I made the basic models... EricAug detailed out the rocket, did the clouds, texturing and material details for the planet, and created the space backdrop, which is applied to sphere that encompasses the whole scene.

If you're ever in Seattle, even if just for layover at the airport, I'd be glad to drive up and meet ya for lunch!
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 22, 2009, 02:21:14 am
Yeah, I want to go to Seattle one day. It's a nice place.

The Space Needle... =D
Anyway, hope everyone had fun in this comp!
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: headwax on July 25, 2009, 11:16:15 pm
That sounds fair to me. There's some great entries here. :)
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 26, 2009, 05:41:24 am
I agree... not everyone may have got a vote in before the forum went down... For the record, I voted for someone other than myself...
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 26, 2009, 08:25:34 am
I should hope everybody voted for somebody other than themselves, Arik!

Before the results are in I just wanted to say how amazing the submissions have been, really excellent work. Well done to all entrants!
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on July 26, 2009, 11:06:45 am
Yes, the 2 days downtime should make the voting extended.

I voted for masta and todiego. =]

Headwax, also, but I liked the other two better IMO. =]
3Dgeek
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Khaspah on July 26, 2009, 02:12:09 pm
Are votings closed? I couldnīt vote!!!  :-[

Anyway, thanks for your votes. Very good result for me, considering the quality of the other works, hehe.
Title: Re: [ Voting Re-Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 27, 2009, 08:54:03 pm
The poll was re-opened and it will run for 3 more days. If you have already voted, your vote still counts and you don't have to vote again.

I'm sorry it took so long to me to fix this, I was out of the city...
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Tof on July 28, 2009, 12:25:22 pm
Beautiful jobs everybody, difficult to make a choice for voting! :D
I give a special mention to Headwax, as always, it has, I know what but I dont know how to say that in English... ???
I have a litlle time the next weeks, if it comes soon, I'll join the next Challenge. I'm certain it will have a great theme!
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: floyd86 on July 29, 2009, 03:35:31 pm

I have a litlle time the next weeks, if it comes soon, I'll join the next Challenge. I'm certain it will have a great theme!


Seems like i have to come up with something good...hmm ::)
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 31, 2009, 02:44:04 am
Well deserved Headwax, that was a lovely scene!
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: headwax on July 31, 2009, 08:14:08 am
Well, there were quite a few grande entries - so that's a pleasant surprise (to win, not that there so many good entries ;) ). Thanks for the kind words Tof and Tony and Kevin.

And thanks for  those who voted for me - you not only have taste, but you have style and amazing intelligence :)

Hoh, just a joke. These 'competitions" are a good idea because they give us practice and using our imagination as well as our skills.

cheers

again

:)
Title: Re: [ Voting Started ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: Kubajzz on July 31, 2009, 08:34:24 am
Congratulations headwax!

I'm glad there were so many great entries, it was not easy to choose the best one ;)

Good luck everybody in the next round!
Title: Re: [ COMPLETE ] Challenge #6: Space scene
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on August 01, 2009, 10:09:19 am
Congrats, headwax! Your render was outstanding, but I found myself attracted to two other ones. ;)

Hope you aren't rusty on this next one. ;) (I know, not that funny ^^)