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Ok so i didn't really want to release this but here it goes, The storyline is vague in a sense but the idea is there and i've got a lot of determination to make this thing happen. I have a lifetime to complete it, so i'm on no tight schedule.

This is how i summed it up to a friend of mine over MSN.

(20:46:36) Andy W...: its hard to summarise really but i will try
(20:49:39) Andy W...: Basically its about a group of 3 astronauts which are going to this mars base thing to carry out an experiment which is like pretty revolutionary ( not gonna say what it is yet cuz i don't wonna give to much away), the company they work for(PTC) is based both on mars and earth but they carry out all the tests up on mars where its safe away from lots of people,
(20:52:13) Andy W...: before the 3 astronauts make it to mars, an accident occurs on the mars base and its caused by like a strange occurance, when the company that runs it back on earth hears about it, they claim that there was an explosion and no known survivors, and they do knwo about the 3 astronauts going to mars but they cut all communications back to earth as they don't want the truth about what has happened to be found out back on earth by the public
(20:54:16) Andy W...: The 3 are like confused as to what is going on and when they arrive at the base, they don't expect to see what they do, and begin to look for people, they find some people but they act very odly and they say a lot of people are missing (all this bit of the film is like themed to be pretty scary), when they discover that the company back on earth has cut the communications they know something strange has gone on and relise that they are isolated
(20:56:24) Andy W...: there aim now is to survive and try to make it back to earth or at least send back the truth as to what has happened at the mars base. What they don't know is that back on earth as the news of this (so called) explosion is found out, the world space organisation or nasa or whoever decides to create a rescue team, the company running the mars base finds out about this and sets the mars base to destroy itself before the rescue team reaches them
(20:57:35) Andy W...: this is so it looks like the companys claim was real, thus the truth of what really happened is never found out but what the company doesn't know is that, the remaining survibors will do anything to survive, but will they make it, or will they show earth what really happened there?.......

I'm only going to keep this up here for a limited time, then i'll get back to work on the project. I just thought it was about time i released something about it. Expect big things to come in the future. Not in the near future though. Check out my website for more information. i will be posting a more formal storyline up there soon, and then the script.

General Anim8or Forum / Off topic or General chat Thread
« on: February 07, 2010, 05:49:01 pm »
I think its about time that this forum just had a place where you can share some outside interests. We just need a Off topic section or general chat thread or sumthing along the lines of this. I think it will help the community get to know each other more as well as encouraging users to come to the forum more to just chill.  ;D Anyone else agree?

Finished Works and Works in Progress / We Own the Skies
« on: February 05, 2010, 04:01:11 pm »
I've now started the script writing and also set up a twitter account for those of you that use the site. You'll be bale to follow me and see all the latest updates and progress and if you don't use the website yet then i would suggest twitter to you!

Add us on

I'm sorry i don't have any further news to bring but i'll add a small summary of the storyline below for you.

"The story in a very brief summary is about a company named PTC who is carrying out revolutionary tests both on earth buit mainly on mars where laws over tests are non existant. A new team is being shipped up off to mars and ready to help with the latest experiment (which i'm not allowd to tell you about yet!). The experiment however does not go as expected and the resulting days after this become very eventful. (obviously i don't want to give to much away yet)"

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Project Test Chamber - 19 Continued
« on: February 01, 2010, 06:02:05 pm »
Ok so i've changed the name but the story still stands the same and i decided its time for a decent website so i've been working on this for the past few days but its far from finished yet. Also the new title is "We Own the Skies" but project test chamber PTC will still feature in the film and be a theme.  :) More to come soon!

Also i may be doing some recruiting soon if anyone is interested in modelling some objects and being apart of this project. All the background on how the project has got this far is on the site, and i'm just writing up the story outline on there as well, trying not to give away too much so that should be uploaded soon.

Here is the first render of the spacecraft done in Carrara 6. First high quality render in ambient occlusion and second with the wireframe. Its yet to be complete, Most of the detail to the rear top is complete. I've really tried to step up the level of detail and realism on this one. This is part of the Project Test Chamber Film which is being made using anim8or as well as other programs.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Film project still going!
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:04:22 pm »
Believe it or not, yes this project is still going, its just there has been a lot of other things going on and hard to find the time for it. I've taken some time out to explain everything thats going on in the PDF below and it includes some images of the work at the moment as well as links to the music i have been making.

Enjoy!  ;)


Finished Works and Works in Progress / Project test Chamber: Update
« on: February 22, 2009, 03:46:51 pm »
Just to update and keep this project still alive here, i've been working recently on finishing the script and i've started to model certain objects ready for the film. A trailer preview should be on its way soon. I'm going to start up a little Production blog as well to keep you up to date and try and make some production videos for Test-chamber tv.
Remember all updates are put onto the website and i'll try to keep updates onto here as well, sorry no new images to show yet in this update!

Ok so recently i've been working alot around the script and storyline but i have also started creating a little preview of what the film will be like... not really a trailer yet as it is far to early but its just an insight into what the film is going to be like. I've got to finish up creating a few more objects and then do the animation but expect this little preview to be ready and released in the coming weeks. I'm going to try and make it as atmospheric and exciting as possible. As for now here are some very early preview images of the corridor scene! I'll try and upload more images on the website and i may even have a movie clip to show but we'll see about that one! or

Here are the half finished preview renders of the scene. Find them below in attached!

Any comments and questions are welcome.

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Project Test Chamber: Update
« on: December 08, 2008, 07:36:52 pm »
I think the script will be a little later than i first thought and i think its going to be finished now around christmas time/new year. Also check the website over the next few weeks both the TV Page and the main website as i'm going to finally making more updates! Last updates on the site were in november/october! Or for the Homepage TV Page

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Voltage 3D Product Visualisation
« on: December 04, 2008, 07:26:26 pm »
Heres a little something i did in graphics GCSE at school for my project, which is to create promotional material for a new company.

Ok i haven't worked on these much yet but i tried to make a decent job of the textures. The texture map is 3000 x 3000 pixels so theres plenty of detail there, i also created a high res bumpmap for it.
At the moment this is just the plain landscape with no other objects on. The two render below were done using firstly the Art renderer and then the second with the scanline renderer. The art renderer only took a min or two but the scanline took about 2 hours! You can really see the improvments made on render time with the art renderer! Resulting images look virtually the same!

I'll upload these and some more images to the website soon when i get a chance to update it.

I've just completed another bit of flash work. This time its a tv which is a section of the website which will show the finished animation as well as lots of other content such as videos of the making and how things were done.


Finished Works and Works in Progress / Project Test Chamber (Film Short)
« on: October 16, 2008, 03:34:41 pm »
I have been working on this with some other people over the past few weeks and thought i would share it with the rest of you all!

Currently the website doesn't have any screens of the works in progress however this is because we are mainly focusing on the main script and storyboards. At the moment there is a quick storyline just to give you a little idea of what it is all about. Along with this there is also an area of project info (team, programs used etc)

I'm hoping on using anim8or for a large amount of the film as well as bits of blender and also a few other programs for modelling and texturing etc. Before we make a main animation on the actual story first we will be releasing a short snippet, a trailer sort of video to get the whole project really flowing. Hope to get more information on the website and here soon. I can't give you an exact date for a finish because this truely is quite a large project and is something that we are working on only in our free time but we will deffinatly be aiming to get a preview for you soon.



Feel free to add this adress onto your MSN Instant Messaging Program, i and others of the team will be off and on there to keep any of you up to date.

Also drop any comments you want down below!

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