View Full Version : Monday Night Challenge #9 BUGS!!!!!
01-20-03, 08:17 PM
It's that time of the week again everybody. Tonight in IRC, it was decided that the theme for the MNC will be Bugs!!! Now everyone talked and thought it not best to narrow down the type of bug. That will be left up to the artist's interpretation of Bugs...like maybe bedbugs, insect type bugs, bugs bunny...etc.....So it's up to you how you want to proceed with your type of bug. So with that in mind...it's time to bug out :tu: :tu: :tu:
Please note that under each pic put the following [Gallery Entry] so it can be posted in the MNC collage/gallery... :tu:
a postman caterpillar. http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/zbc_uploads/user_image-1043163677pkl.jpg
made from speres and cones.
i just learned i have to put
01-21-03, 08:16 PM
Well isn't this interesting! I have been playing around with this little fellow for about a month, didn't quite know what to do with him. When this challenge came up I finished him.
He is a genetically engineered bug, new species created to eat nothing but mosquitos. He and several of his peers are being incubated now and should be ready for release by spring. They are designed to mate and hatch very quickly, so we should have a realatively mosquito free summer! Yeah!!!
:b1: :b1: :b1:
I really like the bugs that are entered so far. They are neat!
01-22-03, 12:19 AM
My first MNC entry and a first feeble attempt to figure out the fiber brush...
You Mac users prob. have no idea what this blue screen is all about. Lucky you! :)
It's your worst nightmare......
Superb images people.
:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :)
01-22-03, 02:54 AM
You right Mik !
Never drink a Tin without drinking glass !
But who makes that ?
Couldn't resist another, i'm sure the stats say you will eat at least 8 spiders in your lifetime while sleeping.....
01-22-03, 09:49 AM
Oh man, that is my nightmare! I once had a dream when I was a kid that I was this English explorer in Africa, like out of an old Tarzan movie, and I came to a village, and the chief took me to a small hut, and inside were a million spider egg sacs of every sort, covering every surface, a foot thick.
I woke up thinking, YUK! Nightmare.
I went back to sleep and had the same dream, went to the same hut and looked in, and they were all hatched and every species of spider was in there crawling around, a heaving mass of eight-legged nightmares.
I woke up then, and I didn't want to go to sleep after that.
A spider I started in ZB 1.23b 16 months ago:
01-22-03, 12:56 PM
well no sub machine gun strapped to his back but this will do.. http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/zbc_uploads/user_image-1043268987jlj.jpg [galleryentry]
My first monday thing, and my first finished bug. :) I'm glad someone suggested bugs! They seem just about the only thing I can make sofar. :D http://mixelmagic.com/folio/3d/bugso.jpg
http://mixelmagic.com/folio/3d/waspy.jpg [Gallery Image]
01-22-03, 04:28 PM
I was impressed by the other catepillar on the thread..so I had to try one of my own...
01-22-03, 05:22 PM
Some excellent images here already folks. :tu: :tu: :tu:
But Mik - I wish you'd stopped at one! That second posting really IS my worst nightmare, and I could have lived without the added commentary!
Your first reminded me of a few winters ago when I took a shower, reached for the towel fresh from the airing cupboard and received a sharp jab in the finger from what I took to be a needle that had somehow got caught in the material. Turned out to be a queen wasp who had found somewhere cosy to hibernate and was none too happy about having her sleep disturbed. Unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly, so as you can imagine, not the best companion to have when you're standing starkers in the bathroom! :D
Very nice bugs! (I have to look away from Mik's though! :D)
Here's my entry of the Strange Bug:
My first really high poly model (that isnt awful or a failed attempt at a human head) Excuse the ropey background..
I hope he counts as a bug.. Umm.. Yeah!
http://mixelmagic.com/folio/3d/scorpionscene.jpg [gallery image]
How many bugs are we allowed in one challenge? hehe..
01-23-03, 04:53 AM
Welcome to this Forum :)
You can make a lot of is you want :D
It's not so easy in a week :)
You must just put after your each painting
[Gallery Entry] in your post or [Gallery Image]!
And I think you can post after the limit for integrate the Gallery :cool:
And I presume that the rule is the same than the french "Pierre de Coubertin" maxim :)
Tell me is you don't know it :)
01-23-03, 07:34 PM
Here's a back ground (finaly) - The Black Widow :D [Gallery Image]
Ron Harris - that makes me proud that i inspired you. i like the pose of your catarpillar more. mine is too stiff.
how did you get the look in your image that is is like an oil painting ?
01-24-03, 01:03 AM
01-24-03, 03:42 AM
Have happy Buging :cool:
Pilou 5 minutes realized :)
Ps Hi Jay You have forgotten the [Gallery Entry] :)
Pss Jay again I have tasted the Spray with size 3 It's work fine ! But this size is not very practical :D
01-24-03, 07:22 AM
Hi Frenchy, small sizes are great for speckled textures, stars, applying sand or grit to a surface, etc. Try it with a high-resolution alpha. Also, if you're using, 1.55, they might have fixed it. I am on 1.5.1.
Gallery: It's a WIP, so I didn't want that pic in the gallery. I plan to add legs, head, and some other embellishments. Maybe some jewels as well.
This is a painting done with the paintbrush and Zadd off. http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/zbc_uploads/user_image-1043434717tfj.jpg
01-24-03, 06:26 PM
Hello all. A little bug treatise for you. I will post a series of minituts/how-to's in a follow up thread later. Happy Z-ing!
I call this "The Garden Bed"
01-24-03, 06:29 PM
I am enjoying this thread both creatively on my end and also in viewing ...I do have to immediately comment though on M7s image....This has just raised the notch of excellance another couple of levels. Lonnie I think this is your best piece yet. O Grand master Z :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:
this is one of the most beautiful picture i have ever seen :tu: :tu: :tu:
Mentat, you should go in crisis more often :p
i am impressed :tu: :tu: :tu:
That's amazing Mentat.. @_@ V believable for a made up thingemy..
And thanks for the advice Pilou.. ^^ I might do another bug if I dont get distracted by making other things. :D
I wonder if Im going to do anything other than zbrushing now I have it.. :eek:
Lot's of good entries.
Lon's is stand-out quality.
Maybe I will make time for this... :)
Great image all around! outstanding image Lonnie! :) :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :D
01-24-03, 09:03 PM
Praying Mantis :cool:
Everyones bugs looks great! Good jobs
01-25-03, 01:23 PM
Another fine challenge with weird and wonderful pictures. I am finding these challenges a real help in learning Zbrush by focusing me on a defined project.
I'm working on a background at the moment so I guess this is a WIP.
Made with a zsphere body and a spiral 3D shell (I knew that spiral 3D tool would come in handy one day :) )
All Zbrush, except for one alpha made with PS’s stained glass filter and jpeg conversion.
Most excellent Bonecradle :tu: as well as everybody else. Hope to get something done before monday.
Here's a bug of some sort! :) I had bigger plans for this fella but I'm still not that good with polymeshing.
http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/zbc_uploads/user_image-1043539004pmt.jpg [Gallery Entry]
The 12 ladybugs that once took rest inside my house..
01-25-03, 07:48 PM
Awe Gummie, these are soooo cute! I love this piece! :D
Some Red Larvamaggs?
01-25-03, 09:48 PM
Another bug pic..
Wonderful pictures so far! :tu: :tu:
I was staying away from this thread because I tend to be a bit on the squeamish side when it comes to bugs but this has been great.
Especially looking forward to some of the "how to's" from Mentat 7.
Bonecradle.. That snail pic is exceptional!! I love it. ^^
Sorry, had to comment on that one!
01-26-03, 11:59 AM
Thanks to Frenchy for helping me with my multi-marker problem in another thread! This is what I was working on, and is my first Monday night challenge. The body and legs are made from ZSpheres, the eyes are normal spheres, and the two prongs are cylinders that were attached to the model. The final completed model is a polymesh. I did a bit of post work in Photoshop to bring out the eyes a bit more (highlights). I'm a ZBrush newb, so 121 is most welcome.
[Gallery Entry] <-- Added this. Not sure what it means, but everyone is doing it.
Stick a fork in me, I think im done!
Mahlikus The Black
01-27-03, 12:24 AM
Well, I don't think I will be able to finish this in time but here is the initial modeling of the zspheres. Its a low poly, starting at around 1700 and ending in just under 8000. I love zifs!
Hopefully I will have a chance to finish but I am excited that I will be able to load it in the new version and work some magnet spheres into it!
This little fella is a Mahtoniese Desert Hopper. It is a grasshopper that has been through hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Its best defense is mimicing a scorpion...to the tee...for it too has venom and a terrible grip. Due to the extremely high temperatures of what was once canada, the Mahtoniese have developed a metallic exoskeleton of bright white-silver and dark gray markings (not shown) to reflect UV rays. This also generates mild eddies about the insect which aid in keeping it cool during the scorching afternoon heat (180°c to 220°c). The bioluminant patches on its back and claws help to capture weak, errant UV rays that maintain its body temperature during the night (as low as 10°c). The bioluminace is due to the amazing process of extracting energy discharge from the passing of neutrinos through microscopic chemical sacks within these patches. This process greatly enhances the insects ability to tolerate such nightly temperatures. If that isnt amazing enough,this unique ability can be shut off at will.
Measuring in at 15cm in length (23cm with tail) and 7cm tall (13cm with tail), this little bugger is a force to reckon with. Living on a diet of small rodents, walking plants, and adult scorpions, it can go months at a time between meals.
Due to the reprocessing of its own waste (advanced moisture conservation), its venom is a potent by-product of this survival technique.
Now you see why I would like to finish him but wont have the time. :(
Hehehehe! Evo, your pic reminds me of something.. :tu:
Have you seen much 'Red Dwarf'? :D
One of the best episodes ever.. To anyone who hasnt seen the episode I'm thinking of, it might be best if i *dont* explain. hehehe.
01-27-03, 02:24 AM
Nice image here!! Compliments to all !! :)
This is my contribution !! :D
01-27-03, 05:52 AM
All of these are so cool! But I must say I love the snail by Bonecradle and the cute bee by Mr.Braun. Kudos to all of you! :tu:
One day I will do one of these challanges.. One day..
01-27-03, 09:20 AM
Great Scorpion, MTB
Great Bee, Mr.Braun. (No stinger? Genetically-altered?)
01-27-03, 09:23 AM
Yes !! :D
I always forget something!! :D :D :D
Mahlikus The Black
01-27-03, 10:01 AM
Go read the story on this bugger that I have made for him (but forgot to post last night due to extreme exhaustion).
I think/hope you'll be suprized.
;) ;) ;)
01-27-03, 01:23 PM
Lots of great bugs in this thread... props to all participants! I didn't have much time so I whipped this up last night.
Hope you like it!
Abstract symbols of military bluechips and probable nanotech decadence.
All Zbrush1.51(except my logo and jpeg conversion)
Mahlikus The Black
01-27-03, 02:18 PM
This is great stuff!
:eek: :eek: :eek:
01-27-03, 02:33 PM
Probably is too late to post but here still is monday night, so here is my entry.
A really apreciated meal in some parts of the world...but not by me. :D
Hope you like.
There are a lot of really fantastic entries in this thread :tu: :tu: :tu: I started modelling an earwig but got disinterested about half way through :rolleyes:
01-27-03, 07:42 PM
Fantastic piece Michael. Looks like it's the 'worm' that just hit the internet this last weekend and really slowed things down. There they are multiplying in the server, spreading through the system!! :tu:
01-29-03, 12:50 AM
The gallery has been updated...
Thanks to the initiators and participants of this challenge :)
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