View Full Version : Monday Night Challenge: The Unofficial ZMascot • 09-08-03 to 09-22-03 (Week One)
Mahlikus The Black
09-08-03, 06:31 PM
I wanted to thank all the participants of the MNC-Vehicles & Machinery: (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=012088&p=1)
ArfGrat, Astral, Juandel, Andreseloy, Ron Harris,
Northstarr, nocturnal451, RAMSESIIV, 3D affects,
kokoro, Rafael Hernandez, and noba.
Excellent entries everyone!
The MNC-Chat group has agreed upon the next challenge.
:b3:This can either be a completed image
with lighting, best rendering and background or Thumbnail
concepts. Take it as far as you wish yet keep it pretty original.
:b3:Can use any and all native zbrush
tools for both 2D and 3D. Zscripts like Zsketcher are acceptable
:b3: Must be new works...no recycling!
Good Luck and Happy ZBrushing!
09-09-03, 12:42 AM
I have known that should be usefull a day :D :D :D
Ps Only Zbrushing of course !
Pss Argh ! Argh ! Argh !
I have not seen this clause :
"Must be new works...no recycling!"
But I believe that I can't never make better :rolleyes:
What is the advice of the jury ?
Recycling or not ? (old but never used :D
09-09-03, 02:29 AM
Frenchy Pilou Thats is unique style¡¡¡
09-09-03, 02:34 AM
Well, this is semi-on-semi-off topic, but wouldn't Noba's Z Slasher (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=011936) work pretty well in this contest?
09-09-03, 06:01 AM
Two interesting entries so far. I can see this being a lot of fun with some great images. :) :) :D
09-09-03, 06:51 AM
Ed, I love the entry...muhahhahahaha....she is so lifelike ;) ;) ;) :tu:
09-09-03, 08:23 AM
Good one Ed.
made fast :) http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/uploaded_from_zbc/200309/user_image-1063135918wtk.jpg
09-09-03, 01:08 PM
great challenge and fantastico entries uptonow - thats one fabulous inflateable, Ed :)
heres "my" idea/wip, shamelessly abusing a few of pixologics official icons: P. Xol alias *-xol, z-artist. (argh! that star should read as the greek letter pi (or is it pee in english :D), the one we know from mathematics and suchlike)
preliminary sketch made at office :rolleyes: this morning with ballpen
+ first tries at modelling:
hopefully to be updated within time (as long as challenge is up) - but as time once again is a mucho scarce resource these days for me and being a bad modeller myself i’d love to see someone "pick" that "idea" and finish it ;)
unposed p. xol zspheretool (http://www.cyber-webs.com/zbrush/juandel/pxolZSphereCopy2.ztl)
09-09-03, 01:50 PM
Das ist Paul Cezanne :)
"Auto Portrait au beret"
09-09-03, 11:22 PM
This is "Zanzibar the ZBrush Zonkey." A Zonkey is a real animal, a cross between a Zebra and a Donkey, in case you had never heard of one. The model is zspheres, the BG is just shapes and terrains, edited and deformed. To quote Zanzibar, "ZeeHaw!".
09-10-03, 02:47 PM
Ever had one of those ? ;)
09-10-03, 05:02 PM
My ZMascot is working....but the scene where it gona to be is this one¡¡¡
Its an advance¡¡
what a great start of MNC. wonderful entries. zansibar is just gorgous :)
09-11-03, 12:08 AM
Thank you Kokoro, very kind of you. If you look closely, you'll see the shape of the body is a "Z". Thought I should point that out as it may be too subtle. Even I almost forgot!
Her name is [Z chan]
09-11-03, 04:35 PM
Very cool (ZChan). Mmmm...Lemony!
09-11-03, 04:39 PM
HI NOBA YOUR WORK IS JUST FANTASTIC¡¡ YOUR DESIGN, THE COLOR YOU USE AND THE MODEL ARE ALWAYS GREAT¡ AND THIS ONE IS SO COOL¡¡¡¡
09-11-03, 05:06 PM
extra dimensional, i noticed the z ;) as i was playing with such idea myself...
09-12-03, 01:21 AM
Thinking about ZMascot....
09-12-03, 03:17 AM
Great work Here !! :D :tu:
:b3: NOBA: nice to meet you !! My compliments to your work !!! :tu: :tu:
he andreseloy, signing your images even with time - hihi - yeah your right doing so, as you are so creative. i like the vivid colors :tu:
and here is mine, no more than a little doodle on the topic...
09-12-03, 10:09 AM
Hi Kokoro your post is just fantastic¡¡¡ The scene is superb¡¡¡
09-13-03, 06:11 PM
Based upon a well known tutorial. :D
09-13-03, 08:17 PM
Well, meet ZDUDE!
He is the only maskot I could get in short notice...and with the last 5$ I had in my pocket...
He is a 50 year old surfer CrAcK head, who loves colors, and he also said he liked ZBRUSH... Hope he qualifys...
Umm do the maskots have to go thru drug testing to qualify?
LOL, Just jokeing :)...
thanks all, What a fun contest :)
09-13-03, 10:20 PM
LOL, Polaris...That's pretty funny. :D
09-14-03, 08:31 PM
Wow! there are some pretty neat mascots here already! Great work folks!
Well, here is my entry. Just a fun piece to do I kind of let my perfectionism go by the wayside for this one... :p
09-14-03, 09:08 PM
The Z is a MMed object done in z...I imported the font for the word brush and for the 1.55b both in as textures and changed them to alphas, then Z i fied them...all materials zbrush...the head is a recent female head that I thought fit my idea...and no blood this time... :) The blue bar is a 3d cube deformed...thanx for looking....I also see we have some very interesting critters around here on the thread...very kewl stuff yall.
northstar, what a grandiose color scheme !
09-17-03, 09:38 PM
Well, I decided that someone should give busy Juandel a chance to see his excellent idea, (See Page 1 Of This Thread), in here, and since I haven't ever done one of these challenges, I thought, 'Why the hell not?' :D
So...This has my name on it, but it's Juandels' model, in the beginning of being 'Miguel-ized', and the finished piece will be from both of us...He has encouraged me to finish the idea, and I am honored to collaborate with my Austrian Amigo!
(And I'm posting the WIP sketch, because this thread seems to have dropped off the map, and I don't want people to miss the opportunity to contribute, because they didn't see it... :D :cool: )
EDIT: This is an update...The sketch in the background is Juandels, and is the guide for the scene. This has NO modelling done yet, and is just carefully placed ZSpheres, with an Adaptive Skin, 2 Density, and 'CSkin' on. All other settings are in default, and I don't save these skins, just the ZSphere tools. A new skin can always be made from this ZTL, and you can save different versions of ZTL with different poses, since these files are so small... ;)
very nice gesture, michael. and a good start with the figure. hope you make it in time ;)
09-22-03, 06:18 PM
Well, looks like I get this in under the wire, but it feels a little lonely in here.. :rolleyes:
Anyway, this is based on Juandels' idea on page one, and I started with his model there...The painting is one of my favorite paintings of all times here, Juandels 'Rein-Bats', done a couple of Christmases ago...He was kind enough to send me the BMP file of the painting, which I treasure, and the Lady Simone has it at her place of employ, under her transparent desk protector, where it has cheered her days there for years!...I encourage you to track down the original thread to see this wonderful painting in greater detail. All I can say is that anyone who can come up with 'Rein-Bats' is my kind of people!
So, although it is nowhere near the intent of Juandel as expressed in his original idea, here's my 'Miguel-ization' of his idea, and my suggestion for 'Unofficial Mascot'...
(I was actually thinking of George Pal, and his 'Puppetoons' when I did this, so he ended up less human, more brush. :cool: )
No modelling was done in a conventional sense...Just skinned Adaptive ZSpheres, and painting...
09-22-03, 06:34 PM
FANTASTIC STONECUTTER A GREAT POST¡¡¡
09-22-03, 06:56 PM
I really like the easel, really fits into the little "world" you've created. Great job. And the painted city in the BG is a nice touch as well. :tu:
09-22-03, 06:57 PM
It was decided amongst those that showed up in irc tonight to run this challenge for another week. Mtb or Aurick can you please note this one the thread topic..Thank you.
SC love the puppetoon look....I always enjoyed watching those as a child...havent seen one in years though.... :cool:
09-22-03, 07:04 PM
That is what Gumbie looks like after useing Zbrush!
Nice work stonecutter :)
09-22-03, 07:17 PM
Hey MR. SC, this is a wonderful little fantasy piece. I love it! great colours and textures and lots to look at for sure. Fits well into the upcoming season as well. Congrats on a lovely piece!
09-22-03, 09:12 PM
:cool: :cool: :cool: bravissimost, Michael! thanks for Miguelizing the guy in such a great way - and for having kept the christmas card :D heres the original Santa Mouse post to ZBC (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002642&p=). meloves expression, gesture, batcolored "nose" and the fantastico atmospheric bg with film moir ;) like citylights, icy cold water and wonderfully painted tree :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:
09-22-03, 09:46 PM
Thanks Ju-Ju... :D
(And OF COURSE I kept the Rein-Bats...I burnt them their own CD in fact... :tu: )
And thanks to everyone else who enjoyed my journey into nostalgia...I have a BETA tape of the most classic George Pal animation, which I have yet to convert to a digital media, and I think this piece has encouraged me to get on with that... :cool:
congratulation michael. you made a wonderful image. i like how the colors work together, those diferent shades of green and mint. also the easel is very funny. :)
09-23-03, 02:42 PM
Great entries everyone :tu:
I've always been a fan of the MNC because they have forced and inspired me to think up and complete an image within a deadline. Thanks to those who organise them :tu:
Stonecutter: I really like what you've done with Juandel's model. It reminds me of the logo of the art supply shop my friend's parents own. Unfortunatly they ditched that logo a while ago, but it was of three cartoon characters (a pencil, a brush and ? - memory! :rolleyes: ) running along pell-mell. I used to stocktake for them as a kid and indulge in touching the paper, sniffing the wood of the pencils and putting little dents in the big tubes of oil paint :D
Strange the things that trigger nostalgic reveries. That'll be a thank you then for helping me to remember something that had entered the 'taken for granted' basket ;)
09-23-03, 02:53 PM
And thank you B/C for sharing a wonderful memory... :D
It's wonderful indeed that we can be led down these paths to the past, by synaptic stimuli caused by seemingly unrelated subjects...Juandel posts the beginning of a model, I take that and abuse it into my nostalgic posting, you see it, and take me into a fascinating stockroom filled with the toys all artists love...
Now THAT is synchronicity! ;) :D :cool:
Lotsa coolies, some are real eyepoppers...
That's a cool pic Stonecutter, you've got a funky mascot style- looks like Christmas has come early. :)
I'm pleased this challenge has been extended, I thought a previous one had but alas...
Anyhow, I've got something in mind for this, time permitting. :tu:
09-23-03, 03:26 PM
Very cute :cool:
I can resist to a snow landcape!
Happy Zbrushing indeed!
Here's me little mascot, I think I'll call him 'Pixochu'. :D
Mahlikus The Black
09-24-03, 07:17 AM
LOL! Thats cute grubster.
Great! Wife saw it...now she wants one..lol *wink*
09-24-03, 08:50 AM
Beutiful Grub, my little child 3 years old is right now your fan, also I¡¡¡
09-24-03, 08:50 AM
Maybe you have too play with the Pokemons ? :D
GRRRRRRREAT!! PIXOCHU IS MY FAVOURITE!!!!
claps claps claps!!! :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:
Very funny and well done ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Lol- I'm glad Pixochu tickles you guys. :) :tu:
09-24-03, 01:17 PM
What a cutey, Rob! :D
That's a great style you acheived there! Is this 2D or a 3D model snapshotted, and then painted?...It makes me want to fire up my compressor, and put my Iwata airbrush to work again!! ;)
That is a wonderful piece of illustration, no matter how you did it! :tu: :cool: :tu:
Thanks bud :cool:
Yep, Pixochu is a 3D model snapshotted, and then painted over in 2d. :)
pixochu is the cutest entry :)
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