Truly fantastic work MonteCristo. I personally thought this was one of the most well done and original entries in the contest. The final images look incredible!
I too am a little surprised this didn't make it into the finals. Great original character Monte! final renders are a little dark though, lot of detail lost. maybe that's a contributing factor? great stuff though!
Thanks guys. Yes, it's a bit of a sore point. I checked these on 1 computer and 2 laptops at home, and all looked fine. Then I got into work and saw how dark they were :/. Then my videos got compression trashed on YouTube. Truly awful.
Unfortunately I don't have enough "me-time" to do these competitions. Much as I'd love to, I just can't. So be it.
And I like this render so dark. I also think that no detail is lost becouse of that.
The only thing that might be a reason that you didn't get to the final is to low activity in posting WIPs.
(the best way to get quite good quality on youtube is to upload files with 320/240px so they don't resize it - but what do I know, my movie sucks too )
Hey MonteCristo: Don't worry about not making it to the finals. This is great work! There are quite a few of us who put a lot of work into this and were hoping to make the top ten. I think your weak point on this is the gun, But really it's great work so
Just saw your DWIII entry at 3dtotal (well, it's done by a MonteCristo and looks like your style at any rate)
Your texture work is amazing, really inspiring stuff. The Silence was a definate top ten contender in my books, but the competition was incredibly stiff wasn't it? I personally nearly dropped with exhaustion.
Well, onto DWIV, see you there?