The Art of SketchUp - part 2: Sci-Fi

Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:36 am

epic, my work is in today so ill celebrate not having time to enter the competition by making one for fun anyway, wish me luck!
looks great by the way, you far exceeded my expectations on this job!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:44 pm

liam887 wrote:epic, my work is in today so ill celebrate not having time to enter the competition by making one for fun anyway, wish me luck!
looks great by the way, you far exceeded my expectations on this job!


Hi Liam,

Thanks for your kind words. Honestly, I wasn't sure where I was going and how the model would end up looking like. I just kept on working, adding details and figuring out at the same time how to model some parts of the starship. It's kind of a trial and error since it is the first time I did such a big detailed model.

Glad to hear you did finish yours. Which one was it by the way? Could you please send me the link?

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:47 pm

Sharing some old student projects.

Modelled in Sketchup and exported into Studio Max for texturing and rendering.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby numbthumb » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:03 pm

Wow...Stuff like this makes me feel totally incompetent. Congratulations, Ken! :thumb:
BTW whats´ wrong with the girl´s leg? :)
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:29 am

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liam887 wrote:epic, my work is in today so ill celebrate not having time to enter the competition by making one for fun anyway, wish me luck!
looks great by the way, you far exceeded my expectations on this job!


Hi Liam,

Thanks for your kind words. Honestly, I wasn't sure where I was going and how the model would end up looking like. I just kept on working, adding details and figuring out at the same time how to model some parts of the starship. It's kind of a trial and error since it is the first time I did such a big detailed model.

Glad to hear you did finish yours. Which one was it by the way? Could you please send me the link?

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ahh no you misheard I never submitted but im going to make one anyway just for fun as I have more free time now and no looming deadlines :D I just posted some pre-lim work but its subject to change. I think I want the ship vertical orientated and change the whole design but still keeping some of the core components I have still modeled.
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:18 pm

EVE Online Contest

The 15 finalists were chosen and I am quite disappointed with the judging. :x

I did not even get in! :cry: :cry:

Lots of people commented and disagreed with the chosen ones.

You can see them here:

http://news.deviantart.com/article/133308/

Oh, well...it was not a waste of time for me as it was quite a great experience working on my starship and improving my Sketchup modeling skills.

Thanks for all your kind comments and support during the 3 weeks I was working on the Starship.

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby dolphus » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:05 am

Ken I had a look at the other entrants and I must say I am astounded that your ship was not included, one can only wonder what the "judges" are smoking, in my opinion I would have been disappointed if you were not voted No 1, you been robbed...... :evil:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:51 am

Hey there,

Here's a personal project I did a couple of years ago.

Buildings and cars are modeled in Sketchup and the rest as well as the final render was done in Photoshop.

Have a great one,

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby michaliszissiou » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:40 pm

So the creature is a 2d painting?
Well done, you need a sculpture app Ken. :thumb: Its time to involved with this.
I could work some more on shadows, a hard-light overlay of a wall-plaster-painted tex could do the GI trick.
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby orgelf » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:28 pm

the Giant Spaceship is clearly a Masterpiece :berserk:

incredible !!

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby Ghalko » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:03 am

So about that awesome spaceship:

Another chance has come up, very similar rules but this time all Eve community feedback. http://www.evecontest.com/finalvote/

I might try but a 3 week window is really too small for someone with many ideas but no solid spaceship experience such as myself. Hope you resubmit, it would get my vote. :)

Let me know if I should post a separate thread or something.
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:38 am

michaliszissiou wrote:So the creature is a 2d painting?
Well done, you need a sculpture app Ken. :thumb: Its time to involved with this.
I could work some more on shadows, a hard-light overlay of a wall-plaster-painted tex could do the GI trick.


@ Michalis: Yes, the creature is 2D painted in Photoshop. I have Z-brush on my computer but never had the time to practice. It is certainly on my list to do (or should I say to learn). You mentioned about 3D Coat. I will take a look. Thanks!


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orgelf wrote:the Giant Spaceship is clearly a Masterpiece :berserk:
incredible !!
thanks for posting :thumb:


@ Orgelf: Merci beaucoup. Glad you like it. :berserk:

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Ghalko wrote:So about that awesome spaceship:

Another chance has come up, very similar rules but this time all Eve community feedback. http://www.evecontest.com/finalvote/

I might try but a 3 week window is really too small for someone with many ideas but no solid spaceship experience such as myself. Hope you resubmit, it would get my vote. :)

Let me know if I should post a separate thread or something.


@ Ghalko: Wow, that is pretty cool. Thanks for the notice. How did you hear about it? I will certainly submit my starship again. Thanks for you vote. :thumb:

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To Liam: Are you there? If you are reading this, you now have a chance to enter. But I guess you might be busy with school lately. I have not seen you in the forum for a while. Anyway, hope all is well and that you will be able to enter the contest.

Have a great day everyone! :enlight:

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http://www.sketchupartists.org/spotlight/artists/sketchup-art-in-the-online-game-industry/
Sketchup for Fantasy Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27028
Sketchup for Sci-Fi Art:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby Ghalko » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:11 pm

I heard about it because I play the game. It would be nice to see some more ships out there.

There are some NPC corporations or factions that don't have any ships to their credit. Sisters of Eve (careful with any web searches) is a humanitarian faction that does rescues and relief efforts, but it really doesn't have any of its own ships. Something along the lines of white ships with red (like the red cross) decals. The ship(s) wouldn't have to be quite as complex as your awesome one so they might not take as long.

One thing I noticed is that even though the rules are similar it definitely sounds like the 6 views plus the one colored (hopefully rendered) one is all they want. Also it is a bit more of how the ship would fit into the game so that whole Sisters of Eve thing might not be a good way to go. So if you want ideas just let me know. ;)
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:42 am

@ Bryan/Ghalko: Please check your private message and get back to me when you have time.

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Hi guys,

ASGVIS/V-Ray for Sketchup just had a Featured Artist article about me.

You can read it here:
http://software.asgvis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=886&Itemid=466&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Winning%20Subject&utm_term=Read%20more%20about%20Ken%20Nguyen

There are a couple images that were mainly done for the interview and not posted anywhere else. Here's one of them:


I have been working on a few more but did not have time to finish them. I will post them later.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)

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My interview with Sketchupartists.org:
http://www.sketchupartists.org/spotlight/artists/sketchup-art-in-the-online-game-industry/
Sketchup for Fantasy Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27028
Sketchup for Sci-Fi Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27030
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby SketchUpNoobie » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:14 pm

:shock: Looking at all the pictures of that ship actually made me feel a bit nauseous. The fact that you didn't even get in the top 15 made me even more sick. And this made it in before you? That's just wrong.

"Wow" doesn't do your models justice. :thumb: I was going to maybe post my sci-fi temple, but now? :lol: Excellent work!!! :ecstatic:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby liam887 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:29 pm

ken28875 wrote:
michaliszissiou wrote:So the creature is a 2d painting?
Well done, you need a sculpture app Ken. :thumb: Its time to involved with this.
I could work some more on shadows, a hard-light overlay of a wall-plaster-painted tex could do the GI trick.


@ Michalis: Yes, the creature is 2D painted in Photoshop. I have Z-brush on my computer but never had the time to practice. It is certainly on my list to do (or should I say to learn). You mentioned about 3D Coat. I will take a look. Thanks!


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orgelf wrote:the Giant Spaceship is clearly a Masterpiece :berserk:
incredible !!
thanks for posting :thumb:


@ Orgelf: Merci beaucoup. Glad you like it. :berserk:

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Ghalko wrote:So about that awesome spaceship:

Another chance has come up, very similar rules but this time all Eve community feedback. http://www.evecontest.com/finalvote/

I might try but a 3 week window is really too small for someone with many ideas but no solid spaceship experience such as myself. Hope you resubmit, it would get my vote. :)

Let me know if I should post a separate thread or something.


@ Ghalko: Wow, that is pretty cool. Thanks for the notice. How did you hear about it? I will certainly submit my starship again. Thanks for you vote. :thumb:

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To Liam: Are you there? If you are reading this, you now have a chance to enter. But I guess you might be busy with school lately. I have not seen you in the forum for a while. Anyway, hope all is well and that you will be able to enter the contest.

Have a great day everyone! :enlight:

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My interview with Sketchupartists.org:
http://www.sketchupartists.org/spotlight/artists/sketchup-art-in-the-online-game-industry/
Sketchup for Fantasy Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27028
Sketchup for Sci-Fi Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27030



Ahhhhhh i wish I had seen this have been so busy :-( I would have submitted again oh well something similar will come up again one day I guess!
on another note I am back while the holidays are on trying to make a shield helicarrier form the iron man marvel universe as the film is out next year!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby numbthumb » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:01 pm

Can´t believe I missed this -leaves me speechless!
Unlimited imagination plus some serious 3D skills ... a killer combination! Bravo, maestro!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:01 pm

Hi guys,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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numbthumb wrote:Can´t believe I missed this -leaves me speechless!
Unlimited imagination plus some serious 3D skills ... a killer combination! Bravo, maestro!


@ numbthumb: Thank you for you nice comment. :D

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A friend a mine asked me about the wireframe Sketchup of the Jaguar XJ 220 that I did a render earlier.

I would usually use orthos to build it. But due to time constraint (I was in a rush to finish it for the ASGVIS-V-Ray interview), I downloaded a model from the warehouse that was really low poly but had the dimensions and proportions that I needed to build my hi poly model on top of it. I also used some images for reference.





Thanks for viewing and have a great day! :enlight:

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My interview with ASGVIS/V-Ray:
http://software.asgvis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=886&Itemid=466&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Winning%20Subject&utm_term=Read%20more%20about%20Ken%20Nguyen
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:56 pm

Sorry I missed some replies.

SketchupNoobie wrote::shock: Looking at all the pictures of that ship actually made me feel a bit nauseous. The fact that you didn't even get in the top 15 made me even more sick. And this made it in before you? That's just wrong.

"Wow" doesn't do your models justice. :thumb: I was going to maybe post my sci-fi temple, but now? :lol: Excellent work!!! :ecstatic:


@ SketchupNoobie: Thanks, John. I really appreciate your support. Yeah, I was very disappointed by the whole thing.

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liam887 wrote:Ahhhhhh i wish I had seen this have been so busy :-( I would have submitted again oh well something similar will come up again one day I guess!
on another note I am back while the holidays are on trying to make a shield helicarrier form the iron man marvel universe as the film is out next year!


@ Liam: I resubmitted a revised simplified version to the new contest. However, it seems like people are getting angry and confused this time too. Nobody has heard from CCP and the voting was supposed to start already. Oh well... :cry:

I saw your helicarrier in your thread. Very cool. Looking forward to seeing the finished model.
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:34 pm

Hi there,

Here's my latest render. I used one of my Sci-fi car that I did for the NVArt contest a few months ago.

I tried to make it look as realistic as possible with HDRI and backplate.

Sketchup model + V-Ray + Photoshop postwork as usual.

Hope you like it.

Best,

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My interview with Sketchupartists.org:
http://www.sketchupartists.org/spotlight/artists/sketchup-art-in-the-online-game-industry/
My interview with ASGVIS/V-Ray:
http://software.asgvis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=886&Itemid=466&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Winning%20Subject&utm_term=Read%20more%20about%20Ken%20Nguyen
Sketchup for Fantasy Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27028
Sketchup for Sci-Fi Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27030
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby artysmedia » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:58 pm

ken28875 wrote:
Hope you like it.



Yeah, i like it. :lol: :thumb:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby numbthumb » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:59 pm

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby meak » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:23 pm

bravo
your work is incredible
I really like your second angle ConceptCar, there is a sense of power.
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:35 am

@ Roberto and numbthumb: Thank you for your comments. I wish you the best for 2011!

@ Mickael: Merci de ton message. Je te souhaite une excellente annee 2011!

Regards,

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby artysmedia » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:22 am

ken28875 wrote:@ Roberto and numbthumb: Thank you for your comments. I wish you the best for 2011!


Happy New Year, Ken!
Happy New Year, SketchUcation!

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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby numbthumb » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:50 pm

Wishing you a very happy New Year, guys!
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby dolphus » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:37 am

Happy New (creative) yeat KEN and i really 'DIG YO WHEELS" well done and brilliant render....cheers
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby ken28875 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 am

Hi guys,

For those who followed the WIP and final submission of my Eve Online Create A Starship Contest a few months ago, you probably remember my entry here:



There was a huge protest in the Deviant Art community as many great designs were not selected. Listening to the complaints, CCP (the company that does EVE Online) reopened a new contest. Once more, people were disappointed. A lot of us did not know if our entries were reviewed by the CCP art staff as we could not see all the submissions and compared them against each other.

Here's my revised submission. It was a much simpler presentation with a color render added. I also changed the name to Pandemonium. Thanks to Bryan for letting me know about the second contest and suggesting the new name of the starship.



Again, my sharship was not amongst the finalists, but the ones below were selected with 40 something other designs.

:?: :?: :?:





One thing for sure, I don't think I will do any contests organized by Deviant Art or CCP. :(

But at least the contest was a great opportunity for me to create that starship. I will probably sell the 3D model in some sites like Turbosquid. ;)

Have a great week!

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My interview with Sketchupartists.org:
http://www.sketchupartists.org/spotlight/artists/sketchup-art-in-the-online-game-industry/
My interview with ASGVIS/V-Ray:
http://software.asgvis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=886&Itemid=466&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Winning%20Subject&utm_term=Read%20more%20about%20Ken%20Nguyen
Sketchup for Fantasy Art:
http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27028
Sketchup for Sci-Fi Art:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby artysmedia » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:03 am

That is the justice of the contests, I'm afraid :?
Dont worry. Your model continues to be a great one :thumb:
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Re: The Art of sketchup - part 2: Sci-Fi

Postby dolphus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:59 am

I concur never mind the judges your model is fabulous ..... :thumb:
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