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MEx Character Competition
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Any modellers out there?
Submitted By aperover on 12/08/10
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This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

I have been looking through all the (well maybe not all but a fair number) creation posts and have seen some amazing designs of vehicles and of course maps/worlds.  Although I have seen many wonderful and incredibly detailed models........the subject of character modelling does not arise frequently enough if at all.
So, here is my proposition.  Have an ongoing thread for a 'competition' to create the best model that 'could potentionally' be the face (and body) of the players of mars explorer.
This model/design could be made with sketchup, blender or any other modelling program.  I would also warmly accept sketches (either hand drawn or computer generated).
 
So, to clarify, design a character that could potentially be sat behind the wheel of the buggy, like Link to The Legend of Zelda or the cyborg/human woman in Portal........in essence, it has to be 'The Player'.
Heck, you can make a model of Marvin the Martian if you like.
marvin the martian 1 pictures, backgrounds and images
Well, thanks you for reading........I hope this competition is fun and helps find this communities designers/modellers. (which I am sure is rather a lot of you)
 
Thank you
 
Sincerely
Aperover
 
 
EDIT 16/8/12: Although I have not come back from my holiday yet I have noticed that there has been no action on this post for the past two days so I decided to post the standing results now:
 
 My Personal Results
(poll resuts will hopefully be up soon) (please don't be offended by these results):
 
Modelling:  
1st: THEpancakes - Maxy (AKA. Moronicus Maximus)
2nd: Etah - My pig's apparent female :D
3rd: Lamp - Strange Stickfigure (alliteration....Yay!!!)
4th:
5th:
 
 
Sketching:
1st: Etah - SWAMPY UGLY SCARY DEMONIC THING
2nd: Superman29 - Batman29 sketch
3rd:
4th:
5th: Etah - Sluget (simply because, as Etah put it, it was not good enough to come 3rd or 4th lol) ;D
 
 
(And thank you to Superman29 for the idea of having separate winners (drawings and models))
 
Now.......its time to fight for first place!!!!!!! lol
 
 
EDIT 21/8/12: Polls are ready for action! ;D
Please don't vote for yourself......because I can tell!
(Please note. You may have to vote again if your first vote does not redirect you to the poll's website)
Model results: http://poll.pollcode.com/gxj2fc_result?v
Drawing results: http://poll.pollcode.com/yld7mn_result?v
 
EDIT 4/9/12: The results are in!!! Voting stops now!
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Models:
(Thanks to everyone who voted for me.....I won with a whole 4 votes!!!! Yay!)
1st: THEpancakes: Maxy : 2votes
2nd: Etah & Etah: My pig's female & Smiley Stickfigure: 1 vote
 
Drawings:
This was a very close call!!!!! :)
1st: Etah, Superman29 & Etah: SWAMPY UGLY SCARY DEMONIC THING, Batman29 & Sluget: 2 votes
 
Well done to all the participants so far.......the doors are still open for more models and sketches so please keep them coming! (I think I will be judging the other models/sketches as the poll took a while to get many results)
 
Sincerely
Aperover
;D

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Re: MEx Character Competition
5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 10:36 GMT
Marvin the Martian! :D Cool idea Ape!
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 12:03 GMT
I don't get it... What's the point in taking the time to model these... You want this implemented in the game?
Aubrey has already said many times there will never be people in Mars Explorer or in Syn3h.
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 12:06 GMT
It is just for fun......like any other competition on this forum.......it was just an idea......if you don't like it, it doesn't have to happen. 
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1 day - 4,868v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 13:55 GMT
Meh, don't listen to him ape, he's been kind of a party pooper lately.  I think that this idea is AWESOME!!!  Would my brother's sketch of me count as a model?
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 15:07 GMT
Lol thanks...... If you want it to sure....if he enters that..... He will have first prize atm....... ;D
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23 hours - 2,956v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 17:12 GMT
Yeah. Ape, haters Target awesomeness like you. Hit 'em with a killiehamma
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 18:18 GMT
ThePancakes was not a "hater", he was just delivering contructive critisism. I agree with most of ThePancakes' points, but I think he should have been less harsh in the delivery.
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 18:34 GMT
Does just a head count? I made this model a while ago.
It was never actually meant to be a head, hence the very strange shape... I was just playing around deforming a sphere and after several deformations, purely coincidentally, I ended up with something that looked like a face! So I improved it a bit, and I got this :)
 
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 20:18 GMT
O_o
I wouldn't want to see THAT in my buggy. Sorta freaky. I think the buggy is fine right now.
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 21:13 GMT
Yes that counts..... Lol but I agree with lamp..... It is kinda creepy.......still, well done for being the first entry ;D
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 21:14 GMT
I will make mine in SketchUp maybe tonight.
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 21:15 GMT
Thanks a lot lamp! ;D
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 21:16 GMT
Although it wont be very good, don't expect me to win.
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 21:35 GMT
I believe this is an excellent oportunity for me to spam a modelling post with my achievements in Blender rendering, even though they are not actual characters. :)
 
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 22:20 GMT
Would you mind posting the pictures on your comment?
1. Click the tree
2. Click the "Advanced" tab
3. Paste the link to a picture in "Custom URL".
4. Click "Insert"

Repeat for other pictures.
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 22:21 GMT
Huh, do you have 2011+ renders?
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2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 22:39 GMT
I'd be down to make something quick.
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 23:14 GMT
These are nice renders.....but I agree that it would be nice if in future you can add a picture to the comment rather than a link....;D. Thank you though....I like seeing any models but obviously I would much prefer the characters. :)
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/10 - 23:17 GMT
I will be away on holiday for the next week and might not have access to Internet so please don't think me rude if I do not respond to your models etc.
I will make a list of the standings (top five) when I get back!
Thanks again
Aperover
;D
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Re: MEx Character Competition
2 hours - 391v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 0:34 GMT
Batman29
 
This is what I'll enter, my little sketch :D (It's more of a Kingmen thing though.  This is what Batman29 would look in the cockpit)
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 1:06 GMT
I don't want THAT in the cockpit.
I don't want ANYTHING in the cockpit.
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 16:54 GMT
Hit me with a killiehammer? LOL. You are funny Charles, you really are.
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23 hours - 2,956v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 17:00 GMT
Wow, Lamp, chillax
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 19:23 GMT
It will be weird having someone's head in my buggy. X_x
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Re: MEx Character Competition
5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 19:28 GMT
Maybe it could just be a logo on the side like these sponsers that people have these days... Maybe you could also like spray paint your buggy with the clubs you are in :P
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 19:29 GMT
NO DATS EVEN WORSE X_X
It's not a race car...
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Re: MEx Character Competition
5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 19:30 GMT
It is a car. You don't need to put it on, lol. Just trying to jazz some stuff up here
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Re: MEx Character Competition
23 hours - 2,956v
Posted 2012/08/11 - 19:46 GMT
Votes for Lamp to Chillax?
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 5:26 GMT
Now advertisements? How irritating to see ads all over the place.
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 18:26 GMT
Hey, look, it's Moronicus Maximus! He came by to say hello!
 
Since I'm currently the only entrance, I believe that means I have won... :D
 
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Re: MEx Character Competition
2 hours - 391v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 19:24 GMT
Hey hey hey!!  I entered too.  And since I'm the only other entrant besides you, we'll split the win, half and half, cool?
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 20:59 GMT
What is that cakes? O.o
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 21:23 GMT
It is a highly rare species, belonging to the MRC (Moronic Red Creature) family! The latin name for this species is "Moronicus Abilis", and therefore I lovingly named this creature "Moronicus Maximus" (you can call him Max). :)
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 21:24 GMT
Lol.
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/12 - 22:03 GMT
Hehe... Maxy is no longer bald :)
 
 
Concede defeat, all, or Max will eat you!
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 1:46 GMT
remind me never to look at your buggy's cokpit..
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 2:55 GMT
I entered too!!!
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 3:03 GMT
This is Mr. Stick! Say hello!
Mr. Stick
 
Moved camera:
Fail
Don't you hate those locks that make it align to axis, centers, or edges? And dont you hate trying to draw with that pencil?
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Re: MEx Character Competition
5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 9:01 GMT
Lamp. What I would recomend to you is draw a rectangle on the ground, (or to save time you could just draw it in one of the axis) use the push pull tool to raise it to  the hight you want your person, then draw the stickman on a face of the cuboid when he is draw, you can use the push pull tool to push the extra edges away Draw it on the face. ^
Push the face back^
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 10:13 GMT
Oh, and you can finish by making him thinner :P (But obviously looking better then mine :P)
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 11:40 GMT
Okay, I think I win... :P
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Re: MEx Character Competition
2 hours - 391v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 14:28 GMT
No, actually, sorry, I'm the winner.  Maybe have category winners?  I'll win the hand-sketch category.
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 15:33 GMT
You asked for it... Now Moronicus Maximus is going to eat you, just like I warned! :P
 
 
Go Maxy!
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 15:41 GMT
Oh no! Is his stomach in his head? Ew...
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 16:40 GMT
He has no stomach... >:)
He will just eat you all up, temporarily store the food in the place where his brain would be (if he had one), then he will puke you up!
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/13 - 18:23 GMT
Contest isn't over yet, you can't be a noob and say you win.
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/19 - 15:06 GMT
Hi.....I'm back from holiday now!!!! Yay!!!
Now back to work......lol......on the journey home I modelled a head.......I have decided to call it '?????? the Space Police Pig'......Although he has no body I know what the finished version will look like......This is just the head......I will texture this then do the body........! (more images to come therefore)
Enjoy.....and please submit more models and drawings! I love them!!!
Sincerely
Aperover
;DSpace Police Pig
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/19 - 15:08 GMT
Maxy is amazing.........You are first place at the moment by the way! Congratulations! 
Sincerely
Aperover
;D
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/19 - 15:14 GMT
Lol! :D
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2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2012/08/19 - 15:58 GMT
Is that Blender, Zbrush, or Sculptris?
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/19 - 17:31 GMT
That is using Blender....I hope you like it! :)
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/20 - 19:44 GMT
Damn... I don't think Max stands a chance against that pig! :(
 
*starts animating...*
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/20 - 20:36 GMT
Lol......I can't be on the 'podium' anyway because it's my competition and it would therefore be seen as biased!
You are still No.1......still.....I'm gonna texture and rig the face then do the body later....or the body then the rig.......who cares anyway? :)
I look forward to seeing Maxy in the future! 
Sincerely
Aperover
;D
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/20 - 20:59 GMT
Eww...
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 11:30 GMT
Haha! Why "Eww"?.....It's not that ugly is it? ;D
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 11:31 GMT
Would you be willing to kiss it? :P
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 12:04 GMT
Haha! No.....but here is why.....
1.) it is male
2.) it is a pig
3.) it is an alien
4.) it lives gazillions (wow! Spell check says that gazillions is a word!!!:O) of light years away!!
5.) just NO!!!

I hope that clarified things!
Sincerely
Aperover
;D
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 12:15 GMT
Is that a confession that it is "Ewww"?
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 12:19 GMT
No---I think it is handsome lol!!! ;D
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 12:21 GMT
Would you kiss the felmale space pig if it somehow got to out planet? :P
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 12:26 GMT
No because I don't want the male and female space pigs to possibly split up over it!!! :)
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 13:05 GMT
It's the female version of Ape's Space pig!Bahaha! Only joking!
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 13:09 GMT
Etah that is brilliant!!!!! I love it! ;D
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 13:10 GMT
LOL
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 14:52 GMT
Epic! WOOOOT. :P
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5 days - 10,809v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 16:33 GMT
This has been named by Ape as the "SWAMPY UGLY SCARY DEMONIC THING" (don't mind that thing on the left, lol)And this is it's pet/ what it eats! Called the Giblet or the Sluget! :D
 VOTE FOR IT OR IT WILL EAT YOU! :)
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 16:46 GMT
Lol.......i like this a lot......hence me naming it the, "SWAMPY UGLY SCARY DEMONIC"
;D
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 20:12 GMT
Eww

This place is disgusting
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/21 - 21:37 GMT
Please don't go lamp! :(
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/22 - 5:18 GMT
Im not going.
 
Oh btw you PXed the comments.
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/22 - 5:19 GMT
Maybe it is PXed because ppl click "Reply to Comment" button too much and it is too many replies.
Cuz it wasn't PXed before.
 
**Update**
 
Yeah i wuz right.
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5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/22 - 9:04 GMT
I vote for giblet!
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/22 - 16:56 GMT
Haha! After hours of toil on MEx 3 you still have time for humour......nice choice btw ;D I like sluget too! ;D
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/23 - 1:29 GMT
You know I will make another one... Later
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/31 - 11:29 GMT
Hi everyone......The votes have been trickling in and hopefully will continue to do so until September 6th when I will stop this batch of polls and announce the winners!
Just to give you something to look at while you wait in excitement.....in true Blue Peter style.....here are some models i made earlier.......(and also the start of the body for my space pig)
Space Pig - BodyBalloons - my first model with blenderCartoon Groundhog HeadPathetic attempt at a drop of water
In the end I decided to give you all (well.....almost) my models.....
I don't like advertising but to see more models (when they come) visit http://cgcookie.com/blender/profile/aperover .......
 
Thanks
Sincerely
Aperover
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/08/31 - 16:03 GMT
Dude that is amazing, you have awesome design skills... The detail on that groundhog is incredible! :O
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/08/31 - 17:01 GMT
Lol! Thanks a lot PC!!!  The groundhog was made with a tutorial.......I started learning blender a month and a bit ago and was just messing around and then I found a brilliant website calld CGCookie (hence the link I put on my last comment)....It has lots of tutorials and things and helped me learn really fast! If anyone wants to learn blender.....I would highly recommend blendercookie.com !
Thanks again PC! 
Sincerely
Aperover
;D
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1 day - 5,173v
Posted 2012/09/08 - 22:53 GMT
Alright! Time for me to submit! :D oh wait, I was too late. Poop. Oh well!
 
Here is my rather increative idea of a martian guy:
 
Btw, lovely balloons Ape!
 
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/09/09 - 6:36 GMT
Here is a nice model:
I can't make models like this.
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Re: MEx Character Competition
1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2012/09/09 - 17:55 GMT
Haha! The poll may be closed but I would still like images to be submited!
This pic is amazing Sse!
Nice Job!!! 
;D
 
EDIT: Oh thanks (about the balloons) :)
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4 days - 13,880v
Posted 2012/09/09 - 18:05 GMT
Why lamp... Just why?
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1 day - 5,173v
Posted 2012/09/09 - 20:55 GMT
Thanks ape!
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2013/04/07 - 14:40 GMT
Hi there,
 
I've been away a long while (darn you minecraft and youtube) and although this is not a character, I shall post this project that I've been working on...animations are emerging victorious in the battle of wills waging inside my head!!!  lol.....here 'tis!  
M416 - Blender
 
Ape
;D
 
P.S.  I shall be playing a bit more now hopefully
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2013/04/07 - 16:04 GMT
I remember when you were making balloons xD nice!
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2013/04/07 - 19:32 GMT
Haha!  An animation called for these...I still like balloons lol!
 
;D
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2 days - 4,338v
Posted 2013/04/08 - 22:18 GMT
Oh.  My.  Goodness.
 
I will need to really work to catch up with that.
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2013/04/09 - 8:45 GMT
Haha!  I'm sure you won't...just keep working on a project and tweaking 'till its like what you want! :D
 
;D
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1 day - 3,804v
Posted 2013/08/21 - 17:52 GMT
Remember that this a post to put any artwork you may have...
 
Eric, if you are still here, is there a way to hide my text in the original post without deleting it? Something like a 'spoiler' tag type thing?
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2 days - 11,431v
Posted 2013/08/22 - 4:33 GMT
I'd like to do this. I'll start my .blend when I have time :P
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4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2013/09/03 - 5:48 GMT
@aperover - There's an Edit button to edit your text in your original post.

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