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Hi C4D Cafe folks,
 

I am here to announce a long wishing project that C4D Cafe will undergo with everyone willing to participate. Doesn't matter if you are a beginner, hobbyist or a pro, you are more than welcome to join us. We want to move from challenges and introduce something more appealing to everyone. We want you to feel excited and not intimidated when entering this kind of project. For beginners challenges was not appealing because most of the beginners are just too afraid to enter or don't see a point as they have little to no chance to win. But we want to change this with these projects and if this become successful, then we are on a great path to do something unique for forums in general.

 

Our goals:

Our goal here is to give everyone the opportunity to work on a project that requires more than one or two people. We tend to go big, but for the first project, we will take baby steps. We want everyone to learn regardless of you being a beginner or not, don't be afraid to join us.

 

How are we going to do this:

  • We will have a hierarchy and team leaders (TL) who will guide you in projects and give you assignments (depending on which group you choose to go, e.g. Modeling, UV/Texturing etc.)
  • Beginners are more than welcome to join us as they will get feedback on their work and guidance on how to improve
  • Same goes for hobbyists
  • More experienced users are also more than welcome to join and apply for not yet defined TL roles and give us their insight into the project and help us improve where we can, after all, we all want to learn from this

 

Team Leaders and their assignments:

  • Concept Art: Everfresh
  • Modeling/UV: Cerbera & Vector
  • Texturing: Bezo
  • Scene Setup & Rendering: Eric
  • TLs Assistants: Rectro/Marco

 

We are still searching for UV/Texturing and Scene Setup & Rendering TL, if you think you can do this, let me know and you will be assigned to one of them and you will lead a group of people and give them assignments and lead them in this project. Once TL is assigned, you will get access to Google Drive Organizational sheets etc..

 

If you are willing to join, you will have to have these on your disposal:

  • GMAIL account
  • Skype
  • Cinema 4D RXX 

 

Why are we doing this:

For a long time, I wanted to do something that could change things around here and that could actually help everyone to improve, regardless of your skill level. These kinds of projects will give you experience that many 3D artists lack. Working in a team, taking constructive criticism from your superiors sometimes aren't so easy to grasp, we tend to be to attached to our work in the beginning, so this should serve to realize that being to attached to your creation is not good for you, especially when you work in a big team. Sometimes you just need to suck it up and move forward and strive for better quality of your work etc.. 

We pretty much know @Cerbera, @VECTOR, @Rectro, @everfresh , @bezo and others, I can assure you they will be your golden leaders and they will make sure you improve. And in the end, they will improve too just like I will. This is also my first time doing something like this but taking into consideration my experience I am more than confident that this could work if we all power up and bring our best into these project. Who knows where this could lead us in the future if we manage to be successful.

 

End goals:

The end goal is to make super realistic, story-driven images that will make us proud. Everyone involved will get their names attached to these projects. And we will make Trophies that will be shown on your Profile page once projects are done so that everyone knows that you were part of something great. Hopefully, we can start today and slowly and boldly go where no one has gone before.  :cowboypistol:

So if you are willing to learn, guide others, help others, work in a friendly environment and in the end be part of something else, please don't hesitate to join us, we just want to get better and have fun in the process! :) 

 

To join, send me an email (vpteamigor(AT)gmail.com) with your name, things you would like to learn and brief info in which area you excel, you can put a number from 1-5
Example:

Name: Igor

Area of expertise: Texturing 4, Rendering 3
I would like to learn: Modeling

This should give us some insight on where to put you in this project.

 

VERY IMPORTANT thing to know is that we go into this without stress, without deadlines, without pressure...no one will get shamed for their work but everyone will be praised for being bold. 
 

 

Note: This topic could change in time if we find that something can be better explained etc.

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UPDATE 01:

Hey folks, I've decided to write down updates on our progress. So far, only the Concept Art team is working, others gives ideas. We are going to brainstorm about ideas tomorrow and see where we want to go with the Steam Punk theme. So far we gathered 15 members who had the courage and time to join us. A great number so far. Down below you can find a link to inspirational images that we gathered so far.

 

CONCEPT ART Progress:

Link to INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES for Concept Art and Modeling Team

 

UPDATE 02:

Today we started with a Team Lead meeting over Skype and our task was to determine in which direction we would like to go with Story Script before we give our Concept Artists a task. After brief Introduction between TLs, we wanted to make sure everyone understands this concept and what goes with it. So far our communication is great, we talked for one and a half hour. We will try to keep these meetings once a week. 

After all of this, we started to brainstorming with ideas. Not everyone was on the same page but we managed to make step forward. So far we have small story script where you can read more about the story in this project. While seems like a small script it would be enough for our purposes. Now Concept Artists needs to go through the script and make a living image based on the story. So its up to them to make something creative and fun so we can move another step forward. 

STORY SCRIPT is work in progress!!

 

UPDATE 03: Crazy Scientist WiP

For the 3rd update we wanted to show you our first WiP of our main character. We are really grateful to have my friend Nemanja from Serbia in our team as a Concept Artist. He is excited and motivated just like we are, so in that regard we would like to show our progress so that far. With Everfresh being in charge for our concept art, we expect nothing but greatness with those two. 

Here is the 1st WiP :

The Crazy Scientist 

Crazy scientist 1.jpg

Nemanja Bubalo portfolio : https://www.artstation.com/nemanart

 

 

UPDATE 04: Crazy Scientist Body WiP

In this update, I would like to present you a work in progress of the whole body. Nemanja is already going through 2nd iteration of the body, but for now, we agreed to go with the 1st example Nemanja made. As you can see our main character will have a robot arm which will give him a unique look and feel. We aim for the super detailed main character. Hopefully, we will not have too many limitations so we can do what we intended to do with this character. We hope you like it! :)

 

The Crazy Scientist 

Crazy scientist body concepts 01.jpg

Nemanja Bubalo portfolio : https://www.artstation.com/nemanart

 

 

UPDATE 05: Interior Lab Scene

Finally, another update and a few things to share. For this update, we finally managed to create a decent interior scene that now we finally can start working on 3D asset. We had a few versions of that scene but we decided to go a bit toward modern steampunk theme and feel. Big part of this project is the actual organizational sheet that should help us organize this and successfully push this project to completition. If you wanna check how organizational sheet looks like, visit HERE!

Concept #1

Interior_Lab_Scene.jpg

Concept #2

interior_concept art.jpg

Final Concept

scene modern lab3.jpg

 

 

...will be continued!

Interior_Lab_Scene2.JPG

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I have been reading this post a few times over and over, not really knowing what  to answer.

But I surely admire the idea behind it. It's a grand endeavour starting up such a project.

I, myself, am an hobbyist when it comes to 3D. I have been at it for almost 3 decades now, and still consider myself amateur.

Sure, there are areas where I still need a lot of learning, and where this project might be useful. But I don't have skype nor discord, and frankly am not looking into getting any.

Additionally I am not too sure if I'll have the time or perseverance to complete any of the assignments.

 

Not wanting to sound negative, but while I very much like the idea, I don't see myself joining in ... at least not just yet. Reading the post a few more times might convince me, though.

Still, a big thank you for providing this opportunity. Wish you all the best with this project. Maybe one day I'll be part of it.

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I love this idea! I would definitely join in on this... although I may have second thoughts about it if we end up going with using Discord. I purposely avoid it over privacy/safety concerns. Furthermore, I can see how many people may not like Skype. I want to say  we should look into Slack, especially for a project like this, but that can start to cost a lot of money after a certain point. Me and two other guys are using it for free, but that's just because there are so few of us working on a project together.

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Seems like quite a nice idea!
But it immediately needs to get more clear.
What exactly would you/we do? The reference is needed definitely;
How would (diss)approval by supervisor happen? Who and and how will judge the level in such ateam? Nobody must be left hurt;
Deadline - I can say with knowledge - you'll never finish the work if you haven't it. I worked creating my first model a half of the year and didn't finish it, but when I had a need to get in time I made a much harder one in a few days. So it's really needed especially to pump the skills.

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I would be all in if the projects had any character animation and story. I want to move people rather than make cool pictures in 3d

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1 hour ago, vrauckis said:

I would be all in if the projects had any character animation and story. I want to move people rather than make cool pictures in 3d

Yeah! This is definitely what I would 100% be into. I am the same way, I love making animations (not really people/characters, but other things).

But for now, I think it's going to be smaller stuff with more attainable goals.

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  • 12 hours ago, C4DS said:

    I have been reading this post a few times over and over, not really knowing what  to answer.

    But I surely admire the idea behind it. It's a grand endeavour starting up such a project.

    I, myself, am an hobbyist when it comes to 3D. I have been at it for almost 3 decades now, and still consider myself amateur.

    Sure, there are areas where I still need a lot of learning, and where this project might be useful. But I don't have skype nor discord, and frankly am not looking into getting any.

    Additionally I am not too sure if I'll have the time or perseverance to complete any of the assignments.

     

    Not wanting to sound negative, but while I very much like the idea, I don't see myself joining in ... at least not just yet. Reading the post a few more times might convince me, though.

    Still, a big thank you for providing this opportunity. Wish you all the best with this project. Maybe one day I'll be part of it.

    Thank you for your support even if its by words, that means a lot.

     

    8 hours ago, Onilgob said:

    I love this idea! I would definitely join in on this... although I may have second thoughts about it if we end up going with using Discord. I purposely avoid it over privacy/safety concerns. Furthermore, I can see how many people may not like Skype. I want to say  we should look into Slack, especially for a project like this, but that can start to cost a lot of money after a certain point. Me and two other guys are using it for free, but that's just because there are so few of us working on a project together.

    Only team leaders will have to use Skype or Discord for now, don't worry. If we go for paid options I wouldn't mind but then how many would like to pay for that? That could easily become an issue. 

     

    7 hours ago, bentraje said:

    Looks interesting. I'd be happy to share my knowledge on character rigging as an occasional forum user.

    Looking forward!

    I will have you in mind, just drop me an email. :)

     

    7 hours ago, Intenditore said:

    Seems like quite a nice idea!
    But it immediately needs to get more clear.
    What exactly would you/we do? The reference is needed definitely;
    How would (diss)approval by supervisor happen? Who and and how will judge the level in such ateam? Nobody must be left hurt;
    Deadline - I can say with knowledge - you'll never finish the work if you haven't it. I worked creating my first model a half of the year and didn't finish it, but when I had a need to get in time I made a much harder one in a few days. So it's really needed especially to pump the skills.

    You should not worry about that for now. As I said, we go with baby steps. I already have done a lot of stuff regarding how we are going to organize ourselves. Once we assemble teams, we can continue further and see what could be our best options. I already have things and ideas in mind, but that doesn't mean they will work. We look for smoothest options out there.

    Deadlines for now will not be set, working in a team is different than working alone. Working in a team gives you a sense of being needed and in the end, there is a reward for your work.

     

    5 hours ago, vrauckis said:

    I would be all in if the projects had any character animation and story. I want to move people rather than make cool pictures in 3d

    We could do that here too, send me an email so I can have you on board regardless. I don't see why couldn't we animate some of the machinery once we are done with the project or you could do that in parallel after texturing part is done. 

     

     

    So to sum it up. First we assemble teams then we move forward. Once you are in, you will be notified how to proceed further with your tasks. 

     

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  • 6 minutes ago, Johannes Olerås said:

    Can I join even if I'm on an educational license?

    Can you save scenes you create?

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    18 minutes ago, Igor said:

    Can you save scenes you create? 

    Yes. The only limitation is that I can't use it for commercial projects. But this could not be considered commercial, right? No one is getting any monetary profits from it?

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