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3D Creature Planets # 18 : Creatures of Pandora
05-22-2012, 12:43 AM
*Challenge begins 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 22th*
This months challenge is "Creatures of Pandora".
As a creature artist in the art department, you have been tasked with creating creature concepts for the upcoming mega blockbuster "Avatar 2".
You have been given the following details about the creatures that Jim is looking for.
The film is in early pre-production and Jim has asked for fresh ideas and concepts for creatures that will fit in with the 3 new worlds.
"In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of Avatar's visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild."
Cameron has also hinted that the heroes will venture to some of Polyphemus's other moons in the film.
Cameron confirmed that Avatar 2 will explore the oceans of Pandora. He also confirmed that Avatar 2 will contain more volcanoes, it was confirmed that Avatar 2 will take place several years after the events of the original film.
Ocean, volcanoes, and Moon.
Keep your creatures strictly Organic and fleshy. Focus on biology, skin texture and underlying anatomy.
~ Front, 3/4 and close up shots in greyscale
~ Posed beauty shot
OPTIONAL : Textures & a video turntable
Designing Pandora - Making of Video http://youtu.be/J1LQ3x4wA30?t=3m28s
Consider the environment and evolution biology of the creature you are designing, pick one habitat from the 3 above. Is it a predator, Herbivore, solitary or pack creature? Is it a massive hulking beasts or small fragile and delicate but highly poisonous. Friendly or unfriendly to the Navi?
Can it be tamed by the navi using the mental link ( the bond )?
Is it another race of intelligent creatures that threaten the Navi in the new movie?
Let your imagination go wild! The aim of the challenge will be to develop your artistic and problem solving skills, try coming up with a few concepts & speed sculpts before diving into detailing.
Post your concepts and WIPS here. Good Luck!
~Challenge ends Saturday June 30th, 11:59pm EST ~
Last edited by johnchen; 05-31-2012 at 04:28 PM.