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02 February 2006, 04:12 PM
Claire Duval is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Shading (Textured and lit): Butterfly texture (

03 March 2006, 12:38 AM
Claire! Long time no chat. Glad to see you getting into this one. No more excuses, okay? Finish this time! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:43 AM
Hey Claire,

Nice to see you entering again and good luck with your entry.

03 March 2006, 09:15 AM
Hi guys. Its good to be back. Am determined to finish this challenge this time. Got to get my thinking cap on........ :scream:

03 March 2006, 10:21 AM
Hey Claire !!

Have a lots of fun and best of luck !

cheers ,


03 March 2006, 10:28 AM
Welcome here dear... another challenge... best wishes for you and thanks for your words in my thread, I'm waiting impatiently your ideas... :bounce: have a nice day...

03 March 2006, 11:14 AM
Hi Claire! Great to see you in for another round - looking forward to see what you'll come up with :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:36 PM
Best of luck on your Journey, Claire. :)

03 March 2006, 03:39 PM (

Here is my concept sketch for my journey. I am a caterpillar making my way up a large tree in order to become a chrysalis and then emerge, triumphant, as a butterfly...!! That's the idea anyway........!

03 March 2006, 06:27 PM
And completing the journey up the tree is only the first step in a larger journey. It could be a really nice image. :thumbsup: I'm imagining being the size of a caterpiller and looking up at this huge tree that I have to climb. It's kind of intimidating. It would be about the equivilant to having to scale the Empire State Building in New York. Too bad trees don't have elevators. ;)

03 March 2006, 08:43 AM
nice camera angle! and lot of potential concept Claire! wait for more! good luck!:beer:

03 March 2006, 04:37 PM
Looking sweet Claire !
Agree with Monsit , the camera angle is really well thought !

cheers ,


03 March 2006, 05:10 PM
Hiya Claire, I was wondering when you where gonna get in on this! Nice concept! Should be a good one for details as the modelling is all quite simple! Your gonna have to become a texturing godess though!

03 March 2006, 06:50 PM
sweet idea... :bounce:

03 March 2006, 10:14 PM
Hi Guys. Thanks alot for your support and encouragement. Is the concept too simple??? Do I need to develop the idea further.........?? Am just concerned about getting the composition and depth right to create a great impact. Oh well, will just get going on it and see how it progresses. Thanks again. :)

03 March 2006, 09:55 AM
goodmorning claire. Nice angle and the concept is really nice :D good luck with the challenge :D

03 March 2006, 05:33 AM
Very sweet concept... I appreciate much... now I'm impatient to see the first polygons, go miss :bounce:

03 March 2006, 05:35 AM
Good luck Claireabella! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 11:17 AM
Hey Claireabella nice to see you in this challenge:thumbsup: I like your concept its very nice:)
And now updates:bounce: and all the best:)

03 March 2006, 12:55 PM (

Well, have finally got a chance to start on my modelling! Here is the start of my tree. It's going to be big...!

03 March 2006, 02:41 PM
hello claire, goodluck on this challenge, your concept is good, its deep in meaning to me. to become a beautifull creature like buterfly a caterpilar must trough a meditation phase fasting and contemplating....nice. carry on and check out my journey


03 March 2006, 06:32 PM
It's looking good. I've always had trouble with getting leaves right. when it gets to having that many seemingly random polygons going everywhere, my brain crashes. Glad you're getting to work on it again.

03 March 2006, 07:07 PM
Nice idea :)

I`m looking forward to see more, good luck and have fun :bounce:

03 March 2006, 08:55 AM
Hi Guys. Thanks for your support and encouragement. It's much appreciated. Am hoping to be able to do more work on this. :hmm:

04 April 2006, 04:22 PM (

This is my butterfly. They will be flying around in amongst the trees.

05 May 2006, 10:52 AM (

This is the start of modelling my caterpillar.... it is the caterpillar of the Monarch butterfly

05 May 2006, 10:54 AM (

This is the model sub D'd....

05 May 2006, 10:48 AM (

This is the model for the caterpillar/butterfly pupae

05 May 2006, 12:09 PM
You have much work, and more suporter still! I hope to see evolving/moving quickly your work.

05 May 2006, 11:28 AM (

Texture for the full pupae

05 May 2006, 11:30 AM (

texture for Monarch butterfly

05 May 2006, 05:22 AM
Well, another challenge uncompleted due to personal circumstances........ It's very frustrating and disappointing. Thanks to everyone for their support. See you all at the next one! :bounce:

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