View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (3D) Entry: Claire Duval

02-28-2006, 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 (

03-01-2006, 12:38 AM
Claire! Long time no chat. Glad to see you getting into this one. No more excuses, okay? Finish this time! :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 12:43 AM
Hey Claire,

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

03-01-2006, 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:

03-01-2006, 10:21 AM
Hey Claire !!

Have a lots of fun and best of luck !

cheers ,


03-02-2006, 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...

03-02-2006, 11:14 AM
Hi Claire! Great to see you in for another round - looking forward to see what you'll come up with :thumbsup:

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

03-03-2006, 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........!

03-03-2006, 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. ;)

03-04-2006, 08:43 AM
nice camera angle! and lot of potential concept Claire! wait for more! good luck!:beer:

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

cheers ,


03-04-2006, 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!

03-04-2006, 06:50 PM
sweet idea... :bounce:

03-04-2006, 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. :)

03-05-2006, 09:55 AM
goodmorning claire. Nice angle and the concept is really nice :D good luck with the challenge :D

03-06-2006, 05:33 AM
Very sweet concept... I appreciate much... now I'm impatient to see the first polygons, go miss :bounce:

03-06-2006, 05:35 AM
Good luck Claireabella! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


03-15-2006, 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:)

03-21-2006, 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...!

03-24-2006, 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


03-24-2006, 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.

03-24-2006, 07:07 PM
Nice idea :)

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

03-27-2006, 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:

04-06-2006, 04:22 PM (

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

05-05-2006, 10:52 AM (

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

05-05-2006, 10:54 AM (

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

05-09-2006, 10:48 AM (

This is the model for the caterpillar/butterfly pupae

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

05-16-2006, 11:28 AM (

Texture for the full pupae

05-16-2006, 11:30 AM (

texture for Monarch butterfly

05-31-2006, 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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