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03 March 2006, 05:12 PM
Joao Roberto Braz Jr is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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03 March 2006, 05:16 PM
Hey João,

glad see you here, good luck dude.


03 March 2006, 05:46 PM
Hi Alan, Thanks :)

Vai participar tb? Procurei um tópico com seu nome, mas não achei ...

03 March 2006, 08:25 PM
Putz, tô todo enrolado aqui, talvez mais para frente. Boa sorte meu amigo e muita inspiracão q esse tema é bom :bounce: .


Rafael Braga
03 March 2006, 09:33 PM
Hey man!

Finally Im here in cg talk contest haha.

Good luck to you man!
Good luck to us!!

See ya!

03 March 2006, 01:13 AM
Hi João! All we want to see great works, so good luck!
I've visited your portfolio...for sure you'll do great! You rock!
E conte com meu feedback!

03 March 2006, 03:31 PM
We are full of brazilians around on this challenge, that´s great!

Boa sorte cara!

03 March 2006, 05:15 PM
Hey Braz!
We Again!
have more brazilian in this challenge?
good luck for all of us!
show you concepts!

Fala ai, seu Braz!
Tamo na área de novo!
Vamo ver o que dá dessa vez!

03 March 2006, 08:01 PM (

Here is my idea for the Jouney.

Is a Cockroach in a ballon made of junk, leaving his old home, looking for new horizons :)

03 March 2006, 08:03 PM (


03 March 2006, 08:13 PM
lol........ this is just sooooooooooooooo nice. good work on the concept. there is only one thing that bothers me at the moment in the concept sketch and that is the way the string is tied to the ballon. maybe just have a little more thought on that................

all the best............. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:39 PM
great job man !!!:thumbsup:

- se você conseguir botar no 3D o que está no papel, vai ser das melhorer !

03 March 2006, 10:15 PM
Good Start ^^ i Like the angle and the design xD
Good Luck!!


03 March 2006, 01:07 AM
Good idea man, I've liked it! Keep going bro!


03 March 2006, 06:57 AM
Hi Jr! how are you ! nice to see you again ! good concept so far! but I like the depth of concept from your spectacular ! I know you have something to show! wait for more man!

03 March 2006, 02:15 PM
Hey Jr ! It is a great idea ! It is going to be great :) But as said before, i would come up with some new ideas to tie better this baloon, the strings are kind of funny here.

Cya !

03 March 2006, 02:23 PM
I like the sketches, I'll be watching.

03 March 2006, 10:08 PM
Thank you guys :beer:

carlsden, thanks man. Yeah I already thinking in another way to hold the balloon

dcmoutinho, valeu

ldgree, thanks for the ideas :thumbsup: . I waiting for your progress in contest too .. hehe

Diogo Faim, thanks

monsitj, Hi man, Thanks for visit my topic :bounce: . Yeah in reallity I always like more deep and complex ideas, but in this contest maybe I do something more simple ... Anyway I made another concept, with a poetic and surreal scene ... but I´m afraid that could result in a poor composition ...

Storytelling Tree, Hi Forni, thanks for the suggestion. Surelly I´ll change this :)

3D_Explorer, thanks.

03 March 2006, 10:09 PM (

Here is another sketch ...

Is a boy with a paper boat. For sure is a poetic version, but I don´t know wich one choose .. hehe

Tell me what you think :)

03 March 2006, 11:01 PM
hey man..
boa sorte ae brother.. quero ve sai mais coisa boa dae.. t+

03 March 2006, 11:27 PM
Hi JR. good see you here too. Good luck for u :thumbsup: .

03 March 2006, 11:57 PM
Hey Joao,

Nice to see you in this challenge . I like the cockroach leaving home idea better I think , it has more room to add things. Maybe have an bug exterminator guy in the background. Good luck and enjoy the challenge.

03 March 2006, 12:59 AM
I vote for the second one! And good luck to you! I'll be watching too.

03 March 2006, 03:54 AM
Hello Jr. Braz .... Nice Sketchs ... but i like more the first one ...

.... acho que nunca comentei nada do que você fizeste , mas conheço este trabalho do seu avatar e mais um sobre " Sonhos " ... bem legais por sinal ....

... bom ter gente conhecida por aqui ...

Abraços !!!

03 March 2006, 06:25 AM
okay..nice start..i will be watching you ,more power to you:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:02 PM
Hey Jr., well i guess that this decision is up to you, but here is what i think. The first idea is a funny and popular idea, "popular idea"? yeah, it is an art that will bring more popularity, people prefer seen the first idea them the second idea, because the second idea is more personal, it is the artist vision and it is a poetical language, not everybody likes this kind of art, but it is a good one to.

The first one gives more room to crits, sugestions. The second one has more artistic range and maybe it will make it difficult to crit or sugest anything.

Well, choose wisely :) Because it will take some time !! :D

03 March 2006, 12:19 PM
Those are some great ideas. The second one looks more interesting, though. Gives a feeling of an epic journey better than the first one. :)

03 March 2006, 07:48 PM
I like the first idea, as it' s funny(great sketch!), but I guess the second is more moving and emotional.
I'd go for the cockroach!

03 March 2006, 01:26 PM
Hi, man!

Nice to see you again in a challenge.

My vote goes for the first sketch. It is funny, very original, with lots of possibilities, and definetly the beginning of an epic journey from the point of view of the bug! In fact, I like your character already...


03 March 2006, 01:14 PM
first sketch is better! :thumbsup:

aae braz! passando aqui pra te desejar boa sorte cara!

03 March 2006, 09:49 PM (

Thanks everybody. All you really help me to decide. So I choose the cockroach idea :D

And here is the firsts steps :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:51 PM (

And here is a non textured render

03 March 2006, 09:53 PM
hi mann.. mto bom cara.. bem carismatico o personagem..

parabens.. boa sorte.. abraço!

03 March 2006, 03:04 AM
nice , very nice man ! can't comment anything!

03 March 2006, 12:33 PM
Haha, nice modell! Great concept, I like the balloon! The cockroach's legs looks a bit strange in the ends...more like octopus or something, to soft...A cockroach's legs are really hard...Maybe that would make it easier to see what it is:)
Keep it up, great work!

03 March 2006, 06:24 AM
That is so cool. I really like it.

03 March 2006, 11:03 PM (

Hi Guys,

Here is a render now with textures :)

I change the head, to detach the eyes, that I think is more important :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:09 PM
eeuheuheuh nice man.. curti o copo de danone !
uehuehe best luck.. cya!

03 March 2006, 11:12 PM
:eek: Great idea and great progress so far keep it up!!

03 March 2006, 11:17 PM
hahaha, the "danone" basket is great :thumbsup:
you're doing a very good job, though I agree with jonason, the legs look a bit strange...
good luck!

03 March 2006, 12:09 AM
It looks like I am a bit late here :)

You're allmost done :bounce:

Very nice cockroach! I suggest you to make a cartoon later with it
Let's see how it will look alltogether at the end... I'm really impressed!

BTW, I'd leave the legs the way they are
Maybe a realistic cockroach wouldn't be in place here :)
Why not leave some fantasy?

03 March 2006, 12:29 AM
Looks nice.

03 March 2006, 11:20 PM
Nice man, it's different!

03 March 2006, 01:45 PM
Hey JR... i think the first idea is better.. maybe u can use another one in 2d? ^^
The modelling is looking good... i like the details
but i want see more and more details... .. :P


03 March 2006, 07:19 PM
that's looking really funny and cute. love his expression

03 March 2006, 07:28 PM
haha! nice bug! I wish him a nice trip and good luck to you!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 05:50 AM
Fun, this guy just keeps getting better! Like the detailed weathering on the telescope. Good luck!

03 March 2006, 02:03 PM
boa o copo de danone braz! :bounce: to gostando do trampo cara! :)


03 March 2006, 03:40 PM
hey João!!! i like the idea!!! good luck and i will keep an eye in your thread! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:15 PM
Very interesting idea, I really lilked, I'm waiting for more dude


Rafael Braga
03 March 2006, 11:12 PM
Yeah man!

You're really are in the right way!

Nice progress!..Keep going and please...dont forget to show me the progress dude!!


03 March 2006, 08:58 AM
Love the character! :)

03 March 2006, 03:20 AM
Very nice bug! Good luck, Jr.! :bounce:

03 March 2006, 03:31 AM
oi Junior.! nossa seu bicho, gosto dele.! parabens@ Very nice job, and you arelady textures and everything... man you make me feel so delayed.. :) good luck man.!!

03 March 2006, 01:32 PM
Wow, very nice concept and modelling. :thumbsup:

Good luck.


03 March 2006, 05:37 PM
hi men !
great job !
- posta ai as atualizações rapaz !:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:06 PM
Hi Guys, thanks for the replies :bounce:

gra7 (, thanks man.

the_fgdf (, thanks.

elmasfeo (, Thanks for the suggest, but I try a hard leg, and looks strange, so I curl a bit .. hehe

atra (, thanks. Yes, I prefer a fantasy version too :)

sergage (, thanks.

Diogo Faim (, Hi Diogo. Thanks man.

ldgree (, Hi Laerte. Humm 2d work? .. better no . I don´t want too expose my dark side .. hehehe. I´m terrible in 2d.

shakes (, Thanks.

Cgkoko (, thanks man. Good voyage for you too. :)

oceanbluesky (, thanks for comments.

vader (, thanks. To de olho no seu trabalho tb.

Marcos_BorBa (, Hi Marcos. To de olho no seu contest tb :)

alancamara (, Hi friend. Thanks.

Rafael Braga (, Hi dude, Thanks. And where is your updates??? Are you forsaken?

se7enthcin (, thanks for comment

WOLFOX (, Hi Bruno. Thanks. Good luck to you too.

Nakary (, Hi Richard. Good to see you here :) Thanks.

Russel-Nash (, thanks for comment

dcmoutinho (, Hi friend. Yeah I a lill late with the updates .. hehe .. But take a look in the next post :p

03 March 2006, 06:10 PM (

Hi guys. Here is another update. Still missing some textures, like the bags ...
Soon I´ll start the background

03 March 2006, 09:50 PM
extremely good.

I Would like to do almost the same thing, then i saw your thread... Well, i have to find an other way.
i'll follow this. :)


03 March 2006, 10:10 PM
looks like his journey gonna be a fun one :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:50 AM
I like it. Pay attention to make your character clearly visible. It will depend on the environnemnt of course.

03 March 2006, 06:59 PM
Hi Braz!

Good luck for all of us!
show you concepts!

03 March 2006, 07:14 PM
Very funny and the look is great, good work in the modeling, lets go my friend


03 March 2006, 05:33 AM
Hi Braz! I liked a lot of your idea! The modeling and colors is great too... keep it up guy!:bounce:

cya :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:20 PM
looks like his journey gonna be a fun one :thumbsup:

Of course it will :)

It's also among my most favorite journeys here ;)

03 March 2006, 09:53 PM
Good idea! Nice concept!:applause:

Very nice work!

Good Luck:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:05 AM

Very funny, good work in the modeling, lets go my friend.


03 March 2006, 10:50 PM (

Here is another update in the bug

03 March 2006, 10:51 PM
Hi guys, Thanks for all replys

Sorry for not reply everybody now, I a lill busy at the moment ...

Soon I back with more time :)

03 March 2006, 01:37 AM
hi JrBraz, nice render !
- maior viagem, ta ficando bem legal

03 March 2006, 01:50 AM
Hey João, yesssss...better and better dude. Rally your concept is very interesting, and the last up is great. Just a crit to eye-glass color, you could change bacause the character is using the same color, anyway great job dude


03 March 2006, 02:48 AM
Very good ^^ eheh i like the details.. i want see scenes.. and differents angles too ? :P


04 April 2006, 02:33 PM
Balloon looks great.:thumbsup:

Bing on more.:arteest:


04 April 2006, 06:50 PM (

Hi guys,

I start the modeling of the background. Will be a kitchen. :)

04 April 2006, 07:12 PM
Thanks for all replys :bounce:

DaVee, makaron, authentic, ale3dfx, alancamara, Wanddo, atra, GutoSposito, Daniel, Laerte and Russel-Nash, Thanks. :beer:

04 April 2006, 02:15 AM
Hi Braz, I think you should give more emphasis to the principal character. Maybe more close to the camera. Just an idea. Keep going and good luck.

04 April 2006, 06:49 PM (

Here is a update.

Still missing a lot of details in the background!

04 April 2006, 10:27 PM
Newspaper graphics on balloon is brilliant touch!
Can´t really figure out your light time. Is it day? Or night? ´cause I have some doubts about that black right corner. Kitchen looks good but as well too dark compare to sunny light feel on window. Just my 2cents. Keep up great work :bounce:

04 April 2006, 07:58 AM
Wow. it has become very realistic since my last visit. Really interssant concept. Looks like a shot from a movie.

04 April 2006, 08:05 AM
Eh eh eh... very nice... good idea...

04 April 2006, 08:41 AM
nice and very dinamic shot, i like it, especially the baloon :)... I'm wondering if you intend to put something on that wall? dunno... windows or balcony? or smth surprising?

04 April 2006, 12:08 AM
Very funny :) idea is super!

04 April 2006, 01:09 AM
Wow, you're quick, I hadn't checked your entry for couple of weeks only and here you are :thumbsup:. Congrats, it's looking really really awesome!

04 April 2006, 05:41 AM
Looking good dude! keep the great job!

04 April 2006, 11:40 AM
e aí Braz! cara.. fazia tempo q não dava uma olhada aqui... Tá ficando com ótima qualidade o seu trabalho neste challenge, Parabéns. A iluminação e a câmera são pontos fortes no seu trabalho. :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 07:24 PM
hi JrBraz,
nice render, only HDRI ?
keep going

04 April 2006, 08:21 PM
Parabéns Braz! Seu trabalho está ficando muito bom!
Vc vai colocar a outra baratinha tirando foto como no concept? vai ficar legal, estou ansioso para ver.

Continua firme!

04 April 2006, 04:36 AM
The all design, pose modeling and texture is top!!:thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 04:40 AM
You've come a long way since I last checked in. Looks great!

04 April 2006, 08:02 AM
wow, this is looking really good!

04 April 2006, 08:41 AM
really cool!
nice textures too...
keep going!---> ... .. .

04 April 2006, 01:45 AM
I´m here to wish good luck for you. Your works are always fantastic man.

Bob :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 05:03 PM
Hey thats pretty cool...i like it a lot!:scream:

04 April 2006, 05:44 PM
It's comming out very good, a nice concept.
Good luck.

04 April 2006, 10:15 PM
Ha ha, guess you and I must have crossed in some parallel universe when you had this idea, it reminds me of my very first sketch.. Only my ants saw the opportunity and yours seems to have taken, not only the opportunity but, all the sweety goodness from the fridge! :applause: Great job and nice to see someone with a similar sense of humour! :p

04 April 2006, 12:26 PM
Joao, this is so nice idea, it is weired i didn't see your thread before, the models and textures and lighting all looks awsome, keep it up this will be great.

04 April 2006, 09:02 PM
Hey Joao! Very funny! Nice to see this come together. Coming together very well. Good luck!

04 April 2006, 01:14 AM
fala braz.. ta mtu show . um dos melhores.. soh acho q podia da uma melhorada na pose do bixo ae.. dexa ele mais carismatico um poko..

para naum.. abraço!!
cya! :buttrock:

04 April 2006, 03:09 AM
Joao.. hello! Very nice image man, I really like the overall mood, and its very funny too, looks like the journey for this character is going to be full of funny stories, and wherever he goes is definetly going to be an interesting journey, I like how you got this done even whitout showing where he is projected to go... very nice.. PARABEM CARA..

Good luck man...!

04 April 2006, 03:20 AM
Looks like fun, wish I was 3 inches tall. The cherrys at the window seem a little out of place

05 May 2006, 02:30 PM
Hi Joao :D

This is wonderfull

The light and the textures are just right :thumbsup:
And I specially like that your window (the whole picture) is a bit inclined, that gives it a different mood, just like from point of view of a small creature

05 May 2006, 03:44 PM
I have been watching this. Glad to see it coming together so nicely.Love the idea of newspaper strips to stripe the hot air balloon.
All the best.:thumbsup:

my apocalyptical journey:

05 May 2006, 03:58 PM
Newspaper graphics on balloon is brilliant touch!
Can´t really figure out your light time. Is it day? Or night? ´cause I have some doubts about that black right corner. Kitchen looks good but as well too dark compare to sunny light feel on window. Just my 2cents. Keep up great work :bounce:

I agree with Oweron on that - light is a bit confusing.

05 May 2006, 05:43 PM
Hey Joao,

Your idea is coming along great since I last saw it.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: You have original and stylistic images. With the dark light on the bottom right corner, maybe you could make it the shadow of a tree or something which would be less confusing as to wether it is day or night.
Good luck finishing up.

05 May 2006, 04:04 PM
Hi Guys,

Oweron, Vincent, Shinji, -BAM-, Staszek, Sergage, Climax, Ziriguidum, Daniel C., Daniel, Tuck, 3D Explorer, Jammin, coochaki, Bob_CA, melkao, mkerouch, m477, flaminglow, ocenabluesky, gra7, nakary, rasmaya, atra, vicent1, azazel, mmoir. :)

Thanks a lot for all comments :bounce: :beer:

Sorry for the big delay, but I not give up :)

I´m finishing today all textures of the background, and soon I´ll post the update. :thumbsup:

About the lights, I just want to show inside the house, like a cold and sad place, not a good place to stay ... and outside more warm and positive local, in other words, outside represent the future, a hopefull future with a lot of new adventures .. :p

05 May 2006, 02:25 AM (

Hi guys,

Here is a TEST of the final version .. still missing some details, like the texture of the window ... I will try to finalize all the textures and the render today :)

05 May 2006, 03:54 AM
gosh, I lost track of this one..but it's turned out brilliantly! love the lighting and you really captured the travel from the refridgerator perfectly! the little critter looks fantastic- congrats!

05 May 2006, 06:45 AM
hey, you're back, glad to see that :), looking nice, I like the way you solved that background ;)
good luck further :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 06:59 AM
Originally Posted by JRBRAZ
Great work. Nice color and great design on characters. Congratulation. :beer:

Good Luck. :thumbsup:

thank you so much.Guess l missed your thread but I was looking for your work and it' really well done.Especially the details inside the kitchen are great.Good luck

05 May 2006, 07:28 AM
wow alsome lighting and rendering, your image is very rich. I really like how it's turning out (sorry i haven't visited this thread in a while :P) your final test is looking alsome alreay, the real final is sure to be very nice :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 02:25 PM
wow, great scene my friend !!! :bounce:

05 May 2006, 03:41 PM
Extremely cool! I love the way the image reads like a story. Brilliant!

05 May 2006, 03:57 PM
I like this one especially . One of my favorites!!
keep it up!!

05 May 2006, 04:24 PM
ficou duka braz!! parabéns cara! =)

good luck

05 May 2006, 04:34 PM
very cool image!

I lik it!
best wishes to you!

05 May 2006, 08:20 AM
Looks amazing.

I really like the poster on the right side. :bounce:


05 May 2006, 08:51 AM
Really good all around work and original subject. Congrats man and good luck for the voting!:) :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 12:52 PM
hahahahahaha...very funny and excellent illumination, BRAZ. good luck!

05 May 2006, 02:23 PM
Thats great job. So nice use of tools,
best wishes for you.:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 03:06 PM
Hey that's fun ! Makes me think of my picture with an insect and a montgolfiere !
A cool picture with a good rendering and the story is really easy to understand !
I think there's a bit of awkwardness (?) in the maps inside the kitchen with too much bump on the table and the chair for exemple, and a wallpaper with huge flowers that reminds me my grandmother's. Maybe a bit of DOF could correct that, but be carefull to keep the refrigerator visible ! Good choice of colors too ! Good luck

05 May 2006, 04:29 PM
hello...i think that one of the most important things on this challenges is to have some fun....and with this one i'm really having fun....good job my friend, keep going and good luck!:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 05:58 PM
really nice entry , its a shame that i didnt spot it before..nicely done. really fun :bounce:
good luck with the judging

05 May 2006, 05:04 AM (

Here is the final version.

In the end of 60´s, a great challenge will begin. A big race in 80 days, around the world.
Bugleas Fogg, accept the challenge, and as soon he catch some provisions and construct his junk balloon, he is ready. Ready for the Jouney that Begins.

05 May 2006, 05:43 AM
Hi Guys,

Thanks for all support :beer:

Shakes, Thanks man.

Bamu :) Thanks

ASHİATAKA, thanks for visit my thread too.

hhssuu. Thanks. I hope you like the final version

dcmoutinho, thanks. valeu cara. Agora é a vez do bichinho :p

glenn23, I glad the you like

fgdf, thanks man. one of the favorites? :bounce:

vader, brigado. Quero ver o seu trabalho finalizado tb.

coochaki, thanks.

Russel-Nash, thanks.

thierry2005, thanks. I happy you liked

ziriguidum, hi man. Thanks. Valeu. Gostei do seu trabalho tb.

living_for_cg, thanks

Alphajet83, thanks. I accept the tip of DOF and the include a bit, in the final version :)

melkao, thanks friend. Without fun, the work that´s not sense. Without fun, there is no journey ... hehe

barbapapa, I happy you see my thread now. Thanks.

05 May 2006, 05:51 AM
Here is a bigger version:

And here is a link ( a wallpaper version

05 May 2006, 11:20 AM
Hi JRBRAZ, Congrats on the final. Yep i like hte final even more!! Great stuff and good luck!

05 May 2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks hhssuu :beer:

05 May 2006, 01:59 PM
great scene !!! congratulations :applause:
good look !

05 May 2006, 06:58 PM
Cool and original work!!... i like the rendering and composition
very well done!!:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 01:11 AM

This is more of the type of image I wished I'd aimed for. Terrific composition, modeling and color harmony. Your use of text in the scene is also well designed and understated. Really adds to the storytelling. Extremely dynamic work. I must read your Challenge page and hopefully pick up some advice. Congratulations on the scene, and may your bug navigate to the top of a judge's head.

06 June 2006, 04:46 PM
Hi Guys, thaks a lot :beer:

07 July 2006, 12:00 PM

Congratulationss for the 7th Place!! Vey vey coolll :)
the next one top 5 hein!!?!!?!?



07 July 2006, 12:13 PM
:). Congratulationss for the 7th Place .:)

07 July 2006, 10:34 PM
Congratulations Joao and best wishes.

07 July 2006, 02:29 AM
congratulations on your prize..the little critter made it- well done!

07 July 2006, 11:08 PM
Congratulations on your win! :thumbsup:

07 July 2006, 08:39 PM

You really deserve to be one of the winners.

Very good job, my Brasilian friend!


07 July 2006, 07:22 AM
very nice picture, And congratulation for the Winning.
On yours it's easy to see all the way and work made by the principale caracter to make his journey begin, it's pleasant.


07 July 2006, 07:59 AM
congrats man . great work.

07 July 2006, 06:53 PM
Congratulations Joao! Great to see such a fun image among the winners! Cheers!

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