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03 March 2006, 02:26 AM
Alfonso Peralta is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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03 March 2006, 02:34 AM (

Well, here is my first sketch, I am not happy with its lack of "epic proportions", but it's just the beginning.

03 March 2006, 03:37 PM
Super fun idea! Why didn't I think of it?
Anxious to see it developed and flushed!
Good luck!

03 March 2006, 03:45 PM
Cool sketch ! The idea is nice !
Can't stand to see more !

03 March 2006, 05:10 PM
Great concept and really cool sketch! Epic enough, I'd say :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:07 PM
Hehe I like it alot. Definately my favourite so far :D I look forward to seeing your progress.

03 March 2006, 09:06 PM
Outstanding concept man, really nice idea.
Keep them coming.


03 March 2006, 09:12 PM
haha! very funny!

i like the concepts

03 March 2006, 09:24 PM
Nice sketch! I like the white rats, great work!

03 March 2006, 10:16 PM
"...Coming this summer from Walt Disney Pictures..."
"Adventuras del Inodoro"
No se si yo tendria interes participando en esta jornada.
Nah, just kiddin'. Looks funny.

03 March 2006, 10:37 PM
I like your thought process. Trying to show a vast background with this concept might be tough though. Maybe you could show the plumbing running off into the distance or something to that effect.
Good sketch.

Just had a thought. Maybe you could show one of the mice in an old diving suit being lowered by rope into the bowl.

03 March 2006, 10:44 PM
Haha nice idea, but I wonder where the journey ends >>!

It'll be a nice challenge to show it in epic proportions, but who knows!

Good luck!

03 March 2006, 04:23 AM
hahahaha, cool, to tell you the true one of my first ideas was making something very similar, but with a very diferent character, one that fits in the place, but i thought it would be kind of unaceptable, so i gave up, The rats are great I'd say you go ahead! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:55 AM
Funny idea, but a little drastic ;)

03 March 2006, 05:46 AM
has some emotions in it

waiting 2 c more of u

good luck

03 March 2006, 01:07 PM
LOL this looks like in my bathroom ;)

Poor rats, but we all know, they will come back!

05 May 2006, 03:38 AM (

hi!, I've been working on a big project, and didn't have time to work on the challenge until a week ago. It was a little rushed, but I think I made it. Here are the images: this one is the rat, as you see, it's very low poly.

05 May 2006, 03:41 AM (

more of the rat

05 May 2006, 03:42 AM (

another angle

05 May 2006, 03:44 AM (

the legs

05 May 2006, 03:55 AM (

modeling the toilet

05 May 2006, 03:56 AM (

toilet's close up

05 May 2006, 03:57 AM (

textured rat

05 May 2006, 03:58 AM (

more of the textured rat

05 May 2006, 04:16 AM (

well, here is the composition of the shot, based on the concept sketch, I choosed a dutch angle to give it a feel of disorientation. and put the rats in some kind of a radial composition inwards the vortex.

05 May 2006, 04:22 AM (

here is the shaded scene, used regular lights to lit the image and simulate bouncing light, no cast shadows, only the rectangular direct light on the front.

05 May 2006, 04:51 AM (

here are the passes I used:
Diffuse + Raytrace + Linghtning + Shadows
ZDepth for tweak the lightning and add Depth of Field
Spherical mapped reflections to fake detail in reflections
Ambient Occlusion
Reflective Occlusion to mask faked reflections
Faked Caustics
And Object ID for additional tweaking

05 May 2006, 04:53 AM (

Here is the result of the compositing

05 May 2006, 04:57 AM (

I added Fur, DOF in photoshop. I did some fur test with 3DStudio's Hair and Fur, but didn't get satisfied with the quality of very thin fur. Also the render times at 640x480 were very high, now imagine at 4k!. So I decided to do it in photoshop, and I kind of like the results.

05 May 2006, 05:16 AM
Ahaha, funny idea! and good realisation, waiting to see final. :beer:

05 May 2006, 05:26 AM (

Well, At some point I seriously doubted I'll finish. I got a lot of work and had very little time to work on the project, but at the end it was possible!.


This image was conceived to be in a Challenge where lots of people of different cultures will see it, so I decided to put elements that most people could know, like the rats and the toilet. That will remove any cultural barrier when getting the message. The next important thing was to achieve the idea in an interesting way. I decided to do it using something funny, when it's time to communicate something massively, fun is always good. I am satisfied with the results, because I think the image represents very good the spirit of the Challenge, it's clear and "globalized". Well, I'm very nervous, let's see what happens

05 May 2006, 05:41 AM
!Jajaja really funny...i can't belive that i miss this one....good job!:scream:

05 May 2006, 06:49 AM
great final ,

05 May 2006, 01:22 PM
I haven't seen this one in a long time. I'm glad to see that you were able to finish it. The modeling and texturing is very good, especially the water in the toilet bowl ( I wish mine were as sparkling clean....).

05 May 2006, 02:47 PM
Cha cha great idea and realisation. I relly like it :scream: ... And the water looks very beautiful, so are the rats actually, congratulations ! :)

05 May 2006, 01:05 AM
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05 May 2006, 01:06 AM

Ha! Tremendous concept and final entry. Reading your challenge thread, I've found a new way to render water (rather than relying on some cheesy plugins). Thanks for this thread and congratulations on a professional looking scene.

Hopefully the judges are able to reach the rats in the plumbing to give them their treat. :applause: :bounce: :buttrock:

05 May 2006, 12:47 AM
I really like this idea, it is completely different from the other entries i have seen so far : it may not be an epic journey for a human, but let me tell you that for a rat, it is!. Technically it is the most interesting among the other entries mainly because of the great and elaborated compositing job. This image demostrates you dont have the end up with an over saturated image to achive a very interesting result.

Good job!!

05 May 2006, 11:24 AM
The poor small mice... :-(

06 June 2006, 10:29 PM
Thanks for the smile.

06 June 2006, 07:58 AM
hehe i missed that.
really interesting concept.mice are cool and caustics are great.

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