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04 April 2006, 08:30 PM
Luke Stopani is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image
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04 April 2006, 01:50 AM (

Here is the concept. Take note, it isn't visible now, but it WILL be once I slap together the 3D. The kid is inside of a box he has "made" into a time machine. It is basically writing on cardboard. It will be a perfectly un-spectacular invention, however, I am going to have the background rather impressive and REALLY give you the feel that this kid is slipping through time.

04 April 2006, 02:03 PM
I like it... I've alwayas been fascinated with time travel. This can be a journey through time indirectly through the kid's imagination. Lots of possiblities for the background... I'm keen to see what you come up with.


04 April 2006, 04:19 PM
I thought it through and have decided on having tiers of time. Have a tree turning into a sapling. A house disappearing. A mountain turning into a hill. We shall see.

05 May 2006, 06:37 PM (

Here is the model thus far.

05 May 2006, 10:34 PM (

My UV maper in MAYA broke. My textures simply won't look very good. I am going to have to do a lot of work in post to get this to look any good.

05 May 2006, 05:52 PM (

Here is my composit. I still have the background.
I had to do textures through Photoshop because my UV unwrap is not working in Maya for some reason. Therefore, I shall do it after the rendering.

What you see here is 3 layers of lights, 1 of specular, 1 of diffuse. For a grand total of 5 layers.

05 May 2006, 08:54 PM (

Patrick had no idea that the magic marker the old woman had given him really was an honest to goodness, genuine, real “magic” marker. At any rate, the events which were to take place in his imagination became reality, and once he pressed the button time began racing. His quest to capture a dinosaur seemed distant and forgotten as the sun and moon raced past west to east becoming the cosmic twine raveling him into a new world... one of the past. His yard and neighborhood, even the very hills he played in faded away and a new world could be seen one that Patrick was not ready to face.

05 May 2006, 06:29 AM
First of all....great job on completing the porject. I think you got the image to look like your concept but you have a lot of room for improvement and this is a good thing... It just means you can push this image a lot further and you'll learn a whole new bag of tricks while you attempt to do so. I would like to see you take this to the next level. This is a good start though.


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