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01-19-2010, 05:40 PM
Torsten Thuenen is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/view_entries.php?challenger=19050)

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Layout Test
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01-19-2010, 07:16 PM
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after I missed the last two challenges it's definitely time to join this one.

I think I will do the "it came from the sink" theme and just scale it down a little with mice as the terrified crowd. So there is the chance that it will be cheesy.


01-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Hey Friend :beer: wish you good Luck ...... already have a nice start :bounce: keep going

01-21-2010, 11:46 AM
Ahh, yes. It came from the sink. When will people learn to install garburators!!

Cute idea. Descriptive sketch too. No room for misunderstanding.



01-21-2010, 11:54 AM
Oh well, i guess there goes my own line "it came from beneath the sink".
But wait, maybe thatīs already the sequel to yours :rolleyes: (Because of the huge success and all...you know) Anyway, i like your idea, good luck.

01-24-2010, 10:54 AM
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Tony, Joel, thank you very much.
Torsten, yeah you could do part 8 of the series, but you are also free to pick one of the prequels.


Almost 10 years back "IT CAME FROM ABOVE"showed us a young and innocent mouse, fighting his way out of the shadow of his overpowering father Mr. Ent.
Eye to eye with the peril in "IT CAME FROM STRAIGHT AHEAD" the young son of the barber gave us the last proof, that he no longer has to hide.
None of us has forgotten his happiest moment in "IT CAME FROM BEHIND" when Rod finally met Sahra.
But as we all know this shouldn't last for long. One moment of inattention in "IT CAME FROM THE LEFT" not only did cost him his left eye but it looked as he had lost Sahra forever.
We witnessed a warrior who had lost almost all of his strength and courage in "IT CAME FROM THE RIGHT" causing marks not only on bis body, which will never vanish again.
Finally "IT CAME FROM BELOW" showed us the reinvigorated hero, who managed the impossible and brought back Sahra from a place no one thought anyone would be able to.

Now, in this seventh instalment of the series Rod has once again to come back to save the earth from a threat far greater and more deadly than ever before. Leaving back his island and his beloved Sahra he has to grind his blade for one last time.

Expect deeper cuts, louder screams and for the first time ever...

exploding cheese.

Be prepared, because "IT RETURNED FROM BELOW".

01-24-2010, 11:03 AM
:applause: Hahaha.. Love it!

01-25-2010, 09:56 PM
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Torsten: Thanks a lot.

Here is a first modeling WIP.


01-26-2010, 03:57 AM
That's a great storyline. Great fun. The start to the modelling is looking good too. Good luck with this buddy

01-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Hey Torsten,

A long time my friend!! Really cool to see you back again on the CGS challenges!!

Really neat and cool concept , like a lot the story line :D The first stage on the modeling looks really great.

Good luck and waiting for more updates!! Cheers!! :beer: + tequila hahahahah :D

01-28-2010, 07:18 AM
Hey! That's a pretty cheezy story you got wrapped up there! And your hero character looks both handsome and brave ;)

02-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Mark, Fernando, Gunilla, thank you very much.

I am currently modelling and hope that I can show another update soon. :wip:


02-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Nice modeling so far. Great gloopy idea.

02-01-2010, 11:19 PM
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Thanks a lot Michael.

Here is a first modelling WIP of the cheesy bar. Still a lot work to do.


02-01-2010, 11:33 PM

Fantastic concept. I think the best ideas often come from below, so this is definately a keeper. :beer:

Brilliant models so far, as well. Are the streets going to be styrofoam? The cardboard diner is just . . . wow. :bowdown:

Love this entry.

Nice to meet you. :beer:

02-02-2010, 05:57 AM
Really cool model. Totally dig the broken fork holding the canopy up, and the band-aid keeping it stuck to the bar. Really funny stuff.


02-02-2010, 06:00 AM
Love the cardboard bar. That band-aid is a great touch.

02-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Nice idea, i really like the model of the cardboard house, really well executed :D

02-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Loving that cardboard diner! :) keep up the good work! :wip:

02-02-2010, 10:03 AM
I love watching you create your 3D contraptions. They are always original, elegantly modelled and great fun. That cheesy cardboard bar held together with tape and bandaids is superb.

02-02-2010, 10:23 AM
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Thanks a lot Michael.

Here is a first modelling WIP of the cheesy bar. Still a lot work to do.


That is just amazing. i love the home made band aid and selotape approach to this..You make 3d look fun!!..No crits at this stage, sorry.

congratz though


02-02-2010, 10:30 AM
this is very nice
i like it!

02-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Cheesy Bar is a marvel!!! Man you have done a cute perfect set!! cant wait to see it dressed of textures!

02-02-2010, 10:27 PM
Cori: Nice to meet you, too. :beer: The street will be "real". I think of it as a sidewalk of an abandoned street.

Joel, Michael, Imkan, Andrew, Mark, Marley, Azeem, Fabio: Thank you very much. I really appreciate that you like my entry. :)

Torsten :arteest:

02-02-2010, 10:30 PM
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Just a small update. Time is hard to find theses days.


02-02-2010, 10:41 PM
Just beautiful. The street furniture really makes it. I love those bottle tops for plates. I wonder if the bottle tops are big enough though. Maybe it's just me but they seem a bit small alongside the fork and other items. However if you think they are the right size then I will happily accept your word. The use of broken crockery for seats is pure genius

02-02-2010, 11:55 PM
Glorious little architects. What are the saloon style doors composed off? They almost seem like spiral bound notebook paper. Incredible creations. :beer:

02-03-2010, 01:51 AM
Hey Torsten,

Simply awesome model !! Love all the great details on it, cool!! The band aid straps are a superb touch... The pen and the fork like columns!! fantasic!. Love this model!

Incredible work and looking forward for more updates. Cheers!! :beer:

02-03-2010, 02:58 AM
I love this idea you have. It's very appealing and the modeling looks well done. I'm looking forward to seeing your other environmental pieces and characters as well. How do you plan on shading and lighting it? I could see it going in any direction and still be pleasing. Good luck !

02-03-2010, 06:45 AM
Wow, nice work so far! I am loving the little mouse cantina. Superb.

02-03-2010, 06:49 AM
Fantastic models, good work!

02-04-2010, 10:25 PM
Mark: You are absolutely right about the scale of the bottle-tops. I have scaled them up. Thank you for the hint. :thumbsup:

Cori: Thanks man. The saloon style doors are supposed to be a drip mat ripped in two parts. It may become more clear once they are textured (hopefully).

Fernando: Thank you very much. :beer:

Zachary: My first idea was to make it as realistic as possible. But I don't think I will be able to do the mice with real fur (would kill my machine I think). So it will be a mix between realism and cartoony. Thanks.

Jimmy, Jose: Thanks a lot.

I just recognized that you won't get the full res picture when clicking on it. Only the medium sized image pops up. But when you replace "medium" with "large" in the URL of the pic you'll get the full-res version.


02-04-2010, 10:28 PM
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I think I am done with the modelling of the cheesy bar at the moment.
Time to start with the next model.


02-05-2010, 05:42 AM
really love the scale and cuteness of the modelling. very clever :)

02-05-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey Torsten,

Love the final details on the cheesy bar :D And cant wait to see the next stage on your concept. Cheers!! :beer:

02-08-2010, 02:42 PM
This is great! The concept and story really work well together. I look forward to seeing how you translate them into reality.

02-10-2010, 09:19 AM
Hiho Torsten!

As usual: nice concept and a great start! Really love all the details you put in your props, they all make sense!

To frontpage .... and BEYOND!!! :beer:


02-11-2010, 08:43 PM
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Wil, Fernando, David, David: Thank you very much.

Here is a very early model of the mouse. Trying to find the right shape.


02-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey Torsten,

Nice start on the mouse :D Like the big chest, really cool for a mouse hero :D

Cool work. Cheers!! :beer:

02-15-2010, 09:28 PM
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Fernado: Thanks a lot. He has to do a lot exercise to sway the heavy blade with style.

Here's another WIP of the mouse. Still a lot of tweaking necessary.


02-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Hey Torsten,

Cool details on the mouse. Love the hands and feet, really great model :buttrock:

Cheers!! :beer:

02-18-2010, 08:03 PM
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Fernando: Thank you very much for your ongoing support. I really appreciate that.

It is mostly unknown that Hattori Hanzo was not only the finest swordsmith in the world, but was also responsible for some of the smoothest close shaves seen throughout the country.


02-19-2010, 02:13 AM
Hey Torsten,

Cool weapon choice, that Hatori Hanzo razor looks really dangerous, more in a hands of the "Kill-Mouse" :D Great model like always :thumbsup: Cheers!! :beer:

02-21-2010, 01:18 AM
Great stuff buddy. I love those mouse eyes - very expressive but also strong, and I agree with Fernando about the feet and hands looking really good too. Nice work on the knife too - even as an untextured model it looks dangerous

02-22-2010, 08:28 PM
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Fernando, Mark: Thank you very much. I really hope I will be able to finish this one in time. So much left to do and so little time left.

Here is a first WP of the monster.


02-23-2010, 11:14 AM
Wow! Cool monster and very original too. I love seeing your 3D creations. Great update

02-23-2010, 06:15 PM
Hey Torsten,

Cool monster, like a lot the design, the mouth is really creepy and puts a great touch on the design. Cool work! :thumbsup: And waiting for more. Cheers!! :beer:

02-25-2010, 09:44 PM
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Mark, Fernando: Thank you very much. I am really glad that you like the monster.

Although this is a B-movie the producers spared no expense. So actually CG was used to remove the leg of the hero character. (No mice were harmed during the production of this movie).

I have add some details on the mouse and thrown in a quick and dirty rig to pose the mouse. The weights are way off but I will tweak the points when I have found the final pose.


02-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Sweet environments they differently suit the mood. Ha and I also like the rat and stub for a leg. Pretty sweet

02-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Torsten,

Cool update and great character. Like a lot the new details, the patch on the eye and the wood leg are a great touch for the hero. Cool work. I want to see the stage with the actors in scene :D Cheers!! :beer:

02-28-2010, 07:12 PM
I really like that little rat, good luck!!

03-01-2010, 08:33 PM
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Ronny, Fernando, Arturo: Thank you very much.

Here is a first layout test.


03-02-2010, 07:02 AM
i like the concept especially for the little house is pretty good

wish you luck dude!!!

03-03-2010, 05:51 AM
Hey Thorsten,

Cool layout, nice perspective on it. :thumbsup: The monster lloks awesome, really creepy. Perhaps the hero need a bit dynamic pose, only a comment.

Really cool work my friend, love this concept. Cheers!! :beer:

03-06-2010, 12:00 AM
Looking excellent! Part of me wants the monster's head to face the camera a bit more and another part of me is saying, 'no, leave it just like it is'.

It's great to see it all coming together. You're making some great progress

03-15-2010, 06:58 PM
Daniel, Fernando, Mark: Thank you very much.

Unfortunately I will not be able to finish this entry in time. I only have a few hours left that I can spend on my entry and it will definitely not be enough to finish this pic in a way I want it to look like. I don't want to finish it at all cost but rather leave it unfinished so I can come back later (when there is a bit more time) to finish it in a way I would like it to be.

Thanks again for your wonderful support. Looking forward to see you again in the the next challenge.


03-16-2010, 01:24 AM
Hey Torsten,

Sad news, because I like a lot this concept :( But you are right, in the end the idea is to come with a cool artwork , and I know that you finish it in a beautiful way :). All the best my friend and thanks for your great support! Cheers!! :beer:

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