The Journey Begins Challenge (3D) Entry: Torsten Thuenen

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  05 May 2006
Final Image: Almost Final

Ok, almost there.

Tell me what you think.

Here you can find a higher resolution:

Journey 2048 x 871

  05 May 2006

hi russel, compozition looks very good, I only have a problm with the sea, should have a little color variaton, somthing like brighter close to shore and darker far
at a second look the tree semms too flat, in rest, looks great man

  05 May 2006
Final Image: The Journey Begins - Final

Since his early childhood Jonathan dreams to fly.
Every evening his grandma told him stories of the former times, when birds of their kind still had wings to fly. Every morning he ran outside to watch the paradise birds leaving their trees and flying to the open sea. Jonathan so much wished he could join them.
As soon as he was able to hold a pencil Jonathan starts drawing all different kinds of flying machines. Unfortunately he never had the chance to build one of his inventions.
One day when he was out in the forest, climbing on the huge trees, he realised tiny blue spots on the bark and when he stepped on a branch which was covered all over with this blue spots the branch suddenly breaks and Jonathan managed to grab a vein in the very last second to stop him from falling to dead. Once again he wished he could fly.
Later when he told his grandma from his adventure she got very excited and ask Jonathan to bring her a piece of the bark with the blue spots.
Jonathan who saw the fear in his grandmaís eyes ran as fast as he could to get a piece of the bark.
When he gave it to his grandma she starts to shiver and had to sit down. It took a while until she was able to speak again. Than she told Jonathan what this blue spots are.
The blue spots are the first sign of a very serious illness which affects the trees. It starts quite slow, but when not stopped in early stages it will affect the whole wood and kill all the trees in it. There is only one way to save the trees. A medicine made from the Blue Moon Leaf Flower, which was quite common is the old days but now had vanished totally from the wood.
There is only on person who knows where the flower can still be found. The old hermit on stone-bridge island. But there is no other way to get there than flying and we lost this ability long time ago.
Now it was Jonathanís time to get very excited. He said to his grandma that they may not be able to fly by themselves but that he could build a machine which can do. He would just need the material which he could not afford till now.
Grandma agreed with Jonathan and both went to see the tree committee to give a report of what they have discovered and asked them to help build Jonathans flying machine. It didnít take long to persuade the committee and shortly after the work on Jonathans machine started.
After three weeks of hard work the airship was finally finished. Jonathan named it after the nickname of his Grandma. It referred to the time when her feathers where still black as the night and she was know through out the wood as the ďDark LadyĒ.
The next day, when all things Jonathan would need were brought on board

The Journey Begins.
  05 May 2006
So, this is it. Finally itís finished.

Thanks to everybody who supports me during this time. It was really fun and I learned a lot.

Some specs:

Final resolution: 4096 x 1742

Software used: Hash Animation:Master and Adobe Photoshop

Total amount of layers rendered: 8

Total rendering time: about 20 hours

Here you can find a higher resolution image: 2048 x 871

  05 May 2006
big congrats on finishing Russel- it looks great! I love all the fantastic ship details on the high res.good luck, and see you at the next challenge!
  05 May 2006
congrats on finishing the pic, nice story

  05 May 2006
Congratulations on your Final Image, Torsten, Nice Story, good job I wish you luck
Life is Short...RENDER more!
My Short Film VIRUS
  05 May 2006
Hey Torsten! Enjoyed following your work from the beginning -- you've really captured a sense of wonder and perspective with your camera angle and lighting...showing off your cool ship! Great work! Hope to see more in future Challenges! Cheers!
  05 May 2006
Congratulations. It looks fantastic. I really like those final touches - the birds flying, the tree texture and the atmospheric effects and colours of the shallow water. All very beautiful and very much pointing to a journey. The story is excellent too. I sure hope to see you in another challenge
Mark David
People need nature more than nature needs people

  05 May 2006
Shakes: Thank you very much. I really love your entry. Can't wait to see you entering the next challenge.

Squibbit: Without your support I wouldn't made it this far. Thank you very much.

Climax: Thank you very much. Wish you good luck for your 5D entry as well.

oceanbluesky: I am really glad you like my entry. Yours was amazing to follow as well. Cu in the next challenge.

mdavid: Thanks a lot. I really hope to see you in the next challenge. I learned a lot from your thread.
  05 May 2006
Well congrats on your piece Mr. Nash. Looks pretty cool.
I'm new at this so I have no idea how long the voting process takes. Good luck.
I'm a doodler cause doodlin is what I do...Oh, and I also like to piddle.

The Journey Begins - My first challenge
  05 May 2006
Congratulations on finishing this piece! I'm very impressed with the amount of detail in this piece! Good luck!
  05 May 2006
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