Topic: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]
We're gonna try something a little different this time around. So, with no further ado, here's what is involved:
Dates: August 1st - 27th
Judging: August 28th - 31st (by poll)
Time limit: Less than 3 hours
Judging based on: Best looking alien
It is recommended that a concept be posted here by the 15th (sketch, simple 3d, or even word description), although this isn't a requirement.
Question: I made my project in under the time limit, but the rendering/compositing is going to take me way over. What do I do?
Answer: The time limit is only for the project creation - rendering/compositing time may exceed that, if you like.
Question: I want a backdrop or I want to texure it. Does that take from my time limit?
Answer: A backdrop will not take from your time, but texturing does indeed take from the time limit.
Question: What am I being judged on?
Answer: Judgement will be based on what is the coolest looking alien. Be creative! Any type of alien is acceptable.
Question: My model is awful - can I start over?
Answer: Sure. Just restart your time with a clean slate.
Question: I went 2 minutes over. Will something bad happen to me?
Answer: The time limit is just a guideline. This is not a speed contest, but the time limit makes those with busy schedules be able to be competitive. Anything beyond that is between you and your conscience.
Question: What format should I use for render?
Answer: Use whatever format you're comfortable with and is readily available. Use any commonly used compressed format. If you need further help or suggestions on preparing your scene for viewing, please ask away.
Question: How do I do this? In under the time limit?
Answer: Don't bite off more than you can chew. Keep things simple - quality will generally buy you more votes around these parts than a complex image done poorly.
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