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Topic: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

A contest! buttrock

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)
Subject:    Aliens
Time limit:  Less than 3 hours
Judging based on:  Best looking alien

Prizes:  http://friendlyskies.net/aoiforum/viewtopic.php?id=569

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.

FAQ:

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.

Jeremy

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

If I get the time, as im starting in school on thursday again, I will try to look into this!

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

I've started mine on an alien invasion rather than actualy trying to model an alien. The 3h gives a lot of time to play with.

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

Sounds sweet, Matt.  Hopefully we'll see something from you also, SirJohn.  I have a concept in mind, but I'm yet to do any work on it wink

Jeremy

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

I also have the concept, but right now im using most of my time, preparing for the school. But its weekend soon! wink

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

heres my attempt

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/208/alienum1.th.jpg

i didnt take anywhere near the 3 hours so im not expecting to win.
i just liked the idea wink

Last edited by smappler (August 9, 2006, 2:26 am)

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

I like the idea, too!
:-)

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

OK i'm working on something. Thanks to Marc's help i may acctually be able to pull something of. Will update as soon as I have my basic mesh sorted.

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

Done it - finished rendering last night.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIBgFFB3B0I[/youtube]

It's not one of my best work, but it was fun.
I look forward to seeing some more entries from the rest of you wink

ps, the [youtube] thing is really really usefull smile

Last edited by iammatt (August 16, 2006, 12:29 am)

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

Matt - @ least it´s animated in that short time! Wonderful!

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

That's pretty cool, Matt!  Even though you kept it simple, the lighting really gives it an ominous feeling.  The lasers are great and the building sculpting gave me a chuckle.

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

Thanks to the comments. The lighting is only a emmisive enviromental texture -  I'm really bad at using 'lights' so AO is allways in preference.
there are only 4 types of building there, copyed and pasted. It was an all-or-nothing texture work with the building. I tried to texture them with images of the web but I could not get them to look ok, so I used none.

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

Ok, here is my alien. Or is it? wink

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/3913/alien01lf9.png

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6996/alien04yj5.th.pnghttp://img154.imageshack.us/img154/7982/alien07hd1.th.pnghttp://img154.imageshack.us/img154/482/alien095dg8.th.png
I spent 2:30 h on modeling and textures - plus rendering time. Though I consider the work finished, I can't decide which one should be promoted to "final". The only difference is the change in one transparency setting for the top texture (layered).

I like the idea of a cloaked alien traveling unnoticed to earth during a shuttle mission. But the "green", glowing texture is based on a radar image of the sun and therefore even more "alien"... big_smile

Any suggestions?

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

kryos370 wrote:

Any suggestions?

Not much that I can think off right now.
Good idea and a nice textured alien and wall!

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Re: FS Contestlet - August 1, 2006 [Closed]

kryos370 wrote:

I like the idea of a cloaked alien traveling unnoticed to earth during a shuttle mission.

Me too. I think that the fisrt of the smaler linked images is best (or mabe just a little more transparent)

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