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RobertoOrtiz
09-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:



I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge
THE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1004370)WAVE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1004370)




BEST Weapons Testing/BEST Robot Combat:Team
TEAM FMR
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg (http://vimeo.com/29805303)
Big (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg)


Team FMR
Tubee (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?userid=233210)and Schnitzell


Final Entry (http://vimeo.com/29805303)

WIP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=988377)

Software: 3Ds Max, Vray, Fume, Krakatoa and Digital Fusion.





and the BIG ONE
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/FXWARS/cupfx.gif




BEST WIP Thread/BEST Arena Intro/BEST VISUAL EFFECTSTeam SmartPunch



http://florinmocanu.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/front_image.jpg

Name : Team SmartPunch
Vlad Maftei (Badger) : Camera animation, Rigging, Animation, Edit
Florin Mocanu (Florinmocanu) : Extra modelling, enviroment creation/build-up, lighting, texturing, FX, compositing.


WIP: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=139&t=982954 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982954)

DESCRIPTION: An old arena used for legitimate robot fights is now abandoned, due to being originally built in a volcano crater and now the volcano is active again. It is now a place for duels between wealthy individuals who can afford there own robots/technicians.

Software: 3ds max, fumefx, vray , After Effects, Mudbox.

ANIMATION LINK: VIMEO : http://www.vimeo.com/29991897 (http://www.vimeo.com/29991897)

MIRROR (Voluntary): Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkUMstpEvo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkUMstpEvo)

Our animation is an Robot Arena Intro/Weapon Test, we are working on a full combat animation, we have some shots done but not completed and time/work factors made us focus on delivering an animation for a feasible objective for now (arena intro/weapon test), than continue on our goal and hopefully in 1-2 months show you guys the fruits of our work. :)

I hope you enjoy our creation, best of luck to every team in this competition.
Cheers,
Florin and Vlad






_Roberto

Legacy Post:


BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch- 14 Votes
BEST Weapons Testing: Team FMR - 14 Votes


BEST Arena Intro -Team SmartPunch - 27 Votes
BEST Arena Intro: Team FMR

BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR - 25 Votes
BEST Robot Combat: Team Crunch -3 Votes



BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch - 20 Votes
BEST WIP Thread: Team FMR -4 Votes
BEST WIP Thread: Team Crunch -3 Votes


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch - 14 Votes
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR- 11 Votes
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team Crunch- 2 Votes
LEGACY POST:</B></B>


The FXWARS challenge was established to push the boundaries of what can be done in CG with a insanely limited amount of time.



For a discussion of the next challenge go here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1004370)
and an upcoming
Live Action Challenge (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=893416)

Anyway, let get on with the voting!
Please vote for :

We will vote for

BEST Weapons testing:
BEST Arena Intro
BEST Robot Combat
BEST WIP Thread



And the Big ONE

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.

I will post the results of the mini-challenge on Monday Night.

Good luck to all.


Here are the finished entries: (click names )

Team FMR (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7130199&postcount=2)
Team FLEMSTONE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7130891&postcount=4)
Team Crunch (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7130972&postcount=5)
Team SmartPunch
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7131593&postcount=6)

Legacy Post:
To who have finished you entries, please post:
STILL IMAGE (At least 800X600):
NAME:
WIP THREAD:
DESCRIPTION:
ANIMATION LINK:
MIRROR (Voluntary):
Thanks, (http://rapidshare.com/files/239230017/MIRCOPAOLINI_FXWARS_640x480_.mov)
-R

Schnitzell
10-02-2011, 01:02 AM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg (http://vimeo.com/29805303)
Big (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg)

Team FMR
Tubee (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?userid=233210)and Schnitzell


Final Entry (http://vimeo.com/29805303)

WIP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=988377)

Software: 3Ds Max, Vray, Fume, Krakatoa and Digital Fusion.


Cheers Schnitzell

Tubee
10-02-2011, 10:37 PM
double Post

hstone2003
10-03-2011, 06:01 AM
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/alexania/FXWars/Shot_Final.jpg

NAME: Team FLEMSTONE
(Hayden Stone and Mark Fleming)

WIP THREAD: WIP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1003245)

DESCRIPTION: Quite happy with what we achieved in the four weeks we had to do this project. We were under a lot of pressure to get this done and for most of it, a first pass was all we could do as there was no time for changes. It sort of fell apart towards the end when time just ran out, but we're still happy to have got it to a point of completion to put something up.

Software used: 3ds Max 2011, Fumefx 2, Vray and After Effects.

ANIMATION LINK: FINAL ANIMATION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLxyH6F5VsM)

Frescalus
10-03-2011, 09:24 AM
http://www.delta3d.com/viseff/Overcome.jpg



Name: Team Crunch
WIP THREAD: WIP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=983997)

DESCRIPTION: The year is 3230. Combat has been taken to the next level. Now, machines are the center of entertainment with one objective in mind. Kill or be killed. One machine must overcome this battle to survive.

As a side note, this animation was put together with a lot of hard work from good, talented artists. For the issues that we had along the way, this came out really good. I hope you all enjoy this as much as we have, it has certainly been a privilage.

This team was put together halfway through the competition when the original deadline was august. We spent many hours back and forth putting everything together. There are 10 shots total over 19 seconds. We aimed for fast paced action. We went for a tron-type look/feel to it as far as textures go, but we wanted to make it slightly different.

The grenade explosions were done with maya fluids.
The muzzle flashes were all particle effects driven by expressions. These expressions allowed the emitters to be attached to the joints of the skeletons so that the muzzle flashes would be pointed in the right direction. At the same time, the expressions also allowed us to port these particles to other scenes without much, if any, modification to the particles themselves. All we had to do was just modify the expression that told maya how large to make the muzzle flashes and that was it.

Credits:
Texturing: Nick Jackson, Brian Beebe
Rigging: Leonard Nicolas
Animation: Bruno Andrade, Leonard Nicolas, Desirae Fondren
VFX: Neil Kirby
Compositing: Leonard Nicolas, Neil Kirby
Sound: Carey Durham

This is called...Overcome...

Software Used: Maya 2012, After Effects, Nuke

ANIMATION LINK: Overcome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukiL-sX9rMg)

FlorinMocanu
10-04-2011, 02:02 AM
http://florinmocanu.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/front_image.jpg

Name : Team SmartPunch
Vlad Maftei (Badger) : Camera animation, Rigging, Animation, Edit
Florin Mocanu (Florinmocanu) : Extra modelling, enviroment creation/build-up, lighting, texturing, FX, compositing.


WIP: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982954

DESCRIPTION: An old arena used for legitimate robot fights is now abandoned, due to being originally built in a volcano crater and now the volcano is active again. It is now a place for duels between wealthy individuals who can afford there own robots/technicians.

Software: 3ds max, fumefx, vray , After Effects, Mudbox.

ANIMATION LINK: VIMEO : http://www.vimeo.com/29991897

MIRROR (Voluntary): Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkUMstpEvo

Our animation is an Robot Arena Intro/Weapon Test, we are working on a full combat animation, we have some shots done but not completed and time/work factors made us focus on delivering an animation for a feasible objective for now (arena intro/weapon test), than continue on our goal and hopefully in 1-2 months show you guys the fruits of our work. :)

I hope you enjoy our creation, best of luck to every team in this competition.
Cheers,
Florin and Vlad

hstone2003
10-05-2011, 04:19 PM
Congrats to everyone that completed this challenge. You guys did some really great work :)
I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one, I'll make sure to start on time this time around.
My Votes:


BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: This was a tough call, but i think Team SmartPunch takes it. (congrats, your work was Brilliant)

Cheers All.
Hayden

brazz
10-05-2011, 07:00 PM
ah itīs voting time already, nice.

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team Crunch
BEST WIP Thread: Team Crunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team Crunch

Controller51
10-05-2011, 09:09 PM
BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team FMR
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

Cheers Daniel

BlackHawk192
10-06-2011, 07:22 AM
BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

Tycane
10-06-2011, 12:10 PM
Love it!

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

Max4ever
10-06-2011, 12:45 PM
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Team SmartPunchBEST Weapons testing- Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro -Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat -Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread - Team SmartPunch

jokerxel
10-06-2011, 07:46 PM
BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

PowerCat
10-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Congrats to all for the amazing work!

My Votes:

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

Cheers
Mark

Skyraider3D
10-07-2011, 01:06 PM
Good stuff guys!! :thumbsup:

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

japetus
10-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Wow, I love all of these!! Great job to everyone! I especially love the animation of all the robots, they all have a very good sense of personality and weight to them and are more nimble looking than I would have thought. :)

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

WyattHarris
10-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Wow, really great entries everyone.


BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch

BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch

BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR



BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

LeonardNicolas
10-08-2011, 12:59 AM
Very Fun!

BEST Weapons Testing: Team FMA
BEST Robot Combat: Team Crunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST WIP Thread: Team Crunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

Frescalus
10-08-2011, 06:53 PM
BEST Weapons Testing: Team FMR
BEST Robot Combat: Team Crunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST WIP Thread: Team Crunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team Crunch

Wirginia
10-09-2011, 04:49 AM
That was very tricky challenge, lots to do in such short time. Congratulations to all who finished - it's like with marathon - you should be very proud you did it and you still alive ;o)

I think it was tough fight too, because of quality of work. For me the winner is FMR team followed very closely by SmartPunch.

I like FMR entry because for a moment I felt like I watch real action movie - that is moment when robots go through the window. Great Job!


BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team FMR
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

PowerCat
10-10-2011, 08:32 AM
Congrats to All!

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

mustan9
10-10-2011, 09:08 PM
These videos have less then 200 views since they were posted a week ago. I think this makes FXWars a complete fail at this point. Either promote this forum better or kill it off. I don't see why anyone would want to waste their time with this if there is no exposure for all the people who put in the hard work.

angel
10-10-2011, 09:41 PM
congrats to everyone who participated in a challenge which goal is to become a better artist. :thumbsup:

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

RobertoOrtiz
10-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Mustang9 a ton of more people will be coming here in a minute...
:)
Just wait.

knight1001
10-11-2011, 11:59 AM
Congrats to everyone, all very good.

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch really liked Team FMR Arena Entrance!
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

Tulkas
10-11-2011, 03:00 PM
BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team FMR
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

mustan9
10-11-2011, 03:04 PM
Mustang9 a ton of more people will be coming here in a minute...
:)
Just wait.

Thanks Roberto. ;)

LEGC
10-11-2011, 04:58 PM
BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

SBadea
10-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Great Job everyone... especially our guys! ;)

Abaddon
10-12-2011, 06:57 AM
Wow great work all round! :buttrock:

My votes:

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

Dodgeas3d
10-12-2011, 10:24 AM
Team FMR is total winner here!

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team FMR
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

AIR
10-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Team FMR and team SmartPunch kicked ass!

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR

TBKoen
10-12-2011, 12:58 PM
BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

PexElroy
10-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Great work everyone , all of them are cool !

BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

:twisted:

mcflait
10-14-2011, 07:38 AM
BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch

jasonkey
10-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Best Visual Fx - Smartpunch

wev
10-15-2011, 04:08 PM
BEST Weapons testing: FMR
BEST Arena Intro : SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat : FMR
BEST WIP Thread : FMR

good job guys ...
See yaa

JohnPGiancarlo
10-15-2011, 07:37 PM
Great Challenge would have loved to part of this:

Amazing work everyone !

BEST Weapons testing: Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro: Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread:Team SmartPunch

:bowdown:

Mix this two teams and you get a small blur studio :)

I think Team FMR could have use some of SmarPunch Lighting skills and SP could have use some of FMR effects and editing. The perfect peace I would buy a DVD :)

RobertoOrtiz
10-17-2011, 04:27 PM
For all who want to vote, you got 24 hours from the time of this post.

Also if you feel you missed your chance to be this challenge, well you dont have to wait for long.
Guys, there will be a winter challenge soon that will be fairly epic..

Got to the HCR modeling section of this forum to see the models we are building for it.

Also the NEXT challenge will be a simulation challenge.
"The WAVE".
Iti s to see simply who can create and render the most realistic Wave.

homer4lyfe
10-18-2011, 12:17 AM
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Team FMRBEST Weapons testing- Team FMR
BEST Arena Intro -Team SmartPunch
BEST Robot Combat -Team FMR
BEST WIP Thread - Team SmartPunch

RobertoOrtiz
10-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Ok Time to add up the votes..

-R

RobertoOrtiz
10-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:


I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge
THE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1004370)WAVE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1004370)



BEST Weapons Testing/BEST Robot Combat:Team
TEAM FMR
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg (http://vimeo.com/29805303)
Big (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2162/fmrstill.jpg)


Team FMR
Tubee (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?userid=233210)and Schnitzell


Final Entry (http://vimeo.com/29805303)

WIP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=988377)

Software: 3Ds Max, Vray, Fume, Krakatoa and Digital Fusion.





and the BIG ONE
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/FXWARS/cupfx.gif
BEST WIP Thread/BEST Arena Intro/BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Team SmartPunch

http://florinmocanu.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/front_image.jpg

Name : Team SmartPunch
Vlad Maftei (Badger) : Camera animation, Rigging, Animation, Edit
Florin Mocanu (Florinmocanu) : Extra modelling, enviroment creation/build-up, lighting, texturing, FX, compositing.


WIP: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=139&t=982954 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982954)

DESCRIPTION: An old arena used for legitimate robot fights is now abandoned, due to being originally built in a volcano crater and now the volcano is active again. It is now a place for duels between wealthy individuals who can afford there own robots/technicians.

Software: 3ds max, fumefx, vray , After Effects, Mudbox.

ANIMATION LINK: VIMEO : http://www.vimeo.com/29991897 (http://www.vimeo.com/29991897)

MIRROR (Voluntary): Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkUMstpEvo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkUMstpEvo)

Our animation is an Robot Arena Intro/Weapon Test, we are working on a full combat animation, we have some shots done but not completed and time/work factors made us focus on delivering an animation for a feasible objective for now (arena intro/weapon test), than continue on our goal and hopefully in 1-2 months show you guys the fruits of our work. :)

I hope you enjoy our creation, best of luck to every team in this competition.
Cheers,
Florin and Vlad



_Roberto

Legacy Post:


BEST Weapons testing: Team SmartPunch- 14 Votes
BEST Weapons Testing: Team FMR - 14 Votes


BEST Arena Intro -Team SmartPunch - 27 Votes
BEST Arena Intro: Team FMR

BEST Robot Combat: Team FMR - 25 Votes
BEST Robot Combat: Team Crunch -3 Votes



BEST WIP Thread: Team SmartPunch - 20 Votes
BEST WIP Thread: Team FMR -4 Votes
BEST WIP Thread: Team Crunch -3 Votes


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team SmartPunch - 14 Votes
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team FMR- 11 Votes
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Team Crunch- 2 Votes

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