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RobertoOrtiz
08-13-2012, 04:11 PM
I would love to hear your ideas for our next challenge...

-R

WyattHarris
08-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Well you mentioned The 7 Towers. What does that mean? I didn't see a description anywhere.

Wirginia
08-13-2012, 05:51 PM
I'm curious about 7 towers too.

If you looking for new ideas, here are few of the top of my head:
- Pixar tribute
- Exploding oil rig (water and fire)
- Storm on the ship (tall ship, ocean open waters)
- Underwater mine explosion...

RobertoOrtiz
08-13-2012, 07:56 PM
The key with the 7 towers is that I have to build the core tower..

That will take a week, but I am going on leave next Friday and I dont want to lose the momentum of the forum.

Having said that I LOVE the idea of underwater mines.
I can do a model of one VERY quickly.

-R

Leru
08-13-2012, 09:15 PM
I'm very curious of this 7 towers challenge. The tower is essential but what would you have us to do with it?

RobertoOrtiz
08-13-2012, 09:24 PM
It works this way,
I model 1 tower...
and the FX artist gets to pick the environment where the tower would be.

Maybe a desert, an ocean, a lava field, a glacier.

The reason is called 7 towers is that in this fictional world there are 7 towers across the planet.
They are the center of Magic for this world.

-R

Leru
08-13-2012, 09:32 PM
My vote is for the towers. It gives nice guidelines but offers a various results.
After all, it's about nice looking effect right?

Cyberone
08-14-2012, 12:05 AM
I think the towers one sounds pretty cool :)

But the underwater mine one would be very cool and maybe more effects driven...

But Roberto if you dont have time then you dont have time....
Maybe the towers could be the one after?

RobertoOrtiz
08-14-2012, 03:09 PM
I will probably do that.

A mine is something that I can model in under an hour afer all.
:)

legomir
08-14-2012, 07:57 PM
my vote(hmm... and mayby my team) for towers ;)

Phlok
08-16-2012, 01:16 PM
Towers is great, it gives us very much freedom!

Nixellion
08-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Not quite sure about the FX behind the simple word "tower". Something more specific, maybe?
It can collapse, blow, make some magic, or just stand still with wind blowing. I think it would be better to make the task a bit thiner...

And I agree with Cyberone, if you don't have time to make a model for a tower, and you don't want to skip one challange for a community, then it would be better to make something easier for now, and then get back to towers. Maybe even give less time for this one.

manja
08-19-2012, 09:23 PM
the tower challenge sounds to me like a matte painter work with FXs for the atmosphere.

the mine sounds great!

how about something like that (juste the building part, no tentacles, (or maybe yes!^^)): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X2PfMbkb6c

RobertoOrtiz
08-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Ok guys,
I am right now on Holiday in Orlando, I will be back next week.
I am in the process of designing the tower model, so I would love any ideas you guys can throw my way.

Until later,


-R

PexElroy
08-23-2012, 02:15 PM
sounds interesting ...

gustavoeb
08-25-2012, 12:20 AM
agree with manja, sounds a bit more like maint painting then FX... or am I missing something.
anyways looking forward to participate

oatz
08-26-2012, 03:15 AM
I had some time and was looking forward to the oil rig...

Frescalus
08-27-2012, 09:07 PM
I think if we go for the 7 towers, as it may have been mentioned (I think) the FX artist would need to contribute to more of the environment...natural phonomena...etc
I'd be up for that bit...

Wirginia
08-28-2012, 05:56 AM
Some ideas about tower design:

- Towers from LOTR - Sauron and Saruman Towers,
- Tower of Babel,
- Collapsing tower (Can you imagine creating believable news report about Pisa tower collapse?)

http://www.loupiote.com/burningman/photos/1359751550.shtml
http://www.biblesearchers.com/temples/jeremiah4.shtml

manja
08-28-2012, 08:48 AM
i like the idea of fake news a lot! :)

RobertoOrtiz
08-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Ok guys, I am back in operation.
(I just came back from a convention in Florida yesterday).

I got another suggestion to throw to the pot:
Do you guys remember the "MOONSHOT" challenge?
How about a sequel called MARSSHOT?
NASA has posted online a big chunk of their models,and I could get a NASA animator to visit the forum.

-R

Cyberone
08-28-2012, 11:05 PM
To be honest I am up for anything.
:)
Part of the fun is just having a brief and a deadline.

looking forward to what ever it is.

Simon.

RobertoOrtiz
08-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Ok I am back in DC...

I will post my decision soon..

-R

pooby
09-03-2012, 09:25 AM
A Fake News Report is a fantastic Idea.

RobertoOrtiz
09-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Ok guys,
I am building the tower...
give me some hours.

-R

RobertoOrtiz
09-05-2012, 04:59 AM
Ok here is the first draft of the model...
Still detailing the tower.

Frescalus
09-05-2012, 02:47 PM
So does this mean that the towers project is a go?

RobertoOrtiz
09-05-2012, 03:12 PM
So does this mean that the towers project is a go?
Yep
I am trying to make two tower models.
One a more classical tower (based on German towers)
the other in a more Brutalist architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture) style.

-R

diparun
09-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Jus watched "BATTLESHIP".. How about a similar Brutalist-style tower, rising from each environment, say mid-ocean / glacial lake etc ? that would add to the effects part..with all splashes / ice crack / ground debris...

~Alan

Nixellion
09-05-2012, 10:18 PM
So, whats the final goal then? Just tower in environment? Or smth else?

I'm switching from max to softimage, and looking for a project to complete in SI :) hope that approach will work...

RobertoOrtiz
09-05-2012, 10:48 PM
So, whats the final goal then? Just tower in environment? Or smth else?

I'm switching from max to softimage, and looking for a project to complete in SI :) hope that approach will work...
I provide the tower model, you provide as many environment as you can muster.
It can be a 3d enviroment or a matte painting. It just has to be to be realistic.

Frescalus
09-07-2012, 01:10 PM
I think there should be an animation and still picture categories for this...

RobertoOrtiz
09-07-2012, 06:02 PM
I think there should be an animation and still picture categories for this...
Not a bad idea

WyattHarris
09-13-2012, 04:40 PM
That sounds a lot like a modeling challenge. What is the "FXWARS" part?
Asking because I really don't know. Isn't it usually an animation or simulation type thing?

Nixellion
09-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Agree. Not much of an FX in fact. lighting, rendering, compositing - yes. But FX? What, dust or rain?

Frescalus
09-14-2012, 07:26 PM
I think for FX you could do stuff like that, lightning storm, rain, dust, falling rocks, things that makes the scene more interesting and conducive to the type of tower you're making

RobertoOrtiz
09-14-2012, 10:21 PM
I think for FX you could do stuff like that, lightning storm, rain, dust, falling rocks, things that makes the scene more interesting and conducive to the type of tower you're making
you read my mind...
As youcan see already we will do a soft launch this weekend.
-R
BTW

Tha name of the seven towers are:
AKHERON -SWAMP
(or Acheron), the river of pain, was a stream and swampy lake of the underworld and its god.

POTAMOI -RIVER
were the gods of the rivers and streams of the earth, sons of the great earth-encirling river Okeanos. Their sisters were the Okeanides, goddesses of streams, clouds and rain, and their daughters were the Naiades, nymphs of fresh-water springs.

Nautilus/TRITON - OCEAN

THE ANEMOI - SKY
were the gods of the four directional winds--Boreas the North-Wind, Zephryos the West-Wind, Notos the South-Wind, and Euros the East-Wind. They were closely connected with the seasons : Boreas was the cold breath of winter, Zephyros the god of spring breezes, and Notos the god of summer rain-storms.

HEPHAISTOS -VOLCANO
was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs--the tools of a smith--and riding a donkey.

PSAMATH :DESERT
PSAMATHE was the Nereid goddess of sand beaches.

BOREAS: ICE FIELDS
BOREAS was also the god of winter, who swept down from the cold northern mountains of Thrake, chilling the air with his icy breath. To the north, beyond his mountain home, lay Hyperborea, a land of eternal spring which was never touched by the god's cold wind.


BONUS TOWERS:


CHRYSUS : OPULENT CITY
: God or Spirit of Gold | Greek mythology, Khrysos
ATHENA : TECHNOLOGY
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WyattHarris
09-17-2012, 07:57 PM
Okay, okay, now I get it. Had to look everything over and digest a bit.

This will take some thought.

RobertoOrtiz
09-20-2012, 05:37 PM
So guys, any takers?

-R

gustavoeb
09-20-2012, 06:09 PM
is it a go already?
I would be up to it, depending on what deadlines we are talking about...

Cyberone
09-21-2012, 12:15 AM
Im in. Will make my thread later today :)

WyattHarris
09-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Oh, didn't look like you were done making the intro thread.

I'm pretty sure I'm in but I'm still pondering the possibilities.

RobertoOrtiz
09-26-2012, 05:18 PM
Ok guys,
I have uploaded the new models.
I will be uploading more models during the week.

-R

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