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MikeHepburn
10-11-2012, 05:36 AM
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CGChallenge XXVII: TEN
11 October 2012 - 11 January 2013

CGSociety is celebrating our first ten years as the premier site for CG artists worldwide. As part of the celebration we challenge you to incorporate the number ten into an image or video, whether literally or symbolically.

It could be a child counting to 10 for the first time, a parody of the movie 10, a play on words (tentacles, tenacious, tenant), the Ten commandments, ten minutes to save the world, remember when you were ten (imaginary friends, bullies, nightmares, dreams for the future), what happened ten years ago, the power of ten.

It could be 2D or 3D, image or video, and produced on any software. Make it hilarious or make it epic, just make sure it cleverly adds the number, idea, word or symbol of ten. It is CGChallenge XXVII, and it’s going to be big!

You'll be judged by some massive stars of digital art: Daniel Hornick, Steven Stahlberg, Pascal Blanche, Lorne Lanning, Krishnamurti Costa, Jeff Mottle, Christopher Sloan, Brom, Alex Morris, Alexander Preuss, Ziv Qual, Leigh van der Byl and Mark Snoswell.

Prizes… the biggest prize pool ever! Over $140,000 worth of amazing goodies from the best companies in the industry. Thanks to our incredible sponsors: NVIDIA (http://bit.ly/CGSC_NVIDIA), Autodesk (http://bit.ly/CGSC_AUTODESK), WACOM (http://bit.ly/CGSC_WACOM), AMD (http://bit.ly/CGSC_AMD), NewTek (http://bit.ly/CGSC_NEWTEK), Side Effects (http://bit.ly/CGSC_SIDEFX), Pixologic (http://bit.ly/CGSC_PIXOLOGIC), The Foundry / (http://bit.ly/CGSC_THEFOUNDRY) Luxology (http://bit.ly/CGSC_LUXOLOGY), CHAOSGROUP (http://bit.ly/CGSC_CHAOSGROUP), RealFlow (http://bit.ly/CGSC_NEXTLIMIT), Shutterstock (ttp://bit.ly/CGSC_SHUTTERSTOCK), Imagineer systems (http://bit.ly/CGSC_MOCHA-PRO), IKinema (http://bit.ly/CGSC_IKINEMA), RenderLife (http://bit.ly/CGSC_RENDERLIFE), Xfrog (http://bit.ly/CGSC_XFROG), Evermotion (http://bit.ly/CGSC_EVERMOTION), Think Kinetic (http://bit.ly/CGSC_PULLDOWNIT), stash (http://bit.ly/CGSC_STASHMEDIA), 3dConnexion (http://bit.ly/CGSC_3DCONNEXION), Video CoPilot (http://bit.ly/CGSC_VIDEOCOPILOT), Verold (http://bit.ly/CGSC_VEROLDSTIDIO), Ballistic (http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/), and CGWorkshops (http://workshops.cgsociety.org).

Challenge: http://challenge.cgsociety.org/ten
Support Forum: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7434876#post7434876
Inspirational Images: http://challenge.cgsociety.org/ten/inspiration#jumpto (With these images we just reinterpreted existing images to suit the TEN theme)

mic
10-11-2012, 08:56 AM
I've been waiting for this moment. Thanks! :applause:

Pyke
10-11-2012, 09:09 AM
I really like the topic, and its certainly a nice array of prizes.

I will say that I miss the threaded WIP challenges. This new format really doesn't make me want to participate, or really follow.

Bring back the WIP threads, and I can see the sense of 'community' that the previous challenges had returning.

grantmoore3d
10-11-2012, 09:15 AM
You've got 10 choices to make, either join the challenge or do not. Sorry, couldn't help but throw in a little binary humour there. Totally caught me by surprise, maybe this will be the challenge that I enter and actually follow through to complete? :p

leigh
10-11-2012, 11:37 AM
You've got 10 choices to make, either join the challenge or do not. Sorry, couldn't help but throw in a little binary humour there. Totally caught me by surprise, maybe this will be the challenge that I enter and actually follow through to complete? :p

Doooooo iiiiiiit.

Good luck, everyone!

AJ
10-11-2012, 01:01 PM
I will say that I miss the threaded WIP challenges. This new format really doesn't make me want to participate, or really follow.+1'000'000.

I realise it might come across as a stubborn nostalgic refusal to move with the times, but the new format is very frustrating to follow and I wish it could be like the old system...

Maybe then I could participate, bite off more than I can chew and then drop out without finishing. :D

Bran
10-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Bring back the WIP threads, and I can see the sense of 'community' that the previous challenges had returning.

oh yes, that would be very nice!

opentarget
10-11-2012, 02:02 PM
ohhhh im very happy....
Got an idea for a personal video entry, but a few lads here looking to brush up on 3d are thinking of a team entry....im sure ill have time for both :P

LadyMedusa
10-11-2012, 02:37 PM
This one sounds tricky. Numbers are hard to include. Going to do some research on the symbolic meanings of the number 10. The first things that come to my mind are robots and those "Learn to count to 10" books.

I hope I will be able to join :)

WyattHarris
10-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Hmm, this will be a tricky one to conceptualize. Well, I'm all ready to start an entry I never finish. :D

Artbot
10-11-2012, 05:20 PM
Well, I'm all ready to start an entry I never finish. :D

Same here. :-(

That aside, the scope for this seems unusually broad. I mean, from the examples & descriptions they provide, it's possible to "reverse engineer" just about any image to have something to do with the number "10" or the letters "T-E-N," especially if those 3 letters are just part of a larger word. Seems more like a "Do whatever the hell you want" and worry about some kind of tenuous connection to the theme later.

irwit
10-11-2012, 05:23 PM
+1'000'000.

I realise it might come across as a stubborn nostalgic refusal to move with the times, but the new format is very frustrating to follow and I wish it could be like the old system...

Maybe then I could participate, bite off more than I can chew and then drop out without finishing. :D


Its been discussed a few times but the new system has a unanamious thumbs down from everyone at the office here. Bring back threads, they work for, erm, the rest of the entire site :)

leigh
10-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Same here. :-(

That aside, the scope for this seems unusually broad. I mean, from the examples & descriptions they provide, it's possible to "reverse engineer" just about any image to have something to do with the number "10" or the letters "T-E-N," especially if those 3 letters are just part of a larger word. Seems more like a "Do whatever the hell you want" and worry about some kind of tenuous connection to the theme later.

We intentionally opted for a very broad theme for a change, to see what would happen. Of course we realise there will be some demons and big-titted warrior slags somehow nebulously linked to the theme, but they happen regardless of how loose or tight the theme is anyway.

rasamaya
10-11-2012, 11:44 PM
looking forward!! Sounds great.

I too wish the old wip forum was back-in-action.

azazel
10-12-2012, 01:47 AM
I really like the topic, and its certainly a nice array of prizes.

I will say that I miss the threaded WIP challenges. This new format really doesn't make me want to participate, or really follow.

Bring back the WIP threads, and I can see the sense of 'community' that the previous challenges had returning.

+ 100 as well. Old way was fun.

MikeHepburn
10-12-2012, 07:23 AM
If you want, please get your concepts and WIPs up for critiques/discussion by starting a thread here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=348

Just remember to upload the required deliverables to the Challenge engine:)

SciFibrow
10-13-2012, 05:21 AM
Those prizes look good!

I think for me it's going to have to be something like "Commencing Countdown: TEN...."

axiomatic
10-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Hrmmm. Theme is 10.

10 Sammiches?

kmest
10-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Now this is something that despite my very tight schedule, i will finish for sure this time, i cant believe its been 10 years since i'm reading CGTALK and think i have to make something for that ...now i'm exited...

mmoir
10-14-2012, 03:05 AM
Okay, I need a little help with uploading images. I have joined the challenge and when I go to upload the concept image the pop-up window asks for a file location . When I browse to the image location and hit enter nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

MikeHepburn
10-14-2012, 11:37 PM
Okay, I need a little help with uploading images. I have joined the challenge and when I go to upload the concept image the pop-up window asks for a file location . When I browse to the image location and hit enter nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Hi,

What browser are you using? Maybe give another one a try, or clear your cookies. If problems persist please email info@cgsociety.org with your details and problems, and our whizz kid will work it out for you :)

mmoir
10-14-2012, 11:56 PM
Mike ,
I am using IE 9 , I will try firefox which I have installed but don't really use and see if this fixes the issue .
Thanks.

mmoir
10-15-2012, 12:37 AM
Okay, I tried using firefox and that didn't help . I also tried disabling my Virus software and the pop- window showed that something loaded but nothing actually loaded. Clearing the cookies didn't help either. So, no luck yet.

MikeHepburn
10-15-2012, 12:54 AM
Okay, I tried using firefox and that didn't help . I also tried disabling my Virus software and the pop- window showed that something loaded but nothing actually loaded. Clearing the cookies didn't help either. So, no luck yet.

Thanks Mike. We've got out techies having a look now. Will keep you in the loop.

Cheers, Mike

MikeHepburn
10-15-2012, 05:38 AM
Thanks Mike. We've got out techies having a look now. Will keep you in the loop.

Cheers, Mike

It should all be fixed now :)

Kanga
10-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Best concept and name for a challenge ever! :)

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