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RobertoOrtiz
12-14-2012, 04:41 AM
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

Click here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1081561
Anyway, let get on with the voting!

Please vote for :

We will vote for
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 after Xmas.



Good luck to all.
Here are the finished entries: (click names )



Dan Chamberlin(DanFX) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7480236&postcount=2)


JamesNZ (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7480905&postcount=3)


Manja (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7480974&postcount=4)


Cyberone (Simon bull) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7481285&postcount=5)


VladPascanu (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7481872&postcount=6)


Daniel Amedoda (ParamountCell) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7481908&postcount=7)


Rob Fiduccia( PexElroy) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7482025&postcount=8)


MironBlocki (Mironeczek) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7482046&postcount=9)


Michael Vorberg (pingking) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7482122&postcount=10)


Philipp Dollinger(pixeldompteur) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7482752&postcount=11)

Good Luck!
-R

Please post:

NAME:
STILL:
WIP THREAD:
DESCRIPTION:
ANIMATION LINK:
MIRROR:
Good Luck.

-R

DanFX
12-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Dan Chamberlin

http://danchamberlin3d.com/FXWars-36/Final-Renders/DanChamberlin_FXWars_Still_01.jpg

WIP Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1072982

My take on the Glacial landscape and perpetual winter where the Boreas Tower resides.

Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/54433016

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Gc...&feature=g-crec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7GcNlPxK2o&feature=g-crec)

JamesNZ
12-15-2012, 08:13 AM
JamesNZ

http://i45.tinypic.com/2lc2kj.png

WIP thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1072268

This is my final entry for FXWars #36: Seven Towers. It's the tower of Anemoi (canyon). This is in the 'Composite' category.

55660197

Youtube mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qz-iuMQkUEQ

manja
12-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Manja

http://i.imgur.com/8fz26.jpg?1?6064

WIP thread:EDITED BY MOD:
FXWARS Challenge: 36 - SEVEN TOWERS - Manja (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=1072674)

Where is my wip thread???? it's not here anymore!

I only used maya for this, composited with nuke with the help of a friend. animation is not good and there's flickering but that was long enough to render like this! :)

vimeo: https://vimeo.com/55642797

Cyberone
12-15-2012, 11:23 PM
FXWARS Challenge:36 -SEVEN TOWERS - Cyberone (Simon bull) -
BOREAS - Ice Tower

Made in Maya and comp'd in Afterfx and nuke.

Still:
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab359/cybertwo/tower_still_zpsf4fae7e7.png



Wip thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7481284#post7481284 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7481284#post7481284http://)

youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkeZsXtX0Ak&feature=youtu.be

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/55690633

VladPascanu
12-17-2012, 12:03 AM
VladPascanu
http://vladpascanu.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/fxwars-challenge_36_seven-towers.jpg
Wip thread here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1073814)
This is my entry for the volcano tower. I used Houdini, Photoshop and Nuke and the whole scene is one big projection on geometry with some simulations for the volcanic smoke.
Animation link : youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU3kLyUlax8)
Mirror: vimeo (https://vimeo.com/55739242)

ParamountCell
12-17-2012, 01:47 AM
Please post:


NAME:

Daniel Amedoda
The Wandering Citadel
STILL:
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/483559_10151640204523504_354679570_n.jpg

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/399363_10151640207418504_1450346385_n.jpg
WIP THREAD:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7478439#post7478439

DESCRIPTION:

This is my entry to the fxwars seven towers challenge.
There was so much that I wanted to do with this idea. Originally the concept was about a turtle egg that fell into a birds nest, the turtle was raised with a bird as its brother, they both got separated , grew to an extraordinary size, and fell asleep for a few thousand years. When they woke up they both had two waring civilisations that had built homes on their backs, and pitched them against each other.

I had to cut this project short because I had to travel to Grenada for a friends wedding so I will wrap it up here.

I realise that the second scene has some shaky leg animation and the scale seems a bit off but I am unable to work on this project anymore before the deadline as I have to fly.

ANIMATION LINK:
55226445
MIRROR:

http://vimeo.com/m/55226445
-R

PexElroy
12-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Name: Rob Fiduccia
CHRYSUS - Lost City of Gold

Still:
http://www.areagrey.com/other/fw36i.jpg (https://vimeo.com/55757040)
Full CG entry for the fxwars 36 challenge - Seven Towers

For eons the lost city of gold has escaped the rage of modern man - hidden from reality and temptation.

Animation link - vimeo (https://vimeo.com/55757040)
Work on shot, initial storyboard and notes - W.I.P. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1078126)

Thanks for the extra two weeks - I could not of done this shot -- after changing my idea totally near the end of December. Also started late, because I did not quite understand what exactly this challenge encompassed at first; not until I saw other entries did I understand the theme and began work on my second idea of the lost city, with a twist ... in creating molten gold -- rather than the traditional gold.

Mironeczek
12-17-2012, 09:22 AM
NAME: Miron "Mironeczek" Blocki
PSAMATHE - Sand Desert

STILL: http://mironblocki.pl/still.jpg
WIP:Link (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1073267)

DESCRIPTION: Thanks for extra time I could go so far. I unfortunatelly didn't finish my work. So its not final. But still I made High poly model of mountain and tower and dead women praying in front of tower... Everything had ~4k texture and there is a lot of scattering. And i work in real time all the time in viewport (LP MODELS) and got good quality of renders (thanks to proxy models/irradiance maps in externeal file/ proxy models in scatter) Scatter was made on mid poly models in the scene. And The idea of scene is in the picture. Idea of camera movement (I'm not so good at animating anything hahaha), and picures in background in the end of animation. Still I will work on it and some day - I will share with U guys final shots (stills not animation)

ANIMATION LINK:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IOhtdrEkI

MIRROR: http://mironblocki.pl/Wieza.mov

All the best!

pingking
12-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Name: Michael Vorberg aka pingking
BOREAS - Glacier Towers

WIP Thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1073880

Still:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6839129/test_comp_004.0075.jpg

animation link:

https://vimeo.com/54051696

pixeldompteur
12-18-2012, 11:33 AM
I'm a day late but I hope you don't mind... it was finished yesterday, I only uploaded it today.

Name: Philipp Dollinger

http://philippdollinger.com/cinema4d/fxwars/seventowers/fxwars_seventowers_final_still.jpg

WIP-Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1080071


I wanted to do much more than what I could finish but I'm okay with the final result. Could be worse... ;)


Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/55845884 (bad compression)

Mirror (1500x750 px, h264): http://philippdollinger.com/cinema4d/fxwars/seventowers/fxwars_seventowers_final_h264.mov

Seehr
12-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Visually the ones i like the most are DanChamberlain's and Vlad Pascanu's... but there are lots of great works here !! amazing.

I would give my vote to Best Visual Effects to PexElroy though. Its a great job of VFX done there. Awesome ! i really enjoyed this thread.
Luck to everyone

toufik
12-20-2012, 12:04 PM
nice work guys !
my vote goes to VladPascanu (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=7481872&postcount=6)

Grrrrrrr
12-20-2012, 12:20 PM
Mironeczek has my vote.

Maxts
12-21-2012, 08:38 AM
my vote goes to DanFX

benio33
12-21-2012, 09:01 AM
Vote goes to Mironeczek - the only work which really looks finished. I'd only add some sound to it, but visually the best!

Droo
12-21-2012, 05:07 PM
My vote goes to Mironeczek :thumbsup:

FlorinMocanu
12-21-2012, 09:40 PM
My vote goes to Vlad Pascanu, it just has the best feel of all the works, FX of the volcano is well integrated etc...

szymeq
12-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Vote going to - Mironeczek (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=279208)

PexElroy
12-22-2012, 09:31 PM
My vote goes to Mironeczek (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=279208).

Tough call, because I do like all of them each a little.

RobertoOrtiz
12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Keep voting guys....

I am holiday right now and will not count the votes until I get back.

manja
12-29-2012, 12:43 PM
well, i'll vote for myself, since it's a full 3d forest which i'm quite proud of. i didn't think i would get through this challenge because there's not many fx in it, mostly texturing and rendering stuff.
so yeah, Manja! ;)

JamesNZ
01-02-2013, 12:40 AM
I'll put in my vote for DanFX, his is the entry I would choose if I had to put one into my film. Mainly because I think he did a very good job of creating a cinematic feel with multiple fog layers, and great lighting.

Cyberone
01-06-2013, 10:53 PM
my vote goes to VladPascanu. awesome fx which is what its all about :)

RobertoOrtiz
01-07-2013, 04:19 AM
My vacation is almost over.
Guys you got until Friday for the vote.

RobertoOrtiz
01-14-2013, 03:30 AM
EDIT:Keep an eye out for our next challenge: KBoom! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1088184)


Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:


I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.







Ok we have one big winner:

I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge
Kboom! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1088184)





Ok we have one big winner:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/FXWARS/cupfx.gif




Miron "Mironeczek" Blocki
PSAMATHE - Sand Desert

STILL: http://mironblocki.pl/still.jpg
WIP:Link (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=1073267)

DESCRIPTION: Thanks for extra time I could go so far. I unfortunatelly didn't finish my work. So its not final. But still I made High poly model of mountain and tower and dead women praying in front of tower... Everything had ~4k texture and there is a lot of scattering. And i work in real time all the time in viewport (LP MODELS) and got good quality of renders (thanks to proxy models/irradiance maps in externeal file/ proxy models in scatter) Scatter was made on mid poly models in the scene. And The idea of scene is in the picture. Idea of camera movement (I'm not so good at animating anything hahaha), and picures in background in the end of animation. Still I will work on it and some day - I will share with U guys final shots (stills not animation)

ANIMATION LINK:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IOhtdrEkI

MIRROR: http://mironblocki.pl/Wieza.mov
Here is the voting count:

Mironeczek 5 Votes
Vlad Pascanu 4 votes
DanFX 3 votes
Manja
PexElroy

JamesNZ
01-14-2013, 07:31 AM
Yaaay!! Congratulations Mironeczek :beer:

Mironeczek
01-15-2013, 12:48 PM
OMG a big thank You all. :bounce:

I promisse I will finish both of my scenes and share with You guys!.! and of course can not wait till next challenge (let's blow up something;) . all the best and thank You.

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