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RobertoOrtiz
03-11-2005, 06:49 PM
Hi guys, Roberto here.
I just wanted to say thanks to all that made the fourth FXWARS a success.

I All the entries were great but it is obvious that 2 entries went ahead of the pack.

So lets show the winners!

But first ...
Thanks to Samuel Kvaalen for setting up the voting program

BEST SIMULATION

FXWars! Volcano! MasterZap (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=216401)


BEST EDITING

FX wars : Volcano : L'explorateur (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=207386)


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

FXWars! Volcano! MasterZap (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=216401)

BEST ANIMATION
FXWars! Volcano! MasterZap (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=216401)



And now for the big one....


Drum roll please

BEST OVERALL ENTRY
The winner will have the honor of gettting this nifty graphic....
http://66.242.144.2/cupfx.gif
FXWars! Volcano! MasterZap (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=216401)


And of course you can post your ideas for future contests here:

CgTalk:FXWars!Topics (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=155219)









-R

Click on the thread below here are the Rules for the current challenge:

CgTalk:FXWars! A Volcano in Downtown Challenge:4 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=203990)

Ok here we go time to vote, please pick what you believe
is the best entry for each category:

Best Simulation
Best Animation Best Editing(NEW!)
Best Visual Effects (NEW!)
Best Overall Entry
Go to the voting thread HERE: http://kvaalen.com/fxwars (http://kvaalen.com/fxwars)

and come back here to tell us what you thought of the entries!

(Thanks to Samuel Kvaalen for developing the voting page!)


I'll post the results next week.

-R

PS MASTERZAP ENTRY NEEDS A MIRROR ASP! Can anybody help him?

MasterZap
03-11-2005, 07:47 PM
Robert,

My files are mirrored here
qt (http://people.lysator.liu.se/zap/volcano/masterzap_fxwars_720x400.mov)
divx (http://people.lysator.liu.se/zap/volcano/masterzap_fxwars_720x400.avi)

http://people.lysator.liu.se/zap/volcano/image-large-_00006.jpg

/Z

EVIL
03-11-2005, 09:10 PM
Dude! lol, actionpacked haha sweet entry's

DJSmackMackey
03-11-2005, 09:44 PM
I'm interested to know how you went about traking the CG into the shots. did you use Boujou or some other tracking software, or did you do it by hand in the 3D or compositing app?

aw3d
03-13-2005, 08:48 AM
DJSmackMackey: For my part it was very easy. There was no camera-movement, only a small jiggle was visible in the footage, so i just needed to stabilize the footage. For this i used the stabilizer from AfterEffects. Then I could rebuild the scene in 3D.

Greetings, Andreas

Jove
03-15-2005, 06:37 AM
Master Zap: My god... You blew up Eskilstuna? Hehe... hahahaha :twisted: , yes, finally! Seriously, great work :thumbsup:

doublerr
03-15-2005, 09:09 AM
congrats to the winner :thumbsup:

aracid
03-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Hey Master Zap

Thats a great piece! :thumbsup:

congrats !!! :applause:

all the best
aracid

MasterZap
03-15-2005, 10:35 AM
WHOAH!

Thanks everybody! :eek:

I saw from the moment I found it (a wee bit late ;) ) that it would be a very fun piece to do... luckily I was able to do it... of course ever single shot could be tweaked, but it was a fun fun FUN experience to try to do it "in the tiny time allotted".

I bow to all my fellow entrants, with perhaps a special nod to L'explorateur for his increadibly stylistic piece, but also to all others who participated in this little "challenge".

Again, thanks everybody, I am humbled and happy! *deep bow*

/Z

P.S. Camera tracking was done in the once-freeware app "Icarus". I'll write some details later in my fxwars thread....

lazzhar
03-15-2005, 10:51 AM
Really great ! Congratulation Master Zap !

ScottageCheese
03-15-2005, 02:08 PM
Yeah Broseph,

Mad congrats!

Abominable
03-15-2005, 03:33 PM
FX wars : Volcano : L'explorateur

123 MB ? A wee bit large for a quick download, any chance of recompressing with some different settings?


cheers

k4k
03-15-2005, 06:19 PM
Xcellent work from Master!!:thumbsup:

-KDX-
03-15-2005, 10:42 PM
those were really good, definitely TV quality. I won't go as far as movie quality, but yall can get a job in TV no problem. Of course that's not meant to be offensive, because to make movie-quality effects it requires a team of like 17 ppl or more...

-KDX-

kromekat
03-15-2005, 10:54 PM
Congrats mate!! - a brilliant entry! ;D :thumbsup:

roguenroll
03-16-2005, 05:21 AM
haha, your the only one I know who could start
practically on the deadline and win.:thumbsup: :scream:


Rogue

MasterZap
03-16-2005, 05:58 AM
Thanks everybody!!

those were really good, definitely TV quality. I won't go as far as movie quality, but yall can get a job in TV no problem. Of course that's not meant to be offensive, because to make movie-quality effects it requires a team of like 17 ppl or more...

-KDX- Since it was done in 4 (+0.5) days (mostly pre-deadline weekend) I am hardly offended by that. Every shot is a Quick Hack. Just like in TV ;)

/Z

JFVerissimo
03-16-2005, 06:54 AM
:bounce:

very good! congratulations!

:twisted:

larious
03-16-2005, 11:09 AM
Amazing work Master Zap, it's just awesome.

You change the city into a horror within 4 (+0.5) with that Mass volcano eruption.:twisted:

AidanGibbons
03-16-2005, 11:35 AM
Contrats, wish i could do that in sucha short time! Nice one :) :thumbsup:

diezzz
03-17-2005, 04:00 AM
you realize this with a lot of taste!!! It's a great work, just the render of the car is you carry out this with much taste!!! It is a great work, just the car's render is less although the unit of this composition... ;)

Roux
03-19-2005, 04:00 AM
Really amazing stuff! Both very deserving entries.

It has been very informative giving this one a (very limited) try and I think I have learned a lot from it.

Not sure if time will permit but I will continue to enter these:) and maybe someday soon, might actually stand a chance...

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