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RobertoOrtiz
11-04-2005, 06:40 AM
Hi guys, Roberto here.
I just wanted to say thanks to all that made the Dracula's Castle FXWARS a success.

All the entries were great but it is obvious that 3 entries went ahead of the pack.

So lets show the winners!

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

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On THIRD PLACE (in number of votes)
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http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/poster.jpg
By Trey Harrell

Animation: http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS(640x360).mov (http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS(640x360).mov) (Sorenson 3 Quicktime / 640x360 / 1:05)

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On SECOND PLACE (in number of votes)
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/fxwin.jpg

By Jonas Ussing!
Animation: http://www.duck.dk/cgi/jussing_draculas-castle.mov (http://www.duck.dk/cgi/jussing_draculas-castle.mov) (Quicktime, 7.8 mb)




And now for the big one....


Drum roll please

BEST OVERALL ENTRY
The winner will have the honor of gettting this nifty graphic....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/fx1.gif (http://photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/?)
A on a sweep on all Cathegories:
http://www.alternatyve.net/forums/Dracula_Shots.jpg
By Fred Burdy !

Animation: http://fred.errances.free.fr/Dracula.wmv (http://fred.errances.free.fr/Dracula.wmv) (2min06sec, 720x304, 25fps)

Comment: I searched to create an immersive sensation, so I decided to create a long introduction and to work a lot on the mood and the rythm.

I decided to show a sunset, with the chromatic evolution, and a gradation of the camera moves.

The final shot uses the character design from Coppola's Dracula, whitch I found perfect for the dark/romantic athmosphere I wanted.

The music is from the same movie, but edited to fit my needs.

Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2790893 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2790893)




Keep an eye on the forum..
The next Challenge...



CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND will go up this week.

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

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

__________________________________________________ _______________________


BIG FREEZZE SPOTLIGHT
__________________________________________________ _______________________

One of the cool things about being a Mod is that I can spotlight, the work done by
our members.

Even on old challenges:
I would like to present the wonderfull work done by Onix on the last challenge, The Big Freeze...


FX WARS THE BIG FREEZE: ONIX (frozen city enviroment) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=261424)
Video

http://www.digitalacb.com/onix-lolec_fxwars-320x240.wmv (20 Megs)



http://www.digitalacb.com/2cgonix640.jpg

-R

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LEGAGY POST BELOW


Hey guys,
Welcome to the latest edition of the FXwars.
First I would like to thank for all who participated.

Also I would like to thank Sammuel Kvaalen for developing/hosting the voting thread.

Please

>>VOTE HERE<< (http://kvaalen.com/cgtalk/fxwars/)

And for those with slower connections I have posted a smaller compilation file (10 megs)
>>Compilation File<< (http://www.savefile.com/files/1737876)
>>Compilation File<< (http://rapidshare.de/files/7164349/LowRezCompilation.wmv.html) (mirror)

Great work to all, I hope you all can join us on the next FXWARS that
promised to be very challenging. The topic is inspired by a classic Steven Spielberg film.

(>>Click here<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=287042) for more info.)

Later,

-R

jussing
11-04-2005, 09:23 AM
Plug? Please? :) (this thread is well hidden, and as of now only has 13 views)

And yea, double thanks and applause to Kvaalen! :thumbsup:

frogchild
11-04-2005, 05:13 PM
That's some freaking cool stuff all around.

Can I vote twice?

RobertoOrtiz
11-04-2005, 06:21 PM
All of the people worked really hard.
And about the vote, only one per customer.
:)
-R

Joblh
11-04-2005, 06:34 PM
that was some serious quality stuff, great work guys! :) entry 2 get's my vote :thumbsup:

SEPHROTH64
11-04-2005, 07:15 PM
casted my vote, good luck to all

stuh505
11-04-2005, 08:38 PM
Cast my vote, I watched them all except for Google Monkey's...sorry but I'm not installing an ActiveX control just to vote on this!!

I did not feel that the categories were able to accurately represent the way I wanted to vote, though....Jussing's entry had the best emotional quality to it, but there was no category for this.

colt
11-04-2005, 08:45 PM
Very fine results there. Good work.

But where to put my simulation vote ... not much simulated here.

HellBoy
11-05-2005, 12:57 AM
I too agree, theres really hard effort on them, hope it all goes well on voting :thumbsup:

azloha
11-07-2005, 09:53 AM
is the result determined? the earlier one seems to be better. the later is relatively not that better.

JB
11-07-2005, 03:30 PM
the earlier one seems to be better. the later is relatively not that better.

What does that mean?

pweckerl
11-07-2005, 05:44 PM
roberto,

how long are is the voting thread going to be open ?

thanks,
ph.

RobertoOrtiz
11-07-2005, 06:24 PM
Well I am in the process of writing the rules for the Close Encounters Challenge.


So give me until Wednesday and Ill post the results.


-R

Nando3D
11-08-2005, 08:25 AM
Very fine results there. Good work.

But where to put my simulation vote ... not much simulated here.

Colt vote for my entry.. the hanging bridge (Maya Hair simulation) and the Bats (Particles Crowd simulation)...

Thanks

mybutterflyiris
11-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Really awesome job guys! I love how each entry brings something unique to the table.

RobertoOrtiz
11-09-2005, 02:42 PM
Hi guys, Roberto here.
I just wanted to say thanks to all that made the Dracula's Castle FXWARS a success.

All the entries were great but it is obvious that 3 entries went ahead of the pack.

So lets show the winners!

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

____________________________________________________________________________________

On THIRD PLACE (in number of votes)
____________________________________________________________________________________
http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/poster.jpg
By Trey Harrell

Animation: http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS(640x360).mov (http://www.treyharrell.com/dracula/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS(640x360).mov) (Sorenson 3 Quicktime / 640x360 / 1:05)

____________________________________________________________________________________

On SECOND PLACE (in number of votes)
____________________________________________________________________________________
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/fxwin.jpg

By Jonas Ussing!
Animation: http://www.duck.dk/cgi/jussing_draculas-castle.mov (http://www.duck.dk/cgi/jussing_draculas-castle.mov) (Quicktime, 7.8 mb)




And now for the big one....


Drum roll please

BEST OVERALL ENTRY
The winner will have the honor of gettting this nifty graphic....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/fx1.gif (http://photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/?)
A on a sweep on all Cathegories:
http://www.alternatyve.net/forums/Dracula_Shots.jpg
By Fred Burdy !

Animation: http://fred.errances.free.fr/Dracula.wmv (http://fred.errances.free.fr/Dracula.wmv) (2min06sec, 720x304, 25fps)

Comment: I searched to create an immersive sensation, so I decided to create a long introduction and to work a lot on the mood and the rythm.

I decided to show a sunset, with the chromatic evolution, and a gradation of the camera moves.

The final shot uses the character design from Coppola's Dracula, whitch I found perfect for the dark/romantic athmosphere I wanted.

The music is from the same movie, but edited to fit my needs.

Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2790893 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2790893)


Keep an eye on the forum..
The next Challenge...

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND will go up this week.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________________
BIG FREEZZE SPOTLIGHT
_________________________________________________________________________

One of the cool things about being a Mod is that I can spotlight, the work done by
our members.

Even on old challenges:
I would like to present the wonderfull work done by Onix on the last challenge, The Big Freeze...


FX WARS THE BIG FREEZE: ONIX (frozen city enviroment) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=261424)
Video

http://www.digitalacb.com/onix-lolec_fxwars-320x240.wmv (20 Megs)



http://www.digitalacb.com/2cgonix640.jpg

-R

jussing
11-09-2005, 02:52 PM
Yay, thanks and congrats to everyone!

Trey, your piece was extremely poetic and beatifully done! In many ways my favourite of the competition. :) Fred, I'll never know how you managed to produce such a huge amount of hi-quality work on such short notice, but when I saw your entry I knew you were the winner!

:)

Cheers,
- Jonas

JB
11-09-2005, 03:40 PM
Congratulations guys! You did amazing work in a very short time :thumbsup:

tharrell
11-09-2005, 03:41 PM
Congrats are definitely in order!

More props to Fred and Jonas for their amazing work. I'm honestly not sure how any of us pulled it off with a three-week deadline -- especially Fred. The sheer number of sets blows my mind, not to mention how awesome stuff looked. :thumbsup:

Thanks to everyone for participating and Roberto for taking the time to put these challenges on.

--T

google monkey
11-09-2005, 04:18 PM
some truly great work.:cool:

Dagibit
11-09-2005, 06:54 PM
like no one could predict the winners Lol.

Amasing.

joshin42
11-09-2005, 07:08 PM
You guys are simply amazing to pull this off on such short notice. Excellent work. I'm shocked personally. :eek:

Congratulations!

3DEffects
11-09-2005, 07:10 PM
Well done guys! U really deserved it!:D

pweckerl
11-09-2005, 08:46 PM
congrat's to the winners ! until next time.

ph.

Ishtar
11-13-2005, 10:10 AM
all my congratulations with all, it's beautiful work!

tharrell
11-14-2005, 01:41 PM
Roberto,

Just got a lovely little note from my web hosting provider that wasn't too thrilled about a half terrabyte of bandwidth over the span of a week :)

Would you mind changing the link on mine to...

http://www.treyharrell.com.nyud.net:8090/dracula/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS(640x360).mov

Also, for other entrants worries about bandwidth, the caching mechanism I'm using above can be applied to any URL for free. Just take a look at how the link is built and you can apply it to your own site.

Cheers,

--T

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