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RobertoOrtiz
10-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Looking for a team?
Frakenstein's Castle SIGNUP LIST: Post here those who are looking for partners/teams (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=411881)

Looking for inspiration or a good concept artist?

CgTalk Daily Sketch 839 NO TIME LIMIT "Frankenstein's Castle" NEW RULES! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=408365)

Frankenstein Castle- THE ONE WEEK CASTLE

ENVIRONMENT WAR
The Castle
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Frank...dern_Prometheus (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Frankenstein,_or_the_Modern_Prometheus) (Full Book)

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novel) by Mary Shelley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley). First published in London, England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London,_England) in 1818 (but more often read in the revised third edition of 1831), it is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_novel) and the Romantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism) movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution). (The novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus), alludes to the over-reaching and punishment of the character from Greek mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_mythology).) The story has had an influence across literature (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature) and popular culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_culture) and spawned a complete genre of horror (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_fiction) stories and films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film). Many distinguished authors, such as Brian Aldiss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Aldiss), claim that it is the very first science fiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) novel.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein)

THE CHALLENGE:
Imagine you have been tasked to do a series of establishing shots for a remake of the Frankenstein movie.
This means that how the environment looks and feels like is key.

In this challenge you may do:

The Castle Detail (You may do the castle tower, or pieces of the castle)
The Castle (You aim to sculpt the whole castle exterior)
The Castle & the Environment (You aim to sculpt the whole castle exterior and the surrounding environment.)
Castle Interior (You may do the castle main chamber, or the doctors lab)
Since this is a MODELING CHALLENGE we will concentrate on creating a realistic 3D copy of this in-famous castle


At the end of the challenge, the participant should have done a finished entry that looks like a representation of he nefarious castle where the mad doctor build the creature. The finished model might be either a realistic entry or a fantasy entry. Keep in mind contest with a short deadline of one ONE WEEK, but the rewards, even if you don't win, will be your improved skills in castle modeling.
And you might see your model animated, if it becomes part of a team entry.

Frankenstein castle is part of a shared challenge with the :

CGTalk Daily Sketch Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=130) (>>LINK<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=408365))
Hardcore Modeling Challenge (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=208) (>>LINK<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=411766))
& FXWARS Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=139) (>>LINK<<) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=411880)


TYPE OF MODELING ENTRIES:______________________________


The Castle Detail (Difficulty Level Moderate)

Emphasis on detail of castle.
Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key
The Castle (Difficulty Level HIGH)

Emphasis on details of castle and good design.
Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key
The Castle & the Environment (Difficulty Level HIGH)

Emphasis on detail of whole body..
Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key
Emphasis on an unified enviroment, and integration of the castle with its surroundings.
Castle Interior ( Difficulty Level HIGH)

Emphasis on detail of whole enviroment.
Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key
Emphasis on room layout and production design
More emphasis on detail.
Creativity is the KEY of this type of entry
Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key for ALL entries.

The best model will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:

Best Modeling
Best Detail Model
Best Shading
Best Rendering
Most Realistic Model
Best Overall Entry
Best Fantasy Entry
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.


DATELINE: Tuesday October 10th 12:00 PM


YOU HAVE ONE WEEK do the challenge.

CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:

No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
You may NOT use a pre exiting models. All models must be done from scratch.
GENERAL RULES:

The model must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
WIP are encouraged if they are posted in ANOTHER thread. Please provide a link to them on this thread.
WIP thread should be posted on the Modeling Forum forum and should follow
the following naming convention: HARDCORE MODELING!: VitruvianMan: <<TYPE OF ENTRY >> (Note: Group entries are allowed)
WIP files ARE REQUIRED and should be rendered at 800 x 600.
BEAUTY RENDER:

Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format.(post only as link) A smaller 800x 600 OR 600 x 800 image should be posted.

- This is your beauty render, it may be comprised of a collage of multiple renders of your model.
ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERINGS:

Ortographic renderings ARE REQUIRED and should be rendered at 800 x 600 OR 600x800.
- This means you need to submit renders of the from the Front, Sides (2), Back, Top and bottom.
The renders might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.
TURNTABLE ANIMATION.
- I recomentd to aid the voters a turntable rendering of the model. It would have to be done in QuickTime or Windows Media at a resolution of 600 x 400 OR 300 x 200. The render might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.
Please add a brief text description about your piece.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.
Collaborative pieces are accepted and encouraged, but Teams entries must have a identifying name. Shot lists should be included with the entry.
Individuals participating in a team CAN have their own individual entries.

The topics will be picked at random from the list on

this >>thread (http://the%20david%20signup%20list:%20Post%20here%20those%20who%20are%20looking%20for%20partners/teams) << (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.
You can add multiple entries, as long as they have different WIP threads.
Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken
off the thread.
Good Luck

-R

yencaray
10-02-2006, 03:02 AM
uh Roberto alot of the info is about a previous challenge VitruvianMan

RobertoOrtiz
10-02-2006, 03:07 AM
I was writting the rules as you read that...


Sorry I should have put a disclaimer...

Well we are ready now.
-R

spirogyro
10-02-2006, 03:54 AM
wow, this is going to be alot of work...anyone up for a team?

jojo1975
10-02-2006, 08:03 AM
Hello spirogyro I guess we could form a team, or at least I hope, drop me a PM ok we will try to arrange details :)

mitchelhunt
10-02-2006, 08:08 AM
ooooh i REALLY hope i can remember to do this during the week. and have enough time for that matter...

ChewyPixels
10-02-2006, 12:27 PM
Sounds cool, but with the big CG Challenge on the horizon...I think I'll have to pass. :shrug:

RobertoOrtiz
10-02-2006, 12:40 PM
Sounds cool, but with the big CG Challenge on the horizon...I think I'll have to pass. :shrug:

Come on...
It is only ONE week.

By Friday you could be done...
Think of it as a warmup for the really big fish.

:)

Come on, it will be fun.
-R

ChewyPixels
10-02-2006, 01:22 PM
You know Roberto, this challenge is VERY tempting. However, one thing that I learned from the last big challenge was: Use every little bit of time that you have to work on one's entry.

Hmm, since the big challenge hasn't been announced yet...I guess I can brainstorm some ideas and maybe come up with a concept for this challenge. I'll aim for a "Castle Detail" entry. How about the main castle gate? Sounds good to me. :D

EvilBlah
10-02-2006, 04:41 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun! I just have one question and please forgive me if I missed it in the rules explanation... Are we allowed to do an original Frankenstein Castle concept and then build that or do we have to go with a standard castle design?

That's it! I really look forward to this one! Best of luck everyone!!

-Bair

hauntedminds
10-02-2006, 05:13 PM
this was done in photoshop/ painter robbing the grave.http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k213/thomas_arensberg/frnks.jpg

mitchelhunt
10-02-2006, 05:13 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun! I just have one question and please forgive me if I missed it in the rules explanation... Are we allowed to do an original Frankenstein Castle concept and then build that or do we have to go with a standard castle design?

That's it! I really look forward to this one! Best of luck everyone!!

-Bair

yes, it has to be frankenstein's castle. and if you do alot of research on it and incorporate alot of the discriptions from the book into your model, chances are you'll get more votes.

hauntedminds
10-02-2006, 05:18 PM
this was done in painter as a fast 30min concepthttp://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k213/thomas_arensberg/frankhouse.jpg

ChewyPixels
10-02-2006, 05:26 PM
yes, it has to be frankenstein's castle. and if you do alot of research on it and incorporate alot of the discriptions from the book into your model, chances are you'll get more votes.

Ah man...and here I am thinking we can create an original design. Oh well, I guess I'm out.

EvilBlah
10-02-2006, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the fast response! Ok, I will get started right away!

Don't give up JEDI! Press on and lets see what you can do!! =)

yencaray
10-02-2006, 05:54 PM
looking for more people to join team ! Pm me for details. Modeling begins tonight if you want to jump on let me know asap!

RobertoOrtiz
10-02-2006, 05:55 PM
Ah man...and here I am thinking we can create an original design. Oh well, I guess I'm out.

Yes you can create an original design. The idea of the concept art is for those who cant design something on their own.


:)

-R

Titan369
10-02-2006, 06:23 PM
so, just to carify for my sake, there is not a texture limit or a poly limit in this challenge :) , If so i havent been in a contest like that in a while, im in.

RobertoOrtiz
10-02-2006, 06:28 PM
No poly limit at all,

Titan369
10-02-2006, 07:03 PM
Thank you, you are the man Roberto.

mitchelhunt
10-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Ah man...and here I am thinking we can create an original design. Oh well, I guess I'm out.

well it can have your own style, it just has to be similar to the frankenstein castle.

DimiXIII
10-03-2006, 07:42 AM
hmmm... sounds good, ill give it a go. It will be good practice. :)

DarknosAurae
10-03-2006, 02:43 PM
Just sent you a PM yencary. I think it's time to get in on some hardcore modeling.

yencaray
10-03-2006, 06:25 PM
Hey Roberto do we need to have the textures done by the end of the week? or is that something we'll be able to do in the FX wars challenge?

spirogyro
10-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Cmon people 6,000 views and 1 entry?

RobertoOrtiz
10-03-2006, 06:58 PM
I been debating if I should call the whole thing off, but I wont.


What the hell, I'll keep it open.
After all the modeling challenge is only a week, and the fxwars is only for 3 weeks.

-R

RobertoOrtiz
10-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Hey Roberto do we need to have the textures done by the end of the week? or is that something we'll be able to do in the FX wars challenge?

The core of the challenge is to do the model,
the textures can come later.

-R

AnimZiggy
10-04-2006, 05:33 PM
is any one taking part?

RobertoOrtiz
10-04-2006, 06:27 PM
is any one taking part?

I know how you feel.
The EON announcement hit us like a tidal wave,

Anyway we are still on, and so far we have some very cool participants.

-R

AnimZiggy
10-04-2006, 06:30 PM
yeah i saw the thread before i posted was blended in with the previous challenge.

RobertoOrtiz
10-04-2006, 06:36 PM
yeah i saw the thread before I posted was blended in with the previous challenge.

What do you mean blended?
30 days 30 models is over.

Anyway, we are still open.
-R

AnimZiggy
10-04-2006, 06:44 PM
sorry been a hell of a hectic 7 days here in dublin(freelancing) and i kind if was thinking greek and speaking greeklishhhh :P
i meant the thread was between too other threads of the old challenge (30 day etc) and i just didnt see it :P
do i make sense now? or just being completely silly? :eek:

RobertoOrtiz
10-04-2006, 06:47 PM
No problem...


Anyway, we will segway right into FXWARS from this mini challenge.

So if you guys want to model Frakenstein's Castle, the teams in FX wars will need them.

-R

protocoldoug
10-06-2006, 04:27 PM
I am IN. And we've got a few guys collaborating, from the #smc channel on irc.freenode.net. We use blender, and we hold speed modelling challenges every day -- well hell, whenever we can.

So, we're officially in, and I'll be posting a WIP thread. Note that our WIPs are mainly concepts now, and we're working on collaborating as efficiently as possible.

big ups,
-p

friedbrain
10-06-2006, 04:45 PM
Ok this is a test render of some of the W.I.P props for Frankeinstein's lab, btw mfoxxdogg
worked on parts of the saw and syringe.

http://dominomf.com/smcfiles/fried_brainmid.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
10-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Friedbrain that is one hell of a nice render. You can almost fell the creature lurking in the back..


-R

friedbrain
10-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Thanks Roberto, I didn't mean to put the picture here it was meant to go in our W.I.P thread sorry.

ZaneV
10-14-2006, 04:30 AM
Interesting challenge. I would love to join in but unfortuantley it looks like I have came in a bit late.
I am a bit disappointed that i didn't get the 30days/30models challenge completed, it was mainly because work and study final caught up to me, haha.

Anyway, good luck to all the people participating!

ZaneV

protocoldoug
10-16-2006, 08:30 PM
will we ever see an outcome on this challenge? is there a final vote or anything?

thanks :) *thumbs up*

RobertoOrtiz
10-16-2006, 09:05 PM
This challenge was merged with the FXwars..



There will be a joined voting thread in October 31st.



-R

fx81
10-16-2006, 09:24 PM
how did the HCM get tied to the FXWARS? i know they are suppose to use a model from HMC, but have they picked a model yet? if so, we can call that model a winer and move on to next challenge.

one week is long gone, if no model have been finished or picked by them shouldnt we move on? other wise this becomes a "The One Month Castle", not the one week.

it just seems like a little waste of time waiting for another forum to finish their challenge just so that we can start a new challenge.

mitchelhunt
10-16-2006, 11:20 PM
how did the HCM get tied to the FXWARS? i know they are suppose to use a model from HMC, but have they picked a model yet? if so, we can call that model a winer and move on to next challenge.

one week is long gone, if no model have been finished or picked by them shouldnt we move on? other wise this becomes a "The One Month Castle", not the one week.

it just seems like a little waste of time waiting for another forum to finish their challenge just so that we can start a new challenge.

i second that.

RobertoOrtiz
10-17-2006, 01:02 AM
Ok what I tried was a one moth experiment. the idea was do tie in all three sub forums into one mini challenge.


Relax this was just an experiment.

-R

RobertoOrtiz
10-30-2006, 02:13 PM
The voting thread will go live ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3rd (Midnight).

You have until then to post

BEAUTY RENDER & ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERINGS:
-R

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