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heavyness
02-09-2009, 08:09 AM
Mini Challenge #1 - War General Portraits 3D
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=732414

Mini Challenge #1 - War General Portraits 2D
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=732416


February 20th, 2009
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1st Mini Challenge Info - starting February 20th
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=731580


February 18, 2009
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Official CGSociety DWIV logo/emblem & colors
http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/logo/CGS_DMIII_Logo_by%20aeonseraph_sml.png

downloads...
.psd version [in vector shapes] (http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/logo/CGS_DMIII_Logo_by%20aeonseraph.zip)
.png version [huge and no background] (http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/logo/CGS_DMIII_Logo_by%20aeonseraph.png)
.ai version (http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/logo/CGS_Logo_for_DWIII_by%20aeonseraph_%28AI%20CS%29.zip)
.eps version (http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/logo/CGS_Logo_for_DWIII_by%20aeonseraph_%28EPS%20CS%29.zip)


and colors...
http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/colors/cgs_dmiii_colors.jpg

donwloads...
.cs file with the above color swatches (http://www.heavyness.com/cgtalk/dmiii/colors/cgs_dmiii_colors.cs)


*yes, these are the same colors and logo from DMIII, so don't mind the naming of the files

The offical DW4 logo:
>>> View Logo <<< (http://www.gameartisans.org/dominancewar/images/post_dwlogo.jpg)
>>> Download PSD <<< (http://www.gamekorean.com/download/dw4_ad.zip)

February 08, 2009

nzrkiwi
02-10-2009, 08:21 AM
how to enter the dominance of war 4 competition

MatthewNovak
02-10-2009, 03:59 PM
Ah, the logo and the colors. This I like.

I can't wait. :)

Revalis
02-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Official CGSociety DMIII logo/emblem & colors


:buttrock:

Omnipotent012
02-11-2009, 09:50 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that reads DWIII. Are we to understand that we're using the same logo and color scheme?

heavyness
02-12-2009, 08:01 AM
yes, i was tired when posting. we are using the same logo/colors from DMIII (that is why everything says DMIII).

MatthewNovak
02-12-2009, 04:56 PM
:arteest:
Im Ready! Countin' down the days.

* Am I the only one crazy/excited enough for DWIV that actually turned our forums DW symbol into a desktop background. lol.

NavigatorJones
02-18-2009, 12:47 AM
I'm loving the colours. From what I've been able to gather from the past events (new comer here XD) One has to use either the symbol in their image, or the colours, to represent the team? Does that still stand? Can't wait to see what the theme and catagories are this year :D

heavyness
02-18-2009, 08:37 AM
info about the 1st mini challenge is up...
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=731580

...rules will be posted on the 20th.

haint0410c
02-20-2009, 05:44 AM
I would like to join too, how can I join or just do the character I like and post it?

heavyness
02-20-2009, 05:50 AM
I would like to join too, how can I join or just do the character I like and post it?

you do not have to sign up. just post your art work in the threads i create and when submission time rolls around, you will upload art direct to the DWIV site.

regimon019
02-20-2009, 09:28 AM
I have a question. Is the challenge limited too human characters only? how about creatures?
thanks..

JamrozGary
02-20-2009, 11:42 AM
yeah dominace war rulez...
so i'll join it.
but one ask..i'm french, is it a problem if i join here and not the french forum (3DVF)?

dyb3k
02-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Sorry but I don't understand what should I do with this .cs file. I suppose that I should load it as a swatch colors but there can be loaded only .aco and .act files. What do I do wrong?

Gyorkland
02-20-2009, 03:03 PM
Ok, february 20th here we are, where are the rules? I just came from DW page and there are only the mini challenge rules.

AdamTSC
02-22-2009, 09:30 PM
I posted this the other day in the 2D thread but nobody seemed to know, so I'll try again here (regarding the 2d mini-challenge):

Rules question:
Are we allowed to incorporate photographic elements into our portrait (either on the character itself, or the background), or does it need to be all painted?

Sorry if I missed this, but I couldn't find an answer to it anywhere.

Thanks,
Adam

I sometimes do that in my style, but don't want to put in time just to be insta-disqualified :P
There doesn't seem to be detailed rules posted anywhere, maybe that just means anything goes :)

heavyness
02-23-2009, 03:12 AM
Rules question:
Are we allowed to incorporate photographic elements into our portrait (either on the character itself, or the background), or does it need to be all painted?

Sorry if I missed this, but I couldn't find an answer to it anywhere.

Thanks,
Adam

no photographic elements are allowed in this challenge.

blakeseow
02-23-2009, 07:40 AM
Oh...post wrong..

Sorry. pls delete this Thanx!

AdamTSC
02-23-2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks for clearing that up :)

naito
02-24-2009, 09:51 AM
Do I have to be registered at the dominance war site/gameartisans.org to post my final image when time comes? Or to enter the main challenge?

heavyness
02-24-2009, 06:23 PM
Do I have to be registered at the dominance war site/gameartisans.org to post my final image when time comes? Or to enter the main challenge?

as of right now, no, you don't have to register anywhere to participate.

Ming1918
02-25-2009, 11:48 AM
Hi!!
I'm new to gameartisan, i would like too partecipate to the Mini contest..how can i chose my team and color?
And what to do to partecipate to the main event?
If there're already answers to my question please let me know and sorry for that:)
M

rodia
02-25-2009, 11:59 AM
heavyness,
some questions i have:

i'm in the 3d mini challenge and i've picked up the alien priest as base mesh, however i hate his necklace...it's within the rules to delete it?
can be any photoshop touches for the final image (levels, glow, etc...)?
what about background...can i painted in photoshop?

cheers mate :buttrock:

lostpencil
02-25-2009, 12:59 PM
Two questions:

1. When you say no photographic elements... does that mean we can't include photo references for textures? For example, if I use a photo of skin and use that to paint/clone my texture, is that permitted?

2. I assume that the 500tri additional element(s) can have their own normal, spec, etc. maps, yes?

heavyness
02-25-2009, 10:20 PM
Two questions:

1. When you say no photographic elements... does that mean we can't include photo references for textures? For example, if I use a photo of skin and use that to paint/clone my texture, is that permitted?

2. I assume that the 500tri additional element(s) can have their own normal, spec, etc. maps, yes?

1. you can use photos for textures. for the 2D people, they can't put a photo in the backgorund.

2. the 500 extra tris' textures have to fit in with the texture sheet of the main character.

heavyness
02-25-2009, 10:41 PM
heavyness,
some questions i have:

i'm in the 3d mini challenge and i've picked up the alien priest as base mesh, however i hate his necklace...it's within the rules to delete it?

since the necklace is part of the base mesh, you can't remove/modify it.

can be any photoshop touches for the final image (levels, glow, etc...)?
what about background...can i painted in photoshop?


you can use photoshop to make a background. hell, you should put together a good image to submit, something like this...

http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/events/3/team2/preview_finals_1_289.html

...the test, the simple background all "fit" within the character's world.



as for using photoshop for glow, level, etc... keep it to a very minimum.... very minimum.

syrez-one
02-26-2009, 10:52 PM
hm, what about posting our wip/or final image on other forums? other then the ones rolling with the challenge? are we allowed to? just curios .. keeping a sketchbook ..

edit: oh well and what about cg talk gallery? :)

RaresH
02-28-2009, 07:19 PM
*disregard this misplaced post*

An update to the design. I think this will have to do as I'm out of time. This should be fun to sculpt.

http://rares.pixolbrush.com/images/dw4/General_Meccanomind_Concepts_C02.jpg

RaresH
02-28-2009, 07:26 PM
The necklace is asymmetric in placement. Can I shift it just slightly so that it is more symmetric? Not adding or changing geometry or moving it, just need to shift part of it so that it hangs symmetrically. Can I do this after sculpting and texturing? Thanks.


*disregard this misplaced post*

EdtheHobbit
03-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Hey all! Very excited for the competition, this will be my first time. Looks like a great learning experience.

What all forums are competing this time around? I'll probably support CGsociety, but I know I'm a member of several.

Looking forward to seeing everybody's work!

heavyness
03-01-2009, 09:43 PM
hm, what about posting our wip/or final image on other forums? other then the ones rolling with the challenge? are we allowed to? just curios .. keeping a sketchbook ..

edit: oh well and what about cg talk gallery? :)

you can post them on other threads, but make sure you also post them in the DWIV thread so we can see your WIP.

OKMER
03-02-2009, 02:13 PM
Hi
Does the logo have to be part of the generals suit or can it be just in the pic somewhere like in the background?
Can we show just a part of the logo?

OKMER
03-02-2009, 06:07 PM
guys?(10 characters):D

syrez-one
03-02-2009, 06:24 PM
hey okmer, heavyness posted in general discussion thread: jump here
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5708230&postcount=33)
so yes, your char needs it on him..

OKMER
03-02-2009, 07:51 PM
He he, sorry, oh me, lazy a.. Thx Syrez-One!:)

AMChavez
03-03-2009, 02:31 AM
Hey guys,

Sadly had to sit the 1st minichallenge out. :-(


Is there a start date for minichallenge 2?

Crix Dorius
03-04-2009, 06:03 PM
Hmmm... when starts the voting... and where ? Oo

lostpencil
03-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Hey Crix, the info is in the first post of this thread:

Deadline:
March 2nd Monday Night 11:59 Eastern time. Voting Starts March 5th.
Where? My guess is here (http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/minis/view_entries_cgsociety_2d_1.html) for the 2d entries, and here (http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/minis/view_entries_cgsociety_3d_1.html)for the 3d entries. Each of the forums' entries has a link in the banner. I don't know if we get to vote for other entries in other forums. Anyway, I hope that helps!

darkriddles
03-04-2009, 11:38 PM
hi, i just wondered, i know its ok to post the final image on the other thread within CGSociety, as long as theres been WIPs on the main mini challenge thread,
but is it ok to post the final image in your CGPortfolio, without posting it to the other thread or anything else?

StudioMonkey
03-05-2009, 02:49 AM
Hey I know AMChavez asked this but I was really curious also.
I thought I read that the actual comp was going to start around the 20th? so would that mean that the next mini challenge would start around the 6th?
Also how long is the actual War? I know the results are out in June but would that end the comp in May?

Sorry if this info is printed somewhere, I just didn't see it and inquiring minds want to know :).

Thanks.

heavyness
03-05-2009, 03:13 AM
Hey I know AMChavez asked this but I was really curious also.
I thought I read that the actual comp was going to start around the 20th? so would that mean that the next mini challenge would start around the 6th?
Also how long is the actual War? I know the results are out in June but would that end the comp in May?

Sorry if this info is printed somewhere, I just didn't see it and inquiring minds want to know :).

Thanks.

images are yours, post away on CGSociety.

lostpencil
03-05-2009, 05:59 AM
Hey StudioMonkey,

This is what it says here (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=4894&page=2):

As Dominance War IV approaches, two types of events will unfold. Two quick-paced DW Mini Challenges with the first starting February 20th 2009, and an Epic Main Challenge that begins March 12th 2009.

It looks to me that the two mini challenges were the 2d and 3d general portraits. If they take nine days to complete then if there is another mini challenge it would have had to start yesterday (assuming there is no overlap with the mini challenge and the main challenge). So my guess is the mini's are done. So now all that is left is the epic main challenge - which begins on the 12th. Of course I may be totally out to lunch and I'm not a contest organizer... soooo.... take my comments with a grain of salt!

darkriddles
03-05-2009, 08:43 AM
images are yours, post away on CGSociety.

ok, thanks!

Jsac
03-05-2009, 03:42 PM
It's not over with the minis , here's what the rules say :
"When voting is over, the best five artists from each forum move into the final professional judging stage and both Epic Main and Mini Challenge World Champions are announced in June 2009."
So... the mini war goes on ! unfortunatly only for 5 of u guys.

Jsac
03-05-2009, 03:46 PM
"Each team’s best 5 entries then gather together into a single pool and a grand mini champion chosen and announced with all other Dominance War IV event champions in June."

lostpencil
03-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Right - the judging isn't over until June, but it sounded like people thought there was another mini challenge they could enter into before the main challenge began. In that regard, the mini challenges are over - me thinks.

edit: although... the headings for the threads for both the 3d and 2d mini challenges say mini challenge #1... so things are a bit ambiguous.

Zeoyn
03-05-2009, 09:51 PM
From what I have heard the 2nd minichallenge will happen after the main challenge :)

lostpencil
03-05-2009, 10:21 PM
That would explain the ambiguity! I just figured people would be out of steam to have another mini at the end. But I failed to consider that one doesn't have to enter the main challenge in order to enter the mini's. No doubt all will be made clear in due time.

StudioMonkey
03-06-2009, 02:04 AM
Thanks LostPencil, I knew I read something somewhere but couldn't remember where it was.

I wish that the 2nd mini was going on now. But on the plus side only a week left until the war begins!!!

Jsac
03-06-2009, 12:58 PM
DW IV - Mini Challenge #2 (May 2009)

nobrows27
03-08-2009, 07:53 AM
to sign up for the main event im assuming there will be a thread in the dominance war IV forum thats dominance war IV Epic main event, and then you start your own thread within that thread posting WIP pictures throughout the comp. correct me if I am wrong.

heavyness
03-08-2009, 07:55 AM
to sign up for the main event im assuming there will be a thread in the dominance war IV forum thats dominance war IV Epic main event, and then you start your own thread within that thread posting WIP pictures throughout the comp. correct me if I am wrong.

you are correct.

nobrows27
03-08-2009, 07:58 AM
is CgSociety friendly to the support they give to fresh talent, this year will be more of a learning experience as I am alwas looking to improve my skills and I think the best team to join this year would be a team that is friendly in giving advice, criticism etc... I am hoping that this competition will help me get good enough to play with the big boys next year. and who know's If I'm lucky I may be able to compete with them this year although I am lacking in the experience departmen. But I will deffinatly give it my all :D

one last question, If I registered as a different name on the dominance war site then my user on cgsociety will that affect anything? or is it fine, Its not too far off on gameartisan i am nobrows on here I'm nobrows27 do I have to reregister under the same user as mine here?

erik_j
03-15-2009, 03:30 PM
2 Questions:

1) I remember the controversy regarding the rules on shaders of last years, and this year it sounds like the rules have not changed if I've understood them correctly?
Meaning you're not allowed to make your own shaders in node-based shader editors but you're allowed/supposed to search around in game engines/editors and 3D packages shader libraries/packs, and use those with your own maps, correct?

Some extra (superfluous if you will?) clarification of that rule might be in order imo given the debate may arise this year aswell and it seems to me the wording of this years still opens for uncertainty (perhaps not merely out of the logic in the writing but perhaps because of varying expectations on the readers' parts).

It's a slightly different situation today aswell with availability of good and freeware realtime shader editors which may affect presumptions, expectations and opinions etc.

2) We're back to forums (voting? and) choosing forum-uniform races now? That's how I understood the rules.
Or does each individual choose his race (and class) individually?

heavyness
03-15-2009, 04:53 PM
DWIV threads up and start creating your threads...!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=740728

RedRepublik
03-15-2009, 06:00 PM
is there not a seperate forum for 2d and 3d? they are just lumped together?

colarn42
03-15-2009, 07:25 PM
SO just a quick question because I'm not clear. If we are entering we just have to make the thread here on CGS correct? We don't have to sign up anywhere on Gameartisans.org? OR do we have to go through that Join Now process on their website as wel?

heavyness
03-15-2009, 09:11 PM
SO just a quick question because I'm not clear. If we are entering we just have to make the thread here on CGS correct? We don't have to sign up anywhere on Gameartisans.org? OR do we have to go through that Join Now process on their website as wel?

no you don't have to sign up on the GA/DWIV site yet... just start a thread here and get to work. once you want to submit your work, you will have to sign-up on GA site.

ahmedadel0077
03-15-2009, 09:24 PM
where do i get the color palette for the demons ?! , i mean it says in the rules "Your character MUST possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia/logo." ??
what does it mean ?!

Necronomiden
03-15-2009, 09:25 PM
just a quick question ... What is the latest i can start a thread before the Deadline? i want to participate again but ive been very busy lately.

memnoch
03-15-2009, 11:00 PM
where do i get the color palette for the demons ?! , i mean it says in the rules "Your character MUST possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia/logo." ??
what does it mean ?!

Check the first entry in this FAQ.

CharlesVarenne
03-16-2009, 12:55 PM
Hi, I made a mistake with my user name

This is my thread

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742230

Can I have charlesv replace by charlesvarenne
Thanks

pdupre
03-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Powerful Magical Weapon:
Powerful magical weapons are needed to aid you in your battle against all opposing forces. Your character "MUST" have a single powerful magical weapon. Weapon examples include: sword, dagger, Necklace, amulet, chopsticks, funny item, coin, closed box, slippers, belt, helmet, armor, spoon, teeth, book, eyeballs, etc. You can only have a single extremely powerful magical weapon but you are also allowed to equip your hero with additional magical gear for protection.

I'm just wondering, i'm making a clericon, and my powerful magic weapon would be a staff that can greatly enhance her healing over thousands of troops, would that work as a weapon? knowning that normally weapon is used to destroy or curse or whatever the enemy?

Crix Dorius
03-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Just a little question. Did the Norms just use magical Weapons or did they use Guns (MGs or MPs) too ?

Ktian
03-16-2009, 10:00 PM
I have a quick question about the Main-Challange Rules:

We are allowed to model pets for the character.
But do horses or something similar on which the character can ride on count as pets or is it restricted to make something like that?

lostpencil
03-16-2009, 10:35 PM
Hey Ktian,

The rules say:

Pets and steeds are allowed for all races.

So they are allowed - and if you are doing a 3d version, the triangle count of 10k includes the pet/steed.

Ktian
03-16-2009, 11:13 PM
thx a lot lostpencil :)

mindrot
03-16-2009, 11:25 PM
I'm considering entering this time around depending on my time.

One question: For the Demon Race, does the Demon Prince have to be male? I know Prince is male and all, but seems a bit limiting if it is...

Anyway... hoping to join the battle.

~M~

andreshaw
03-17-2009, 04:07 AM
Do we have to use both the logo and the color scheme within the project?
Can we use just one or the other?


As for the colors are we allowed to incoorperate other colors into the textures or are we restricted to the red black and grey colors???

Seven
03-17-2009, 12:08 PM
A question regarding the rules / my idea.

I am planning on creating an Invoker, an old female elf whose weapon is a time piece. Her weapon is an elaborate pocket watch with which she can summon up a magical image/hologram of a demon over her head. She carries various cogs on her belt with which she can change the shape and form of her illusion to suit any situation.

‘Stalker - This character has mastered the art of magic to aid his/her stealth, information gathering.’

My character is stealth; she infiltrates behind enemy lines by projecting an image of the enemy to blend in.

I imagine her walking through the landscape as this frail old lady, her suroundings appearing none eventful. However if you get too close and happen to see her from the right angle, what seem like parts of her environment combined with the projection from her watch, create this mighty illusion of her enemies.

Is this breaking the rules? They clearly state you can not combine races/characters. My character is an elderly female; however I can see how this might be seen as otherwise.

Id appreciate someone letting me know if this bends the rules too much.

birdman03
03-17-2009, 12:45 PM
2 questions about cyborg~
It's a "comprised of living body parts fused together with mechanical additions",so could the "living body parts" be any living creatures like animals or even an organ?
It didn't mention it's size, so could it be very large as a boss-size?
thank you!:thumbsup:

Izuael
03-17-2009, 04:18 PM
Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but I'd like to rename my thread title
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5747283
Would like to switch "Gnome Invoker" to "Hedgehog Warlord"

Thank you!

Necronomiden
03-17-2009, 07:41 PM
just a quick question ... What is the latest i can start a thread before the Deadline? i want to participate again but ive been very busy lately.

Disregard my last question, i thought the deadline was April 11 but i see that its "11:59 p.m Eastern Time, Monday, May 11th, 2009"

this is enough time for anyone to make something cool :)

IrvinDosReis
03-17-2009, 08:09 PM
It seem to have contradiction between french version of the rules and the english one...

Your character "MUST" have a single powerful magical weapon. Weapon examples include: sword, dagger, Necklace, amulet, chopsticks, funny item, coin, closed box, slippers, belt, helmet, armor, spoon, teeth, book, eyeballs, etc.

The french one:
Les objets magiques qui « NE COMPTENT PAS » pour des armes sont : Pendentif, Amulette, Baguettes, Objets amusant, Pièce de monnaie, Boites, pantoufles, ceinture, Casque, armure, cuillère, dents, livre, globe, etc.
To translate the french sentence: objects like books, box, etc, doesn't count as "the powerful magical weapon".

I hope the english one is the good one, because I want to make the book as the weapon of my character...

Somebody know if a book, or other such objets as box, etc, could be the weapon?
What are the good rules? There are some contradiction between the rules in french and english...




EDIT: rules have been corrected. Good news. Book can be a weapon! :D

RaresH
03-17-2009, 09:34 PM
*update* I got it figured out. For some reason it just wasn't posting from my own computer. It worked on another. My internet connection is weird.


Hi Heavyness,

I attempted multiple times since about 3 this morning to start up my thread but I just don't see it. Whenever I submit my thread it goes to a link with a blank page. Do you know why this is happening?

-RaresH

David-J
03-18-2009, 01:11 AM
hi everyone,

I'm very excited about DW. I just had one question. I read the entire FAQ and couldn't find a clear final answer on this and I just want to double check on this.

I know in the rules it states:

"Your character MUST possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia/logo."

Does this mean I can enter representing CGSociety make a character with a cool palette (blue and green) and just by placing the CGSociety team logo on my character I comply with that requirement even though my color palette is clearly not CGSociety's one?

Cheers everyone and good luck.

bobrok
03-18-2009, 01:20 AM
I'm considering entering this time around depending on my time.

One question: For the Demon Race, does the Demon Prince have to be male? I know Prince is male and all, but seems a bit limiting if it is...

Anyway... hoping to join the battle.

~M~

The class says "Demon Prince - Demon Princess", so go for it!

BTW, I'm rooting(rotting?) for you mindrot, you rock :D

Xidon
03-18-2009, 01:24 AM
hey is it alright to have special effects like magic, fire, darkness to be coming up off the pedestal? im thinking of making some poly planes coming up like a black fire off of the pedestal. is this allowed and if so would it be counted as part of the pedestal or will i have to include that into the poly count and texture maps of my character? Im doing a demon prince with darkness as his power

RedRepublik
03-18-2009, 02:27 AM
can the demons and norms have mechanical bits, or do they have to be devoid of mechanical parts?

AG3D
03-18-2009, 04:05 AM
You can't mix races so no you can't put robot piece on norm or demon
...but ask the staff to be sure

Xidon
03-18-2009, 04:08 AM
Ok so i've changed my idea to make a cyborg for a clan im joining with. does the flesh on the cyborg have to be human? or can it be alien?

mindrot
03-18-2009, 11:26 AM
The class says "Demon Prince - Demon Princess", so go for it!

BTW, I'm rooting(rotting?) for you mindrot, you rock :D

AAAH!! Musta missed that :blush:... or it was added after the fact...

Thanks Yinn. I'm really hoping to enter this time... but time is a big factor... so I'll have to see.

~M~

DerRoteBaron
03-19-2009, 12:41 AM
Hi to all. This is not in a sport spirit I think, or may bee I am wrong!
Just want to know is this kind of acting is in harmony with Dominace War IV propositions.
Click link below, and see for your self.

http://www.angryzenmaster.com/2009/03/05/vote-for-me/

Regards to all and many luck in DW IV main event!

AG3D
03-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Can we change the name of our thread in the forum?
plz i need an answer!!! lol

heavyness
03-20-2009, 03:57 PM
Hi to all. This is not in a sport spirit I think, or may bee I am wrong!
Just want to know is this kind of acting is in harmony with Dominace War IV propositions.
Click link below, and see for your self.

http://www.angryzenmaster.com/2009/03/05/vote-for-me/

Regards to all and many luck in DW IV main event!

well, your wrong. there is nothing wrong with him posting his work on his blog. if someone wanted to vote for him, they would have to sign up on GameArtisans just to vote (i'm sure random people reading his blog won't go through the trouble). there is nothing in the rules that says he can't do this.

heavyness
03-20-2009, 03:59 PM
Can we change the name of our thread in the forum?
plz i need an answer!!! lol

the name of your thread isn't important. it doesn't have to match your entry. the most important part is your CGS user name. but if you really need your thread title changed, send me a private message with the url of your thread and the new name you want.

DerRoteBaron
03-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by DerRoteBaron
Hi to all. This is not in a sport spirit I think, or may bee I am wrong!
Just want to know is this kind of acting is in harmony with Dominace War IV propositions.
Click link below, and see for your self.

http://www.angryzenmaster.com/2009/03/05/vote-for-me/

Regards to all and many luck in DW IV main event!



Originally Posted by heavyness
well, your wrong. there is nothing wrong with him posting his work on his blog. if someone wanted to vote for him, they would have to sign up on GameArtisans just to vote (i'm sure random people reading his blog won't go through the trouble). there is nothing in the rules that says he can't do this.

OK if propositions do not restrict calling others to vote for you,then I don't have more question and demands about this.
Thanks for support about this matter heavyness and best regards.

RedRepublik
03-23-2009, 12:22 AM
I betrayed CGsociety, and started my thread over at CGhub this year. Now I feel bad and want to migrate back home. Is switching forums allowed?

heavyness
03-23-2009, 12:38 AM
I betrayed CGsociety, and started my thread over at CGhub this year. Now I feel bad and want to migrate back home. Is switching forums allowed?

i don't see anything in the rules saying you can't.

prabath
03-23-2009, 11:07 AM
This is my 1st time for DW. I created a new thread in the forum. Do I have to post my work in to the same thread or do I have to create a new thread for each new post.Please clerify.

black-kylin
03-23-2009, 12:04 PM
hi guys, how can i post my images to the thread. Not the attachment way, it have files size limit.


thanks

black kylin

ersinerturk
03-23-2009, 02:21 PM
hi guys, how can i post my images to the thread. Not the attachment way, it have files size limit.


thanks

black kylin

you need to upload your image to some host like photobucket or imageshack, then click this button http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/editor/insertimage.gif and put the url of the image you uploaded there.

Haid84
03-23-2009, 07:41 PM
I just tried to make a new thread but it dint work orso. Does anyone know what i can do about it? Thanks

iadagraca
03-24-2009, 10:36 PM
i'm up for trying this :D, the cg society article got me seriously hyped!

heavyness
03-25-2009, 02:42 AM
I just tried to make a new thread but it dint work orso. Does anyone know what i can do about it? Thanks

new members need to have their first couple posts checked by a moderator to make sure they are legit. they should show up soon if everything is ok with them.

black-kylin
03-25-2009, 03:25 PM
hi guys, how can I post my work by multiple thread? Just keep posting new work in the same old thread?

thanks.

rgds,
henry

FrozZT
03-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Keep posting in the same thread. If you'd like you can press "edit" under your first post to add new images on top of the page, after you post something new you can add the latest pictures to your first post also so its easy for people to see your stuff. But you also need to make a new post within your thread with your progress for the thread to bump to the top.

-Niklas

STILL-MOTION
03-27-2009, 08:05 AM
Do we have to finish the concept sketches first or can we develop the concept sketches as we go ahead with the 3d?

RankoProzo
03-28-2009, 09:25 PM
I have a quick question: I am aware that we have to use the CGsociety colors, I was just wondering how much of them we need to use or do these colors need to be the primary ones? With my character i wanted to do something more colorfull and bright, but that doesnt really match the colors provided, I didnt want to get the boot in the end just because I did not emphasize the colors that were given to me.

?

Swizzle
03-28-2009, 09:32 PM
You can actually get away with just using the logo. Last year's winner didn't have the team colors anywhere on it, but it did have the logo.

inkyspot
03-30-2009, 08:43 PM
Hello,

I am trying to enter the Dominance of War 4 contest, but I can't seem to post my work. It's limiting my file size (it's not a big file eiither).

Can anyone tell me the exact proceedure on how to post the images?
I tried to look it up on the sight, but I didn't get the answer.

Also do you need a website to post images. Currently I am in Kuwait.

Thank you everyone in advance.

ROBOTTANK
04-04-2009, 05:14 PM
Inkyspot - I also had this problem when I was trying to upload images onto the thread directly from my 'computer' (folder), you need to save your images as jpg files and use an image hosting website such as photobucket or imageshack to upload images. You don't need your own website to post images.

BaronImpossible
04-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Does anyone know how to report bugs in the DW upload page? Do I need to do it on the GA site?

I'm trying to upload my Concept Sheet which is 1018w x 843h and 270K

The instructions say it must be "Up to 1200w x 1000h pixels - 350k file size" which mine obviously is, yet it comes back with the error "Dimensions or file size exceeded. Please resubmit."

heavyness
04-06-2009, 06:45 AM
Does anyone know how to report bugs in the DW upload page? Do I need to do it on the GA site?

I'm trying to upload my Concept Sheet which is 1018w x 843h and 270K

The instructions say it must be "Up to 1200w x 1000h pixels - 350k file size" which mine obviously is, yet it comes back with the error "Dimensions or file size exceeded. Please resubmit."

you are not suppose to be uploading pics to the DW site yet. post all WIP pictures in your own personal thread. later on, the submission page will be posted for you to upload all your work, all at the same time.

xRaZx
04-07-2009, 04:09 AM
When trying to enroll at the Dom War main page, I keep getting an error message saying that I need to be logged in with "remember me" checked. It keeps giving me this message and I can't enroll for our team. I'm logged into the forums here while I'm doing it, and "remember me" is checked when I log in. So, if I'm understanding the error message correctly, it should be working. Anyone know what might be going on here?

Dargon
04-07-2009, 09:21 PM
I have a question pertaining to my entry specifically. It says in the rules:

Your Presentation Pedestal's Budget:
ALL 3d entries must include a pedestal in their Presentation Image. You have unrestricted polygons and textures to create a pedestal with the following guidelines:
http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/images/ball.gif A pedestal is NOT a floor and/or it is NOT a room. It's a block, pillar, coffin, box, crate, stone slab, etc. Pedestal Examples: Hela by Chang Gun Nam (http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/events/uploaded_images/38-game-3d-art-2960-1208055268-image.jpg) | The Mole by Rémi Monier (http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/events/uploaded_images/38-game-3d-art-5293-1208014836-image.jpg) http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/images/ball.gif No additional weapons or gear that your character can pick up and use can be put on the pedestal. http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/images/ball.gif No additional characters, pets, animals, pieces of characters, dead characters, etc, can be put on your pedestal. Only Bones and skulls are fine.

My intent is to do a pedastal which centers around a stone angel statue. Pretty sure it counts as a pillar, stone slab, etc, but I just wanted to make sure that it wouldn't be considered a character, piece of character, dead character etc.

Any reason I should avoid the statue idea?

xRaZx
04-08-2009, 06:53 AM
Okay, so I figured out what my problem was with enrolling for the DWIV enrollment. New problem now.


I forgot to put "2D" in the title to my thread. If this could be added in, it would be much appreciated.

The thread is here:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=750151

MR
04-11-2009, 05:43 PM
A question to the forum leader...

I changed my profil-name from "Mraaflau"b to "MR". I forgot that in my DWIV-Thread "Mraaflaub" is saved as my name, does this matter?

DefiledVisions
04-11-2009, 10:02 PM
I was just wondering if we're limited to any number of pets? I was thinking of having 2.. Since one of the top finalists last year --> http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/events/3/team12/preview_finals_2_6713.html have more than one
have the rules changed or can we still have more than one?

HairySnowman
04-14-2009, 01:25 AM
In the Dominance War entry page I am unable to make a title. Every time I hit the save button next to it, the page reloads with out the title being added. There is no error message to indicate what the problem is. Due to this I can't fully register my entry. My link to my thread is saved, but I just need the Title to save. Anyone know why this is happening?

ersinerturk
04-14-2009, 02:40 AM
HairySnowman: if i'm not wrong, it said to pick the title carefully when you first add a title, because it won't be editable later.

xRaZx
04-18-2009, 02:43 AM
I understand that 3D entries aren't allowed to incorporate photo elements, but what about 2D pieces using texture/photo overlays? Its pretty common in concept art nowadays, but I could understand if it wasn't allowed in the contest. Anyone know the rules on this?

It seems like people have already been using textured backgrounds for their concept sheets, and I noticed last years winners had this going on as well.

doylle
04-21-2009, 06:29 AM
Hello guys,

I'm sorry for the late reply, there has been a few changes around here. Due to personal reasons heavyness can no longer lead Dominance War for CG Society. So Glynn Smith and myself will take his place and do our best to make sure everything keeps rolling. I'm still trying to find out all the details myself, so please bear with me.

I will try to get an answer to your questions asap.

Thank you for understanding,

Jeroen

MatejaPetkovic
04-22-2009, 02:04 AM
I am starting with this challenge tomorrow, what is date for final submission?

Thanks

M

xRaZx
04-22-2009, 05:14 AM
The date for the final submission is May 11th by 11:59pm (Eastern Time I think). You have to submit it through your Game Artisans Dominance War profile page.

xRaZx
04-22-2009, 05:16 AM
Anyone know if we are supposed to copy the dominance war logo on our own for our files? Do they have a download somewhere of the logo? Or are we supposed to make our own for things like the text image?

Also, will we be disqualified if the text image has more than just text in it with a plain background?

doylle
04-22-2009, 08:15 AM
Alright, got a couple answers to your questions...

@Dargon: You should avoid to have a full character in your pedestal, or even a half one for that matter. Reason for is is that we don't want people to use the unlimited resources of the pedestal to add extra characters to the scene.

@DefiledVisions: The number of pets is unlimited. Go crazy :)

@xRaZx: you can find all the logo information in the first post in this thread :rolleyes:

jimsvanberg
04-22-2009, 04:39 PM
Hi guys.
Ok so I have two questions about my entry. http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=752200

I'm making a demon princess and she will be carrying some kind of spear. On the spelr will be a flag with the CGSociety logo. I wonder if this is enough or do I have to put the logo on the character too? You can see the weapon in my thread.

Question number two. I'm planing on letting my princess be using a mount. which I understand is ok, but do I have to make a modeling sheet for the mount as well?


Thanks //Jim

doylle
04-24-2009, 09:27 AM
@ jimsvanberg:
1. As long as the character has the flag in each shot, you are allowed to do this.
2. Because you're working on a 2d there should be a model sheet for the mount as well.

cheers :thumbsup:

jimsvanberg
04-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Ok, thanks ;)

NavigatorJones
04-24-2009, 10:18 AM
Modelling sheets for mounts?? What about..pets/minions...aka minor characters? Do you have to make a modelling sheet for all of them too or can you just put them in as part of the concept sheet??

SebastianWunnicke
04-27-2009, 04:45 PM
I have a similar question like Dargon. I´m not sure about it, but perhaps I wanted to add a treasure chest on the pedestrial or an old sunken fishing boat, because my character is some knd of underwater creature. Do you think this also forbidden ?

xRaZx
04-27-2009, 06:38 PM
Doylle: I was asking about the actual dominance war text logo, not the cgsociety logo. What about the text logo?


And anyone have any answers about the photo-overlay question? Its common in concept art, but is it allowed in this contest?

Stinkfist
04-27-2009, 06:50 PM
Another logo question. The rules state:

Insignia and Colors:
Your character MUST possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia/logo. If you don't have the colors or the insignia located somewhere on your character, your entry will not make it into the top 50. Please represent your team properly. This is a team event so make your team proud!


So I have to put a logo or colors on my 3D character. The rules doesnt specify that it has to be visible from all angles, so I put it on the backside so its not visible on the beauty shot because I think its ugly. This is ok, right? I dont have to cover my character with logos so they're visible from all angles, do I?

doylle
04-28-2009, 08:15 AM
Quick answers: Pets and other important parts that go with your character should be on your modelsheet. It does not matter if you add them next to your character, or if you split your model sheet up in multiple sections for each part. It is important to keep everything in 1 image though.

SebastianWunnicke: I'd keep that stuff of the pedestal. I small treasure chest might be still ok, but a fishing boat is to much. Mind you that the pedestal is only for the presentation shot. If you want an environment then you can do this in the beauty shot, since there are no limits there.

@xRaZx: My bad. you should add the DW4 logo indeed. Added the large version of it to the first post in this thread. I'll see if i can find a psd or at least a version with proper alphachannels as well.

@Kaftan: The logo does not have to be visible from all angles, and it does not have to be visible in the beauty shot. It is perfectly fine to have it on the back. But it must be visible in at least one of the images.


J

BaronImpossible
04-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Could someone with power change the title of my thread please, and replace "Evil Eye" with "Daemon War Child" (yep, Daemon with "ae") which is what I've registered on GA - thanks!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742017

Also, can we now submit stuff to GA? Last time I tried I got an error and was told we weren't supposed to be submitting. Has this changed?

HausFly
04-30-2009, 11:24 PM
@xRaZx: My bad. you should add the DW4 logo indeed. Added the large version of it to the first post in this thread. I'll see if i can find a psd or at least a version with proper alphachannels as well.

Cool, I could use that as well.

On the main Dominance War IV Rules page, it would be nice if the text "All images must include...Dominance War IV logo...." linked straight to an official PSD or PNG logo.

glynnsmith
05-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Hey guys.

Here's the .PSD logo (http://www.gamekorean.com/download/dw4_ad.zip) you're after!

l2k
05-03-2009, 08:04 PM
hi folk


i wondered what was the correct pose for the 3d presentation shot ?

do we have to go for a completely neutral pose or can we have fun?

can the character be standing ready to chop off an enemys throat or not ?

SebastianWunnicke
05-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Hi people. I have a similar question like I2k. Perhaps you can help me, especially doylle ? :). I wondered if the front and back poses in the presentation shot, has to be totally frontal, or if we can rotate the angle a bit to the side. I am asking this becuase my character looks much cooler from a side view. You can see my presentation shot on the first side of my thread. I would be very happy, if you could take a look, and tell me, if I can do this. Thank you

adamkuczek
05-05-2009, 06:36 AM
And anyone have any answers about the photo-overlay question? Its common in concept art, but is it allowed in this contest?
I have similar question. I often use overlay/multiply/etc. layers in Photoshop to make the final image look more interesting. Am I allowed to do this for my character in 2D contest?

What about the background? Rules say: &quot;The background can be anything&quot;. Does it mean I can use (if I want to) 3D background with my 2D character?

farazmobin
05-05-2009, 03:07 PM
voo hoo..48 hrs extended on the deadline..not much but just might be the time i need.

ROBOTTANK
05-05-2009, 04:05 PM
voo hoo..48 hrs extended on the deadline..not much but just might be the time i need.

What the..? where did you find that out?? it's good news :)

FrozZT
05-05-2009, 04:19 PM
Yezzz! Yea i thought there was something wrong when i checked the timer!! Thats exactly what i needed right now! :) Lets kick ass everyone!

Dargon
05-06-2009, 09:14 AM
It's up to +7 now

http://www.gameartisans.org/dominancewar/homepage/index.php?lang=english

Shiramune
05-07-2009, 01:12 AM
I'm not sure if this has been answered yet, but is it ok for the model sheet to be fully colored? or does it have to be gray scale.

Thanks~!

aeonseraph
05-07-2009, 03:38 AM
It must be either Black & White (Grayscale) or one colour piece.

MarioVeltri
05-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Can I publish the work in my CG Gallery in the meantime it's judged
or I have to wait the end of the competition?

FrozZT
05-07-2009, 03:08 PM
Yup yup, modeling sheets are go for color this year;)

I got this from Gameartisans.org. So yea you can color your modelsheet anyway you want! :) Though of course yo udont have to either.

edit: Concept sheet is still single color or B&W i think though.

-Niklas

wolfSage
05-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Where do we submit our final entry?

Do we need to make a thread here; http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/view_entries/index_cgsociety_both.html

MarioVeltri
05-08-2009, 11:56 AM
You need to Register and Login in the HomePage,
than select "Join/Edit 2D Challenge" or 3D one...

That's what I did at last

Yin-Shiuan
05-08-2009, 03:38 PM
Hi!

According DWIV rules:

Lighting/rendering: All lighting/rendering solutions from any software package on planet earth, is allowed.

Can I use Final Gather, HDRI, etc to finish my final render?

And, if my team logo is not really distinct to see it, but I really have put it on my character body, that's ok?(your can see it in my thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=743669&page=4
The team logo is located in my character abdomen. Did you see that?)

Thanks for your answer.

glynnsmith
05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
And, if my team logo is not really distinct to see it, but I really have put it on my character body, that's ok?
Taken straight from the rules: ;)
Note to all races and classes
Insignia and Colors:
Your character must possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia (if your team has one). If you don't have the colors or the insignia located somewhere on your character, your entry will not make it into the top 50. Please represent your team properly. This is a team event so make your team proud!

Can I use Final Gather, HDRI, etc to finish my final render?
Again:
1. Beauty Shot
- You are free to do whatever post effects you like on this image. You can create multiple angles of your character or just one big version or your character. You can include background characters, environments, skies, effects.. basically, anything!

EDIT:

Colour model sheets are fine.

You're also able to post your submitted work (prior to being judged) on your portfolios

Cheers!

StefanoDubay
05-08-2009, 07:29 PM
hi guys...
Are we restricted to use the official color scheme for our model? can i go green and brown too? is quite monochrome right now....
cheers
S

glynnsmith
05-08-2009, 07:40 PM
hi guys...
Are we restricted to use the official color scheme for our model? can i go green and brown too? is quite monochrome right now....
cheers
S
It's obviously best to try and go with the colour scheme of your chosen forum. It's a team competition and representing your forum is what it's all about:
Note to all races and classes
Insignia and Colors:
Your character must possess your team's colors and/or your team's insignia (if your team has one). If you don't have the colors or the insignia located somewhere on your character, your entry will not make it into the top 50. Please represent your team properly. This is a team event so make your team proud!

xRaZx
05-09-2009, 06:30 AM
Any verdict on the photo collage stuff? Can we use it for 2D submissions?

glynnsmith
05-09-2009, 05:55 PM
Any verdict on the photo collage stuff? Can we use it for 2D submissions?
For overlay purposes, I'd say no, as the work is intended to be made by entrants via traditional techniques (with traditional or digital media, of course).

For placing in the background, that's fine in your final illustration only.

xRaZx
05-10-2009, 05:21 AM
Sorry, I should have stated my question more clearly. I don't mean photo overlays in the way of actually using a whole photo, or a piece of a photo in its complete form, but more so of using photo overlays with different photoshop blending modes to achieve different textural effects or, like you mentioned, details in the background of our final illustration.

It looks like the previous years 2D winner (Hellstern) used some weathered paper texture overlay on her model sheet and concept board. On the final illustrations however, I can't really tell if they used photo/texture overlays or not. Actually I feel like a lot of concept boards/model sheets I've seen around during the competition have texture overlays on them. I just wanted to know if there were any clear cut rules on this as far as where it can be used and where it can not be used.

I guess I wouldn't really be asking about this except for the fact I know they were particular about the photo rules for the 3D entries. I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot by using a photo overlay incorrectly and disqualify myself.

glynnsmith
05-10-2009, 05:50 AM
Sorry, I should have stated my question more clearly. I don't mean photo overlays in the way of actually using a whole photo, or a piece of a photo in its complete form, but more so of using photo overlays with different photoshop blending modes to achieve different textural effects or, like you mentioned, details in the background of our final illustration.
Just got the official word that it's fine to use photosourced overlays to acheive textural effects :)

xRaZx
05-10-2009, 11:28 AM
Thanks so much for the quick reply!

NavigatorJones
05-16-2009, 01:55 PM
I just re-read the rules as I'm close to finishing, and I read that we need not just our TEAM logo...but the DWIV logo as well! Where are we supposed to get that from?!?!?

glynnsmith
05-16-2009, 02:33 PM
I just re-read the rules as I'm close to finishing, and I read that we need not just our TEAM logo...but the DWIV logo as well! Where are we supposed to get that from?!?!?
Buh-ZING (http://www.gameartisans.org/dominancewar/images/post_dwlogo.jpg)

Stinkfist
05-17-2009, 01:00 AM
This has to be the dumbest question this far, but where do we send the finished stuff? Do we email it somewhere? Upload it to an ftp?

Ok, I just missed the gigantic "click here to join" banner on their website http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/view_entries/index_cgsociety_both.html

adamkuczek
05-17-2009, 02:28 AM
This has to be the dumbest question this far, but where do we send the finished stuff? Do we email it somewhere? Upload it to an ftp?

For CG Society members just enter the page:

http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/view_entries/index_cgsociety_both.html

and click "Join/Edit 3D Challenge" or ""Join/Edit 3D Challenge", depending on your entry. Then create your profile page, upload all your final images and click the "Submit Finals" at the bottom of the page.

Jatep
05-17-2009, 03:36 AM
Maybe I'm just being dumb somehow...
But when I click join 2d and click the cgsociety button then try to join, it tells me I need to have an account here before I can join... which I'm pretty sure I have...
anyways if ANYONE could tell me what I'm doing wrong I would greatly appreciate it...
sure would crush my soul if I did all this work only to not be able to submit.

glynnsmith
05-17-2009, 08:13 AM
Maybe I'm just being dumb somehow...
But when I click join 2d and click the cgsociety button then try to join, it tells me I need to have an account here before I can join... which I'm pretty sure I have...
anyways if ANYONE could tell me what I'm doing wrong I would greatly appreciate it...
sure would crush my soul if I did all this work only to not be able to submit.
Are you logged into the site with your account before you're trying to hit the join/edit link?

If not, make a new account on GA.org and submit it with that :)

Jatep
05-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Are you logged into the site with your account before you're trying to hit the join/edit link?

If not, make a new account on GA.org and submit it with that :)

I'm logged in here when I go to the link.... but still no luck.... I even have "remember me" on like it says...

Wouldnt it be like switching sides if I went to gameartisans.org to submit?
maybe I'm over thinking this...

glynnsmith
05-17-2009, 09:25 AM
I'm logged in here when I go to the link.... but still no luck.... I even have "remember me" on like it says...

Wouldnt it be like switching sides if I went to gameartisans.org to submit?
maybe I'm over thinking this...
You have to be logged into GA.org to enter the comp. GA.org is the only place you can submit your work to.

You choose what forum you're submitting for when you go over there and enter :)

Jatep
05-17-2009, 09:42 AM
You have to be logged into GA.org to enter the comp. GA.org is the only place you can submit your work to.

You choose what forum you're submitting for when you go over there and enter :)
ah ok!
I got it to work now, I didnt realize i had to register there... but thanks for helping and putting up with my noobness.
always appreciated!

bobrok
05-17-2009, 09:32 PM
Last year I recall there was a thread were you could request a name change for your DW thread... Is there something like that this time?

glynnsmith
05-17-2009, 09:45 PM
ah ok!
I got it to work now, I didnt realize i had to register there... but thanks for helping and putting up with my noobness.
always appreciated!
No problem :) Good luck!

Last year I recall there was a thread were you could request a name change for your DW thread... Is there something like that this time?
If you need a thread title changing on your WIP thread here on CGTalk, either drop me or Doylle a PM or stick your request here (current thread name and target thread name) :)

Cheers

bobrok
05-17-2009, 11:03 PM
"DMIV - 3D - Yinn - Demon/undecided"
change to ->
"DMIV - 3D - Yinn - Bizarre Devourer"
(here) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742266)
Thank you! :love:

glynnsmith
05-17-2009, 11:06 PM
"DMIV - 3D - Yinn - Demon/undecided"
change to ->
"DMIV - 3D - Yinn - Bizarre Devourer"
(here) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742266)
Thank you! :love:
Done ;)

10chars.

ShamesArt
05-17-2009, 11:49 PM
hello guys

I`m just wondering about submitting the final entry, we are only supposed to submit just images after all, no models, right ? if not... where I can submit the models.

thanks a lot.

doylle
05-18-2009, 07:46 AM
@ ShamesArt: Nope, you only have to submit images. :)

Good luck fellas. Don't forget, the clock is ticking. Deadline is tonight!

Jatep
05-18-2009, 08:28 AM
Hey by any chance may I have the name to my thread changed?
I'm not doing an abomination anymore so yeah...

"DWIV - 2D - Jatep - Demon Abomination"

changed to...

"DWIV - 2D - Jatep - The Devourer"

you can find the post here...
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742982

Thank you very much for the help.

doylle
05-18-2009, 10:57 AM
No problem at all. Updated.

ROBOTTANK
05-18-2009, 12:16 PM
Hey Doylle, requesting thread name change, please...

DWIV - 2D - ROBOTTANK - FERRUM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742116

Thanks for your time.

doylle
05-18-2009, 12:25 PM
Alright, fixed :)

ROBOTTANK
05-18-2009, 01:19 PM
Hello again Doylle, you placed the title inside the actual post instead of the title bar , lol, but don't worry about it, not a big deal man... :)

doylle
05-18-2009, 02:42 PM
/edit: Oops, my bad. didn't check, was in a hurry. Should be alright now :)

Eternalbuddha
05-18-2009, 08:04 PM
hey guys...
where to submit the final entry?

Please reply... clock is ticking big time.. ( I still got 5-6 hrs coz of time difference )
there are just summary threads... no final entry thread at game artisan...

Eternalbuddha
05-18-2009, 08:07 PM
hey guys.. just got the link...

read the previous post..thanks anyway...
Here it is :

http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/view_entries/index_cgsociety_both.html


If someone else needs...

glynnsmith
05-18-2009, 08:13 PM
hey guys...
where to submit the final entry?

Please reply... clock is ticking big time.. ( I still got 5-6 hrs coz of time difference )
there are just summary threads... no final entry thread at game artisan...
If you'd have read the last page of this very thread, you'd have seen:

For CG Society members just enter the page:

http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/dw/4/view_entries/index_cgsociety_both.html

and click "Join/Edit 2D Challenge" or ""Join/Edit 3D Challenge", depending on your entry. Then create your profile page, upload all your final images and click the "Submit Finals" at the bottom of the page.

Eternalbuddha
05-18-2009, 08:19 PM
oops!!!
need help...
I went to the page ...entered all the personal details..but I am not able to get to the page where I have to submit the final images.... help!!!

glynnsmith
05-18-2009, 08:23 PM
You need to have an GA.org account and you need to be logged in there.

Eternalbuddha
05-18-2009, 08:26 PM
hey glynnsmith ...thanks man for such quick replies.. yes I am logged in... but still can't see the final entry page...
I am getting to the page where I am supposed to enter the personal details ..as soon as I hit "save n continue".. it just refreshes the page ...

what am I doing wrong?

glynnsmith
05-18-2009, 08:35 PM
Unfortunately you're going to have to raise this issue with the GA.org tech support staff, as I'm not staff over there :)

Best of luck!

FrozZT
05-18-2009, 09:56 PM
Is it ok to use only the dragons forming CGS in the logo and not use the tribal shield around it(. Tribals doesnt fit all artdirections and my organic nature-like design just doesnt blend with it. Will that do to represent your team? I will include the full logo in all my images, but i dont wish to include the whole thing on my character.

-Niklas

glynnsmith
05-18-2009, 10:00 PM
At this late a stage, it's unfortunate that you're asking now. With the logo, it's all or nothing I'm afraid.

FrozZT
05-18-2009, 10:18 PM
Ok thanks for the quick answere Glynn. :) Yea i should have asked before but i just got the idea to use the dragons to mark out her artefact, its the "pheonix flower" the flowers are actually red maybe that helps, first idea ive had how to use it in my character, those tribals, arrgh! :p Feels bad to hide the whole thing somewhere, but if i show it of it destroys my design.. :/ Do you need to use the exact values of the greys in the teamcolors also? Most of my character isnt red at all just the flower is saturated red. Lets say the flowers on her hand is red and the branches they sit on has some greytones(that's how they look right now) would that work together with only the dragons.. Sorry for being hard to deal with glynn! ;) I appriciate it..

-Niklas

glynnsmith
05-18-2009, 10:26 PM
No worries :)

Tbh, it really needs to be as close as possible to the CGTalk logo posted earlier. Obviously, with shading and lighting, you're never going to be able to match the colours exactly (in the 3D entries, this would be impossible), so you just have to get as close as you can whilst keeping this in mind :)

Best of luck!

ROBOTTANK
05-19-2009, 04:12 AM
hey Glynn! I can't access my entry page! I need to submit my finals in about less than 45 min. can you help?! I'm getting an error on the entry page//

Hexahedron
05-19-2009, 04:17 AM
I'm having the same error

It says:


select * from compet_users_nvs, compet_users_details_nvs where compet_users_nvs.user_id=17310 and compet_users_nvs.compet_u_id=compet_users_details_nvs.compet_u_id and compet_users_nvs.compet_id='42' and compet_users_nvs.cat_id='' order by compet_users_details_nvs.compet_u_d_id asc
There was an error. Please contact the administrator.
=> .. Sorry

glynnsmith
05-19-2009, 04:19 AM
What does the error say?

ROBOTTANK
05-19-2009, 04:22 AM
thanks for the quick reply.

this is what I'm getting:

select * from compet_users_nvs, compet_users_details_nvs where compet_users_nvs.user_id=17847 and compet_users_nvs.compet_u_id=compet_users_details_nvs.compet_u_id and compet_users_nvs.compet_id='42' and compet_users_nvs.cat_id='' order by compet_users_details_nvs.compet_u_d_id asc
There was an error. Please contact the administrator.
=> .. Sorry

glynnsmith
05-19-2009, 04:23 AM
Gah. This is the first time I've seen such an error. It says contact the admin, so you guys really need to PM Fred over at GA.org.

I know he's online over there right now, so that's really your best bet, I'm afraid. Nothing I can do about it over here :\

Good luck, fellas!

glynnsmith
05-19-2009, 04:31 AM
Intentional double-post so you guys get the email notification:

Just received word from Fred. Please be persistent and keep trying to upload it. Last minute entries are bombarding the server and the system is struggling a little. It will go through, just keep trying :)

ROBOTTANK
05-19-2009, 04:55 AM
still cant get through, i guess i'm out of luck :(
thanks for your help..

Matys
05-19-2009, 05:04 AM
i have the same problem and only 1 image left to upload and now i can't log in :-(

DDS
05-19-2009, 05:04 AM
dont worry Robotank. I mean, there must be 1000 people posting now. I can't get through either...

nzrkiwi
05-19-2009, 05:17 AM
I cant even access the gameArtisan server it say gameartisan server is down and will be back up in 2 minutes its half an hour now?

ROBOTTANK
05-19-2009, 05:19 AM
well shoot DDS, I'm still voting for yours, lol !

glynnsmith
05-19-2009, 05:19 AM
There isn't much anyone can do, apart from wait for the site to come back online.

The only line of communication I have with GA.org is through their forum, so I can't tell you anything other than what you guys already know.

glynnsmith
05-19-2009, 05:20 AM
Ah!

It seems that the server's taken a bash, and Fred's given a 12 hour grace period:

This is a Dominance War IV Important Update.

Due to hundreds of users trying to submit their DW finals at the same time, the DW system is doing some spectacular and extraordinary crashes. To compensate, a 12 hour extension has been given to insure everyone gets their entries in some time tonight.

If you get a white page error saying sorry after a list of code - please try again and again until it works. This is for submitting images, titles, urls, and/or getting into your personal entry page.

If problem persists all night, please contact me at fredh@dominancewar.com and include the following info in your email:
Your user name:
Your entry title:
Your thread url:
Your technical issue and error message:

All the best to everyone entered!
~ Fred
GameArtisans.org Founder
DominanceWar.com Founder

You should all have had this notification in your emails :)

And breeeeeathe.

Civerad
05-19-2009, 05:21 AM
The entry page needs more cowbell.

FrozZT
05-19-2009, 10:31 AM
I would like to request a title change.

"DWIV - 2D - FrozZT - Something Badass"

changed to..

"DWIV - 2D - FrozZT - Liv, Queen of Trees"

The link to my thread can be found in my signature.

Thanks,

-Niklas

PuiArt
05-21-2009, 10:27 PM
O.O, i didnt know the thread title can be change, if its not too much trouble, can i? can i too? =D

DWIV - 2D - PuiArt - Thinking

to
DWIV - 2D - PuiArt - Demon Prince- Isoriai



the link would be here =D, many thanks!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=742054&page=1&pp=15

darkriddles
06-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Hi there, just a little quick question about the final images submitted to DW4 (including the images submitted to mini competition), I was wondering if they were allowed to be submitted to anywhere else, for example
1. Can I use an image as an entry for books etc?
2. Can I post it on my own website?

Am I free to do these or do I need a permission to do it?
And if it was all right to submit the image to somewhere else, can I modify them (modify as in... eg. change the colour a little, add some bits and pieces etc... or, does it have to be in the original state which you submitted as a final?)

Wonder if anyone could help me,, Thanks very much in advance.

NavigatorJones
06-19-2009, 06:36 AM
Hi there, just a little quick question about the final images submitted to DW4 (including the images submitted to mini competition), I was wondering if they were allowed to be submitted to anywhere else, for example
1. Can I use an image as an entry for books etc?
2. Can I post it on my own website?

Am I free to do these or do I need a permission to do it?
And if it was all right to submit the image to somewhere else, can I modify them (modify as in... eg. change the colour a little, add some bits and pieces etc... or, does it have to be in the original state which you submitted as a final?)

Wonder if anyone could help me,, Thanks very much in advance.

I'm pretty sure if you read the rules and regs on the DWIV site, it says near the bottom that the images belong to us, to do with as we please :D but don't take my word it ><

darkriddles
06-21-2009, 10:22 AM
oh ooops ;P sorry & thanks for pointing the page out! i thought ive seen it somewhere but then again, wasn't too sure(especially the modifying bit);P but that's nice to know, thank you xx

rosetaylor
10-12-2009, 07:01 AM
hi there...

Originally, I wanted to make a large competition where everyone could enter, receive advice, and have fun,’ Hultqvist explains. “Plus, the thought of going head to head with another forum was a seriously cool idea.