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RobertoOrtiz
03-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:


I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge
THE WAVE AND THE LIGHTHOUSE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=743279)


AND COMING SOON:
THE Albert Whitlock Tribute (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=727582)


BEST WIP
Wanja Gerick (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780383&postcount=3)
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/FINAL_thumb.jpg

WIP THREAD:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...87&page=1&pp=15 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738387&page=1&pp=15)

DESCRIPTION:
Background story: The video shows a Tesla - Transportation system, which was invented during the second world war, but never got revealed.

The background plate was shot with a Canon HF-100 in 1080p. All 3D elements done in 3Ds Max, Syntheyes used for tracking and Fusion for all the compositing and effect work.

ANIMATION LINK:
http://rapidshare.com/files/2158301..._FINAL_720p.mov (http://rapidshare.com/files/215830112/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov)

MIRROR:
http://rapidshare.com/files/2158460...L_720p.mov.html (http://rapidshare.com/files/215846076/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov.html)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4UQ2nQKTw
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/Tesla_FINAL.mov
And the big one:


BEST VFX & WIP :


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

Yuval Kolton (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5785132&postcount=9)


STILL:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3996/stillw.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126)

DESCRIPTION: Tesla Coil Tech demonstration become a Teleporter By Mistake.. :)

ANIMATION LINK: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA)

MIRROR: 01: http://vimeo.com/pixelpro (http://vimeo.com/pixelpro)
MIRROR: 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs) (press HD Button)

Here is a summary of the votes:


Best Visual FX: Yuval Kolton - 14 Votes
Best Visual FX: Wanja Gerick - 5 Votes
Best Visual FX: Jason Burton


Best WIP: Yuval kolton -3 Votes
Best WIP - Wanja Gerick -3 Votes
Best WIP - Jason Burton
Best WIP : Trey Harrell
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Legacy post


Welcome to the FXWARS Challenge.
I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the quality of the outstanding pieces
of work that have been produced.

Please take a moment and VOTE for your favorite mini animation.
Click this link (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=624962) for the RULES (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=624962)of the challenge.

The FXWARS challenge was established to push the boundaries of what can be done in CG with a insanely limited amount of time.

For a clue for the next challenge is go here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=743279)


Anyway, let get on with the voting!

Please vote for :





BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
(VOLUNTARY VOTE):
And please if you also have time vote for:


BEST WIP THREAD
To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.
Here are the finished entries: (click names)


Kyle Botha (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780348&postcount=2)
Wanja Gerick (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780383&postcount=3)
Trey Harrell (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780494&postcount=4)
Adam Harder & Nathaniel Dekens Wagenaar (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780990&postcount=5)
Derrick Greyvensteyn (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5781767&postcount=6)
Druigant and Dualrectifier (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5782840&postcount=7)
Karel Estonia (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5785059&postcount=8)
Yuval Kolton (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5785132&postcount=9)
Jason Burton (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5786312&postcount=10)
Terry Trefry (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5786801&postcount=11)
Legacy post:

Please post your final entry on this thread...
I will be plugging the thread on the Friday night
You have until then...


Please post:

NAME:
STILL:
WIP THREAD:
DESCRIPTION:
ANIMATION LINK:
MIRROR:























-R

kyleBotha
03-31-2009, 10:45 PM
NAME: Kyle Botha


STILL: http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d67kyle/fxwars_tesla_kylebotha_scrn01.jpg




WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5780192#post5780192 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5780192#post5780192)


DESCRIPTION: Nicola Tesla was hugely under appreciated genius of his time and after reading through some of his quotes this story basically unfolded itself. Two weeks start to finish (part time) using Maya, After Effects and Photoshop.
The dialogue is a series of Tesla quotes and the voice over was taken from several old Serbian war documentaries which had no subtitles, so I have no clue whats really being said there (it would be interesting to know if anyone out there can translate).

I have a tendency to get caught up in minor aspects of a shot which are not even visible and end wasting time over irrelevant details. For this challenge my only goal was to do the opposite; complete one shot per day (regardless of the quality and urge I have to go back and tweak it), and cut together a mildly entertaining but COMPLETE short.



ANIMATION LINK: http://rs688.rapidshare.com/files/215873819/kyleBotha_FXWars_640x480__CC.mov


MIRROR: YouTube (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d67kyle/Tesla/Tesla_Entry.html)

WGerick
03-31-2009, 10:59 PM
NAME: Wanja Gerick

STILL:
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/FINAL_thumb.jpg

WIP THREAD:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738387&page=1&pp=15

DESCRIPTION:
Background story: The video shows a Tesla - Transportation system, which was invented during the second world war, but never got revealed.

The background plate was shot with a Canon HF-100 in 1080p. All 3D elements done in 3Ds Max, Syntheyes used for tracking and Fusion for all the compositing and effect work.

ANIMATION LINK:
http://rapidshare.com/files/215830112/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov

MIRROR:
http://rapidshare.com/files/215846076/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4UQ2nQKTw
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/Tesla_FINAL.mov

tharrell
04-01-2009, 12:15 AM
NAME: Trey Harrell

STILL:

http://www.treyharrell.com/fxwars/teslafinals/colorposter1.jpg

WIP THREAD:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=737503

DESCRIPTION:

A condensed version of an iconic sequence from the classic silent film Metropolis (1927, Dir. Fritz Lang). Lots of fringey science ideas based on electricity and early 20th century tech were evident in the film, and made it a good parallel to the Tesla challenge.

The goal wasn't to make hyper-realistic effects, it was to match the tone and style of the original film (and its effects) while allowing myself room for personal expression (high key lighting, modestly updated effects, stylized color palette reminiscent of movie posters of the era).

Maya used for set modeling and rendering with mental ray, ZBrush used for character modeling and texture work, Crazybump used for normal and spec maps of machinery, After Effects used for compositing, with a couple retiming tweaks done using Motion's optical flow.


ANIMATION LINK:

http://www.treyharrell.com/fxwars/teslafinals/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS_TESLAV1(720x540).mov (http://www.treyharrell.com/fxwars/teslafinals/TREYHARRELL_FXWARS_TESLAV1%28720x540%29.mov)

MIRROR:

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaExIf1ZOKk)

ah-fx
04-01-2009, 06:52 AM
NAME: Adam Harder & Nathaniel Dekens Wagenaar
STILL: http://www.adamh.ca/uploads/FXWars/images/Tesla%20Still.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738460

DESCRIPTION: Someone has created a homemade Tesla coil to do teleportation experiments with. He or she found an abandon warehouse to use and is not concerned with cleaning it up.

We wanted to have more interaction with the scene but we underestimated how quickly the time goes by. I changed my mind 4-5 times about how I was going to do the electricity and never ended up getting what I wanted. I certainly learned a lot about the importance of planning.

Done in Max with splines and particles for the electricity. Rendered with Vray and comped in After Effects.
ANIMATION LINK: http://www.adamh.ca/uploads/FXWars/movies/FX_Telsa.wmv
MIRROR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MrTlJED5hc&feature=related

DerrickG
04-01-2009, 01:51 PM
NAME: Derrick Greyvensteyn
STILL:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/fighthall/10001-1.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=737823

DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the Video Game Red Alert, I built my own version of the TESLA Tower, in its Russian form. Created using 3Ds Max and After Effects.

ANIMATION LINK: YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mC4d-0m9u0)

druigant
04-01-2009, 10:41 PM
NAME: Druigant and Dualrectifier
STILL: http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3586/iamgtesla.png

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=743626

DESCRIPTION: This is a short with the Tesla tower in action.

ANIMATION LINK: LINK VIDEO TESLA (http://rapidshare.com/files/216334931/TEsla_contest_druigant_dualrectifier.mov.html)


MIRROR:

Buona fortuna a tutti!

ciao

Gotmilk
04-02-2009, 09:17 PM
NAME: Karel Airapetjan


STILL:
http://www.animootor.com/tesla/splash.jpg



WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=739380 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=739380)



DESCRIPTION: I made an animation of a raygun that is pointed at the moon. (the missing shot has been rendered out and it is in scene. The audio problem is now solved as well.) File size is 49MB.
I would like to thank my girlfriend who stood by me all this time. Thank you for your help, advice and ideas. Without you this animation would not be here.




ANIMATION LINK: http://www.animootor.com/tesla/KAREL_FXWARS(1024X465).mov (http://www.animootor.com/tesla/KAREL_FXWARS%281024X465%29.mov)

pixelpro
04-02-2009, 09:57 PM
NAME: Yuval Kolton

STILL:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3996/stillw.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126)

DESCRIPTION: Tesla Coil Tech demonstration become a Teleporter By Mistake.. :)

ANIMATION LINK: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA)

MIRROR: 01: http://vimeo.com/pixelpro (http://vimeo.com/pixelpro)
MIRROR: 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs) (press HD Button)

mightcouldb1
04-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Jason Burton

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738072 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738072)

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7598/stillfxwarsjburton.jpg

A reveal of Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower that was never completed. Who knows how this creation would have changed the world if it were brought to life.

High Res (35 MB)(right click "Save As..."): http://www.dannywynne.com/jb/jburton_fxwars_tesla.mov

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4yssUeuXJg

TerryTrefry
04-03-2009, 04:47 PM
NAME: Terry Trefry
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/laneway138.jpghttp://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/6dollarman/TeslaCoilFinal119.jpg
WIP THREAD:



http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738042
DESCRIPTION: Done in Maya, Photoshop and Virtualdub




ANIMATION LINK:

http://www.vimeo.com/3989466
MIRROR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjh5uivOSTw

Giap
04-06-2009, 06:41 AM
1 - NAME: Wanja Gerick

2 - NAME: Yuval Kolton

3 - NAME: Trey Harrell

borispetrovic
04-06-2009, 09:15 AM
Greetings from the Serbian Tesla Society...
Here is one sample idea for you all to vivid your imagination...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w33q7G7pOqA

It is more science than fiction...

http://www.hronoya.org
http://www.n01a.org/noya
http://www.youtube.com/user/borispetrovic
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608036721&ref=profile
http://www.tesla-society.org

zman
04-06-2009, 09:18 AM
1 - NAME: Yuval Kolton

2 - NAME: Wanja Gerick

3 - NAME: Trey Harrell

JohnPGiancarlo
04-06-2009, 09:25 AM
Best Visual FX: Wanja Gerick
Best WIP: Yuval kolton

djart73
04-06-2009, 10:59 AM
Best VFX, Yuval Kolton

Good luck to everbody, djart73

DoubleSupercool
04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Best VFX

Wanja Gerick & Yuval Kolton (both good and focusing on different aspects, Wanja a bit more on integration and 2D FX, Yuval for the nice 3D FX and lighting)

Best WIP

Wanja Gerrick

Special Mentions

Kyle and Trey both had very nicely executed ideas.

Darktyde
04-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Best VFX, Yuval Kolton
good luck

orenob
04-06-2009, 12:28 PM
1 - NAME: Yuval Kolton

2 - NAME: Wanja Gerick

3 - NAME: Kyle Botha

rnissenbaum
04-06-2009, 04:53 PM
NAME: Yuval Kolton

STILL:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3996/stillw.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126)

DESCRIPTION: Tesla Coil Tech demonstration become a Teleporter By Mistake.. :)

ANIMATION LINK: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA)

MIRROR: 01: http://vimeo.com/pixelpro (http://vimeo.com/pixelpro)
MIRROR: 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs) (press HD Button)

JohnnyRandom
04-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Hah, cool, some really solid entries :) tough choice...

1.Wanja

ntsystem
04-06-2009, 06:55 PM
I think i choice ....

Best VFX

Yuval Kolton


Best WIP

Wanja Gerrick


but ... everybody is good. I like all.

mosheone
04-06-2009, 07:12 PM
1 - NAME: Yuval Kolton

2 - NAME: kyle botha

3 - NAME: wanja gerick

roli
04-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Best VFX - Yuval Kolton

Best WIP - Wanja Gerick

good luck

malibubob
04-06-2009, 09:05 PM
Best VFX - Jason Burton

Best WIP - Jason Burton

kiboSVK
04-06-2009, 09:12 PM
BEST WIPYuval Kolton

BEST VFX: wanja gerick

runejw
04-06-2009, 10:01 PM
"In the end, there can be only one!" - quote from the movie Highlander

BEST VFX: Wanja Gerick

Shocklate
04-09-2009, 04:42 AM
Best VFX: Jason Burton

Best WIP: Wanja Gerick

RobertoOrtiz
04-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Keep posting votes.

I will post the results on Tuesday Night.

-R

DerrickG
04-10-2009, 12:01 PM
Best VFX: Yuval Kolton

Wip: Yuval Kolton

:thumbsup: to everyone for some amazing work!

divanovic
04-11-2009, 06:48 AM
Best VFX : Yuval Kolton

Best WIP : Trey Harrell

Good luck everybody, great work !

Roux
04-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Best VFX: Yuval Kolton

RobertoOrtiz
04-15-2009, 02:59 AM
Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:


I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge
THE WAVE AND THE LIGHTHOUSE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=743279)


AND COMING SOON:
THE Albert Whitlock Tribute (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=727582)



Here is the WINNER!

BEST WIP
Wanja Gerick (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5780383&postcount=3)
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/FINAL_thumb.jpg

WIP THREAD:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...87&page=1&pp=15 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=738387&page=1&pp=15)

DESCRIPTION:
Background story: The video shows a Tesla - Transportation system, which was invented during the second world war, but never got revealed.

The background plate was shot with a Canon HF-100 in 1080p. All 3D elements done in 3Ds Max, Syntheyes used for tracking and Fusion for all the compositing and effect work.

ANIMATION LINK:
http://rapidshare.com/files/2158301..._FINAL_720p.mov (http://rapidshare.com/files/215830112/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov)

MIRROR:
http://rapidshare.com/files/2158460...L_720p.mov.html (http://rapidshare.com/files/215846076/Tesla_FINAL_720p.mov.html)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4UQ2nQKTw
http://www.derwanja.de/CG/tesla/Tesla_FINAL.mov
And the big one:
BEST VFX & WIP :


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

Yuval Kolton (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5785132&postcount=9)


STILL:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3996/stillw.jpg

WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=744126)

DESCRIPTION: Tesla Coil Tech demonstration become a Teleporter By Mistake.. :)

ANIMATION LINK: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2RD9VAA)

MIRROR: 01: http://vimeo.com/pixelpro (http://vimeo.com/pixelpro)
MIRROR: 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TrwfoI_oXs) (press HD Button)

Here is a summary of the votes:


Best Visual FX: Yuval Kolton - 14 Votes
Best Visual FX: Wanja Gerick - 5 Votes
Best Visual FX: Jason Burton


Best WIP: Yuval kolton -3 Votes
Best WIP - Wanja Gerick -3 Votes
Best WIP - Jason Burton
Best WIP : Trey Harrell

Gotmilk
04-15-2009, 05:38 AM
Very nice. Congrats to anyone who participated. Nice job. Extra congrats to our winners :beer:

tharrell
04-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Congrats guys, and great work!

--T

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