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RobertoOrtiz
05-02-2009, 03:17 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/robertoortiz/title.jpg

CLICK ON THIS THREAD (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=758969):Those who are looking for partners/teams (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=758969) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=758969)


CgTalk:FXWars! The Lighthouse and the Wave!


THE CHALLENGE:

Render a realistic animation of a Lighthouse being hit by a huge wave.

The entry with the best SIMULATION (of the wave hitting the Lighthouse) will be selected by an open vote. (You may add an detailed animation of the ocean swells as a bonus) The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner designed by me.


DATELINE:

Monday June 15 12:00 PM
(You have ONE MONTH to do the challenge.)



TYPES OF ENTRY:You may do one of these types of entries:


Forensic Animation

This is the type of entry that would be used to explain the precise dynamics of the submitted model. Imagine you have been sub contracted by the History Channel to explain precisely how the model works.
Freeform Entry

You may use the provided models (and models you submit) to create an entry. The core requirement for this type of entry is to have fun.
But keep in mind the key thing that I expect to see in all entries is accurate SIMULATIONS of a wave hitting a lighthouse.



CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:



No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
You may use a pre existing model(or use any of the models provived) , as long as you give credit to the creator. If you cant model, use simple shapes, since we are interested in the simulation. (But teams are encouraged, and if you are a modeler, you can make your model available)
You may provide a heavily edited animation with all the trimmings (hell add live action if you want), as long a you provide another PLAIN animation of a side view of the working SIMULATION of the Wave .
Voting:
NEW RULE! The best single shot/sequence will be selected by an open vote.


BEST SIMULATION
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.
________________________________________

GENERAL RULES:

The animation and simulations (if any) 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 FXWARS Forum forum and should follow
the following naming convention: FXWars! Lighthouse & the Wave!: MY NAME, Entry,Movie Title(Note: Group entries are allowed)
It is Recommended that Final movies should be rendered at 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 in QuickTime* format (Sorenson Compression), but other resolutions and formats are allowed. * (The animation format is open for discussion.)
The animation should follow the following naming convention:
MYNAME_FXWARS(RESOLUTION).mov. And please add your name at the beginning and end of the animation, and if you can, also add a small non disruptive watermark during the animation.
If for some reason, you can't host movies, sequential images (Thumbnails size 160 x 120 ) are accepted.
Please add a brief text description about your piece.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Collaborative pieces are accepted and encouraged, but Teams entries must have a identifying banner and a name. Shot lists should be included with the entry.
Individuals participating in a team CAN have their own individual entries.
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.
Freelancers CAN participate in more than ONE entry
All Teams members & Freelancers will get screen credit for in the title cards for participation
Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be elegible for the voting process.
The moderators reserve the right to taken down any thread.
~Reference:

Lighthouses and waves during VERY stormy weather (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpH5tx4Pu8&NR=1)
Waves crashing over penmon point lighthouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM5xVqmUfDg&feature=related)
Photos:

http://www.thejigsawclub.com/images/Lighthouses/Lighthouse_Wave_large.jpg (http://www.thejigsawclub.com/images/Lighthouses/Lighthouse_Wave_large.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnboy2007/2366785403/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnboy2007/2366785403/)

RobertoOrtiz
05-02-2009, 04:31 AM
THE MODEL LIBRARY-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/robertoortiz/icon.jpg (http://www.savefile.com/files/2091761)
(click to download)
You will need a model from this collection to do you entry.

Note: The password will be provided AFTER you post your WIP thread via PM.
Here are the models I am making available for this challenge.
You may use your own models for the challenge,
but I am making some of my model available for those who wish to use them

Of couse Partcipants may add their own models.

THE CHECKOUT PROCESS
The process to check them out is simple.
Post your WIP entry, the type of entry you wish to do and the
model you wish to use, post your model requests on this thread and
on the first page of your WIP thread.



Note these models are not being put on the public domain.
They were specifically created for this mini challenge.
-R

Canadianboy
05-04-2009, 03:12 AM
this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!

Reepoman
05-04-2009, 05:28 AM
ahh excellent, I've been trying to think of a nice little FX piece for my portfolio and this seems like just the ticket :cool:

VictorSantos
05-04-2009, 05:49 AM
this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!

Pretty nice example buddy, this FX Wars could be pretty interesting.

TrexGreg
05-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Here would be the entry from Stanford University, as well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8QWpMW0Vs
Don't forget to watch it in HD mode...

Nice challenge...
Hope i have the time to enter...

Cheers,
T.Rex

Fess
05-04-2009, 01:26 PM
this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!



Here would be the entry from Stanford University, as well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8QWpMW0Vs
Don't forget to watch it in HD mode...

Nice challenge...
Hope i have the time to enter...

Cheers,
T.Rex




Some of the most beautiful fluid effects I've seen thus far...

I'm learning houndini but not at that level as yet.

Would very much like to be part of this, but my workload/school load is massive. Can I find the time and strength?


Questions:
-Will the quick & easy way using packeges such as realflow be allowed?

-Will the difficult / creative ways using paritcles/metaballs/scripting etc. be insisted upon. (I think this way would yield a better education among all of us).


feeling left out
-J

CobraX
05-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Hey Jason,

I think that whatever technique you want to use is entirely up to you.
The goal being of having the shot final at the end, with the nicest possible simulation.

Don't feel like you are left out sometimes we can't do everything we want. :)

Good luck with your studies, that is more important.

Xavier.

GiarcNamwob
05-04-2009, 02:40 PM
I havn't done any fx is a very long time but this might be a very interesting challenge.... I see what I can do...

jussing
05-04-2009, 05:41 PM
OK, I'm NOT going to participate, cause I know I won't finish...

But I have to ask, is actual SIMULATION required?

Or is it OK to fake whatever you can with meshes, deformations, particles, etc?

Awesome topic again, Roberto! :)

- Jonas

spurcell
05-04-2009, 05:45 PM
How long is it going to take to get the lighthouse model?

Hordak
05-04-2009, 07:58 PM
First challenge ever. I'm in!

BlenderFan
05-04-2009, 08:47 PM
Roberto, I would like to request the use of your provided model. I hope I am requesting correctly, I also posted on the first page of my WIP thread. Thanks again for providing the model.

Cheers and God bless.

RobertoOrtiz
05-05-2009, 12:29 PM
How long is it going to take to get the lighthouse model?
It is there...
Click on the image

spurcell
05-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks. Can I get the PW please. Ill post request in my WIP thread as well.

WakenN
05-05-2009, 07:17 PM
hi,

can I get the lighthouse password please

Johnseventine
05-05-2009, 09:11 PM
can i get the PW to use the provided model please? Thx :deal:

mightcouldb1
05-06-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey Roberto, can I have the password for the encrypted file?

EzequielM
05-06-2009, 02:12 AM
pass please, thanks

RobertoOrtiz
05-06-2009, 02:51 AM
Guys send me pm requests for it

jigu
05-06-2009, 03:22 AM
I can't import that model in 3ds max. It gives an error. Can you post .3ds model, please?

noizFACTORY
05-06-2009, 03:48 AM
But I have to ask, is actual SIMULATION required?


I think the free form entry wouldn't require it to be complete simulation wheareas the forensic animation category would need it all simulated.

TYPES OF ENTRY:You may do one of these types of entries:


Forensic Animation

This is the type of entry that would be used to explain the precise dynamics of the submitted model. Imagine you have been sub contracted by the History Channel to explain precisely how the model works.
Freeform Entry

You may use the provided models (and models you submit) to create an entry. The core requirement for this type of entry is to have fun.
But keep in mind the key thing that I expect to see in all entries is accurate SIMULATIONS of a wave hitting a lighthouse.

spurcell
05-06-2009, 03:12 PM
The lighthouse obj file is no good, can't get it to import.

noizFACTORY
05-06-2009, 03:28 PM
Post moved to the References thread.

spurcell
05-06-2009, 04:34 PM
The lighthouse obj file is no good, can't get it to import.

I was able to get a useable mesh by running it through zbrush and reexporting from there.

loran
05-13-2009, 12:17 PM
Ron Fedkiw as ever done this
http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/ (http://physbam.stanford.edu/%7Efedkiw/)

very hard challenge

noizFACTORY
05-13-2009, 03:38 PM
Ron Fedkiw as ever done this
http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/ (http://physbam.stanford.edu/%7Efedkiw/)

very hard challenge

Ouch! Insane.

WakenN
05-15-2009, 05:42 AM
I'm still having problems unziping it... it downloads as a .txt file ???

zorcad
05-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Roberto, I would like to request the use of your provided model. I hope I am requesting correctly, I also posted on the first page of my WIP thread, but as it is my first post on the forum it can not be seen yet.
I hope it appears soon.
Thanks,

Mirco83
05-31-2009, 12:58 PM
Hi all,
Here's my final animation. Finally I did it.
This is my first FXWARS challenge ad it was a real adventure beacause I had to do many
researches to find the way to render the 2 millions of particles created by Realflow.
At the end I used 3DSMax and Krakatoa. It took me about 50 hours to complete this challenge.
The compositing is done within Shake.
Here's the link to the WIP:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=760896

And here's the link to download the video and a link to youtube to watch it in Streaming:

http://rapidshare.com/files/239230017/MIRCOPAOLINI_FXWARS_640x480_.mov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbcEIvAAGh8

Hope you'll like it,
Bye
Mirco Paolini

VictorSantos
05-31-2009, 01:10 PM
hey hey, pretty nice! it's going well as I see, good luck buddy! :thumbsup:

slava
06-01-2009, 07:42 AM
I have a question.
Can I post more one version? It wiil be a new one.
If it is possible I want to leave my old version of lighthouse here and start cteating new version/

Mirco83
06-01-2009, 07:52 AM
hey hey, pretty nice! it's going well as I see, good luck buddy! :thumbsup:

Thank you very much!

jigu
06-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Is dateline possibly going to be extended?

ParamountCell
06-12-2009, 05:50 PM
I was just thinking the same thing. My render has been going for the past 17 hours! I may be able to squeeze it in!

optimus008
06-13-2009, 02:25 PM
I'm with you my render time are leaving me know room for compositing. Don't need to much time two or three day extra would be nice.

shanshore
06-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Hi,

For the final entry, Do we have to post a link here in main thread or in individual threads...
Also there is +5.5hrs time difference...

shanshore

d4rk3lf
06-14-2009, 07:03 PM
Here is my final:

WIP thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=769111

Animation:
http://www.vimeo.com/5152840

Download animation:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y090jv

This is my first participation here. I am not satisfied with my results, but I hope next time it will be better. Enjoy everyone, and good luck. :)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4402/output150.th.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=output150.jpg)

slava
06-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Hi all.
My final animation.

here's a link to youtube to watch it in streaming:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXIVLio5heg

j00st81
06-25-2009, 08:21 AM
[oops wrong thread, please delete]

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