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RobertoOrtiz
01-27-2010, 01:45 AM
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FXWars Nuke: Post here those who are looking for partners/teams (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=847632)
CgTalk:FXWars! Nuke!


THE CHALLENGE:
Render a realistic animation of a Nuclear explosion.

The entry with the best SIMULATION (Nuclear explosion) 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.


March 15th
(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 explosion. Imagine you have been sub contracted by the History Channel to explain precisely how this kind of exolosion works.
Freeform 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 nuke.



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 a Nuke going off.

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.
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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! NUKE!: 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.

mustan9
01-27-2010, 05:42 PM
First to post :)

The holy grail of visual effects. Look forward to seeing what people do.

BusterHymen
01-27-2010, 06:06 PM
This will be very interesting, I am really going to need to free up some time for this one.

JonathanFreisler
01-31-2010, 09:10 PM
Looking really good, I know I said I would enter, but my plans of being free changed and Ive got some work, and no computer at home for a while :S

Good luck all!

Victar
02-05-2010, 07:16 AM
Im developing Vfx fluid simulations about 2 year and mainly for my own animation projects.
sample url link: http://www.sync3d.com/images/stories/demo/castlegate/thecastlegate_low.avi
My time consuming is very big for actual airplane explosion simulation we make in team.

JohnPGiancarlo
02-05-2010, 08:31 AM
loking forward to this, good luck !
Ciao,

toontje
02-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Whoa, this is the time to put Blender's brand new high res smoke simulation to the test. I will give it a try.

FattyGrissle
02-05-2010, 03:58 PM
Awesome! Im looking forward to seeing this one..

Katachi
02-05-2010, 08:44 PM
Ill definetly join :)

notsocreative
02-06-2010, 09:19 AM
Hi All,

I am also interested in FX and this will be my first challenge.
I am dying to do this.

Best of luck to participants and me also
:bowdown:

helios0684
02-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Hmmm, this might be a good time to really break in my brand new GTX 285. I'll see what I can whip up in AfterEffects, and if its good, I might enter it! :thumbsup:

VTeixeira
02-07-2010, 01:21 PM
I would like to know when is the deadline Roberto?
Good luck to everyone.
Cheers

jasonio
02-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Just a quick question. What do you mean by "simulation" exactly?

Does this have to be done using a physically accurate particle/fluid simulation system?

RobertoOrtiz
02-07-2010, 06:20 PM
Just a quick question. What do you mean by "simulation" exactly?

Does this have to be done using a physically accurate particle/fluid simulation system?

You can do it any way you want...
Have fun.

:)

I would like to know when is the deadline Roberto?
Good luck to everyone.
Cheers

Let me see how many people we get before I post the dateline.

You will get at least a Month and a 1/2/

Anyway, check back in one week. for the dateline

kdronez
02-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Just one question :>.I wont join(becouse I dont have the knowledge and PC for that)the fxwars,but I wana know if ppl will post how they actualy made the NUKE so noobs like me can learn from theyre experience.I'm MAYA user,but this dont mean that I cant borrow ideas from 3dmax or Blender NUKEs :>.

JFast
02-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Hi,


I'd love to participate in the contest. :)

fayezAlsalka
02-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Reference? I couldn't find any on the net?

Conz
02-10-2010, 01:37 PM
Reference? I couldn't find any on the net?

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Atom%20AND%20bomb%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=a-bomb+explosion&hl=de&emb=0&aq=0&oq=a-bomb

THarland
02-10-2010, 10:01 PM
Count me in!

WIP thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6351093)

Neuro69
02-11-2010, 11:38 AM
If someone should want to get their hands REALLY dirty:

http://www.princeton.edu/sgs/publications/articles/effects/

exu
02-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Reference? I couldn't find any on the net?
Hi fayez

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/index.html

cheers

Axelson
02-16-2010, 08:32 PM
I will be in on this one, first challenge for me, so lets see how it goes. have shitload of work every day but i have managed to start a setup anyway.

DDelapena
02-19-2010, 05:43 PM
Hello, I will be joining the competition. =]

Good luck everyone!

RobertoOrtiz
03-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Heads up!: The Dateline is in ONE WEEK (March 15th) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=861248)

Good luck to all!
-R

Katachi
03-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Argh, I hope I will find the time to finish my entry. So much work here :sad:

RagingBull
03-26-2010, 01:09 PM
Reference? I couldn't find any on the net?

There is a documentary DVD with non other than WILLIAM SHATNER doing the voice over for it !
:applause:
:buttrock:

tornadomad
04-19-2010, 01:30 AM
I was thoroughly impressed with the entries to this competition...

tornadomad
04-19-2010, 02:20 AM
I was thoroughly impressed with the entries to this competition...

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