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RobertoOrtiz
05-27-2011, 02:46 PM
MECH ARENA
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/robot-jox-original.jpg


CLICK ON THIS THREAD (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=965858):Those who are looking for partners/teams (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=965858) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=758969)

This challenge will be a tribute to Steward Gordon Robojox:

FOR INSPIRATION WATCH THIS VIDEO:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102800...mments?start=20 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102800/usercomments?start=20)
"MECH ARENA Concept Art: FX WARS"


Fifty years after a nuclear holocaust, conflict in the form of open war is strictly forbidden by the surviving nations who have eventually merged into two socio-political opposing super-nations: the American-influenced Western Market, and the Russian Confederation. In order to resolve conflicts over land and resources, the Market and Confederation agree to hold gladiator (http:///wiki/Gladiator)-like matches on a one-on-one basis to decide any one issue. To this end, they develop human-controlled giant robots (http:///wiki/Mecha), piloted by "robot jox". As the film opens, the Confederation has demanded a claim on the territory of Alaska (http:///wiki/Alaska), and unwilling to allow the valuable resources of the area fall into their hands, the Market must defend its own claim.


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









Color palette:


Good Guys (White, RED)
Bad guys (Black, Yellow)


REFERENCE:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o)

THE CHALLENGE:

Render robot mech going at it. You can keep it simple and just do a simulation of a weapon, or go for al lthe trimmins and do a mini epic with live action footage.
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner designed by me.


DATELINE:
You got MOST of the SUMMER to do this challenge.
Monday SEPTEMBER 29 12:00 PM - NEW DATELINE!
(You have THREE MONTHS to do the challenge.)

TYPES OF ENTRY:


You may do one of these types of entries:





Weapons testing:

Have a robot, fire a weapon at another robot

Arena Intro

Do the grand entrance sequence for the robot.

Robot Combat

Have two or more robots going at it.







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 animation/weapons simulations. Besides we are providing LOT of assets. (But teams are encouraged, and if you are a modeler, you can make your model available)



Voting:
The best single shot/sequence will be selected by an open vote.

We will vote for

BEST Weapons testing:
BEST Arena Intro
BEST Robot Combat

And the Big ONE

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
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! MECH ARENA!: 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZQ9vWgAYJo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAR9YcxTpY
Photos:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7nYlrN9NpFYAwVtXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=giant%20gundam%20statue&rs=1&fr2=tab-web&fr=yfp-t-701
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Note for those looking for specific COMBAT RULES I refer you to this great ste:
http://mech-warfare.com/rules-and-guidelines.html

RobertoOrtiz
05-27-2011, 02:47 PM
I WILL DISTRIBUTE THE MODELS ON MONDAY NIGHT...
SEND PM TO REQUEST THEM.

If you wish to add your model to the library send me a PM.

THE MODEL LIBRARY-

BIG DOOR
Image upcoming


OBSTACLES
Image Upcoming

MECH MARK ONE
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/MECH-A.png

Model by Roberto Ortiz
Older model
Heavy armor
Clunky as hell
Tons of add ons

MECH MARK ONE ADD-ONS (they need to be requested)

FlameThrower
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/2-1.png
Grenade Launcher
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/4-2.png
Misille Pods
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/1-1.png
Spiked Ball
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/5-1.png
Chainsaw
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/3-1.png
Shield

<<IMAGE COMING SOON>>
Trident
<<IMAGE COMING SOON>>


MECH MARK TWO
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/MECH-B.png
Model by Mike Hanson
New model
Light armor


Drone
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/MECH-C-1.png


You will need at least ONE model from this collection to do you entry.

Note: The password and the file download location will be provided AFTER you post your WIP thread via PM. You need to request on the PM the models you desire, misc items and the add ons.



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.
Arena modesl can be found on GOOGLE sketchup site.

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.

mustan9
05-27-2011, 05:26 PM
Let the battle begin!

FlorinMocanu
05-29-2011, 07:30 AM
My WIP Thread :

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982954

For the desired Models, i would like to use Mark one and Mark two robots, should make for an interesting animation.

Also, the Mark One addons would be useful, i'll probably use a mix of them in the combat animation.

hmsabry
05-29-2011, 10:54 AM
hey roberto
here is my WIP thread
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982973

i would like to have ... mech mark one, two

Regards,

NRubric
05-29-2011, 07:48 PM
My WIP Thread :

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982780

Tri-State
05-31-2011, 07:32 AM
WIP
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=982787

Mech mark 2, please :bowdown:

japetus
05-31-2011, 11:38 PM
Good luck everyone! Had fun modeling the mech. Can't wait to see what everyone does!! :buttrock:

SubDProxy
06-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Here is my WIP thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7001437#post7001437

Request Mark One with add-ons, Mark Two and the drone for Robot Combat.

Glen

Wirginia
06-02-2011, 02:42 PM
This is where it starts:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=983936

As mentioned in there its team entry and we would like to use MECH MARK ONE and weapons: flame thrower, missile pods and grenade launcher.

Thanks!

Frescalus
06-02-2011, 05:34 PM
Here is our WIP thread
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7002789#post7002789

We would like to use the Mark One with attachments. flame thrower, missile pods and grenade launcher.

JoshM
06-04-2011, 06:58 PM
Here is the link to my WIP thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=984485

I would like to use the Mark One with all weapon add-ons and Drone models.

Thanks

mohamedsaleh3d
06-05-2011, 01:11 AM
my wip thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7005487#post7005487
i need
*MECH MARK ONE
*MECH MARK TWO
& their weapons

RobertoOrtiz
06-07-2011, 08:24 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/MECH-C-1.png


NEW MODEL ! DRONE LINK3 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/www.japetusproductions.com/FXWars/Assets/Drone/DRONE.ZIP)
Comes with CHAIN GUN (not pictured)
(LWO-FBX)

-R

RobertoOrtiz
06-16-2011, 12:46 PM
UPDATES!
Here is an update on the Arena model:
Coming soon:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/Image6.jpg


And I have Updated the Mech one Model:
Now it has a cockpit

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/Image2.jpg

and a small chain gun:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/Image3.jpg


The Drone model has been completely revamped.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/Image4-2.jpg

FlorinMocanu
06-16-2011, 01:21 PM
Nice :D. Looks really cool Roberto. Can't wait to start using them.

Skamierski
06-16-2011, 06:19 PM
hello
one question,
has the robot really to be so huge and gigantic?

i would like to do more a battle suit kind of robot thats 4 to 5 times bigger as a human like in the upcoming movie Real Steel, big enough to carry a human pilot. is this allowed?

thanks

RobertoOrtiz
06-16-2011, 09:39 PM
Why not...

:)
Have fun.
-R

opentarget
06-18-2011, 09:06 PM
I have never enterd one of these challenges, only the cgchallenges in the past(bmovie and dreamscape)
but i had such fun on dreamscape and have a urge to do some live action cg stuff im just gona have to do this on!! a mech is somthing i have allways wanted to make, so heres my chance.

Ill start a WIP thread as soon as i can!

RobertoOrtiz
06-20-2011, 06:52 PM
Guys here is the ARENA MODEL!


Keep in mind it is a WIP and I will be updating it durign the week,
but you get to start playing with it now...

Send me A PM to get the passwords:

www.japetusproductions.com/FXWars/Assets/Arena/ARENA_WIP.ZIP (http://www.japetusproductions.com/FXWars/Assets/Arena/ARENA_WIP.ZIP)
-R

Phlok
06-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Is ist still possible to get in? If so I'll try getting some stuff done until the deadline.

RobertoOrtiz
06-21-2011, 12:01 PM
Is ist still possible to get in? If so I'll try getting some stuff done until the deadline.

Yeah of course...
Anyway I plan to move up the dateline...
more on that soon.

-R

Phlok
06-24-2011, 02:01 PM
Ok let's see how far I can get with this one. Here is my WIP thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7027688#post7027688

wind27382
06-26-2011, 03:22 AM
here is my work in progress thread and I would like to use the arena model.

DCWarner
06-26-2011, 11:54 PM
Isn't the drone from Macross/Robotech?

RobertoOrtiz
06-27-2011, 02:33 AM
I have a model of that drone right in my desk.:)
BTW sorry for being missing all weekend, I was on visiting family in the Caribbean with no internet connection.
-R

jconelea
06-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Hey, I really want to do this challenge, but I cant seem to PM your Roberto....Could you possibly email me or message me the password to download the model?

jconelea
06-28-2011, 06:16 PM
Hello, here is my wip thread!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=990324

tozger
07-01-2011, 07:53 AM
I am also in, and have pretty much what to do already in my mind now i am gonna put it on a story board... However my attachment limit is full, and cannot erase previously attached images from control panel but can be only done by admins I guess. So hear me out and delete all my attachments.

I already have a model of mine I can use for this project, maybe it needs some upgrades... and maybe will use mech mark 2 from the list.

I am gonna make 2 mehcs going at it trailer with maybe rockets already launched frozen frame camera pan maybe ...


I suggest watching transformers over and over for this challenge. as all needed is already there...

Althou I am on holiday and be back in a week... See u soon

iaef
07-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Err... I made this thread by impulse: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7050243#post7050243

What comes next?

Ah! yes, wish me luck and send me assets and every conceivable help. I am open to partnerships.

RobertoOrtiz
07-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Err... I made this thread by impulse: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7050243#post7050243

What comes next?

Ah! yes, wish me luck and send me assets and every conceivable help. I am open to partnerships.

Send me a PM with your Email and I will make sure you get the files.

-R

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