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11 November 2011, 10:18 PM (
3DA proudly presents "Off the Grid" Challenge 17 in our series of rendering competitions. With well over $15,000.00 USD worth of prizes, this looks to be our biggest challenge yet!


Create your ideal setting for the "Off the Grid" home you are given digitally in 3D. It should portray that which is inspirational about sustainable architecture/life style and touches us on some subconscious level. The emphasis should be on the context of the residence in an "OTG" location. The structure is to remain much as it is in the original model/scene, you are allowed to make modifications, but the structure must be recognizable in the end. The real challenge is design a site/setting/landscape that is spectacular and alludes to man living at one with nature. The site can wrap around, surround, hug or even highlight the structure in some way, can partially hide the structure showing just a glimpse, teasing the viewer, it is up to you to decide.

The term off-the-grid (OTG) or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and his/her own resources.

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12 December 2011, 08:43 PM

Still more than a month left in 3DAllusion's "Off-the-Grid" Challenge 17, BUT you must enter by December 15, 2011. Lots of great prizes! How do you enter? Register in the 3DA forums if you haven't already and then start your own Challenge Thread in the Challenge forum with your full real name and an entry title such as "Russell L. Thomas - Glade of Light" and make your first challenge post, typically outlining your concept or attaching images of reference materials that apply to your concept...... That is it, you are entered! From there you proceed in the WIP based challenge by posting progress shots and of course posting the final requirements before midnight (11:59 PM +1) January 16, 2012.

The contest will last approximately two and a half months, starting November 1, 2011 and ending January 16, 2012 at midnight GMT. All entrants must Enter by December 15, 2011 by posting their first milestone concept in the forum as outlined by the Contest Rules and Deliverables. Judging to commence immediately afterwards, and will complete in as reasonable amount of time as scheduling allows to give each finalist due consideration.

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