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02 February 2006, 01:04 AM (

Hi all,

We're very pleased to announce our latest CG Challenge XIX - The Journey Begins!

It is completely free to participate in the CG Challenges and we encourage all CGSociety forum members to go for it and challenge yourselves!

>> Full details of the Challenge are here << (

US $50,000 of prizes to be won
We're also proud to announce that this is the single largest prize pool ever to be committed to a CG Challenge, with other US$50,000 worth of prizes to be won! Special thanks to our sponsors:

Hardware Sponsors
• Boxx Technologies
• ATI Technologies

Software Sponsors
• Autodesk
• Softimage
• Maxon
• Realviz
• Luxology
• Corel
• e-on Software
• Pixologic
• E-Frontier

Media & Educational Sponsors
• The Gnomon Workshop
• Ballistic Publishing
• Stash Media



PS: Note - Any questions, concerns, etc. are to be posted in the FAQ thread ( Please don't post questions here, as they may not get answered by Challenge admins and forum leaders. I also won't be able to read or answer all posts here. Cheers.

02 February 2006, 02:31 AM
My god this looks awesome, I have to join this.

Hey, this is my 500th post!

02 February 2006, 02:33 AM
Great work on the sponsors and great theme!

02 February 2006, 02:34 AM
wishing everyone the best of luck.... this really is a great theme for the challenge and should get some very creative and diverse ideas for this.. :)
chompin at the bit to try this one...

02 February 2006, 02:38 AM
looks great.... and funny I thought maya was on version 7

1st Runner Up: Autodesk Maya 8 Unlimited

02 February 2006, 02:45 AM
Good luck to all participants! Here is to another couple of months of fun :thumbsup: I am hoping to see some really creative and imaginative entries with this theme!

02 February 2006, 02:46 AM
YES! cant wait already got tonnes of ideas in my head now just gotta put them down on the screen lol... good luck everyone. HAVE FUN!

02 February 2006, 02:57 AM
interesting topic, good luck to everyone involved, :)

02 February 2006, 02:57 AM
Ok, time to go out and find me some motivation! I've already got loads of ideas flowing around in my head... I just need a slap in the face to get started.

02 February 2006, 02:57 AM
Ow man ! Ye ye :) I like challenge.

02 February 2006, 03:12 AM
SUUUWEET!!! I might give this one a try!!:buttrock:

02 February 2006, 03:16 AM

02 February 2006, 03:16 AM
another great challenge is back :cool:

02 February 2006, 03:16 AM
Very cool theme good luck to all involved, hopefully I have the time to participate.

02 February 2006, 03:30 AM
I'm so in. If I have time. :D

02 February 2006, 03:36 AM
I'm in!! This is a completely new kinda artistic adventure for me. :cool:

02 February 2006, 03:37 AM
*rubs hands in glee and dances a little dance*

02 February 2006, 03:52 AM
looks great.... and funny I thought maya was on version 7

1st Runner Up: Autodesk Maya 8 Unlimited

Guess Maya 8 will be out end of may!

Got no time for this myself but will enjoy watching it go on. Like the CG olympics!

02 February 2006, 04:21 AM
This is indeed an awesome theme with sweet gifts too :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 04:44 AM
Wow! Awesome topic!! :D

Time to start brainstorming...and waiting for spring break... ^_^

02 February 2006, 04:46 AM
Great news!
We were waiting for that.
Hope I can participate in this one too .

02 February 2006, 04:55 AM
ohhh goodie :D this is going to be so cool :D good luck to everyone

02 February 2006, 05:15 AM
Good luck to everyone!

02 February 2006, 05:31 AM
haha I feel so darned clever for guessing it from leigh's cryptic clues :D
Great idea! Pretty challenging - sounds like a tricky theme to be creative and original with (like master+servant).

02 February 2006, 05:39 AM
This is an awsome theme !
I cant wait to see what ya'll be cooking in the next 3 months.
Good luck to you all !! :arteest:

02 February 2006, 05:39 AM
you can count me in!

i'd like to test just how creative i can be!

good luck to all!!

-rj :bounce: :beer: :arteest: :wavey:

02 February 2006, 05:42 AM
this is my second challenge..

i had only 3 days for SPECTACULAR challenge
SPECTACULAR CHALLENGE ENTRY (showthread.php?t=299255)

This time i have seen it early..

waiting for an exciting experience....

thanks for the oppurtunity


02 February 2006, 05:43 AM
I have been waiting for this checking every day.
I'm joyning for sure.

02 February 2006, 05:45 AM
I didn't have time for the last challenge but I'm definitely up for this one! Great theme!

02 February 2006, 06:10 AM
Now every, knows that the black man is going to enter, so here it is, hehe!:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 06:12 AM
this sounds great, have to try and think of something if I have time :) but ya great concept, really like it :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 06:13 AM
tought, but very good subject. it will be fun to see and learn from how everyone portrays this subject

02 February 2006, 06:19 AM
This looks awesome! Can't wait to get started. This will be the first CG Challenge I've been able to participate in. Yes!

02 February 2006, 06:25 AM
WOW! And so the bar is raised once again, and just when you thought it couldn't get any higher. Great job with the new challenge. I missed the last two, and most likely will miss this one due to my sad overloaded work load.

Good luck everyone! :)

02 February 2006, 06:28 AM
i want to play~~~:scream:

02 February 2006, 06:29 AM
Well, this will be my first CG challenge; to start it on the right foot, good luck to everyone, and let's make some great works of art!

02 February 2006, 06:44 AM
wow ... it's so early this time .. i guess :D
realy i was waiting for any challenges around ... so finally it comes :)
good luck for all ...

02 February 2006, 06:48 AM
EDIT: Sry, double posted somehow (wierd, I just hit the refresh button and it reposted. . .)
my apologies.

02 February 2006, 07:14 AM
wohohow! SO FASSSTT! guys,u gave me a shock!

i cant just dig it,u know,im heavily studying for the university,and it seems that im gonna miss this great issue!
so! goodluck,to all participants! this is really fun.

02 February 2006, 07:39 AM
Nice theme. Hope I can make time for an entry this time around. :)

02 February 2006, 07:52 AM
wow didnt expect there would be another one so fast!
great job, i will give this one a try too!

i hope this time i actually get to submit my entry :P

02 February 2006, 08:07 AM
This one's gonna be so cool :thumbsup:
Good luck all!


02 February 2006, 08:20 AM
Hell yeah ^^ love the theme...*runs off singing Journey songs to doodle*. Have a good one everyone :)

02 February 2006, 08:32 AM
I was the first to join the 2D Challenge. :scream: I'm rather excited about this one. I already have a few ideas, off now to write them up!

Great theme, that'll get the loaf going, so it will!

02 February 2006, 08:48 AM
Good luck to everybody!

This is a great theme and and it has a lot of potential.
I whish every participant great luck and inspiration in this Challenge.

Have FUN!
Cheers :beer: Alex

02 February 2006, 08:57 AM
This is going to be a great challenge!! :thumbsup:

Hopefully I have time to finish..

02 February 2006, 09:18 AM
Great theme.
I would love to participate, but I guess I'll have to wait till I get my skills to the apropriate level. ;)
Good luck everyone.

02 February 2006, 10:31 AM
great!! I'll give it a shot!! :)

02 February 2006, 10:31 AM
Jorney begins indeed.:bounce:

02 February 2006, 10:42 AM
YAY!!! Good Luck Everyone!!

02 February 2006, 10:51 AM
Here we go! Looking forward to having some fun.

btw, i have really loved the last 2 themes. They can be interpreted in such a broad way, but give you enough direction to get the ideas flowing.

Best of luck everyone!

save often
02 February 2006, 10:57 AM
mmm, never enterd in one of these cg challenge`s so think i`ll give this one a shot.

02 February 2006, 11:35 AM
very nice challenge
I think i will give a try this time

02 February 2006, 11:44 AM

Great Topic ! I will enter, no question! :buttrock:
Unfortunately I have less time available for this challenge because we will change our residence end of march (related to the topic : the journey begins). :shrug: It begins twice.

Good luck to you all.

02 February 2006, 12:30 PM
Must we have written the story ourselves? I would love to use a scene from The Tripods Trilogy!

02 February 2006, 12:31 PM
Ohhh now THAT is what I call a fantastic theme! Count me in! :)

02 February 2006, 12:34 PM
Edit 2:
Love the theme :D!

02 February 2006, 12:57 PM
Muhaha ... thats a great theme. Not a chance to just let it go this time :D .
Good luck to all :buttrock:

02 February 2006, 01:00 PM
wow, good luck to all :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 01:14 PM
Oh my dear I really have to participate this time and finish in time :D
Good luck to everybody!

02 February 2006, 01:45 PM
I'm in. (message

02 February 2006, 02:14 PM
Here I am! I am in the party again! Good luck fellows!

02 February 2006, 03:05 PM
Ihhhhaa - yeah! i will enter the chalenege for sure!

02 February 2006, 03:30 PM
Great theme! :D Now i need to start brainstorming :)

Good luck everyone and have fun!

02 February 2006, 03:43 PM
This Looks AWSEOME!! Already have an idea... im a noob.. but im gonna push myself!! :wip:

02 February 2006, 04:45 PM
YESSSS the new challenge go go go brain in action.
that gives me really pleasure of being of return among you for the challenge:applause:

02 February 2006, 04:51 PM
I'll Take a Stab at this one.

02 February 2006, 06:02 PM
uh, a male only judging ...


02 February 2006, 06:51 PM
I am all over this one.
Good luck to all

02 February 2006, 08:28 PM
I'll do it but I might run out of time I might be moving to alaska. But if not I'm totaly in.

02 February 2006, 08:29 PM
ooh i love a challenge

02 February 2006, 08:43 PM

prepare yourselves for a very unprofesional piece, destroying the all credibility of this site, and i promise not to include any small physical characters. :wise:

02 February 2006, 08:51 PM
This Looks AWSEOME!! Already have an idea... im a noob.. but im gonna push myself!! :wip:

I second that one :D

Ed Caracappa
02 February 2006, 09:26 PM
I'm proud to be a part of another challenge. Best of luck to everyone!


02 February 2006, 09:44 PM
This will be the first challenge I've done here... REALLY looking forward to it, and all of the entries!

02 February 2006, 09:49 PM
I'm in!


02 February 2006, 11:23 PM
Another journey begins with this challenge. Good luck everybody.

02 February 2006, 11:51 PM
I vow to make this the first challenge that I start and actually finish! :blush:...:D

I've got plenty of ideas, just have to come up with a good composition. This one's gonna be good.

02 February 2006, 11:54 PM
Here we go again,..


02 February 2006, 11:55 PM
Thats a nice gift to be frank. This can even help those with less money but lots of skills get a nice computer or software to motiviate their career :thumbsup: Very nice indeed. I'll see if I got time aswell, though seeing as there are sooooo many great artists here allready I think it will be nearly impossible, yet an extremely exciting thing to do.

03 March 2006, 12:21 AM
I never did something for a Cgtalk challenge.. this will be my first time :blush:

So guys, don΄t set the bar too high :D

03 March 2006, 12:36 AM
Now I got's work to do!

03 March 2006, 01:28 AM
just have fun with this new challenger,- lucky for all entryes.--saludos.-

03 March 2006, 02:51 AM
best of luck to everybody. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:24 AM
This will be tough since I'm leaving to go tree planting soon. But on weekends I can drive from the boonies to town and work on it in motels and otherwise I'll have six hours in the boonies between all of my laptop batteries. I hope this works out as I see it in my head, haha. It might not.

Good luck everyone, this will be a lot of fun.

03 March 2006, 04:50 AM
I'm interested, got some ideas brewing already. Best of luck to everyone!

03 March 2006, 07:17 AM
dis is so irresistable!~

03 March 2006, 07:51 AM
hi all,

This is awesome stuff, the topic is great. Last time my work was a bummer. Hope to do good this time around. and, ALL THE BEST TO EVERYBODY. Y'LL CREATIVITY IS MINDBLOWING

03 March 2006, 07:59 AM
good luck for me and everybody:scream: this will be my second time

03 March 2006, 09:06 AM
Hmmm... Not sure if ill enter. I got really bored with my entry last time. Spending 3 months on 1 image just drains me. I might just start a new character instead.

I got a few ideas up me sleeve, should i choose to enter though...

03 March 2006, 11:53 AM
Great challenge title. After years of admiring the work that comes out of these challenges I couldn't let this one slip by without jumping on the bandwagon -Im in!

Andy -Hope you jump on board, your character work has been an inspiration and it'd be good to see what you can come up with. Doesnt say you have to spend 3 months on it :)


03 March 2006, 05:51 PM
Good luck for all the paritcipants :)

03 March 2006, 06:20 PM
hehehe OK, I΄m falling for it again ;). Maybe this is like Siggraph, you need a couple to get the hang of things, the "tempo" of the challenge. I΄m sure that one day I΄ll finish one of these to my liking!! Good luck (and time management!) to everyone.

03 March 2006, 08:06 PM
awesome challenge. I swear I will finish one! Good luck to everyone!!

03 March 2006, 08:57 PM
yammy! this is cool! i love the theme and all u peeeps can count me in!!!.... cant promis much buut 3 months seems a nice time fream... hope i can come up with something... wish luck to every1.... let the journey begin :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:03 PM
This sounds fun! I'm in, I have a tiny character I want to use too. Do I post a thread about this? I have never entered a CGtalk contest before.

03 March 2006, 11:28 PM
Aw man, I'm sooo in.... Can't wait to get started on this......


03 March 2006, 03:24 PM
Question, what are the rules regarding teamwork?
I have a friend who is fantastic at 2D, and I'm alright at 3D, so I wanted to combine powers.
Would this be allowed? I mean we would be working on the same project so we would work as a team and have the same WIP thread and everything.
I really hope this is OK.
Thanks a ton!

03 March 2006, 07:05 PM
Good luck to everyone and thanks for that great challenge!

03 March 2006, 07:52 PM
Ok, Nevermind, I'm kinda bummed, but I just read the FAQ, and they won't let me...:blush:

03 March 2006, 09:06 PM
Good luck to everyone! This looks like it will be great loads of fun and challenging!



Frank Lake
03 March 2006, 09:14 PM
I wonder how deep people will reach for this one. The older challenges were more then linear idea & winner-wise.

I can immediately think of 2 "the novelist" & "the kindergardener" that would both work out nicely, but more then likely wouldn't go anywhere because of their 'tame' nature.

03 March 2006, 10:01 PM
Wow, this looks great! I will probably enter, it will be my first one. Good luck to everyone!

03 March 2006, 10:05 PM
Hi all

May the 2d entries be by traditional media, ie pencil or oil paint, and then scanned in or photographed to enter?

03 March 2006, 11:49 PM
i must get real emotion here to reach expression of journey members.great challenge of spiritual talents of making a story.there were movies including this journey story for example" a bug's life,ice age,brother bear etc.".the winner's work must be outside of those(must not allow those to affect his/her work) and create new original idea.

03 March 2006, 12:41 AM
Hopefully I can finish this one!!!:scream:

03 March 2006, 08:08 AM
I like this concept, it's going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with! A lot of great stories...

03 March 2006, 08:16 PM
what a great theme, i think i'm for the 2nd time good luck everyone !

03 March 2006, 09:29 PM
Is there somewhere where you can see how many signed up for the challenge?
edit: nvm.. I found it :) almost 1000 so far.

03 March 2006, 01:19 AM
hi, sorry if it had already posted, but there are too useless posts like - "ooh yah, i'm in" - "ooh it will be awesome" etc etc..

Well my question regarding rules, why did you recommend to use small characters?


03 March 2006, 01:38 AM
hi, sorry if it had already posted, but there are too useless posts like - "ooh yah, i'm in" - "ooh it will be awesome" etc etc..

Well my question regarding rules, why did you recommend to use small characters?


I guess its easier to show the vast scale of the journey being undertaken if you use small chars. I am not doing small chars , its not a set rule its just a recommendation. So feel free to do whatever you like. :)

03 March 2006, 07:38 PM
well this is my first CG Talk contest, I finally have the time do one. Good luck to everyone! :applause:

03 March 2006, 10:01 PM
Hi, everyone,

Well, it seems to be quite cool and my friend (Mr A. Abbossi) and I are quite tempted to join in and offer our share.

Although this is the first time we are going to enter a competition like this, we aim and hope to acheive friendship rather and to get to know you beautiful people better.

Wishing you all the best of the beautiful wishes,

Stay Beautiful

Tooradj Esmailpoor Ghoochani
Sayff Group
Persia, Tehran


03 March 2006, 10:30 AM
This should have happen during the holidays while I'm still I gotta work...and attend classes...:'(
Anyway, I'll definitely give it a try...

03 March 2006, 11:05 PM
Well... I'm in too. My first challenge! Let's see if I can finish it.

Good luck everyone!

03 March 2006, 11:19 AM
Count me in !

Good luck for all of the challengers

03 March 2006, 07:52 PM
i'll join if i have time....;) ......and i'll have time:D

cu soon guys

03 March 2006, 11:48 AM
Well this one is really difucult Theme. We will see if i can make something this time.

Good luck for every one.

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