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02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 02:31 AM
My god this looks awesome, I have to join this.

Hey, this is my 500th post!

02-28-2006, 02:33 AM
Great work on the sponsors and great theme!

02-28-2006, 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...

02-28-2006, 02:38 AM
looks great.... and funny I thought maya was on version 7

1st Runner Up: Autodesk Maya 8 Unlimited

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 02:57 AM
interesting topic, good luck to everyone involved, :)

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 02:57 AM
Ow man ! Ye ye :) I like challenge.

02-28-2006, 03:12 AM
SUUUWEET!!! I might give this one a try!!:buttrock:

02-28-2006, 03:16 AM

02-28-2006, 03:16 AM
another great challenge is back :cool:

02-28-2006, 03:16 AM
Very cool theme good luck to all involved, hopefully I have the time to participate.

02-28-2006, 03:30 AM
I'm so in. If I have time. :D

02-28-2006, 03:36 AM
I'm in!! This is a completely new kinda artistic adventure for me. :cool:

02-28-2006, 03:37 AM
*rubs hands in glee and dances a little dance*

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 04:21 AM
This is indeed an awesome theme with sweet gifts too :thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 04:44 AM
Wow! Awesome topic!! :D

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

02-28-2006, 04:46 AM
Great news!
We were waiting for that.
Hope I can participate in this one too .

02-28-2006, 04:55 AM
ohhh goodie :D this is going to be so cool :D good luck to everyone

02-28-2006, 05:15 AM
Good luck to everyone!

02-28-2006, 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).

02-28-2006, 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:

02-28-2006, 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:

02-28-2006, 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


02-28-2006, 05:43 AM
I have been waiting for this checking every day.
I'm joyning for sure.

02-28-2006, 05:45 AM
I didn't have time for the last challenge but I'm definitely up for this one! Great theme!

02-28-2006, 06:10 AM
Now every, knows that the black man is going to enter, so here it is, hehe!:thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 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:

02-28-2006, 06:13 AM
tought, but very good subject. it will be fun to see and learn from how everyone portrays this subject

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 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! :)

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

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 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 ...

02-28-2006, 06:48 AM
EDIT: Sry, double posted somehow (wierd, I just hit the refresh button and it reposted. . .)
my apologies.

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 07:39 AM
Nice theme. Hope I can make time for an entry this time around. :)

02-28-2006, 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

02-28-2006, 08:07 AM
This one's gonna be so cool :thumbsup:
Good luck all!


02-28-2006, 08:20 AM
Hell yeah ^^ love the theme...*runs off singing Journey songs to doodle*. Have a good one everyone :)

02-28-2006, 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!

02-28-2006, 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

02-28-2006, 08:57 AM
This is going to be a great challenge!! :thumbsup:

Hopefully I have time to finish..

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 10:31 AM
great!! I'll give it a shot!! :)

02-28-2006, 10:31 AM
Jorney begins indeed.:bounce:

02-28-2006, 10:42 AM
YAY!!! Good Luck Everyone!!

02-28-2006, 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
02-28-2006, 10:57 AM
mmm, never enterd in one of these cg challenge`s so think i`ll give this one a shot.

02-28-2006, 11:35 AM
very nice challenge
I think i will give a try this time

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 12:30 PM
Must we have written the story ourselves? I would love to use a scene from The Tripods Trilogy!

02-28-2006, 12:31 PM
Ohhh now THAT is what I call a fantastic theme! Count me in! :)

02-28-2006, 12:34 PM
Edit 2:
Love the theme :D!

02-28-2006, 12:57 PM
Muhaha ... thats a great theme. Not a chance to just let it go this time :D .
Good luck to all :buttrock:

02-28-2006, 01:00 PM
wow, good luck to all :thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Oh my dear I really have to participate this time and finish in time :D
Good luck to everybody!

02-28-2006, 01:45 PM
I'm in. (message

02-28-2006, 02:14 PM
Here I am! I am in the party again! Good luck fellows!

02-28-2006, 03:05 PM
Ihhhhaa - yeah! i will enter the chalenege for sure!

02-28-2006, 03:30 PM
Great theme! :D Now i need to start brainstorming :)

Good luck everyone and have fun!

02-28-2006, 03:43 PM
This Looks AWSEOME!! Already have an idea... im a noob.. but im gonna push myself!! :wip:

02-28-2006, 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:

02-28-2006, 04:51 PM
I'll Take a Stab at this one.

02-28-2006, 06:02 PM
uh, a male only judging ...


02-28-2006, 06:51 PM
I am all over this one.
Good luck to all

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 08:29 PM
ooh i love a challenge

02-28-2006, 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:

02-28-2006, 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
02-28-2006, 09:26 PM
I'm proud to be a part of another challenge. Best of luck to everyone!


02-28-2006, 09:44 PM
This will be the first challenge I've done here... REALLY looking forward to it, and all of the entries!

02-28-2006, 09:49 PM
I'm in!


02-28-2006, 11:23 PM
Another journey begins with this challenge. Good luck everybody.

02-28-2006, 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.

02-28-2006, 11:54 PM
Here we go again,..


02-28-2006, 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.

03-01-2006, 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

03-01-2006, 12:36 AM
Now I got's work to do!

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

03-01-2006, 02:51 AM
best of luck to everybody. :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 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.

03-01-2006, 04:50 AM
I'm interested, got some ideas brewing already. Best of luck to everyone!

03-01-2006, 07:17 AM
dis is so irresistable!~

03-01-2006, 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

03-01-2006, 07:59 AM
good luck for me and everybody:scream: this will be my second time

03-01-2006, 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...

03-01-2006, 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 :)


03-01-2006, 05:51 PM
Good luck for all the paritcipants :)

03-01-2006, 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.

03-01-2006, 08:06 PM
awesome challenge. I swear I will finish one! Good luck to everyone!!

03-01-2006, 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:

03-01-2006, 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.

03-01-2006, 11:28 PM
Aw man, I'm sooo in.... Can't wait to get started on this......


03-02-2006, 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!

03-02-2006, 07:05 PM
Good luck to everyone and thanks for that great challenge!

03-02-2006, 07:52 PM
Ok, Nevermind, I'm kinda bummed, but I just read the FAQ, and they won't let me...:blush:

03-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Good luck to everyone! This looks like it will be great loads of fun and challenging!



Frank Lake
03-02-2006, 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.

03-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Wow, this looks great! I will probably enter, it will be my first one. Good luck to everyone!

03-02-2006, 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?

03-02-2006, 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.

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

03-03-2006, 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...

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

03-03-2006, 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.

03-04-2006, 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?


03-04-2006, 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. :)

03-04-2006, 07:38 PM
well this is my first CG Talk contest, I finally have the time do one. Good luck to everyone! :applause:

03-04-2006, 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


03-05-2006, 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...

03-06-2006, 11:05 PM
Well... I'm in too. My first challenge! Let's see if I can finish it.

Good luck everyone!

03-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Count me in !

Good luck for all of the challengers

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

cu soon guys

03-08-2006, 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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