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01 January 2003, 01:22 AM
Hello everyone,

First off I'll like to extend a huge thanks again for our sponsors amazing continued support, and for making the challenges that extra special.

As usual our focus for the challenges is not about prizes and all that, its about progressing as an artist, and pushing yourself to new limits. I'm often pleased with the atmosphere in here, you guys make this all worthwhile. With that said I've decided to add a new category, just to show this is what the challenges are all about! Becoming better at what you do :)

Without further adue:

Classic Challenge
1st Place Prize: Ransom Active - [Pro Series Bundle] & Pixologic - [ZBrush 1.xx (Mac or PC)- FULL license downloadable version]

2nd Place Prize: New Riders / Peach Pit education power pack bundle -
* Maxon Cinema 4D 7
* Exploring Maya 4: 30 Studies in 3D
* Maya 4.5 Fundamentals
* 3D Graphics and Animation
* Digital Texturing and Painting

3rd Place Prize: Boxx - [X-box gaming system]

*New - Most Improved Challenger (Based on previous entries to date): New Riders or Peachpit Press


[b]Animation Challenge
1st Place Prize: Red-Eye Studio – [50 move stock move bundle]

2nd Place Prize: Kaydara - [Motionbuilder Freelancer Edition]

3rd Place Prize: Lost Pencil Animation Studios - [Choice of animation tutorial CD (including Animator’s Gym)]


VFX Challenge
1st Place Prize: Gnomon [Dynamics DVD bundle]

2nd Place Prize: Right Hemisphere [Deep Exploration]

3rd Place Prize: New Riders or Peachpit Press


[b]Architectural Visualization Challenge
1st Place Prize: Ransom Active [Architectural Cut Stone & II and Architectural Brick]

2nd Place Prize: Arch Vision [$219 credit toward any library offered]

3rd Place Prize: New Riders or Peachpit Press [Book of Choice]

Have a great weekend all, it's now time for that final push :) WOW US!


01 January 2003, 02:16 AM
Now those are some really great prizes. Thanks to the sponsors for making them available! :thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by HellRender
if I were to get 3rd place, i'd get an X-BOX?!

YEs check the retail values on each those prizes ;) plus RansomActive Zbrush and New Riders had first seat this month.


02 February 2003, 01:07 AM
if the prizes keep improving like they have then everyone could just quit their job and just win the challanges ;)

02 February 2003, 07:02 AM
Thats too bad the 2d part of these challenges has no prizes when 2d illustration is such a big part of the animation process. Im currently finishing up an animated short film ive been working on over the last year and just havent had the time to do a model, so decided to try in my 2d skills this challenge. Its funny how overlooked it gets, for there are a ton of great artists in that section of the challenge already. I looked over the VFX challenge and the 2d has more participants then those too! If 2d was made a bigger deal "within the challenges", im sure there would be tons more participants. Ah well, were having fun though, and thats what counts, just thought ide let everyone know..



02 February 2003, 07:07 AM
SEL...I'm not positive, but I think the 2d challengers do receive prizes. I think they did on the last challenge, anyway:D

02 February 2003, 01:50 PM
Tommy just received his prize and he's overally excited and enjoying it as we speak ;) I didn't make a post in the 2D section simply because you have to come to this section first. But I'll make note of that next time. I really don't know why peeps believe we leave 2D out :shrug: have you seen that section in the gallery? we love 2D here and have 3 of the best mods working the 2D area. Kirt and Jeroen keep me up to date all the time, that's why we plug 2D art so much. Steven's last works brought it immense views and crits :) also look here

and more coming soon


02 February 2003, 10:42 PM
it wasnt at all a post saying 2d art isnt represented here, cous it is very much so, just saw this thread and didnt know if you missed the 2d challengers was all, sorry it came across wrong, ill reword it....


P.S. all the links you provided ive already seen, and read some of the interviews, very inspiring!

Tommy Lee
03 March 2003, 06:17 PM
I am a proud owner of the cinema 4d XL 8 Bundle. So we 2d Freaks are respected. Thanks to all the sponsors and mods again.
Cheerz dudes and dudettes:beer: :beer: :beer:

Tommy Lee

PS: Btw Tito my Donald-Pic is missing in the cgtalk-choice-award-gallery;)

Stephen Vyas
03 March 2003, 07:15 AM
There's one thing I'm a bit confused on. Does the public vote count for anything, or is it just for fun? I remember reading somewhere that said that the council decides on the final winners?

03 March 2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Stephen Vyas
There's one thing I'm a bit confused on. Does the public vote count for anything, or is it just for fun? I remember reading somewhere that said that the council decides on the final winners?

Its for fun as it always was, we vote for the *final* winners because of the prizes. Our sponsors are giving away prizes and we don't want any cheating going on. We need it to be as fair as possible. Btw we know peeps sign-up under different names to boost their scores, you should've seen the flux in new users the day of the voting announcement ;). But its all in good fun as it should be. We're not changing that since the challenges aren't really about winning but more progressing your skillset.


03 March 2003, 05:22 PM
:applause: Cheers to all the sponsors and you guys too lildragon, that is a great bunch of goodies you guys are handing out. Man!:surprised :eek:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2003, 02:49 PM
I hope to be on third place;)

03 March 2003, 03:40 PM
boxx - :drool:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2003, 11:59 AM

Stephen Vyas
03 March 2003, 04:27 AM
Has a date been set for the next challenge?

03 March 2003, 04:49 AM
Wed the 12th


03 March 2003, 07:06 AM
'wed the 12th'

looking forward to the next challenge.
When will the council be deciding the final results for the Jan/Feb challenges?



03 March 2003, 11:36 AM
Possibly by Friday, I've still yet to tally the votes :)


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