VFXTalk.com & eyeon Software Inc are proud to kick off the much anticipated VFXChallenge, June 1st, 2003.
The VFXChallange is a collection of 12 monthly challenges, that culminate in a chance to win a full copy of eyeon Software's compositing application Digital Fusion 4!
The first VFXChallange, VFX001, will run between June 1st, 2003 and the final submission date of June 30th, 2003
VFX001 prizes include Jack Pfeiffer's new Combustion Training Book, Combustion: The Online WebWarriors Guide and a 6 month subscription to Digital Media World Magazine!
VFX001 - Blow Up Your World
Submissions Start: June 1st 2003
Submissions End: June 30th 2003
Voting: July 1-6 2003
Winner Announced: July 7
We’ve all seen Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. We all appreciate its technical genius! Im sure we all love Dr Aki Ross (of course, that has nothing to do with the challenge). To start the VFXChallenges, we are going with a short sequence recreation. The reference file (downloadable from VFXTalk.com (http://www.vfxtalk.com/challenge.php#VFX001)) is when Aki has the dream of a planet blowing up…and it looks absolutely mind blowing. This will be a reasonably challenging way to start these monthly festivities!!
Do your best to recreate/simulate the sequence using only 2D elements! You may even go so far as to elaborate upon it…We'll leave it to your imagination, and skills.
VFX001 Prize Breakdown:
1st place: Gets a copy of Jack Pfeiffer's new book, Combustion: The Online Web Warriors Guide (http://www.mci.dk/combustion/)
2nd Place: Gets a 6 month subscription to Digital Media World magazine (http://www.dmw.com.au)
The VFXChallenge Grand Prize, Digital Fusion 4, will be awarded using the process outlined below.
The top 6 entries from each month will be awarded points. After 12 consecutive VFXChallenges, the member with the most points will be declared VFXChallenge Grand Master, and will be awarded the Grand prize! eyeon software’s Digital Fusion! The annual Grand Prize points will accumulate between VFX001-June 2003 to VFX012-June 2004.
Full VFXChallenge details can be found here: http://www.vfxtalk.com/challenge.php#VFX001
We are trying to encourage an environment for team learning! The more we help each other, the further we can push each other, and the better our VFX skills will become!
Cheers, and good luck!!!