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07 July 2010, 06:20 PM

FXWars Flamethrower: Post here those who are looking for partners/teams (

Try to simulate the LOOK of the world of flamethrower.

The entry with the best SIMULATION & RENDERING will be selected by an open vote. The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner designed by me.

A person would be able to do an entry based in one of 3 flavors:

Forensic Simulation

Flame Simulation
Room Fire Simulation
The dateline for the project is
August 6th 2010
(You have ONE MONTH to do the challenge.)

You may do one of these types of entries:
Forensic Animation

This is the type of entry that would be used to explain the precise dynamics of a flamethrower. Imagine you have been sub contracted by the History Channel to explain precisely a flamethrower works.
Free form Entry

You may use the provided models (and models you submit) to create an entry. The core requirement for this type of entry is to have fun.
Room Fire Entry

Use the provided models (and models you submit) and SET THE ROOM ON FIRE with a flame thrower.
But keep in mind the key thing that I expect to see in all entries is accurate SIMULATIONS of a flamethrower.


No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
You may use a pre existing model(or use any of the models provided) , as long as you give credit to the creator. If you cant model, use simple shapes, since we are interested in the simulation. (But teams are encouraged, and if you are a modeler, you can make your model available)
You may provide a heavily edited animation with all the trimmings (hell add live action if you want), as long a you provide another PLAIN animation of a side view of a killer flamethrower simulation.
The best single shot/sequence will be selected by an open vote.


The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.


The animation and simulations (if any) must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
WIP are encouraged if they are posted in ANOTHER thread. Please provide a link to them on this thread.
WIP thread should be posted on the FXWARS Forum forum and should follow the following naming convention: FXWars! FLAMETHROWER !: MY NAME, Entry,Movie Title(Note: Group entries are allowed)
It is Recommended that Final movies should be rendered at 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 in QuickTime* format (Sorenson Compression), but other resolutions and formats are allowed. * (The animation format is open for discussion.)
The animation should follow the following naming convention:
MYNAME_FXWARS(RESOLUTION).mov. And please add your name at the beginning and end of the animation, and if you can, also add a small non disruptive watermark during the animation.
If for some reason, you can't host movies, sequential images (Thumbnails size 160 x 120 ) are accepted.
Please add a brief text description about your piece.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Collaborative pieces are accepted and encouraged, but Teams entries must have a identifying banner and a name. Shot lists should be included with the entry.
Individuals participating in a team CAN have their own individual entries.
Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.
You can add multiple entries, as long as they have different WIP threads.
Freelancers CAN participate in more than ONE entry
All Teams members & Freelancers will get screen credit for in the title cards for participation
Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
The moderators reserve the right to taken down any thread
US Marine Corps Flamethrower Demonstration (

Here are the render of all of my models that are available for this challenge.
The full model library can be found on this thread:
: Flame Thrower Model Library (

They are:
Cardboard box
Picture Frame
Lace Curtain
Oil Drum
Packing Crate

Some examples you can download from this thread:

Wood Box (
Old Trunk (
Old Dresser (

(You may find some sample models attached to this post.

The full model library can be found on this thread:
: Flame Thrower Model Library ( )
You MAY request a model from this collection to do you entry.

Note: The MODEL will be provided AFTER you post your WIP thread and request the model via PM.
Here are the models I am making available for this challenge.
You may use your own models for the challenge,
but I am making some of my model available for those who wish to use them

Of couse Partcipants may add their own models.

The process to check them out is simple.
Post your WIP entry, the type of entry you wish to do and the
model you wish to use, post your model requests on this thread and
on the first page of your WIP thread.

Note these models are not being put on the public domain.
They were specifically created for this mini challenge.

07 July 2010, 08:01 PM
I'm in.
Here's a link to the WIP thread:

I'd like to check out the boxes, chest, and drawer models - to burn of course :)
What format do you have them available in Roberto?

07 July 2010, 09:11 PM
The formats will be in Collada, OBJ and LWO.

07 July 2010, 03:39 AM
Ok guys here are the assets for the room:

The objects are:

Cardboard box
Lace Curtain
Oil Drum
Wooden Box

07 July 2010, 03:43 AM
Cool, thanks Roberto. I'm so in :). Just made my first ever flame thrower test sim about 2 hours ago. I will start my own thread.


07 July 2010, 01:49 PM
Ok started posting the models.

Legacy post:
Hey guys,
sorry for the delay on the delivery of the assets.
My fiancee and I are in bed right now, with a viral infection (not fun)
as soon as I feel better I will be posting the assets.

Thanks for your patience,

07 July 2010, 07:57 AM
My wip thread. (

07 July 2010, 10:22 AM

the hyperlink points to ;)

07 July 2010, 04:32 PM
the hyperlink points to ;)
So are you joining?

07 July 2010, 06:31 PM
Excuse me but
-can i enter with a creature model like a balrog for the Flame Simulation?

hope i can

07 July 2010, 08:50 PM
I'm in! :buttrock:

Good luck to everyone!

07 July 2010, 10:04 PM
Excuse me but
-can i enter with a creature model like a balrog for the Flame Simulation?

hope i can
Well if he is spitting fire... yeah.

07 July 2010, 10:12 PM
Well if he is spitting fire... yeah.

HEHEH thanks ;).

07 July 2010, 06:40 PM
Use Fume. :D

07 July 2010, 07:58 PM
Link to the WIP thread ;
Good luck :rolleyes:

07 July 2010, 01:53 PM
UPDATE!: Preproduction: Mystery Live Action Challenge for October (

07 July 2010, 07:27 PM
My WIP thread:

08 August 2010, 07:37 PM
found this at work, got it from a friend:

dunno how much help it'll be since it's getting close to the deadline.

08 August 2010, 03:18 PM
Hello, this is my final piece:

08 August 2010, 07:29 PM
i know i started really late... but anyways...
here is my wip thread.

08 August 2010, 05:39 AM
I just submitted my final, but have a question: a friend of mine created some sound effects to accompany the animation. Is this okay or is it against the rules? And if so, can I change my entry to a team entry, or should I just ask people to mute? ;) Thanks!

08 August 2010, 02:52 AM
here is the link to my final post

All the best

08 August 2010, 05:04 PM
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