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  09 September 2012
FXWARS Challenge:36 -SEVEN TOWERS - MAIN THREAD

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THE SEVEN TOWERS

THE CONCEPT:

IN the GREAT KINGDOM of GAIA there are 7 remote Towers that posses great mystic power.


They are:
  • BOREAS - Ice Glacier Lake,
  • PSAMATHE - Sand Desert,
  • EUDORA TOWER - Rain Forest,
  • TRITON TOWER - Open Ocean,
  • AKHERON TOWER - Swamp,
  • ANEMOI TOWER - Canyon,
  • PHAUNOS TOWER- Temperate Forest
And the legend tell us that there are 3 lost towers:
  • HEPHAISTOS - Volcano tower of Ancient Weapons
  • CHRYSUS - Lost City of Gold
  • ATHENA : City of Ancient Knowledge
Show us at least ONE of the towers and its environment.



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


DATELINE:

November 31 12:00 PM
(You have TWO MONTHS to do the challenge.)

TYPES OF ENTRY:
You may do one of these types of entries:


MATTE PAINTING
The whole shot can be a Matte Painting (link for info) animated in After Effects.
COMPOSITE
Get some friends shot them in front of a green screen. even better shoot a cool background plate. Show us your composite skills.
FULL CG SHOT


This is the type of entry that would be used to showcase an establishing shot on a live action film of this tale.


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.
But keep in mind the key thing that I expect to see in all entries is shots that have a high level of realism .


CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:

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 provived) , as long as you give credit to the creator. If you cant model, use simple shapes, since we are interested in the Final VFX shot. (But teams are encouraged, and if you are a modeler, you can make your model available)

VOTING:
The best single shot/sequence will be selected by an open vote.

COLOR=Orange]BEST VISUAL EFFECT SHOT[/COLOR]
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.
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GENERAL RULES:
* 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! SEVEN TOWERS: MY NAME(OR TEAM NAME), TYPE OF ENTRY,TOWER NAME(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 elegible for the voting process.
* The moderators reserve the right to taken down any thread.
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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 09 September 2012 at 06:33 PM.
 
  09 September 2012
THE MODEL LIBRARY-

end me a PM so I can post them.



TOWER1 (click to download)



TOWER2 Click to Download

TOWER3 click to download

You CAN USE a MODEL from this collection to do you entry.
To checkout:
POST A WIP THREAD
DOWNLOAD THE MODEL
Send ME A PM to request the PASSWORD.
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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 09 September 2012 at 05:25 AM.
 
  09 September 2012
You picked a really good theme for this challenge! I simply love it. I am not going to participate but still, there's a great chance that I might inspire myself from this idea in my future side projects.

Last edited by Shletten : 09 September 2012 at 04:16 PM.
 
  09 September 2012
Here is some concept art of a new tower model I am working on:




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  09 September 2012
nice concept.

i assume that we can use any tower for any environment?
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  10 October 2012
Originally Posted by manja: nice concept.

i assume that we can use any tower for any environment?

Yes you can.

Have fun!
-R
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  10 October 2012
Sounds like a super fun challange!

I have a question though...what about Mattepainting with Nuke?
Also, is there a way to get some greenscreens with people dressed a bit medieval somewhere?
Is it okay to do own towers? -> Was already answered!

Last edited by johanalfort : 10 October 2012 at 11:33 PM.
 
  10 October 2012
Love the topic for this one, nice to see the occasional environment challenge in amongst the fx challenges! If this didnt coincide with delivery on my current project i would love to have put something together for this.
Look forward to seeing the entries getting started!
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  10 October 2012
Roberto,

did you get my PM?
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  10 October 2012
I have updated the models
FXWARS Challenge: 36 - 7 Towers Model Library
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  11 November 2012
Have you thought about prolonging the challenge? I'd love to have 1-2 weeks more...

Cheers
 
  11 November 2012
FXWARS Challenge:36 -SEVEN TOWERS - Who needs MORE time?
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  11 November 2012
Smile

I would also like to have some more time.......
 
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