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  12 December 2012
FXWARS Challenge:36 -SEVEN TOWERS - Winner!

The FXWARS challenge was established to push the boundaries of what can be done in CG with a insanely limited amount of time.For a discussion of the next challenge

Click here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...f=139&t=1081561
Anyway, let get on with the voting!

Please vote for :

We will vote for
Best Visual Effects
To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.

I will post the results of the mini-challenge after Xmas.

Good luck to all.
Here are the finished entries: (click names )

Good Luck!

Please post:
  • NAME:
  • STILL:
Good Luck.

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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 12 December 2012 at 07:12 AM.
  12 December 2012
Dan Chamberlin

WIP Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...f=139&t=1072982

My take on the Glacial landscape and perpetual winter where the Boreas Tower resides.

Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/54433016

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Gc...&feature=g-crec
  12 December 2012

WIP thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...f=139&t=1072268

This is my final entry for FXWars #36: Seven Towers. It's the tower of Anemoi (canyon). This is in the 'Composite' category.

Youtube mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=Qz-iuMQkUEQ
"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?"

- Jesus
  12 December 2012

FXWARS Challenge: 36 - SEVEN TOWERS - Manja

Where is my wip thread???? it's not here anymore!

I only used maya for this, composited with nuke with the help of a friend. animation is not good and there's flickering but that was long enough to render like this!

vimeo: https://vimeo.com/55642797

Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 12 December 2012 at 02:09 PM.
  12 December 2012
FXWARS Challenge:36 -SEVEN TOWERS - Cyberone (Simon bull) -
BOREAS - Ice Tower

Made in Maya and comp'd in Afterfx and nuke.


Wip thread:


  12 December 2012

Wip thread here
This is my entry for the volcano tower. I used Houdini, Photoshop and Nuke and the whole scene is one big projection on geometry with some simulations for the volcanic smoke.
Animation link : youtube
Mirror: vimeo
  12 December 2012
Daniel Amedoda the wandering citadel

Please post:
  • NAME:

    Daniel Amedoda
    The Wandering Citadel
  • STILL:


    This is my entry to the fxwars seven towers challenge.
    There was so much that I wanted to do with this idea. Originally the concept was about a turtle egg that fell into a birds nest, the turtle was raised with a bird as its brother, they both got separated , grew to an extraordinary size, and fell asleep for a few thousand years. When they woke up they both had two waring civilisations that had built homes on their backs, and pitched them against each other.

    I had to cut this project short because I had to travel to Grenada for a friends wedding so I will wrap it up here.

    I realise that the second scene has some shaky leg animation and the scale seems a bit off but I am unable to work on this project anymore before the deadline as I have to fly.
A Creative Mind

Last edited by ParamountCell : 12 December 2012 at 01:15 PM.
  12 December 2012
Name: Rob Fiduccia
CHRYSUS - Lost City of Gold


Full CG entry for the fxwars 36 challenge - Seven Towers

For eons the lost city of gold has escaped the rage of modern man - hidden from reality and temptation.

Animation link - vimeo
Work on shot, initial storyboard and notes - W.I.P.

Thanks for the extra two weeks - I could not of done this shot -- after changing my idea totally near the end of December. Also started late, because I did not quite understand what exactly this challenge encompassed at first; not until I saw other entries did I understand the theme and began work on my second idea of the lost city, with a twist ... in creating molten gold -- rather than the traditional gold.
- Rob

Last edited by PexElroy : 12 December 2012 at 12:43 PM.
  12 December 2012
NAME: Miron "Mironeczek" Blocki
PSAMATHE - Sand Desert


DESCRIPTION: Thanks for extra time I could go so far. I unfortunatelly didn't finish my work. So its not final. But still I made High poly model of mountain and tower and dead women praying in front of tower... Everything had ~4k texture and there is a lot of scattering. And i work in real time all the time in viewport (LP MODELS) and got good quality of renders (thanks to proxy models/irradiance maps in externeal file/ proxy models in scatter) Scatter was made on mid poly models in the scene. And The idea of scene is in the picture. Idea of camera movement (I'm not so good at animating anything hahaha), and picures in background in the end of animation. Still I will work on it and some day - I will share with U guys final shots (stills not animation)

ANIMATION LINK:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IOhtdrEkI

MIRROR: http://mironblocki.pl/Wieza.mov

All the best!
  12 December 2012
Name: Michael Vorberg aka pingking
BOREAS - Glacier Towers

WIP Thread:



animation link:

  12 December 2012
I'm a day late but I hope you don't mind... it was finished yesterday, I only uploaded it today.

Name: Philipp Dollinger

WIP-Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...f=139&t=1080071

I wanted to do much more than what I could finish but I'm okay with the final result. Could be worse...

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/55845884 (bad compression)

Mirror (1500x750 px, h264): http://philippdollinger.com/cinema4..._final_h264.mov
  12 December 2012
Visually the ones i like the most are DanChamberlain's and Vlad Pascanu's... but there are lots of great works here !! amazing.

I would give my vote to Best Visual Effects to PexElroy though. Its a great job of VFX done there. Awesome ! i really enjoyed this thread.
Luck to everyone
  12 December 2012
nice work guys !
my vote goes to VladPascanu
Toufik Mekbel
  12 December 2012
Mironeczek has my vote.
  12 December 2012
my vote goes to DanFX
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