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  05 May 2009
CgTalk:FXWars! Lighthouse & the Wave! - Challenge:25



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CgTalk:FXWars! The Lighthouse and the Wave!


THE CHALLENGE:

Render a realistic animation of a Lighthouse being hit by a huge wave.

The entry with the best SIMULATION (of the wave hitting the Lighthouse) will be selected by an open vote. (You may add an detailed animation of the ocean swells as a bonus) The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner designed by me.


DATELINE:

Monday June 15 12:00 PM
(You have ONE MONTH to do the challenge.)



TYPES OF ENTRY:
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 the submitted model. Imagine you have been sub contracted by the History Channel to explain precisely how the model works.
Freeform 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.
But keep in mind the key thing that I expect to see in all entries is accurate SIMULATIONS of a wave hitting a lighthouse.



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 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 the working SIMULATION of the Wave .
Voting:
NEW RULE! The best single shot/sequence will be selected by an open vote.

  • BEST SIMULATION
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! Lighthouse & the Wave!: 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 elegible for the voting process.
  • The moderators reserve the right to taken down any thread.
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  05 May 2009
THE MODEL LIBRARY-


(click to download)

You will need a model from this collection to do you entry.

Note: The password will be provided AFTER you post your WIP thread 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 CHECKOUT PROCESS
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.
-R
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  05 May 2009
this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?opt...1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!
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  05 May 2009
ahh excellent, I've been trying to think of a nice little FX piece for my portfolio and this seems like just the ticket
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  05 May 2009
Originally Posted by Canadianboy: this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?opt...1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!


Pretty nice example buddy, this FX Wars could be pretty interesting.
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  05 May 2009
Here would be the entry from Stanford University, as well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8QWpMW0Vs
Don't forget to watch it in HD mode...

Nice challenge...
Hope i have the time to enter...

Cheers,
T.Rex
 
  05 May 2009
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Originally Posted by Canadianboy: this is going to be fun to follow! I might have a go at it too.

heres a great example done by interns at sidefx

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?opt...1349&Itemid=279

just thought id share!




Originally Posted by TrexGreg: Here would be the entry from Stanford University, as well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8QWpMW0Vs
Don't forget to watch it in HD mode...

Nice challenge...
Hope i have the time to enter...

Cheers,
T.Rex





Some of the most beautiful fluid effects I've seen thus far...

I'm learning houndini but not at that level as yet.

Would very much like to be part of this, but my workload/school load is massive. Can I find the time and strength?


Questions:
-Will the quick & easy way using packeges such as realflow be allowed?

-Will the difficult / creative ways using paritcles/metaballs/scripting etc. be insisted upon. (I think this way would yield a better education among all of us).


feeling left out
-J
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  05 May 2009
Hey Jason,

I think that whatever technique you want to use is entirely up to you.
The goal being of having the shot final at the end, with the nicest possible simulation.

Don't feel like you are left out sometimes we can't do everything we want.

Good luck with your studies, that is more important.

Xavier.
 
  05 May 2009
NoFx for a long time...

I havn't done any fx is a very long time but this might be a very interesting challenge.... I see what I can do...
 
  05 May 2009
OK, I'm NOT going to participate, cause I know I won't finish...

But I have to ask, is actual SIMULATION required?

Or is it OK to fake whatever you can with meshes, deformations, particles, etc?

Awesome topic again, Roberto!

- Jonas
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  05 May 2009
How long is it going to take to get the lighthouse model?
 
  05 May 2009
First challenge ever. I'm in!
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  05 May 2009
Roberto, I would like to request the use of your provided model. I hope I am requesting correctly, I also posted on the first page of my WIP thread. Thanks again for providing the model.

Cheers and God bless.
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  05 May 2009
Originally Posted by fuhshizzle: How long is it going to take to get the lighthouse model?

It is there...
Click on the image
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  05 May 2009
Thanks. Can I get the PW please. Ill post request in my WIP thread as well.
 
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