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Old 06-09-2006, 11:55 PM   #46
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I came in too late with the fruit bowl to get my work critiqued, and I was too busy to do the glass bottles, but I would love to try this underwater scene you guys are planning. Any idea when this new challenge will start?



I have the same question, except that I didnt find this forum untill a couple of days ago.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 12:00 AM   #47
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I'll be finished with the scene this weekend!
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:19 AM   #48
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I'll be finished with the scene this weekend!


That's great. I guess the challenge will start in 1 week then.

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Old 06-11-2006, 05:09 AM   #49
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Awsome I cant wait to get in on the next challenge
 
Old 06-23-2006, 07:44 PM   #50
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These challenges are a great idea. Lighting gets short changed too much when in reality it's all about lighting in the end.

I'd like to see a challenge that deals with emitted light - headlights, flashlights, lanterns, candles, light fixtures, etc. Doesn't really matter to me, as long as the rendering attempts to show the actual light source.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 06:41 AM   #51
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Hi! I think I have idea for future challenge. We do a lot of animation in cg. I think the challenge of making a static picture will be different from moving picture. Correct me if I am wrong.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 07:13 AM   #52
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Hi! I think I have idea for future challenge. We do a lot of animation in cg. I think the challenge of making a static picture will be different from moving picture. Correct me if I am wrong.


Well I think it would be difficult to do when all of us really use different software packages to complete the renders. It's an interesting idea, but I think it would seriously take months to create animated scenes for EVERY single 3D package. Maya, Max, XSI, Electric Image, Houdini, Blender..... and all the others that I can't name off hand right now.

UNLESS you go by storyboards and the people who are trying the challenges would animate. BUT then you are not really totally concentrating on the topic at hand - Lighting and Shading. Some of us might not be good at animation. And then it's not a challenge on lighting, it's a challenge on animation. And in a real production environment the lighting and shading teams might not have any input or control over the animation anyway.

But that is my two cents. I think some of us would like it, it would be an interesting twist. But some of us would not, and that I think would not be very fair.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 07:55 AM   #53
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Y'know, I'd love a "dark alley" challenge.

Something like.....victorian london night street thing...? Cobblestones catch the highlight from the lone gas streetlight (and moon, perhaps), a nightly wanderer in his cylinder hat.... and a cat.



Maybe even some fog? I mean, it's London, innit?




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Old 06-25-2006, 09:31 AM   #54
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Oh man, that image is SO Tim Burton! I love that look.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:46 AM   #55
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Lol, it was a five minute doodle on my wacom, glad ya like it.

Pity we need some Genious to model it. I can't model worth crap.

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Old 06-25-2006, 02:28 PM   #56
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OK, I'll make sure a dark alley challenge is on the list - you wouldn't mind if it were a "film noir" look with they guy in a 1940's hat and trenchcoat and maybe with an umbrella in case it rained would you?

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Old 06-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #57
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Sounds good Jeremy!

Also, my 2 cents for a future challenge would be to come up with some NPR, since so far things like the fruit and the bottles have been photorealistic.

MasterZap, it doesn't matter if it was a doodle, you did capture the spirit very well. It is not my style, I don't know why, I just don't seem to ever go there, but I love that look nonetheless.
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:57 PM   #58
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Also, my 2 cents for a future challenge would be to come up with some NPR, since so far things like the fruit and the bottles have been photorealistic.


That sounds like a suggestion for the people entering the challenges...

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:43 PM   #59
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I have a suggestion, in one of my classes we had and assignment where we had to take a room with a window and do a day to night lighting transition (sped up of course - I think it ended up being about 300 frames) it was one of the hardest assignments I had to do and I would love to try it again. I dont know how it work logistically because people would have to post movie files and the render times would be a lot more but it was a great exercize for me to see how my lighting held up in a sequence.
 
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OK, I'll make sure a dark alley challenge is on the list - you wouldn't mind if it were a "film noir" look with they guy in a 1940's hat and trenchcoat and maybe with an umbrella in case it rained would you?

-jeremy


Personally, as a matter of fact, yes, I would mind coz I find film noir so "done already". Or just go watch "Sin City" or something.

If you want an interesting genre, gimme some steampunk !

Outside of my personal preferences - you're the boss. As long as there's cobblestone.

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