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Old 03 March 2008   #16
Thanks Mibus!
 
Old 03 March 2008   #17
Nude?

"12. Images must conform to nominal decency guidelines. Any image deemed to contain...sexual...material in an inappropriate manner may be disqualified and removed."

Just so I understand what is considered inappropriate, is alien nudity allowed?

Thanks
 
Old 03 March 2008   #18
Xsi

Anybody have any problems with the CgTalk license?
 
Old 03 March 2008   #19
Image-to-video

If you create a 3D still scene, but then decide to animate it, can the original still and the animated version be entered separately in the video and image categories, or should there be different subject matter for each?

Realistically, it makes more sense to concentrate on one or the other but if, for example, a solid image entry is done inside of two months, one option to try for a video entry would be to use the existing assets from that still.
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Old 03 March 2008   #20
I just got my licence for XSI. But it still says: (Ess 32. Expires in 30 days) in the top bar. Did I do something wrong?

Ah, I found the answer myself.

Stephen Blair posted this in the Softimage Community:

There is a known problem with the XSI title bar...when you have a Trial license installed, then the title bar always shows "Expires in XX days", even if you also have another, longer-term license installed and you are running the other license.

To see what license you are using
- Start the License Manager
- click Server > Query License Server and then click Run Query
- Look at the "used" column

The problem goes away when the Trial license expires.

The Trial and the CG Talk license are both for Essentials, so if you have both installed, it should not be a problem. After the Trial expires you will still have the CG Talk license.

Last edited by Russell-Nash : 03 March 2008 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 03 March 2008   #21
Qucik clarification regaring print resolution:

Quote:
A guideline is 2657 pixels wide and/or 3636 high, 300 DPI (portrait), or 3636 pixels wide and/or 2657 pixels high, 300 DPI (landscape). Your image aspect ratio and layout will dictate the final resolution. These are given as guidelines. To be safe, render images that are larger than these specified.


In essense, we are to render out (if using a 3d program) at 11072x15152 @ 72ppi. Then resize image in PS to 2657x3636 @ 300ppi.

Do you want final image to be converted to CMYK or remain as RGB?
 
Old 03 March 2008   #22
Russel, can you confirm that you can render at the Challenege resolution (I think it's 2657 x 3636)?

Thanks.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Russel-Nash
I just got my licence for XSI. But it still says: (Ess 32. Expires in 30 days) in the top bar. Did I do something wrong?

Ah, I found the answer myself.

Stephen Blair posted this in the Softimage Community:

There is a known problem with the XSI title bar...when you have a Trial license installed, then the title bar always shows "Expires in XX days", even if you also have another, longer-term license installed and you are running the other license.

To see what license you are using
- Start the License Manager
- click Server > Query License Server and then click Run Query
- Look at the "used" column

The problem goes away when the Trial license expires.

The Trial and the CG Talk license are both for Essentials, so if you have both installed, it should not be a problem. After the Trial expires you will still have the CG Talk license.
 
Old 03 March 2008   #23
I have a question about the deadline ?

the deadline about the compete is ???
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Old 03 March 2008   #24
Time for reading the books?

Hi, I just noticed that the deadline for the image entry is actually quite a bit earlier than what's advertised on the contest banner. Is there any chance of getting the image deadline to be the same as the video deadline?


I realize that reading the books is not *required* for the challenge...and yet the contest is named after them and the author is a judge, so it seems like theres a significant *encouragement* there to draw from this material...and I'd like to. Work and Life being what they are, it might take me a couple weeks just to get through the first few books, before I'm intimately familiar enough with the material to make more deliberate sketch decisions. I mean, I know I'd still be at a disadvantage vs those people who aren't making any effort to work within the promoted material, but I'm cool with that.


I don't necessarily expect sympathy for any "more time" requests, even though the contest seems to promote reference material it might take some time to process. But if you'd like anything, you have to at least ask, so Im just getting that out of the way .
 
Old 03 March 2008   #25
I've a idea in mind for this challenge but I may not participate because I may not have enough experience to pull this off but my questions are:

I just so happened to download the 30 day demo of XSI the day before the challenge was announced - do I have to download and install the XSI that is associated with this challenge or just acquire the new license.

Second - Is there an upgrade from the non-commercial to the commercial XSI?

thanks.
 
Old 03 March 2008   #26
Hi! :)

Hi everybody, who is participating in this competition!

Q: Can I use images a main heroes, drawings of the technician from computer games, as sketchs for my 3D models?
 
Old 03 March 2008   #27
Sorry if it's written somewhere and I misread it, but here it goes:

I'm participating in the image category. If I make a turntable of one of my models to try the modeling open category, where should I upload it? In my own thread, in a video thread, using the CGUploader?

Thanks in advance
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Old 03 March 2008   #28
Just acquire a new license.

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Originally Posted by L33tace
I've a idea in mind for this challenge but I may not participate because I may not have enough experience to pull this off but my questions are:

I just so happened to download the 30 day demo of XSI the day before the challenge was announced - do I have to download and install the XSI that is associated with this challenge or just acquire the new license.

Second - Is there an upgrade from the non-commercial to the commercial XSI?

thanks.
 
Old 03 March 2008   #29
Just wanted to know if it's ok to take Jim Burn's illustrations and take on them as
concept art to produce a 3D image?

In other words do we have to be totally original from existing book covers or
can we do a 3D interpretation of them?
The reason why I'm not trying to go totally original is that I haven't read the books
and small excerpts don't seem to help that much in creating a detailed "picture" of
Brin's universe.
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Old 03 March 2008   #30
hi,
how I can upload new images in my wip?
thanks..

luca
 
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