HCR MINI-Challenge #38: Ray Harryhausen in Memoriam

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Old 05 May 2013   #1
HCR MINI-Challenge #38: Ray Harryhausen in Memoriam

We did this challenge a couple of years ago, but I am relaunching it to Honor the memory of this great man.




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THE HARDCORE MODELING MINI-CHALLENGE!
Ray Harryhausen Tribute

Sculpt a creature, a diorama, or creature series based on the wonderful creatures built by animation master Ray Harryhausen.






Who is Ray Harryhausen?






From imdb.com:

"When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic - Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since."

.... (His name) becoming synonymous among sci-fi and fantasy film aficionados with top-notch special effects work the remainder of their respective careers. After three sci-fi monster films and work with Willis O'Brien on an Irwin Allen documentary, Harryhausen did the effects work for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), his first split-screen film shot entirely in color, which was highlighted by Harryhausen's mythological monsters interacting with Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher's flavorful performance as the villain and the rousing score of Bernard Herrmann.

Because Harryhausen worked alone on his stop-motion animation sequences, the filming of these could often take as long as two years, the most famous example of the kind of patience required being the exciting skeleton sword fight sequence in Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (his most popular film) in which Harryhausen often shot no more than 13 frames of film (one-half second of elapsed time) per day.

The 1960s were Harryhausen's best years, among the highlights being his reunions with dinosaurs in Hammer Films' One Million Years B.C. (1966) and The Valley of Gwangi (1969). His pace slowed in the 1970s, but he produced three of his masterworks during that period: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974); Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) and Clash of the Titans (1981). It was not until 1992 that Harryhausen finally achieved film immortality with an honorary Oscar, a long-overdue tribute to the one name that personifies visual magic

Because of his outstanding contributions to the visual effects field, and helping to lay the foundation of the modern VFX film, Ray Harryhausen has been chosen as the first vfx master we will tribute.

There are three ways to participate:



  • Single Creature:You can pick whatever creature you wish from the attached list at the end of this post.
  • Diorama: You may sculpt the creature inside the appropriate environment.
    Some diorama examples:
  • Creature Series:This type of entry requires you will try to do as many creatures as you can from an individual film.
  • Bust :This type of entry requires you will try to a bust of your favorite creature, or a likeness of the master himself.
For example you may choose to sculpt as many of the creatures from the film Clash of the Titans as you can: Calibus, Pegasus, Bubo, Medusa and the Kraken.




THE CHALLENGE:___________________________



Sculpt one or more representations of Ray Harryhausen creatures in 1 month (See the provided list). The idea of this "mini-challenge" is to simulate an impossible dateline for a project. The artists will have at their discretion how detailed the models they will be working on, and the amount of models, and if the models will be shaded/ rigged. But the model will have to be Ray's interpretation.

For example an entry might call for a Medusa, but the artist will have to sculpt a Ray's screen interpretation from the classic film Clash of the Titans.

A big part of the challenge is that the modeler will have to scavenge all the reference for the film models. But at the end of the challenge the creature(s) have to look like the one shown on film.


CAN YOU DO IT?

What is the HARDCORE MODELING CHALLENGE?


The idea of these HARDCORE MINI CHALLENGES is to push the modeling skills participants while learning from the past. To get past preconceptions of the limits of digital art. To push digital artists into the world of sculptors & artisans. But we will have variety on these mini challenges. Sometimes we will sculpt a model based on a masterpiece, but on other times we might do Jet fighter or a landmark....

The only thing that will be consistent is the SHORT DATELINES.


At the end of the challenge, the participant should have a finished collection of entries. Keep in mind contest of high difficulty you will have ONE MONTH to do the challenge, but the rewards, even if you don't win, will be your improved skills in speed and accuracy.



EVALUATION CRITERIA:______________________



Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key for ALL entries. Please before doing an entry do your homework.

The best model will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:

  • Most Accurate Creature Representation
  • Best Diorama
  • Best Render
  • Best Creature Series
  • Best Bust (if we have more than 2 entries in this cathegory)
  • Highest Number of FINISHED models
  • Best Overall Entries
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.


NEW DATELINE! Monday, July 1st 12:00 PM
YOU HAVE One MONTH do the challenge.

CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:
  • No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
  • You may NOT use a pre exiting models. All models must be done from scratch.
  • An artist may change from a creature, a diorama, or creature series whenever he or she wishes.
GENERAL RULES:
  • Because of the HUGE number of files WIP are NOT encouraged, only final entries
  • WIP thread should be posted on the Hardcore Modeling Challenge forum and should follow the following naming convention: HARDCORE MODELING!: Ray Harryhausen Tribute: <<TYPE OF ENTRY >>
  • For each image you should post:

    Title of Model Completed[Model Images]


    Comments:
And should be posted on both the individual WIP thread on on this master thread.
  • For each model 3 Orthographic renders ARE REQUIRED. These renders are for TOP, SIDE, BOTTOM views and a BEAUTY RENDER.BEAUTY RENDER:

    Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format.(Post only as link) A smaller 800x 600
    OR 600 x 800 image should be posted on the threads.

    ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERINGS:

    Ortographic renderings ARE REQUIRED for EACH entry and should be rendered at 800 x 600 OR 600x800.

    - This means you need to submit renders of the from the Front, Sides (2), Back, Top and bottom.
  • TURNTABLE ANIMATION (VOLUNTARY).

    - I recomentd to aid the voters a turntable rendering of the model. It would have to be done in QuickTime or Windows Media at a resolution of 600 x 400 OR 300 x 200. The render might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.
  • Please add a brief text description about your piece.
  • The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.
  • Future topics for hardcore Challenges will be picked at random from the list on

    this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
  • Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.
  • Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
  • Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
The models should be picked from the following list :

Allosaur.........................................T he Animal World
Allosaur.........................................O ne Million Years B.C.
Archelon........................................On e Million Years B.C.
Baboon.........................................Sin bad and the Eye of the Tiger
Bee..............................................M ysterious Island
Brontosaur.....................................The Animal World
Brontosaur hatchling........................The Animal World
Brontosaur.....................................One Million Years B.C.
Bubo.........................................Clash of the Titans
Calibos.........................................Cl ash of the Titans
Centaur.........................................Th e Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Cephalopod........................................ .Mysterious Island
Ceratosaur........................................ .One Million Years B.C.
Crab.........................................Myste rious Island
Crocodile......................................... The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Cyclops.........................................Th e 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Dioskilos......................................... Clash of the Titans
Dragon.........................................The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Elephant.........................................T wenty Million Miles to Earth
Elephant.........................................T he Valley of Gwangi
Eohippus.........................................T he Valley of Gwangi
Figurehead........................................ .The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Flying saucers.........................................Ea rth vs. the Flying Saucers
Ghouls.........................................Sin bad and the Eye of the Tiger
Grand Lunar.........................................Firs t Men in the Moon
Griffin.........................................Th e Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Guardian of the Shrine....................Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Gwangi.........................................The Valley of Gwangi
Harpies.........................................Ja son and the Argonauts
Homonicus......................................... The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Hornet.........................................Sin bad and the Eye of the Tiger
Horse.........................................The Valley of Gwangi
Hydra.........................................Jaso n and the Argonauts
It (giant octopus)......................... It Came from Beneath the Sea
Kal.........................................The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Kraken.........................................Cla sh of the Titans
Medusa.........................................Cla sh of the Titans
Mighty Joe Young.........................................Migh ty Joe Young
Minoton.........................................Si nbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Mooncalf.........................................F irst Men in the Moon
Moonship.........................................F irst Men in the Moon
Ornithomimus...................................... ...The Valley of Gwangi
Pegasus.........................................Cl ash of the Titans
Phororhacos....................................... ..Mysterious Island
Pteradactyl....................................... ..One Million Years B.C.
Pteradactyl hatchlings........................................ .One Million Years B.C.
Pteranodon........................................ .The Valley of Gwangi
Rhamphorhynchus................................... ......One Million Years B.C.
Rhedosaur......................................... The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Roc hatchling...............................The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Roc.........................................The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Sceraptosaur...................................... ...The Animal World
Scorpions......................................... Clash of the Titans
Selenites......................................... First Men in the Moon
Serpent Woman.........................................The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Skeleton.........................................T he 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Skeleton.........................................F irst Men in the Moon
Skeletons......................................... Jason and the Argonauts
Space ship.........................................Twent y Million Miles to Earth
Space sphere.........................................Fir st Men in the Moon
Squirrel.........................................T he 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Stegosaur......................................... The Animal World
Styrathosaur...................................... ...The Valley of Gwangi
Talos.........................................Jaso n and the Argonauts
Triceratops....................................... ..The Animal World
Triceratops....................................... ..One Million Years B.C.
Troglodyte........................................ .Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Tyrannosaur....................................... ..The Animal World
Vulture.........................................Cl ash of the Titans
Walrus.........................................Sin bad and the Eye of the Tiger
Ymir.........................................Twent y Million Miles to Earth


Reference:

http://www.scifistation.com/harryhausen/harryhausen.html


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