We’ve had so many fantastic changes recently at CGSociety that it’s hard to keep track. However, last week we launched a super-cool addtion to our new CGPortfolio system - Galleries . The gallery system allows you to collect images together by searching on a tag. Broader functionality is still pending, but at the moment, if you go into any tagged image in CGPortfolio and click on a tag, you’ll pull up a gallery of all images which have the SAME tag. So if you click on a “Dinosaur” tag, for example, you’ll bring up a gallery of every image tagged “Dinosaur” that has ever been uploaded to CGPortfolio. Nifty, huh?
We want to use this new functionality to showcase the awesome body of work our CGWorkshops students have created over the years. Here in the office we get to see everything made in the workshops, but until now there’s been no really good way of beaming it all back to you. Now there is.
So how do you upload and win? It’s very easy! If you created a piece of art (either 2D or 3D) in a CGWorkshop, or as a direct result of a technique you learned in a CGWorkshop, upload it to your CGPortfolio. Once you’ve done this, you need to TAG IT TWICE - once with the tag “CGWorkshops” and once with the SURNAME of your instructor for the class you made it in. So if you took Photoreal Matte Painting with David Luong, you’d tag your piece with both “CGWorkshops” and “Luong”.
Does that make sense? I hope so! If you need further clarification please post in the thread below. And feel free to post links to your recently added work.
On Weds Feb 5th at midnight PST, we’ll select 9 pieces to award prizes. The winner will receive a free CGWorkshop worth up to $649, numbers two and three a free CGTOD to the value of $159. All the 9 selected will receive CGSConnect Memberships to the value of $59.
There are no criteria for selection other than the pieces must be uploaded to your CGPortfolio and tagged correctly. As you tag your work with the CGWorkshops tag, it will automatically be added to the Alumni Gallery. So keep an eye on the gallery as it grows.
And the judges? Well, I mentioned that here in the office we see all the work? The judges are the 9 of us here - we’ll each choose a piece that speaks to us, and tell you the reason why.