[b]Ok here are the results:
[b]Thanks to all who participated on our last mini challenge.
[b]We will have a BIG challenge up in the next few weeks[/b]
80’s Cartoon Tribute
OK we have the winners:
[li]Best Attention to Detail [/li][color=darkorange]Wyatt Harris
[li]Best Vehicle [/li][size=2][color=darkorange][color=darkorange]Huang Liangyu[/color]
[li]Best Diorama[/li][b][size=2][color=darkorange][color=darkorange]Menthena Schmidt
[font=Verdana]Best Model & Best WIP thread
This is my main final entry image. It should capture the style of an advertising in a magazine for Mechwarriors or a poster or something like that. Keep in mind, that the Battletech is quite an old invention, and my ad should match in there.
Please click image for high res version. Please click here for ultra high version
Another beauty Image i want to show is a stylization done by a friend of mine in photoshop, based on the clay render, which will be linked further down.
Please click image for higher resolution version.
So credit for this colored image goes to Ricard “Fernest Hall” Anufriev. Great thanks, mate.
Plain Clay Render:
Please click image for high res Version. Please click here for ultra high version
naked (without armor on torso, left leg and arm)
Ok, this was my first try with shadow maps in an animation. I messed up something, so they are flickering. But i think i now learned how to set them up correctly.
Turntable with Shadow Maps (Quicktime mov)
Turntable with Ambient Occlusion (Quicktime mov)
My Entry is a cutaway of the Vulture (Mad Dog) Battlemech, known from the Battletech Universe and Mechwarrior Games.
As Reference i mainly used the “blueprint” from FASA, which illustrate a half cutaway vulture from orthographic front view. As additional reference for the 3D look of the model i used Artworks mainly from classicbattletech.com
Thanks to Hypernaut and the battletech.info community for some references, especially to Vulture_MaxPaint, who helped me to some high res images of the blueprint.
More references can be found here:
And of course, the original Blueprints from FASA:
Programs i used for this entry are: Maya, Mental Ray and Photoshop.
I think i worked on an average 2 to 3 hours a day (sometimes more, sometimes less) on this entry, barring the last two weeks, where i had nearly no time for this.
Thanks for watching! Thanks for all your comments and thanks for that great challenge!
Well done guys…
Welcome to the latest round of the HCR Modeling mini challenge.
I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the quality of the outstanding models that have been produced.
So please take a moment and VOTE for your favorite piece.
You may read the rules of the mini challenge here:
Anyway, lets get on with the voting!
Please vote for :
The best model will be selected by an open vote
[b]for these categories [font=Verdana]
[li]Best WIP thread[/li][li]Best Attention to Detail[/li][li]Best Vehicle[/li][li]Best Diorama[/li][/ul][/font]and the big one of course:
[li]Best Model[/li][/ul]To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.
NOTE TO ALL VOTERS: The principal judging criteria to all voters should be
how well the model was sculpted. The beauty render & the shading should not be the most important judging factors for the Best Overall Entry.
(Note Bump and Normal maps are acceptable modeling methods)
Following are all participants eligible for voting and their entries: (Click the names)
[li]Please judge ALL the models to determine the best model [/li][li]If you think an entry is better server in other category that it is not listed ,you may VOTE for it.[/li][/ul]Single Creature or Vehicles:
[li]Menthena Schmidt[/li][li]Max Kogan[/li][li]Johannes Becker[/li][li]Steven Ray[/li][li]Donald McNicholl[/li][li]Simon Joyce [/li][li]Micah Stanley[/li][li]Owen Egan[/li][li]Huang Liangyu[/li][li]Per Kristian Tvete[/li][li]Ross Mansfield[/li][li]Nick Peters[/li][li]Raymond Ore[/li][li]Wyatt Harris[/li]
Next week I will tally the results and I’ll anounce the winner.
Good luck to all our participants.
And dont forget to peek into the discussion thread for our next challenge:
Ok post your final entry on this thread…
[li]ARTIST NAME[/li][li]BEAUTY RENDER[/li][li]HIREZ RENDER LINK (VOLUNTARY)[/li][li]TURNTABLE ANIMATION (VOLUNTARY)[/li][li]ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERS[/li][li]WIREFRAMES[/li][li]WIP THREAD[/li][li]DESCRIPTION[/li]