[left]HCR MINI-Challenge #7: Stan Winston Tribute [/left]
THE HARDCORE MODELING MINI-CHALLENGE!
Stan Winston Tribute
Who is Stan Winston?
" an American visual effects supervisor, make-up artist, and film director. He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, the Predator series, and Edward Scissorhands. He won a total of four Academy Awards for his work.
For a complete filmography of all his outstand fx work
please check his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935644/
Because of his outstanding contributions to the visual effects field, and taking the world of practical FX to a whole new level, Stan Winston has been chosen as the vfx master we will tribute.
There are three ways to participate:
[li]Single Creature:You can pick whatever creature you wish from the attached list at the end of this post. [/li]
[li]Diorama: You may sculpt the creature inside the appropriate environment.[/li]Some diorama examples:
[li]Ripley (in powerloader) vs Queen Alien[/li][li]Arnold vs the Predator[/li][li]Iron man vs the Warmonger[/li][/ul]
[li]Creature Series:This type of entry requires you will try to do as many creatures as you can from an individual film. [/li]
[li]Bust :This type of entry requires you will try to a bust of your favorite creature, or a likeness of the master himself.[/li][/list]For example you may choose to sculpt as many of the creatures from the film Small Soldiers
Sculpt one or more representations of Stan Winston creatures in 1 month 1/2 from his filmography. 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 Stan’s interpretation.
For example an entry might call for a QUEEN ALIEN, but the artist will have to sculpt a Stan’s screen interpretation from the classic film ALIENS.
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 and a 1/2 to do the challenge, but the rewards, even if you don’t win, will be your improved skills in speed and accuracy.
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:
[li]Best WIP thread [/li][li]Best Bust [/li][li]Best Model Collection (2 or more) [/li][li]Best Diorama[/li][/ul]and the big one of course:
[li]Best Model [/li][/ul]The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.
[color=darkorange]NEW DATELINE! Monday, September 15th 12:00 PM[/color]
YOU HAVE One MONTH to do the challenge.
CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:
[li]No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.[/li][li]You may NOT use a pre exiting models. All models must be done from scratch.[/li][li]An artist may change from [color=darkorange]a creature, a diorama[/color], or creature series whenever he or she wishes.[/li][/ul]GENERAL RULES:
[li]Because of the HUGE number of files WIP are NOT encouraged, only final entries[/li][li]WIP thread should be posted on the Hardcore Modeling Challenge forum and should follow the following naming convention: HARDCORE MODELING!: Stan Winston Tribute: <<TYPE OF ENTRY >>[/li][li]For each image you should post: [/li]
Title of Model Completed[Model Images]
[/ul]And should be posted on both the individual WIP thread on on this master thread.
[li]For each model 3 Orthographic renders ARE REQUIRED. These renders are for TOP, SIDE, BOTTOM views and a BEAUTY RENDER.BEAUTY RENDER: [/li]
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.
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.
[li]TURNTABLE ANIMATION (VOLUNTARY).[/li]
- 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.
[li]Please add a brief text description about your piece.[/li][li]The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.[/li][li]Future topics for hardcore Challenges will be picked at random from the list on [/li]this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
[li]Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.[/li][li]Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.[/li][li]Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.[/li]
Some of his most Notable films are: (note you can do ANY of his creatures from his filmography. Go to the IMDB page for a complete list)
[li]Heartbeeps (1981) [/li][li]The Thing (1982) -([color=white]Only the Exploding Dog FX)[/color][/li][li]Friday the 13th Part III (1983) [/li][li]The Terminator (1984) [/li][li]Aliens (1986) [/li][li]The Monster Squad (1987) [/li][li]Predator (1987) [/li][li]Pumpkinhead (1988) [/li][li]Leviathan (1989) [/li][li]Edward Scissorhands (1990) [/li][li]Predator 2 (1990) [/li][li]The Flash (TV series) (1990) [/li][li]Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) [/li][li]Batman Returns (1992) [/li][li]Jurassic Park (1993) [/li][li]Interview with the Vampire (1994) [/li][li]Congo (1995) [/li][li]The Island of Doctor Moreau (1996) [/li][li]T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996) [/li][li]Ghosts (1997) [/li][li]The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) [/li][li]Small Soldiers (1998) [/li][li]Lake Placid (1999) [/li][li]End of Days (1999) [/li][li]Pearl Harbor (2001) [/li][li]A.I. (2001) [/li][li]Jurassic Park III (2001) [/li][li]Darkness Falls (2002) [/li][li]Big Fish (2003) [/li][li]Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) [/li][li]Wrong Turn (2003) [/li][li]Constantine (2005) [/li][li]Iron Man (2008) [/li][li]Terminator Salvation (2009) [/li][/ul]
[li]www.cinefex.com/stan_winston.html[*]stanwinston.com[/li][li]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Winston[/li][/ul]SITES WITH VIDEOS / STILLS OF MOST CREATURES:
[li]Friday the 13th Part III (the first with a JASON mask!)[/li]http://www.campcrystallake.com/thefilms/part3.htm