Machineflesh Challenge Questions/Issues


#1

Post your questions or raise any issues here. If it’s noteworthy, it will be included in the official FAQ.

Please only post questions or raise issues that have not already been answered in the FAQ or previous posts as this thread will get very big shortly…

Thanks,

L.


#2

I have a few questions, to start off

  • What are the rules on photomanipulation in the 2D challenge?, mostly on these forums its you should only use photos as references, and I was just wondering if the same rule applies,

-You say that it needs to be mechanically enhance and CAN be joined to something larger, but can you join two different lifeforms for mutual gain, in a way that is mechanical?

I think thats all at the moment, great challenge btw :thumbsup:


#3

i want to join this challenge and i am not able to do so … the forums notifed me that i dont have permission to post a new thread. Kindly let me know what’s going on please and thanks.

help is much appreciated
g’day.


#4

Can we incorporate a scene or environment with the character?
I think that a scene could really showoff more of what the character is all about.It’s job or purpose.Plus with all the time alotted us that would be no problem.I really hope a scene/environment is acceptable.Please tell me it is.

:bounce: :beer:
Great topic,spectacular prize’s too,thanks CG Networks,you rule.:beer: :beer:


#5

Feel free to depict the surgical procedure of the mechanization process.

I know the idea of the challenge isn’t to make the most discusting images we can, however, I’d like to know how much is too much as far as graphical depiction is concerned?


#6

My question is basicly the same as Hamsterheads, only in respect to the 3d challenge.

Is integrating a photo of the lifeform with full 3d mechanics and a full 3d scene backdrop allowed?

Thanks!!!


#7

How do i enter ? :frowning:

HeHe Oww ! :blush:

ASW


#8

Whats the deadline?


#9

All challengers are required to upload WIP’s and images via the online submission system, which will automatically post theimage on CGTalk.

What about concepts?


#10

Is it possible for us to team up with a buddy for a double entry? i.e where a 3d entry could use my 2d concepts and stuff?


#11

Hmmm seems no one has asked this question but… can we enter both 2D and 3D sections of the challenge?

-Bartosz


#12

Bartosz - You can enter the two categories simultaneously, but you cannot enter images with the same concept/subject matter in both. Each must be a distinctly different piece.

ScribbleHEAD - I read in an earlier thread that we wont be able to team up with a buddy.

I want to know if we are allowed to put any post effects on the 3D section image and if so to what extent or if it has to be a straight render.


#13

First I want ot say that maybe I havent understood something or didnt read carefully, if so sorry.

  1. Can I have maybe 2 or more characters in a scene ?
  2. Does everything in the scene must be “modernized” ?
  3. Yep, same question about environment, it`s better to have it, right ?
  4. It can be everything from worm to some T-rex :stuck_out_tongue: ?
  5. Must it be a real lifeform, modernized, or can it be a little bit cartoony ?

Thanks
R.Vor


#14

what is the deadline for registering… is it the same for submitting ?.. i.e 18 June 2004 ?


#15

As stated in this thread this challenge is for solo applicants only.

I have a question about plugin restrictions that have applied to previous challenges eg. the one on having to model hair rather than using a hair plugin etc.

What restrictions apply?

regards, Paul (still considering whether to enter)


#16

Originally posted by zero2zillion
What about concepts?

hi guys ^^

as it s my first challenge ever, so even if this question may be silly i ll post it ^^’

how can i post my work ? is it just by clicking on the post a repply like i did for my other post and put a link to my word online or is there another way to do it ?

thanks for the futur answer ^^’

SHAAAMMEEE on meeeeeee sorryyyyy

good luck for the challenge anyway :wink:


#17

::Can we incorporate a scene or environment with the character?::

Yes. The render final image must be an ENTIRE COMPLETED SCENE. Not just a model.
It must be a COMPLETE artwork.

::wHATS THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CHALLENGE?::

Well, its a 3 month challenge…so 3 months from now?

::What about concepts?::

Concepts are always part of the WORK IN PROGRESS.

::Is it possible for us to team up with a buddy for a double entry? i.e where a 3d entry could use my 2d concepts and stuff::?

It does say tht this must be an individual challenge. Of course somebody else drawing inspiration from your work, but putting to gether there own concepts would be acceptable…

::Hmmm seems no one has asked this question but… can we enter both 2D and 3D sections of the challenge?::

Yes.

::I want to know if we are allowed to put any post effects on the 3D section image and if so to what extent or if it has to be a straight render.::

Most of the image has to be 3D. Taking a photo, and adding in a 3D Element is not allowed. Say 3/4’th of your image has to be 3D. Use your own common sence and judgement.
Post effects arent only allowed, but encouraged! No work is complete with out post work IMHO.

::1. Can I have maybe 2 or more characters in a scene ?::

Yes. You could populate your scene with 3000 characters if your PC can handle it.

::2. Does everything in the scene must be “modernized” ?::

Nope. Go ‘steampunk’ if ya want!

::3. Yep, same question about environment, it`s better to have it, right ?::

The scene is going to be judged on the ENTIRE scene, characters, environments, textures, lighthing…

::4. It can be everything from worm to some T-rex ?

And all the aomeba’s inbetween… Basically-yes. Anything, as long s it fits into the ‘Mechanicle Flesh’ idea.::

::5. Must it be a real lifeform, modernized, or can it be a little bit cartoony ? ::

The example of Wallace and Gromit is given-so anything goes. Serious, cartoony, etc etc etc.

::what is the deadline for registering… is it the same for submitting ?.. i.e 18 June 2004 ?

In the AW challenge, people where entering in the last 3 days of the challenge…::

::I have a question about plugin restrictions that have applied to previous challenges eg. the one on having to model hair rather than using a hair plugin etc.::

I would assume its a case of use any and all tools that you have at your disposal to create your image.


Bear in mind that these answers are just assumptions. I could be wrong-but alot of these issues have been answered in previous challenges.


#18

The rules wasn’t very clear on who owns the final artwork. In the last challenge you had no rights at all to your work. But this time it seems like there is a possibility that you might retain some rights.
Could someone clarify, please.

cheers,
Mikael


#19

does it have to be mechanical parts?
or can we use any other material, such as wood,bone,rock or something? any of these are harder then flesh, and would make you more durable…


#20

hi again ^^

would like to know if i can post my explanation comments in french for my one work ? it would be easier to explain what i did want tot to ^^

bref en bon francais koi ^^