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[/font]We are live for our next challenge:CgTalk:FXWars! Flamethrower: Challenge:30

Ok we have a winner for the FXwars challenge:

  [/b]I am very impressed with the GREAT of entries we got.
  [b]and I hope you all will join us for our next mini challenge [/b]
 Ok we have one big winner:

[font=Verdana][b][color=darkorange]BEST  WIP, BEST SHORT,& BEST VFX![/b]
 [/color][/font][b][Kiel Figgins](http://www.3dfiggins.com/)[b]  Team![/b][/b]
[Kiel Figgins](http://www.3dfiggins.com/):   Animation / Team Lead
     [Blake Guest](http://www.blakeguest.com/):   Lightning / Look Dev
    Ed Laag (entecbssd@gmail.com) : Post / VFX
     [Reed Casey](http://www.cruxko.com/):   Character Modeler
                [Jon Lorenz](http://www.behance.net/jonlorenz): VFX / Audio
    [Wayne  Hollingsworth](http://www.waynart.com/):  3d VFX
     [Zach   Christian](http://www.digitalfxrealm.blogspot.com/): Matte Painting

     Wip Thread:  [Here](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=876206)

     Animation Link: 
[font=Verdana]  Congratz![/font]
Legacy post!

[color=DimGray]Welcome to the FXWARS Challenge.

I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the quality of the outstanding pieces
of work that have been produced.

Please take a moment and VOTE for your favorite mini animation.
Click this link for the RULES of the challenge:

The FXWARS challenge was established to push the boundaries of what can be done in CG with a insanely limited amount of time.

For a discussion of the next challenge is go here

Anyway, let get on with the voting!

Please vote for :

BEST SHORT (I had to add this one, we had too many good shorts)
And the big one of course

And please if you also have time vote for:
BEST WIP THREAD (Voluntary Vote)

To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.[/color]

[li]Here are the finished entries: (click names)[/li]

David Spamer
[li]garrick campsey[/li][li]Kiel Figgins[/li][li]Dirk Bialluch[/li][li]MaloScott[/li][li]Grant Moore[/li][/ul]Good luck to all the participants.

Legacy post:

Please post your final entry on this thread…
I will be plugging the thread on the Friday night
You have until then…

Please post:
[li]NAME: [/li][li]STILL:[/li][li]WIP THREAD:[/li][li]DESCRIPTION:[/li][li]ANIMATION LINK:[/li][li]MIRROR:[/li]



Names: David Spamer and Matt Stoehr


Wip Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=890680

Description: Classic Tron Light Cycle race, created in Softimage 2011, rendered in Mental Ray. All models were created for this challenge.

Animation Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn25xyOk5Nk


[li][color=white][/color][color=white][/color][color=white][/color][color=white][/color][color=white][/li][li][color=darkorange][b]NAME: Garrick Campsey AND Kyle King[/li]


[li][b]STILL: [/li]


[li][b]WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=876568[/li]


[li][b]DESCRIPTION: Light cycle chase, de-rezz, and recognizer battle. 3dsMax9 for models, rigging, animation. Rendered with Default Scanline. Composited in After Effects CS4. Sound in Adobe Audition 1.5.[/li]


[li]ANIMATION LINK: http://vimeo.com/12557444[/li][li]MIRROR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qauPkla53Bk[/color][/color][/li][/ul]


Name: Kiel Figgins


Wip Thread:  [Here](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=876206)

Description:   Tron Homage: Disk Battle.  

Created by:
Kiel Figgins: Animation / Team Lead
Blake Guest: Lightning / Look Dev
Ed Laag (entecbssd@gmail.com) : Post / VFX
Reed Casey: Character Modeler
Jon Lorenz: VFX / Audio
Wayne Hollingsworth: 3d VFX
Zach Christian: Matte Painting

Animation Link: 





Name: Dirk Bialluch


WIP Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=886460

Description: Rez/derez effect of a lightcycle. Created in Maya with custom software development to do the polygon transformation, wire and shading effects. Rendered with MR and composed in Fusion. Sounds created with Fruity Studio.

Team Members: Marco Windrich (lightcycle model), Kay Poprawe (textures), Dirk Bialluch (everything else)

Animation Link: http://www.lightstorm3d.com/temp/DirkBialluch_FXWARS_RezFX2.mov (800x450, Foto JPEG Codec)


Name: LITE Team (Scott Malo representing)


Wip Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=139&t=879836

Description: This is a disk battle combatant who blocks the first disc and is unprepared for the second disc and is derezed. The inspiration for the shot is both the original Tron movie as well as the new teaser trailer from Tron Legacy.

Animation Link: Final Tron Derez VFX Shot

Mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ZbYdJIWkc


Name: Grant Moore


WIP Thread:


TRON GUY finally gets his wish and makes his way into the digital universe that he loves so much. Will he go on to fight and defeat Sark? Press the play button to find out!!

Animation Link:




H264 MOV - Download
Right-Click Save As…


All are great shorts and inspiring.

My votes:
Best Short: Kiel Figgins
Best FX: Dirk Bialluch


best short: Garrick Campsey (Grant Moore’s Tron guy is a close second!)
best FX: Kiel Figgins


Wow, great entries from everyone.

My votes:

Kiel Figgins: Best Short / Best FX
Grant Moore: Best WIP thread


Kiel Figgins for Best Short and Best Visual Effects !


Best Short: Kiel Figgins
Best FX:: Kiel Figgins


Best FX: Kiel Figgins


Hi There…
Wow. Simply stunning stuff everyone! I really enjoyed all of the vids!

My Vote:

Best Short:

Best Visual Effects:

@ KielFiggins:
Yout stuff is simply amazing!! Great cameramoves amazing action and awesome animation. Thumbs up! :beer:

Cheers Silverwing


Best short: TheGrak
Best FX: KielFiggins

Great work everyone!


great stuff everyone:

best short: Garrick Campsey
best FX: Kiel Figgins


My Vote is

Best Short: Kiel Figgins
Best FX: Kiel Figgins

The final product turned out amazing!



My Vote is

Best Short:  Kiel Figgins
Best FX:  Kiel Figgins
BEST WIP THREAD:  Kiel Figgins

Congrats to all participants!


[color=darkorange]BEST SHORT [/color]garrick campsey
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS [color=#FFFFFE]Kiel Figgins[/color]


Best Short: Kiel Figgins
Best FX: Kiel Figgins