Grand Space Opera Challenge FAQ / Questions / Answers


#21

One question is it ok to use vray for rendering.


#22

Can the initial sketch be a 3D sketch as opposed to pencil and paper? Can’t draw worth a sh*t I’m afraid.


#23

How do I sign up?

Thanks,
Shane


#24

i guesse any renderer or modeler is fine as long as your not using the pre created fluff. tbh if i choose to do this in wings 3d and blender i would think itd be fine. the only case were you wouldnt stand a chance of winning is if you used a watermarked aplication.

a student edition though does stand diffrentley though because you could be seen as using the student license to make money. i guesse its all down to the license you signed when you bought the software.

sketchs should defintley be 2d as it allows you and your audience to understand and create very vivid first impressions in a short period of time. your audience gets to also see whats going on inside your head in contrast; to a rendered image that has taken longer and most likely lost the first idea the artist wanted.


#25

Hi. Just a few questions:

1: Is it (not that it is likely to happen) allowed to have multiple entries in the same category? (i.e. two or three different 2D artworks)

2: Any rules on post workup? I saw in the machineflesh thread, that for a 3D entry, using post effects was encouraged, but I assume this is with regard to computer generated 3D video post effects. What I’m basically asking is, is it allowed to do 2D post effects on a 3D entry (Photoshopping etc.)?

3: The other way around: Is it allowed to incoporate pre-rendered elements into a 2D entry? (Buildings, vehicles etc.) or must a 2D entry be done entirely “by hand”?

I’m not considering using stock photos/models and stuff “borrowed” from other people in any entry- the reason I ask, is just that I often use this type of “cross media”. I would assume, that as long as the use of this technique is only used for subtle workup (like a bit of smoke added in photoshop on a 3D render) it would be acceptable?

Are there any specific rules, or does one just use ones own judgement?

regards


#26

Whilk I know its ok to use 2d textures in this 3d project…is it going to be ok to use a 2d element as a back drop? IE like a background…like a mate painting


#27

I did the same thing as Voutlooz. I entered the contest (excitedly) and then realized that they had my old email address. I just got a new email address but the contest entry confirmation was sent to my old one. Can this be corrected or do I have to re-enter?


#28

Noones drawings/images are showing up to mein this forum!
i dun get it. ive never had this prob. with cgtalk!

anyone have any ideas?


#29

is allowed two persons work in the same project? with their names displayed in the title?


#30

Hi, i’ve got a question.

Is is allowed to show The same scene in several views, to show more details?


#31

Hi everybody!

I’m new here, and would like to take part in this cool competition. But I need to know if can use a trial version of the software, downloaded from the producer’s site(e.g. max 6 or 7)? If commercial licenses are required, I will only watch this challenge:shrug:

Nevertheless, I’m happy to enter this forum!:buttrock:


#32

Lets pretend i was to do something straight out of star wars, would the image be more like a legendary still from the movie (father/son showdown) or something like a starwars poster, where all sorts of different charatcters and scnes are just blended together and whatnot
(like this : http://www.suarakl.com/WP/Movies/Star%20Wars.jpg )

thnx


#33

is allowed to use web donwloaded textures?


#34

I have a couple of questions…
first about prize does grand prize when ALL prizes unser it because right now runner up looks better than grandprize to me…

second if you are only alwoed on entry what happens is you suddenly change direction in your concept are you allowed to make a change to a different concept???

yes I am in this one all the way…


#35

just thought i would add this link to give people a diiferent type of look at an ‘iconic’ image from a movie

http://ubb.empireonline.co.uk/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=787780&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=4&vc=1


#36

Added answers to FAQ in first post. Thx.


#37

I can use any program?

I presume that not matter, but i want be sure.

what i can use in the process the postproduction? I can use ej: flares, first Plano, ect.


#38

not to bug you or anything, but could you put the link to the challenge website in the beginpost aswell. me and the stupid people keep losing it (and typing a whole new link is so hard :()


#39

Any problems if I do it with a student license of Maya?

If it is watermarked then yes; the entry may be included in Expose or other publications and a watermark would ruin it. Otherwise it should be ok unless winning prizes is considered commercial use by Alias.

One question is it ok to use vray for rendering.

Yes of course! Any 3d software, 3rd party plugins and renderers are valid as long as nothing uses canned or preset material.

Can the initial sketch be a 3D sketch as opposed to pencil and paper? Can’t draw worth a sh*t I’m afraid.

Yes, this is fine; the sketch is supposed to show what you have in mind and where you are headed.

Whilk I know its ok to use 2d textures in this 3d project…is it going to be ok to use a 2d element as a back drop? IE like a background…like a mate painting

It’s a little borderline but I’d imagine it to be ok as long as it’s not some stock plate.

oones drawings/images are showing up to mein this forum!
i dun get it. ive never had this prob. with cgtalk!

Can you see the pics here?
entries
If the problem persists, please post in the support forum or contact Mibus

Lets pretend i was to do something straight out of star wars, would the image be more like a legendary still from the movie (father/son showdown) or something like a starwars poster, where all sorts of different charatcters and scnes are just blended together and whatnot

First of all: no Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar, Buck Rogers… only original worlds. If you just mean the style then a dramatic still is what we’re after. Something that shows a snapshot of a civilisation at a grand scale. You mention the father/son showdown; this could be possible if the backdrop was immense enough but please consider that individuals are not the center of this challenge.

is allowed to use web donwloaded textures?

Yes, but they will have to be heavily modified. If stock textures are recognised there’ll be a penalty by the community and the judges, consciously or unconsciously.

Wiro


#40

I might enter, but i want to try a different appoarch than most people. the question is, can i use a game engine to render my 3D scene? :wink: