THE HARDCORE MODELING MINI-CHALLENGE!
30 Days, 30 Models
Sculpt up to 30 models in 1 month from the provided list.
There are TWO ways to participate:
[li]PICK AND CHOOSE: [/li]You can pick whatever models you wish from the attached list at the end of this post
[li]DAILY MODEL THREAD:[/li]Wait for a Daily thread called thread called the DAILY MODEL and post on this thread the model selected for that day
[/ul]BOTH threads will reference the SAME model list, the intention is to fomment modellers to finish the highest number of finished entries.
Sculpt up to 30 models in 1 month from the provided list. 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, if the models will be shaded, and the interpretation of what they should be modeling.
For example an entry might call for a duck, but the artist might sculpt a realistic fully shaded duck or decide to model a more simple toy rubber duck. The key is that the model HAS to be based on some sort of real life reference.
The challenge is divided into three different sections to accomidate people who are busy and people who can’t create a model a day. This is also a great idea because hopefully we will see, as more of these challenges are completed, different members progressing through to the Platinum level because they are becoming faster modelers.
Silver Challenge: This challenge only has 10 models that are required to be completed, giving competitiors 2 days per model.
Gold Challenge: This challenge has 20 models that are required to be completed, giving competitors 1 and a half days per model.
Platinum Challenge: This challenge has 30 models that are required to be completed, giving competitors 1 day per model.
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 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]Most Accurate Model (Collection)[/li][li]Best Detailed Model (Collection)[/li][li]Best Render (Collection)[/li][li]Best Overall Collection[/li][li]Most Accurate Model (Individual)[/li][li]Best Detailed Model (Individual)[/li][li]Best Render (Individual)[/li][li]Highest Number of FINISHED models[/li][/ul]The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.
DATELINE: Monday September 25 th 12:00 PM
YOU HAVE One MONTH 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 PICK AND CHOOSE type of participation to DAILY MODEL THREAD whenever he or she wishes.[/li][/ul]GENERAL RULES:
[li]For DAILY MODEL THREAD the model must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]for PICK AND CHOOSE the selected models must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]Becuase if 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[/li]the following naming convention: HARDCORE MODELING!: 30Days_30Models: <<TYPE OF ENTRY >>
[li]For each image you should post:[/li]
[u][i]Title of Model Completed[/i][/u]
[/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.[/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[/li]off the thread.
[/ul][b]The models should be picked from the following list :
Boats & Ships
98-Ice Cream Truck