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28-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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March Challenge - Environment Creation
Well you all wanted it by the look of it, so you got it!!

Yep time to go let loose those imaginations boys and girls, so go an create an Environment.

It can be of anything you want - you can take something that has already been done say in a movie or game or you can create your own version of how you would have done it, or simply create an original from the darkest corners of your imagination.

I dont mind what software you use, Terragen, vue, Maya, Zbrush - as long as it looks good at the end of the day, and I would like to see textures and lighting thrown in too to make it as good as possible.

If you want to do a matte painting version that is fine, you could use a rendered Terragen/Vue image and put 3d objects into a 2d image like in one of the previous challenges and get it all to look good with the right lighting.....no photos though this time, unless you need a sky of course, other than that off you go.

Deadline is the end of March.

Please do the usual naming of you threads please: March Challenge - Environment - Your Name

have fun, and no arguing! We'll announce the prize out along the way, Im sure it will be worth it!!

cheers

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28-02-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Wow, this is really surprising because I really thought it was going to become another gamers/ animation challenge.

I already have an idea for my environment, but wont start it until I post my final for the feb challenge.
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28-02-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Excellent! If I can find the time I'll join this one for sure, lots more modelling, yay!
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01-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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oooooo yea let's rock and roll baby
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01-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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THX: Well I work in VFX so a gamers challenge would be pointless with me at the helm of the challenge - no disrespect to games artists though....

look forward to seeing the work guys - good luck

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01-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
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I think somone outed this months prize on facebook - The Art of Megamind Hardcover = cool
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01-03-2011, 11:18 PM   #7
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This sounds cool, I'm in
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01-03-2011, 11:27 PM   #8
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Excellent Nice One Gen!!
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01-03-2011, 11:34 PM   #9
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Ooo Gen's attending too huh?

I was thinking about joining in. I've got an idea of what I might do...
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02-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #10
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can you do a joint entry?
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02-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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can you do a joint entry?
Not if that means you and your mates from the studio you work for
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02-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #12
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in a nutshell, nope!

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02-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #13
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haha, no probs.
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02-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #14
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I think it would be really cool to do a pairs challenge, where a minimum and maximum of two SM members work on an entry together.
a) You'd get cooler and better entries, because two people might have complementing strengths
b) Much more likely to finish, because you wouldn't want to let the partner down
c) Teaches teamwork and production skills (rare that a studio is one person)
d) More people might enter because they might not be as intimidated with a 2-person team
Just an idea (Dom's really)
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02-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
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just not now, good points though

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