SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Competitions / Previous Challenges (Archives) / New Challenge - Things that fly
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
Nilla
Administrator
 
Nilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Prague
Posts: 773
Thanks: 28
Thanked 233 Times in 186 Posts
Default New Challenge - Things that fly

Time for a new challenge, the theme this time is things that fly so it can be mechanical flying machines or any other things found in the sky. Examples would be airplanes, helicopters, air balloons, space vehicles, insects, kites, birds, butterflies, dragons, angels and so on...

The theme is open for interpretation so your creation can be a detailed hard surface or organic model for a still or you can focus on animation/dynamics if you'd rather do that and create a simulation of swirling dust, papers, balloons or similar things. So up to you what interests you more and which field you'd like to concentrate on.

Challenge duration is 6 weeks, so March 1st - April 15th.
The prize in this challenge is a book, The Art of Up by Tim Hauser.

For some inspiration...
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) - YouTube

To join this challenge start a thread here called;

Flying Challenge - Your Username
Nilla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nilla For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

Just curious; having a friend paint textures would be a no-no, right?
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Acid44 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
tweetytunes
Ravage3d - 10 years and still going
 
tweetytunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bolton - UK
Posts: 2,427
Thanks: 63
Thanked 160 Times in 153 Posts
Default

Miss nova did say In the ideas thread u could team up, but you would have to completely honest on what you did and what they did for it to sit well with me. As long as thats done I dont see why not
__________________
All my images are in HD - Plz right click and view image.

3D Molder at AO.com.

X2 ,,
tweetytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tweetytunes For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

Well, yeah, no point in lying about anything. But I suppose for that to be the case, it would have to be a member here teaming up with me?
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Acid44 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,125
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

I would think they should have some presence in your thread. So they could be a totally new member, but still a member.
__________________


that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"

Computer skills I should have:
Objective C, C#, Java, MEL. Python, C++, XML, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, SQL, CSS, FXScript, Clips, SOAR, ActionScript, OpenGL, DirectX
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chirone For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

Hmm. I think I'll just do the texturing myself, and have him paint a livery afterwards, seems simpler
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Acid44 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
Nilla
Administrator
 
Nilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Prague
Posts: 773
Thanks: 28
Thanked 233 Times in 186 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid44 View Post
Hmm. I think I'll just do the texturing myself, and have him paint a livery afterwards, seems simpler
Sounds like a good idea lazy bum The intention was that if anyone wanted to do a collaborative project on the forum they could but we know you love texturing so you'll do well on your own.

Nilla
Nilla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nilla For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

Haha, if I knew how to do anything in Photoshop, I might like texturing. I can't even make a curved line
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Acid44 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,125
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

one wonders how you did all your wall papers then
__________________


that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"

Computer skills I should have:
Objective C, C#, Java, MEL. Python, C++, XML, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, SQL, CSS, FXScript, Clips, SOAR, ActionScript, OpenGL, DirectX
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chirone For This Useful Post:
Old 04-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #10
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

You'd be amazed at the amount of brushes you can get for Photoshop, that and I know how to chage colours of things. That's about it, really
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Acid44 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-03-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
goggles
Registered User
 
goggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 217
Thanks: 8
Thanked 55 Times in 53 Posts
Default Progress updates...

Do we have to upload the pictures of our progress in modelling? Bec, i am busy at this time and dont know if i can finish a project. But im trying So is it ok if i post a picture when i complete?
goggles is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to goggles For This Useful Post:
Old 05-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,125
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

You have to upload your progress as you go. It helps everyone know that you didn't just buy a model last minute and enter that. As far as I know that's the rules of every competition like this everywhere

There are a lot of entries where the person hasn't completed and so they just have a whole lot of uncomplete screen shots and renders, if that was your concern.

Even if you don't finish someone might give you a helpful tip or feedback, so all is not a loss.
__________________


that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"

Computer skills I should have:
Objective C, C#, Java, MEL. Python, C++, XML, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, SQL, CSS, FXScript, Clips, SOAR, ActionScript, OpenGL, DirectX
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chirone For This Useful Post:
Old 06-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #13
goggles
Registered User
 
goggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 217
Thanks: 8
Thanked 55 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Yea i see. I already have unfinished project on the forums... Didn't wanted to make a bad impression : / ok ill post it than...
goggles is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to goggles For This Useful Post:
Old 06-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #14
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,125
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

you wouldn't be the first (or the thousandth even) to have lots of unfinished projects on here
__________________


that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"

Computer skills I should have:
Objective C, C#, Java, MEL. Python, C++, XML, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, SQL, CSS, FXScript, Clips, SOAR, ActionScript, OpenGL, DirectX
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chirone For This Useful Post:
Old 06-03-2012, 01:16 AM   #15
stwert
EduSciVis-er
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,373
Thanks: 74
Thanked 710 Times in 642 Posts
Default

Ha, we should get medals for finishing projects!
stwert is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to stwert For This Useful Post:
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My dream office challenge - Puneet.3d puneet.3d Previous Challenges (Archives) 3 24-05-2012 01:45 AM
Statistical Clock challenge! stwert Battle Arena 12 05-11-2011 04:15 PM
Final Entries - My Dream Office Challenge Miss_Nova Previous Challenges (Archives) 24 05-10-2011 03:21 PM
My Dream Office Challenge - Perfecto Perfecto Challenge Forum 93 26-09-2011 08:22 AM
My Favorite Toy Challenge - Jonathan Floor jonafloor1993 Challenge Forum 4 01-06-2011 10:31 AM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.