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Old 22-05-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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Dominance War IV - (Final) 3d Mini Challenge


Judges are currently hard at work judging all final entries. While we wait, to conclude Dominance War IV, we are keeping this final mini challenge fun, easy and creative. This year's conclusive worldwide 3d mini challenge topic is:

War General Pet Portraits!

The rules are simple – This is a sculpting/modeling challenge, no textures or coloring. Artists are to model the upper body of a single pet in 3d. No multiple creatures in one image and don't include any part of a master/owner in the image. Pets can be a dog, a small dragon, a multi-headed worm, a bear, a pet demon, an undead pixy, a small cute robot, basically anything that is smaller then a bear and can fit into a house. A pet giant robot is not what we are looking for. Pets can be from any time period, any race and any unnatural race (undead, demons, robots etc). Your pet must include your team’s logo somewhere on his body or on his accessories. How you incorporate your team's logo into your entry, we leave this up to your imagination.

You have 9 days (2 weekends plus 5 days) to finish with the following specs:
- Everything for this challenge must be made from scratch. A base model will not be given to you by Dominance War organizers. No preexisting ideas or body models can be used. Starting with a standard primitive object is fine. A sphere, a cube, zspheres, etc are all fine.
- No multiple colors allowed. Everything must be in a single color. Dark and light shades of that single color is acceptable.
- Only show 45% maximum of your pet. Do not create the entire body. Your pet's head, shoulders and arms or front legs are fine. You must blend your pet's remaining body into your pedestal.
- You MUST include a pedestal in your sculpture. A pedestal is not a floor.
- You have unlimited Polygons to create your 3d sculpture.
- You can use any 3d software package on planet earth to create your entry.
- You can use any 3d software lighting package or set up on planet earth to light your entry.


Additional Notes:
- Artists cannot switch teams during challenges. If you were on Polycount’s team in our first mini challenge or main event, you must remain on Polycount’s team during this mini challenge.
- As always, entering a mini challenge is optional. It is not required.
- Posting your work in progress in this single thread is ABSOLUTLY MANDATORY.
- You can only submit ONE 1000x1000 (up to 1000x1000. Smaller dimensions are fine) 350k final image and this image must include your team's logo, your War General Pet's name, and your personal name and/or contact details.
- Only 1 entry per person. Do not create or try to create multiple entries with different user names.
- Yes, entering both the 3d and 2d sections of this challenge is fine.
- Final submissions are final. If you upload your final image 4 days before the deadline, do not ask us to change it. Make sure you are happy with your image before you submit it into the system.
- Public voting starts June 3rd and ends June 7th. When public voting is over, each team's best entries are gathered together into a single pool and a grand mini champion will be chosen and announced with all other Dominance War IV event champions in mid June.


Deadline: Monday June 1st 2009 - 11:59pm Eastern Time


Good luck to all those who enter!

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Old 22-05-2009, 06:07 AM   #2
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Old 22-05-2009, 06:17 AM   #3
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Sculpting only? Or can we be hardcore and go it old skool?
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Old 22-05-2009, 06:19 AM   #4
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Old 22-05-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Old 22-05-2009, 06:37 AM   #6
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Hmm...to low poly challenge or dom war mini?
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Old 22-05-2009, 07:39 AM   #7
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...interesting, I'll see if I have a time, a question :
does it make the pedestal + pet from the same base (sphere, cube ..)?
or can we have a base / sphere to the pedestal with another base / sphere for pet?
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Old 22-05-2009, 09:06 AM   #8
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Just an idea...would be good practice for Hair and Fur (being as unlimited polygons are available); compositing practice, too, I guess. Probably kill my computer though.
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Old 22-05-2009, 09:12 AM   #10
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What are the rules on post production? Also is there a deadline listed that I'm missing?

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Old 22-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #11
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aawww, only 45%? that sucks a bit.

brief is good though, especially the monochrome business.
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Can someone do a hamster please?

MonteCristo, do join in this one!

I'm not sure on post-production rules, I think BigToe will be able to help you there. I've also dropped him a note about the deadlines - it says 9 days, but I think we should put up an actual date/time to make it more clear.

Looking forward to this, good luck to all!

And remember: hamster please (just kidding)
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General's Pet

Really cool mini challenge i like it. I think im going to use this Sphynx Cat as a concept and maybe add some futuristic armour not a lot just a little, also I might add some goggles to him which will allow the general to see what see what he has seen scouting the battle field.
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Hey guys. missed the main challenge becasue of work and a baby but this challenge looks doable so I'm in the this mini one as well. best of luck, I'l post some **** soon
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