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Old 30-12-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Unofficial SMC #01, "All We Need Are Graphics" Graphics Cards


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I decided to start an unoffical SMC challange, no prizes or anything just for fun, anybody who feel to are free to join in.

I copied the rules from ClassicGamers SMC's, just some small changes regarding prizes. We may have some type of vote or something like that in the end, but that's not decided as of yet.
Right now this is just a way to keep some type of activity on the forums.

The Challenge Rules (Unofficial Challenge)

1). Each challenge we'll post a subject for you to model along with a time limit on how long you should spend on it. Spend no longer than the allocated time then post a render of your model. No cheating, we are relying on your honesty here and the idea of speed modeling is to simulate a "real world" environment. If you are working on a project and asked to show a concept model you'll need to be able to get somewhere near the target in the allocated time. Your submission should be a model created especially for this challenge and not one you have stored on your hard drive. How you interpret the brief is up to you as long as the final model conforms to what we have asked for. Any images of models that do not match the brief can be removed and the poster disqualified.

2). You may enter as many times as you like as long as each model is completely new and uses no components from other entries. Entries using models which are not original will be removed and the poster disqualified.

3).Your entry may contain as many views of your model as you like and must include a clear and easy to see wireframe of the mesh before any smoothing/subdivision has been applied. Wire renders/ Cell Shaded or Screengrab wireframes are acceptable. Any wireframes we cannot see correctly will be disqualified. The key is for us to be able to see the wireframes clearly to ascertain how you modelled the subject matter.

4). You MUST include the following details with each submission:

A). Software used
B). Time spent creating the model.
C). A Clay Render of your models.

Any further information is voluntary but posts not containing the required information can be removed and the poster disqualified.

5). Post THREE images per entry which must be no larger than 1280x1024 pixels in either landscape or portrait format with a file size of no more than 195k.
1 image for your wireframes and 1 for your clay combined with & 1x final optional composite for beauty renders.
These images must be uploaded to our servers using the "browse" button on the forum reply page.
Do not link to external images files. Images larger than the maximum size or posts containing links to external images (other than for reference materials)
will be removed and the poster disqualified.

6). The creation of displacement maps, normal maps and any splines drawn out in an external program other than your modeling software are to be included in your modeling time.

7). Time spent on rendering or texturing or building a scene in which to display your model is not included in the allocated period to allow those with slower machines to participate on an even playing field. What we are looking for is the quality of the models you can produce "under pressure". If your model is not complete, you can still post it as long as it's recognizable.

8). Posting the same entry twice in a challenge is considered to be double posting and will result in a disqualification. When asked to fix a previous post due to DQ or any other reason, you must fix the first post, or delete it altogether and create a new one.

9). There are no prices on this challenge, as itís not an official one.

Subject: Graphics Cards.
Deadline -10:00PM GMT Sunday 10th January 2016
Description: Feel free to model any graphics card you like, it can be made up or modelled from references, you decide.

Deadline Timer

Modelling Time: 120 Mins.

Have Fun & Good Luck!

My Starter Example
Starter is coming, still working on it.
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Old 31-12-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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Seems like a bit of a boring thing to model. :/

Thanks for trying to re-ignite though. Where is everyone from these forums and 3d total?
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:11 AM   #3
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Old 18-07-2016, 01:18 PM   #4
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wow looks like I completely missed this one, just saw it now.

Forums are slowly dying.
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Old 28-07-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
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Yeah i pretty much gave up on it a while back, have tried to stay up to date, but there's so little content being posted, no challanges or anything. And imagine this used to be one of the best 3D forums around...
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Old 29-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #6
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I blame social media.

Many people (including myself) have facebook pages for their artwork.
I think Forums in general are a thing of the past.

It sure is sad, considering all the history we all have with the 3Dtotal Forums.
Those highs aren't coming back with a couple of modeling challenges unfortunately.
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