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Old 01-12-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Demonic Overseer ( Nudity )

Armageddon: Demonic Overseer

Welcome to the Twenty-first Speed Sculpting Challenge. Whether you're new to sculpting, to the Threedy forums, or you're a seasoned veteran, come and join in on the Sculpting madness – there's plenty of fun and learning to be had by all!




1. The competition will run until the 3rd of January 2010, 11:59 PM GMT+0 (For information about GMT click here); the time between now and then will be allocated to creating and submitting the entries, followed by several days of judging and voting for the entries – at which point the next competition should start.

2. You will be supplying your own base mesh for the competition, from which you will start sculpting. You can create your base mesh in any application ( 3dsmax, Maya, XSI, Cinema4D, Zspheres in Zbrush, etc ) using any technique, with no limits. Do not use an already made base mesh, you must build it specifically for this challenge.

3. There is a fixed time limit for your sculpting. Do not exceed the time limit, it is part of the challenge.

4. Do not add any meshes other than those sanctioned in this competition brief.

5. You will have to supply a wireframe screenshot of your base mesh/meshes along with your final entry image ( see rule 7 ).

6. No rendering, texturing, lighting or rigging – let's keep it all about the high-res sculpt! What we are looking for is the quality of the sculpt you can produce. If your entry is not complete, you can still post as long as it's recognizable and on topic.

7. For your final entry, post a screen-grab from your software with your finished work in it, along with your screenshot of the base meshes used ( see rule 5 ). It's fine to present this stuff nicely, with nice labeling etc., but do not add any post-production to the images themselves. These images must be uploaded to our servers by using the "Manage Attachments" button on the forum reply page. Do not link to external image files. Larger than the maximum size or posts containing links to external images (other than for reference materials) will be removed and the poster disqualified.

8. You can create multiple sculpts, but you can have only one final entry for each competition.

9. Do not create your own WIP thread. Simply post all WIP screen-grabs in here and your FINAL entry in the Final Submissions thread.

These rules apply to everybody taking part – there will be NO exceptions!



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Time limit: 10 hours

Start Date: 1st December 2009

Deadline: 3rd January, 11:59 PM GMT+0 (For information about GMT click here)

Subject: Demonic Overseer

The time of our world's undoing has come. All creation is torn asunder and shredded by flame and destruction at the climatic moment that Armageddon has begun its glorious descent.

However, the rampaging chaos and utter annihilation of all we once held dear has been carefully orchestrated by a devious mind. There is a source of deep ancient evil behind Armageddon. It goes by many names and has many faces, yet all recognize it as the Demonic Overseer. The supreme mastermind behind our final hour.

Your task is to find the name and aspect of the Demonic Overseer. Pierce through the blazing hatred of death's avatar and show us the face of our undoing. Sculpt the one that has come to spark Armageddon and destroy our world.

There is no limit on the number of basemeshes, just on the time you spend on them and the sculpt itself ( which is plentiful at 10 hours ).

As always, you can choose a realistic style for your sculpt, but you can also try your hand at a stylized version as well. You can do a head or a bust, but a full body sculpt is extremely recommended.

Very important note:
Let's try this out:
Download the free application CamStudio here, and record your progress on the sculpt ( set it to save about one frame per second ). You will not have to display it to the public, only to the judges in case you qualify in the top three. Of course, you don't need to complete the whole sculpt in one sitting, so just resume recording whenever you return to the sculpt ( multiple video recording files are acceptable ). Feedback on this idea is welcome!

Please read all the rules and brief carefully. If there are any further questions, ask and they shall be answered.

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Old 01-12-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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what a fantastic challenge looking forward
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Nice, looking forward to a wide variety of designs
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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im jumping on this as soon as my winter break from school starts!
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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This is going so fast... now it's really a speed challenge
It will be great!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
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So does this look any good.. have been working on it for a while now.. anypointers on what i should do to improve it would be good
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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Have been following the previous sculpt challenge and found it really interesting. Since I've learned how to use Zbrush last month I will probably participate in that challenge this month! I probably won't win anything but it would surely help me get better at sculpting.

But before I must buy it since my trial is finished
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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In!

Alright. I've caught this one from the get go, to hell with the holidays...and my wedding right after. I'm going to sculpt!

Hmm...waiting for pixologic to deactivate old licences so I can install on the new work machine and have me some "happy fun time".

I think I'm going to do Walt Disney :P
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:12 AM   #10
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for this comp can i use an already pre built mesh.. as i just got this speed sculpt book that you've just bought out.. totally thumbs up on that one.. but i kinda wanna take part in this comp as well as run through this tutorial thing.. so i was wondering if i could use the base mesh that come with the tutorial..

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:17 PM   #11
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I understand Neil, but you need to build your own basemesh for this. Look at it another way: you can follow the tutorial, and then with your new knowledge, remake that base mesh for this comp. It's a win-win situation
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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yeah thats cool.. am not too worried about building something.. but thought i could cut a corner.. laziness basically..

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Hey Neil_F01, I followed the link to your youtube account (in your signature, and I saw in the videos of your sculpt you started that model about 5 days ago, and that it is named ''alien monster''.
I think that in the rules they say that we must start from scratch for this challenge and not take an already existing work, I'm not sure.
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i'm in. i'll do a stylised version of demonic overseer. heres a first concept. still not sure about the lower part of the body. think i'll go with something from games .
neil - about the base mesh my sugestion would be R.T.F.M (Read The F****** Manual ). and about your sculpt - there is a plase in this forum for wip's as i remember (http://forums.3dtotal.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3 ). correct me if i'm wrong. sorry if i sounded harsh or ofensive.
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To be fair, paulius-st, it says in the rules at the top not to create your own thread for WIP and to just post them here in this one.

But I agree with your statement about the base mesh
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