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Old 29-11-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Welcome to the Stylized Animal Monthly Challenge, sponsored by Zoo Publishing Magazines and 3DTotal. Please post all questions in this thread.

What is this challenge all about?
Each month we will select an animal and post some images as reference. All you have to do is create a 3d render of this creature in a stylized/abstact/cartoon style whilst keeping your creature instantly recongnizable. We wanted to publish some content in 3DCreative Magazine on how to create stylized animals such as you see in the many feature films and cartoon galleries. We thought this regular competition might bring in just the images/making ofs we need whilst giving away great prizes and exposure. If it's a success we will start to boost the prizes up as much as possible!

What are we looking for?
Funny and humourous entries which break the animal down to its most recognizable components, enphasize these in whichever ways you think best and render your stylized/abstact/cartoon masterpiece.

Timeframes and requirements?
The rules are pretty laid back: please submit 1x3d render; minor post work is ok; it's up to you if you want to have a background or include some graphical elements or text on your image. Renders of the 800 pixel dimension sound about right, but the top 10 will be featured in 3DCreative Magazine so if you can create some higher res images too, all the better. There will be 1 comp per month, with the deadline being the end of the month GMT. A new thread will be started at the end of the month called the 'VOTING' thread. For a valid entry, just make sure your final image is posted in the 'VOTING' thread before the 8th of the following month. Voting will then start on the 8th of the month and will continue until the 16th, when the winners will be announced.

We require the top 3 winners to submit 'making of' overview articles that will be shown on either 3DTotal or 3DCreative Magazine , these need to show the stages of your creation, different elements and some brief explanation text, of why and how you did what you did. We will format this into some nice looking pages to give you some great exposure and us some quality content.

Posting Works in Progress?
Each competition will have one main thread that starts with the brief at the top. This is where all entrants post all WIPs give feedback and generally laugh at the crazy ideas that are emerging each month. Please dont start any new threads! Just reply to the one already set up.


Great ranges of products from 3DTotal shop:

-Digital Art Masters Book - Vol1
-Design Studio Press books
-texture CDs
-Shorts DVDs
-Lots of training DVDs
-12 month subscriptions to 3DCreative Magazine
-12 month subscriptions to 2DArtist Magazine
- Joan of Arc
-Elements Digital Painting Tutorial Series volume 1 & 2
-Plug-in Blue Cherry

1st Place
Any 3 items from the 3DTotal Shop. as list aboved, and 12 month subscriptions to 3DCreative Magazine and 2DArtist Magazine.

2nd Place
Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop as listed above

3rd Place
Any 1 item from the 3DTotal Shop as listed above

We do have to put a 1 book limit per winner per competition due to high postage costs for heavier items.

Everyone who entered can cast a vote of their top 3. We will add them up 3pts for a 1st place vote, 2pts for 2nd 1 for 3rd. Then we will add them up and ship out your prizes!

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