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Old 18-11-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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THE Sculpting Challenge 011: Pleasure & Pain

Welcome to THE ELEVENth 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!


The Rules:
1. This competition will last 12 days, which 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 will start.

2. TThe moderators will be supplying a base mesh for each competition, from which everyone will start sculpting. This is so we all get an equal start and it keeps us on topic. You must work only with the base meshes provided and must not add any additional base meshes or Subtools! We simply want you to use your imagination and see what you can come up with from this simple base mesh!

3. There will be a time limit for the sculpting. Spend no longer than the allocated time limit, then post a screen-grab of your model. No cheating – we are relying on your honesty here!

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

5. As the base mesh shows, the sculpt this time starts from a simple sphere. Do not add any additional objects, subtools or base meshes. We basically want to see what you can do from just this simple base mesh!

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 "under pressure". If your entry is not complete, you can still post as long as it's recognisable and on topic.

7. For your final entry, post a screen-grab from your software with your finished work in it. It's fine to present this stuff nicely, with nice labelling 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 Submissions thread, once it has been set up later on in the Challenge.

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

We've attached the supplied base mesh at the bottom of this post. Take it and go subdivide!



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1st Place Any 3 items from the 3DTotal Shop. We sell lots of items these days, such as our book, Design Studio Press books, Texture DVDs, Shorts DVDs, lots of training DVDs, and 12 month subscriptions to 2DArtist Magazine and 3DCreative Magazine.
2nd Place
Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop (see above)
3rd Place
Any 1 item from the 3DTotal Shop (see above)

Note: We do unfortunately have to limit prizes to 1 book per winner per challenge, due to high postage costs for heavier items. Please note that we cannot offer the 3D Printed models as prizes!
The Brief:
Time limit: 4 hours
Start Date: 19th November, 00:00 GMT+0
Deadline: 1st December, 11:59 PM GMT+0 (For information about GMT click here)
Subject: Pleasure & Pain
Ouch!

Ever heard of Murphy's Law? Basically, it states if anything can go wrong, it will. Usually right after something really cool happened, here comes Murphy's Law and screws it up. As such, where there's pleasure, immediately comes pain. The theme is to either sculpt an agonizing expression following something pleasurable, or a pleasured expression prior to something painful happening.
Wonderful example from Wikipedia:
You're starving, and you've just finished creating a delicious sandwich. You're going to eat that amazing tantalizing sandwich. Pleasure. Whoops! It fell on the dirty floor, face down. Pain. Think of your facial expression before, or after your feast has fallen to its doom.

Another fine example:
See this guy? Yeah, that's going to hurt. Pain. But just a second ago, he was happily strolling back home, glad to be out of the office and off to a cozy warm evening with the wife. Pleasure. Think of his facial expression either before, or after this Murphious event.

With a spherical base mesh, all we want from you is a head. No bust, or body sculpt. It can be a realistic head (like in the challenge poster), it can be cartoonish or heavily stylized - it does not matter as long as it clearly depicts an expression of pain or pleasure. The ability/skill/talent/luck to create a believable facial expression of pleasure or pain will be crucial.

Attention!

You must also provide a short backstory as to what is going on or will happen to your character. Why is he/she happy? But what disaster will happen to him/her right after? Or why is he/she in pain? But what happy moment did this awful calamity just destroy?

The Mesh:
Your base mesh is attached to this post - simply click on the attachment at the end of this post, save the file and you're on your way! Open up your favourite sculpting software, import the .obj file, and remember that your imagination (and in this challenge's case, perhaps your own experience of Murphy's law) is the only limit! Oh, that and those pesky four hours.

Please also note that you mustn't add any more objects! Use only what has been provided and nothing more!! This is the challenge after all!

Me and the mods will be hovering around the challenge and make sure things go smooth, so if you've got any questions, by all means ask away!
Here's your .obj file - download it and get going! >>>>
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Old 19-11-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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sweet another challenge, count me in.
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Old 19-11-2008, 01:50 AM   #3
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COOL - I love expression work. Not sure I'll have time for this one, but ya never know!
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Old 19-11-2008, 05:59 AM   #4
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Old 19-11-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
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Old 19-11-2008, 06:59 AM   #6
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nice challenge this time.
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Old 19-11-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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Imagine chai's facial expression before and after he noticed the base mesh was a sphere.
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Old 19-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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Pleasure & Pain

... What better way to spend a sunny afternoon... until you forget the exit is actually a door... a GLASS door...


- i was planning to skip on this challenge, cos i couldn't come up with anything to model... a whole story from a sphere..

..but i was in luck.. cos some one else ran out of luck.. and walked in to the glass door in my office ...


took about 3.5hours.
thanx for looking.
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Old 19-11-2008, 11:23 AM   #9
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1:20 min work. Still need alot of work
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Old 19-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
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Excellent, dpunisher! Funny story and that expression is spot on. With 30 minutes left, maybe you could take a look at that ear lobe, I think it's a bit squareish, unless you wanted it to be on the cartoonish side.

Androit, that's a good start to an expression. I'm curious what happened or will happen to that guy.

I'm really looking forward to more entries, and don't forget your short backstory for them!
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Old 19-11-2008, 12:50 PM   #11
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pleasure & Pain quicky

hi guys,

This is my first post on the forums so hopefully i will not do anything wrong

I dont have much time to work on things right now so this is just a quick one. 30min in total.

Story: this little fellow has just seen something he wants to play with high up on the tabletop and has had the most fantastic idea that if he pulls on the tablecloth the object of his desire will fall off and land perfectly in front of him, BUT of course we all know where its really going to land (Yes, on his head)

Im going to try and do a a few more of these as its great practice, would love to hear any feedback you all have.

cant wait to see some of your sculps.
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Hello Darkmonk, welcome to the Sculpting Challenge!

That's a cool backstory for your sculpt, and you've done a good amount of detailing and expression in 30 minutes, but it could still use a bit more refinement. Final touches.
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Awesome topic, I might join this one.

darmonk, awesome sculpt...it looks almost identical to Jack Jack from The Incredibles

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great start guys.
I had some time today too get some of mine done.
just on 3 hrs atm.
He is Giovanni cantonias a priest who was in pleasure and believe of the lord and his glory and then with a wisper in his ear he finds out his king is dead.
Still needs abit of work..
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