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3 Dimensional Chat / 3D Compo: Sub-Divide and Conquer

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David Gervais
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Posted: 1st Nov 2011 14:37


3D Compo: Sub-Divide and Conquer!

This time we thought it might be fun to play with sub-division tools and see what kind of whacky models you could come up with. We want you to make a basic model and then sub-divide it a max of 3 times. This should be plenty of sub-divides to either smooth out your base model or completely distort it. We might all learn a trick or two during this compo.

Rules:

1) you must show a render of the base model and each stage in the sub-divide, finishing with a final render. (kind of like the banner, but individual frames is fine too)

2) Let's have some fun, everyone try to sneak in an entry, even you programmers!

3) Contest will run up to and including November 27th.

Cheers!

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Posted: 1st Nov 2011 20:04
what sort of poly count is recommended as a starting point.
can we only sub-divide or can we sculpt at each sub level,
just to clear thing up, sounds fun.
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Posted: 1st Nov 2011 21:26
Sculpting is cheating. This is old school stuff, when there was an art form and technique to building models for sub-division.

I'll attach my power ranger helm for people to see what techniques I used to create hard edges, smoothed areas and creases in my sub-divided model. Hope it helps.

Good luck!

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mike5424
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Posted: 1st Nov 2011 23:25 Edited at: 1st Nov 2011 23:26
So this is a full out war for all the next gen artists? Or is there no control loops or something? I'd prefer to see a mech contest or something but this could be fun :3
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Posted: 1st Nov 2011 23:47
Eh, This one brings back memories, and bad habits i had a long time ago, applying subsurf to EVERY model i did.

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Posted: 2nd Nov 2011 13:08
Quote: "when there was an art form and technique to building models for sub-division. "


it still is! i find it easier making cars and such in 3ds max than in zbrush for example so yes, it still is an art form

ill see if i find the time for this, gotta finish my current model first


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Posted: 3rd Nov 2011 20:21
Is Turbosmooth allowed or do i have to go rooting through 3ds max for subdivide or whatever is may be called?

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turbosmooth IS subdivide turbosmooth, meshsmooth etc thingies


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Ah okay, i learn something new everyday

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Entry: TF2 Wrench (Golden)

start polycount is 3,698 polys

end polycount is 333,744 polys

I knew i should of optimized the mesh more.







Hopefully i did it right in terms of submitting. Honestly i could have spent more time but i would have put it off and then i would have nothing to submit XD.

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Polycount please?

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Posted: 6th Nov 2011 06:08 Edited at: 27th Nov 2011 19:54
Inb4 polycount makes me lose

That will have to wait until i get back to my laptop, which is tomorrow.

Edit: put polycount with the picturees

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Initially 380 polys.
18946 polys after subdivs.

Final render in the middle (no textures, obviously)

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Posted: 14th Nov 2011 22:37
Any chance you can extend the deadline? Skyrim came out on Friday and AC4 and halo CEA tommorow, there's no way 'll finish in time
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Quote: "Any chance you can extend the deadline? Skyrim came out on Friday and AC4 and halo CEA tommorow, there's no way 'll finish in time "


that! except for halo, but still that!


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Offtopic: microsoft said they would release anniversery to PC so i am waiting for the PC version XD

Ontopic: nice bird!

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Posted: 29th Nov 2011 05:50
Bump, this compo ended right?

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Posted: 29th Nov 2011 14:42
Yes it has, winners will be announced in the newsletter!

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So many entries xD Surprised you guys didn't extend the dead line.
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I know, i was shocked when it was just me and cazzar who entered

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Posted: 1st Dec 2011 02:20
Aye, bit of a poor turnout this one.
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I think everyone was too busy playing Skyrim this competition!

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Quote: "I think everyone was too busy playing Skyrim this competition! "


that, and lack of inspiration :I

i was also busy making a school project thingy


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