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Title: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on December 31, 2014, 06:53:07 AM
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RULES: Participants will create a single prop for their favorite Castlevania Weapon using Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, 3DS MAX, Blender or whatever 3-D or what modeling/sculpting program that works for their theme. Weapons can consists from any game in the series from any format. Weapons include, swords, whips, brass knuckles, etc. Be sure to include the exact name of the weapon that you are creating!

Contest starts on January 1st 2015, PM Pacific Time (PT)

Deadline for entries is March 31st 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PT)

Winner's will be announced and posted on the dungeon by April 7th 2014, at 11:59 (PT)

Judges will be able to judge: April 1st - April 7th

There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

There will be no teams allowed for this month's contest.

There are no poly-count, style, or art limits.

All scenes will be fully textured and lit with light sources.

All props can be in low or high poly meshes.

A WIP (work-in progress) thread must be made and maintained in the contest. ( Feedback and critiques from members is encouraged.)

All final renders will include screenshots from multiple perspectives or real-time video in high resolution that best shows the angles of your prop.

The art submitted must be originally made for this contest. No existing art work will be accepted.

Artist participating must be a member of The Castlevania Dungeon. Registration is free.

Please Note: Judges are encouraged to participate, but entries will not be counted during a contest.

JUDGES:
1.) Darkmanx_429
2.) Shiroi Koumori
3.) theANdROId


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GAME TERMS:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/u01zq1 (https://www.sendspace.com/file/u01zq1)

Entries
Jorge D. Fuentes: Winner 1st Place
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Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on January 09, 2015, 01:12:33 AM
I am taking volunteers for this months 3D Contest. I need 2.. ;)
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Bloo on January 09, 2015, 10:31:30 PM
I'm wayyy too new to this. :I   (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBkorYyl.png&hash=666ba619a3065badc052b9b92d857431)
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 10, 2015, 12:35:53 AM
I can judge this month's contest. But I have no idea on how 3d works. I just base my judgment on how well (ehem, pretty) it looks. hehehe.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: uzo on January 10, 2015, 01:45:11 AM
@ZSG:

Make the handle about twice as long. Also the links need to be longer in one section to work right. They're like 'ovals' that interlock. They wouldn't function correctly if all sides are even.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on January 10, 2015, 04:44:50 AM
I can judge this month's contest. But I have no idea on how 3d works. I just base my judgment on how well (ehem, pretty) it looks. hehehe.

Sounds good.

"How pretty" that works too! ;D

I'm wayyy too new to this. :I   (https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBkorYyl.png&hash=666ba619a3065badc052b9b92d857431)

Be sure to check out that "Game Terms" PDF I posted, that will help any new people out!
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Bloo on January 10, 2015, 09:45:17 AM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FGvTRAJ7.jpg&hash=4c88c2df32a116cfbb0aad3448db33e9)    Better?
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on January 10, 2015, 02:48:31 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FGvTRAJ7.jpg&hash=4c88c2df32a116cfbb0aad3448db33e9)    Better?

Good start Zero.

What program are you using?

My suggestion is to be sure that you are using good references. Grab some good images off the net and just copy what you see!

You eyes will make the adjustments for you:

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Once you have the main shapes down, you can start to add adjustments to make it more your own.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Bloo on January 10, 2015, 03:20:13 PM
I'm doing a custom version of the VK if that's okay.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on January 10, 2015, 04:31:19 PM
I'm doing a custom version of the VK if that's okay.

Of course, in matter of fact custom work is encouraged!

I was merely suggesting that even with custom work it has to be based in reality.

The work (mainly the silhouette) needs to stand on it's own before you start adding customizations.

That way when you do add the custom work to the main model it will have a element of realism to it. (If that makes sense.) 

Take a image of your model and then turn it all black. If you can tell what it is just by the silhouette you will know that you have done a good job!
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on January 18, 2015, 06:52:18 PM
Anyone else have a concept to show or is it too early?
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 12, 2015, 04:49:40 PM
Any updates?
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Aelfwine on February 17, 2015, 05:21:11 AM
Behold!
Is it not a thing of beauty!

Simplest thing I could think of. The whole see-through thing is going to be interesting to figure out though.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 18, 2015, 08:29:58 AM
That looks really pretty. :D
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 18, 2015, 11:38:32 AM
Behold!
Is it not a thing of beauty!

Simplest thing I could think of. The whole see-through thing is going to be interesting to figure out though.
Pretty!

If you are using Maya, then you can just set the transparency for see-thru. I believe it's under special effects or you could just make a transparency map:
Maya 2014 Transparency and the Sampler Info Node Tutorial by Stuart Christensen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABKUde-jD08#ws)
If you are using Max, then you can make a transparency material for see-thru:
3ds Max: Controlling transparency | lynda.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XBPhCPr4p8#ws)
Title: Alucart Sword
Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 19, 2015, 03:41:36 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F77Qq3Z2.png&hash=ea76b84822615cd9dfa3954c8e105eb6)

Here is my start.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 20, 2015, 08:01:55 AM
I whipped this up last week:
"The Belmont Family has a long history of fighting Evil."
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Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 20, 2015, 08:38:12 AM
I whipped this up last week:
"The Belmont Family has a long history of fighting Evil."
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Vampire Killer in ceremonial stand.

Ooooh, look at Jorge go!
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 20, 2015, 03:51:44 PM
Wow, Jorge! I see your jewelry skills showing.  ;D
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on February 21, 2015, 11:47:33 AM
Haha, thanks!
I can export this to OBJ and put it on that webside Darkman has.
However, none of the rendering colors/settings export.  You just end up with a white/gray mesh.
xD
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on February 22, 2015, 06:23:41 AM
Haha, thanks!
I can export this to OBJ and put it on that webside Darkman has.
However, none of the rendering colors/settings export.  You just end up with a white/gray mesh.
xD

You can indeed import the maps in, just separately.

I don't know the actual setting off the top of my head, I have to import something to the site and I am sick as a dog right now.

Ask someone that entered last month's contest...
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 24, 2015, 06:38:06 PM
Ok guys let show some entry progression were coming up soon on the deadline. Lets start getting the entries in.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 30, 2015, 03:34:32 PM
Deadline is tomorrow guys!

Do we have any entries? :(
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on March 30, 2015, 05:05:41 PM
I'm vacationing... but I did submit my piece complete enough to enter it.
I can add an actual 3d model but trust me, I made one. Hehe.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 30, 2015, 05:19:12 PM
I'm vacationing... but I did submit my piece complete enough to enter it.
I can add an actual 3d model but trust me, I made one. Hehe.

Got yours a while back Jorge. You are good!
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on March 31, 2015, 03:20:16 PM
Last day for any more entries guys or it looks like the default goes to Jorge.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 01, 2015, 02:51:38 AM
If Jorge wins by default... Yay! No judging duties for me.  ;D
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: darkmanx_429 on April 01, 2015, 04:49:44 PM
If Jorge wins by default... Yay! No judging duties for me.  ;D

Agreed. No need for a write-up unless Jorge requests one.

I leave my feedback though:

You have a solid entry for the contest this month, however there still is room for improvement particular on the whip handle it could use more definition. The "keeper"  (the tip of the whip handle stock)just comes off as a solid oval. The handle translates the same way just a bunch of ovals stacked upon one another. (I am sure exactly how you made it that way) Now the "cracker" part (the actual chained portion) is very well done and the barbed portions are a nice touch. Same goes for the spiked ball. As for the spiked ball you could work a little bit more n your corrosion and rusty areas for your texturing. I am loving the decorative holder for the whip but not so much the wood texture. It translates too much like a meat cutting board to me which is unforutnate because the design of it is really well done. All in all a very solid entry, but you also win this month by the fault. Would you like to go ahead a make the theme for  this month's 3-D Contest?

Congrats Jorge! Guess you scared everyone this month!
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 01, 2015, 10:23:04 PM
He has to award himself now. haha.
Yup. He would scare everyone. He has a huge background in 3D modeling.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on April 04, 2015, 07:10:16 PM
Wait, I won?
Nice critique! I should point out that my whip is almost an exact rendition of the one in Castlevania III's intro.

I agree about the meat cutting board critique. However, that's not really 3d modeling issue as much as it is a texturing/skinning/rendering issue.  I guess though I consider myself a pretty good modelmaker, I am lacking when it comes to those other aspects.

I can always do alternate textures, though.

Did no one make anything else? I thought someone had done a sword. Anyway, thank you all. I will award myself in a week or so, when I return.
Title: Re: 3D Art Contest January 1st 2015 - March 31st 2015
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 04, 2015, 10:26:21 PM
darkmanx_429 made that sword. He is not eligible since he is the one who officiates these contests.