Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.
“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week and will be featured in the Feature Row.”
Cycles, 4096 samples, all geometry/models are new, composited with Davinci Resolve Studio ($), video from Pixabay, sparks VFX Productioncrate ($)
One of the shows I loved to watch as a kid though already in syndication (actual run 1966-1967). Rendered in layers and composited with different filters in Davinci. Its been a while since I played with compositing and it was rough. I think I’ve forgotten 90% of what I learned in school.
Discombulator add on applied to a hollow cylinder interior.
Magnetic force on particles rendered as path. The paths appear when you bake the particles. Convert particles to mesh on modifiers tab. Convert to curve on Object menu and give thickness with bevel on the curve’s panel.
Enclosed in a cylinder with principled volume shader.
All of the light is emission from the magnetic curves.
Cycles 50 samples no denoise. I like this better with some noise.
On the challenge polls: I would prefer to see the number of votes each contestant has received instead of percentages that add up to 164%. Not important. This is an informal for fun contest. But that’s what I would prefer.
Absolute counts would be more intuitive, indeed. However, the bars would still look the same and we would still have more votes than voters (>100%).
Last time I checked, there was no way to set things up this way. And I think this still isn’t possible, which is why I’m always calculating the absolut votes from the percentages for the final result / winner post.