Challenge #736 Voting CLOSED


(Helge) #1

This week’s theme: thief

After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared: The voting will close on Wednesday.
The winner picks the theme for next week.

[ If the winner doesn’t supply a theme before Thursday 22:30 GMT, the organizer will select the theme. In this case, the winner’s theme will be used the next time we are lacking a theme on Thursday 22:30 GMT. :slight_smile: ]

Having selected the theme, the winner will not be eligible to enter that week. They may however still submit an image, but it won’t be included in the voting.

Pure Entries

  • Lifeling
  • 3dnotguru
    is the weekend challenge winner
  • Fulip
    Thief with good taste
  • CyberBurst
  • Photox
  • purbosky
    High Pursuit
  • fdo
    thief - bicycle
  • RayVelcoro
  • fcharr
    Office Vacation
  • Roken
  • Miatpi
    Edge of the night
  • appie.123
  • david.speer
    The Empty Vault
  • Thesonofhendrix

  • caz747
    Bad Timing

Open Entries

  • Gordi

[In any case, I am going to call this open as everything has been recycled from previous entries with the window and blinds from Archimesh. The window ledge is the only original item in this work.]

Non-competing Entries

  • Helge
    Jewel Thief Jules’s Joule Thief
  • Evilos
    Natures Masterthief
  • RobertT

(Gordi) #2

What’s with the title on my piece? HAHA

(Helge) #3

As there are so many different reasons to enter an entry as ‘open’, the explanation for that is part of the voting list. :slight_smile:

(RayVelcoro) #4

Nice entries! especially Fulip, Photox and RobertT. Can’t decide who to vote yet…

(caz747) #5

Well I voted. You guys don’t make it easy to pick just one.

Another haul of cool images this week.

(Fulip) #6

Great images!
@Photox I love the look of glass pieces on the ground.
@CyberBurst I really like the mood, lighting, volume and pose, voted for it.
@fdo nice imperfections and kinda funny concept.
@RayVelcoro the poster… :stuck_out_tongue: and thanks!
@HISEROD great dirt on the key.
@Thesonofhendrix it looks Skyrim inspired for my, am I wrong?

(sundialsvc4) #7

The funny thing about fdo’s entry is that I actually saw a case where that had been done. The bike owner had locked the wheels, using a device just like the one shown, but had not locked the frame of the bike.

In another case, someone – I am sure, just to be an a*shole :ba: – stole the front wheel.

(Helge) #8

And… the winner of Weekend Challenge 736 with 23.53% of the votes is… Photox!
Here’s to all the great participators…

Lifeling : 0 : 0%
3dnotguru : 1 : 2.94%
Fulip : 5 : 14.71%
CyberBurst : 5 : 14.71%
Photox : 8 : 23.53%
purbosky : 0 : 0%
fdo : 7 : 20.59%
RayVelcoro : 1 : 2.94%
fcharr : 0 : 0%
Roken : 0 : 0%
Miatpi : 2 : 5.88%
HISEROD : 1 : 2.94%
appie.123 : 3 : 8.82%
david.speer : 1 : 2.94%
Thesonofhendrix : 0 : 0%
caz747 : 0 : 0%
Gordi : 0 : 0%

(deltaray) #9

@Helge As an electronics hobbyist, I thought yours was pretty funny. Using a stolen ring as the toroid core was brilliant. Except perhaps a gold ring wouldn’t work if it doesn’t have much iron in it? If you don’t mind, I’d like to share your image on an electronics forum sometime with credit to you and BA of course.

(Helge) #10


I thought about that too. But after a while I noticed that even if the joule thief would not work in reality - the image would work in both cases:

  1. If gold cores are ok - I’m fine with that. (=> My thief is rich and doesn’t care if it is gold or iron/ferrite/whatever.)
  2. If it doesn’t work - I’m fine with that as well. (=> My thief obviously stole a fake ring and just used it for electronics after noticing the mistake.)

Sure, go ahead. :slight_smile:

(caz747) #11

Congrats, Photox. A well deserved win.

(Photox) #12

Thanks caz747!

(rombout) #13

WOndering why RobertT post isnt in the poll, this is clearly the best shot in this pole. Was he/she to late orso?

(RobertT) #14

rombout: Thanks, it’s non-competing by my choice.

Photox: Great effort, and great results. Congratulations!


(3dmad) #15

Oh God please No! It’s not the RobertT’s image should be in the poll, It’s that everybody else’s images should be in the non-competing category, and there shouldn’t be a damn poll at all!

The real question is do you consider this a challenge or a competition? For me the two are completely different, and if I’m honest I enjoy a challenge more than a competition.

I know I’ve given people the impression I thought of it as a competition after I said “I’ll Catch Up” to RobertT, but at the time I was simply upset and a bit pissed off with people.

As long as participants understands and except that the voting is not to determine who’s image is best, and they do not mind people like RobertT stepping aside and having their artwork voted upon by people that will most likely be voting for the image they think is best, then there is no problem. If a participant does care, like I do, then they should select non-competing.

For me purbosky and appie.123 captured my personal feelings :wink: Both I feel represented completely different things too. Also FYI I didn’t vote :frowning: sorry about that!

As for why I haven’t personally entered anything, and also not posted any messages, it’s simply because it got to the point were it felt like everything I did was causing problems around here. You see 99 percent of the **** that has happened was by mistake, but as Gordi has pointed out so damn well with his images, I can see how it all looks like I planned it all, and nobody in their right mind would believe the truth anymore.

All I will say is I do not feel like the light at all, but I’m also too dumb to be the Grim Reaper! For me people like rarebit truly light up this place and inspires me and thus I think many others here as well :slight_smile: so I hope to see him competing and posting his messages again soon.

I know I need to just ignore a lot of the other people here, and be more like RobertT and keep marching on! but he is a real artist and I’m just a jack of all trades and a master of none!

Personally I’m busy programming at the moment, and when the artistic mood strikes me again I’ll be back! I guess I owe a ship, so maybe I’ll do something like a nice big dolphin spaceship soon :wink:

I have no idea if this message is the wrong thing to do or not, but I guess it really can’t get much worse around here for me, I just hope I haven’t made it worse for others!!!

All the best,

Oh and here is the song I was listening to after I saw what had happened in the ‘Displacment’ challenge!

Seems like somebody proved the communication theory wrong, so it all worked out in the end! :slight_smile:

(rombout) #16

wow quite a story, i was just wondering why the image was not in the poll but did show up in that list.


So your doing this poll by yourself orso aside from BlenderArtists? I feel like there is some story behind itm cause you where telling me quite a defending story.

(3dmad) #17

I am very sorry rombout! clearly it sounds like you just didn’t know about the non-competing category. Really my post was for everybody here not just for you. I simply wanted to state my position on the subject once and for all, so members here were not confused about it anymore.

Whatever yours or anyone else’s opinions are on the subject is perfectly fine with me, and I think everybody should feel free to express their own opinions on the subject, if indeed they have any at all.

All the best,

communication theory proven correct :wink:

(rombout) #18

okay, i understand. It was a bit confusing reading your answer, i did think it was pointed at me. I wasnt talking about winner or no winner, but i know also understand why the image wasnt in the Poll.

Cheers :slight_smile: