[ 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. ]
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.
The Making Of Default Blender Cube
Default Cube Golden
We didn’t mean to get in the way
Night at the Museum
Out of ̶m̶e̶m̶o̶r̶y̶ space
Birth of the First Cube
have a break
The One Cube
Surprise in default cube!
Mesh protesters demand a new default.
The Ugly Cubeling
Houston, we have a problem.
Dreams of a Default Cube
Certified Cube Technichian
Default Cube: Origins
Titled the Mysterious Cube Lantern.
The Lost Cube
The Fabulous Default Cube
Cube and modifiers
Creation of a Default Cube
Endless Possibilities (Open entry, because of the public domain horse model I used.)
Default Cube of Lament (I am calling this open as the texture was from Papercraft.)
Agh, a little off topic, but I just realized I made a huge mistake. I was running out of space on my SSD the other day so I was cleaning out old files. My 3D dev folders have gotten gigantic so I had to do some cleaning. Anyways, I moved all the assets to an external drive, but I deleted all my hand painted textures! I thought they were already embedded into the blend files, for some stupid reason and didn’t check to make sure… But no, they arent! So why the hell are my blends so large if the textures aren’t even in there! A million polys is that much space? AGH so annoying.
Helge, your entries always have a nice painted style of look to them, do you go back over them in Photoshop or something? I wish I knew what you did to get that look on your textures. Also, you put a gallery together yet? =)
Whoa, with 39 entries, getting a single vote is already a victory. Hell, getting half a vote would already be something!
For me, the entries from str11, RayVelcoro and bazevedo are tied as best. I had to make a somewhat arbitrary choice in the end.
Say, considering that the challenge is getting very popular, is there any chance for us to get a fancier poll? Like, for example, with the possibility of each voter choosing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, each receiving 3,2 and 1 points, respectively?
Thx for your kind words, Millani. I had ur entry on my short-list as well. But since you already had one vote I gave mine to Advent Crown’s ‘Birth of the First Cube’, who absolutely deserves a vote too!
Too kind, Rob! Most times, using curves for optimizing lightness and contrast is all I do after rendering. (Although, I have to say, spending a little time inside the compositor can do a LOT of magic.) If I can avoid it, I do not use many image textures for Weekend Challenge entries. And if I can get away with procedural textures and or a little vertex painting this usually saves a lot of time.
Regarding the painted look: I really like that in images, as it can help to forget that the image came out of a render engine.
However, I haven’t done much here. I think much of the illusion may be the result of my usual (over-) use of camera DOF-setting, lighting and low sample/denoising/JPG artifacts.
Of course, there is still a lot which I could have worked on. You mentioned some valid points in the entry thread (thanks for that btw. I’ll keep an ‘eye’ on it.) But I’m trying to get back to my usual 1 night per entry timing - so I have to look for reasonable compromises.
Still no gallery - but I didn’t forget.
You would have to ask the mods or admins for that. But I think it would cause a lot of work to have that integrated into the current board. Be that as it may, even a simple poll can be very effective - if there are enough votes. (And voting has also become more popular lately.) But who knows what the future will bring …
I like the fact that voters also take into account the story told by the entry, and not just the quality of the render. After all, ‘theoretically’ most users can only spend in the job a couple of hours in two days (weekend).
By the way, I also like that a lot of the entries are telling really interesting stories. This makes it much more enjoyable to watch the participant entries.
@YAFU I completely agree with you on that. Even when I was too chicken to show anything I did in blender I would watch these challenges like a hawk. I loved seeing all the different stories made and concepts created with sometimes just one simple one word theme. Absolutely fascinating.