Challenge #777 (11/05/18) Entries CLOSED

Theme #777 for Friday 11th of May 2018 is:

A New Beginning

Entry closes at 22:30 GMT, Monday 14th of May 2018.
(your time & countdown)

“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.”

Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.
For details please check out the: CHALLENGE RULES

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Btw.: Comments are welcome in both threads (entries/voting). Have fun! :slight_smile:

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Nice theme :slight_smile:

That’s no longer true, right? People can post right away. (And the link is broken.)

I noticed. :wink:
However, I’m not exactly sure how this is currently handled / will be handled in the future. And as it isn’t that much of a problem, I figured, I’ll just wait for things to set. After all, Bart and everyone else working on the migration, have a lot do deal with anyways (for now). (missing posts, clamoring mob, technical difficulties, Liam Neeson, …)
But as soon as the bigger problems have been moved out of the way, I’ll start poking. :slight_smile:

and here was i thinkinh the 777 challenge would involve luck or casinos ^^

Nice theme!
Unfortunately I’m busy this weekend so I probably won’t have to to make an entry, but I’m looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Actually, someone could probably combine those themes…

casinos (jackpot / winnings / gambling / risk-taking) + new beginning

luck (good fortune / a positive turn of events) + new beginning


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in 1777 on the 7th day of July :slight_smile:

I just realized that I can find a lot of inspiration for this theme where I live.

I guess it’s time to pay that wall another visit.

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Pure, 1024 samples.
“The Last Box”

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Being I won’t have much time to really work on a full scene I figured I would at least do something since I skipped last week.
Non-Competing 128 samples dirt texture is from Textures.Com and the HDR is from

“Starting New”


Booger. FlyingBanana you beat me to the punch. :slight_smile: Very cool by the way.

I was thinking of something similar and may still go with it.

I have a super busy weekend planned so won’t have much time to build much. Have to burn down my burn pile a little bit so the state (Texas) doesn’t catch on fire. Its a tad large. Have to start designing and building a 12 ft built in cabinet my wife is telling me she needs to continue living (or is it I need to build it so I can keep living?). Have to pour a slab and build a lean to for my firewood and riding mower. I need to design and build a new dragon claw clock as well. The clock mechanisms just arrived.

…or I may live on the edge and just drink a few beers. Toss up if it was up to me but I think the wife may have a slight vote on the decision.

@OLG by all means go for it. Mine is non competing so please don’t let my quick render sway your entry.


Pure entry: 300 samples with denoising.

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Been a long time, its nice to see your still doing your thing Robert.

This is my PURE entry “Galanthus nivalis”. Cycles 800s. Lot of volume scattering. Morning dew made with metaballs as droplets. HD resolution.


Here is my pure entry. Cycles, 600 samples, the bark texture is from and the egg one was made procedurally. I used an HDR from for the lighting.



Well done, Arethyu, The depth of field looks a bit overdone and artificial, but apart from that this is a very nice image.

A Reign, Reborn

Open entry, Cycles 512 samples, procedural textures + compositing. Reusing the character model in the previous theme (as well as being the continuation to the story on that entry), all other elements are new.



Baby Seed

Flower holding sprouting baby seed. Not happy with it at all but no time to work on it any more. I still have to model some dragon columns for my clock design.

Cycles, 128 samples, filmic, hdr lighting and background, flower image from my garden, grass from CG Geek nature asset pack, frame and contrast filter from Corel Paintshop Pro.


This can’t be a good sign…

I actually use my CPU for rendering, but the onboard Intel GPU also lies on the CPU (I guess?).

I guess it is time to replace my old laptop. A new beginning. Very ironic, Universe…

If you don’t hear any more from me, you know what happened :wink:

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