[ 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.
Interestingly this week even the final results seem to come in the exact order I would have weighted my vote. … Really the best WEC I have witnessed so far.
And yes, my vote went to Millani, since the rendering communicates the story and situation really well in addition to being nicely modeled, textured, framed and lit.
Thank you! I never thought I would manage all those things in one image
Some comments for everyone:
RayVelcoro: I liked how the tracks sort of fold on themselves. The lights on the sides made them really cute. I just think the contrast is a bit too low, maybe a night scene with stronger lights on the tracks would make this feel more magical.
3dnotguru: Even a tiny nuclear bomb can cause a lot of trouble! Let’s hope the glass will hold out radiation as well! The city looks nice, and I liked the subtle Dr. B. Lenders cup. Is his daughter called Suzanne by any chance?
Ansaar13: Nice take with the 4 seasons, they all look nicely detailed. I think I liked winter most, because of the snowman.
purbosky: Loved the sense of scale here: The ship is tiny in comparison to the green planet, which in turn is nothing next to the huge one, which is minuscule in comparison to the star that is very far away. The ship really made the image special: It is just a small line, but one immediately understands what it is.
FortuneB: That would be a nice ring for an evil mastermind who wants to takeover the world. Makes me wonder if the master smith is God himself. The black space on the top right bothers me a bit, maybe you could’ve zoomed in a bit more on the ring?
alf0: Big foot is bringing some big trouble to this small town! I liked how the electrical cables are getting entangled as the foot steps on them. I also liked the characters up front, the proportions look pretty nice for the style.
FlyingBanana: That’s an interesting philosophical idea. God does not play dice, but he plays marbles Makes me feel like dust in glass ball, ready to be wiped out as soon as the game finishes. Anyway, I liked the materials of those marbles. Not sure how accurate they are, but they look nice.
fcharr: I liked the double meaning of tiny world: Electronics do look like tiny cities, but are also made of very tiny transistors. The processor cooler looks pretty nice, but I think some of the materials are a bit too glossy. You could’ve also used a particle system to add all tiny bits like capacitors and connections to the board, since it looks a bit too empty right now.
RC12: Loved the rainbow colours of the bubbles. The house is also pretty cute, but the dead trees feel a bit weird with the rest.
unyxium: I found it cool how I only see that it is a small island because of the water reflections and the DOF. I liked all the details on the island, and the flock of birds was a nice touch. I wonder how this would look like in a night scene (maybe add a ferris wheel?)
Iridesium: I really loved the lighting and the clash between imagination (clouds, sun rays) and reality (cup and straws in the background). This feels like a scale model in the eyes of its creator.
joshwinkler3d: Haha, loved the play on words (had to check on a dictionary, but it was worth it). The idea of a tiny robber who steals capers that are much bigger than him is hilarious.
frig: The model of Skeletor Master looks really awesome! It looks like a real toy. I liked how you mixed things that only make sense in a child’s imagination, like a guy who is bigger than a helicopter and a tiny car which is much smaller than the people.
id211: Loved the scale model feel of the image: The waterfall is pretty cool, and the house is very cute. With some small figurines walking around this would look very charming!
OLG: Really cool lens effect, made me a bit dizzy Seems like a yard from the eyes of a 360 camera held by a flying drone.
3dmad: Haha, poor elephant. Good thing it has a butterfly to hold him, otherwise his weight would crush the earth! Nice work with the crowd of rats, it looks very chaotic. I just don’t understand the purpose of some elements on the scene (like the fire or the B&W castle in the back).
Arethyu: Loved the lighting/colours. This reminds me of an old animation about ants, called A Bug’s Life. The way that the ant is flying away with a backpack in a flower is so cute, I can’t help but to wave goodbye too!
RobertT: Very interesting how you somewhat incorporated a medieval style of painting (flat people, etc.) into a 3d render. The references to astrology are very interesting. Putting the Earth as the centre of the universe shows how people at that time thought that the universe was a tiny place, when it is actually Earth that is tiny compared to the rest. I liked how you played with that idea.
Helge: It is so hilarious how that many-legged critter is doing its best at looking friendly, but it still has a creepy face. Considering all the friends it has (really loved the tiny spider), it must be a nice. bug, though. The material of the centipede looks really nice.
The fire is was suppose to symbolize hell with all the little evil lying rats burning and the elephant is/was the fallen angel for ignoring them and seeing all their screams for help as just performance art (which of course it was not ;-)). However the elephant seemed to have a last minute change of heart and started to try and save them all from burning with some water. I suppose they might all end up drowning now, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see :-).
The castle is a reference to the “Castle” theme and is in fact a quick version of the image I had in my mind when I saw the theme announced. Although I left out the one person in the tower window which was standing on ledge about to jump.