#803 for Friday 9th of November 2018 is:
Appearances are Deceptive
Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 10:30 PM)
“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
Btw.: Comments are welcome in both threads (entries/voting). Have fun!
[UPDATE?] I think this is now the longest post I have ever created
[UPDATE] I have no idea how many images I can add -
@Millani I added a hat
[UPDATE] Only 150 samples at the moment, keep render times down. I added some references to previous challenges.
This is where my entry is going (current title - inconspicuous)
My entry is a bear getting his coins for the arcade,
Oleander - Dangerous Beauty
Cycles, 3000 samples, hdri lighting, filmic, lattice deform petals, Paintshop Pro post processing
Oleander is a beautiful plant but is considered one of the most poisonous plants in the world. A single leaf can kill a child. Thankfully, I only have two large shrubs in my front yard for decoration.
Title: Your new job
Samples: 4000, Microroughness used in all materials, colours are inspired by movie Brave, Filmic - medium high contrast, 8 bounces Diff, 8 bounces gloss, post in Blenders compositor with glare and mist, and a border. Addons used: Assest manager for the doodles I made before with MESHmachine and Hardops, Decal Machine for two decals, Environment: QueenMary_Chimney, Paid most attention to colours and lighting.
New jobs is not what it looks like.
Pure entry, 600 samples with denoising.
@joshwinkler3d Muggo should be wearing a hat and reading the news too
Heyyy! I found Muggo this time ! Nice one.
A feast of fools:
Blocking stage is done. Into modeling!
@Millani, Muggo fit better than expected - for me he looks like an extra set of eyes I’m still not sure about the hat though (edit: added a hat).
@MadeWithFeet, a bit easier this time and he also has a new set of glasses - I will have to post the solution at some point.
"The Holy Blockchain"
non-competing (pure), cycles (512 samples + denoising)
128 sample, pepsiman gets fired
This is my PURE entry “Shark’s smile”. Cycles 12s. Lot of volumetrics so i wasn’t able to render better quality.
Bus Stop (?)
Pure entry. Cycles 128 samples, procedural textures, compositing.
Title : “What you see is NOT what you get”
This is my first render for this contest…
Effective for the topic🔥
It is rendered with 500 samples
@joshwinkler3d got muggo and the pickle truck! Like the look of this one the lighting is nice too.
Title: “The lonely tree”
My first attendance in the weekend competition, please let me know if I did anything wrong. I think the rules are a bit of a mouthfull, and I did not have much time this weekend, so I just threw my work out there
Here is my non-competing entry:
THE TREACHERY OF RENDERS: THIS IS NOT RENÉ MAGRITTE
Pure Blender 2.79, Cycles, only procedural textures.
Inspired primarily by René Magritte’s “The Treachery of Images” (also more popularly known as his “This is not a pipe” work):
The Treachery of Images (French: La Trahison des images) is a painting by surrealist painter René Magritte. It is also known as This is Not a Pipe and The Wind and the Song. Magritte painted it when he was 30 years old. It is currently[when?] on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The painting shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe."; French for "This is not a pipe."
The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No...
There are also visual allusions to other themes Magritte frequented.
Technical note: the image in the center is a reflection of the scene (with modified geometry and spatial placement to reflect only certain elements and to make the sky appear as an ocean).
Some more about Magritte:
Belgian, 1898–1967. Clouds, pipes, bowler hats, and green apples: these remain some of the most immediately recognizable icons of René Magritte, the Belgian painter and well-known Surrealist (/collection/terms/97). He produced a body of work that...
René Magritte: Rene Magritte, Belgian artist, a prominent Surrealist painter, whose bizarre flights of fancy blended horror, peril, comedy, and mystery.