Challenge #806 Voting CLOSED


(OLG) #34

@Zachman, Congrats! Awesome render.

@icyou520, Holy cow. You need to pace yourself lol. You are going to burn out early. That was awesome and much missed critiques.

So a thank you for doing all that work.


(icyou520) #35

Just an idea.

I think this could help everyone in multiple ways. I do NOT think this should be taken very seriously, but it could make sure we always have critiques and it doesn’t always have to fall on 1 person.

The WINNER of the WC has to critique everyone on the theme that they chose. Since they are disqualified from entering anyway.

If the winner does not feel comfortable doing it or are just to busy, it will fall back to me or anyone else that wants to do it.

  • Fantastic idea!
  • Worst idea I heard this week
  • Stop making polls

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(Midnightcpu) #36

Lol ya I know about forced perspective but never used it well I take it back I used it once in 12 years :grin:
my style is to leave everything in view even if it’s out of focus because, it gives more to look at but, I guess it can’t hurt to try it every once in a while​:yum::smiley::slight_smile:
my question would be what was you more focused on ,glass, reflection, cake, ice cream, tile, lighting :thinking:
the tiles were designed for a floor but I haven’t altered it to a table yet
And thanks for the critique looking forward to seeing more :sweat_smile::smirk:


(icyou520) #37

That was the problem, I didn’t have a focus, the floor was throwing me off. If you want to leave everything in the scene that is fine, but you will need to be a lot more precise with your lighting values, and how you arrange all the objects, meaning you’re going to have to strategically place lights and shapes to control the viewers eyes, with bright and dark areas.I don’t think an HDRI will give you enough control. If you look at all the great artist, even in a very busy scene, they are playing with lighting/contrast/shapes to guide your eye.

Hope that helps.


(Midnightcpu) #38

Lol ya I was going to use vinuge can’t spell it lol but, I didn’t know I had untill Monday to finish :joy: so I rushed it like a few hours of modeling, displacing, procedure texturing, micro displacing and so on
the last WC I was in didn’t have mondays
I guess I’ll do a little better next time but not too much😄


(Nitram_2000) #39

Thanks for the feedback, and well done to the winner. Some tasty entries for sure.

As for mine, the fruit went from a smooth cheery to a strange rasperry once I scaled the whole scene down. I was playing with the DOF when I realised that the whole scale was off, hence the f-stop numbers not working correctly. After scaling I tried to apply it but it messed up some of the models, so I left the scaling as is, but, as you see, it wreaked havoc with my fruit texture.

And yeah, I switched the DOF to the middle once the textures were all over the place. I didn’t have any time left to go in and change them all.

So yeah, happy with my first entry. Time is always my biggest problem over the weekends, so I’m usually limited to about 8-12 hours for the whole project. A great motivator to help me do everything quicker/think outside of the (default) box.


(Helge) #40

Thanks a lot! I’m glad you like the little eight legged thief. :slight_smile:


(Helge) #41

I’d like to request some additional poll options. :wink:

I’ve always liked the all-entries-mini-review-posts we have had over the years. And I agree that it is too time consuming for one person to do this every week. However, I don’t think that ‘pressuring’ (even if only a little) the winner into doing this, is the right way to go. Whatever the reason (e.g. time constraints, language barrier, other reasons, …), the way I see it, no participant should have to explain if he/she wants or doesn’t want to do this. Personally I’d love to read 5 of these posts in every voting thread and no one should be kept from doing this. But it should be done because it is fun - and not because this may seem to be expected. I hope this is making any sense.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean to sound grumpy here. :wink:


(icyou520) #42

I actually agree with you, just and idea I thought I would throw out there.

It took me a year of watching these challenges and Millani taking to a break for me to get the courage to even do it, so I completely understand.


(3dnotguru) #43

@icyou520 I’m glad that you liked my rasberry pi dessert.
Rasberries material has 0,4 sss value (Principled Shader). Glass isn’t clear because parts of it are covered with fog/mist/condensate due to temperature difference (made with painting mix map for shaders).


(Millani) #44

[quote=“icyou520, post:21, topic:1136926”]
Once again, another image that looks like it came right out of a cookbook or magazine. I love how you did the crystals. I would not change a thing with this image.[/quote]

Thank you! There is, however, something strange with the sugar crystals. Not sure if they are too big or not shiny enough, but something doesn’t feel right for me.

I think I would make more money cooking these things in real life and selling that instead :slight_smile:


(Millani) #45

Are you, by any chance, in this bank?


(FlyingBanana) #46

@Millani might as well be. My account still reads zero. Said that it should be fixed by Wednesday of next week. Figured being with one of the oldest banks in the US I wouldn’t have to worry about crap like this. Not to mention selling off 200,000 customers and locations to a mid sized bank. And I wasn’t even supposed to be involved in the transfer to begin with cause I live in Florida and this was only supposed to affect Midwest branches. So I’m eating ramen noodles and getting calls from my monthly bill companies. What a nightmare.


(icyou520) #47

hmmm you might need to get creative now. Payback.


(FlyingBanana) #48

Worst part now though thanks to politicians banks can no longer be sued. Only compensation I could possibly get from this incident is if there is a class action suit done which would involve a bunch of people complaining to the government and then the government sets the amount to be paid out and that money gets split up evenly among the affected. So if this sets me back say $500 in penalties I still might only get something like $200 and not instantly either but months and months from now. https://www.consumerreports.org/contracts-arbitration/you-still-cant-sue-your-bank-arbitration-cfpb/


(Jason van Gumster) #49

Just a heads-up folks. I’ve been trying to update the first post to get the winner on the #featured row, but it seems that a recent update has prevented me from being able to edit posts that have polls in them. We’re trying to sort that out, but I figured I’d give everyone a heads-up in case they were wondering why it hadn’t showed up yet.


Challenge #808 (14/12/18) Entries CLOSED
(Helge) #50

I just tried and it looks like I can’t update my own post either.


(Millani) #51

Does that mean that, if I post something obscene and add a poll to the post, you can do nothing to stop me? :thinking:

Just out of curiosity, of course. :smiley:


(Jason van Gumster) #52

No. Deleting is still an option. :slight_smile:


(Bart Veldhuizen) #53

This is supposedly fixed now. I’m holding off updating Discourse for the moment as there’s a potential showstopper in the update, but I’ll get this added asap.