Challenge #848 (20/09/19) Entries CLOSED

Theme #848 for Friday 20th of September 2019 is:

Magical

Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, Sep 23, 2019 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! :slight_smile:

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Between the topic and the numerical association I’ve got an idea using a Magic Square – not calling dibs, just not sure how much I can do with it since I’m busy this weekend. (FYI: I’m busy every weekend for about the next three months. :sweat_smile: )

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We’re all busy with Blender every weekend. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ha! I mean non-blender stuff – I volunteer Friday-Sunday(ish) at a nearby non-profit, September through early January is their busiest time.

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I’ve got a bit of an idea… :slight_smile:

Cool! :slight_smile:
I teach origami once a month at libraries so yeah I get the weekend business thing. :slight_smile:
(your post has more likes the original post BTW! :slight_smile:)

I totally agree about the “weekend is busiest”-thing. Planned to tinker a bit with arduino and a waterpump for a greenhouse, together with my spouse. Biggest problem is we both suck at electrics.

Anyway, here’s my entry, it’s fully pure. First time skin material, too. But one never gets better if one never tries, does one? :slight_smile:

bstabens

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The Pullable Rabbit

final version.

will spend the day playing with the particle system.

Going open once again. This is the model I used in my
http://blender-weekends.franciscocharrua.com/Passion.Bunnies-of-God.html

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Hello everyone. This is my attempt to make magic. Pure, cycles, 400 samples, colour grading in PS.
corrected version with more colours.

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"Indistinguishable from Technology"


non competing (pure), cycles (128 samples + denoising)

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Reminds me of school when I would fill out the scan-tron test tickets ABBACADABBA :slight_smile:

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Voodoo Magical

Non-competing (pure)

Cycles, 3000 samples, hdri lighting, filmic, ivy addon

A fast render of a cnc Halloween pattern I am making this weekend. Halloween wreath decoration.

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Pure - eevee render

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:sparkles:Magic Wand :sparkles:

Pure, Eevee

Source: download

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Magic Mars
Wide open entry.

Cycles render in 2.81 Alpha, 32 samples & AI denoising. 8x5 aspect ratio, Golden Sections composition. Things I did for this that I’ve never done before: fresnel atmosphere and masked cloud layer on a planet. Terraformed Mars created from a maps-included tutorial by Fictional Reality, screentext map made in Inkscape, postwork in GIMP. Mars’ magic square can be found in the Wikipedia article.

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Was going to take a break from competitions and challenges for a while but figured what the heck. I might as well do something. I know it isn’t much of an original idea but it was all I could come up with.

Pure Entry Cycles 300 samples denoise and filmic used.

“Magical Beans”

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Instrumentum Magicka

Non-competing. Cycles 256 samples + denoising, lighting with HDRI and sun lamps, procedural textures, effects and finishing done with GIMP. Altered the shape to be curvier than the reference.

I actually had made a much fancier scene :

… but unhappy with some elements (sorry for the pun), and another idea just popped in to made the wand and here we are.

WIP

Trying to model the wand of my anime crush. :upside_down_face:

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dark magic:skull_and_crossbones:
modelled jack o lanterns and candles before going to bed… night night


pure cycles, 500 samples.

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Can anyone explain me what’s the point of posting non competing entries?

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We’re all doing this for fun (maybe fun plus something, like fun plus skills practice, but still). Some of us aren’t eligible to compete, some have anxiety issues about competing, some feel their skill levels are so high they’ll blow newer artists out of the water and they don’t wanna do that, etc – no reason to exclude anyone from the fun! So we don’t.

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