Challenge #884 "Butterfly" (29/05/20) Entries CLOSED

The first thing I think of is butterfly effect. Not sure what I can do with that, though.

The wikipedia disambiguation page is helpful to find an idea.

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You played too much of animal crossing :grin:

Someone else’s work which i thought of after seen the theme… (Not a submission, just insperation).

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butterfly pinup
sorry the rules are a bit unclear with the pure or open thanks for notifying me


Nice cartoony shape.

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Sun Catcher


Cycles, 2000 samples, hdri

Maybe a little busy this weekend so made a quick scene just in case. Dichotomy of war and peace, represented by a warhorse statuette and military badge adjacent to a a delicate butterfly sun catcher.



One thing, though: I noticed that character was posted on Instagram back in July 2019.

I think if you were to create a background scene, place the model in there, you could then enter it as an “Open” entry, indicating it made use of a pre-existing model (the character).



Turns out my original idea isn’t so original after all.

There is a type of rollercoaster track that is called a butterfly. It kind of forms the shape of butterfly wings as it loops twice.

Here is my progress:

not an entry


Nice catch, @RobertT. I only wish it were possible to remove likes from a post now.

And it is even marked as pure! Some people have no shame…

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Great theme!

Made something really quick. Hope u like it.

Two Butterflies



Side Note, I don’t remember seeing anything in in the rules but are greasepencil entries allowed?

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reminds me of the Euthanasia Rollercoaster

Of course! Just go for it, have fun! :slight_smile:


Not An Entry

And here is my take on anything with more than 4 legs. Yes including butterflies


“Emperor Butterfly”

This was a fun topic :sunny: :slight_smile: .


I noticed that you updated your entry to say it’s Open, however I am still seeing the same image, which was originally published on this forum back in July 2019.

Of course, @Helge can correct me if I’m wrong, but I think if you were to model a new background and combine it with this image, you should then be able to enter it as Open.

Other than that, on its own, I am not sure it qualifies for as a de facto WC entry (i.e. something made during this specific Weekend Challenge time frame).

What really helps is that your background color is uniform and easily isolated (e.g. instantly selectable in GIMP’s “magic wand” / Fuzzy Select Tool, and therefore removable if you have an alpha layer).

Then the isolated render of the fairy would be easy to combine with a newly modeled background element.

I certainly hope that makes sense. Just trying to help!



A Butterfly Flaps It’s Wings
Open (Model from Mixamo)


Indeed, depending on the circumstances, the rules can be a little vague (e.g. regarding the use of add-ons or premade texture images). Over the years, we spent a lot of time discussing this and for now, it seems to be the best way of approaching this by taking the rules as guidelines and letting the artists decide (as they are the only ones who really know how an entry was created). :slight_smile: (It doesn’t matter all that much, anyways.)

However, one of key characteristics of this challenge is the short period of time, in which everyone comes up with an unique idea, finds a way to translate that idea into an image and persuades all the vertices to hop into the right place.

So, all competing entries should be created for this challenge and within the set time frame. Of course, that doesn’t mean that images made for another occasion can’t be submitted. We have had a lot of these over time and most of them are very inspiring and a lot of fun to look at (like your butterfly lady above). But in order to keep things as fair as possible, these will be considered ‘non competing’ entries.

Not going to correct anything here. :slight_smile: In fact, any new and substantial change to the image would probably work just fine. And after that, we will dive into the next round of our famous pure vs open discussion. (I’m just kidding… strike that… really… please, not again. ;-))

Looking at the time, I think, I should really start putting together some kind of entry…

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