Challenge #929 "colossal" (09/04/21) Entries CLOSED

Theme #929 for Friday 9th of April 2021 is:


Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, Apr 12, 2021 10:30 PM)

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Title: Big One


Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.

“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.”

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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Title: The Gate to Shangrila?



Suzanne Colossus

Pure entry, Cycles render, 32 samples & compositor denoising in 2.92.0. Composition is Golden Sections / Phi Grid, 8x5 aspect ratio, 35mm focal length. Environment is Blender’s Nishita Sky Texture node.

WiP – this Suzanne is about 620m ear-to-ear, but I’m gonna try some atmospheric effects and/or DoF to get a better sense of scale.

Edited to add: Finished. DoF didn’t help, volumetric attempts crashed the laptop – I added atmospheric haze in the compositor with a hand-painted-in-Blender mask, which I’ll cite as my Never Done That In Blender for the week.

SuzanneColossus.014packed.blend (2.0 MB)


Hey yall.
Would a piece that uses an asset created with Make Human, a Blender add-on, considered pure?
Said asset would be the central subject in the scene, it wouldn’t be just for extra background stuff.

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Central in the scene, or important even if a small part, I’d say Open. Opinions vary.

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I think, it would be fair to call it open. Looking forward to whatever entry you come up with. :slight_smile:

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Ghostly Colossus

A giant spirit creature looming over the land. Inspiration is a mix of Shadow Of The Colossus and the forest spirit from Princess Mononoke. If I get the chance I’ll work on it more over the weekend.

Open - the colossus was created using Makehuman, the foreground character is a 3D scan, and the foliage is botaniq. I’ve mostly focussed on the volumetric shaders.

[edit] - replaced the clouds with some sculpted mesh clouds, added some ground textures, a bit more foliage, some leaves in the air, and bloom and colour grading in the compositor.


I don’t have the time or skills to do this… but someone should totally model the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan

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I was thinking of Shadow of the Colossus.

I don’t have the skills either but Im trying to do it anyways

The Lonely Cliff
Open Entry (Make Human, and the sky background)

For this render I really wanted to recreate the feel and composition of Wes Anderson’s style. Everything was made and composited in Blender 2.93a. I finished up Attack on Titan not too long ago so I decided to add a titan peering through the window :slight_smile:

Old version without the Titan:


However innocently intended, anybody who cares to google “fascist” and “Attack on Titan” will see why any such entries will not be getting my vote.

My thoughts on any fascism in AoT aside, if you want to not vote for something because you don’t agree with the ideals of what it may be inspired from that’s you’re prerogative. But also, it’s an art contest, we’re judging art here, not the morals of a show’s creator. Besides, you can gain inspiration from something without even knowing what it is, that doesn’t make the art immediately tainted because it was inspired from something bad.


I don’t care who you vote for dude. vote for whatever you want.


Good point.

Oh boy, here we go again…

I think we should add a rule to the challenge stating that anyone who talks about politics here has 6 hours to post a render of a cute animal (related to the week’s theme), otherwise they get their Blender license revoked for 6 months.


Thumbs up! I don’t see any other way to deal with this. :slight_smile:


Hello, big
Open, cycles 1024 samples, <30sec. rendertime, used an hdri from and ANT terrain generator for some mountains, that i joined and merged together with shrinkwrap and merged by distance, which works surprising good. 60000 particle trees. The giants and the ent are a proof that every bad model could look good with the right size. :smiley:

Fixed the tree material and lightning.


All human existence is politics. Every single one of us is alive because of politics, our freedom to make art is protected by politics, our freedom to discuss art is politics, the Internet on which this forum exists was created by politics and owes its continued existence to politics, being able to have forums on it is politics, the copywrite laws that support open-source software such as Blender are of course politics (which makes the fact that it’s license-free also politics).

The Weekend Challenge has sometimes had overtly political themes with little trouble – it gets profoundly political entries with little complaint. (Few votes, usually, but little complaint.) The very concept that my bare-minimum post linking to information that influences my voting (therefor on-topic) on a subject already under discussion was somehow inappropriate is political. My preference to reduce my support of media that, however subtly (or “subtly”, being on the autism spectrum I frequently miss nuance), advocates for killing some of our forum members (which would prevent them from using Blender) is of course political, but so are any objections.

If someone posted that they didn’t think Suzanne’s use was pure for the Weekend Challenge (pre-existing model) and therefor wouldn’t be voting for any Pure entries that used it, that’s politics. Lower-stakes politics than fan-art of genocidally-bigoted media as entries in the Weekend Challenge, but still. I wouldn’t agree with such a post, nor would I imply that it didn’t belong here.

Suzanne’s a cute animal, right?

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“Offer your hearts”


Apparently this needs to be said, but I do not agree with the assassination of some of our forum members, even though apparently this render supports it…?

Here are the files of my project, but I advice against taking a peek at it. It’s messy and would take quite a substantial amount of chaotic energy for anyone to like seeing the project.

Edit: Choosing both anime and blender as escapism was really an awful idea