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“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 and will be featured in the Feature Row.”
Really thought modelling a soccer ball would be rather challenging (not much of a sports fan so I never tried yet ) I did all my research regarding the number of pentagonal and hexagonal sides and whatnot, tried for about half an hour with “object offset arrays” and mixed results, then caved in and googled for someone else’s smarter way.
Spoiler alert and a pro tip
The whole bloody thing is just a a rounded icosphere with beveled vertices. Who knew! Should I maybe get a better command of basic geometry as a wannabe professional modeller?
“Schäfer flankt nach innen - Kopfball - abgewehrt - aus dem Hintergrund müsste Rahn schießen - Rahn schießt - Tor! Tor! Tor für Deutschland” (“Schäfer crosses inside - header - blocked - Rahn should shoot from the background - Rahn shoots - goal! goal! goal for Germany”)
Come on, kick me, KICK MEEEEE
Open, cycles, 1024 samples, open denoiser, rendertime ~3min., all made in blender, eye texture is made in gimp, open cause i guess the hdri make a big part of the image. https://polyhaven.com/a/stadium_01
Cycles, 4096 samples, HDRI lighting, DoF, Graswald ($), reused open can litter
The winning soccer goal was completed years ago. The old soccer field lays mostly empty except for late night partying as the city gentrifies and the young people search for better futures somewhere else.