Year-Long Blender Tourney - Week #03

Welcome to the Year-long Blender Tourney!

Here is all you have to do to compete

Think about what you might like to make that has to do with the given topic. If the topic were to be say “Tools”, make a Tool of anykind as well as you possibly can.

Post that said item as a picture (a thumbnail if you could) Wireframe is optional… You might be ahead to add it because some people like to see them for extra modeling details and future reference. Feel free to add the picture via the blenderartists thumbnails (uploads), or a photobucket, etc URL. But please dont use a facebook URL… not all people use facebook.

Declare if it is your final entry or if you will be editing it further

Just to save you the trouble, go ahead and tell us all what programs, scripts, and etc that you used in the making of your project.

Have fun with everything, and remember that all voting is fair, as it is done by the other blender artists users.

–The Rules–

There will be 48 weekly challenges (none during December).

Every month, the previous 4 weekly winning images will be voted on and a monthly winner will be decided. This winner will have the next 4 weeks to create and enter his semi final entry into PurpleBat via a message. The monthly winner must enter his semi entry before the end of his 4 weeks, or the image he won the month with will be entered into the semi finals, which prolly wont be for the topic given.

When the monthly winner is given their topic, he/she must not tell any other competitors, but just work on it in private until the next months end. He will then send the entrie to PurpleBat through a message and PurpleBat will keep it safe until the last month of the challenge. PurpleBat will then Post the voting thread for the final tier of the Tourney.

Monthly winners may enter weekly challenges during this time as well, and during the rest of the year with the goal of winning more monthly challenges, thus allowing him to enter more than one image into the semi finals.

The winner of November (last monthly challenge) will have 4 weeks as well to complete his semi entry, but there will be no weekly challenges during this time that count towards the tourney. If people are dying to Blend, they can participate in a couple that i will host during december that have to do with the holidays or something of that sort.

After the November winner has entered the semi finals, a final voting thread is created. Voting will last for 2-3 weeks, extending into the new year. Sometime in early January 2012, voting will end and top dog of 2011 will be announced. During these 3 weeks the new years tourney will begin.

Note again that the final entries are held by PurpleBat until December’s End.

“Hopefully the final voting thread can get on BlenderNation so that there are lots of voters.”

Any person who would win this would surely have his name known, which helps many people get jobs and other good things.

Please enjoy this competition and everybody Vote! and Compete!

The more people we have competing year-round the more attention these competitions will draw from all around the place.

I will check on everything going on once daily. At the end of each week on Saturday at 3pm EsT American, i will close entries and open the voting thread. Afterwards the next weeks competition will begin. If it was the end of the month i will also add the monthly poll.

And Remember, you do not have to know “everything” there is to know about blender… Join even if you have just begun using blender, just so u can get some practice!

This weeks
Topic is…
Examples: Bee, ant, stickbug, praying mantis, rolleypolleys, etc

These entries will close and the Voting will begin around 3pm Est, America on Saturday (this will be for every week as well)

Good Luck!!

Nice additions to the rules. Everything makes sense now :smiley:

By the way, EPIC topic man! Insects are awesome :evilgrin:


lol ty i thought so too =P

lol i thought so too

insects are gonna be very hard. especially if your doing a close up of an insect. think of all the detail that must be put into the modelling.

This is precisely why it’s such an awesome topic.

Well. Lol. Do a ladybug if u must. Lol

ok so here is my final if i don’t get around to adding my bright sun

textures using photoshop and blender


the website ill use to post the standings in is near completion… be done soon enough. :spin:

well ive got my site finished so that it will make for easy editing and adding each weeks pictures… once i get it onto a server i will add the link to my sig instead of the photobucket… and its working great… much nicer that trying to find them in the threads and much more organized than photobucket lol

Blender 2.56 - Internal render
Textures - MyPaint/Photoshop
Final color adjustment in Photoshop


thats gonna be tough to beat. nice job.

Just in case I don’t get around to doing anything else to it…

Praying Mantis

Don’t know if im gonna have enough time to improve this so i’ll put it up here and try and see if i can get it looking better :slight_smile:

Good luck to everyone else :smiley:

Hey everyone! Here’s my entry.

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Blender 2.56, Gimp 2.6

@SpynalTom: Awesome! Simple, yet a finished work of art!


not sure if i can finish mine in time.

The entries so far are stunning. And in just one week. This weeks topic was a good challenge, a lot to get done, wondering will I ever finish this mesh?

But I did, so here is my entry: Will Try To Re Post
They Work for me though

I used 100% Blender 2.56 r34395M

Check your attachments! Their not working for me!

@ilent2: Attachements not working for me also.
@Robo3Dguy: Thanks, and good sculpt by the way.
@LightBulb: I really like your latest updates.

Here’s my entry, a little late perhaps, but I haven’t been able to get on BA for most the morning! Nice entries everyone, really awesome!