Year-Long Blender Tourney Week #16

Year-Long Blender Tourney Week #16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Welcome to the Year-long Blender Tourney!

To compete…

  1. Find the topic near the bottom of this post.

  2. Read and understand what is needed out of the topic, and what is not able to be entered.
    A. I will tell you if something is not permitted, and explain each week what i mean by the topic.

  3. Model you idea from the topic throughout the week given.
    A. Even if i start the new thread a bit late, they will always end on saturday… but be sure of this, the latest i will ever be is 1 day off unless Blenderartists is expieriencing difficulties.
    B. If you are unable to get/see the new topics thread, check out my facebook’s last post… It will Always be the latest weeks challenge. My Profile

  4. Post the finished project AND its wireframe to this weeks thread.
    A. You can either post them as the thumbnail or link from any site you would like to use
    your own site, Blenderartists, or anything else like photobucket, etc.
    B. We prefer you dont use Facebook or other social networks.
    C. You might as well told us what scripts, programs, etc you used… some people like to know these
    things, especially those new to CG arts.

  5. Declare if it is your final entrie if you get done early so i can go ahead and add it to the Voting thread word

  6. Then Vote for your favorite entrie, be it yours or another contestants.

Tourney Layout…
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 21 days/3weeks to create and enter his/her semi final entry into PurpleBat via a message.
The monthly winner must enter his/her semi entry before the end of his 21days/3weeks, or the image he won the month with will be entered into the semi finals, which prolly wont be for the topic given.

The Monthly winners…
When the monthly winner is given their topic, he/she must not tell any other competitors, but just work on it in private until his/her time is up.
He/she 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 in november.
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/her to enter more than one image into the semi finals, but they must be different projects.

The winner of November (last monthly challenge) will have 21 days/3 weeks as well to complete his/her 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.
“Hopefully the final voting thread can get on BlenderNation so that there are lots of voters.”

the entrie that was posted/edited first and finished will get the spot in the next tier of the tourney. UNLESS they were both finished within the same hour… if that occurs, both entries will move on!

Please enjoy this competition and everybody Vote! and Compete!

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…


These entries will close and the Voting will begin around 9 pm Est, America on Saturday (this will be for every week as well)

Good Luck!!

Purplebat is currently not able to run these contests, due to technical issues, so I will step into until he has those sorted out.

tyty ill be back sooner than ya think! they found the problem last night =P

Ah, good. I am glad

I have always wanted to do this, from a kid I always wondered how far you could see two mirrors facing each other, or a camera facing a TV and the TV showing what the camera showed. ).

P.S. almost positive I tried this in BI before but it didn’t work, learning Luxrender for this render.

Updated image and wire (2)

Final image unless it gets better

Very good Stu!

To do similar in Blender you’ll need to set ‘Depth’ in the mirror settings to however far you want to go… If your playing with Lux, i’d suggest having a go with caustics (this is a good article)

^ very nice links rarebit, have gone to lot of links from the wiki link. Thanks.

Nice one stuart! Now I want to try:)

Here’s my quickie, “Bad luck”


thanks Helix, I have really wanted to do this sort of thing since playing with CG/blender; but really thought such a image would mainly be interesting to me.