A staggering 190 images and 27 animations were entered into this competition, and the quality was some of the best I’ve seen. There’s just something about the topic of the ‘future’ that inspires wonder and creativity. And although judging the entries were hard, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what you all created.
So first let’s start by looking at the images…
These didn’t win, but they came close…
I love the composition and compositing. My eyes were immediately drawn to the jet burners and then to the rest of the scene. I’d be interested in hearing the story behind this. Great stuff
Absolutely beautiful entry! I love how complete the whole scene feels, as well as the strong story telling. The only thing letting it down is that their are two points of interests, the bright planet in the backdrop and the robot-bee, leaving the viewer feeling unsure what to focus on. Other than that it’s excellent. Top work!
Technicality wise, this entry wins. There’s almost no flaws to speak of. It’s easy on the eyes and is overall just a really nice scene. I only wish there was more of a story or a stronger character to hold the interest. But other than that, it’s spectacular. Well done!
An interesting, yet kinda depressing take on a “sci-fi” future I really like the detail in the ruined buildings as well as the lighting and compositing. The only thing I’m not really a fan of is that the birds are such a central element of a focus. I feel that the background is more interesting and the birds would be better suited just flying in the sky. But it’s still an awesome scene. Well done!
Very unique render. I really like the use of the wide angle lens to capture the dramatic scale of the scene. There’s a bit of visual confusion with the dog ends and the spacecraft, but overall I like it. Especially the colors! Great job wokjow.
Cool story telling! Reminds me a lot of the Iron Giant. The scene feels a bit too yellow and could probably benefit from a background, but it’s still a really nice scene. Well done niittymaa
Very nice take on a futuristic robot. I especially like how it’s lit and rendered like a car promo. Clean smooth lines and sexy curves. Great job Kramon
Very interesting scene! I’m not entirely sure what the story is, but the large scaled futuristic city is of enough interest. Nice work
These didn’t quite make the finalists list, but they still deserve a mention:
Winner: Image Category
Congratulations ex-nihilo! After entering into a staggering 12 competitions, you’ve finally pulled through with a winning entry!
I really like the story, and detail of the environment in this piece. The anamorphic flare above give it a nice “futuristic” touch, and the prisoner being escorted by guards makes the viewer curious to learn more of the story.
- H.264_0000001-0150 by Journeyman
- The Trap by Grzesiek
- Science Fiction: “Mission Mars – 2040″ by suren41977
- Spacefighters by TomRipera
- Infiltrator by Calzaath
- BlenderGuru Competition Entry: Alpha Bot6 by J.F.Robot
- Integral Trees by Mieke Roth
- Blender Guru Competition entry: Teleport Test by TheNAkos
- Future CPU by see360
- Norway docks at Pellstation by Carel de Winter
- Green Glow by for_the_kingdom
- SciFi Competition: My entry by Nodhorf
- BlenderGuru SciFi Entry by danielpstokes
- Blenderguru Scifi Competition Entry by Small Troll
- Lost by qube21
- The Doom of the Earth by John C
- Mech Scene by wrjaravaza
- Blender Stargate Dial Sequence 2 by victorkeyes
- The Forgotton Life – BlenderGuru SCI-FI Competition entry by Webhead
- Lotto Redshift by TheDuckCow
- THE MIDNIGHT SECRET (blender) by pranavjitvirdi
- Holy Ship by Nita
- test 1 by KJ4BXT
- Ironman comic by draguu
- Future espresso drink maker V1 by WillTell
- Cosmic Scale by rooster
- Spring.test by quidsinski
Holy Ship by Nita
This one came really close to winning! The lighting, colors, animation and everything was excellent. The only thing letting it down was the anti-climatic ending. But still a very nice animation indeed
Lotto Redshift by TheDuckCow
Technically this entry shouldn’t be included since it’s almost double the maximum allowed length But I can still appreciate the amount of effort put into it, as well as the interesting story. So I think it deserves a mention. Great job on the freestyle rendering too!
Mech Scene by wrjaravaza
The lighting and set design look fantastic and remind me a lot of the alleyway scene in Sintel. It’s a shame you couldn’t finish all the rendering on time, but it’s still a very decent animation. Great job
Norway Docks at Pellstation by Carel de Winter
Wow! A surprising amount of content in just 60 seconds. You can really see the amount of work that went into this. The story seemed a little confusing and lacking, but the visuals made up for it. Very well done.
Ironman Comic by Pratik Solanki
Yet another thoroughly enjoyable entry Pratik! I wasn’t sure if the comic part was done with blender, but if so, amazing! The lighting was a little dark at the end, so it was hard to see what was happening, but the animation looked great. Nice job once again
Forgotton Life by Webhead
Beautiful! This animation really hits the theme on the head and it looks brilliant. I liked how you made it relevant to current life by including nature, then zooming out to show a full scale modern world. Very nice indeed.
This competition was a joy! Thank you to everyone who entered.
Unfortunately I don’t have time to explain why each entry didn’t win, but if you’d like feedback, feel free to post your image in the comments below, or start up a thread on BlenderArtists asking for feedback.
What was your favourite entry? Post in the comments below