Since the blender community thinks a little differently to the general public, I was excited to see what they had in mind for the future. I was not disappointed.
From futuristic cars, to alien invaded planets their were entries of all kinds. 87 people in total stepped up to the challenge and presented their predictions for The Future.
Of those entries I selected 4 Honourable mentions and One Winner. Check ‘em out:
Here are all 87 entries in alphabetical order:
The style and subject of this image remind me instantly of Half Life 2 and the Star Wars prequels. I like that you have real human characters in the scene. Not only does it give the viewer a sense of scale, but it adds a human element that helps the viewer relate to it. The ‘greebles’ on the wall and ceiling look great, making the scene even more interesting to look at. However, the bottom right hand corner of the image is a little bare. I would have liked to see either a better texture or a new object to add make the scene more balanced. But overall you’ve done a fantastic job Nathan. Well done!
This almost won. The only thing letting it down is the lack of a story, and/or human element. Everything else is wonderful. I love the beautiful integration of nature and technology. Unlike most people’s predictions of the future, you’ve envisioned a future where we rely more on nature and less on man made cities. Inviting the idea that the future may look like this, if we play our cards right. Well done on this beautiful optimistic approach at the future
Created by kimballdenetso
This gets a mention for its informative and unique approach to the subject. Your image gives as a glance at the possible infrastructure of the future and how we could use the resources at our disposal for energy. I can imagine this image being used to pitch an energy saving idea at G20 or TED. Some of the textures are a little stretched and the characters on land could use a bit more focus, but it gets the point across. Well done on creating a thought provoking and well presented idea
Powerful storytelling. This image made me wonder how I would feel witnessing the destruction of the earth. Would I miss it? That to me is what makes great art: when you start to relate to the feelings of the character in the picture. The expression on the astronauts face is perfect and the lighting is great. However the earth and it’s explosion is it’s only downfall. The colors don’t really compliment each other and the explosion isn’t immediately clear to the viewer. If you were to fix that, you would have a fine piece of artwork that would look great on a wall. Excellent job Maenny!
The reference may be lost to some, but I recognized it as the scene from the 1927 sci-fi film, Metropolis. Whilst there are elements of it that could use some work (smoke, shading on the top of the building), overall I thought it came together nicely. For a film that is mostly destroyed from age, you’ve restored it beautifully. When you compare it to the original scene, you can see how much effort went into getting all the details just right. From the control panels down to the rivets on the engines, it’s almost perfect. Well done on bringing this iconic sci-fi movie scene to life!
Congratulations Square! Your image of a lost robot trying to get home is a touching look at a future where technology has taken on a life of it’s own. The texturing in the windows is fantastic, as is the rubbish and wear and tear to the rest of the station. Trying to convey emotion through a bulky robot is difficult, but you’ve done a great job, capturing the helpless pose and empty stare. The bouquet of flowers is icing on the cake.
Whilst the lighting is a little unbalanced in the background, it wasn’t a deal breaker, and overall I thought the scene came together great. Well done on a fantastic image Square!
As the winner of the competition, you’ve won:
- Any item from the Blender e-Shop
- $500 donated to a Charity of your choice
- A permanent spot in the Winners Hall of Fame
A big thank you to everyone else that joined in the competition. I’m hoping that by entering you were able to learn a couple of new tricks and improve your skills.
Unfortunately I don’t have time to go through each entry and explain why it didn’t win, so if you’d like feedback on your image, just post your entry in the comments below and ask for feedback. I’m sure the community would be happy to give you a few pointers
Thanks for playing!
The next competition will be announced on Tuesday. Can you guess what the topic will be?