New post: Scifi

As requested by followers on twitter, the theme for this blender post is: Scifi! (aka Science Fiction, aka every teenage boys favourite topic, aka most images on every cg forum ever). Aliens, deep space travel, robots, futuristic worlds, I'm sure you're aware of the possibilities.

To try something new, there will also be a new category for animations.

Prizes

One winner will be decided for each category: Images and Animations.

Guidelines

  • It must be created with Blender
  • Only one entry per person
  • You may only enter into one category (Image or an Animation, not both)
  • Minor post processing in Gimp, Photoshop or After Effects is allowed
  • Minimum size is 1280 px wide but the bigger the better (any aspect ratio is fine)
  • Animations must be less than 60 seconds long. There is no minimum length.
  • Your entry must be a new creation, not an existing project
  • It must be your own work. No bought/borrowed or third party models allowed
  • All plugins are allowed except MakeHuman
  • Photographic elements are allowed, but must not make up a significant part of the image (sky backgrounds are okay)
  • Animations are permitted to use live action, camera tracked video.
  • Keep it family friendly. No overly sexual or gory images please.
  • Your entry must in some way relate to the theme
  • The winners will be asked to submit a .blend file to prove it's creation

Criteria for Judging

Entries will be judged by me on the following criteria:

  • Aesthetics
  • Storytelling
  • Impact

To increase your chances of winning, aim for all three.

“The best art has meaning beyond just an image; perhaps it will bring you to tears, make you laugh, or remind you of something you’d almost forgotten. It stands out in a crowd, and dares to be different.” - Source

6 Reasons to Enter:

  1. posts can help you to think creatively through working around constraints of a theme
  2. It teaches you the importance of deadlines
  3. It can push you to better your skills by exploring new themes
  4. Competing alongside other artists is a great way to stay motivated
  5. Your entry will be seen by thousands of daily visitors, increasing your online exposure
  6. You're helping the world! This is a rare opportunity to use your artistic talent to donate money to a charity of your choosing.

Deadline

The deadline is the 29th of April at 11:59PM GMT (6 weeks from the announcement). The winners will be announced two days later.

May the best artist win! :D

Andrew Price