View Full Version : SimplyLightwave.com Challenge: Favorite Toys - $500 1st Prize!

05-02-2011, 04:39 PM
Hope you don't mind us posting this here.

We're happy to announce that we're bringing back the challenges to SimplyLightwave (http://simplylightwave.com)!

The theme for this first challenge is favorite toys and you can make any sort of toy you like. It can be a classic toy from your childhood or something more adult like your current favorite gadget. Final entries in this challenge should be models which are textured and lit. You can use any software you like to help you create the final toy renders, however the primary focus for this project should be Lightwave.

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st prize - $500 USD
2nd prize - Lifetime Membership at SimplyLightwave.com
3rd Prize - The Art of Toy Story 3

Challenge Duration: May 2nd - June 30th
The challenge will run for two months with the deadline for your final entries set to June 30th. All entries must show WIP on the forum and as this project is shared with SimplyMaya you'll be competing with people from our Maya site as well. This challenge is open for all types of Lightwave users, you don't need to be an expert to join. The main point here is to challenge yourself and to have some fun.

Your judges will be:
Jason Edwards - Senior Modeler at Windmill Lane VFX
Michael McKinley - Author and Environment Artist at Zombie Studios
And of course, yours truly :)

To join in simply start a new thread here (http://simplylightwave.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26) with this in the title:

My Favorite Toy Challenge - Your User Name

Good luck, have fun and we hope to see some great entries for this challenge!


05-02-2011, 05:03 PM

05-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Nice!!! With two months, I think even I can play... Can't wait to get started. I also like that we get to share some ground with the Maya guys. Should prove interesting considering the only advantage they have is in CA. Did I say the last sentence or think it?...

05-04-2011, 07:48 AM
Great to see you guys back on the forum Dave! I won't have time to enter, but just wanted to voice my support!


05-04-2011, 10:08 AM
I vote for Iain to kick some ***

05-05-2011, 06:26 PM
Thanks guys we'll see who comes out on top on this one the guys form the Maya site or the Lightwave site.

Dave :)

05-06-2011, 03:08 AM
I vote for Iain to kick some ***

Darned Skippy! :D

05-06-2011, 11:40 AM
do they even make good toys anymore
all i ever see is blocky plastic crap.

even old school Go-Bots are better than todays toys :D