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mixamo
06-21-2012, 12:59 PM
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Mixamo is launching it's THIRD character contest. The Mixamo Fantasy War! Five weapon based classes are available to choose from, weapons are provided or you can create your own! Just imagine the type of hero or villain who might wield one of these weapons and let your imagination run wild! Head over to http://www.mixamo.co...er-contest-2012 (http://www.mixamo.com/c/user-contests/mixamo-fantasy-character-contest-2012) for the class types, submission form and full details!

Prizes:
1st place: $1000 cash - 50 Mixamo Credits -Interview and Featured on Mixamo* - Professional Rendering of Your Character
2nd place: $500 cash - 30 Mixamo Credits - Interview on Mixamo*
3rd place: $250 cash - 15 Mixamo Credits - Interview on Mixamo*

*Previous winners not only got their interviews on Mixamo but other 3d news media websites as well. It's a great opportunity for exposure

Deadline: August 19th @ 12:00pm PST

The Rules:
1. Choose a weapon type http://www.mixamo.co...er-contest-2012 (http://www.mixamo.com/c/user-contests/mixamo-fantasy-character-contest-2012) create the character (male or female) you imagine wielding it. Use the weapons provided in the download link on the main contest page or create your own weapons. Be as creative as possible!

2. 15,000 Tris Max

3. 2048x2048 Textures Max. One for each of the following map types:(diffuse, alpha, normal, specular, specular color, glow) diffuse, normal and specular encouraged!

4. All entries MUST have (Required) a work-in-progress thread in any online 3d community forum. Feel free to start your thread on this forum and post the link to it in this thread!


The Submission:
You must submit at least 3 images each a minimum size of 1280x1024
1. Beauty Shot: (Posed, lit and rendered for the best presentation)

2. Construction (A shot depicting the wireframe in at least one front and back shot)

3. Texture Sheet (A single images displaying all used texture maps)

Get all the details and submit your final renders at: http://www.mixamo.co...er-contest-2012 (http://www.mixamo.com/c/user-contests/mixamo-fantasy-character-contest-2012)

OnlineRender
06-21-2012, 01:36 PM
nice competition , GL everyone

MentalFish
06-26-2012, 03:03 PM
Mixamo's autorigger and integration with Unity is really cool! Give it a go and for those of you with 1337 modelling skillz, join the competition.

mixamo
07-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Hey Everyone,


Here are some links of your competitors WIP! There is a 1,000 dollars on the line here not to mention bragging rights.

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101568

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1623886#post1623886

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101667

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101554

Good Luck All!

Ernest
07-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Looking at those wips, don't the characters need to fit in the silhouette's contours for their class?

Ryan Roye
07-16-2012, 07:51 PM
If my skillset weren't so narrowly focused on animation I'd give it a try.

In any case, those wips are shaping up nicely. I like the orc the best... but I'm pretty biased towards monsters admittedly.

ShadowMystic
07-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Looking at those wips, don't the characters need to fit in the silhouette's contours for their class?

Why?

Ernest
07-18-2012, 01:23 PM
Why?

Because I like the monster idea, but I'd rather do something different than the one in the silhouette. Specifically, I was thinking of something without horns. If we just have to do a monster, or a hero, or an archer but not necessarily one that fits to the silhouettes that are provided, I'd have an easier time. Since some of the examples have different shapes, I thought it might be valid.

ShadowMystic
07-20-2012, 11:47 AM
Because I like the monster idea, but I'd rather do something different than the one in the silhouette. Specifically, I was thinking of something without horns. If we just have to do a monster, or a hero, or an archer but not necessarily one that fits to the silhouettes that are provided, I'd have an easier time. Since some of the examples have different shapes, I thought it might be valid.

My point. Where does it say they must fit the silhouette? Nowhere.

mixamo
08-08-2012, 01:17 PM
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Blend Swap adds Prizes to the Mixamo Fantasy Contest


Mixamo partners Blend Swap have offered to help sponsor the Mixamo Fantasy contest by adding some great membership deals to the winnings. For those who don’t know, Blend Swap is a Free, Open Source, 3D model repository for Blender 3D Artists, where anybody can download and share their models with the world. The new prize list looks like this:


Prizes:

1st Place

- $1000 cash – 50 Mixamo Credits – 1 Year Membership with Blend Swap – Interview and Featured on Mixamo – Professional Rendering of Your Character
2nd Place

- $500 cash – 30 Mixamo Credits – 6 Month Membership with Blend Swap - Interview on Mixamo
3rd Place

- $250 cash 15 Mixamo Credits – 1 Month Membership with Blend Swap - Interview on Mixamo

mixamo
08-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Because I like the monster idea, but I'd rather do something different than the one in the silhouette. Specifically, I was thinking of something without horns. If we just have to do a monster, or a hero, or an archer but not necessarily one that fits to the silhouettes that are provided, I'd have an easier time. Since some of the examples have different shapes, I thought it might be valid.

You do not have to conform your idea based on the silhouettes! As long as your character can seemingly fit into one of the five classes you are good to go.

1. Choose a weapon type and create the character (male or female) you imagine wielding it. Use the weapons provided in the download link or create your own weapons. Be as creative as possible!

The one of the Five Weapons Classes, base your character on the type of weapon they wield:
1 Sword and Shield- The Knight
2 Bow and Arrow- The Archer
3 Stave- The Necromancer
4 Daggers- The Assassin
5 Warclub- The Beast

Happy Modeling!

mixamo
08-27-2012, 04:00 PM
The Fantasy 3D Character Modeling Contest by Mixamo is now closed for submission! Thanks to all of you for the amazing entries. Winners will be posted shortly. Good luck to all of the contestants.

-Mixamo

mixamo
08-28-2012, 10:44 AM
Previous post was a misunderstanding contest is still going till the 31st deadline.

mixamo
09-04-2012, 12:09 PM
The Fantasy 3D Character Modeling Contest by Mixamo is now officially closed for submissions! (For real this time.) Thanks to all of you for the amazing entries. Winners will be posted shortly. Good luck to all of the contestants.

-Mixamo