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Fantasy 3D Character Modeling Contest by Mixamo ( $1000 First Prize )


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#1 mixamo

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:23 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 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 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

#2 Gravin

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

Just to clarify, contestents are allowed to create there own unique weapons or do they need to be of the same type as one of the provided weapons?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

New Contest !!! COOOLL !!!

ty ! :)

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Only autodesk propietary .fbx format ?
Is there any free import/export program ?

Can the weapons use Collada 1.4.1 ?

Im working with the Blender last official release 2.63
And the plugin Mixamo Collada 1.4.1 Importer is for Blender 2.49.
http://www.mixamo.com/c/blender

Is there any new release ?

TY

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Hmmm August 19th.. I might be able to participate.. need to finished other portfolio projects first.. :)
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#5 mixamo

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

Yes, you are allowed to create your own weapons, and please do!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

note:
Only autodesk propietary .fbx format ?
Is there any free import/export program ?


If you can get your end result into 3d-coat you should be able to export to fbx?

#7 Gravin

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for giving partial infos.

On another forum "Also you are encouraged to create your own weapons as long as it adheres to the weapons class of your choosing: "
I won't participate since you can't put the weapon in another class hand, good luck to the other contestants :)


BeatKitano thanks for clarifying this better, So there isn't much reason to bother with generating our own weapons aside from aesthetics and design style cohesion. I was hoping to possibly do some kind of polearm or battle axe but I guess it's probably better to focus on getting the character work as polished as possible.

#8 mixamo

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

The reason we're asking you to stick with the weapon provided is because we're going to be release a huge weapons animation pack feature these 5 weapons. Realistically you could create a different weapon for the class but it wouldn't be able to be feature in our weapon demonstration. We're bring in some amazing weapon master to put on the capture suit and bring these weapons to life and some of the winning characters will be featured in this.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:47 PM

Just wanted to link to my WIP thread for this contest...

http://3d-coat.com/f...?showtopic=9969

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:36 PM

It's a valid point BeatKitano, thanks for the feedback :D

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:37 AM

Hello

Sellswords, mercenaries and beasts from all across the lands are rallying for war.

So... no-humans allowed, right ?

ty

#12 mixamo

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

Carlosa, sellswords and mercenaries could be defined as humans. In fact we welcome humans.

Cheers!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

hi all
my name is Claudio and i'm from Italy
i'm new here and i would like to take part of this contest
i am going to post the first concept and WIP as soon as possible :)
good luck to all

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:33 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



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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

i'm still doing my entry and i think i will not make on time ...is it possible to extend the deadline. tnx. please.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:06 AM

Deadline has been extended because of popular request to Aug 31st at 12:00 PM PST!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:19 AM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS TY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

Deadline has been extended because of popular request to Aug 31st at 12:00 PM PST!


What ?

Im still texturing the modellllllllllllllllll !!!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

What ?

Im still texturing the modellllllllllllllllll !!!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

So, are the last submissions on the 31st or is it locked?




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