SciFi3D Challenge: EPIII Room/Location, Deadline: Jan 31 - Prizes!.......... ** WINNERS ACCOUNCED **

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  1. BennyB Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 22, 2005
    i wish now it could have been a ship i just remembered i have loads of the star wars blueprints for ships and that would have been so much easier to do. ive ordered that episode 3 artbook now so that should get to me in a week.
  2. morpher-2005 Jedi Master

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    Apr 19, 2005
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    will the judges take into account the software that is being used. It'd be alot easier to use something like 3d max, lightwave or maya. Will they consider that some of us are using things like blender and carrara
  3. Ravenger Jedi Knight

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    i think and hope they judge it on the quality of the model not the application its made in
  4. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Just wondering for everyone, what is your poly count so far?

    And is 9K alot of polys?
  5. Ravenger Jedi Knight

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    mine unsmoothed is 21847
    smoothed i dunno
  6. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    WOW WOW that is alot of poly's
    my poly count is 9764
  7. MassassiOrder Force Ghost

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    Just to give you something to work on. Here are all the location of Episode III, according the script. So there is a lot to pick from. You can find the locations in the script on my page at
    http://massassi.yavin4.com/sw/m3_index.htm
    If any one needs pictures, I have tons of them, just send me a mail massassi@tiscali.nl

    Jan Jacob
    Massassi Order
    http://www.massassi.nl
    Holland

    MAIN HANGAR-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    BRIDGE-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    WIDE HALLWAY-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    ELEVATOR-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    ELEVATOR SHAFT-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    GENERAL'S QUARTER'S-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    BATTLESTATIONS-REPUBLIC CRUISER
    BRIDGE-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    HALLWAY-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER
    POD BAY-TRADE FEDERATION CRUISER-SPACE

    CORUSCANT-INDUSTRIAL LANDING PLATFORM
    CORUSCANT-CLONE LANDING PLATFORM
    CORUSCANT-LANDING PLATFORM
    LANDING PLATFORM-CORUSCANT-IMPERIAL CENTER

    CORUSCANT-PADME'S APARTMENT
    CORUSCANT-PADME'S APARTMENT-BEDROOM
    CORUSCANT-PADME'S APARTMENT-VERANDA
    CORUSCANT-PADME'S APARTMENT-LIVING ROOM

    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE ENTRY
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-YODAS QUARTERS
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-HALLWAY
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-BRIEFING ROOM
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-COUNCIL CHAMBERS
    CORUSCANT-JEDI WAR ROOM
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-MASSIVE MAIN HALLWAY ALCOVE-LATE
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-LANDING PLATFORM
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-COMPUTER ROOM
    CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-CONTROL CENTER

    CORUSCANT-SENATE OFFICE BUILDING-LANDING PLATFORM
    CORUSCANT-SENATE OFFICE BUILDING-MAIN HALLWAY

    CORUSCANT-SENATE CHAMBER
    CORRIDOR-SENATE ARENA-CHANCELLOR'S HOLOGRAM OFFICE

    CORUSCANT-GALAXIES OPERA HOUSE

    CORUSCANT-IMPERIAL REHAB CENTER

    CORUSCANT-CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE
    CORUSCANT-LOBBY TO CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE

    REPUBLIC BATTLE CRUISER-HANGAR

    UTAPAU-LANDING PLATFORM
    UTAPAU-CONFERENCE ROOM-GRAND CHAMBER
    UTAPAU-SINKHOLE WALL-LIZARD
    UTAPAU-CONFERENCE ROOM-GRAND CHAMBER
    UTAPAU-TENTH LEVEL-CONTROL CENTER
    UTAPAU-CLIFF AND LANDING PLATFORM
    UTAPAU-MAIN CITY PLAZA
    UTAPAU-SECRET LANDING PLATFORM

    MYGEETO
    FELUCIA-FOREST
    CATO NEIMOIDIA

    KASHYYYK-BEACH HEAD
    KASHYYYK-MEETING HALL
    KASHYYYK-HILLS OVERLOOKING LAKE

    ALDERAAN-STARCRUISER-HALLWAY
    ALDERAAN CRUISER-CONFERENCE ROOM

    MUSTAFAR-LAVA FIELDS
    MUSTAFAR-MAIN CONTROL CENTER
    MUSTAFAR-CONFERENCE ROOM
    MUSTAFAR-LANDING PLATFORM
    MUSTAFAR-PASSAGES TO MAIN CONTROL CENTER
    MUSTAFAR-MAIN CONTROL CENTER BALCONY, PIPE ACROSS THE RIVER, MAIN COLLECTION PLANT
    MUSTAFAR-COLLECTION PANELS
    MUSTAFAR-VOLCANO EDGE

    POLIS MASSA-MEDICAL CENTER
    POLIS MASSA-OBSERVATION DOME
    POLIS MASSA-LANDING PLATFORM

    NABOO-MAIN SQUARE

    IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER

    TATOOINE-SUNSET
  8. PadawanNick Force Ghost

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    Jun 6, 2001
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    This is fantastic material Jan!
    Thanks.

    Mmmmm. I was thinking of diving into the veranda before, but now it's taken :p
    Will have to peruse the list to find something else to play with now.

    Good luck!
  9. Brandeni Jedi Master

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    Aug 15, 2002
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    This is a GREAT way of getting more High quality content up on sci-fi 3d.


  10. darthviper107 Force Ghost

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    I don't think there is really a big problem in using a low-price 3D program compared to using something like Maya or 3ds Max. Notice how many classes and tutorials there are for those programs, the low-price ones are for people who don't need all of the special plugins and stuff like that which bring up the price-also they are made to be easier for people to use compared to Maya or Max.

    BTW, on the poly count thing--21,000 polys is really good, it's not very much at all---I've done models with 800,000+ polys that still didn't have the full amount of detail that I could have put in--Be glad you've got only 9,000
  11. PadawanNick Force Ghost

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    Hey guys.
    All the initial entries have gotten off to a great start.
    Hope you all keep up the momentum through the holidays. :)
    Looking forward to seeing these models completed.

    BTW: For anyone curious about more info the PixelCorps, there's a new interview with founder Alex Lindsay posted on MacAnimationPro.com:
    http://www.macanimationpro.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=36132

    Have fun.
  12. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    Can we post our work anywhere else while the compotition is still running?
  13. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    You can do whatever you want with "your" work. But if you are talking about other forums then you'd end up updating and visiting all these diff. places. I do this myself and it's a pain. But yea, if you want go ahead and post it elsewhere too.
  14. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Will Massasi be able to enter all his models?

    Check your PM



  15. robo_obi Force Ghost

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    Mar 15, 2002
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    just to clairfy is the deadline the 31st of january? because that cryptics stuff about the 2nd of January confused me...

    i'd be interested in doing this because i've finsihed school now and i'm incrdibly bored

    EDIT: also i was wondering if the death star skeleton counts as a location?
  16. robo_obi Force Ghost

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    Mar 15, 2002
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    scrap my other questions....i want to know this

    will it be taken into consideration when judging if someone has built the model from scratch or has taken an old model of theirs and is just fixing it up greatly?
  17. PadawanNick Force Ghost

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    Jun 6, 2001
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    Zoo and the judges will be the ones to make a final call on multiple entries. Not sure if they will judge as individual models or perhapas as a single body of work by one person.

    In any case, each PERSON can only win a single PRIZE.
    Each of the three prizes will go to a different person, so don't worry about any chance that a single person will be able to "consume" the prize pool. :)

    Just for completeness...
    Yes, the final deadline is Jan 31.
    Death Star skeleton is a location (IMO).

    As far as I know, I'm not a judge, but, so long as entries are 100% personal work (nothing imported from other people's models), I would think that they would be judge primarily on quality measures such as level of detail and accuracy based on references.

    General Advice:
    Bottom line is, you can't possiblely win a prize or even be part of the fun of all this, if you don't build and submit an entry. There's a lot of activity going on, with many people watching the WIP threads and providing ideas and feedback. Get to work on something and start posting those progress updates while everyone is watching! :)

    Don't choose to sit this out solely based on what you see in other WIP threads. You can't even be sure those other models will be finished!
    Just make the best model you can and get in done for the deadline.
    After that, you'll should at LEAST have a really cool model you can be proud of, probably will have learned a few new tricks along the way, and may even get it hosted and/or win a prize! :)

    Good luck!
    Have fun.
  18. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    You'll have to email me directly with more info. on this question... what model... pics... etc.
  19. bountyhunterx Jedi Knight

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    Jan 1, 2005
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    Yeah, I'm so in. I need to decide what to do though... Hrmm.
  20. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    Get a the Dvd of Episode 3, or find some pictures on google
  21. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    Can we also Model Mustafar locations that dont appear in the movie? like this:

    [image=http://swg.allakhazam.com/images/news/tow_wk1_09.jpg]

    If you look carefully you can see the collection arm in there
    The pic is from the game: Star Wars Galaxies
  22. fireresq7 Jedi Master

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    Oct 24, 2002
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    Ok so, how's the contestants doing?

    ~Rory
  23. Shadows_545 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 21, 2002
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    Crap! I don't check these forums for awhile and look what happens! I'm late, but I'll give it a try anyway.

    I love these kind of challenges, should definitely have more in the future, but you could get a lot more people to participate if you advertised a bit in places like scifi-meshes.com (unless you already did and I missed it).
  24. PadawanNick Force Ghost

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    Jun 6, 2001
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    Hey all!
    Lots of amazing models in the works. Looking forward to seeing the final results.

    The deadline is still Jan 31, yes?
    I think I saw a post from Zoo to the affect of WIP models being valid entries.
    Still have a week (and all-important weekend :) ) to go to put the highest quality and detail you can into your model.

    Even if it doesn't get 100% finished, it may be worth entering.

    Zoo, do you have any specific instructions for the entries?
    Expected timeline for judging?

    Have fun!
  25. Lightsaber_Monster Jedi Knight

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    What file format does the model have to be in when its finished?
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