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Weekend Contest: 'Twice Upon a Time'

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Weekend Contest: Twice Upon a Time contests

Image: Western Landscape, by Matthew Pye.

Skuax won last weekend's contest with his entry 'Tribute to Moebius'. For this weekend, he selected 'Twice Upon a Time' as the topic.

Skuax writes:

Hi!

I'm really pleased to win this one!

The next subject 'll be .... 'Twice upon a time.'

Hope it will inspire a lot of Blender's fans.

Thanks a lot for your work.

Richard

You heard the man - go for it :)

Post your work below (attach an image), and vote for your winner. The winner will get a post on monday, and will get to pick next weekend’s contest theme. Have fun!

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  • Pablo Petzen

    Can you explain a bit more abbout this contest? I really dont understand what is the goal for the subject "Twice upon a time".

  • Nuno Donato

    very interesting theme!! I can't come up with anything quickly, so its a good sign ;)

  • Nex Pro

    I do this all the time, nearly every model or scene I make has to be made at least twice.

  • Pablo Petzen

    Here my try.

  • StealthHawk

    great theme :) here's my entry:

    • ssnbee

      Um, what the heck? How did you texture those mountains? I have been trying to get a result like this for a long time. Any hints, tutorials?

      • AspiringAnimator

        I think he may have used a texture displacement modifier on a plane... It's how I'm doing a part of my image. Am I correct in this assumption, StealthHawk? By the way, great work!

    • http://utopia3d.wordpress.com/ Utopia780

      Great (!) image StealthHawk!
      Is the planet also a part of the scene?
      The mountains are superb..

      • john

        Great job, I like mountains.
        tutorial? Come on!! Lol

    • StealthHawk

      Thank you all for your kind words!
      @AspiringAnimator: Yeah, the mountains are modeled/created via displacement (such is the premise behind the ANT landscape add-on, I think?) but that's not how I did the texturing

      @Utopia780: Yes, the planet is part of the physical scene in Blender. It was done with gradients and color ramps, mostly.

      @John & ssnbee: Do people actually want a tutorial? This was a quickly done scene in <3 hours, So if people are interested I can clean it up a little and make a how-to video :)

      • chromemonkey

        I can guarantee a tutorial will be sought after.

      • ssnbee

        It was BECAUSE you did it so quickly that I am interested. I can get fairly good results with the ANT addon, but I've had trouble getting enough variation and the right distribution in my textures to get a satisfying result. So even if you're not up for a tutorial, a shot of your node setup and a quick summery would be very cool. (And your planet looks awesome, so you could always throw that in there as a bonus. :) )

      • Matt Holbach

        Yes tutorial!!!!!!!!

      • http://utopia3d.wordpress.com/ Utopia780

        Please do!

    • StealthHawk

      Okay everyone, this is the image in the process of being cleaned up for the tutorial. Are there any suggestions before I start making the tutorial? Missing elements? Written v. video tutorial? Let me know, thx! btw I don't really know how long it will take me to do the tutorial (being my first one) so stay posted ;)

      • ssnbee

        Well, my only suggestion is if you go with video- don't make it too drawn out. Come up with what you're going to say, and stick with it. A lot of people like text tutorials for just this reason- it summarizes the most important part. Good luck! Crafting your first tutorial is a helpful learning experience for the creator, as well as the audience.

        P.S. What happened to your white balance in this image? It seems too red/pink.

        • StealthHawk

          thx for the catch, I guess I just didn't see the gradual change lol. But you're 100% right. I'll be sure to restore the balance in my final render.

      • Vincent Holzborn

        Great, thanks for the offer! I mostly like written tutorials with a lot of pics, because you can easily jump to the point that is interisting and rebuild it in an own scene. What I reaaly like to know is how you made the texture. But that is only my 2 cents.

  • Mario Adams

    I have an idea but I'm not an artist, just playing around with blender. And I'm not fast enough too :)
    But for those who needs a hint:
    Here in Flanders-Belgium we have a saying: "A donkey never bumps twice to the same stone!". And following this saying, in Europe we had WW 1 and WW 2, so twice upon a time. And by this I mean also "do people never learn?". You don't even have to open a newspaper to see what is happening in the world because it is always on the cover.
    So if you can use this, feel free to use the idea of the 2 great world wars.

  • Ben Rausch

    First time at this.

  • Matt Holbach

    Heres my entry!!!!!

    • gianluca angelucci

      really love this image :)

      • Matt Holbach

        Thank you :D

    • AspiringAnimator

      This is a great piece! I really like your choice of colors and the way the water reflects and distorts the scene. Also, you managed to capture the beauty of the scenery with low poly (something you do really well).
      Great work!

      • Matt Holbach

        Thank you :D I just always try to go for the colors that I'm drawn to. If it makes me lock my eyes on them then i keep them. And as far as beauty.....Im just making these from pictures in my head haha. But Thank You again :) If you go to my sketchbook you can see more of these and i do give away free screen savers...just saying haha.

        http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?327794-Blendermann-s-Sketchbook

    • StealthHawk

      The shadow in the foreground and the reflection really, REALLY, give this image an atmosphere I like. Well done.

      • Matt Holbach

        Thank You :D And may the best render win. I think you have the upper hand in this one :) I gave yours my vote :D

        • StealthHawk

          And I yours :D I had a look at your other low poly works, and really enjoyed those too.

          • Matt Holbach

            Thanks StealthHawk :D I knew you would win your image is amazing! And thank you for checking out my sketchbook i always have more work being posted on there! Congrats on the win :D

    • http://www.EricVarela.com/ Eric Varela

      Gorgeous work. I also loved your sketchbook.

      • Matt Holbach

        Thank You :D

  • Guest

    Here is my entry, "Variation on Starry Night." I was working on creating a village with clock towers and was trying to come up with a background for the scene. After seeing the theme, I thought of Van Goh's "Starry Night" for some reason. So I put it in as the background and traced the stars and moon to give them a glow that would make them pop out.

    Comments and critiques appreciated! Enjoy!

    (background credit: Starry Night by Vincent Van Goh, downloaded from Wikipedia)

  • Guest

    Here is my entry, "Variation on Starry Night." After seeing the theme, I thought of Van Goh's "Starry Night" for some reason. So I put it in as the background and traced the stars and moon to give them a glow that would make them pop out.
    Comments and critiques appreciated! Enjoy!

    (background credit: Starry Night by Vincent Van Goh, downloaded from Wikipedia)

  • Guest

    For some reason, mine was posted as "Guest." Here it is again! Sorry!

  • AspiringAnimator

    AGH having tech issues... ok, lets see if this works and doesn't say "Guest."...
    Here is my entry, "Variation on Starry Night." I was working on creating a village with clock towers and was trying to come up with a background for the scene. After seeing the theme, I thought of Van Goh's "Starry Night" for some reason. So I put it in as the background and traced the stars and moon to give them a glow that would make them pop out.

    Comments and critiques appreciated! Enjoy!

    (background credit: Starry Night by Vincent Van Goh, downloaded from Wikipedia)

    • reidh

      only say color of moon and stars you could change to mellow less yellow more white and sky could be ambiented a little more

  • Arjoonn Sharma

    Twice upon a time:-
    The clock is between two times.....the last and first hour of two years.

  • Arjoonn Sharma

    The image did not upload so here is another try...

    Just in case:-

    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?328914-Between-times&p=2589297#post2589297

    • AspiringAnimator

      If you know/watch Doctor Who...
      This looks like something that would hang on the door of the TARDIS. I like it! Very creative!

  • nachoc

    Hi!! This is.. ...a double surprise for breakfast! Twice upon a time?quick work...

    • nachoc

      ....another render-view...

      • AspiringAnimator

        I really like the Depth of Field effect on this one. Nice pic!

        • nachoc

          Thanks!!!

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/themnax/ John Teall

    well here's mine

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/themnax/ Themnax (mka: John Teall)

    i'd a swore i just posted this, but then i updated my profile and now i'm not seeing it. so here it is again

  • Andre Dues

    I dont have much time this Weekend but i wanted to take Part. So heres my Entry. My assoisation with that Machine and the Theme is that it was invented twice. So Twice upon a time. The first Inventor was Charles Cros, but as Edison had the money to get a patent on his Phonograph, he made also the money. I dont know why i choosed Edisons machine as he was a two faced person. That hes not the real Founder of the Light bulb is another Story hehe.

    Ok here it is. Not the best one but it has some mood i think

    • http://3dnett.no/ Thomas Nordstrøm

      Hey! Good to see your back! I really like this one. Didn't know about that lightbulb thing. Always believed that came from an Edison "Ahaa!" moment, turns out to be a lot more complicated indeed. :)

      • Andre Dues

        Hey Thomas :) Yeah the Story behind all this is really intersting.
        I hope to be on the Contest more often. Cant wait for the next weekend.

        • http://3dnett.no/ Thomas Nordstrøm

          History can be fascinating! :) Glad to hear, I like your creations. My mind also went to those of simultaneous inventions. I was thinking about the automobile, but then I understood the gasoline car probably were invented a lot more than two times and so I abandoned the whole Idea. I also fell short of time this weekend. Guess I'll give it a go next time. :)

  • Michael

    A story of vengeance. You always meet twice...

  • Kyriakos Tsilavis

    Hello,

    here is my Render for the Weekend contest. I called it, Betrayed!

  • Jukka Niittymaa

    Here is my entry for this weekend contest. :)

    • http://www.EricVarela.com/ Eric Varela

      Excellent job on the textures!

  • Jan Marcinowski

    Here is my entry. Glad it's still weekend!

  • Fred

    Here is my entry for the Weekend Contest.....

    Once upon a time there was NaN. Twice upon a time there was Blender. It lived happily ever after!!!

  • Fred

    Sorry for posting this twice. I wanted to upload a higher resolution image and somehow the other post changed to "Guest" and I can't delete it. Maybe Bart can delete my other duplicate post. Thanks.

    Here is my entry for the Weekend Contest.....

    Once upon a time there was NaN. Twice upon a time there was Blender. It lived happily ever after!!!

    Hope you like it....

  • Pablo Petzen

    Here another try... I hope not will be too late for it.. =)

  • AspiringAnimator

    I had this idea at the last minute, hopefully you guys will still see it :)
    Old paper texture from wildtextures.com.
    Enjoy!

  • My Pet Zombie

    Called "Creating a Second Chance."

    • My Pet Zombie

      Hm...picture didn't attach.

  • My Pet Zombie

    I call this "Creating a Second Chance"

  • http://www.EricVarela.com/ Eric Varela

    So I was swamped with other obligations this weekend, and my concept was going nowhere, very slowly, but as I'm making a concerted effort to enter every week here, I wanted to enter something lest I fall out of the habit, so feel free to ignore this, but this is just one model that I kind of liked from my scene.

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