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Weekend Contest: 'Twice Upon a Time'

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WesternSandscape

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!

63 Comments

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

    • 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 on

        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!

    • 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 :)

      • 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. :) )

    • 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 ;)

      • 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.

        • 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 on

        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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. AspiringAnimator on

    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)

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

    • AspiringAnimator on

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

  6. 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

    • 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. :)

      • 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.

        • 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. :)

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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....

  9. AspiringAnimator on

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

  10. 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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