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  • Andre Strydom

    "The Jumper" It's pretty late, time to jump into bed... Maybe I'll post hi-res or .blend later.

    • DanRainer

      i just love your eye for detail such as how the antenna has rings dented into it and how the eye has that swirl texture but it is a little to glossy looks like its made from wax

      • Andre Strydom

        Thanks! The texture painting really helped to highlight some parts, like the antennae "dents" and mouth "smile". The forest background is actually from a previous entry in the "Spring" theme contest.

  • hsoj95

    Here is my submission called "Scary Things On The Web". Figure, even if I don't win, I'd give a good laugh to some people. Rendered in Cycles at 1000 samples. All image textures are from Pixabay.com

    Here is the link to the full 1440p resolution image. http://imgur.com/RoAkwuR

    • afilmclan

      A "Scary Thing On The Web" that you posted on the Web!
      #Redundant

      • hsoj95

        Lol!

    • hsoj95

      You know your image is probably not very good when all you get is guest votes. Oh well, still had fun making it.

  • AspiringAnimator

    I really don't have a lot of time this weekend, so here's my entry. I call it, "Ugh, bugs." I re-used some models of mine from some of my other projects. Enjoy! Comments and critiques appreciated!

    • AspiringAnimator

      Wait, pic didn't post... let's see if it posts this time!
      EDIT: Sorry for the double post! It wasn't showing up for me the first time.

      • afilmclan

        its ok man. Just remember that every-time you post a pic its a good idea to click the little reload button. But ya you did a good job. I would've never thought of using the blue screen.
        #HappensToEveryone

        • AspiringAnimator

          Thanks! :)

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

      The famous blue sky bug! That's an ugly one!!

  • Alexander Weide

    nice;)

  • Guest

    Here is my entry... what else?

    • Nathan MénétrierHacquemand

      This one is the same of the other, it's just when I have posted this I don't see the picture...
      (sorry for my english... I'm french :))

      • AspiringAnimator

        Bonjour, Miseur MenetrierHacquemand! :)
        ...And that's about the extent of the French I know. :P
        Anyways, I like the thatched look of your bug! It makes for a really effective image! Also, the dust particles behind it add to the realism! Very nice work! :)

        • Nathan MénétrierHacquemand

          Merci :)

          • AspiringAnimator

            Haha, that's what I get for trying to learn French from "Les Miserables." :P

  • Guest

    Here is my entry... what else?

  • Nathan MénétrierHacquemand

    Here is my entry... what else?
    (sorry for the lags...)

  • afilmclan

    Here is an image that took me all night to render (Buggy computer @_,@). I call it "Dragons Fly". I'm open to advice if you guys have some to give. Here it is:

    • afilmclan

      Here are some more versions of this image. I looked at it and decided to change the color balance with its node in blender. If you have any suggestions or reasons why you don't won't to vote on my image then please say what it is that bothers you. I need criticism. Even if it's men't to be hurtful. Trust me though, anything you say will not be hurtful because I will use it to better my pictures and my skill.

      • afilmclan

        Do you guys actually know where the term a "Bug in my computer" comes from. Years and years ago when they had the room size computers, which cost a lot of money, one of them mysteriously quit running. Being that it was a very expensive machine one of the head people told the scientist to take it apart. They discovered a small moth had flown into one of the sections and had fried its circuit board. So people been referring back to it ever since.
        #ThankYouForListeningToStoryTimeWithAfilmclan

      • AspiringAnimator

        Nice recolours! One thing I noticed was that the original looks like a morning scene, while yours seem like an evening or very early morning. The bottom image's dragonfly looks a little bit too red (the color of light seems only to be coming from the other side of the dragonfly.) Overall, nice job recoloring! :)

    • afilmclan

      Here is a couple more images that i rendered last night. I'm just about to go to church and i wanted to upload it before i go. Hope you guys like them here they are:

      • AspiringAnimator

        Hm... the one thing I don't like is the ghost nodes. It doesn't really make sense to have lens flare coming off of the dragonfly. Perhaps if you made the light from the window brighter, the lens flare would come from the window instead of the dragonfly. Overall though, I like the image! :)

    • AspiringAnimator

      Very nice modeling!

    • steve cameron

      Trying some new camera angles when your just not happy with your image can make a world of difference. The d.o.f. pretty heavy, laying waste to all the modeling you have done in background. Go more subtle. Or just use a background image. All that rendering time could be used for experimentation instead. Good work. That's about as rough a critique as you'll find here, but coming from a terrible speller, I warn you, typo's like "men't" are beggin' for trouble.

      • AFilmClan

        Ty for all the advice. Too late now though. Pretty cool stand with the tie between the two posts. Anyway I'll use that stuff (advice) in the future.
        #WasAlotOfFun

  • Giovanni

    I'm not sure if this is a valid image because it has already appeared on Blender Nation and it is also a composition of virtual butterflies and a real picture. The "bugs" have been sculpted and rendered in Blender. The shadow pass has been rendered in Blender too using a 3D virtual model of the girl. The title is "The Butterfly Dream". This is one frame of a 100 video that I used to create a 3D lenticular image. If it is not valid please feel free to delete my post :-) Cheers, Giovanni

    • Guest

      Sorry... here is the image.

  • Ivan Lebedev

    I was sitting at the kitchen having massage with my head massager and was thinking about what to model for the contest ;). And suddenly I realized that my massager is a very scary spider! )))))) So, few hours of work and here it is! )) Enjoy!

    • afilmclan

      not bad man. I like the whole depth of field. Don't take me wrong but i decided to put the image into blender to see if i could add a darkening effect. This is still your image and all credit goes to you. But i still wanted to see how it would look if i did it. If want to know how i did it just say. Here is you image back. Thanks for letting me play around with it.
      #JustTryingToHelp

      • Ivan Lebedev

        No problem )) You can do anything with it )). I can upload OpenEXR or even blend file if you wan't )).

      • Vincent Holzborn

        I can understand, that you would like to have this image in a bit more scary mood, but you can`t just turn down the brightnes.
        As I see a lot of images posted here are too dark, but you always need some bright areas to lead the attention to the focus point - and to see something. In this case my attention is lead to the dishes in the background - not to the main object that is hidden now... -> Just trying to help too ;-)

        • AFilmClan

          That's actually great advice! Will use that in the future.
          #Thanks

  • Zachman

    Pterostichus volkswagonus. I discovered a new species!

    Rendered in Cycles.

    • afilmclan

      Lol! you should add punching gloves and maybe another bug car. Then you could have punch buggys.
      #GaveMeAGoodLaugh

      • Zachman

        Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • DanRainer

    Heres my Entry its called "lurkers Of The Aftermath" and ive gone for the whole creepy crawly gone extreme and added some atmospheric mist just to add to the horror im open to criticism so be as mean as possible but say whats wrong so i can improve Thanks.

    • hsoj95

      The main issue I see is that it is so dark, it's very hard to see the detail. Maybe use the compositor in Blender to lighten the image just a touch so more detail will show through.

  • Pablo Petzen

    here my try.

  • Pablo Petzen

    Wops forgot atach.. ^^
    So are here my try.

    • DanRainer

      omg i think that is the most adorable thing i have ever seen :) #GreatEntry #Gotmyvote

      • Pablo .Petzen

        Thanks Dan, the thing are happy now! =)

  • Ricardo Andrade

    Okay this is what I got... There were lots of things I wanted to achieve but well I haven't got enough time so this is my try

  • NainaP

    Here is my entry
    Just an ordinary spider ;)

    • Zachman

      I really like the lighting! The spider also looks great!

      • NainaP

        Thank you :D

  • Fabrice Alfano

    A "Capricorn" is my entry this week. Not very good but I have learned something about modeling parts with not just only one primitive...

  • Fabrice Alfano

    A "Capricorn" is my entry this week. Not a very good model but I have learned about modeling with many primitives and not just one
    Edit: Oups ! Subsurf !

  • Cor

    ...sometimes it's hard to find a bug...
    I'll call it "A digital designer's nightmare" ;-)

  • Benjamin Uy

    Sensipede.

    • steve cameron

      Like your style Benjamin.

  • Joel

    Here is my entry. "The assassin" Based on a droid from Star Wars.

    • AspiringAnimator

      Very nicely done! Everything, from the modeling to the texturing, is awesome!
      Personally, this reminds me of the poisonous millipede bugs from Attack of the Clones that Zam used to try and assassinate Padme. :) (yes, I know that Episode II is supposed to be one of if not the worst Star Wars movies, but you know, whatever :P)
      The one thing I would add is a bit more scenery. Perhaps something of nature, or some sort of mechanical construction.
      Overall, this is a very nice peace, and you have my vote! :)

      • Joel

        Thanks
        The droid is a Scarab Mark VI assassin droid (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Scarab_Mark_VI_assassin_droid).
        I wanted to add in a background but I didn't know what would fit with it.
        The texture for the bug was an anisotropic shader with a dirty plaster texture from Cg Textures put through a color ramp and plugged into the roughness.

  • Joshua Vranas

    "The Bee Queen" I made it in under 4 hours. So it's still pretty rough... This is my first time submitting to the weekend contests.

  • gordon13

    Tiny little bug in a big world:

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

      This is my favorite!
      I just love the composition and the colors.
      Great job Gordon!

      • gordon13

        Thanks!

    • AspiringAnimator

      This is great! I love the look of the plant and the detail of the bug! Very stylized yet realistic! Very nice job!!!

      • gordon13

        Thanks!

  • Joshua

    "Bugs"

    • AspiringAnimator

      Nice typography! How'd you get the pixelated effect?

  • Standard

    'Blender has stopped working'

  • steve cameron

    "snag"

    • Jessamy

      i'm hooked

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

    I choose the computer bug version. What's more annoying than a computer crash just before your hour long render is complete? I've named this BlSoD("Black screen of death"). In this case what comes next after experienced the
    B(lue)SoD as in AspiringAnimator's image :). Hope you enjoy this :) Good luck everyone!

    • AspiringAnimator

      Lol, everyone's reaction in their heads (and some actually carry it out)
      Nice job! :)

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

        That's so great about CG! Takes a little more effort, but the outcome is a lot cheaper! :)

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

      Just realized, I forgot the doorknob... (awkward)

    • steve cameron

      Call that an off track pocket door, hehe. That monitor deserved "office space" treatment anyway. Nice image, Thomas.

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

        He he. Indeed it did :) Thank you! :)

  • Ben McCormick

    Here is my entry. I tried doing a revised version of Atom Ant.
    I am open to critiques!

    Polies: 3,154
    Samples: 1,000
    Render time: About 3 hours.

    Enjoy!

    • Ben McCormick

      Forgot to attach. :)

      • Pablo .Petzen

        For this render purpose i will suggest use blender internal, you will get a better quality with 1min render time.

  • DanRainer

    heres the edited entry its a little lighter so that you can actually see for those who didnt see the other this is called "Luckers of the Aftermath"

  • DanRainer

    Sorry uploaded the wrong one

  • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

    Hey folks, my apologies for being so late this week. I just announced the winner:

    http://www.blendernation.com/2014/05/22/weekend-contest-winner-the-jumper/

    Thanks for participating :)

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