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Weekend Contest: In the Basement



Image: Staircase by Benjamin Vurlod.

Thomas Nordstrøm was the runner up in the previous weekend contest, themed 'Fantasy places'. He got to pick this week's contest and he chose 'In the Basement'.

Thomas writes:

I choose "In the Basement" as topic for the upcoming contest. It's a bit open like the previous topic from Andre ("Fantasy"), but it also encourages to create an indoor scene or display and as such makes it easier to come up with a good result in the short time span we have for this.

Post your work below (attach an image), and vote for your winner. The winner will get a post on monday. Have fun!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


    • Kirill Trideshny on

      man, I guess the theme is about "vault" basements... But I see a kitchen on your render. Good start BTW but I think (not sure) it's another theme.

  1. Since I am doing a juice fast with no drinking, smoking, or solid food... maybe I'll have time to do this one :D ... on the other hand coffee is also prohibited, so maybe I won't.

  2. Didn't have a lot of time this weekend, but wanted to throw something together regardless. Really trying to just make more work this year, so here it is.

    • Guillaume Gris on

      I do really like your entry Eric. It's simple yet very well made and there is definitely a mood you can feel just by seeing the picture. The wide angle lens you used combined with the low angle shot helps to convey a genuine feeling of paranormal.

      Great job !

      • Thanks! I was trying for super simple and then was going to try to play around with light in cycles, but I think as you found out too, its super hard to get good low light looks in cycles :/

  3. curious.yellow on

    Hi all, this is my first post at blender natoin, I like the weekend challenges and thought I'd join in. I'm a Blender beginner, I've separately been practising with displacement maps and the Ivygen addon and put this together. I started with Cycles but switched to Luxrender as I wanted to add some volumetric light.

  4. Here is my picture, it was inspired by Auerbachs Keller at the time of 1900 - I saw a picture like this on my google image search.
    Sadly there`s not enough time to render in a bigger resolution, so that is what I made, hope you like it?!

      • Vincent Holzborn on

        thanks, you`re right maybe the lights should have been brighter and a slight glow would help to see where it comes from. I will make another render in a bigger resolution and some other fixes - but not today...

    • I think you cant delete it. But the Admin could i think :)
      Anyways your picture is awesome. Sadly you will not get much up votes in that short time.

      • Vincent Holzborn on

        Thanks. I´m currently do the Post production again, I rendered the Image in a bigger res. When it`s finished I will post it on my site:

        Thanks to everyone, it made a lot of fun - and the small time schedule is very challenging!

  5. Richard Nespithal on

    Used Gimp and Inkscape for some textures. Blender 2.69 (Cycles) on Gentoo - took around 2 hours to render in HD (i7, 8G RAM).

    • are they the new archemesh cabinets ? they look good, probably have a hard time gettin down those steps pic very clean

  6. Here is my entry.
    First time I have entered!

    I hope the thumbnail is the complete upload or I am going to have to reply to this as the entry.

  7. Brennan McFarland on

    Well, this is my first entry as a Blender semi-beginner. I'll call it "The Tenant" (it's a bit sparse I know, but of course I procrastinated). It is all in Blender, except it was too big so I re sized it with gimp. There's a story behind it, too. Every now and then my grandparents and aunt come in from out of town, and since I have several younger, noisier siblings, they choose to sleep in the basement. That inspired me to create this image.

    • holy shit, you put your grandparents in the basement with dog bowls and a single mattress,yikes ,sure hope that's a joke.

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