August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

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August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:41 am

Get out your best textures and HDR environments, because this August we will be holding a material & lighting competition!

A highly detailed, untextured and unilluminated scene will be made available in several formats, and the rest is up to you - materials, lighting and final beauty renders.

The competition starts on Monday the 13th of August, and entries can be submitted no later than Thursday the 6th of September.

We're really looking forward to seeing what people do with this great scene (graciously provided by Heiko Schmidt / Impulse)!

Prizes
1st:1 Arroway textures Complete bundle
2 Evermotion collections*
2 CGAxis collections**
€200 designconnected.com voucher
1 Indigo Renderer
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2nd:1 Arroway textures Wood Veneers - Complete Edition
1 Evermotion collection*
1 CGAxis collection**
€150 designconnected.com voucher
1 Indigo Renderer
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3rd:1 Arroway textures Construction Materials
1 Evermotion collection*
€100 designconnected.com voucher
1 Indigo RT
All prizes, unless declared otherwise, are digital downloads.
* to choose from the categories Archmodels, Archinteriors or Archexteriors
** to choose from the category "all collections" on their store


A big thank you to our sponsors:

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The Rules:

- No 3rd party render engines (Indigo Renderer/RT must be used).
- No changes to the architecure allowed.
- Chairs, lamps, tables, or any other detail in the furnishing may be changed.
- Maximum of 3 final renderings. Camera angles are yours to choose.
- Final images must be submitted no later than the 6th of September. (post them here)
- If any post processing is done on the final images, the original images must be uploaded as well.
- Since the question came up: of course you can enter the competiton with the demo/trial version of Indigo.


About the scene:

Scene is provided by Heiko Schmidt / Impulse: http://www.impulse-arts.org/

Use of the scene data, in whole or in part, is restricted to non-commercial use only. Some of the models are freely available on the internet, and not subject to this restriction, however please contact us regarding their use if you are unsure.


Some rendering tips for this scene:

- When rendering with sun+sky (or an environment map), make sure you remove the glass from the windows. Sunlight(or generally small emitters) through glass is a tricky problem for unbiased renderers. Glass acceleration helps, but it will render much faster without the glass and the visual difference is usually not noticable.

- Use exit portals when rendering this scene with sun+sky (or an environment map).
Note that if you want to keep the glass, exit portals are not a good choice (it becomes a tricky problem as well).


Download:

C4D Format (7z) C4D Format (zip)
Obj Format (7z)
Obj Format (reduced scene, 7z)
3ds Format (7z) 3ds Format (zip)

Original SketchUp scene (barely usable as it's very complex):
SketchUp Format (7z) SketchUp Format (zip)

Simplified and optimized SketchUp scene by FoXar/Roo Evans (doesn't include furniture):
SketchUp Format (zip)

All files were compressed using 7-zip.

If you need any other format, we will try to make it available, just ask :)



Fell free to post WIP images in this thread.
You final renderings should go here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/vie ... 14&t=11834

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by pixie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:53 am

I hope it to be the first of a series of competitions!

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by StompinTom » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:49 am

I'm in ;)

EDIT: To what extent is 'No changes to the architecure allowed.' defined? I mean, does that just mean the layout / design of the space? The frames and crown molding around the column are fair play? What about detailing / modification to the wall / ceiling surfaces?

Not trying to be a dick, just trying to see where the line is drawn ;)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:55 am

Just added downloads in some formats and added the prizes so far (we still have some open communication here and there so maybe there will be more :) ).

In other words: It's on.
StompinTom wrote:I'm in ;)

EDIT: To what extent is 'No changes to the architecure allowed.' defined? I mean, does that just mean the layout / design of the space? The frames and crown molding around the column are fair play? What about detailing / modification to the wall / ceiling surfaces?

Not trying to be a dick, just trying to see where the line is drawn ;)
Hm, good question. I guess everything you mentioned should be OK, just make sure the you can still tell it's the same room :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by Voytech » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:03 am

Any chance for a Sketchup version?

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:05 am

Voytech wrote:Any chance for a Sketchup version?
I'm on it :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by encad87 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 am

3ds file can be in, please?
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problem with the file??

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:41 am

encad87 wrote:3ds file can be in, please?
Sorry about that, here is a link to the solution: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/vie ... 14&t=11826

Will make a 3ds available.

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by encad87 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:47 am

fused wrote:
encad87 wrote:3ds file can be in, please?
Sorry about that, here is a link to the solution: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/vie ... 14&t=11826

Will make a 3ds available.
perfect, thank you very much!

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by Antonis777 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:53 am

Are we allowed to add one or two furniture items?

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:25 pm

Antonis777 wrote:Are we allowed to add one or two furniture items?
fused wrote:The Rules:

- No 3rd party render engines (Indigo Renderer/RT must be used).
- No changes to the architecure allowed.
- Chairs, lamps, tables, or any other detail in the furnishing may be changed.
- Maximum of 3 final renderings.
- Final images must be submitted no later than the 6th of September.
- If any post processing is done on the final images, the original images must be uploaded as well.
Yes :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:06 am

On the topic of a SketchUp version:

The original scene is... well... much too complicated for SketchUp. In the end I managed to get a simplified version of the scene into SketchUp. I tried several methods with varying success and I will upload the scene that seems to be (at least to me) the most successful result.

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by Pibuz » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:08 pm

:D
SketchUp is a weird beast indeed...
I'll download the scene in the next few days and see what you've been so good to make with the Su version.
Probably we sketchuppers will rather use imported obj, or we will lose some important detailing!

I've been thinking a lot to this competition, since I saw the announcement!
I think I've come up with an interesting idea, and I hope I can find some time to spend on it and show it to you guys. The unique topic is this one? are we allowed to post some WIPs? There is a specific way to post the final imges (eg. a new topic in the finished work section or similar)?

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Pibuz wrote:are we allowed to post some WIPs? There is a specific way to post the final imges (eg. a new topic in the finished work section or similar)?
Please do!
Pibuz wrote:There is a specific way to post the final imges (eg. a new topic in the finished work section or similar)?
I will make a new topic for the finals :)

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Re: August 2012 Competition - Materials & Lighting

Post by fused » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:22 pm

I can't actually enter the competition but I can still have some fun. Here is my (not so serious) WIP:
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:)

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