The February/March material competition

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The February/March material competition

Post by benn » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:59 am

Okay. We're starting a regular material competition. The winner of this competition will be the person that uploads the most materials to the material database, that are rated 4+ stars.

Rules:

* 4+ star rating is given by our elite team of judges, so user votes don't count (so no gaming)
* Your material must be BSD licensable (make sure your textures are allowed to be redistributed!)
* Material must load in the Indigo Material editor
* Uploading materials called pink, pinky-green, greeny-pink, green, greeny-blue, bluey-green, blue - is considered bad form and we will use our discretion to not award you a prize
* The leaderboard will be reset to show materials made in the past 30 days, so you can see who is winning the competition
* The judges decision is final and they may use discretion
* Competition starts the 1st of February

Prizes:

* An Indigo (aka Pink) Ipod Shuffle and a one-off customized competition badge

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Soup » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:35 pm

Awesome!
Get creative! I want to see some high quality awesomeness!!1!

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by djegoo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:01 pm

Wow!! This motivates me to learn correctly to use the material editor in detail (omg i feel so ashamed to have a lifetime licence and to not be able to understand half of the material editor!)
Even if it doesnt win, i hope if i create materials, it will be useful :wink:
Cheers!

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Zom-B » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:33 pm

This seems to be a good opportunity to fix the Users leaderboard, since it doesn't update since a looong time :(
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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Polinalkrimizei » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:00 am

Perhaps we could get back the "example images" we had in the old matDB? There are some materials that do give a better impression applied to an actual model.
Please bring them back!

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by galinette » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:08 am

Yes, my ceramics look bad on the standard scene :(
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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Soup » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:29 am

How about using the current MDB scene, but with some thumbnails linking to gallery renders using material? Maybe have a section just for showing off materials :o

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by WytRaven » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:21 am

djegoo wrote:(omg i feel so ashamed to have a lifetime licence and to not be able to understand half of the material editor!)
Well it's lucky you have a "lifetime" to get to know it better then :)
:idea: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..." - Emerson 1841

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Meelis » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:16 am

Hi

A little request if possible.
Some carpets would be nice. Something with particles that can be instanced.
Some ready to use model that repeats nicely, in known file format that can be imported to different programs.

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Godzilla » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:45 am

May want to have materials approved before they are put in the database:

http://www.indigorenderer.com/materials/materials/291
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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Soup » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:16 am

Lol chair!

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Soup » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:15 pm

Looks like Sparlin and Galinette are off to a good start! Check them out

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Pibuz » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:01 pm

Hi Whaat! Sorry to bother again: I have some problems using this material, some kind of script error appears when trying to switch to the first material of the list..
How can I fix this?

http://www.indigorenderer.com/materials/materials/286

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by galinette » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:26 pm

What is your error message?

If you open the material in the material editor, does it work?

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Re: The February/March material competition

Post by Pibuz » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:24 am

Hi Galinette!
In mat editor it works just fine, only a little scale issue: if I simply launche the mat preview I obtain the attached image, which features LARGE tiles if compared to your preview.
I wrote to Whaat because I know it is a SkIndigo trick: the error says something about page scripts.
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