Evermotion Challenge 2016: The Secret Garden

UPDATE: Winners Announcement! Go, go, go and read it here!

- Yours, Evermotion Team.

UPDATE: THANKS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS! WINNERS ANNOUCEMENT WILL BE ON 31st of January! 7th of February.

Welcome to Evermotion Challenge 2016 - the annual arch-viz contest! This year we invite you to make a visualization with greenery (but it's up to you how many manmade creations you will put in your scene, we count on your imagination!). We will reward great ideas and creativity among technical quality of the image. “The Secret Garden” means something different for everyone, so we count on various approaches to this theme.

SHORT INFO:

  • We will give 3 main prizes + 3 awards
  • Prizes total worth: €16 017
  • Start: 18th of October, 2016
  • End: 17th of January, 2017
  • Submit your work by posting a new thread in The Secret Garden - Challenge 2016 forum
  • Post your work in production images and the final render till 17th of January, 2017
  • Add a strip with your name below the final image:

Our jury will choose winners according to aesthetics of the project and its technical quality. Start of submissions is on 18th of October. The contest ends on 17th of January. You should post your work and WIP images no later than on 17th of January.

What's in it for me?
Join Evermotion Challenge 2016, show your work to the CG community, experts and employers from all the world. The prizes worth reaches €16 017! The contest starts on 18th of October 2016.

You must submit your final work and a five "work in progress" screenshots till 17th of January.

Your work will be evaluated by the jury:

  • Barbara Witkowska and Robert Filipowicz - two Evermotion artists that stand behind the most acclaimed 3d scenes made for various rendering engines, from V-Ray to Unreal Engine.
  • Yavor Stoikov - a 3D Artist with years of experience in 3D modelling and visualization. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Yavor joined the Chaos Group 3D team in 2010, after working for an architectural practice. Since then he has been one of the main driving forces behind the creation of the V-Ray Training Programs and arch-viz demos. Chaos Group CG specialist.
  • Nguyen Manh Hung - Nguyen Manh Hung is Co-founder of the CGRecord.net. He has made a good reputation having numerous CG Awards plus having his work featured in Expose, a collection of the most beautiful cg Imagery published by Autodesk INC. and Ballistic Publishing.

AWARDS:

1st place - prizes worth about €6884

  • €1000 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license + vrscans library license: (€680)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma + 10 compatible human 3d models (€629)
  • Bundle (Forest Pack + RailClone) 3 years subscription (€550)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €650
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits for €600
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $600
  • 2 years of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€579.98)
  • Xrender coins worth €500
  • Pulldownit Pro single license for 3d Max or Maya (€395)
  • R&D MultiScatter and MadCar license (€400)
  • RenderBuzz 9000 renderpoints (€180)
  • TopoGun Single License ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

2nd place - prizes worth about €4674

  • €750 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license (€380)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma + 5 compatible human 3d models (€439)
  • 1 year of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€289.99)
  • iToo Forest Pack or RailClone 3 years subscription (€290)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €250
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits for €250
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $400
  • Xrender coins worth €300
  • Pulldownit Pro single license for 3d Max or Maya (€395)
  • R&D MultiScatter and MadCar license (€400)
  • RenderBuzz 6000 renderpoints (€120)
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

3rd place - prizes worth about €2959

  • €500 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license (€380)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma (€249)
  • iToo Forest Pack or RailClone 1 year subscription (€200)
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $200
  • Xrender render coins worth €200
  • R&D MultiScatter license ($200)
  • 6 months of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€149.94)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €100
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits worth €150
  • RenderBuzz 4000 renderpoints (€80)
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

1st Award:

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

2nd Award:

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

3rd Award

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

What work should I submit?
The theme of the contest is to create a visual representation of a garden - whatever that means to you ;). In the contest will be judged both idea and execution of the project. Unleash your imagination!

I'm in! How to apply?
You need to register or login and make a new thread on this forum: The Secret Garden - Challenge 2016. First you need only to claim your access, but until Evermotion Challenge ends (17th of January, 2017), you will have to post a few "Work in Progress" renders and the final work.

You must post at least 5 (five) WIP renders (Work In Progress) in your forum thread before 17th of January, 2017:

  • Concept Sketch or reference photo,
  • Modeling,
  • Texturing,
  • Lighting and Rendering,
  • Post Effects and Composting,

What tools can I use?
Work has to be genereted in 3d software. You can use every 3D software and rendering engine you want, post processing inside Photoshop, After Effects or other 2D software is allowed. Don't forget to write about the software you used in your challenge thread.

Oh boy! Can I have two (or more)?
Sorry, multiple entries are not allowed.

And last but not least...
The work you submit to this Challenge must be your own personal work, groups and companies are not allowed. You can use ready-made 3d models or textures, but you have to give credits for people / companies that have made them. Final submission resolution should be not lower than 1200px (the longest edge).

Show Your skill to the world! Good luck!

Evermotion Team

Sponsors:

 

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Corona Renderer is a new high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for Autodesk 3ds Max. We at Corona believe that artists at every level should get top-class tools which are powerful, intuitive, and affordable. Corona Renderer delivers predictable, reliable, and physically plausible results with no compromises in quality, while the the fully-featured Interactive Rendering revolutionizes the 3D workflow. The Interactive LightMix feature allows changing the color and intensity of lights before or after rendering, without the need to re-render - get day, night and other versions of a scene, all from one render. Features like bloom & glare, LUTs, and filmic tone mapping reduce or remove the need to rely on third-party software. Our mission with Corona Renderer is to liberate users from the technical, unnatural process that rendering was in the past and let them focus on their vision.

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Mr.Marco05:01:42  |  24-10-2016
Nice
rogov0103:27:38  |  27-10-2016
je veux participé dans The Secret Garden mais comment
alireza Kazemi10:27:13  |  31-12-2016
Very good
zaman seo12:52:08  |  06-01-2017
Wow! great
hansdy11:54:53  |  18-01-2017
great Challenge

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