Kreola After Earth - Digital Matte Painting Challenge

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Kreola After Earth - Digital Matte Painting Challenge
10 September 2013 - 11 November 2013

To celebrate the launch of d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, CGSociety challenges the world’s matte painters to create a stunning matte based on a plate by Milan Schere (one of the authors of our latest book).

The aim is to bring his personal project "Kreola After Earth: Phantom Memories" to life. It is a steam-punk science fiction tale, revolving around a human girl on an alien planet who is caught between the lines at the brink of a war. As the external story arch develops, we gradually discover more about Yuki's past along the way, ultimately placing her into a key position within the upcoming revolution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How do I actually enter the competition?

    To join the challenge, you need to be a registered CGTalk Member (it's free). Go to the challenge webpage and click the green "JOIN CHALLENGE" button to enter. Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions the join button will change to a yellow "UPLOAD ENTRY" button, allowing you to submit your final image.
    For support, community, and critique on WIP during the challenge, please post in the Digital Matte Painting Forums.
  • Q: What are the Final Image technical requirements?

    Minimum Dimensions: landscape - 1920x1080 pixels
    File Type: High quality JPG or PNG
  • Q: Why must entrants be members of CGTalk or CGSociety?

    We need to be able to contact all entrants -- we have one registration system. This also means that all competition entrants are covered by the same set of Terms and Conditions.
  • Q: Is it ok to use vray, RenderMan or 3rd party renderers for rendering?

    Yes -- you are free to use any software you like.
  • Q: Are we allowed to use web downloaded textures?

    Yes, but you must credit everything you use. Anyone caught not crediting material, contributors or inspirational works will be disqualified.
  • Q: Do I need a paid CGConnect membership?

    Not at all! Our CGChallenges are open to all CGTalkers. If you don't already have a free account, get one here.
  • Q: Can I have multiple Final Entries?

  • Q: What if I am a winner and I want a different prize? E.g. What if I win the Grand Prize but I want the Runner Up prize instead?

    You can contact the other winner with the prize that you want, and ask if they want to do an exchange. What you guys do with your prizes is up to you, and we're not going to be involved in it.
  • Q: How can I get out of this challenge?

    Just stop submitting.
  • Q: How do I delete/edit an entry?

    Select the entry you want to edit from the 'View My Entries' page, and click the blue 'edit entry' button (top right).
  • Q: Can I upload my WIP images to my own server? Is that counted?

    No. Please use the Challenge site facility to upload your Work-In-Progress. It allows us to track the entries properly, and guarantee continued hosting of all images.
  • Q: My question wasn't answered above. What should I do?

    If you have additional questions or comments, please post a reply to the FAQs thread on CGTalk.

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