V-Ray Anniversary Challenge: A Decisive Moment

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V-Ray Anniversary Challenge: A Decisive Moment
14 May 2012 - 17 July 2012

“The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

A decisive moment is the split second when everything changes. It could be an instant from history that altered everything on Earth. Or a pivotal point in time that changed you personally. Perhaps a knockout punch in a heavy weight championship. The last block placed on the Pyramids. The first human step on the moon. A gunshot, a wrong step, or a glance, the decisive moment when fate propelled the world to greatness or drove it to the point of destruction.

The Chaos Group and CGSociety invite you to create an image to tell that story. Using any application to model and V-Ray to render, we want you to illustrate a blink-of-an-eye moment that changed the world. A moment that changed the big picture or had an impact on a person’s life. All industries using V-Ray can fit into the Challenge theme and are welcome to participate.

Click here for more information about V-Ray's 10th anniversary.

Deliverables:
Final beauty image - rendered in V-Ray
At least two stages of Work in Progress, which must be uploaded to the challenge pages


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 WIPs and final entry.
  • Q: Why is V-Ray offered as a prize since it is a prerequisite to enter the Challenge?

    Some people use V-Ray at their workplace or at university. Others own V-Ray for one modeling platform but want to have a V-Ray license for another modeling platform. This is why we are offering a V-Ray license of choice as part of the prize package.
  • Q: What are the Final Image technical requirements?

    Dimensions: At least 2560 x 1600 pixels or, at least 1600 x 2560 pixels. File type/extension: High quality JPG / .jpg
  • Q: What deliverables are there for an image entry?

    Final beauty render – rendered in V-Ray.
    At least two stages of Work in Progress, which must be uploaded to the challenge pages
  • 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: 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 entries?

    Yes.
  • Q: Are random or parametric terrain and foliage/plant generation software (Bryce/Vue/Terragen) allowed?

    Yes.
  • Q: I'm using a new email but the challenge keeps sending stuff to my old one. How do I fix that?

    You go into CGTalk's UserCP (User Control Panel) and change your email address there. If you still have problems, email us.
  • 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: 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: Is there a video category?

    No. However if you want to submit and animation of your model this will count towards extra credit

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