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The TC-RTC Challenges are going to close down in September 2017. More detailed news has been sent to members. Watch for further announcements here.

Challenge 1: Winners

The January / April 2017 Stills Challenge: "Anniversary" has the following winners:

1 Ivanhoe A Game of Checkers
2 DrNo Ten of Hearts
3 lequenne Birthday Strawberry Cake

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round.

Challenge 1: Info



The new Stills Challenge for May 1st / August 31th 2017, also the very last Challenge, is:

"My end is my beginning..."

"...And my beginning my end." are the fist lines of a song by Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377). They seem appropriate to celebrate the last Challenge 1 to run on the TC-RTC site. Please, make this a brilliant finale!


Challenge 2: Winners

The November / December 2016 Stills Challenge: "Light in Darkness / Darkness in Light has the following winners :

1 TenMoons A Boy and his Dog
2 lequenne Will you enter
3 DrNo Amor Vincit Mortem

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round. As there were not enough submission to the March / April 2017 Challenge 2 "And Now for Something Completely Different" to have to vote for, there are no winners this time.

Challenge 2: Info


The upload period for the May / June 2017 Challenge "Looking to the Future" has ended. All members are kindly requested to cast their votes for the best images of the Challenge. The voting period closes the 30th of the current month. Please remember that you have to vote for ALL the images if you want your votes to be taken into account. However, as only ONE image has been submitted for this Challenge, voting is considered as pointless and any results will not be published here.


The last Challenge 2 theme for July 1st till August 31st 2017 is:


The very last Challenge 2. Symmetrically, the very first challenge theme launched by Steve Paget in January 2007 on the provisional PSEUDO-IRTC site, was "This Is Not A Checkered Plane". This gave its name to the TC-RTC as you all know. Something for inspiration?


Member Count (January 2017): 185 Cheppers ( Become a Chepper! )

Hopefully, you have arrived here because you are interested in 3D Computer graphics and possibly interested in rendering 3D images and animations. You are all welcome to join in and enjoy the Challenge! If you are not a member, simply register with us by clicking the 'Register' link above.
Current Challenge 1 Challenge
May, 2017
From 01-May-2017 to 31-Aug-2017
Topic : "My end is my beginning..."
There are 23 days left until upload finishes
There are 37 days until voting finishes
Current Challenge 2 Challenge
July, 2017
From 01-Jul-2017 to 31-Aug-2017
Topic : "Symmetry"
There are 23 days left until upload finishes
There are 37 days until voting finishes
(January, 2017)
From 01-Jan-2017 to 30-Apr-2017

A Game Of Checkers by Ive

A Game Of Checkers

Looking to the Future
(May, 2017)
From 01-May-2017 to 30-Jun-2017

Imagine by Normand Brière


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See this example of what can be achieved by Mark Slone!

'Innocent Shadow' by Mark Slone
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"Innocent Shadow" by Mark Slone


See this example of what can be achieved by Gilles Tran!

'Glasses' by Gilles Tran
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"Glasses" by Gilles Tran


For even more inspiration, visit the PoV-Ray Hall of Fame: http://hof.povray.org/index-lb.html

We want to see the best 3D stills  and animations artwork that you can develop using the rendering program and tools of your choice for the given subject. Over the 'Internet' and home-computing years, there have been many advancements in computer chip technology, which has enabled us budding 3D artists to actually do what we want to do. One usage that has catapulted in popularity on home computers is the ability to make/develop a still image or animation using various 3D rendering and raytracing programs used along with associated 3D modelling and texture software.

So get yourself some free programs (see above) and give it a try!

Last but not least, this TC-RTC website is here for everyone to have fun and to enjoy the experience of creating an image or animation in 3D given the present challenge.

We all look forward to seeing yours.

Above all else, enjoy the Challenge!


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