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Challenge 1: Winners

The January / April 2016 Stills Challenge: "Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)" has the following winners:

1 jhu1 The Maiden in Black
2 rmcgregor Alien Brain
2 ex DrNo What? Phew!

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round. The complete definitive final scores can be found at the TC_RTC Forums.



Challenge 1: Info

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The upload period for the May / August 2016 Challenge "The Metal Monster, by Abraham Merritt (1882-1943)" has ended. All members are kindly requested to cast their votes for the best images of the Challenge. The voting period closes at the end 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. This is absolutely mandatory.

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The new Stills Challenge for September 1st / December 31st 2016 is:

"Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, by Amy Lowell (1874-1925)"

This time, we give you the opportunity to show us your skills with glass in all its forms, colours and textures.

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Challenge 2: Winners

The June / July 2016 Stills Challenge: "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" has the following winners :

1 lequenne A naughty wave
2 DrNo Distraction
3 DrNo Open your eyes

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round. The complete and definitive final scores can be found at the TC_RTC Forums.



Challenge 2: Info

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The upload period for the July - August 2016 Challenge "The Professor at the Breakfast Table" has ended. All members are kindly requested to cast their votes for the best images of the Challenge. The voting period closes the 31st 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.

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Announcement of a new kind of Challenge

The April / May 2016 topic "Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats", the June / July 2016 topic "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters", and the July / August 2016 topic "The Professor at the Breakfast Table", are the first three instalments of a new - experimental - series of challenges to be run under the Challenge 2 heading. This new series will consist of four successive instalments in total. The first three, disclosed one at a time, will be considered independent from each other. However, members will be encouraged to use elements from the preceding instalment(s) as the Challenges progress. Somehow, the three first instalments will have to be part of a whole which will be disclosed with the fourth instalment.

The fourth instalment shall have to include and combine elements/reminders/hints from all previous instalments into one, encompassing, work within the given topic for the instalment. Failing to do so will cost voting points for the fourth instalment.

There is no obligation for the members to participate in all the instalments of a series but even so they have to follow the rules above.

A special case concerns the participation of the administrators themselves. They can freely participate and be judged by other members, however they are excluded from the final ranking of the instalments as they already know the four topics from the start.

As far as the rating is concerned, voting for 'Artistic' and 'Topic' will be similar to what you are used to. The third category 'Technical' will have a different meaning: it will rate the manner in which the artist has been able to meld successfully the elements from different instalments as the series progresses. The term 'Technical' is under scrutiny at this moment and will be replaced by something more appropriate. Suggestions are welcome of course.

The Fourth Instalment of the Challenge for September 1st / October 31st, 2016 has as theme:

"Confessions of a Beachcomber"

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Member Count (May 2016): 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, 2016
From 01-May-2016 to 31-Aug-2016
Topic : "The Metal Monster, by Abraham Merritt (1882-1943)"
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Current Challenge 2 Challenge
July, 2016
From 15-Jul-2016 to 31-Aug-2016
Topic : "The Professor at the Breakfast Table"
THE UPLOAD HAS FINISHED
There is 1 days until voting finishes
LAST CHALLENGE WINNER
Tales of Terror and Mystery
(January, 2016)
From 01-Jan-2016 to 30-Apr-2016


The Maiden in Black by j

The Maiden in Black

LAST CHALLENGE WINNER
The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
(June, 2016)
From 01-Jun-2016 to 14-Jul-2016


A naughty wave by lequenne

A naughty wave

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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

http://home.hiwaay.net/~slone/

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

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

http://www.oyonale.com/

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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