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Challenge 1: Winners

The January/April 2015 Stills Challenge: Complex has the following winners:

1 jhu1 Interfacing
2 jhu1 Difference Engine
3 septime Complexity

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


The upload period for the May/August 2015 Challenge "Around The World In 80 Days (by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905)" 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.


The new Stills Challenge for September 1st / December 31st 2015 is:


From the mountains of Earth to those on Mars or Pluto, mountains are the visible expression of the internal forces of planets. However, it is more: something big; huge amounts of whatever you may think about. Something to overwhelm us.


Challenge 2: Winners

The June/July 2015 Stills Challenge: Doodle has the following winners :

1 rmcgregor Attractor Morph
2 rfitzel Leo! Pay attention!
3 ThomdeG Happy

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

Challenge 2: Info



The new Challenge for July 16th till September 15th, 2015 is:


Thresholds are not only present at our feet when we carelessly go from one room to another in our homes. Thresholds may be discrete boundaries and yet have a fundamental impact when crossed. From light into darkness; from warm into cold; from culture into barbarism. Thresholds play a fundamental role in climate change, in human societies, in animal populations. Wherever there is change, there are thresholds.


Member Count (April 2015): 179 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, 2015
From 01-May-2015 to 31-Aug-2015
Topic : "Around the World in Eighty Days"
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Current Challenge 2 Challenge
July, 2015
From 16-Jul-2015 to 15-Sep-2015
Topic : "Thresholds"
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There are 15 days until voting finishes
(January, 2015)
From 01-Jan-2015 to 30-Apr-2015

Interfacing by j


(June, 2015)
From 01-Jun-2015 to 15-Jul-2015

Attractor Morph by Robert McGregor

Attractor Morph

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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:

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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