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Old 30th Apr 2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Resource Appreciation 2.0 - Rules

Resource Appreciation 2.0!

Over the last two or so years we've had a fun little program called the “Resource Appreciation”. I'm a big fan of this because it provides inspiration and a challenging contest. We tried to move away from more the thematic nature of the program and allow people to create an image that interested them. In many cases this was Sci-fi themed, probably because we have such a large Sci-fi resource section.

But, as I was telling Bob, we've got 1500+ models in the resource section. There should be PLENTY of other ways to use them imaginatively. I volunteered to help out with Resource Appreciation because I see interest in it waning from time to time, and I really believe everyone on the forum has enough creativity and potential to come up some beautiful new ideas. Resource Appreciation was one of the first things I took part in when I began in the old Lightwave Group forum. I was so glad when it carried over to Foundation 3D!

Also, I feel that some resource sections are being neglected. So our themes will hopefully inspire more people to submit new and unique resources.

It will still be called Resource Appreciation but we will have a change-up to a different kind of process.

·It will be held every other month (unless interest warrants making it a monthly contest)
·The themes will be designed to inspire creativity and imagination
·Entrants requiring assistance in finding resources or inspiration can submit an image for review in the WIP forum or directly to me.

You can choose any asset and any subject you desire within the bounds of the contest description and our policies and guidelines. For example; no pornographic material.



RULES

1. Images must be at least 1024 resolution (1024 x 768) or higher.

2. At least one item from the Foundation 3D Resources must be highlighted in the image. Premiere Content is also suitable.

3. An image can be submitted without Foundation 3D Resources, but it must meet two criteria:

a) The image must contain one 3D model or background created by the artist submitting the image.
b) The resource they created must be uploaded to F3D on the same day the image is submitted so other people may use it in future Resource Appreciation contests.

4 Each member may enter two images per contest - Images must be posted in the Resource Appreciation contest thread and the 3D Stills forum.

5. You may use models from other sources so long as requirement two or three is met.

6. You must provide details in your post crediting authors, sources, etc.

7. Images may be done using any application and pipeline available to you.

8. Images must be hosted using our hosting.

9. Polling will begin the first of each contest for the previous contest and will last for one week.

10. The voting will not be just a popularity vote. Voters are asked to consider not only the look and quality of the image, but also the uniqueness and creativity of the image. This is done to encourage beginning artists to submit works as well as seasoned veterans.

The whole point of this contest is to have fun, learn new skills, and create new ideas. It’s meant as a way for members to enjoy the process when they have the time and inclination and provides a mechanism to be recognized by your peers at the end of each contest. And it is meant as a way of saying thanks to all of those members who provide models, textures and presets for everyone to enjoy.

So enjoy, I know I will be looking forward to your creativity, ingenuity and genius.
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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...Polling will begin the first of each contest for the previous contest and will last for one week....
Eh? What?

The revised contest sounds good. The RA is something I wish I could do but my skills in layout are just not that good, that said, if inspiration strikes I might give it a shot.
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Eh? What?

The revised contest sounds good. The RA is something I wish I could do but my skills in layout are just not that good, that said, if inspiration strikes I might give it a shot.
Translation:

The new RA runs for May and June. The next one starts the first of July. The voting for the May/June RA also starts July 1 and lasts for 1 week.

Don't worry about being good enough (or not good enough). The RA has never been about having expert level talent. It's all about taking something out of the resources, putting it into an image and posting it, to show the modellers that you appreciate their work and the fact that they shared it with you. Consider it a thank you note. And being a thank you note, all skill levels are welcome.

Also, don't be discouraged if your image doesn't rank in the polls. Mine never have. But winning the poll is not the main goal either. The main goal is always to show appreciation for having one of the largest FREE collections of meshes on the web.

At the same time, you can also use it to try to push your skill level up a bit. This is why you are encouraged to go into the 3D W.I.P. forum and post your RA entry as a work in progress. That way you can receive tips and suggestions from the members on how to achieve just what you're aiming for.

Remember, the 3D WIP forum is not just for building meshes, it's also for creating scenes and images!
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Eh? What?

The revised contest sounds good. The RA is something I wish I could do but my skills in layout are just not that good, that said, if inspiration strikes I might give it a shot.
Polling will begin the first day of each contest, for the previous contest, and will last for one week.

... and what Rigel said....
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