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Old 21st Apr 2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Its time to sound the klaxons and man the battle stations. If you hadn’t heard Lockheed Martin has decided to levy war on all artists depicting their aircraft or using the designations or names of the aircraft, see article.

A lot of us are really ticked about it and the EFF has sent an open letter to Lockheed Martin. We decided to try and do something positive so the Wings of War contest was born. Granted a contest won’t stop Lockheed Martin from being ridiculously silly but perhaps we can draw attention to the situation and by doing so engage more artists and enthusiasts to get involved in the fight and in the process we can have a great time making designs and copy right those designs. I highly encourage all enthusiasts and artits to at least support EFF on this effort and feel free to use this contest as a point of intrest to draw attention to the cause.


The Contest

The premise of the contest it to come up with a company, a logo, a brief history of the company and then design an aircraft, helicopter, VTOL, bomber, transport or what ever you can imagine that would be used in the military land, sea or space based. The design can be drawn from past, present, future or imaginary technology so long as you can make it believable. Any material the entrant can provide in the WIP will help with the points awarded, such as drawings showing the process of finalizing designs, logos and etc. The more complete the WIP the more points will add up.


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Rather than just a straight vote as we have done in the past we will do a combination of points award and voting.

15 points - Create Company and history
10 points – Create Company Logo
20 Points – Create a unique design for a military aircraft
Use believable concepts but need not conform to propeller or jet power. This could be a fighter, bomber, transport or other, pretty much anything that would fly.
20 Points - Build the model
20 Points - Texture the model or have it textured
15 Points - Present it via a still of at least 1600 res
20 Points - Present it in an animation
25 Points - For completion of project on time

Points available – 145

Points will be awarded based on how much of the criteria the artist completed. Each point will count as a vote and will be added to the total votes at the end of the voting. For example if an artist A completed all but the animation then 100 points would be added to his/her final vote. If the artist had done the animation then it would have been 120 points instead.


Prizes

The motivation for participating is going to be worthwhile.

The first place winner in the states will receive a $150.00 Visa gift card that can be used anywhere you choose. If you live outside the US then you will receive a cashier’s check for $150.00 dollars in US funds.

Second place will receive a $75.00 gift card on Amazon or if outside the US a $75.00 cashier’s check in US funds.

Third, fourth and fifth will receive a signed copy of the 3D World issue that highlighted Foundation 3D. Yes, I bought several copies to use as gifts.

All artists will receive a info sheet on how to copyright their work in the US along with all relevant details, links and forms.


When

The contest starts on May 1st and will end on August 29th. All entries must be finalized and submitted on August 29th. Voting will take place the following week starting on Sept 4th and will last for two weeks ending on Sept 18th. Votes will be tallying and winners announced and notified On Sept 19th and all prizes will be delivered the same week.


Who

Anyone can participate including staff, members of other forums or groups however all WIP’s should be posted on Foundation 3D and all entrants must notify us that they are participating. WIP’s should be marked as Wings of War – WIP – (entrants name). You will find a Category for "F3D Contest Entry", use that one so we will be able to search them easily.


What

Any 3D package can be used to create the model and artists may use any applications at their disposal to create the textures, stills and animations and effects. For animations artist may also include sound if they choose but should not use copyrighted music or bytes.


Additional Perks and Possibilities

All work may be considered for Premiere Content at our discretion, meaning that you could have the opportunity to earn additional cash for your work up to an additional $350.00 (US funds).

Artists may also want to consider the possibility of a tutorial as they are building the model. A tutorial could be; designing a Military aircraft, building a design from your own drawings, texturing using a specific app or animating to effects. The rate card for tutorials is $25.00 a page, US Funds, not to exceed 14 pages. Larger tutorials should be outlined and the outline presented before hand. Tutorials should be delivered in word or text format with all images and support materials if applicable. For video tutorials the rate is $25.00 per fifteen finished minutes of video. In all cases F3D has the right to review and approve or refuse material.

And of course those models that either we or the artist does not want to arrange for Premiere content are free to be uploaded to the general resources. For Premiere content the author retains the right to show his/her work on their personal site and else where for the purpose of self promotion. In the case of Premiere content the author must state the item was created for Foundation 3D. If a model is not made available for Premiere content then of course no restrictions apply to the model.
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Old 21st Apr 2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAA



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woot!!! I finally have a project to work on!! :P
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The contest starts on May 1st ...


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Old 21st Apr 2008, 08:49 PM   #6
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Well damn......Ok... I'm not working on it yet then... honest.
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Well damn......Ok... I'm not working on it yet then... honest.
I know, right? I don't have anything that I desperately wanted to post tonight. Really. Only thing I'm working on is my power plant!
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I was thinking of a big aerospace company and how much of an AZZ they have become.....
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Is that a gin or vodka martini? LOLOLOL
That would be a Virgin Martini, beaten and humbled ....
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I know, Was just playing around a bit... Plus I live in Northern Lower Michigan I don't have anything for them to take!!!
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People, tread lightly. You do not want to do anything that could be construed as slander.

To quote J.J. Jameson in the first Spiderman movie:
"I resent that! Slander is spoken. In print, it's libel."

In any case, parody is protected.

"Parody is a usage of a mark that pokes fun at the mark and does not confuse the public as to the source of the usage. In determining whether there is infringement the court balances the public interest in free expression against the public interest in avoiding consumer confusion. "A parody must convey two simultaneous--and contradictory messages; that it is the original, but also that it is not the original and is instead a parody. To the extent that it does only the former but not the latter, it is not only a poor parody but also vulnerable under trademark law, since the consumer will be confused." From Cliffs Notes, Inc. v. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 886 F. 2d 490 (2d Cir. 1989) "
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I know, Was just playing around a bit... Plus I live in Northern Lower Michigan I don't have anything for them to take!!!
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Greetings from Houghton Lake You should know what I am talking about when I said I have nothing to take...
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Greetings from Houghton Lake You should know what I am talking about when I said I have nothing to take...
Lol....It's not THAT bad out there....

Well, the miniature golf courses from the 50's make me sad, but...

If gas gets much higher, TC will have the same issues....$3.70 is a tad much.
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If gas gets much higher, TC will have the same issues....$3.70 is a tad much.
In the UK we're paying $8 a gallon

So remember, your designs must be fuel efficient!

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Ok, now count me in. Now i just ave to get a new computer since my previous laptop gave up the ghost last week.

Maybe my wife will let me get that one I have been eyeing.......
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Yeah but you ghave to remember, most of the cars in the UK get above 35/40 mpg, most of the cars in the US are lucky to get above 20 right now.

Right now in Fargo ND we're about $3.39 per gallon. The sooner they stop growing crops to make bio fuel the better, I know it supposed to be better for the environment but all the cost is being passed onto the consumer because the crops that they normally grow are in low quantity and high demand so prices go up which means the cost of transport goes up so fuel prices go up; its a vicious cycle.

Add to that all those damned V6 and V8 engines running around, give me a nice 4 cylinder any day.

I wish I could model a plane the way you guys can though, this sounds like a kick ass competition. I'm slowly learning but this is like going from jumping into the shallows to the high dive.
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Ok, now count me in. Now i just ave to get a new computer since my previous laptop gave up the ghost last week.

Maybe my wife will let me get that one I have been eyeing.......
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In the UK we're paying $8 a gallon

So remember, your designs must be fuel efficient!

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Well Mine Isn't not by a long shot
but maybe make it a hybrid or run off of baby seals or something
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I wish I could model a plane the way you guys can though, this sounds like a kick ass competition. I'm slowly learning but this is like going from jumping into the shallows to the high dive.
Well, I'm gonna have a try. I wouldn't know NURBS from nurnies, but I'm gonna throw myself at the learning curve and probably come out of this with more knowledge than when I started - so count me in as well

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Well, I'm gonna have a try. I wouldn't know NURBS from nurnies, but I'm gonna throw myself at the learning curve and probably come out of this with more knowledge than when I started - so count me in as well

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Made In America...

Here we Come, Full Steam, Yes sir, We gonna Kick a little tail, yes sir.

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