LCA Contest - Voting

Discussion in 'Contest Discussion' started by Dr. Feelgood, Jan 4, 2009.

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Who Should Be Crowned The Gold?

  1. scooter 79rs' Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 from The Professionals

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  2. nosh_dir85's 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT 351 Coupe A.K.A. 'The Interceptor' from Mad Max

    11.3%
  3. OldDog's 1969 Dodge Charger A.K.A. 'The General Lee' from The Dukes Of Hazzard

    5.6%
  4. rallydriver's Plymouth Valiant from Duel

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  5. rcat's Plymouth Fury from Christine

    2.8%
  6. carface80's 1973 Ford Cortina MK3 from Life on Mars

    15.5%
  7. janusz_the_maker's Lamborghini Countach 5000S from Miami Vice

    1.4%
  8. chris20's 1974 Dodge Monaco A.K.A 'The Bluesmobile' from The Blues Brothers

    19.7%
  9. Croqodil's Audi RSQ from I, Robot

    1.4%
  10. The IC's Chevrolet Lumina from Days Of Thunder

    25.4%
  11. Johnas' Dodge Challenger from Vanishing Point

    8.5%
  12. NightEye's Hudson Hornett A.K.A 'Doc' from Cars

    2.8%
  13. LOST's 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible from Bridget Jones's Diary

    1.4%
  14. stefan de wit's 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT 351 Coupe A.K.A. 'The Interceptor' from Mad Max

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  15. andrijac's Lotus Espirit from James Bond

    1.4%
  16. schaefft's Cadillac Escalade EXT from The Matrix: Reloaded

    2.8%
  17. henrysrodshop's Ferrari GT California from Ferris Beuller's Day Off

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  1. JaZu

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    Ok, here´s my toughts.

    The RS2000

    Nice choice, similar in spirit than the Cortina.
    I think the model is even too low-poly, that is I think it does not serve the purpose of rendering very well.
    Also (judging from memory) has slight inaccuracies, but the result is ok.

    The interceptor

    I was sure someone would do this car, a legendary choice.
    From jugding the final images, modeling is very good, but I remember seeing the wip-thread and thinking some places have some warping in them. For example the rear qaurters have bit bumpiness in them.
    Anyway, great result and nice renders aswll!

    The General lee

    Another car I thought was a sure bet to be done. Well known car, so a good choice.
    Even without references I´d say it does look inaccurate, tough, and renders are mediocre aswell.

    The Valiant

    A bit more unknown choice, but good one I think, it is the star car in that movie.
    Accuracy looks quite good, but the "low poly" feel comes trough in some spots - less than in the RS200 tough.
    Renders are... quite bad, sorry. :) I think you ran out of time with this? With some finishing and textures it would look rather good IMO.

    The Christine

    This is the car I would have done if I´d had participated. Good choice, legendary car.
    The model looks maybe bit inaccurate in some points, like proportions in the front etc. Overall the model looks ok, but should be more accurate. Renders and light is very nice, but I think christine should have another style than just a studio shot - it´s supposed to be obsessed and furious right? :)

    The Cortina

    I haven´t seen the tv show, but I think this is still quite known car.
    This model is just... great. No other comments than it´s great.
    The renders and materials are quite good aswell, good light, reflections etc.
    Altough, again a studio shot is maybe bit boring - this was a cop car in the show so maybe some action would have been in place here.

    The Countach

    Well, I like the Countach but it´s just a sideshow-car in the Miami Vice - so it´s a bit strange choice IMO.
    The model is ok, but has inaccuracies here and there. Not seen in the final renders, but in the WIP thread the car seemed to suffer from too low polys in some areas. Renders are quite nice, they have the feeling of Miami Vice in them. Car would need some textures and upped materials I think. Images have strange grain tough, and I´m not a fan of the lens-flare. But the mood is good in here.

    The Bluesmobile

    Very well known, and a legend - so an excellent choice.
    Model looks fairly accurate asweel, I like the textures. Comparing to pictures some things look bit out of proportion (front and rear lights for example) but not by much. The renders do have feeling in them, points from that. I also think you are the only one using retouching of the rendered image to get more feel. (Or if that´s all modeled/effects in max then it looks fantastic)

    The RSQ

    Again, a well known car, good choice.

    Late entrant, this is a good result for such fast work. Car looks quite accurate. Renders have bit over-bursting light in them, takes away the shape of the car. Also you were thinking of making the tunnel-scene at some point? Would have looked better there. Anyways, ok result I think.

    The Luminas

    Rather good choice of a car, well known movie about a popular series.

    And the model, well what is there left to say? It just looks stunning, and the renders aswell. Great textures and so- on, you must have heard it already many times. :) Excellent result.

    The Challenger

    Legend, this car. Good choice.
    Model looks good to me, accurate and smooth. The rear quarter looks somehow too tall to me, but it might just be the light fooling my eyes. The render has too much light, burns out the shape of the car. Also some more texturing and bit tweaked materials would make this even better. But since you are going to continue it, you might improve some stuff on the way. Also... again just a studio render - short on time, perhaps? :)

    The Hudson

    Well, a refreshing choice, a 3d model of a...3d model. :)
    Anyways, it looks much like hudson, proportions and details are bit different to the movie-car tough.
    Renders are simple and nice, remind me of the style of the movie. Ok result.

    The Mercedes

    Not seen the movie, but atleast it´s well known - not sure what part did the car have in it.
    Small inaccuracies here and there, bit boxy. I mean the real is boxy aswell, but not quite like that. I like the folded roof tough. Renders are bit dull, would need more textures/modified materials to stand out Ok result.

    Another Interceptor

    As said above, good choice of a car.
    Model is bit hard to see from the renders, but it looks ok´ish. Not as good as the first one tough.
    Definetely would need better renders to judge.

    The Lotus

    A Bond car is always a sure choice.
    This looks rather good, somehow I feel something is wrong with the shape, but I can´t point my finger in it.
    Render is rather nice, but again the white is burning trough there. Materials look good I think - but you are missing one render... anyways, a good result.

    The Escalade

    Well - an ok choice, I remember this car was only used in one scene in the movie?
    Anyways - the model looks good, I know it´s low poly but that´s in a good way. Looks accurate and smooth.
    Renders are also quite nice, altough the green kills off some coulours and contrast. Good job in any case.

    The Ferrari

    Not seen the movie, but I´ve heard of it. I think this was the star-car in the movie.
    Also I don´t know the real car, but this looks just too unfinished to me. You have clearly ran out of time.


    Final verdict? By judging techical side only, The IC´s Lumina would be a winner no doubt. But - I think the choice of car is not really that good (Cole had...3 cars in that movie?) so even if it´s a star-car, it´s not a that legendary IMO. The work he has done is perfect, the model, renders, textures - all of it.
    But, I am still going to give my vote to the Nosh_Dir´s Interceptor, since I feel the choice of car is better, and even if the sheer quality of the model is not like IC´s, the final render looks almost as good - great light, colours and feel.
     
  2. johnas

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    This I could call good feedback :eek:

    But indeed you are right there, white was pain in the ass to render I just couldn't get renders look good without "burning" them and in the end there wasn't enough time anymore. I had plans to create a scene but again no time. Will do one later though with the helicopter which I showed awhile back at irc. Planning to make better interior aswell :)
     
  3. OldDog

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    :( don't be so hard on me it is my firs finished car :p by the way u are right, and about renders back render is original from Max and front well front is not the final :p
     
  4. rcat

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    Many thanks for taking the time to comment , much appreciated by myself and I'm sure the other entrants.
    Yes , the blueprints I had were very low quality so I agree the model is very inaccurate. Some parts were compromised for sure. Missed some little details here and there.

    Regarding the studio shot - it was to make sure the entry was valid as its in the rules to post a front and rear shot. There was a sort of darker 'scene' posted in the final entries thread , maybe you didnt see that?

    Maybe it's something to think of for the next competition - that final entries are to be made in studio only or in a scene only , just so that they are compared more evenly?


    One last thing - I voted for the Lotus. Simple reason - it made me smile and reminded me instantly of the film. The Ford Cortina was very close second, looked a very accurate model.
     
  5. stefan de wit

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    i voted for the bluesmobil becouse i like the textures thath are used.

    all of jou did make great models and i see i have to learn more before entering a new contest.
     
  6. henrysrodshop

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    Hey! That's my car! :)

    It wasn't so much running out of time, as it was running out of talent! :) I struggled with the headlight textures, and light placement, I wasn't able to do even a simple studio render that I was partially happy with. Plus, it's bumpy, and inaccurate in many areas. It's a completely unfinished car, heck, I even forgot the taillights! It was really fun to do, and as it was my first car model, I'm pretty happy. Hopefully it didn't tarnish the rest of the entrants... everyone did an excellent job!

    -Ben
     
  7. Oscar

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    it's hard to pick one...but i think I'll vote for the BluesMobile...the renders give the impression of the movie...aleo NE's Hornet looks just like it is frame frome the movie....but since there can be only one - Blues Brothers rock!!
     
  8. NightEye

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    The Bluesmobile for me, definately!
    I dislike the car, but the mood and texturing just do it for me.
     
  9. scooter79rs

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    Thanks, I purposely went that low poly. The car is also being used for multiple thing, just that this contest was the main reason why I made it and it is also going to be in my second showreel, since I'm a game artist its gotta be low poly. I know I forgot a couple things but I didn't realise until it was too late.
     
  10. OldDog

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    I see Low Poly models are just not for this voters heh.

    Two days ago I just stare in the vote list for like 30 min., and went like now this is not ok :) i had more votes then Johnas and he teached me some thing in 3dmax,(tnx man):D Now this is more liked.

    I visit every day and IC, Chris and Carface are close to each other 5 votes can change everything :D

    Aaaaa cant wait the end of voting :D
     

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