When Zombies Attack!!

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  1. Dr. Feelgood

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    We all know that as 2007 draws to an eventful end and a new year is upon us, that there is an ever-increasing risk of a zombie out-break...

    We, at SMCars.net, feel that it is our job to increase overall zombie awareness in our growing community, and to do this, I put forward to you our first contest to kick off 2008: "When Zombies Attack!!".

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    BRAAIIINNNS...

    To test the creative & technical juices of our community, the challenge is this: Create a vehicle that YOU would feel most safe and most dangerous to zombies in.

    This vehicle could be anything; a truck, a tank, or even a tricycle, but it MUST be a land-based vehicle, so no flying, Hindenberg-esque, anti-zombie fortresses. You can coat your vehicle in razor-wire, weld on some machine-guns, add a launcher that fires a screaming blonde cheer-leader as a distraction, whatever YOU would want on your vehicle in a zombie invasion.

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    Contest Specifics:

    - The modeling, texturing and rendering of one anti-zombie ground-based vehicle.

    - Vehicle can be of own design, or a existing design with tweaks to with-stand a zombie attack, eg: a Koenigsegg with spikes, guns... snow-plow :p

    - Model is to be created from scratch, with no use of existing elements of your old work or somebody elses.

    - Model poly/tri-counts can be anything; low-poly, mid-poly, high-poly, it doesn't matter. Technique should still be excercised depending on your choice, eg: poly-flow, topology, texture-sizes if your model could be for a game, ect.

    - Model is to be shown in the WZA WIP section, with the heading "WZA Contest: *name of creation*", and kept up-to-date as much as possible.

    - Completed models to be rendered into two main shots showing off the design at it's best angles. Studio renders would be fine, however creativity within renders is advised.

    - No teaming up. This must be solely your own project.

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    Z-Day:

    Z-Day, the time by which you must have your creations finished and ready for judgement, is the 31st of March. That's right, 3 months as of the opening of this thread. Prizes are as follows:

    1st: Official SMC Gold Medal
    2nd: Official SMC Silver Medal
    3rd: Official SMC Bronze Medal

    Creations will be mainly judged on creativity and design, however technical profficiency will also be a high scoring factor.

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    Hints & Tips:

    - You should also keep in mind that these vehicles could be bashed up a little from the pre-running over of zombies, and therefore you might want to consider blood splatter and damage to your works.

    - This is an imaginative contest, based on unique designs and ideas, and not one hell-bent on whether or not your design would in-fact actually work!!

    - Watch "Land of the Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" for some ideas.

    - Take a look around your house and garage for items that could violently and hilariously impale an undead human being.

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    Entries:

    - "Last Hope" by DbblGlock
    - "Volvo 265 Zombiewagon" by Johnas
    - "Zombiebuster" by crazy 989
    - "Autosaur" by Rsenal
    - "S3 Runner" by doom18
    - "IMT Tractor" by fskpzns
    - "Panic Room" by rallydriver
    - "Zombirossa" by Jazu
    - "78 Ford F150" by itsme
    - "Gallardo Super-Splattera" by Dr. Feelgood
    - "Zombie Super Pwnage" by advan
    - "BoneCrusher" by Sebastian Appel N.P
    - "Super Seven Killing UnDead" by tom120934
    - "Scurvy" by pikrokola
    - "Dozer" by caribcanuk
    - "The Reaper" by greenvampire
    - "Freedom" by veve
     
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    Quite idea :grin:

    But very original, I'm definitely in. Already have a vision what I will model, will show it when I've started it
     
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    Really nice idea. I won't have enough time to join in, but I hope there will be plenty of valuable entries for this contest.

    About the points you give as prizes, who will be giving them ? Will it be a points creation, or a donation from someone to the winner / second / third ? If it's a donation, count me as a donor for 1000 points.

    Also, as sources for inspiration, one should have a look at :
    - The latest Resident Evil, plenty of armored vehicles in it.
    - About "Dawn of the Dead", be sure to watch the 200x remake, not the original one by Romero. "Land of the Dead" is good one, too.
    - Any creation of the A-team should do it to. I think they could have been great anti-zombie warriors ;)
     
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    No need to donate points, I can take care of that matter ;)

    Also if you wish to laugh, check Shaun of the Dead too :grin:

    Edit

    I assume Doc himself also joins the contest?
     
  5. Dr. Feelgood

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    Doc has already started ;)

    I needed some drastic motivation to start getting into my own projects again over my holidays, and I think this contest will do it for me... Working 5 days a week with very long hours doing 3D stuff takes its toll on you doing your own 3D work at home :p
     
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    Hehe I'm sure it does, looking forward to see what you're gonna model
     
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    I'm sure of that ;) I just think it's more interesting if the contest doesn't create points ex nihilo but if it's the community that collects "funds". That's the reason why I proposed points as prize for the LightIsRight contest, as I didn't own some valuable thing. And that's the reason why I offered something I was sure to be able to transfer.

    Maybe we can think of paying a price to enter for future contests. Something low to make sure anyone can join in.
     
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    nice contest idea man, just had a brainwave of ideas.....will put them on paper, i like to sketch it out first. Will join, hopefully finish, depends how hard school gets
     
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    I wont join, but im going to watch this, its gonna get interesting! A bit like Carmagedon.
     
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    sounds like fun :D
    i'll see if i can finde the time for this..
     
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    Wow that is an interesting idea.I wont be in unfortunately.No time to model.Urgh.
    Well the award will be points but i still dont know what we can do with those points :\

    Edit:That reminded me of Carmageddon :D
    Edit 2 : Hahaha let me download all the blueprints right now ! haha lets begin XD jk
     
  12. Dr. Feelgood

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    Everytime you view blueprints/reference pictures, points are deducted from your account and everytime you post/contribute something, points are added...

    ...so no, they're not just to see who has more :p
     
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    But first we need to get that to work. Sofar you can view them for "free" ;)
     
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    *slaps* You tell them our secrets!?! :p
     
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    Well it's not a secret anymore :p

    Anywhos, when we get that thing to work in future you need to "pay" for the blueprints. But we can talk about that elsewhere, it's going off-topic now ;)
     
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    I love Zombies. Romero is my favorite. I just start to make scenario with my friends for one horror movie with zombie. Low budget of course. Very love :) (few dinars only for some extra DVD for cameras)

    Trash horrors is better than any comedy movie :)

    Check this: Planet Terror (2007)

    I wish im better in modeling to join you guys in this nice contests.

    CHEERS !!! I already wait to see 1st posts and works :)
     
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    Interesting off topic chat here ;) Don't forget to warn anyone before activating the pay-per-view mechanism.

    About the Roberto Rodriguez movie, it looks interesting. When did it hit the screens ? I wonder how I could have missed this one ;)
     
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    im in 2,probably in january i will finish my 53 ford hotrod,then i will start on my apocalypse car :d maybe i wo nt compete but i probably will
     
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    Hmmm, sounds like tons of fun!

    I'm Going to be working on my Camaro for awhile (when i get my Desktop fixed) and won't be able to join for for a couple of weeks or more..... That would leave me with about two months to complete the project (which is still allot of time) but, would i still be able to join that far down the line???

    I don't want to post a thread now, and let it sit there idle for a month.
     
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    That'll be fine Mayaniac :)
     

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