Dimension Theory writes:
Seems to me like this the best of times to get some fun going on in our Carrara Section. A trip back to the good days of exploration and community sharing. So, I’ve decided to whip up a little contest for you guys to play with. In order to spark some interest this time around, I’ve decided to actually include a prize. Which I will now put in the center of the page in big bold letters to catch everyone’s attention…
$15 Gift CertificateÂ
My personal favorite submission to the contest will receive the $15 gift certificate. I will likely pick some honorable mentions or runner ups that get something nice as well, so don’t worry too much about thatÂ
At this point you’re probably wondering what the contest is. Well, let me explain. I’ve created this prop specifically for this contest. What the prop is, I have absolutely no clue. It’s dubious and it’s a doodad, the Dubious Doodad. Here is the doodad in question…
Your goal is to use whatever the heck this thing is in a way that I feel is thought provoking. You won’t be judged on render quality, though it certainly wouldn’t hurt. I’m looking for imagination, and the ability to turn something stupid into something amazing. If you can turn it into something practical and actually useful that’s all the better. I’ll be creating some of my own attempts and saving them until after the contest is over.
The rules are simple. Do whatever you want to or with the thing, butÂ you can only use Carrara. Apply modifiers, rig it, shade it, change domains, stretch it, catch it on fire, add additional props or figures, replicate it, turn it to particles etc etc. Creativity shouldn’t be held back by many restrictions. There are how ever a few points that I would like to ask you to follow.
- Â If you’re modifying the mesh in the modeling room do not delete anything. Add to, extrude, sweep and sculpt what’s there all you want, but do not remove any of the mesh.
- The Dubious Doodad must be the center of attention. Don’t tuck it somewhere in the background of an amazing image and expect to win!
I’ll be letting the contest run for two full weeks, so the deadline will beÂ 09-17-2011. If this goes over well with the community I’ll consider making this a regular thing. Feel free to submit as many entries as you like, and most importantlyÂ HAVE FUN!!!
- It must be obvious or provable that you actually used the doodad.