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The Grayscale Challenge:
Pick one typical effect below and create 7 variations of it using only grayscale value’s, no colour allowed (incl. post processing)
Make the variations as distinct from each other as possible.
These 7 variations should be very rough first passes, do not spend too much time on them!
The typical effects to choose from are :
- Gun Muzzle Flash.
- Barrel Explosion.
- Circular Portal.
- Magic projectile.
- Magic Beam.
- Hit Impact Effect.
- Sword Slash.
If you present more then 7 variations clearly outline the 7 that you wish to submit.
Once you have 7 variations, select your favourite one and work it out further into a final effect.
Submitting: Create a new topic in the “Events > 22 Grayscale” category with your name in the title and the sketch number ( Like this : “Bas Ketball: Sketch #22” ), and post your updates to this while the event is running.
When you are finished, edit your first post so it holds all 7 variations as well as the final effect in the form of Youtube/Vimeo Video or High-Quality GIFs.
- Always cite your sources! Is your work based on that of someone else, let us know. Show your references.
- All entries must be made during this running period
- Do feel free to use any tool, system or workflow that pre-existed. Although we encourage experimentation.
April 3rd -> April 30th 11:59 PST, The judging process can take a few days.
Scoring and Winning:
We will have some of our very own vfx wizards to judge your work.
These judges will select a favourite and runner up.
Judging criteria includes:
- Created distinct, unique and readable variations.
- Followed the challenge rules.
- Showed WIP.
- Work is technically and artistically well-executed.
All Participants : Will recieve a participations badge.
Runner up : Will recieve a silver badge and avatar icon.
Favorite : Will recieve a golden badge and avatar icon as well as a video critique by a Master VFX Artist!
If you have any questions, Feel free to ask them down below!
Good luck, have fun!