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YafaRay Winter 2011 Contest – Amazing Architecture

YafaRay – the free open-source ray tracing engine, is inviting Blender artists to take part in the Winter 2011 rendering contest called Amazing Architecture.

Users of the free and open-source 3D content creation suite Blender, are invited to render architectural work with YafaRay and submit their final renders to this contest.

Your architectural work does not need to be driven by practical considerations or architectural conventions, nor it needs to be structurally viable; the contest is about form for form’s sake.

The price is up to $150 in CG training material.

Objective

The topic choosen is ‘Amazing Architecture‘, and consist in rendering an architectural creation of your own.

Your creation can be inspired by existing architectural works; however the contest is not about reproducing an existing piece of architecture, but about working out one of your own.

Your architectural work does not need to be driven by practical considerations or architectural conventions, nor it needs to be structurally viable; the contest is about form for form’s sake. Your work might be intended for this planet and age, or for another planet, time and culture. It can be as well inspired by a novel or comic.

Your render may depict either an indoor or outdoor scene. You can render as well a serie of stills about the same subject. As a rendering project, YafaRay team is interested in, how light interacts with your architectural forms, and how materials are used.

Prizes

The price is up to $150 in CG training material, up to the winner to choose, in any online retailer (Blender.org, Amazon, Gnomon, etc).

Rules

  • Contestants must render with YafaRay a still image or a serie of them, based on the aforementioned subject.
  • The final render/s could consist in a single render pass or a post-process and composition of different YafaRay render passes. Render tone-mapping is allowed. Composition with a background photograph is allowed, as long as the main subject is rendered with YafaRay.
  • Final render/s minimum resolution must be 2000×2000px, in PNG or any other lossless format.
  • The winner will be selected by the YafaRay team.

How to enter?

Every contestant must open his/her own work in progress thread in the Winter 2011 Contest forum to enter.

The last image posted in everyone’s thread will be the one considered by the jury for the voting process.