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NOTE: This is not an official Polycount Contest, nor are we specifically moderating for this contest.
It is a 3rd party contest being run by another group that has asked participants to post on a 3D art forum.

The C&C Forum will be used as a housing location for this contests duration we ask that all further posts regarding this contest be kept in this forum specifically.


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THE NEW CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST HAS LAUNCHED!


Our last contest was all about Fantasy and we received some amazing entries (which you can view here and here). The winners were announced last month and all three of them were Polycount users! If you haven't followed their WIP posts here on the forums, make sure to check them out.

This month, the contest is all about Zombies: Create yours and maybe even animate it using Mixamo's free Auto-Rigger and Zombie animation for a chance to win the following prizes:

1st Place: $1000 cash prize, 1500 Mixamo credits, 1-year 3dmotive subscription!
2nd Place: $500 cash prize, 1000 Mixamo credits, 6-month 3dmotive subscription!
3rd Place: $250 cash prize, 500 Mixamo credits, 3-month 3dmotive subscription!

Frankenstein Prize: $250 cash prize!


How it works:

- Create a Zombie Character
- Don't exceed a maximum of 15,000 triangles
- Create a Work in Progress post on a 3D community forum (preferably right here on Polycount!)

Once you are done with your work, simply go to the Contest Page and submit:

- A beauty shot rendering of your Zombie (maximum resolution of 2048x2048).
- Maps to showcase your work -- diffuse, alpha, normal, specular, specular color, glow are accepted -- in a maximum resolution of 2048x2048.
- The URL to your WIP post
- Optional: If you want to qualify for the Frankenstein prize, you can apply a Mixamo Zombie animation to your character and submit either an .fbx file or a YouTube video URL showing your animated character.

(Make sure to use the Promo Code "ZOMBIES" to get a one-time free Autorig of your character!)

Everyone at Mixamo is eager to check out the cool art you guys will submit!
If you have any concern/question, feel free to reach out to us at contest@mixamo.com.

In the meantime, be creative, have fun, and watch out for strange sounds in the darkness...!




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The Legend of Dullahan Grove

The small town of Dullahan Grove is known for its amazing pumpkin harvests; town lore says the pumpkins grow on the grounds of an old cemetery. When you look out across the patches you can even see the tombstones among the fields. The farmers say they're decorations, but others claim the tombstones are real.

The woodlands around Dullahan Grove are active with the logging industry and people vacation there for the the great boating on Hullwind lake, but recently something strange has begun to happen. A few of the logging crews have gone missing, as if vanishing from the woodlands and taking none of their equipment. Boats have started washing ashore empty, the passengers missing. And the pumpkins, well the pumpkins have been disappearing from the fields without a trace.

As the moon fills and Halloween approaches, a deep dark mist bleeds from the surrounding woodlands and with it come the lost townspeople, twisted and grotesque; reeking of decay. The pumpkins, they too return, aglow with life and fused to bodies of the dead.

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Hehe, pumpkin monster. ;)

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Actually, could be tasty with some creme fraiche, a little butter, salt and pepper... Yumz!

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hmmm, I posted my WIP thread for the contest in Pimping & Previews...anyway to move it over to C&C ?
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"The pumpkins, they too return, aglow with life and fused to bodies of the dead."

Would pumpkins be required on the character?
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@xxxcubanxxx: Sorry I don't have moderator permissions but maybe you should PM a mod or admin? Thanks for posting, by the way!

@Selaznog: Not required no. That was just an idea we put out there but you don't have to use pumpkins.
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no problem I just recreated the post here ;)
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Good news everyone!

The bounty for the Zombie Character Contest is increasing!!

The good folks at 3d Motive joined in on the fun and are adding to the contest's prizes: Contest winners will get access to training by professionals in the game industry!

First Place: 1 year subscription
Second Place: 6 month subscription
Third Place: 3 month subscription


Big thanks to 3d Motive!!

Additionally, the Mixamo team also decided to raise the bar and we are increasing the Mixamo credits that winners will get:

First Place: 1500 Credits (instead of 50) + the $1000 cash prize.
Second Place: 1000 Credits (instead of 30) + the $500 cash prize.
Third Place: 500 Credits (instead of 15) + $250 cash prize.

Of course, the Frankenstein Prize is still offering an additional 250 cash prize to the best animated Zombie.

To view the full list of prizes and the details of the contest, click here!
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nice, very nice
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Made my WIP thread here: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showt...42#post1679942

Bring on the zombies!
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As i lost my work to my last W.I.P and have decided to go with a different concept, could i create another thread? or shall i just update the same one?
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@Luke: Feel free to create a new thread and link to it in your old thread so people can check out your most current work. Looking forward to it!
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Sweet, thanks alot!
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Anais, one little question: is it allowed to send more than 1 zombie per artist?
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Absolutely. If you feel inspired, keep 'em coming...! We got ammo, we can handle them.
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Haha cool, i have some ideas in mind,
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please tell the last date for submitting the final entry ???
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Hello Letmekhush, the deadline is November 30th, 2012, at 11:59:59 pm PST.
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Hi Anais...... thanks for replying
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I really want to enter but I don't have time to concept my own character so can we use a pre-existing concept? I really hope so thanks maximo
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Sure! As long as it's your own concept. What did you have in mind exactly?
Note: Are you sure that you are running out of time? You have over a month left (until the last day of November).
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Since I've got loads of time, I might enter twice. See how this one goes.
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Sweet! If your second concept is as cool as your first one, I can't wait!
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Okay, regarding the Maps: the rules state we can have a maximum resolution of 2k, is this a combined resolution or is this per map?

And would a base for the character count towards the final poly count?

Thanks!
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I suppose it's like the previous contest so :

- you can have a 2048x2048 map set, it means a 2048 diffuse, a 2048 normal, a 2048 specular, etc... but you can separate them in 4x1024 for example.

- the base doesn't matter.
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