[CONTEST OVER] Holiday Card Creative Contest

LumosNXALumosNXA
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edited April 10 in Contests and Events
Greeting, Operatives,

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Let’s get into the holiday spirit with a fun Holiday Card creative contest!

We want you to create a magical and merry Holiday Card for a chance to win some awesome rewards. Feel free to be as creative as you would like, but please keep the content clean and PG-13.

GLHF and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Mission:
- Create a Holiday Card based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online.
- Our Fan Kit is located here for your use and/or inspiration: http://forums.firstassault.nexon.net/discussion/4474/official-first-assault-fan-kit-v-2#latest

Requirements:
- Please upload your images to a hosting site and embed the image on this thread.
- One entry per person.
- Be creative! Flex your Paint skills! Or Photoshop, fan art, drawing, etc. We're letting you take the reins!
- Feel free to post a brief explanation if you'd like.
- Keep your images PG-13.

How to Win:
VIEW OFFICIAL RULES HERE: http://forums.firstassault.nexon.net/discussion/5082/rules-holiday-card-contest#latest
- We will select five winners.
- The prizes for our winners will be the following:
1st place: (1) Vast & Infinite Crate, 250K GP, (1) weapon/operative skin of choice (from what’s available in the Market)
2nd place: (1) MegaTech Crate, 250K GP, (1) weapon/operative skin of choice (from what’s available in the Market)
3rd place: 250K GP, (1) weapon/operative skin of choice (from what’s available in the Market)
4th place: 250K GP
5th place: 125K GP
- Judging will be based on quality, creativity, and aesthetic.
- Judging will be decided by the Community Manager and the First Assault team.
- Winners will be announced and awarded the week of January 2, 2017.

Please post your submissions in this forum thread. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Comments

  • DandareDandare
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    edited December 7, 2016
    Good luck to the contestants ! (☞゚∀゚)☞
  • AhmeraAhmera
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    edited December 23, 2016
    Hello all,

    Here is my submission for the contest. I hope you like it!

    image
    http://abload.de/img/holiday_nexon3n6s9h.png

    IGN: Ahmera

    Edit: Aaaaah, I forgot the hat!
    Hakurei
  • TesunaTesuna
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    edited December 25, 2016
    Greetings

    I did everything in paint because I don't have photoshop etc :L

    http://imgur.com/e3nGHOw

    IGN : Tesuna
    AnduHakurei
  • KominaKomina
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    edited December 26, 2016
    Hello!
    This is my Holiday card =)

    http://imgur.com/a/jjdYF

    GLHF))
    IGN: Komina
    Hakurei
  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited December 27, 2016
    Great stuff everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday.
  • SkarborrSkarborr
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    edited December 29, 2016
    Here's my entry:
    http://imgur.com/oWyaHk3
    It took me a lot of time to create those models, but I'm sure it was worth it.
    So yeah I made a christmas recreation of the "tachikomas vs armored suit" scene, with more presents and less sacrifices.
    HakureiVenkmanKominapandahxlic
  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited December 29, 2016
    @Skarborr WOW! nice modeling! looks awesome! #imjelly
  • SkarborrSkarborr
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    edited December 30, 2016
    @Venkman Thanks c:
  • pandahxlicpandahxlic
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    edited December 31, 2016
    Ooooh I barely noticed about this ahaha
    My entry: http://imgur.com/a/P2k2L
    I had to make a quick one, tho :c. Hope I'm still in time.
    HakureiSkarborr
  • SkarborrSkarborr
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    edited December 31, 2016
    @pandahxlic
    So I'm not the only one who entered with modelling?
    Nice model, it's a bit of fun to compare the 2 takes on the designs, if I didn't try to make 2 models under such a short time I might have gone with the more "realistic"/accurate recreation of the original design, but I had to stick with a slightly more cartoony version.
    May I ask how long it took you to finish it and what programs you used?
    I'm trying to get into a university where they teach 3D modelling, animations, etc. so if you don't mind I'm rather interested in the details about the working process. c:
  • GrymtGrymt
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    edited January 1
    Hi !
    Here is my entry for this cool contest :p
    http://imgur.com/eISUckI

    I hope you like it, and goodluck for everyone !

    Oh and Happy new year :D
    HakureiReijiphantom
  • pandahxlicpandahxlic
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    edited January 1
    @Skarborr

    Such an interesting comment here, well, first of all, I like your entry, for someone who isn't fully experienced in the matter, you did it really well, Plus the card motive is really creative c: . You should really start polishing your skills.

    Well, about the working progress, First, I looked for references, a lot, and made my own drawing references, so I would know how everything worked, then I took it to Autodesk Maya, that is the most common 3D tool, (I personally like C4D, but If you do not want to spend money you can use Blender, I guess it's available for Steam, All of the programs are really similar).
    It took me like about 3 days in a regular workflow, I can't tell you an exact quantity of hours because I don't really know. After I was done with the model, I exported it into Sketchfab (https://sketchfab.com/models/83f004e97e3345958a4974436baf6dcf, the model), that has a PBR implemented (It's like a real-time rendering, that's soooo cool), and that was it.


    Okay, I'm studying Animation, so I can tell you from my point of view, that it's really harsh sometimes, at the start it's frustrating actually, and it consumes you, but if you are really passionate and you really love this, as you gain more and more experience and you start mastering it, you get addicted and nothing stops you. You want to spend every minute modelling, rendering, illuminating, making "cool" stuffs, and improving even more.
    Also, you need to be always open to new information, watching tutorials, questioning what everything is for, and how things are done, is the key (take it as an advice, that's how it works for me)
    Skarborr
  • SkarborrSkarborr
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    edited January 2
    @pandahxlic
    Thanks for the reply, I'm always interested in other people's work who are more experienced than me. c:
    By the way do you know a good website to get textures from (currently I'm getting them from textures.com/GGtextures.com), because that's the biggest problem I usually have.
  • LumosNXALumosNXA
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    edited January 4
    Amazing work, guys! Thanks for submitting - we'll get to judging this week!
    GrymtSkarborr
  • LumosNXALumosNXA
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    edited January 5
    Winners for the Holiday Card Creative Contest have been chosen!

    A huge congratulations to....

    1st place: Komina
    2nd place: Skarborr
    3rd place: pandahxlic
    4th place: Grymt
    5th place: Ahmera

    Thanks to all for participating and stay tuned for the next contest! <3
  • GrymtGrymt
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    edited January 6
    Congratulations to all of you !

    Cu in next contest :D
  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited January 6
    Congrats everyone! Great Job!
  • illegalfreqillegalfreq
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    edited January 9
    Congrats everyone, I checked all the cards and I really like them! :)