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NWDA Cliffs Contest / Re: NWDA's CLIFF Theme Challenge WINNERS
« Last post by Matt on Today at 10:21:32 PM »
Congratulations to the winners! It was extremely difficult to decide how to order the top 3 when I cast my vote. Any of these three could have been first place and I would be happy with the result.

While reviewing the entries I made some notes on each of them. Here's what I wrote for the images that ended up being the winners:

Entry 26 (mhaze): No doubt that this is a cliff, and a fascinating one. Great attention to detail. The waterline and base of the cliff are exquisite. The soft lighting works well to evoke the sense of a painting. The icicles - if that's what they are - are the weakest part of the scene in my opinion (perhaps just need to be less green).

Entry 15 (Hannes): Least not to like. Cliffs are top notch for this kind of scene. Love the waterfalls, rich vegetation and wildlife details. Every part of the image has something interesting to look at. I'd prefer to see more light in the scene - most of the image looks a little dark to me. Maybe go a bit easier on the chromatic aberration.

Entry 12 (Gannaingh): Great image overall. Nice bright colours, great looking beach, and I like that the composition makes for great thumbnails as well as fully zoomed in views. Not much to criticise, but the cliff face not as realistic as some others, in my opinion, and the trees on the left appear to be lit unrealistically (maybe a displacement issue?). Appears to lean on AO unrealistically to achieve contrast, which is a slight negative mark even though the image benefits from having that contrast, which pulls me in, so maybe this isn't a negative after all.

The competition had a great turnout, and so many of the other entries could have been in the top three and not seemed out of place.

Well done everybody :)

Matt
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NWDA Cliffs Contest / Re: NWDA's CLIFF Theme Challenge WINNERS
« Last post by Seth on Today at 09:57:35 PM »
Congrats to the winners !
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Image Sharing / Re: Rock study
« Last post by Kadri on Today at 09:56:39 PM »
... Reminds me of work Matt did years and years ago for The Time Machine movie. Could easily be a time-lapse (1000s of years) sequence of erosion of a cliff. :D
...

I love that sequence. Actually that is probably the most i remember about that movie :)
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NWDA Cliffs Contest / Re: NWDA's CLIFF Theme Challenge WINNERS
« Last post by Kadri on Today at 09:53:36 PM »
Congratulations to all.
It was nice to participate.
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NWDA Cliffs Contest / Re: NWDA's CLIFF Theme Challenge WINNERS
« Last post by Oshyan on Today at 09:52:38 PM »
Congrats everyone! Fantastic work by all, and a great winning group of course. Did the judges have any comments on the winning entries that could be shared? I always love hearing that stuff. :)

- Oshyan
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Image Sharing / Re: Rock study
« Last post by Oshyan on Today at 09:50:36 PM »
Very cool animation! Reminds me of work Matt did years and years ago for The Time Machine movie. Could easily be a time-lapse (1000s of years) sequence of erosion of a cliff. :D

- Oshyan
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Image Sharing / Re: Est-Reel ?
« Last post by Oshyan on Today at 09:47:01 PM »
Agreed, the right side and middle look pretty good! The left seems very low detail, which is strange because the rest of the image looks OK in detail. So I guess perhaps some strange displacement settings, maybe extreme settings?

- Oshyan
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Image Sharing / Re: Sombrero
« Last post by Oshyan on Today at 09:45:38 PM »
I'm honestly not sure how your cloud-based star method works, so I can't say exactly what the issue might be. I guess your clouds are luminous though?

- Oshyan
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Open Discussion / Re: A bit off topic but.....
« Last post by PabloMack on Today at 09:36:09 PM »
here's another link I was just sent...worth a read

Short term brain stimulation (via TCH or other pure compound) at the expense of long term brain damage
due to tar and other nasty junk in pot smoke is the way I interpret it. It's a lot like tobacco in that regard.
The nicotine has its short-term effects (like caffeine does) but the other stuff in the cocktail does its damage
in the meanwhile. That "study" didn't say much about who was smoking and who was taking measured
amounts of THC by some other method. I think researchers have a way of finding what they want to find.
The neurology researcher I heard based his arguments on tissue slides of dead people who smoked weed
heavily during their life times. Those who used cannabis only when young but quit and died decades later
never lost the junk deposited in their nerve endings. There's a difference between acute and chronic
effects of many things we do.
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NWDA Cliffs Contest / NWDA's CLIFF Theme Challenge WINNERS
« Last post by Danny on Today at 09:35:53 PM »
Congratulations to the following:

1st Place - Mick Hazelgrove (mhaze)

2nd Place - Hannes Janetzko (Hannes)

3rd Place - Jeff Boser (Gannaingh)

Honorable Mention - Ulco Glimmerveen (Dune)

View entries at NWDA:
http://www.NWDAstore.com/theme-challenge/

Many thanks to our Sponsors:
Planetside Software, XFrog, 3DCoat, Quixel (Megascans), PixelPlow, World Creator, Plugs'NPixels & NWDA

Special Thanks to Our Panel of Judges:
Matt Fairclough
Greg Teegarden
Alec Jevon

Winners: Our sponsors will be in contact with you shortly using the emails you submitted your entries with.
*If you require a different email please contact me directly danny@NWDAstore.com
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