Realy wasn't planning to join for time reasons but the competition is to cool! Count me in for a project in Unity
First of all: your new site is beautiful, I really like the way everything is posted on the same page so you can follow everyone's progress at the same time => this is just perfect for this type of challenge.
But: It's a little confusing on how to get your post on the grid-board. I'm trying to post my first concept and ideas but they are not publishing, maybe because they are not published directly? Another little thing: When we sign up for the challenge we just need to register on the challenge site to be counted in as challenger? Because when I go to the challengers page, I can't see my name.
Thanks for your help and for this challenge.
@dbalex Thanks for the positive feedback. Much appreciated! The posts aren't being published right away - I'm making sure each one is ok technically and then make it public. This is just for the first week or two as we all get to know the system.
The Challengers Page only shows you if a post of yours has been made public... so just a little bit more patience ;)
@ronenbekerman haha ok, sorry for the trouble then, I think I'm getting impatient like a little child..
Stunning work you have done with this challenge Ronen :-) It's gonna be very interesting to see the outcome of this - Good luck to all :-)
We will struggle, we will create and prepare very good concepts we will get really good renders, then benjamin brosdau will show up and collect all the prizes, Does it worth it? Yes it does...
@Tolgahan Hey Tolga, guess what? You don't have to worry about Benjamin competing...
You do need to worry about him being on the Jury!!!
Benjamin Brosdau, Technical Director at Purerender and HOVER Grand Prize Winner joins the CityLIFE Jury Panel. It is a great honor to have Benjamin on-board and I'm sure will be of great value in the judging stage.
@Tolgahan HAHA! I thought the same thing when I saw he wasn't on the judges list!
@Tolgahan LOL, that one knocked me out of my chair! Funny man - THIS IS THE SPIRIT!
Hey Ronen. Congratulations on the new website and the challenge!
I have a question for you: Does the contest requires modern cities? What about fantasy, medieval or scifi cities? I think it opens very nice possibilities to make great stuff.
People are having a little trouble understanding what you mean in the scope, as an architecture student Its very nice to see you adressing these kinds of issues I have only thought about.
Architecture and visualization should always be about context. But sometimes we ignore it due to market demands.
Who in here never had a viz client order you to take the neigboring buldings and replace it with green to "show it better". =)
@Elrinion Happens all the time... but form a marketing stand point, you might understand why ;)
Anyway... You can read my reply to @ImnotPOTUS and i'll add here that you can go modern, medieval, fantasy or Sci-Fi and the scope is totally up to you.
You can go for a grand exterior approach or city through the window kind of thing... The Discovery Channel aired the new film THE RISING about rebuilding ground zero now that 10 years have past since that day. dbox were doing some work in this project and you should check the promo where they show workers on a high beam walking as the city changes below them.
I am a little hazy on the judgement criteria. Is the winner of the contest presenting the best "city" the judges want to "live in" year round or is the winner presenting the best looking city the judges have seen in any season.
Is the intent of the contest to spend 3 months developing the best concept of a "utopian" city to live in or is it to spend 3 months making a 3D "place" that looks good covered in snow or leaves.
The examples you gave on the instruction page lead me to think that it is more important for the "city" to be great to look "upon" rather than a great place to "live" in.
@ImnotPOTUS Just to make one more point clear... Spend how much time you like to develop the concept - but remember you must also execute that design in 3d and as best as possible.
@ImnotPOTUS Let me try and make this more clear...
The entries will be judged according to overall accepted standards of architectural visualization: composition; 3d modeling; lighting; materials and textures, concept (original approach), addressing the architectural interpretation of the city, technical skill, emotive value and participation in WIP threads.
The winner can create a bad or good city - Cities come in all forms, shapes and sizes.
You can go for a Utopian city...
like Atlantis or follow the guidelines set by the 20th modernist architect Le Corbusier’s in his Ville Radieuse – the Radiant City (1927) or an example that was realised by Oscar Neimeyer in the form of Brasilia.
Or a Dystopian interpretation, this one is most favorite in movies it seems...
like we have seen in many movies such as 1984, Metropolis, Blade Runner, Equilibrium, Aeon Flux, Gattaca, Akira, Soylent Green, RoboCop, Judge Dredd, Batmen, The Matrix, Resident Evil, District 13, District 9...
I can go on and on, but here is a top 50 list for you - http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/
Don't take the example on the instructions page as the sole one for this... It was just a small teaser to make the point of what happens when you focus on the macro context instead of micro detailing.
I'll make an inspiration page with more examples that can help spark ideas in your mind!
Remember that the design is just one parameter of the final judgment. In HOVER the best design entry won 2nd place, not first...
@ronenbekerman I still haven't received the confirmation email after the registration.. Is it normal this delay?
@Giona4 Hi Giona, I sent you a password reset email too - let me know how it goes.
@Giona4 Checking too
@toni fresnedo having the same issue...
congrats ronen for the site! I really like it... implementing wordpress to this is a great idea, good luck to everyone! you can be sure I will be participating in this competition ;-)
@Tolgahan Hi Tolga... I think this challenge will fit you perfectly ;) Can't wait to see some of your initial concept drawings!
under Judging chapter
Thank you very much for the positive feedback... been working on this one way to long so its nice to finally know what you think about it.
Wow! What a great news! I can't wait to start this competition..
The new Challenge site is really cool. Good work Ronen!
Wow, so much new stuff to be excited about here. It's that warm feeling you get when the next version of your software of choice comes out, except this is free. The Challenge page looks amazing visually. You've definitely taken things to the next level here Ronen.
Fantastic job for this challenge Ronen, great challenge page, I think it will be a great experience, this challenge !