The first month of 2012 on the forums was about summarizing your work during 2011. I asked all of you to share your best work on the forums TECH TALK sections, and after a few days of voting on the Blogs Facebook Fan Page its time to hand out some cool gifts!
Id like to thank all who took part in this and hope that more of you will get on-board the next one. I know that the Facebook like voting process was not ideal, but this was intended to be a less formal event and next time I might make some changes to the way we all vote (feel free to contact me with suggestions).
You had 4 categories to take part in : Lighting, Postwork, Modeling and Texturing. And here are the best ones according to your votes
Bobs HDRI skies are in use by many architectural visualization artists and lately also been known to be used in high-profile game production and film Dutch Skies were used in pretty much the entire Infinity Blade II game, done with UDK for the iPhone and iPad by Epic Games. It was also used in the film Immortals (mentioned in a fxguide interview about the making of the VFX at 02:34).
We have 2 winners in the lighting category
First Place : Forum Member Blowback (Chris Kowal). Getting all 4 volumes of Dutch Skies 360.
Second Place : Forum Member DBRender. Getting the Dutch Skies 360 Autumn Pack.
The lighting category is sponsored by Cebas PSD-Manager, A most advanced PSD file exporter for 3ds Max that will save you lots of time by saving your renders with all channels and many more masks directly in a PSD file to be edited in Photoshop or other supporting applications.
We have a winner in the postwork category and also discount coupons to be handed out (Ill be contacting you one by one about this, so if you dont have updated contact details in your forum profile this is the time to update it)
First Place : Forum Member tiktiktiktik. Getting a PSD-Manager 3 License.
There is also a Special Sponsor Pick Daniel Schmidt, the developer of PSD-Manager liked what Pixelflakes had to show very much and they will also get a free license!
And in his own words
I like to give PixelFlakes a license for the best Photoshop post production tutorial in the contest and so they can further speed up their 3dsmax / Photoshop workflow.
The modeling category is sponsored by DesignConnected, probably the most popular provider of great 3d models of beautiful furniture for use in architectural visualization and more.
DesignConnecteds aim is to deliver the best quality digital content for all the interior design professionals. Starting from all the design classics, going through the most iconic modern design furniture and ending with the latest design arrivals at the furniture fair stands. You just cant go wrong with picking a DesignConnected model
We have 3 winners in the modeling category
First Place : Forum Member DBRender. Getting 200 EUR in DC vouchers.
Second Place : Forum Member Exor. Getting 150 EUR in DC vouchers.
Third Place : Forum Member Kodissimo. Getting 100 EUR in DC vouchers.
The texturing category is sponsored by MightyTiles, the procedural tiling plugin for 3ds max created by Dieter Finkenzeller (the developer of BRIX). The new plugin offers the same functionality supporting the latest builds of 3dsmax & VRay.
We have 3 winners in the texturing category
First Place : Forum Member DBRender. Getting MightyTiles LIFE TIME License!!!
Second Place : Forum Member Jiminy-Billy-Bob. Getting MightTiles License.
Third Place : Forum Member JimmyRibas. Getting MightTiles License.