NWDA Contest 2013 Winners

This year’s contest theme was “Roadside”.
The goal of this contest was that each contestant were to create a scene of choice, in which a road is either the central element, or supporting element of the scene.

In the past months we really enjoyed following a number of WIP threads which showed off ideas and general progress.
Finally this all accumulated in 19 final submissions for the contest :)
We were very happy with the level of work submitted, which seems to increase with every contest!

Choosing winners for this contest has never been so hard before!
A score based system was used where every judge gave points for each submission based on their personal rankings.
Scores were added up for every submissions and final rankings were based on their scores accordingly.
There was really stiff competition and that’s all because of the great work you have all done!

Before announcing the final winners let’s have a look at the prizes first!

1st place winner prizes:

 
Terragen 2 Deep + Animation
World Machine 2 Professional Edition
Xfrog Plants Volume Bundle, all 3000 (!) plants in .TGO-format
Silva3D Mega Bundle Vol.1
Silva3D Balcony Plants Vol.1
Feature interview and publication with 3D Art Direct Magazine
Back Issue Access Subscription at 3dartdirect.com
PlugNPixels magazine, “making of” coverage

2nd place winner prizes:

 
Xfrog Plants Vol.1 (1300 plants) or Vol 2. (1600 plants), all plants in .TGO-format
Silva3D Mega Bundle Vol.1
Feature interview and publication with 3D Art Direct Magazine
Back Issue Access Subscription at 3dartdirect.com
PlugNPixels magazine, “making of” coverage

3rd place winner prizes:

 
Xfrog Plants Europe 3, all 180 plants in .TGO-format
Silva3D Choice (pick 2 from either Grasses, Balcony, Wildflower, or Shrubs)
Feature interview and publication with 3D Art Direct Magazine
Back Issue Access Subscription at 3dartdirect.com
PlugNPixels magazine, “making of” coverage

4th – 10th place winners prizes:

 
NWDA Road and Tarmac Pack Commercial Use License

We would like to congratulate all prize winners and all contest participants for their amazing effort and work!
See you all in a next challenge!

So here are the final rankings!

  

#1

I want to believe! by Hannes Janetzko

I want to believe! by Hannes Janetzko

#2

Countryside road by Jani Peltola

Countryside road by Jani Peltola

#3

Vieux Chemin by Pierre Chartier

Vieux Chemin by Pierre Chartier

#4

Via Claudia Augusta by Jake C Hofer

Via Claudia Augusta by Jake C Hofer

#5

Roadtrip 2013 by Gregory Sandor

Roadtrip 2013 by Gregory Sandor

#6

Old Dirt Road by Lane Henderson

Old Dirt Road by Lane Henderson

#7

Summer's Road by Jeff Boser

Summer’s Road by Jeff Boser

#8

Something Ominous this was comes by Bob Choronzuk

Something Ominous this was comes by Bob Choronzuk

#9

Yossam's Road by Richard Harvey

Yossam’s Road by Richard Harvey

#10

Journey's End? by Jason Seward

Journey’s End? by Jason Seward

#11

Morgens auf der Strasse by Peter Weishaupt

Morgens auf der Strasse by Peter Weishaupt

#12

The Road Less Traveled by Douglas Campbell

The Road Less Traveled by Douglas Campbell

#13

Single Track Road by Jens Bringewatt

Single Track Road by Jens Bringewatt

#14

Mick's Road by Mick Hazelgrove

Mick’s Road by Mick Hazelgrove

#15

2099 A.D. by Gerhard Schmidt

2099 A.D. by Gerhard Schmidt

#16

Integration by Rajendra Kumar-Singh

Integration by Rajendra Kumar-Singh

#17

Remembering Mom and Dad by Paul Dorrington

Remembering Mom and Dad by Paul Dorrington

#18

Bastien's Road Montain by Bastien

Bastien’s Road Montain by Bastien

#19

Apple Season by Cam Harne

Apple Season by Cam Harne

#19

Arid Cliffs – Complete scene download

This scene was initially developed as an animation test for a project I did for Mediastation quite some time ago already.
The terrain is made with World-Machine and is spiced up further in Terragen 2.5.

During development of new tutorials for CGScenery.com by using this scene I stumbled upon some nice rock formations in this scene and this is how the scene started to develop in this final result which I will share with you all :)

Arid_v4_composition
To download this complete scene click HERE!

Amazing animation Flock of Birds – Object Sequences in Terragen 2

In collaboration with Planetside Software and The Ranch renderfarm Hannes’ Janetzko created another lovely and lively! Terragen 2 animation.

For this animation Hannes used 3DS Max to generate the bird flocking sequence and tree motion.
It was then rendered entirely in Terragen 2 on The Ranch at 1080p.
There is no compositing done here, everything is rendered natively in Terragen2 using the built-in object sequence support.

Congratulations to all parties involved for this very impressive work!

You can find more of Hannes’ animations here.

Terragen 2 video tutorials: User Interface – Part 3

In this third and final tutorial of the UI of Terragen 2 we will go through different ways of manipulating the camera in the 3D preview and how to make sure that what we see in the 3D preview is what we will also render.

Terragen 2 video tutorials: User Interface – Part 2

In this second tutorial for CGScenery.com I will go through the very basics of the tab-based UI and the node network based UI of Terragen and how they relate to each other.

In the next tutorial we will have a look at different ways of manipulating the camera in the 3D preview and how to make sure that what we see in the 3D preview is what we will also render.