Participate in SideFX Houdini Contest: Marvelous Machines

SideFX has announced Houdini contest named ‘Marvelous Machines’. Apart from SideFX itself; winning prizes are from Dell, AMD and Intel. 

 

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As the name suggests, the Houdini contest is based on creating the machinery you love. It can range from any category to any size, real life or your imagination. Various criteria of ‘Marvelous Machines’ contest is given below briefly.

Contest Duration:

  • 4th October 2016 to 31st January 2017

Output to be submitted:

  • It can be single render image (still frame), single animation sequence or continuous sequence of moving machines.
  • Any file type can be submitted.
  • Any resolution can be used for still image or video output.
  • You can export external file formats. But, it will be much more better to do all in Houdini.  

Softwares:

  • Use Houdini and Mantra from SideFX.
  • Apart from texture maps, you can also use Principled Shader and VOPs from Mantra.
  • You can use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects for compositing. But, as indicated earlier also, it will be better to rely on Houdini only for the final output.

Participation:

  • It can be individual or group.
  • Solo entries are preferred, as the prize distribution in group artists can be difficult.  

Prizes:

  • Best overall: Dell Monitor 30″ / Houdini FX / AMD Fire Pro W8100 / Intel SSD 800GB / 3D Artist Subscription / Pluralsight
  • Animation Prizes:

    1st prize – Houdini FX / AMD Fire Pro W7100 / Intel SSD 800GB / 3D Artist Subscription / Pluralsight Subscription
    2nd prize – Houdini Base / 3D Artist Subscription / PluralSight Subscription / Substance Designer
    3rd prize – Houdini Indie / 3D Artist Subscription / Substance Painter

  • Image Prizes:

    1st prize – Houdini FX / AMD Fire Pro W5100 / Intel SSD 800GB / 3D Artist Subscription / Pluralsight Subscription
    2nd prize – Houdini Base / 3D Artist Subscription / PluralSight Subscription / Substance Designer
    3rd prize – Houdini Indie / 3D Artist Subscription / Substance Painter

  • Splashscreen: Your entry will be used in Houdini Splashscreen with your name. You will be entitled a ‘Houdini Swag Pack’ with t shirts, beach ball and other goodies.  

Judges:

  • Peter Claes: VFX Lead Artist, The Mill
  • Michael Frederickson: Technical Director, Set Extensions, Pixar
  • Ronny Franken: Visual Arts Coordinator and Lecturer, International Game Architecture and Design (IGAD), Breda University of Applied Sciences (NHTV)
  • Rohan Dalvi: CG Instructor
  • Manny Fragelus: Program Director-CGMA, Modeling Lead, CGWorkshop
  • Marc Horsfield: Production Technology Supervisor, Method Studios
  • Matt Estela: CG Supervisor, Animal Logic
  • Gavin Graham: Global Head of VFX, Double Negative VFX
  • Steve Holmes: Editor, 3D Artist

Houdini Contest Registration link:

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