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Title: Background Blitz: Glowing (CLOSED)
Post by: Racoon on 05 Mar 2020, 23:23
Hey Guys, sorry for being late!

So this month theme is "Glowing". It is fairly easy, just add something that is glowing to your background, if it is artificial city lights, the natural bioluminescence or something else entirely, is up to you.

I really look forward to your entries!

Open till 24th, Voting till 30th.


And now inspiration time:
(https://i.imgur.com/mvfNepAm.jpg)  (https://i.imgur.com/5k7szyJm.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/MZ5CAdim.jpg)


Time to Vote



Voting categories:
Concept: your background should tell us something about the place you have depicted.
Playability: does it have clearly defined walkable areas, things to interact with, etc?
Artistic Execution: does the image convey the wanted atmosphere? What's the feeling of the place?

jwalts pics with dreamy landscapes and glowing laterns:

(https://i.imgur.com/7545yhC.png)  (https://i.imgur.com/d4bzKNc.png)

Jacks extraterrestrial encounter:

(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_glow.jpg)

TheManInBoots fantasy fence:

(https://i.imgur.com/oiQoMz2.png)

.M.Ms spooky cottage:

(https://i.imgur.com/9MLI6W9.png)

blurs nightmare for lightsensitive people, but great GIF:

(https://files.catbox.moe/m5un5v.gif)

Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing
Post by: jwalt on 07 Mar 2020, 23:30
Gave it a go.

Edit: Original version: https://i.imgur.com/dSUNFgV.png

"Finished version:"

(https://i.imgur.com/7545yhC.png)

This may be a WIP, since I'd like to do a bit more with it. Not sure I'll have the time to do it, at this moment.

Modeling in Anim8or. Rendered in Bryce. Trees are from Bryce.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing
Post by: Jack on 08 Mar 2020, 00:25
Nice, cool theme too.

Adding some more to the background's background should improve it.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing
Post by: jwalt on 08 Mar 2020, 20:20
Nice, cool theme too.

Adding some more to the background's background should improve it.

I added some "clickable" stuff, and played with the lights.

https://i.imgur.com/dXMAlq5.png

Modeled in Anim8or, and rendered in Bryce. Foliage from Bryce, except for the Lilly Pads. The lantern sacks are being problematic; they're not quite doing what I'd like them to do. Lighting seems a bit more realistic in this version than in my original, at least to my eye.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing
Post by: Jack on 08 Mar 2020, 21:45
The lighting makes a greater impact in the first one, IMO.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing
Post by: jwalt on 09 Mar 2020, 00:37
The lighting makes a greater impact in the first one, IMO.

I toyed with the lights a bit more, and replaced the image in the original post with the latest version. It's a compromise, but will have to do, since I've gotten tired of working on it.  ;-)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Racoon on 09 Mar 2020, 20:34
Really nice jwalt. It is so pretty!
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: jwalt on 13 Mar 2020, 14:37
In Googling images involving "glowing," I came across the photo that motivated me to do the earlier entry. Also found another photo that captured my interest. Thought I'd give it a try:

Edit: Went ahead and reworked the tent. Also added the jukebox from RoN.  ;-)

(https://i.imgur.com/d4bzKNc.png)

The backdrop of the Milky Way is from a Photo by Denis Degioanni on Unsplash

Modeled in Anim8or, and rendered in Bryce. The Bum character is one of the RoN character assets.

Don't honestly know if multiple entries are allowed in the Blitz, but thought I'd, at least, share the image. Not overjoyed with my tent. May have to make a new one.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Racoon on 14 Mar 2020, 23:00
Thanks for adding another one jwalt :) I am not sure about the rules, but I will just add both in the competition so people can choose to vote for the one they like best.

Come on guys, only 10 Days left! If you got an idea, just try it  (nod)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: .M.M. on 18 Mar 2020, 21:32
Cool theme, I might finally participate after years of just passive watching what cool backgrounds others can create.  :)

Just checking - how strict are the rules? I'd like to make something using typical architectural visualisation approach, which would mean using collage of photos and 3D, but also using e.g. models for vegetation not created by me. Does it mean it couldn't be submitted as an entry to the competition? I could still post it anyway, just wanted to make sure beforehand.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 18 Mar 2020, 22:19
The rules are: create a new BG for a possible game...  So, I don't see why you can't submit that, it's a new BG created for the BG blitz. Even if you using some collage of images that you did not create (just make sure they're free to use or you have the right to use them,, not that we care, but copyright owner might).
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Jack on 20 Mar 2020, 10:39
(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_glow.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: TheManInBoots on 22 Mar 2020, 19:27
Jack, your picture with the reflection on the grass looks great.

Jwalt, for your first entry, I might even prefer the orginal version, not the finished one lol. The water looks just really cool in the original.

Here is my contribution. I recreated a scene that would be from an actual game I thought about creating and started doing first story line drafts for:

(https://i.imgur.com/oiQoMz2.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Racoon on 23 Mar 2020, 17:26
Good to see more entries! And they are pretty neat too.
Only One day left.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: .M.M. on 23 Mar 2020, 23:22
Here's my entry:

After travelling the whole day through mountains, you finally see a cottage - an ideal place to spend the night! Even though you know you should feel relieved encountering inhabited place in the middle of wildereness, an uneasiness sweeps over you - something doesn't feel right.

x1 x2 x4 x8


Done in SketchUp, Lumion 10 and Gimp. Textures and cutouts mostly from mrcutout.com or sketchuptextureclub.com.

Underestimated time needed to do everything properly - as always. But I managed to finish it anyway, hooray!  :)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: Jack on 23 Mar 2020, 23:24
Very nice.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: blur on 24 Mar 2020, 13:16
As you closed the door, you knew why the concierge gave you a discount for this room.
x1 x2 x4 x8

Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (OPEN)
Post by: TheManInBoots on 24 Mar 2020, 17:37
you knew why the concierge gave you a discount for this room.
lol
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: Racoon on 27 Mar 2020, 10:44
Ok, I will start.

Concept: .M.M
Playability: jwalt
Artistic Execution: TheManInBoots

By the way, I also really like your GIF blur, I wish there was more of them in BackgroundBlitz :)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: cat on 27 Mar 2020, 15:09
Concept: blur
Playability: jwalt (lake)
Artistic Execution: jwalt (space)

I was not sure how to deal with jwalt's entries, if the second one does compete or not, and whether they count as separate entries.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: jwalt on 27 Mar 2020, 23:05
I was not sure how to deal with jwalt's entries, if the second one does compete or not, and whether they count as separate entries.

Yeah, my apologies for throwing a monkey wrench into Racoon's Blitz!

Concept: blur
Playability: blur
Artistic Execution: TheManinBoots

And I liked both of the others, as well! Hard to make up my mind, and that's not a bad thing.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: .M.M. on 28 Mar 2020, 09:41
Concept: blur
Playability: jwalt (space)
Artistic Execution: jwalt (space)

It's great to see a lot of entries, and all really nice as well!
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: Jack on 28 Mar 2020, 13:46
Concept: jwalt (lanterns)
Playability: blur
Artistic Execution: M.M.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (VOTING till 30th)
Post by: Racoon on 30 Mar 2020, 22:53
And the winner is.......jwalt! With blur a very close second.
Spoiler: ShowHide
To be fair, I added the votes for jwalts pics together, if not for that it would be blurs win. But I wanted to honor that jwalt did two entries. I hope everybody is ok with that!


Thanks to everyone for participating, I think it is important to keep this fun contest alive :)

Congrats jwalt, you can choose a new theme for next month.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (CLOSED)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Mar 2020, 23:08
I forgot to vote, but mine would go like this:

Concept: blur
Playability: jwalt (lanterns)
Artistic Execution: jwalt (lanterns)

Just love that BG jwalt, and congrats with the win.  (nod)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: Glowing (CLOSED)
Post by: jwalt on 31 Mar 2020, 01:41
And the winner is.......jwalt! With blur a very close second.
Spoiler: ShowHide
To be fair, I added the votes for jwalts pics together, if not for that it would be blurs win. But I wanted to honor that jwalt did two entries. I hope everybody is ok with that!


Thanks to everyone for participating, I think it is important to keep this fun contest alive :)

Congrats jwalt, you can choose a new theme for next month.


Blur, in view of my two images being combined to knock you out of first place, I have no problem if you want to pick the topic for the next Background Blitz. The few times I've won one of these, the topics I pick haven't generated a lot of interest. (roll)  Let me know.