Welcome to this years Blender Halloween Contest: Create a Scarecrow in Blender
This year we are going to switch our focus from Pumpkins to those dashing fellows known as Scarecrows! Not sure what a scarecrow is? Don’t worry Wikipedia has you covered!
A scarecrow is, essentially, a decoy. Traditionally, it is a human figure (or mannequin) dressed in old clothes and placed in fields by farmers to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops. - wikipedia
You are charged to create a single rendered image of your scarecrow.
How to enter: (Ends OCT 30th 12pm – 6GMT)
- Create an epic scarecrow whom would scare the most battle hardened Ewok.
- Submit your image using the “Submit Image below”
- Name your image with your name. ie (lastname_firstname.jpg)
- You may only enter once so make it count!
- YES, it must be your own work, appropriately licensed textures and your own sweat and tears.
This years prizes are:
- First Place – $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com, One Year Blendswap.com Membership, One Year Citizen Membership, Eat Sheep Art Book, Featured on the site
- Second Place – $50 Gift Card to Amazon.com, 3 Months of Citizen Membership,
- Third Place – 1 Month of Citizen Membership
Similar to our previous contests, we are judging these renders on overall impressions. We want to keep the contest lighthearted. However, to obtain an outstanding overall impression, things such as presentation, texturing, modeling and lighting come into play. So treat this as you having to render a single image to define your portfolio!
Need some Halloween inspired tutorials?
- Creating a pumpkin in GIMP
- Create a pumpkin Patch in Blender
- Creating a Witch Hat in Blender
- Creating a Werewolf in Blender Series
- Modeling a Cartoon Skull
- Pile of Guts
- Creating a scary spider in Blender
Q: May I enter more than once?
Not for this contest… so make sure your render is crazy awesome!
Q: Can I re-use a render that I’ve done in the past?
This isn’t recommended, though tough to police. So lets try to create some fresh new art, gain more modeling experience and add build up our portfolios!
Q: Should I use a background/scene for my scarecrow?
This is not required, but of course if you create a great environment for your scarecrow to reside in and it supports it’s design… then sure rock it out!
Q: In Prometheus – was that truly a hologram recording of Mr. Weyland? Or was that a mind extraction projection LED from the sleep pod the crew witnessed?
Great question and we get this one often here at Blender Cookie. Answer: We have no idea…
Q: May I use any post-processing or photoshop on my render?
Yes you may, just like a regular production render some post process is usually needed to finish it off.
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