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Nico RVArq.com

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3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« on: April 05, 2012, 12:11:36 pm »
April 05, 2012, 12:11:36 pm
http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/
http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/rules

Real-Time

This category is meant for any work that has been created using an application or plugin that facilitates real-time rendering AND user interaction. (Some examples of this type of software are Quest3d, Twinmotion, RenderLights, Lumion, Unreal Engine, etc.) Near real-time rendering engines like iray or QuickSilver do not qualify for this category.

Dates

/ Deadline for entries: May 19, 2012
/ Judging: May 25 to 31, 2012
/ Nominees Announced: June 1, 2012
/ Winners Announced: July 7, 2012

Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 06:08:26 pm »
May 14, 2012, 06:08:26 pm
Just a reminder about the upcoming deadline for the 2012 CGarchitect architectural 3D Awards.

The submission deadline is this coming Saturday (May 19 - 12pm GMT-6).

The winners will be awarded at the exclusive awards trophy at Mundos Digitales Conference 2012 in La Coruna, Spain and be given over $50,000 in prizes by the competition sponsors. The competition is open to everyone in the Architectural Visualization industry to highlight the best imagery, animations and real-time projects done in 2011/2012.

For more information and to submit your entry, please go to: http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/

Aliki_N

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 10:04:17 pm »
May 14, 2012, 10:04:17 pm
Thanks Nicolasweh & Morten. Need some clarity, if you used lumion, then you can only submit under real time? If you submit under real time, then you can only submit as screen capture?

Regards,

Alickn

Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 11:39:22 pm »
May 14, 2012, 11:39:22 pm
Hi Alickn, all categories are open for Lumion submissions:
http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/rules

Real-Time Submission Rules
  • You may submit no more than 5 projects per company, person or group.
  • Your project must have been created in 2011 or 2012 or made public in 2011 or 2012. Any projects determined to have been created before this will be disqualified.
  • Submissions must be sent as QuickTime MOV or MP4 Videos. You should use a software like Camtasia or other screen recording software to record the interface and navigation through your real-time scene.
  • If multiple real-time projects from the same company, person or group are scored in the top 5 for the Real-Time category, only the highest scoring image will be selected.

Aliki_N

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 12:05:27 am »
May 15, 2012, 12:05:27 am
Hi Morten,

What I would like to clarify is the requirement to submit under "real time category" if your animation or render is done using lumion. Only screen captures are allowed in this category and not renedered animations??? Screen captures will not produce the same quality as rendered animations.

Regards,

Alickn

RAD

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 12:17:47 am »
May 15, 2012, 12:17:47 am
Sounds right alickn.
Skewed for one to win.
But I think/maybe/possibly/(depends on who enters) one could place in the lower ranks if you had a mac daddy model.
real-time screen capture in movie mode...

Aaron

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 01:49:20 am »
May 15, 2012, 01:49:20 am
Bit strange that they qualify Lumion into this category then isn't it? If one must make a live recording then Lumion users are at a huge disadvantage from the start against full real-time engines like game-engines supporting realtime AA and even supersampling. The one thing that would remotely put Lumion on par with these are its post-effects but in order for them to work you enter the realm of hybrid real-time so to speak. Small chance I reckon this is allowed since one might argue any PP suit (AE, NUKE, Vegas) would also be fine then. Pity!
How did this go about last year? There were Lumion entries back then too right?
Anyone got a warning Post-Effects were not allowed?


RAD

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 04:10:23 am »
May 15, 2012, 04:10:23 am
allows everyone to see under the hood of the best programs in order to win though - right?

There should be a special category for Lumion and everyone else has to fit in with it's parameters.


Aliki_N

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 05:57:53 am »
May 15, 2012, 05:57:53 am
Hi All,

I have checked some of the 2011 entries that were allowed under that category, they are indeed screen captures. However, from what Morten is saying, lumion users can enter under any category including "realtime presentation".  In other words, lumion and a few others, are the only applications that qualify you to enter any category.

Highlighting "Real time" category only by the two announcers at lumion forum, and listing lumion as an example under this category, created this confusion.

Hope this clarifies the matter.


Alickn

Michael Betke

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 10:14:37 am »
May 15, 2012, 10:14:37 am
You could enter in video cateory but although lumion looks good its not possible for a lumion movie to win compared to the submissions there.
for a good realtime presentation you would need a game-engine with post-effects during playback.
its a bit of a pitty and the reason why I also quit my submission there (again).
mostly realtime stuff wins there like argumented reality or other funcky stuff.
so we stick with special lumion contests around. :)

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 09:17:21 am »
June 01, 2012, 09:17:21 am
1st of all, I would like to share my sincere well-deserved congratulations to Chuck Morgan and Lumion Software, to have been inside the nominees in the Realtime Category.
http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/nominees/show/11

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 09:20:16 am »
June 01, 2012, 09:20:16 am
in 2nd place, I like to share my indignation with the very little serious CGArchitect decision, because seems to have decided to modified one of the most important rules of the Realtime presentation.
 
Real-Time Submission Rules:
"Submissions must be sent as QuickTime MOV or MP4 Videos. You should use a software like Camtasia or other screen recording software to record the interface and navigation through your real-time scene".




Nico RVArq.com

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 09:23:54 am »
June 01, 2012, 09:23:54 am
3rd, finally, I share the video with which I have presented.
I hope you like it and show the amazing capabilities of Lumion.  :-P
https://vimeo.com/43236501

And by the way, please, not misunderstand or do not seem to I want to campaign to discredit the competition CGArchitect only has puzzled me enough to note that not all presented to the class, had taken the rules as strictly as I do. It may be an upset for the commitment and enthusiasm that had, what they have seen in my video, comes out of 5 screen recording and a full day of work, no big deal.
Greetings. Nicolás

Michael Betke

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 10:04:56 am »
June 01, 2012, 10:04:56 am
I really like the projects which got nominated this year. The one from Dan Smith is probably the only one recorded in real-time. He used CryEngine3 for it and as far as I remember he did it last year.
All other projects are also very nice made. I think the Lumion project keeps a bit behind compared to the innovative presentation of the argumented reality and D-Day website. The D-Day stuff is awesome but in my impression its not what I think of "real-time".

With this mix of nominees we see that its a bit difficult to define what is real-time because the border is blurring. Is Lumion real-time if you generate a mp4 and only then movie-effects apply? Is CE3 real-time because you have best visuals without the need to record a movie?
Then maybe a GPU render-engine is also real-time because you have instant feedback and navigation. ;)

Very difficult to answer. For me the CE3 project is the only real-time project. Recorded with maximum visual fidelity as a capture-frames movie. We see that game-engines are still superiour because they record this degree of quality with 2sec/frame on a high-res up to 4000px wide.     

RAD

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Re: 3d Awards CGarchitect / RealTime Presentation
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2012, 12:45:55 pm »
June 01, 2012, 12:45:55 pm
Nice work Nicolas.