August 8th Challenge - Shootout at the Cafe Corral - Winners

First Place Dale Schulz
Second Place Howard Prince
Third Place Troy Edelmayer
August 8th Challenge - Shootout at the Cafe Corral - Entries

Entry 01 Rob Wilsey
Entry 02 Luis Antonio Pérez
Entry 03 Scott Mason
Entry 07 Matt Dunk

Entry 01 Eric Runnels
Entry 02 Chuck Higginbotham
Entry 03 Dave Maloney

August 8th Challenge - Shootout at the Cafe Corral - Outline

Who doesn't love a good spaghetti western? "Unforgiven". "The good, the bad, and the ugly". "The quick and the dead". There's something more daring and exciting about a time when "the law" was just a suggestion =)

The challenge this time is to create a scene based in the old west. The scene itself is up to you. Maybe it's a shootout, maybe it's an old salloon or casino, maybe it's just a ranch-hand shoeing a mare, or a view down Tombstone's main street. It can be realistic, or cartoony, whatever you feel like. Be sure that it's a complete scene, though: no objects on white backgrounds.

Models may be imported from external modelers (eg. Wings, Amapi, Silo, etc.). Any amount of post work may be done in Photoshop or other image editors, but try to avoid excessively "hand painting" the image.

Models must be original, and created by you. No publicly available models may be used, nor can "3D in a box" solutions, like Poser or Bryce. All 3D rendering for this project must be performed by Strata3D.

Rules and Conditions

The 3D rendering in this challenge must be completely entirely in Strata3D. Modelling can be done in any program (except for Poser or other model collections), as long as the models are imported into Strata3D for rendering. Photoshop, Illustrator, or other image editors or page layout programs may be used for post-processing, texture creation or page layout.

No Poser or Bryce models or images. All models and textures must be created by you.

If you have any questions regarding challenge rules or theme guidelines, please email me at michael@stratacafe.com

Entries must be JPG files, but they can be any size. Just try to keep it reasonable. If it doesn't fit on anyone's screen, it doesn't leave a good impression. Excessively large or uncompressed images may be resized at our discretion.

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday August 8th. Judging will be done online by any member of the cafe with a gallery that's willing to vote =)

Entries will consist of a JPG file, and a screenshot of your model in Strata3D. The image cannot contain your name or email address anywhere on it, as the judging will be anonymous. Original artist copyright information must be submitted separately if the image is a 3D recreation of an existing peice.

These rules may be subject to change without notice before the close of the contest.

Please, if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the contest, please email me at: michael@stratacafe.com

The benefits of the contest:

1) Winners will receive a charming banner to place on their website.

2) There will also be a smaller graphic, that looks a lot like the larger graphic, that will reside on the winners profile page on StrataCafe, forever and ever.

3) People can come to this page to get information on up and coming contests and view past winners (That would be you!)

4) You will receive the adoration of your friends and family, as well as most of the people who visit StrataCafe. (Note: Adoration not a guarantee.)