Strange Behavior Challenge Sponsors
Boxx Technologies
NVIDIA
Softimage
Maxon
REALVIZ
Luxology
Autodesk
Corel
e-on Software
Pixologic
The Gnomon Workshop
Mudbox
Ballistic Publishing
Stash Media

CGNetworks is proud to present the

Strange Behavior Challenge (CG Challenge XXI)
24 June 2007 - 15 November 2007

  Illustration Prizes
  Master




BOXX Workstation
Corel Painter X
Stash 6 Pack
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for 1 year
   
  Excellence





NVIDIA Quadro 3500
Corel Painter X
Stash 6 Pack
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for 1 year

 
  Animation Prizes
  Master





BOXX Workstation
Autodesk Maya or 3ds Max
Stash 6 Pack
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for 1 year

   
  Excellence





NVIDIA Quadro 3500
Softimage XSI Advanced
Stash 6 Pack
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for 1 year
 
  Short Film Prizes
  Master








BOXX Workstation
Or 2 renderBOXX’s
Autodesk Maya or 3ds Max
Luxology modo 3D
REALVIZ Image Modeler
2 Softimage XSI Foundation
Stash 6 Pack
Complete Ballistic book set
6 CGS memberships - 1yr
 
  Excellence








4 NVIDIA Quadro 3500
Softimage XSI Foundation
Luxology modo 3D
2 Mudbox
REALVIZ Stitcher Unlimited 5.6
Stash 6 Pack
6 Ballistic Books of choice
6 CGS memberships - 1yr
Open Category Prizes
Cinematography Modeling Matte painting




REALVIZ Stitcher Unlimited 5.6
e-on Vue 6 xStream
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year




Pixologic Zbrush 3
Luxology modo 3D
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year




e-on Vue 6 Infinite
Corel Painter X
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year
  Visual FX   Lighting   Texture




Autodesk Toxic
Softimage XSI Foundation
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year




NVIDIA Gelato Pro
Maxon CINEMA 4D XL bundle
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year




e-on Vue 6 Infinite
Maxon Body Paint
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year
  Compositing & Editing   Art Direction   Screenplay Adaption




Autodesk Toxic
Gnomon digital DVD bundle
Ballistic book of choice
CGS Membership for one year




Corel Painter X
Gnomon analog DVD bundle
5 Ballistic books of choice
CGS Membership for one year



Complete set of Ballistic Books
Stash 6 Pack
CGS Membership for one year
Disclaimer: Prizes are subject to change with notification to current contestants.
Prize and Sponsor Information

NVIDIA
Boxx Technologies
Softimage

Maxon
REALVIZ
Luxology
Autodesk

Corel
e-on Software
Pixologic
The Gnomon Workshop
Mudbox
Ballistic Publishing
Stash Media

Disclaimer: Prizes are subject to change. This page is always up to date.
Sponsor: Boxx Technologies

Boxx Technologies BOXX Workstation

Propelled by the 64-bit ready single or dual-core AMD Athlon™ 64 processor - Dual PCI-Express x16 slots - NVIDIA Force®4 SLI™ chipset - 3 Gbps SATA I/O - and expandability options that provide industry-leading investment protection - the BOXX® 3200 Workstation is designed to make light work of your complex media-intensive and design applications.

Whether building FX rigs, editing in DV / HDV or inventing in CAD, BOXX Workstations run all the applications you’re used to - application-tuned and optimized for your unique business requirements.

BOXX’s innovative integration expertise makes your applications (and your people) perform like never before.

Included with every BOXX Workstation is our commitment to quality and dependability that other vendors talk about, but just can't seem to deliver.

At BOXX, every Workstation we sell is backed by our no-compromise commitment to your business objectives and concierge services ties everything together.

Sponsor: NVIDIA

NVIDIA Quadro 3500

The NVIDIA Quadro® FX family of desktop workstation solutions delivers the fastest application performance and the highest quality workstation graphics. But raw performance and quality are only the beginning - NVIDIA Quadro FX takes the leading CAD, DCC, and Visualization applications to a new level of interactivity by enabling unprecedented capabilities in programmability and precision. Featuring the industry's first top-to-bottom family of PCI Express products, NVIDIA Quadro FX ushers in a new era of unprecedented performance, programmability, precision and quality.

Sponsor: Softimage

SOFTIMAGE | XSI

SOFTIMAGE|XSI the digital character software designed with a gigapolygon core to handle ten times the detail for next-generation productions and take full advantage of 64-bit platforms.

A core component at the heart of Avid Computer Graphics solutions, XSI allows 3-D art teams to achieve richer results more quickly. Combined with Alienbrain® Studio, the scalable asset management system and powerful Avid editing and compositing workstations, the flexibility of Avid Computer Graphics solutions make it easier and more affordable to bring order to complicated creative workflows.

Sponsor: Maxon

Maxon Cinema 4D & Bodypaint 3D

CINEMA 4D is the top choice among motion graphics artists, architects, medical illustrators and many other industries because it's extraordinarily easy to use. Outstanding workflow, legendary stability, and easy export to compositing applications such as Adobe After Effects, Apple Combusition, Motion, Shake, Final Cut Pro, and Eyeon Fusion set CINEMA 4D apart from the rest.

CINEMA 4D has everything you need to take your designs to the next dimension. The CINEMA 4D XL Bundle includes advanced tools for professional users, including character animation utilities and advanced rendering and particle features. The XL Bundle opens a wealth of new possibilities with extended functionality for rendering, character animation, thinking particles and NET rendering.
Sponsor: REALVIZ

ImageModeler
REALVIZ ImageModeler is the solution to measure and create 3D scenes using photographs.

Usng advanced algorithms, REALVIZ ImageModeler extracts 3D information from stills to help you measure the 3D space created and construct accurate 3D models with highly realistic textures. The resulting model can be exported in your favorite authoring package.

Stitcher Unlimited 5.6
Stitcher is a professional-level application, used by thousands of professional photographers, architects, multimedia and 3D artists worldwide, and enables the creation of superb wide-angle panoramas for the Web, film, print, and 3D.

This latest and much anticipated version of the software represents a real breakthrough in technological terms.
Sponsor: Luxology

modo 3D

modo is one of the most advanced polygonal and subdivision surface modeling tools ever created.

Engineered For Flexibility
modo was engineered to meet the challenges of the increasing demands of film, gaming, television, print and many other markets. modo combines a highly advanced real-time subdivision surface engine, fast, flexible and extensible modeling tools, and one of the most innovative and flexible user interfaces ever created. Due to the flexible nature of the modo toolset and interface, modo is excellent for creating models of any type. From organics to hard surfaces, from high-resolution film models to low-resolution real-time meshes, modo has the tools you need.

Built For Artists
modo was created to fill a void in the production world. Today's 3D modelers require a much more robust set of modeling tools, within a real-time environment, designed specifically for manipulating subdivision surfaces. modo delivers this toolset in an architecture that is designed with expansion in mind. This allows artists to create more detailed models, in an interactive environment, in a shorter timeline. modo's customizable nature allows these advanced artists to sculpt the toolset to their production requirements so that productivity can jump to new levels once the artist is fully established in the modo environment.

Sponsor: Autodesk

Autodesk Maya

The world's most powerful 3D animation and visual effects software and the ultimate version of Maya. Experience industry-leading innovations for the creation of advanced digital content.

Available for the Windows XP Professional, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems.

Autodesk 3ds Max


Realize your most complex, creative ideas.
Bring 3D film effects to the big screen. Generate realistic characters in a top-selling game. Create rich and complex design visualization. Introduce a new dimension to your school curriculum.

Autodesk 3ds Max software builds on our promise to deliver state-of-the-art tools for creative and media professionals. Developed as a total animation package with a deep, productive feature set designed to accelerate workflow, 3ds Max is the leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, visual effects, and education.
Sponsor: Corel

Corel Painter

For more than 13 years, Painter has been the world's pre-eminent Natural-Media® painting and illustration software. Corel Painter offers the same breathtaking brushes and features that Painter artists have grown to love-but with significantly enhanced speed and performance. All brushes now operate at an average of twice their former speed, and some brushes are 10 times faster. Corel Painter also unveils the brand-new Artists' Oils Painting System, a revolutionary Natural-Media painting technology that enables you to sample multiple colors from the Mer palette and apply them as wet oily paint to your canvas.

Corel Painter is much more than a software application-it's a creative journey, a treat for the artistic senses and, for many creative professionals, a life-changing experience. The Corel Painter Web site was designed to inspire you and to help you discover the magic of Corel Painter .

Sponsor: e-on Software

Vue 6 xStream

Access all the power of the world's leading 3D scenery program directly from within your favorite application. Create and edit extremely rich and realistic natural environments, and seamlessly blend them with Maya/Max/LightWave/C4D/XSI native scenes and animations. Render everything together inside your favorite application, with full interaction between Vue and native elements, including 2-way mutual shadow casting, reflection, refraction and lighting.

Vue 6 xStream provides a unique, unmatched solution for creating and integrating high quality natural scenery into any professional production pipeline, from architectural visualization to broadcast and film.

Vue 6 Infinite


Vue 6 Infinite is the most efficient and advanced solution for creating, animating and rendering natural 3D environments.

Vue 6 Infinite naturally integrates and extends all major 3D applications* to provide a complete, professional natural 3D studio.

Specifically designed for professionals, it combines a multitude of cutting-edge features that easily integrate with your workflow.

With its intuitive, production-oriented layout, you will quickly create and enhance your production with rich EcoSystemsT of wind-swept trees and plants, volumetric atmospheres and detailed terrains in fully animated scenes.

Vue 6 Infinite is e-on software's high-end 3D scenery solution for illustrators, SFX studios, architects, and 3D Computer Graphics professionals. It is strongly focused on power, productivity and inter-operability with existing toolkits.
Sponsor: Pixologic

Pixologic ZBrush

ZBrush is a huge leap forward in speed, performance and technology. Modeling, texturing and painting features have all benefitted from unprecedented code enhancements. New tools and options provide even more versatility in all areas, boosting the artist's productivity and streamlining workflow in surprising ways.


It is fast. It boasts handsomely optimized code innovations, combined with unique features, providing more power to create models with unparalleled detailing capabilities. Even medium- to high-resolution models respond instantly to sculpting actions, constantly rendered and shaded in real time.

Building on the freedom to sculpt high-frequency details with ease, it offers revolutionary new modeling, surfacing and texturing techniques, while intuitive controls focus these powerful resources on the creation process.

Sponsor: The Gnomon Workshop



The Gnomon Workshop Digital Bundle
Ready to learn a lot? This bundle will keep you busy for a while, as you go in-depth for hundreds of hours of lectures. Perfect for in-house studio artist development, schools or universities looking to get their students and instructors up to speed on the deep intricacies of Maya.



 

The Gnomon Workshop Analogue Bundle
Whether you're a studio, a student or an individual who wants to accelerate your knowledge and skills, the Gnomon Workshop DVDs focus on the workflow and techniques you need to excel. Each DVD features over two hours of lecture, lecture notes, chapters and bonus material including galleries and resource spotlights. For lectures that begin with pre-made line-art, the line-art is made available to you, accessible on the disc via your Mac/PC equipped DVD-ROM drive.

Sponsor: Mudbox

Mudbox is the first advanced, high resolution brush-based 3D sculpting software that is built from the ground up to address the needs of the professional digital sculptor.

Designed by production artists for production artists, Mudbox introduces new ideas and combines familiar concepts in fresh ways to offer a unique solution for high-end commercial modeling and design.

With its friendly interface, consistent structure, respect for industry convention, and a "get it done" focus, Mudbox is quick to learn and easy to use, integrating seamlessly with existing pipelines. Digital artists with previous 3D experience are quickly productive in Mudbox with minimal or even no orientation.



Mudbox

Sponsor: Ballistic Publishing

Our mission is to create the highest quality publications for the Computer Graphics (CG) and digital art community. We are setting high standards in all areas of publishing from the quality of our content, design and delivery to our responsiveness to the market.



Ballistic Publishing

Sponsor: Stash Media

STASH SIXPACK Bundles

These exclusive six-disk sets delivers over 170 of the planet's most innovative animation, VFX and motion graphics projects for advertising and design including:

- TV and cinema commercials
- broadcast design
- branded content
- virals
- music videos
- game cinematics
- short films

PLUS insightful Behind the Scenes extras.
 
     
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