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GENERAL => Challenges & Competitions => Topic started by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013

Title: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
UDG Challenge Voting Open!!!

This has been the first challenge that I’ve participated in for over a year.. I had a long time to think of a theme for the challenge and in hindsight I think that I picked quite a difficult one.   :o

It succeeded in putting off all but eight entrants, but the result is a very worthwhile and interesting batch of demos in a variety of styles, ranging from raymarching to 2D techniques, all have their own charms and they are all really entertaining.
  :)

I’ve certainly enjoyed watching them and appreciate the time and effort that you’ve put into them.

The thing that is really encouraging is that we had three new participants who were not put off by the tricky theme which is surely a good omen for future challenges..

I already have a few ideas for the next one, but before we do that we need to decide the winner of this one, you’ll have three votes to choose the three productions which you think should be on the podium this time so without further ado, please read the voting rules and vote for your favourites![/b]

Please pick your three favourites, please make sure you have watched them all before you vote, the entrants deserve it!

A small word about the sponsorship.  The cash prizes are made possible by the generosity of the people who donated to the treasury.  Even though it is very generous to abdicate from taking your cash prize if you win, please do take it.

To keep things fair, here are the rules for voting and votes are checked by administrators.



Voting rules:


Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Unlimited Detail Geometry
Author :  Mazemaker

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5929.0)

Description :

An abstract entry featuring Penguins, Chevrons and Basketballs.  Several patterns are shown throughout the demo and the Penguin cannot apparently ever obtain the Basketball.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Unusual Dither Graphics
Author :  Combatking0

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5920.0)

Description :

A large light sourced cube, A 3D Starfield and a chunky scroller all rendered out of 16 green blocks give this one a pleasing retro look.. Sort of like something you’d see on a vintage system with a more up-to-date effect, if you watch until the end you're treated to another effect too.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Printblobs
Author :  Nuclear

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5946.0)

Description :

Nuclear’s competition debut treats us to a really smoothly rendered 3D scene of metablobs using the marching cubes algorithm, the nice choice of colours and UDG blocks enhances the effect.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Purple fUDGe
Author :  STUAA

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5948.0)

Description :

Another debut entry, and an excellent one too with an original piece of music, smooth sine scroller and a waving plasma-like background which looks semi-transparrent due to the clever use of transparrency in the tilesets.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Hammer Time 3D
Author :  Padman

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5949.0)

Description :

Who would have thought that you could fit MC Hammer and his parachute pants into just 16 little blocks?  In his own inimitable style Padman has done just that and thrown in a few other pleasing effects for good measure.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Retro Rorschach
Author :  Kirl

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5951.0)

Description :

Using a selection of random blocks which are created at start-up, you can draw your own pattern and run it through a variant of the famous life algorithm.  The results are a pleasing selection of organic patterns which look like alien creatures.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Canopy’s Entry
Author :  Canopy

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5947.0)

Description :

You have to take your hat off to Canopy who used this challenge to create his first ever demo, you get an intro screen containing some large text which then progresses to a Green scroller over a silver bar background.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on February 25, 2013
Entry Name:  Afternoon Voyage
Author :  Shockwave

(http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/Themes/nocturno205/images/star.gif)  Topic (http://www.dbfinteractive.com/forum/index.php?topic=5950.0)

Description :

You will find a selection of well known effects including vectors and chequerboards in this entry, all software rendered out of round UDGs that are supposed to look like little LEDs.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: combatking0 on February 25, 2013
Strangely, I was able to view all of the entries on my home laptop this time round. Excellent work everybody. May the best entry win.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Raizor on February 25, 2013
Good luck everyone. Some really nice entries again for this compo. I couldn't come up with any interesting ideas at all and you guys seem to have really nailed lots of different themes and ideas. Great stuff!
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Kirl on February 25, 2013
Having a hard time deciding on my favourites...

Cool to see so many new names joining in!  :cheers: all around!
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Zorro 2^NoExtra on February 26, 2013
Done !

Very nice productions this year ;D
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: C3lt1c on March 02, 2013
Big thanks to all coders in this competition.
Every Demo Rockzz!!!  :clap:

I had not found any time to also releasen anything: (

Cheers C3lt1c
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on March 03, 2013
Just got back from an evening out with the family, I had to log on and check the results though and what a buzz!!!  I am really happy to have come first this time, I didn't think I would and the same feelings are here this time that are there with every other challenge, whether I'm placed in the top 3 or not - It's a real pleasure and an honour to participate amongst you.

Congratulations to Combatking and Nuclear for 2nd and 3rd places respectively and to everyone who participated in the challenge and voting.
I'll look forward to finalising tomorrow evening (Karma, Prizes, Showcase).

See you in the next one :)
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: nuclear on March 04, 2013
Congratulations to Combatking and Nuclear for 2nd and 3rd places respectively and to everyone who participated in the challenge and voting.

Thanks for my part. It was rather fun, looking forward to the next challenge :)
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Kirl on March 04, 2013
Congrats guys, well deserved wins!  :clap:


Good stuff from all! Maya sungod is pleased :D
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: benny! on March 04, 2013
Congrats to the winner and thanks to all who entered. Was a real fun watching the demos!
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: combatking0 on March 04, 2013
Thanks to everyone who entered - it's fun trying to guess what everyone will be writing and doing something different.

I'm honoured to have been placed so highly.

Everyone who got 3 votes shouldn't dispair - there have been times when I've had 0 votes for an entry, so if you can get 3 votes this time, you're bound to score higher next time.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Raizor on March 04, 2013
Well done to everyone who entered, and those who placed in the top three. I really had trouble voting as I really wanted to vote for 4 entries! Some really nice stuff this time.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Canopy on March 04, 2013
Congrats!

Thanks to those who gave me some votes :)



Edit : Had to post to say, I just got done porting on my new back-end libraries (+GLEW statically linked)  to Desktop OpenGL 2.1+ from the OpenGL ES 2.0 version I entered and it runs like a dream, even on my "remote debug" machine, a fairly old HP laptop with onboard nvidia gfx! hopefully i can get some more groundwork and polish in place before the next challenge!



Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Shockwave on March 04, 2013
Well, the Karma and sigs have been given and the prize PM's have been sent out :)

I really love how this community comes alive when there is a coding challenge, thank you so much to everyone who entered, voted and commented - You really help to make DBF what it is :)
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Yaloopy on March 05, 2013
Congrats to all the winners, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Unlimited Detail Geometry is one of the craziest trips of all time! Of all time!

But seriously, excellent entries all around. For such specific parameters, the effects that people came up with were astounding.

I really love how this community comes alive when there is a coding challenge, thank you so much to everyone who entered, voted and commented - You really help to make DBF what it is :)
Quoted for truth- well done everybody for helping to keep this cool community vibrant. Looking forward to the next competition already!
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: relsoft on March 05, 2013
Man, I missed the voting!  :whack:

I would have voted for shockie's 5 hour demo though so it does not matter.
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: padman on March 05, 2013
Congrats to the winners! And thx to everybody who voted for parachute pants!  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 UDG CHALLENGE VOTING
Post by: Maxx on August 20, 2013
Exellent entries enjoyed them all well done everyone ,

will be looking forward to entering the next one myself unfortunately missed last few. ;)