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General => VR Challenge => Topic started by: Matt on March 03, 2016, 07:10:43 PM

Title: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Matt on March 03, 2016, 07:10:43 PM
Contest Rules


http://terragen4.com/terragen-vr-challenge/#rules


How to render 360-degree images for submission


If you have Terragen 3 Professional or Terragen 3 Professional with Animation, you can render with a spherical camera. This is the simplest way to render a 360-degree view.

1) Enable "spherical" on the camera node.

2) Usually you want to ensure that the camera's rotation is level with the horizon (set X and Z rotations to 0).

3) Set the image width to be 2x the image height. E.g. 2000 x 1000.

4) Render an image.


If you don't have a version that can render with a spherical camera, use the 360-degree cube setup here:


http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,21257.msg212927.html#msg212927


How to submit your entries


Upload your renders here: http://terragen4.com/vr-challenge-submission/
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: bobbystahr on March 03, 2016, 11:19:24 PM
Came here with the link from the contest page looking for the rendering clip files the link was supposed to reveal....
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Matt on March 04, 2016, 12:26:39 AM
Hi Bobby, I'll upload that later today.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: TheBadger on March 04, 2016, 12:47:42 AM
http://www.roadtovr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/south-park-oculus-rift-episode.jpg
I support this  ;D
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: bobbystahr on March 04, 2016, 03:49:02 AM
Hi Bobby, I'll upload that later today.

thanks Matt.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 13, 2016, 07:46:39 AM
I tried to submit my first scene with 3 locations last night. After clicking the 'submit your entry' button the circular arrow began turning, bu it took a while so I left the pc on and went to bed. This morning they are still turning happily and nothing is changed.
Is there a glitch?
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: yossam on March 13, 2016, 09:52:03 AM
Is there a limit on file size for the uploaded image(s)?  ???
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: TheBadger on March 13, 2016, 09:42:51 PM
I had a question about the closing date. No complaint really, just curious about the short dead line.
Also, about what happens after? I mean, what will be done with the renders, and why animation was not part of it, or if animation was something that the winner would be asked to do after the contest.

I understand rendering out animation is time consuming, so it would make sense to do it after the contest.

also curious about360 video with TG as far as PS goes, what plans might be down the road. I just guess that PS really has a focus on VR based on the amount of value in the prizes.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Oshyan on March 14, 2016, 05:22:18 AM
It should redirect you to a Thank You For Your Submission page after the upload finishes. There is a 100MB file size (total) limit. That should be indicated on the submission page.

Badger, you've got a lot of great questions, but are really thinking ahead of the game. Focus on the now... for now. ;) The short deadline is because we want to have cool content ready by the time the headsets launch! :)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 14, 2016, 04:21:54 PM
It should redirect you to a Thank You For Your Submission page after the upload finishes.

Yes, I reloaded the page and filled it in again and it worked quite fast.
First scene with 3 viewpoints submitted, on to the next!
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Dune on March 18, 2016, 03:19:45 PM
So there will be no 'public viewing' of entries, unless one chooses to post somewhere?
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Oshyan on March 19, 2016, 05:29:39 AM
Correct, not until the winners are chosen.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Dune on March 19, 2016, 07:37:58 AM
 8)
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 19, 2016, 12:19:08 PM
So all my other entries remain secret, so as not to give anyone any clever ideas...  :-X
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: ADE on March 20, 2016, 01:08:00 PM
looks like it mohawk.....im on one now, and only this morning I seen this comp!!!!
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: ADE on March 20, 2016, 01:16:46 PM
I have seen posts on FB....but I get around with eyes shut open
at the moment im viewing all renders out in a sphere model.......indeed it does look cool
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: bobbystahr on March 21, 2016, 05:21:33 PM
I have seen posts on FB....but I get around with eyes shut open
at the moment im viewing all renders out in a sphere model.......indeed it does look cool

the FSP viewer that Chris posted about and many of us now use is really good as well ADE.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: HecubaAssassin on March 28, 2016, 10:50:53 AM
What is the final time that VR submissions will be accepted down to the hour?  I migh be able to squueze a third scene in if l know the deadline and the timezone, l am assuming 11:59pm Icelandic time and the last day is the 31st.  Sometimes this varies on contests.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: bobbystahr on March 28, 2016, 01:18:20 PM
I have seen posts on FB....but I get around with eyes shut open
at the moment im viewing all renders out in a sphere model.......indeed it does look cool

the FSP viewer that Chris posted about and many of us now use is really good as well ADE.

And to be fair as a correction it was Henry who first posted about this when I dl'd it...
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: bla bla 2 on March 28, 2016, 02:01:21 PM
I think this is on 28 March. Iam not sūr.
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Oshyan on March 28, 2016, 08:37:54 PM
We have extended the deadline! The new submission deadline is April 11th at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: ADE on March 30, 2016, 07:23:34 AM
We have extended the deadline! The new submission deadline is April 11th at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

- Oshyan

ahhh now I see this, shame I didn't see it yesterday, as I worked into the night to get the final render done today :)
Title: Re: VR Challenge: Getting Started
Post by: Oshyan on April 06, 2016, 02:06:59 AM
SpeedTree content/models are now officially OK'd for use in the contest thanks to SpeedTree publisher IDV!

- Oshyan