Creative Cubes - 3D Contest [27 entries]

Baby Steps Memories Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
By Rumi
Contest goal:

This contest is really different. Not much to do with realism, but a lot of creativity is required. All you have to do is to place 20 cubes in the scene in order to communicate something.

You can use less cubes, but no more than 20. No other format will be accepted, only square ( and rectangular ) cubes. You can color the cubes or even apply textures to them, but no word can be exposed at the scene to assist in communication, only the cubes must say something for themselves. Enjoy!
REMEMBER these contests require that you post at least 2 intermediate steps of your drawing in a step by step guide, so we can see the progress of your work.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: tioilmo

Glockman: Ithink this may be in the wrong section, one too many here. ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
Lamantine: Is this digital or traditional drawing ? ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
DML: I have the same question that Lamantine. ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
tioilmo: This is suggested to be in 3D Contest category. It was inspired in one contes I saw in the internet.

See the link bellow to catch some ideas:!-SEE-PAGE-30)
( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
tioilmo: As soon as you see some of the images in the cube's contest I gave you the link above, you will see how to exercise your creativity without using so many sophisticated resources of CG.

Let's go people use you imagination!!! ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
tioilmo: Thank you very much administrators to give the authors this unique opportunity!!! ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
randy: CAN WE USE A GROUND PLANE ( 5 years and 1487 days ago )
tioilmo: Yes, a simple ground plane is allowed. A simple plane will help us to procude shadows. Anyway the focus will be the Cubes. ( 5 years and 1486 days ago )
mircea: can we squash or manipulate the cubes? ( 5 years and 1486 days ago )
tioilmo: Mircea,

Yes you can! But avoid intersect the cubes in order to be clear in the image you are only using cubes in your job.

I think the images will be very interesting in this contest. ( 5 years and 1486 days ago )
dante: good contest, can we use displacement maps, and beveled cubes rather than just sharp edged cubes? ( 5 years and 1486 days ago )
tioilmo: Dante

Avoid displacement maps but you can use beveled cubes. Sharp cubes are recomended.

( 5 years and 1485 days ago )
ibmaxed: Since when is a rectangle a cube?

Noun1. cube - a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces ( 5 years and 1482 days ago )
tioilmo: Cube is just a generic way of telling the name of the theme. Rectangles are accepted.
( 5 years and 1480 days ago )
jamespaul: (1) can v extrude the cube??

??!! i can extrude 20 blocks from a single cube (technically it`ll remain a single cube manipulation ??!!

(2) can v compose the final render in photoshop?? ( 5 years and 1474 days ago )
tioilmo: Its not a problem extrusions if it became clear all peaces are cubes. Avoid intersections. Make your composition in Photoshop but remember the focus will be in the cubes. ( 5 years and 1472 days ago )
jamespaul: lol its already too late to submit now ..hmmm..may b nxt time.. ty tio for the reply ( 5 years and 1472 days ago )
tioilmo: I'd like to say thank you to all participants in the first contest of creative cubs of our community. I'm sure by the incredible membership that we had in this contest, will have other issues in the future with the same tittle. The works went beyond the techniques of computer graphics and went deep into the creative universe. Congratulations to all! ( 5 years and 1472 days ago )
mircea: The high participation was because of the fact that the contest was very easy. However, it was preety relaxing doing just cubes ( 5 years and 1471 days ago )

Howdie stranger!
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Baby Steps Memories - created by Rumi

Baby Steps Memories
Favs: 9SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 1/27Score: 69.9% (40)17279 views

Human fragility, happy days gone by and the bond between mother and child expressed in exactly 20 cubes.

* Background image used is of the 3D software's own collection. Please see SBS. (5 years and 1479 days ago)

Cool Cubes - created by Rumi

Cool Cubes
Favs: 9SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 2/27Score: 69% (34)17923 views

(5 years and 1480 days ago)

bad robot - created by mircea

bad robot
Favs: 2SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 3/27Score: 67.8% (28)13335 views

i had a similar wallpaper on my first computer... (5 years and 1476 days ago)

Mosaic Madness - created by Warlock

Mosaic Madness
Favs: 2SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 4/27Score: 65.9% (21)10392 views

Just for Fun!! (5 years and 1472 days ago)

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Dino - created by CoyDog

Favs: 5SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 5/27Score: 65.8% (16)12012 views

Dinosaur ? Alien ? (5 years and 1482 days ago)