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Posted by Clotho at Jan 26, 2016 10:12:13 PM
Re: EGGS! Design Furniture for the Game 2016 - [Deadline: February 24]
Tips and tricks and links and things:

These links are included not just as a reminder of previous entries, but also because the threads contain a lot of useful information, and probably answer most of the questions that are likely to come up this year!

2016: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2016 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2015: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2015 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2014: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2014 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2013: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2013 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2012: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2012 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2011: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2011 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2010: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2010 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2009: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2009 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2008: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2008 rendering test thread -- People's Choice Easter Eggs!
2007: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2007 rendering test thread
2006: event thread -- entry thread -- entries flat version -- entries rendered versions -- 2006 rendering test thread

TUTORIALS!
-- YPPedia Egg Design page
-- YPPedia Helpful art tutorials and resources

RENDERING!
In previous years, there have been kind folk willing and able to host a "Test Rendering Thread", which allows people who don't have access to appropriate software the chance to see their designs rendered and tweak them before deciding their final entries. Review the rendering threads from previous years so you can see the designs that were tested before being finalized - take a look - it will give you lots of ideas for what works and what doesn't!

-- If you want to see your design rendered on to an egg shape before posting it as an official entry, try testing your egg renders here!
-- If you want a copy of the basic egg mesh file, you can get it from YPPedia here, or link to the file directly here. It's linked from Egg#Competition_files . You can use this if you wish to test your design and you have a 3D modeling program. Note that you do not need to do this to enter - just if you want to try it out yourself.
-- If you're keen to test it, there are easy downloads of 30 days free trial versions of some 3D modeling software (e.g. 3D studio max or Blender). You may need a renderer plug-in.
-- Quick instructions on how to get the correct viewpoint for the eggs are here.

I'm not an expert with these bits of software, so if there are updated instructions I should link to or other useful tutorials I may have missed, I'll be happy to edit these in! Thanks again to those people who have helped in the past with rendering and YPPedia pages, and to those who (I hope!) will do so this year, thanks in advance. This Eggomelet wouldn't be the same without you all!

Edit: Adding Faeree's tutorial
Edit: rearranging links to make the page easier to read. Adding links to YPPedia pages
Edit: clearing redundancies.
Edit: Moving rules to first post
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