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I don't have any renders yet, but for linking purposes I went ahead and made the thread. If you are planning on entering the 2008 Easter Egg Design Contest and would like to see a rendered version of your egg, post below. Please make sure your template is of the correct size (256x256 pixels) and structure (make sure your sides match up). Hopefully, this will cause less clutter in the Entry Thread for those that make multiple entries/changed entries.

Nordenx wrote: 
Please make full use of our test rendering services and make sure that your design is finally what you want it to look like when rendered before you actually enter them in the official event entry page. Because I will assume that the entries posted in the entry page are the final designs and give them a final render to put in the YPPedia entry collection page and any revisions sets me back. I know that you are free to edit your entries whenever and however you like (same with the test renders), but I hope for your kind consideration. We're here to help everyone out to be able to make the best egg designs as possible. ;)
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A REQUEST

To speed up rendering and make it easier for us, please follow this file naming convention:

Yourname-Eggname#_skin.png


  • change Yourname to your forum or character name.
  • replace Eggname with the name you call your egg.
  • # being the copy/version number. ie. 01, 02, 03, etc.
  • you don't have to do anything to _skin.png
  • after render we can easily remove the _skin indicator and save it as Yourname-Eggname#.png


Doing this considerably skips a couple of steps that we have to do while downloading your file into my max folder.

Thank you.

Anyone else able to help render or set up an awesome wiki page with the rendered entries would be wonderful. And I'll love you forever.
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This isn't an entry for the official egg contest, but it is indeed an egg. >.>

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Well, I think I'll take another stab at me Familiar & Map Eggs...



/me ponders additional entries...

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Just messing with halftones to see it's noticeable when rendered.

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Smooches to SJ for offering to render eggs <3 <3

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<3



Would love to see what it looks like before I submit it
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I'll render them as soon as I get home. <3 Awesome designs so far.
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Alright, so I downloaded the 3dsmax program, got it installed and all that good stuff.. now I am having issues getting it to work properly.

I am following this walk-thru, but no image is showing up in the material editor box at the top when I input the image file in the bitmap area. Here are a couple screen shots of what I have going.

screenie 1 In this screen shot, I don't have the map option until I click a pull down called cratetex. Then the map shows up in the 2nd screenie.

screenie 2 At this point, nothing shows up in the area above for my image.

Please .. anyone have any idea what I could be doing wrong or missing?
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I'll render them as soon as I get home. <3 Awesome designs so far.
I'll help ye out Lass. ^_^

I'll set up some folders in my PC today.
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Rhodin's Rat Egg:





The ears are too big my dear.

Sharkiez's Atlantean Egg:



Looks pretty cool.
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Davsbrander's Egg:



Pretty good, stars are a bit stretched though.
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Nordenx.. got any idea what I could be doing wrong with trying to render my egg? *points up a ways to my predicament*
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Nordenx.. got any idea what I could be doing wrong with trying to render my egg? *points up a ways to my predicament*

Fizz I'm having the same trouble and if my research and memory is right it's because of the plug in. Do you have the Illustrate plug in installed?
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Nordenx.. got any idea what I could be doing wrong with trying to render my egg? *points up a ways to my predicament*

Fizz I'm having the same trouble and if my research and memory is right it's because of the plug-in. Do you have the Illustrate plug in installed?

I have a different problem, but I worked around it. I'm not using the plug in, I'm also using the default max renderer. The model provided is looking for a lot of unnecessary eternal graphic files that is making the material editor too heavy to load. So I just copied the mesh to a new project file, and started with a clear material editor load. I didn't have to re-map the egg, it retained the info from the original, but I did have to re-setup the 48.6 deg cam to match the render view & size of the original. Oh, and I'm using my old licensed 3DS max 6 - not the new 2008 demo, so I'm not sure if there is a compatibility issue. Try the plug-in.
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Just tried it. That doesn't seem to be my problem. Basically, (and I'm assuming Fizz is going through this) the problem is when I open the material editor I can set everything correct matching the tutorial, but the top 6 (six on my screen) are pitch black. Even after I click apply under the parameters tab nothing happens. I tried viewing the file and dragging on top of the egg mesh, but that didn't work either. I seriously can't remember what I did when this happened to me last year.
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Yes.. that is what is happening to me. I downloaded the egg-mesh.max file from the events post.. after I have loaded that and go through the steps of the tutorial, nothing.

I even went to here and downloaded Illustrate5.4.zip. (is that the plugin needed?)
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*Ahem*

http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?p=970710#970710

It's a tad out of date, since I need a new place to host my streamlined version of the file, but it should be another good resource.

I've got a few things to add, so maybe I'll write up a new version here when I make time.

Edit: Here's Rhodin's egg, at official size, with the edge to it. (Fudged in, since my Illustrate! plugin trial expired from last year.)

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I looked at that and I'm still lost. I even called up my friend who works with these programs for a living, but he's lost. Well he currently doesn't have 3dsmax on his computer, but gmax (or something). It's probably something so simple I'm missing it. Why couldn't I save my PMs from last year? Grr.
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yea.. read through that too.. still nothing is making sense and/or working right.
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Yeah, that's why I need to do a new version. I have a file that you can just open, go to the Material Editor and change the texture file, and hit F9 to get your render. It's faster and simpler, it just doesn't have the Illustrate! filter. That's something that I can't tinker with all that much given that I can't get the trial version again... I think. I'll try it out tomorrow.

So... does anyone have a good place to host an egg file for a few months?

Seriously. The Ringer egg file has a lot of stuff that you have to pare off, and can get lost in. Apollo let me clean it up for this contest specifically.
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So... does anyone have a good place to host an egg file for a few months?

I have a server I can host on.. but it isn't public and you won't be able to upload it yourself. If you want to send me whatever it is .. I can upload it. (provided it isn't a huge file.)
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It's about 1.2 meg. If that can work, I'd be happy to wing that file to you.

Edit: I tried a free hosting service last year, and it was flaky, to say the least. Hopefully, we can get it out there without hangups.
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Success! Apologizes for not having the black outline.
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Phillite:


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Thanks SJ.. so how did you solve the problem?
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Here's my first bit of putzing for the year.

Thanks in advance for the rendering :)
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O, blimey. My first egg! Thank you for offering to render for everyone. I was intending to do my own until I saw the size of the program we had to download 0_0 600mb!



I don't know which will work best...If one of you kind gentlefolk would be nice enough to bendify? Thank you again.

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Could I get a test rendering please?



Thanks for volunteering to do these tests!
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Thanks SJ.. so how did you solve the problem?

I had Silveransom send me his file. Much easier.

Jainasolo:
~ File is not in the correct .png format


Domokun:
(There wasn't really a difference after the render)


Dexla:


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Thank you!

I will try not to be too huge of a pain, but I did a tad resizing of bits and adjusted colors... could I get a retest, please?



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