Weekly Drills Weekly Drills 038 - #XmasDecoration (Win Prize) by Andrew McDonald a month ago 4 min read Over the next week next two weeks we want you to create an impressive christmas decoration for the holidays. Then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #XmasDecoration. NOTE: This weekly drill will be a double-weekly drill to help give our team a little break over the festive season. This will also be a great opportunity to see how far you can push the quality of your final submission.It's that time of year when the jolly fat man comes to visit. To make him welcome, we want you to create an impressive christmas decoration. The brief is pretty open to interpretation. You could go small and really push your texture skills with a fancy christmas tree bauble. Maybe you want to level-up your modeling skills and build a christmas wreath, gingerbread house or even an ornament with santa driving a train. For those keen to play with lights over the holidays, why not take a crack at lighting a christmas scene. There is even enough time for our resident FX artists to create a snow simulation. Last but not least, all of these ideas could be done in 2D, not only 3D. There really are no limits with this one. Have fun with it, stay safe and see you in the new year with all your fancy decorations.To get some feedback on your work-in-progress project before you submit it, head over to Discord channel and chat with other artists having a crack. To see all the Weekly Drill projects just follow this link.PrizesBeing all Christmassy and all that, I figured we should throw in some merch from our shop to one lucky winner this week. Btw, Justin does not accept bribes, so no sucking up to him in Discord.RulesUse your favourite art supplies, software and workflow.Only submit work created during this week.Submit as many entries as you want.You can use concept art, models, textures and other assets and include it in your project. However, make sure to credit the artist by linking to their work and explain exactly what you created.You must tag your project with #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #XmasDecorationSubmission open Friday, December 18, 2020 Submission close Friday, January 1, 2021 JudgesJustin Mohlman will evaluate entries and select a winner based on quality, creativity, and adherence to the challenge theme.PrizesOfficial Weekly Drills Achievement badge to show off on your profile page.Enter NowTo enter this Weekly Drill, simple create a project for your portfolio and tag it. Remember, keep these drills loose and stress-free. This drill is about growing our digital skills, together, as a community. Create Weekly Drill Project WinnerChristmas Carousel | The RookiesChristmas has come and my friend Viviana De Giuseppe and I have decided to participate for fun in the #RookiesWeeklyDrills #XmasDecoration ! Modeling/texturing: Camilla Scala Lighting/Shading/Compositing: Viviana De Giuseppe https://www.artstation.com/vivin_cChristmas Teddy AvibuThe RookiesSecond Place#WeeklyDrills 038 - Snow Globe | The RookiesFor the last drill of 2020, I decided to create a little snow globe. I used SpeedTree to model the trees and the pine branch, Maya to model and shade, Arnold to render, and Nuke to polish the raw images.Christmas Teddy AvibuThe RookiesThird PlaceChristmas Teddy | The RookiesMy entry for Weekly Drills 038 - #XmasDecoration :) ~~Teddy bear wants to be a Christmas tree too~~Christmas Teddy AvibuThe RookiesHonourable MentionMerry Christmas 2020 & Happy New year 2021 | The RookiesHouse and tree assets were taken free from turbosquid and modified and made procedural textures and noise for organic look and feel originally planned on rendering on mantra but it was taking way too long per frame so had to redo some parts and prepChristmas Teddy AvibuThe RookiesStar Wars - combat remote ornament | The RookiesWeekly Drills 038 Happy holidays!! A fun rendition of a Jedi training tool passed down through the ages. 4 days of work Pureref, 3ds Max, and Substance painter Texture 2048 Polys: 42,201 Tris: 89,198Christmas Teddy AvibuThe RookiesF.A.QHow many entries can I submit?As many as you want.How do I tag my project?During Step 2 of the project building process, you will see a tag input field in the right column under your project title and description input fields. Note: Do not include "#" with your tag, the app already handles that for you. See below for example. Share your thoughts on this post Read more posts by this author Andrew McDonald Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. The link has been copied!