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PWND by TRiGGER80 PWND by TRiGGER80
My other contest entrys:

MiND MATTERS: [link]

Welcome to the show: [link]

Wild Wild Chess: [link]

Behind Enemy Lines: [link]






PWND!!!!

(dammit, no "!" allowed in the Deviation-Title)

Haha, nudder last-minute-contest-entry xD

Okay, so... YES. This builds up on the "chess = black VS white = Good VS Evil" Idea, but with a spin of humor to it and a little wordplay: The PAWN PWNS the Rook xD

So, yeah. Probably not the "technically best possible"-render, but i think it turned out okay, especially since this is a "last minute" thing, haha!

Hope y´all like it =)

Again, thanks for all the feedback, :iconpartner-in-crime:, you can delete the 65697415151 WiP-Files now xD

For the Techies:

Maya, Mental Ray, post in Photoshop assembling the render passes and adding a vignette and DoF, you know the deal xD
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thelittledeadgirl666 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
This picture was stolen and sold through a site called Art4Love/MarkYourSpot. Both sites are now down, but you can seen a screen shot including your piece here [link] Many artists from DeviantArt have been victims of this thief, so they are banding together in a lawsuit. For more information please read this [link] I am not familiar with your gallery in it's entirety so there may be other images of yours in those screen shots.
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, Little dead Girl.

First and foremost, i want to say THANK YOU!!!! So much for bringing this to my attention,
and also, an even BIGGER Thank you for bringing up the time and Effort to collect all these screenshots of what was going on, so people can check out whether them or their friends have been betrayed in this manner.

I think, i speak for the entire community when i say: "Thank you so much for all the effort, we really appreciate it".

I have heard about this before, through various news articles, but i had never thought that i would find myself among the victims...
I am really kinda shocked... and i will probably put up a journal about this, linking them (with your permission) to your screenshot gallery, so they can see for themselves whether their work was stolen, too, or not.

Sadly, i have to say, that the link about the victims banding together to form a lawsuit didnt work - It just told me that it 404´ed.
So i dont really know whats going on about that =/

Also, i am really confused as to how to proceed... for one, i dont know how this works internationally (i am from Europe, Germany to precise) and my financial situation would probably not allow for a lawsuit... But i have to get information about that, especially regarding the aforementioned "banding lawsuit".

Oh, and there are more images from my gallery on those screenshots.
Counting the one you commented on right here, i found a total of three images so far.

this one here, where you posted the comment, this one: [link] and this one: [link]

I hope, i wont find any more than these three...

However, i will have to see on how to proceed...
Would you mind trying to relink me to the news article / journal about this banding lawsuit? Maybe it works this time, and i can copy-paste it into my journal.

Again... Thank you for your kind effort and good attention and intentions. Its people like you, that keep this community alive.

Thanks.

With friendly greetings from Germany,

TRiGGER80 aka Sascha.
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thelittledeadgirl666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I didn't actually put together those screen shots, I just went through every page and looked for images that I recognized. When I began to notice many images from the Wacom contest that was held a while back I then went through many of those entries to look for stolen images. This is how I found yours. But I DO know that the gallery can be reposted for the purposes of informing other artists about possible theft.

You can find some information about the possible class action lawsuit here [link] Many artists cannot afford to take legal action on their own, which is why the class action would really be beneficial. I am not quite sure how it will work with victims in so many different countries. I would definitely contact Alexiuss. He is super nice and really wants to work with everyone involved some justice. And I have some hope, considering there are images in the gallery that belong to big companies like Corel and DC comics, so hopefully something good will come of all of this.

Here is another site that another DeviantArtist made showing each of the stolen pieces individually [link]

I hope that all goes well.

LDG aka Katie ^_^
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thelittledeadgirl666 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Sorry, the links are bad. Here they are:
[link]
[link]
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Empath12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Marsterpiece :D
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words an the fav =)

I am glad you enjoy it =)
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Empath12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
how couldn't I, this piece is really good :D, a proper ODE to the game of cold blooded thinking :D, it shows the reality beneath the game :D, awesome
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you, still!

And you are right.
Each time i am playing chess (i suck!) or watch someone play it, i have to think about the fact, that Chess, in a way, is a really cruel game xD I mean, essentially, its a war game, that has the PAWNS in its frontline, protecting the monarch, and they also tend to DIE first xD Sacrificed for the reign of their king. Odd way to look at it (and i do so with a wink, kinda), but in a way... xD
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Gabbyta Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Looks AWSOME! Love the white tower peeping :XD:
Great job! :thumbsup:


:damphyr:Gabby:damphyr:
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks!

Haha, i made that over a year ago for the "Good and Evil" Contest here on dA =)

And the Tower peeking around was a last minute idea i had back then xD
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Gabbyta Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Looks great! So good job! ;)
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =3
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LilMsMaggot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hosnap!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep.

It snapped.

Apart.

XD
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LilMsMaggot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And bled all over the damn place.
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.

Someone´s gotta clean that mess!
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LilMsMaggot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's make Keroro do it!

:iconkerorogunsoplz: - Kero!?
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*tosses broom*
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LilMsMaggot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconkerorogunsoplz:- Why always me? ~_~;
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because LAAA! :iconlaplz:
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spartanjedi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PAWND!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yep, thats pretty much what i want to say =D

Thanks for the FAV and the comment, man!
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DjangoX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol, this is awesome! XD
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, Gen =)

:hug:
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Circuit5389 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student
:O whow! amazing!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^__^

Glad you enjoy it, Jess =)
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Circuit5389 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student
im glad you made it!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke schön =)

("Thank you" in german)
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Circuit5389 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student
:D awsome!
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animemangakuryujiru Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
ahahaha I love how the other Rook is peeking out from behind the King? Queen? Cant tell but this is amazing, nonetheless XD
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, its the Queen, the mosz powerful figure in the game =)

But yeah, youre right, its a lil hard to tell in this image... This was already pointed out in another comment. Maybe its so tough to see, because you dont get a direct comparison between the king and the queen.

Maybe its a lil easier to see here? [link]

But i am very glad you like it =D

^__^

Thanks for your kind :+fav: and for the nice comment =)
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animemangakuryujiru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student General Artist
haha that picture helped xD I guess the King would naturally have the cross on his head, although it changes from sets sometimes >.<

but I at first thought it was the queen, since she's the most powerful and the rook would naturally want to hide behind the greatest person, but then, I thought that it might be the King instead, since out of chess, he'd be most powerful so... XD; it confused me haha

but still, amazing work xD Going to show it to my friends when I see tham haha

I always wanted to learn how to use Maya! >_< but I never get the chance=/
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, yeah, i get you... Maybe its really not too clearly visible, that the figure the rook is hiding behind is the queen =)

I am glad you like it so much, that really makes me smile a lot =D

And yeah, while not without flaws, Maya is indeed a very cool application!

Hm why dont you ever get the chance to learn Maya, if i may ask? Time?
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animemangakuryujiru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student General Artist
I've seen a lot of work people did using Maya and they all looked pretty amazing. But I suppose every program, games etc will have its own flaws xd;

but time is definitely one reason why I never got the chance to learn Maya. But I know I'm willing to give time to learn it. The other problem is my parents <__<; they dont exactly want me learning these things lol not much 'use' for my future @_@ thats what they say, but they'd probably still get it for me if I asked enough, if only it was cheaper. It's much too pricey for them to get it for me=/

psh. I just looked at your gallery xD. and decided I had to watch you haha XXD
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, definitely.

Software is and can only be a tool, and thats good that way.
And as such, each software has its own advantages and drawbacks.

Its not so much about WHICH software you use. its about the HOW.

Thing is:
A lot of people dont GET, that all this is just a matter of PERSONAL preference.
Use the software you like the best and get aling with the best.

In my case, its Maya. But it doesnt need to be the right software for you.
(btw: been using several programs over time)

An dont let yourself be blinded by statements like:
"ZOMG!!! MAYA IS TEH BESTZ U HAV TO USE THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT GUD!!! THEY USEDED IT TO MEHK LORD OF TEH RINGZ!!!" or such.

I mean, true: they DID use Maya to create VFX and Animations for many, MANY Hollywoodmovies, Games, commercials etc etc.
But they also used a TON of different Software for very specific purposes along with maya, and most companies even write their own tools.

(Digital Domain for example, which is a really BIG company that worked on a LOT of Hollywood Movies, use Maya as well as SideFX Houdini plus their own, selfbuilt Compositing program "Nuke" (which, btw, they released to public and is now sold by a company called "the Foundry") as well as, well, their own custom-written Liquid Simulation Software called "Storm". Plus probably a BUNCH of other programs, haha.)

Thing is: When you ask these "ZOMG!!! LOTR IS MADE BY MAYA"-persons, WHY you "have" to use maya or why it is "TEH BEZTEZT", they will say: "Because they used it for the movie XYZ" or "Because it just is the best!!!". Well, and if you dig a little deeper and ask: "Well, WHY did they use it for Star Wars...?" you rarely get a "real" answer aside from "its the best"...

Well, a big deal why "the big guys" like using Maya (which is by no means perfect, it really DOES have flaws... )is, that it is just a very open platform. Compared to a lot of other products, Maya is very robust and has a relatively easy to learn scripting language, which allows them to easily create their own tools and plug ins for it, and since a big deal of maya is written in just that scripting language, its relatively easy to customize.

Sure, that might not be the only reason, but its definitely ONE reason.

So, rambling aside:
The point i am trying to make here is:

Software is just a tool.
Dont get too "fixed" or "focused" on Maya.
There is LOTS of great Software out there, that you can use to bring your visions to life, or to find your entry into the "3D Realm".
And not all of em are as expensive as Maya.
Some great Software even is FREE!

Blender for example, is a great, powerful 3D Software, and very lightweight, too!
I myself dont get along with it very well, because i cant get my head around the interface. But there are enough people out there that use it, and they do AWESOME things with it. I have seen Free movies created with it (Look for "Elephants Dream" and "Big Buck Bunny"), that can really match Pixar´s quality. And: Blender is free!

Then there´s "Open FX" , which is free, too, but i really cant tell too much about it.

Another Option is "TrueSpace". It used to be a "multi hundred dollar" 3D Program, but the company that makes it was bought by microsoft, and surprisingly enough, TrueSpace is now available for free. Didnt use it myself, but again: i saw wonderful things being created with it, and i had a look at the features-list, and its internal Rendering Engine offers some pretty decent Features.

Oh, and theres Daz-Studio.
Well, i am a little "split" when it comes to daz-studio, because you cant really model things yourself or anything like that. Its more among the lines of posing and modifying readymade figures with props and clothing, lighting them and rendering them, so it sure is a little limited. But its a nice toy, and i have it currently installed, might even be, i more or less integrate it into my MayaWorkflow one day... Well, a lot of people really get creative with DAZ-Studio and do wonderful things, and thats really cool, but there are also a few people, that just download content for it, assemble it, hit render => "yay, i ish a 3d artist" xD But nonetheless, its a very interesting program, and its worth having a look at it. The basic version is free, and there is also a lot of free content (figures, props, clothing, poses...) for it readily available on the internet, as well as commercial content. I think, this program is also an interesting way to sort of "have a peek" at 3D, for people that never had any idea about 3D before and get familiar with working in 3D Software.

Aside from free programs, there are also some affordable 3D programs out there that have great functionality but wont cost you a fortune and send you off to go live under the bridge, haha!

Granted, the "big" names among Commercial 3D Applications are quickly counted:
Maya, 3D Studio MAX, Softimage XSI, SideFX Houdini, LightWave and Cinema4D.

I think, SideFX offers an affordable Version of Houdini for less than 100 Bucks nowadays, which is of course slightly restriced, compared to the "full" multi-thousand dollar product, but ive heard good things about it. But it needs to be said, that Houdini isnt everyones taste, interface-wise.

Cinema 4D is an awesome application, too, with an interface that many people just dig and find easy to use. A lot of times ive heard, it was the most easy to use 3D software available. And its also quite powerful. It is offered in several priceranges, but i am not up-to-date with that, so you would have to check up on that yourself, but its definitely more among the lines of "affordable" than Maya and Co.

Oh, and if you really want to have a look at Maya:
AutoDesk has a FREE "Personal Learning Edition" of Maya to download. Sure, it doesnt render in the highest resolutions, and i think it doesnt have the mentalRay renderer integrated and it renders with watermarks, but if you really want to have a look at it right away, you can download the PLE for free. Its also great if you want to learn the Software.

So, if you really want to have a look at 3D and give it a go, there are LOTS of options for you. As well as lots of software. I mentioned a lot of programs, but surely not all.. there are so much more (Shade for example, which is popular in Japan as ive heard, "Poser" which is similar to DAZ-Studio, "Silo", which is for modeling only, but the models can easily be exported to other programs, and the navigation and shortcuts are VERY Maya-ish, and its less than 100 Dollars. Then theres Messiah-Studio, available ins several Versions and there are TONS more programs!) but I would suggest, you gather some more information about the programs that interest you, maybe talk to a few people that use them, and download the demoversions that are available for most of these programs to see, which one you like the best.

Hope, i could help you a little bit, and really:

You dont NEED to use Maya, if you cant afford it, just because everyone else (including me) does or because it has been used for Final Fantasy...

Software is just a tool, and as with all tools, a part of the deal is, to find the tools that work for *you*. And once you are at that stage, you will learn more and progress with knowledge and skill, and if you then find you need "more" or you want to give Maya a shot, you can still go for it, and your entry will be much easier, because you already know a lot of the terms and concepts behind 3D, helping you to find an "easier access" to Maya or whatever it might be that you would like to use at that point.

Oh, and did i mention...? A nice side-effect of that is, that you will produce some wonderful artwork while you are exploring the programs and tools available to you =)

And thank you for giving my gallery a look, and thank you SO much for the Watch =) Means a lot to me =)
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animemangakuryujiru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student General Artist
woah ._. that was long xD it took up half my comments page haha

but yea, I do realize there are other programs out there besides Maya although Maya would be more familiar to me than others, since I looked into it a lot >.<

and its books are more widely available in my country than the others <_<; and actually, I didnt even know they used Maya in FF XD I love FF, but I just know their game engines and such, not how they make it haha

but I'll definitely look at some of the other programs you listed for me =D I didnt even know half of those programs you listed XD; *is copying the whole comment*

I'll try out some of the free progrms you listed =0 its better than nothing xD

thanks a lot for that amazing and sourceful feedback! @w@

and you're really welcomed about the watch =D you deserve it <3
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I love how the other rook sneak-peeks the battle, maybe wondering: Is my turn also coming? :D

:+favlove:
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah!

That seems to be going on in his head...

And it might also be the reason, why he is hiding behind the queen ...

That was a last minute idea that i couldnt resist =)

And thank you so much for the kind :+fav: and for the ncie comment =)

Cheers!
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
You are very welcome, although big towers should not be hidden behind the women, shame on them :P :P
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, i get you there...

On the other hand, i guess, in chess, "political correctness" works a little different.
After all, the Queen is the strongest figure of the game =)
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Chess is not like life. Imagine that in chess queens always remain faithful and protect their kings with their lives.
Hmmm, hmmm :P
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wishful thinking... xD
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Chess people mate better :P
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(xD)

Check it out, eh ?
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VraiAmour Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
CHECK MATE!!!
and, wow, you've probably heard this alot by now but these are amazing! I haven't talked to you in a while, either...
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you very much for the kind compliments!

Yeah, its been a while, my friend...

Hows everything going...? All good ?
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AvengerSoren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
BEST. CHESS GAME. EVER. this just proves that a little blood and gore can make even the most simple games better
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for such a nice comment and the compliments, my friend =D

And believe it or not: I remember, in the late eighties, there was a Computer game called "Battle Chess", which actually was pretty good... And when one figure beat the other, you would see them fight... Like, the knight would split the queen apart with his sword, etc etc...
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AvengerSoren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
cool! and no prob buddy :hug:
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