This is the first CSC to explicitly require an asymmetrical design - but I bet it will be worth it for all involved.
Will there be any rules on techpool? While TP is mostly used for engineering purposes which won’t be judged, it does also allow one to unlock bodies earlier than they normally would.
This is a design only challenge, engineering will not be judged.
Are collabs allowed?
Collabs are allowed.
Yes, I understand that. But what is preventing someone from putting +15 techpool in body/chassis and using something that unlocks in '83? Or would this be acceptable?
Considering the need for unique designs and lack of reference cars, I’d say using newer bodies won’t exactly provide any advantage if not executed well
Honestly, I don’t care what body you use just make it look like it’d be coherent and logical in 1968, of course if your car looks like it’s from 1983 it’s not gonna work
Oh, I have some questions:
- Do people in the Commune drive on the left or right side?
- Would a taillight spanning across the back of the car considered as one taillight?
- If say, I’d like to add license plates, which one should I use?
Very good questions,
people in the commune drive on the right of the road, a taillight spanning across the whole rear would count as one (altho I’d be curious to see that on a small commie car from 1968) and for licence plate just use the European format with archana texture (it’s not really important but I’ll suggest that).
I added some potential inspiration pictures in the brief, I hope this clarifies a bit what kind of asymmetrical fuckery I was thinking of, although you are still free to go for other stylistic choices as long as it’s asymmetrical in some way.
Does the car also need one brake light or can that be two?
Good question, I didn’t think of that. I’ll allow two since it wasn’t in the brief originally.
Is one plate on the back good enough or is a front plate required as well?
What level of detail on the interior?
Plates should be front and rear, and the interior doesn’t need to be hyper-detailed if you want to make one, you can use premade parts to spare some time and effort. If an interior is made it needs to look decent from the outside of the car, if not it’s better not to put any. Stuff like a dashboard with a steering wheel, a floor, door cards, and seats are what I’d consider a minimum in that regard.
Forgot to say it but,
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I’ve been using Automation for years and my main thing right now is mid-century asymmetricalism so I’d love to do this challenge, but I’m kind of new to the whole Automation forum and its challenges, so I have no idea how to submit finished designs. Since this is just a design challenge, do we post pics of the car here?
If you wish, you can create a post to present the finished product here, but sending me the .car export through a forum message with the right naming scheme is mandatory. If you have more questions or doubts about participating in challenges I suggest you ask in Automation’s Discord Challenge channel, there are plenty of people ready to guide you on the usual procedures.