Will the entries be judged solely on aesthetics?
I would like to point out that, browsing the Car-Showcase channel on our Discord, I have noticed there should be a pretty strong demand for a photo workshop… lets call it a… FOTU Workshop!
I could be streaming and talk about some of the basics on how to take a good car photo in and outside of Automation. Using your shots of cars (for the competition or otherwise) as examples would make that even better. You could submit beforehand or during the stream to get some hands-on feedback and tips. That should be good fun and you probably can pick up a thing or two that will serve you well in this and future design competitions.
If you think that’s a decent idea and you would actually show up for that, gimmie a little heart!
Okay, let me quickly take a look at the showcase. This is not meant to be mean… we all want less of this:
and more of this:
is it allowed to use other bodies (those not flagged as convertible) and fixture the roof away?
That would be within the spirit of the challenge, yes.
Photoshopping the roof away would not be that however.
takeaway is that as long as the car was made within the game and can be opened roof-less without shitting itself, it’s legal
Is the photograph we send gonna automatically be the one you guys use for advertising, or are you planning to re-take one of your own?
And if the former, should we be conscious of formatting for the banner and such?
Also, do ya’ll have any preference regarding adjustments such as convertible top up down, lights on/off, manequin in passenger seat or no, etc? (Or are these things you guys would adjust yourself if re-taking the photograph?)
Also also, more of a request than anything; if you do the stream, could you record and upload it somewhere so those who miss it live can still see it?
Some photos might be so good that we’d use them as is, while others would be reshot. If we wanted to make a banner with a messed up aspect ratio we’d reshot for that with the winning car.
We don’t have any preferences regarding convertible up/down, lights, etc. You make it look good! If an image wins and we think it would be even better shot differently with lights on, then that’ll happen.
And yes, that stream would be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel!
With that in mind, participants can submit their images beforehand so not everyone has to be there live. But I’ll likely choose from a pool of submitted images and live ones as they come.
Last thing, how would you want us to submit a photo for the stream?
I’ll get that announced, as well as its format, along with the stream announcement if interest is high enough
Is there any way we can change the photo we have submitted if we realise it kinda sucks? Asking for a friend like.
The rules say that a 4k resolution image for “each” of your entries is required. I take that to mean you can enter more than 1 submission? That’s just me though. It might be worth clarifying.
I assume by “each” it means each and every one of us
Unfortunately no…once you submit your photo, it goes into an automated system that would kinda break if you re-submitted.
One entry per person only, for obvious reasons
so, how do you take pictures with the open top?
You can set the roof or convertible bit to be invisible in the paint options of the car.
@Riley is correct, set the convertible top material to invisible. If you want windows down or you’re turning a coupe into a convertible, there are also cutout patches you can cover parts of the car in and set to invisible.
Is there any way to resubmit if we forget to use the correct formatting on the .car file?