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Ansje


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Post 1: Introduction of our team and the philosophy behind the Sporenaissance

However in short if you don't want to read it all:
EVERYONE is welcome to show creations on our topic, you do not need to be a member or something. One request though: when you post something, please also comment on the folks above you, this helps a lot to keep this topic alive and kicking!


Clickable:

Post 2: Sporenaissance contests and challenges

No ongoing challenges at the moment or soon to be expected, sorry


Post 3: Reserved


Post 4: Reserved


Post 5: Moving on from Spore: other ways to be inspired or to show your work!


Post 6: Archive of closed contests


General Helplinks:

Sporenaissance tips and tutorial topic

How to post your creation on the Sporum (link 1)

How to post your creation or adventure (link 2)

How to take a picture of a Spore creation

Curius' guide to the squadron glitch



Interesting Sporecasts:

SC of creations worth checking out, SR topic

Salooverall's SC of creations worth checking out

The Sporenaissance Daily Highlights

All adventures presented on the Sporenaissance thread

All entries for Slarti's Entomorph INSEC7 Challenge

All entries of the Gory and Gruesome Halloween 2012 Contest

All entries of the come back of the DNA Challenge

All entries for the Musical Inspiration Challenge

Sporenaissance templates SC

Sporenaissance Avatars: entries and announcements


Please be aware, that a SC can load very slowly, just be patient!



Beyond Core Spore, interesting links:

Sporum topic about the Dark Injection mod
Direct link to the Dark Injection mod

Sculptris, a free digital "clay" sculpting program
Quick start video tutorials of Sculptris, highly recommended
Sculptris main forum, the Sculptris community



The philosophy behind the Sporenaissance:

The ideas behind this project cannot be better expressed then with the following quote of Slarti:

Spore is one of my greatest pleasures. I 'relax' in the editors. I enjoy the community.
Sadly our little game and community have been fractured for awhile now. However, one thing that has never changed is the passion people feel for this game, and for creating.
For some, the MPN has become a battle ground filled with drama. For others, the MPN matters not.
There has been a slowly widening crack in our little art community. Maxis has not closed the doors, and more than a few of us hang around...waiting, it seems.
I've long thought that it would be nice to see this game return to it's former glory, the chances of that happening are very slim.
It dawned on me one day, that it may be better now, with things as they are. We have a smaller list of active players who, in general, have a deep devotion for Spore. Making it possible to have a more personal and friendly environment in which to create and have fun.
...if only we had a meeting place to gather, band together, and bring the FUN back.
...a place that has a little of this, and a little of that...for EVERYONE.
...a place to hang out, ask questions, get feedback.
...a place to show your skills, your creations.
...a lounge for some, a club for others.

So, I asked a few of my friends if they'd like to help build such a place, to 'give back' to the Spore community which we love so much. Each one agreed, without hesitation.

The Sporenaissance thread is what we've come up with.

It is a work in progress, and your input and ideas will be greatly appreciated. You can help us finish the 'house' we are trying to build.

Welcome to the party, people. Let's take our game back.

Without further ado, I hope you're all ready for a lot of fun.




About the team that founded the Sporenaissance:

About us: we are a group of Spore veterans from around the globe with a very diverse background but one thing in common: we still love this game and we invite you to enjoy the game with us. We will use this topic to help you with advice, tips, and answer questions as our part of the effort to revive the community in what we hope will turn into an era of rebirth for our beloved Spore. We will challenge you to be creative with contests, some big and some small.

The original founders at the start in November 2011:
Andeavor, Switzerland
Ansje, the Netherlands
bmpalmann, UK
darwinken, USA
Dirtymeat, USA
Doloreborn, Hungary
Duhplantman, USA
G3NJI, USA
MjrGlory, the Netherlands
Mushroomking1, USA
Parkaboy, Brazil
Slarti-42, Canada
Techno605, Australia
Vektrix, UK

Active members welcomed to the team short after the start in 2011:
GrandPeep, USA
MichaelmodPerry, USA
sefmonsta, UK
Serevanth, USA

New members welcomed to the Sporenaissance team in 2012:
BDG42, USA
Drew980, USA
grindstone, USA
LoneStar45, USA
Lord_Srit, Germany
MadEyeJude, Germany
Salooverall, Sweden

New Sporenaissance member and main host in the year 2014:
CloudyVision, USA

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No ongoing challenges ATM, sorry

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Reserved

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Moving on from Spore

The reality of the Spore game is, that more and more creators are interested in another, creative challenge. If you would like to move on, you will find mentioned below some links that can inspire you or where you can show your work as well. There are some more possibilites for that, we only mention the "free" ones. Also, this list is not complete, we will add more links in future.


Dark Injection mod

Sculptris, a free digital "clay" sculpting program
Quick start video tutorials of Sculptris, highly recommended
Sculptris main forum, the Sculptris community

Blender, free 3D open source software




Gimp: free photo editing software

Inkscape, free open source vector art editor

Fraps: real time video recording, also has a (limited) free version

YouTube, also has some video editing possibilities




deviantART

Conceptart.org website for "professional" concept art (not for beginners!)



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Archive with links of (previous) contests and challenges:


Post your Christmas Wishes 2013, page 351
Be creative in any way you like:
Spore, Blender, Sculptris, photo's, drawings, poems, storyline, deadline December 25th, 2013.

The Undead Contest, page 319
Skeletons, zombies, coffins, ghostships, you name it. Deadline July 19th., 2013.
Winners and trophies of the Undead Contest, page 333


grindstone's Alternative Santa Challenge, page 282
Create an Alternative Santa, Elfs and Sleigh/Vehicle with a team of up to 3 people max.


Slarti's Entomorph INSEC7 Challenge, page 272
Get your bug on: template challenge or go wild and create your own!
Winners of the Entomorph challenge, page 279


Gory and Gruesome Halloween contest, page 255
Winners of the darkest Halloween contest ever, page 277


SR Music Challenge, page 246
Always open to enter, no deadline or entry limit!
Please tag your entries with: "SRMC12"


SR Post-Apocalyptic Team GA Challenge, page 243
Sign up your team now!


Age of Discovery Contest (the not so very "Final"), page 217
The winners and the trophies, page 228



Biweekly Musical Inspiration Challenge!
Round 1:
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Winner of the 1st challenge: MrG3008!

Round 2:
Peter Gabriel - My Body Is A Cage
Winner of the 2nd round: grindstone!

Round 3:
Karsh Kale - One step beyond
Winner of the 3rd round: Cloudy vision!

Round 4:
Al Petteway & Amy White: Sligo Creek



Back from the past: DNA Challenge!
Assignment number 1, page 145
Assignment number 2, page 158
Assignment number 3, page 172
Assignment number 4, page 187
Assignment number 5, page 199
Assignment number 6, page 212
Assignment number 7, page 231


Freedom, Friendship and Tolerance Contest, page 111
Winner's announcement & trophy, page 125


MjrGlory's Mini Contest: your head on a wallpaper! page 101


Sporenaissance Tutorial Contest (STC), page 1 of the Tutorial thread
Personalized trophee and a big congratz to Gengar114!


The big Xmas2011 presents challenge, page 52
Appreciation creation, "color me" Santa, adventure + video "Ghosts of Christmas"


Slarti's Musketeer Name Challenge, page 19
1st. Prize trophy: Beastmaster7700, page 29
2nd. Prize trophy: outfitting creature of Zardgex, page 33
3rd. Prize trophy: outfitting creature of psherman, page 30


Sporenaissance Avatar 2011 contest, page 2
The Avatar contest winner and adventure, page 41

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Ow yeah, Count Arnaux d'Glorey is glad this got started ^^

Link to this fellow here: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-MjrGlory%7C2263152622%3Asast-500800056403


Lets get this thread running. If anyone wants tips, questions answered or a creation critiqued > feel free to ask.



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5211999


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You guys are all some of the best creators!

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A quick question about the avatar contest: does it have to be renaissance themed, or can it be anything?

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@ MjrGlory: oh my, awesome to see those movements!

@ 521199 and Gengar114: welcome to this topic guys!

The Renaissance style outfitting is our own having fun with the outfitters, inspired by the name of our topic, but you can use your own imigination, it does not need to be Renaissance style, can be anything you like!

Also you are very welcome to post your creation here using a video or graphic art



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MjrGlory


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Nope, it doesn't necessarily have to be renaissance themed. Would be nice, but surely it is not mandatory. We took the renaissance theme, because we try to add a bit of renewed joy and activity to the community. But just be creative about it and it will be fine

edit: darn, getting ninja'd a lot today

btw did I already compliment you on the setup Ansje? Very nice work there.

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Wow, this seems pretty awesome. Good luck with this, everyone.

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Wow awesome thread, great work on it, love the tutorials and great work on the avatar contest, very original, bookmarking this thread for sure.


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Hmmm I didn't bother to read the whole thing and I think you didn't mention it but is this like a club or something and do you need to ask to join or can you just start posting.Cause i'd like to join.PS:Great thread and awesome idea!Cheers^^








MjrGlory


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No, it is not a specific club for which you need to join. Anyone can post here.


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