And remember…

…always read all the rules πŸ˜‰

I know it’s obvious, you see an online competition and you read through all the rules before taking part. Well, it may be obvious but it’s something I often forget πŸ™‚

So, the other day I noticed a competition with a rather nice first prize, a trip to New Zealand and a visit to Weta – the important details were fairly clear “Don’t just sit around like a nilly wag, design the latest and greatest rayguns using Blender β€” the free but ever-so-awesome 3D software to help your wicked creations come to life.” As I say, the important details were clearly shown, not only that but were printed in bold πŸ˜‰

A short while after reading seeing the competition I was busy trying to design my first raygun, sadly for me I missed the important bit of the competition rules, namely that I should use Blender (that ever-so-awesome 3D software) to create the raygun. My first attempt at a raygun was the ‘multiphasing-twiddly-gun’



After the ‘multiphasing-twiddly-gun’, I visited the workshop of Dr Grordbort, where the ‘featherlight-sniper-rifle’ was still sitting on the workbench…





It was whilst I was busy playing with this rifle that I went back to the competition website and checked the details, I experienced that sinking feeling that the hours I’d spent in 3D Studio Max had just been wasted and I now have to decide whether I wish to learn how to use Blender or find another way to New Zealand. Next time, I’ll read the rules twice πŸ˜‰

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3 Thoughts to “And remember…”

  1. Julie

    What can I say?

    Oh yeah….

    Typical man, never reads the instructions πŸ˜‰

    Teeheee x

  2. Oh dear!
    I knew you’d try your hand at this competition. That’s really too bad.
    I had a frustrating day too if it’s any consolation.

    1. It could have been worse πŸ˜‰ sorry to hear your had a frustrating day too.

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