Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

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Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:11 pm

If you're interested and able, we sure could use a hand with this project. Please take a look at the video below, and check out the fundraiser page to see some of the great gifts we have for donors.

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Eridu Society has been coming to the playa and building fun stuff for years. Last year we created the Fertile Minds Idea Deli and Lofty Thoughts Lounge. Located on 8:30 just off Esplanade, we had a great week with our rubber stamp bar and with serving up good and bad ideas, deli pickles, cold drinks and more to other participants.

For 2013 we'll be creating a new installation (in the 9:00 keyhole) that ties in with both the Cargo Cult theme and our camp's background. A ziggurat, complete with a museum and visitor's center to showcase the treasures and artifacts we've found on our journeys through time, space, and several of the better dimensions. Through our art and interactions, we'll share the history of ancient Sumer and discuss the ideas of our ancient alien ancestry, time travel, and other such nonsense.

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Check out the fundraiser and thanks for your consideration!
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Turtleburp » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:52 am

Still would have paid more for hugging Simon and 24 hours of utterly immoderate moderator....

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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:23 am

Awesome. Can't wait to see it. Double-bump.
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:10 am

Haha - and thanks guys. We had a productive weekend of painting and coating parts...

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And while we were doing that, the computer was chugging along on a ten second render test. I've been tinkering around with some of the atmospheric settings to see if I could improve upon the overall look and feel. Nowhere near perfect, but I like the way it came out.

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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby dj_john69 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:01 pm

Looks very cool ...i just made a donation.

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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:55 am

Thanks for all the support, we're more than halfway there! I put together a video update on the project that shows a bit of detail on the design and construction progress, check it out...

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If you'd like to help, check out the fundraiser page. I think we've got some pretty great rewards, but even if you're not able to donate we'd appreciate any help you can give in getting the word out.
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Morrell » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:52 am

I love following the creative process! So looking forward to seeing this in person!
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Bless » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:57 am

What kind of treasures and art pieces will be on display?
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:47 am

Thanks, Morrell! Bless. they'll be curiosities and artifacts that we've collected on our adventures through time, space, and several of the better dimensions. Some of the artists in camp don't want their surprises to be spoiled, so we're keeping the details on those under wraps for now. There will be 8 larger pieces installed in the displays to each side of the ziggurat, and probably a dozen or so smaller pieces on display on the curio carts.
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby AntiM » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Can't wait to see it!
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Drawingablank » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:35 am

looks great
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Sham » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:22 pm

Done.....
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:22 pm

Thank you all very kindly - we've just posted an update video

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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Sham » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:45 am

That is an amazing structure. Love the video! :D
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby Morrell » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:41 pm

Bumped and nudged towards the finish line!
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby burner von braun » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 pm

Great work Trilo and Eridu Society! I'm really looking forward to climbing around on the ziggurat and viewing the strange artifacts that you've discovered. Thanks for all of the hard work and long hours you have put into the project!
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:45 pm

Thank you all very much, I can't wait to get it finished and put together in the desert :)

Here's another little teaser I put together...
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It was mostly an opportunity to test and learn more about how the various camera and render settings work in the application, but still a lot of fun to put together.
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby trilobyte » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:07 pm

I'm very pleased to report that our campaign ended successfully last night! Thank you to everyone who's helped out, every donation, share, and kind word or thought has helped us tremendously! For those who had contributed at the Stamped or Devoted levels, please check your email (we sent out notes regarding choices/sizes), and to everyone else we'll either get things shipped out asap or have them ready for you on the playa (we'll be in the 9:00 keyhole). If you like, you can follow along on the project in either this thread or on our Facebook page.
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Re: Fundraiser for Eridu Society's Ziggurati

Postby oscillator » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:15 pm

Reasonably Good Chance of Success.
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