RRRR Contest - Lots of prizes!

TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
edited January 2013 in The Commons

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I know you have all waited for this, agonized and sleepless from withdrawal symptoms, but fear not more, the next RRRR is ready to rock!
This round is themeless, now your imagination can run wild!

For all who have no clue what the RRRR is, it stands for “Random Runtime Roulette Renders”.
It’s a competition organized by some members of the B.W.C (Bald Wizards Club)

Who can play?

Anyone can play!

How do you prepare yourself for play?


The rules are very simple, but first you need to have all your items in some kind of order in a text file, dumped from the itemized history into a text file or a spread sheet. Remove things like software, gift certs, and special plugins from the list.
Then you use a randomizer to randomly pick 4 items from your list (your Runtime). You can use items from any store.

Randomizer that works well: http://www.random.org/

There are some situations where you allowed to redraw, these are:


- You picked something that doesn’t work, broken thing, only works in a version / software not used etc etc.


- You picked a software or add-on to a software or anything you should have filtered out from the list.


- You picked only huge environment props and will not be able to render a scene without crashing.


- You picked an item you already have been using in two RRRR renders in this content and that was picked randomly. Three is a curse - rule!

Bundles


If you pull a bundle, use two three complete items from it, or more if you like, but you do not need to use all, but only picking a hairpin from V4 Complete Bundle is “too little”. Clarification: A bundle still counts as only one pulled item.

The rules of madness!


Now you have successfully picked 4 items, make a scene, you can add other items as well but the one you picked should be prominent or cleverly used. Render it, post it and make us all laugh! Remember though that the renders must follow the TOS of the forum.

The contest categories!


There are two categories, Funniest and Best, you get it. A fun render might maybe not be a super great render but will cause the viewer to fall of the chair laughing.

Contest duration!


It stats now, and will go on until Sunday February 24 23:59:59 DAZ local time.

Yes, we have prizes, thanks to our sponsors!
This months sponsors so far:


ART Collaborations has put in $10 in DAZ GCs to the winner in each category, plus one item of choice from their catalogue here at DAZ, to all winners (1st to 3rd place in each category).

Jaderail has put in $40 in DAZ GCs, way to go mate, we know you love this contest!


barbult has put in $30 in DAZ GCs this month.
emsim has put in $20 in DAZ GCs this month.
Kaputcha has put in $10 in DAZ GCs this month.

I myself will add an item of choice from my store for the winners (1st-3rd) in each category (which I cannot say where it is to avoid making this a commercial thread), but winners will be noticed by PMs when the time comes.

I hope we can attract some more sponsors.
Sponsors may of course participate in the contest, their own decision. As Ken O Bannion so elegantly put it, sponsors play for keeps.
If you want to sponsor this RRRR, send me a PM or post in the thread!

More to know?


I will might edit this when new info on sponsors arrive.

Maximum number of entries?

Yes, this time we limit the number of entries per person to seven, seven the number should be.

Are you ready to render in 3….2….1…..go!

Entries!
Post your entries here together with your pull and your comments, and feel free to comment on other peoples work as well.
We post images in the Entries only thread http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/15307/ with tag and name.

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Comments

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 3,333
    edited December 1969

    So here we go again! No specific theme this time?
    My first pull:
    772 = Pure Hair Crazy
    849 = Trail Blazer Textures
    282 = House of Mog Ruith - Interior
    599 = Queen Anne Parlor Furniture Part 2

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    Of course I'm always up for an RRRR! Game On!

    And my first pull:

    602 - Forgotten Dynasties
    548 - Fairytale Collection - Fairytale Story
    1679 _ V4 Shoe Pack 2
    916 - M4 Tuxedo


    Hmm, half easy-to-the-point-of-obvious, and half....

    In the immortal words of Deep Thought: "Hmm, tricky."

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
    edited January 2013

    Pull #1

    #989 Carnival Entrance
    #6 3D Celebrity 'Genesis'
    #540 Shadow Dancer for Michael 3
    // Removed #1328 Duster M3/V3 Combo Pack
    #2448 Sci-Fi Truck - Heavy Duty (Rendo)


    Not bad at all, except only M3/V3 stuff

    Edit:
    #1328 Duster M3/V3 Combo Pack (Rendo) only works in Poser clothing room, redraw.
    Baah, that changed my whole plan, a lot!

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  • zawarkalzawarkal Posts: 1,018
    edited December 1969

    Wow, that was fast.

    Pull #01
    32 Creatura The Harpy for V4
    72 Herdbeast
    96 M3 Long Beard
    163 Stellar Fury

    Hmmm, gonna have to think on this one.

  • luci45luci45 Posts: 1,948
    edited December 1969

    RRRR is back!!!!! Oh yeah!!!!

    My first pull:
    Disconsolation Poses
    NeverGreen
    Carnival Picnic Tables
    D.I.Y. Daz Studio Lights

    OK, I don't know about the lights. Totte, Do we include light sets as an item? (I have a bunch in my runtime.)

    Anyway, I pulled another item as well, so there would be four visible ones:
    Michael 3 Base

    Hmmm, could be fun. :)

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
    edited December 1969

    Luci, I haven't made up my mind on lightsets, probably the same as for shaders, they do count unless they can't be used as if you pull two lightsets.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 3,333
    edited December 1969

    MelanieL said:
    So here we go again! No specific theme this time?
    My first pull:
    772 = Pure Hair Crazy
    849 = Trail Blazer Textures
    282 = House of Mog Ruith - Interior
    599 = Queen Anne Parlor Furniture Part 2

    OOH, am I the first to get one done???

    TAG:MelanieL#1

    Title: Tea Break
    At the end of a long and tiring day, Candy and Val liked nothing better than to put their feet up and relax over a nice hot cup of tea.

    Also Used:
    Candy = Candace for S5 (morph and texture)
    Val = Addison (shape) and V5 Elite Texture Valerie (texture)
    Mugs from Diner Tableware
    Background from Skies of Terra
    Steam effect from Ron Deviney Sampler brushes

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  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited January 2013

    Totte and Luci:

    The only downside of making light-sets legitimate - and binding - 'pulls' (and actually, I can think of two) is that including light-sets would pretty much dictate the application one uses to build the final image. I am not ashamed to say that, for the most part, I prefer to use Poser over DAZ Studio, and the overwhelming majority of the light-sets in my inventory are designed specifically for DS; hence, an inherent constraint (i.e., the items in the draw basically dictate the choice of application I must use -- the Libertarian in me positively bridles at that! :wow: ) (Pulling a Genesis-specific item can also fall into that category, but at least in that case, DSON offers an out; you can choose, or not, to take that out.)

    My second concern is more artistic, in that the light-set drawn would more than likely be totally inappropriate for the the effect the artist is trying to achieve. We all know that lighting can make or break a render, and to have that choice arbitrarily imposed on us.... Well, there's that Libertarian impulse again: "Nobody, not even random.org, is gonna tell me how to light my scene!"

    So, FWIW and IMHO (and I really deserve to be flogged for that!), light-sets should get a 'special dispensation': if you want to include them as a 'random' item, then feel free; otherwise, toss it out and draw another (more than likely worse - that, at least, has been my experience) item.

    Like I said, 'For What It's Worth'....

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  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 3,333
    edited December 1969

    And so to the second pull...
    936 = World Travels
    921 = Atrophy
    175 = High Fantasy Props
    618 = Cheirocrates

  • SaiyanessSaiyaness Posts: 665
    edited January 2013

    This could be fun! I made a list, deleted everything that's not a product, isn't downloaded or doesn't work...and...the list was smaller than I thought it would be O_o Here we go....

    51: Spice Hair
    6: Cuffed Tail
    32: Otherwordly Wonders: Equinox
    29: Millennium Cat

    Looks like the cat's getting a ponytail....

    And seven entries? I'm assuming with seven different generated lists? :p There's only so much I can do with a cat and a hairdo :P


    Edit: List number two with some products added that I need to download. This one is more interesting...

    116: Rons Waves
    40: Eagle
    58: Gossamer for H4....
    125: Shayarin for V4.

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  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    MelanieL said:
    MelanieL said:
    So here we go again! No specific theme this time?
    My first pull:
    772 = Pure Hair Crazy
    849 = Trail Blazer Textures
    282 = House of Mog Ruith - Interior
    599 = Queen Anne Parlor Furniture Part 2

    OOH, am I the first to get one done???

    TAG:MelanieL#1

    Title: Tea Break
    At the end of a long and tiring day, Candy and Val liked nothing better than to put their feet up and relax over a nice hot cup of tea.

    Also Used:
    Candy = Candace for S5 (morph and texture)
    Val = Addison (shape) and V5 Elite Texture Valerie (texture)
    Mugs from Diner Tableware
    Background from Skies of Terra
    Steam effect from Ron Deviney Sampler brushes

    And there's that Italian Renaissance ambience again! You do that so effortlessly (or so, at least, it seems to the rest of us)!

    Beautiful!

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
    edited December 1969

    Ken, if you use Poser and pulls a DAZ lightset or visa verse, it will be voided by the "doesn't work" paragraoh anyways.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 3,333
    edited December 1969

    Thanks Ken.

  • SedorSedor Posts: 1,611
    edited December 1969

    Okay here we go, my first items:

    - Anime Dress for Genesis
    - Taylor Hair
    - City Ruins Building 03
    - V4 Elite Texture: Maya

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,586
    edited December 1969

    Good luck everyone!!

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Jade pops in to Say Due too the LOW Sponsorship this month I here by Double my Sponsorship from $20 of GC's to $40 of GC's for this month. Totte Please note this in the Rules Post.

  • EmsimEmsim Posts: 232
    edited December 1969

    Nice render Melanie! Everything came together so naturally.

    Here's my first pull:

    303 - Lady Peacoat
    1023 - Faery Wings
    1297 - Hailey's Comet (rdna)
    796 - Maces and Cudgels

    Btw Totte, I think I sent you a pm but I'm a bit sleep deprived so I may have messed it up. Let me know if you didn't get it. Thanks!

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    Totte said:
    Ken, if you use Poser and pulls a DAZ lightset or visa verse, it will be voided by the "doesn't work" paragraoh anyways.


    The thing is, Totte, I also have - and frequently use - DAZ Studio, so that wouldn't be a disqualifier for me. It would just require me to use one application or the other. (A bit of an annoyance, but not a deal-breaker.)

    And sometimes I even use both - as in the render that I'm just about to post...! :-)
  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    Of course I'm always up for an RRRR! Game On!

    And my first pull:

    602 - Forgotten Dynasties
    548 - Fairytale Collection - Fairytale Story
    1679 _ V4 Shoe Pack 2
    916 - M4 Tuxedo


    Hmm, half easy-to-the-point-of-obvious, and half....

    In the immortal words of Deep Thought: "Hmm, tricky."



    Turned out not to be as tricky as I thought....

    Also used:
    Nico for Freak/M4
    Rock Star Hair
    Frightfully Debonair
    Pharaohs of the Sun for V4 (seemed appropriate, under the circumstances)
    V4 Fantasy Collar Set
    Gala (Texture for V4 Pharaohs of the Sun)
    Andy Hair
    Anubis for Genesis (especially apropos, don't you think?)
    Michael 3
    Egyptian Clothing for M3 (or whatever it's called!)
    M3 Vampyre texture

    Characters and scene composed in Poser 9; rendered in DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro

    Title: "You Are Cordially Invited For... Dinner!"


    TAG: obanion#01

    Victoria: "Are you sure this is the right address...?"
    Michael: "Man, I've been to some seriously lame-ass parties in my day, but this.... Whoa!"

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  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
    edited December 1969

    Totte said:

    #989 Carnival Entrance
    #6 3D Celebrity 'Genesis'
    #540 Shadow Dancer for Michael 3
    #2448 Sci-Fi Truck - Heavy Duty (Rendo)

    Also used:
    Genesis + GenX for 3D Celebrity Genesis V4+ Charlotta Hair + Expansion + Rope Sandals + Business Suit Genesis
    Genesis + Ryuu + Cesar Hair
    M4 + 30s Menswear + Master of Cemonies + Ulrich + Sheer terror poses

    TAG:Totte#1

    The circus audition!
    The inivitation said "show us what you got", but as a blond, she interpreted it quite differently.

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  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,258
    edited December 1969

    Second pull!

    #2773 The Loading Dock
    #1408 Everyday Poses for Michael 3.0
    #2611 Starship Sky Hammer
    #2330 Renaissance Male Clothing For Genesis

    This can be fun!

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    Oh, lord, Totte, that's just too funny! (But judging by the guy's reaction, she must have been a pretty marrow-freezing sight!)

    My nexr pull (Round 2):
    377 - School's In for Luke and Laura
    353 - Buck Poses
    801 - V4 Mermaid Poses
    442 - Brad Pajama Textures

    Well, it looks like that 'Welcome to my Nightmare' phase I've been in lately just might be coming to an end. Or it may just be spiraling off into a whole new spectrum of creepy! (School kids, mermaids, and a guy in his pajamas - oh, yeah, this is going to end well!)

  • HoppittyHoppitty Posts: 415
    edited December 1969

    Back so soon, and already off to a great start! Totte, you can put me in for another $10 gift certificate towards the prize pool. Never got a chance to play in the last one, but I should have more time this month. So, here goes...

    And...Pull 1!
    150. Magik Poseable & Conforming FX Figures
    526. Goth Jewelry for V4 (RDNA)
    186. Old Fashioned Bicycles
    103. Frostbite

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    LOL! I so love this Contest. I'm pretty sure I'm breaking one of the Commandments but I can not help it. Roll on everyone!

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited January 2013

    Oh, lord, Totte, that's just too funny! (But judging by the guy's reaction, she must have been a pretty marrow-freezing sight!)

    My nexr pull (Round 2):
    377 - School's In for Luke and Laura
    353 - Buck Poses
    801 - V4 Mermaid Poses
    442 - Brad Pajama Textures

    Well, it looks like that 'Welcome to my Nightmare' phase I've been in lately just might be coming to an end. Or it may just be spiraling off into a whole new spectrum of creepy! (School kids, mermaids, and a guy in his pajamas - oh, yeah, this is going to end well!)


    Once again, not as bad as I had feared. Fortunately, I save every figure/clothing combination I create, so I already had everybody 'in stock' and appropriately attired. It was just a matter of setting up a scene. And after a couple of Martinis, it came to me!

    Also Used:
    Madelia Hair (Laura)
    Jepes' Jonah for M4
    Morning Hair (Michael)
    Anders Hair (Luke)
    Sea Nymph Hair (Victoria)
    Dream Home (Rather a lot of it, actually!)
    Flipmode's Easy Environments - Greenlands (Skybox only)
    Photo Mug - ShareCG Freebie by hikesouth (Diane C. Davis)
    9/11 Commemorative texture for Photo Mug by Web Wizard (also a ShareCG freebie)

    Title: Oh. So It's Going To Be One Of Those Mornings, Is It?

    TAG: obanion#02

    Michael: "Holy...! Is that a...? Where did she...? Why is she...? What the...!?"
    Luke: "Really cool, huh? We found her on the beach last night, and brought her home."
    Laura: "Can we take her to school for Show-and-Tell?"
    Michael: "Um..., uh..., err.... I don't think so!"
    Laura: "Um..., Dad...?"

    UPDATE: The instant I posted this image, I realized that I had totally spaced on one essential element of the RRRR requirements, to wit: I forgot to include the Buck Poses. So I added the buck, with its requisite pose (slightly modified). The second image is the corrected one, and that's the one that will go into the Entries Only thread. If that is not acceptable, then this entire submission must be disqualified.

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  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,413
    edited December 1969

    And here we go with Round 3....

    773 - Key Chain
    257 - Celeste Clothes
    1200 - Street Mage Textures
    726 - Urban Shabby Chic for V4

    I think I know exactly what I want to do with this....

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 8,447
    edited January 2013

    I'm working on my first one:

    Parkside Poses
    Millennium Horse Unicorn
    Streetwear Fashion
    Romany Comfort

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  • SedorSedor Posts: 1,611
    edited December 1969

    sedor said:
    Okay here we go, my first items:

    - Anime Dress for Genesis
    - Taylor Hair
    - City Ruins Building 03
    - V4 Elite Texture: Maya

    Used also:
    parts of Artemis X, "BWC Skydome" :P

    TAG: sedor#01

    Title: Anime Soldier

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  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 3,333
    edited December 1969

    Just looking through the early entries:

    Ken OBanion "You are cordially invited.." - you're off to a great start already. I like the colours and the lighting here. How do you transfer your composed scene from Poser to DS - pz3? I don't use Poser, so not sure how you'd do that (nor why? :) )

    and "... One Of Those Mornings..." - and there was I playing "spot the buck!" - but seriously that's a nice idea for a weird mixture - and I like the water, is it out-of-the-box or roll-your-own?

    Totte "The circus audition" - lol! And she seems to have terrified the boss!

    sedor "Anime Soldier" - nice render, and what a perfect toning sky.

    And thanks for the comment, emsim.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 8,447
    edited January 2013

    MelanieL said:

    [snip]
    and "... One Of Those Mornings..." - and there was I playing "spot the buck!"
    [snip]

    And if we were still playing sayings, this one could be "The buck stops here!"
    Post edited by barbult on
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