May 2015 New User Contest - Action [Entries Thread]

Cris PalominoCris Palomino Posts: 7,034

New User's Contest - May 2015
Sponsored by DAZ 3D and 3djoji

Are you new to the 3D World? Are you at the beginning stages of learning 3D rendering? Have you been around for a little bit but feel you could benefit from some feedback or instruction? Have you been around awhile and would like to help other members start their creative journey? Well then come and join the fun as we host our newest contest...



This month's focus will be Action with an emphasis on advanced posing techniques and interaction with people or objects. We will be posting example images as well as some ideas on terms to search and some other tips in the WIP thread.

I will be checking in on the WIP thread as will the rest of the Community Volunteers to try and help with anything you all may need, so feel free to ask questions. Look in the WIP thread for links on Action.

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread : Contest Rules


When working on your submissions, if you would like to get feedback as you work or before posting your final image, please post your image to the WIP thread. People will be popping in to the WIP thread to give you some critique and advice on your entry and help along the way.

Please keep all comments on entries etc to the WIP thread as well because comments or requests for help/feedback/advice will be removed from the contest thread and merged into the WIP thread. This thread is only for posting final contest submissions.

For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, because this contest is designed for the beginner to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a special voucher as well so, whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

3djoji has graciously agreed to award:
Choice of 2 packs to the first place winner and 1 pack to the 2nd and 3rd place winners each.

Closing Date: May 31, 2015

Post edited by frank0314 on


  • chaoschaos Posts: 44
    edited May 2015

    Original post and entry moved to the WIP thread so I can benefit from comments, advice and tips.


    Post edited by chaos on
  • thenotoriousjedthenotoriousjed Posts: 397
    edited December 1969

    "Mad Dux"

    Rendered in Daz Studio with text imported from Carrara 8.5. No postwork.

    1000 x 1500 - 989K
  • LyamLyam Posts: 137
    edited December 1969

    Title - Comic Book Style Action

    Rendered in Daz3d. Some color adjustments in PS.

    1000 x 826 - 370K
  • Babalar1Babalar1 Posts: 71
    edited May 2015

    Title: "The Final Match"

    DazStudio 4.8 with 3dlight
    Postwork minor ground blend, decreased color saturation on red b/g figure.

    1000 x 600 - 655K
    Post edited by Babalar1 on
  • wohaverwohaver Posts: 36
    edited December 1969

    Title: Demon Invasion

    Rendered in DS 4.7
    Postwork in PS

    1800 x 1620 - 2M
  • XangthXangth Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Title Equinox of Enanitos

    Created with:
    Daz 3D studio 4.7: characters creation and pose.
    Bryce 7.1 Pro: scene built textured and rendered.
    Post work: None

    800 x 800 - 69K
  • D.RobinsonD.Robinson Posts: 258
    edited December 1969

    Title : Contempt and Rivalry.

    Iray Render in DS 4.8
    No Postwork

    1680 x 1440 - 2M
  • The Blurst of TimesThe Blurst of Times Posts: 984
    edited December 1969

    Title: Not Your Puppet

    Daz Studio Beta 4.8
    Rendered with IRay

    Post Work: MS Paint - scaled down to 70% for anti-aliasing effect

    700 x 760 - 235K
  • cherpenbeckcherpenbeck Posts: 1,122
    edited December 1969

    Title: Dogfight in Junk Alley

    Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.7
    Postwork: Added spittle to the dog to intensify the tension, and thrash to the ground, as it looked too clean for a back alley.
    As well, after downsizing the render, I had to sharpen the picture.

    1212 x 1003 - 1M
  • ewcarmanewcarman Posts: 180
    edited December 1969

    Title: Mondays

    Daz3d 4.8 Beta (iray)
    Postwork: Added the "Paper-nado" warning stickers in Gimp

    1280 x 720 - 262K
  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,609
    edited December 1969

    Title: The fourth son

    Program: DAZ Studio 4.7
    No postwork except adding signature (in The Gimp2.8)

    1000 x 800 - 843K
  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,891
    edited December 1969

    Title: The Chase

    Program: DAZ Studio 4.7

    No postwork

    1414 x 2000 - 682K
  • kathrynlochkathrynloch Posts: 378
    edited December 1969

    Title: "Breaking the Siege"

    Program - DAZ 3D 4.7 each layer separately rendered. 3D flames rendered in Photoshop

    Postwork: Photoshop - Minimal blur added to strengthen original camera's depth of field. Puppet warp on single mesh trebuchet to add breakpoints. Smoke and signature added.

    1204 x 910 - 542K
  • miniilminiil Posts: 18
    edited December 1969

    Title : Learning gymnastics with coach

    Program : Daz Studio 4.8

    No postwork

    Thanks for the contest

    1240 x 837 - 399K
  • h_habashh_habash Posts: 230
    edited December 1969

    Title : Dragons Lair

    Program : DAZ Studio 4.8

    Postwork : Added Blood spots in Photoshop, and bleeding in DAZ Layered Image Editor

    1306 x 576 - 543K
  • Shinji Ikari 9thShinji Ikari 9th Posts: 962
    edited December 1969

    Mano a' Demo

    Rendered in Daz 4.8(Iray) with no postwork.

    1193 x 895 - 1M
  • chaoschaos Posts: 44
    edited May 2015

    Popo's Rescue

    Daz Studio render using 3delight with raytrace option.
    No postwork.

    1920 x 1200 - 2M
    Post edited by chaos on
  • LimunLimun Posts: 93
    edited May 2015

    iRay glass

    Daz 4.8
    Photoshop 3D (created .obj of glass)
    Post-work your image (sorry but i have no idea what this mean)

    1999 x 1889 - 3M
    Post edited by Limun on
  • GallowsGallows Posts: 95
    edited December 1969


    Daz 4.8
    Reality render

    1149 x 861 - 272K
  • Cris PalominoCris Palomino Posts: 7,034
    edited December 1969

    The contest is now closed for entries.

    Great job, everyone! We look forward to seeing you in the new one.

  • miniilminiil Posts: 18
    edited December 1969

    have I missed the results?

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 32,221
    edited December 1969

    miniil said:
    have I missed the results?

    Not Yet

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,821
    edited December 1969

    Winners are:

    1st - Breaking the Siege by kathrynloch
    2nd - Mondays by ewcarman
    HM - Slit by Gallows

    Congratulations to the winners and a job well done to everybody. The winners need to contact me by PM and give me links to the products you would like from 3djoji store.

    The prizes are:
    1st place gets choice of 2 packs
    2nd place gets choice of 1 pack
    HM gets choice of 1 pack

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,891
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to the winners.

    Well done everyone.

  • D.RobinsonD.Robinson Posts: 258
    edited December 1969

    Congrats everyone guess its back to the woodshed for me


  • LimunLimun Posts: 93
    edited June 2015

    Congratulations from me also

    Post edited by Limun on
  • XangthXangth Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Conrats to the winners kathrynloch, ewcarman and Gallows

  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,292
    edited December 1969

    Great job everyone! Congratulations to the winners!

  • The Blurst of TimesThe Blurst of Times Posts: 984
    edited December 1969

    Congrats to the winners! Some excellent work last month!

  • kathrynlochkathrynloch Posts: 378
    edited December 1969

    *faint!* *thud*

    ZOMG! Thank you so much! Wow I totally did not expect that.

    In truth it was all the great advice and suggestions I received from you guys - you guys are the ones who deserve the win. There were so many great entries. Well done to all and gratz to ewcarman and Gallows also!


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