The 2013 Stonemason Catalogue Contest

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  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 591
    edited December 1969

    Parris said:
    First Entry.

    Image Title: Fantasy Forge
    Software Used: Daz Studio and Photoshop.
    Stonemason Products Used: Lava Planet and Floater Bot

    At Fantasy Industries, we're blurring the lines between reality and whatever you can imagine. This image was inspired by Stonemason's Lava Planet and Movies like Total Recall (1990 and 2012), Westworld (1973) and Futureworld (1976). Anyway, the idea that something might not really be what it appears to be is a fun thing to play with in imagery.

    Hey, what great fun this contest is. I've really enjoyed seeing so many great entries and have gotten a real kick out of how each artist uses these amazing Sets and Props in a unique way. I'll bet Stonemason likes what he sees too. Good work and good luck to all!

    Whoah! Nice render. I love the light beams with fog. That is an effect I have really been struggling with figuring out how to do properly.

  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 591
    edited December 1969

    Isikol said:
    SECOND OFFICIAL ENTRY :)

    THE WARRIOR ELF AT THE FANGORN FOREST

    Items used:
    Enchanted Forest 2
    Jungle Ruins

    Once again i want to pre-thanks everybody for any mentions to my work...
    sorry for not replying to each one of you...im just trying to keep the post as clean as i can...

    im wishing all the best to all the participants...

    hope you like it

    p.s. i strongly suggest you to enlarge it to see the details...

    Another amazing job Isikol. I love your style!

  • ChasCChasC Posts: 3
    edited March 2013

    My second entry.
    Title: First Xeno War
    Software: Poser Pro 2012, PS CS4
    Stonemason product: Sector 15

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  • sabotssnakesabotssnake Posts: 14
    edited March 2013

    Wasn't going to enter as I didn't like any of the ideas I had including this one. Still it was the only one I actually finished (even though the idea behind it has since evolved and improved somewhat.)

    Uses Ministry and those freebie containers. Carrara 8.

    "Mad Scientist."

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 9,702
    edited December 1969

    Love a spin on the 3 wise monkeys SabotSsnake

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,743
    edited March 2013

    nm...

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  • VueiyVueiy Posts: 68
    edited March 2013

    2nd Entry:
    Title: "That's It?"
    Software Used: Daz|Studio 3
    Stonemason Product Used: Sky Deck

    I wanted to use my recently acquired Luxus, but alas, I didn't have time. So many wonderful renders so far, guys! Here's some more about the title:

    "That's it? THAT'S the best you can do? You woke me from my nap and that's all you could manage? Ugh, guess I'd better finish you off quickly..."

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  • John MalisJohn Malis Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Second Entry

    Title: Missing in Action

    Software used: Poser Pro 2012, Corel Photo-Paint X3

    Stonemason product used: Streets of the Mediterranean

    Sicily, 1942

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  • Alpha ChannelAlpha Channel Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Second entry -

    Title - Exploring the Dust

    Stonemason items used - Urban Sprawl 2
    City Ruins Building 03
    City Ruins : Vehicles (though it's a bit of a stretch to see it)

    Software used - Poser 8, Vue Infinite 11, Photoshop CS5/Perfect Effects 3 plug-in

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  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited March 2013

    NON ENTRY

    Title: Dreamin' Jade v2
    Software: DS4.5
    Render: LUXrender via Reality 2.5
    Postwork: Gimp 2.8 (signature only)
    Stonemason product: The Streets Of Asia 2

    Unfortunately I already posted it.
    Otherwise this would have been my main entry.

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  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited March 2013

    My 2nd entry. :)

    Title: China On My Mind
    Software: DS4.5
    Render: LUXrender via Reality 2.5
    Postwork: Gimp 2.8 (signature and a little colourcorrection on the rearward ship)
    Stonemason product: The Streets Of Asia

    Well, I thought about a pendent to my 'Dreamin' Jade'. :)
    This is right out of the box with only one (or two, depends on the definition) lightsource (reality sun).
    Although the lanterns contain some meshlights, they are only for mood and don't effect the scene light.

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  • BnomSandyBnomSandy Posts: 7
    edited December 1969

    NON ENTRY

    Title: Dreamin' Jade v2
    Software: DS4.5
    Render: LUXrender via Reality 2.5
    Postwork: Gimp 2.8 (signature only)
    Stonemason product: The Streets Of Asia 2

    Unfortunately I already posted it.

    ------

    My 2nd entry. smile

    Title: China On My Mind
    Software: DS4.5
    Render: LUXrender via Reality 2.5
    Postwork: Gimp 2.8 (signature and a little colourcorrection on the rearward ship)
    Stonemason product: The Streets Of Asia

    Phenomenal. These are both stunning works.

  • edited December 1969

    Superb images entered for this contest! It would be great to make an album or gallery out of them.

    2nd entry :
    Title : Sunny afternoon

    Stonemason product used : Streets of the Mediterranean

    Software used : Carrara, Photoshop, PWS

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  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    xmasrose said:

    2nd entry :
    Title : Sunny afternoon

    Wow! I love the style!


    Phenomenal. These are both stunning works.


    Thanks a lot, although they were somehow running on their own.
    A nice scenery, have a beautiful woman sitting somewhere in the foreground, set the sun and that's it. :)
  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited March 2013

    NON ENTRY

    Although I did not want to post too many nonentries, because there are so many cool renders where I used Stonemason's products, here is one I could not resist.
    Done somewhen in late 2011.
    Two angles of the same scene.

    Title: Last Stand
    Software: Carrara 8.5
    Stonemason product: City Ruins : Vehicles

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  • jtp_909beac77ajtp_909beac77a Posts: 2
    edited March 2013

    Well here is my two bucks worth- having seen the other entries I don't stand a chance but this is my first time trying a competition so what the heck.

    Modern Flower fairies (with apologies to the late Cecily May barker) , these two are the flower fairies of today, we have the sweet wrapper fairy and the rubbish bin fairy. these are fairies of the town and roadside. Their efforts may be seen around the city scape and country. The rubbish bin fairy is especially fond of busy road side verges but may also be found working quietly away on quiet road edges just outside town where he works with the common fly tip fairy to produce his effects.
    Stonemason products are the empty warehouse (backdrop) and city ruins for the ground. Free products from Yagami, Kosaburo, trekkie grrl (there may be some more, apols to those that make their stuff for free). lauraxmaddie and Davidxmatt ffigures.
    Minimal post to fix some texture problems (and that nostril glow all the 3's have!)

    Space Medic. In Space no one can hear you- oh yeh except for the medics. I'm a volunteer ambo so I liked the idea of showing the after effects of a fire fight or accident.
    Stonemason's GSFC, two M4's, Epsilon suits (with custom texture), and free products besar'kam and T2. Uber lights for fog.
    Post consisted of taken the several renders (I just COULDN'T get the fog effects how I wanted them in one render) and compositing them in Paint shop pro 7. Reasonably happy how it turned out- left it all a bit late!

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  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 591
    edited December 1969

    JNZoutdrz said:
    Well here is my two bucks worth- having seen the other entries I don't stand a chance but this is my first time trying a competition so what the heck.

    Modern Flower fairies (with apologies to the late Cecily May barker) , these two are the flower fairies of today, we have the sweet wrapper fairy and the rubbish bin fairy. these are fairies of the town and roadside. Their efforts may be seen around the city scape and country. The rubbish bin fairy is especially fond of busy road side verges but may also be found working quietly away on quiet road edges just outside town where he works with the common fly tip fairy to produce his effects.
    Stonemason products are the empty warehouse (backdrop) and city ruins for the ground. Free products from Yagami, Kosaburo, trekkie grrl (there may be some more, apols to those that make their stuff for free). lauraxmaddie and Davidxmatt ffigures.
    Minimal post to fix some texture problems (and that nostril glow all the 3's have!)

    Space Medic. In Space no one can hear you- oh yeh except for the medics. I'm a volunteer ambo so I liked the idea of showing the after effects of a fire fight or accident.
    Stonemason's GSFC, two M4's, Epsilon suits (with custom texture), and free products besar'kam and T2. Uber lights for fog.
    Post consisted of taken the several renders (I just COULDN'T get the fog effects how I wanted them in one render) and compositing them in Paint shop pro 7. Reasonably happy how it turned out- left it all a bit late!

    I really like your fog effects and light of Space Medic. Good job.

    BTW - After everything I have seen in the weeks since I posted my work, I don't think my images stand a chance either but hey...it is still really fun and invigorating to compete at all. The few competitions I have entered this month for DAZ have given me lots of motivation to do my best work. It is really amazing how simple competitions can get your creativity flowing.

  • theSeatheSea Posts: 18
    edited December 1969

    Whew. Thought I was not going to finish in time!


    Title: St. George & the Dragon
    Software Used: DAZ Studio 4.5. Postwork in Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Stonemason Products Used: Enchanted Forest 1 & 2, Greek Ruin

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  • LimneryLimnery Posts: 124
    edited December 1969

    *bites nails* First post ever. Girding loins, diving in, hoping I don't mess something up.

    Title: Forget Me Not
    Software used: DAZ Studio 4.5, Photoshop CS6 (signature, white dots on shrooms, upped the magenta slightly)
    Stonemason products used in your image: Modular Ruins, Enchanted Forest, Return to Enchanted Forest

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  • DecoyboyDecoyboy Posts: 303
    edited December 1969

    "We Want You"
    Items used: City Ruins building 1.
    Software: Daz Studio 4 Pro.
    Reality 2.5

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  • gero_1478aba0a9gero_1478aba0a9 Posts: 19
    edited March 2013

    Another last day entry!


    Title: We'll meet again at the End of Time

    Software Used: Poser Pro & Photoshop

    Stonemason Products Used: One Tree Hill, Victorian Street Props

    Other Products: Waves on the Beach - Nerd3d, Pirate Essentials, Clockworks: Tower Interior - LukeA

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  • fayriefayrie Posts: 55
    edited December 1969

    oh wow lots of great renders in the last day !!!

  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 164
    edited December 1969

    fayrie said:
    oh wow lots of great renders in the last day !!!

    No kidding, I don't think my first image has a hope, and my second is not finished. Rendering one version now, hoping to add to it and post that instead but if I can't get it done I'll post what I have when it finishes. It's in with a chance at least...

    It's been great to see the images themselves, so different and the standard is so high it's really inspiring.

  • DavageDavage Posts: 79
    edited December 1969

    OK... Deep Breath, and here we go into this room of amazing wonders.

    Here is my First Entry and with the time left it looks like there will be no second.
    Title: Coldstone Falls
    Software used: Daz 4.5 and Photoshop for Postwork
    Stonemason Product used: Return to the Enchanted Forest

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  • omradiocomomradiocom Posts: 41
    edited December 1969

    I want to extend my compliments to so many of you who submitted your artwork. You took this seriously obviously and when considering what new art work to develop for this, you pushed the bar up quite a bit. A few entries are so spectacular, it would seem impossible to match their creativity in any short time. I applaud you for great art work.

    And last, Stonemason himself, great artist, kind soul. Keep up the product development. We keep an account ready to make sure we can purchase your latest items as required stock in our library. May you keep developing for many more years.
    (and I purposefully didn't use your dragon dojo...but...hope you reboot it in the future!)

  • Blaine91555Blaine91555 Posts: 148
    edited December 1969

    csampson said:

    Title: Alas Poor Yorick!

    First, congrats....nice, very nice composition and render.

    Second, thanks for killing my 10hr Gorilla in the Mist render...that now will...not be viable!

    :)
    Good work.
    (now on to another piece before deadline-Thank god I have tons already close, just have to finish lighting and composition...anyone doing anything with dolphins?)

    :lol: Thanks and sorry about that. I'm working so much I'm lucky to get one out. I had a lot of fun working on it though.

    Lighting is the time killer for sure. My machine is so old and slow I did not dare attempt real fur on top of the lighting. Four years old and it's really starting to piss me off trying to work on it. The central lighting is all Vue, but the dark glow and outer dark area's are about four hours in Photoshop experimenting. Learned a lot doing it.

    Starting to really like Studio!!!

  • omradiocomomradiocom Posts: 41
    edited December 1969


    :lol: Thanks and sorry about that. I'm working so much I'm lucky to get one out. I had a lot of fun working on it though.

    Lighting is the time killer for sure. My machine is so old and slow I did not dare attempt real fur on top of the lighting. Four years old and it's really starting to piss me off trying to work on it. The central lighting is all Vue, but the dark glow and outer dark area's are about four hours in Photoshop experimenting. Learned a lot doing it.

    Starting to really like Studio!!!

    My wife is very critical of daz art work and she walked up after I said your piece was up. "oh wow"...she doesn't hand those out.

    Our main criteria when looking at many pieces...does it tell a story...or..is it just a bunch of objects that don't tell me a story. That can be hard to compose. Yours told a story well, even if one doesn't know Hamlet. The colours are vibrant, the parts are well played.

    Great work!

  • Helvetica2012Helvetica2012 Posts: 15
    edited December 1969

    First Official Entry:
    Title: Caught in the Tractor Beam!
    Daz3D 4.5 and Photoshop CS 6

    Products used:
    Enchanted Forest
    City Ruins : Vehicles
    Rubble
    The Backstreets

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  • Mary WilliamsMary Williams Posts: 99
    edited December 1969

    OMG! Is it the 15th yet??!?!?!

    Title: Ringed in Fire
    "What story do -you- see?"

    This was a bit problematic for me. There were parts I wanted and parts I didn't have, so I ended up taking apart several sets and re-saving the bits and pieces back to my library so I could "cut-and-paste" them around my scene. (Don't kill me!) This was good, though, because I didn't realize how many dead trees and plants were in Enchanted Forest 2, and that's exactly what I needed!

    Software: Poser Pro 2012, Photoshop.

    Foreground: Lava Planet (ground), Enchanted Forest 2 (trees, stairs), Streets of Asia 2 (stone lantern, island statue, wood railing), Castle Ruins (walls), Jepe's Flamez (smoke).

    Child: Kids 4, Winter Fun, Hongyu's Sportbaby2, DM's Rosemary, Mechanica No5 (umbrella), Deaddy Bear, Cowpokes (jeans), K4 Sweetheart (shoes), Bunny Dazed/Gothic Bunny Dazed (backpack).

    Background: Lava Planet (3x land, sky, buildings), The Core (the platform pulled off with the Poser Grouping tool and squished into a lake), Enchanted Forest 1 (trees), Poser primitives (outer ring, wall, turf), Ron's Birds, Ron's Steam and Smoke. Lava Planet buildings were re-scaled, re-shadered (but have the same maps), and parts were selectively pulled off using the Poser Grouping tool.

    Lighting: Render Studio, IDL Studio.

    Not posted anywhere else.

    Whew. Did I make it in time?

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  • Blaine91555Blaine91555 Posts: 148
    edited December 1969

    I don't see a deadline timezone. Is it midnight in a certain timezone on the 15th? Also is it one win per person? I went blind after about 25 pages of looking, so sorry if it's been asked or I missed it.

    I'm thinking of trying to get a second in under the wire depending on time zone. I have one mostly together I have in mind but likely won't manage it this late. If I had not broken my toe, I would have never got the other one out. I did not notice this going on until well into it.

    Csamson, no dolphins I promise. Thanks again for the encouragement and "oh wow" is a wonderful critique. :)

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