The 2013 Stonemason Catalogue Contest

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  • 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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  • JNZoutdrzJNZoutdrz 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: 590
    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: 209
    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: 0
    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: 161
    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: 69
    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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  • NightsongNightsong Posts: 90
    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. :)

  • loreleenloreleen Posts: 67
    edited May 2013

    Hi,
    Stonemason's Streets of Asia and Modular Ruins,
    Daz pro 4.0 and Photoshop
    Victoria 5, Michael 5
    V4 Diving gear 2
    Naoko Fantasy Action Hair
    Easy Environments Eternal Sands
    fishes ans water effects : from a video that i made, in a aquatic zoo

    title: Forbidden Archaeology

    It was like having done an express 3d course !
    And many thanks for this opportunity !

    Cheers

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  • edited December 1969

    My second. I was inspired by a friend telling me that when someone's about to do something spectacularly stupid and join Darwin's Brigade, he'd tell a friend to hold his beer.

    My hearing ain't that great.

    Although I have bunches of the other scenes, and am rendering a giant rainy thing right now, I love that floater bot. There's some technological magic to it.

    Title: Hold My Spear
    Software: Daz and GIMP for postwork
    Stonemason Products: Floater Bot

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  • MiloMilo Posts: 310
    edited March 2013

    Entry
    Title: Platform-A19
    Software: Carrara 8.5 Pro, Postwork in Photoshop Elements
    Stonemason Products Used: The Core, Skyrider, Greeble City Blocks

    I learned so much doing this piece.

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  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 247
    edited December 1969

    Title: A Tale Of Two Bridges
    Software used: Bryce 7.1 Pro
    Stonemason Product: Under the bridge

    This is my first entry. Thanks for the contest.
    Alec

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  • Fire AngelFire Angel Posts: 161
    edited March 2013

    Second entry: OK, you've seen The Enchanted Forest, then Return To The Enchanted Forest, now it's:

    Enchanted Forest: Party Time!

    Phew, I think I got it in on time. Man, those Enchanted Forest Faeries know how to throw a party...

    OK Stonemason products used: Enchanted Forest (DUH!) for the backdrop trees and vines, Return To Enchanted Forest for the undergrowth including the small mushrooms.

    Non-Stonemason commercial products used: Victoria 2 Reduced Resolution (all the faeries), Fantasy Instruments, Guitar Pack, Olympians for M2 and V2, Ultimate Woodland Tree Trunk and Ivy, Ultimate Woodland Fairytale Fungus (main ring of mushrooms, very high poly), Radiant Jaguar Hair, Fairy Wings Deluxe.

    Freebies used; Kozaburo's Up-Do hair for V2, Twin Chignon hair for V2, Mermaid Line dress for V2 from ISOP.

    Custom items made for this scene: Cart, bottle, label for the bottle culled from the web then customised, whisky glass with whisky, custom texture for guitar, lanterns carried by faeries, faerie light posts, hanging lights.

    Software: Blender for custom models, Poser 6 for figure set-up, Bryce 7 Prone-to-crashes (sorry couldn't resist), PhotoShop Elements for light bloom.

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  • sfaa69sfaa69 Posts: 254
    edited December 1969

    Second entry.

    Title: "Out of Time"

    Stonemason's "The BackStreets"

    DAZ Studio 4.5

    "Professor Wells' experiment with his temporal portal suffered a serious malfunction."

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  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    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. :)

    Guess it will be 23:59 DAZ-Time?
    http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-UT.aspx

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,759
    edited December 1969

    theSea said:
    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

    nicely done Michael. ;)

  • BiakoBiako Posts: 309
    edited December 1969

    loreleen said:
    Hi,
    Stonemason's Streets of Asia and Modular Ruins,
    Daz pro 4.0 and Photoshop
    Victoria, Michael
    V4 Diving gear 2
    title: Forbidden Archaeology

    many thanks for this opportunity !
    sara shuyana

    Lol. I knew tablets were handy, but now they're being used to find the lost city of Atlantis?

    Does this mean she can upload the pictures to facebook in real-time :)

    Nice piece.

  • dorkatidorkati Posts: 25
    edited December 1969

    This is the contest I am always waiting for :) Many of your items I own, but never enough! :)

    Here is my first entry

    The title: Hanami
    Software used: DAZ Studio and PhotoPaint (only for canvas effect)
    Stonemason products used: The Streets of Asia 2

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  • ghostdog645ghostdog645 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    ~ I do not envy the judges' task . . .

    good luck everyone!

  • edited December 1969

    Wow! I love the style!

    Thank you FroschGott. You do beautiful work!

  • edited December 1969

    -_Milo_- said:
    Entry
    Title: Platform-A19
    Software: Carrara 8.5 Pro, Postwork in Photoshop Elements
    Stonemason Products Used: The Core, Skyrider, Greeble City Blocks

    I learned so much doing this piece.

    Oh cool idea! Love it!

  • dorkatidorkati Posts: 25
    edited December 1969

    Here is my second entry


    Title: Who is there!
    Software used: DAZ Studio and PhotoPaint (minor postwork)
    Stonemason product used: The Enchanted Forest

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