The 2013 Stonemason Catalogue Contest

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  • JamahoneyJamahoney Posts: 835
    edited December 1969

    Skavengur...love the cityscape in this...nice atmospheric feel to it, too.

  • loreleenloreleen Posts: 67
    edited March 2013

    Jamahoney said:
    Skavengur...love the cityscape in this...nice atmospheric feel to it, too.

    You're right ! Me too i like very much the 2 entry of Skavengur and i hope he wins the First Prize : the pose of the cyborg , his "clothes",
    the city and the overall color, every part of his picture is perfect, and the nice atmospheric feel as you said...

    It will be VERY hard to choose, there are so many beautiful works, but this one is impressive !

    Post edited by loreleen on
  • staticstatic Posts: 257
    edited December 1969

    Awww, Nerfbumps! I knew it. I missed the deadline. My poor baby can't handle the big bytes anymore. I like making multi-object images, but my 7 year old PC can't keep up. I guess I'll have to use less and try to do more with it until funds become available to replace the old dear. I had a good one, I think, and watching the images unfold here ave me more and more ideas on how to tweak and improve it. Well anyway, I think you would have liked it, but in all honesty, I don't think it would have won. There's a lot of talent out there and there's a whole lot of it peeking out in this contest.
    Well, congratulations to whoever the best of you turns out to be! I'm sure you earned it! Better luck to the rest of us next time, eh?

  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 590
    edited December 1969

    Does anyone know if we are allowed to post our images on other sites now that the contest is technically over? Or do we need to wait for the official results?

    Thanks.

  • StonemasonStonemason Posts: 467
    edited December 1969

    hi all..
    contest is officialy over...feel free to post on other sites if you'd like to,
    I'll try and get a new thread posted in a couple days that has all the images in one clean thread so we can all vote a little easier..also will get the past random winners sorted.

    thanks so much for everyones participation,It's been great to see so many cool renders from everyone!.


    Cheers
    Stefan

  • ReverendusReverendus Posts: 26
    edited December 1969

    hi all..
    contest is officialy over...feel free to post on other sites if you'd like to,
    I'll try and get a new thread posted in a couple days that has all the images in one clean thread so we can all vote a little easier..also will get the past random winners sorted.

    thanks so much for everyones participation,It's been great to see so many cool renders from everyone!.


    Cheers
    Stefan

    Thank you for having this contest!

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,762
    edited December 1969

    Yep it was fun to watch all the great images come pouring in but I am not looking forward to the community vote......arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • ParrisParris Posts: 151
    edited March 2013

    Szark said:
    I did have my tongue in my check when I wrote that. :)

    And that's the way I took your comment too (as humorous). It was both funny and a nice compliment. Thank you.

    But on the serious side, I knew I was pushing the envelope. Although it was before midnight for me, DAZ time (if that was the cut off) would mean I was too late. Since I was able to get my first entry in a few days back, I was/am fine with whatever ruling (in or out) for this second entry.

    Funny thing though,as last minute as this was, I think I would have made it before midnight DAZ time with no problem were it not for the fact that the fire alarm in our apartment complex went off at about 10:30 pm. Can you believe it? Crazy timing plus a lack of preparation on my part.

    Post edited by Parris on
  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,762
    edited December 1969

    LOL Well it is good that is the main thing. :) Good luck everyone.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 15,751
    edited December 1969

    ...almost wish I would have been laid off from my job last month. Then I would have had the time to get everything installed on the new workstation in time to submit an entry.

    ...ahh well, there's always next year.

  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 590
    edited December 1969

    I guess the only thing I could've done differently was to wait longer before creating my images. Some of the later entries really raised the bar and perhaps that would've made me rethink my entries...but then again I am also very happy with them and glad to finally post them for all my friends and family to see in my personal gallery!

    Thank you again to Stefan for offering such generous gifts and creating such a fun contest for everyone! I have enjoyed seeing so many amazing pieces and hope to connect with all of you in other forums (deviantart, renderosity, etc)

    Cheers!

  • ServantServant Posts: 393
    edited December 1969

    hi all..
    contest is officialy over...feel free to post on other sites if you'd like to,
    I'll try and get a new thread posted in a couple days that has all the images in one clean thread so we can all vote a little easier..also will get the past random winners sorted.

    thanks so much for everyones participation,It's been great to see so many cool renders from everyone!.


    Cheers
    Stefan

    No, thank you, Stefan for making such wonderful stuff for the rest of us to use and for the generosity to offer up a contest where everyone gets a chance to show their stuff and possibly get something from your great inventory to do more art! Much appreciation from all of us! :coolsmile:

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 7,186
    edited December 1969

    Thanks Stefan for this contest!
    It was fun and inspiring to see all those pictures!
    (and to try myself)

  • LaticisLaticis Posts: 355
    edited December 1969

    Thank you for a great opportunity and awesome products to work with Stonemason.

  • DavageDavage Posts: 69
    edited December 1969

    Thanks Stonemason for the contest and the opportunity to push the creative limits of ones self through some friendly competition. I had a blast working on my piece and learned some new tecniques. Good luck all! Now to start picking my favorites for our portion of the Judging.

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 1,987
    edited December 1969

    This contest was a lot of fun! thanks!

  • quickxoticaquickxotica Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    hi all..
    contest is officialy over...feel free to post on other sites if you'd like to,
    I'll try and get a new thread posted in a couple days that has all the images in one clean thread so we can all vote a little easier..also will get the past random winners sorted.

    thanks so much for everyones participation,It's been great to see so many cool renders from everyone!.


    Cheers
    Stefan

    Thank you Stefan for the most fun contest and for your great sets. Good luck everyone!

  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 1,172
    edited December 1969

    Geminii23 said:
    I guess the only thing I could've done differently was to wait longer before creating my images. Some of the later entries really raised the bar and perhaps that would've made me rethink my entries...but then again I am also very happy with them and glad to finally post them for all my friends and family to see in my personal gallery!

    Thank you again to Stefan for offering such generous gifts and creating such a fun contest for everyone! I have enjoyed seeing so many amazing pieces and hope to connect with all of you in other forums (deviantart, renderosity, etc)

    Cheers!

    same here. i posted my first one early since there were quite a few already posting. Then as i saw the other entries and got some new ideas i started 4 other scenes and at the last minute went with something totally different since the later entries really were well done.

    After the contest we should start a Stonemason render thread just for fun and for the winners to show off their new toys, LOL.

    best of luck everyone!!!

  • zawarkalzawarkal Posts: 1,002
    edited December 1969

    I, too, want to thank Stonemason for this contest. It has opened my eyes in many ways. I have learned much over the past month and realize I have a long hill to climb ahead.

    I am hoping that some of you might be willing to take the time to look at my two entries and send me a PM with critiques and possible links to tutorials for improvement. If willing, you can find me on pgs 13 (near top) & 49 (near bottom).

  • BnomSandyBnomSandy Posts: 7
    edited December 1969

    Zawarkal said:
    I, too, want to thank Stonemason for this contest. It has opened my eyes in many ways. I have learned much over the past month and realize I have a long hill to climb ahead.

    X2 This. The Stonemason contest was a real inspiration. I had been messing around with D|S for about a week, but this contest really put me into high gear to learn the interface and push my abilities and knowledge, as well as being able to see I have much to learn and a long way to go to reach the level of expertise displayed in these contest entries. Thank you, Stonemason, as well as all the other artists who entered. It was a challenge to try to rise to the level of many other entries in this contest.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 2,374
    edited December 1969

    Szark said:
    Don't forget we have to judge too. :)

    Thanks for pointing that out, I had to re-read the rules, didn't notice that the first time around. It's a great reason to look through the thread full of images again.

  • zawarkalzawarkal Posts: 1,002
    edited December 1969

    hi all..
    contest is officialy over...feel free to post on other sites if you'd like to,
    I'll try and get a new thread posted in a couple days that has all the images in one clean thread so we can all vote a little easier..also will get the past random winners sorted.

    thanks so much for everyones participation,It's been great to see so many cool renders from everyone!.


    Cheers
    Stefan

    I'm looking forward to the one clean thread for voting!

  • JabbaJabba Posts: 1,132
    edited March 2013

    Here's a link to the 6000x2553 full-size version of my second entry... http://fav.me/d5yjffv

    ...and here's the wallpaper version attached -

    Sanctuary_wallpaper.jpg
    1920 x 1080 - 1M
    Post edited by Jabba on
  • sfaa69sfaa69 Posts: 254
    edited December 1969

    In preparing to vote, I went through the entries and came up with about 60 of the 250+ entries that look to me to be of championship quality. I somewhat considered the creativity of the idea, the structure of the image, the cleverness of the use of the Stonemason product, the technical expertise exhibited, and the overall feeling I had for the image.

    So my thoughts are that there is a lot of talent displayed here, and that the final winners are going to be determined by a highly subjective process. This is the best collection of renders I have ever seen. Well done, guys!

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,762
    edited December 1969

    Nice one, same criteria as I will be using to cast my votes. :)

  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited March 2013

    Thank you Stefan, and thanks to everyone who posted images. There was some great work here. I hope to be able to join in next year :)

    Post edited by Gedd on
  • namffuaknamffuak Posts: 901
    edited December 1969

    Gedd said:
    Thank you Stefan, and thanks to everyone who posted images. There was some great work here. I hope to be able to join in next year :)

    I'll echo that!

    Just studying what has been submitted is a great learning exercise.

  • Blaine91555Blaine91555 Posts: 148
    edited December 1969

    I finally have some time today and took a look through the entries. Absolutely outstanding array of images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bravo!

  • skamotionskamotion Posts: 0
    edited March 2013

    I know I'm late and not eligible but I'll post it anyway. I thought you might like to see it. Maybe you can do the same next time but allow films. We love your work.

    We used Stonemason Deck c in our film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf5AFVGe-PQ

    Cheers

    SKA

    Post edited by skamotion on
  • wallace3dwallace3d Posts: 68
    edited December 1969

    skamotion said:
    I know I'm late and not eligible but I'll post it anyway. I thought you might like to see it. Maybe you can do the same next time but allow films. We love your work.

    We used Stonemason Deck c in our film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf5AFVGe-PQ

    Cheers

    SKA

    I wish it was longer.. and had 2 dancing together like a robot love dance

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