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Welcome to the November 2012 Freebie Challenge!
Posted: 31 October 2012 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Welcome to the November 2012 Freebie Challenge!

This month’s theme is “Lest We Forget.” In the Commonwealth nations and the USA, November is a time to remember the people who have taken up arms for us so that we can live our lives in peace and safety. They aren’t the only ones who have given of themselves to make our world a better place, though - ask the people who work minimum-wage jobs because it’s the only way to help the homeless, or the rescue workers who go into dangerous places just in case somebody might still be trapped there, or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

I think it’s appropriate to take some time, and remember these people and what they’ve given us and given up for us.


The Rules

The rules are in the usual place, except that I request at least 8 free items this month, not 10.


The Gifts

Dollygirl has donated a set of DAZ4.5 and Poser presets for Mongoloid’s Nitro Pony set - fits and material settings for the Mil Horse, and pz2 files for the Poser horse. Also, music2u4u has donated “a memorial for our fallen.” Everyone who enters will receive these gifts.

BWSman has promised some textures for EvilInnocence’s April Dress, and Chohole has promised some textures (probably for Mamota’s MMShirtOnePsetForV4A4). Everyone who wins or gets an Honourable Mention will receive these texture sets.

Jaderail has donated some gift certificates: The third-place winner will receive a $10 gift certificate, the second-place winner will receive a $15 gift certificate, and the first-place winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

Mavelle has promised some furniture models - their loungesuite and computer table. The third-place winner will receive these models in addition to the gift certificate.

The second-place winner will receive Carter’s Old Time General Store, a creation of (and donation from) Music2u4u in addition to the gift certificate.

I mentioned in last month’s thread that I couldn’t tell you what else the first-place winner will receive in addition to the gift certificate - this is because you’ll have to choose it yourself. Mr. Sparky has donated one of his bundles as a gift to this lucky person.


The People Behind the Scenes

Your host for this month’s Challenge is Rob Kelk, one of the forum’s more prolific freebie-list compilers.

This month’s judges are Dollygirl, music2u4u, and assassin_21. (A small gift for the judges has been donated by “Star Ranger4,” an acquaintance of mine on another forum altogether. If you want to know what this OBJ is, you’ll have to judge the Challenge.)


And… The Bonus Game

The Bonus Game was “Set the Table” - congratulations to Lord Ganthor for his winning entry!

The Banner

Editing this post on November 6 to add the monthly banner, now that we have a couple of entries that fit the theme but not the banner…

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Posted: 31 October 2012 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Grabbing this post for the Bonus Game and any other announcements that may need to be made…

Edit - November 18: The Bonus Game has begun!
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/10791/P135/#168644

Edit - November 22: The Bonus Game has ended! Congratulations to Lord Ganthor, whose entry can be found here:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/10791/P135/#168932

Edit - November 26: I completely forgot to post the link to the gallery! Here it is:
http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/FreebieChallenge/Nov2012/

Edit - November 29: I just sent PMs to everyone involved in this month’s Challenge - participants, judges, sponsors, and our web host. Enjoy…

Edit - December 3: The list of winners has been posted! (Apologies for the delay.)

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Posted: 31 October 2012 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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sounds like a great theme Rob, if I can get my puter up and working I may have to give it a shot.

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Posted: 31 October 2012 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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november gallery created

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Posted: 01 November 2012 04:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

 

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dorseyland - 01 November 2012 04:29 AM
robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

That wasn’t quite what I had planned, but who am I to trample on someone else’s creativity?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dorseyland - 01 November 2012 04:29 AM
robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

I believe it’s more for paying tribute to those who put their lives on the line for us every day, such as military Veterans, Police, Fire Department, etc. November is the month for Veteran’s Day (in the US).

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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an NAE to start this off, one I know Rob likes.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Here are some renders of the entry freeibe. Hope you like the set.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Rob I will be a judge this month.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Tramp Graphics - 01 November 2012 08:29 AM
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robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

I believe it’s more for paying tribute to those who put their lives on the line for us every day, such as military Veterans, Police, Fire Department, etc. November is the month for Veteran’s Day (in the US).

Yes, precisely why I asked. From earlier discussions, I thought Rob’s focus was entirely on Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day, but he seems to have expanded the scope quite a bit in the Page 1 intro.

Far from trying to push alternative creative approaches to the theme, I just wanted to make sure he was saying this month’s challenge could even apply to well-behaved children showing respect to their elders (or stuff like that). I certainly have no intention of trying to expand the boundaries!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I just wanted to say what a beautiful idea for a contest.  As for many others, I have lost friends to the honour of serving their country, some Britain, some others.  And am thankful for the continued happy lives of the friends that came home.

@Rob:  Man, that intro actually had me welling up.  Love the theme.

@Chohole:  As I said in private, the render above is both beautiful and powerful.  Thank you for sharing.

@The Community: This is now THE ONLY community I contribute to regularly.  I wish I could do more for it because the people, and the software it’s associated with, have helped me through some tough times.  It’s easy to say things like that, and I’ve seen it many times on other communities, but as an example, I rendered some images ‘just to let them out of my head’ when my stepdaughter lost her baby boy to social services in February, and I’ve had lots of help, both practical and morale boosting, from the friends I’ve made on the forums here.

Just wanted to say thank you smile

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Posted: 01 November 2012 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Just looking in and Saying hello. I hope one and all have a fun time this month. I owe the Challenge big time, when I was new to 3D this challenge got me started and provided links to so much useful content.

Good luck to all, I’m looking forward to all the great renders, and maybe you might even post a link I have not collected in the past tongue wink .

P.S. I plan to Help as I can, so be sure to ask if you wish to get some tips for your work.

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Dollygirl - 01 November 2012 11:22 AM

Here are some renders of the entry freeibe. Hope you like the set.

I really like the black one!  Where is this Nitro Pony Armor?

Dana

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Dollygirl - 01 November 2012 11:24 AM

Rob I will be a judge this month.

Thanks, Dollygirl! I’ve added your name to the judges’ list in the first post.

 

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robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

I believe it’s more for paying tribute to those who put their lives on the line for us every day, such as military Veterans, Police, Fire Department, etc. November is the month for Veteran’s Day (in the US).

Yes, precisely why I asked. From earlier discussions, I thought Rob’s focus was entirely on Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day, but he seems to have expanded the scope quite a bit in the Page 1 intro.

Far from trying to push alternative creative approaches to the theme, I just wanted to make sure he was saying this month’s challenge could even apply to well-behaved children showing respect to their elders (or stuff like that). I certainly have no intention of trying to expand the boundaries!

My original intention was to focus on Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day, yes. But then Music suggested adding in a tribute to those who sacrificed their own lives on 9/11, and Cho suggested another more personal reason to remember someone, so I decided to broaden the theme a bit.

Perhaps “well-behaved children showing respect to their elders” might be broadening the theme a bit too far… but if you can make it work amongst the expected scenes of servicemen and social workers, more power to you.

 

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Dollygirl - 01 November 2012 11:22 AM

Here are some renders of the entry freeibe. Hope you like the set.

I really like the black one!  Where is this Nitro Pony Armor?

I linked to it in the first post: http://sharecg.com/v/32237/

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Dollygirl - 01 November 2012 11:24 AM

Rob I will be a judge this month.

Thanks, Dollygirl! I’ve added your name to the judges’ list in the first post.

 

Dorseyland - 01 November 2012 12:04 PM
Tramp Graphics - 01 November 2012 08:29 AM
Dorseyland - 01 November 2012 04:29 AM
robkelk - 31 October 2012 05:32 PM

... or the children who see their parents troubled and try to make them happy, or ...

So, the challenge is to pay tribute to anyone who does something nice?

(In which case I’ll need a nicer avatar.)

I believe it’s more for paying tribute to those who put their lives on the line for us every day, such as military Veterans, Police, Fire Department, etc. November is the month for Veteran’s Day (in the US).

Yes, precisely why I asked. From earlier discussions, I thought Rob’s focus was entirely on Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day, but he seems to have expanded the scope quite a bit in the Page 1 intro.

Far from trying to push alternative creative approaches to the theme, I just wanted to make sure he was saying this month’s challenge could even apply to well-behaved children showing respect to their elders (or stuff like that). I certainly have no intention of trying to expand the boundaries!

My original intention was to focus on Veteran’s Day / Remembrance Day, yes. But then Music suggested adding in a tribute to those who sacrificed their own lives on 9/11, and Cho suggested another more personal reason to remember someone, so I decided to broaden the theme a bit.

Perhaps “well-behaved children showing respect to their elders” might be broadening the theme a bit too far… but if you can make it work amongst the expected scenes of servicemen and social workers, more power to you.

 

DanaTA - 01 November 2012 06:00 PM
Dollygirl - 01 November 2012 11:22 AM

Here are some renders of the entry freeibe. Hope you like the set.

I really like the black one!  Where is this Nitro Pony Armor?

I linked to it in the first post: http://sharecg.com/v/32237/

Sorry, my eyes just glazed over.  It’s been a long day.  Thank you!

Dana

 

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