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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 241 ]
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chohole - 28 November 2012 08:47 AM

Hey, I do too care.  Like Ganthor I used to do re-enactment, and we were very careful with details like that.  And I even hhad a story to back up the reason why I, as a female, could authentically dress as a Johnny Reb soldier, carrying an authentic replica gun.

I had a Remington revolving rifle, black powder, cap and ball. A fully working replica, proofed for live fire, although I admit I never did live fire it, only used blanks. But a friend did try his out live, and It put a whole through both sides of one of the sign boards in the Holiday camp we were “performing” at.

so do we have a “Belle” in our midst?


I always thought of myself as more of an “Annie Oakley” sort of gal and have the bull’s eye paper to prove it somewhere

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 242 ]
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Finally got my entry done.  I had originally planned to render it in Bryce (set it up in DS & use the bridge to transfer it to Bryce); but I was running out of time.

During the war in Afghanistan; 158 Canadian soldiers were killed during combat duty.  The repatriated bodies were flown from Kandahar to the Canadian Forces base in Trenton, Ontario where they were reunited with their families.  The convoy of vehicles then drove down Higway 401 to Toronto.  Along this route; on every overpass & by every exit, police; ambulance & fire service personnel would park & pay their respects to the fallen, along with ordinary citizens who would hang Canadian flags off the bridges.  They would often line up hours before the convoy passed in both summer & winter.

That stretch of road has since been renamed “Highway of Heroes.” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1R8qLAmkLU )


Highway - http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_54.htm  16 from top

Firetruck - http://www.dmi-3d.net/rescue1.html  3rd row from bottom; left side *1

Dodge Police car - http://www.dmi-3d.net/rescue2.html 2nd from bottom; 2nd from right *1

Ford Police car http://www.dmi-3d.net/rescue2.html 2nd from bottom; 2nd from left   *1

Fire Rescue truck - http://www.dmi-3d.net/rescue3.html  Bottom row   *1

GMC Yukon - http://www.dmi-3d.net/modelscar12.html  3rd row from bottom; 2nd from right *1

Flag - http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_23.htm  12 from top.

Bridge - http://www.sharecg.com/v/32904/browse/5/3D-Model/Bridge  *2 #

SuperShine Shader - http://www.sharecg.com/v/31573/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/Super-Shine-Shader  #  (used on vehicles & adjusted to reduce the reflections)

Lights - http://www.sharecg.com/v/32174/View/7/Material-and-Shader/Stonemason-Sunlight  #

Ultimate Shader Pack - http://www.sharecg.com/v/27568/related/7/Material-and-Shader/Ultimate-Shader-Pack-for-DAZ-Studio-UPDATED_2011  #  (used on the wheels of the Yukon)

REC- Antiqued Shaders - http://www.redeyecat.com/freebies.php  (used on the vehicle tires)


*1 Converted from LWO format using PoseRay & edited to reduce polygon count in Blender.

*2 Exported from Bryce to OBJ format & edited in Blender to reduce polygon count

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Ambulance - http://www.poserdirect.com/ambulanceposer.html  (retextured)

MOM Crowd Generator - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/m-o-m-crowd-generator/71815

The sky is a wallpaper downloaded from the internet & loaded as a backdrop.  Rendered in DS4.5.  Postwork to fix black polygons on the bridge.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 243 ]
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vivayo - 28 November 2012 02:33 AM

Well, I’ve tried to use ray-traced shadows and the result is a bit better but still the shadows do not show on the ground, I do not understand why…

I think The Hills simply has a tendency to eat ground shadows.  Any time I’ve used it that happens.  Still a useful freebie, just takes some fiddling.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 244 ]
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jeeperz - 28 November 2012 10:33 AM
Dollygirl - 28 November 2012 10:13 AM
chohole - 28 November 2012 08:47 AM

Hey, I do too care.  Like Ganthor I used to do re-enactment, and we were very careful with details like that.  And I even hhad a story to back up the reason why I, as a female, could authentically dress as a Johnny Reb soldier, carrying an authentic replica gun.

I had a Remington revolving rifle, black powder, cap and ball. A fully working replica, proofed for live fire, although I admit I never did live fire it, only used blanks. But a friend did try his out live, and It put a whole through both sides of one of the sign boards in the Holiday camp we were “performing” at.

so do we have a “Belle” in our midst?


I always thought of myself as more of an “Annie Oakley” sort of gal and have the bull’s eye paper to prove it somewhere

Oh ya! Growing up out here in the Wild West she was a lot of girls’ hero. Me I never was into the gun thing, to cerebral I guess.My sister now she is a modern day gun toten’ Annie.

Just a little collage I made a long time ago. I think Annie is the girl on the right.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 245 ]
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Well I do believe things are heating up. Some really nice renders in this month. We still have two more days. What will they bring?

And cho I would love to see your creations. Sitting and moving in those dresses always had me wondering how it was done.

You won’t believe this but my girl friend does re-enactment and she talked me into making a 16th century Flemish gown of the lower class. No gold chains for me. I don’t get to wear it much. It is to hot here. All I can say is that is must of been really cold during those centuries. I was surprised at how comfortable a kertle was. Are corsets the same?

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Posted: 28 November 2012 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 246 ]
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Corsets depend on how much you lace in, adn how authentic you make them.  I only used to lace in about an inch, and a lot of my friends didn’t even bother with that.  Corsets were not the mos favourite part of the outfit.  I am still not certain How Scarlett could lace in so much and still do those energetic dances.  cool smirk

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 247 ]
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hey cho, did you get my pm the other day? not sure it sent

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 248 ]
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I could not find enough freebies for an entry, now I,m pretty sick - now in the last days I place this to show that i care about freedom.

 

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Posted: 28 November 2012 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 249 ]
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BWSman - 28 November 2012 10:39 AM

During the war in Afghanistan; 158 Canadian soldiers were killed during combat duty.  The repatriated bodies were flown from Kandahar to the Canadian Forces base in Trenton, Ontario where they were reunited with their families.  The convoy of vehicles then drove down Higway 401 to Toronto.  Along this route; on every overpass & by every exit, police; ambulance & fire service personnel would park & pay their respects to the fallen, along with ordinary citizens who would hang Canadian flags off the bridges.  They would often line up hours before the convoy passed in both summer & winter.

That stretch of road has since been renamed “Highway of Heroes.” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1R8qLAmkLU )


http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=35237_nUHArf5ETfKWJ0d2SMLB&thumb=1&board_id=1

Well done!  I was touched by this one.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 250 ]
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chohole - 28 November 2012 11:55 AM

  I am still not certain How Scarlett could lace in so much and still do those energetic dances.  cool smirk

I imagine it’s like anything else, one gets used to something and it isn’t as much of a bother.  I’m just guessing, though.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 251 ]
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OK, Dana, you put on a corset then, get someone to tighten the laces, which remember got all the way up the back from below the waist to the top of the rib cage, and then see how much you want to do before you can no longer catch your breath.

THen tell me if you think it is something you can get used to.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 252 ]
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chohole - 28 November 2012 02:51 PM

OK, Dana, you put on a corset then, get someone to tighten the laces, which remember got all the way up the back from below the waist to the top of the rib cage, and then see how much you want to do before you can no longer catch your breath.

THen tell me if you think it is something you can get used to.

I had to wear one after some abdominal surgery (about 2-3 weeks).  I wasn’t very active; but yes I did get used to it (after a fashion).

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Posted: 28 November 2012 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 253 ]
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chohole - 28 November 2012 02:51 PM

OK, Dana, you put on a corset then, get someone to tighten the laces, which remember got all the way up the back from below the waist to the top of the rib cage, and then see how much you want to do before you can no longer catch your breath.

THen tell me if you think it is something you can get used to.

I was just saying that in that day, they were a fact of life…not that it was fun or anything…but they wore them all the time…they were used to them!  Doing something for the first time is not the same as something that you do all the time…you get used to things after a while.  You adapt.  You find ways to move on.  I don’t live in a high elevation, either, but for those who do, when engaging in sports at a higher elevation they have the advantage over a team who lives near sea level.  They’re used to the thinner oxygen, but the opposing team is not and tire more easily.  It’s one of the things that humans do…they adapt, they get used to things and find ways to do what they do under the circumstances.  I never said I could do it, just that it’s not as surprising that someone who wore them all the time could do things.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 254 ]
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Kendall Sears - 28 November 2012 05:01 AM

Hmmm, tickled the little “I seem to remember…” itch: Kendall

Now dogged if’n’ that ain’t interestin’! I knew that the British were selling surplus arms to just about anybody who was in the market and knew that the Spanish in Mexico had the Bess, but had no idea about the Baker. Thanks for the info. I’m not much up on that particular period of history. I shade off around 1820. I just don’t find it that interesting, especially in the far western theater. The piece about the 94th being in Naw’lins (as we say back home) was a surprise to me. Again, I haven’t delved to deeply into that particular battle. I intending on boning up before I go down for the 200th anniversary in a couple of years. Great sources. I’ll pass them along to some of my historical contacts as they’ll be interested as well.

jeeperz - 28 November 2012 08:04 AM

So Alexa, as you can see who is debating which war the rifle was used in, it’s a guy thing, pay no attention to what they say, they can’t help themselves about it, my husband is the same way. Us lady’s don’t care about such details but guys do. Notice how none of us women give a hoot about which rifle you used. Take note for future date on that one.  LOL

I understand, but it could have been a hammer or some other “thing” in the picture. It’s just my horribly obnoxious habit of pointing out historical things that are out of place. This is why I can’t stand to go to historically themed movies or watch “period” TV shows. Too much “dramatic license”! Nothing sticks out more that something that’s 10 or more years ahead of it’s time that some character is using. It’d be like giving Grant a cell phone to call Lee to discuss surrender terms…

Anyway, enough of a rant from me! There’s been a spectacular final burst of renders here in our closing days and I’m greatly impressed that everybody’s risen to the task with some very moving work. Emotional stuff, gang. You should all be proud.

 

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Posted: 28 November 2012 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 255 ]
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Kendall Sears - 28 November 2012 05:01 AM

Hmmm, tickled the little “I seem to remember…” itch: Kendall

Now dogged if’n’ that ain’t interestin’! I knew that the British were selling surplus arms to just about anybody who was in the market and knew that the Spanish in Mexico had the Bess, but had no idea about the Baker. Thanks for the info. I’m not much up on that particular period of history. I shade off around 1820. I just don’t find it that interesting, especially in the far western theater. The piece about the 94th being in Naw’lins (as we say back home) was a surprise to me. Again, I haven’t delved to deeply into that particular battle. I intending on boning up before I go down for the 200th anniversary in a couple of years. Great sources. I’ll pass them along to some of my historical contacts as they’ll be interested as well.

jeeperz - 28 November 2012 08:04 AM

So Alexa, as you can see who is debating which war the rifle was used in, it’s a guy thing, pay no attention to what they say, they can’t help themselves about it, my husband is the same way. Us lady’s don’t care about such details but guys do. Notice how none of us women give a hoot about which rifle you used. Take note for future date on that one.  LOL

I understand, but it could have been a hammer or some other “thing” in the picture. It’s just my horribly obnoxious habit of pointing out historical things that are out of place. This is why I can’t stand to go to historically themed movies or watch “period” TV shows. Too much “dramatic license”! Nothing sticks out more that something that’s 10 or more years ahead of it’s time that some character is using. It’d be like giving Grant a cell phone to call Lee to discuss surrender terms…

Anyway, enough of a rant from me! There’s been a spectacular final burst of renders here in our closing days and I’m greatly impressed that everybody’s risen to the task with some very moving work. Emotional stuff, gang. You should all be proud.

Don’t feel bad, Mr. Ganthor. smile I appreciate your historical input.

Besides, I like guns. smile (And military equipment in general)  Specific names and models don’t necessarily interest me, but I do know what I like.

I understand the importance of historical consistency: it is just in this particular case, I didn’t have what I needed for free. oh oh

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