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WIP THREAD FOR NEW USERS CONTEST, November, 2012
Posted: 07 November 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Szark - 07 November 2012 03:03 AM
That's exactly what I was thinking.

Great start Bluemoon.

Thank-you Szark

Miss B - 07 November 2012 10:39 AM
Exactly my thought as well. I especially love the color scheme. wink


Thank-you Miss B

I have started work on a scene for the festival that will take a few renders to complete, so I would like to thank you all for you're input as I am real excited about this one.

I tried posting replies yesterday afternoon and last night and kept getting the error mesage in the image bellow, its never happened before so I am not sure if this reply will work.

Yeaha!! Its working again.
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Posted: 07 November 2012 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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That error normally crops up when you either try posting a reply using the same wording as you have posted previously, or if you post a response that the forum thinks is "spam"

IF you get the problem crop up again, try altering the wording slightly and try again.

It also reacts to reponses which just say "thanks" or "lol"

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Posted: 07 November 2012 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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First steps of the entry. What do you think?
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Posted: 07 November 2012 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I done said this but this looks to be one fun month. Spread the word, I would like to see more folks in this one.
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Posted: 07 November 2012 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Keep in mind folks that the theme Autumn Celebration / Thankfulness is very wide open to interpretation. You are completely free to think outside the box. This is open to all genres of art, you don't have to stick to traditional themes. You could go with sci-fi and show us Autumn on another planet, or maybe show us what it would be like if the Mayflower was a star cruiser and Plymouth Rock was another planet, instead of Indians greeting the Pilgrims its aliens. Fantasy and show us mythical creatures celebrate the Autumnal season. Thankfulness can mean anything, you can go with something that had a deep personal meaning for you, or you could show someone who is thankful they got by those robot death troops. Get creative, let your mind go wild. As long as you follow the general themes of either Celebrating Autumn or Thankfulness, then the sky is the limit, let your imaginations sore.
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Posted: 08 November 2012 02:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Just wanna check to see if I qualify for a contest made for new users. I joined Daz back in February 17, 2011. At that time Daz was giving away all their character bases away for free. My main use for Daz Studio was using their base characters as artist’s models for poses I wasn’t able to imagine clearly. I really didn’t do any renders or use Daz Studio for creating finished artwork.

Below is a screen shot of my 16 month order history from Feb 2011 (when I joined) to May 2012 showing that the majority of my purchases equaled to $0.00 (the freebies). So I was wondering if I would still qualify as a new user for this contest.

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Posted: 08 November 2012 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Mr Leong - 08 November 2012 02:34 AM
Just wanna check to see if I qualify for a contest made for new users. I joined Daz back in February 17, 2011. At that time Daz was giving away all their character bases away for free. My main use for Daz Studio was using their base characters as artist’s models for poses I wasn’t able to imagine clearly. I really didn’t do any renders or use Daz Studio for creating finished artwork.

Below is a screen shot of my 16 month order history from Feb 2011 (when I joined) to May 2012 showing that the majority of my purchases equaled to $0.00 (the freebies). So I was wondering if I would still qualify as a new user for this contest.


I've been here for four years & still consider myself a beginner (in some areas).
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Posted: 08 November 2012 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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As long as you have not won a major contest (one with large prize amounts) or won any of the monthly contests you are free to join. If your too darn good you might win and get a prize and be asked to join as a helper in the up coming contests. We'll never know until you join. Content does not have one bit to do with if your a New User, if you think your a new User then you are, until skill and winning proves you need to move on to bigger things.

I believe a user is allowed three wins in the small contests total before you no longer qualify as a new user.
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Posted: 09 November 2012 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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The title: Village autumn festival

This is the preview render of the scene I'm trying to achieve using multiple renders. So would do you think?
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Posted: 09 November 2012 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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It's looking good
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Posted: 09 November 2012 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Ilena52 - 09 November 2012 04:57 PM
The title: Village autumn festival

This is the preview render of the scene I'm trying to achieve using multiple renders. So would do you think?
it is getting there. I like the prgression from your first WIP.
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Posted: 09 November 2012 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Ilena52 - 09 November 2012 04:57 PM
The title: Village autumn festival

This is the preview render of the scene I'm trying to achieve using multiple renders. So would do you think?
Looking very good, just one Idea from me. If the dancer was turned so we see more of the action it would add much more impact to the image. IMHO.
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Posted: 09 November 2012 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Ilena52 - 09 November 2012 04:57 PM
The title: Village autumn festival

This is the preview render of the scene I'm trying to achieve using multiple renders. So would do you think?


you are a tad weak on subject here. The dancer looks like she should be the subject, but you are letting her blend into the background. Bring her forward, fill the frame with her. And as Jaderail pointed out perhaps a change angle to bring more attention to her, at least make it so her face isn't blocked.

Otherwise it looks to be a very good scene, great colors. Looking forward to what you do with it
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Posted: 09 November 2012 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I've noticed a tendency among new users to do very wide shots in their images. They keep the camera way back and try to get everything in the scene. In Film making we call this an Establishing Shot. In a movie the purpose of the establishing shot is to show where we are and who all is there. In a movie this shot is normally very quick, lasting only a few seconds on screen. For a movie or a comic book an establishing shot can be very useful. It gives the audience important information about what they are about to see and it does it in a quick efficient manner. But for still artwork that is meant to stand on its own it is not the most interesting type of shot. For still artwork the next cut would make the better composition. Usually the next thing we see in a movie after a wide establishing shot is a tighter shot on the most important character in the scene, with just a hint of what is going on around them.

If you find your self doing these wide establishing shots, stop and ask your self, who is the most important, most interesting person in the scene? When you have that figured out punch in on them, get the camera in close. Don't let the viewer's eye wander. Make a bold statement, you want your image to scream "THIS IS WHAT MY IMAGE IS ABOUT, NOW LOOK AT IT !!!!!!!" That is what works in a still image, that is what gives your image power. Your image is your voice, don't whisper, I want to hear you yell!!!
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Posted: 09 November 2012 10:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Great post LX which hopfully leads on to next month's competition which will hopfully have some info on composition rules. I learn so much from you when you explain things like this. Establishing Shot...so that's what it is all about never really analyised things like that when I am watching a movie...perhaps I should start.
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