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Posted: 02 June 2012 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Beginner's Contest: "June 2012"
Sponsored by DAZ3D


"Beginning to see the Light"

(studying how light can make or break a render)


We decided to settle on making it a Portrait contest. So use portrait format 800 high by 600 wide (because of the current forum size restrictions) and make a portrait of someone, using whichever figure you prefer.


Are you new to the 3D World? Are you at the beginning stages of learning 3D rendering? Have you been around for a little bit and feel that your level of skills are still coming up short? Well then come and join the fun!



People will be popping in to the WIP thread to give you some critique and advice on how to tweak the lighting to really make your render "Pop"



Again this year, because this contest is designed for the beginner to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a special voucher also


Please post your preliminary renders in the WIP thread, and only post the finished render in this thread when you are happy to say that it is finished.

Closing Date 29th June 2012



For the rules, please see this thread http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/754/
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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Chohole? I already have a finished portrait can I drop it here or not? I don`t want to spoil the thread so thought I should ask first.
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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah if you feel it's done and don't need any feedback on it, feel free.
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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Pulled this out of the oven today.

Roberto melo`s Bruuna body morphs
Amy elite textures
Daiquiri dress with anna lee mats
Sapphire fox hair with blonde mats

Rendered in Reality 2.2 with LUXrender.
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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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We would really rather see it in WIP first, because these are supposed to be instructional contests rather than just staright post your render contests. If you see what I maen.
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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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chohole - 05 June 2012 02:31 PM
We would really rather see it in WIP first, because these are supposed to be instructional contests rather than just staright post your render contests. If you see what I maen.


Ok no worries, I withdraw the image. Thats why I asked first but frank said it was ok.
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Posted: 05 June 2012 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No don't withdraw the image, we haven't pulled it to bits yet, cool grin just put it over in the WIP thread.
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Posted: 06 June 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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If I may. I think Mike considers that image Done. If that is the case isn't posting it as a final the proper thing to do?
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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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This is my entry to the portrait contest.

This image was created in Daz Studio Pro and touched up slightly in Corel Photoshop X4

If I was to title this, it would be called - "Belle"
-Layden
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Posted: 06 June 2012 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Here is the first image both raw and post-worked one that I have done so far. I'm still not happy with the little details, I'm thinking of going in to add wear and tear on the chair it's self.

I've used genesis with the cyborg super-suit preset with Aldora hair. That is the command chair inside the generic scifi hallway. I went and deleted many of the lights so that I only have four spotlights on her. One red from the left side and behind and then the other three in an arc in front of her. The one of the far right in front of her is the one that I set for shadows.

Post work is just emphasizing the highlights, shadows, and skin tone a bit, blurring them in photoshop to try and get more of a light bounce effect.
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Posted: 07 June 2012 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Title: Isn’t She Lovely

Software Used: Daz Studio 4

Models: Genesis with custom dialed shape.

Mat: Niara for Victoria 5

Wardrobe: Faith Vest for Victoria 4

Hair: Casey Hair for Victoria 4

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Goal: To learn how to properly light a portrait render. I ended up using 8 spotlights to create this render. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the final output. Thanks for the excellent learning opportunity. Daz Studio - FTW!!!
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Posted: 07 June 2012 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I used Daz3 and a little bit Photoshop


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Posted: 07 June 2012 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Title Keep on, please.

application daz 4 pro

3Delight rey tracing

figure genesis
mix few morph and my handmade morph

wardlobe Green and gold Onyx

(I am so happy, because , I can feel story of her while I am challenging the evnents.
I put my hert into this picture to bring it to my image.

and "she" remind me the short story of Raymond Carver which I have forgotten long time.

right , top corner , maybe to blight. .(do not you think so?)

but I hope a glimmer cause her to happyness ,so set the light on there.
now I feel, 3D Rendering is potteryceramic art. )
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Posted: 08 June 2012 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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My first entry for June.

Title: Medieval

Thanks to Dollygirl for the links to add the finishing touches

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Posted: 08 June 2012 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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My second entry for June titled ...................... (feel free to fill in the blank space 'cause I never know what to call them)

DS4 render no postwork

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Posted: 08 June 2012 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Dollygirl - 07 June 2012 08:39 AM
Angie Tucker - 06 June 2012 08:26 PM
Here is the first image both raw and post-worked one that I have done so far. I'm still not happy with the little details, I'm thinking of going in to add wear and tear on the chair it's self.

I've used genesis with the cyborg super-suit preset with Aldora hair. That is the command chair inside the generic scifi hallway. I went and deleted many of the lights so that I only have four spotlights on her. One red from the left side and behind and then the other three in an arc in front of her. The one of the far right in front of her is the one that I set for shadows.

Post work is just emphasizing the highlights, shadows, and skin tone a bit, blurring them in photoshop to try and get more of a light bounce effect.


I love the effect of the clear monitor and the sci-fi theme. I would however move the scene to the background and put her 2/3rds off to the side looking at the camera. Kind of like a military graduation picture. Maybe make the picture a Captain's picture with the bridge and the cool clear monitors with the bridge crew in the background.
That supersuit looks pretty neat. I have bought it but not gotten it out of the box yet.



Thank you Dolly and sorry it took me so long. Work has not been nice this week. I love how the monitor turned out and I haven't had a chance to play with sci fi ideas for a while. The super suit has been fun to play with it and with the cape, boots, and belts that came out I've been playing with it nonstop for a few days now.

Ill try doing the pose you suggested, but I think I'll use a different preset for the suit for it. I've never been one for the traditional portraits like graduation pictures where you stare off to the side, but I'll give it a try. Though I might do it with a different suit and situation, maybe a hero getting their picture taken for a magazine.

Here is another image of the same model, just a different pose and monitor effects. I got these form the hero fx line. I'm trying to change up the angle of the lighting for different shadows as well as rending each light separetly. I'm trying to see if breaking it up and combining it in post work gets me a better effect (and less crashes) then all the lights at once.

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