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THE 4TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND contest/challenge
Posted: 30 November 2012 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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WELCOME to the 4th annual “December Winter Wonderland” contest/challenge.


This years theme will be “Once upon a time, fantasy and fun” but with a twist. I want you to take characters in literature, film or stage, and tell a story about them that we don’t know, like “the Ice Princess had one thing that would warm her heart, her little baby Iciss”. And since it’s December, it must have something to do with winter or December in it. It can be real stories or not but it has to be fantasy type stories. You will be judged on how close you have followed the theme as much as how much you catch the judges eye with your render.
I will have my famous 1-hour mini snowman render contest. I am starting it on the 1st and running through the 9th announcing the winner on the 10th. There will be a $5 GC to use at DAZ from me and something from music to the winner. I will post the rules to the mini in another post. If you are looking for a snowman here is a snowbaby link from RDNA’s latest newsletter http://www.runtimedna.com/newsletter/2012_11_24/index.html


THE RULES:

the standard contest rules will be upheld this month here is the link http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/286/  with a couple exceptions. In regards to rule #1, I will allow 8 minimum for free items, #6, I WILL allow all Morph++ free this months only, and rule #11, I’m going to give a limit of 3 renders per person. Contest will end the usual time and day end of the month midnight as always.

I’ll need 3 suckers… er I mean volunteers (LOL) just kidding everyone, judging can be fun. Just ask us.


judges are:
Dollygirl
BWSman
music2u4u


All Entrants get:
chohole will have a texture to something TBD
dollygirl a set of Gooch Shaders for DAZ 4.5


I have a large list of wonderful people that have agreed to donate this month and they are…


music2u4u will be donation his Santa’s Workshop again this year and also donating his department store Santa display as well. Something new this year.
Jaderail First Place $20, Second $15 and last a $10 GC from DAZ
skipper25 has donate a coffee table
Ken Gilliland any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store   http://www.empken.com/store/store-pt.html
Nerd3D any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Orestes Graphics any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Artemis3d Megan one of her creations
goldtassel any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store @ DAZ RDNA or Rendersoity
Jepe any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Evilinnocence any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Thorne   Scotlyn one of her charaters
Mavelle   a floor lamp - a vitrine-cabinet - window shaders who can be opened and closed even the blinds can be opened like real ones, and the refrigerator, all based on her own furniture.


yhew…..
we sure have some wonderful people in the DAZ community. I want to personally thank EVERYONE that has graciously given their wonderful creations as donations for our winners and HM’s. I could not have had this much to offer without all of you. Now
onward and upward. Let the contest begin…


winner gets all of the above
music2u4u will be donation his Santa’s Workshop again this year and also donating his department store Santa display as well. Something new this year.
Jaderail First Place $20 GC from DAZ
skipper25 has donate a coffee table
Ken Gilliland any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store   http://www.empken.com/store/store-pt.html
Nerd3D any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Orestes Graphics any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Artemis3d Megan one of her creations
goldtassel any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store @ DAZ RDNA or Rendersoity
Jepe any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Evilinnocence any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Thorne   Scotlyn one of her charaters
Mavelle   a floor lamp - a vitrine-cabinet - window shaders who can be opened and closed even the blinds can be opened like real ones, and the refrigerator, all based on her own furniture.

second place will get
music2u4u will be donation his Santa’s Workshop again this year and also donating his department store Santa display as well. Something new this year.
Jaderail $15 GC from DAZ
skipper25 has donate a coffee table
Ken Gilliland any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store   http://www.empken.com/store/store-pt.html
Orestes Graphics any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Artemis3d Megan one of her creations
goldtassel any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store @ DAZ RDNA or Rendersoity
Evilinnocence any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Mavelle   a floor lamp - a vitrine-cabinet - window shaders who can be opened and closed even the blinds can be opened like real ones, and the refrigerator, all based on her own furniture.

third gets
music2u4u will be donation his Santa’s Workshop again this year and also donating his department store Santa display as well. Something new this year.
Jaderail $10 GC from DAZ
skipper25 has donate a coffee table
Ken Gilliland any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store   http://www.empken.com/store/store-pt.html
Artemis3d Megan one of her creations
goldtassel any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store @ DAZ RDNA or Rendersoity
Evilinnocence any 1 item (excluding bundles) from store
Mavelle   a floor lamp - a vitrine-cabinet - window shaders who can be opened and closed even the blinds can be opened like real ones, and the refrigerator, all based on her own furniture.

HM’s get
skipper25 has donate a coffee table
Mavelle   a floor lamp - a vitrine-cabinet - window shaders who can be opened and closed even the blinds can be opened like real ones, and the refrigerator, all based on her own furniture.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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WELCOME to the 1-hour snowman mini render challenge. for those of you that have never tried the 1-hour mini render, now is the time. The winner will get a $5 DAZ GC from me as well as his Santa sleigh with gifts included from music2u4u. The render I posted was what gave me the idea for this challenge. I was able to do it in under an hour.

The rules are simple, there are no rules… well maybe a couple of them.

1. you must have a snowman in your render (it doesn’t have to be a free one and can be any gender)
2. You must post before you start your render letting us know you are entering the challenge so that the DAZ clock will show what time you start, and you must post again before the hour is up with your render done. If you fail to get it done within the hour, then it doesn’t count. You can try again, but you have to make a completely different render.
3. YOU MUST START OUT WITH A BLANK PROGRAM WHEN YOU BEGIN THE CHALLENGE, once you make your first post then you can go back and start adding your props and stuff. I have no way of knowing if you cheat or not so you are on your honor in this one.You can use any combination of paid or free items, all paid, all free, it doesn’t matter. Know I can hear you all saying, “there is no way I can get everything together and render it in under an hour”. Now here are some tips to help you achieve this in under an hour.
1. have your program up and running BEFORE you post the first time
2. make sure you know what you are doing and where all the files are so that you can get to them quickly
3. when you get your scene ready make sure to render it in as low a setting as you can. My system for one takes forever to render at high rez. You can go back later and render it again at the higher rez and re-post the render after the fact. The most important thing is to get it done in the 1 hour alotted time. This is the challenge. But fun for those up to the challenge….


winner will be announced some time on Monday the 10th.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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jeeperz - 30 November 2012 08:55 PM

#6, I WILL allow all Morph++ free this months only

Will this also allow the counterpart for Genesis, Genesis Evolutions?  I’m fine if it doesn’t since I have other options but just curious.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 09:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I don’t use DS so am not sure but if is the equivalent to the Poser ++ morphs then yes . It appears that it is from the link.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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oh yeah, can anyone do me a banner for Dec, music???? anyone???

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Posted: 01 December 2012 05:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Are we allowed to use past Daz Christmas freebies? I do not believe they are currently available.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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druc - 01 December 2012 05:04 AM

Are we allowed to use past Daz Christmas freebies? I do not believe they are currently available.

You can use them; but you can’t put them toward your freebie total.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thank you, I don’t want Mrs Claus to breach any TOU

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Posted: 01 December 2012 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Cool theme Jeepz I like it.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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thanks Mavelle, I was inspired by the USA TV show called Once Upon A Time, I love that show, and we rarely do fantasy themes.
And druc, when it comes to things that aren’t available, we have a category called doesn’t count items, those are the ones that were once free but are no longer available, as long as they aren’t being sold somewhere they fall under this category .

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Posted: 01 December 2012 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz…...
is everyone asleep?????
Oh I know… working on your ideas for the mini challenge???? the main contest????

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Posted: 01 December 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Here is a picture of the Gooch shaders for all who enter the contest. This shader is a little different than the one in the tutorial.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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cool dollygirl

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Posted: 01 December 2012 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Rules added to the December gallery page.  The 1 hour sub-gallery will go active in the morning.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 08:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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thanks Kendall

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Posted: 02 December 2012 01:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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HI EVERYONE!
One quick question…is it bad that I had to download my own free runtime file structure because I can’t remember how to set it up anymore?  Have I been away THAT long?  Are the runtimes even the same is DS 4.5?

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