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New User’s Contest - December 2012
Posted: 02 December 2012 06:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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New User's Contest - December 2012
Sponsored by DAZ 3D and ARTCollaborations


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 but feel you could benefit from some feedback or instruction? Have you been around awhile and would like to help other members start their creative journey? Well then come and join the fun as we host our newest contest...


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"The Festive Holiday Season"

This month’s contest is about how you celebrate this time of year, whether it’s the Christian Festival of Christmas, the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, the Islamic Eid marking the end of Ramadan, the Scandinavian Yule (Winter Solstice) and for Atheists, a time to gather and be with friends and family etc.

Intent: To make Festive Card showing what this time of year means to you.

I am not expert but in the spirit of learning we will be looking at Composition, the do and don’t of how to get the best from your images.

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/3440/


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When working on your submissions, if you would like to get feedback as you work or before posting your final image, please post your image to the WIP THREAD. People will be popping in to the WIP THREAD to give you some critique and advice on your entry and help along the way. Please keep all comments on entries etc to the WIP THREAD as well because comments or requests for help/feedback/advice will be removed from the contest thread and merged into the WIP THREAD. This thread is only for posting final contest submissions.

For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, 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 as well so whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

"We would like to thank ARTCollaborations who has graciously decided to sponsor this month’s contest" They will be awarding a special prize to the winners of this month’s "The Festive Holiday Season" contest. To view some of ARTCollaborations items please see their store front here ARTCollaborations Store

Closing Date: December 31th 2012
[ Edited: 05 January 2013 11:18 AM by Frank0314 ]
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Posted: 25 December 2012 01:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Final contest submission. It's been a lot of fun, and this is probably the render I've spent the most time on this year. There were a lot of variations with the lighting and choice of render engine, but in the end 3Delight won out and I learned the beauty of 7-point lighting thanks to some nifty tutorials (Thanks Dreamlight!).

There was a lot of fresh things to learn over the course of making this image, and I can put those new skills to work on future renders. Win or lose, it's been a lot of fun working on this image so I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Posted: 26 December 2012 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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To me, Christmas is always filled with music, whether or not I actually break out any instruments and play them.

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Posted: 29 December 2012 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 31 December 2012 05:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Title: Merry Christmas from the Hominid Family
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Posted: 31 December 2012 08:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Title: The Sounds of Christmas
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Posted: 31 December 2012 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Title: Their first Christmas eve
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Posted: 31 December 2012 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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my second entry

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Posted: 31 December 2012 11:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 01 January 2013 04:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 03 January 2013 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The Winners are:

1st - Merry Christmas by HeraldOfFire
2nd - Season's Greetings by Scott-Livingston
3rd - The Sounds of Christmas by Mr Loeng

Congratulation to the winners and all who took part in this months contest.

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Posted: 03 January 2013 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Congratulations to HeraldofFire and Mr Leong, and to everyone for making some beautiful holiday images!

Thank you, Szark, for facilitating the contest (and sorry to hear about your computer!), and Frank and Ann for sponsoring. smile
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Posted: 03 January 2013 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thx Frank and Ann for sponsering this month and congratulations to you all.

My Pleasure Scott anf thx for comments about my poor lamented computer may she rest in peices. smile
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Posted: 03 January 2013 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Congratulation to the winners and not forget the other people in the contest grin
Great work everyone.
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Posted: 03 January 2013 06:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Congratz to HeraldofFire, Scott-Livingston and Mr Leong
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Posted: 04 January 2013 05:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Thank you everyone. This has been a lot of fun to work on, and there have been some great entries last month. I'm by no means an expert yet, so it's been a good opportunity to hone my skills. I shall be returning to my desk, and therefore my rendering work, as of this weekend and intend to help out this months competition in an advisory capacity.

Congrats to Scott and Leong for their wins, and I look forward to seeing this months entrants in the WIP thread.
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