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* CLOSED* RRRR Sayings contest ( $150 in Prizes)
Posted: 06 December 2012 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello, and welcome back to another mind-boggling, brain-twisting and great fun Random Runtime Roulette Render Contest.

Now, with the holidays approaching we’re gonna have themed contest, on the theme sayings! Every nation has their own set of sayings this will be fun.

Who can play?

Anyone who can read this can play!

How do you prepare yourself for play?

The rules are very simple, but first you need to have all your items in some kind of order in a textfile, dumped from the itemized history into a text file or a spread sheet. Remove things like software, giftcerts, and special plugins from the list.
Then you use a randomizer to randomly pick 4 items from your list (your Runtime).


Randomizer that works well: http://www.random.org/

There are some situations where you allowed to redraw, these are:

- You picked something that doesn’t work, broken thing, only works in a version / software not used etc etc.

- You picked a software or add-on to a software or anything you should have filtered out from the list.

- You picked only huge environment props and will not be able to render a scene without crashing.

- You picked an item you already have been using in two RRRR renders in this content and that was picked randomly. Three is a curse - rule!

Bundles

If you pull a bundle, use two three complete items from it, or more if you like, but you do not need to use all, but only picking a hairpin from V4 Complete Bundle is “too little”.  A bundle still counts as only one pulled item.

The rules of madness!

Now you have successfully picked 4 items, make a scene, you can add other items as well but the one you picked should be prominent or cleverly used. Render it, post it and make us all laugh! Remember though that the renders must follow the TOS of the forum. As the theme is sayings, your render must illustrate the saying. The sayings can be:
(a) An old traditional saying like: Never put all eggs in the same basket.
(b) Your own just invented saying, like : It’s never too late to quit
(c) Or you can mix your saying from existing ones, like: Never put all eggs in the same pile of dung

The contest categories!


There are two categories, funniest and best, you get it. A fun render might not be a super great render but tells a fun story it will place whatever the viewer just put in the mouth on the screen and keyboard.

Contest duration!


It stats now, and will go on until the end of the year (if they Mayans were wrong), Dec 31 23:59:59 DAZ std time.

Yes, we have prizes, thanks to our sponsors!

This months sponsors so far:

Jaderail has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
Totte has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
Ken OBanion has put in $100 in DAZ GCs
Kaputcha has put in $10 in DAZ CGs

I hope we can attract some more sponsors. Sponsors may or may not participate in the contest, their own decision, I won’t lock anyone out just because they are generous to sponsor this. If you want to sponsor, send me a PM or post in the thread!

Bohemian3 has a special $10 CG prize to the best newcomer (the teacher in him could not resist the opportunity to promote learning)!

More to know?

I will might edit this when new info on sponsors arrive.

Maximum number of entries?
Yes, this time we limit the number of entries per person to seven. You can make more, but those beyond 7 will be N/A entries.

Are you ready to render? 3….2….1…..go!

Posting of entries.
To make voting easier, we will post the entries in this thread as usual, where we can chat and comment as usual, posting our pulls and so on. I will setup another thread ( http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/12877/ ) where we only post the images with a tag Name and number, for example Spooky#1.
This way we can have the best of both worlds. One thread where we enjoy and comment and one thread that when voting starts will be easy to browse.

3…...2…...1…. We have a liftoff!

 

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Posted: 06 December 2012 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Starting again so soon???? Well, there is no rest for the wicked!  Hey—that is a saying! Maybe I can work that in…

Good idea about the separate image thread.

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Posted: 06 December 2012 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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barbult - 06 December 2012 06:51 PM

Starting again so soon???? Well, there is no rest for the wicked!  Hey—that is a saying! Maybe I can work that in…

Good idea about the separate image thread.


Hot damn, another one!  Game on, guys!

(And barbult, I’m kind of holding out for ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t lead a horticulture!”  But keeping it PG-13?  That’s why it’s called a ‘challenge’!)

Anyway, in the immortal words of Admiral Kirk, “May fortune favor the foolish!”  (Star Trek IV: The Search for Spock)  And in this contest, it almost always does!

Now I’m off to random.org, and to update my inventory spreadsheet.  I’ve snagged a lot of cool stuff over the past couple of weeks, and I’m just itching for an excuse to use it.  While I’m at it, maybe I should go up into the attic for my copy of Bartlett’s; might come in handy….

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Posted: 06 December 2012 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Here’s my first pull:

269 - Kaeel - Lord of Vampires
897 - Novariens Holy for V4
256 - BRC Serenity
349 - Male Tees ‘n’ Tracks

This looks… do-able.  (The ‘sayings’ it calls to mind are almost painfully obvious, though!)

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Posted: 06 December 2012 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Already????? Hehehe!  LOL grin cheese

First Pull:
Fantasy Castle 2011 - Castle Surround
Brennan for Genesis
Sanja for V4
Simply Lit Enhanced - this is lighting w/HDRI and no background so I pulled another one (but will still use this too)
Amoei

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Posted: 07 December 2012 02:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I am in as well again!
Sayings?
That should be fun!

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Posted: 07 December 2012 03:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ll join in again. Hopefully I can get more than one done this time!

First roll:

576 Northern Guard for M3 Wild Hunt
270 Female Tees n Tracks
195 DM’s Around the Lair (Renderosity)
17 African Elephant

I get the idea this game hates me!!

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Posted: 07 December 2012 03:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Pull #1
#707 Worlds Of Fantasy : Medieval House
#2570 Taylor Hair
#1083 Colors for Trixy Hair
#2823 Waiting in Line Too

OK, I see a saying here, not saying what, all I can say wink

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Posted: 07 December 2012 05:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ok my #1 draw:

143 Sade
156 The Graveyard
103 Modern Landmower
90 LB Creepy Trees Textures

Makes my think of the game plants VS Zombies XD
This will be fun…

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Posted: 07 December 2012 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Ken OBanion - 06 December 2012 07:32 PM

Here’s my first pull:

269 - Kaeel - Lord of Vampires
897 - Novariens Holy for V4
256 - BRC Serenity
349 - Male Tees ‘n’ Tracks

This looks… do-able.  (The ‘sayings’ it calls to mind are almost painfully obvious, though!)


And here’s the result.  Not very happy with the lighting, though.  This scene just screams for atmospherics and volumetrics, which for some reason, just is not showing up in Poser. So I ended up just loading the default light set that came with the Serenity prop.

Also used:
Not a whole lot, actually - April’s Jamie Hair, a pair of shoes I had laying around.  David (the Tees-n-Tracks outfit was made for both David and Michael 3; I went with David because Kaeel is a Michael 3 outfit; and David is smaller, more “vulnerable”-looking). The Beautiful Darkness textures for Serenity.  Oh, and a flashlight, a 3-D Commune freebie from ShareCG.

Composed and rendered in Poser 9

Title: Sucks to be the Sidekick

The Saying: “You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred!”
(Come on, surely you guys remember Super Chicken!)

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Posted: 07 December 2012 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Should I write down the text with all content and then toss it into the randomizer or do something else? I’d love to enter but I’ve no idea how to navigate the site.Is registration required?

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Posted: 07 December 2012 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Ilena52 - 07 December 2012 12:23 PM

Should I write down the text with all content and then toss it into the randomizer or do something else? I’d love to enter but I’ve no idea how to navigate the site.Is registration required?

I copied all the lines from the itemized history into a “shit spread”  (spread sheet) document. You can also snatch the lines from the purchase emails. You can also just put them in a plain text file. Or, of you want to use the Itemized history.’

First randomize you page (1…xcx), then randomize what item on that page. Options are endless!

I also added everything from “non-daz” places like rendo or YURdigital or RNDA and so forth, but that’s me (did I say 2969 entries and counting). Pretty good for 2 1/2 years collecting only. That’s an average of 3.2 items a day (Hiding this incriminating information from my wife).

 

 

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Posted: 07 December 2012 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Great start Ken!
I got my #1 cooking. Only two cores running right now so it’s almost done, just some hair that takes time…

Edit: Ken, don’t forget to post your render in the renders only thread!

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Posted: 07 December 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Totte - 07 December 2012 12:35 PM

Edit: Ken, don’t forget to post your render in the renders only thread!


Thanks for reminding me, Totte!  I just did it.

(I tried to do that earlier, but I had forgotten that you need to be logged in for the ‘Post Reply’ buttons to be visible!  Yeah, I’m an idiot.  And a shockingly absent-minded one, at that, ‘cause after I logged in, I got side-tracked looking for something related to my next draw, and totally forgot what I logged in for in the first place!)

(EDIT: Typo!)

And speaking of my next draw, I better post that before I forget it, too!

Draw #2:
1624 - Boots and Belt for Supersuit
334 - Charlotta Hair Expansion Pack
1321 - Zenia Styles
1210 - Zeppelin Star

Okay, this one has ‘Steampunk’ written all over it!  (Must be that Zeppelin thing.)  But I have an idea….

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Posted: 07 December 2012 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Totte - 07 December 2012 03:38 AM

#707 Worlds Of Fantasy : Medieval House
#2570 Taylor Hair
#1083 Colors for Trixy Hair
#2823 Waiting in Line Too

TAG:Totte#1

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S5 Curvy + Keira + Imelda
Genesis + EA Roger + Essence + Trixy Hair (for colors)
DAZ Skeleton M4 + textures + Musketeer M4
Them Bones

Title: When you wait for someone who has gone, you wait in vain.
This is a famous travesty of on the saying “When you wait for something good, you never wait in vain.”.
Not as funny in English as in Swedish where the words good and gone sounds exactly the same wink

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Posted: 07 December 2012 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Pull #2
#93 Chavali Dragon
#882 Banshee Flyer
#833 anMPalmer’s Goods Deck (Rendo)
#2701 Timeless Victorian Bedroom

OK, looks like Science-Fantasy with a touch of Victorian, tricky!

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