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Second Annual Kit Bashing Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Posted: 12 January 2013 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Kitbashing Contest. Thank you to everyone who took part. It was a great fun contest and the quality of the renders most impressive. After much deliberation and debate, the judges have given me the following winners:

CLOTHING
1st Prize – any three Daz Original Bundles
Storypilot:  Queen of Sky and Shadow

2nd Prize – any two Daz Original Bundles
Scorpio Dragon: Harlequin and Poirot

3rd Prize – any one Daz Original Bundle
Satira Capporicio, Lizabet & the Plum Puddings/Flying Dutchman

Hon Mentions $10 Daz Voucher
leifgl, Snow Leopard
Gilikshe, Steampunk Stalker
Antara - Gift Of Time
decoyboy Station Life

Best First Time Clothing Kit Bash
$10 Daz voucher and any one product from Marieah’s store and any one product from Draagonstorm’s store excluding bundles.
SGeisha - /Etiquite Lesson:patiently waiting for one’s husband/

Best Clothing Kit Bash Using Non Cloth Shaders
$10 Daz voucher and any Marieah product excluding bundles, any Zigrapphix product and any Canary 3d product.
JohnDelaquiox - Ninja Master Keno
Zawarkal, Winter

Best Clothing Kit Bash Using a 4blueyes Product
Any three 4blueyes products excluding bundles.
scorpio64dragon
Cybersox13
barbult

Best Clothing Kit Bash Using Exclusively Marieah’s Shaders
$10 Daz voucher and any two Marieah products excluding bundles
smoke14

Best Use of Poses in a Kit Bashing Render
Any FeralFey product and any First Bastion product excluding bundles.
Marcus Didius Falco - A3 fighting squad
KickAir 8P’s Princess, Warrior, Target

PROP KIT BASH
Best Building Kit Bash
$10 Daz Voucher, any FirstBastion product excluding bundles, any Marieah product excluding bundles, any FeralFey product excluding bundles, any Canary3d product, any Draagonstorm product excluding bundles
Sean Riesch - Tramps Steamer in desert
MelanieL, Cloister

Best Use of a 3doji Product in a KitBash Render (clothing or prop)
Any three 3doji products and any Marieah product
Not Awarded

INSTRUCTIONS TO WINNERS
Please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in the following format. (Javascript error workaround - email address is marieah at bigpond dot com)
Heading: Kitbashing Contest Winner
Your Daz User Name
Your Daz account email address
Prize Won
Prize Selection

Once I have all the information, I can send it to Daz so your prizes can be added to your Daz 3d account.

Please note that a Daz 3d Suite is not a bundle.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 01:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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ooooo this will be fun :D

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Posted: 12 January 2013 01:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Never got close last go around, but I’ll fiddle at this way way. Kinda of what I’m into now anyway.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m a bit confused by ‘Best First Time Clothing Kit Bash’ - is this for newcomers or begginers only?
And also what is classified as a ‘Non Cloth Shaders’.
I have a couple of ideas but I’m not sure if they fit in any of the catergories?
Thanks.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oh cool smile Nice you do that again.. funny I just work on a render which will classyfy :D

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Posted: 12 January 2013 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I should try this.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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scorpio64dragon - 12 January 2013 03:11 AM

I’m a bit confused by ‘Best First Time Clothing Kit Bash’ - is this for newcomers or begginers only?
And also what is classified as a ‘Non Cloth Shaders’.
I have a couple of ideas but I’m not sure if they fit in any of the catergories?
Thanks.

First Time Kit Bash is for people who have not previously Kit Bashed.

Non Cloth Shaders are just that. They might be gems or metals or bricks or anything except cloth. Normally, if you are retexturing clothing in a Kit Bash you’ll use cloth or fabric shaders such as Fabricator, Lace Maker, MachPack, Ye Olde Clothe or Totally Bazaar (to use examples from my collection.) This category invites people to try to something different to see if it works.

 

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Posted: 12 January 2013 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think maybe you might have been expecting me to pull in and ask questions yet again.  I already know that you do accept Bryce textures, generated from the DTE on a par with shaders.

However do these count as cloth shaders or non cloth shaders ?

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Posted: 12 January 2013 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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OK thanks thats what I thought it ment, as I don’t have enough of the qualifying products and have always kitbashed, I guess I’ll have to pass on this one.

Having just seen Chohole’s question it made me wonder I usually use Ubersurface2 shader and use any seemless tile not always a ‘fabric one sometimes something from Filter Forge, how does this count.
thanks again

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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scorpio64dragon - 12 January 2013 04:59 PM

OK thanks thats what I thought it meant, as I don’t have enough of the qualifying products and have always kitbashed, I guess I’ll have to pass on this one.

The first time kit bash is just one of the many categories.  Veteran kit bashers can enter for the main prizes, namely the DAZ bundles,  and can win in the various sub categories like props and poses.  There’s no specific stipulation on those.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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chohole - 12 January 2013 04:57 PM

I think maybe you might have been expecting me to pull in and ask questions yet again.  I already know that you do accept Bryce textures, generated from the DTE on a par with shaders.

However do these count as cloth shaders or non cloth shaders ?

They are cloth shaders if they are designed to simulate or resemble cloth.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Marieah - 12 January 2013 05:03 PM
chohole - 12 January 2013 04:57 PM

I think maybe you might have been expecting me to pull in and ask questions yet again.  I already know that you do accept Bryce textures, generated from the DTE on a par with shaders.

However do these count as cloth shaders or non cloth shaders ?

They are cloth shaders if they are designed to simulate or resemble cloth.

So a tile that was taken from a piece of parchment would be ok, or something that was wallpaper, many of the Filterforge tiles dont stipulate that they are cloth.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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chohole - 12 January 2013 04:57 PM

I think maybe you might have been expecting me to pull in and ask questions yet again.  I already know that you do accept Bryce textures, generated from the DTE on a par with shaders.

However do these count as cloth shaders or non cloth shaders ?

They are cloth shaders if they are designed to simulate or resemble cloth.

So a tile that was taken from a piece of parchment would be ok, or something that was wallpaper, many of the Filterforge tiles dont stipulate that they are cloth.

If you’re using Filter Forge you’ll need to make the tiles into shaders before you use them.

It’s really obvious in Filter Forge which is cloth and which isn’t. The cloth has a weave.

If you were making your own shaders and used parchment paper and a bump or displacement weave effect, then it would count as cloth. But if you wanted the dress to look like paper, and saved the parchment with settings suitable for paper, then it wouldn’t count as cloth.

If you are still confused about what is cloth and what isn’t, it might be wiser to stick with surfaces that show an obvious weave or state that they are cloth.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Will you post any tutorials for newbies? Last year I believe there was a tutorial on the grouping tool, maybe one on making tiles into shaders would be good.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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LycanthropeX - 12 January 2013 06:13 PM

Will you post any tutorials for newbies? Last year I believe there was a tutorial on the grouping tool, maybe one on making tiles into shaders would be good.

This Fabricator tutorial will work http://www.sharecg.com/v/57749/view/3/PDF-Tutorial/Saving-Shaders-and-Packing-for-DS-Fabricator  as long as you remember to include all settings and maps, and not just the diffuse and save them wherever you like and not into the Fabricator folder.

Canary3d has done a tutorial on how to change mat zones on the fly in DS and Poser, and I’m sure she’ll post a link to it when she drops in. It is also included in my Pimp My Prop product.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Does this require using puchased products or can we use freebie shaders?

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