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ANY INTEREST IN STARTING A BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE ?
Posted: 13 March 2013 05:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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OK, we are doing really well with the render thread that Rashad started, 280+ pages so far in this new forum.

So now how about we take it a stage further.

How about starting our own render challenge.?

If there is any interest I am willing to put up a GC every month for the first prize place. Maybe $20

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Posted: 13 March 2013 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Or you could just send David Brinnen $20 every month and save us all some time and effort. LOL

Seriously: Count me in.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 05:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, great idea. Though these are early times, I’m sure you have rules etc., in mind, but simplicity of submissions should rule. Some contests I’ve seen over time have so many requirements that they just don’t entice the entrant to get involved.

Monthly? Hmmm…not sure about that one - it may end up getting tired. How would just one BIG contest with even BIGGER prizes fair? Not sure how setting up a cash prize would be done (some kind of anonymous Donate button setup etc.,), but, perhaps, members, or DAZ could also get involved by donating some model(s) etc. But, as said, these are early times, and just some ramblings.

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PS. what is GC?

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Posted: 13 March 2013 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That’d be great! Especially since the Rendo challenge is gone.
I’d prefer monthly and I’d happily participate without the Gift Card.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I agree Dan, the pure challenges are great fun, just thought I would add a little incentive to get it up and running.

The trouble with having big contests with large prizes is that they get to be much less fun as people take part in order to win the prizes, and not with the idea of just joining in for the fun of it.

In the MO forum DAZ 3D did offer to increase the prizes on the long running Inspirations Contest, and were told by those who regularly take part that they didn’t want that, as the contest was fun as it stood.

There was quite a bit if interest in the New Users one, even though we only ended up with a few finished renders, Was why when I saw that the Rendo one was being abandoned that we could maybe take up the idea and run with it.

We could even borrow their idea of having the Winner each month choose the theme for the next challenge.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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TheSavage64 - 13 March 2013 05:35 AM

Or you could just send David Brinnen $20 every month and save us all some time and effort. LOL

Seriously: Count me in.

to true

who going to pick the winner ?

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Posted: 13 March 2013 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TheSavage64 - 13 March 2013 05:35 AM

Or you could just send David Brinnen $20 every month and save us all some time and effort. LOL

Seriously: Count me in.

Or we could appoint Horo and David as the official judges and as such ineligable for participation for the prize but still free to post up any art they care to share. I mean really with them being such prolific content providers it does seem a bit counter intuitive to allow them to compete against their customer base. smile

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Posted: 13 March 2013 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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chohole - 13 March 2013 05:04 AM

OK, we are doing really well with the render thread that Rashad started, 280+ pages so far in this new forum.

So now how about we take it a stage further.

How about starting our own render challenge.?

If there is any interest I am willing to put up a GC every month for the first prize place. Maybe $20

I wish you will uniform this Challenge that means : all the participants walk in the same subject , if you say the challenge will be in landscape ,  mountains , trees , I saw a different conception in your contests , there is not one subject for all the participant they say do what you want to win which in the archives not comfort . I hope you understand on my language ....

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Posted: 13 March 2013 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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  I am interested, although of course my participation will depend on available time, and interest or lack of good ideas depending on the chosen theme.
  Personally I enjoy the contests with a chance of winning a prize for several reasons; my purchasing ability is not what it used to be so that’s a way to get more products, because I find the competition forces me to be a little more critical of my own work and I think helps me improve my work, and of course because it’s just plain fun.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Nice one chohole, as for themes I would be really interested to see some landscapes or even portraits done in the style of some of the great artists, to work an attempt of their own version of a Claude Monet or a Turner for example, there are some excellent Brycers here and I am sure they are capable of coming up with some really interesting takes on traditional themes.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yeah, I could give it a go.  I think how often I participated would depend on the theme, since I’m still in the process of using my pick and shovel on Bryce.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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TheSavage64 - 13 March 2013 05:35 AM

Or you could just send David Brinnen $20 every month and save us all some time and effort. LOL

Has David won the Stonemason contest? Nope, neither did I (which is much less a surprise, at least to me).

LordHardDriven - 13 March 2013 08:00 AM

Or we could appoint Horo and David as the official judges and as such ineligable for participation for the prize but still free to post up any art they care to share. I mean really with them being such prolific content providers it does seem a bit counter intuitive to allow them to compete against their customer base. smile

Ah, you think we’ll provide the incentive and it wouldn’t make sense to win what we’be already laboured on. Nice try wink

Jamahoney - 13 March 2013 05:58 AM

Monthly? Hmmm…not sure about that one - it may end up getting tired.

Well, I’d say participate in the month you’ve got the time or a theme is up where you feel you’re good at.

Seriously - I think a theme monthly or bi-monthly would be helpful. Then, we’ll need clear rules how to judge an entry. Is post production permitted or not; may we use external programs to model, use Poser props and DAZ characters? Such things.

 

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Posted: 13 March 2013 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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TheSavage64 - 13 March 2013 05:35 AM

Or you could just send David Brinnen $20 every month and save us all some time and effort. LOL

Seriously: Count me in.

~ROFL~  I was thinking the same thing.  wink

Count me in too, time permitting.  I’d definitely like to see more Bryce renders , and I think a challenge is a good way to perhaps get more participation.

I agree with Horo’s comment about needing defined rules, and I think once we’re underway, an announcement in the Commons forum about it might get some more Brycers who don’t participate here in the Bryce Discussion forum on a regular basis.

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Posted: 13 March 2013 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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  One suggestion that might be helpful:  Allow as much advance notice of the theme as possible and reasonable, especially since depending on the scene it can take several days to render, and (at least for me) it usually takes many iterations and test renders to get things the way I want them, even if I DON’T have to research how to achieve certain effects on top of that.  (Of course I might be the only one this happens too…) 

  For example, if the next month’s theme was chosen halfway through the current month, that would give us a month and a half instead of just a month to get it done, even though the contest happens every month (or whatever the selected time period is.)

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Posted: 13 March 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Well we could start on April Ist,  seems like an auspicious day to start a new venture, and the theme could be “A new beginning”

That’s one of them nice, general sort of theme’s that can be interpreted so many different ways.

Just a thought

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Posted: 13 March 2013 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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chohole - 13 March 2013 04:44 PM

Well we could start on April Ist

Is that a deadline of April first, or starting to accept entries on April 1st with a deadline later?

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