New User's Contest - April 2013
Sponsored by DAZ 3D & Eva1
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...
"Surfaces, Materials, and Shaders"
This month we will focus on learning materials settings, including how to customize these settings and how to apply a shader. We will be focusing on DAZ Studio, Poser, Bryce, and Carrara this month.
Intent: To create a scene in which at least one key item contains no diffuse texture maps.
There are various approaches you can take, including using a textureless item, or retexturing your item(s) using shaders or shader presets. By eliminating the texture you will more easily be able to see the impact of changes to various materials settings. It will also encourage you to think creatively about lighting and composition.
This month's sponsor is Eva1
. Eva1 will be offering a special prize to the contest winners from her DAZ 3D store: http://www.daz3d.com/eva1
I will be checking in on the WIP THREAD
as will the rest of the Community Volunteers to try and help with anything you all may need.
For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread: Contest Rules
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!
Closing Date: April 30th, 2013