Digital Art Zone

 
   
1 of 3
1
New Users Contest - May 2013
Posted: 01 May 2013 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  6130
Joined  2005-08-29
Sponsored by DAZ 3D

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…
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
“3D Lights & Magic”

In creating a great looking render, light is at least 50% of the task. You can make any great looking prop of figure look flat and dull with the wrong light, and you can make a good looking figure or prop look absolutely fantastic with the right light.
Intent: To create a scene where lighting is used in clever ways to really make the scene look fantastic.
This months sponsor is ART Collaborations, store: http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=artcollaborations (bundles excluded)

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: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/3440/

A list of tutorials regarding lighting and how to set it up.
DAZ Studio 4: http://amandabb.com/daz-studio-tutorials/daz-studio-tutorial-4-adding-lights-and-rendering/
DAZ Studio 3: http://www.sharecg.com/v/50204/
Poser: http://poser.smithmicro.com/tutorials/lighting_basics.html
Poser: http://poser.smithmicro.com/tutorials/poser_IBL.html
Carrara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0SfYlWc1nA
Bryce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C772CuZ6RgI
Bryce: http://www.bryce-tutorials.info/bryce-tutorials/lighting-and-skies.html#
Bryce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH58aGjCfR8
Bryce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mzhnLRx0s
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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 theWIP 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 theWIP 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: May 31th 2013
[ Edited: 30 June 2013 03:01 PM by Frank0314 ]
 Signature 

=============================================
My DAZ Gallery  | The adventures of Lomund
Free RPG adventures for DnD, O:FR and more: http://4eyes.code66.se
Community Volunteer

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club
I always look on the bright side of life, ‘cause I never expected the Spanish inquisition!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 May 2013 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
New Member
Avatar
Total Posts:  11
Joined  2012-03-12
Hi to everyone,

Below is my first contribution to a contest. I hope it is not too bad. It has been done with DAZ 3D Studio 4.5.

The scene is called Light my fire in memory of a well known song. grin
[ Edited: 08 May 2013 02:36 AM by Llan the Wanderer ]
Image Attachments
Light_my_fire.jpg
 Signature 

Perfection is like horizon, always a little further ahead.
May your steps be endless.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 May 2013 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  27
Joined  2007-05-20
This is my first pic for the Maycontest.
It is called "Dark Mood".
I only used DazStudio 4.5
Postwork: I shrinked the Picture from 1050x1729 to 486x800
[ Edited: 07 May 2013 02:52 PM by Experimenter ]
Image Attachments
Dark_Moods_Contest.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 May 2013 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1658
Joined  2013-04-23
Have decided that my first entry for the contest has earned the right to be put up in the right thread smile I also want to give hugs and loads of thanks for all the advice I've gotten, even if I have probably not been able to follow all of them. *smiles and showers everyone with hugs*

Without further wait, I present to you...

Moment of Thoughts



Products used:


Basic female genesis model

Winter rose skin, default make up

Modern bed 2 + 2 extra pillows

Aldora Hair

Lacy Underwear for genesis (by Pusey Design, picked up at http://www.sharecg.com/ )

3 bookshelves (2 of them acting as the bedside table)

1 vase (freebie, not sure where I picked it up)

1 tumbler glass (same as with the vase)

1 Pane (primitive) as floor with a wood pattern on.

2 panes (primitives) as walls with a picture resembling old paper




Lights used:


UE - highest quality - HDR Studio - color Eggshell ( 252 230 201 ) - Intensity 65%

DistantLight - color Eggshell ( 252 230 201 ) - light intensity 45% - Shadow softness 0.15% - Raytraced

SpotLight 1 - color Eggshell ( 252 230 201 ) - light intensity 25% - Shadow softness 55% - Raytraced

SpotLight 2 - color Eggshell ( 248 199 152 ) - light intensity 35% - Shadow softness 30% - Raytrace



Only postwork that is done is adding my name, which I did in Paint Shop Pro

/C

Image Attachments
momentofthoughts_contestmay2013.jpg
 Signature 

My Art Thread  **  My Gallery  **  My Deviant Art  (includes mature content)

Playful Ferret, Proud Wizard Companion of BWC

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 May 2013 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  175
Joined  2012-08-07
Title: Crypt

Lights: Four Spot Lights and Three Linear Point Lights

Effects: AoA Volume Camera

Postwork: None
Image Attachments
Stigori-03.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 15 May 2013 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1658
Joined  2013-04-23
Time to post my second entry into this contest smile Again a very very big thanks and bonecrushing hugs to all of you that helped me curing the creation of this one. This one has made curse and almost scream in frustration but also made me learn so much along the way, that I wouldn't go back and have any of it undon even if I could smile


Puppy Love


Products used:

Genesis basic female

Magus shorts

Tankini

Aldora hair

DAZ Pup LE

Millenium Enviroment

5 LB Tall Grass

3 LB Coleus

LB Oak

5 LB Daylily

PPRock



Lights used:

UberEnvironement: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 75%

DistantLight: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 100% Shadow softness: 1%


spot 1: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 60% spread angle: 70 Shadow softness: 10%

spot 2: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 50% spread angle: 70 Shadow softness: 5%

spot 3: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 75% spread angle: 60 Shadow softness: 15%

spot 4: color: 248 199 152 Intensity: 65% spread angle: 90 Shadow softness: 5%

spot 5: color: 255 255 255 Intensity: 60% spread angle: 70 Shadow: None


Edit: Oh and postwork is in Paint Shop Pro, only added my name and the date of the picture smile
[ Edited: 19 May 2013 05:40 PM by Carola O ]
Image Attachments
Puppylove_contestmay2013_lights3dof.jpg
 Signature 

My Art Thread  **  My Gallery  **  My Deviant Art  (includes mature content)

Playful Ferret, Proud Wizard Companion of BWC

Profile
 
 
Posted: 16 May 2013 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
New Member
Avatar
Total Posts:  9
Joined  0
The Prime Healer

1 UberLight & 4 SpotLights

Edited with GIMP

Image Attachments
The_Prime_Healer_.jpg
 Signature 

Everything will change…

Profile
 
 
Posted: 16 May 2013 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1829
Joined  2012-06-29
Rendered for the DAZ New User's Contest - May 2013, “3D Lights & Magic” member challenge

"CARNATIONS"

I was out in the garden today taking photographs of my flowers so I decided to give myself a light challenge... USE ONLY 1 LIGHT to spotlight a single flower! I aimed the spotlight at the center carnation. I added a plain backdrop very close to the vase and am quite happy with the results. smile

LIGHT: Spotlight = Intensity 150%... Spread Angle 60.0... Shadow is Raytraced... Softness 18.0... Shadow Bias 1.0

ITEMS USED: Lisa's Botanicals - Carnation (vase made transparent 60% and tinted green), Rocks N Drops Fantasy Scene Kit (backdrop B made white)

Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.5… signature postwork done in Paint Shop Pro 7

ENJOY!
[ Edited: 16 May 2013 11:08 PM by llolalane ]
Image Attachments
CARNATIONS_sign_800_x_800.jpg
 Signature 

To see more of my artwork please visit my DeviantArt page… http://llolalane.deviantart.com/ grin
http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/#galleries/237/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 17 May 2013 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1829
Joined  2012-06-29
Rendered for the DAZ New User's Contest - May 2013, “3D Lights & Magic” member challenge

"CANDLEs"

I've been playing with this idea for a while and decided it was about time I finished it for this challenge. Sticking with my USE ONLY 1 LIGHT idea... I used only a PointLight above the center candle IN the flame. (the center candle is the only "real" candle...the others are reflections in the mirrors) I added 3 mirrored black planes very close to the candle (one as floor and 2 angled in to the sides).

LIGHT: PointLight = Intensity 5.0%... Color 252 254 201... Shadow is Raytraced... Softness 0.0... Shadow Bias 8.0

ITEMS USED: Candle Collection (Candle 1), Fire and Smoke for DAZ Studio (Jet Fire as flame with some tweeks), My own 3 BLACK mirrored planes

Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.5… signature postwork done in Paint Shop Pro 7

ENJOY!
[ Edited: 18 May 2013 06:56 PM by llolalane ]
Image Attachments
CANDLES_translucent_DONE_sign_800x800.jpg
 Signature 

To see more of my artwork please visit my DeviantArt page… http://llolalane.deviantart.com/ grin
http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/#galleries/237/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 17 May 2013 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  48
Joined  2009-08-28
Daz 4.6
Photoshop
Daz Horse 2
Millenium Cat
Barn Yard
Atmospheric Effects
3 Distance Lights
Image Attachments
LisaDM-Horse-Cat.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 22 May 2013 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  137
Joined  2005-02-08
Title: Unseen World
Software Used: DAZ Studio 4.5, LuxRender via Luxus
Lighting: one tiny little point light set at 10 watts
Image Attachments
may_final.jpg
 Signature 

the Evil Kitten Project

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 May 2013 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  167
Joined  2013-03-10
Title : 'Scary Story'
Software : DAZ Studio 4.5 + PSP
Lights : UE2 / 10 x Uberpoint lights / 3 x Spotlights

*Wrong Version posted* Please see my thread on page 2.

Peter.
[ Edited: 30 May 2013 10:16 AM by peter.schelfhout ]
Profile
 
 
Posted: 25 May 2013 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  67
Joined  2012-01-03
It took me some doing as I have not worked with fire light or luxrender much but I think I like the results.

Title: The Relic
Software: DAZ 4.5 and Luxrender
Lights: 2 point lights and 2 area lights

EDIT- reformatted the picture to jpg and corrected the size.
[ Edited: 27 May 2013 07:54 PM by nreed ]
Image Attachments
Room1-B.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 27 May 2013 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  113
Joined  2004-07-02
Hi folks,

here is my submission, entitled "Rock & Troll" ^^
daz studio 4.6 and Luxrender

only postworking to resize the image to 800x800 jpg (original render was exported as a 1200x1200 tif)
if it's also considered as postworking, added a very slight bloom and glare in luxrender panels, and tweaked the film response in there.

The scene setup is quite basic: one character (with custom shaping morphs...) and two props for floor and back mirror wall.

Used just three light sources: two area lights on the front/sides of the character, (one purple-ish and one pale yellow-green) and a strong blue spotlight at floor level, pointed at the character from his back/side.

I definitely love luxrender's possibility to tweak light (groups) intensity and color while rendering. That surely saves a lot of test renderings!

[ Edited: 27 May 2013 07:39 AM by kesh ]
Image Attachments
rockntroll.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 May 2013 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  218
Joined  2012-03-27
The ride
Done in Carrara 8 with some postwork
Image Attachments
maj_izazov_2.jpg
 Signature 

In case you have some free time come see what’s displayed My deviantart gallerysmile
AD
“)

http://www.daz3d.com/media/3d/badges/images/badges/badge_10.png

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 May 2013 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  67
Joined  2012-01-03
I wanted to add a character to my entry and since I am allowed two pics I thought I would submit this one.

Title: Battles Eve
Software: Daz Studio with Luxrender

Image Attachments
Room1-D1.jpg
Profile
 
 
   
1 of 3
1