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Posted: 01 May 2013 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Totte - 01 May 2013 03:26 AM
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…
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“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

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

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Posted: 01 May 2013 04:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Study

Lights used, UberEnvironment, 3 UberSurface: window, oil lamp, fireplace, 3 Linear Point Lights used, 2 for the fireplace, one for the oil lamp. Image is from this thread which has a bit on lighting if anyone is interested.

UberEnvironment is set to a blue for moonlight. Fireplace US color of light is set to fire diffuse map with 2 lp lights, smaller is brighter and orange, larger is red. Window glass light is set to glass diffuse with I forget opacity. Oil Lamp is dusky pale yellow. The only ambient in the scene is applied to the US surfaces. The out-of-the-box render for the scene is at link above.

Software used, bare bones install of DAZ Studio with only 'The Studio' prop installed. No post work.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi
I would like to make a few requests for help with my try at this months contest.
As one of the things I find the hardest to do is to get the light levels right.

My entry this month is a little tribute to Steve McQueen from the epic movie "The Great Escape" I am doing the famous jump scene at the end, where he makes his jump for freedom.

Any how this is where I am at with the picture, I will be changing everything around as this is WIP.

I am posting to request if any one has some "Barbed Wire" I could use for the fencing, or point me in the right direction, where to get some.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I know I have several barbed wires, the best was from Rendo (a set called Vogel Einz!) Lowres German soldiers. I think there is some also at onTarget3D in the set called Trenches, but I can probably make some if you ask nicely, I now how I can make it simple wink

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Posted: 01 May 2013 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have just had a friendly point in the right direction for some poser barbed wire.
So I can add this to my picture.

I would love to have some adjustable/ movable barbed wire, so I can wrap around stuff.
That would be cool and well worth buying, I can think of a few different pictures I would like to do with movable wire.

If you could make that, I would definitely buy it smile
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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Alpha01 - 01 May 2013 10:58 AM
I have just had a friendly point in the right direction for some poser barbed wire.
So I can add this to my picture.

great!

Alpha01 - 01 May 2013 10:58 AM

I would love to have some adjustable/ movable barbed wire, so I can wrap around stuff.
That would be cool and well worth buying, I can think of a few different pictures I would like to do with movable wire.

If you could make that, I would definitely buy it smile

I guess that's why no one has done it, that's really really tricky,
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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Would it be possible to turn the Lasso into barbed wire as that can turn twist and stuff.

Remove the loop and ringed rope at each end, replace the lasso line for barbed wire ?

I guess it sounds easier then it is to make it.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The problem is that it is a really cumbersome task to add all bones.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 01:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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A simple mophing barbed wire for DS 4.5, http://4eyes.code66.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BWCBarbedWire.zip.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hello all,
I don't know if my lighting is up to par with a lot of others as i am just learning about lighting. I am so pleased you are having this contest. I look forward to learning a great deal of lighting tips and info.
Thank you
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Posted: 01 May 2013 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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This is what I have come up with the barbed wire for poser.
Big thanks to the person who sent me a link.

Thanks Totte, what do I do with the file where do I put it?
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Posted: 01 May 2013 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Alpha01 - 01 May 2013 02:36 PM
This is what I have come up with the barbed wire for poser.
Big thanks to the person who sent me a link.

Thanks Totte, what do I do with the file where do I put it?


Nice, put things where they should be, depending on OS you can merge it into the MyLibrary different ways.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Got it
That's nice man, I like the run over morph smile
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Posted: 01 May 2013 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Got it
That's nice man, I like the run over morph smile

I would have wanted to have that when i did this render, that's why I did it.
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lequeeta - 01 May 2013 02:25 PM
Hello all,
I don't know if my lighting is up to par with a lot of others as i am just learning about lighting. I am so pleased you are having this contest. I look forward to learning a great deal of lighting tips and info.
Thank you
Lq


The general lighting is very nice actually, but there's nothing drawing the eye to the point of focus, the character's eyes. I popped up a quick/dirty example of how having a light beam on the main character's face helps direct the viewer's eye. Purposely not great because It's just meant to give you the idea not act as a blueprint.
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Posted: 01 May 2013 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Thank you Gedd for the tip I will give that a try I would laso like to learn about gels in lighting i thing in a forest it would look neat. : )
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