Digital Art Zone

 
   
1 of 5
1
BRYCE RENDERING CHALLENGE         May           “UNEXPECTED”
Posted: 01 May 2013 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  16003
Joined  2003-10-09

                Second DAZ 3D Bryce rendering Challenge
                  ___________________________________________

                Theme for this month is “Unexpected”
                  __________________________________

This thread is the WIP thread, so you can post here to show us how things are coming along before transferring the render to the actual Contest thread for judging.


Rules
~~~~~

  All renders must be new renders.

  You can enter up to 3 renders.

  You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS

  Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.

  Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.

  Rules may be changed for subsequent Challenges, depending on the theme and the person who has selected it.

  The winner of the April Challenge will get the chance to name the theme for the June contest.

  This will then continue with subsequent winners choosing the theme for the next but one contest, which will enable a new contest to start with the
  minimum of delay between contests.

  Whoever nominates the subject for the Challenge can modify the rules to suit that challenge.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                          Challenge ends on 30th May Midnight DAZ 3D time. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A $20 DAZ 3D gift certificate will be given to the person whose render is selected as the best,  $5 for two runners up.

Judged by members of the DAZ 3D CV team.

 Signature 

Chohole’s Space        Neil’Vs Freebies and stuff        Autumn Bryce Rendering Challenge        September Freebie Challenge
My DAZ 3D Gallery    11915

Profile
 
 
Posted: 01 May 2013 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2705
Joined  2007-05-05

this is my new idea for the May entry I also listed my render settings….Trish

Image Attachments
render_settings.jpgnew_entry.jpg
 Signature 

Please remember my comprehension level is not the same as a rocket scientist…
Bryce7Pro-Addict…............Darkside-oholic…......Carrara-wannabee
http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/users/269      http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/28462/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 May 2013 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1496
Joined  2011-09-25

Since the theme is Unexpected, I could upload just about anything that resulted is something half decent.  But this abstract is one that was really unexpected and produced rather interesting results.

Image Attachments
Sphere_Mirror_Blue_757_x_758_4.png
 Signature 

If you constantly look backward, it’s guaranteed you’ll run into something on your forward journey.
My Gallery Page: GussNemo’s Efforts

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 May 2013 12:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1621
Joined  2007-12-10

I was just going to post the same render as I did last month… Because it winning a prize was very unexpected. LOL

 Signature 

I’ve got nothing of my own to promote, no models, no tutorials, no website, nothin’, nada, nill, nowt.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 May 2013 02:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3559
Joined  2004-10-01
TheSavage64 - 02 May 2013 12:27 AM

I was just going to post the same render as I did last month… Because it winning a prize was very unexpected. LOL

Pity the first rule rules that out. But I see what you mean: what worked once works always smile

 Signature 

**  [ Stuff by David Brinnen and myself**  [ My DAZ 3D Gallery**  [ My Website**  OPC 4565 **

Profile
 
 
Posted: 04 May 2013 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  16003
Joined  2003-10-09

I guess this one could be said to be “Unexpected”  Was playing with some new flowers and they got vandalsied by a passing fairy in need of some new clothes.  cool smirk

Image Attachments
bellflower_fairy_copy.jpg
 Signature 

Chohole’s Space        Neil’Vs Freebies and stuff        Autumn Bryce Rendering Challenge        September Freebie Challenge
My DAZ 3D Gallery    11915

Profile
 
 
Posted: 04 May 2013 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1496
Joined  2011-09-25

@Pam:  It looks more like you’re growing fairies than clothing fairies.  Nice image.

 Signature 

If you constantly look backward, it’s guaranteed you’ll run into something on your forward journey.
My Gallery Page: GussNemo’s Efforts

Profile
 
 
Posted: 04 May 2013 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3559
Joined  2004-10-01

Rather unexpected. Very well done, the lady with the flower garments.

 Signature 

**  [ Stuff by David Brinnen and myself**  [ My DAZ 3D Gallery**  [ My Website**  OPC 4565 **

Profile
 
 
Posted: 04 May 2013 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  16003
Joined  2003-10-09

Thankyou ♥♥

 Signature 

Chohole’s Space        Neil’Vs Freebies and stuff        Autumn Bryce Rendering Challenge        September Freebie Challenge
My DAZ 3D Gallery    11915

Profile
 
 
Posted: 04 May 2013 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2960
Joined  2004-10-25
chohole - 04 May 2013 09:57 AM

I guess this one could be said to be “Unexpected”  Was playing with some new flowers and they got vandalsied by a passing fairy in need of some new clothes.  cool smirk

At first glance I didn’t even realize it until I read what you wrote.  This is really cute Pam.  wink

 Signature 

OK . . . Where’s my chocolate?     Post Count —> 3,263 and growing!     Visit my Renderosity Gallery

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts ~ John Wooden

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 May 2013 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1496
Joined  2011-09-25

Here’s another that turned out to be a surprise.

Image Attachments
Cube_n_Cube_4_1.png
 Signature 

If you constantly look backward, it’s guaranteed you’ll run into something on your forward journey.
My Gallery Page: GussNemo’s Efforts

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 May 2013 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3559
Joined  2004-10-01

Like an alien city. However, the render is unclean. You might want to render premium with a rather high rpp setting.

 Signature 

**  [ Stuff by David Brinnen and myself**  [ My DAZ 3D Gallery**  [ My Website**  OPC 4565 **

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 May 2013 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2960
Joined  2004-10-25

Horo’s right.  My first thought was the inside of a Borg cube.  That’s about as “alien city” as you can get.  wink

 Signature 

OK . . . Where’s my chocolate?     Post Count —> 3,263 and growing!     Visit my Renderosity Gallery

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts ~ John Wooden

Profile
 
 
Posted: 08 May 2013 12:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  128
Joined  2013-02-23

Hi I’m new to Bryce, been checking out the forums and tutorials for a few weeks.  Seems like a friendly place, in fact the friendliness and information encouraged me (in addition to the low price and my affinity for trying new things at least ten years after everybody else) to try Bryce out.

The desert scene is based on David’s desert tutorial but I messed with the lighting and added a couple of Bryce objects: Lisa’s palm tree and old man Rex.  I generated a Bryce palm tree first but did not consider the results very palm-like.

Shortly, I discovered it impossible to add the objects directly from Daz into my scene, which was already prepared with dunes and lights, because Daz’s “export to Bryce” automatically opened a new instance of Bryce and placed the object into an empty scene.  From there I exported the object (.OBJ or Daz, either way) and imported into my Bryce dune scene.  That worked, sort of.  But then the palm tree looked like a banana tree because the second export operation messed up the transparency mapping on the palm fronds somehow, and I could not figure out how to restore the palm materials to the state as first exported from Daz (when the fronds looked like fronds).

So I am throwing this scene away to start over in a scene where the palm tree looks like a palm tree.  Unfortunately, I could not figure out how to import the Bryce terrains into the empty scene with the proper palm tree (apparently this is impossible?), so it means recreating new terrains; the original terrain is lost forever.  That would be a disappointment were it not for the hope that the new terrain will somehow be better, and playing with fractals is somewhat fun anyway.

Derision, criticism, suggestions or silence.  All are welcome.

Image Attachments
Dunes_with_palm_and_rex_TA.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 08 May 2013 01:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3559
Joined  2004-10-01

Welcome jonathan, nice to see you around in this friendly place. Good start. Here’s a small tip: if you have a scene from which you want to take over objects into another, just select what you need, group them, copy to the clipboard (ctrl-c ), open the destination document and paste (ctrl-v) the stuff into it, then ungroup. If you quit Bryce, what is in the clipboard is deleted. Neither does it work to have two instances of Bryce open and copy from one to the other.

 Signature 

**  [ Stuff by David Brinnen and myself**  [ My DAZ 3D Gallery**  [ My Website**  OPC 4565 **

Profile
 
 
Posted: 08 May 2013 03:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  16003
Joined  2003-10-09

With your palm tree leaves it sounds as though they may have a transparency on them, that can be sorted out in the texture editor.

 Signature 

Chohole’s Space        Neil’Vs Freebies and stuff        Autumn Bryce Rendering Challenge        September Freebie Challenge
My DAZ 3D Gallery    11915

Profile
 
 
   
1 of 5
1