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Genesis to Poser .CR2 Competition
Posted: 15 June 2012 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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OK, let’s get the ball rolling with a good old-fasioned competition! A Poser render competition featuring Genesis (anyone who doesn’t want Genesis, or doesn’t like it, doesn’t have to enter)


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1st Prize - Victoria 5 Pro Bundle and Michael 5 Pro Bundle


2nd Prize either the Victoria 5 Pro Bundle or the Michael 5 Pro Bundle


3rd Prize A DAZ Original Starter Bundle (I think they are all listed HERE but there are some extras that show up, so be sure it says “Starter Bundle” in the product title and is a DO)


ALTERNATE PRIZES


Obviously, since you’re interested in Genesis ANYWAY there’s a possibility that you already have V5, M5, or indeed both and a slew of extras… so if you already own the listed prize you will be able to swap in any DAZ Original of the same or lesser value.

Entries must be posted to this thread.

Image must be 800x800 maximum to allow them to be posted to the forum. A larger version can be linked to, but the forum posting is what will be judged on. (I am VERY flexible on this)

Images must use (at least) one Genesis figure prominently in the scene.

Images must contain (at least) one figure/conformer which has been transferred to Poser using the CR2 exporter. My tut (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-to-poser-cr2) CAN be used as a reference to aid in doing this, but that is not mandatory. Nor is there any bar on exporting other figures as .OBJ files – but at least one should use the CR2 exporter. It can be Genesis or an item of clothing, or both.

Images MAY use any form of post-work, although when judging I (Cliff) personally will give kudos to renders without post-work (i.e. if there are two images that rank exactly the same but one is post-worked and one is not, the non-post-worked image will win out for me).

Judges’ decisions are final, and since it’s based on an appreciation of art may appear arbitrary. I will NOt be the only judge wink

All images should be newly created, never seen anywhere before - though they can be posted elsewhere once you’ve shown at least a WIP here.

You may submit up to a maximum of 5 images, on the understanding that you may only win one prize. So for example, if you win first prize with one image, all your other images will be disqualified for 2nd and 3rd prizes. I think 5 should be more than enough, especially given the amount of time left until the competition closes.

Compettion closes 1st July at 23:59:59 Utah time.

It might be nice if DAZ could be granted the right to use any images submitted for publicity purposes, but would that be pushing things too far? (seeking forumite opinion here)

Every entrant should have a blast, enjoy trying to do something in the render that amuses them… whether it’s the process or the result. It’s the law, fun shall be had.


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Cliff

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Posted: 16 June 2012 01:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow, somehow this feels so not right, especially the part of granting Daz the right to use the entries for publicity.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That was my idea, not DAZ’s, and as you can see from the first post it’s not set in stone. To a degree we all release a certain amount of control over our images whenever we put them up on the net, but the idea behind this isn’t to give DAZ a marketing opportunity but to correct what I see as a bunch of misinterpretations about Poser.


I’ve seen (and done my best to debunk) various rumours about limitations in Poser that simply don’t prevent one from doing excellent images with Genesis. I’ve had to debunk some of the rumours several times, and I’ve seen others debunking the same rumours - so I figure the best possible way to counter that is to be able to SEE great Genesis images, produced in my favourite poser-type program (Poser!).


I am FAR from the best Poser artist - of that there is no doubt. But if we post great imagery here, will DAZ use it to promote Poser use of Genesis? I’d hope so. I’d like to think we can get them on board with showing that, actually, Team Poser have done a pretty good job of making Poser “Genesis-friendly”. If not - then nothing lost.


As I’ve said, I’m also open to withdrawing that rule. I would just like to promote the idea that “Poser Can Do It”, but if there’s enough anti sentiment I’ll certainly withdraw it.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Poor old Cliff - damned if you do, damned if you don’t, although you would think that with the bitching and moaning here, and on other Poser forums you would think people would be happy that someone has stepped up and shown people how to get genesis into Poser, I mean it’s not like Daz or SM with their huge amounts of money and people could be bothered now.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Someone has to go first, so here is my render in Poser with actually 2 genesis figures and a V4

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Posted: 16 June 2012 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks WimvdB - excellent start :D

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Posted: 16 June 2012 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Here’s just a few examples of importing Genesis into Poser using Cliff’s tutorial and scripts (not entries, just examples). smile

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Posted: 16 June 2012 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Another non-entry:

Doyle for M5, dynamic shirt and Mullet Hair…

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Posted: 17 June 2012 01:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Wow smile

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Posted: 17 June 2012 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I’ve still got to firm up SOME details - but I’ve updated the first post to give an end date and make it clear that WIPs are allowed, but also that a thread at Rendo:

http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?thread_id=2851325&page=1

has prompted me to state that it’s OK to post elsewhere once you have a render (or WIP) registered on this thread. Because although the thread started out with a slight misunderstanding, it’s gone on to be a thoroughly positive and enjoyable discussion.

Please, anyone who has a renderosity account - feel free to add your images to that thread so that others can see what you are achieving smile

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Posted: 17 June 2012 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Just started trying genesis in Poser, so here are a few from me, It will be a learning experience for sure smile

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Posted: 17 June 2012 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Thanks Arthur - a pity the image got yanked for nudity before I got to see it. :(


Ah well - hopefully you can rememdy that without ruining the concept of the image?


And life is a learning experience! I have LONG maintained (and by long I mean literally decades) that you learn, and then you die. Even if your body doesn’t know well enough to stop moving, once you’ve stopped learning you’ve stopped living IMHO.


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Posted: 18 June 2012 04:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Ok, was a hard one but I’ve got some legacy clothes on M5, smile

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Posted: 18 June 2012 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Cool smile

Genesis is definately more work to get set-up, especially getting the clothing set up, but once you’re there it’s actually a pretty decent figure IMO smile

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Posted: 18 June 2012 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Question: how long is that intro price? Blame the store for me not knowing ...

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Posted: 18 June 2012 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Kerya - 18 June 2012 06:33 AM

Question: how long is that intro price? Blame the store for me not knowing ...

Oh, I blame the store for a lot more than that! LOL.


My instructions were for the intro discount to be 40% for the first week, and to drop to 30% for a second week. Since the plan was IIRC for it to be released on a Friday, Utah time, I would not want to leave it past Thursday to pick it up if you can. It’ll still be on discount for a week longer than that - should be till midnight of the 28th/29th of this month - but the price should have gone up by over a dollar.


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PS it DEFINATELY benefits from having a recent version of Adobe’s PDF reader too - 9 should work, 10 does, 8 doesn’t.

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