I know what you mean - but you can always post a WIP if you like. Most of the images in this thread so far have been just using Genesis in Poser, rather than actual competition entries. Keep an eye on the thread - and maybe throw something together real quick for Saturday if there aren’t a lot of posts before then?
At worst you get nothing. At best, maybe a surprise win!
Pfft - I’ve got that beat! If there was a “favourite artists” feature I’d be at the top of MY list!
Poser, DAZ Studio… Hexagon, Vue - so on and so forth. The whole idea is to try and make it easier to turn what’s inside your head into an image, as faithfully as possible. It’s good to try and take out as many of the “mundane work” bits and let us concentrate on the arty bits.
If doing the work is harder than writing a script, I’ll write a script. If writing the script is harder than doing the work… I’ll do it the hard/manual way and not write the script!
I wish I was in a position to write scripts for DS4 - as there’s a few scripts there that I’d like to see written.
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)
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/new-releases/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
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.
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.
Since I am using Poser that Tutorial would have come in handy but I can not afford it:(
I guess I have to search the Net to find help.
The scripts would be in Python as that is Poser’s scripting language. It is best to place python scripts in the Python folder in the main Poser app folder. By default, Poser still searches that folder for scripts.
Good question! I can see arguments for going either way, so I think what we’ll do is allow up to 5 entries on the understanding that you can only win one prize - so if you get first place (for example) you are automatically disqualified from the 2nd and 3rd prizes. Having A limit should still avoid encouraging someone from subitting 50 preview renders all generated on the last day in the hope that one of the images will somehow resonate thematically.
So - no render flood, but more than 1 (up to 5 maximum should be finme, I would think) will be allowed
I toyed around briefly with the idea of 3, but… I don’t like limits very much. So I went with what seemed like a limit that couldn’t stop anyone from producing good stuff, but would limit anyone who wanted to flood the compo with a torrent of images hoping one would “stick”. Rules are always tricky thing, but I prefer mine to be kinda relaxed :D
A quick heads up for anyone that bought the tutorial - seemingly DAZ QA have done an amazingly speedy job and have QA’d an update to the tut which adds around 10% more content to the tutorial and takes the script count up from 2 to 10, with some joint improvements in certain situations and other scripts just meant to make certain aspects of the workflow less tedious. Only Python scripts though, nothing for within DAZ Studio.
There’s a list of the changes, including a list of the scripts, under the “Additional Information” tab of the oproduct page:
this list now appears to be sorted alphabetically by name. Find the Genesis to Poser CR2 tut and click “Reset” to the right. The download should be available shortly.
I haven’t done a reset of an item and downloaded on the new software, but just in case… if downloading without pressing “Reset” gets you the old version (the installer filename will say 1.1 and the PDF will say 1.0) then try going the “Reset” route. Just in case the server/s cache the file based on what version was available when the item was added to your download list.