DAZ Monster and Creature Render Contest

frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
edited July 2013 in The Commons

We are gonna run a DAZ Monster/Creature contest to see who can render the best scary scene with one of the following DAZ characters.

You may use:
1. Fiend
2. Skullcrusher Ogre
3. Infernal Behemoth
4. Any Genesis Creature
5. Any Generation 4 monster/creature
6. or Any other DAZ scary looking figure you can come up with


Official Rules of the contest

1. You must be logged in to your DAZ3D Forum account to submit a valid entry. We will not accept Annonymous or Guest Entries.
2. Submit your image in .jpg format to the appropriate contest thread.
3. Upload you image using the Post Reply - Browse to Attachment feature (In other words please do not link to your image but rather post it to the thread)
4. Keep your images under 400 KB
5. Keep the size of your image to 800 x 800 Max for easier viewing. If you feel your composition would be better served in a wide format or one that is high, please feel free to use any proportion you like up to those numbers. (Example: 800 x 600 or 600x800 etc just be sure not to let any dimension go beyond 800)
6. Submit no more then 1 image.
7. Include the following information in the post that accompanies your entry:
1. Figure used
2. Image Title
3. Software Used to Create the Image.
* Any images that do not have this information will be disqualified
8. Minimal Post-work to your image.
9. Follow the DAZ Terms of Service. No nudity, extreme violence or profanity will be allowed.
10. Please enter images created specifically for this contest and not previously available for public viewing.

* Note: By entering this contest, you agree to allow DAZ3D to use any artwork you submit in any promotional materials they may choose.

Contest close date July 15, 2013, Midnight DAZ time

Prizes:

DAZ 3D If participation is high, you never know, the prizes could get even bigger.
1st- $50 Gift Certificate
2nd - $30 Gift Certificate
3rd - $20 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate to each of the category winners.

Jaderail is offering Gift Certificates to each of the winners
1st - $10 Gift Certificate
2nd - $5 Gift Certificate
3rd - $5 Gift Certificate

ARTCollaborations http://www.daz3d.com/artcollaborations
1st - $20 Gift Certificate + choice of 3 products from our store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - $10 Gift Certificate + choice of 2 products from our store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - $5 Gift Certificate + choice of 1 products from our store (Excluding bundles)
Category Winners will receive a $5 Gift Certificate each

RawArt http://www.daz3d.com/rawart
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

IgnisSerpentus http://www.daz3d.com/ignisserpentus
1st - 3 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

DzFire http://www.daz3d.com/dzfire
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

FirstBastion http://www.daz3d.com/firstbastion
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

Orestes Graphics http://www.daz3d.com/orestes-graphics
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

FeralFey http://www.daz3d.com/feralfey
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

ForbiddenWhispers http://www.daz3d.com/forbiddenwhispers
1st place -
http://www.daz3d.com/tjs-soapbox-derby
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-little-tykes-cottage
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-little-tykes-fort
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-roby-s-service-station

2nd place -
http://www.daz3d.com/tjs-soapbox-derby ,
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-little-tykes-cottage
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-roby-s-service-station

3rd place -
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-little-tykes-cottage
http://www.daz3d.com/the-playhouse-collection-little-tykes-fort

3djoji http://www.daz3d.com/3djoji
1st -Entire Store
2nd - 5 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

surreality http://www.daz3d.com/surreality
1st - 2 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
2nd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)
3rd - 1 products of choice from store (Excluding bundles)

Good luck to everyone!

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Comments

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,384
    edited December 1969

    OOh, this sounds like a fun contest, can't wait to see what people come up with

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    We forgot one rule so it's been updated now.

  • SockrateaseSockratease Posts: 795
    edited June 2013

    Ooooh...

    Me likey monsters!

    Just one big question:

    Frank0314 said:
    or Any other scary looking figure you can come up with

    Does that mean I don't have to use any yucky human base figures?

    Here's an example of using the Gigalien Parts on The Daz Cow (with a couple bits from Swidhelm's Alien) which I did a while ago and am unsure if this sort of concept is a no go because it doesn't use any yucky humans (and for that matter, the Swidhelm Alien is not even a DAZ Product, but a ShareCG Freebie and I'm not quite sure if this is limited to DAZ Only items or at least *some* DAZ Items, or if Anything Goes!)

    Picture just to illustrate my question, and is Not an entry!

    moooo.jpg
    1200 x 900 - 485K
    Post edited by Sockratease on
  • jakibluejakiblue Posts: 2,007
    edited December 1969

    oooo yes! sounds like fun. Has the contest thread been opened yet, or is it supposed to be this one?

  • JabbaJabba Posts: 1,132
    edited June 2013

    n/a

    Post edited by Jabba on
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    Yes you can use animals for your renders.

    Just post your images here and at the end I will split them off to a contest thread. This way the thread don't get lost.

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,185
    edited December 1969

    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

  • MADMANMIKEMADMANMIKE Posts: 379
    edited June 2013

    Frank0314 said:

    8. Minimal Post-work to your image. Please keep within the spirit of the contest.

    Please clarify this point; I do all of my rendering in DazStudio, but I post work in Photoshop with a set of filters.. For example (not an entry):

    dragon_hamm_by_madmanmike-d4n3qf9.jpg
    626 x 800 - 320K
    Post edited by MADMANMIKE on
  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 1,524
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:

    8. Minimal Post-work to your image. Please keep within the spirit of the contest.

    Please clarify this point; I do all of my rendering in DazStudio, but I post work in Photoshop with a set of filters.. For example (not an entry):

    Using filters etc is fine, we just don't want tons and tons of postwork where the entire image is completely changed by it (like where tons of parts are painted in...we wanted to concentrate more on the render then what can be done to it after (if that makes sense) Some postwork is allowed, just don't go crazy.

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

    Do you have the Genesis Creature Creator? http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-creature-creator-bundle

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    For those who don't have any of the cool creatures of RawArt, his store is on 60% off sale today. http://www.daz3d.com/rawart

  • ButcherbirdButcherbird Posts: 4
    edited December 1969

    Figure: Undead Fiend
    Title: Fiery Fiend
    Software: Daz Studio/Photoshop
    Products: West Park, Winter Terrains (clouds), Hell Fire prop & Ron's Smoke

    FieryFiend.jpg
    527 x 800 - 349K
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    Very nice I like that

  • SuperGJSuperGJ Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Just a quick question, but does the monster figure need to be from this site, or can it be any monster figure from anywhere?

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,384
    edited June 2013

    SuperGJ said:
    Just a quick question, but does the monster figure need to be from this site, or can it be any monster figure from anywhere?

    It does say in the contest title

    DAZ Monster and Creature Render Contest

    So I would assume that you are limited to using Daz monsters and creatures.

    Post edited by Chohole on
  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 1,524
    edited December 1969

    SuperGJ said:
    Just a quick question, but does the monster figure need to be from this site, or can it be any monster figure from anywhere?

    We debated back and forth, with the release of all the cool new ones and a rather large list of existing monsters on this website from the likes of RawArt, Midnight Stories, Luthbel etc, I think for this contest we are going to stick with DAZ3D Monsters since there is a pretty wide array of them. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the contest was started because me and hubby really wanted to see all the cool renders of the monsters here so I think keeping with the spirit in which the contest was created, we want to keep it as Monsters and Creatures here on DAZ3D :)

  • SuperGJSuperGJ Posts: 0
    edited June 2013

    I apologize if I am being daft - when you say Monsters and Creatures here on DAZ3D, do you mean DAZ originals, like the new monsters they have been rolling out, or any monsters found on the DAZ site, like monsters from RawArt, Luthbel, etc? I only ask because I want to be 100% clear on the rules before I waste any time making a render that doesn't qualify.

    Post edited by SuperGJ on
  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 11,634
    edited December 1969

    SuperGJ said:
    I apologize if I am being daft - when you say Monsters and Creatures here on DAZ3D, do you mean DAZ originals, like the new monsters they have been rolling out, or any monsters found on the DAZ site, like monsters from RawArt, Luthbel, etc? I only ask because I want to be 100% clear on the rules before I waste any time making a render that doesn't qualify.

    Any monsters sold here, PA is fine.

  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 2,977
    edited July 2013

    When it comes to monsters, there ain't no school like old school. So, here's "Tall Dark Stranger."

    I actually did an alternate version with film grain and scratches added and it was kind of spooky how close it looked to original frame grabs, but some of the fine details did get lost so I ultimately went with the straight presentation.

    The Genesis Gorilla & Mr. Hyde mixed to get the classic Big K look. Set is Rocky flats and Rock Outcrop, backdrop image from CGTextures.com. Girl is Genesis mix of yT Julie and V5, with Paxton Hair, the Bad Guy for Genesis' T-Shirt and Hitomi's panties. All done in DS4.5 Pro, converted to B&W and scaled in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (plus one annoying branch removal.)

    Edit - just saw the size restrictions.

    Tall_Dark_Stranger_.jpg
    800 x 593 - 283K
    Post edited by Cybersox13 on
  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 2,977
    edited July 2013

    And for those kids who don't groove on the Dore-inspired Blacks and Whites of Willis H. O'Briens masterwork, here's the "colorized" version.

    Edit: and whoops again, just to be clear, this version of "Tall Dark Stranger" isn't an entry. It's just what the image looked like before I turned it B&W. Please delete if necessary.

    Tall_Dark_Stranger_clr_version_.jpg
    800 x 593 - 289K
    Post edited by Cybersox13 on
  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,185
    edited June 2013

    Frank0314 said:
    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

    Do you have the Genesis Creature Creator? http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-creature-creator-bundle


    nope. i have the v4 creature morphs. :)

    ! and gobbles. maybe i can monster up gobbles somewhat.

    Post edited by MistyMist on
  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,762
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:
    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

    Do you have the Genesis Creature Creator? http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-creature-creator-bundle


    nope. i have the v4 creature morphs. :)

    ! and gobbles. maybe i can monster up gobbles somewhat.

    Well that is ok as point 5 says
    5. Any Generation 4 monster/creature

  • SuperGJSuperGJ Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Alright, here is my entry!

    Image Title: Awakening in the Deep
    Figure used: Cthulhu by Luthbel
    Additional Figure: Castle Ruins by Stonemason (I think it was Stonemason)
    Software used: DAZ3D, no plugins.
    Postwork: GIMP using Ron's Water brushes (for the bubbles) from Deviney's DAZ store

    Cthulhu_Awakening.jpg
    640 x 480 - 61K
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:
    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

    Do you have the Genesis Creature Creator? http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-creature-creator-bundle


    nope. i have the v4 creature morphs. :)

    ! and gobbles. maybe i can monster up gobbles somewhat.

    Gen4 creatures do count so you can use them. it falls under these two.
    5. Any Generation 4 monster/creature
    6. or Any other DAZ scary looking figure you can come up with

  • SasjeSasje Posts: 706
    edited December 1969

    Title: Creature from the Dark

    Figure: Genesis basic
    Used: Genesis Creature Creator Bundle
    Mist: Fog Tool Deluxe III
    Skin: Zombie for Genesis and M4
    Software: Daz Studio 4.6 Pro and Photoshop just for contrast and to highlight the eyes and slime brushes

    morph_beast_contest_verkleint_1.jpg
    618 x 800 - 157K
  • SedorSedor Posts: 975
    edited December 1969

    Figure Used: Undead Fiend, Zombie
    Title: Zombie Gang
    Software: DAZ Studio 4.6 / Photoshop for adding filter, adjusting toning

    2013-05-31_Undead_Crowd_web.jpg
    1500 x 844 - 773K
  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 2,977
    edited December 1969

    Psst. Just to be sure, am I correct in interpreting this rule

    6. Submit no more then 1 image.

    as meaning we can only submit one entry? Or, as someone just asked me, does it mean one just one image per entry? ('Cause I whole gotta lotta monster renders percolating in my head.)

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,185
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:
    Frank0314 said:
    ooo playouse collection in the prizes.


    i don't have any of the genesis monsters.

    not even the zombie mestophales dragon.

    Do you have the Genesis Creature Creator? http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-creature-creator-bundle


    nope. i have the v4 creature morphs. :)

    ! and gobbles. maybe i can monster up gobbles somewhat.

    Gen4 creatures do count so you can use them. it falls under these two.
    5. Any Generation 4 monster/creature
    6. or Any other DAZ scary looking figure you can come up with


    thanks :)


    found 2 monsta categories from the store.

    Bunnygirl is in the category. monstas can be cute and fuzzy too? lol

    http://www.daz3d.com/creatures/monsters-humanoid
    http://www.daz3d.com/creatures/monsters

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,590
    edited December 1969

    Psst. Just to be sure, am I correct in interpreting this rule

    6. Submit no more then 1 image.

    as meaning we can only submit one entry? Or, as someone just asked me, does it mean one just one image per entry? ('Cause I whole gotta lotta monster renders percolating in my head.)

    It means you can only add 1 image to the thread.

  • TheWheelManTheWheelMan Posts: 983
    edited December 1969

    SuperGJ said:
    Alright, here is my entry!

    Image Title: Awakening in the Deep
    Figure used: Cthulhu by Luthbel
    Additional Figure: Castle Ruins by Stonemason (I think it was Stonemason)
    Software used: DAZ3D, no plugins.
    Postwork: GIMP using Ron's Water brushes (for the bubbles) from Deviney's DAZ store

    I think the point of the contest is to use the various creature morphs available at DAZ to make an original monster, not just post a pic using a premade one. Unless I misunderstood?

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