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Posted: 26 June 2013 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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VOTING for This challenge now Open! in this thread http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/25907/

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Whoa! What a great showing for last month’s Carrara Challenge.!  Thanks you so much everyone for the interest!

And so we have our second challenge:

QUIRKY, HUMOROUS, FAST AND FURIOUS

PRIMARY AIM: to produce a Quirky , Humorous and/or Action Packed Render in Carrara.


In this Challenge You can use:

1) Objects that come with Carrara (found in your Browser Objects Folder: From Aircraft to Writer.) ‘

2) ONE item of non “humanoid” CONTENT can appear in your render.

3) ANYTHING you made yourself, in any quantity. You can do ANYTHING to whatever you make yourself.

CONTENT:

1) The CONTENT element is optional.

2) It CANNOT be any figure meant to represent a human being, or human like creature. 

You can, however, use any figure’s skeleton to rig something you find in the Carrara Objects folder.

3) Content that has Multi Element Objects like an Aircraft Carrier with ten different Kinds of Lifeboats, an entire Medieval Town., a Blacksmith’s with an entire array of furniture and tools etc should be avoided.

I’ll leave it up to the individual artist to make a distinction.

4) Your Content Element can be used Once in the scene - (optical reflections aside)

5) Content Definition: something that did not come in your Carrara Objects Folder.

6) Anything you made yourself is NOT content.


THE CARRARA OBJECTS


If you look in the HELP>OBJECT CATALOGUE drop down menu in the top bar of your Carrara, will find a link to a PDF that outlines all the Objects that come with Carrara. In your browser you will find them under Objects (Aircraft to Writer)

They are mostly spline objects and perhaps some Primitives. None of them seem to have UV co-ords. They come with colours but no textures.

You can do anything you like with these Objects that you like. The main thing is that the Carrara Object(s) is the starting point of your endeavors.

POSTWORK?

Yes? No? Postwork is for the artist to decide. The aim is to present your best work for public display, so if you feel that it is necessary or not, it’s your call.

The other AIM of this Challenge is:

1) To encourage a sense of community.

2) To entice people out of the wood work.

3) To learn from ourselves and others.

4) To explore different parts of Carrara you might not have visited. For example rigging, texturing even the Carrara three d paint brush.

 

PRIZES:


DIMENSIONTHEORY


I’m proud to announce that, along with DAZ’s kind sponsorship, well known Carrarrite DimensionTheory will be generously sponsoring this month’s challenge.

Yippee !!! smiley times ten here

So in addition to DAZ’ coupons outlined below we have DimensionTheory’s magnificent:

1st Place: Monterey HDRIs for first place:  http://www.daz3d.com/hdr-prosets-monterey

2nd Place: Cloud Nine Atmospheric Cloudshttp://www.daz3d.com/cloud-nine-atmospheric-clouds-for-carrara

3rd Place: Skies of Terra Volume One : http://www.daz3d.com/skies-of-terra-volume-one


These are all superb pieces of engineering. If you know DimensionTheory’s attention to detail and his artistry you’ll realise what wonderful prizes these are.


Thank you DimensionTheory!!


You can see DimensionTheory’s store here: http://www.daz3d.com/dimensiontheory 

You’ll find he has 20 rip roaring products for Carrara.


DAZ


And once again DAZ has been kind enough to sponsor us. Thankyou Britney!
DAZ is donating:


Ist Place: a $50 coupon
2nd Place will win a $30 coupon
3rd Place wins a $15 coupon
In addition the Honorable Mention will receive a $5 coupon code.

DAZ has been very generous in encouraging these Carrara Challenges and has offered to support us once a month!

Please note that the coupons are for DAZ3D items.

 

ENTRIES


Each Artist can enter up to two Renders.

Please specify what content you used (if any) and the Carrara Objects you used.

Tell us how you made it and feel free to drop any hints on your working methods!

You can also tell us whether it is meant to be Quirky, Humorous or Fast and Furious if you like.


I’ll open up an Entries Thread closer to the time.

 

 

ENDS 27th July at 12 MIDNIGHT Daz Utah Time (link at bottom)


Any questions, queries or anything Ieft out please ask in this thread smile


Thank you again for your interest and help.! Looking forward to seeing what people come up with.

The winner gets to host next month’s challenge. I’d also like to suggest that the Host of one Month’s challenge CANNOT host the next month;s challenge smile (smiley button)


LINKS of INTEREST

DimensionTheory’s store: http://www.daz3d.com/dimensiontheory

Previous Sponsor Dartanbeck’s store: http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=dartanbeck&x=0&y=0

DAZ Time UTAH: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-UT.aspx


EDITS: changed rules to allow anything you made yourself to be included. Thank you for the feedback!
Edited 3rd July for clarity.

 

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Posted: 26 June 2013 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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head wax - 26 June 2013 09:35 PM


ENDS 27th June at 12 MIDNIGHT Daz Utah Time (link at bottom)


Any questions, queries or anything Ieft out please ask in this thread smile

DAZ Time UTAH: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-UT.aspx

 

That’s tomorrow!

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Posted: 26 June 2013 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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ENDS 27th June at 12 MIDNIGHT Daz Utah Time (link at bottom)


Any questions, queries or anything Ieft out please ask in this thread smile

DAZ Time UTAH: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-UT.aspx

 

That’s tomorrow!

Ha ha, well I’ve ,made my entry. I just wanted to bse sure I won smile
But seriously, I was just fixing that up when you picked it up.
Gah, I gotta be quick smile

it now reads 27th JULY at Midnight!

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Posted: 26 June 2013 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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head wax - 26 June 2013 09:35 PM

I’d also like to suggest that the Host of one Month’s challenge CANNOT host the next month;s challenge smile (smiley button)

 

Oh, no. I like it just the way it is. smile All the rest of us are going to make sure our images are not quite as good as yours, so you will be hosting the next dozen or so challenges.

That’s what you get for doing such a good job on the first one (hosting and artistically). smile

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Posted: 26 June 2013 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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OK, one question. What about an airplane with added bits like bombs and such? Does that count as ‘one’ content item?

Say, yes.

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Posted: 26 June 2013 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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booksbydavid - 26 June 2013 10:43 PM

OK, one question. What about an airplane with added bits like bombs and such? Does that count as ‘one’ content item?

Say, yes.

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Oh you twist my arm smile “Yes”!

I think it is up to the individual artist to decide. I think that ‘yes” a plane that comes with bombs is one item. It is a fine line, the definition is hazy, but that is the nature of the beast.

I guess you could compare it to a pushbike which has a detachable seat (could be uncomfortable) and a dog model that comes with a separate figure for teeth smile

Congrats on doing so well in the last challenge. You had seven votes for a while, I don’t know what happened!

Ah, re the hosting next challenge, I am working on a render with 100 percent ambient light in the Scene Parameters and 90 percent high;lights on all my non metal textures - should be a winner smile :0

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Posted: 26 June 2013 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Oh there are probably bombs in the Objects Folder, there is everything, hamburgers grapes, an artist palette, maybe even a kitchen sink.
There’s a meatball figure too .....
A horse a camel, a giraffe….
But no Cow :
For the cow could just put horns and a little lipstick on the camel I guess .... you don’t want to get an ugly one, as the joke goes

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Posted: 27 June 2013 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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If I am understanding correctly, we can only use one object?

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Posted: 27 June 2013 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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one non-carrara object
limitless Carrara ones

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Posted: 27 June 2013 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yeah, I am an idiot lol. I should really reread stuff a few times, especially in these wee hours of the morning :D

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Posted: 27 June 2013 02:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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TheKD - 27 June 2013 12:25 AM

Yeah, I am an idiot lol. I should really reread stuff a few times, especially in these wee hours of the morning :D

Ah no, I am famous for explaining things in the most circumspect way possible…. Sorry about that smile

Here’s two examples of stuff I found in the Carrara Objects Folder.
Objects used: Pennyfarthing, Motmouse and Mannequin,

One is tongue and cheek for “Fast and Furious”
The other one is “Quirky”

The other is an example of using M4’s skeleton to “bone” the Mannequin.
It took about three minutes and worked much better than I expected!!

 

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Posted: 27 June 2013 04:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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head wax - 27 June 2013 02:41 AM

...I am famous for explaining things in the most circumspect way possible…. Sorry about that smile.

head wax - 26 June 2013 09:35 PM

...CONTENT:

a COW

I trimmed the unnecessary info from your rules list!

That’s all anybody needs to know.

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Posted: 27 June 2013 04:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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head wax - 27 June 2013 02:41 AM

...I am famous for explaining things in the most circumspect way possible…. Sorry about that smile.

head wax - 26 June 2013 09:35 PM

...CONTENT:

a COW

I trimmed the unnecessary info from your rules list!

That’s all anybody needs to know.

Ha ha smile Yes! The o nly treason there is content in this is because I could not find a COW in the objects browser smile (insert wink here)

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Posted: 27 June 2013 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Just as a demonstration of how easy it is to rig mesh objects in Carrara by stealing bones. It saves a lot of work setting constraints etc.
The is DOG from the Carrara>objects folder (Mesh Models section) wearing Daz Millenium Dog’s Bones.
If you don’t know how to do this please ask. Render is toonpro plus a little depth.

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Posted: 27 June 2013 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Hmmm, I don’t have a mimic version of ‘mater.

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Posted: 27 June 2013 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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head wax - 27 June 2013 05:03 AM

Just as a demonstration of how easy it is to rig mesh objects in Carrara by stealing bones. It saves a lot of work setting constraints etc.
The is DOG from the Carrara>objects folder (Mesh Models section) wearing Daz Millenium Dog’s Bones.
If you don’t know how to do this please ask. Render is toonpro plus a little depth.

OK, I know it’s probably in a tutorial somewhere, but I can’ find it. How do you transfer a premade skeleton into a new figure?

It’s time for show and tell.

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