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The Lemonade Stand Contest: A Comedy of Errors! (Congrats Winners!)
Posted: 20 June 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I know it’s been a carefully guarded secret, so many of you may not be aware that the switch to the New DAZ Store hasn’t gone as smoothly as planned.  *insert ironic tone of voice here*  >_> <_<  >_>
Well, when life gives you lemons, it’s time for lemonade.  Presenting “The Lemonade Stand Contest: A Comedy of Errors” where we make something positive of the negative and vent our frustrations with some good old fashioned artistic fun.



Contest Parameters:


1.  Make an image that uses at least one product from the DAZ store of a listed participating PA below.  These PAs have contributed prizes to the contest.


2.  Depict a problem you have encountered with the new store in an amusing, upbeat way that embodies the theme of the contest which is to make lemonade from lemons.  So we are looking for good fun that puts a positive spin on the things that have gone awry.


3.  Image must be kept to a maximum of 800 X 800 pixels.


4.  Any application may be used to render your image: DAZ Studio, Poser, Maya, Carrara, Lightwave, Bryce, etc.  Any and all postwork is acceptable.


5.  Use of the PA product must be recognizable (except if one of the PA participant’s store includes lighting which we realize will not be apparent).


6.  Image description for the image should explain what the error, you are poking fun at, is and list what was used in terms of the participating PA’s product.


7. Deadline for entries is July 15th 2012.
 

Images will be judged by the contributing PAs and the criteria used will focus on artistic merits of the image, and how well it illustrates the New Store Error it’s poking fun at. (It can be errors from the time the new store was first launched.  So it doesn’t matter if the error is now fixed.)



Grande Prize winner will receive a free product from all of the PAs contributing to this contest.


Below is a list of the PAs contributing prizes to this contest and what they’re offering:

surreality -Prize can be chosen from surreality’s store
FeralFey -Prize offered is Timeless Beauty Portraits Bundle
Mab & Will Dupre -Prize can be chosen from Will & Mab’s store
Cris Palomino -Prize can be chosen from Cris Palomino’s store (including items partnered with Will Dupre or Mab)
blondie9999 -Prize can be chosen from blondie9999’s store
Lantios -Prize can be chosen from Lantios’ store
Bobbie25 -Prize can be chosen from Bobbie25’s store with special permission to choose from DAZ Originals created by Bobbie25
Phoenix1966 -Prize can be chosen from Phoenix1966’s store
Capsces Digital Ink -Prize can be chosen from Capsces Digital Ink’s store
DestinysGarden -Prize can be chosen from DestinysGarden’s store
Joequick -Prize offered is “Muck”  http://www.daz3d.com/shop/muck-for-genesis/
Karth -Prize offered is HomeSlipperZZ

Orestes Graphics -Prize can be chosen from Orestes Graphics’ store
ForbiddenWhispers -Prize offered is http://www.daz3d.com/shop/serene-scene-lights-bundle/

Syndaryl -Prize offered is http://www.daz3d.com/shop/spooky-light-gels-bundle/ & http://www.daz3d.com/shop/monster-details-for-genesis/
AprilYSH - Prize can be chosen from AprilYSH’s store
DivabugDesigns -Prize can be chosen from DivabugDesigns’ store
XP Pointblank -Prize can be chosen from XPPointblank’s store
DraagonStorm -Prize can be chosen from DraagonStorm’s store
zigraphix -Prize can be chosen from zigraphix’s store
Frank0314 (ArtCollaborations) -Prize can be chosen from ArtCollaborations’ store
DzFire -Prize offered is “The Old Warehouse” http://www.daz3d.com/shop/the-old-warehouse/
Jack Tomalin -Prize can be chosen from Jack Tomalin’s store



Please note that bundles and DAZ originals and Plat Club items cannot be chosen as prizes from PAs who are letting winners pick from their store, unless otherwise stated after the particular PA’s name or stated by the PA in personal correspondence with a winner. Also, some PAs do partnered products.  Whether or not you can choose from their partnered products the PAs will let the winners know when they’re contacted for the prizes, if it’s not stated above.



There will also be a list of honorable mentions who will receive one prize from the PA who chooses their image.  Honorable mention images will be announced, but not which PA(s) selected them. Yes, there is a chance that an honorable mention will be chosen by more than one PA and therefore get more than one prize, but that is between the honorable mentions and the PAs as to what got them honorably mentioned in this thread. They will not be posted in any particular order. The honorable mention winners will be contacted by the PA(s) prior to the public announcement of their winning.



The grande prize winner will be pleasantly surprised and not know of their winning until they’re announced to this thread to give PAs time to take care of the honorable mentions and give me time to prepare the contact list so the grande prize can be awarded as smoothly as possible.


Note:

Though in most cases the contributing PAs cannot offer DAZ originals that they created as a prize, you can still use those DAZ originals they created as the PA item used in your entry image.  Just make note of it with your image description as to which PA listed above created the DAZ original product used in your image entry.



While DAZ is fixing these minor issues with the store, let’s have fun with it!

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Posted: 20 June 2012 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Announcing the Winners of the “Lemonade Stand Contest:  A Comedy of Errors”!!!

 


Grande Prize Winner:
“Waiting too long for the new store pages to load… Or could that be one of the Daz web guys?”  by Fille123
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P60/#51213
http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=9383_m15C1dYULzM1CsOY7oVB&board_id=1

 

 


Honorable Mentions (listed in no particular order):

 

“The Major” by Totte http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P30/#40079
“Alice in Blunderland” by Lady Nexion http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P60/#50912
“Wait!  You forgot the tape and wire!!” by Ippotamus http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P60/#51811
“Hair Donations, Wigs for Cancer” by fivecat http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P45/#44205
“The Imposters” by Scott-Livingston http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P60/#51994
“Store Website going live in 3…2…1…Zaaaap!” by Kendall Sears http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P30/#43087
“Step right up! Try your luck!
Give the wheel a tumble!
Will you pay a “super” price?
Or will it cost a bundle?” by Scott-Livingston http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P45/#44966
“Dude,... You’re supposed to warn me if I already purchased something.  And how am I supposed to find anything down here anyway?” by bohemian3 http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P15/#36609
“Forum Paintover” by Stezza http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/#32519
“While Waiting for DAZ to Process Your Order, You Can:” by Sean Martin http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/P30/#39373
“...all right, now checkout” by Skiriki http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/2516/#35261


In the cases where actual titles weren’t provided, I just kinda invented titles.  >_>
I am awaiting a couple more PA’s choices for honorable mentions, so more may be added to this list, if they’re not the same choices as other PAs.

Congratulations winners and Congratulations to everyone who entered.  You brought smiles and helped to air out mutual frustrations in a positive, fun manner.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What’s the entry deadline?


I’m not sure what I’m going to do, since I’ve been lucky and only run in to a few glitches.  And there are too many people who are better than I am artisticly for me to win anyway… smile

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Posted: 20 June 2012 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Muck - what is the real price ?

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Posted: 20 June 2012 08:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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DaWaterRat - 20 June 2012 06:25 PM

What’s the entry deadline?


I’m not sure what I’m going to do, since I’ve been lucky and only run in to a few glitches.  And there are too many people who are better than I am artisticly for me to win anyway… smile

Oops.  Forgot to put that in the initial post.  Deadline is the 6th of July 2012

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Posted: 20 June 2012 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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DaWaterRat - 20 June 2012 06:25 PM

What’s the entry deadline?


I’m not sure what I’m going to do, since I’ve been lucky and only run in to a few glitches.  And there are too many people who are better than I am artisticly for me to win anyway… smile

If you do not enter you do not win.  Sometimes you may enter and find out you win something worthwhile.

If you already have some of the qualifying items it would not cost you anything but just some time..

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Posted: 20 June 2012 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Backdrops Made Easy - blondie999

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also used Hein and Karth’s painter textures for the sailor cool smile

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Posted: 21 June 2012 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Cool!  I’m looking forward to seeing all the renders.  It should be fun.


And just to let you all know what prompted this, a group of the PAs were noticing the ridiculous pairings of products with totally inappropriate “required” products.  I, myself, found a hair texture that required the African elephant.  How silly is that?  And then on the day we were putting the contest together, DAZ fixed the problem we were laughing about! 


Which brings up the point: Timing is EVERYTHING. So, in all seriousness, please join in the fun.  It won’t last forever. 


And, as it has already been mentioned, you can’t win if you don’t enter.  And with all these aforementioned PAs (in the first post) participating, and all picking an honorable mention winner, you all stand a very good chance at winning some fabulous products.


I want to see absurdity, people! (Insert devilish smiley here.)

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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FeralFey - 21 June 2012 09:46 PM

Cool!  I’m looking forward to seeing all the renders.  It should be fun.


And just to let you all know what prompted this, a group of the PAs were noticing the ridiculous pairings of products with totally inappropriate “required” products.  I, myself, found a hair texture that required the African elephant.  How silly is that?  And then on the day we were putting the contest together, DAZ fixed the problem we were laughing about! 


Which brings up the point: Timing is EVERYTHING. So, in all seriousness, please join in the fun.  It won’t last forever. 


And, as it has already been mentioned, you can’t win if you don’t enter.  And with all these aforementioned PAs (in the first post) participating, and all picking an honorable mention winner, you all stand a very good chance at winning some fabulous products.


I want to see absurdity, people! (Insert devilish smiley here.)

Dittos!

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Posted: 23 June 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The plan had been perfect: they downloaded the blueprint of the Dream Home off DAZ3D’s site, and then Leonore cast her teleportation spell; in no time they would hamburglarize the house’s kitchen, and be out in a blink of an eye before anyone would be none the wiser.


Too bad that all the food had gotten stuck in “auth_pending” queue, and all they found were couple of freebie lemons made by some newbie. Leonore bit back her disappointment, but her familiar, Lucius, was much more vocal about his disappointment to lack of cheezbrgrs.


(Kione Hair by AprilYSH; Magna Harta by Bobbie25; lemons by me!)

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Posted: 23 June 2012 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Here’s a quick entry.


Used the light fixture fron R&R Time.


No postwork.  DS4.5 under Linux/Wine.


Kendall


Title: “It ain’t me… No, it ain’t me… I’m not Max Headroom, Nawhhh!”  (Creedence Clearwater Revival for those interested)

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Posted: 23 June 2012 08:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Yea!  More people playing!!!  Awesome.  Keep it up, folks.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thanks for starting us off bigh, Stezza, Skiriki and Kendall Sears. Very fun pictures.


Miss Bad Wolf and DaWaterRat, I fully expect to see pictures from you.


Here’s a tip from me: really make me laugh and you have a good shot at getting my vote. wink
Lots and lots of prizes to be had. Best of liuck everyone.
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Posted: 24 June 2012 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Increasingly bizarre product prerequisites first lead into confusion, then utter chaos: the elephant trumpeted in protest as it became hairy in ways nature had not intended, as colors from Silver Moon hair leapt to its body. Multiplane Cyclorama experienced an environmental cat-astrophe as the cats kept multiplying.


Only Michael was pleased about this turn of events, especially when the wind picked up and gave that delightful feeling of breeze.


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(Edit: decided to go with my second picture instead. No other postwork done but removal of couple of annoying seams and poke-thrus.)

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Posted: 24 June 2012 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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“...all right, now checkout…”


“...”


“...Where do I put in my coupon? It doesn’t say coupon anywhere! There’s no slot for coupon! Just gift card! Oh god, would you please stop fighting already, I’m working as fast as I can, but I can’t see a slot for coupon!”


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