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September 2013 NEW USER Contest
Posted: 03 September 2013 02:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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September 2013 NEW USER Contest

Sponsored by DAZ3D

Welcome to the monthly NEW Users render contest. Please only Post Final Renders in this Thread. All other posts will be moved to the WIP Thread found HERE.
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MOOD LIGHTING, Capture the viewers eye with just the lighting in the image.

This months THEME is open ended. Any render you wish to make is OKAY for this contest, the STAR of this month's contest will be the lighting you use and how well the lighting is used to set the mood in the render. What? you say, here this is what we mean.

Sci-Fi renders- You love to do science fiction, do it. A hologram that lights the render will be awesome or other sc-fi stuff.
Fantasy renders- Is that dragon and wizard having a full on fight? The fire and magic tossed around would look so cool.
Horror renders- Creepy up lit creeps? Spooky just enough light to see the evil coming? That has our attention too.
Everyday renders- City scene in mid afternoon? See those great shadows and fill light to soften the dark places, that's great.
Love Scene renders- candle lit dinner for two? Man, I need to do one of those, I love low lighting and great expressions.
Other renders- yes anything you can dream up as long as the lighting is used to MAKE the render speak to the viewer.

For help this month we offer a Quick link to all the old WIP threads from the past. Here is the Master List, you will find help on lighting, posing and other useful render tips in many of the older contests. They are one of the best places for new users to start if you ask me. Not that you did...

The WIP Thread for this Month can be found HERE.

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread: New User Contest Rules

Contest Close Date September 30, 2013
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For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, because this contest is designed for the beginner to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a special voucher as well so whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!
[ Edited: 05 October 2013 07:30 AM by Jaderail ]
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Posted: 04 September 2013 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Jaderail - 03 September 2013 02:01 AM
September 2013 NEW USER Contest


MOOD LIGHTING, Capture the viewers eye with just the lighting in the image.

This months THEME is open ended. Any render you wish to make is OKAY for this contest, the STAR of this month's contest will be the lighting you use and how well the lighting is used to set the mood in the render. What? you say, here this is what we mean.


Lighting is a hard one to determine since pictures tend to look much different on the screen. Personally, I think light is always the star of our renders but that walks side by side with materials. I call this one Roxanne.
[ Edited: 11 September 2013 06:50 PM by snowpheonix ]
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Posted: 11 September 2013 04:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi all!

Technically I'm not a 'new' user - I've bought from the DAZ shop for a number of years, always with the best intentions of making art, but never having any time or patience. It's only in the last 3 months I have more than dabbled with DAZ, and tried to understand the most important thing of all - lighting.

This piece is called "Is it Safe Yet?" (and yes, I spelt Boudoir incorrectly)

Software used? All DAZ models and lighting, except the lens flare and foreground dust, both of which I composited in After Effects. I also used After Effects to give it an overall colour (I'm from Australia) grade.

Hope you like!

Regards
Richard

PS - Man, 800*600 is way too small - Mods, can I get away with posting a slightly larger image like the one above?
[ Edited: 11 September 2013 06:05 AM by T70MkIII ]
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Posted: 11 September 2013 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Personally, I love angels. So if we can make them come to life for other people, I think that inspires them in some way. To me, they should be almost glowing. This render was made purely with DAZ3d.
[ Edited: 11 September 2013 06:33 PM by snowpheonix ]
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Posted: 11 September 2013 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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REMINDER to ALL the Rules must be followed for your render to count in the Contest. 800x800 or 600x800 or 800x600 is the maximum size allowed for the contest. All renders not following the rules will not be considered in the voting.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY to this in this Thread. THIS thread is for FINISHED Renders ONLY.
[ Edited: 11 September 2013 06:48 PM by Jaderail ]
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Posted: 13 September 2013 12:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi @ all smile

I am looking forward to take part in the contest.

here is my image:

It was create with DAZ Studio 4.6. The light was create with a UberE2 and a sun (distant light) plus 2 spotlights for better god ray effect between the ruins. for the special effects i have use the "Atmospheric Effects Cameras" from Age of Armor.

these two lovers was looking for a secret spot for her date. so they came to these ruins on top of the hill. the image has the name "Love"
(I know, i know I'm not good pick in the title ^^' )

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Posted: 13 September 2013 06:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hello everyone,
Title: Too late...She is a drone.
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[ Edited: 13 September 2013 09:45 AM by bazaargig ]
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Posted: 13 September 2013 06:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Here is my entry I'm calling Never Gone created in Daz Studio 4.6 using 3 spotlights and the pwGhost shader.
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Posted: 13 September 2013 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Here is my entry.

Title: A quiet evening

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Posted: 13 September 2013 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hi everybody,
Here is my entry.
Title : Too late
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Posted: 13 September 2013 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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andrea and the cell
sci-fi/fantasy
photo-realistic (DV frame)
(1331x786px original)
figures:
1. sub-dragon = "GonDra"
GonDra uses hi-res sub-dragon model, materials/morphs for its body, skin, eyes and claws.
2. Genesis (man) = "Dr. Naea"
Dr. Naea uses hi-res model, V-to-M v.3 materials/morphs for the figure, and body, Genesis hair,
sash, and pants.
3. Genesis (woman) = "andrea"
andrea is created from Genesis hi-res body, hair, skin, eyes, with their materials/morphs.
lights:
1. dark red hi-res ambient sphere
24 DAZ dark red ambient spotlights in the sphere. All thr corners of the frame space are filled.
2. light grey/white hi-res softbox (with shadows)
The softbox has 48 DAZ spotlights arranged in a large transparent illumination box. Placed in
the center of the scene, and moved slightly to the left and above the head of the Dr. figure, many light
rays and shadows are raytraced and sent out all over the scene.
total lights: 72
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Posted: 15 September 2013 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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"Hide and Seek"
They say the Toxic Zones aren't really devoid of life, but that life there is twisted, and hungry...



Done in DazStudio 4.6, no post work.
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Posted: 15 September 2013 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I call this "She Comes With The Night."

Rendered in 3Delight using Daz3D 4.6
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Posted: 16 September 2013 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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"The Disciple"

Rendered in DazStudio 4.6, minor postwork (smoke effect) added in Photoshop.
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Posted: 18 September 2013 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Title: Exploring the Cave

DS 4.6 Pro, no postwork
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Posted: 21 September 2013 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Shot though a west park high window, with the moon shining though another.

Two survivors in a Zombie Apocalypse.
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