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WELCOME TO THE 5TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND
Posted: 30 November 2013 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]
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WELCOME to the 5th annual “December Winter Wonderland” contest/challenge.

This years theme will once again be “Once upon a time, fantasy and fun” but with a twist. I want you to take characters in literature, film or stage, and tell a story about them that we don’t know.  And since it’s December, it must have something to do with winter or December in it. It can be real stories or not but it has to be fantasy type stories. You will be judged on how close you have followed the theme as much as how much you catch the judges eye with your render.
I will have my famous 1-hour mini snowman render contest. I am starting it on the 2nd and running through the 14th announcing the winner on the 15th. There will be a $5 GC to use at DAZ from me and something from music to the winner. I will post the rules to the mini in another post. If you are looking for a snowman here is a snowbaby link from RDNA.  http://www.runtimedna.com/newsletter/2012_11_24/index.html

THE RULES:
the standard contest rules will be upheld this month here is the link http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/286/  with a couple exceptions.
#1, I will allow 8 minimum for free items,
#6, I WILL allow all Morph++ free this months only
#11, I’m going to give a limit of 3 renders per person. Contest will end the usual time and day end of the month midnight as always.
ALL DAZ people will be considered a no count item so you can use ANY DAZ person for this months contest.


Winners will get the DAZ GS
1st is $15.00
2nd is $12.00
3rd is $8.00


Jaderail will also be giving his usual donation.

Music will also be donating his complete Santa Workshop

I am also looking for donations for entrants if anyone would like to donate this month

also, I’m looking for 3 judges as well.

I think that is about all so let’s have some fun. I have pies and snowballs to start the fun


here is the link to the gallery   http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/FreebieChallenge/dec2013/

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Posted: 30 November 2013 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Gallery Created

EDIT: http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/FreebieChallenge/dec2013/

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Any opinions expressed in this post are those of Kendall Sears and may, or may not, be more, or less, valid than any other opinion.

The contents of this post are intended for the DAZ forum only, do not re-post any portion to any other forum without his permission.

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Posted: 30 November 2013 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Kendal

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Posted: 01 December 2013 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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For those who have not seen it, here is my Santa’s Workshop. Complete with many movable static props, the door open and close including the garage doors for Santa’s sleigh, also included. The snow environment is also included. It is in Poser format for both Poser and Daz users. There are three .pp2 files…the workshop, the sleigh and the snow environment.

The three top winners will get this.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks music.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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To the winner of the mini contest…I will donate my Santa’s Store display with movable static props. A typical setting in many department stores. Having some fun here with it, I have the slobbering mad man Santa, which is NOT included. You must provide your own Santa…lol.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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jeeperz - 01 December 2013 08:11 AM

Thanks music.

You’re welcome dear.

SPLAT!

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Posted: 01 December 2013 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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to get things started…. I’ll post the 3 winners from last year

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Posted: 01 December 2013 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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well that didn’t come out in the right order… da winta queen was #1

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Posted: 01 December 2013 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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music2u4u - 01 December 2013 08:35 AM
jeeperz - 01 December 2013 08:11 AM

Thanks music.

You’re welcome dear.

SPLAT!

grin


OMG music… I just noticed the splat on my avatar. FUNNY…......... ROFLMAO

You crack me up…  It took me a while to get it, I spent all day in bed yesterday will a tummy ache.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hey…Hey! HEY!!!! Quit passin’ dat pich’a ‘round!! I done tolt ya dat it ain’t me!!! Jeeze….

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Posted: 01 December 2013 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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So who’s making the banner? Happy Happy December everybody!

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Posted: 01 December 2013 02:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Music usually does it, but I forgot to ask him.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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so before I start the 1-hour mini snowman render contest I just had to post this pix that I found, LMAO when I saw it

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Posted: 01 December 2013 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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WELCOME to the 1-hour snowman mini render challenge. for those of you that have never tried the 1-hour mini render, now is the time. The winner will get a $5 DAZ GC from me as well as the Santa Store Display from music2u4u. The render I posted was what gave me the idea for this challenge. I was able to do it in under an hour.
The rules are simple, there are no rules… well maybe a couple of them.
1. you must have a snowman in your render (it doesn’t have to be a free one and can be any gender)
2.  You must post before you start your render letting us know you are entering the challenge so that the DAZ clock will show what time you start, and you must post again before the hour is up with your render done. If you fail to get it done within the hour, then it doesn’t count. You can try again, but you have to make a completely different render.
3.  YOU MUST START OUT WITH A BLANK PROGRAM WHEN YOU BEGIN THE CHALLENGE, once you make your first post then you can go back and start adding your props and stuff. I have no way of knowing if you cheat or not so you are on your honor in this one. You can use any combination of paid or free items, all paid, all free, it doesn’t matter. You don’t need to list the items you used. Now I can hear you all saying, “there is no way I can get everything together and render it in under an hour”. Now here are some tips to help you achieve this in under an hour.
1. have your program up and running BEFORE you post the first time
2. make sure you know what you are doing and where all the files are so that you can get to them quickly
3. Set your rendering options to the lowest setting so you don’t forget. My system for one takes forever to render at high rez. You can go back later and render it again at the higher rez and re-post the render after the fact. The most important thing is to get it done in the 1 hour allotted time. This is the challenge. But fun for those up to the challenge….

Postwork is not allowed for the render if you have to go back to do the higher Rez. If you can do the render and NOT have to re render at higher Rez and you can do it in under an hour…. Go for it. Don’t know if that is possible but if it is, then please keep Postwork to a minimum since most barely have enough time to complete it in under an hour.

The mini will run through the 14th and I will announce the winner on Sunday the 15th.

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Posted: 02 December 2013 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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NAE - just something to show what can be done in five minutes with four sphere primitives (two white, two black). I’m sure you can do a better job than this. (Some proper textures, and maybe a bump map, would work wonders here. A cone primitive for a carrot-nose would also help…)

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