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Posted: 04 December 2013 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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RRRR Story render contest.

This time I’ve decided, thanks to great input and ideas from barbult, to make the RRRR a little different. New players, read the rules, old players, do the same, as this is not only a little different, but very different from the past RRRR contests.

Rules of RRRR Story render contest

Who can play?

Anyone can play!

How do you prepare yourself for play?

The rules are very simple, but first you need to have all your items in some kind of order in a text file, dumped from the itemized history into a text file or a spread sheet. Remove things like software, gift certs, and special plugins from the list.
Then you use a randomizer to randomly pick items from your list (your Runtime/My Library)  for your start pull . You can use items from any store.

Randomizer that works well:
Random Org

Randomizer where you get all numbers in one draw: random

There are some situations where you allowed to redraw, these are:


- You picked something that doesn’t work, broken thing, only works in a version / software not used etc etc.


- You picked a software or add-on to a software or anything you should have filtered out from the list.



Bundles
If you pull a bundle, use two three complete items from it, or more if you like, but you do not need to use all, but only picking a hairpin from V4 Complete Bundle is “too little”. Clarification: A bundle still counts as only one pulled item.

Lucky bastards
As this is a new concept, lucky bastards are extra lucky as there will be no penalty for them this time.

How this round is played
You pull eight items, yes, you heard me, eight items. But the usage of these items are a little special, as you are now supposed to create a story with three images and a story to go with them. You have to use every pulled item at least once, in any of the three images, and you have to use at least two pulled items in any single image. I say it again, Every items has to be used, no less than two items in any of the three images.

Contest duration!

It stats now, and will go on until Sunday January 12, 2014 at 23:59:59 DAZ time.

Limitations
Yes, there are limits, you can only enter four stories (I thought of Luci and Ken, I didnt want to make them feel restless after new year).

All renders and stories must be TOS compliant.

This months sponsors so far:
Totte with an item for each of the winners plus $10 in DAZ GC to the prize pot.
Novica is sponsoring with $18 in DAZ GC.
Jaderail is sponsoring with $20 in DAZ GC.
Ken OBanion is sponsoring with $50 in DAZ GC.
Jack Tomalin has offered an item from his store as a prize, excluding new items.

Any sponsors are welcome to add to the prize pool, just PM me.

Post story entries here: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/33478/

Happy storytelling!

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Posted: 04 December 2013 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Story pull #1

#143 Desert Soldier Poses
#352 Lisa’s Botanicals - Hibiscus
#934 Automatic Teller Machine
#2012 Hongyu’s CowGirl 3 for V4/Elite (Rendo)
#2324 Light The Way
#2940 Pred Pack - Olive Trees
#3522 StarMan
#3844 The Wrangler

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Posted: 04 December 2013 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Totte - 04 December 2013 01:58 PM

How this round is played
You pull eight items, yes, you heard me, eight items. But the usage of these items are a little special, as you are now supposed to create a story with three images and a story to go with them. You have to use every pulled item at least once, in any of the three images, and you have to use at least two pulled items in any single image. I say it again, Every items has to be used, no less than two items in any of the three images.

Wow, that’s a bit fiendish! I just hope I can give this enough time this month to get through at least 3 renders! But first I’ll need to completely rebuild my list as I bought so much new stuff ( red face ) in the PA and PC and Black November sales and haven’t even been able to download them all yet (small monthly data allowance) But I’m looking forward to this, really I am. Thanks, Totte, for being willing to go through all the effort and admin yet again - this is my favourite contest on the site I think smile
PS: You’ve got a bit of confusing text in the instructions in Post #1 - the “How do you prepare…” still talks about 5 entries and 1 carry-forward item being used.

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Posted: 04 December 2013 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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LL, Totte, thanks for not wanting to make Ken and I “feel restless after new year.” I see you have a really nice pull. So do I, with five sets! Agggghhhh! ( I guess the Gods of Random are collecting - a pulled very few sets for the summer marathon.)

Dream Home - Eclectic Master Bathroom Decor
FaceWeight For Genesis
Hither and Thither
Redhouse Christmas Carol
Slacking for Casual Jeans and T-Shirt
Victoria 3.0 Head Morph Pack
West Park Ward
Willow Spring

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Posted: 04 December 2013 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Totte, I’ll help sponsor again but I need to know how many prize winners there are going to be so I can donate an amount that works out. Is it going to be 3 for funniest, 3 for best render/ best story?

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Posted: 05 December 2013 12:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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MelanieL - 04 December 2013 06:34 PM
Totte - 04 December 2013 01:58 PM

How this round is played
You pull eight items, yes, you heard me, eight items. But the usage of these items are a little special, as you are now supposed to create a story with three images and a story to go with them. You have to use every pulled item at least once, in any of the three images, and you have to use at least two pulled items in any single image. I say it again, Every items has to be used, no less than two items in any of the three images.

Wow, that’s a bit fiendish! I just hope I can give this enough time this month to get through at least 3 renders! But first I’ll need to completely rebuild my list as I bought so much new stuff ( red face ) in the PA and PC and Black November sales and haven’t even been able to download them all yet (small monthly data allowance) But I’m looking forward to this, really I am. Thanks, Totte, for being willing to go through all the effort and admin yet again - this is my favourite contest on the site I think smile
PS: You’ve got a bit of confusing text in the instructions in Post #1 - the “How do you prepare…” still talks about 5 entries and 1 carry-forward item being used.

Thanks for pointing that out wink I’m always too busy when posting and I snatched some of the text from the other posts and thought I had edited way everything not fitting.

And thanks for thinking RRRR is great, I really think it’s a contest where creativity is nursed, not only artistic skills, but the full suite of creativity as you need to use what the gods of random toss at you, and the solutions found here are so clever.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Luci45 - 04 December 2013 06:41 PM

LL, Totte, thanks for not wanting to make Ken and I “feel restless after new year.” I see you have a really nice pull. So do I, with five sets! Agggghhhh! ( I guess the Gods of Random are collecting - a pulled very few sets for the summer marathon.)

Dream Home - Eclectic Master Bathroom Decor
FaceWeight For Genesis
Hither and Thither
Redhouse Christmas Carol
Slacking for Casual Jeans and T-Shirt
Victoria 3.0 Head Morph Pack
West Park Ward
Willow Spring

This will be fun to watch! Did you see I pulled my mostly pulled item again, “The Wrangler”, I think its been pulled 7 times in my pulls over the years.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 02:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Goodness, I have generations 4, 5,  and Gen 2. 

317: At Home Poses For M5 & V5
429: Bistro Miami
1444: Fern Lea Cottage
1986: Jet Bike Add On Textures (Will use Jet Bike, obviously)
2172: Lily for V4/A4
3812: Summer Trees By Merlin
3943: The Bookcase Collection
4398: Victoria Maid for Genesis 2 Females

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Posted: 05 December 2013 04:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Well well well, the RRRR not only fell right into my style of rendering. Story telling I really enjoy. But my pull’s told me the story as I wrote them down. The list of pulls…

#196 Casual Jeans and T-Shirt for Genesis Female
#819 Lisa’s Botanicals - Signs of Spring
#654 Greatswords
#230 City Ruins : Vehicles
#1631 Victoria 6 HD
#589 Garden Escape Bridge
#280 Country Intrigue Poses DS
#772 Last Gladiator for M4 and F4

That Speaks to me, to you soon also I believe.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 04:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yeah, it looks like you get some different generations too!

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Posted: 05 December 2013 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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OK, I’m going to dip my toe in the waters of RRR this month. I enjoyed looking through last month’s renders and voting, so thought I’d give it a go myself. smile

Here’s my pick:
#126 One Thousand and Two Nights
#99 Cotton Candy for the Carousel (this actually came up in 2 picks so I redrew the second time)
#122 The Conservatory
#45 Pyrit Hair (Genesis 1)
#284 Mitsu Hair for Aiko 3
#110 The Shelter
#137 Deco Bed 1
#196 Pred Pack Poppies

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Posted: 05 December 2013 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Welcome Jindi- so glad you decided to try it!  smile

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Posted: 05 December 2013 05:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Novica - 05 December 2013 04:58 AM

Welcome Jindi- so glad you decided to try it!  smile

Same here, glad you join in!

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Posted: 05 December 2013 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thanks Novica and Totte. My pick is not yet speaking to me… but believe me I’m listening if it decides to! wink

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Posted: 05 December 2013 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I love the idea of RRRR Contests, the storytelling part only makes it more fun, so I am determined to make time for at least one entry. ^^ I really enjoyed looking at the entries from the last two contests. Hopefully I too will be able to come up with something for this one.

My pull #1:

Rubble 3: Modern Ruins DS
Miss Kitty’s DS
Nyssa
Family Car 1950 Poses
Fashion V4
Songbird ReMix: Shorebirds Volume III
Accent Tables
Songbird ReMix

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Posted: 05 December 2013 08:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Welcome Tarina, I’m glad you decided to join us!

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