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Carrara Challenge #7: “Cards from an unusual deck” - THE WINNERS
Posted: 17 February 2014 02:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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WINNERS AND HMs

FIRST PLACE
entry #5
“Jacked from the Diamond Deck” by diomede 64

SECOND PLACE
entry #6
“Place your bets” by Varsel

THIRD PLACE
entry #3
“Tarot Revenge” by Stezza

Honourable Mentions

entry #1
“Heroclix Wars” by kashyyyk

entry #7
“Aces Down (The Final Joke)” by MicioDue


Congratulations to all participants and winners, and a final THANKS to our sponsors, DAZ3D and PhilW! grin


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The entry thread for Carrara Challenge #7 is now VOTING THREAD!

The voting will run until 11:00 PM GMT on Monday the 3rd March.
You can find the complete contest rules here.

Note: please, do not consider my entry in your votes (entry #7: “Aces Down (The Final Joke)”)
I think that my role here is to host this contest and to share techniques and knowledge, so I’ll let the last step to the other contestants. Great work everyone, and good luck! smile

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You can post your entries, along with all the required details, in this thread until 11:00 PM GMT on Monday the 24th February 2014. While Entry Thread is open, WIP thread will be open too.
After the deadline, this thread will change to Voting Thread and the voting will run until 11:00 PM GMT on Monday the 3rd March.

Please, post only your entries in this thread: comments and discussion are welcom in the WIP thread.

You can find the complete contest rules here.

Don’t forget the fabulous PRIZES!
- 1st Prize: DAZ 3D owned product up to $100, plus three items from PhilW Daz store
- 2nd Prize: DAZ 3D owned product up to $50, plus two items from PhilW Daz store
- 3rd Prize: DAZ 3D owned product up to $25, plus one item from PhilW Daz store
- Honourable Mentions: TWO entries chosen by PhilW will get an additional DAZ 3D owned product up to $10 and one item from PhilW Daz store

Thanks again for your generosity, DAZ 3D and PhilW!

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- PhilW: http://www.daz3d.com/philw

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- Dartanbeck: http://www.daz3d.com/dartanbeck

Good Luck to everybody. smile

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Posted: 17 February 2014 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Entry #: 1

Title: Heroclix Wars

Modifiers: Bend/Twist-On her energy blast, player mat,  Black Hole- On his energy blast, Bulge-On her energy blast, Explode On energy ball where the two beams collide.

Description:  Comic like figures battle each other based on stats on a trading card, in the young boy’s mind they come alive and fight it out!

Link to at least two WIP: 
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/539627/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/542728/

List of Carrara created stuff:  The bases to the figures, The player mat, The 2 energy beams, Shader for the white figure, energy beams shader, the mat texture was rendered in Carrara, the trading card, the image on the card was rendered in Carrara.

Content:  County Dinning Room, Classic deco coffee table,  All three figures are Genesis, one with boy, the female is v5 and the snowman figure is a mix of Freak and monster settings,  Carrara skin shader for the boy and female,  She has the Supersuit and Epic wings, the boy is wearing K4 basic wear with my texture.  The boy’s hair is Duke Hair, she has the Punk Hair. The snowman has on casual surf shorts with a black carrara shader.  The particles are from Carrara’s particle emiter- Zingers and Shockwave.  edit: forgot- the bases shaders are the olive shader for that plastic look, his I moved the green color more towards black.

Postwork: Tweaking and applying the Depth Z map to the final image.

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Posted: 17 February 2014 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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  a. name: JRM21 (Joe)
  b. Entry #2
  c. Title: “Never Trust A Dragon”
  d. Two Links to WIP:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/539563/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/546127/

  e. Rendered as PSD in Carrara. Converted to JPG in PhotoShop. No Postwork outside of format conversion.
  f.
Items created in Carrara: all cards. Coins on table. Suit markers on cards. Ray from woman’s hand.
Modifiers used: Bend/Twist on ray coming from hand. “Point At” on light above card. Point At on other spotlights.

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No third party plug-ins used.
Genesis with Bree texture (woman). Daz sub dragon (large character and cards). “Wizards Study” elements for table and background items. DimensionTheory “Luminance” series HDR for background lighting

  h. Additional comments: nothing I can think of. smile

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Posted: 17 February 2014 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Entry #3

Artist - Stezza

Title - Tarot Revenge

Items made - Card packet, Card, textures, card deck with use of replicators

Modifiers used - Bend & explode

DAZ Products - Genesis with clothing & hair from Carrara bundle, Ribbits, Ron’s Rips.

Other credits- EyeGore, Ragnarok Mask

Software used - Carrara 8.5, PSE11

WiP link - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/538742/

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Posted: 18 February 2014 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Entry #4

Name - PhilW
Title - “Stacking the Deck”
WIP Links - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/36508/P60/#544802
Postwork?  - minor postwork mainly for levels.
Items created and modifiers used - I created the hair and the playing cards, the piles of cards were done with Carrara’s bullet physics.  The modifiers used were bend on the cards and Explode on the background effect, which is a large version of the playing card with the Explode modifier.
Other credits - V4, MRL Raven character by Mihrelle, Wonderland Queen of Hearts dress by Bobbie25/DAZ.
Additional comments - I wanted to put in an entry to support this challenge, but I feel that others have been more creative and put more effort into creating new objects and characters for their images, and that should be taken into account in your voting.

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Posted: 18 February 2014 08:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Entry: # 5

Artist: Diomede64

Title: “Jacked from the Diamond Deck”  (Thanks to Kashyyk for the title idea)

Description: The Clubs raided the galleon of the Diamonds, did battle on the deck, while Jack kidnapped the Queen of Diamonds and is making his escape.

Required at least 2 Modifiers
- Rope, made by applying twist to grouped cylinders, then apply bend to group to shape the rope
- Explode, applied to a balloon and to one of the clubs’ air ships
- Bulge and twist applied to primitives to make the pedestals for the railings on the deck of the galleon.

Required at least 2 items made in Carrara
- Everything, but for at least 2, the galleon is a vertex model
- The card people are vertex models

Required at least 2 WIP links
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/36508/P15/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/36508/P45

No postwork, no plugins

Credits
- Everything was made in Carrara 8.5 Pro. 

Other notes
- Many of the shaders were made by rendering out an image, then applying it back as a tiled texture map.  For example, the faces of the cards, the suit images on the sails, and the wood grains were made that way.  The smoke was made by creating a bulbous shape with metaballs, then replicating crumpled grids and spheres to its surface.  The alpha maps for the replicated grids and spheres were made by rendering volumetric clouds that had been made less dense and less opaque.

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Posted: 20 February 2014 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Artist : Varsel

Entry no : 6

Title : Place your bets

WIP’s :  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/539896/
          http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/548286/
          http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/549209/

Everything is created in the Vertex modeler. (exept the little crown on the flagpole, thats Hex)
For the flags I used the Wave and the Linear Wave modifiers.

Every body part of the Card Soldier is a separate object, then parented together, and using a Ball Joint Constraint, with limits and lock.

They are then replicated onto the terrain, using surface replicator, 5000 of them.

The shaders on the Card Soldiers uses Anything Goos from http://www.digitalcarversguild.com

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Posted: 22 February 2014 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Artist name: MicioDue

Entry: #7

Entry title: Aces Down (The Final Joke)

WIPs:
  - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/543813/
  - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/545236/
  - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/548253/
  - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/549488/
  - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/551241/

Postwork: no postwork

Items and modifiers: (see WIPs for details)
  - all objects are made in Carrara: the four French playing cards suites (modified primitives), the cards soft as drapes (modified vertex object), the “A"s (text objects), the columns (modified primitive objects), the many Carrara plants, the architectural structure and the surroundings as vertex objects, the Joker as textured plane primitive.
  - many modifiers applied to different objects: Punch, Taper, Linear Wave, Warp, Soft Body

External content used:
- scan of a real Joker card, edited with Corel PhotoPaint and used for texturing;
- Above The Clouds HDRI from DimensionTheory’s Atmosperic Cluds HDRI Pack 1

Additional comments:
The cards are 2D objects, what could happen if they suddenly become 3-dimensional? The aces didn’t know, earlier… the Joker probably knew, he’s still 2-dimensional, he’s observing and he’s laughing. grin

Please, do not consider this entry in your votes.
I think that my role here is to host this contest and to share techniques and knowledge, so I’ll let the last step to the other contestants. Great work everyone, and good luck! smile

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Posted: 25 February 2014 01:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Folks, please remember you can post here and choose you favourite entries until 11:00 PM GMT on Monday the 3rd March. grin

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Posted: 25 February 2014 04:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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It’s a tough call (again!) as I like all of them and there is some terrific and creative ideas gone into them.  But if forced to pick three, in no particular order, I am voting for #3, #6 and #7.

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Posted: 25 February 2014 06:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’m voting
3 - Looks great coming out of the card like that.
5- everything is made is Carrara, I find that hard to do.
6- 5000 card soldiers are just cool!

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Posted: 25 February 2014 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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7 entries… it is not so much, and it is the proof that it was a very difficult subject.
I had begun something for this challenge, but I was occupied too much by my usual work but I vote all the same:

1- Entry: #7
  Artist name: MicioDue
  Title: Aces Down (The Final Joke)

2- Entry No: 6
  Artist: Varsel
  Title: Place your bets

3- Entry: # 5
  Artist: Diomede64
  Title: “Jacked from the Diamond Deck”

And a mention for: Kashyyyk
                    Entry #: 1
                    Title: Heroclix Wars

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Posted: 26 February 2014 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Oh man, it seems like it is even harder to choose when there are not as many entries, if that is possible.  In no particular order, my votes are

#1, #3, #6

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Posted: 26 February 2014 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The votes from me..

Entry #: 1   Title: Heroclix Wars

Entry: # 5   Title: “Jacked from the Diamond Deck”

Entry: #7   Title: Aces Down (The Final Joke)

There weren’t to many to chose from this time. Are we getting tired of the these contests.. ?

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Posted: 01 March 2014 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Not many entries but a lot of good ideas and good techniques, as all of you have shown in the WIP thread! smile
In no particular order:
#1 “Heroclix Wars” (kashyyyk)
#3 “Tarot Revenge” (Stezza)
#5 “Jacked from the Diamond Deck” (Diomede64)

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Posted: 01 March 2014 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Varsel - 26 February 2014 04:02 PM

The votes from me..

Entry #: 1   Title: Heroclix Wars

Entry: # 5   Title: “Jacked from the Diamond Deck”

Entry: #7   Title: Aces Down (The Final Joke)

There weren’t to many to chose from this time. Are we getting tired of the these contests.. ?

I’m not. I just had a lot on my plate this time ‘round. I hope to be able to do something in the next one.

My votes in entry order are:
#1
#2 (Some spline modeler love!)
#5

Good luck to everybody!

 

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