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Posted: 27 July 2012 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Just a reminder that today is July 27th and contest entries must be submitted by midnight (CST) on July 31.


Love what I’m seeing so far.  Carry on!

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Posted: 27 July 2012 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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I just went through my order history and this is what I got:  (total items 878, 50 per page- 18 pages)
#1 Artemis X by ElorOnceDark
#2 TRX1080 Armor for the Brute Mighty_Mestophales and midnight_stories
#3 Leatherize by Marieah
#4 B-day 4-24-65, so page 4 I chose Dark Places Sewer 2k9 Stonemason
#5 Zubarra (of course) from DinoRaul

I’ll have to see if I can do this over the weekend, should be fun!

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Posted: 29 July 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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My second image - as before, the draw was:

Page 1 - 3rd from bottom = Aged for V4/M4 (by DAZ 3D)
Dot-Dot - 7th from top = Gabriel Hair (by AprilYSH)
Middle page (23) middle item = Lisa’s Botanicals - Wisteria (by Lisa Buckalew)
Last page, last item = Young Teens Morph Pack (by DAZ 3D)
Birthdays numbers “19” - page 19 item = Gorgon Hallway (by Redhouse Studios)

Lesson Over

As the afternoon wears on, Brother Michael watches as the final few children leave class for the day.

Created and rendered in DAZ Studio 4 Pro
Also used:
Michael 4 figure (to use Aged for M4)
Millennium Kids - Young Teens Luke and Laura figures (to use YT Morph Pack)
Woodelves for Luke and Laura (by Luthbel) - clothes for the children
Angelic Dynamic Robe for M4 (by Khory and Optitex) - clothes for M4
1 Click M4 Brows (by Marieah)
Fabricator, Silkessence, MachPack and Ye Olde Clothe Shaders (by Marieah and Teresa Tyllo) - used on all the clothing
Bridge of Pontus (by Redhouse Studios) - balustrades in the background
Skies of Reality (by Dimension Theory) - skydome in the background

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Posted: 29 July 2012 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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A great idea for those continually short on creativity - thank you KaribousBoutique!!

UPD 02.08.2012: larger version here @ dA http://mustakettu85.deviantart.com/art/Turning-tables-318537126


My scavenged items:


1. Accent Tables
2. GRaver (for M4’s Dark Thorn, also comes with a character morph)
3. Michael’s Changing Fantasy Suit Textures-Drow Defender (for M2, so it means two characters in the scene)
4. Yukimi (Stone Lantern)
5. High Fantasy: Scenes & Props Bundle (off page 18, my birthday) - choosing the bridge scene with the tree

So I loaded those tables, took a long hard look at them, out of sheer boredom tried putting them on top of one another… And then the Mad God apparently possessed me =)


Disclaimer: there is no actual Drows in the picture, and no Dunmeri, even. Just a generic Dark Elf of no particular franchise.


The story is as follows:


There was a woman who once fell in love with a Dark Elf and bore a son. The boy’s childhood wasn’t particularly happy since no one in the village, his mother included, was particularly happy to see a Dark Elf bastard around, and he grew up rather neglected. As soon as a temple of a god of mercy would accept him, he got sent away. He’s now doing all sorts of menial jobs for the temple, like transporting magical holy relics here and there and back again. Not a bad job by all means - he’s been given fancy clothing, and the deadlines aren’t tight, so there’s plenty of time to just gawk around at the countryside, - and this is what he does a lot because after a while, this job tends to be boring… Why can’t those relics with all theirs magics just float to wherever they are wanted, by themselves? All those stories about unscrupulous adventurers who would do anything to get their hands on one must be total rubbish.


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- M4++ & M2
- Astro character for M2 by 3Dream (rendo) - with a diffuse tint to make him a Dark Elf
- M4 Standard Res textures
- Short Hair by Adam Thwaites (most-digital-creations)
- Magic Carpet by Adam Thwaites (most-digital-creations freebie)
- IN River Cottage by winnston1984 (rendo) - for the river and the skydome, the skydome texture also used for IBL with UE
- 4Eyes Yet More Ground by ColonelPanic (rendo freebie) //forgot this at first, it’s underwater =)//
- UberSurface2 shader by omnifreaker
- Sha’s Shader presets (freebie) for the texture used in the tree bark material (not that you can see it well)



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- DS3A: 3Delight engine
- Lighting: UE2 (AO + directional shadows) + shader mixer distant light with a DSM, 160 shadow samples
- Paint.NET for noise map generation and other texture altering
- IrfanView to resize+sharpen the render to the forum limit of 800 px and to convert it to JPG

 

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Posted: 30 July 2012 02:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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My second image from this pull!

Totte - 16 July 2012 02:38 PM

I’m in!
I got:
#1 Achilles Hair for Michael 3
#2 Greeble City Blocks 2
#3 M3 Fantasy Collar Set
#4 Zoey for Victoria 5
#5 Jepes Double Feature Clive and Dax

Additional items used:
V5
Causal Afternoon for Genesis
Sickleyield classics - Shoes
Shader - Fabricator
Cheyenne Poses
Genesis
Zac Hair
On The Farm
Neighbour’s Yard
Sky Backdrop from GCTextures
Lights: FW Serene Scene

Not now! Can’t you see I’m doing my Pilates!

 

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Posted: 31 July 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Just a reminder that contest entries must be submitted by midnight (CST) TODAY, July 31.

I’m excited to see the contest entries—but I’m not looking forward to judging them, lol!  :D

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Posted: 31 July 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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Aw man!! I got side-tracked with another project and totally forgot about this. Crud!
Well, good luck everyone.

edit to add: This is what I was working on if anyone is interested (total render time 12 hours.)
http://flashback37.deviantart.com/#/d59c5iz

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Posted: 31 July 2012 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 17 July 2012 02:12 PM

1. Ashley for M5
2. The Forest Whispers
3. Lisa’s Botanicals Palm Trees
4. Woodland Warriors
5. M5 Pro Bundle

When you consider that Ashley has an elf ear morph, I feel like I must have won some kind of random number lottery.


While most elven cultures are renowned for their formidable archers, the human tribesmen of the Ulu Jungle insist that their elven neighbors’ spearwomen are more to be feared. It is unknown whether this is due to the prowess of the spearwomen, or for some other reason…


Used Ashley’s textures and morphs on both figures. The female is mostly V5 and Tamesis, though. From the Michael 5 Pro Bundle, I used Michael 5, Pure Hair Sleek, and Pure Hair Classic. I was going to add more to the scene, but ran out of time. Also features: Multiplane Cyclorama, Heart of the Forest, V5 Fantasy Poses, Spears of Destiny.

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Posted: 31 July 2012 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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I only saw this TODAY (7/31), so I’m glad I could squeeze it in. This is the first contest I’ve entered in almost 3 years.
Here are my scavenger items:
Total Items = 1768
Total Pages (50 per page) = 36
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                  Pg 1, 3rd up = Abraxus by Danie & Marforno
            2 clicks, 7th down = LaSombra Hair by 3D Universe
Middle Item (# 26 on Pg 18) = Luminous Foxy by Raiya
      Last Item on Last Page = Zubarra by DinoRaul
        Birthday Item (Pg 31) = The Freak 4 Pro Bundle - I used the Freak 4 by Sarsa & Skywolfe and the Brock Character for Freak 4 by Morris from the bundle.

Additional item(s)
Foxy Hair by Valea - kind of necessitated by drawing Luminous Foxy, which could only BE used with Foxy Hair.
Technically, Michael 4 by DAZ, since I needed that to load the Freak 4.

Our Barbarian has been hammered in the head once too often (note the glassy, slightly crossed eyes), as he’s slapped a wig on his pet and named it his concubine.
NO postwork, rendered in DAZ Studio 3 Advanced 64 bit

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Posted: 31 July 2012 11:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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flashback - 31 July 2012 05:56 PM

Aw man!! I got side-tracked with another project and totally forgot about this. Crud!
Well, good luck everyone.

edit to add: This is what I was working on if anyone is interested (total render time 12 hours.)
http://flashback37.deviantart.com/#/d59c5iz

WOW.  That’s a good reason to miss a deadline.  Shows that every minute of the 12 hour render was worth it! I’ll have to check out more of your gallery there.  I’ve got all my stuff on dA, too, so feel free to check it out. smile

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Posted: 31 July 2012 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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Okay, folks!  Deadline has passed.  If anyone hasn’t squeaked in yet, I’ll do my final entry screening tomorrow at about 8:30 CST. I’m swamped tomorrow and Thursday, but I expect to have the winner (and perhaps honorable mentions) posted on Friday, barring any more sick children, flooded basements, koolaid explosions in the kitchens, or emergency babysitting issues.  (It’s been one of THOSE weeks…)


You’ve made my job very hard!  The creativity and unique ideas shown sometimes made me laugh, other times made me think, and always made me interested.  My only complaint (not with any of you!) is that the new forums don’t allow for clicking on the small view to see the fullsized picture.  The details in every one of these entries intrigued me.  If anyone would like to post a link to a full-view posted elsewhere (deviantArt, Rendo or RDNA galleries, personal web page or photo hosting) edit your entries and add a link before Friday.  Image resolution will NOT affect the outcome of the results.  I’d just like to see everything you worked for!


Thanks, all, for participating.  I may do this again when the forums are fixed and new replies put the thread back on top of the heap.  LOL

-Kari

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Posted: 02 August 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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Thank you, and I added the link to the original size @ my dA gallery

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Posted: 04 August 2012 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…


WINNERS!


Judging this was much harder than I thought it would be!!  Every entry was creative.  As a result, I’ve decided to give everyone who submitted an entry ALL the items from my renderosity and Former Content Paradise store.  (Which, sadly, isn’t much!) This includes two M4 characters, a set of steampunk jewelry for V4 and textures for 3D-Age’s Leisure (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/leisure/78504) and Hongyu’s SG-3 Tshirt (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/hongyus-sg3-t-shirt/79081)  The textures obviously aren’t useful if you don’t own the product.  But they’re yours if you want them.


So, that said, in FIRST PLACE, and winner of a $25 DAZ gift certificate and any one product (excluding bundles) from Firstbastion’s storefront here at DAZ…

Mustakettu85! 

http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=11289_XY0bSPhDJxWOkVgIu41L&board_id=1
Scavenged items:
1. Accent Tables
2. GRaver (for M4’s Dark Thorn, also comes with a character morph)
3. Michael’s Changing Fantasy Suit Textures-Drow Defender (for M2, so it means two characters in the scene)
4. Yukimi (Stone Lantern)
5. High Fantasy: Scenes & Props Bundle (off page 18, my birthday) - choosing the bridge scene with the tree


I loved the dynamic, action-packed mood in the scene— and the use of those end tables was ingenious!  Great story, clever idea, and perfectly executed.  I’m not going to lie, I giggle every time I look at this closely!


And, because there were so many great entries, I’ve decided to throw two honorable mentions out there.  These contestants will receive a $5 DAZ gift certificate from me.


Honorable Mentions:

Totte
http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=11304_8cWg4ejFXMEKbuNITMUX&board_id=1
#1 Achilles Hair for Michael 3
#2 Greeble City Blocks 2
#3 M3 Fantasy Collar Set
#4 Zoey for Victoria 5
#5 Jepes Double Feature Clive and Dax


Not only was this technically lovely, the image really makes you do a double take when you see it!  When I finally figured out where the Greeble City Blocks were, I laughed at the clever use of this item.  Very creative!


Skiriki
http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=10861_li7LqI1JZtUy3JsNkTX6&board_id=1
1. Aiden for M5
2. Full & Feathered Hair for Genesis
3. GIS for Genesis Male
4. Wyvern 2.0
5. Genesis Creature Creator Bundle


It was the story that really pulled me into this one!  As someone who lives in the midwest and is currently in the heart of has-been music festival season, the image and the idea behind it completely tickled me!  Great job!


All prizes may be claimed by PMing me.  
(Mustakettu85, you will also need to PM Firstbastion.)

Thank you, one and all, for showing your creativity and having a little fun with the *cough* “improved” itemized order history!

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Posted: 04 August 2012 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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Congratulations to Mustakettu85, Totte and Skiriki.

And thanks to KaribousBoutique for running the contest.

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Posted: 04 August 2012 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Well done Mustakettu85, Totte and Skiriki. Well deserved also, very good work from you all. I also think all the renders were fun and great ideas.

I second the Thank You too KaribousBoutique for holding the contest. I enjoyed it. I wish my health would have let me do another render.

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