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BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE     ►►►Early Summer Edition◄◄◄      Theme is   ­▄▀▄▀▄ STREAMS ▄▀▄▀▄
Posted: 11 May 2014 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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                          Ninth DAZ 3D Bryce rendering Challenge
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                                              NOW SPONSORED BY DAZ 3D

                                    Theme for this month is “Streams”
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C-ram actually gave me the theme as “Tropical Stream” but I felt that may be too limiting for a contest of this sort, so have changed it to just be simply “Streams” which gives much more leeway in subject matter, which we prefer for this challenge.. Feel free to use imports and postwork is allowed but not so that it dominates your image. OK, Bryce away!

This thread is the WIP thread, so you can post here to show us how things are coming along before the render is transferred to the actual Contest thread for judging. You don’t have to do that. I collect up all the finished ones and make the thread, with each render given a number and title, but no artist name shown.


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  All renders must be new renders.

  You can enter up to 3 renders.

  You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS

  Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.

  Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.

  Rules may be changed for subsequent Challenges, depending on the theme and the person who has selected it.

  The winner of the Challenge will get the chance to name the theme for the next contest.

  This will then continue with subsequent winners choosing the theme for the next contest, which will enable a new contest to start with the minimum of delay between contests.

  Whoever nominates the subject for the Challenge can modify the rules to suit that challenge.

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                                          Challenge ends on 30th June :-  Midnight DAZ 3D time. 

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DAZ 3D Sponsorship, in the form of Store credit

                    Ist Place $30
                    2nd Place $20
                    3rd place $15

In addition DAZ 3D Store Credit will be given to the people whose renders are selected as the Honourable mentions,
$10 for each of 3 honorable mentions

We will also be offering a special prize for the render judged the best from a Bryce New User.  Jaderail has offered $20 and DAZ 3D will add $10.

Judged by members of the DAZ 3D CV team and guest judges.

By entering this contest, you agree to allow DAZ3D to use any artwork you submit in any promotional materials they may choose.

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Posted: 11 May 2014 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Agree with you chohole, the theme I’ve suggest is too limitative. So the new challenge is starting!! Good luck to everyone and I’m waiting to see some new and great renders. Count on me too, I’m still working on right now.

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Posted: 11 May 2014 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you C-ram and Chohole… for this challenge…
Hmmm… How to approach this theme…. The concept is the biggest challenge…  There are so many ways to look at it.  Fun!
Steve

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Posted: 11 May 2014 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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A good idea - should be interesting!

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Posted: 11 May 2014 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This one sounds like fun but maybe a real challenge for me. I’m still trying to learn things but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

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Posted: 12 May 2014 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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fictionalromance - 11 May 2014 02:40 PM

This one sounds like fun but maybe a real challenge for me. I’m still trying to learn things but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

Go for it!!!  That’s how you learn.  cool smirk

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Posted: 13 May 2014 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Maybe this time the old gray matter can come up with something better suited to the theme.

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Posted: 13 May 2014 03:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I like it when people use lateral thinking about the themes

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Posted: 14 May 2014 12:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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But if I use too much lateral thinking, I usually end up falling off my chair.wink

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Posted: 14 May 2014 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Just make sure it is not stream side, else you may get washed away. cool smirk

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Posted: 14 May 2014 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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what an interesting topic. I look forward to your ideas grin

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Posted: 14 May 2014 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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So I’ve now completed the base scene which I hope I can develop with some vegetation and stuff… Though even this part was taking over 4 hours to render so adding trees and plants is going to be a long job. smile

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Posted: 15 May 2014 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Re-shaped and re-textured the terrain and added vegetation. Also decided it needed more sky so made it square now.

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Posted: 16 May 2014 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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@Pam:  I’m not worried, I can swim. wink

@Dave:  That scene is looking really good.

This WIP started as an exercise to see if I could finally get a good looking terrain, something besides a single mountain.  I tried combining a couple of textures and fiddled with one, added a curvature filter, another experiment, and saw it might have a use for this challenge.  I also rendered one using haze, which seems to work well.  The first is after tweaking the material a bit and the second after adding haze.  Any comments are gladly welcomed.

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Posted: 16 May 2014 12:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Hey Savage;

Beautiful job on the terrain and the stream. Nicely done sir!

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Posted: 16 May 2014 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Hi Guss

Like where your idea is going - looking good buddy. I can never seem to get terrains quite right and will have to check out some of David’s tutorials such as the curvature filter everyone seems to be talking about.

I have been thinking about the theme for this challenge, but for some reason my brain has turned to mush this week. I am looking forward to seeing your final image and the other forum members entries.

Have a great weekend!

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