--Voting is closed!--Aug. Carrara Challenge: SIZE MATTERS!--Voting Thread!--

evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
edited August 2014 in Carrara Discussion

--Closed Voting Thread!--Aug. Carrara Monthly Challenge: SIZE MATTERS!--Closed Voting Thread!!--

Follow this link for complete rules and the WIP thread!

This challenge is meant to help depict one of Carrara's great strengths. The ability to use its tools to create either really close and intimate scenes, or really massive world size scenes, or even combinations of the two. So this challenge is all about depicting scale. It doesn't matter if it's a giant scale or a microscopic scale. What your image needs to do is to make the viewer feel the scale. It should almost have an emotional impact and make the viewer say, wow!

Extra special thanks to DAZ 3D and RingoMontfort for sponsoring this challenge!

To see how these amazing peices of art were created using Carrara, please visit the WIP thread! It is not required, but it would be nice if you could include any comments about the entries when casting your vote!

Voting begins now!

The rules for voting are fairly simple.

Each person may vote for up to three entries.

Votes are per entry. If an artist has two images you wish to vote for, you may use a vote for each one, leaving you with one remaining vote to cast.

An artist may place in the top three, plus HM (Honorable Mention) only once. If an artist has enough votes to place more than once, the entry with the most votes will be the one that is placed, and the entry with the next highest votes will be moved up.

If there is a tie for any spot in the top three (plus HM,) I have asked three respected and objective forum members to act as tie breakers. I have asked that they refrain from voting during the regular voting period. If the same artist places in the top three with their entries tied, the above mentioned forum members will break the tie.

If there is no tie, I will give the tie breakers a chance to place their votes. If their votes cause a tie, I'm screwed. ;-)

Anonymous votes will be accepted with good cause. Please PM me if you think you need to vote anonymously. An example would be if a forum moderator or admin wishes to vote without giving an appearance of favoritism. There may be other issues as well.

I've asked the very talented RingoMontfort to name the Honorable Mention. Feel free to suggest your own, as it may help him with a very difficult task.

If there are any questions, please ask!

Important addendum to the prize list: 1st Place winner gets the horror- I mean HONOR of hosting the next challenge. The winner gets to choose the theme and the rules. I tell ya' It's enough to make an atheist pray. Just kidding, it's almost not that bad.

To see the complete list of prizes that RingoMontfort and DAZ 3D has donated, please see this posting:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/

Dates To Remember:

WIP Thread open Sunday, July 20th, 2014 and closes when voting begins.

Submission Thread Open on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Submissions close and thread is changed to voting thread on Friday, August 15, 2014, at around 8:00 PM U.S. Mountain Time. (Oops! I missed that deadline!)

Voting ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at around 8:00 PM U.S. Mountain Time.

Thanks again to our fine sponsors, DAZ 3D and RingoMontfort for sponsoring this challenge!

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  • DustRiderDustRider Posts: 1,026
    edited August 2014

    Entry #1

    Artist name:.
    DustRider

    Title of the submission:
    A Moment Frozen in Time

    Content used:
    Vistoria 4 - http://www.daz3d.com/victoria-4-2-base
    The Girl 4 - http://www.daz3d.com/the-girl-4-base
    Freya Outfit - http://www.daz3d.com/freya
    Riae Hair - http://www.daz3d.com/riae-hair
    Handspan Studios V4 Morph Kits - ???
    Muelsfell Display Plinth - http://www.daz3d.com/muelsfell-display-plinth
    Millennium Dragon - http://www.daz3d.com/millennium-dragon
    Fountain of Health (tree) - http://www.daz3d.com/fountain-of-health
    Postal Props (package) - http://www.daz3d.com/postal-props
    School Supplies (pencil) - http://www.daz3d.com/school-supplies
    Alexs Apartment HDRI from HDR Labs

    Content created:
    Display Plinth Glass
    Desk (you can only see a small portion of the desk in the final image, you can see a screen grab of the full desk in my WIP posts)

    Postwork or any plugins:
    Unfortunately, the way Carrara handles DOF, even though the glass display cover that is mostly transparent, can be a bit of a pain. When processing DOF, Carrara treats the clear glass as a surface that should be blurred. As a result, everything inside the display glass gets DOF blur (grrrrrrrr). To rectify this I had to post process (composite) the render. I did one render with DOF, one without, then clipped out the areas that shouldn’t have blur in the no DOF version, and pasted then into the DOF version. I also had to re-add the DOF blur to a few areas in the non-blurred image. Composting was done in The Gimp.

    No additional postwork was done.

    —Optional Notes:
    The character is a custom V4/G4 character with a lot of additional morphs, and a custom Skin texture based on a merchant resource. Also, a fair amount of shader work was done to make everything look "right"

    Best when viewed at full resolution!

    WIP Post Links:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P31
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P73
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P84
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P113/

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  • pimpypimpy Posts: 182
    edited August 2014

    Entry #2

    Artist name:.
    Pimpy

    Title of the submission:
    “World Creators”

    Content used:
    Victoria 4.2 Pro Bundle http://www.daz3d.com/victoria-4-2-pro-bundle
    Planets (premade in Carrara 8 pro)
    Light Dome preset for Carrara 6 by Tim Payne http://carraracafe.com/downloads/?did=16

    Content created:
    “Hole” made it with modificated terrains in Carrara 8 pro
    Wood structure ( beans, arch, wood plane etc)
    Shader for wood structure and sky “hole”
    Volumetric clouds modificated for nebula effect in Carrara 8 pro
    Lights modificated for sun/star effect

    Postwork or any plugins:
    No plugins or additional postwork was done.

    Optional Notes:
    I added some characters (V4 male morph) to complete the scene

    WIP Post Links:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P30/#649039
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P45/#650078
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P60/#650704
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P90/#653187

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  • d-j-od-j-o Posts: 337
    edited December 1969

    Entry # 3

    Artist name. kashyyyk

    Title: Makeout Point

    Content: The 2 boats, light house and planes are Carrara content. I used Stonemasons Urban Sprawl 2 The Big City, PhilWs Night and Day City, Carrara Realistic Seas and Cloud Domes. I used Darkanvil's cranes and the distant subdivisions are Rendo's DreamlandModels Movie Sets, City Block Sixteen and eighteen. The Airport and Tower are ShareCG- Herminio Nieves@2013 Airport model http://www.sharecg.com/v/71696/view/5/3D-Model/International-Airport-Scenery and Tower http://www.sharecg.com/v/40465/browse/5/3D-Model/Tower. The close up grass, weeds and rocks are from Carrara's BMF Landscape Pack.

    Content created: Trees are Carrara tress editor, the terrains are from the terrain editor. The flat ground are planes edited for the curve. The bridge is vertice objects and I created the wood barrier and textures. The airport ground texture is photoshopped aerial photos of airports mixed together for my design.

    No Postwork

    WIP-
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/648150/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/648607/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/651236/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/651345/

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  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,285
    edited December 1969

    Entry Nr 4

    Author: DUDU

    Title: A town in a drop

    Contents made or modified in Carrara:
    - The ladybird (Ladybug for US).
    - Vegetation
    - The water drop

    The town is carried out with ESRI CityEngine trial:
    http://www.esri.com/software/cityengine/free-trial

    WIP's
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/654740/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/654756/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/656065/

    Postwork: :red:
    4 renders for various depths of field, edition in AE and frame made in PS.

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  • pimpypimpy Posts: 182
    edited August 2014

    Entry # 5

    Artist name:.
    Pimpy

    Title of the submission:
    “Ant's Revenge”

    Content used:
    Michael 4 (Carrara 7 Pro)
    Dish & Orange (premade in Carrara 8 Pro)

    Content created:
    Ant, Olives, Water bubbles and Straw models (created in Carrara 8 Pro)
    Drink Glass and Spray (created some time ago in Wings3d)
    Shader (wood, dish and straw) created in Carrara8 pro (spray label created in Photoimpact/ Gimp)

    Postwork or any plugins:
    No plugins used. Postwork created with two images (background image created in Carrara using DOF and forward image created in Carrara using alpha channel) final image edited in Gimp

    WIP Post Links:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P135/#656704
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P165/#657682
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P180/#658373
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P195/#659013
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P195/#659819

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  • diomedediomede Posts: 2,320
    edited August 2014

    Entry #6

    Artist name:. Diomede

    Title of the submission: Pirates in a Rum Bottle

    Content used:
    Michael 4, Genesis
    Pirate for Michael 4 http://www.daz3d.com/m4-pirate
    Image map for newspaper from Library of Congress newspaper collection, www.loc.gov

    Content created:
    Bottle, Boolean bottle fill and used as host for replicator of blue beads for sea inside bottle, pirate ship (based on original ship made for prior contest), vertex grid for crumpled newspaper, layer mask to put paint spots on newspaper image, paint brush, other scene to create spherical image of room to insert in background

    Postwork or any plugins:
    No plugins or additional postwork was done.

    Edited to add works in progress links

    WIP Post Links:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P15/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P30
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P45

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  • d-j-od-j-o Posts: 337
    edited December 1969

    Entry # 7

    Artist name. kashyyyk

    Title: Jumping Spider

    Content: Supplied Glass shader for the eyes, edited for color and reflection, Surface replicator

    Content created: The Spider, the plants and dirt granules, Shaders and Carrara Hair

    Postwork: Depth of Field and Volume Primitives, then edited in Photoshop

    WIP-
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/654982/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/655304/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/656826/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/658163/

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 1,055
    edited August 2014

    Entry # 8

    Artist - Stezza

    Title - Must be climate change

    Content used from Daz store:
    Genesis, Troll cloth & club, Neanderthal hair & clothing, elephant, Ranger hair

    Content created:
    Palm tree thingy which is replicated, magnifying glass, fur on clothing, the troll cloth was modified in the model room with a magnet to give the impression that he is pulling it outwards.

    Postwork :
    A render was made of the primitive people, then another with the palm trees and another render of the background and another of the elephant. These were then composited together in PSE11 with a gaussian blur applied to the background and palm tree layers. A slight gaussian blur was applied to the elephant layer.. The image was then flattened and saved as a JPG file.

    WiPs -
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/650774/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/651905/

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  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 329
    edited August 2014

    Entry # 9

    Artist name.: Philemo

    Title of the submission: For some, some sizes matter.

    Content used .
    - Mannequin from Carrara content
    - Wood plane from ShareCG
    - Woodworking Tools Collection From ShareCG
    - Female mannequin from Archive3d

    Content created.
    Workbench and Wall using terrain (see WIP)

    Postwork used to create the final image.

    From Carrara multi pass:
    - DOF using depth map
    - Colour enhancement using Gobal illumination map
    - Shadow darkening using shadow map (thanks to Headwax for the idea)

    White Balance

    WIP Post Links
    :

    Using shadow map
    Using terrain (2)
    Scene set up
    Using terrain (1)
    Proof of concept

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 1,055
    edited August 2014

    Entry # 10

    Artist Stezza

    Title: Money for nothin'

    Content used
    From the Daz store there is Phil W's buildings & some props from Stonemasons Urban Sprawl 2 and Daz's BizMan.

    Content created.
    The flying saucer, Kingly Critter & the money

    Postwork
    nada

    —Optional—notes or points of interest I wish to share.
    I used three lights... three buildings, three props & three items from the store and three home made items before rendering it thrice times after three mistakes in render settings ;-)

    WiPs
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/657513/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/661746/

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  • diomedediomede Posts: 2,320
    edited December 1969

    Entry # 11

    Artist: Diomede

    Title: Cheesiest Colossa in the West

    Content used: Genesis 2 Female, Aiko 6 morphs, G2F Skirt by Pretty 3d http://www.daz3d.com/after-school-2-for-genesis-2-female-s-and-v4 , Big Bill Truck and Trailer by Petipet http://www.daz3d.com/big-bill-truck , Poser prop convertible, Poser hand, 3 cars from the Carrara browser tray, Ballerina Shoes http://www.daz3d.com/giselle-ballerina-poses-en-pointe-shoes , Faertera top by LadyRhi and Sarsa http://www.daz3d.com/clothing-accessories/faertara-for-genesis-2-female-s , Amada shoes by Wilddesigns http://www.daz3d.com/clothing-accessories/amanda-shoes , Harlow hair by AprilYSH http://www.daz3d.com/hair/harlow-hair-2 .

    Content created: Conforming skirt and blouse for Aiko 6. Dynamic Carrara hair for Aiko 6. Terrains are customized, including using photosho to edit the heightmap to create the road and parking lot. Sign. Store.

    No postwork.,

    Works in Progress links
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P225
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P240

    Optional comments. Did this it to show that Aiko 6 could be used in Carrara. Cheesy - I know. Consider it as filler for the field. I did attempt to use the depth of field function within Carrara. I set the sign as the focus.

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
    edited December 1969

    Just a quick reminder that the submissions close tonight!

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,915
    edited December 1969

    Entry # 12

    Artist: Head wax

    Title: 'Rats, Hunter Street.'

    Content: Stonemason Urban Sprawl, PhilW Night and Day City, Noggin's rats.

    Created Content: Three different hair objects on rats, disco ball (I know i should be embarrassed)

    WIP: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P255/#662276, http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/44033/P165/#657679

    Post work: rendered out depth pass, coverage, object index, primitive passes, shadow pass. In post flipped the depth pass and made it screen parameter. Used object index, coverage and primitive passes to isolate foreground, blurred background, painted out anomalies with clone tool, took primitive pass, changed parameter to screen and used that to zap up the hair. Took whole into oloneo hdr to crisp it up, then hit it with a Romance Plugin to make it all snuggly.

    thanks to RINGO et Evil and Daz again!! Well done evil, a fine challenge you ran, congrats to everyone who played, the work is magnificent, !

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  • AntaraAntara Posts: 385
    edited December 1969

    Entry #13 (how appropriate!)
    Artist: Antara
    Title: Size matters: Difference between life and death.

    Credits:
    Content:
    -Rabbit and Owl from Poser Animals pack.
    -HDRI is from Dimension Theory
    Modified Content:
    -Grass and Flowers are butchered objects from Howie Farkes
    My own created content:
    - All shaders on everything (some use textures, which came with content, some use my own textures).
    - 3 objects of rabbit fur with 1-4 hair groups each. All custom cut, brushed and shaped, custom shaded. I needed 4 objects because each object uses different general hair properties (thickness, scale, stiffness, etc).
    Postwork: DOF + layer/pass compositing of 3 test renders.
    More on postwork and process in the WIP thread:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/647463/ - that was scary!
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/647919/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/661158/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/661162/
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/662131/

    Thank you all for your help and suggestions!
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/662133/

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
    edited December 1969

    The deadline for submissions is delayed around an hour. Take advantage of it, and git 'er done!™

  • DaleHardmanDaleHardman Posts: 0
    edited August 2014

    Entry #14
    Artist: DaleHardman
    Title: Size matters: Arlington

    Content:
    -Realistic Sky Preset From Tim Payne's Realistic Skies Volume #1 - I then moved the light angle & position for effect
    Modified Content:
    -2 trees from stock plant presets that I changed in the plant editor with the stock shaders
    My own created content:
    - All other shaders I created.
    - The ground objects were made in the terrain editor.
    -The headstone was a vertex object I made & then duplicated a lot ;-)

    No Post Work.

    WIP:
    WIP #1
    WIP #2
    WIP #3

    Note: I just wanted to give my thanks to our past & present vets. Thanks for your service.

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
    edited August 2014

    Dang that voting preamble stuff is pretty rough...

    Anyway, submissions are now closed!

    Thanks to all that entered and many, many thanks to our super fine sponsors, RingoMontfort and DAZ 3D. Let's show them a little love!

    Again, I want to thank the many fine artists that took time out of their busy schedules to produce informative WIPs and inspirational renders!

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
    edited December 1969

    Well, off to SPAM- Ummm.... Inform the fine folks in The Commons that voting is now open!

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,915
    edited December 1969

    Super job everyone and Evil, you too :)
    Of course I want to vote for about seven of them but as they say there can only be three rings to rule them all

    Entry #1
    Artist name:.
    DustRider
    Title of the submission:
    A Moment Frozen in Time

    crisp and clean and highly polished, very pro.


    Entry # 9
    Artist name.: Philemo
    Title of the submission: For some, some sizes matter.

    the tone of the image is quite er 'romantic." Better watch out for splinters though...


    Entry # 10
    Artist Stezza
    Title: Money for nothin’

    love the angle and the feeling of looking up

    HM

    Entry #2
    Artist name:.
    Pimpy
    Title of the submission:
    “World Creators”

    wonderful concept and execution, thinking outside the cube

  • DADA_universeDADA_universe Posts: 319
    edited December 1969

    My votes-

    #12 by Headwax.
    Title: 'Rats, Hunter Street'
    Apart from the fact that its visually arresting, I like the way the image plays on the size theme on different levels and the simplicity with which it was made.

    #2 by Pimpy.
    Title: World Creators.
    Actually gets you to stop and wonder if that's not how the universe is being made, very apt for the theme and neatly done.

    #9 by Philemo.
    Title: For some, size matters.
    The POV brought the scale to life. Like that brick wall texture too and the technique used calls for some experimentation.


    Honourable Mention.

    # 10 by Stezza:
    Title: Money for Nothing
    The perspective does justice to cramming as much into one shot as possible and heightening that 'sky falling on our heads' feel.

  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,285
    edited December 1969

    All the entries are excellent, but a choice should be made…

    1- Entry # 8
    Artist - Stezza
    Title - Must Be climate change
    Very beautiful render, humor (I adore the facial expressions of the characters)…

    2- Entry # 3
    Artist name. kashyyyk
    Title: Makeout Point
    Superb work, hyper photo realistic !
    (I like your spider too!)

    3- Entry #2
    Artist - Pimpy
    Title: “World Creators”
    I like this scene, in spite of my scientific convictions. I know now why there are flat countries…

    HM:
    Entry # 9
    Artist.: Philemo
    Title: For some, some sizes matter.
    (Beautiful textures, good idea)

    Entry #1
    Artist: DustRider
    Title: A Moment Frozen in Time
    (Very realistic Render)

  • GarstorGarstor Posts: 1,411
    edited December 1969

    Sorry I didn't compete (again!). I really thought I'd have the time but issues at work spun out of control. Haven't done much 3D at all lately. Sad Panda...

    But I loved these entries! This month's contest really inspired some spectacular work. My list kept changing as I looked at each entry!

    Here are my choices:

    1) DustRider - A Moment Frozen In Time (my jaw drops every time I see this one)
    2) Philemo - For some, some sizes matter (beautiful texturing)
    3) Antara - Difference between life and death (love the reflection in the eye)

    Honourable Mentions
    Head wax - Rats, Hunter Street (love the camera angle and perspective)
    DUDU - A town in a drop (wonderfully creative idea with the macro shot)


    Frankly; everybody else deserves an honourable mention. This is how my list ended up though. One day I'll get through a contest myself!

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,554
    edited December 1969

    Entry #1 A Moment Frozen in Time - visually appealing
    Entry # 5 Ant’s Revenge - spraycan of ant killer kewl detail
    Entry # 10 Money for nothin’ - interesting pov

  • pimpypimpy Posts: 182
    edited August 2014

    Entry #12
    Artist: Head wax
    Title: ‘Rats, Hunter Street.’
    (Great light and realistic atmosphere)

    Entry #1
    Artist: DustRider
    Title : A Moment Frozen in Time
    (Accurate and detailed rendering)

    Entry #13
    Artist: Antara
    Title: Size matters: Difference between life and death.
    (Simple but evocative scene)

    HM

    Entry # 10
    Artist - Stezza
    Title: Money for nothin’
    (Funny scene with an excellent view)

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  • AntaraAntara Posts: 385
    edited August 2014

    pimpy, Entry #14 is by DaleHardman. Did you mean to vote for his work?


    My own votes (Since we cannot assign weight to our votes, I arranged them in order of entry # increase):

    * Entry #2 Artist: Pimpy Title: “World Creators”
    Excellent play on the theme! I love the surrealism of it and the semantic implications. Great composition and execution. Wonderful image! I completely fell in love with this image, the moment I saw it.

    * Entry #6 Artist:. Diomede Title: Pirates in a Rum Bottle
    Great idea! And excellent details. I love it when every element of the image supports the overall idea, and this is just one of such tight detailed images. From unpainted figures to the tiny brush to the paint smudges on the newspaper and the bright electricity lighting -everything is just right.

    * Entry # 12 Artist: Head wax Title: ‘Rats, Hunter Street.’
    Lovely lighting, composition and mood. Great sense of vast emptiness enhanced by the tiny subjects' POV.

    Question: Do we get to vote for HM? I didn't see it mentioned in the rules, so I am not voting for one here. If we are allowed to vote, for HM, please let me know and I'll add the HM vote here.

    Great many thanks to EP for excellent hosting! And to RingoMontfort and DAZ for supporting this wonderful challenge. Best of luck, everybody!

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  • pimpypimpy Posts: 182
    edited December 1969

    Hi Antara
    sorry...my vote is for you. i correct with your entry n.13

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,690
    edited December 1969

    Antara said:
    pimpy, Entry #14 is by DaleHardman. Did you mean to vote for his work?


    My own votes (Since we cannot assign weight to our votes, I arranged them in order of entry # increase):

    * Entry #2 Artist: Pimpy Title: “World Creators”
    Excellent play on the theme! I love the surrealism of it and the semantic implications. Great composition and execution. Wonderful image! I completely fell in love with this image, the moment I saw it.

    * Entry #6 Artist:. Diomede Title: Pirates in a Rum Bottle
    Great idea! And excellent details. I love it when every element of the image supports the overall idea, and this is just one of such tight detailed images. From unpainted figures to the tiny brush to the paint smudges on the newspaper and the bright electricity lighting -everything is just right.

    * Entry # 12 Artist: Head wax Title: ‘Rats, Hunter Street.’
    Lovely lighting, composition and mood. Great sense of vast emptiness enhanced by the tiny subjects' POV.

    Question: Do we get to vote for HM? I didn't see it mentioned in the rules, so I am not voting for one here. If we are allowed to vote, for HM, please let me know and I'll add the HM vote here.

    Great many thanks to EP for excellent hosting! And to RingoMontfort and DAZ for supporting this wonderful challenge. Best of luck, everybody!

    Hello Antara,
    RingoMontfort is choosing the Honorable Mention. There are so many great entries that if you have a suggestion for HM, it may help him to decide. It is non-binding, but I'm sure he will appreciate the help.

  • sukyLsukyL Posts: 250
    edited August 2014

    Congratulations everyone! All the submissions are awesome. This is a great contest. Thanks EvilProducer for organizing it and to Ringo for the prizes. I think the WIP requirement for the contest was brilliant. There is so much great information there.

    I wish I had 15 votes -- one for each submission and one for Evil Producer's contest and gorilla WIP. Thanks so much for providing the gorilla dynamic hair file as well.

    Since I have to narrow it down, here it goes in numerical order:

    #2 Pimpy, World Creators -- I wasn't quite sure what was going on in the image at first. Then, I expanded the image and had the "Wow!" moment when the vastness of space hit me. Love the terrain contrasted with outer space and the sense of scale created by that and the creators rolling the Earth into the pit.

    #7 Kashyyyk, Jumping Spider -- I have a real soft spot in my heart for jumping spiders. Great use of dynamic fur. I love all his furry bits. Really nice sense of scale created by the size of the plants, soil granules, and DOF. I especially like how much of the scene was constructed in Carrara.

    #12 Headwax, Rats, Hunter Street -- Gorgeous image! The sense of scale from the closeup rats to the massive city is very effective and really nails the point of the contest. Very good use of DOF. I also love the color palette and the lighting, especially the rim lighting through the rats' fur.

    Good luck!


    Edited to add that I learned about the WIP thread and call for votes through the Commons.

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  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 1,789
    edited December 1969

    I haven't been following the WIP thread (though I should go look for some hints as I'm the novice-iest novice there can be in Carrara) but I saw the call to voting in The Commons so came to take a look. My choices (somewhat unfettered by any knowledge of what may be simple and what may be really complex to achieve in Carrara) are:

    Entry #12 by Head Wax "Rats, Hunter Street" (so real that "ugh!" I don't really like to look at it for too long!)

    Entry #2 by Pimpy "World Creators" (love the concept and the scale)

    Entry #1 by DustRider "A Moment Frozen in Time" (right at the other end of the scale! Glass looks very tactile)

  • d-j-od-j-o Posts: 337
    edited December 1969

    1 DustRider- A Moment Frozen in Time

    2 Diomede- Pirates in a Rum Bottle

    3 Head wax- Rats, Hunter Street.

    HM-
    Philemo -For some, some sizes matter.

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