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Normal ... make it and render it. Render, morph and texture challenge with prizes! [CHALLENGE!]
Posted: 07 October 2012 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It occurs to me that almost every single character I have seen here is, well, a highly unusual specimen of genetic perfection or a genetic misfit scarred by God knows what horrible radiation accident.

Where are my normal people at? Where are my accountants? Where are my over-spray-tanned soccer moms? Where are the Women of Walmart? Where is the college nerd who really wants to ask that foreign exchange student? Where is the father of four who works the 9 to 5 at UPS with a beer gut and memories of his high school glory days?

Where is the mediocrity which is the world around us?

Pretty is not a bad thing, they can be pretty but…. not TOO pretty. Let’s see some flaws!

The challenge? Make and render a normal-looking human being as the central figure or one of the main central figures of the render. They may be subjected to something unusual in the render, be among god-like people,  or be just going about their everyday life but… make an ordinary human being.

The winner as decided by me, will enjoy a $10 DAZ gift certificate purchased by me. Two runners up will get $5 and four will get $2.50. (Yep, I am so sick of super-normal, I am investing $30 of my own money here. smile )

Submissions start now and end November 16th when I will take a look at all the submissions.

Posters must include the name of any products used and where they purchased from them. Extra points will be awarded for hand-done morphs and textures.

Get to rendering!
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AND THE WINNER’S ARE…

And I added a few more honorable mentions. If you know how to award gift certiuficates without email addresses being shared, let me know. Otherwise, send me your email address for your rewards!

$10 - First Place: Post#88 - Luci45
$5 - Runner Up: Post#79 - ZamuelNow
$5 - Runner Up: Post#78 - Scott Livingston
$2.50 - Honorable Mention - Post #81 - IVSMA
$2.50 - Honorable Mention - Post#74 - fivecat
$2.50 - Honorable Mention - Post#62 - SereneNight
$2.50 - Honorable Mention -Post #35 - Luci45
$2.50 - Honorable Mention - Post#34 - FMSC Design
$2.50 - Honorable Mention -Post#28 - Laticis

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Posted: 07 October 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Heh heh. Clark Kent. Does this count? wink

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Posted: 07 October 2012 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Nope… pretty boy with glasses does not count. Give him a weak jaw, a decidely over-sized nose, a paunch and slouched shoulders and then maybe…. nah, he’d still be too pretty. Not to mention, his complexion is flawless.

Sorry, Knight. No go.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You’re on…

Normal, huh?

I can do normal…although I think the hard part is going to be finding ‘normal’ clothes…

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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*LOL* Tis ok, RKane. I was just joking anyway. Please don’t take this the wrong way, I just meant it all in good fun. wink

I’ll stop now. smile

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Knight22179 - 07 October 2012 07:15 PM

*LOL* Tis ok, RKane. I was just joking anyway. Please don’t take this the wrong way, I just meant it all in good fun. wink

I’ll stop now. smile

Nope, sorry. I am horribly offended. Your only way out of this now is poetry about sausage. It’s the only way I will accept an apology.

Sorry, those are my terms and I will hold my breath until you do.

P.S. Haiku or Iambic Pentameter are both tolerable.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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*GASP!*

I passed out..,. what were we talking about again?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Photo-real, stylized, or toon?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Kendall Sears - 07 October 2012 07:28 PM

Photo-real, stylized, or toon?

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I prefer real but some stylized is okay as long as it is not too overboard. Toon would be too easy. My desire is to come away with this with a more realistic set of characters usable for realistic renders which would be nice.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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This is not an entry; but I would like to contribute this render because I love the theme of your contest….

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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This is NAE as well but you mean stuff like this?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Virtual_World - 07 October 2012 08:31 PM

This is not an entry; but I would like to contribute this render because I love the theme of your contest….

Now THAT is what I am talking about! What did you use on the face and texture? Are these original morphs and textures or did you use store-bought and, if so, which?

FANTASTIC! PERFECT! WOOT!

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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These are good entries. Remember, normal does not necessarily mean boring. Lighting and camera angle are still important and I expect some artistic flair but these guys are perfect and right up the alley of what I was looking for.

Thanks, guys.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Okay, Now I have a idea what to do. smile

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Posted: 07 October 2012 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
Will need some time to decide
Got some ideas

Hmm, but skin textures
May cause some difficulties
No sausage for you

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Posted: 07 October 2012 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Virtual_World - 07 October 2012 08:31 PM

This is not an entry; but I would like to contribute this render because I love the theme of your contest….

Now THAT is what I am talking about! What did you use on the face and texture? Are these original morphs and textures or did you use store-bought and, if so, which?

FANTASTIC! PERFECT! WOOT!

Thank you!

This is one of the morphs included in The Man in the Mirror and the skin is from Brock (below are the links)
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/the-man-in-the-mirror
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/people/men/brock-for-the-freak-4

 

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