Normal ... make it and render it. Render, morph and texture challenge with prizes! [CHALLENGE!]

RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
edited November 2012 in The Commons

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. :) )

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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  • Knight22179Knight22179 Posts: 1,075
    edited October 2012

    Heh heh. Clark Kent. Does this count? ;)

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  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    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.

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,249
    edited December 1969

    You're on...

    Normal, huh?

    I can do normal...although I think the hard part is going to be finding 'normal' clothes...

  • Knight22179Knight22179 Posts: 1,075
    edited December 1969

    *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. ;)

    I'll stop now. :)

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    *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. ;)

    I'll stop now. :)

    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.

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    *GASP!*

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

  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,882
    edited December 1969

    Photo-real, stylized, or toon?

    Kendall

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    Photo-real, stylized, or toon?

    Kendall

    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.

  • Virtual_WorldVirtual_World Posts: 275
    edited December 1969

    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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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    This is NAE as well but you mean stuff like this?

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  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    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!

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    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.

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Okay, Now I have a idea what to do. :)

  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 605
    edited December 1969

    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
    Will need some time to decide
    Got some ideas

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

  • Virtual_WorldVirtual_World Posts: 275
    edited December 1969

    RKane_1 said:
    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

  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,882
    edited December 1969

    Here's a NAE from back in 2011-May. Just a quickie for the freepository challenge. It's full of "normal" people.

    Kendall

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  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited October 2012

    Nice, Virtual_World!

    I would love to get the Man in the Mirror morphs for Genesis.

    Nice Texture, too! :)

    I like the composition in the above, Kendall. It's good but I can't see a lot of detail on the figures, unfortunately. I would prefer a little closer subjects so that I can more clearly adjudicate their... er... normalcy. :)

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  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 605
    edited December 1969

    NAE

    "After a hard days work, sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy..."
    THE FINER THINGS

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  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 1,882
    edited October 2012

    RKane_1 said:
    Nice, Virtual_World!

    I would love to get the Man in the Mirror morphs for Genesis.

    Nice Texture, too! :)

    I like the composition in the above, Kendall. It's good but I can't see a lot of detail on the figures, unfortunately. I would prefer a little closer subjects so that I can more clearly adjudicate their... er... normalcy. :)

    Yes. The focus were the monuments and the message, not the people. This particular render was for the Memorial Day Holiday, which happened to fall in the month for the Freebie Challenge. 2 birds, 1 render. I wanted to remind people that there are many who paid, or are still paying, for the rights those of us in the "Free World" enjoy. It just so happened that no one in the render was "super" or "necessarily pretty."

    Besides... it's a NAE.

    Kendall

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  • Virtual_WorldVirtual_World Posts: 275
    edited December 1969

    Another render (not an entry either). This time a woman dreaming with her next vacations from work.

    Here, I mixed 3 different morphs from I AM and skin texture from Francesca (links below)

    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/i-am
    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/francesca-for-v4

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  • IceScribeIceScribe Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I like this topic, 'jes plain normal folks Hope he's not too pretty--after all his teeth are not pearly... Here's my try at it: The Busboy

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  • SkirikiSkiriki Posts: 4,738
    edited December 1969

    Oh hey, totally gonna do something for this one, I got an idea already.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,405
    edited December 1969

    Does my avatar character count as "normal"

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  • RawArtRawArt Posts: 2,629
    edited October 2012

    ..

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  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    RawArt said:
    ..

    MAN! I can't wait to hear what Rawart has to say. :)

    No pressure! :P

  • RKane_1RKane_1 Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1969

    IceScribe said:
    I like this topic, 'jes plain normal folks Hope he's not too pretty--after all his teeth are not pearly... Here's my try at it: The Busboy

    Awesomesauce!

    Good work, Icescribe!

  • RawArtRawArt Posts: 2,629
    edited October 2012

    RKane_1 said:
    RawArt said:
    ..

    MAN! I can't wait to hear what Rawart has to say. :)

    No pressure! :P

    I deleted my post because i misread your original...and was going to point out my dwarfology set as a source for faces outside of the norm.
    ...and since I cant really delete posts here...i just made it disappear.


    edited to add a picture cuz I felt I owed it to the thread (not for the competition)

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  • LaticisLaticis Posts: 355
    edited December 1969

    Cool idea RKane_1

    Not an entry just a contribution to the thread theme.

    This is Billy.

    Genesis Dialing all the way and Dave for the face texture.

    Good luck to all who enter.

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  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,249
    edited December 1969

    Laticis said:
    Cool idea RKane_1

    Not an entry just a contribution to the thread theme.

    This is Billy.

    Genesis Dialing all the way and Dave for the face texture.

    Good luck to all who enter.

    Didn't he used to sing lead for Midnight Oil?

  • LaticisLaticis Posts: 355
    edited December 1969

    mjc1016 said:
    Laticis said:
    Cool idea RKane_1

    Not an entry just a contribution to the thread theme.

    This is Billy.

    Genesis Dialing all the way and Dave for the face texture.

    Good luck to all who enter.

    Didn't he used to sing lead for Midnight Oil?

    lol :)

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