October 2016 New User Contest - Atmosphere (WIP Thread)

TotteTotte Posts: 9,635

New User's Contest - October 2016


Sponsored by Khory & DAZ 3D  

Are you new to the 3D World? Are you at the beginning stages of learning 3D rendering? Have you been around

for a little bit but feel you could benefit from some feedback or instruction? Have you been around awhile

and would like to help other members start their creative journey? Well then come and join the fun as we

host our newest contest...

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"Atmosphere"

This month, our attention will be on 'Atmosphere'

I will be checking in on the WIP thread as will the rest of the Community Volunteers to try and help with anything you all may need, so feel free to ask questions.

The Golden rules of rendering can be found:
Bryce  http://www.daz3d.com/golden-rules-composition-helpers-for-bryce
DAZ Studio http://www.sharecg.com/v/67783/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Golden-Rules-Camera-Prop-v1.5 Also, DS has a

built in thirds golden rule just show thirds guide); See images below.
Here are various links to other things that may help you in this months contest. Credit is given to Szark for this wonderful thread.
Tutorials by Szark http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/2765/
 

More info that will help with this months contest can be found:

for DAZ Studio:
http://sickleyield.deviantart.com/journal/Tutorial-Creating-Dust-And-Atmosphere-in-Iray-522291773
http://www.omnifreaker.com/index.php?title=UberVolume
http://rawart3d.deviantart.com/art/Raw-FogCam-535959358

for Poser:
Poser - Material/Lighting 203: Volumetric Atmospheres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlfYmsUCJL0

for Carrara:
Atmosphere Test Scenes for Carrara http://www.sharecg.com/v/33708/related/5/3D-Model/Atmosphere-Test-Scenes-for-Carrara

for Bryce:
Artist’s guide Sky Lab page 759
Bryce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahiyabdeUBI DoF in Bryce by David Brinnen
Bryce 7.1 Pro Easy - Spooky trees in Dan's fog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-lDcqH78Is
Bryce Basics - Free content cloud over Big Sur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs9490Co-XE

Atmophereic Basics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyLOZWevi8g A Blender tutorial but the first 46 seconds really give you an idea of what atmosphere can be like.

What are some other elements for creating atmosphere:
https://prezi.com/dmvb-nlsj_wr/creating-mood-in-art/
http://www.zevendesign.com/mood-lines-giving-designs-attitude/

Examples of Atmosphere

Some good examples can also be found in this thread: Scenes and landscapes 

An article in DS Creative Magazine (Page 40-41)

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread : Contest Rules
To enter the contest, please post your completed image to the Entry Thread.

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For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, because this contest is designed for the beginner

to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a

special voucher as well so, whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

Closing Date: October 31, 2016

 

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Comments

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,193

    I have no idea how I missed this thread....This should be very interesting

  • SaphirewildSaphirewild Posts: 3,215

    I can see this is going to be a very interesting month!!!

  • I like atmosphere.  We'll see if I can actually find time this month.  Sigh.  Time is the enemy and it always gets away from me!  :)

  • I likely wont get to take part in the contest this month...

    - But, just to clarify: In what sense is the term "atmosphere" used here - atmospheric effects or the general feel of the picture?     (I'd guess the latter one, otherwise the golden-rule-links wouldn't quite fit... though on the other hand maybe they're a general tip)

     

    Sigh.  Time is the enemy and it always gets away from me!  :)

    Agreed smiley ... due to some time-(not date-)related issues I just missed half of what I wanted to buy at the end of the weekend-sale. sad

    Well then, I guess that leaves me a bit more room for eventual other sales this month...

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,635

    I likely wont get to take part in the contest this month...

    - But, just to clarify: In what sense is the term "atmosphere" used here - atmospheric effects or the general feel of the picture?     (I'd guess the latter one, otherwise the golden-rule-links wouldn't quite fit... though on the other hand maybe they're a general tip)

    It's about Atmospheric effects but also some other general tips were added. 

  • isidornisidorn Posts: 1,445

    This is interesting. It was the same topic in October last year and that was the first and only time I've won anything in this contest. Better put my thinking cap on to try and repeat that feat.

  • isidorn said:

    This is interesting. It was the same topic in October last year and that was the first and only time I've won anything in this contest. Better put my thinking cap on to try and repeat that feat.

     

    I remember!  Good luck with that.  cheeky  There have been a lot of really good images in recent months.  Competition is getting pretty stiff.  I had a lot of fun with this theme last year.  So many possibilities.  smiley  It should be fun.

  • ewcarmanewcarman Posts: 168
    edited October 2016

    After the sales this last month, this is a great contest. I just picked up the Epic GodRays among other things. Just starting to play with it, but it is very cool.

    Ling Dancing

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  • ewcarman said:

    After the sales this last month, this is a great contest. I just picked up the Epic GodRays among other things. Just starting to play with it, but it is very cool.

    Ling Dancing

    Nice start.

  •  

    Here's a couple of ideas that I've started to kick around for this. Hope I don't have the same problem that I had last month and end up having a lot more then this.

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  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278
    ewcarman said:

    After the sales this last month, this is a great contest. I just picked up the Epic GodRays among other things. Just starting to play with it, but it is very cool.

    Ling Dancing

    A great start.  Her body position looks quite good but I am not sure about her hair.  The movement doesn't look quite right. 

     

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278

     

    Here's a couple of ideas that I've started to kick around for this. Hope I don't have the same problem that I had last month and end up having a lot more then this.

    Of the two images you have posted the 2nd image fits the theme better for me.  It has great atmosphere.

    Your 1st image has potential but I do not see any atmosphere.  I am glad to see you using your Cheetah Girl.

  • BorisBadenovBorisBadenov Posts: 49
    edited October 2016

    I just bought Cararra in the past week during a sale.  This is my first ever attempt to do anything with it.  I used The Core and Badlands.  

    Not exactly sure what this will be the background for.  I just thought it turned out pretty cool for a first attempt.

    Oh..and does this count as "atmosphere"?

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  • I just bought Cararra in the past week during a sale.  This is my first ever attempt to do anything with it.  I used The Core and Badlands.  

    Not exactly sure what this will be the background for.  I just thought it turned out pretty cool for a first attempt.

    Oh..and does this count as "atmosphere"?

    Wow, that came out nice. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  • dawnbladedawnblade Posts: 741
    ewcarman said:

    After the sales this last month, this is a great contest. I just picked up the Epic GodRays among other things. Just starting to play with it, but it is very cool.

    Ling Dancing

    What are the odds that someone else is working on a "bent backwards" pose for this contest? LOL!

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  • dracorndracorn Posts: 1,783

    I just bought Cararra in the past week during a sale.  This is my first ever attempt to do anything with it.  I used The Core and Badlands.  

    Not exactly sure what this will be the background for.  I just thought it turned out pretty cool for a first attempt.

    Oh..and does this count as "atmosphere"?

    Sure does in my book. 

    This is beautiful!  I can see a ship coming in to land on the far platform.

  • dracorndracorn Posts: 1,783
    edited October 2016

    Here's an early idea.  I plan on adding Above the Fog for some creepy effects, and an appearance of the Blind Demon... it is October after all.

    I used Rim Lighting Rig behind the structure.  Still need to play with the lighting some, and may bring it up a little - it's still a bit dark.

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  • kanegskanegs Posts: 80
    edited October 2016

    Here's idea #1 (Idea #2 is currently rendering):

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  • kanegs said:

    Here's idea #1 (Idea #2 is currently rendering):

    Nice start on this one. I like the lighting from down the shaft.

  • Here's version b of this one. Cheetah's not a one cat army now. She's got backup.

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  • dracorndracorn Posts: 1,783

    Here's version b of this one. Cheetah's not a one cat army now. She's got backup.

    How about a rim light on Cheetah's companion to make him stand out a little from the background, especially silhouetted as he is. 

  • dracorndracorn Posts: 1,783
    edited October 2016

    Last render for the night.  Added the Blind Demon.

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  • dracorn said:

    Here's version b of this one. Cheetah's not a one cat army now. She's got backup.

    How about a rim light on Cheetah's companion to make him stand out a little from the background, especially silhouetted as he is. 

    How about some flames a blazing?

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  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278

    I just bought Cararra in the past week during a sale.  This is my first ever attempt to do anything with it.  I used The Core and Badlands.  

    Not exactly sure what this will be the background for.  I just thought it turned out pretty cool for a first attempt.

    Oh..and does this count as "atmosphere"?

    I have never used Carrara but WOW...what a great start. 

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278
    kanegs said:

    Here's idea #1 (Idea #2 is currently rendering):

    Nice start on this one. I like the lighting from down the shaft.

    I agree.  An excellent start. 

     

    The month has barely started and I can already tell the judges are going to have a hard time making their decisions.

     

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278
    dracorn said:

    Last render for the night.  Added the Blind Demon.

    I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of your additions.

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,635
    kanegs said:

    Here's idea #1 (Idea #2 is currently rendering):

     

    kanegs said:

    Here's idea #1 (Idea #2 is currently rendering):

    That looks promising... is it just me but I see a tentacle coming out of that manhole in the next render....

     

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,278
    dracorn said:

    Here's version b of this one. Cheetah's not a one cat army now. She's got backup.

    How about a rim light on Cheetah's companion to make him stand out a little from the background, especially silhouetted as he is. 

    How about some flames a blazing?

    Flames are an excellent choice.  It also explains the source of the "smoke" in the air.

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,635

     

    dracorn said:

    Here's version b of this one. Cheetah's not a one cat army now. She's got backup.

    How about a rim light on Cheetah's companion to make him stand out a little from the background, especially silhouetted as he is. 

    How about some flames a blazing?

    Flames gave it a better "life"

  • TotteTotte Posts: 9,635

    I just bought Cararra in the past week during a sale.  This is my first ever attempt to do anything with it.  I used The Core and Badlands.  

    Not exactly sure what this will be the background for.  I just thought it turned out pretty cool for a first attempt.

    Oh..and does this count as "atmosphere"?

    Carrara is great for sceneries like this, great job done here!

     

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