Come one, Come all JANUARY FREEBIE CHALLENGE

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 10,473
    edited December 1969

    Gallery is created. Details to be added shortly.

    Kendall


    I've never participated in this contest, so I have some logistics questions.
    How does the gallery work?
    How do you view it?
    How do you post an image to it?
    Are you supposed to post your contest entry to the gallery and not this thread?
    Thanks for any clarification you can provide to new participants.
  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,665
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:

    6$ coupon?...is that like the credit Daz used to give PC members each month? Why I haven't received one of those since Daz changed over to the new site! Am I missing something here?

    :ohh:

    I feel really bad that you didn't know! They have changed for the worse, yes. It's a monthly coupon that you have to use all at once. And be sure to have something worth at least $6 in your cart that is a DAZ Original (not a PC item). No more applying them towards the PA items. And if you get something that's only $5, you lose the other $1. Of course, there aren't many things that are less than $6 in here lately anyway.

    Dana

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    chohole said:
    Coupon codes are shown in the PC newsletters, and also there is usually a sticky thread in Members only with the code. You have to apply the codes manually, and the coupons are only valid on Daz Originals, with some exclusions, like PC $1.99 items. But yes there has been a monthly coupon code each month since this new forum went live.

    The change from Voucher to coupon is why it has been so difficult for DAZ 3D to sponsor contests since the new forums started, and is due to the limitations of the new site software.

    But they used to give Gift Certificates, not vouchers, for prizes in here. The store can do GC's, I've seen people buying them.

    Dana


    I am sorry Dana, but no, it was not gift certs, it was vouchers that Daz gave when they sponsored contests., Not just for this challenge, but for all Daz sponsored Contests. This was why they have been discontinued since the New site went live.

    Gift Certs were only used as prizes when the host for that month added them as a prize.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited January 2013

    barbult said:
    Gallery is created. Details to be added shortly.

    Kendall


    I've never participated in this contest, so I have some logistics questions.
    How does the gallery work?
    How do you view it?
    How do you post an image to it?
    Are you supposed to post your contest entry to the gallery and not this thread?
    Thanks for any clarification you can provide to new participants.

    First off, can I say Welcome to the Freebie CHallenge.

    THe Gallery is there so that people can view all the entries in a gallery, instead of having to Browse thrpugh the thread to see them

    The host for the Month, or Kendall or Alexa update the Gallery.

    When the Gallery is updated a link will be posted to it, so people can go to it.

    Entries are posted into this thread, together with working links to all the freebies you have used.

    Once your entry is accepted as having been done according to the rules, then it will be copied to the gallery.

    Rules of the contest are posted in a sticky, at the top of the forum here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/286/

    Post edited by Chohole on
  • barbultbarbult Posts: 10,473
    edited December 1969

    Thanks, chohole, I think that is what I needed to know. I'll look at the rules and see if I can join in.

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,144
    edited December 1969

    jeeperz said:
    I'm here guys, just been really sick the last few days, still not up to par but am working on it, I apologize everyone for not getting prizes for Dec out, I sent some pm's to the PA's that donated to get the winners their prizes, I will send out pm's later to winners and HM's with info and links of things I have links for.

    jeeperz you just well ok? We can wait. Health comes first and for most. I hope that you are drinking a lot of water. We don't want you to have the same mishap as Mrs. Clinton. Now that is a horror story, concussions and blood clots in the brain. Got to worry about brain damage. No, no, we don't want you trying to do something when you aren't ready.

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    barbult said:
    Gallery is created. Details to be added shortly.

    Kendall


    I've never participated in this contest, so I have some logistics questions.
    How does the gallery work?
    How do you view it?
    How do you post an image to it?
    Are you supposed to post your contest entry to the gallery and not this thread?
    Thanks for any clarification you can provide to new participants.

    First off, can I say Welcome to the Freebie CHallenge.

    THe Gallery is there so that people can view all the entries in a gallery, instead of having to Browse thrpugh the thread to see them

    The host for the Month, or Kendall or Alexa update the Gallery.

    When the Gallery is updated a link will be posted to it, so people can go to it.

    Entries are posted into this thread, together with working links to all the freebies you have used.

    Once your entry is accepted as having been done according to the rules, then it will be copied to the gallery.

    Rules of the contest are posted in a sticky, at the top of the forum here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/286/

    And the link to the gallery is here: http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/FreebieChallenge/

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,462
    edited January 2013

    DanaTA said:
    music2u4u said:

    6$ coupon?...is that like the credit Daz used to give PC members each month? Why I haven't received one of those since Daz changed over to the new site! Am I missing something here?

    :ohh:

    I feel really bad that you didn't know! They have changed for the worse, yes. It's a monthly coupon that you have to use all at once. And be sure to have something worth at least $6 in your cart that is a DAZ Original (not a PC item). No more applying them towards the PA items. And if you get something that's only $5, you lose the other $1. Of course, there aren't many things that are less than $6 in here lately anyway.

    Dana

    Well that sux! So why don't I know about this, I check every avenue of things going on here at this site. I don't check my email for things from Daz because I get hundreds of things from here. Everyday there are just tons of junk advertisements from here, so the notifications must have gotten lost in the shuffle of them all. I don't open and read them all, no time for that, so I just delete them. That in itself sux that Daz can't control all the garbage they send out to where actual beneficial stuff can be found. I would have certainly used this because I buy a lot of stuff from the Daz store, including Daz originals. I feel I should know about this. It would have made a difference in how much I bought for sure.

    :down:

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,462
    edited December 1969

    BWSman said:
    Try changing the format (from jpg to png) and reuploading it.

    That's what Cho suggested. I've tried tiff, giff, jpg, png, m-o-u-s-e...and not a damned one of them work. I'm guessing it's yet another glitch in the woodwork. Hopefully it'll work itself out soon...and not DAZ soon either!

    I have this same problem every month. I have to use the delete image feature, then save it, go to a page and see if the image is gone. Sign off the site completely, do a BROWSER WASH then sign back on. Then apply the banner image in a different format. I rotate between .jpg and .gif each month. Then after the image is applied, save again, then go see if it took. That's how I have to do it.

    :-)

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    DanaTA said:
    music2u4u said:

    6$ coupon?...is that like the credit Daz used to give PC members each month? Why I haven't received one of those since Daz changed over to the new site! Am I missing something here?

    :ohh:

    I feel really bad that you didn't know! They have changed for the worse, yes. It's a monthly coupon that you have to use all at once. And be sure to have something worth at least $6 in your cart that is a DAZ Original (not a PC item). No more applying them towards the PA items. And if you get something that's only $5, you lose the other $1. Of course, there aren't many things that are less than $6 in here lately anyway.

    Dana

    Well that sux! So why don't I know about this, I check every avenue of things going on here at this site. I don't check my email for things from Daz because I get hundreds of things from here. Everyday there are just tons of junk advertisements from here, so the notifications must have gotten lost in the shuffle of them all. I don't open and read them all, no time for that, so I just delete them. That in itself sux that Daz can't control all the garbage they send out to where actual beneficial stuff can be found. I would have certainly used this because I buy a lot of stuff from the Daz store, including Daz originals. I feel I should know about this. It would have made a difference in how much I bought for sure.

    :down:

    Music, you have to visit the Members only forum http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/14307/

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:

    Well that sux! So why don't I know about this, I check every avenue of things going on here at this site. I don't check my email for things from Daz because I get hundreds of things from here. Everyday there are just tons of junk advertisements from here, so the notifications must have gotten lost in the shuffle of them all. I don't open and read them all, no time for that, so I just delete them. That in itself sux that Daz can't control all the garbage they send out to where actual beneficial stuff can be found. I would have certainly used this because I buy a lot of stuff from the Daz store, including Daz originals. I feel I should know about this. It would have made a difference in how much I bought for sure.

    :down:


    I've never gotten junk advertising from DAZ (unless you consider a sales alert junk advertising). I get at the most 4 notifications from DAZ3D a week (aside from the forum notifications). If you are getting junk mail; it's most likely not from DAZ.
  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited January 2013

    I agree with BWSman on that point. I have just checked my in box, and have only 6 emalis from DAZ so far this year, (if you don't count ebots and PM notifications) and one of those was the PC newsletter with the PC coupon code in it, and one was a mail with another, one day only coupon.

    The difference is Newsletter mails from DAZ as the sender ebots etc from DAZ 3D

    Post edited by Chohole on
  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,462
    edited January 2013

    If you notice, my Avatar is gone now. I tried to change it and it will not take anything I try to put up...no format, and it won't even take the one I was using back! So, I join LG in this. And yes, I have loaded avatars now for 12 years, so I know how to size them and do it. It must be a glitch.

    Yes, I call advertising junk email. It may not be that to some, but I don't read it or use it. I get a lot of it. Most of it is alerts that I have gotten a comment here or at Facebook. I just deleted 325 of them a few minutes ago. All from Facebook and here. It is easy to miss one that may be something important.

    :-)

    Post edited by music2u4u on
  • nitehawk_ltdnitehawk_ltd Posts: 370
    edited January 2013

    Dog & Pony Show

    Someone had to do it. :) :)

    Looks like I'm the first entry.

    Ponys
    Dog

    Little girl:
    Koz Short bob hair
    Tenten ps skin tex
    Cloth set #
    Shirt tex #
    Shoes #

    Girl:
    Laci #
    Little red Dress
    Andy's Wedges #
    August hair

    Stage #

    Paid items: (got them when they were free)
    Young teen Laura
    Millennium Girl
    .
    Poses by me, with a lot of dial tweaking.
    # free site registration required.
    .
    Software used:
    Paint Shop Pro 7
    Rendered in DAZ Studio 2.3 No postwork

    Go Here for big.

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  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 2,992
    edited December 1969

    I apologize to everyone trying to use the gallery...

    some IP's from Deutsche Telekom AG have been copying EVERYTHING from the galleries since the 31st of December. They've just been connecting and grabbing file after file after....

    In any case, it was eating up all of the allocated bandwidth for the gallery. I've put a throttle on the server to try to stop it. Any of you on that provider, I'm sorry but for the next few days or so, you're not going to be able to get to the gallery with any speed at all. I'm hoping to not have to just block all of that provider's IP's to stop this.

    I hope that this improves the gallery's experience for everyone else.

    Kendall

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited January 2013

    And WHAT, I hesitate to ask, might someone who is using Deutsche Telekom AG be doing with all our renders? I think this is the other side of the issue we need to explore.

    Now, these thieves might not necessarily be German, so there's no point MENTIONING THE WAR, but it's a safe bet that all of our hard work has been harvested for some nefarious EURO ZONE PLOT. And I'm reasonably sure it's not just one of those German software websites collecting pictures to give away in next December's advent calendar.

    I'm thinking it's more like some tiny little DAZ wannabe start-up in Lichtenstein or someplace like that. Maybe our images will be used as promotional material.

    Or perhaps some SOCIALIST PERVERTS want to "use" Da Real Man to undermine western democracy as decadent, especially now that Da Real Man has begun cross-dressing.

    Any other ideas?

    Post edited by Dorseyland on
  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    Well of course, especially having seen Da real Man in the Summer fun and Pinups challenge, it could just be someone wanting to find images for an alternative pin-up calender.

  • nitehawk_ltdnitehawk_ltd Posts: 370
    edited January 2013

    It goes back to rule 34 of the internet.
    No matter what it is, some sick perv will turn it into p0rn. Bah!

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    Dog & Pony Show

    Someone had to do it. :) :)

    Looks like I'm the first entry.

    Ponys
    Dog

    Little girl:
    Koz Short bob hair
    Tenten ps skin tex
    Cloth set #
    Shirt tex #
    Shoes #

    Girl:
    Laci #
    Little red Dress
    Andy's Wedges #
    August hair

    Stage #

    Paid items: (got them when they were free)
    Young teen Laura
    Millennium Girl
    .
    Poses by me, with a lot of dial tweaking.
    # free site registration required.
    .
    Software used:
    Paint Shop Pro 7
    Rendered in DAZ Studio 2.3 No postwork

    Go Here for big.

    All your links are fine. Entry accepted.

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,462
    edited December 1969

    And WHAT, I hesitate to ask, might someone who is using Deutsche Telekom AG be doing with all our renders? I think this is the other side of the issue we need to explore.

    Now, these thieves might not necessarily be German, so there's no point MENTIONING THE WAR, but it's a safe bet that all of our hard work has been harvested for some nefarious EURO ZONE PLOT. And I'm reasonably sure it's not just one of those German software websites collecting pictures to give away in next December's advent calendar.

    I'm thinking it's more like some tiny little DAZ wannabe start-up in Lichtenstein or someplace like that. Maybe our images will be used as promotional material.

    Or perhaps some SOCIALIST PERVERTS want to "use" Da Real Man to undermine western democracy as decadent, especially now that Da Real Man has begun cross-dressing.

    Any other ideas?

    They could start a war with Da Real Man in the hot tub render!

    :-)

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  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    Or perhaps some SOCIALIST PERVERTS want to "use" Da Real Man to undermine western democracy as decadent, especially now that Da Real Man has begun cross-dressing.

    Any other ideas?

    They could start a war with Da Real Man in the hot tub render!

    :-)

    HEY, HEY, HEY!!! Waddahell everybody pickin' on me for? I didn't do nuttin'! I don't know nuttin' 'bout no Goimans stealin' no bands! Alla da Goimans in my neighborhood steals da milk offa da stoop in th' mornin' 'cause dey is too cheap t' buy dere own. Sheesh! Go steal a cow f'goshs sake. An' about dat crossdressin' t'ing, I t'ough we agreed, what happens in da forums stays in da forums!

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited January 2013

    Dog & Pony Show

    Someone had to do it. :) :)

    Looks like I'm the first entry.

    You beat me to it... and you beat me to it. (I hadn't even started laying out my render yet; I was still at least three freebies short. Four, if one counted both links from Elleque.net as a single freebie... which I believe is in the spirit of the Challenge.)

    Those appear to be the only free ponies out there, too...

    Post edited by robkelk on
  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    Dog and Pony shows don't have to have dog's or ponies, if you use one of the other meanings of the phrase. :roll:

    I thought that giving one or two of them in the first post might open it up a bit.

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    If you notice, my Avatar is gone now. I tried to change it and it will not take anything I try to put up...no format, and it won't even take the one I was using back! So, I join LG in this. And yes, I have loaded avatars now for 12 years, so I know how to size them and do it. It must be a glitch.

    I'm having a similar glitch, except that it's with my signature image instead of my avatar.

    (Yes, I've tried uploading a different format image first - the upload didn't take.)

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Dog and Pony shows don't have to have dog's or ponies, if you use one of the other meanings of the phrase. :roll:

    They don't have to not include dogs and ponies, though... :cheese:

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,851
    edited December 1969

    Nope,

    Oh and FYI, and for Music. RH has notified DAZ 3D that there appears to be a problem updating Avatars and banners.

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Off to a good start I see. And I agree with Chohole about the theme, try to think out side the box a bit with this one. It is pretty open ended just for that reason. To give you the chance to do something a little different for the month.

    @Music & Others: I'm in the Same boat, Nothing uploads in my Control Panel. I needz the Banner so bad. Glad it's reported.
    @Lord Ganthor: We can't keep it in the forums if it's stolen and posted else where. Wasn't us really!

  • Faeryl WomynFaeryl Womyn Posts: 1,065
    edited December 1969

    I was thinking of entering this contest...then a few days ago my son's computer decided it's had enough of us. The graphics card and I think the power supply as well, decided to burn out. I am stuck on a little P4 computer, not even sure this old thing can handle Daz 1.7 which it what I use to use on a P II and P3 long ago. I am trying to find a downloadable 1.7 but no luck so far, every link leads to the current version of Daz and when I check my account, all the old versions I got are no longer there.

    Fortunately I saved the Anniversary Edition of Paint Shop Pro 7 and figured I could at least brush up my no longer used 2D graphic skills and still create. What I need to know is if a 2D image is allowed for this contest or is that reserved only for 3D images. If it's a problem with regards to the freebies that must be listed, I can take care of that. There are lots of free plugins for 2D graphic programs, and in relation to using numerous images to create one (photo manipulation) there are lots of free images, as well as my own images I create or use a camera for ( I can upload my images somewhere with links to offer for free), so having a freebie list for others to grab would not be a problem and would meet the required number you specify.

    So would such an image be allowed for this contest?

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    CalieVee said:
    I was thinking of entering this contest...then a few days ago my son's computer decided it's had enough of us. The graphics card and I think the power supply as well, decided to burn out. I am stuck on a little P4 computer, not even sure this old thing can handle Daz 1.7 which it what I use to use on a P II and P3 long ago. I am trying to find a downloadable 1.7 but no luck so far, every link leads to the current version of Daz and when I check my account, all the old versions I got are no longer there.

    Fortunately I saved the Anniversary Edition of Paint Shop Pro 7 and figured I could at least brush up my no longer used 2D graphic skills and still create. What I need to know is if a 2D image is allowed for this contest or is that reserved only for 3D images. If it's a problem with regards to the freebies that must be listed, I can take care of that. There are lots of free plugins for 2D graphic programs, and in relation to using numerous images to create one (photo manipulation) there are lots of free images, as well as my own images I create or use a camera for ( I can upload my images somewhere with links to offer for free), so having a freebie list for others to grab would not be a problem and would meet the required number you specify.

    So would such an image be allowed for this contest?

    Sorry; we only allow 3D images with little postwork. The first freebie challenge was limited to DS only (a free program) and only allowed free models; textures/shaders and poses to be used. The rules have since been relaxed to allow Poser & Bryce; but we don't allow extensive work in a 2D program to enhance the final image.

  • Faeryl WomynFaeryl Womyn Posts: 1,065
    edited December 1969

    I figured that would be the answer, but it doesn't hurt to ask in case I was wrong. It's too bad Daz doesn't allow you to download the old versions in case of problems like what I am currently having. Not everyone upgrades to the latest computer and programs, I used my PII with win98 for almost 7 years before I decided to start upgrading. Newer is not always better...Windows Millennium, Vista and Win8 are proof of that...lol

    I am sure I will find and old version 3D program somewhere, came across some but they just are not old enough for this computer, so I will keep looking.

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