2017 New User Showcase - Year In Review

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January 2017

Showcased Participants for the January Composition Challenge

Most Improved Artist - For this Showcase we looked at where the artist started their piece to where it ended up, the number of edits, and how those edits benefited the image as far as the theme of Composition.

For those reasons we have selected dstuffle to showcase smiley
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Most Creative/Unique Perspective - For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt applied a unique or creative perspective or added extra creative "oomph" to their image. The person we felt had a perspective that was most "outside the box" and original.


The New User we felt best showed that this month was yhzmurphy
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Best Example of the Topic - For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt demonstrated the most growth of knowledge on the topic of Composition. We payed special attention to edits that showed an attempt at applying or experimenting with different rules of composition and who we felt ended the challenge with the most rounded/solid understanding of the topic.

The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was kanegs
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New User - Welcome

lolitojfr and delirious

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,075
    edited December 2017

    February 2017


    Showcased Participants for the February Lighting Challenge

    Most Dynamic Use of Lighting - For this showcase we looked for the person who used lighting in a way that helped tell "the story" of the image which helped set the tone or the mood, or added an additional dimension to the scene (helped convey some sort of emotion)

    For those reasons we have selected geek-pixie to showcase smiley
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    Most Creative Shadow Play - For this Showcase we chose the person we felt applied a unique perspective or added some extra creative oomph to their image by experimenting with light cast and shadows.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Nickashman68
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    Firefly - For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt best demonstrated the use of emission surfaces to add extra punch to their scene.

    The New User we felt best showcased that this month was Delirious
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    New User - Welcome

    BluetideN838 and nekyo

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    March 2017

    Showcased Participants for the March Posing Challenge

    You Could Have Fooled Me - Given to the person who created the most realistic pose that was done in such a way that it is hard to tell its a 3D Image.

    For those reasons we have selected bluetideN838 to showcase smiley
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    You Got Me Twisted - Given to the the person who chose and achieved the most bendy, twisty, or difficult pose to attempt to duplicate

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Aloreea
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    Everyday Life - Given to the person who chose and achieved a pose that best represents the way we see people in our everyday lives (Example would be someone sitting reading a book or walking along somewhere - A more natural "everyday" pose).

    The New User we felt best showcased that this month was zombietaggerung
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    New User - Welcome

    rcbcgreenpanzer_bafa8f91a7 and Sueya

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    April 2017


    Showcased Participants for the April Open Render Challenge

    Powerup Combo - For this showcase we chose the person we felt best utilized all the different skills learned in the previous challenges (Posing, Lighting, and Composition).

    For those reasons we have selected Shinji lkari 9th to showcase smiley
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    Illuminating Composition - Given to the the person who achieved the most creative use of lighting that accentuated the overall feel and composition of the image.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was LiquidWarehouse
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    Sentimental Journey - For this showcase we chose the person who created an image that transported you to another world, inspired a certain feeling from their image, or made you reflect on a moment in time.
      
    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was harrykim
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    New User - Welcome

    ricswika and Noswen

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    May 2017


    Showcased Participants for the May Action and Props Challenge

    Knockout - For this showcase we chose the person who best portayed the intensity and excitement of fight scene style action.

    For those reasons we have selected harrykim to showcase smiley
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    Set in Motion - Given to the the person who chose and achieved the most creative use of movement combined with props.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Noswen
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    Journey to the Center of a Render - For this showcase we chose the person who created an image that transported us to another world filled with action, suspense, and drama and made us long to see the rest of the adventure..
      
    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was ricswika
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    New User - Welcome

    tyger and darklordmidnight

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    June 2017


    Showcased Participants for the June Landscapes and Scenery Challenge

    The Scenic View - For this showcase we chose the person who best portayed the feeling of an expansive environment.

    For those reasons we have selected harrykim to showcase smiley
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    Is This Real or a Dream - Given to the the person(s) who created an enviroment that was so realistic it was dreamy..

    The New Users we felt best showed that this month was daybird and Shinji Ikari 9th
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    Where I Belong - For this showcase we chose the person(s) who created an image that combined both a person and a place in a way that created a narrative within the image.
      
    The New Users we felt best showcased those things this month was sueya and rcbcgreenpanzer_bafa8f91a7
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    New User - Welcome

    Leonardo Bonelli

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    July 2017


    Showcased Participants for the July Portrait Rendering Challenge

    Picture Perfect - For this showcase we chose the person who best portrayed a closeup portrait render.

    For those reasons we have selected Lomrik to showcase smiley
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    Reflection of Me - For this showcase we chose the the person who created a portrait image that not only showed the person but gave a view in to the subjects style or life as part of the portrait.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was NastyHeadwound
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    Memories - For this showcase we chose the person who created a portrait image that conveyed a feeling or moment to be remembered.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was RD3D Industries
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    New User - Welcome

    Twisty and High Elf

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    August 2017


    Showcased Participants for the August Free Render Challenge

    Hole in One - For this showcase we chose the artist who best portrayed an overall understanding of methods/skills covered in the previous New User Challenges.

    For those reasons we have selected Garrett R. to showcase smiley
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    Detailing is Fun - For this showcase we chose the artist who created an image that was complex and contained many details which added to the story the artwork was telling.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was carmenara
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    Lost in Emotion - For this showcase we chose the artist who created an image that encompassed a feeling or emotion and conveyed it well to the viewer.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was ItsCleo
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    New User - Welcome

    dw191062 and snoopzone

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    September 2017


    Showcased Participants for the September Focus/Depth of Field Challenge

    That is Deep - For this showcase we chose the person who showed the best overall depth in their image by using Depth of Field.

    For those reasons we have selected snoopzone to showcase smiley
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    The Heart of the Matter - For this showcase we chose the person who used Depth of Field in a way that had an emotional impact on the image

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was HighElf
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    Thanks for the Help - For this showcase we decided to spotlight two people who consistently gave helpful advice and encouragement to their fellow Challenege Participants in the thread

    The New Users we felt best showcased their willness to help others was daybird and Ricswika (Please be sure to check out the thread to see all their wonderful encouragement and advice)
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    New User - Welcome

    pedmpmar

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    October 2017


    Showcased Participants for the October Atmosphere Challenge

    Boy That Was Eerie - For this showcase we chose the person who best showed the use of atmosphere to create an eerie or creepy feeling to their image.
    For those reasons we have selected halfmast88 to showcase smiley
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    Bringer of Beauty and Peace - For this showcase we chose the person who used atmosphere in a way that created an ethereal effect.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was daybird
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    Thanks for the Assistance - For this showcase we decided to spotlight the person who consistently gave helpful advice and encouragement to their fellow Challenege Participants in the thread

    The New User we felt best showcased their willness to help others was Chameo (Please be sure to check out the thread to see all their wonderful encouragement and advice)
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    New User - Welcome

    Tynkere

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    November 2017


    Showcased Participants for the November Materials Challenge

    How Did You Do That? - For this showcase we chose the person who changed a material in such a way that it made a big difference to the image.

    For those reasons we have selected shaneseymourstudio to showcase smiley
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    Color Me Between the Lines - For this showcase we chose the person who used/changed coloring in such a way that it created a wild and interesting effect to the image..

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Chameo
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    Materialize - This showcase was given to the person that changed a material in a way that added to the images overall realism.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Fussel2107
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    New User - Welcome

    Geffe

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    December 2017


    Showcased Participants for the December Free Render Challenge

    Free to Fantasize - For this showcase we chose the person who created a fantasy image that contained a lot of the elements learned from previous challenges and showed a good overall understanding of previously covered New User Challenge Topics..

    For those reasons we have selected Geffe to showcase smiley
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    Tis the Season - For this showcase we chose the person who created a magical holiday inspired image that showed off the skills learned in previous New User Challenges.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was ricswika
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    The Gift of Light - This showcase was given to the person that used lighting along with other Challenge Topics to create an image that caught the eye, specifically in regards to how it is lit.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Tynkere
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    New User - Welcome

    guitardrifter and RinelleGrey

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,075

    I want to thank all of you who participated in the New User Challenge in 2017 as well as thank all the Community Volunteers who dedicate their time during the Challenge. Thank all of you for making this challenge so very special, fun, and informative! heartheartheart

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