Novica & Forum Members' Half A Million Views + Contest

NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710
edited September 2017 in Art Studio

Half A Million Views!

Well, we did it! We surpassed 500,000 views and posts for the 9 Novica and Forum Members' Tips And Product Review threads. With thread 9, as of today with 12,396, the total is 511,966.  

For folks who have not visited the threads, the current one is here. It has links back to the other 8 threads.

Thank you to the forum members who help each other and post product questions and showcasings. Long after you share your experiences, you continue to give back to others because the previous threads get thousands of views each month.  I am so grateful for the time you take to write up the reviews and chip in to help everyone.  Also thanks to the wonderful PAs who patiently explain things or give us tips about their products. 

So let's have a celebratory "contest" for all the time we spend on the forums!    CONTEST CLOSED

First, you can do up to five renders and get more opportunities to win a gift card.  You can only win once. All entries must be posted through August 31st, ending at midnight DAZ time. 

The winners will be determined by random drawings.
A minimum 10 people (not renders) must enter for this scenario: 
There will be FIVE winners of $10 gift cards and ONE winner of a $25 gift card.
EDIT: Due to such great participation, I added 3  $5 gift cards too. 

If 10 people do not enter, I will do a drawing for two $10 gift cards. For each render submitted (up to 5 per person) your name is submitted for the drawing, so 5 entries equals 5 slips of paper / chances for you for the drawing. Once you win, your slips are removed. The $25 drawing will be done first, so everyone has a chance at that one. 

Keeping the forum participation results in mind, I think it will be fun to do a theme around it. So let's see how creative/whacky you can get! 

Here's your 4 themes.  Only one render per post please.  Label  your render with one of these as the title, and the number of the render (#1 for your first render. If you post another one in a separate post, put #2 after the title.)

Because the focus is on the art showing the concepts, if you still feel an explanation of the scene is needed, it should be limited to 3-4 regular length sentences please. No long stories.

You have three statements, and one concept from which to choose. You can use one for all your entries, use each one more than once, or use several different ones (But only one per entry please, and that will be your title.) 

1.   "The forums made me do it."
2.   "The forums gave me the idea.  Isn't this great?" 
3.    "I'd rather be on the forums."  (Character can either say it, or be very identifiable as thinking it.)

4.     Show things people (animals, or things) do to try and keep you off the forums. (LOL, remember the TOS and keep it family friendly!) 

Get started, the celebration starts NOW!  Post your entries in this thread, and if you have any questions or comments, you can put them in this thread too. Let the fun begin!

WINNER: $25 gift card Barbult
WINNERS: $10 gift cards: Bigh, Fishtales, Llynara, L'Adair, Luci45
WINNERS: $5 gift cards: Xmasrose, RGcincy, Jakiblue

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  • DivamakeupDivamakeup Posts: 9,319

    Wonderful, that sounds like a really fun contest! :D I'm looking forward to both participating and seeing what everyone comes up with! :)

    Congratulations on the Half A Million views/posts! YAY! yesheart

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710
    edited September 2017

    Here's the entries:

    Bigh:    Entry 1     Entry 2    Entry 3

    Fishtales:   Entry 1      Entry 2      Entry 3     Entry 4

    xmasrose:    Entry 1      Entry 2     Entry 3

    Llynara:     Entry 1        Entry 2

    Dreamfarmer:    Entry 1      Entry 2   

    MilosGulan:    Entry 1

    L'Adair:    Entry 1      Entry 2      Entry 3

    Barbult      Entry 1       Entry 2     Entry 3    Entry 4

    Greys     Entry 1

    RGcincy    Entry 3   (see the others, below)    Entry 4  (yes, back with a big city...)

    MelanieL     Entry 1

    Isidorn     Entry 1

    Knittingmommy   Entry 1

    Luci45    Entry 1      Entry 2     Entry 3

    Saphirewild     Entry 1

    Jakiblue     Entry 1

    Novica: Pokes at RGcincy:  Here  (not an entry)
    RGcincy: Pokes Back    Entry 1
    Novica Replies Using Questionable Tactics:   Here   (not an entry)
    RGcincy: Stunned, Considering Options. Is Clever and Novica Concedes the Victory   Entry 2

    Novica Pokes at Knittingmommy and IceDragonArt    Here  (not an entry)

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  • dreamfarmerdreamfarmer Posts: 2,127

    Yay contest! I will be thinking about this. 

  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147
    edited August 2017

    "The forums gave me the idea.  Isn't this great?" 

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    Ooooh, can I join you @bigh?

  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147
    Novica said:

    Ooooh, can I join you @bigh?

    sure can wink

  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147
    edited August 2017

    "The forums gave me the idea.  Isn't this great?"  2

     

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  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147
    edited August 2017

    "The forums made me do it."

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710
    edited August 2017

    Things People Do To Try And Keep You Off The Forums

    "I'm telling ya, this'll work.  First, he's got to eat.  Second, it's sports. What guy doesn't love sports?"
    "Yeah...and third....he can't render big city scenes 24 / 7." 

     

    @rgcincy  We appreciate all your hard work!

     

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  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147

    super - love it yes

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,790

    @Novica love the description and the nod to @RGcincy!  :)  I have my thinking cap on trying to figure out what to render for this contest.  Congrats on so many views!

  • RGcincyRGcincy Posts: 2,422
    Novica said:

    Things People Do To Try And Keep You Off The Forums

    "I'm telling ya, this'll work.  First, he's got to eat.  Second, it's sports. What guy doesn't love sports?"
    "Yeah...and third....he can't render big city scenes 24 / 7." 

     

    @rgcincy  We appreciate all your hard work!

    Hey! I'll be right there! 

    Thanks Novica, I'll have to render a big city scene just for you laugh

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

     

    RGcincy said:
    Novica said:

    Things People Do To Try And Keep You Off The Forums

    "I'm telling ya, this'll work.  First, he's got to eat.  Second, it's sports. What guy doesn't love sports?"
    "Yeah...and third....he can't render big city scenes 24 / 7." 

     

    @rgcincy  We appreciate all your hard work!

    Hey! I'll be right there! 

    Thanks Novica, I'll have to render a big city scene just for you laugh

    @rgcincy   If you do, figure out how to make it apply to the contest and enter it here. Might as well get in the running for a gift card while you're at it. wink

  • RGcincyRGcincy Posts: 2,422
    Novica said:

    @rgcincy   If you do, figure out how to make it apply to the contest and enter it here. Might as well get in the running for a gift card while you're at it. wink

    Already planning on doing that! devil

  • FishtalesFishtales Posts: 4,783
    edited August 2017

    @Novika checked the DAZ Forums before heading out.

    DAZ Horse 2 and Gensis 3 Female

    2017-08-13 13:01:17.139 Total Rendering Time: 38 minutes 38.74 seconds

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  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147

    good one

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    LOL @fishtales   And yes, I'd have to be outside the barn, because I'd already tried it (at least a hundred times of course) inside and didn't get good reception.

  • xmasrose (aka tulipe)xmasrose (aka tulipe) Posts: 1,208
    edited August 2017

    Great renders everyone! Thank you for the contest Novica, it's fun!

    Joining the fun!

    "The forums gave me the idea.  Isn't this great?" 

    (making eyebrows in ZBrush surprise)

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    @xmasrose   She looks so proud of them too!  Like, "Wow, it worked!"
    Fun concept!

  • LlynaraLlynara Posts: 4,728

    "The forums made me do it."

    (Converting ancient figures to Iray. This is Ingenue Vicky in Cheongsam Dress and Heels, with Razzle Dazzle Hair.)

  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147

    stepping out !

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    And she sure looks good doing it!  yes

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710
    edited August 2017

    I'm rendering one now (been almost two hours, still going!) that will poke @icedragonart and @knittingmommy   They really met and hung out a few months ago! So thought I'd lump those two active forum users together since they have actually spent time together. It will be another hour or so. Anyway, poke, poke.  And we appreciate all that you do in the Art Studio forums!

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,430

    Lol I can't wait to see it!  I really enjoyed meeting KM, her and her family made me feel very welcome.  And she is just as nice and just as helpful in real life as she is here.

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710
    edited August 2017

    Things People Do To Try And Keep You Off The Forums

    Knittingmommy asked IceDragonArt to visit Ohio for a family reunion, because she needed someone to help her stay off the forums during the reunion.  And indeed, it worked. But afterwards, there were telltale signs of forum temptation, as Knittingmommy kept fiddling with her iPhone.

    "What to do?" IceDragonArt wondered. 

    The answer was obvious. Get out of cell phone range.

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  • bighbigh Posts: 8,147

    cool render

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    Thank you, love Lakeside Folly's water. It's one of my favorites. All the lighting (lanterns, boat lights) were presets done by the vendors. Easy smeezy for those. Took three hours to render as I upped the render quality to over 4.0 

  • Thank you Novica. Yes she was quite excited with that new pair of eyebrows even if they are not perfect (far from it!).

    Llynara she looks really good!

    Novica   what a great image! Your posing is so natural!

  • dreamfarmerdreamfarmer Posts: 2,127

    "The forums gave me this idea. Isn't it great?" #1

    (all women's clothes, to kitbash a male character's outfit. Would never have tried it without the forums.)

    I have other forum-inspired/themed renders vaguely planned too...



     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,710

    @dreamfarmer
    Love kitbashing!  And I really like the "toony" feel of the hair and the way you got the shoulders to match it- both of which really complements the outfit. 

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