Carrara Challenge #36 - Pinups and Cheesecake ---final days to vote...would appreciate your help

UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
edited November 2017 in Art Studio

Announcing Carrara Challenge #36.  The main work-in-progress thread is here in the Carrara forum.

 

DAZ3D and Carrara Professional Artists sponsor a monthly art contest to:

  Build community spirit

  Share tips and tricks

  Highlight the creative potential of Carrara 8.5 software

 

Carrara is a full-featured 3D software suite.  It has robust tools for 3D modeling, particle effects, landscape design, hair creation, texturing, animation, high-quality rendering, and more.

But one of Carrara's most unique features, is that it easily accepts most Daz and Poser content!  So, not only can you create your own content, you can also load and pose content from the world's largest 3D library.

 

The current theme: Pinups and Cheesecake and Hunks - Oh My!

"Eyecatcher" by Edward Runci  1955

 

Introduction

Pinups or cheesecake (or beefcake) are images of men or women designed with an undisguised element of sexuality.  These images, often highly idealized, display or mimic the human form in a way that focuses on - and draws your attention to - its inherent sexual attractiveness.  In other words, a pinup is not just another pretty face. :)

However, even though the "classic" pinup - as defined for this Challenge - has a definite sexual component, the sexuality in such an image is more suggested and implied than it is explicit.  Although the attitude of the model may be coy, saucy, flirtatious or even seductive, all such invitations are just suggestions or hopes for the future - more of a tease for your imagination than a "done deal."

Of course, what is considered as sexuality acceptable in a pinup image is largely determined by the aesthetics of the era.  For example, there were pinup images printed in the early 20th century which look very mild today, yet they were considered shocking in their time.  In the current Challenge, we are not looking to shock, but we do want to stretch boundaries and show how awesome that Carrara is in helping artists create pinups that "catch the eye."  However, you can push the limits only so far.  Please remember that we must follow the Daz TOS, which prohibits nudity.

To summarize, in a classic pinup, there is undeniable eye-catching sex appeal.  And yet, even though a lot of skin may be showing (or not), there is usually a bit of an eye wink present as well.

In that spirit, we begin Carrara Challenge #36.

(Further pinup examples and explanations are offered in the 2nd post in this thread in the Carrara forum)

 

Rules and prizes are posted in the official Challenge thread in the Carrara forum.  Sample images from that thread will be posted here as they become available.

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited October 2017

    A ton of ways to go in this one, while still maintaining the core pinup genre.  A lot of these categories overlap:

     

    Past-Present-Future - for example, what will a pinup look like in the year 2200?

    Military - recruiting posters and bomber nose art.

    Advertising - Every type of product under the sun has used pinup models for ads.

    Calendar art, movie posters, and regular decorative posters.

    Fantasy art.  For a small example, Google "Orc Pinups."

    Holiday pinups (A Halloween pinup is one of the official entry categories).

    Pinups in traditional airbrush cartoon style (Petty, Vargas), or as photorealistic images (Farrah Fawcett, Betty Grable)

    Feminine or masculine pinups.  This is an equal opportunity Challenge. smiley

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited October 2017

    A few early pinup ideas are in.  Click on most images to make them larger.

     

    Bunyip02 started early out of the gate:

     

    Stezza was also his usual ecelctic, jump-starter self:

     

    Magaremoto showing some ultra-reasistic skin:

     

    Diomede keeps getting more clever!

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959

    Things continue to heat up!

     

    Bunyip02 keeps em' coming with a futuristic pinup.

     

    HeadWax with some pinup humor:

     

    Newly-minted Daz PA Vyusur contributes a sci-fi pinup using the Carrara NPR engine, no postwork:

     

    WGDJohn with his version of a future spacecraft pinup:

     

    Some pinup hunkiness from Vyusur, using the new G'MIC plugin for Carrara:

     

    My own homage to Philemo for his work in bringing the G'MIC plugin to Carrara:

     

    HeadWax provides some guys and guns pinup moodiness:

     

    PhilW lets it fly with a Carrara version of WW2 pinup nose art:

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited November 2017

    The Carrara pinups keep on coming!

    You can click the images to see them in full size.

     

    From Vyusur, a Halloween take on an old classic:

    "Fillette a la citrouille" ( Girl on the pumpkin)

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/pablo-picasso/girl-on-the-ball-1905

     

     

    A bit of Liv Tyler and James Bond from Namtar3d:

     

     

    Bunyip02 with some Halloween heat:

     

     

    A role reversal on an Art Frahm classic pinup, from Diomede.  Still needs editing, but uses the Carrara NPR render engine and the new G'MIC plugin:

     

     

    Magaremoto gives us a taste of ultrarealism:

     

     

    MDO2010 reveals the pinup Mummy we want to bring home, complete with hieroglyphics:

     

     

    HeadWax pulls us from our comfort zone with a homage to artist Hans Bellmer:

     

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  • Thought I'd share my final entries here as well smiley

    thanks UB great promo topic for Carrara yes

     

  • ChameoChameo Posts: 294

    I just wanted to say that these gorgeous renders pushed me over the edge, and I grabbed Carrara last week in the PC+ sale so I could play around with it and try to come up with something. I probably won't get anything done in time for this contest, but I see a lot of heavy duty tutorial time in my near future!

  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 9,069
    edited November 2017

    @Chameo, welcome aboard!  If you have any questions, pop on over to the Carrara forum.  Generally a helpful place.  

     

    After many helpful suggestions, here is my werewolf date pinup entry.  Textures for Genesis 2 Valerie by Addie.  All clothes, hair, and props modeled in Carrara.

     

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited November 2017
    Stezza said:

    Thought I'd share my final entries here as well smiley

    Thanks, Stezza!  You beat me to it.  Some killer renders there.

    A few more current ones to add later today.

     

    Chameo said:

    I just wanted to say that these gorgeous renders pushed me over the edge, and I grabbed Carrara last week in the PC+ sale so I could play around with it and try to come up with something. I probably won't get anything done in time for this contest, but I see a lot of heavy duty tutorial time in my near future!

    Happy to have you join us in Carrara, Chameo!   Hope to see you in a Challenge down the road.  About a year ago, I bucked the general trend and went cold turkey from Daz Studio (a very nice program) and into Carrara.  Zero regrets!

     

     

    Diomede said:
    After many helpful suggestions, here is my werewolf date pinup entry.  Textures for Genesis 2 Valerie by Addie.  All clothes, hair, and props modeled in Carrara.

    I'd like to re-emphasize to everyone that, except for the G2 character, EVERYTHING was modeled in Carrara.  Awesome work there Diomede!

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited November 2017

    Beginning the final countdown.  The following Carrara pinup renders are in various states of completion.  Click for larger versions:

     

    Vyusur shows off her Alina character:

     

     

    Magaremoto dazzles with some more "big picture" realism:

     

     

    Philemo, that noted plugin master, steps up with a render of his own:

     

     

    My own Halloween tribute to Joyce Ballantyne, pinup artist of the original Coppertone girl ad:

     

     

    A tasty space babe NPR and G'MIC render from MDO2010:

     

     

    A powerful image from Shlomi Laszlo:

     

     

    Varsel makes a pinup wallpaper to annoy a special someone:

     

     

    Varsal again, with the most natural pinup imaginable:

     

     

    My idea of where no man has gone before:

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  • wow you have been busy!!!!!

    here's my latest

     

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 1,959
    edited November 2017

    We're down to the last day.  Here is the latest collection of wonderful pinup entries:

     

    Wgdjohn updates his futuristic pinup:

     

     

    Namtar3d updates his James Bond-Liv Tyler classic:

     

     

    Vyusur bends the genders with this Halloween fantasy:

     

     

    A realistic Creole Witch WIP from Magaremoto:

     

     

    Jonstark weighs in with homage to Conan the Barbarian cover art:

     

     

    An intriguing and mysterious render from MDO2010:

     

     

    Diomede with a NPR witch, all modeled in Carrara, including the character:

     

     

    Headwax with a new version of his mannquin fantasy character:

     

     

    DustRider serves us with a classic photoreal pinup:

     

     

    Philemo updates his 60's sci-fic cop render:

     

     

    A final update on the Art Frahm NPR homage from Diomede:

     

     

    A couple of intimate PR pinups from Vyusur, from her library of custom characters:

     

     

    Another classic of lighting and skin from Dustrider:

     

     

    PhilW shows his skill with an innocent Halloween Witch, pumpkin modeled in Carrara, rendered in Octane:

     

     

    Innovative NPR shading in Carrara from Jonstark:

     

     

    Dartanbeck, using the full attributes of Carrara:

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  • Hope you have enjoyed looking through the pinups!

    Can you help us?  We have a hefty 32 entries this time, and need your voting expertise.

    I've made the process as simple as possible - pick your 4 favorite pinups.  That's it.

    The voting thread is here.

    Many thanks in advance!

  • Thank to all who have voted so far!  Voting is here.

     

  • That poster is Victoria 3.  Wow.  Great job, UB.

  • Thanks Diomede!  No postwork.  A breeze in Carrara.

    For those who haven't voted, please come and help us out here.

    Voting is easy.  Just pick your 4 favorites,

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