Welcome to the May 2013 Freebie Challenge: "Yesterday's Future"

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  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    You can't put all the blame on the scientists and engineers, though. They've been preoccupied with other stuff in those 93 years ...

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Eight years from now (2021) will be 93 years after Popular Mechanics first published a prediction that we would have flying cars in the "future", though that future seemed closer than the one we're living in. A 1951 cover with a personal gyrocopter (pictured) suggests that the future was close enough that "we" were depicted still wearing fedoras.
    Well, I still wear a fedora...

    Link to PopMech below looks at various starry-eyed expectations -- "flying cars and jet packs (as predicted in 1928 and 1964), our clothes are made of milk (as we forecast in 1929), our foods are fortified with grass (1940), and our mail is sorted by robots ... "


    At least they got the last one right, although I suspect the details are rather different.
  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Just a reminder that you have less than 18 hours left to submit a Mini-Contest entry.

    So far, we have five entries vying for that $15 Daz GC...

  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited May 2013

    Here's my last minute entry for the Mini-contest. :)

    "PIGS IN SPAAAACE!"

    Samurai Porkchops joins the fight!

    Space Background http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2011/05/stars-nasa1.jpeg
    Sword was weekly freebie "Scifi Melee Weapons"
    Star Trek Enterprise from Sharecg
    Star Destroyer from Sharecg
    Stinger from Anime Star Fighter pack

    Paid

    Raw Bacon from Rawart
    Karate uniform
    Amarseda from AprilYSD

    Alexa :)

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    Here's my last minute entry for the Mini-contest. :)

    "PIGS IN SPAAAACE!"

    Samurai Porkchops joins the fight!

    Oh, that's really funny! I like it!

    Dana

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Here's my last minute entry for the Mini-contest. :)

    "PIGS IN SPAAAACE!"

    Samurai Porkchops joins the fight!


    Inspirational, celebrational.... this is what we call an accepted entry!

    Mini-Contest Entry #006: Entry Accepted

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  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    Here's another entry for the Mini-contest:

    "Nations in Black"

    Cookie for whoever gets both the anime and sci-fi crossover in this render. ;) (Groggle monk is just a random alien)

    Free

    Stargate from Sharecg
    Groggle Monk from 3DUniverse's website
    Thor's helmet from Sharecg
    Dreamlight Gallery from Dreamlight
    Dreamlight Skydome from Dreamlight
    Sunglasses from Anime Star Fighter

    Paid

    Sickleyield's Morphing Business Suit
    3-D-C's Clipboard
    Prince hair for Genesis Jason
    Sassy Hair for Genesis Hiro 5
    Front alien's morphs utilize Evolution morphs
    Hiro 5 for Genesis

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  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Nice render. I'm guessing "Men in Black" and "Stargate-SG1".

    I should have my entry ready to go shortly.

  • SiscaSisca Posts: 875
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Eight years from now (2021) will be 93 years after Popular Mechanics first published a prediction that we would have flying cars in the "future", though that future seemed closer than the one we're living in. A 1951 cover with a personal gyrocopter (pictured) suggests that the future was close enough that "we" were depicted still wearing fedoras.
    Well, I still wear a fedora...

    As do I. Maybe they were predicting the return of the fedora.

    Link to PopMech below looks at various starry-eyed expectations -- "flying cars and jet packs (as predicted in 1928 and 1964), our clothes are made of milk (as we forecast in 1929), our foods are fortified with grass (1940), and our mail is sorted by robots ... "


    At least they got the last one right, although I suspect the details are rather different.

    Actually the last 2 are correct. Corn is, technically, a grass and just try finding processed food that doesn't have something derived from corn in it these days. Besides the obvious there's a lot that's not obvious like Mono & Diglycerides. I know these because my mother-in-law is allergic to corn so anytime I have to cook for her I have to pay close attention.

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    Sisca said:
    Corn is, technically, a grass and just try finding processed food that doesn't have something derived from corn in it these days. Besides the obvious there's a lot that's not obvious like Mono & Diglycerides.

    Yeah, I saw Mono & the Diglycerides warming up for Hawkwind around '76, and you're right, they were very derivative.

    (And corny.)

  • SiscaSisca Posts: 875
    edited December 1969

    Sisca said:
    Corn is, technically, a grass and just try finding processed food that doesn't have something derived from corn in it these days. Besides the obvious there's a lot that's not obvious like Mono & Diglycerides.

    Yeah, I saw Mono & the Diglycerides warming up for Hawkwind around '76, and you're right, they were very derivative.

    (And corny.)

    Yeah but where is Hawkwind now and Mono & the Diglycerides are everywhere you look :)

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    Oh, I know! Kids these days, huh?

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited May 2013

    Here's another entry for the Mini-contest:

    "Nations in Black"

    Cookie for whoever gets both the anime and sci-fi crossover in this render. ;) (Groggle monk is just a random alien)


    The sci-fi is obvious (SG-1), but there are too many possibilities for the anime. (SAC, maybe? The clothing is wrong for it to have anything to do with this...)

    Mini-Contest Entry #007 (of 7): Entry Accepted

    And this closes the Mini-Contest. Judges, please get your pick to me sometime today - the entries are in posts 152, 177, 190, 199, 204, 214, and 217.

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  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Here's another entry for the Mini-contest:

    "Nations in Black"

    Cookie for whoever gets both the anime and sci-fi crossover in this render. ;) (Groggle monk is just a random alien)


    The sci-fi is obvious (SG-1), but there are too many possibilities for the anime. (SAC, maybe? The clothing is wrong for it to have anything to do with this...)

    Mini-Contest Entry #007 (of 7): Entry Accepted

    And this closes the Mini-Contest. Judges, please get your pick to me sometime today - the entries are in posts 152, 177, 190, 199, 204, 214, and 217.

    The biggest hint is in the title. :3

    Thank you for accepting my entries. I will put the Mini-contest renders in the gallery and post the link soon.

    Alexa :D

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    Here's another entry for the Mini-contest:

    "Nations in Black"

    Cookie for whoever gets both the anime and sci-fi crossover in this render. ;) (Groggle monk is just a random alien)

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=72393_h30ldTcpxyhutlvkPoPa&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Pretty cool. I see Stargate, Men in Black, and Blue Man Group. :-P I'm not into anime, so I can't guess there...except, maybe Protector? (just looking at your signature)

    Dana

  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited May 2013

    Gallery is updated for the Mini-Contest.

    http://ovbi.org/gallery/v/FreebieChallenge/may2013/mini/

    Alexa :)

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  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited May 2013

    DanaTA said:
    Here's another entry for the Mini-contest:

    "Nations in Black"

    Cookie for whoever gets both the anime and sci-fi crossover in this render. ;) (Groggle monk is just a random alien)

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=72393_h30ldTcpxyhutlvkPoPa&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Pretty cool. I see Stargate, Men in Black, and Blue Man Group. :-P I'm not into anime, so I can't guess there...except, maybe Protector? (just looking at your signature)

    Dana

    Naw, good guess, though! :-)

    Veh~, I'll wait for another guess, then I'll give away the answer. ^_^

    I wanted to use Look at My Hair, because the characters have pretty distinguishing hairstyles, but I was running up against the clock. :P

    Hasta la Pasta!

    Alexa ;)

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  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis.

    Downtown

    All figures are the Genesis figure

    # Denotes items included in the Genesis Starter Essentials (part of DAZ Studio)
    * indicates that registration is required
    $$ indicates a Paid for item
    + requires a Platinum Club membership

    Female figure:
    Amy Aimei morph: http://www.sharecg.com/v/64434/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Amy-AiMei-for-DAZ-Genesis *
    Fuji Hair: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/5507/P15/#148092 2nd link from bottom *
    Minx Character texture: http://rendercandy.com/product_info.php/cPath/25/products_id/84 *
    Genesis tunic: http://www.sharecg.com/v/68147/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Tunic-Pants-Part-1 *
    Boots: see Genesis Riding Outfit below *

    Man on Sidewalk:
    Genesis basic male shape #
    Genesis basic male texture #
    Mitch Hair: http://shop.aprilsvanity.com/-free-items/mitch-hair/prod_94.html *
    Genesis Riding outfit: http://www.sharecg.com/v/67405/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Riding-Outfit *
    Briefcase: http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_12.htm (first item)

    Boy on Sidewalk:
    Genesis child shape # (at 60% strength)
    Duke Hair #
    K4 Basic Wear for Genesis #
    Genesis basic child texture #
    Air Board: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/8880/ $$ + (second set of links)

    Vehicles:
    Bumper Car: http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/bumper-cars DAZ3D weekly freebie May 21 - 28, 2013. *
    Corinthian Cori's Hover Car: http://www.sharecg.com/v/29271/gallery/5/3D-Model/Coris-Hovercar *
    Cadillite: http://www.sharecg.com/v/29271/gallery/5/3D-Model/Coris-Hovercar *
    Washi Future Car: http://www.yurdigital.com/catalog/247-future-car * $$
    Future Car textures: http://www.yurdigital.com/catalog/258-color-my-washi *

    Man in Bumper Car:
    Dragon Breath Pilgrim Out fit: http://www.mediafire.com/download/h51t359gdxjul9c/DBGenPilgrim_DragonBreath.zip
    Silk Shader (on shirt): www.sharecg.com/v/21408/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/DazStudio-Satin-Shaders-Resource *
    SOTO's Flat top hair: http://www.sharecg.com/v/67275/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/SOTOs-Flat-Top-for-Genesis *

    Man in Cadillite:
    Genesis Fencing outfit: http://www.sharecg.com/v/67891/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/GENESIS-Fencing-Outfit *
    SOTO's flat top hair see above

    Environment:
    Dystopia city Blocks: http://www.daz3d.com/dystopia-city-blocks-011-020-poser *
    Stonemason inspired Sunlight: http://www.sharecg.com/v/32174/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/Stonemason-Sunlight *
    Sky Traffic: www.stefan-morrell.com (click on downloads; 1st item top row)

    Misc:
    Supershine shaders: www.sharecg.com/v/31573/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/Super-Shine-Shader * (used on hovercars)
    Supershine topcoat: www.sharecg.com/v/31574/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/Super-Shine-TopCoat * (used on Bumper Car)
    Ultimate Shader Pack: http://www.sharecg.com/v/27568/browse/7/Material-and-Shader/Ultimate-Shader-Pack-for-DAZ-Studio-UPDATED_2011 *
    (metal & leather shaders)
    Sheer Greatness: http://www.daz3d.com/footwear/sheer-greatness * $$ Used on Female tunic & Genesis Riding Outfit

    Rendered in DS4.5 no Postwork

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  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    BWSman said:
    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis.

    Downtown

    Rendered in DS4.5 no Postwork

    WOAH! You pulled out ALL the stops for this render, huh, BWSMan? O_O

    Very detailed and complex!

    Alexa :)

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    BWSman said:
    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis.

    Downtown

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=72496_zJRvRM24yFpoCTEC3bJ0&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Cool! That's a lot for one scene. You must have a kick-ass computer.

    Dana

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    I forgot to say that this is the first entry where you can actually tell that the sky traffic is sky traffic. Not bashing the others, just that it looks so cool when you can see there are sky vehicles there.

    Dana

  • goldschopfgoldschopf Posts: 28
    edited December 1969

    So many great renders so far! I better finish my entry soon, before I run out of time!

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    BWSman said:
    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis.

    Downtown

    Rendered in DS4.5 no Postwork

    WOAH! You pulled out ALL the stops for this render, huh, BWSMan? O_O

    Very detailed and complex!

    Alexa :)

    Thank you. :red:

    DanaTA said:
    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis. Downtown http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=72496_zJRvRM24yFpoCTEC3bJ0&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Cool! That's a lot for one scene. You must have a kick-ass computer.

    Dana


    Not top of the line but it's and AMD 4100 Quad Core 3.6 GHz with 8 GB memory running Win7 64 bit. That extra memory makes a difference.
    Also; I made use of DS4.5 Pro's instancing to multiply the sky traffic and most of the vehicles are geometry shells (there's only 4 "real" vehicles in the scene.
    I forgot to say that this is the first entry where you can actually tell that the sky traffic is sky traffic. Not bashing the others, just that it looks so cool when you can see there are sky vehicles there. DanaWell I scaled them up by about 2000% and didn't put them up too high.
  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    BWSman said:

    Not top of the line but it's and AMD 4100 Quad Core 3.6 GHz with 8 GB memory running Win7 64 bit. That extra memory makes a difference.
    Also; I made use of DS4.5 Pro's instancing to multiply the sky traffic and most of the vehicles are geometry shells (there's only 4 "real" vehicles in the scene.

    Instancing? Geometry Shells? Boy, am I out of touch with this stuff! I saw another one the other day...geo-grafting. :-S

    Dana

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 3,900
    edited December 1969

    @DanaTA:
    Instancing: Instead of loading two copies of the same object into the scene, you can load one object, then have as many identical instances (copies) of it as you need. Because the copies are identical and reference the original object, each copy uses less memory (not sure how much less). You can also make changes to, say, the materials on the original, and that affects all the copies too. Great for forests, or a group of parade soldiers, or a flock of birds, or whatever.
    Geometry shells: Like instances, but without identical materials, so you can have different materials on each instance (I haven't explored this much yet myself, although I need to.)
    Geo-grafting: Also haven't tried this, but I believe it's basically sticking part of one object onto another one, like having Genesis with a lion head or something.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,845
    edited May 2013

    Instancing is great fun, Making Forests with it in Bryce is great. I just made a render which says it has almost 70 million polys, but because they are instances and there is actually only 4 real tress in the background forest it rendered quite quickly. In Bryce you can have a "mixed" brush so you add all the real trees to the brush and paint a mixed forest.

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,656
    edited December 1969

    @DanaTA:
    Instancing: Instead of loading two copies of the same object into the scene, you can load one object, then have as many identical instances (copies) of it as you need. Because the copies are identical and reference the original object, each copy uses less memory (not sure how much less). You can also make changes to, say, the materials on the original, and that affects all the copies too. Great for forests, or a group of parade soldiers, or a flock of birds, or whatever.
    Geometry shells: Like instances, but without identical materials, so you can have different materials on each instance (I haven't explored this much yet myself, although I need to.)
    Geo-grafting: Also haven't tried this, but I believe it's basically sticking part of one object onto another one, like having Genesis with a lion head or something.

    Thanks for the explanations!

    Dana

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited May 2013

    BWSman said:
    My entry for this month. Last week's DAZ freebie sparked an idea. I wanted to add more figures; but I was running out of free, futuristic looking outfits for Genesis.

    Downtown


    I know the feeling - "if only I had (foo), I could make this great render!"

    All the links check out, and you fit the theme, so...

    ENTRY #013 - ENTRY ACCEPTED


    Oh, yes - I just sent you a PM about next month's challenge. No, I'm not volunteering to co-host...

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited May 2013

    None of the judges have gotten back to me about the Mini-Contest yet...

    Edit: fifteen minutes after I posted that, I heard from the "foreign" judge...

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    None of the judges have gotten back to me about the Mini-Contest yet...

    Edit: fifteen minutes after I posted that, I heard from the "foreign" judge...

    I still haven't heard from the other two judges, so I roped a friend into being a judge for the Mini-Contest.

    This was not an easy decision - each judge liked a different render the best. But there's only one GC for the mini-contest... Congratulations, and please PM me with the email address you use on your account, Dorseyland.

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