THE AUGUST FREEBIE CHALLENGE - HANDICAPPED? NOT!

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    MegonNoel said:
    Black Brandy ignored the hints of hidden treasure written in her grandfather's journal until she found a hidden note tucked into the cover with a clue to its location. Once she saw what was on that scrap of paper nothing could slow her down – not a hook hand, not the band of rival pirates trying to steal the book from her, not even the conveniently missing page from the journal were going to stop her from finding that treasure.

    ...

    Hope I did this right :)
    I wanted to do so much more, but this month sort of got away from me. I tend to lose track of days so I figured if I tried to work on it any longer next thing I know it'd be December.


    Hello, and welcome! It looks like you did things right... ;-)

    Being the last judge in gives me very little to critique that hasn't already been said. The composition and the artistic merit of your render are both good. On the technical side, one thing you might want to double-check is the surfaces - have you set the lighting model of the props to metallic or matte (as appropriate) instead of plastic? The sword and the candle look a bit off to me; that might be because of the Uber light you used, or it might be because of the lighting model, or it might be because of my monitor.

    It's your brain Rob....it's off a bit....LMAO.

    SPLAT!

    :-)

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    Dollygirl said:
    Thanks everybody. Going to Alaska was a bucket list item for my husband. It was fun seeing him act like a kid in a candy store on this trip. Alaska is a wonderful place to experience. We took lots of pictures so you might see some of them in my work. You just can't beat what nature gives up for stunning and majestic scenery.

    ... WAIT A MINUTE HERE! ... YOU WENT TO ALASKA AND DIDN'T INVITE ME? ...

    Come into my office young lady and wipe that smile off your face! I guess you know I will be telling your parents on you and if you did, infact, run into Santa Clause while up there, you'de best tell me what I am getting for Christmas!!!!!!

    ok...run along and play now.

    :-)

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited August 2013

    Cyonix said:
    Well, it took me a bit longer than expected, but I think my entry is finally ready (well, as ready as it's probably gonna be...judges, be gentle :P )

    Title: I Can Still Have Fun
    "Just because I only have one leg doesn't mean I can't have fun posing for pictures on the beach! Though it would be nice if you took the pictures quickly, balancing on one leg isn't as easy as I make it look, you know...

    Freebie Items
    1) Satsuki for A4 (Face Morph) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=58496 (requires registration)
    2) Far East Girls Collection II for A4 (Skin Texture Only) - http://www.sharecg.com/v/62353/browse/11/Poser/Far-East-Girls-Collection-II-for-A4 (requires registration)
    3) Tofu's Skin Presets for DAZ Default Shader - http://tofusan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/freebies2.html
    4) Nene Hair - http://redviper.spirit5.com/download/ (6th link from the top)
    5) Sunglasses - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=61337 (registration required)
    6) Textures for Sunny Bikini - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64264 (registration required)
    7) Dr. Wiz's Magic (Amputation) Magnets for V4 - http://ampgfx.net/props/model.htm
    8) AX Beach - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57065 (registration required)
    9) AX Beach Expansion - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57116 (registration required)
    10) Glass Shaders (used on the lenses of the sunglasses) - http://morganrlewis.deviantart.com/art/Glass-Shader-Presets-for-DS-86711865

    Paid Items
    Aiko 4 Base (DAZ)
    Perfect V4 Complete (Renderosity)
    Predatron's Essential Lights & Skies (DAZ)

    Uncounted Items
    Victoria 4.2 Base (DAZ)
    Sunny Bikini by Bucketload3D (freebie apparently no longer available)

    Hey it's the tennis girl...lol. I do have one question for you. The reason is...you ONLY have ten freebies here and this could matter. Why would someone want to use two different skin shaders on one character? If you can give me a good reason, I will accept this entry. I will wait to hear from you first though. Help me understand why two different shaders for skin and I can't tell the difference with only one! (#2 and #3)

    :-)

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited August 2013

    robkelk said:
    I don't know whether I'm going to have time to do another render this month, and if I do it probably won't need a wheelchair... so I thought I'd point out this one that isn't from Ziggy's Model Emporium in case somebody else wants to use it.

    http://ni-in-bdx.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2012/09/post-c2ad.html

    Nice!

    :-)

    Post edited by music2u4u on
  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 2,995
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    Cyonix said:
    Well, it took me a bit longer than expected, but I think my entry is finally ready (well, as ready as it's probably gonna be...judges, be gentle :P )

    Title: I Can Still Have Fun
    "Just because I only have one leg doesn't mean I can't have fun posing for pictures on the beach! Though it would be nice if you took the pictures quickly, balancing on one leg isn't as easy as I make it look, you know...

    Freebie Items
    1) Satsuki for A4 (Face Morph) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=58496 (requires registration)
    2) Far East Girls Collection II for A4 (Skin Texture Only) - http://www.sharecg.com/v/62353/browse/11/Poser/Far-East-Girls-Collection-II-for-A4 (requires registration)
    3) Tofu's Skin Presets for DAZ Default Shader - http://tofusan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/freebies2.html
    4) Nene Hair - http://redviper.spirit5.com/download/ (6th link from the top)
    5) Sunglasses - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=61337 (registration required)
    6) Textures for Sunny Bikini - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64264 (registration required)
    7) Dr. Wiz's Magic (Amputation) Magnets for V4 - http://ampgfx.net/props/model.htm
    8) AX Beach - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57065 (registration required)
    9) AX Beach Expansion - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57116 (registration required)
    10) Glass Shaders (used on the lenses of the sunglasses) - http://morganrlewis.deviantart.com/art/Glass-Shader-Presets-for-DS-86711865

    Paid Items
    Aiko 4 Base (DAZ)
    Perfect V4 Complete (Renderosity)
    Predatron's Essential Lights & Skies (DAZ)

    Uncounted Items
    Victoria 4.2 Base (DAZ)
    Sunny Bikini by Bucketload3D (freebie apparently no longer available)

    Hey it's the tennis girl...lol. I do have one question for you. The reason is...you ONLY have ten freebies here and this could matter. Why would someone want to use two different skin shaders on one character? If you can give me a good reason, I will accept this entry. I will wait to hear from you first though. Help me understand why two different shaders for skin and I can't tell the difference with only one! (#2 and #3)

    :-)

    I can answer this. Tofu's "shader" is very much like the Uber Surface shader in that it changes the settings but does not provide a "texture." The "Far East Girls" are actually the skin texture.

    Kendall

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    robkelk said:
    MegonNoel said:
    Black Brandy ignored the hints of hidden treasure written in her grandfather's journal until she found a hidden note tucked into the cover with a clue to its location. Once she saw what was on that scrap of paper nothing could slow her down – not a hook hand, not the band of rival pirates trying to steal the book from her, not even the conveniently missing page from the journal were going to stop her from finding that treasure.

    ...

    Hope I did this right :)
    I wanted to do so much more, but this month sort of got away from me. I tend to lose track of days so I figured if I tried to work on it any longer next thing I know it'd be December.


    Hello, and welcome! It looks like you did things right... ;-)

    Being the last judge in gives me very little to critique that hasn't already been said. The composition and the artistic merit of your render are both good. On the technical side, one thing you might want to double-check is the surfaces - have you set the lighting model of the props to metallic or matte (as appropriate) instead of plastic? The sword and the candle look a bit off to me; that might be because of the Uber light you used, or it might be because of the lighting model, or it might be because of my monitor.

    It's your brain Rob....it's off a bit....LMAO.

    SPLAT!

    :-)
    What, just "a bit"?
    :P

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,650
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    Dollygirl said:
    Thanks everybody. Going to Alaska was a bucket list item for my husband. It was fun seeing him act like a kid in a candy store on this trip. Alaska is a wonderful place to experience. We took lots of pictures so you might see some of them in my work. You just can't beat what nature gives up for stunning and majestic scenery.

    ... WAIT A MINUTE HERE! ... YOU WENT TO ALASKA AND DIDN'T INVITE ME? ...

    Come into my office young lady and wipe that smile off your face! I guess you know I will be telling your parents on you and if you did, infact, run into Santa Clause while up there, you'de best tell me what I am getting for Christmas!!!!!!

    ok...run along and play now.

    :-)

    Hey how did you know I saw Santa. He was visiting Ketchikan at the time. He said the list had not been finalized so what you are getting for Christmas is still up in the air. I am betting on a lump of coal. Any other takers as to what music is going to get for Christmas? :lol:

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
    edited December 1969

    I think he is going to get a rusty wheel hub for one of his cars. :coolsmile:

  • CyonixCyonix Posts: 212
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    Cyonix said:
    Well, it took me a bit longer than expected, but I think my entry is finally ready (well, as ready as it's probably gonna be...judges, be gentle :P )

    Title: I Can Still Have Fun
    "Just because I only have one leg doesn't mean I can't have fun posing for pictures on the beach! Though it would be nice if you took the pictures quickly, balancing on one leg isn't as easy as I make it look, you know...

    Freebie Items
    1) Satsuki for A4 (Face Morph) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=58496 (requires registration)
    2) Far East Girls Collection II for A4 (Skin Texture Only) - http://www.sharecg.com/v/62353/browse/11/Poser/Far-East-Girls-Collection-II-for-A4 (requires registration)
    3) Tofu's Skin Presets for DAZ Default Shader - http://tofusan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/freebies2.html
    4) Nene Hair - http://redviper.spirit5.com/download/ (6th link from the top)
    5) Sunglasses - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=61337 (registration required)
    6) Textures for Sunny Bikini - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64264 (registration required)
    7) Dr. Wiz's Magic (Amputation) Magnets for V4 - http://ampgfx.net/props/model.htm
    8) AX Beach - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57065 (registration required)
    9) AX Beach Expansion - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57116 (registration required)
    10) Glass Shaders (used on the lenses of the sunglasses) - http://morganrlewis.deviantart.com/art/Glass-Shader-Presets-for-DS-86711865

    Paid Items
    Aiko 4 Base (DAZ)
    Perfect V4 Complete (Renderosity)
    Predatron's Essential Lights & Skies (DAZ)

    Uncounted Items
    Victoria 4.2 Base (DAZ)
    Sunny Bikini by Bucketload3D (freebie apparently no longer available)

    Hey it's the tennis girl...lol. I do have one question for you. The reason is...you ONLY have ten freebies here and this could matter. Why would someone want to use two different skin shaders on one character? If you can give me a good reason, I will accept this entry. I will wait to hear from you first though. Help me understand why two different shaders for skin and I can't tell the difference with only one! (#2 and #3)

    :-)

    Original post has been updated, more freebies have been added! :)

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited December 1969

    Cyonix said:
    Title: I Can Still Have Fun
    "Just because I only have one leg doesn't mean I can't have fun posing for pictures on the beach! Though it would be nice if you took the pictures quickly, balancing on one leg isn't as easy as I make it look, you know...

    I like the changes, except the water. The beach toys and the other people add a little bit of interest, but don't overpower the main subject...especially thanks to the depth of field effect.

    Dana

  • CyonixCyonix Posts: 212
    edited December 1969

    Yeah, don't ask me why I though the extremely bright blue water was a good thing......but don't worry, I've already got an improved version rendering as we speak :D

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited August 2013

    Cyonix said:
    Yeah, don't ask me why I though the extremely bright blue water was a good thing......but don't worry, I've already got an improved version rendering as we speak :D

    Well, it's better than the purple water.

    Eventually there comes a time when you have to say "enough, this is finished, it's time to go on to the next project" - the alternative is continuing to polish the first project far past the point where anyone will notice the differences. Perfect is the enemy of good... Don't get caught up in the search for perfection.

    Post edited by robkelk on
  • CyonixCyonix Posts: 212
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Cyonix said:
    Yeah, don't ask me why I though the extremely bright blue water was a good thing......but don't worry, I've already got an improved version rendering as we speak :D

    Well, it's better than the purple water.

    Eventually there comes a time when you have to say "enough, this is finished, it's time to go on to the next project" - the alternative is continuing to polish the first project far past the point where anyone will notice the differences. Perfect is the enemy of good... Don't get caught up in the search for perfection.

    Yeah, I'll probably call the next render the final version, from what I can see so far, the water's looking much better than it did when it was bright blue :)

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Cyonix said:
    Yeah, don't ask me why I though the extremely bright blue water was a good thing......but don't worry, I've already got an improved version rendering as we speak :D

    Well, it's better than the purple water.

    Eventually there comes a time when you have to say "enough, this is finished, it's time to go on to the next project" - the alternative is continuing to polish the first project far past the point where anyone will notice the differences. Perfect is the enemy of good... Don't get caught up in the search for perfection.

    I disagree, I think the water was better before. After all, look at the sky behind the palm trees...oranges and purples.

    But, Cyonix, make sure it's the last thing...I can't remember, but I thought you only had 3 edits to an image in the rules...unless that changed, too.

    Dana

  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    Pretty sure the edit rule is still in effect. And this is the reason we made that rule. When you start changing your render once you have entered it, this is what tends to happen. My personal opinion on that one is... Spend an extra day or two critiquing your own render BEFORE you enter. This way you are able to see your faults before hand. I myself will stare at mine for several days looking for lighting, flow of the render, making sure things are in clear view, etc.... and the rule is so that people don't make major changes as well which I have also seen this month. Music has been very lenient with all of you on this rule because of the special meaning behind this months theme and our honoring our dear friend BWSman. But don't expect us to continue this trend in future months folks.

  • CyonixCyonix Posts: 212
    edited December 1969

    Alright, original post updated for the final time, I promise. :)

    Also, just an FYI, but after taking a look through the rules in the first post of this thread AND the sticky which also lists the rules, I didn't see anything in the rules that state what the maximum number of edits per entry is (or if there even is a maximum number of edits...)

  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    You are right cyonix. Music didn't have it in his rules post. I believe it was a topic of discussion several months ago and was agreed that 3 edits was the limit. He may have overlooked this because, well don't know why it didn't get in the rules page. But after this month it probably will be added. Those that have been around since music took charge remember this discussion. Newbies wouldn't know this. When I do my annual Winter Wonderland in December I will make sure that this is included in the months rule. As I stated before, when we start editing renders they take on different meanings. I will probably make it that if you change the composition of the render that it will need to be a new entry.or something like that

  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    Here's my render.

    Before the word “handicapped” was even used, imagine controlling a ship full of cut-throats; not to mention raiding other ships, while missing a hand, a leg, and even an eye!

    Handicapped...? Pshaw.

    ~snip~

    Not Counted

    Wood Shader (used on cannon)

    Title: “Arr, Who You Callin' Handicapped, Matey?”

    Nice pirate scene Alexa. I went ahead and added the other two links for the M4 Nicholus skin texture you used, just in case someone wants the entire character and all his parts. All looks good here. Nice wood shader...no link?

    ENTRY ACCEPTED.

    Thank you, Music. :3

    Ah, yes, the wood shader was a free gift for Christmas some years back on the old site, and now the link has gone bad. Such a shame, since it was such a nice shader...

    BTW, the gallery has been updated. ^_^

    Alexa

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    I think he is going to get a rusty wheel hub for one of his cars. :coolsmile:

    Car stuff?...YES!.....wha?...rusted?....nevermind!

    :cheese:

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    jeeperz said:
    Pretty sure the edit rule is still in effect. And this is the reason we made that rule. When you start changing your render once you have entered it, this is what tends to happen. My personal opinion on that one is... Spend an extra day or two critiquing your own render BEFORE you enter. This way you are able to see your faults before hand. I myself will stare at mine for several days looking for lighting, flow of the render, making sure things are in clear view, etc.... and the rule is so that people don't make major changes as well which I have also seen this month. Music has been very lenient with all of you on this rule because of the special meaning behind this months theme and our honoring our dear friend BWSman. But don't expect us to continue this trend in future months folks.

    Now see...that's what happens when one of my ETOs is paying attention. Yes we did reach a three edit limit on the entries, but it never got added to the rule list. My bad there. And yes, I have been nice this month because I loved "B" so much, I want this to be his month. So next month I am going to clean house...LMAO.

    No, actually, most of you guys have been good with your renders, but the problem with this challenge, and it ALWAYS happens is, one person will do something, then all these folks come out of nowhere and want me to start bending the rules for them too. If I don't, then they start complaining to Daz about he did, she did. Daz are our sponcers ONLY. They have nothing to do with the challenge except provide you nuts with a space to play, and give you prizes and gifts for winning....oh, and provide you with a nice lady with a club to bonk you with when you are being naughty. I'd say thats a pretty darn good deal for FREE! Oh...and they give you the program to make these wonderful renders for FREE also. Pretty darn nice folks I'd say! So quit complaining you dogs and get to work rendering and having fun. Both required to be up in here.

    I will allow the edited renders to remain as they are, but please no more editing more than three times to any of you that have exceeded that number.

    :-)

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    jeeperz said:
    You are right cyonix. Music didn't have it in his rules post. I believe it was a topic of discussion several months ago and was agreed that 3 edits was the limit. He may have overlooked this because, well don't know why it didn't get in the rules page. But after this month it probably will be added. Those that have been around since music took charge remember this discussion. Newbies wouldn't know this. When I do my annual Winter Wonderland in December I will make sure that this is included in the months rule. As I stated before, when we start editing renders they take on different meanings. I will probably make it that if you change the composition of the render that it will need to be a new entry.or something like that

    Too late...been there...done that...added the rule....bought the T shirt and posters.

    :-)

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    GRNgiant7713....check your pm box for a little something from me to you. Thank you for your courage and support for Ron. Everyone needs a brother like you in the family.

    :-)

  • MegonNoelMegonNoel Posts: 377
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:

    There is something about this render that I really like. It is the way you craddled the scene in. Everything you need to see is right there. It reminds me of a Disney scene...no kidding! Just quaint and complete. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have put some much rougher dirtier looking clothes on her. She looks like she is going to a ball in that outfit...lol. But all in all, a super render. Thanks for entering.

    ENTRY ACCEPTED.

    :-)

    Thank you so much! Yeah she likes to look pretty while she plunders, LOL!

  • cecilia.robinsoncecilia.robinson Posts: 2,208
    edited December 1969

    Cyonix, as the others have already pointed out, you met the limits and made a nice render. The water apparently improved, however, as it was said, if you want, you can still fiddle with it. Frankly, I don't have much experience with rendering water, but I know there are several nicely-looking props in the shop if you like (Sickleyield made a rigged water if I recall correctly, for instance). I can always recommend trying different values of transparency to make it semi-transparent, changing textures and so on. I'd start with the default RGB turquoise and then tweak it further. Clara for K4 was available at ShareCG and I have it, so I believe it can still be grabbed. Now it is at RuntimeDNA here (click on the title to get a zip). The overall style is like a holiday tour poster :).

    For the last time, folks, PLEASE PM ME ON XYLIA/HARLOW TEXTURES! The contest is almost over and I need to make the decision urgently.

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    For the last time, folks, PLEASE PM ME ON XYLIA/HARLOW TEXTURES! The contest is almost over and I need to make the decision urgently.

    Remind me what the question was again. I've been distracted (more than usual).

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited December 1969

    Cyonix, as the others have already pointed out, you met the limits and made a nice render. The water apparently improved, however, as it was said, if you want, you can still fiddle with it. Frankly, I don't have much experience with rendering water, but I know there are several nicely-looking props in the shop if you like (Sickleyield made a rigged water if I recall correctly, for instance). I can always recommend trying different values of transparency to make it semi-transparent, changing textures and so on. I'd start with the default RGB turquoise and then tweak it further. Clara for K4 was available at ShareCG and I have it, so I believe it can still be grabbed. Now it is at RuntimeDNA here (click on the title to get a zip). The overall style is like a holiday tour poster :).

    For the last time, folks, PLEASE PM ME ON XYLIA/HARLOW TEXTURES! The contest is almost over and I need to make the decision urgently.

    Remember that the surface of water is reflective, and that the color is actually determined by what it is reflecting. That is why, mostly, water appears blue most of the time, because it's reflecting the sky. But in that image, the sky it should be reflecting is not blue. The palm trees are reflected so the sky behind them must also be the driving factor in the reflected colors.

    Just my tiny observations. Do what you will with them.

    Dana

  • cecilia.robinsoncecilia.robinson Posts: 2,208
    edited December 1969

    For the last time, folks, PLEASE PM ME ON XYLIA/HARLOW TEXTURES! The contest is almost over and I need to make the decision urgently.

    Remind me what the question was again. I've been distracted (more than usual).

    I need to gather a list of participants who have either Xylia Double French Braids or Harlow from AprilYSH. The version doesn't matter. This will help me decide whether there is a place for making texture sets as awards or not. Alexa Sears has already responded, I'm very thankful for this. I'd like to know your opinion on the matter, so please don't hestitate to contact me. I think a PM would be best to avoid extending the thread too much, thanks :).

  • CyonixCyonix Posts: 212
    edited December 1969

    Clara for K4 was available at ShareCG and I have it, so I believe it can still be grabbed. Now it is at RuntimeDNA here (click on the title to get a zip).

    THAT'S why I couldn't find it.....thanks for the link!

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    I need to gather a list of participants who have either Xylia Double French Braids or Harlow from AprilYSH.

    Well, I'll skip the PM and cut right to the chase -- I have neither. Does that help? Sorry! :lol:

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    I need to gather a list of participants who have either Xylia Double French Braids or Harlow from AprilYSH.

    Well, I'll skip the PM and cut right to the chase -- I have neither. Does that help? Sorry! :lol:Ditto... but, in the past, a good texture has convinced me to get an item.

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