THE AUGUST FREEBIE CHALLENGE - HANDICAPPED? NOT!

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited August 2013

    music2u4u said:
    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.

    :-)

    My habit of saving every version of an entry finally comes in handy!

    Cyonix has posted three versions of "I Can Still Have Fun"
    MegonNoel has posted two versions of "Black Brandy"
    riccopt has posted two versions of "Saci Perere Cega"
    Carola O has posted two versions of "Handicapped... Not! Playing with my Dog"
    GRNgiant7713 has posted two versions of "Kayaking"
    cecilia.robinson has posted two versions of "The House of Widow Moira"
    Star Books has posted two versions of "How Did You Get Loose?"

    So everybody's still within the letter and the spirit of the rules... It just looks worse than it is because there have been 23 entries so far this month.

    Post edited by robkelk on
  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Here are the final entries I have (so far - there's still two days left in the Challenge):

    Post 74 (KaribousBoutique): WelcomeToHolland1.jpg
    Post 89 (mmalbert): Dream-Big-Dreams_1800x1600.jpg
    Post 161 (GRNgiant7713): kayaking2.png
    Post 166 (KaribousBoutique): JustBreathe1.jpg
    Post 180 (mmalbert): temp-shopping_dof_large.jpg
    Post 182 (cecilia.robinson): The_house_of_Widow_Moira_2.jpg
    Post 190 (Lord Ganthor): Kids_Basketball.jpg
    Post 192 (robkelk): come_here_often.png
    Post 214 (Star Books): how_did_you_get_lose02.jpg
    Post 229 (Tramp Graphics): Sparring-in-the-Dojo-(small):.jpg
    Post 230 (GrapeGrandpa): Guard_duty.jpg
    Post 246 (cecilia.robinson): Memories_-_graduation_day_3.jpg
    Post 253 (Luci45): a_walk_in_the_park.jpg
    Post 268 (Star Books): looking_at_the_clouds01.jpg
    Post 271 (Dorseyland): Handicap01.jpg
    Post 283 (Carola): O handicapped_not-playingwithmydogpw.jpg
    Post 284 (GRNgiant7713): pirate2.png
    Post 285 (Lord Ganthor): Louie_and_Sol.jpg
    Post 311 (riccopt): saci-perere-cega-final.jpg
    Post 320 (Alexa Sears): So-Not-Handicapped.jpg
    Post 324 (selias19): PlayingBallWithMyFriend_big.jpg
    Post 338 (MegonNoel): Black_Brandy_Updated.jpg
    Post 351 (Cyonix): I_Can_Still_Have_Fun_V3.jpg

    If you entered and your entry isn't listed there, please PM me so I can add the entry to my collection.

  • GRNgiant7713GRNgiant7713 Posts: 13
    edited December 1969

    NAE

    Title : Who Needs Two Feet When You Can Get Around On Four

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  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    I like it GG

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
    edited December 1969

    Oh that's lovely, and one of my Fave colours in horses as well.

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    I have a question about the rules. I'm working on another entry, and I'm downloading the item I really need for it right now, but my downloader says it's going to take 3 years. (Sometimes it switches to "infinity", but mostly it says 3 years, so I'm counting on that.)

    I realise the contest ends on Sunday, but now that I've declared another entry is coming, would Music and the judges be willing to wait 3 years to give it consideration? I also realise that all the other entrants would have to wait 3 years to see if they've won, but I think we have a pretty understanding group around here.

    Three years isn't that long, when you think about it, and I promise it will be a doozy.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited December 1969

    I have a question about the rules. I'm working on another entry, and I'm downloading the item I really need for it right now, but my downloader says it's going to take 3 years. (Sometimes it switches to "infinity", but mostly it says 3 years, so I'm counting on that.)

    I realise the contest ends on Sunday, but now that I've declared another entry is coming, would Music and the judges be willing to wait 3 years to give it consideration? I also realise that all the other entrants would have to wait 3 years to see if they've won, but I think we have a pretty understanding group around here.

    Three years isn't that long, when you think about it, and I promise it will be a doozy.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Dana

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

    robkelk said:
    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.

    Well, I decided to give it a try anyway. The previews are here:
    http://fav.me/d6kc5a2
    http://fav.me/d6kchdp
    http://fav.me/d6kcgso

    The rules are simple: write to me which set do you want and I'll send it to you; however, I'm kindly asking you to send me a few renders of yours made using the textures - I'd gladly accept any tips and so on, this will act as a kind of betatesting too. Thanks!

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited August 2013

    I have a question about the rules. I'm working on another entry, and I'm downloading the item I really need for it right now, but my downloader says it's going to take 3 years. (Sometimes it switches to "infinity", but mostly it says 3 years, so I'm counting on that.)

    I realise the contest ends on Sunday, but now that I've declared another entry is coming, would Music and the judges be willing to wait 3 years to give it consideration? I also realise that all the other entrants would have to wait 3 years to see if they've won, but I think we have a pretty understanding group around here.

    Three years isn't that long, when you think about it, and I promise it will be a doozy.

    Well... I'd be open to the idea, but BWSman was in favor of playing by the rules, and we are honoring him this month... so I think I'm going to have to ask everybody to post their renders before the announced ending time of the contest.

    But you could still post a late image as a NAE...

    Post edited by robkelk on
  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    Speakin' of NAEs...

    I had dis weird dream de udder nite...does aliens peoples have disabilities an' how does dey deal wit'em?

    !Spider_Louie.jpg
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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    I have a question about the rules. I'm working on another entry, and I'm downloading the item I really need for it right now, but my downloader says it's going to take 3 years. (Sometimes it switches to "infinity", but mostly it says 3 years, so I'm counting on that.)

    I realise the contest ends on Sunday, but now that I've declared another entry is coming, would Music and the judges be willing to wait 3 years to give it consideration? I also realise that all the other entrants would have to wait 3 years to see if they've won, but I think we have a pretty understanding group around here.

    Three years isn't that long, when you think about it, and I promise it will be a doozy.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Dana

    I like it!

    :-)

  • 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 )

    UPDATED AUGUST 28TH, MORE FREEBIES ADDED, WATER IMPROVED (and thanks to Dollygirl for giving me some nice suggestions on how to improve the render!)

    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 (Skin shader used on main character) - 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
    11) Sunny Backyard (Beach Ring and Beach Ball props) - http://redviper.spirit5.com/download/ (last item on list)
    12) Cara for V4 (MATs on background character) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64311 (registration required)
    13) Carrie for V4 (Head Morph for background character) - http://www.sharecg.com/v/49417/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Carrie-for-v4 (registration required)
    14) Felicity Hair (Hair on background character) - http://www.morphography.uk.vu/dlfelicity.html
    15) Swimsuit for V4 (Clothing on background character) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=55038 (registration required)
    16) EvilInnocence's Swimsuit Texture Pack (MAT for clothing on background character) - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=57985 (registration required)
    17) K4 Swimmers (Clothing on background child) - http://www.faeriedreams.com/store/index.php?main_page=page_3&zenid=54dceea6bbb6cbf071b4ea5137e603ce
    18) Koz's Pony Tail (Hair on background child) - http://digitalbabes.jp/dload/Koz'sPony.html
    19) Clara for K4 by Anat Dayag (MATs for background child - thanks to cecilia.robinson for finding the link!) - http://forum.runtimedna.com/content.php?91-RDNA-s-13-Days-of-the-Nutcracker-Christmas-Day-10

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

    Uncounted Items
    Victoria 4.2 Base (DAZ)
    Kids 4 Base (DAZ)
    Sunny Bikini by Bucketload3D (freebie apparently no longer available)
    Sophie K4 by Lully (Head Morph for background child - freebie apparently longer available)

    I like this version even better. I am not real good at skin stuff. That's what girls do...lol. No, I need to learn more about organic shaders used with textures. I have seen some real nice skins lately. A lot of work and tweeking I would assume. Very nice.

    ENTRY ACCEPTED

    :-)

    I_Can_Still_Have_Fun_V3.jpg
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  • selias19selias19 Posts: 252
    edited December 1969

    Dollygirl said:

    Welcome Sigrid,
    It is most wonderful that you are willing to participate in the contest.

    Technical
    Your links check out and you have identified the sites that require registration. You also have the requisite number of freebies and have no paid fors. Based upon my findings your render meets the qualifications but it is the host that must accept your render and I am sure he will.

    Composition and Artistic
    You have a charming render. You need to sign your work. There is very nice lighting with some interesting shadows going on in the render. The poses of the children are convincing. I especially like the expressions on the faces of the children. It is one of the areas that I have the most difficulty in getting right. I like the way you have layered your scene with the wall and then the trees. You then echo the lines with the sidewalk joints. A nice way to make the eye travel through the render. I think though that the basketball is trying to steal the show. It has been placed right in the middle of the render and happens to be a color that pulls the ball even more forward. The title of the piece indicates that the focus of the render is to be the children so maybe what is needed is to pull the camera in more tightly on the children to make them bigger. I would also make the ball less bright orange. I would try and make it scuffed up and faded to help play down its strong presence.

    As always, these are just ideas to play with, to see what else can be done with a render and to learn from. If you are happy with the render then I am happy.

    Hello Dollygirl,

    thank you very much for the welcome and your insights. Sorry for the late reply. I was away for a week and had no internet access.

    I simply forgot to put my watermark on the picture. You are right of course, I should sign it.

    I know that the ball is not positioned very well. I had some trouble with the camera angle as well as with the lighting. I tried to put the ball somewhere else, lower or more near the camera but then the middle of the picture would be empty. That is not good either. Making it less bright is a good idea. I have no idea how I could make it scuffed, or maybe even a little dirty though. Could this be done with the layered image editor? The ball was an obj without any texture.

    Well, all in all my picture is not perfect but I am quite happy with it.
    I will play with the scene a bit more eventually.

    Sigrid

  • selias19selias19 Posts: 252
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:

    Welcome Sigrid. Thanks for entering. This is a wonderful entry. It covers everything. Good render, good theme coverage, good lighting, good freebies. All complete. Jeeperz is right, you do get the rules...lol. Thanks.

    A few things here though....the first link takes you to the Morphography free stuff download page. I do not know what for, so we can not count that one. Also, the second link is a direct link (may not be allowed by the site!) to some kind of window. I did not download it because I don't download direct links, too dangerous. I will assume you mean the windows on the building, so if so...please change it to a regular download so we can see the item before we download it. No direct linking if possible. That's it, all else is good.

    ENTRY ACCEPTED.

    Thank you for accepting my entry, Music. I am glad you like it.
    I have edited the post and removed the first link and changed the second link to the download page for the window. I hope it is ok now.
    You are right, that was the direct link to the window that is on the Morphography download page.
    Here is the link to my original post again:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/411655/

    Sigrid

  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    selias19 said:
    Dollygirl said:

    Welcome Sigrid,
    It is most wonderful that you are willing to participate in the contest.

    Technical
    Your links check out and you have identified the sites that require registration. You also have the requisite number of freebies and have no paid fors. Based upon my findings your render meets the qualifications but it is the host that must accept your render and I am sure he will.

    Composition and Artistic
    You have a charming render. You need to sign your work. There is very nice lighting with some interesting shadows going on in the render. The poses of the children are convincing. I especially like the expressions on the faces of the children. It is one of the areas that I have the most difficulty in getting right. I like the way you have layered your scene with the wall and then the trees. You then echo the lines with the sidewalk joints. A nice way to make the eye travel through the render. I think though that the basketball is trying to steal the show. It has been placed right in the middle of the render and happens to be a color that pulls the ball even more forward. The title of the piece indicates that the focus of the render is to be the children so maybe what is needed is to pull the camera in more tightly on the children to make them bigger. I would also make the ball less bright orange. I would try and make it scuffed up and faded to help play down its strong presence.

    As always, these are just ideas to play with, to see what else can be done with a render and to learn from. If you are happy with the render then I am happy.

    Hello Dollygirl,

    thank you very much for the welcome and your insights. Sorry for the late reply. I was away for a week and had no internet access.

    I simply forgot to put my watermark on the picture. You are right of course, I should sign it.

    I know that the ball is not positioned very well. I had some trouble with the camera angle as well as with the lighting. I tried to put the ball somewhere else, lower or more near the camera but then the middle of the picture would be empty. That is not good either. Making it less bright is a good idea. I have no idea how I could make it scuffed, or maybe even a little dirty though. Could this be done with the layered image editor? The ball was an obj without any texture.

    Well, all in all my picture is not perfect but I am quite happy with it.
    I will play with the scene a bit more eventually.

    Sigrid


    I would say probably no on the layered image editor, unless it's free, and then you start getting into grey areas of the competition. It's best to stay away from grey areas here, once we go there it can get heated with discussions and all. Feelings get hurt and .... Yeah GREY areas are not good for the thread.

  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    I have a question about the rules. I'm working on another entry, and I'm downloading the item I really need for it right now, but my downloader says it's going to take 3 years. (Sometimes it switches to "infinity", but mostly it says 3 years, so I'm counting on that.)

    I realise the contest ends on Sunday, but now that I've declared another entry is coming, would Music and the judges be willing to wait 3 years to give it consideration? I also realise that all the other entrants would have to wait 3 years to see if they've won, but I think we have a pretty understanding group around here.

    Three years isn't that long, when you think about it, and I promise it will be a doozy.

    Ok Dorsey..... Now you did it..... 3years... Hmmmm .... Why don't you start it now and in 3 years we will have the same theme and then you can enter it.....

    I think that deserves a pie fight....*sets out an assortment of pies for the last day of the contests pie fight and runs off laughing*

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

    I agree, it wouldn't be fair as the rules state clearly - no postwork (except for your signatures and frames like the one I used on "Graduation Day"). Not to mention should we ever change it, it's the last day of the competition and it would be unfair for other contestants who have already submitted their entries.

    I think, though, that a contest with huge use of freebies BUT allowing postwork with free programmes OR such very "basic" ones like MS Office is a splendid idea.

    Anyway, it's the last day of a wonderful competition. It was a pleasure to volunteer there. I hope I wasn't the worst judge in the total history of what the forum saw there, I tried my best :P. Thank you all and each of you for participation!

  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,102
    edited December 1969

    we have in the past when someone has an older computer and can't get all the stuff in one render, allowed a layered thing, but only with free programs.

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited August 2013

    ... LAST DAY TO ENTER ...

    Any of you got last minute renders waiting to enter best go ahead and enter them. You have about 24 hours to finish up.

    Entries will stop being accepted at midnight tonight. Then the three judges must submit their three picks and two HMs to me. The winners will then be announced in the thread. Like the Real Man would say..."Dats ow we does it!"

    :-)

    Post edited by music2u4u on
  • mmalbertmmalbert Posts: 412
    edited December 1969

    Welp, I pretty much failed to keep up with the entire last half of the month. Just busy, busy, busy...the end of summer is always crazy. At least for me.

    Lots of nice new entries! Good luck to everyone. This months was a lovely tribute to BWSman. I especially appreciated music posting several of his renders.

    jeeperz said:
    we have in the past when someone has an older computer and can't get all the stuff in one render, allowed a layered thing, but only with free programs.

    If you're using DAZ Studio you can add a grungy texture to the diffuse Strength setting and it will overlay that image on the main diffuse image map. I dirty up clothes and props that way all the time. I don't own Poser, but I'm pretty sure it works with overlays too.

    There are lots of freebie grunge textures. One of my favorite go-to sites is Lost and Taken.

  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 753
    edited December 1969

    I may attempt something for this though if I do it'll be absolutely last minute in release.

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,650
    edited August 2013

    selias19 said:

    Hello Dollygirl,

    thank you very much for the welcome and your insights. Sorry for the late reply. I was away for a week and had no internet access.

    I simply forgot to put my watermark on the picture. You are right of course, I should sign it.

    I know that the ball is not positioned very well. I had some trouble with the camera angle as well as with the lighting. I tried to put the ball somewhere else, lower or more near the camera but then the middle of the picture would be empty. That is not good either. Making it less bright is a good idea. I have no idea how I could make it scuffed, or maybe even a little dirty though. Could this be done with the layered image editor? The ball was an obj without any texture.

    Well, all in all my picture is not perfect but I am quite happy with it.
    I will play with the scene a bit more eventually.

    Sigrid

    Your welcome Sigrid. Yes you can use the layered image editor to add scruff marks to the ball but currently not for the contest. This is due to the fact that you had to buy the editor for DAZ Studio 3 but this is not the case anymore with DAZ Studio 4. We need to address this issue in the rules. To use the Image editor you will need a set of pngs that contain your scruffs . I use the png brush files used by Photoshop, Gimp and Paintshop Pro. Here is one of my favorite brush sites.
    Obsidian Dawn
    Here is the DAZ instructions for using the Layered Image Editor in case you need them. DAZ Wiki
    This contest does allow pre-work to be done. For example before rendering you can modify textures, remap an object, use shaders and the like. Hope this clears up what the rules do and do not allow.

    Post edited by DollyGirl on
  • selias19selias19 Posts: 252
    edited December 1969

    Dollygirl said:

    Your welcome Sigrid. Yes you can use the layered image editor to add scruff marks to the ball but currently not for the contest. This is due to the fact that you had to buy the editor for DAZ Studio 3 but this is not the case anymore with DAZ Studio 4. We need to address this issue in the rules. To use the Image editor you will need a set of pngs that contain your scruffs . I use the png brush files used by Photoshop, Gimp and Paintshop Pro. Here is one of my favorite brush sites.
    Obsidian Dawn
    Here is the DAZ instructions for using the Layered Image Editor in case you need them. DAZ Wiki
    This contest does allow pre-work to be done. For example before rendering you can modify textures, remap an object, use shaders and the like. Hope this clears up what the rules do and do not allow.

    Thank you for the information and the links, Dollygirl. I will have a look at it. I don't intend to change my entry though (it's too late for that anyway I guess). It stays as is. But the information will be useful for the next time I might need something dirty or even broken. I haven't tried the editor yet.

    Sigrid

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,650
    edited December 1969

    selias19 said:
    Dollygirl said:

    Your welcome Sigrid. Yes you can use the layered image editor to add scruff marks to the ball but currently not for the contest. This is due to the fact that you had to buy the editor for DAZ Studio 3 but this is not the case anymore with DAZ Studio 4. We need to address this issue in the rules. To use the Image editor you will need a set of pngs that contain your scruffs . I use the png brush files used by Photoshop, Gimp and Paintshop Pro. Here is one of my favorite brush sites.
    Obsidian Dawn
    Here is the DAZ instructions for using the Layered Image Editor in case you need them. DAZ Wiki
    This contest does allow pre-work to be done. For example before rendering you can modify textures, remap an object, use shaders and the like. Hope this clears up what the rules do and do not allow.

    Thank you for the information and the links, Dollygirl. I will have a look at it. I don't intend to change my entry though (it's too late for that anyway I guess). It stays as is. But the information will be useful for the next time I might need something dirty or even broken. I haven't tried the editor yet.

    Sigrid

    Your very welcome Sigrid. Yes there are many things to learn about DAZ Studio and 3D. I have yet to master any one particular aspect but it is so nice when someone does the leg work to get you started in reaching that best of the best render. I have noticed that there are more artists trying out the features of DAZ Studio. This is a very exciting time for us. So in my way through this tread, I am offering my little knowledge to any who have questions. Like this learning of the Image Editor and finding out that it is part of Studio. I learn with you. It makes me a better artist and I hope it helps you all.

    Hey Dorsey, is that whoppin' good, most fantastic render cooked yet? I want to see what you have been up to besides pestering your poor kitties with kannons.

  • Chelle the CatChelle the Cat Posts: 239
    edited August 2013

    Kinda squeaking in at the last minute here, render took a lot longer to get how I wanted it to be though. Haven't done one of these in a while, but the theme this month touched me in a rather profound way.

    This image is inspired by a girl I went to high school with, who luckily did not take offense when I thoughtlessly asked how it was she was able to know she liked the same music I did. What's more, after she explained it to me, it quite literally changed how I experienced music from that point forth and I will always owe her for that.

    *= requires registration for download

    Rockin Out:

    *Room: http://www.sharecg.com/v/22009/poser/Dolls-House
    Wood Floor: http://3dericdesign.deviantart.com/art/just-wood-request-110740666
    Wallpaper: http://3dericdesign.deviantart.com/art/colorful-115173734

    Poster1: http://inception8-resource.deviantart.com/art/TBPosters-Prop-168713659
    Poster1 MAT: http://inception8-resource.deviantart.com/art/TWPoster-MATs-168721941
    Poster2&3 (Mat for prop above): http://inception8-resource.deviantart.com/art/TV-Shows-MATs-01-168840999
    *Stereo: http://www.sharecg.com/v/32868/browse/5/3D-Model/Hifi-Stereo-TV-Set
    *Extra speakers: http://www.sharecg.com/v/69220/browse/5/3D-Model/Speaker-Heco-Victa
    *Mesky: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=63573
    *Desk & Chair: http://www.sharecg.com/v/69105/browse/5/3D-Model/Furniture-Desk-Chair-Set
    *Cushion on Chair: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69976
    *Poof: http://www.sharecg.com/v/66941/gallery/5/3D-Model/Yoga-Pad-Update

    On Desk:
    *Super Lady Danbo: http://www.poserdirect.com/free_superlady.html
    Danbo: http://www.3digitalcrafts.net/studiomaya/crbst_30.html
    Daisy: http://www.sparkyworld.co.uk/3d10own.htm (12 from bottom)
    *Veeple: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=67881
    Veeple Mats: http://www.vanishingpoint.biz/freestuff.asp?ClassificationID=35 (Veeple: X-Men Set 1 & Marvelous Veeples)
    Fishbowl: http://www.geocities.jp/halrunman1/parts2.html (2nd down on right)
    *Fish: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42362/favorite/21/DAZ-Studio/Bugeyed-Goldfish-Figure
    *Fish Mats: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42363/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/MATs-for-the-Bugeye-Goldfish-1-15
    *PC Tower: http://www.sharecg.com/v/33646/gallery/11/Poser/TowerPC-for-Poser-scene-Character-and-Props
    *Monitor: http://www.sharecg.com/v/18397/browse/11/Poser/30-inch-LCD-Monitor
    Keyboard: http://lab108.x0.com/lab108/electrical.html
    *Mouse: http://www.sharecg.com/v/35954/browse/5/3D-Model/Basic-Computer-Mouse
    Office set: http://lab108.x0.com/lab108/office.html (10 down)


    Girl:

    *Pose: http://www.sharecg.com/v/44003/browse/11/Poser/Instinct-K4
    Expression: http://kctc.francemi.net/ (DAZ People, page 2)
    Necklace and bracelet: http://trumarcar.francemi.net/gumdrop_tc.htm (Gumdrop Gewels)
    Earrings: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Hello-Kitty-Earring-props-214447338
    *K4 Cochlear Implant - http://www.sharecg.com/v/42278/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/K4-Cochlear-Implants
    *Skin: http://www.sharecg.com/v/46513/browse/11/Poser/Mei-for-Kids-4-Base
    Hair: http://digitalbabes.jp/ = Koz's Ponytail
    Outfit:
    http://www.pfddelights.com/index.php?topic=359.0 - Texture Challenge 10
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/63034/browse/11/Poser/Bossy-Boots-and-Sensible-Shoes-for-K4
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/39961/browse/11/Poser/Bossy-Boots-2.0-Vicki-4 (needed for Mats)


    Background:
    *Sky/Skyline: http://www.daz3d.com/dystopia-city-blocks-011-020-poser

    Shaders:
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/70879/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Realistic-Glass-Shader-with-Absorption
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/27568/gallery/7/Material-and-Shader/Ultimate-Shader-Pack-for-DAZ-Studio-UPDATED_2011
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/31573/View/7/Material-and-Shader/Super-Shine-Shader
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/31574/gallery/7/Material-and-Shader/Super-Shine-TopCoat
    * http://www.sharecg.com/v/42304/gallery/7/Material-and-Shader/R72-Natural-plain-leather-shaders-for-Daz-Studio-3
    http://redeyecat.wordpress.com/ds-mats/ds-mats-props/ (20 down, Steampunk Collection Earrings - includes metallic shaders)
    http://redeyecat.wordpress.com/page/12/ (3rd down, Silly-N-Severe)

    Uncounted items:
    K4
    Alex for K4 by CGdiety (can't seem to find it anymore)

    Paid:
    K4 Morphs++

    (edited to fix broken shader links)

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited December 1969

    Kinda squeaking in at the last minute here, render took a lot longer to get how I wanted it to be though. Haven't done one of these in a while, but the theme this month touched me in a rather profound way.

    This image is inspired by a girl I went to high school with, who luckily did not take offense when I thoughtlessly asked how it was she was able to know she liked the same music I did. What's more, after she explained it to me, it quite literally changed how I experienced music from that point forth and I will always owe her for that.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=92748_3ZJRzsR82GYCXVUbkb7T&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Very nice image. I loved Fringe!

    Might I ask...was she deaf? I ask that because the girl is on top of the speaker. I know some deaf like to feel the music. Some can actually dance to music if the base and drums are loud enough to feel the beat.

    Dana

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    Kinda squeaking in at the last minute here, render took a lot longer to get how I wanted it to be though. Haven't done one of these in a while, but the theme this month touched me in a rather profound way.

    This image is inspired by a girl I went to high school with, who luckily did not take offense when I thoughtlessly asked how it was she was able to know she liked the same music I did. What's more, after she explained it to me, it quite literally changed how I experienced music from that point forth and I will always owe her for that.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=92748_3ZJRzsR82GYCXVUbkb7T&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Very nice image. I loved Fringe!

    Might I ask...was she deaf? I ask that because the girl is on top of the speaker. I know some deaf like to feel the music. Some can actually dance to music if the base and drums are loud enough to feel the beat.

    Danachellethecat's use of "*K4 Cochlear Implant - http://www.sharecg.com/v/42278/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/K4-Cochlear-Implants " hints at that, yes...

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,118
    edited August 2013

    robkelk said:
    DanaTA said:
    Kinda squeaking in at the last minute here, render took a lot longer to get how I wanted it to be though. Haven't done one of these in a while, but the theme this month touched me in a rather profound way.

    This image is inspired by a girl I went to high school with, who luckily did not take offense when I thoughtlessly asked how it was she was able to know she liked the same music I did. What's more, after she explained it to me, it quite literally changed how I experienced music from that point forth and I will always owe her for that.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=92748_3ZJRzsR82GYCXVUbkb7T&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Very nice image. I loved Fringe!

    Might I ask...was she deaf? I ask that because the girl is on top of the speaker. I know some deaf like to feel the music. Some can actually dance to music if the base and drums are loud enough to feel the beat.

    Dana

    chellethecat's use of "*K4 Cochlear Implant - http://www.sharecg.com/v/42278/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/K4-Cochlear-Implants " hints at that, yes...

    Long list there, didn't read it all...and didn't notice it in the ear. So...good guess, then!

    Dana

    Post edited by DanaTA on
  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,650
    edited December 1969

    Kinda squeaking in at the last minute here, render took a lot longer to get how I wanted it to be though. Haven't done one of these in a while, but the theme this month touched me in a rather profound way.

    This image is inspired by a girl I went to high school with, who luckily did not take offense when I thoughtlessly asked how it was she was able to know she liked the same music I did. What's more, after she explained it to me, it quite literally changed how I experienced music from that point forth and I will always owe her for that.

    Rockin Out:

    Chellethecat,
    Thank you for entering the contest. What a profound story to be able to point to a specific time as being a moment of importance in your life. Life stories are a really good source for ideas for renders.

    So on to the critique.
    Technical;
    You have more than enough working links that are visible in the render and you have identified those sites requiring registration. Based upon this information and the subject you selected I think Music will accept your entry. You do have a not working link for the Leather and Spandex Shaders for DAZ Studio. George updated his shaders in 2011 and combined his four shader sets together into one package it can be found here. His metal shaders are my main go to items.

    Composition and Artistic
    You have a really nice render. I like the amount of detail that you put into the picture. It is like looking into the room of my son when he was that age. All of the little collections and the posters on the wall. Adding the cat and the fish just says that this little girl is in touch with life. Your poses for the cat and the girl are believable and charming. She looks like she is showing you how she listens. Your have enough ambient light that you can see what is in the room. I can see that you have worked with the surfaces of your objects to get more detail. Over all this render is very charming and believable.

    The things I am going to tell you next are just suggestions. Things to try if you want to. Based upon your intro you have indicated that the little girl is the focus of the story but in the render the focus ends up being the window. The contrast between the little girl and the wall is not enough to pull the eye away from the window and back on her. One of the tricks in paintings and renders is to use back lighting. Back lighting provides a glow around the object. It develops a separation between what is in the "background" and the subject that the artist is trying to focus on. You can't see the source of the light. It could be a window or a candle behind the subject you just know that it is there. Since there is a window already, what I would do is pull her and her speakers and TV in front of the window and then place a spot on the outside pointing into the room. This does several things. It gives me the glow I want and adds a more believable shadow pattern because now I am saying that I am getting a lot of my light from the window. It also cuts down on such a big bright spot and allows the eye to keep in focus with the little girl. I would put the spot up higher than the top of the window and then angle it down and into the room. I don't think that that will disturb the ambient light to much but I might have to balance the two light sources until I got sharper shadows or in other words better contrast between the elements in the scene. The basis of the story is so interesting that I would add another child into the scene because the story is really about the moment of realizing that the little girl in not handicapped but just experiences life a little differently then most other kids. The second child could be sitting at the desk with head phones on and eyes shut tapping out the tune. I would have the main character looking at her new friend. Her look on her face to me says that she is connecting with her friend and this gives a reason for such an expression.

    As always these are just opinions and ideas to either consider or not too. I would be happy with this render so if you are happy then I am happy. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful story and please sign your work. You did good.

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Less than six hours to go for this month's Challenge... (preps judging pad and anti-pie shields)


    Do we have a September Challenge yet?

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