35th Daz3D Bryce Render challenge. The theme is ~#~ "Abstract" ~#~

ChoholeChohole Posts: 29,985
edited April 10 in Bryce Discussion

                            35th Daz3D Bryce Render challenge                       

 

                                                    Now Sponsored by Daz 3D                                                     

 

              Theme for this challenge is   ~#~ Abstract ~#~            

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                                                  What is Abstract.

Well as artists we are used to thinking of Abstracts as paintings that use shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things


                                                                 However the word does have other connotations as well. 
                                                  Something existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object:
                                        An abstract argument or discussion is general and not based on particular examples:
                                     A short form of a speech, article, book, etc., giving only the most important facts or ideas.

                                                                                    


                                                                                              Your imagination is the only limit

 

 


 

 

This thread is the WIP thread, so you can post here to show us how things are coming along before the render is transferred to the actual Contest thread for judging. You don't have to do that.we collect up all the finished ones and make the thread, with each render given a number and title, but no artist name shown, so it's a blind judging thread for the judging panel.

 

Rules

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    All renders must be new renders.
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    You can enter up to 3 renders.
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    You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS
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    Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.
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    Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.
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    Rules may be changed for subsequent Challenges, depending on the theme and the person who has selected it.
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Please don't post your entry renders anywhere else until after the Challenge is judged, as judging is done in a blind judging thread, so the Judges don't know who has done which image.

Challenge ends May 31st 2019:- Midnight DAZ 3D time

DAZ 3D Sponsorship, in the form of Store credit

Ist place $30     2nd place $20     3rd place $15

In addition DAZ 3D Store Credit will be given to the people whose renders are selected as the Honourable mentions,
$10 for each of 3 honorable mentions

We will also be offering a special prize for the render judged the best from a Bryce New User. DAZ 3D will add $10.

Judged by a poll which will be set up at closure of the challenge.

By entering this contest, you agree to allow DAZ3D to use any artwork you submit in any promotional materials they may choose.

 

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Comments

  • akmerlowakmerlow Posts: 276

    Nice theme :) I like how there is "expanded meaning" to Bryce challenges themes (like with previous one "robot" could be anything from Dalek to Ancient Greece theatre mechanism)

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,351

    Wow - lovely theme ... looking forward to seeing the entries

  • JamahoneyJamahoney Posts: 1,662
    edited April 11

    Hmmm, I'm thinking this theme might get abstract devil

    Jay

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 1,443

    Nice theme,

    I might want to create a summary of some sorts.

    Kind regards,

    Hans

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395
    edited April 13

    My first entry.
    Name: Owl Head.
    Used: Alien Artefact 4 from MatCreator; Lenses and Filters & Hypertexture Base by David Brinnen and Horo.

    Owl Head

    OwlHead.jpg
    960 x 1200 - 407K
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  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 232

    This owl has something lovecraftian. Like it.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    Oh, interesting but difficult topic. Not my strength, but I want to try it.

    @ Horo: Owl Head is a true color blast. Fascinating to look at it longer.

    By contrast, my first entry has become quite boring.
    I call it the dance:

     

    The Dance.jpg
    1024 x 768 - 1M
  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 232

    @ drachenlords: elegant ballet. Must be somewhere in Shangai

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,351

    Horo - a magnificent start to the challenge

    Drachenlords - wow awesome dancing abstract

  • adbcadbc Posts: 867

    Horo : great entry, the colours are very well chosen.

    drachenlords : there is a lot of movement in that scene !

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395

    Henryhor - thank you.

    drachenlords - thank you. Your The Dance entry is really nice, very good idea, inspired me -  indirectly - for my possible second entry.

    mermaid - thank you.

    adbc - thank you.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395
    edited April 16

    My second entry.
    Name: Lippen (Lips).
    Used: Victoria 3 Base, an HDRI I made from an artwork by David Brinnen in 2007, a terrain, a torus, three cylinders, a spher and nine radials.

    Lippen (Lips)

    Lippen.jpg
    1200 x 840 - 340K
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  • JamahoneyJamahoney Posts: 1,662
    edited April 16

    Very nice,Horo, and love the Drachenlords dancing version.

    Jay...must get experimenting for this theme.

     

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  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 232

    @ Horo: very dark. Could be Persephone.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    Thank you, Henryhor, Mermaid,Horo and Jamahoney.

     

    @ Horo:Very cool. Reminds me somehow of a music video from the 80s.
    Interesting effect on the edges.

  • mtnmenmtnmen Posts: 395

    @horo...  Owl Head is gorgeous... a lot of depth,  Lippen is very cool... love the textured reflections
    @drachenlords... The Dance... very fluid ... great reflections

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395

    Jamahoney. Thank you Jay.

    Henryhor - thank you.

    drachelords - thank you; also for the inspiration, even though it doesn't look like as your entry at all.

    mtnmen - thank you.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    @ mtnmen: Thank you.

    @ Horo: I'm glad if my picture was an inspiration for you.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 867

    Horo : Lippen is very nice, very cool texture effect.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,351

    Horo - Lippen is magnificent, I like the frosty-like texture, so cool

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    My second entry:

    Alice D

     

    Alice D.jpg
    1600 x 1200 - 2M
  • JamahoneyJamahoney Posts: 1,662
    edited April 22

    Wow, certainly a super lit abstract, Drachenlords...well done.

    Jay

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  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    Thank you, Jay.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395

    drachenlords - thank you. Alice D is a very colourful work, I like it a lot.

    adbc - thank you.

    mermaid - thank you.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    Thank you, Horo.

     

    Here my last Entry:

     

     Inside the Hypercube

     

    Inside the Hypercube.jpg
    1600 x 1200 - 2M
  • JamahoneyJamahoney Posts: 1,662
    edited April 22

    Very complex, Drachenlords...reflections of Escher...me thinks.

    Such works like yours and others are prooving that abstracts aren't always simply composed, but need thought to construct (I say this, as abstracts are generally easy to produce, but there is, perhaps, an underlying structure, intent and perhaps a philosphy of sorts to project such works of note ignored or forgotten).

    Phew, heavy stuff, and makes it harder for us, then!

    Jay

    PS. Did a wonderful 20-week amateur, philosophical course years back...super stuff...opened the mind surely.

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  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 232

    @ drachenlords: entry 2 is very joyful. Funfair atmosphere.. Reminds of a roller coaster. Entry 3 is escheresque indeed. Very well done.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 406

    @ Jay: Thank you. Yes, there is no denying that Escher was my inspiration here, my picture being just a faint copy of his brilliant idea.
    Abstract is a topic that can be challenging if you really want to give some food for thought in the picture.
    And a phylosophy course can only open the mind, I think - even if it may feel in some places, as if the head knots. At least I was here in this picture so;)

    @ Henryhor: Thank you.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,395

    drachenlords - now Inside the Hypercube is fantastic, reminds me of Escher's "Relativität" and "Oben und Unten". Getting all this weird perspectives right is mind boggling. I've tried the simpler "Andere Welten" last year (https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/135641/show-us-your-bryce-renders-part-10/p45) but it took me very long and I had to start several times. What you've done here is really extraordinary.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,351

    Drachenlords - Wow both your entries are outstanding, truly awesome. I am also trying something similar not really similar  following David's tutorial Bryce quick scene project – make an M C Escher-esque space.wink

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