LilSideChallenge #12: CARRARA and open to Bryce: theme - OUTPOST

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  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,171
    Diomede said:

    Stezza - welcome to the party.  This challenge is no picnic, so ants are not a problem.  Very clever.  Excellent renders.

    Bunyip - aha, not only do we need a dozen or so castles, we need plenty of NVIATWAS - vicky in temples!  I recognize that temple from the object browzer.  Need to revisit some of those buildings.

    just popping in... have visitors this week staying and then next week getting some renos done to the house... helping the economy and all that.. so won't be around much for a while..

    I'll try and get some more done in between ~ great renders everyone keep the castles coming yes

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019
    Stezza said:
    Diomede said:

    Stezza - welcome to the party.  This challenge is no picnic, so ants are not a problem.  Very clever.  Excellent renders.

    Bunyip - aha, not only do we need a dozen or so castles, we need plenty of NVIATWAS - vicky in temples!  I recognize that temple from the object browzer.  Need to revisit some of those buildings.

    just popping in... have visitors this week staying and then next week getting some renos done to the house... helping the economy and all that.. so won't be around much for a while..

    I'll try and get some more done in between ~ great renders everyone keep the castles coming yes

    Enjoy your visitors and help the economy.  Two good things.  yes  Thanks for stopping in.  Nice render

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019
    edited June 2020

    Ancient City - It makes a big difference to view at full scale.

    City put together primarily with replicators.  Details in my "No one asked me" thread if anyone is interested.

    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/comment/5760431/#Comment_5760431

    Zoom is with V4, Slosh's harem outfit, the Poser 7 male Simon, and the Content Paradise Saladin outfit.  Bunch of shadow catching cubes.

    I may change out the zoom image.  I think I might prefer an indoor scene.  Or, maybe I will leave this and then match my indoor idea with another establish shot.  Not sure.

    Required screen captures of scene setup attached

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  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,688
    Mystiarra said:

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019

    Love it!  I think my favorite is the dancing pet robot.  Is it a dog or a cat?

    Mystiarra said:

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

     

     

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,688
    edited June 2020
    Diomede said:

    Love it!  I think my favorite is the dancing pet robot.  Is it a dog or a cat?

    Mystiarra said:

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

     

     

    d-claws the cat
    https://www.daz3d.com/d-claws-and-d-squeek

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  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    catchy jig laugh

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298
    Diomede said:

    Ancient City - It makes a big difference to view at full scale.

    City put together primarily with replicators.  Details in my "No one asked me" thread if anyone is interested.

    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/comment/5760431/#Comment_5760431

    Zoom is with V4, Slosh's harem outfit, the Poser 7 male Simon, and the Content Paradise Saladin outfit.  Bunch of shadow catching cubes.

    I may change out the zoom image.  I think I might prefer an indoor scene.  Or, maybe I will leave this and then match my indoor idea with another establish shot.  Not sure.

    Required screen captures of scene setup attached

    Excellent !!!

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298
    Mystiarra said:

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

     

    Are you sure you're not entering ? Definately a worthy entry if it is !!!

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 34,688
    Bunyip02 said:
    Mystiarra said:

    i heard theres a hot band at the cantina tnite laugh

     

    Are you sure you're not entering ? Definately a worthy entry if it is !!!

    nah not interested in competition just enjoy playing with Carrara for it's own sake, that is an end in itself for me heart

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019
    edited June 2020

    Future Casino - 

    They like the nightlife, they like to boogie...

    The establishment shot is very simple.

    - One Carrara terrain, duplicated and rotated to give the mountains on left and right

    - One Carrara terrain replicated seamlessly to give the lake surface

    - Realistic sky, moonlight, set to night, with two volumetric clouds to give the sky.

    - The outpost is made up of primitives (not vertex objects) with bulge modifiers applied to give funky shapes.  Used shader mixers and glow channels to make windows.

     

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  • DesertDudeDesertDude Posts: 1,226

    Great theme Mystiarra!
    Very generous of you to host another challenge. And thank you Diomede for sponsoring a prize. 

    Some great posts here so far, I have to catch up.

     

  • DesertDudeDesertDude Posts: 1,226

    Bunyip - Lots of nice images so far. I especially like the far shots of Old Town and Sirius 5 Colony City. I also like the camera angle of the close up of Tree House.

    Diomede - Really like that soft back lighting of the castle, reminds me of the lighting of your Cyclops in the last challenge. And that replicated city is friggin' awesome!

    Vyusur - Great sense of mystery and I like the warm / cool monochromatic palette.

    Stezza - Great landscape and cutaway view. And I thought we got ant problems in the summer...

    Wendy - Nice establishing shot of your outpost at the start, and love the interior. Lens flare mania!! Plus, I'll have whatever the dancing robot is drinking.  smiley

  • DesertDudeDesertDude Posts: 1,226
    edited June 2020

    Just a start, yes I know most of those dwellings look like they're floating, lol. I think I need to model the foreground landscape. I'm going off a very abstract sketch, so, much is still open to interpretation...
    First image is straight up render.
    Second image has the background terrain and 'Big Potato Ship Thing' rendered seperately and brought back into Carrara on a card / flat plane. Not sure if that counts as post work, won't do it violates the rules. I did that because I was using a colored Distance Fog and it was blocking backdrop Bi Gradient sky.
    Clouds are doodles made in the Spline Modeler, but not extruded - they are just flat planes with a color gradient shader with some Glow and Aura effects.
    I think I want the foreground elements much darker and more in shadow / silhouette.

     

     

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298
    Diomede said:

    Future Casino - 

    They like the nightlife, they like to boogie...

    The establishment shot is very simple.

    - One Carrara terrain, duplicated and rotated to give the mountains on left and right

    - One Carrara terrain replicated seamlessly to give the lake surface

    - Realistic sky, moonlight, set to night, with two volumetric clouds to give the sky.

    - The outpost is made up of primitives (not vertex objects) with bulge modifiers applied to give funky shapes.  Used shader mixers and glow channels to make windows.

     

    Like the critter at the table, very nice !

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298

    Bunyip - Lots of nice images so far. I especially like the far shots of Old Town and Sirius 5 Colony City. I also like the camera angle of the close up of Tree House.

    Diomede - Really like that soft back lighting of the castle, reminds me of the lighting of your Cyclops in the last challenge. And that replicated city is friggin' awesome!

    Vyusur - Great sense of mystery and I like the warm / cool monochromatic palette.

    Stezza - Great landscape and cutaway view. And I thought we got ant problems in the summer...

    Wendy - Nice establishing shot of your outpost at the start, and love the interior. Lens flare mania!! Plus, I'll have whatever the dancing robot is drinking.  smiley

    Thanks !

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298

    Just a start, yes I know most of those dwellings look like they're floating, lol. I think I need to model the foreground landscape. I'm going off a very abstract sketch, so, much is still open to interpretation...
    First image is straight up render.
    Second image has the background terrain and 'Big Potato Ship Thing' rendered seperately and brought back into Carrara on a card / flat plane. Not sure if that counts as post work, won't do it violates the rules. I did that because I was using a colored Distance Fog and it was blocking backdrop Bi Gradient sky.
    Clouds are doodles made in the Spline Modeler, but not extruded - they are just flat planes with a color gradient shader with some Glow and Aura effects.
    I think I want the foreground elements much darker and more in shadow / silhouette.

     

     

    Definately looking forward to the finished renders !

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019

    Thank you, Bunyip and Desertdude for the kind comments on my future casino.

    Desertdude - that scene is already spudalicious.  That is a good thing.  Can't wait to see where you take it.

     

     

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    ingenuous original concepts heart

  • DesertDudeDesertDude Posts: 1,226
    Mystiarra said:

    ingenuous original concepts heart

    +1 yes

    Thanks Bunyip, Diomede, Mystiarra

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    another example of establishing shot transistioning to interior

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    hi  sorry for the waait  2 more eye surgeries before i can read okay.

    rhey replacing my eye fluid.  extending challenge cut off date til i can see clear.

    cheers

     

    extending the end line date til afteeeeeeer they fix me

  • DesertDudeDesertDude Posts: 1,226
    Mystiarra said:

    hi  sorry for the waait  2 more eye surgeries before i can read okay.

    rhey replacing my eye fluid.  extending challenge cut off date til i can see clear.

    cheers

     

    extending the end line date til afteeeeeeer they fix me

    Wishing you the best Misty, hope all goes well. Take care. smiley

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,171

    +1

    no rush yes

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 6,298

    Look after those Peepers Misty ! heart

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019
    Mystiarra said:

    hi  sorry for the waait  2 more eye surgeries before i can read okay.

    rhey replacing my eye fluid.  extending challenge cut off date til i can see clear.

    cheers

     

    extending the end line date til afteeeeeeer they fix me

    Wishing you the very best care and recovery.  Be well, Misty.

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019
    edited August 2020

    Thinking about you, Misty.  Hope your eye stuff is going well.

    Here is a some quick fun with TangoAlpha's Hemlock Folly.  I rendered out two of his camera presets (under bridges and lantern room), and then loaded the results back in the scene tab's backdrop channel to add a little.  For the outdoor scene, I inserted a terrain to cover some glowing grass blades in the lower left that I didn't like.  I covered the terrain with some replicators of my plants.  For the indoor scene, I replaicted some of AM's bats with different poses in the 'ball' replicator preset.

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  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    was wondering if someone would like to finish hosting this challenge??  heart

    i'll pass you the gc codes to award.
    Thanks.  
    not sure when i'm gonna get the eye surgery done.

    seems a shame to keep this challenge hanging

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 14,019

    This was a fun LilSide adventure.  Happy to help any way I can.  What would you like me to do?

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