44th Bryce Render Challenge Theme is ☼ Sunrise, Sunset ☼

ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
edited October 2020 in Bryce Discussion

                      44th Daz3D Bryce Render challenge


                                                    Now Sponsored by Daz 3D                                                     


                         Theme for this challenge is Sunrise, Sunset


                                        Could almost be two themes in one challenge

.                                                                   There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free.

                                                                           Every sunset is also a sunrise. It all depends on where you stand.                                            

                                                                                                                  Should be Fun                                                                                 

                                                                                              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.



    All renders must be new renders.
    You can enter up to 3 renders.
    You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS
    Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.
    Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.
    Rules may be changed for subsequent Challenges, depending on the theme and the person who has selected it.

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 Nov 30th 2020:- 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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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Lovely Theme

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604

    Was listening to some old cds  and heard thsi song  

  • I agree with Mermaid - this is a very lovely theme, yes.

    Chohole, and I like Anatevka /Fiddler on the roof, too

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640
    edited October 2020

    Now lets start the 44th!

    My first entry.
    Name: Sunrise over Pass
    Used: Material on terrain from Grand Mountains, fog patches from Environments - Inclement Weather, HDRI with visible sun from the HDRI Set Tourbillon (all available here from Daz 3D), the clouds from Object Clouds 2D & 3D (available at bryce-tutorials).

    Sunrise over Pass

    1200 x 750 - 121K
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  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    Horo : Awesome first entry, great lighting.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640

    Thank you adbc.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,330

    Chohole, Nice theme.

    Horo, good start.

  • Rieke77Rieke77 Posts: 618

    What a nice theme.

    @ Horo - wonderful start entry.

  • Horo: Nice start, yes. Beautiful Sky.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640

    Thank you Hansmar, Rieke77 and Yellow Pen.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,419

    Horo - very nice first scene for the contest. I love the lighting, too.

  • Really nice Theme.

    @ Horo: Wow, what a wonderful sky and light.

  • Tim82Tim82 Posts: 852

    @Horo, what a fantastic start, this should be a really interesting challange :)

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640

    Thank you MelanieL, drachenlords and Tim82.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640
    edited October 2020

    My second entry.
    Name: Hurst at Sunset.
    Used: The visible sun from HDRI4Fun (available here from Daz 3D), the trees are Bryce BTO trees, about 500 instanced. Terrain materials from Terrain Stacking and the clouds from Object Clouds 2D & 3D (both available at bryce-tutorials).

    Hurst at Sunset

    1200 x 795 - 313K
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  • @ Horo: Wonderful play of light in the trees.
    Good work.

  • My first Entry:


    First learn stand, than lean fly.

    A wisdom from Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid:

    "First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine."

    A wisdom that also applies to Bryce, I think.

    First Learn Stand, Then Learn Fly.jpg
    1600 x 1200 - 1M
  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Horo - both your entries are awesome, great lighting in both

    Drachenlords - great idea and render.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640

    drachenlords - thank you. Very philosophical - great entry, excelent with the lens flare at left.

    mermaid - thank you.

  • @ mermaid: Thank you.

    @ Horo: Thank you.


    My second entry:


    The last dawn:


    The last Dawn.jpg
    1600 x 1200 - 1M
  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,419

    Horo - I love the lighting in your latest, too.

    drachenlords - wow, two stunning entries. The waves at the shoreline in the first look really good and the lighting is lovely too. The second is a great scene and also well lit.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    Horo : Hurst at sunset : excellent scene, great lighting and trees.

    drachenlords : both renders are awesome.

  • Rieke77Rieke77 Posts: 618

    @ HoroHurst at sunset is an beautiful scene. I like the lighting and also the trees.

    @ drachenlords - both images are gorgeous.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640
    edited October 2020

    drachenlords - really very beautifully done urban scene.

    MelanieL, adbc and Rieke77 - thank you.

    My third entry (here we have a sunrise at left and a sunset at right)
    Name: Opposite Suns.
    Used: Mars DEM, Lenses and Filters, High-Resolution Terrains 2, Environments - Inclement Weather, Space Construction Kit and an HDRI made from an image of the whole night sky (Credits ESO/S. Brunier).

    Opposite Suns

    1200 x 720 - 163K
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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Drachenlords - your second entry is also magnificent.

    Horo - I love the idea of two suns, awesome render.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,419

    Horo - ooh, "Opposite Suns" is an intriguing image, I love it!

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    Horo : very original idea, excellent image.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,640

    Thank you mermaid, MelanieL and adbc.

  • Horo: wonderful entries... I love the Light at the second, and the Third are amazing too.

    Drachenlords: beautiful entries too.

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 726
    edited October 2020

    This is my first entry. "Ruler of the sunset"

    Ruler of the Sunset

    1200 x 600 - 348K
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