The March 2015 Freebie Challenge: "Baby, You Can Drive My Car"

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  • EhrlikEhrlik Posts: 3
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    Ehrlik said:
    This is my first Freebie contest entry, so hopefully I followed both the rules and the spirit of the contest.

    "Children of a Rogue Star"


    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=187398_caIg29ShOIXve5mpOFvp&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Well done! I love the futuristic wasteland kind of feel this has! It all works so well together!

    Welcome to the nuthouse...I mean Freebie Challenge!

    Dana

    Thank you!

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,615
    edited December 1969

    Sorry I haven't been up in here much this month. I have been very busy in RL. Lots of nice entries so far. Gonna be a hard one to vote. welcome to all the newbies.

    :-)

  • edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    robkelk said:
    So... I'm currently without a credit card - somebody charged to it more in a single transaction that I do in two months. That means no March Madness for me for a week, more or less.

    I could use some cheering up - and I could use some judges for this month's Challenge. Like my credit card, I don't have any judges right now...

    Sorry to hear about the CC problem. There have been reports of that in here lately. I would suggest that you use PayPal rather than put your card number into the system here. The less places that info is exposed, the better.

    I can't judge. I have a terrible time picking winners. Over at pfdlives.com they have weekly and monthly voting and sometimes they give us four votes...and I spend a lot of time and still can't narrow it down sometimes. :red:

    Dana

    I tried to check out pfdlives and it says that registration is not open. :-(

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    robkelk said:
    So... I'm currently without a credit card - somebody charged to it more in a single transaction that I do in two months. That means no March Madness for me for a week, more or less.

    I could use some cheering up - and I could use some judges for this month's Challenge. Like my credit card, I don't have any judges right now...

    Sorry to hear about the CC problem. There have been reports of that in here lately. I would suggest that you use PayPal rather than put your card number into the system here. The less places that info is exposed, the better.

    I can't judge. I have a terrible time picking winners. Over at pfdlives.com they have weekly and monthly voting and sometimes they give us four votes...and I spend a lot of time and still can't narrow it down sometimes. :red:

    Dana

    I tried to check out pfdlives and it says that registration is not open. :-(

    I just posted a question on this over there. I'll let you know what kind of answer I get.

    Dana

  • edited December 1969

    Thanks for looking into it-- I found out through looking at cached versions that the freebie area does not require registration... woot! I wouldn't have thought so.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for looking into it-- I found out through looking at cached versions that the freebie area does not require registration... woot! I wouldn't have thought so.

    So far what I've found is that it is by invitation only. I have to find out more. It is a measure to keep out spammers and other unsavory types. It seems to have worked well for them. It's a very friendly place!

    Dana

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited March 2015

    Rather literal take on this month's theme ...

    COURSE SHE'S DRIVIN', OFFICER, SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO AIN'T DRUNK!

    G4 Offroader by Arjin at ShareCG (registration required)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/59656/gallery/11/Poser/G4-Offroader

    Background Woods photo by Rowan54 at ShareCG (reg req)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/42178/gallery/15/2D-Resources/Woods-Photos-2

    >>> KIDS 4 from DAZ

    Clara texture by A_ (Anat) at RuntimeDNA
    http://forum.runtimedna.com/content.php?114-Freebie-Festivals&page=6

    Summer Dress by Sanbie at ShareCG (reg req)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/41304/gallery/11/Poser/Summer-Dress

    Cookie Pacifier by WhopperNnoonWalker at Renderosity (reg req)
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=62029

    Feeding Bottle by Zippo (2nd from the bottom)
    http://lab108.x0.com/lab108/household.html

    Pookie Bear by Mada & Thorne at Faeriewylde (reg req, click on the name "Pookie Bear" just below the topic header)
    http://www.faeriewylde.com/FW4/index.php?topic=92.0

    >>> VICTORIA 4 from DAZ

    Renata character by Syltermermaid at Art Raiders (reg req)
    http://www.artraiders.com/download_page.php?file_id=345

    Librarian Dress by Trekkiegrrrl (right at the bottom)
    http://trekkiegrrrl.dk/clothes1.htm

    30s Hat from the V4 Hat Collection by StudioArtVartanian at Renderosity (reg req)
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=62683

    Pearls V4 by LM Design
    http://www.lmdesign.co.uk/pearlsV4.htm

    Bunny Girl V3 Hair by Mylochka at ShareCG (reg req)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/10629/gallery/11/Poser/V3-Bunny-Girl

    >>> MICHAEL 4 from DAZ

    Hitman head morph by Matrix 3D at ShareCG (reg req)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/79049/browse/11/Poser/Hitman-Head-Morph-M4

    Hunky Trousers by Plus3D at ShareCG (reg req)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/23099/browse/11/Poser/Hunky-Trousers-C1

    Necklace from the Blouson Set by Mamomamo (Parts 1 & 2, top left)
    http://mamomamo.candypop.jp/Freestuff/CCP013.html

    Cowboy Hat by Adam Thwaites (3rd down)
    http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_33.htm

    Cigarette from the Smoking Set by Adam Thwaites (12th down)
    http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_25.htm

    >>> PURCHASED
    M4 Veranil outfit (vest used here) by Ravenhair at DAZ

    >>> NOT ON YOUR NELLY
    The Kid's hat is from the Cowpokes outfit by Lourdes, a DAZ freebie last October
    Vicky's hooch jug was half of the "Corncob Pipe & Jug" by SAMS3D, no longer at Rendo
    Mike's texture is Dane by Marmac from Rendo's Xmas 2010 splurge

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  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    A better look at the G4 Offroader by Arjin at ShareCG

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Rather literal take on this month's theme ...

    COURSE SHE'S DRIVIN', OFFICER, SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO AIN'T DRUNK!

    I'd lecture you on choosing the wrong meaning of "baby," but somebody would come back and lecture me on choosing the wrong meaning for "love" a while back... ;)


    There's a more direct link for Clara:
    http://forum.runtimedna.com/content.php?91-RDNA-s-13-Days-of-the-Nutcracker-Christmas-Day-10

    But that's not something that would get in the way ...

    ENTRY ACCEPTED


  • Pookie Bear by Mada & Thorne at Faeriewylde (reg req, click on the name "Pookie Bear" just below the topic header)
    http://www.faeriewylde.com/FW4/index.php?topic=92.0

    I tried to register to be able to get this and it says they are not accepting registrations... what is it with me and this, I am 0/2 :-(

    Post edited by Whitehart Creative Arts 3-D (fionathegood) on
  • edited December 1969


    Pookie Bear by Mada & Thorne at Faeriewylde (reg req, click on the name "Pookie Bear" just below the topic header)
    http://www.faeriewylde.com/FW4/index.php?topic=92.0

    I tried to register to be able to get this and it says they are not accepting registrations... what is it with me and this, I am 0/2 :-(

    Answerring my own question, so that others dont ask the same one:

    Due to spammers flooding us with new registrations we closed the registration page. If you would like to become a member at the Faeriewylde forums send an email to design @ whiz-graphics.com (remove spaces) with your email address and the username you would like and we will manually register you. Thank you for understanding!

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969


    Pookie Bear by Mada & Thorne at Faeriewylde (reg req, click on the name "Pookie Bear" just below the topic header)
    http://www.faeriewylde.com/FW4/index.php?topic=92.0

    I tried to register to be able to get this and it says they are not accepting registrations... what is it with me and this, I am 0/2 :-(

    Answerring my own question, so that others dont ask the same one:

    Due to spammers flooding us with new registrations we closed the registration page. If you would like to become a member at the Faeriewylde forums send an email to design @ whiz-graphics.com (remove spaces) with your email address and the username you would like and we will manually register you. Thank you for understanding!

    Once Mada and Thorne give you a membership, you'll be able to download so many freebies there...

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    Rather literal take on this month's theme ...

    COURSE SHE'S DRIVIN', OFFICER, SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO AIN'T DRUNK!


    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=188082_JVOEVklFtAkGszbHsFjk&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Ha! Love it! Good work and very funny!

    Dana

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for looking into it-- I found out through looking at cached versions that the freebie area does not require registration... woot! I wouldn't have thought so.

    Check your PMs, info is there! :-)

    Dana

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,736
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    Rather literal take on this month's theme ...

    COURSE SHE'S DRIVIN', OFFICER, SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO AIN'T DRUNK!


    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=188082_JVOEVklFtAkGszbHsFjk&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Ha! Love it! Good work and very funny!

    Dana

    The title had me before I even saw the image.

    Nice one Dorsey.

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,258
    edited December 1969

    Rather literal take on this month's theme ...

    COURSE SHE'S DRIVIN', OFFICER, SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO AIN'T DRUNK!

    Love the baby Dorsey! Such a cutie patutie. Makes an officer's heart just melt.

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:

    I'd lecture you on choosing the wrong meaning of "baby," but somebody would come back and lecture me on choosing the wrong meaning for "love" a while back... ;)

    Que??? You and your blasted Canadian English.

    THANK YOU, everyone, for the nice comments.

    Didn't realise they'd put up a chainlink fence around Faerywilde. Evidently having trouble with the cloven-hoofed goblins again. Hope a few magic words gets you through the gate swiftly and safely!

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited March 2015

    Using the US date format, today is 3/14/15. The first five digits of pi are 3.1415 ... Today's the Pi Day of the Century!

    (preps some pi(e)s...)

    Image from Cmdr. Hadfield's Twitter feed:

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Using the US date format, today is 3/14/15. The first five digits of pi are 3.1415 ... Today's the Pi Day of the Century!

    (preps some pi(e)s...)

    Image from Cmdr. Hadfield's Twitter feed:

    Have you added up the percentages? It's way more than 100%!

    Dana

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    I have some pies. What did you have in mind?

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  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,258
    edited December 1969

    I have some pies. What did you have in mind?

    A zombie brain pie please.
  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited March 2015

    I have some pies. What did you have in mind?

    GAAAAHHHKKKK! Who'd hell let HER in here?!? Git da hell oudda here youse @!$%&!

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  • SlimerJSpudSlimerJSpud Posts: 1,170
    edited December 1969

    Ah, you left out rhubarb pie and banana cream pie. :lol:

    Semi-serious questions ahead: Do G4/A4/S4 count as morphs of V4, or as base figures? They have their own CR2s, but you have to have V4 to use them. Second question: Is the contest considered a commercial use, meaning non-commercial only items not allowed? Sorry if these have been asked before.

  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,148
    edited March 2015

    I hate to be a pain and don't wish the thread to degenerate into a debate over technical details (I really haven't been lying awake at night thinking up new and difficult questions for you), Rob, but ...

    I have a question regarding the visibility of automaker's trademarks in the renders. These are often prominent on the real life autos, and frequently are recreated on 3D models of the vehicles. The one I'm using is a case-in-point. Is it acceptable to show these badges/logos/marques in the renders?

    If the answer is "no". I can work around it in one of two ways:
    1. Crop the render to eliminate or obscure the offending part. This would be simple enough, but would potentially mess with the aesthetics of the image by producing a less desirable aspect ratio. I also assume that this would not be considered "postwork".
    2. This would involve postwork - a couple of minutes in Photoshop and its gone. However, postwork isn't allowed, even if it isn't used to enhance the render, so this would be a no go.

    Before anyone suggests I tweak the surfaces tab to address the issue, I tried everything and the best I could do was to make it less noticeable, but still quite obvious. I suppose I could resort to redoing the UV maps, but that's a bridge too far for the purposes.

    Anyway, I'd appreciate a ruling, when you have the time.

    Thanks.

    Update: Welllll, after a lot of looking around the internet on the subject, I have found, not surprisingly, that the automakers do frown on any and all unauthorized use of their trademarks, which even include the model names. Basically no unauthorized use allowed. So the logo has got to go. The only question that remains is how I will be allowed to remove it. ????

    BTW, it is somewhat ironic that I happen to have the exact same make, model and year of vehicle parked in my driveway right now. Maybe I should remove the logo from that.

    Eureka! I finally gave the Surfaces tab one last go and managed to find the right combination of settings to make the marque disappear. So, nevermind, I guess.

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  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,148
    edited December 1969

    Okay, now that I have all my ducks in a line (I think), here's my take on the theme.

    Title: The Lesson
    a.k.a Maybe you can drive my car

    Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.6 with 3Delight

    "... cars parked along the sides of the street like this, you need to keep your wits about you. You never know when some idiot is going to pull out suddenly without looking or signaling, or open their door in front of you. And you see those kids on the sidewalk? You never know when one is going to dart out between the cars, to chase a ball or something. Or a dog. Or a cat. Now up ahead you can see a stop sign. You need to come to a complete stop there. Not a rolling stop, a complete stop. Its a four way stop, so you need to know who has the right-of-way if other vehicles are at the intersection. If you arrive at the intersection first, you have the right-of-way. The vehicle on the right always has the right-of-way, if both vehicles arrive at about the same time. That means if a vehicle arrives at the same time to your left. you have the right-of-way. But you can never trust that the other driver knows that, so you you need to watch they don't pull out first. Now we'll be turning right here, so signal your turn ..."

    Content Used

    No count:
    DAZ Victoria 4.2
    DAZ Michael 4

    Paid Items:
    DAZ Victoria 4.2 Morphs++
    DAZ Michael 4 Morphs

    Free Items:
    1. Ford Escape Hybrid 2008 (Wavefront object)
    http://www.dmi-3d.net/ford2.html
    (Note: procedural textures do not import correctly into DAZ Studio - some work in the Surfaces tab required)

    2. Tufts Parking Lot from HDR Source Promo Library (HDRI panoramic image cropped and aligned for background)
    http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html

    3. Guitar Cheat Strap prop by Simon-3D (repurposed for shoulder harness/seatbelt a dandy little item!)
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=72048

    4. P3D Megan texture (for V4)
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=73121

    5. PS Joy character (Head morph only, for V4)
    http://www.pixeluna.com/PoserFreebies.html

    6. Mars hair for V4
    http://www.realmofsavage.com/ProjectSM_hair.htm

    7. EvilInnocence Baby t for V4
    http://www.evilinnocence.com/shop/am-babyt-for-v4.html

    8. Drusila BabyT Textures
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/27463/browse/11/Poser/BabyT-textures

    9. Stud Earrings for Poser (for V4)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/39163/browse/11/Poser/Stud-Earrings-for-Poser

    10. Simple Conforming Gold Chain Necklace for V3 by Stegy (fitted to V4)
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=34685

    11. Nicholas for M4 character and texture by Unicornst
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/38154/favorite/21/DAZ-Studio/Nicholas-for-M4-Part01
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/38155/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Nicholas-for-M4-Part02
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/38156/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Nicholas-for-M4-Part03

    12. Basicwear for M4 (T shirt)
    http://www.daz3d.com/basicwear-for-m4?cjref=1&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate

    13. Scott Hair for M4 by Mylochka
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/38505/browse/11/Poser/Scott-Hair

    14. 3DC Simple Glasses Smartprop for M4
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/37667/browse/11/Poser/M4-Simple-Glasses-Smartprop

    15. Watch for M4 by Jean_C
    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=69430

    16. Eyeglass Case Prop - DAZ Studio 4.5+
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/79852

    17. Ultimate Shader Pack for DAZ Studio by Georgehaze
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/27568/Material-and-Shader/Ultimate-Shader-Pack-for-DAZ-Studio
    Leather, metal

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,615
    edited March 2015

    I have some pies. What did you have in mind?

    Throwing them of course...back at you! C'mon LG lets get her!

    Dang...she got away!

    :-)

    (nice entry BTW!)

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,297
    edited December 1969

    SixDs said:
    Okay, now that I have all my ducks in a line (I think), here's my take on the theme.

    Title: The Lesson
    a.k.a Maybe you can drive my car

    Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.6 with 3Delight

    "... cars parked along the sides of the street like this, you need to keep your wits about you. You never know when some idiot is going to pull out suddenly without looking or signaling, or open their door in front of you. And you see those kids on the sidewalk? You never know when one is going to dart out between the cars, to chase a ball or something. Or a dog. Or a cat. Now up ahead you can see a stop sign. You need to come to a complete stop there. Not a rolling stop, a complete stop. Its a four way stop, so you need to know who has the right-of-way if other vehicles are at the intersection. If you arrive at the intersection first, you have the right-of-way. The vehicle on the right always has the right-of-way, if both vehicles arrive at about the same time. That means if a vehicle arrives at the same time to your left. you have the right-of-way. But you can never trust that the other driver knows that, so you you need to watch they don't pull out first. Now we'll be turning right here, so signal your turn ..."

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=188307_m2YLSoBXL9Uil7Hl9e4A&thumb=1&board_id=1

    That discourse is just what I'd expect to hear. I think that's why a lot of kids go to driving schools! :lol: The look on her face! Nice job!

    Dana

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited December 1969

    SIXDS and SLIMER, not sure why your questions didn't get a response from our always-alert host -- he's probably in court trying to prove that he never ordered $4,000 worth of blenders (or Blender plug-ins).

    SLIMER, I've never seen the other Generation 4 figures treated as V4 morphs, but the DAZ figures always end up counted as something other than a freebie, so just go with that until someone else can be more specific. The Freebie Challenge, like most 3D art contests, is NOT considered commercial, so that restriction on models doesn't apply.

    SIXDS, you solved your problem in a terrific render, but you could have located the texture mat for the car logo, "disguised" it in Photoshop (like VW becoming WW, for example), and reimported it on its own primitive BEFORE the render. But I've never given car logos a second thought -- we're promoting the car, in a way, and if the modeller didn't worry, why should you?

    Up to Rob, Music and/or Chohole to make a final call, of course.

    MUSIC, oh -- a PIE FIGHT! The only problem with that is that DAZ is still pretty pissed off about the mess we made last time. Even the president of DAZ Inc got wailed on.

    Images actually from "Shaw Attempts the Guinness World Record for Largest Pie Fight":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv4SuSG0CdQ

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  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,148
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the kudoes, DanaTA. and Dorseyland.

    As for editing the texture map, that was my first thought, too. There was just one small problem - there wasn't one! The model was not created for use in DAZ Studio, but the creator made it available in .obj format, so I could import it. But the textures didn't come through properly. I opened it in Silo to see if I could find the problem, but it opened there exactly as it should have, textured and all. Looking at the textures, only three actual texture maps had been used for select parts (licence plate, rear lights, one colour map) The rest were all procedural, including, surprisingly, the logo. He/she must have somehow managed to create detailed material zones in the shape of the logo. Anyway, I wasn't prepared to delve too deeply into reworking the model for the sake of a render, but maybe another time. The UV map for it is one of those multi-layered monsters you sometimes see (3DS, maybe?). In any event, there's always more than one way to skin a (reference deleted in deference to Wendy :)) with this stuff.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,823
    edited December 1969

    Somone wanted an answer from me? Ok I give in, what was the question????????

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