April 2022 - Daz 3D New User Challenge - Open Render Challenge

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  • perlkperlk Posts: 854

    Alias52 said:

    @perlk Fantastic job with the lighting there. I love the warmth of the scene and that flopped pose is done very well.

    Thanks so much! 

  • perlkperlk Posts: 854

    frodopoes said:

    VERY much still a work in progress.
    My Dungeons & Dragons charachter
    Title: Lilith the Fallen Aasimar Pact of the Tome Warlock

    Intermediate challenge

    So wicked cool. Love it.

  • Alias52Alias52 Posts: 285

    Fettbemme said:

    Alias52 said:

    I have not personally used the VDB cloud (it is in my wishlist, though!) It is certainly worth a play with that. I have also used things like Atmospheric Smoke Camera which can give a hazy effect and is much less demanding on your system. Other things like SickleYields fogs and mists eg:  Fast Fog Iray are also something I like to use. Most fog and mist packages have the ability to rotate planes to get a horizontal band of cloudiness too. Others may have much better suggestions for which package to use but I look forward to seeing what you can get done with that.

    with VDB Clouds

    is so OK I think

    Nearly missed that you updated your original post. Really love the clouds. My personal favourite is the 3rd one down. 

     

  • ShackShack Posts: 22

    Intermediate Challenge - The Arrival

    Composed and rendered in DAZ Studio.

     

    Comments would be appreciated.

    Shack

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  • FettbemmeFettbemme Posts: 265

    Shack said:

    Intermediate Challenge - The Arrival

    Composed and rendered in DAZ Studio.

     

    Comments would be appreciated.

    Shack

     

    yessmiley

  • Lots of interesting renders!!

    perlk - your updates to Fantasy Fire Hazard really made a difference. Very dramatic and slightly eerie render. Nicely done!

  • SapphireBlueSapphireBlue Posts: 874
    edited April 2022

    This entry is a journey into color and dreamy aesthetics. I focused on composition in how I brought all the elements together and the heavy application of DOF, instancing and duplication (with all the flowers and the glowing spheres everywhere), and light and lighting effects (combining hdri, spotlights, and those small emissive spheres scattered around the character). Postwork in Photoshop was to mainly denoise and soften my grainy CPU render.

    Amid Blue and Gold (Intermediate Entry, Daz Iray)

    I didn't get the chance to work on posing last month even though I really wanted to learn more about it, so maybe I'll save that for my second entry if I have time. 

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  • perlkperlk Posts: 854

    SapphireBlue said:

    Lots of interesting renders!!

    perlk - your updates to Fantasy Fire Hazard really made a difference. Very dramatic and slightly eerie render. Nicely done!

    Thank you so much!

  • perlkperlk Posts: 854

    SapphireBlue said:

    This entry is a journey into color and dreamy aesthetics. I focused on composition in how I brought all the elements together and the heavy application of DOF, instancing and duplication (with all the flowers and the glowing spheres everywhere), and light and lighting effects (combining hdri, spotlights, and those small emissive spheres scattered around the character). Postwork in Photoshop was to mainly denoise and soften my grainy CPU render.

    Amid Blue and Gold (Intermediate Entry, Daz Iray)

    I didn't get the chance to work on posing last month even though I really wanted to learn more about it, so maybe I'll save that for my second entry if I have time. 

    LOVE. The colors are so spring like. The shine on her eyes and lips is great. Very realistic.

  • HLEET_3DHLEET_3D Posts: 172
    edited April 2022

    Title : Tiger's surprise attack on dragon

    Challenge : Intermediate

    Softwares used : daz3D and nik collection
    Background hdri by polyhaven.com 

     

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  • perlk said:

    SapphireBlue said:

    Amid Blue and Gold (Intermediate Entry, Daz Iray)

     

    LOVE. The colors are so spring like. The shine on her eyes and lips is great. Very realistic.

    Thank you so much perlkheart

     

  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426
    edited April 2022

    Title: Meeting the Residents

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of instances for the figures in the background, and tried out some volumetrics. Feedback appreciated!

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  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426
    edited April 2022

    Title: Magic Show Going Wrong

    Caption: And now, you will see two bunnies appear...I mean uh, keep your eye on the left hat folks, nothing happening over here!!!

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of duplication and posing for this one. Feedback as always, appreciated!

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  • katywhite said:

    Title: Meeting the Residents

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of instances for the figures in the background, and tried out some volumetrics. Feedback appreciated!

    Don't delete the attachment, the inline image is pointing to it.

  • FettbemmeFettbemme Posts: 265

    katywhite said:

    Title: Magic Show Going Wrong

    Caption: And now, you will see two bunnies appear...I mean uh, keep your eye on the left hat folks, nothing happening over here!!!

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of duplication and posing for this one. Feedback as always, appreciated!

     

    good fabrik

    very realistic

  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426
    edited April 2022

    Richard Haseltine said:

    katywhite said:

    Title: Meeting the Residents

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of instances for the figures in the background, and tried out some volumetrics. Feedback appreciated!

    Don't delete the attachment, the inline image is pointing to it.

    I didn't delete the attachment, not sure why it deleted itself. :/ I added it back in. Thanks for the heads about it

    Post edited by katywhite on
  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426

    Fettbemme said:

    katywhite said:

    Title: Magic Show Going Wrong

    Caption: And now, you will see two bunnies appear...I mean uh, keep your eye on the left hat folks, nothing happening over here!!!

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of duplication and posing for this one. Feedback as always, appreciated!

     

    good fabrik

    very realistic

    Thank you! It was a freebie backdrop image and it turned out nicely :)

  • katywhite said:

    Richard Haseltine said:

    katywhite said:

    Title: Meeting the Residents

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    Made use of instances for the figures in the background, and tried out some volumetrics. Feedback appreciated!

     

    Don't delete the attachment, the inline image is pointing to it.

    I didn't delete the attachment, not sure why it deleted itself. :/ I added it back in. Thanks for the heads about it

    It may have been doing two posts in succession - the attachment stays attached to the message box until you close or refresh the page, so the image for the second post might well have removed it.

  • PFAPFA Posts: 117

    Title: In Heaven somehow

    Caption: A mistake was made and these women ended up in heaven somehow...

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Intermediate

    I wanted to show how a very simple HDRI can be better for an already complicated scene.
    I'm usually a realistic lighting type so this was out of my comfort zone. Feedback is always, appreciated!

  • Daedalus-7Daedalus-7 Posts: 198
    edited April 2022

    @PedroFurtadoArts Here is my negative review: Wow! :)

    Great skin! especially the lighter one, it's quite eye catching. I see you added some hair highlights too in postwork. 

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  • PFAPFA Posts: 117

    Daedalus-7 said:

    @PedroFurtadoArts Here is my negative review: Wow! :)

    Great skin! especially the lighter one, it's quite eye catching. I see you added some hair highlights too in postwork. 

    Thank you, It's a skin for the g8f I'm trying to transform it to the g8.1f but it's quite difficult and also doesn't look as realistic  

  • Daedalus-7Daedalus-7 Posts: 198
    edited April 2022

    @PedroFurtadoArts I think I wrote a guide under how to transform Iray to PBR skin (unless you are trying to convert the textures too).

    Basically, after you have applied the Iray skin of your choice,

    1) load any 8.1 skin (I usually go for Victoria 8.1, but you can choose any other 8.1 Pro character) but instead of double clicking, you need to CTRL + ALT + Double click on the PBR skin to load. This will open a pop-up window (Material Preset Option), and choose Images > Ignore (to not replace textures).

    2) Then, in the surfaces you need to type UV and change it back to Base Famale. Done! [You might need to adjust for the skin tone]

    3) NOTE: For rendering, PBR skin best works with Spectral Rendering (Natural, 1964).

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  • aprilshowers2065aprilshowers2065 Posts: 714
    edited April 2022

    Cat Nap

    2nd Entry for Intermediate

    Feedback welcome!

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  • aprilshowers2065 said:

    Cat Nap

    2nd Entry for Intermediate

    Feedback welcome!

     

    Cute! : ) 

  • SapphireBlueSapphireBlue Posts: 874
    edited April 2022

    I focused heavily on composition with this entry as I was inspired to create a detailed fairytale-like render. Instancing was very useful here for the plants and butterflies. Postwork in Photoshop included softening the render, adjusting color balance, and using some brushes to bring in the sparkles for a magical feel. 
    The character here is Serene, AOBB's lovely G8.1F face morph that she's provided as a freebie at https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/562291/aobb-s-head-morph-serene-for-g8-1f-no-materials-or-textures-included

    Serene in the Garden (2nd Entry, Intermediate, Daz Iray)

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  • HLEET_3DHLEET_3D Posts: 172

    @PedroFurtadoArts : that's gorgeous and beautiful

  • Daedalus-7Daedalus-7 Posts: 198
    edited April 2022

    Ok, time for Entry #2 for the April challenge. Rendered in DAZ studio 4.20 with Iray.

     

    SPRING JOY

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  • Alias52Alias52 Posts: 285

    @SapphireBlue @Daedalus-7  Love both those pieces of work. Such a great Spring feel to them both. Love the colours and lighting.

  • Alias52Alias52 Posts: 285

    Mercy On The Roof

    Intermediate Entry 2

     

    Same character. Different Cyber setting. Again, thoughts very much appreciated. Trying to get those creative juices going.

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  • SapphireBlue said:

    aprilshowers2065 said:

    Cat Nap

    2nd Entry for Intermediate

    Feedback welcome!

     

    Cute! : ) 

    Thank you! laugh 

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