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

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  • Gorgeous spring palette there @SapphireBlue and @Daedalus-7 laugh

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

    @Alias52 @aprilshowers2065 Thanks :)

    Strangely me and @SapphireBlue had a similar idea at the same time. :)

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  • sueyasueya Posts: 827

    Version 3 of my image. I have lowered the woman in purple  so her hands touch the ground

  • II recreate Kendall Jenner Photoshoot, I'm entering the Beginner challenge with Composition/ Lighting and Posing
    Any feedback and comments will be so much appreciated

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  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426

    Richard Haseltine said:

    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.

    Ooooooh. Oh yeah that would have been it. Good to know! laugh

  • Daedalus-7 Nice posing and soft background is very pleasing!

    Alias52 Nice work on Mercy on the roof! And thanks!

    aprilshowers2065 Thank you!

     

     

  • DarkSoulDarkSoul Posts: 21
    edited April 2022

    Update of my entry.- Dungeons & Dragons Fallen Aasimar Warlock Necromancer

    Update of my first post.

    Title: Raising the Dead

    Challenge: Intermediate
    For now just posing

    Updated pose, clothing and materials
    Now to figure out the lighting and environmemnt - suggestions are welcome

    For suggestions: Please be advised that she's a:
    - Dungeons & Dragons character.
    - Fallen Aasimar
    - Fiend Patron, Pact of the Tome Warlock
    - Necromancer (can raise zombies and Skeletons)

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

    @frodopoes I like your character overall, but, personally, I would add some light on the leg on the left (on the boot). Overall, though, I preferred you previous iteration of the image, which you have now removed. 

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  • DarkSoulDarkSoul Posts: 21

    Daedalus-7 said:

    @frodopoes I like your character overall, but, personally, I would add some light on the leg on the left (on the boot). Overall, though, I preferred you previous iteration of the image, which you have now removed. 

    Strange that's it's removed. I have not removed it.
    As you can read, this is not the final image yet. It's a pose study. I still have a few corrections to make (like the hand on hip) and add the final lighting and environment 

  • joannajoanna Posts: 1,190

    Beginner Challenge - Heart of Corruption - Daz Studio 4.20

    Hello,
    This is my first entry, and it's also my first post on the forums.
    I'm new to Daz (it's been just a month since I installed it), so this open challenge fits perfectly as I was learning a little bit of everything: the basics of using Daz, posing, lights, cameras and their settings, morphing the figures (that dragon's neck was way too long), reading up on HDRIs, and plenty of other things.
    It took me about 30 renders, from simple poses to the full scenes, to get to that point, and I still can't get the fog in the background to be more a little bit more foggy. Oh well, more learning coming, right?

    As a total beginner, I don't have any meaningful advice for anyone, but I want to say that I loved images by @Daedalus-7, @perlk, @SapphireBlue, @PedroFurtadoArts, and @Alias52 - wonderful work, all of you!

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  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426

    joanna said:

    Beginner Challenge - Heart of Corruption - Daz Studio 4.20

    Hello,
    This is my first entry, and it's also my first post on the forums.
    I'm new to Daz (it's been just a month since I installed it), so this open challenge fits perfectly as I was learning a little bit of everything: the basics of using Daz, posing, lights, cameras and their settings, morphing the figures (that dragon's neck was way too long), reading up on HDRIs, and plenty of other things.
    It took me about 30 renders, from simple poses to the full scenes, to get to that point, and I still can't get the fog in the background to be more a little bit more foggy. Oh well, more learning coming, right?

    As a total beginner, I don't have any meaningful advice for anyone, but I want to say that I loved images by @Daedalus-7, @perlk, @SapphireBlue, @PedroFurtadoArts, and @Alias52 - wonderful work, all of you!

    Beautiful start so far! Love the lighting and posing and concept. Depth of field is done nicely.

    To increase the fog, are you using volumetrics? If so, you'll need to increase the density multiplier (under the surfaces tab). You'll have to toy around with the numbers to see what works best (it can vary based on whatever volumetric you are using) but just keep increasing the number until you get something you like. If your computer can handle it, you can flip from texture shaded to the Iray preview to see if it is to your satisfaction before rendering. If your computer can't handle it, you could also render out a very tiny version (reduce number of pixels so thumbnail size) to see if you like it so it goes quickly and then adjust if necessary. Then when good, you can set it back to a decent size and render.

  • sueyasueya Posts: 827

    This is the final version of my entry

  • joannajoanna Posts: 1,190

    katywhite said:

    joanna said:

    Beginner Challenge - Heart of Corruption - Daz Studio 4.20

    Hello,
    This is my first entry, and it's also my first post on the forums.
    I'm new to Daz (it's been just a month since I installed it), so this open challenge fits perfectly as I was learning a little bit of everything: the basics of using Daz, posing, lights, cameras and their settings, morphing the figures (that dragon's neck was way too long), reading up on HDRIs, and plenty of other things.
    It took me about 30 renders, from simple poses to the full scenes, to get to that point, and I still can't get the fog in the background to be more a little bit more foggy. Oh well, more learning coming, right?

    As a total beginner, I don't have any meaningful advice for anyone, but I want to say that I loved images by @Daedalus-7, @perlk, @SapphireBlue, @PedroFurtadoArts, and @Alias52 - wonderful work, all of you!

    Beautiful start so far! Love the lighting and posing and concept. Depth of field is done nicely.

    To increase the fog, are you using volumetrics? If so, you'll need to increase the density multiplier (under the surfaces tab). You'll have to toy around with the numbers to see what works best (it can vary based on whatever volumetric you are using) but just keep increasing the number until you get something you like. If your computer can handle it, you can flip from texture shaded to the Iray preview to see if it is to your satisfaction before rendering. If your computer can't handle it, you could also render out a very tiny version (reduce number of pixels so thumbnail size) to see if you like it so it goes quickly and then adjust if necessary. Then when good, you can set it back to a decent size and render.

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm using the fog from the Iray Storm package, and it doesn't seem to have the density multiplier, but it does have a lot of other sliders I should probable play with. My computer can handle most Iray preview, but funny enough, not for this scene: I'm guessing it's either the dragon or the UltraScenery that pushes it to the limits). Thus I love your suggestion of rendering small size. It's so simple and should be obvious (duh), but I haven't thought about it. Thank you once more!

  • Meanwhile in Fairyland

    Beginner Challenge

    Thanks for viewing, comments are always welcone.

     

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  • tommyskypilottommyskypilot Posts: 120
    edited April 2022

    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. 

    I love this one. Beautiful mood, lighting, DOF and the composition clicks for me. 

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  • Daedalus-7 said:

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

     

    SPRING JOY

    This piece speaks to me, well done. I prefer it to snakes:) exemplary work.

  • VexillusVexillus Posts: 34

    Title: Dawn of the Dread Alliance

    Software: Daz 3D

    Challenge: Beginner

     

    My contribution for this month. It is unlikey that I will have time to implement any corrections / suggestions but please do provide criticism as it would be most welcome.

     

     

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  • katywhitekatywhite Posts: 426

    joanna said:

    katywhite said:

    joanna said:

    Beginner Challenge - Heart of Corruption - Daz Studio 4.20

    Hello,
    This is my first entry, and it's also my first post on the forums.
    I'm new to Daz (it's been just a month since I installed it), so this open challenge fits perfectly as I was learning a little bit of everything: the basics of using Daz, posing, lights, cameras and their settings, morphing the figures (that dragon's neck was way too long), reading up on HDRIs, and plenty of other things.
    It took me about 30 renders, from simple poses to the full scenes, to get to that point, and I still can't get the fog in the background to be more a little bit more foggy. Oh well, more learning coming, right?

    As a total beginner, I don't have any meaningful advice for anyone, but I want to say that I loved images by @Daedalus-7, @perlk, @SapphireBlue, @PedroFurtadoArts, and @Alias52 - wonderful work, all of you!

    Beautiful start so far! Love the lighting and posing and concept. Depth of field is done nicely.

    To increase the fog, are you using volumetrics? If so, you'll need to increase the density multiplier (under the surfaces tab). You'll have to toy around with the numbers to see what works best (it can vary based on whatever volumetric you are using) but just keep increasing the number until you get something you like. If your computer can handle it, you can flip from texture shaded to the Iray preview to see if it is to your satisfaction before rendering. If your computer can't handle it, you could also render out a very tiny version (reduce number of pixels so thumbnail size) to see if you like it so it goes quickly and then adjust if necessary. Then when good, you can set it back to a decent size and render.

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm using the fog from the Iray Storm package, and it doesn't seem to have the density multiplier, but it does have a lot of other sliders I should probable play with. My computer can handle most Iray preview, but funny enough, not for this scene: I'm guessing it's either the dragon or the UltraScenery that pushes it to the limits). Thus I love your suggestion of rendering small size. It's so simple and should be obvious (duh), but I haven't thought about it. Thank you once more!

    No problem, and best of luck! I've just started to experiment with volumetrics and it can be a bit tricky to get it exactly the way you want! :)

  • StargazeyStargazey Posts: 242

    Sorry - a bit late in the day! I've been playing around with varuious images, but settled on this one, with particular thoughts about posing and lighting. Done in DS with postwork in Affinity Photo. "Kaeko, smoking".

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  • Last Stand

    Here is another...

    Comments always welcome....

     

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  • StargazeyStargazey Posts: 242
    edited April 2022

    Even later! A second entry: "Midnight Visiter". This started off as trying to copy the pose in the painting, "The Light of the World" and also experinmenting with instancing a row of monks in a corridor. Neither of them worked out, and this was what i ended up doing: nothing like I started off with, but an interesting journey! (DS with postwork in Affinity Photo.)

     

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,839
    edited May 2022

    This Challenge is Now Closed. Thanks to everyone who participated heart

    Post edited by DAZ_ann0314 on
  • SapphireBlueSapphireBlue Posts: 874

    End of the month went past so quickly. Great renders everyone!
    joanna Very lovely composition with the light and characters appearing out of the darkness in the center.
    tommyskypilot Love the vivid coloring and composition of your fairyland - very nice! And thank you!
    Stargazey Post work and color palette are really great in your "Kaeko, smoking". Wonderful composition!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,854

    I will be the one announcing the New Users challenge showcase for this month

     

    For the Beginners Challenge we have

    tommyskypilot Meanwhile in Fairyland

    beautifully composed complex scene with excellent creative lighting

     

    Fettbemme Industrie-Stadtbau

    great design and the fog combines with the light bring out a special atmosphere

     

    vpzammit Dawn of the Dread Alliance

    fitting for May the 4th a nice scene with a great use of props and characters

     

    for the indermediate challenge we have

    SapphireBlue  Amid Blue and Gold

    wonderull dreamy portrait with point on focus and a great choice in colour scheme

    HLEET_3D Tiger's surprise attack on dragon

    action shot in the mist showing good dynamics and gives room to the size of the dragon

    frodopoes Raising the Dead

    portrait of dark in dark requires a precise use of light, which we can see here

     

    and finally the new user welcome goes to

    joanna Heart of Corruption

     

    thanks everybody for participating

     

  • perlkperlk Posts: 854

    Congrats, all!

  • Alias52Alias52 Posts: 285

    Great work, everyone!

  • tommyskypilottommyskypilot Posts: 120

    Wow, thanks!

  • Congrats everyone!

  • SapphireBlueSapphireBlue Posts: 874

    Thanks so much and for the lovely comment too!
    Congratulations to those showcased! I enjoyed all the great and inspiring renders this month. Cheers!

  • HLEET_3DHLEET_3D Posts: 172

    Congrats everyone

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