June 2015 New User Contest - Scenes and Landscapes [Entries Thread]

DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,445

New User's Contest - June 2015
Sponsored by DAZ 3D and XP Pointblank

Are you new to the 3D World? Are you at the beginning stages of learning 3D rendering? Have you been around for a little bit but feel you could benefit from some feedback or instruction? Have you been around awhile and would like to help other members start their creative journey? Well then come and join the fun as we host our newest contest...

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"Scenes and Landscapes"

This month's focus will be scenes and landscapes. If you haven't noticed when you look at images made by the various 3D software some of the packages do a lot better then others in treating an expansive scene or a magnificent landscape. Ones that come to mind are software such as Bryce or Vue. Both have some built in features that make those wonderfully big expansive images come true. DAZ Studio on the other hand does not have any handy dandy features built into it but if you know the tricks there is no reason why you can't get those same kind of results. For this contest we will be exploring the principles of how such scenes and landscapes are built and how to control the environment to create the sense of expansiveness a scene or landscape creates for the viewer. We will be posting example images as well as some ideas on terms to search and some other tips in the WIP thread.

I will be checking in on the WIP thread as will the rest of the Community Volunteers to try and help with anything you all may need, so feel free to ask questions. Look in the WIP thread for links on Action.

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread : Contest Rules

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When working on your submissions, if you would like to get feedback as you work or before posting your final image, please post your image to the WIP thread. People will be popping in to the WIP thread to give you some critique and advice on your entry and help along the way.

Please keep all comments on entries etc to the WIP thread as well because comments or requests for help/feedback/advice will be removed from the contest thread and merged into the WIP thread. This thread is only for posting final contest submissions.

For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, because this contest is designed for the beginner to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a special voucher as well so, whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

XP Pointblank has graciously agreed to award:
Choice of 1 product to each of the winners.

Closing Date: June 30, 2015

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Comments

  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,807
    edited December 1969

    - Infinito works to create landscape meshes for DS, I need to see if it still works in 4.7 or 4.8 (I haven't used it in a while).
    - I might be of help if someone wanna use Vue btw (please ping me if someone asks for help as I might not browse the thread too often..)
    - Carrara needs a mention as it's really good too for landscapes.

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,445
    edited December 1969

    Totte said:
    - Infinito works to create landscape meshes for DS, I need to see if it still works in 4.7 or 4.8 (I haven't used it in a while).
    - I might be of help if someone wanna use Vue btw (please ping me if someone asks for help as I might not browse the thread too often..)
    - Carrara needs a mention as it's really good too for landscapes.

    Thank you Totte. I know nothing about Carrara and Bryce so additional words would be most helpful. I will keep you in mind if a Vue user comes up. That is on my very long wish list. I have Blender but have only cracked the door on that one.

  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,807
    edited December 1969

    Dollygirl said:
    Totte said:
    - Infinito works to create landscape meshes for DS, I need to see if it still works in 4.7 or 4.8 (I haven't used it in a while).
    - I might be of help if someone wanna use Vue btw (please ping me if someone asks for help as I might not browse the thread too often..)
    - Carrara needs a mention as it's really good too for landscapes.

    Thank you Totte. I know nothing about Carrara and Bryce so additional words would be most helpful. I will keep you in mind if a Vue user comes up. That is on my very long wish list. I have Blender but have only cracked the door on that one.

    If I get some free time (do you have any for sale??) I might try to quickly toss up "the same landscape" in Vue, Carrara and something in DS too as examples, but I can't make any promises. Been a chaotic spring

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,445
    edited December 1969

    Totte said:
    Dollygirl said:
    Totte said:
    - Infinito works to create landscape meshes for DS, I need to see if it still works in 4.7 or 4.8 (I haven't used it in a while).
    - I might be of help if someone wanna use Vue btw (please ping me if someone asks for help as I might not browse the thread too often..)
    - Carrara needs a mention as it's really good too for landscapes.

    Thank you Totte. I know nothing about Carrara and Bryce so additional words would be most helpful. I will keep you in mind if a Vue user comes up. That is on my very long wish list. I have Blender but have only cracked the door on that one.

    If I get some free time (do you have any for sale??) I might try to quickly toss up "the same landscape" in Vue, Carrara and something in DS too as examples, but I can't make any promises. Been a chaotic spring

    Oh that would be wonderful, if you can get to it, and no sorry free time is a scarce commodity around here too.

  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,807
    edited December 1969

    OK, some basic "make landscapes notes".

    Never have more polygons that are truly visible, below are two scenes setup, one in Vue and one in Carrara.

    Vue-info.jpg
    800 x 852 - 210K
    Carrara-Info.jpg
    640 x 783 - 103K
  • XangthXangth Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Here is my first entry for this contest;

    title: Where Eagles Roam

    Software used:
    Daz Studio 4.7 : Genesis Male figure
    Old Poser 3 Wolf model and indian feathers, bow and arrows
    TS4.2: dragonfly, butterfly, waterfall
    Bryce 7.1 Pro: landscape, trees, foliage, flowers, rocks.
    the scene was built, textured and rendered in Bryce.
    Render time 14 hrs
    Photoshop: some pre-render texture work
    Post Work: Some minor touch up and signed name

    where_egales_roam_fi.jpg
    1200 x 563 - 844K
  • wohaverwohaver Posts: 36
    edited December 1969

    Title: Tropical Cityscape

    Software Used: Daz Studio 4.8 - IRay Render
    No Postwork

    LandscapeEntryV1.jpg
    1500 x 927 - 1M
  • giovannipaologiovannipaolo Posts: 249
    edited December 1969

    Constable's Inspiration

    Background modified and enhanced using Corel Painter X3
    Image created using DAZ3D 4.7

    No post work :-)

    JuneLandscapeContestRevised.jpg
    2000 x 1334 - 2M
  • h_habashh_habash Posts: 230
    edited December 1969

    Title: Hidden Place"

    Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.8 IRay render

    Scene used as Environment Background.
    Added some DAZ grass and leaves to the scene.
    All Birds and their poses are imported from Poser Pro 2014 contents
    No Post work

    Hidden_Place_2-5.jpg
    1306 x 576 - 559K
  • MilosGulanMilosGulan Posts: 1,836
    edited June 2015

    Title: Terrain Scan

    Rendered with Bryce 7.1 Pro, just a bit of postwork.

    Mostly it is just a quick terrain and small steampunk drone to the right that is scaning terrain around. I was thinking to do one more serious try but being busy I am glad I finished this one at least.

    1.png
    1076 x 1076 - 1M
    Post edited by MilosGulan on
  • cherpenbeckcherpenbeck Posts: 1,245
    edited June 2015

    title: Dragon Mountain

    "You didn't think this place was named `Dragon MountainĀ“ for nothing, did you?"

    DAZ-Dragon and Genesis 2 Male with Viking outfit, renderosity asteroid (for the foreground-rock) with a Bryce texture, Bryce terrain and sky, everything rendered in Bryce, postwork on the weapon's blade and the dragon's eye, cause they transferred a nearly uniform grey.

    Dragon-Mountain.jpg
    1196 x 844 - 658K
    Post edited by cherpenbeck on
  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,020
    edited December 1969

    Title: On to greener Pastures

    Programm: DAZ3d 4.8, rendered in 3dlight
    Postwork: added signature in Gimp 2.8

    greener-pastures-4.jpg
    1000 x 800 - 1M
  • ewcarmanewcarman Posts: 180
    edited December 1969

    Title: Ghost Town

    Daz 4.8 iray

    No Postwork

    Best Regards,
    Eric

    GhostTown.jpg
    1024 x 819 - 283K
  • XangthXangth Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Title: Paradise

    Created with:
    Daz Studio 4.8: female figure and swim suit
    Bryce Pro 7.: old dog model taken from previous scene file.
    some lowers from: http://archive3d.net/
    Photoshop: some pre-render texture work.
    The scene was built and rendered in Bryce.
    Post work: none

    paradise_final.jpg
    1200 x 563 - 609K
  • LimunLimun Posts: 93
    edited December 1969

    Title: Volcano lake
    Daz 4,8 with iRay
    no postwork

    Thanks to Dollygirl and h_habash

    land24.jpg
    1999 x 750 - 964K
  • Babalar1Babalar1 Posts: 71
    edited June 2015

    Day's End

    Created and rendered using Bryce 7.1
    Background fence made with Daz 4.8

    Postwork border

    Edit: postwork includes birds and border

    landscape_final_2_resized_june24.jpg
    1063 x 819 - 720K
    Post edited by Babalar1 on
  • GallowsGallows Posts: 95
    edited December 1969

    Green River

    Bryce 7 Pro

    Green_River.jpg
    1000 x 500 - 202K
  • kathrynlochkathrynloch Posts: 378
    edited December 1969

    Title: Silent Sentries

    Program: Bryce 7.1
    Postwork: Photoshop signature, light glow,grass and tree touchup.

    junlelandscapecontest10aurora.jpg
    1361 x 841 - 270K
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,826
    edited December 1969

    The winners are:

    1st - Day's End by robborfla1
    2nd - Ghost Town by ewcarman
    3rd - Where Eagles Roam by Xangth

    Congratulations to the winners and a great job this month by everybody.

    The winners will need to contact me by PM and give me a link to the product you want from XP Pointblank store.

  • h_habashh_habash Posts: 230
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to The winners robborfla1, ewcarman, and Xangth, you've done a wonderful work, and your landscaping scenes excellent.

  • LimunLimun Posts: 93
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to the winners also from me
    good job guys

  • ewcarmanewcarman Posts: 180
    edited July 2015

    Thank you all very much and especially to all those who provided feedback. I learned a ton - especially what I still have to learn.

    And congratulations to the other winners.

    Best Regards,
    Eric

    Post edited by ewcarman on
  • Babalar1Babalar1 Posts: 71
    edited December 1969

    Thanks judges and congrats to ewcarman and xangth on your terrific renders. I'm glad to be recognized along side you both. The best part of these contests is it shows how everyone who participates and works hard to improve has a chance of winning at least once. Thanks limun and h_habash.

  • h_habashh_habash Posts: 230
    edited December 1969

    Thanks judges and congrats to ewcarman and xangth on your terrific renders. I'm glad to be recognized along side you both. The best part of these contests is it shows how everyone who participates and works hard to improve has a chance of winning at least once. Thanks limun and h_habash.

    You're Welcome robborfla1, It was my pleasure to participate in this forum, I've learned a lot of things here, and willing to learn more in future contests.

    Thanks to all, and I'm waiting for July contest to participate...... :)

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,826
    edited December 1969

    Thanks judges and congrats to ewcarman and xangth on your terrific renders. I'm glad to be recognized along side you both. The best part of these contests is it shows how everyone who participates and works hard to improve has a chance of winning at least once. Thanks limun and h_habash.

    That is exactly how things are suppose to be. We encourage people to post to the WIP threads for maximum learning and possible ideas. We have a great group of people that can work you through any issue you may have. If we can't answer you question we find someone who can. At least we try.

  • XangthXangth Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Wow thank you, and congrats to robborfla1 and ewcarman. Everyone did a fantastic job I thought. Thanks to you all and to the DAZ crew as I always learn and greatly enjoy the great line of DAZ products and creations and the art we all strive to create and make better. I hope and wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday

  • kathrynlochkathrynloch Posts: 378
    edited December 1969

    Congrats to robborfla1, ewcarman, and Xangth!

    Those are some absolutely lovely renders and very, very deserving of the wins! Some gorgeous work!

    The competition was really stiff for this one with lots of beautiful work - everyone should be proud of themselves.

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,020
    edited December 1969

    Congrats to the winners, very well done!
    There were a lot of good work and I'm still impressed. Thanks for suggestions and help from everyone. I had a lot more fun than I expected in the beginning.

  • Belated congratulations to the winners, and well done everybody!

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