3d Art Freebie Challenge----March: "It seemed like a good idea at the time..." (main thread)

Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,284
edited March 2016 in Freebies

"It seemed like a good idea at the time..."

 

We've all been there. The cool stunt. The simple shortcut. The failed experiment. The botched prank. You thought it would be funny, that it would be easy, or that it would make life simpler. You were wrong. But despite the pain and humiliation, there is a silver lining: now you've got a really interesting story to tell. And you can tell it with a render. Who knows, you might even win a prize. Go ahead, give it a try...what could go wrong?

 

The emphasis this month is on creating an emotional reaction in the audience. Make us smile, make us laugh, make us cringe in pain as we recall our own embarrassing failures.

 

Standard rules apply.

Prizes:

First Place: $15 store credit from DAZ3D

Second Place: $12 store credit from DAZ3D

Third Place: $8 store credit from DAZ3D

Honorable Mention (x2): $5 DAZ3D gift card from Skywalker77

The contest ends on the 31st, so let's see what you can do!

Entry thread here   http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/72771/3d-art-freebie-challenge-march-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time-entries#latest

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  • SaphirewildSaphirewild Posts: 4,570

    Have to really put on my thinking cap this month.............hmmmmmmmm Thinking, thinking, thinking and thinking some more

  • Skywalker77Skywalker77 Posts: 427

    Awesome theme for a contest!  I will also have to screw on my thinking cap for this one!

    Count me in for two $5 gift cards for the HMs this month as usual... while my funds last anyway! wink

  • EurocoinEurocoin Posts: 272

    I already have some great ideas for renders, but the computer problems mentioned in the last month's thread still prevents me from doing any renders at the moment. But there is still four weeks to go, so maybe I have a new machine by them.

  • Awesome theme for a contest!  I will also have to screw on my thinking cap for this one!

    Count me in for two $5 gift cards for the HMs this month as usual... while my funds last anyway! wink

    Thank you! Though I can't personally take credit for the theme. I've updated the original post to reflect the HM prizes.

  • Eustace ScrubbEustace Scrubb Posts: 2,410

    Well, it's nearly the Ides, and no entries?

  • EurocoinEurocoin Posts: 272

    I'll get my new computer tomorrow, so maybe within the next week or so I'll have an entry or two to post. If I hadn't had these computer problems, I would have probably posted all my entries already, since I have plenty of ideas.

  • SaphirewildSaphirewild Posts: 4,570

    I am still working on mine and a few other renders for other places in the forum!!

  • MilosGulanMilosGulan Posts: 1,552

    I better try to make something too... I have been trying but somehow wasn't doing so good.

  • EurocoinEurocoin Posts: 272

    My new computer is now ready to render. It took longer than I though, but I had some Daz 4.9 related problems.

    But my first render for this month is here.

    Curiosity in the Swimming Pool

    The boy is not curious about what's under there, since he knows it very well having spent summers with his female cousins and even having had sauna with them, but how she'll react about her sudden loss of bikini bottoms.

    # = requires free registration

    Not counting: Genesis Child (both characters), Wildmane Hair, SallyMae Hair

    1) Pool Steps Prop and Poses (10th item from the top)
    2) Swimming Pool Prop and Poses for V4 (20th from the top)
    3) Underwater Light #
    4) Sporty Swimsuit Set for DAZ Genesis Figure #
    5) Genesis Lacy Female Underwear #
    6) Pool Fun Pack #1 #
    7) Fun or Dance Hoop #
    8) Add ons for the Bar Eleganza #
    9) Crushable beer can #
    10) Frozen Treats #
    11) Bugeyed Goldfish Figure #

    Paid: Fit Control Bundle

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  • colinmac2colinmac2 Posts: 403
    edited March 2016

    I'm sure she was only trying to protect her fiance' --

     

    (the story is, the wife-to-be confronting the "entertainment" at her fiance's bachelor party.  Unwisely.)

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,150
    edited March 2016
    colinmac2 said:

    I'm sure she was only trying to protect her fiance' --

     

    (the story is, the wife-to-be confronting the "entertainment" at her fiance's bachelor party.  Unwisely.)

    If this is for an entry then It needs to have a list of what has been used, whichshould include at least 10 freebies and no more that 3 paid items.

    Rules are here    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/63643/new-rules-for-monthly-freebie-challenge

    Post edited by Chohole on
  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    Very nicely done, jonttex82, although I'm not sure why there is a liquor bottle in the bottom of the pool. surprise I suppose it seemed like a good idea at the time? cheeky

  • colinmac2colinmac2 Posts: 403
    edited March 2016
    Chohole said:
    colinmac2 said:

    If this is for an entry then It needs to have a list of what has been used, whichshould include at least 10 freebies and no more that 3 paid items.

    Rules are here    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/63643/new-rules-for-monthly-freebie-challenge

    Sorry.  I wanted to post in Art Forums, but I didn't understand the demand for Validation. Feel free to delete.

    Post edited by colinmac2 on
  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    DAZ March, 2016 Freebie challenge - It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

    TitleL Uh, oh!

    Two friends skiing, on the hill midweek, slow day, when they come upon a newly-constructed jump along the side of one of the lesser-used runs.

    "Whadaya think?", says one.

    "No.", says the other.

    "C'mon! How hard can it be?", insists the first.

    "No.", replies the other.

    "Well, I'm gonna try it.", asserts the first.

    It seemed like a good idea at the time. The moral of this little story is: one really should know how to do a proper backflip prior to attempting one off of a jump wearing skis.

    Rendered in DAZ Studio with 3Delight, no postwork. (a whole lot of prework, though)

    Purchased content:

    M4
    M4 Morphs ++

    Free content:

    1. Nicholas for M4 character and texture by Unicornst, (registration required)
    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

    2. Jamie Hair Model & Textures by Aprilysh
    http://shop.aprilsvanity.com/free-items/jamie-hair-model-textures.html

    3. Men's Gloves for M4 by Kyotaro (registration required)
    https://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/mens-gloves-for-m4/67586

    4. Freebie Winter Beanie for G2M/F G3F/M + OBJ + TEX by HeavenSkies
    http://heavenskies.deviantart.com/art/FREEBIE-Winter-Beanie-for-G2M-F-G3F-M-OBJ-TEX-581411285

    5. DuskCasuals by Sanbie
    http://www.pfddelights.com/index.php?topic=888.0
    (Sweater and pants)

    6. Textures for Dusk Casuals for Dusk by byudragonbreath
    http://www.pfddelights.com/index.php?topic=887.0

    7. Alpine ski bindings by ViSki (registration required)
    http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/70518
    (Converted to Wavefront objects in Blender)

    8. Alpine ski boot 1 by ViSki (registration required)
    http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/73189
    (Converted to Wavefront objects in Blender. Note:Right boot only - needed to create a left boot by mirroring)

    9. K2 SKI by Jon Azkarate (registration required)
    https://grabcad.com/library/k2-ski
    (requires program capable of converting .step files, like FreeCad. I needed to crop one of the shovels, then lengthen and narrow and finally set mat zones for the ski in Silo)

    10. Snowy Mountains Free Scene by stamate_filip (registration required)
    https://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/snowy-mountains-free-scene/66134
    (Converted to Wavefront object in Bryce, cropped to fit scene)

    11. ParaglidingDiedamskopf_03 by Kwatrecht
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ParaglidingDiedamskopf_03.JPG
    (used as backdrop on a plane primitive)

    12. F3D Stone Ruins Stair (registration required)
    https://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/stone-ruins-stair/74430
    (only boulders used - for rock outcrops and loosened snow)

    13. Young White Spruce by Ariel (registration required)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/22718/browse/5/3D-Model/Young-White-Spruce

    14. 3 pines versions by Kari Kosonen (registration required)
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/38106/browse/5/3D-Model/3-pines-versions
    (Lightwave files converted to Wavefront objects in Blender)

    15. Red Maple by XFrog (registration required)
    http://xfrog.com/category/samples.html

    Oh, and a little work in Silo to make the ramp/jump.

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  • EurocoinEurocoin Posts: 272
    edited March 2016

    Here's my second entry.

    No Kissing

    Once upon a time there was a young boy and a young girl, who were very good friends. One day the girl kissed the boy on his cheek and as a "revenge" the boy decided to kiss her every time he got a chance. Maybe at first the girl liked it, but as this continued she got fed up with it and one day, when the boy tried to kiss her again, she didn't let him and ended their friendship forever. The end.

    # = requires free registration

    Not counting: Genesis Child (both characters), Duke Hair, Aldora Hair

    1) Room Hospital for Poser #
    2) Cabletoru's Plush Toys  #
    3) Brick Bus 1 (for Poser) #
    4) The little dragon Dyno #
    5) Full Bookshelf #
    6) Piles of Cloth #
    7) Oriental Carpet #
    8) Computersystem # 
    9) Table & Chair #
    10) Genesis Casual Pants & Top # 
    11) Genesis Blouses #
    12) Genesis Jeans #

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  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    Well, things seem a little quiet around here at the moment, so a little more background on my render, for those who may be interested. Rather than a complete figment of my imagination, the scenario depicted actually draws upon a real-life anecdote from many years ago. I like to think that I'm much wiser these days. Thankfully, the builders of the jump had had the forethought to pile loose snow on the outrun, so, apart from a few bruises, the only real injuries sustained were to my pride. In fact, the latter prompted me to immediately make a second attempt, with much the same results. At that point discretion finally became the better part of valour, and I cut my losses and quit while my neck was still intact.

    I had given my bumbag (aka fannypack) to my buddy to hold onto, and it so happened that I was in the habit of carrying an old Instamatic camera in there. That's an ancient film version of a modern compact camera for you younger folks. Anyway, he pulled it out and took a couple of shots of the action while looking on. Not great pictures - a little grainy and they haven't improved with age, but here's one of them that illustrates reasonably well the unfolding drama that I have attempted to recreate:

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,150
    SixDs said:

    DAZ March, 2016 Freebie challenge - It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

    TitleL Uh, oh!

    Two friends skiing, on the hill midweek, slow day, when they come upon a newly-constructed jump along the side of one of the lesser-used runs.

    "Whadaya think?", says one.

    "No.", says the other.

    "C'mon! How hard can it be?", insists the first.

    "No.", replies the other.

    Links check out   Entry Accepted, please transfer it to the Entry thread

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,150
    jonttex82 said:

    Here's my second entry.

    No Kissing

    Once upon a time there was a young boy and a young girl, who were very good friends. One day the girl kissed the boy on his cheek and as a "revenge" the boy decided to kiss her every time he got a chance. Maybe at first the girl liked it, but as this continued she got fed up with it and one day, when the boy tried to kiss her again, she didn't let him and ended their friendship forever. The end.

    Links chack out.  Entry Accepted,  Please Transfer it to the Entry THread

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 11,558
    jonttex82 said:

    My new computer is now ready to render. It took longer than I though, but I had some Daz 4.9 related problems.

    But my first render for this month is here.

    Curiosity in the Swimming Pool

    The boy is not curious about what's under there, since he knows it very well having spent summers with his female cousins and even having had sauna with them, but how she'll react about her sudden loss of bikini bottoms.

    # = requires free registration

    Not counting: Genesis Child (both characters), Wildmane Hair, SallyMae Hair

    1) Pool Steps Prop and Poses (10th item from the top)
    2) Swimming Pool Prop and Poses for V4 (20th from the top)
    3) Underwater Light #
    4) Sporty Swimsuit Set for DAZ Genesis Figure #
    5) Genesis Lacy Female Underwear #
    6) Pool Fun Pack #1 #
    7) Fun or Dance Hoop #
    8) Add ons for the Bar Eleganza #
    9) Crushable beer can #
    10) Frozen Treats #
    11) Bugeyed Goldfish Figure #

    Paid: Fit Control Bundle

    Links check out.  Entry Accepted.  Please Transfer it to the Entry Thread .

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 11,558
    SixDs said:

    Well, things seem a little quiet around here at the moment, so a little more background on my render, for those who may be interested. Rather than a complete figment of my imagination, the scenario depicted actually draws upon a real-life anecdote from many years ago. I like to think that I'm much wiser these days. Thankfully, the builders of the jump had had the forethought to pile loose snow on the outrun, so, apart from a few bruises, the only real injuries sustained were to my pride. In fact, the latter prompted me to immediately make a second attempt, with much the same results. At that point discretion finally became the better part of valour, and I cut my losses and quit while my neck was still intact.

    I had given my bumbag (aka fannypack) to my buddy to hold onto, and it so happened that I was in the habit of carrying an old Instamatic camera in there. That's an ancient film version of a modern compact camera for you younger folks. Anyway, he pulled it out and took a couple of shots of the action while looking on. Not great pictures - a little grainy and they haven't improved with age, but here's one of them that illustrates reasonably well the unfolding drama that I have attempted to recreate:

    A real life story! That is awesome, and I'm glad you survived!

  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    "I'm glad you survived!"

    Yeah, me too! smiley Thanks, barbult.

  • Good work so far...still about a week left to get your renders in!

  • deeleelaw57deeleelaw57 Posts: 1,129

    Title: Make a Wish

    A young mother makes a wish.
    She wishes for her son to grow up honest and strong.
    She wishes him to be healthy in mind and body.
    She wishes he will someday have a loving family of his own.
    But mostly she wishes to be strong enough to guide him on this path.
    …  SHE IS  …

    Genesis 2 Female
     1)* Texture for MFD
     2)* Heeled Bow Shoes
     3)  Handbag
     4)* Coin


     5)* Shirt
     6)  Pants  (Day Wear 4 Down)
     7)* Shoes
     8)* Sox


     9)* Wishing Well
    10)* Garden Seat
    11)  Morphing Ground Prop (Parts 1 and 2)
    12)  Willow Trees (shrubs and trees)


    Paid Item
    MFD for G2F
    Hat from She's Got Flair for V4
    Toulouse Hair for G2F

    No Count 
    Genesis 2 Female
    Kids 4
    Duke Hair

    Items with no active Links
    Stone around well (HOBO Texture from Sharecg)
    Cyclorama Church (HOBO Texture from Sharecg)

    1 distant lights
    3 Mesh Lights
    All work in DAZ 4.9
    no post work
    asterisked items require registration 

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  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    Very nice render, deeleelaw!

  • deeleelaw57deeleelaw57 Posts: 1,129

     

    SixDs said:

    Very nice render, deeleelaw!

    Thank You SixDs. I appreciate the comment. I now know why people with laptops don't Iray often or by desktop units.

    I would also send compliments to you on a well done real life experience render and the courage to try a second jump.  

    The question is after all this time would you do it again and if yes would you allow a person with a camera watch.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 11,558

    Title: Make a Wish

    A young mother makes a wish.
    She wishes for her son to grow up honest and strong.
    She wishes him to be healthy in mind and body.
    She wishes he will someday have a loving family of his own.
    But mostly she wishes to be strong enough to guide him on this path.
    …  SHE IS  …

    Genesis 2 Female
     1)* Texture for MFD
     2)* Heeled Bow Shoes
     3)  Handbag
     4)* Coin


     5)* Shirt
     6)  Pants  (Day Wear 4 Down)
     7)* Shoes
     8)* Sox


     9)* Wishing Well
    10)* Garden Seat
    11)  Morphing Ground Prop (Parts 1 and 2)
    12)  Willow Trees (shrubs and trees)


    Paid Item
    MFD for G2F
    Hat from She's Got Flair for V4
    Toulouse Hair for G2F

    No Count 
    Genesis 2 Female
    Kids 4
    Duke Hair

    Items with no active Links
    Stone around well (HOBO Texture from Sharecg)
    Cyclorama Church (HOBO Texture from Sharecg)

    1 distant lights
    3 Mesh Lights
    All work in DAZ 4.9
    no post work
    asterisked items require registration 

    Links check out.  Entry Accepted.  Please Transfer it to the Entry Thread .

  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,100

    "would you do it again"

    No. Definitely not! At my age I'm lucky just to be still be able to ski!

  • EurocoinEurocoin Posts: 272

    While I never said it, my two previous renders were based more or less in real life event from my past. This third entry on the other hand is not.

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    It was day like any other. Three little kids found and bought an old and very cool looking book from an antique store. There were a lot of interesting things in this book, but only a handful that they could understand and could try out. The things that that these kids would be able to try out, had to be done at the cemetary, since one thing needed was an actual human skull. So come that night, these little kids went to the local cemetary, which was known to be place from where you can find human bones without too much trying or opening anyone's grave. At the cemetary, there was an old mauseleum, where they could do their experiement.

     

    Not counting: Genesis 2 Male & Female, Genesis Child, Genesis Male, Basic Hair, Toulouse Hair, WildMane Hair

    # = requires free registration

    1) The Crypt #
    2) Black Mass #
    3) RDNA Atmospherics - Fog Vol 1 #
    4) Crystal Ball (OBJ Version) #
    5) El lantern, textured (also for poser) #
    6) Posesable Flashlight #
    7) Skull  
    8) Christmas Candle (11th from the top)
    9) 20-Page Poseable Book #
    10) Adventuring Mage's Spellbook for the 20-Page Book #
    11) G2M Leathers #
    12) G2F Blouse & Pants #
    13) G2F Sandals #
    14) Genesis Shirt & Dungarees #
    15) Ghastly's Ghastly Zombie #
    16) A Skeleton #
    17) Ghastly's Ghastly Ghosts #
    18) DS 4.8 Iray Ghost Shader #
    19) Genesis 2 Children #
    20) Forgotten Graveyard #
    21) Hi-res Glasses #
    22) skInRAY Alpha 1.2 
    23) AllenArt Drinking Glass prop for Iray with shaders (bubbles prop used in this render) #

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  • MilosGulanMilosGulan Posts: 1,552
    edited March 2016

    Nice, and here is what I have been doing lately :)

     

    One Book

    Here is my entry finaly. It is about my own struggle to write (and publish) books and games. I named it after the saying "A man of one book." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_unius_libri). I published five books in my own own language and now I am trying to make and publish new version in English, and I can't say it is going so good, though it would be better if I actualy spend more time doing it :). Also there is a screenshot from movie "Man of Honor", scene when Carl Brashear (played by Cuba Gooding Jr) is undergoing a trial to make 10 steps in 100kg diving suit with his left prosthetic leg to be left in service as master diver. I watched that movie lately on TV that was inspired by true story and was really touched because it happened to me that I had to stop playing rugby because of right hip injury and lately it just feel worse with years, but I hope it will be good :)

     

    Done with Daz Studio 4.9

    Items marked with an asterisk require registration.

    Not Counting: Genesis 3 Male figure and hair

    Freebies:

    1.)* G3M Weekend Set

    2.)* SciFi Boots for Genesis 2 Male

    3.)* Dystopian Console Station (with screenshots from computer game Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, now free at Origin, and from movie "Man of Honor" I watched on TV lately)

    4.) Retro Deck Chair (newsletter freebie)

    5.)* Accent Tables

    6.)* Candy Book

    7.)* Holiday Book (Textures for Candy Book)

    8.)* Coctails (from DSC20)

    9.)* Picture Screen (Inactive)

    10.)* Sand Timer

    11.)* SOTO's Expressive Skull

    12.)* Poser 4 Skeleton Skull Eyes

    13.)* Render Profiles for DAZ Studio 4.5 (Rendered on Insane)

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 11,558
    jonttex82 said:

    While I never said it, my two previous renders were based more or less in real life event from my past. This third entry on the other hand is not.

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    It was day like any other. Three little kids found and bought an old and very cool looking book from an antique store. There were a lot of interesting things in this book, but only a handful that they could understand and could try out. The things that that these kids would be able to try out, had to be done at the cemetary, since one thing needed was an actual human skull. So come that night, these little kids went to the local cemetary, which was known to be place from where you can find human bones without too much trying or opening anyone's grave. At the cemetary, there was an old mauseleum, where they could do their experiement.

     

    Not counting: Genesis 2 Male & Female, Genesis Child, Genesis Male, Basic Hair, Toulouse Hair, WildMane Hair

    # = requires free registration

    1) The Crypt #
    2) Black Mass #
    3) RDNA Atmospherics - Fog Vol 1 #
    4) Crystal Ball (OBJ Version) #
    5) El lantern, textured (also for poser) #
    6) Posesable Flashlight #
    7) Skull  
    8) Christmas Candle (11th from the top)
    9) 20-Page Poseable Book #
    10) Adventuring Mage's Spellbook for the 20-Page Book #
    11) G2M Leathers #
    12) G2F Blouse & Pants #
    13) G2F Sandals #
    14) Genesis Shirt & Dungarees #
    15) Ghastly's Ghastly Zombie #
    16) A Skeleton #
    17) Ghastly's Ghastly Ghosts #
    18) DS 4.8 Iray Ghost Shader #
    19) Genesis 2 Children #
    20) Forgotten Graveyard #
    21) Hi-res Glasses #
    22) skInRAY Alpha 1.2 
    23) AllenArt Drinking Glass prop for Iray with shaders (bubbles prop used in this render) #

    Links check out.  Entry Accepted.  Please Transfer it to the Entry Thread .

    You found some fun freebies for this entry!

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