May 2016 New User 3D Art Contest "Action & Props" - Entries

Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,337

New User's Contest - May 2016

Sponsored by DAZ 3D

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...

"Action & Props"

This month's focus will be action with an emphasis on interaction with props. As always, posing techniques, composition, and lighting will be important considerations as well.

Here are some useful links:

For some inspiration:
Digital Art Action Scenes
Fighting Poses
Action Poses
Dynamic Poses
May 2015 New User Contest (action)
September 2012 New User Contest (props)
Tips for composing action photographs (can also be applied to renders)
The Fundamentals of Action Photography
Finally, while we encourage you to create your own poses from scratch for this contest, the pose sets by Don Albert can offer some great inspiration on how to use props in active situations!

Basic Composition tips:
January 2015 New User Contest

To fit the theme of "Action & Props," your render could depict anything from a melee to a barbecue, or from a pop concert to a masquerade ball. The key points are that it must include some sort of dynamic movement or activity, and that it must involve interaction between figures and props (tools, weapons, or any sort of objects being manipulated.

If you are a new user, or if you consider yourself a beginner at any of those topics, you are welcome to post your works in process (WIP) to the WIP thread. I will be checking in on the WIP thread, as will the rest of the Community Volunteers, to provide feedback and try and help with anything you all may need so feel free to ask questions. Look in this thread (the WIP thread) for links to the previous month's contests, use the information links in those threads.

Once your image is finished, if you wish you may enter this month's New User Contest.  This thread is for completed entries only.

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread : Contest Rules.
To enter the contest, please post your completed image to this thread.


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 reward as well so whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

Closing Date: May 31, 2016

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  • MilosGulanMilosGulan Posts: 1,952
    edited May 2016

    Lex Rewan at the Lazy Lion Inn

    DAZ Studio 4.9


    Lex Rewan at the Lazy Lion Inn.jpg
    1076 x 1076 - 770K
    Post edited by MilosGulan on
  • R GolbraithR Golbraith Posts: 45
    edited May 2016


    Here is my entry. I thought the dress flying up when she puts her hands up made a great movement piece and his holding the ring case was a good use of a prop. Now, if she only says, "YES'. Made in DAZ 4.9 and finished in Photoshop.

    The Proposal.jpg
    600 x 464 - 248K
    Post edited by R Golbraith on
  • bunglebungle Posts: 38
    edited May 2016

    "Teal Octogon"

    DS 4.9 Iray, PS Postwork, (Modeling work in MD5, Blender, Mudbox)

    1280 x 720 - 390K
    Post edited by Chohole on
  • TabascoJackTabascoJack Posts: 865
    edited May 2016

    Clash of Swords

    DS 4.9, Iray, Canvases
    Postwork in Photoshop

    Clash of Swords 5a-1.jpg
    1200 x 900 - 835K
    Post edited by Chohole on
  • Hi....

    This is my first time posting to this forum and website. I am a very new user so please be patient with me and if I'am making some mistakes let me know ok.

    Here is my first posting for the competition.

    500 x 650 - 471K
  • sstimearesstimeare Posts: 7
    edited May 2016



    730 x 584 - 340K
    Post edited by sstimeare on
  • MendomanMendoman Posts: 401


    DS 4.9 Iray

    Postwork Gimp

  • tcmeehantcmeehan Posts: 20
    edited May 2016

    Title: Top Gun

    Software Used:

    Daz Studio 4.9 - Creation and  IRAY Render

    Blender - Custom clothes morph for red top

    Photshop CC 2014 - Volleyball levels adjust


    1280 x 975 - 550K
    Post edited by tcmeehan on
  • Shinji Ikari 9thShinji Ikari 9th Posts: 1,169

    Terminator: The Cheetah Chronicles

    Daz 4.9 Iray render w/o postwork.

    1031 x 872 - 768K
  • HollokoHolloko Posts: 75
    edited June 2016

    Hoplite in Action

    Daz Studio 4.9 3Delight

    Visual Style Shaders

    Postework (layers and vignette) in On One

    hoplite background copy.jpg
    1456 x 900 - 607K
    Post edited by Holloko on
  • KaliadderKaliadder Posts: 69

    "Mommy Saw a Spider!"

    Daz Studio 4.9 rendered with IRay.  
    Postwork in Photoshop.

    1404 x 1080 - 1M
  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,548

    Out of the Deep

    Out of the Deep.jpg
    1920 x 1920 - 954K
  • DefenistratDefenistrat Posts: 68
    edited June 2016

    Lost Hope

    Daz Studio 4.9

    Gimp 2.8.16 For minor postwork and pallet mixing :)

    1369 x 770 - 927K
    Post edited by Chohole on
  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,191
    edited June 2016

    Title: Heja Sverige

    Rendered in DS 4.9 Iray

    1500 x 1200 - 673K
    Post edited by Knittingmommy on
  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604


  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 13,570

    Winners are:

    1st. Lost Hope by Defenistrat


    2nd. Teal Octogon by bungle


    HM. Oleander by highguardcommander2

  • isidornisidorn Posts: 1,601

    Congratulations winners!

  • tcmeehantcmeehan Posts: 20

    Congratulations all!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,824

    Congrats to the winners! good work everybody

  • TabascoJackTabascoJack Posts: 865

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • KaliadderKaliadder Posts: 69
  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,191

    Congratulations to the winners.  Those were some really awesome images!

  • Congratulations to the winners, and to all of you for your impressive work! laugh

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 4,252

    Congrats to the winners.  Great images from everyone.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,548

    Congrats to the winners!

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 13,570

    We had a really good month with a lot of really good images. Keep it up.

  • SaphirewildSaphirewild Posts: 6,659

    Congrad to the Winners!!! Amazing renders from ev1 this month!!

  • Well done, all. And congratulations.
  • HollokoHolloko Posts: 75

    Congratulations you guys. Some great renders!

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