Carrara Challenge #37 - Dungeons Deep - Winners Announced!

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 4,329

    Could have easily voted for 21 of the entries !!!!!

     

    Entry:  #7    Title: Treasure Guardian     Artist: Dustrider

    Entry:  #8    Title:  The Zen of a Warrior Princess     Artist:  UnifiedBrain

    Entry:  # 22    Title: The Lost Train     Artist: Varsel

    Entry:   #23?   In Memorial - A vote for this one is a vote to WDGJohn     Title: The Last Farewell (John Star-walker!)     Artist:  WDGJohn via Stezza

  • DustRiderDustRider Posts: 2,344

    Once again, it was very very hard to make just four selections. Everyone is simply getting too good!!!!

    Entry:  # 18
    Title: Max had promised to do the washing up, even on Sundays.... but that didnt save him from.... The Crypt!
    Artist: Headwax

    What can I say but extremely well done. 

    Entry:  #8
    Title:  The Zen of a Warrior Princess
    Artist:  UnifiedBrain

    Entry:  # 19
    Title: Beware the Treasure!  (Part 1)
    Artist: Jonstark

    Entry:   #23   In Memorial - A vote for this one is a vote to WDGJohn
    Title: The Last Farewell (John Star-walker!)
    Artist:  WDGJohn via Stezza

  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 1,922

    Entry: #4
    Title: "Cave Explorer"
    Artist: Mark D. Olsen (MDO2010)
    Perfect composition. The ring of three rats is a smart trick.

    Entry:  #9
    Title:  Herk and the Serpent Queen
    Artist:  UnifiedBrain
    Lovely characters. I also like the muscle pattern on Freak's body and his facial expression

    Entry:  #3
    Title: Spaceship of Horror
    Artist:  Diomede (Ted Murphy)
    A bright rim light would add to the visual impact, but anyway I like the overall scene.


    Entry:  # 22
    Title: The Lost Train
    Artist: Varsel

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,312

    my votes 

    Entry: #4
    Title: "Cave Explorer"
    Artist: Mark D. Olsen (MDO2010)

    ​great sense of foreboding and narrative in this - excellnt lighting

     

     

    Entry:  #7

    Title: Treasure Guardian

    Artist: Dustrider

     

    ​wow, the sense of dynamics in this is overwhelming - could be straight out of a kid's book

     

    Entry:  #8

    Title:  The Zen of a Warrior Princess

    Artist:  UnifiedBrain

    terrific design and a bit of tongue in cheek....

     

    Entry:  #15

    Title: Ant Nest

    Artist: Stezza

     

    I don't really like this, it's just that I feel sorry for Stezza .... but seriously - this is creepy, the dof really adds to the faaaa flavour

     

     

     

  • VarselVarsel Posts: 572

    Here is my votes.

    Entry:  #8
    Title:  The Zen of a Warrior Princess
    Artist:  UnifiedBrain
    I love the colors in this. Something I have to try out..

    Entry:  #15
    Title: Ant Nest
    Artist: Stezza
    It's so creepy. I will never look at ants the same way again.

    Entry:  # 17
    Title: INSIDE THE CAVE OF THE SOVEREIGN BEAST
    Artist: Alberto
    The cave sold this.

    Entry:  # 18
    Title: Max had promised to do the washing up, even on Sundays.... but that didn't save him from.... The Crypt!
    Artist: Headwax
    A masterpiece from the Master

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 879

    Entry:  # 18
    Title: Max had promised to do the washing up, even on Sundays.... but that didnt save him from.... The Crypt!
    Artist: Headwax

    Entry:  # 19
    Title: Beware the Treasure!  (Part 1)
    Artist: Jonstark

    Entry:  # 22
    Title: The Lost Train
    Artist: Varsel

    Entry:  # 23 
    Title: The Last Farewell
    Artist: WDGJohn via Stezza

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 2,725

    Entry:  #7
    Title: Treasure Guardian
    Artist: Dustrider

    Wonderful pose, textures, colors and archetypal feel.

    Entry:  #4
    Title: Cave Explorer
    Artist: MDO2010

    There were three things I nit-picked: knife lighting, water ripples?, and the facial expression.  But everything else, including composition, lighting, and textures, were above and beyond. 

    Entry: #18
    Title: Max etc.
    Artist: Headwax

    Your basic masterpiece of... everything.

    Entry: #2
    Title: Misadventures in Babysitting
    Artist: Diomede

    A lot of clever details.  And I enjoyed the humor.

     

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Really, really hard to vote this time.  I could get it down to six, but getting it down to 4 was pretty tough.  Great work from everyone!  Here's my votes:

     

    Entry:  # 18

    Title: Max had promised to do the washing up, even on Sundays.... but that didnt save him from.... The Crypt!

    Artist: Headwax

     

     

    Entry:  #8

    Title:  The Zen of a Warrior Princess

    Artist:  UnifiedBrain

     

     

    Entry:  #7

    Title: Treasure Guardian

    Artist: Dustrider

     

     

    Entry:  # 2

    Title: Misadventures in Babysitting

    Artist: Diomede (Ted Murphy)

     

     

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    And now voting is closed.  Thanks to everyone for turning in great entries!  It's really late where I'm at, so it will probably be tomorrow morning before I can snatch some time to tally up and announce the winners.  smiley  

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Ruh-roh...

    I made a list and checked it twice, ended up with 2 ties (had a clear 1st place winner, but then had a tie for 2nd/3rd and also another tie for 4th/5th).  I was able to resolve the 1st tie pretty easily by simply counting up all votes per artist instead of just per entry, but the tie for 4th place has exactly the same number of votes per artist as it does per entry, so I'm not sure what to do...  Need a little guidance on this, how do we normally resolve ties?  A 2nd vote between the two entries in question?

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 2,725

    Jon, I sent you a PM.

    Thanks for being an excellent host!

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402
    edited January 2018

    Excellent News!   It looks like MatCreator has generously volunteered to sponsor this challenge!  smiley

     

    Here's his profile:  

    "Whats shakin' gang =)

    Paris here, aka "MatCreator"... I got caught up in the wave of the home pc era in 1998, started using photos to create mats for Bryce ("mat"-creator =P), but have since incorporated Carrara, 3D Coat, ZBrush, and Hexagon into my digital arsenal... I'm just your average free-thinking creative individual, my esoteric digital surrealism is my extension of life, and when I am not pushing, pulling or painting voxels, I'm giving peace of mind to people who have been invaded by intruders of the worst kind....."

     

    For those who don't know, MatCreator is one of the all-time great Carrara Published Artists who specializes in products for shaders and 3d brushes.  You can find his Daz store here:

    https://www.daz3d.com/matcreator

     

    One of the first products I ever purchased when I first obtained Carrara was his Modular Urban Triplex:  https://www.daz3d.com/cpm-modular-urban-triplex

     

     

    It's a full interior house, with tons of included furniture, excellent shaders, render and atmosphere presets, and I highly recommend it.


    More recently I've finally learned a bit about how to do 3d painting in Carrara (I never really realized what 3d painting was, or how useful it is, til I saw a recent youtube tutorial), and as a result I've learned how important it is to have a good selection of 3d brushes, and MatCreator's shader and 3d brush packs are invaluable in this regard, again I highly recommend them, here's a few he offers:

    https://www.daz3d.com/mc-mmm-carrara

    https://www.daz3d.com/carrara-pro-master-shaders

    https://www.daz3d.com/carrara-pro-master-shader-brushes

     

    Also (and this is a really cool coincidence) he is working on a new product, which is actually a Dungeon!  Sadly this product hasn't yet been approved by Daz, so it's not available yet in the store, though hopefully soon it will get the green light and we can all expand our Dungeon Master toolkits  laugh

     

    To give MatCreator a bit of time to make his selection for a 'PA Choice' award, we'll delay announcing the winners for a couple of days.  smiley    I'll update the top of the thread as well, so that this announcement isn't missed.

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  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Additionally regarding the tie for 4th place, I've decided it's going to stand as is because both renders in question are just too good.  smiley  Plus it gives me a chance to 'sponsor' the challenge a  little myself.  So both 4th place winners will be receiving the $25 prize, it's just that one of the winners will get the original prize from Daz and the other will be a Daz gift card from me, so that we don't go over the allocated budget from Daz.  We'll figure out the nuts and bolts of all this after the announcement of the winners.  

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 35,626

    is there a consolation prize for ones with no votes?  lol

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,448

    Thank you, Matcreator!  And thank you, Jon!

    Misty, I really liked how you used the hair on the blanket. yesyes  We sometimes get creative with prize structures.  Best use of a hairy cucumber?

     

    @Stezza - had a few extra minutes today and was going to bone your dog. cheeky​  Couldn't remember which thread it was in.  Lassie, come home!

     

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 5,797

    great hosting @Jonstark

    was a hard choice..... thanks HW for the 'feel sorry' vote lol yes

    @Diomede ... I think it was in the nonPhotoreal thread

    I did end up boning him to a fashion kind of... but the weight painting I gave up on... I'll re-attach him here so you can have a go at him as well  .. hmm ... devil

     

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,448

    Thanks, I'll take a look.

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 5,797
    edited January 2018
    Mistara said:

    is there a consolation prize for ones with no votes?  lol

    the Phantom thanks you for your vote yes

    the Hairy Cucumber will live to render another day wink

     

    maybe one day there will be a 'Tossed Salad Challenge' ... you never know

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,312
    Jonstark said:

    Additionally regarding the tie for 4th place, I've decided it's going to stand as is because both renders in question are just too good.  smiley  Plus it gives me a chance to 'sponsor' the challenge a  little myself.  So both 4th place winners will be receiving the $25 prize, it's just that one of the winners will get the original prize from Daz and the other will be a Daz gift card from me, so that we don't go over the allocated budget from Daz.  We'll figure out the nuts and bolts of all this after the announcement of the winners.  

    that's very kind of you, congrats on doing such a good job

    great news on MatCreator so thanks MatCreator !!- I love your products they've come in very handy over the years!

     

     

    Stezza said:

    great hosting @Jonstark

    was a hard choice..... thanks HW for the 'feel sorry' vote lol yes

     

    no rpoblem didnt want you to get a swelled head ! Ps can you let me know when the hivewirey doggy goes live ? :)

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,448

    Here are a couple of quick edits to Stezza's awesome dog rig.  I didn't do much other than for the rear feet and the tongue.  I did add some bones so the tail can wag and the nose can twitch.

    Amazing model, Stezza. Great look with so few polygons.

     

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 5,797

    Awesome... smiley

    and quick!

    I couldn't get the back legs to work no matter what I tried... yes

    he/she is for everyone to enjoy

    thanks @Diomede

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,312
    edited January 2018

    nice work you both - here he is - companion to Mickey :)

    love the dog - so cute !

     

    thanks for sharing

     

     

     

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  • DustRiderDustRider Posts: 2,344

    Just wanted to pop in real quick and thank Jonstark for a great challenge (awesome subject too) and MatCreator for sponsoring!!!

    NowI need to find some time to check out this cute little dog .... thanks to everyone involed!

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,448
    edited January 2018

    @Dustrider - keep popping in because I'm pretty sure you are in one of the prize positions, although I'm not sure which one.  Another great entry.

    @head wax - super cute dog posts.  Love the way you were able to give the expression through the eyes and pose.

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,312
    Diomede said:

    @Dustrider - keep popping in because I'm pretty sure you are in one of the prize positions, although I'm not sure which one.  Another great entry.

    @head wax - super cute dog posts.  Love the way you were able to give the expression through the eyes and pose.

    thanks :) I think the dog just does it itself

     

    ditto on Dustrider's render :)

     

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Still haven't heard back from MatCreator.  Going to give it til the end of my workday and then going ahead and announcing the winners at the end of the day.  :)  Sorry for the long delay on this, just don't want to extend the delay much further.  :)

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Time to announce and congratulate the winners of Carrara Challenge #37!

     

    1st place:  'The Zen of a Warrior Princess' by UnifiedBrain:

    2nd place: 'Treasure Guardian' by Dustrider:

    3rd place: 'In Memorial' by Stezza:

    4th place (tie): 'The Lost Train' by Varsel:

    4th place (tie): 'Max had promised to do the washing up, even on Sundays.... but that didnt save him from.... The Crypt!' by Headwax:

     

    Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thank you for all of you for participating and voting!  laugh

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,402

    Sorry that this got delayed so long before the announcement.  smiley  Still haven't heard back from MatCreator yet, but didn't want to delay further, so we'll update the thread and announcement once a PA choice selection is made. smiley

     

    I'll be reaching out to the winners in PM shortly to coordinate awards.

     

    I had a blast hosting this, and I appreciate how forgiving you guys all were of my many missteps and fumbles.  I really want to thank all of you guys for participating and helping out, a special thank you to UnifiedBrain who went above and beyond in every respect to help make this a success and who provided invaluable behind-the-scenes guidance.  It looks like I'll be passing the baton right back to him for the next challenge, smiley

     

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 2,725

    Wow, congratulations to everyone! 

    And Jonstark, many thanks for your hosting and insights.  Love your writing.  It's been fun looking at things through your eyes for the past month.  And you picked a fun theme for sure.

    I promise to run a good, clean Challenge next month.  There will probably be no nudity whatsoever, maybe.

  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 1,922

    Congratulations to all winners! Jon, thank you for the great hosting.

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