!! Carrara Challenge 44 - Any Element, Not Just the 5th WIP Thread

Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
edited January 27 in Carrara Discussion

Carrara Challenge 44 – Any Element, Not Just the 5th

 

Ancient philosophers believed the Earth was made up of four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Perhaps Carrara is our pass to a 5th Element, a virtual world.  Modern chemists have identified many elements – in fact an entire periodic table of them. Your task is to create an image inspired by an element or elements of a virtual world, or an imaginary world, or even of the real world.. Whether you like your elements bold like ancient fire demons and water nymphs, heroic like comic book Fantastic Four, scifi like LeeLoo Dallas in the 5th Element, morally confused like King Midas's obsession with gold, ethically perplexed like scientists in the 1940s experimenting with atomic bombs, mystically wise like Taoist masters encouraging us to be more like water, or something completely different, we want to see it.

 

There are two categories of entries.

 

Category A – use a render pass from Carrara's multipass renderer list in some way, any way. Could be for postwork, but does not have to be.

 

Category B – use at least one of the following special Carrara drop-down menu elements – Fire, Fog, Cloud, Fountain, Volumetric Cloud, Old Volumetric Cloud, or Ocean Primitive.

 

 

Rules

 

4 entries allowed – yes, that is 4. Two in each category.

However, no more than 2 entries may be entered in each category. If an image qualifies for both category A and category B, the artist must select only one category when posting to the entry thread. You may not enter 3 or 4 images in a single category (although 3 or 4 may qualify). You can switch around until the entry thread closes for voting.

 

For each entry, you must have at least one post in the WIP thread that describes how it qualifies for its category. The focus is on community learning and fun.

 

You do not have to use the function for the purpose for which it is designed. For example, you could insert the ocean primitive and then change its shader to be a terrain, If you can make a volumetric cloud look like fire, good for you. If you want to render a shadow pass from one test render and then use it as a bump map for an object rather than postwork, it still qualifies as using a multipass.

 

Date –

January 27, 2019. Midnight Daz Time, Entry thread closes and voting begins.

EDIT: Deadline extended to Monday, 1/28, at 8am Daz Utah time.

 

Prizes

 

$60 in Daz Original Items (Credit) – Best Overall Participation (most votes all images combined)

$50 (same) – Artist of Image in Category A with most votes (not combined)

$50 (same) – Artist os Image in Category B with most votes (not combined)

$30 (same) – Honorable Mention – (Artist with most combined votes but does not win above)

Can't win more than one.

 

Sponsor – one artist will receive one item from the sponsor's store. More later. Have a potential surprise that would be very fitting, but might not work out for complex reasons. More later.

 

I'll try to find some helpful resources and add them to the next post.

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  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018
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  • Some inspiration


  • Very interesting challenge.... yes

    if anyone wants to play around or use the MultiPass for the Challenge I modeled yesterday, I have attached the zip file to the Wacky Post thread here

  • Headwax_CarraraHeadwax_Carrara Posts: 7,460
    edited December 2018

    ah terrific Ted, didnt even see tis sorry! Put on tinking hat and start to tinkering.

    great to centre on the multipasses - it's one of those things that makes Carrara so good for artists

    ah thanks for putting my links up!

    thanks for the multipass too Stezza

     

    ah I see https://mustakettu85.wordpress.com/ is now protected and has no access ?

     

     

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  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 1,440
    edited December 2018

    We have a toon parody called "Crumpled Element" in Russian WITH SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH

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  • Wendy_CarraraWendy_Carrara Posts: 19,480
    edited December 2018

    what if you have gas burners?

    I would be totally out of my element

     

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  • MAJourneyMAJourney Posts: 1,219

    I arriveth!

     

    Hmm...a cloud issu8ing from a rump?

     

    Oh, sorry. Be back when my mind gets home.

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 29,589

    luv 5th element movieheart.  roooobeeee rodd ,  bottabing, 

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 29,589

    cotton candy is an ele,ment

  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018

    Glad to see people getting ready.  I have posted an announcement in the Art Forum.  I emphasized the postwork compatibility of multipasses.  Maybe it will get someone to take a look at Carrara who has not done so yet. Feel free to stop by the Art forum thread at any time.
    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/296201/carrara-challeng-44-aids-to-postwork-multipass-elements

     

    Mystarra - Cotton candy is an element.  Yum.  This confectioner in China makes it very pretty.

     

    MAJourney - Fart jokes are welcome (perhaps even encouraged in some corners) as long as they are within the TOS. If its good enough for Shakespeare, its good enoughfor challenge 44.

     

    WendyCarrara - stovetop element!  There are so many ways to use element.  Glad you are in the lead.  Hoping to see the unexpected!

     

    Veronika - Thanks for the video link.  I am now addicted.  I might have to make one of my silly custom figures in his style!

     

    Headwax - sorry for the bad link.  I should have checked before cutting and pasting.  

     

    Stezza - Thanks for the wacky multipass model.  I will definitely use it for one of my entries.

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  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018

    For people who have never tried a multipass, I am attaching a simple test scene.  It has a few objects with different shader characteristics and other scene features that give a few examples of multipasses.

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  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018

    Here are a couple of examples.

    Shadow pass from the above test render

    Atmosphere - had used a realistic sky in the test scene.  Realistic skies are set in the atmosphere tab of the scene menu.

    Global Illumination - I had used indirect light and the cone's glow is strong enough to emit some light., in addition to some small scene level GI.

    Reflection Pass - the sphere in the scene has a reflective shader applied

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  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018

    And a couple more examples.

    Glow pass

    Specular highlight

    material diffuse

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  • terrific work Diomede, thanks for that!!!

  • Diomede_CarraraDiomede_Carrara Posts: 8,743
    edited December 2018

    FREE Homage Alien to Russian Parody of 5th Element 

    See @Vyusur's clip above.  I have attached a file to this post of my interpretation of the parody alien.  

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  • Headwax_CarraraHeadwax_Carrara Posts: 7,460
    edited December 2018

    he he very nice!

     

    this uses the depth pass with a screen parameeter to get a lighter background, slo coverage pass and toon pass to bring out the lines, I rendered out a few shadows passes with different lights to try and get more definition but it didnt work this time

    post work in fotosketcher and topaz simplify

     

     

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  • cdordonicdordoni Posts: 565
    Vyusur said:

    We have a toon parody called "Crumpled Element" in Russian WITH SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH

    Ha! That's great, there are a few refs in there to some Spaceballs scenes as well.

     

  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 1,440
    edited December 2018

    NAE

    Flat Element

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  • Stezza_Carrara9Stezza_Carrara9 Posts: 4,295
    edited December 2018

    lol... very cool .. they talk very fast in subtitles lol but I did see Australia was mentioned... why?.. I have no idea .. laugh

     

    I have started with my idea and it all begins with a spring ..

    looking forward to the ideas being posted for this challenge.

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  • Stezza_Carrara9Stezza_Carrara9 Posts: 4,295
    edited December 2018

    I convert the spring to another modeler to start the modeling.. the spring parametres were adjusted to my liking prior to converting.

    in the modeling room I untriagulate as much as needed then use soft select to move and bend the ends of the spring into a position I require.

    Once I'm happy with the shape I duplicate it once then duplicate the duplicate and rotate into position and finish off by welding the tops together. I then delete the 2nd duplicate as it's not needed anymore.

    the elements I'll be playing with are Argon, Phosphor and Mercury smiley

    edited to change hydrogen to Argon

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  • MAJourneyMAJourney Posts: 1,219

    Stazza, be careful. Didn't you pay attention in Chemistry class?

     

    Me either.

  • MAJourney said:

    Stazza, be careful. Didn't you pay attention in Chemistry class?

     

    Me either.

    Stezza's entry should be somewhat illuminating !!!

  • Vyusur said:

    NAE

    Flat Element

    Excellent !!!

  • he he very nice!

     

    this uses the depth pass with a screen parameeter to get a lighter background, slo coverage pass and toon pass to bring out the lines, I rendered out a few shadows passes with different lights to try and get more definition but it didnt work this time

    post work in fotosketcher and topaz simplify

     

     

    German stormtroopers ? Nice render btw

  • FREE Homage Alien to Russian Parody of 5th Element 

    See @Vyusur's clip above.  I have attached a file to this post of my interpretation of the parody alien.  

    Cool !!!

  • MAJourney said:

    Stazza, be careful. Didn't you pay attention in Chemistry class?

     

    Me either.

    Stezza's entry should be somewhat illuminating !!!

    Ha ha ! Thanks for commenting on my work too. I thought it was invisible ;) . They are diegos that came with poser and random Diego armour I found in my runtime. Just exploring all the crap I have bought over time.... or that came gratis .... 

     

     

  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 1,440

    lol... very cool .. they talk very fast in subtitles lol but I did see Australia was mentioned... why?.. I have no idea .. laugh

    "Gentlemen! Here comes the president of Afro-Asian Euro-Australia!"
    Some kind of omni-president I guess.

     

  • he he very nice!

     

    this uses the depth pass with a screen parameeter to get a lighter background, slo coverage pass and toon pass to bring out the lines, I rendered out a few shadows passes with different lights to try and get more definition but it didnt work this time

    post work in fotosketcher and topaz simplify

     

    Excellent, as always.  Gives me some ideas for experimenting with the coverage pass and shadow passes.    Brash and Moxie may make a toonish appearance in Challenge 44.

     

  • Vyusur said:

    NAE

    Flat Element

    How fun!  Sorry about the elbows and other joint bends.  I created empty joint contrl morphs so people could address if desired.

     

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