34th Daz3D Bryce Render challenge ■■ Robots and Robotics ■■

ChoholeChohole Posts: 31,132
edited February 15 in Bryce Discussion

                            34th Daz3D Bryce Render challenge                       

 

                                                    Now Sponsored by Daz 3D                                                     

 

              Theme for this challenge is   ■■■ Robots & Robotics ■■■            


                                                  What are Robots?

Robot comes from the Czech word “robota” which means “forced work or labor.” We use the word "Robot" today to mean any man-made machine that can perform work or other actions normally performed by humans, either automatically or by remote control. Robotics is the science and study of robots.


Robots seem like a modern day invention, but in reality evidence suggests that automations were created for everything from toys to parts for religious ceremonies in ancient Greece and Rome. Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for a humanoid robot in the late 1400s. Jacques de Vaucanson was famous in the 18th century for his automated human figure that played the flute and for a duck that could flap its wings.

                                                                                       So  off you go,  what are your robots going to be or do


                                                                                              Your imagination is the only limit

 

 


 

 

This thread is the WIP thread, so you can post here to show us how things are coming along before the render is transferred to the actual Contest thread for judging. You don't have to do that.we collect up all the finished ones and make the thread, with each render given a number and title, but no artist name shown, so it's a blind judging thread for the judging panel.

 

Rules

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    All renders must be new renders.
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    You can enter up to 3 renders.
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    You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS
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    Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.
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    Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.
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    Rules may be changed for subsequent Challenges, depending on the theme and the person who has selected it.
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Please don't post your entry renders anywhere else until after the Challenge is judged, as judging is done in a blind judging thread, so the Judges don't know who has done which image.

Challenge ends March 31st 2019:- Midnight DAZ 3D time

DAZ 3D Sponsorship, in the form of Store credit

Ist place $30     2nd place $20     3rd place $15

In addition DAZ 3D Store Credit will be given to the people whose renders are selected as the Honourable mentions,
$10 for each of 3 honorable mentions

We will also be offering a special prize for the render judged the best from a Bryce New User. DAZ 3D will add $10.

Judged by a poll which will be set up at closure of the challenge.

By entering this contest, you agree to allow DAZ3D to use any artwork you submit in any promotional materials they may choose.

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Comments

  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593

    Please don't post your entry renders anywhere else until after the Challenge is judged, as judging is done in a blind judging thread, so the Judges don't know who has done which image.

    I don't understand this bit.

    Everyone that enters see's everyone else's entries.

    So we all know who did what.

    Then everyone votes, including entrants.

    If it was a blind judging affair then surely the entrants would'nt be allowed to vote.

    Or don't the entrants votes count in the final judging.

     

     

  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593

    @Chohole. Did you see this one. 240 years old and still working. Amazing machine.

     

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 4,057
    StuartB said:

    Please don't post your entry renders anywhere else until after the Challenge is judged, as judging is done in a blind judging thread, so the Judges don't know who has done which image.

    I don't understand this bit.

    Everyone that enters see's everyone else's entries.

    So we all know who did what.

    Then everyone votes, including entrants.

    If it was a blind judging affair then surely the entrants would'nt be allowed to vote.

    Or don't the entrants votes count in the final judging.

     

     

    That text got left over from the way the judging worked in the past, it has since changed.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,551

    StuartB - truly amazing video, thanks for sharing.

  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593
    edited February 16

    That text got left over from the way the judging worked in the past, it has since changed.

    How has it changed, entrants are still allowed to vote, even for their own work if they want.

    As you can clearly see from this post.

    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/306921/33rd-contest-voting-poll#latest

    and this one.

    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/294061/32nd-contest-voting-poll/p1

     

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 31,132

    What happened was That there was a hiatus when I wasn't coping with running the challenge on my own for a while,  due to being a bit depressed, having lost first my younger brother (an expected loss, but still painful) and and then being widowed, (a very sudden loss)  all within the space of a few weeks..  

    The hardest part of the challenge was making the judging threads for the blind voting, and then chasing around getting judges to vote etc etc. So Apoc volunteered to help and we completely changed the way the voting was done, allowing a somewhat more open voting system.   We do trust the those taking part will vote for other members and not for their own images.

    The change came at around challenge 26 I think, sometime in 2017 anyway, when the challenge was revamped and came alive again.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,742

    In the challenges were many entries with zero votes which demonstrates that the entrants that voted are decent folk. I agree that an entry must not be published before the challenge has ended and voted for, otherwise I can take a previous render and my entry is not made exclusively for this challenge.

  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593

    Ok, thanks.

  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 637
    edited February 17

    Edit:

    _so, No -One takes this for an entry

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  • ApocApoc Posts: 238
    StuartB said:

    Please don't post your entry renders anywhere else until after the Challenge is judged, as judging is done in a blind judging thread, so the Judges don't know who has done which image.

    I don't understand this bit.

    Everyone that enters see's everyone else's entries.

    So we all know who did what.

    Then everyone votes, including entrants.

    If it was a blind judging affair then surely the entrants would'nt be allowed to vote.

    Or don't the entrants votes count in the final judging.

     

     

    LMAO, If it was easy, I wouldnt struggle to post the winners after each poll.

    It is actually quite hard to find out who did what, if your not actively searching for it. So unless outsiders come into the post and manually go through the other topics to find peoples work, I would say it is not as easy as it sounds.

    Just my 2 cents on that matter

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 1,576

    OK, robots it is! I'll give it a spin.

    Ed3D: looks nice.

  • ApocApoc Posts: 238
    edited February 16

     

    The hardest part of the challenge was making the judging threads for the blind voting, and then chasing around getting judges to vote etc etc. So Apoc volunteered to help and we completely changed the way the voting was done, allowing a somewhat more open voting system.   We do trust the those taking part will vote for other members and not for their own images.

    The change came at around challenge 26 I think, sometime in 2017 anyway, when the challenge was revamped and came alive again.

    Also I would like to add to this as well. I do realize I kinda hijacked things (sorry about that) but to help explain my reasoning for why I made the challenge this way, I would like to say this.

    I do realize that while it seems like a simple effort, setting up this contest is quite a hassle if your not consantly avialable. It actually takes quite a few hours out of your day. As I mentioned in my previous post above. Tracking down every image, scouring through the thread and putting them into random order to ensure somewhat fairness, is actually alot more daunting than I imagined. As a result, even I make mistakes when setting up the post from time to time (I am getting better I promise.)

    So to help aleviate some of the stress, I figured this method of just a simple bllind post on the main thread was best. I do trust our community of being honest, but even if they were not, it wouldnt be any easier to vote for there best friends.

    Again, the 4 required minimum votes , was to ensure that voting for yourself wouldnt be an issue. You can only post a max of 3 images, so even if you voted for all your own works, you have to vote for someone else by default.
    So far, I havent seen any huge issues with this method, but if anyone is skeptical, I always open to more suggestions.

    I dont think you can have a 100% blind voting thread. So the rule in my opinion, works for just keeping people blind as possible.

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  • ApocApoc Posts: 238
    edited February 16

    Also final thought. @stuartB
    it would be better if we returned to choholes style of posting the thread in a random place, and having a differnt community vote for there favorites. But the advantage of this has over the other, would be the voter turnout. If people dont mind, I can post the thread anonymously if that is what we want?

    But for my own bias, I kinda like seeing all the votes we get. but this decisions I think falls into chohole's hands.

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  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593

    @Apoc.

    No problem, I can imagine it's a lot of work. Obviously the easier it is for you the better.

    I do appreciate the work you do on it.

    I just thought it strange that it was classed as a blind voting system but that the entrants were allowed to vote.

     

     

     

  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593
    edited February 16

    Here goes. My first.

    Title: Mars again!!....really?

     

     

     

    Mars1.jpg
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  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 637
    edited February 17

     

    Hansmar said:

    OK, robots it is! I'll give it a spin.

    Ed3D: looks nice.

    _Thanks very much -

    StuartB:  pretty cool

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  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593

    Thanks very much ed3d.

     

  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 248

    @ StuartB: looks like a long way to home. Nicely done.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,742

    Stuart - that looks great.

  • Robots? What a cool topic!

    @ StuartB: That's a fantastic idea and well done.

      Here is my first entry:
    Hall of victory

     

    Hall of Victory.jpg
    2048 x 1536 - 2M
  • StuartBStuartB Posts: 593
    edited February 17

    My second.

    Title: Ooh!!... my head.

     

     

     

     

    Ohhhhh My Head.jpg
    1100 x 763 - 1M
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  • @StuartB: That's really cool and funny. Fantastic render. I love these sheets.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 6,742

    drachenlords - fascinating exhibition superbly done.

    StuartB - great, a bit of sleep often helps. Great idea and very well done.

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 9,933

    OK - Perfect Timing.  I had promised myself to enter the next Bryce challenge (which is now this one).  I have used Carrara to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz.  I have used Daz Studio to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz.  This month, I will use Bryce to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz (assuming I can get my file issues sorted out).  Just check my avatar (although I change my avatar often).  I have never posted a Bryce render, so I hope it is OK to ask lots of questions.

     

    I encourage everyone to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz!  Everyday.  Using every program.  Posting in every forum.  smiley

  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 637
    edited February 17
    StuartB said:

    Thanks very much ed3d.

     

    You're quite welcome

    drachenlords: Very well done  _At first Took it, was Two Robots in Middle display  :shrug:

    StuartB: motor-oil _haha_ Very good

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 9,933
    edited February 18

    OK - Perfect Timing.  I had promised myself to enter the next Bryce challenge (which is now this one).  I have used Carrara to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz.  I have used Daz Studio to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz.  This month, I will use Bryce to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz (assuming I can get my file issues sorted out).  Just check my avatar (although I change my avatar often).  I have never posted a Bryce render, so I hope it is OK to ask lots of questions.

     

    I encourage everyone to render a tribute to Metropolis and the Wizard of Oz!  Everyday.  Using every program.  Posting in every forum.  smiley

     

    Not an Entry

    Woohoo!  I was able to get my bridge working and port my tin man morph to Bryce.  I promise to try to come up with something more original, rather than just repeat my avatar.

    I see links to tutorials, and I have an old Bryce 5 handbook.  Hopefully, that is enough to get me started with the basics such as surface materials and lighting.  Any other suggestions to ease the learning curve welcome.

    EDIT - Substituting NAE pic - updated because of solution of next post.

     

     

    bryce NAE edit update.JPG
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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 9,933
    edited February 18

    SOLVED - never mind

    Question - the conforming tin man suit did not port with the tin man morph.  Is that normal?  (EDIT - solved by sending through separately, pic above substituted)

    bryce tin man suit did not transfer.JPG
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  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 248

    @ StuartB: funny! And very well done.Cool pictures too.

    @ drachenlords: interesting exhibition. Wonder what will come next, after the robots.

    @ Diomede_Carrara: nice idea. Even if I prefer Brigitte Helm to the Tin Man smiley

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 2,551

    StuartB - both your entries are superb.

    Drachenlords - great exhibition, cool idea.

    Diomede_Carrara - looking forward to your Bryce renders.

     

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 31,132

    Diomede It will be nice to see you in the Bryce challenge.   DO you realise you could even win the NU section,  we haven't had a NU for a while.  Need to remind Daz that There are still people picking up Bryce (and Carrara of course) for the first time.

     

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