47th Bryce Render Challenge ♥ May Flowers ♥

ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
edited May 3 in Bryce Discussion

     Sponsored by Daz 3D                                                     

 

                                      Theme for this challenge
                                                May Flowers


 

                                                                                 


                            Let's have an easier topic this time

 
         Start of Summer - March Winds and April Showers bring forth May Flowers             


    All or any sorts of flowers, flowers gardens, vases of flowers, Still life, bouquets,  nosegays, flowering shrubs, simple bunches of flowers, fallen flowers, buds.          

                                              


                         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 June 16th 2021:- 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

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450

    Challenge ends May 16th 2021:- Midnight DAZ 3D time.

    Wow that doesn't give us much time, does it.  laugh

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604

    mermaid010 said:

    Challenge ends May 16th 2021:- Midnight DAZ 3D time.

    Wow that doesn't give us much time, does it.  laugh

    Oops   should read June 16th

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 609

    what a lovely theme... I think we can see wonderful Pictures here.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,172

    Ah, nice theme.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604

    Oh  dear,   does no one want to enter the challenge this time?

     

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450

    Hopefully, we'll see some amazing work soon.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 609

    I'll do Chohole.... I work for it, but Bryce don't not really like what I want to do...sad

    so we are a little bit fighting. (And I know I win...)

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 706
    edited May 16

    My first entry "Poppy Meadow"
     

    Poppy Meadow

     

    PoppyMeadow_Final.jpg
    800 x 1066 - 257K
    Post edited by Electro-Elvis on
  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,172

    Working on something too. But not ready yet. Don't despair, nice renders will come!

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,815
    edited May 23

    Electro-Elvis : cool render, the poppys are beautiful.

    My first entry : flowers and grasses.

     

    flowers and grasses.jpg
    950 x 634 - 133K
    Post edited by adbc on
  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450
    edited May 17

    Electro-Elvis - lovely entry the poppies are beautiful

    Adbc - your entry is also very nicely done.

    Post edited by mermaid010 on
  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 609

    Aaah.... beautiful both....

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 290
    edited May 17

    I wasn't going to enter this one but hey ho couldn't help myself

    First one..... Under the bough

    Electro-Elvis  adbc two great entries

    may flowers21.png
    1754 x 875 - 2M
    Post edited by spuddy on
  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,815

    mermaid, Yellow Pen, spuddy : thank you.

    spuddy : Beautiful flowers in close up, excellent idea and well done.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,048

    After along pause, 3 beautiful entries by Electro-Elvis, adbc and spuddy. I'm still struggling...

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,172

    Elvis, adbc, spuddy: Great entries, and so quickly after Chohole's message!

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 5,962

    Nice start.

    Electro-Elvis - nice poppy render.

    adbc - your flowers and grasses are very pretty.

    spuddy - another pretty one.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 609

    Spuddy: beautiful Flowers, I like the colors.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,815

    Horo, Hansmar, MelanieL : thank you.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450

    Spuddy - beautiful flowers

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 706
    edited May 23

    @mermaid010, adbc, spuddy, Yellow Pen, MelanieL, Hansmar, Horo: Thank you very much

    @spuddy: Really nice image, I like the point of view
    @adbc: Well done. Not just the flowers, but the sky and the rocks are beautiful.

    I made a new variation of my Poppy Meadow. Somehow I didn't really like the blurry effect and the trees. Which one do you prefer?

    Poppy Meadow 2nd Version

    poppiesmeadow_nota.jpg
    800 x 1066 - 907K
    Post edited by Electro-Elvis on
  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,048

    Electro-Elvis - still beautiful but I like the previous one with the DOF better, maybe just set the lens radius a tiny bit smaller.

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 706

    Thank you, Horo. I am sorry, but I am not sure, if I understood you correctly. When the lens radius is set smaller, does it mean more poppies are less blurred, they look clearer?

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,048

    Yes, there is Focal Length to adjust in what distance an object is focused (sharp) [hint: select the object/flower you want sharp, then click on Set To Current Selection, this enters the distance from the camera to the centre of the selected object into the Focal Length field]. The Lens Radius corresponds to the aperture of the lens and determines in what distance range the objects are well focused. A fully opened (photo camera) lens (f/1.2) has a small range of focus and a closer one (f/16) has almost no depth of field effect. The Bryce DOF controls are a bit unfortunate but the bigger the Lens Radius the shorter the sharp range is and the more blurred the image. Default is 0.10, if you set it lower - e.g. 0.075 or so, the sharp range becomes wider in distance, at 0.50 narrower. The centre of the object at the distance of Focal Length is always sharp.

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 706

    Thank you Horo for the clarification. Much appreciated.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450
    edited May 19

    Electro-Elvis - I'm not sure which I like better, the 1st has a charming painterly effect and the 2nd is awesome too.

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  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,815
    edited May 19

    Electro-Elvis : Difficult choice, I like them both. Maybe you could follow Horo's advice and see the result.

    Post edited by adbc on
  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,048
    edited May 19

    My first entry.
    Drawn Flowers
    Used: Flowers by Lisa, a pot from Vegetation, both with modified materials, and the WhiteSphere HDRI.

    Drawn Flowers

    I worked for a few days to get the effect I was after - it rendered in less than 20 seconds.

    DrawnFlowers.jpg
    1200 x 900 - 143K
    Post edited by Horo on
  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,450

    Wow a stunning render Horo

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,815

    Horo : original idea, excellent image.

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