The theme for Septembers Daz Freebie Challenge was “Boys and their Hot Wheels”. The idea was kind of a end of summer last fling for the kids and their wheeled toys. Of course with a title like that there was a lot of grumbling that girls liked their wheels too, which sparked the idea of a girls vs boys race.
Since it was the freebie challenge coming up with something suitable for the kids to race was a bit of a problem but I found a nice soapbox car and everything just kind of fell into place. I was very happy with how this one came out and I’m even happier that it won 2nd place.
Daz has a thing called the Platinum Club. For a fee (you can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly) you get 30% off new releases for the first 60 days, 30% off of “Daz Original” items, a coupon good for $6.00 off the purchase of any Daz Original every month and over 2000 items priced at $2.99 or $1.99. These $1.99 items are called Platinum Club (PC) items and every week they add at least 4 new items to the list along with releasing a weekly free item for PC members.
These releases happen on Wednesday (actually Tuesday night) and every Wednesday they start a new week long contest for you to create a render using at least 1 of these items. The winner gets their image in the next weeks PC Bulletin email with then new releases along with a gift card.
This was my first attempt at entering this one and it’s for the 8/7 contest. The items that week were a new texture for the ballroom set (which was also on sale at $1.65), an evening gown outfit, additional textures for the evening gown and a set of couple poses. For this one I used the Ballroom textures as well as the evening gown and it’s additional texture pack.
As part of working out ideas for what I want to write for this years NaNoWriMo I’ve been putting together some storyboard scenes. This is one of those and I also used it as a contest entry over at Daz for July.
I’m not 100% happy with it as a render, the posing could use some work, but as a quick storyboard idea I think it works great.
This was done as an entry in the RRRR Summer Challenge on the Daz forums. The idea was to get a numbered list of all of the stuff in your content library then use a random number generator to pull 4 random items from that list and build a render around those 4 items.
My 4 items were A Curious Pub building set, Modern Bed, an armor outfit and a 50’s style outfit.
Over the last several months I’ve found myself drawn into using Daz Studio so I’ve decided to make use of this domain to hold all of my DS and other 3D works. I’ve also created a wiki that I’ll be adding the useful bits of info I get from the forums (http://www.daz3d.com/forums)
I’ll be posting some of my finished renders along with works in progress so I can track my progress. I’ve also been entering a few of the forum contests so I’ll post those entries here once the contest is over.