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.