46th Bryce Render Challenge *Smoke and Mirrors*

ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
edited March 1 in Bryce Discussion

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                                      Theme for this challenge
                                            Smoke and Mirrors


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                   did you know that there was a smoke and mirrors day?
                    pᴉp ʎon ʞuoʍ ʇɥɐʇ ʇɥǝɹǝ ʍɐs ɐ sɯoʞǝ ɐup ɯᴉɹɹoɹs pɐʎ¿                   

 


 Well it appears there is,  and it is on the 29th of March. It's to celebrate the art of illusion, as practised by illusionists on stage, back in the day          
So have a go,  see what you can come up with using smoke and mirrors and special lighting and  Props or people,  as the old time magicians and illusionists did                 

                                              


                         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 April 15th 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: 3,540

    Interesting theme

  • akmerlowakmerlow Posts: 1,037

    Wonderful, no, magical, yes, yes, magical theme! laugh Nice. Looking forward what it will bring.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 630

    hm....I think it's not easy...

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,213

    OK, interesting!

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,829

    I think that this is a fascinating theme.  At first it seems easy to me but the more I think of images the harder it becomes.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,882

    Interesting, magic but certainly not easy.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 322
    edited March 4

    Bit tricky ......this one needs some work but this is first draft untitled at this stage

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,829

    That's a fantastic concept.  Never thought about magic but I should have.  Is this a 2D plane?

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,213

    Spuddy: great work

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,882

    spuddy : that's a great idea.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,170

    spuddy - great start.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,540

    Spuddy - excellent start

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
    edited March 5

    Real life smoke and mirros effect seen in the UK      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719

     

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,829

    Chohole, that is amazing...very cool.  I'd freak if I saw that in person.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,007

    spuddy - great start to the contest!

    Chohole - that's an amazing picture, I'd never heard of that effect before.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,540

    Chohole - amazing picture, I too never heard of this effect before.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,170

    Chohole - amazing mirage.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 630

    Spuddy: Great start, yes.

    Chohole: Wow, this is a little bit spooky....

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,213

    Chohole: wonderful example of a fata morgana!

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 666

    @ Spuddy: What a cool idea and very well done. Fantastic start.

    @ Chohole: Very spooky picture. Real cool effect.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 322
    edited March 6

    Thanks everybody NGartplay there are some 2D objects included and lots of lights

    another version but to me it has less of a visual impact............ however  it does have more elements 2D and 3D 

    Chohole yes I saw this on my local news being based in Devon; it is a  very strange effect

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,170

    spuddy - this version is more pleasing, the curtains make a big difference.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 322

    Thanks  Horo I'm still refining it getting some texture on the stage and sizing issues 

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,540

    Spuddy - very nicely done, I also like the addition of the curtains and extra lights

     

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 322
    edited March 10

    Thanks mermaid010

    next refinement

    This will be my firts entry    " Levitation"

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  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,007

    spuddy - that's definitely an improvement - more complete than the first one and the floor looks better in the latest version.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,213

    Spuddy: Third one is best so far.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 1,882

    spuddy : I also prefer the third one.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,170

    spuddy - another improvement.

  • Dan WhitesideDan Whiteside Posts: 444

    A very interesting challenge theme.

    spuddy- a great interpretation of the theme. Really like the staging and poses. I like the illumination of the "floater” in the first image but the third is definitely the best one overall.

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