53rd Bryce Render Challenge! ( Transportation )

ApocApoc Posts: 339

Gas  prices is going up all across the world. Just the other day I was thinking about buying an eletric bike, to save some money. But the price was almost 2k dollars. At this point, I will rather just walk, We need better ways of transportation, and while looking over the list of suggestion we have for our challenges, I came across the suggestions for "car" and  "traffic". and  thought, what if I just combined them, and see what you guys came up with. The last entry felt a bit restrictive, so hopefully this one will be more relaxed and easy to participate in. 


                                         Bryce Contest #53 

                                        Theme: Transportation



We as humans will use anything to travel. Back in my days, we didn't have fancy buses or cars. We rode tortoises to school. And when it rained, we brought our own paddles to row back home. We have all had our own traveling nightmares, but imagined what life was like before horses, and camels. how hard it must of been to ride those Velociraptors. Or fantasize about taking the last space flight into the vast unkown, leaving your planet forever.

That what this challenge is all about. Whether it's riding a unicorn into battle against a legion of orcs, or traveling in a wagon with the friendly bards. Think of all the unique ways you can use transportation to get from point A to B. Your imagination is the only limit. 



  • All renders must be new renders.

  • You can enter up to 3 renders.

  • You must abide by the DAZ 3D forum TOS

  • Imported content is allowed, but the render must be obviously a Bryce render.

  • Post Work permitted, but please keep it to a minimum.

  • Please submit your works before the deadline


judging is done by a voting poll, which all members will be allowed to vote.

Challenge ends August 15th 2022:  (Extra time will be given if needed)

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 Honorable 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




  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    oh my god... what a beautiful and funny animation....

    and a beautiful theme, thanks for it Apoc.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,893

    I agree very cute animation

    Nice theme looking forward to the entries

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Who knows, I might even try a Bryce render for this.  Maybe.

  • ApocApoc Posts: 339


    Im glad you liked :) means my work is not in vain.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 761

    What a beautiful theme. Get me to work right away. The greatest and craziest pictures will surely come from everyone.

  • drachenlordsdrachenlords Posts: 761

    Okay, my first try:


    Desert Ship


    Desert Ship.jpg
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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,893

    Drachenlords- wow lovely original idea, desert ship... a camel comes to mind wink

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712
    edited July 3

    drachenlords - nice try, looks more like a great idea and a superbly done entry to me.

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  • huberthubert Posts: 144

    drachenlords: Wonderfully done! Fantastic idea, great character work and terrain/mats.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,228

    drachenlors : cool idea, superbly done.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,462

    drachenlords - great image and a very interesting idea - you've got the contest off to a good start.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    Crazy Idea Drachenlords... beautiful Entry too.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712
    edited July 9

    My first entry.
    Title: Cloud Travel
    Used: Flying Steamer by Phillip Drawbridge / Daz Original and CloudSlab15 (unpublished).

    Cloud Travel

    This version has the shadows removed. I wasn't happy with them anyway. And it rendered much
    faster, only 11-1/4 hours instead of 11-1/2 hours.

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,359

    Apoc: great theme, offers lots of options!

    Drachenlords: wonderful and funny take on the theme. And, of course, very well rendered.

    Horo, Nice render as well. But the shadow of the ship, which appears to be on a plane in the clouds, and not following the cloud surface, bothers me.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    Horo: Funny Idea. And well done...

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,228

    Horo : great idea, beautiful image. I also noticed that shadow..... 

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712
    edited July 9

    Thank you Hansmar, Yellow Pen and adbc. NOTE that I changed the entry #1, removed the shadows.

    My second entry.
    Title: Vortexpress (Express Transport through a Space Vortex)
    Used: Deep Space HDRI 1 and the HG-1 Gunship by Phillip Drawbridge (both available at Daz 3D).


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  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 728

    a wonderful second entry Horo.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,462
    edited July 9

    Horo - nice clouds in the first - by the way that Flying Steamer is still available in the shop, in case anyone reading your text thought the product was gone. (The PA seems to be gone but not the products - Daz buyout by the looks of it)
    I really like your second entry too - it's got a great feeling of (rapid) movement. Is that this model also still in the shop? 

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712

    Yellow Pen - thank you.

    MelanieL - thank you, twice. I had searched the shop for both Drawbridge objects but I have them at other names and did not find them. I changed the names now, I found them in the shop and there was even the Purchased flag for both. I updated both entries. Thank you again for your help, very much appreciated.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 6,462

    Ah, good. I have the Flying Steamer but not the other, hence my not knowing whether that was the right model. And clicking on the artist name on the Steamer page leads to a wholly unrelated 3D model of a castle drawbridge! Store search functions are not ideal - I found several Phillip Drawbridge items but only by going to the main store page and selecting "Bryce" in the software selection then paging down a lot!

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,893

    Horo - two awesome entries, beautiful work, but the Vortexpress is my fav, excellent effect.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,856

    Drachenlords, such a funny and well constructed scene.  The bottle looks great.

    Horo, two fabulous entries.  I like the air balloon object and your clouds are always beautiful.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,228

    Horo : Vortexpress : brilliant idea, excellent image.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712
    edited July 10

    Thank you mermaid, NGartply and adbc.

    My third entry.
    Title: Wormhole to Mars
    Used: Toon Alien. The wormhole was made by David Brinnen for a Sci-Fi and Fantasy set DAZ 3D declined in 2015. The HDRI making the backdrop is self made.
    Note: It is a well known fact that little green men live on Mars. One stepped accidently into a wormhole and arrived here completely bewildered.

    Wormhole to Mars

    Just for fun an anaglyph of this scene. Some parts are a bit difficult to see, Mars irritates a bit.

    Wormhole to Mars Anaglyph


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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,359
    edited July 10

    Horo, Good improvement on the first one. The second one really takes you in with great speed. And the third one is just very funny!

    My first entry: Traveling light. I played with one of the cloudslab scenes by David and Horo, rearranging terrains and modifying the cloud slab, when I thought: "Why not put in some traveling machines?" So I posed Michael and Victoria 4 each on an Ultralight (hence the name) and placed them in the sky above the scene.

    Traveling light.jpg
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  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 1,419
    edited July 10

    ~  looking good ,  here  ~  heart

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,712

    Hansmar - thank you. Those "flying scooters" look great. Well done entry.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,228

    Horo : Wormhole to Mars : cool idea, very funny, great anaglyph.

    Hansmar : wonderful image, everything fits perfectly.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,893

    Horo - the Wormhole is too cute, I love it, great anaglyph

    Hansmar - superb entry, very nicely done.

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