In this contest, I want to feature and thank the very talented people who create wonderful 3d-content for us ~ the 3d-art vendors. I have great respect and admiration for their talent, work ethic, and general awesomeness!
Featured Vendors for August 2018
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September is here again, which means the Premier Artist Festival has begun at Daz!
We are only a few days in, but there are already some amazing products. My favorites so far are –
- Leony Character, Clothing and Hair Bundle – Definitely another winner character and hair bundle by outoftouch and Raiya. She is bad-ass, strong, sensual, and would make a fabulous Lara Croft.
- FLUIDOS for Daz Studio – How cool is this, a new fluids simulation plugin for Daz Studio. Based on the promo images, it looks like a wide range of effects can be generated. Instead of getting props for each particular situation, we can now generate our own fluid movement and shapes.
- Mossy Hollow Botanica – Fantastic looking vegetation with the high detail, quality, and realism we have come to expect from Howie Farkes. The example scenes look outstanding, so these props will be very useful in creating new environments from scratch, or to enrich existing outdoor scenes.
- HD Saxophone and Poses for Genesis 8 – Another incredible and unique set of musical instrument poses by Protozoon. The saxophone looks terrific and so do the poses. Another winner product!
So far, I have only picked-up the Leony bundle. Since it is very early days, I am trying to be more conservative with purchases. Hopefully, there will be a chance to pick up some additional items later on during group days. Have a very happy Premier Artist Festival! 😀
As with previous Premier Artist Festivals, you get to pick your own favorite vendor this month! Think about an artist you love and whose products you use the most often. After picking ONE favorite Daz3D vendor, all your entries for the month will need to contain at least one item from their store.
For example, in the images included here, Stonemason is my favorite vendor so all my renders include at least one item by him.
The newly released Zelara 8 and Toon Dwayne 8 will also qualify.
Please tag all your contest images with shiba-9-18.
**I put some example entries in the contest gallery. These examples show what to put in the description and tag fields of contest images. Of course, I can’t enter or win prizes in this contest. 😀
If you have ideas on how to improve the contest or other fun contests you would like to see, please let us know in the comments section below. If there are vendors you would like us to feature, also let us know.
I love gift certificates because they are easy to deliver, claim, and use. Prizes will all be in DAZ gift certificates.
- 1st Place – $50 Daz3D Gift certificate.
- 2nd Place – $25 Daz3D Gift certificate.
- 3rd Place – $15 Daz3D Gift certificate.
- Honorable Mentions – $10 Daz3D Gift certificate.
Winners will be announced at around the 10th of the following month. Please remember to post a comment with your email in the monthly winners page to claim your GC.
- Anybody can enter except judges and organizers of the contest.
- Entries need to contain at least one item from any of the featured vendors. Each month will feature one or more vendors, but your entry only needs to contain one item from one of the featured vendors.
- Please include the qualifying item used in the description of your image. For example –
Qualifying items used –
FW Sebastian by Fred Winkler Art,
Paladin HD MMXV by Luthbel.
- Enter as many times as you like.
- Old and new images are welcome. Entries can be submitted to other contests.
- Postwork is allowed and any software may be used.
- By entering this contest, you give us permission to post your contest images on this site, for example in an article announcing the contest winners.
We want everyone to have fun, so there aren’t many rules or restrictions. The only real requirement is to include at least one item from one of the featured vendor stores. Links for the featured vendors and stores will be updated at the beginning of every month.
How to Submit Images
We will be using the Daz3D gallery for contest entries.
- To submit an entry, you will need to have an account at Daz3d.com. It is very simple to create, and takes very little time to make one.
- Then, click on your account icon to the top-right (step 1 in the image to the right), and go to MY GALLERY (step 2).
- Next, simply drop an image at the “drop image” icon, or click on it to load an image from your local directory.
- Hover your mouse over the image, and click on the Edit Image icon (circled in red to the right).
- In the description section of the image, enter in the qualifying items used for this contest. Qualifying images must contain at least one item from one of the current featured vendor stores.
- In the tag section of the image, enter the current contest tag. For example, shiba-6-15. Click on the plus [+] button to the right to add the tag.
- Save your image, and that is it!
Hope You Have Fun!
And thank you for participating! If you have any additional questions, suggestions, or comments, please post them below.