The biggest news last month was probably the RDNA merger with Daz. Here is a useful customer FAQ on the nuts and bolts of the merger. As with any real change, it comes with both good and bad. Where one stands on this continuum will also depend on situation and temperament.
There are many things that I will miss from RDNA, including its wonderful community, the gallery environment, the very supportive admins, and the excellent monthly challenges. I have met some awesome people at RDNA, and while I expect to see some of them at Daz or Renderosity, it will of course, never be quite the same.
On the other hand, it will be great to see what my favorite RDNA vendors come up with in their new home. A Terradome for Daz Studio Iray would be totally awesome!
I also want to wish the RDNA admins all the best, as they have always been very supportive and generous to the 3d-art community. Thank you RDNA and best wishes for a bright and successful future. I will certainly continue to support you at Daz. 😀
In other news, March Madness has begun at Daz-land and there are already some great products released. I absolutely love Legacie Hair by goldtassel. It contains multiple different hair pieces and is super versatile. I have even combined it with other hairs, and it looks great both ways!
Therefore, we will try something a little bit different this month. Instead of picking individual vendors, we will just pick the entire March Madness catalog. In particular, images this month must contain at least one item released at Daz in the month of March 2016. It can be any item, even free items that are not part of the March Madness sale.
March 2016 Contest Vendors
Endless Love for Genesis 3 Female(s) and anything released after that, in the list above, will work!
1st Place – Above the Clouds
Artist – ThatGuy
Marvelous camera work, framing, and motion. The color choices are terrific, with the softer whites and blues, really setting off her red hair. It also pulls the viewer’s attention to her face, which has the perfect expression.
Balanced, soft, graceful, and awesome work!
2nd Place – Outside
Artist – Budo-san
Great story-telling in this piece, with humor, tension, action, and fun. Fantastic motion and expression on the drakes. The backdrop is beautiful with silhouettes of fantasy style buildings fitting in perfectly with Stonemason’s Japanese Maples. Outstanding bokeh effects to create great contrast and patterns.
A truly impressive scene. I want to know what happens next and I want to see more of this magnificent fantasy world.
We are happy to say that there are two third place winners again this month!
3rd Place – Alien-world1
Artist – scorpio
Masterful transformation of Stonemason’s Fern Lake into an alien landscape. Love the attention to detail on the people poses and vehicle. Terrific colors, and very artistic use of rocks and vegetation to create a wondrous scene.
Fascinating, creative, striking!
3rd Place – Legend
Artist – Jaellra
Superb use of colors, which instantly grabs the attention of the viewer. The soft blue hues of the background complements the warrior woman well, and her steel armor materials as well as warmer skin, makes her stand out.
This eye-catching piece would make a great promo image for Traveler’s Uber+ Iray Antique Metals. Gorgeous fantasy artwork.
Exquisite scene! Great expression, color palette, and integration of elements. Always love the balance in your compositions. She has a sad expression, which is balanced by the lighter and lovable Tamagotchi-esque creature on her ball. She is an android, but she shows deep emotion, and is set off against a natural backdrop of leaves. And of course, bringing it all together, a common theme that encapsulates all of these contrasts.
Brilliant concept and artwork.
What a charming picture. The first thing that jumps out at me is her wonderful dress, with great draping and materials. The white color and clever use of lace and satin sets her off as the kindhearted and virtuous princess. Then, there are the chains and overgrown environment, which indicates that she has been freed from some kind of magical captivity.
He is the humble, unlikely hero, and she is gracefully thanking him for his bravery and service in freeing her from her bonds. Delightful and captivating!
Superb scene, materials, and backdrop. It wonderfully captures the relationship between girl and golem. He is her loyal servant, protector, soldier. Unlike the usual helpless princess, she comes across as strong and in-charge, however, she also has a warm and gentle love for him.
Powerful scene and characters. Bravo!
I love this image. They are all outcasts, but they have banded together to survive. Two of them are on look-out duty, while the others are taking a well-deserved rest. They are a family, even though they may not all be the same. However, they work together for the betterment of all, and are stronger because of it.
This composition really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing it.
Congratulations to our Winners!!
Winners, please post a comment below with a valid e-mail in the comment e-mail box. This is what I will use to send you your DAZ GC code.
We enjoy all your creative ideas and wonderful images every month. Thank you very much for participating and sharing your awesome work with us! Hope to see you in our April 2016 contest!