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And the winner is:....IOM 2015 part 2!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 6, 2015, 9:30 AM
Dear Guildies, Artisans, Watchers and Friends,

thank you all for your votes on our Images of the Months - Part 2 2015!

By vote of our community:

The Daz Artists Guild proudly presents: The winner of our Images of Summer and our 4. Image of the Year Entry Year 4 :

Watermill in Wintermood by neanderdigital

Watermill in Winter Mood by neanderdigital

Big congrats to you, a very well deserved winning position for this great scenic image.
A big round of Applause!
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The honorable second position goes to  :

Sidhanar by SpyroRue

Sidhanar - Curiosity by SpyroRue


Congrats for this great Fantasy portrait!
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Last but not least, the honorable third position goes to :

the little mermaid by bellatryxxx

the little mermaid by bellatryxxx

Congrats for this nice Fantasy composition!

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A big round of Applause also to all others artists who made it into this poll and thank you again for submitting your wonderful artworks to the Guild!!!







The Daz Artists Guild
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D.A.G. Knowledge Base

What are Artisans?

Starting with this year's cycle, every artist whose works have been selected as one of our Images of the Month can be promoted to Artisan of the Guild if he/she agrees.

It will not only be a title that shows your standing in the Guild, of course. But don't be afraid, we do not ask you to become more active than you like, it's totally up to you.

:bulletred:You can accept the promotion or remain a member, your decision. We totally accept should you wish to remain a member.

:bulletred:In the near future all Artisans will get a higher submission level to our galleries. we will keep you updated on this.

:bulletred:All Artisans will be involved in the process of suggesting the next IOM's. Artisans will be asked to suggest one artwork every month. There is no guarantee this suggestions will finally make it but all suggestions will be taken into consideration! Once again, this is up to the Artisan to decide if he wants to participate or not!

:bulletred:All Artisans will be able to send invitations to their friends or other artists to join the Guild!

:bulletred:In the future Artisans might get asked for their input regarding Guild concerns, if they want to!

So, if your image has been chosen as one of our Images of the Month, expect to get a promotion request soon and accept it, should you wish to.
Looking forward to welcome you as an Artisan soon.

Deviants

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Gallery Guidelines

The Daz-Artists-Guild likes to thank you all for the great art you are submitting to our galleries!
Please see our submission guidelines below before you submit your works to ensure your works will go to the correct folder :

*Fantasy – For fantasy scenes and content. Steampunk, Surreal, Magical, Mystical, Fairie/Fae/Pixie and Anthro may be submitted here. For images where there is a suspension of the accepted rules of nature and physics. For scenes depicting an alternate or fantastic world. For example, referential works would include the work by/or the like of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, George R. R. Martin, Le Morte d’Arthur, Jacek Yerka, Frank Frazetta, Brom, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, Howl’s Moving Castle, Beowulf, or Alice in Wonderland.


*Science Fiction and Utopia – For science fiction and utopia (also dystopian images) scenes and content. This folder is for depictions of the near or far future; including ultra-tech, cyperpunk, and sci-fantasy (i.e. Star Wars or Dune). For example, referential works would include the work by/or the like of Frank Herbert, Philip K. Dick, Authur C. Clarke, Andreas Eschbach, William Gibson, Jules Verne, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Metropolis, Brazil, Dark City, Blade Runner, Night Watch (Ночной дозор), Halo, Starcraft, or Deus Ex.


*Romantic – Historical Romantic or any other images where emotion and mood is presented in a romantic way.
Images that would also fit in other categories, like Fantasy, Every Day Life and such can be posted in Romantic, as long as
Romance is the main theme of the image.


*Action and Suspense - For scenes depicting action and suspense. This is a broad category, including contemporary, historical, or near-future (i.e. cyberpunk), alternate history (i.e. Steampunk), or fantastic action scenes. This can involve gunplay, sword fights, hand-to-hand combat, fangs, spaceship, aircraft, etc. . The focus of the scene must be either action or impending action. This is another folder than may overlap with multiple folders.


*Dark Themes and Horror – For images containing violence, dark supernatural themes, gothic, or vampire. Please note that images of extreme violence or torture are not included in D.A.G galleries. For example, referential works would include the work by/or the like of Poe, Lovecraft, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen King, Koontz, Anne Rice, Wes Craven, Silent Hill, Le Pacte des loups, Nosferatu, H.R. Giger, or Rob Zombie.


*Mythology and Myths – For mythological scenes and characters. This folder may overlap with Fantasy, Horror, or Action from time to time; however, the central focus should be a depiction of a mythological event (Saturn eating his children) or character (Aphrodite).


*Pin Up and Glamour – For Pin up and Glamour images. Pin up is broadly defined as consisting of a tempting look and/or a sexy pose to inspire desire in the viewer. Pin up can run the gambit of modern pin up to the classic pin-up of the early 20th century and late 19th Century (think Alberto Vargas or the posters of Henri Toulouse-Latrec) Glamour images are similar to pin up in that they are both artistic images; however, glamour has less emphasis on overt allure and more emphasis on the aesthetic nature of the human form. This folder accepts both; if you are uncertain of whether or not your image fits into this folder perhaps, the Mature folder is the best option. The TOS still applies; NO exposed genitalia.


*Everyday Life – For scenes made with realistic content. In other words, this folder is not for fantasy or science fiction. Examples may be still life, depictions of contemporary life, or historical depictions of life (Medieval, Colonial North American, Victorian England, or cavemen trading stories over a camp fire).


*Portraits – For head and shoulder images; strictly held to waist up images. NOT full figures.


*Scenic – For scenes where the focus is upon the landscape or terrain. Starscapes and Outerspace scenes may be included in this folder.


*Animals – For images with an animal (nonhuman and nonhumanoid) as the central focus. Prehistoric and contemporary species would go into this folder. Fantastic or alien (including robotic) creatures would go in their respective folders, Fantasy or Science Fiction.


*Comic Art – For one page or multipage comics; however, we also accept tribute or fan art renders of comic characters.


*Marketplace and Promotions – For morphs, objects, skins, clear-cut images for post-work, brushes, and fonts. We like to see DAZ compatible products; however, that is not a restriction for this folder. (We recognize that our members use a diversity of tools in their work.)


*WIP Section – For works in progress or exploring experimental artistic concepts.


*Tutorials – For tutorials on digital art techniques. This is not exclusive to just DAZ software; but may also include post-work tutorials.

*Mature – For anything mature themed; images must have a filter. Images may include artistic nudes; however, the TOS regarding exposure of genitalia still applies. NO EXPOSED genitalia. (see excerpt from our TOS on lower section of this page!)


*Artistic Nudity – For your male or female nude images. We will decline any material which is defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy. No rapescenes, no sexual acts, no masturbation.




Thank you!

Daz Artists Guild Guidelines and such...

Hi Friends, welcome to Daz Artists Guild on Deviant Art !

1. Our guild is a 3 D only community....No offense to all other wonderful artworks out there! If you are working with Daz Studio, Poser, Bryce, Vue, Cararra, etc. you are very welcome to join and become a member!


2. Please submit your works to the correct gallery folders, you may submit 2 images per week to each section of our gallery.

2a. Please submit your best and outstanding works only, unless you submit to the "Work In Process" folder....If you post work in this folder, please also send me a note with some questions you like to be answered so we can start a thread for our members to reply to it and help you out and give their hints. We strongly recommend that you give us some ideas of what you wanted to establish with your work so we can start a helpful conversation about it. You can also post it in your image`s comment.


3. We will showcase the best images of every month in our featured gallery and also feature artists of the month etc. This will be a selection done by the modteam. However your vote will be important for our Image of the Year contest, as well as all other contests and challenges to be held. The best submitted works may be recommended for a DD by our modteam. There will also be Spotlights on gallery sections coming soon to show your works to a wider audience!

4. We highly recommend to give constructive critique to our members submissions. Please take your time to view and comment on the works of your fellow guildies. Start discussions and ask questions. You can always ask, should you have a problem with some techniques or software etc. I am sure one of our fellow guildies had similar problems at a certain point and will be willing to help you out with some hints. This is one of the main focus of our Guild, so take advantage of using it!!

Thank you for joining our community, please help to spread the word...

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From our TOS ! Info regarding your submissions to our galleries!

Important


This shows the first chapter of our TOS :

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy nor any adult material (that includes: No rapescenes, no sexual acts, no masturbation, and neither an erect penis nor a vaginal area openly exposed), or is otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum. (Note: Scenes which contain a penis or showing the vaginal area uncovered by clothes must be submitted to Artistic Full Nudity)



Thank you and Render On,

Erulian
on behalf of the Daz Artists Guild team

Links`R`Us

The original Daz Artists Guild was founded in 2007 by a group of fellow Daz Studio users and friends. At that time I made a video as a thank you to these guys and our members for the overwhelming starting success of our web-community. It featured my images at that time. Now that we started this group here on DeviantArt, this is more like a sentimental memory....but who knows? Once this group is getting bigger I might make a new promo vid.......

Watch it here! www.renderdreams.com/DAG_0001.…

Now that you enjoyed my "thank you" video, are you ready for the first offical Daz Artists Guild Video, created by our very talented Guild Master Evoluzione.

8-) Watch it here... 8-) youtu.be/E3BNSfSH9N8

and here is another Fan Video made for our guild : www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFLs…

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martinatera Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that I was accepted - Thank you !!!
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Emperor-of-Man Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I am looking for some help. I am very new to daz3d 4.8 and horrendous render times. I have a macbook pro and was wondering how I shorten these times but still get quality.
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OrestesGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In DS 4.8 IRay is the default rendering engine. Its new tech, and slower than others out there currently. There is some tuts out there to try to understand Iray better, but you can also switch to the original #Dlight renderer for faster renders. Also, I don't know that your macbook has as far as graphics card, but IRay will take advantage of a nvidia card with CUDDA cores for faster render times.
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Emperor-of-Man Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
WOW that made a HUGE difference, I rendered a single girl in less than a minute! HOLY CRAP! THANK YOU!
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OrestesGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I was of some help!
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lady-cybercat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist

I've been searching the forums for quite a few hours now and haven't quite found the solutions to my questions. I searched deviantart and a general google search too.

I've got several items saved to my wish list, but until then I'd like to see if any one has any suggestions.  Iray seems to be doing great with the hair I've been attempting to render with just the prepackaged 'Iray shaders'.

I may still get the UHT Hair Shaders for Iray anyway. However when it comes to rendering with 3Delight I'm having less than stellar results (apparently a very common issue) I've tried using several different lights, or just UberEnviroment2, I've used the Omnifreaker SimpleSurface shader (which seems to be working the best and isn't super slow),  Omnifreaker Human Surface shader, the Ubersurface shader, the Uberhair shader (which doesn't seem to work at all), the AOA subsurface shader, the Daz basic ones (alll of them!) 

I've turned shadows on and off, I've increased the render dimensions. I've tried different light styles. I've tried several of UE2's light settings (occulsion w/ soft, etc )  I haven't fiddled too much with the hair settings themselves yet as I was hoping to find a tutorial.  Can anyone suggest which shader I should stick with and maybe which toggles I should change to keep the hair from being super dull or a big chunk of clay like strips, or completely transparent?

Not sure if it matters but if case it does here are the computer stats:  Processor : Intel (R) CoreTM i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz  Ram is 12.0 GB Running Windows7 64 Bit. Graphics card is GeForce GTX 680.

 

Thanks so much!

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Mysterio2013 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for accepting my image "Power Duel". Truly appreciated.
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JasonCanty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the invite!
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POPTART117 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Why is my submission getting declined!?
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Probably because only Ean-Sze is approving them. 
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