Monster Me Up - Cover Design ContestGhoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night: we want to bring the macabre and spooky to Novel Expression!Monster Me Up - Cover Design Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity, click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include (some to be added!):
1 yr membership
A feature and 100 points from Elandria
[Tutorial] The Map Transfer UtilityThe Map Transfer utility in DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro is used to convert textures from one UV to another. In this instance I will use the example of converting M4 textures to the M5 genitalia UV, since that's what I've been using it for recently. I've used this to create M5 gens from the m4 textures I did for all of my character packs as well as to convert M4 Albane's gen textures for M5 use.[Tutorial] The Map Transfer Utility2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You will need:
The M4V4 UV Mapped M5 Gens (here: https://sites.google.com/site/crblackthorne/downloads )
The M5 Gens from DAZ3D (we won't be using them directly, but you have to have them to use the above)
The GIMP or Photoshop, for cleanup. Instructions will be for the GIMP.
OR if doing this with another figure: You need the figure to have BOTH the original UV you're converting FROM and the new one you're converting TO. So if you're using Genesis, you probably can convert Gen 4 to Gen 5 UVs, but not Gen 3 to Gen 4/5 (unless you know of a Gen 3 UV for Genesis set I'm un
Monster Me Up Contest - Winners Announced!So pleased to share with all the Winners - Thanks for all the creepy, errr...rather CREATIVE entries - our judges are cross eyed, hoarse and not speaking to one another after several days of debate. They may never recover. Enough though - here are the results!Monster Me Up Contest - Winners Announced!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The judging process:
All entries were numbered and put in a dropbox. A point system was ascribed and a survey via MailChimp used to vote. Two members of Novel Expression tabulated votes independently, entering resulted in a spread sheet, then swapped spread sheets to check results.
Undying appreciation to Sheridanla, EllenCHerbert, and NovExChip, and special guest judges: Spotted,ermes-buttolo and
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroduction[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
The Transformation ChallengeHow to EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemifinalistsWinnersThe Transformation Challenge1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Show us "who you are" transformed into "what you could be".
You get three panels to show us a three-stage progression into a radically different person or thing.
Use the template. Any style. Any visual medium. Any tool, any machine. If you are shy, you can use an original character or object instead of yourself.
Three grand prize winners will be selected, their entries will be featured as a billboard on deviantART and
Monster Me Up Contest ClosedTabulating and preparing the entries for our illustrious judges!Monster Me Up Contest Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Much teeth-gnashing and pulling of hair. The entries are amazing and we anticipate much, shall we say, discussion over the next week as results come in.
Hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year. As Dexter says:
I love Halloween.
The one time of year when everyone wears a mask...
not just me..
Updated RulesYou may:Updated Rules7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Use my stock commercially, make prints, sell your art, post on other sites, etc. I simply ask that you credit "TaraFly" as the model, message me with a link to your work... and wherever it's possible, please provide viewers with a link to my stock.
1. If you post the work on deviantArt FIRST, and note me with the link, then you can post it anywhere else without notifying me.
2. If you decide not to post it here, then please provide the link to the webpage where it's displayed so I can see it!
If you are using me commercially, please stop and ask before using me in ads which are controversial in nature; I might not enjoy waking up one morning to find my face plastered on billboards across the United States promoting political/religious beliefs I don't agree with. And I'd have alot of explaining to do!
You may NOT:
Use my stock for extreme violent and sexual works, if you pl