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It's in the Cards by Pinkatron2000 It's in the Cards :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 7 6 Got Milk? by Pinkatron2000 Got Milk? :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 3 0 Here, pet by Pinkatron2000 Here, pet :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 2 0 An Expensive Taste by Pinkatron2000 An Expensive Taste :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 20 6 Was it worth it? by Pinkatron2000
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I Will Find You by Pinkatron2000 I Will Find You :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 6 2 Healing Word by Pinkatron2000 Healing Word :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 5 0 Quick n dirty G8 test render by Pinkatron2000 Quick n dirty G8 test render :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 3 0 This, too, shall be your grave. by Pinkatron2000 This, too, shall be your grave. :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 17 7 Not in This Temple by Pinkatron2000 Not in This Temple :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 7 0 I. AM. by Pinkatron2000 I. AM. :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 6 0 Hologlitter by Pinkatron2000 Hologlitter :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 3 0 Lady Sings the Blues by Pinkatron2000 Lady Sings the Blues :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 6 3 Matriarch by Pinkatron2000 Matriarch :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 1 0 Flight of the Pixies by Pinkatron2000 Flight of the Pixies :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 3 0 Truly, truly Outrageous. by Pinkatron2000 Truly, truly Outrageous. :iconpinkatron2000:Pinkatron2000 4 2

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FFM 2016 Day 1 Challenge 2: Doom
"What's our team's situation?" asked Leader Alpha.
"The locals can't help us and the bloody vampires are advancing," answered Leader Beta.
"What about our firepower, Omega?" Leader Alpha asked.
"Lemme see, we're losing power, running out of ammo... At this rate, we are left with our rifles as melee weapons and those Damascus steel knives we stole before the last warp. Neither of them are safely usable against those vampires," Omega shook his head. "Screw this Stone Age. Screw our broken time warp machine. Screw these fucking fairy circles we've located ourselves to!"
As Omega cursed everything else he knew of this age, drops of water finally came down from the heavy, dark clouds. As the rain became torrential, Omega only cursed more, but this time his voice was overpowered by the cursing of his four surviving teammates; they had been twenty-four when they had left to this voyage through the time, each of the men assigned with one ancient Greek letter, starting from their home, year 409
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FFM Links - 2 July 2016

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 2!

Now that the first challenge has been defeated, we're off and running for the rest of the month! So kick back. Relax. Don't worry, there will be plenty of delicious challenges to go around.
Today's theme is Dreams. Happy Flash-ing!


Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story of between 55 and 1000 words in length every day for the month of July. We’ll make it easy by posting prompts every day. We’ll make it fun by cheering each other on.  We’ll make it ridiculously hard by posting challenges for you to attempt every couple of days.
Every day, there will be a new deviation where you can post a link to your piece of flash fiction for the day.
Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 2  in the comments below.
If you write a piece every day and complete every challenge, you might win, you might spontaneously combust, and you migh
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Today is your last day of freedom. 
                              Farewell sleep. Farewell friends and family.

VIVA FFM 2016!

((Is our 2016 Winner's mug by the absurdly multi-talented joe-wright not the most beautiful thing you have ever beheld?))

Great trials and celebrations await!
But this doesn't worry any of you. You're here, and you're ready, and this month isn't going to know what hit it by the time you're done with it! (Or at least that's what we all like to tell ourselves).
For those of you new to FFM, find everything you need in the links below. For the rest of you, scroll down to find out about our kick-off chat event later on!
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Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

For all my fellow newbs, beginners, or those coming back to #dazstudio  after years and going, "WHAT BUTTON DO?" 

I present to you my limited, also beginner knowledge and collected favorite #tutorials on the absolute starting point for #lighting in #DAZ, enjoy! Hope it helps. 


2.) Tip: using 3 lights in any scene is often a key element in DAZ and photography :…

3.) More on 3 point lighting:…

4.) Using HDRI’s can also help. I often use an HDRI *and* lights in a scene (depending on how bright the hdri is.) HRDI’s called “diffuse HDRI’s” are also amazing for creating soft, yet clear light with very little noise.

example 1: NO lights, just the HRDI, rendered in less than 10 minutes…

Free diffuse HDRI’s a)…
Free diffuse HDRI’s b)…

HOW to use HDRI’s and dome:…

5.) Some super reflective surfaces can cause noise. I tried a render with a single spot light, a reflective floor and reflective cloak. Artifacts and noise galore. Sometimes changing or lowering how “shiny” a surface is can help.

6.) Beginners guide to DAZ lighting video:…

a) Basic lighting in DAZ:…
  • Listening to: the hamster churn
  • Reading: tutorials
  • Watching: tutorials
  • Playing: Daz
  • Eating: Daz
  • Drinking: my newbie tears thanks to DAZ


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Melissa Pence is a 40 year old pink addict with a side of glitter adoration. When she isn't hepped up like a coke head on several cups of coffee, she's either attempting to try Digital 3D art using DAZ Studio and the power of her learner's tears, a wife to a giant Star Wars nerd, mother of 5 cats and three birds. She also enjoys picking random things to learn without any experience and wondering why it's so frustrating and nothing's working right and oh god is that ON FIRE?


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ClauTau Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav
SevenSeasSailor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Thanks very much for the fave. I can totally relate to what you wrote in your bio. Months and months of trying to crack the 3D world...tears and banging fists, but then the penny drops and everything falls into place...kind of. 
Pinkatron2000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My problem now is that I have a job and whenever I want to try again, I forgot the penny and where it dropped! xD You're very welcome!
SevenSeasSailor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018
HA hahahaha ..I'm sorry to laugh, but I TOTALLY know what you mean. I have a job where I work two months on and two months off, but learning this 3D stuff is like learning a language. If you're not talking it all the time you forget, and then you have to go straight back to "Hello, my name is..." every time, because you forgot it all.  (Sigh) But in all seriousness, I'm no pro (belive me) but if there is anything I can do to help, please drop me a line. My name is Ruh (pronounced Roo)..never too far away, and never further away from helping, even if it's just a cheeky smile and a shrug. 
Pinkatron2000 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it's OK to laugh! It's hilarious and frustrating and so very human. I'd rather laugh at it then get angry with it :p Although I DO have to say sometimes angrily clicking everything works out randomly xD Awww man, Ruh, thank you SO much. Honestly, if you have any tips that you've learned through trail and error as a beginner I'd love to read it/learn it. Any tips that makes things easier. Resources and tutorials written for like, baby steps. Thank YOU so much!
Vanzaar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for  +fav
Baga  the slimy by Vanzaar  
CarmelGurrl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! :happybounce: +fav 
Thigh High Thursday - Private Show by CarmelGurrl  
RobF4 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
Thanks for the fave, Mel!
warpspeed-argonaut Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
.:Bunny in love: by Chipi-Chiu Thanks for faving!! .:aww lover:. by Chipi-Chiu
RobF4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Hello, Sparkle! Thanks for another fave!

Thanks for the Fave by RobF4  
RobF4 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Thanks for the fave!

Toobing the River by RobF4  
InsoManiakk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fave :)
EJDM Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Thanks so much for watching!
MayaMiarka Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Pink!  I wish you a year full of creativity, happiness and love.

birthday cake 
Pinkatron2000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
MayaMiarka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
CrownDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Mel!
MayaMiarka Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Thank you for the favorites by MayaMiarka  
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
kummindrottning Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Thanks for faving! :iconsmileflowerplz:
Chaosqueens-World Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the+fav!:happybounce:  
Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TY again for the fave :happybounce:
TestRender Featured By Owner May 19, 2018   General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :)

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Zer0713 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav on  Commission - Sithy Moira by Zer0713   
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