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New Galleries and Updated Submission Rules

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:05 PM


Hi everyone!

This is a short announcement to let you all know about some of the changes and additions that we have made lately here at T3DAC.
As some of you might have already noticed, we have made some changes and additions to the submission rules and also have added some new galleries.

UPDATED SUBMISSION RULES


We've updated the submission rules after noticing some negative trends in the submission process:

1) All submission must have a description stating at the very least the programs that were used in the creation of the artwork being submitted. We are doing this mainly to streamline the
submission process, and thus get your artworks into our galleries much faster. This also helps us classify your artwork so we know exactly in which gallery to display it. Aside from that, we believe that it is a good practice to let your audience know what software was used and how you got to the finish product. It truly adds credibility and professionalism to your artwork.
So please, be aware that any submission without a description (stating at least the software used in its creation) will be automatically declined. No exceptions!

2) Due to potential legal issues, we will no longer accept XPS or XNALara renders, or artwork from any similar software.

3) We will no longer accept sexually explicit material into our galleries. It's really gotten out of hand, and we have been receiving many, truly disgusting pieces depicting sexual violence against women. We are not prudes, nor are we here to be the art police, but this trend has really cross the line and we can no longer sit by and promote these pieces through our galleries.


NEW GALLERIES


We have also added several new galleries in order to serve our audience in a more efficient manner. Our new gallery categories are:

1) Vue and Terragen environments:
Gallery for all environments, scenes, and worlds created in Vue or Terragen

2) DAZ and Poser Characters:
Gallery for all DAZ and Poser character artwork.

3) DAZ and Poser Scenes:
Gallery for all DAZ and Poser scenes.

4) COMBO (Combination Gallery):
Gallery for all artwork created through the use of DAZ/Poser in combination with any other polygon modeling, digital sculpting, animation, or rendering application. This gallery is also intended for any artwork that doesn't fit in any of our other galleries or categories.

5) Architecture:
Gallery for all architectural models.

6) Artistic Anatomy & Nudes:
Gallery for all anatomy studies, be it human or animal anatomy. This is the home for all Écorchés and artistic nudes.

7) Typography, Symbols and Logos:
Well, the title pretty much sums up what this gallery is for.


Each gallery has it's own set of submission rules about what's accepted and what's not accepted in its pages. To ensure that your submissions will go through with any problems, please make sure to read those brief rules before you submit your artwork.

For now those are all of the changes and additions we have made here at the club. We are planning in adding a few more galleries in the near future, as well as other fun activities for all our members. Please stay tuned!

We want to thank you, all of our members, for sharing your wonderful artworks with us through all of these years; our membership has grown substantially in the last few months, and we are very happy to witness the rapid growth of such strong, vibrant and artistic community.

Thank you!

Bryce: an obscure elegance

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 17, 2013, 9:18 PM


Anyone who has been around 3D long enough knows never to write off a software package. Often you will hear words of wisdom like, “every program has its benefits”. This is all very true, and many of us will nod our agreement at the familiar sentiment, but one program that I’ve noticed that has received a considerable amount of flack is Bryce. Some of the criticisms levelled at it are fair enough, such as the current lack of OSX Lion and 64-bit support, but there is also a lot of misconception. Like with other predominantly hobbyist programs (though this program has not always been considered as such) such as Poser, Bryce is claimed by many to be afflicted with a self-titled “look” to the work it produces. The dreaded “Bryce look” is an often quoted grounds for disdain.

But underneath the quirky user interface (which is another element on which users are split), and the pit-falls of outdated material libraries that many-a short-time user has succumbed to in liberal quantities, is a program that is more than capable of producing beautiful works of art to rival any other program. In recent times Bryce has shown a strong but small following among surreal and abstract artists, with some truly outstanding work in the area, but a knowledgeable and patient user is also able to produce photorealism and other effects that many would believe was beyond this once revered program.

While Bryce does seem to be edging ever nearer the vast software graveyard - where mad scientists, necromancers, and archaeologists will be the only ones to seek it out - it could well be too early to declare a time of death. We’ve been here multiple times now before, but here it is, still rendering away on thousands of machines. While Bryce might not be up to the current industry standard, it is a great introduction for the 3D new comer. It is still an attractive piece of software, especially for the terrain enthusiast. It is cheap (and occasionally free), user friendly, easy to learn, and has a friendly community endowed with a huge documented knowledge base, much of it free. Beyond that, Bryce has a virtually limitless application for a patient 3D artist free of the constraints of the fast-paced industry… unless they want to render realistic human flesh or other materials that involve subsurface scattering techniques, but even there, there is progress being made by inquiring minds.

…so I was perusing the Bryce groups here on dA looking for those gems that denote a Bryce master, and thinking it was so silly that DAZ 3D seem all but intent on letting their misunderstood but elegant acquisition die on the vine, when it struck me that this was something I wanted to write about. Now I’m a reformed blogger and never intended to start a serious blog again, but for whatever reason that innate but undernourished journalist brain was jumping up and down. I began contacting people who were doing interesting things with Bryce and what started out as a small article on the program, of which I’m not even a user, snowballed into a series of interviews and artist features.

With three of four features posted on my blog, DigiSprawl I invite you all to come by and read the thoughts of four influential artists and enjoy their work.

03: Michael Frank digisprawl.com/blog/bryce-arti…  
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:thumb270310285:

02: David Brinnen digisprawl.com/blog/bryce-arti…  
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Bryce 7.1 Pro - Sodium lighting tutorial by davidbrinnen

01: Santosky digisprawl.com/blog/bryce-arti…  
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Digital Art Santosky2012 - 022 by Santosky


See you there,

Jim :iconjim-zombie:


PS. In the spirit of the moment we have a new poll up. Are you a Bryce user and would you be interested in a group challenge? the3dartistclub.deviantart.com… Maybe you’re just rusty and been looking for an excuse to fire up the program? Anyway, there won't be any prizes as such, but the winning entry would receive a prominent front page feature with an optional interview discussing how the winning artist approaches their work.

Time for change and New Founder!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:01 AM


Hi and welcome everyone

It's time for a change, so the group has a new founder!



So yes a new founder was picked, sorry for the wait, as I wanted the group to go into the best hands!

So the new founder is!
:iconetherealproject:
EtherealProject

A brief note from the new founder:

"Hi guys,

"As many of you guys might know by now, WillowXD has decided to step down from her role as original founder, so she can focus on her new born baby and new life in South America. I for one wish her the very, very best in this new and exiting phase of her life. She has gracefully entrusted me with the keys to this amazing group, and I feel honored to accept this opportunity. Although she is leaving her post, I am happy to announce that she will continue to be amongst us helping the group as a Co-Founder.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who don't know me, and to let you know briefly what you can expect from me.

Let me start by saying that no big changes will be made to the way we run things, at least not for the moment. My vision for this group is to gradually turn it into a place of learning, where 3D artist can get relevant information about most things related to 3D.  I want this club to be known for far more than just being a depository of images, I want it to be known as the place-to-go-to for information and constructive criticism."

So I'm sad to hand this group over, but its in the best hands now, and I hope this group continues to grow and get bigger, with a good support system and lodes of contests and events in the future!

Thanks for supporting me and the group, and I hope it's around for a long time!

See you around everyone


Here is some of my works


Female Head Final by WillowXD Abandon Wishing Well by WillowXD Futuristic Jungle Track Final by WillowXD Speed modelling - Clock by WillowXD Garden Planet by WillowXD

A 3D Chat for Everyone!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 23, 2013, 6:34 AM


Several individuals and 3D groups here on DeviantArt have tried to launch their own chats, which have met with various degrees of success, staying active for a while then dying.

Chat by Royaba

Currently, there really aren't any active chatroom where you can discuss and get help on 3D work.

That's why The 3D Chat has been created.



This chatroom doesn't advertise any specific groups, and will hopefully become a hub for all 3D artists, and use members from many different groups to administrate and keep it active.

Loaded up the top are various useful articles, tutorials and resources so that you can still get help and inspiration even when there's nobody else there.

We're also looking to add mentors, experienced 3D artists willing to give critique and advice in real time chat!

Cymae's looking for some active people willing to join in the chat and help moderate it.

Come have a look!

New Founder and Admin Needed for this Group!


A message from WillowXD

Hi everyone, sorry that I have not been active due to me giving birth to my little boy and to being hectic at University as I'm in my final semester in my final year, also I'm getting ready to move to south America to be with my partner, so busy busy. and to be honest I have no time for the group, I have been trying to keep on top of it, but this group is just going down hill due to the lack of care and activities, so I feel its better if I step down while the group still has a chance.

So let me list you what the Founder of this group dose:

- Moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Invite and find 3D art and artists for the Club
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artist that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Think and ideas for contests and events
- Vote and judge in club contests
- Run most Contests and Events
- Do Find and interview 3D artists
- Post Club polls and blogs
- Give Crits in the Critique Wanted gallery folder
- Manage Club admin's and members
- Suggest to the club Favourites
- Try and solve all club problems and Arguments
- sort out club Affiliates and Affiliates Events
- try and keep the club looking good and tidy
- and I try and keep the club organized

but as a Founder you can really do what you wish, but we want to improve the group and hinder it.

so if any of you want to be the Founder send me (`WillowXD) a note!

Please Include this factors in your application!:

- What type of 3D artist Are you? (for example: CG/Games Environment, Character, object esc...)
- How long have you been doing 3D?
- What 3D programs do you use? (this can include 2D ones like Photoshop)
- What is your 3D Status? (Student, Hobbiest, Professional)
- how old are you?
- How long have you been a member of the group?
- When did you join DA and how active are you on DA?
- And finally, why do you think you would make a good founder for this group?!?

Thanks!

Note: The Founder Position Will be picked on the 5th March!

But if you don't want to be a founder but just want to be a 3D helper or Moderator, please continue reading!

What each type of admin do in the group!

3D Helpers
- Help moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artists that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Vote in some big club contests
- Give Crits in the Critique Wanted gallery folder

Club Moderator
- Moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Invite and find 3D art and artists for the Club
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artist that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Make suggestions and ideas for contests and events
- Vote in some big club contests

To apply for these positions please send me a (`WillowXD) note! by the 4th of March

Please Include this factors in your application!:

- How long have you been doing 3D?
- What 3D programs do you use? (this can include 2D ones like Photoshop)
- What is your 3D Status? (Student, Hobbiest, Professional)
- How long have you been a member of the group and how active are you on dA?
- And finally, why do you want to be a group admin?!?


Thanks for Reading! I did enjoy running this group for the past 3-4 years, and I hope the group continues to grow!

New Founder of this Group Needed!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 25, 2013, 4:04 AM


Hi and Welcome

New Founder and Admin Needed for this Group!



Hi everyone, sorry that I have not been active due to me giving birth to my little boy and to being hectic at University as I'm in my final semester in my final year, also I'm getting ready to move to south America to be with my partner, so busy busy. and to be honest I have no time for the group, I have been trying to keep on top of it, but this group is just going down hill due to the lack of care and activities, so I feel its better if I step down while the group still has a chance.

So let me list you what the Founder of this group dose:

- Moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Invite and find 3D art and artists for the Club
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artist that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Think and ideas for contests and events
- Vote and judge in club contests
- Run most Contests and Events
- Do Find and interview 3D artists
- Post Club polls and blogs
- Give Crits in the Critique Wanted gallery folder
- Manage Club admin's and members
- Suggest to the club Favourites
- Try and solve all club problems and Arguments
- sort out club Affiliates and Affiliates Events
- try and keep the club looking good and tidy
- and I try and keep the club organized

but as a Founder you can really do what you wish, but we want to improve the group and hinder it.

so if any of you want to be the Founder send me (WillowXD) a note!

Please Include this factors in your application!:

- What type of 3D artist Are you? (for example: CG/Games Environment, Character, object esc...)
- How long have you been doing 3D?
- What 3D programs do you use? (this can include 2D ones like Photoshop)
- What is your 3D Status? (Student, Hobbiest, Professional)
- how old are you?
- How long have you been a member of the group?
- When did you join DA and how active are you on DA?
- And finally, why do you think you would make a good founder for this group?!?

Thanks!

Note: The Founder Position Will be picked on the 5th March!

But if you don't want to be a founder but just want to be a 3D helper or Moderator, please continue reading!

What each type of admin do in the group!

3D Helpers
- Help moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artists that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Vote in some big club contests
- Give Crits in the Critique Wanted gallery folder

Club Moderator
- Moderate the club gallery and the gallery submissions
- Invite and find 3D art and artists for the Club
- Find Tutorials and Resources for the galleries
- Help and advise 3D artist that want it
- Help in contests and in the club chatroom
- Make suggestions and ideas for contests and events
- Vote in some big club contests

To apply for these positions please send me a (WillowXD) note! by the 4th of March

Please Include this factors in your application!:

- How long have you been doing 3D?
- What 3D programs do you use? (this can include 2D ones like Photoshop)
- What is your 3D Status? (Student, Hobbiest, Professional)
- How long have you been a member of the group and how active are you on dA?
- And finally, why do you want to be a group admin?!?


Thanks for Reading! I did enjoy running this group for the past 3-4 years, and I hope the group continues to grow!

:hug:

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Do you like our new gallery layout? - the3dartistclub.deviantart.com… 

42%
32 deviants said It didn't really effect me...
27%
21 deviants said Yes, way better than the old gallery lay out!
19%
15 deviants said Yes, now i can just see what I want to see in the group!
9%
7 deviants said No, I proffer the old gallery layout.....
3%
2 deviants said No, I would like to make some suggestions [comment please]
0%
No deviants said Yes, I would like to make some suggestions [comment please]

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