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Title: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 29, 2018, 01:25:58 PM
As of 12/29/2018 we will be replacing the YOUR ART Weekly Contest with:


"TOON IT"

All Characters in this contest must be "Tooned".

Now by toon characters we are referring to models such as Star, H4, G4, Aiko 3-4,  Anime Doll, BelBel, ChibiBel, Cookie, Decoco, Imploo, Koshini, Krystal, Kururu, Mavka, Near_Me, Sadie, Posey, Petunia, Natu and any others you may have that fit the "Toon" Category.

For those of you that have cell shading options, or toon render options available you can use that option with a model of your choice.

The scenes are your choice.  Be they Cartoon, Surreal, Photos, Landscapes, etc.....What this contest is all about is the use of either a toon character or toon style rendering.

This is a weekly contest where the winners will be picked randomly by our Staff based on the presentation, creativity, and if the creation meets the contests criteria.  The creations are not viewed for their technical aspect;  which is ideal for folks who are new to 3D art.  If you make an effort and it appeals to the Staff, your chances of winning are just as good as anyone else's. 

All creations put into the TOON IT Gallery (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=903) are eligible to be chosen by the Staff as a weekly "TOON IT" winner anytime throughout the year.




This  contest is sponsored  by DAZ3D (http://www.daz3d.com) and the Fantasies Realm Market Sponsors (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg2/)


You may choose the $15 Gift Card from DAZ3D (http://www.daz3d.com) as your prize (Contact Jherrith if you want this prize)
 
OR

(2) items from the Sponsors listed on the left side of the Sponsors Showcase (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg2/) page (Contact DarkAngel with your Choices)

Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: SpookieLilOne on December 29, 2018, 01:33:54 PM
Do Posey and Petunia count as toon?
https://www.daz3d.com/posey-and-petunia-bundle-for-genesis-8-females
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 29, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Yes, they do hon.

I should think we can add Star, H4, G4 and Aiko 3-4 in their toon forms, as well. Ja?
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: SpookieLilOne on December 29, 2018, 02:26:21 PM
Sounds awesome!! :likeyou:
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 29, 2018, 02:52:04 PM
And for those who haven't yet Toons but wish to participate, you have a lot of freebie topics (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?board=475.0) by there. And some names of free figures, like Pippin Basket... which I'm looking again for freebies I have probably but will have in double now. Stay tuned next days for freebie for PB  :ifonly:
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 29, 2018, 03:25:58 PM
I'll add any toon characters you that we've missed to the listing above so others won't have to ask is they can use certain characters....

Thanks for the input in advance.....
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: SpookieLilOne on December 29, 2018, 03:35:59 PM
I may have to dig Natu out here. I love that little gal.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 29, 2018, 04:19:26 PM
I have so many models and characters for all of them it's hard to keep track of them all...lol
I have these three which seem toonish to me..more anime like actually...would they be considered part of this genre?
...
https://www.daz3d.com/eren-for-genesis-3-female
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http://www.sharecg.com/v/90450/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Demetria-for-Genesis-3-Females
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http://www.sharecg.com/v/90417/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Celine-for-Teen-Josie-7
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https://www.sharecg.com/v/85535/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Anime-Head-for-Genesis-3-Female
...
Then there's Stanley for G3M, as well as a few other types from this same artist.
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https://sharecg.com/v/84399/related/21/DAZ-Studio/Stanley-for-Genesis-3-Male
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There is also an anime head for G8F and G8M
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https://sharecg.com/v/88934/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Anime-Head-for-Genesis-8-Female-and-Male
...
I included the links so you could get a good look at the characters and let me know if they can be used.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 29, 2018, 04:30:59 PM
I know these are anime and there is suppose to be a difference between them and toons, honestly I don't see it in many cases, except in the storyline, as anime is more grownup.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 29, 2018, 04:50:54 PM
I do believe you're right but since "J" is the Anime expert I'll let him make the final decision....I see we have Anime Doll listed ...
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 29, 2018, 05:01:06 PM
Yet take care like 2/3 of those head morphs, even put like Anime, seem like "normal" characters - I really don't see difference between the last link for example and a human character like we have a lot in renders.

There are anime characters which are less "border limit". A list of Anime Style characters (https://poserdazfreebies.miraheze.org/wiki/Anime-style_Resources#Related_Links:_.22Anime_style.22_Figures)
Not all are free of course. But one you can be sure works in DS4 is Lolo Hai (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?topic=14538.0) and all freebies are in the topic for her.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 29, 2018, 05:08:16 PM
I know these are anime and there is suppose to be a difference between them and toons, honestly I don't see it in many cases, except in the storyline, as anime is more grownup.

All are allowed

Thanks for asking
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 29, 2018, 05:43:51 PM
As far as I know, it's all animation. That's all anime means - it's animated. Toons are just animated characters as distinguished from human characters - like in "Cool World" and "Roger Rabbit" - notably Holly Wood and Jessica Rabbit. At least originally. 
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 29, 2018, 06:02:48 PM
Anime is the animation absolutely

Manga is the written version or drawn to be precise.

Nonetheless I think it is safe to say they are similar and close enough (in my eyes) to "toon style" characters to count.

And if any are talented enough to pull a Jessica Rabbit out of there render engine by all means ... bring it
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 29, 2018, 06:46:21 PM
Glad to see so much interest in the New Contest.  And also to see the questions getting answered. 

This will be fun.....and I do hope all enjoy it and take part....
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 30, 2018, 08:01:56 AM
There is another morph for G3F that looks anime yet is called toon on sharecg. Also if you do include Hiro and Aiko, they are listed at Daz as anime, not toon.
I think maybe in this case you might want to consider stating both anime and toons can be used for these contests, as that could be a solution to confusion, simply point out they don't look real life, but something you find in anime or toons. That is only a suggestion, it is your contest after all.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 30, 2018, 08:12:34 AM
More like "ours" meaning every one here for with out any of you there is nothing.

The points made make sense and I guess in a way I was referring to them both as being acceptable.

Anime and toon, I guess in my mind they are the same.

Anime: Eastern style

Toon: Western style

That is the difference I see in them, now for those have no characters of either genre that is where the cell shading or toon style finish on your pic comes in and saves the day.

Poser has it built in the material room to do a toon style. Other software offers it as a postwork option. Photoshop, Filter Forge and the like come to mind.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 30, 2018, 08:12:35 AM
Oh I am definitely interested in this. Currently working on creating a character for personal use as an avatar for my youtube channel and all sites I belong to that is all mine. I will also be creating characters for my animation story that I plan on also using in my tutorials for animation, already have 5 people who agreed to do voices for my characters.
Thelufias maybe put a link to my anime section so people can see what those characters look like for possible idea's for art in this contest. I will be updating it with another 7 anime I recently watched. Think I need to talk to Jherrith about adding a Cartoon section to it, since I also watch a lot of those thanks to visits from my grand daughter...lol
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 30, 2018, 08:14:57 AM
Daz has a built in toon shader as well and Paint Shop Pro also has free plugins to create the look. I also think there is a freebie on sharecg I need to look up that can be linked that creates the look.  I'll do a search for all the freebie help for those that don't have the characters. I can put the links in my anime section for those what want to create their own or need to find anything I reference in tutorials.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 30, 2018, 08:38:15 AM
Works for me leave a link back to here for them to use as reference if you don't mind.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 30, 2018, 08:49:11 AM
Links below aren't Sharecg ones, but sometimes people post on other sites too (and under other names :thud: ).

Do you want to talk of the one (true textures, not shaders) by Redeycat for all generation 4 (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?topic=19377.0) ?
Or the one by Narucoman (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?topic=9037.0) ? Or this another one (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?topic=9426.0) ?
Or the freebie by 3dream (http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/index.php?topic=17945.0) ?

We have several already as you can see but more are always pleasant :yes:
Yet, shaders have already a section to be posted. And if they are material for one or other character, it's probably better to leave the topic below the section of the concerned character. It's easier to find for people looking around for a specific character; they won't necessary have the idea to look in another section which isn't freebies.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 30, 2018, 10:20:15 AM
More like "ours" meaning every one here for with out any of you there is nothing.

The points made make sense and I guess in a way I was referring to them both as being acceptable.

Anime and toon, I guess in my mind they are the same.

Anime: Eastern style

Toon: Western style

That is the difference I see in them, now for those have no characters of either genre that is where the cell shading or toon style finish on your pic comes in and saves the day.

Poser has it built in the material room to do a toon style. Other software offers it as a postwork option. Photoshop, Filter Forge and the like come to mind.


As J points out: Whether it's called a Toon (as in cartoonish) or an Anime, it's still animated characters. We all know what cartoons and anime look like. They have their own look and feel and are immediately recognized by anyone as to what they are. What you will be doing is making a 'cell' out of a cartoon/anime and posting it. That's all it is. A 'cell' is just a single image in an animation sequence - stop action.

Let's not over-complicate things.

Your image that won last months COTM is Anime CalieVee. That's what you need to do.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 30, 2018, 11:19:04 AM
Just want to make note that this is a YEAR LONG Contest.  There is  a winner picked each week no matter when the creation was put into the gallery....so if a admin sees a creation in the "Toon It" Gallery that they feel doesn't meet the criteria....they will make you aware of it so you can create something new that DOES meet the criteria. 

Everyone who enters a creation in this Contest has 52 Chances to win....so enjoy the contest....and don't make it something it isn't...  Complicated....
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Carolann on December 31, 2018, 08:52:17 AM
Is Gumdrops a toon one too?  and Cookie and Sadie and Sam?
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 31, 2018, 08:58:13 AM
Affirmative on all of those mentioned.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 31, 2018, 09:15:38 AM
There is a list of Toons on the Wikia for Daz and Poser: https://poserdazfreebies.miraheze.org/wiki/Category:Toon
Free, non free, humanoids, animals...
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 09:28:02 AM
A large head and large eyes is a dead give-away.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 31, 2018, 09:34:13 AM
Cool then that means Kianna could be a toon character :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 09:45:18 AM
As far as I'm concerned, anything that does not have normal human proportions - especially the head, it's a Toon.

But that's me. 
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 31, 2018, 09:55:32 AM
(http://www.thefantasiesattic.net/attic/Smileys/default/shhhh.gif) don't give him ideas like that :panic:
I haven't read all the list seeing the size of the thing, but if a doubt stays, everybody can ask.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: CalieVee on December 31, 2018, 10:23:47 AM
I thought of this last night but son was on computer so had to wait till now. Each month, though it's definitely all toonsih/anime/etc, will any of the months be themed like some of the other contests or just a grab bag of anything? I ask cause I am going through my runtimes and deleting things I don't use or use much to make space on my hard drives.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 31, 2018, 10:32:40 AM
I would say most likely not, reason being that it is then open to the maximum amount of members to participate with out adding any other stipulations.

We would like for it to be fun for all, without having to worry about additional details.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Aelin on December 31, 2018, 10:34:17 AM
"Toon It" is the theme for all the long of the year. Besides that, with toons/animes you do what you want.
It's the weekly thing which replaces Your Art this year. So something you do in January can be taked during another month if it's decided.

It's not like COTM which will continue on a monthly duration.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 10:47:48 AM
Sorry, I was as I said earlier 'classically' trained on figure art, where the average body is 8 heads in length (Andrew Loomis books - after whom Andy in Poser is named) and proportions are based on the head. 

Besides, she is a Toon even though she has squinchy eyes. No one I know looks like that, except Kianna. Do you know any one looks like Kianna?   
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 11:25:12 AM
There is a thing called a "Caricature" which is popular in portraits political, movie stars, famous people - Political or Entertainment/News Cartoons. They're always drawn with large heads and some feature exaggerated that stands out on that face. They're always exaggerated, and they're cartoons.

"A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes, or through other artistic drawings."

There's more here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caricature

They're kind of a different thing, but Cartoons/Toons are based in the same principles. Mostly exaggeration and a large head. And, if you look there, you'll see they've been around since at least Pompei.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: deeleelaw57 on December 31, 2018, 03:09:26 PM
I think I understand. Cartoons are what I watched on TV Saturday morning until I was 15 and Anime is what I watched after dark from 18 years on or when no young kids are around. Today at my age I watch any cartoon or anime I feel like as long as it is colorful, perky and or bouncy and I don't care who is around or knows. It can also be classic gray scale.
                                            :letusboogie:                           :pole:                            :violetboop: 
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on December 31, 2018, 03:11:27 PM
Seconded
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 04:56:25 PM
I think I understand. Cartoons are what I watched on TV Saturday morning until I was 15 and Anime is what I watched after dark from 18 years on or when no young kids are around. Today at my age I watch any cartoon or anime I feel like as long as it is colorful, perky and or bouncy and I don't care who is around or knows. It can also be classic gray scale.
                                            :letusboogie:                           :pole:                            :violetboop:


Broken down simply, that's pretty much it. I remember watching Inky the Clown, Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, Popeye, and Mickey Mouse all in B/W. Were "Hekyll and Jekyll" in B/W originally? I don't remember. Maybe TL does? Ohhhhhh, and "Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred" and Looney Toons, Warner Bros. 

It's all animation. 
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 31, 2018, 05:06:42 PM
I watched all of those mentioned also Ray...and like you stated...many in B & W (Such as Popeye and Micky Mouse)

But the First Heckle and Jeckle not called Heckle and Jeckle but the  "Talking Magpies" LOL...and in what I use to call "Almost Color"


https://youtu.be/M0orv2XrKX4
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: deeleelaw57 on December 31, 2018, 06:10:37 PM
Almost color is like near beer only flatter, You also forgot Beany and Cecil, A Bob Clampett cartoooOOON.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: thelufias on December 31, 2018, 06:13:31 PM
I'mmmmmmm coming Beany Boy.....

One of my favorites....
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 07:21:20 PM
Ah yes, now I remember the washed out looking stuff. No wonder I couldn't remember if it was B/W or not. :tearlaugh:

 
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on December 31, 2018, 07:24:50 PM
Goodness, I'd forgotten about Beanie and Cecil. Lol.
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2019, 06:05:37 AM
 :ummm: Who ... damn youngsters, I know
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 01, 2019, 07:19:10 PM
You may be sorry you asked.  Beany and Cecil were originally puppets.  For example,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMQL0wW8wns (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMQL0wW8wns)
It switched to cartoons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMdReHP9cb0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMdReHP9cb0)
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2019, 07:44:05 PM
I am incredibly sorry I asked for clarification yes I am :pweez: forgive me
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2019, 08:03:47 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: AmirA on January 05, 2019, 10:54:03 AM
Toonalicious fun  :partytimes:
Title: Re: NEW CONTEST FOR 2019
Post by: MilosGulan on January 20, 2019, 04:29:33 AM
Interesting, I will have to try it  :viking: