DreamSlayerArtworks FAQ

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DSA TOS

-=Terms of Service=- Posting Guidelines DSA Darker Realms is committed to maintaining a Members only Area with as little censorship as is practical. We believe that artists should be free to express their creativity in whatever manner they wish. However, this does not mean that we do not have any limitations. You may not post any images or animation or writings of the following Nature: CHILDREN DEPICTIONS OF CHILD LIKE images appearing UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in any images or written works of a sexual nature (but we allow anime and similar style material) As a rule of thumb, make sure that all your models, virtual or real, look clearly over 18. We realize that this is subjective and hard to determine with virtual figures, but we prefer to err on the side of caution in this matter. No Scat (shit pictures or writings) BESTIALITY NO IMAGES OF PEOPLE HAVING SEX WITH Mammals. NO IMAGES OF ANIMALS HAVING SEX WITH PEOPLE. Animals include any animal that can be found living on earth in the present time. Mythological beasts and fantasy creatures are acceptable as long as they don't closely resemble real living mammals. Photography Is restricted to artistic nudity only .... So you may post pictures of yourself or for inspiration but keep it artistic in nature, NO Hard Core Porn!

DR TOS

-=Terms of Service=- Name: DRTOS.jpg Views: 28 Size: 4.1 KB Posting Guidelines DSA Darker Realms is committed to maintaining a Members only Area with as little censorship as is practical. We believe that artists should be free to express their creativity in whatever manner they wish. However, this does not mean that we do not have any limitations. You may not post any images or animation or writings of the following Nature: CHILDREN DEPICTIONS OF CHILD LIKE images appearing UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in any images or written works of a sexual nature (but we allow anime and similar style material) As a rule of thumb, make sure that all your models, virtual or real, look clearly over 18. We realize that this is subjective and hard to determine with virtual figures, but we prefer to err on the side of caution in this matter. No Scat (shit pictures or writings) BESTIALITY NO IMAGES OF PEOPLE HAVING SEX WITH Mammals. NO IMAGES OF ANIMALS HAVING SEX WITH PEOPLE. Animals include any animal that can be found living on earth in the present time. Mythological beasts and fantasy creatures are acceptable as long as they don't closely resemble real living mammals. Photography Is restricted to artistic nudity only .... So you may post pictures of yourself or for inspiration but keep it artistic in nature, NO Hard Core Porn! Please post that you have read the above and understand:

DSA Bulletin Board Rules

Hi! This is the place to post about commercial products, no matter from what store. Hope this section proves useful for both vendors and artists! :hi5: Here are some things to consider when making use of this advertising space: You must be an active and contributing member of the Dreamslayer Community. As a member (and especially as a content creator) there are many ways in which you can give something back to Dreamslayer and the community: give constructive criticism in the galleries, help less experienced members, share a tutorial, let us know of some interesting news. And very important, please consider sponsoring some of the awesome Dreamslayer contents with some prizes. It’s a great way to help the site and get extra exposure for you. :thumb: Products must be relevant to the Poser/Daz Studio/3D art community. Don’t create multiple threads for the same item or bump the original thread. If you have adult items to promote, please, do it in the Darker Realms section. Be respectful with other stores, products and vendors. The idea of the Bulletin Board section is to have useful announcements of products in one place for the convenience of artists, not to create propaganda against or in favor of something or someone. Constructive comments and inquires are welcome, trashing and trolling are not. Enjoy! For better detail about this section, please check Armorbeast’s post here: The Return of the DSA Bulletin Board

DSA Protocol

I have drawn up a few simple rules which will be known as "Team Protocol". They are specific to DSA Team Members. They are not outlandish, in fact the exact opposite, they are a set of rules, which make transparently obvious the kind of "esprit de corps" that DSA expects from its Team Members. Common Sense Prevails Respect and courtesy cost nothing! We are all grown adults and should behave as such. There will always be instances of disagreement between Team Members at some stage, or another. How you avoid those disagreements from resulting into full-blown disputes is the all important factor. Below, we have laid out a few simple rules specifically for our Team Members, to use as reference in forum protocol here at DSA. General • Do not post negative posts and discussions that are repeated over and over with no other purpose than to disrupt conversation. If you feel the need to say something, say it once and then move on. Do not disrupt multiple threads in order to make your point. • You must not bait/troll other Team Members. Baiting / Trolling is defined as posting with a clear intent to provoke anger, incendiary posts, and behaviour that may result in other Team Members violating the terms of our ToS. • You must not insult, flame, or otherwise abuse another Team Member. Flaming is defined as hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. • You must not post any form of real life information of a Team Members unless the Team Members has first permitted it by express consent. Examples of real life information include name, address, IP addresses, and phone numbers. • You must not distribute any form of real life information, email address, private/email Messages, and Instant Messenger messages (“Chatlogs”) with intent to harass or, use in a demeaning manner. • You must not disclose a Team Members unpublicized email address unless the Team Members has first permitted it, either by actual consent or previously releasing said information. • Making public: [cutting/pasting] of private messages is strictly forbidden. Grievance/Disputes • If you have a grievance against another Team Member, you should notify both the Team Leader and Site Owner immediately, providing full details. Between them they will decide the best course of action in order to resolve your grievance to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Please, remember some issues may take up to seven days before reaching a stage of final and appropriates resolve. In that time, both the TL and SO may find it necessary to communicate with other Team Members for additional input/clarification, and as a means of notification awareness. Team Activity and Attendance Each Team Member must be prepared to give a minimum of 3 hours/per week of their free-time to maintaining the forums [posting/commenting, etc], only Team Members working on DSA projects will be exempt from this requirement. In the event of absence the Team Member must communicate to both the Team Leader and Site Owner notifying them of their reason for absence. After a period of 31 days, non –notified absence will be deemed “Declaration of Retirement” and the Team Member in question will be demoted to member status. Warnings Flagrance of the "Team Protocol" will result in the following: a) Desist b) Warning c) Demotion/Ban The Site Owner is the only person who can make a ruling outside of the Team Protocol......his decision will be final If you have any questions or suggestion on "Team Protocol", please feel free to comment.

Tips For Navigating The Site

DreamslayerArtworks is a dark fantasy artsite as as you may know, dark fantasy covers a huge spectrum of topics... including light fantasy which is why our motto here is "From Darkness Comes The Light". The layout is designed to be different and different can be a pain in the patootie. Thus, we know that visitors to DSA will have issues navigating the site which become a bit easier when you understand that the site is designed after a haunted house... the fictional location being Kravenwood Manor. It may sound a bit odd but we have tried going more mainstream Poser / DAZ Studio like other 3D artsites and we get just as many, or more, complaints people can't find their way around even when we practically cloned other sites. The majority of websites tend to go their own way so I decided to go our own way. Once you hang around a bit, the site layout becomes easier to understand. The Manor category is largely for non art related forums to entertain and inspire. Thus, people who visit who don't do 3d art (as yet) or any form of art might feel welcome to get involved and maybe join in our artistic endeavors. The Village Square is where basic elements like welcomes, birthdays, announcements and information from the programmers goes. The Great Hall is pretty much general conversation and almost anything else as it is, by design, where you go when you don't know where to post or just want to chatter about. Competition Central is for contests and awards. 7th Portal is a bit trickier as it's for our paranormal and dark fantasy entertainment elements where you can talk about anything relating to favorite shows, ghosts and anything dark fantasy oriented. The Devils Toybox is for freebies announcements and sharing freebies information. Route 666 differs from 7th Portal in that it's focus is on the highway that brings you to Kravenwood Manor and entertainment in a more pure form talking about cars, motorcycles, movies, music and more which relates to being on the road a bit more. We decided to separate it into it's own area because it doesn't address paranormal or dark fantasy as a primary focus. Rising Sun is for anime fans and gaming which tends to be a huge part of dark fantasy these days and interconnected. Then you have the DSV forum which serves as our gateway to what's happening at our sister site (owned by Beltazar) where you can interact and maybe see what's going on over there. The East Wing is where we get more into art and learning skills. Skills Development 101 is a general forum where anything can be asked, posted or discussed about art in general of any format whether 2D or 3D. It is also our newbie forum for people just starting out in Poser, DAZ Studio or other programs who don't know where to post or who are searching for information and help. DAZ Studio Artists and Poser Planet are for the two software programs most used on DSA. The Darkroom is about photography and Illustration & Design is for more professional endeavors to teach practical commercial applications for your artistic skills. Illustration and design are not artworks in a classical sense and have nothing to do with what you want to create. It is a forum where you learn to create artwork for someone else to see if you can envision what a paying customer might want and it is a forum where paying customers may actually post to see if you can deliver the image they want. The same is true with the Darkroom where people may need airbrushing or photo repair where they are willing to pay you for your services... if they can. Wings3D was added by request to see if we could generate a bit more support for modeling programs which brings us to... The West Wing (skipping over the Library for a moment) is devoted to software programs more designed for modeling. Each forum is dedicated to specific programs except The Smithery which is a generic forum for modeling basics, questions and site projects members are invited to participate in regardless of skill levels. The Library is where our writers congregate. The Poisoned Quill is for poetry, songs, short stories and anything else they might wish o share where they are strictly telling us it is their work and copyrighted to them... do not use without asking for permission. The Tiki Bar is for jokes and humor. Where Monsters Dwell is the site owners own forum for sharing his own wild imaginings (as in me myself and I lol) Causes is where you might promote causes you believe in and which your fellow artists and writers might get behind to help out worthy causes. Mythology is where you can post about the mythology of ancient peoples. Mythology is based on religion but one must remember that religion considered to still be practiced does not fall under a mythological category. We do not discuss Christianity, Islam or any other "living" faith except where adherents at least partially accept their faith as mythological based (such as Hinduism) or which can fall under a category of paganism or which is relatively unknown. Because the lines between mythology and a living religion blur, elements like Samson in the Hebrew Bible or Lilith might be considered mythology... but Jesus and Mohammed would not be as there seems to be ample proof both existed and whatever one might consider of the faiths that derive from them, we tend to void these areas out of respect for believers in living faiths. The Crypt is for our special forums like Darker Realms and Black Rose which are separate areas more akin to separate sites incorporated into DSA that were once separate sites we used to operate. The Grounds is for archives and where we toss spammers. And there you have a general layout for the forums. The galleries will be discussed separately and forums in the East or West wings may change out between them based on increased support as forums in the West Wing that get more support will be moved to the East Wing so as to be higher up on the forums list.

New Daz Contest/Challenge Rules-04/01/2014

DAZ Challenge General Rules: 1. must use a daz3d software created, sold by daz3d to create your image. Daz Studio,Bryce,-Carrara The purpose is to focus on the DAZ software. 2.Plug ins- may be used only if created by Daz or sold on the daz site-and used within the software program, and its included render engine, not an export plug in to an external software. LuxRender- http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/index Reality Plugin- http://preta3d.com OctaneRender- http://render.otoy.co Are NOT ALLOWED The reason for this is to push you "us" to get the most out of the software program and its render engine that you can. And in keeping the participants on an even level of play on the field so to speak. You'll feel a lot better in the end knowing you can do it ...without plugins to external software. hair plugins- are allowed as there used within the software and rendered with the software engine. if we learn submitions were done in a non DAZ program for this specific challenge they will be disqualified and not allowed to participate in the future. 3.Postwork - can only be done with what is availabe within the software, ie studios render editor. What is the Render Album/Editor? The DAZ Studio Render Album provides a means of storing recent image renders in an album format which can then be loaded into the Render Editor to perform various editing functions on the image. The editor provides options for blending two images, color adjustment, image comparison, and applying filters without having to open a separate paint program. http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/artzo...zstudio/readme As this is included with studio. items that can actually be done with a prop or shader in ds can not be done with postwork......ie, hair, magick sparkles,lighting,fog, ect... (created items in paint and appled to a plane in the image before render is not postwork) You may however apply your siggie,watermark to the image after rendering.. 4. a min. of at least 1 daz item currently on the site for free/sale must be used. (place this info in the description area of your uploaded entry) 5.All images must be new and original for this contest Images may not be reposted anywhere else until the contest ends unless the following exceptions are adhered to.. A) A provided watermark is included on the image B) Links to the contest are included in the description C) Details to promote the contest are included (Note* As long as you promote the contest and link to it you should be ok) 6.ONLY 3 IMAGES (Entries) Per Person 7.Deadline will be "Midnight" Central Standard Time at the end of every month 8.Members of the DreamslayerArtworks team are allowed to enter all competitions - the DSA Team are volunteers and are thus, members of the general DreamslayerArtworks community 9.Sponsors of DSA and DR may enter

Competition Judging Criteria

Each month the DR will be offering a variety of Challenges and Competitions. So you know what we are looking for, we are providing you a copy of our Judging sheets. 1. Each entry will be judged individually based on it's own merits and not in comparison with other entries in the competition. A min of two judges will judge each entry. Highest score wins, ties will be broken by DSA Staff member Vote. All Decisions are final!

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