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Contest Arena => DOTY 2017 => Topic started by: Betsy4Arts on April 11, 2017, 03:03:48 AM

Title: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 11, 2017, 03:03:48 AM
snazzysnail If you have a question or wish to shower praise upon the entries, this is the place!  snazzysnail
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 11, 2017, 04:06:09 AM
My question is about inserting images here on simpearls...


...I have dropbox to host my images - I just want to make sure if I make a link and insert that in the image url box, will the actual image show here?


(basic, I know, lol... but, I've never posted an image on this site <3)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 11, 2017, 05:11:21 AM
I think somebody besides me has been enjoying watching LOTR and The Hobbits over and over again the last month or two on  . . . on . . . is it FX????
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Greengirl on April 11, 2017, 05:26:28 AM
I've just started using reshade in my game, which allows for a significant amount of lighting/graphics adjustments. Are we allowed to use this at will, or only minimally?
Edit: here's an example of what I've done in my game for different looks, with zero photoshoping of the color /contrast etc (only cropping etc).....
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/1b6ce0c8de7d705f8b02c31d2a3a55d9/tumblr_oo4fy0q7xG1s4po2io1_540.png)

Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 11, 2017, 10:24:08 AM
I'm a bit confused (noting new there I know LOL) but are we recreating the LOTR balcony or using it's influence to create a romantic balcony?


I've never watched Lord of The Rings so have been doing some research.

Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 11, 2017, 11:45:39 AM
szanne7000,
not sure. I have always used Photo Bucket to host my images.

Greengirl,
lighting mods are fine cause they are a feature you can use within the game. I use a lighting mod myself...can not live without it!
Enhancing your pictures out of the game in paint, photoshop or any other program used to edit pictures are not allowed. Only adding borders are allowed.

Ivyrose,
Just google LOTR and you should find many images. Yes, the balcony will be inspired from Rivendell, home of the elves in LOTR and for this round, I want to see everyones take on how they envision that to be. Does not have to be identical to LOTR.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Belinda on April 11, 2017, 02:38:12 PM
Oh Dawn...I'm in love with this theme ! Thank you  hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 11, 2017, 02:43:05 PM
I'm a bit confused (noting new there I know LOL) but are we recreating the LOTR balcony or using it's influence to create a romantic balcony?


I've never watched Lord of The Rings so have been doing some research.


Makes 2 of us, never seen it either.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 11, 2017, 04:53:21 PM


minibud For Round One you will submit up to 6 photos of the area & one of the floor plan{top view} so a total of 7 pictures
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 11, 2017, 05:44:27 PM
I'm just about to post my entry but just to confirm as I see the first post has done this, we post our pics in the forum don't we, not link to an album?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 11, 2017, 05:50:59 PM
You post them all on the forum Nikki
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 11, 2017, 06:06:11 PM
 politebear Michelle about to post my entry.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 11, 2017, 06:37:50 PM
Wow!!!! 2 entries already!!!  sohappyhappyhappy
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 11, 2017, 07:56:16 PM
Countdown to the end of Round 1 has been added to the Theme/Entry page
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: tahoe on April 11, 2017, 08:30:40 PM

I have not seen the films, not like the fantasy so much so I asked my husband what he remembered from the movies and got some tips.
I thought I was the only one not seen the films.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: PetraB on April 11, 2017, 10:54:26 PM

I went to the theater to see all three but i've falled asleep every time!! lolol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Kim on April 12, 2017, 12:30:41 AM
Wow, some beautiful entries so far  ohreallyoo
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 12, 2017, 07:17:21 AM
I saw the first two LotR in theaters 3 times each, the third twice, and have seen them all countless times on DVD. I've also read the books multiple times :) I've read everything Tolkien ever wrote. So I'm quite ok with this one, lol.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 12, 2017, 09:41:03 AM

Clairsy, That table you've used is just perfect for the Rivendell vibe.

Mama, your entry looks really great I love your views outside the arches.


Petra, the soft colours you've used makes it look very romantic and I can imagine a lazy afternoon in that hammock.


Look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 12, 2017, 02:59:22 PM
Clairsy, That table you've used is just perfect for the Rivendell vibe.

Mama, your entry looks really great I love your views outside the arches.


Petra, the soft colours you've used makes it look very romantic and I can imagine a lazy afternoon in that hammock.


Look forward to seeing more.


And your's is just gorgeous!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 12, 2017, 05:16:47 PM
Great entry Milena, those statues and the art work you've used are perfect for this theme. :pinkieheart
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: NuclearWaffles on April 12, 2017, 07:28:46 PM
Fabulous entries you all!   cutethfroggie   I'm dying over here seeing how beautiful they are!


So I have a question:  If we do a just for fun entry, do we still post it on the entries topic but just write JFF above it or something?  :D   yummypink
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 12, 2017, 07:31:33 PM
minibud That's right! Just write JFF entry at the top of your post.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 12, 2017, 09:45:10 PM
riekus13, I love that you made a little corner for Bilbo!  hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 12, 2017, 11:43:51 PM
Fiorst of all, you guys are KILLING it, loving those entries!
Second, a question, how loose are we with the definition of "arches"? Can we use pillars and spandrels?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 12, 2017, 11:59:36 PM
Fiorst of all, you guys are KILLING it, loving those entries!
Second, a question, how loose are we with the definition of "arches"? Can we use pillars and spandrels?

No, it is not a loose definition of arches. You MUST use arches.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 13, 2017, 12:33:32 AM
Bummer. Ok, thank you!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 13, 2017, 02:15:35 AM
Bummer. Ok, thank you!

Sorry...It's DOTY...Round Requirements.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: tinhouse on April 13, 2017, 06:09:09 AM
Firstly, Dawn, what an awesome theme! Love it!

And, secondly, the entries so far are amazing! I thought it would be a really challenging theme, you guys have blown me away. Beautiful work!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Clairsy97 on April 13, 2017, 07:51:54 AM
Clairsy, That table you've used is just perfect for the Rivendell vibe.

Mama, your entry looks really great I love your views outside the arches.


Petra, the soft colours you've used makes it look very romantic and I can imagine a lazy afternoon in that hammock.


Look forward to seeing more.


Thanks Ivyrose yours is good too :)
I think I should've added a bit much more detail to my entry though lol

Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 13, 2017, 05:25:55 PM

Thanks Ivyrose yours is good too :)
I think I should've added a bit much more detail to my entry though lol


Everyone's entries are gorgeous.  I know I should have added more detail to mine, it looks naked.  lol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: NuclearWaffles on April 13, 2017, 08:36:38 PM
Aww no mama, yours doesn't look naked!  It actually looks similar to the Rivendell in the Hobbit movies.  The table where they put the dwarves and fed them salad.  I don't remember if that's just a scene in the extended version, though.  Let's just say if it is only in that version, the dwarves were not happy with salad.  LOL
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Tanya9771 on April 13, 2017, 09:31:56 PM
Haven't posted here for ages but have been lurking to see what you all have to do for DOTY this year. Love the theme for Round 1 and the entries are gorgeous! Well done to everyone who's posted so far  hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 13, 2017, 11:54:16 PM
Aww no mama, yours doesn't look naked!  It actually looks similar to the Rivendell in the Hobbit movies.  The table where they put the dwarves and fed them salad.  I don't remember if that's just a scene in the extended version, though.  Let's just say if it is only in that version, the dwarves were not happy with salad.  LOL


LOL  I was going to put just salad, but got tired of looking for it, so added the meat and cheese plates.  I've never seen the movies.  Thank you for your kind compliment.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 14, 2017, 03:33:46 AM
The Hobbits - An Unexpected Journey is on right now. That channel likes to play them all in  a row over and over again. Good times this weekend for us, I guess.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Greengirl on April 14, 2017, 08:37:36 AM
Beautiful entries everyone <3
Ugh I've made a totally noob mistake and upload the wrong size images. Is that a DQ? Or is there a tiny (I humbly plea) chance thst I may be allowed this one edit to correct my error?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 14, 2017, 11:30:38 AM
Beautiful entries everyone <3
Ugh I've made a totally noob mistake and upload the wrong size images. Is that a DQ?

Greengirl, go ahead and post the correct size images, as long as you do not change your pictures.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 14, 2017, 12:24:56 PM
Beautiful entries everyone <3
Ugh I've made a totally noob mistake and upload the wrong size images. Is that a DQ? Or is there a tiny (I humbly plea) chance thst I may be allowed this one edit to correct my error?

Aw...no pleading required, LOL!
I personally am ok with correcting a simple mistake as that cause you did not alter your entry...just picture size.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: miklin83 on April 14, 2017, 01:30:06 PM
I only saw bits & pieces of Lord of the Rings. Never got into those kinds of movies. Now that I realize my entry is bare in the outside of the balcony, totally forgot to add stuff  :reaction:
Great entrys everyone!!!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Lady Raven on April 14, 2017, 01:48:27 PM
Great entries everyone!  hearts


Sauron in me: Elven ruins? XD  \\ Me: NO! Rivendell! \\ S: Just like I said, Elven Ruins!  :515:
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 15, 2017, 05:35:45 PM
Oh! Everyone's entries are Marvelous!!!    hearts


I made a some notes about what I especially liked on each one...




Clairsy97 - Rainbow Fairy, Ironwork Chairs


Nikki (Ivyrose) - Fencing, Divan View through Arches, Cool Statues


Mama - Floors, Medieval Feel


Petra - Stone Cutout Walls, View through arch/roses, Book Altar


Minena - Love your background! Fencing, Roses/Wood Furniture


Riekus (JFF) - Floors, Waterway, magnificent ts2 cc


Miklin - Doored Arches, Walls & Floors


Ekrubynaffit - Vined Bridge, Arches, Map Table


Anakin - Love the White & Green, View inside through arches


Greengirl - Love the Stonework, Arches, Fencing - Great Lighting


Lady Raven - Awesome Build (pillars, frieze), That exterior view from pond is amazing


Marie (Tahoe) - Arches, Light & Shadow Play


JustJones - Great Arches, Tablescape, Cool Furniture


(I apologize for getting html coding on my post - I'm not sure how to remove it from my post on this site and did not want to edit my post.)   :comphate
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: kacicka777 on April 15, 2017, 07:10:37 PM
Evebody is doing well, great entries! LOTR is very inspirative film in many ways.
I love the theme and the topic of DOTY this year. We will have a lot of fun yet. Just want to be sure when can we post JFF entries? After the round ends just like the last year?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 15, 2017, 08:13:29 PM
minibud No, you shouldn't wait until the round is over to post your JFF entries. You must post them while the round is going on because they are closed to uploading once the round is over!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 15, 2017, 08:17:32 PM
Thanks,  szanne7000! I'm glad you like the tablescape! I had so many omsps going, one on top of the other, that it was impossible to recolor them to invisible and had to redo it with careful placement to  to make sure none were completely covered by others ;) So I'm quite pleased that you specifically mentioned that, lol.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: AngelamvEliza on April 16, 2017, 12:05:55 AM
wauw! all entries are awesome so far!
Great job from all of you, and good luck all.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 16, 2017, 12:50:20 AM
 hearts Loving ALL the entries...you guys are amazing,,,was hoping I would have time to finish a JFF but...due to all the little ladies needing hairdos for Easter...it just didn't happen  headach...But I am certainly excited to see all of your entries coralrahrah
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: certain on April 16, 2017, 12:59:34 AM
Happy DOTY everyone!  I'm not able to enter this year unfortunately, but that doesn't stop this cheerleader!


Clairsy97: I love the little candles you used on the dining table.
IvyRose: I like the idea of using the bird cage as a center and panning around it for shots.
mama: That third picture is gorgeous!
PetraB: Your pictures are super elegant :)
minena: I am in love with your fourth picture!
riekus13: Is this the real movie set? Could have fooled me!
miklin83: The shutters are a really creative choice
ekrubynaffit: I love the build. I definitely see Lord Of The Rings.
anakin: I definitely see this at a real resort for a nature theme.
Greengirl: Absolutely breathtaking shots!
Lady_Raven: Definitely a strong start for you. It is marvelous!
tahoe: It is super sweet :bat-eyelashes:
justJones: Your entry just strikes me as warm and inviting
szanne7000: Such a romantic feel to your entry!
Schneekatze: Your pictures are so clear. I love the angle shot into the room!
trijntsje: I love the use of the wild life for sure :)
Jaguwar: I am sold on the glitter. Definitely gives a magical edge!
AngelamvEliza: That second picture is everything!


 coralrahrah pinkyay coralrahrah



Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 16, 2017, 01:14:53 AM
I probably won't make the deadline... There's less than 4 hours, I'm sleepy, nowhere near done and stupid sims 3 is still saving.   headach
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 16, 2017, 01:57:54 AM
minibud I will extend the deadline for an hour or so if that will help. It would be such a shame for any of you to drop out in the first round. just let me know.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 16, 2017, 02:27:28 AM
OOOoooo, more entries! <3



Trijntsie - Fencing and Build, Love the birds!
Jaguwar - Swing Seats, Rock Grotto <3
AngelamyEliza - Floors, Doored Arches, Beautiful Views :)


 cutethfroggie
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 16, 2017, 03:51:27 AM
I am done. I forgot to say that it was Sims 2 at the top if that makes a difference to you judges. Feel free to edit it in for me since we aren't supposed to modify are entries once they are up.
It was so hard to try and find something for ts2 -- the choices are so limited. My terrace is not what I wanted it to be.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 16, 2017, 04:11:44 AM
I may be able to finish in time, we shall see. I have a little bit more work to do and take screenshots, resize them, upload them and so on. Let's hope the game won't give me any more grief.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 16, 2017, 07:26:52 AM
All the entries are so wonderful!  :thankeefrog 



Deatherella - Arches and Walls :D
13pumpkin (JFF) - Stunning Build, Swing with Flowers, Reflecting Pool
Xoneirox - The view of Rivendell from your Build! <3 Chandelier, Flowers


...and, now, the waiting begins!     tictocny
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: ekrubynaffit on April 16, 2017, 10:28:53 AM
Good luck everyone, and thankyou Suzanne and Certain for the lovely critiques, wasnt expecting that!  BetsyRose
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 16, 2017, 02:27:51 PM
Great job everyone! All entries are Fabulous!!!!!  hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 16, 2017, 04:03:07 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments Suzanne and certain. Am just about to check out everyone else entries now. Have been very busy yesterday and today doing RL decorating.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: certain on April 16, 2017, 09:09:29 PM
Deatherella: Those arches are the best! Completely what this theme needed.
13pumpkin: The tree and leaves is gorgeous! Definitely a pop of color to your fabulous white decorating ;)
xoneirox: This entry especially gives off that fairy tale vibe. I like that we see more of "Rivendell" in the background.


Good luck to the judges!
We don't envy you.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 16, 2017, 11:58:48 PM
Certain - I want you to know that I really appreciated your comment about my build - Thank you! <3
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 17, 2017, 01:48:25 AM
thanks for the nice comments and I really liked everyone's entries. I'm so glad I'm not a judge..
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 01:59:44 AM
Thanks, certain :D Warm and inviting was the goal
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 17, 2017, 02:03:43 AM
certain was named DOTY Cheerleader at BPS...and Jonesi even gave her an award for it!
We all love and appreciate her critique for each round!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round One~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 18, 2017, 12:17:13 AM
certain was named DOTY Cheerleader at BPS...and Jonesi even gave her an award for it!
We all love and appreciate her critique for each round!


What you said. Certain's the BEST and helps everyone improve.