Black Is Beautiful II

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  • scorpioscorpio Posts: 3,838
    edited December 1969

    Angel1359 said:
    This is the Ovidius texture from Morris with the surface settings tweaked a bit to make it darker.


    OMG!!!! this is a 'Ovidius texture from Morris'!!!! link needed please ASAP..........Fantastic render by the way.......


    Thank you.
    you can find Ovidius here

    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/ovidius-for-m4/

  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,112
    edited December 1969

    Angel1359 said:
    The bracers came from this product: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragonlord-for-genesis/ * which I got as part of the M5 Pro Bundle--which I'd highly recommend if/when you start getting Genesis stuff. Or you might as well go all out and get the Pro Suite if you can afford it--it has the Ethnicity shapes and the essential Genesis Starter Bundle in it. The Benjamin character and the Manly Men for M5 product are part of the Pro Bundle (and Pro Suite) too.


    I actually almost used the formerly free Genesis Bracers, but in the end went with the other ones. :)


    *Something is weird with the in-store images for this product...


    OK Scott-Livingston what if I got these sale items: Genesis Evolution: Muscularity, Genesis Evolution: Morph Bundle and the Ethnicity for Genesis Bundle. Would I still need an M5 and V5 figure? or would I be able to make my own characters with the items mentioned?


    For Angel and anyone else who doesn't have M5 and V5: apparently they are included in the latest issue of 3D Artist Magazine! You might be able to find it in a Barnes & Noble, or you can buy it online: https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/3dartist/3d-artist-issue-43.html. I already own them (bought M5 here and got V5 free with another magazine) but sounds like a great opportunity for those who don't have them yet...


    Anyway, great renders everyone! Man, I have to get those Men of Character at some point...

  • FistyFisty Posts: 1,813
    edited December 1969

    This is the Ovidius texture from Morris with the surface settings tweaked a bit to make it darker.

    OMG that's awesome!!

    Adding a couple more characters to the list:
    Kids- Jamika http://www.daz3d.com/shop/jamika-for-k4/ (that texture can go several ways)
    Female- Ambrette for Mavka http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/ambrette-for-mavka/83091

  • scorpioscorpio Posts: 3,838
    edited December 1969

    Thank you Fisty

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited December 1969

    Angel1359 said:
    M5-Don from Cris Palomino's Men of Character II (Chris said that one's inspired by Don Cheadle) and the texture from Benjamin M5:

    War Machine -- Target Acquired

    Love the reflective work and overall image KickAir8P . . .

    Thanks -- I used DZfire's Real Metals shader set, it was perfect for this.

    Can anybody here recommend a similar-to-this-thread deviantART group? I'm looking for one that focuses on black people as people -- I'm not objecting to cheesecake/beefcake per se, but I haven't been able to find such a dA group that I'd be comfortable submitting my Kid4 renders to. 8-/

  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Angel1359 said:
    The bracers came from this product: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragonlord-for-genesis/ * which I got as part of the M5 Pro Bundle--which I'd highly recommend if/when you start getting Genesis stuff. Or you might as well go all out and get the Pro Suite if you can afford it--it has the Ethnicity shapes and the essential Genesis Starter Bundle in it. The Benjamin character and the Manly Men for M5 product are part of the Pro Bundle (and Pro Suite) too.


    I actually almost used the formerly free Genesis Bracers, but in the end went with the other ones. :)


    *Something is weird with the in-store images for this product...


    OK Scott-Livingston what if I got these sale items: Genesis Evolution: Muscularity, Genesis Evolution: Morph Bundle and the Ethnicity for Genesis Bundle. Would I still need an M5 and V5 figure? or would I be able to make my own characters with the items mentioned?


    For Angel and anyone else who doesn't have M5 and V5: apparently they are included in the latest issue of 3D Artist Magazine! You might be able to find it in a Barnes & Noble, or you can buy it online: https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/3dartist/3d-artist-issue-43.html. I already own them (bought M5 here and got V5 free with another magazine) but sounds like a great opportunity for those who don't have them yet...


    Anyway, great renders everyone! Man, I have to get those Men of Character at some point...


    Thanks for the link, now awaiting delivery of mag.......

  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Angel1359 said:
    M5-Don from Cris Palomino's Men of Character II (Chris said that one's inspired by Don Cheadle) and the texture from Benjamin M5:

    War Machine -- Target Acquired

    Love the reflective work and overall image KickAir8P . . .

    Thanks -- I used DZfire's Real Metals shader set, it was perfect for this.

    Can anybody here recommend a similar-to-this-thread deviantART group? I'm looking for one that focuses on black people as people -- I'm not objecting to cheesecake/beefcake per se, but I haven't been able to find such a dA group that I'd be comfortable submitting my Kid4 renders to. 8-/


    Snow Sultan may know if there are any such groups on DA, but if all else fails you could always wait until this forum gets back too normal and share with us here!!! Can I ask what you mean by 'cheesecake/beefcake'? You can PM me if you feel the subject matter may be a bit controversial if posted.....

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  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Oooo Just found this V4 model that I can't see has been mentioned yet: FRAD-NaChelle http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/index.php?ViewProduct=65294 and there is also M4: Rapper http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/rapper-for-m4/93533 and also Slade http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/slade/87944 that I did a nice render with here: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/index.php?image_id=2241095&user_id=673520&np;&np;

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  • FistyFisty Posts: 1,813
    edited June 2012

    Angel1359 said:
    Can I ask what you mean by 'cheesecake/beefcake'? You can PM me if you feel the subject matter may be a bit controversial if posted.....

    eyecandy pinups, cheesecake=female, beefcake=male

    scorpio64dragon's insanely good sepia M#(?) on the previous page is beefcake.. though skirting the line between that and just awesome art, mostly due to the masterful expression work.

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  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Fisty said:
    Can I ask what you mean by 'cheesecake/beefcake'? You can PM me if you feel the subject matter may be a bit controversial if posted.....

    eyecandy pinups, cheesecake=female, beefcake=male[/quote

    Thanks for the explanation Fisty.........I like my escapism, so I will stay with the cheesecake/beefcake images..... OMG I'm frightening myself because I'm actually using the right words.....

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  • Chevy77Chevy77 Posts: 1
    edited December 1969

    ZamuelNow informed me about this fantastic thread over at Renderosity, and it inspired me to go away and create my own render specifically for here. This is my own V4 Rochelle character using the Marie Elite skin and rendered in Luxrender via Reality 2.

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  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Chevy77 said:
    ZamuelNow informed me about this fantastic thread over at Renderosity, and it inspired me to go away and create my own render specifically for here. This is my own V4 Rochelle character using the Marie Elite skin and rendered in Luxrender via Reality 2.

    Whoo Oooo Chevy welcome and wicked render, I hope to get the Marie Elite skin when DAZ has a decent sale on; not too sure about the Luxrender yet......

  • SnowSultanSnowSultan Posts: 1,205
    edited December 1969

    Sorry, still not receiving notices about this thread. :P

    Snow Sultan may know if there are any such groups on DA


    I know of two:
    Darkskin-Love: http://darkskin-love.deviantart.com/
    Dark-Anatomy: http://dark-anatomy.deviantart.com/


    Kalypso, could I repost your mage Smacky pic on my dA page (with your permission and giving credit of course)?


    Thanks,

    SnowS

  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 615
    edited December 1969

    Angel1359 said:
    Oooo Just found this V4 model that I can't see has been mentioned yet: FRAD-NaChelle http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/index.php?ViewProduct=65294 and there is also M4: Rapper http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/rapper-for-m4/93533 and also Slade http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/slade/87944 that I did a nice render with here: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/index.php?image_id=2241095&user_id=673520&np;&np;

    Wow, NaChelle's been sitting in my wishlist for all this time and I can't believe I forgot to add her to the list here. Oops. I'll update either later tonight or sometime tomorrow.


    Probably should post this here though I don't feel like trying to embed a resized image: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/index.php?image_id=2341063

  • KalypsoKalypso Posts: 175
    edited December 1969

    Sorry, still not receiving notices about this thread. :P

    Snow Sultan may know if there are any such groups on DA


    I know of two:
    Darkskin-Love: http://darkskin-love.deviantart.com/
    Dark-Anatomy: http://dark-anatomy.deviantart.com/


    Kalypso, could I repost your mage Smacky pic on my dA page (with your permission and giving credit of course)?


    Thanks,

    SnowS



    Sure Snow, feel free to do so. I got caught up with some unexpected renovating and haven't had time to update my DA page. Fortunately, I'll be on vacation next month so I'll get to it as well as finish up some more Smacky renders I've got half-done!

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited June 2012

    Angel1359 said:
    Snow Sultan may know if there are any such groups on DA
    I know of two:
    Darkskin-Love: http://darkskin-love.deviantart.com/
    Dark-Anatomy: http://dark-anatomy.deviantart.com/

    Darkskin-Love is one I'd spotted earlier -- I'm sure it's a great group, but not where I'd want to submit a render of a praying child. :ohh: I'll try Dark-Anatomy, thanks!

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  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited June 2012

    Double-post? :shut:

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  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 615
    edited December 1969

    Can anybody here recommend a similar-to-this-thread deviantART group? I'm looking for one that focuses on black people as people -- I'm not objecting to cheesecake/beefcake per se, but I haven't been able to find such a dA group that I'd be comfortable submitting my Kid4 renders to. 8-/

    I'll try to ask around. I know of individual artists here and there but no groups off the top of my head.

  • SnowSultanSnowSultan Posts: 1,205
    edited December 1969

    Thank you very much Kalypso, I appreciate it!

    Kickair, Darkskin-Love is a good group and I don't think they'd have a problem with that image. It's nicely done and sweet. :)

    YESSS Neftis afros are in the store! I know what I'll be doing today!


    SnowS

  • wancowwancow Posts: 2,708
    edited December 1969

    Thought I'd cross post this, since it's relevant:

    African Skin Settings in GIMP from (almost) any texture.

    In GIMP (and maybe any other bitmap editor)
    Use the Colourize Dialog (COLOURS:COLOURIZE)
    Hue - 23
    Saturation - 50
    Lightness - Negative 56
    Do NOT forget, when doing the limps (I mean LIMBS, durn it… sorry, my spelling sucks cuz of missing fingers), to make the palms and foot soles LIGHTER. I did this by layering and erasing my new texture over the old one.
    Meet Shahana! Dialed in on Genesis with the ethnic morphs and V5 morphs… I used Wsupatoi’s Trish texture to get this one… (linked to DiviantArt)
    http://wancow.deviantart.com/art/African-Skin-Example-Shahana-Character-306497356

  • wancowwancow Posts: 2,708
    edited December 1969

    This is the Ovidius texture from Morris with the surface settings tweaked a bit to make it darker.

    OWAHOO! Waow! Please tell me this is a 3Dlight Render! PLEEZE :)

  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 615
    edited December 1969

    Kickair, Darkskin-Love is a good group and I don't think they'd have a problem with that image. It's nicely done and sweet. :)

    Glancing at things, it seems there may some cause and effect going on. They may not mind a cute pic but the 3D section is overwhelmingly pinups so it gives the impression that all that would be expected. Other sections seem more evenly balanced in art types.

  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Thank you very much Kalypso, I appreciate it!

    Kickair, Darkskin-Love is a good group and I don't think they'd have a problem with that image. It's nicely done and sweet. :)

    YESSS Neftis afros are in the store! I know what I'll be doing today!


    SnowS

    If it wasn't for the fact that I didn't have any internet access since 11am - 7pm today, I would have already put in a render with this wicked hair file.............

  • Hiro ProtagonistHiro Protagonist Posts: 321
    edited December 1969


    YESSS Neftis afros are in the store! I know what I'll be doing today!

    SnowS

    I didn't originally notice that this was fibre hair. I've not been convinced by fibre head hair products so far (although Cath's body hair tests were great), but this looks really convincing in the promos. I'd love to see some users' renders with it.

    Also, I like the look of Tyrese, but I hear the skin texture resource is the same as Benjamin, which I've already got. I'm wondering if it will different enough to be worthwhile—although I love the Tyrese morphs. There suddenly seems to be a lot of stuff I want, here and at Rendo—I'm not sure I can buy it all!

  • anikadanikad Posts: 1,860
    edited December 1969

    Tyrese has gentials which can be used for Ben.

  • FistyFisty Posts: 1,813
    edited December 1969

    Yeah that hair looks really good! And surprisingly colorful promos for Neftis, nice change.

  • SnowSultanSnowSultan Posts: 1,205
    edited December 1969

    I didn’t originally notice that this was fibre hair. I’ve not been convinced by fibre head hair products so far (although Cath’s body hair tests were great), but this looks really convincing in the promos. I’d love to see some users’ renders with it.


    Yeah, I didn't actually know it was fibre hair either until I loaded it. Well so far in my opinion - The good: it's very detailed and highlights are accurate. The meh: it doesn't have nearly as many morphs as the Alicia afro, and the front hairs look really crinkly to me when the hair is made larger.

    In this example, I used both the new Neftis afro and the Alicia one underneath to fill a bit of the empty space that Neftis' leaves. No postwork, so you can might be able see where they overlap. Anyway, I think all it will take is a little erasing over the edges to 'trim' it and it'll look good. Would definitely recommend this product while it's on sale!

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  • PoserMagicPoserMagic Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I just wanted to add a render I did with Rhodey and Cora :) and just one of Cora :)

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  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Ok Peeps

    I hope I've put Neftis3D Beautiful Black HairStyles through it paces, I think I understand Snowsultan what you meant about the front of the hair and the hair cap; but with a little tweaking here and there I still love it.......So here's my girl Carmen...

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  • Angel1359Angel1359 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    OK Peeps

    I purchased the Marie Texture because it was on sale, now the question is what do I download? I don't have a MAC PC.

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