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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 136 ]
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Sill newb question but...how do you change the background color? I know how to add a background image for a render but never knew how to change the raw color itself.
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Posted: 30 November 2012 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 137 ]
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Posted: 30 November 2012 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 138 ]
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To change the background colour click on the drop-down menu near the camera selection area. The third choice is to change the background colour, when you click on it the colour picker pops up and you're set to go.
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Posted: 30 November 2012 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 139 ]
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Thanks everyone. Some of these options almost seemed like they were staring me in the face.
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Posted: 30 November 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 140 ]
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ZamuelNow - 30 November 2012 06:12 PM
Sigh...I know. It's embarrassing and frustrating for the very fact that I thought that splitting it the way I did should have made it easier to do. Don't know why the edges are so sharp on the copy/paste.


In addition to changing the background color, always work at a larger size if you're going to be doing postwork copy and paste, or if you're going to be hand drawing things into your renders.

For example, if your final picture is going to be 100 x 100, change your render settings so it will render your pictures at 400 x 400.
Do your postwork with the 400 x 400 pictures, then export your final image back to 100 x 100. By shrinking the picture, the jagged edges will be too small to be seen. This is a technique used in the comic book industry to get smooth digital lines (Anti-aliasing makes the colorist's job harder).
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Posted: 30 November 2012 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 141 ]
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Jaderail - 30 November 2012 06:16 PM
To Avoid that in the Future Always do a Black Background for your PNG layers. They blend with almost any other layer.

EDIT: The Anti Alising to blend with the Grey causes the effect your getting.


Black or white; depending on the background image.
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Posted: 01 December 2012 01:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 142 ]
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Finally, the finished product!

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(or, "I defeated the DAZ (Forum) Troll and all I got was this lousy club!")

Switched to raytraced shadows which had a nice effect overall, I think. There was one oddly harsh shadow that required some postwork. Also did some general and specific edits of levels and curves and the like... Now to get some sleep! Great renders, everyone! grin
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Posted: 01 December 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 143 ]
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CONTEST CLOSED

Has everyone moved their renders over to the actual contest thread ?
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Posted: 01 December 2012 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 144 ]
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Lots of good work this time around. Sorry I haven't posted anything for this one, but it's been extremely busy in my non-cyber life. Good luck to everyone that's entered!
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Posted: 01 December 2012 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 145 ]
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Good luck to all. It was fun this month.

BWSman - 30 November 2012 09:06 PM
Black or white; depending on the background image.
Yes, I should remember that it depends on the Sub layer to be used. Thank you for adding that.
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Posted: 02 December 2012 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 146 ]
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Good luck everyone and I hope you enjoy next month's too. wink
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