Thank you, Beto, I’m Bill. I’ve been working quietly behind the scenes since Poser 2 beta (not for Poser, but with it) and I’ve found so many new things in Poser 9 that I’m finally going to start posting freebies of toys and ideas—as soon as I get this little problem solved so I can finish a book cover I’m late for (1 day!) (dammit!)—If you’re on facebook, I have some of my Poser art there, maybe there’s a place to start a gallery here? Don’t know, too busy to care at the moment. But your polygon-flipped shoe sparked an idea you might want to try:
For the “dark surface” leather, the top of the shoe, set the diffuse color to a pretty blue (R0,G0,B100) and the value to about 0.1 or 0.2. Highlight 100% white, size .01, transparency 85%, reflection color>new node>lighting>sphere map>2d image>[image of your choice], reflection value = .8 or so, enable raytracing and VOILA! a glass slipper tenny-runner!
(Alternately:) Replace the >lighting>sphere map>etc segment above with >lighting>raytrace>reflect (the default values are OK) if the shoe is in a scene completely surrounded by renderable geometry and it will mirror the entire scene. (This is terribly expensive on render time because you have a transparent object reflecting everything, if “Bruuna” has mesh hair and she’s reflected, you’ll think Poser died and forgot to tell you.) However, if the focus is the shoe and its reflections, and the lovely foot inside, that would be well worth the wait to see it rendered properly, and in a case like that a black background and a floor could be enough, if properly lit.
On the other hand, if the viewer is properly lit, it all looks good.
But oooh! Atmospherics! Volumetrics! Motion blur! Cloth and Hair and Physics, Poser is growing up! It was a big jump from 5 to 9, so much to tell! So much to learn!
I have also found a little freeware program called Anaglyph Maker by Takashi Sekitani, you render an image, dolly-X the camera (or Orbit Y if you’re working astronomically huge) and render a second image, Anamaker creates either a color or red-blue anaglyph (selectable) that you can view in 3D with cheap cardboard glasses (which are also useful for looking at the Curiosity updates and the amazing still-plugging-along Opportunity photos from Mars!) His website appears to be down, but freeware lives forever, google it, it does an amazing job! Finding the cardboard glasses is up to you, there’s a wonderful little kitsch shop here in Washington called “Octopus’s Garden” but they’re probably overpriced and half of the fun is going through the store. They have to be either Red/Blue or (for color) amber/wheat/orange vs cyan (in cinema, the color filter is called ‘wheat’ but outside the industry there isn’t exactly a word for it that’s widely recognized, amber is too yellow and orange doesn’t rhyme with anything but “door hinge” and that makes me and more cringe.)
Apologies. Well lit. Well met.
I have been a fan of “Druuna” since Heavy Metal Magazine came out in the mid-late 1970s, somewhere I may still have a Poser 3 (“Posette”) “Looks-Like-Druuna” character somebody did in the 1990s, I’ll see if I can find it. It didn’t hold a candle to this, though!