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Posted: 22 December 2012 03:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Did somebody buy them?
How are they looking to you?

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http://www.daz3d.com/shop/daz-dimension-lights-1
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/daz-dimension-lights-2

And how long is the intro price?

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Posted: 22 December 2012 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve got them, not had time to try them out yet - I’ll try a couple of quick renders and see how they do

(I better not look at my Bank balance until next year, the stuff I’ve bought this week went waaaaay beyond my allocated budget - but so much good stuff hit the store!)

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Posted: 22 December 2012 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Would also be interested in more information, especially how well they fare in indoor scenes and how easy they’d be to adjust then (e.g. move, adjust directions etc.).

I got quite a few of DimensionTheory’s light sets and appreciate the quality of them and these seem to be at least partially aimed at indoor scenes (also judging from the promo shadows).

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Posted: 22 December 2012 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Very good fire-and-forget high quality lighting - no excuses with these sets!  The examples I’ll be posting below took around 9mins each to render, so excellent balance of quality and speed.

Each has an uberenvironment and distant light grouped together, so light rotation is a breeze even for beginners.

The first image shows scene WITHOUT any lights, just so you can get an idea of how lighting changes the look.  The name of each image indicates which light set was used (1-20 in set 1, and 21-40 in set 2)

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Posted: 22 December 2012 07:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Renpatsu - 22 December 2012 05:46 AM

...these seem to be at least partially aimed at indoor scenes (also judging from the promo shadows).

It would give good ambience through gaps/windows, but the render time will shoot up if the indoor scene is an actual enclosed space (and would also most likely need an extra light or two added to highlight points of interest)... but will be great for “movie set” type scenes where there’s no ceiling or walls to block the light.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks for the demos, Jabba, they look good.

I was wondering… For images that use a sky dome would that mean the lighting sets increase the render time a lot?  Since they are considered enclosed?

Am now wondering if I am better off using a flat surface rather than a skydome for my skies.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I am curious how these lights look with human characters. Some light tend to wash out the skin. The product pictures do not really show enough to let me know how this will look with human characters in the scene, so I have held out-for now.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Couple of quick renders as examples on people. Texture is Bree. Did not fiddle with anything on the skin or light. These are #1 and #12.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I like these lights.  This uses #3 with Xiao Wen.

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Posted: 23 December 2012 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thank you, everybody!
(My wallet isn’t that thankful - but so what? *grin*)

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Posted: 23 December 2012 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Anyone know how long these are on sale?

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Posted: 23 December 2012 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Does anyone know if these will work with DS3? The page says “Compatible 3D Software: DAZ Studio 4.5, DAZ Studio” so is the second mention of Daz Studio referring to DS4 or DS3 or both?

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Posted: 24 December 2012 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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DS4.5 only - they are in DUF format ... Sorry!

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Posted: 24 December 2012 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yep, very nice light sets and render fairly fast.

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Posted: 01 January 2013 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Just got the first set and I’m not sure what to think. All my test spot renders come put looking more ‘artistic’, like old paintings or something.
Don’t know if thats how they are suppose to render like that but I was hoping for more realistic result for my current project . Still it’s given me ideas for for some other works.

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Posted: 01 January 2013 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Fabe_ca - 01 January 2013 10:27 PM

Just got the first set and I’m not sure what to think. All my test spot renders come put looking more ‘artistic’, like old paintings or something.
Don’t know if thats how they are suppose to render like that but I was hoping for more realistic result for my current project . Still it’s given me ideas for for some other works.

Post a screenshot…of maybe a spot render and your advanced render settings.

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