I feel ashamed...
I've just realized that I've been on the forum since the end of Dec 2012 and that i did not introduce myself! Shame on me!
So here I am not an old bachelor and likely to remain so as would say Professor Higgins (see My fair lady:-) ) , French, living in Paris, and retired from a financial career mostly in the banking business.
I'm here by chance as I was trying to find a way to create a figure out of a stoned victim of Pompeii eruption of 79 AD. I'm more interested at the beginning by video editing and I'm developing a project to edit all my videos made on that incredible archaeological site that I've visited probably 10 times.
The idea behind the project is inspired by a French novel of Theophile Gauthier called "Arria Marcela". This writer is well know of horror movies fans as one of his novel, "the story of the mummy" was the source of many films since the beginning of this industry.
When I began with DAZ studio 4.5 in December 2012 I had no idea of what 3D modeling was but was quickly amazed of the possibilities it opened for my project. I found ready made monuments of Pompeii in Sketchup, and was able with Bryce to import them and more or less modify some errors, my quest for the stone figure was fulfilled and now the second stage is to light the whole scene, and animate my corpse which will transform itself gradually from stone to living flesh and will be the guide of my viewer, if any become interested in the final render and movie. At least I'll be the one and only spectator! lol!
I want already to thank all those of you (Richard Haseltine, Chohole , Jaderail, mjc1016, and others whom I forgot their names but who will excuse my aging memory) for all the help they already gave me not sparing their time to hasten my real folly!
This is the stage of my project which could not having being achieved in so short a time without them: