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Post Your Renders - #5: Yet More Hope
Posted: 22 June 2013 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 256 ]
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Elele - 22 June 2013 01:15 PM

He looks great!
Is is bad if I confused him with Chewie at first?

tnx,
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I should’ve found a bolt for him, I would really succeed if I was trying to make Chewie!

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Posted: 22 June 2013 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 257 ]
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MrJey - 22 June 2013 01:07 PM

Hey!
and great Job everybody!

I was away for a while and i’m happy that i’m back. Love your works!

Here’s what I’ve been working on for a few days. The sniper is a model from Poser 8 content, used hair for his camouflage. The rifle is not completely my job, but I imported it from 3ds max.

Love to know your feedback. ;)


Its way too dark on my screen. I really can’t see any detail.

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Posted: 22 June 2013 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 258 ]
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Here’s one more for the road. The last of my doodles for a while.
Comments always welcome.

Now I need to think of something original to model.


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Posted: 22 June 2013 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 259 ]
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Jammin!!! I Love that!!!

de3an - 22 June 2013 11:38 AM

Thanks!
“The Girl” has been one of my favorite models partly because the face seems to be more expressive than with some of the other characters.

Absolutely! I have all of her facial expressions loaded into my V4 Rosie figure. It’s amazing how great a few spins of the dial in a mix and match between those, the Morphs ++, and the V4 Facial Expressions pack(actual name?). But with The Girl, just the way she is, like you have her in these pics, she passes beautifully as a Toon version of Rosie and/or my Daughter.
I’m thinking that I don’t have that shader - but now I’ll have to look for it - thanks!
Like I tell Koukotsu that she can never post too many pics of her wonderful Mulberry Doll, I could never tire of seeing your hot shots of TheGirl, either! Love it!
Thanks for the reprise!

MrJey - 22 June 2013 01:07 PM

Hey!
and great Job everybody!

I was away for a while and i’m happy that i’m back. Love your works!

Here’s what I’ve been working on for a few days. The sniper is a model from Poser 8 content, used hair for his camouflage. The rifle is not completely my job, but I imported it from 3ds max.

Love to know your feedback. wink

Very cool use of Carrara Hair - and some great renders to boot! Lighting, atmosphere, Chewbacca holding a sniper rifle… I Love It!!! All right. I know it’s not really a Wookie. But, like Elele, I sure would have thought that you were making a Wookie. Look at his trigger hand. It has that Monster-esque color and texture about it. And like all top-notch sniper camo… you can’t tell it’s a human inside of there! I’d love to get a suit like that - but I don’t (and never will) deserve one. Just don’t have the guts for it. My son qualified for sniper in the Army - but he blasted out his knee, ending his military career a year before he would have been shipped to the wars oversees. I’m glad he never went - but does he ever miss his “Wolverines”. It’s taking him some real hard work to try and fit into the civilian life again. He’d rather be drilled! To each his/her own, eh?


The following is a WIP test render that I brought into PD Pro and used some of the effects that I can animate into my clips. This one is a disorient spell in its launch stage. So the clip will go from zero effect to something along these lines. This is using the fantastic AnyFX plugin for PD by Pixelan - which is how I make rain and perform digital grading - I think. I know that Howler comes with some powerful grading tools of its own, so I’ll be looking into all of this stuff. Oh… and this is proof that auto-fit does work on V6… for some things. So far I’m not successful for anything that goes all the way up the leg from the feet - like my precious Swashbuckler boots, by Age of Armor. Spooky and his team with have to fix that. But the hair is three conforming hair of the same thing, auto-fit using “UNSUPPORTED”. The robes, or what’s left of it! lol, necklace, belt-pouch skirt… the boots are from the Night Guard for Genesis.

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Posted: 22 June 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 260 ]
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Another example of why I love Carrara so much. The Gazer is not at all what he was when I loaded him in from my runtime. He has undergone extensive morph additions and shape changes. Xerr is a bit different too. I needed to add a bunch of quivering of the lips and eyelids type of morphs, and then added a bunch to help individualize them from one another. Cephalinoid is straight out of the box with my own, custom shaders.

For monsters, I like using the gray scale maps that come with them to direct a color gradient to where to mix the palette. I also use them for manipulating the highlight channel for slimy gloss and such. The gray scale maps included with all products are a god send in Carrara’s shader room. Speaking of shaders, I’ve just today established a shader for Rosie’s Hair that doesn’t take forever and a day to render - while still using its tranparency maps. I was always adding a separate light to try and brighten the hair up. That hair just suck up light and never reflects it back. Black Hole hair! So I tried and tried, ask EP, many things to solve both the too dark and the take forever issue. I don’t care if it takes forever - truly. I’ve just lived with it for years now. So today as I was messing with getting a Rosie face onto V6, which took all day - which was a total blast - I really like V6 all over the original Genesis. Anyways, her shaders are really nice now! But I took a copy of the alpha map for the hair strands and put it in the glow channel cut down 50% - I might even go lower still - actually… I’m going to. And I multiplied that by the color map within that glow. So it illuminates to a small degree, only where the alpha maps tells it too - which has this amazing side effect of making her render blazingly fast - like she’s on fire! Yeah Baby!!!

Sorry for the rant - but I’ve been away from you guys for weeks, except for a few minutes here and there. I missed y’all!

Keep those renders comin’ and have a Carraraistic night!
Love ya all,
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Posted: 23 June 2013 03:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 261 ]
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de3an - 22 June 2013 03:09 PM

Here’s one more for the road. The last of my doodles for a while.
Comments always welcome.

Now I need to think of something original to model.


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Amazing work Dean! I loved it! Good choice of background, the hair and particles behind bike look pretty cool too!
I am also working on my scene, maybe changing lighting, adding some trees and modelling a few props for scene.

Dartanbeck - 22 June 2013 04:28 PM

Very cool use of Carrara Hair - and some great renders to boot! Lighting, atmosphere, Chewbacca holding a sniper rifle… I Love It!!! All right. I know it’s not really a Wookie. But, like Elele, I sure would have thought that you were making a Wookie. Look at his trigger hand. It has that Monster-esque color and texture about it. And like all top-notch sniper camo… you can’t tell it’s a human inside of there! I’d love to get a suit like that - but I don’t (and never will) deserve one. Just don’t have the guts for it. My son qualified for sniper in the Army - but he blasted out his knee, ending his military career a year before he would have been shipped to the wars oversees. I’m glad he never went - but does he ever miss his “Wolverines”. It’s taking him some real hard work to try and fit into the civilian life again. He’d rather be drilled! To each his/her own, eh?

Thanks. You are right, I guess I used so much hair for him :D I should try to make some better textures for body and cut some hairs so it looks more real! Right now Everybody would escape seeing him in the battlefield, even friendlies!!
Movies with snipers in it were always my favorite… That’s how I’m inspired to make an animation. I hope I can.
I Wish the best for your son. wink


Thanks again for your comments.
and apologies for my English.
-Ali.

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Posted: 23 June 2013 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 262 ]
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No… that looks JUST like one of those sniper suits. I think those guys all make their own, anyways - so they’re all different to some degree. I thought it was a Wookie because I see Star Wars in everything! Not sure what I’m going to do now that the Clone Wars show on Cartoon Network is coming to a close. At least we’re going to get new Star Wars movies! Episodes 7, 8 and 9 are going to be made!
Truth be told, I think I like the cartoon better than the movies. I really hope that they start a new animated series. Might I suggest “The Dark Times”, which is the period between the current trilogies. But anyways… very nice sniper suit… very nice renders.

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Posted: 23 June 2013 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 263 ]
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Genesis which way to turn.

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Posted: 23 June 2013 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 264 ]
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Nice composite Stan!

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I find it somewhat liberating not to be encumbered by accuracy.

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Posted: 25 June 2013 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 265 ]
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Genesis 2 - Dead Ahead!

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Posted: 25 June 2013 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 266 ]
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This new V6 of Rosie works really nicely so far. No idea what the mystery is that ManStan is not telling us. After making this, many of the elements that I used on V4 but are now on V6 have received refinements that I’ve been struggling over for years. I know that Genesis 2 Female had nothing to do with that - and, yes… some items will currently completely crash Carrara 8.5 upon the attempt of fitting to her. Also, Genesis outfits ignore the fact that she has boobs.
On another note:
I really love Carrara. I really do. And 8.5 build 204 is the finest Carrara I’ve worked in yet. Love this!

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Posted: 26 June 2013 03:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 267 ]
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Dartanbeck - 25 June 2013 10:26 PM

I really love Carrara. I really do. And 8.5 build 204 is the finest Carrara I’ve worked in yet. Love this!

Do you? Really? {insert smiley of your choice here}

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Posted: 26 June 2013 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 268 ]
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Kind of… {insert the one with the tongue sticking out, once they begin working again}

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Posted: 26 June 2013 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 269 ]
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evilproducer - 23 June 2013 07:49 PM

Nice composite Stan!

Thanks. I spent as much time trying to get that concrete pad to line up with the grass as I did getting the secondary lighting to match the scene.  lol

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Posted: 26 June 2013 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 270 ]
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evilproducer - 23 June 2013 07:49 PM

Nice composite Stan!

Thanks. I spent as much time trying to get that concrete pad to line up with the grass as I did getting the secondary lighting to match the scene.  lol

I love that render - as you know. That one other guy can say what he (she?) wants… I still think you did a superb job of making that whole image looks as if she is part of the photograph. You could add a white border and print that on photo paper and put it in an album. Most people would never know. Great work. I really like the last render of your that I’ve seen too - with the bridge in the water… or something(?)
You certainly know how to make natural, realistic lighting - that’s a certainty! I wish I could see more of your shots.

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