What lead me back to this forum was when Daz sent me one of those junk…. errr, I mean informative sales emails.
It’s was for this fabulous pirate girl outfit… Which is on sale at the moment so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take advantage and do some more Poser rending.
These rendered in Poser 8.
Character texture: Fenrissa Bellarue (damn, is that really how you spell it?)
Hair is a freebie Rasta dreadlocks, but I’ve added the leopard print head scarf.
Tear drop in third last picture was also a freebie and a bit of a headache to size and position.
Addition of background and signature is the only post work except for the smoke on the pistol.
The only difference in set up is that the first picture was done using the “Render Preview” setting, the second done using the “Render Final” setting.
Yup, ‘render preview’ took about ten minutes to render and ‘render final’ took nine hours!
Yes, there is subtle difference in the amount of detail and the second pic is slightly sharper… but the cost of that minute improvement doesn’t seem worth over eight hours to me.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with Photobox, I think the results it gives are great, just that I probably won’t be using the ‘Render Final’ setting very often (if ever).
And to celebrate I also purchased Photobox Extra and re rendered the full figure using some custom settings.
I rendered this at 4000px high (just to experiment) and then reduced it back down in Photoshop so it was a more reasonable size to post.
I’m in danger of creating many threads for each subject, so I figured I’d just stick to posting all my renders from now on in this one thread (until the boffins at Daz decide to start the forum from scratch again and wipe out my renders thread).
Feel free to comment, criticise, ridicule or compliment… and ask if there’s anything you want to know.
Photobox is a set of stuff to use in Poser. It’s basically a stage box you set your scene up inside and a set of lights and pre saved render settings, all optimised for indirect light, giving your final render more realism.
I also bought Photobox extra at the same time, which just adds the ability to easily tweak the individual light colours.
I’m not really very familiar with Daz Studio, I haven’t used it for a few years (maybe I shouldn’t be admitting that here ).
But, I think there are several “sky domes” that have a similar effect and really the most important part is in the render settings.
I do know that Daz Studio can do some amazing things with lighting, but maybe a more experienced Daz Studio user will have a better answer.
Be warned though, using indirect light render settings will vastly increase your render times.