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Posted: 09 July 2012 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Szark - 08 July 2012 06:10 PM

Anyways glad to hear you’re doing ok Pen.

Thanks…: )

I really like seeing what others are doing with the programs even if I don’t seem to have time to play.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 06:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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Jaderail - 09 July 2012 10:26 AM

Oh Yes, I never see my flaws unless someone else points them out.

Ok looking at that pic a couple of days on I am not liking it now. Not enough contrast, Lighting is too white and bright. I am going to go back, adjusting the lighting. I don’t think I need to move any of the spot lights just adjust the intensity of the Back, bounce and fill. Maybe drop the Occlusion colour to black. I happy with the posing,


If you want I can try to help Jaderail though when it comes to other peoples work I find it hard to advise, not being 100% sure of myself. I would hate to lead people astray with the worng feedback. But I do comment from time to time if something really stands out to me.


All I can say is that composition for me is, for most of the time, easy First thing I do is set my scene up. Sometimes I have an idea already and sometimes a scene will come with trolling my Runtimes to see what pops in to my empty head. I spend a lot of time with camera positions, locking one making a new one and trying another position and repeat. Then when I got a few cool camera angles I switch back and forth between them.


Then I start on the Light and textures, I tend to do these two together.


Doing it that way I am not getting lost, as soon as I deviate from this workflow my images suffer. But it is a personal thing what works for one may not work for another. smile

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Posted: 10 July 2012 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Thanks for the offer Szark. Right now I’m in a render slump, just no desire to take the time needed at the present. My health has been kind of wonky so I’m not pushing myself. When I start a image I pretty much just work at it and work at it untill I’ve pushed myself way to far. I’ll be back at it soon I’m sure, just not ready for it yet.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Thank you for sharing your work with us Szark. I just sat down with a cup of coffee and enjoyed all of them. Great renders. grin

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Posted: 11 July 2012 03:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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Thanks Halcion. Nice strong cup of coffee is it? cool grin

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Posted: 13 July 2012 04:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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I’ve just gone through all these pictures and must say they are excellent. How long does it take to get such results with Daz? I’m sure I wouldn’t have the patience!

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Posted: 13 July 2012 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Thank you SteveM17.

How long did it take me to learn do you mean? Come Spetember it will be three years since I started learning Daz Studio, Bryce and Carrara and mainly stuck with Daz Studio. But I do spend a lot of time doing so. The first image in the thread was about 3 months in. But I have been using Photoshop for some years prior so that helped with postwork.

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Posted: 13 July 2012 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Well, what I meant was how long does it take you to set up all the elements of the picture before the final render. You know, positioning the figure, sorting out lights and shadows and camera angles, finding the right props and textures and so on? Judging by your good results, it must take ages!

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Posted: 13 July 2012 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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Arr got you. Yes it takes days before I even start to test render. But simple images like the last closeup portrait took me two days from start to finish….then another few hours to redo her [removed]which I haven’t posted here but in my DA gallery) and another 24 hours to render.

The old adage applies here as what you get out, is what you put in. But granted having a low powered computer does make it challenging. I am looking forward to upgrading.

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Posted: 13 July 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Waiting a day or two before posting an image is something I am going to remember.


The first image I did of this on page 4 just has no soul. It is flat. Looking at it again makes me wonder why I bothered to post it.


This has more life. But even then it is not 100% perfect.


This time I played with Area and Uber Soft lighting. One Area plane and a Uber Soft Master. I even used the Blue Glow as an area light. Didn’t work as I wanted it to though but fun to test out.

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Posted: 16 July 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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This time using two spots one Uber and one standard. Standard light coloured purple tint and Uber a coloured homemade gel applied. Volumetric Camera used. Postwork: Colour curves adjusted, motion blur on parts using Masks made in Daz Studio 4.5 RC 2 with Surface Mask Creator. All done in Gimp 2.8 and it is the first time I have not used Photoshop Elements for 7 years. I am loving the new GIMP with its custom downloadable UI presets. I now feel comfortable with using it, now that I can see the functions a lot better. Plus it is way more powerful than my Photoshop Elements 6. Yep a convert after all this time.

Anyways this is my first attempt at being a little more artistic.

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Posted: 19 July 2012 01:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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That title is brilliant…..........LOL

In your opinion which of the software do you prefer, and why?

Carrara
Bryce
Vue

You use them all so I am guessing you have a preference. wink

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Posted: 19 July 2012 06:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Hey I didn’t think there would be a test. LOL I will have to think of my response to that one kylumi.

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Posted: 19 July 2012 06:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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Hehe good answer Szark.

I wonder how I would answer a question like that.

I suppose one of these days I should recreate my own thread, having encouraged you to do so, but didn’t want to be accused of pinching one of the front page slots before we get the forum posts ordering correctly.

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Posted: 19 July 2012 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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I will answer kylumi’s question but not an easy one to answer when you think how different there are from each other.

Yes you should cho. You keep popping these images up seeing what great images you have made and you should share them, fly the Bryce flag and all that. smile

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