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Should we start a new Render thread?
Posted: 25 June 2012 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Primivol (testing image size)

original—> http://www.3d.wetcircuit.com/wp-content/uploads/Doc31.png

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Posted: 25 June 2012 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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So is that a shader on an object then, or some kind of volumetric? Either way, it’s a nice abstract.

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Posted: 25 June 2012 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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grin Thank you! It is a Primivol volumetric cloud.

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Posted: 25 June 2012 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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cool pic smile at least it is not a naked animal!
thr twouble with th erender thread it will be knocked off the front page as other threads come,
ie I posted a reply on one of 3dlusts threads on page 3? a few minutes ago
that thread is still on page 3 ....
 
no one sees the new replies unless they are subscribed to them\

it’s a good idea, it saves people having to spend time on the forum because they don’t see new posts ......
and it must be saving Daz money on bandwidth
or something .... wink

maybe they will spend the saved money on a Carrara 8 manual smile

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Posted: 25 June 2012 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I started a new “Post your renders” thread last month, and indeed as Andrew has mentioned, it has been pushed from the front page. I’m hoping that it will bump to the top when DAZ staff gets the sorting order fixed.

You can find it here:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/221/

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Posted: 26 June 2012 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Why not post your renders at Carrara Cafe -there is a spot for them and they will not be lost in the fog of threads

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Posted: 26 June 2012 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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That’s really neat, Holly.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OK, Holly, I’m curious. Is that straight our of Carrara or did you do any postwork?

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Posted: 27 June 2012 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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No postwork. Straight out of Carrara. grin

Or straight out of Primivol, I should say. There is nothing else in the scene except the camera.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 27 June 2012 03:13 PM

No postwork. Straight out of Carrara. grin

Or straight out of Primivol, I should say. There is nothing else in the scene except the camera.

Impressive. I tried Primivol once a while back and, at the time, I wasn’t impressed. Turns out lack of knowledge was my problem. This little plugin is going on my ‘need to buy’ list very soon.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I don’t have much to post lately, due to extreme real world commitments.

I recently remembered a figure morph based on M. Monroe and have been trying in vain to get a decent likeness out of it. Most of my problem lies in the hair. I want to use dynamic hair and since I’m no stylist it’s been a real PITA. Here’s my latest attempt.


I didn’t use GI, but I did use caustics as I was curious to see what it would do with the custom shader on the dress. I rendered with an alpha channel and a depth pass and composited in Photoshop, where I also added a DOF using the depth pass.

 

 

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Posted: 27 June 2012 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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love the back lighting, just gives it ‘punch’

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Posted: 27 June 2012 07:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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evilproducer - 27 June 2012 07:13 PM

I don’t have much to post lately, due to extreme real world commitments.

I recently remembered a figure morph based on M. Monroe and have been trying in vain to get a decent likeness out of it. Most of my problem lies in the hair. I want to use dynamic hair and since I’m no stylist it’s been a real PITA. Here’s my latest attempt.


I didn’t use GI, but I did use caustics as I was curious to see what it would do with the custom shader on the dress. I rendered with an alpha channel and a depth pass and composited in Photoshop, where I also added a DOF using the depth pass.

 

Since you’ve got an alpha, you could duplicate the figure and place the duplicate under the original. Add a gaussian blur of about 15 to the duplicate, then select the top image and set its transparency to anything from about 70% to 85ish%. This will soften the image and give the edges a bloom effect (I think that’s the right term). That effect would go great with the back light.
 
Just a suggestion. Nice character, but can she sing ‘Happy Birthday’?

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Posted: 27 June 2012 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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There’s a subtle bloom which shows up better in the original resolution. I didn’t want to get too outrageous.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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head wax - 27 June 2012 07:17 PM

love the back lighting, just gives it ‘punch’

Thanks! I actually used two spots set at around 125%. One to the rear and left and the other to the rear and right.


The hair looks a bit too ‘80s girl band to me. I’m still trying to get the M. Monroe bangs and the side curls. I never thought I’d hear myself talking about hair styling?!? I think I need to go to a Monster truck rally and refresh my testosterone levels!

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Posted: 27 June 2012 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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we;ll she certainly has that come hither look smile no need to apologise about hair - I actually did mine yesterday and I noticed that less people were staring at me at the food hand out line…. but seriously, the hair has more of a blocky look than the rest of the render. I wonder if it’s just the transmaps playing up with the lighting perhaps? Might be worthwhile rendering the hair separately under different lighting??? who knows. It’s definietly monroe hair I think. I’d recognise her anywhere! Even at a truck driver’s convention. smile

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