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Olympia 6 Discussion and Render Thread (previously Olympia 6 Preview Thread)
Posted: 08 January 2014 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 301 ]
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SickleYield - 08 January 2014 01:06 PM
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Thanks Spooky. I don’t pretend to understand now, so I’m going to go back to looking at a render by Hellboy or Joelegecko and postworking my renders until they’re about as bright as theirs.  wink

I’ve noticed a distinct difference between how things look on my main’s monitor and my laptop, and the laptop seems closer to everyone else’s because when things look correct on it they seem to look right to the testers as well.  I end up doing brightness/contrast postwork for this reason a lot.

It is likely that you need to calibrate your monitor. smile

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Posted: 08 January 2014 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 302 ]
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SickleYield - 08 January 2014 01:06 PM
SnowSultan - 08 January 2014 12:54 PM

Thanks Spooky. I don’t pretend to understand now, so I’m going to go back to looking at a render by Hellboy or Joelegecko and postworking my renders until they’re about as bright as theirs.  wink

I’ve noticed a distinct difference between how things look on my main’s monitor and my laptop, and the laptop seems closer to everyone else’s because when things look correct on it they seem to look right to the testers as well.  I end up doing brightness/contrast postwork for this reason a lot.

I have two graphics cards in my laptop, an integrated Intel and and AMD Radeon. I use the Radeon for DS, browsing and videos, though I can’t tell Windows Photo Viewer to use that so it uses the Intel and you can’t half tell the difference when you look at renders with it.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 303 ]
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Like TVs, many laptop screens are whacked out when it comes to default calibration, since a super bright, super saturated look is often “more pleasing” to your average viewer and thus sells more units when seen sitting on a retailer’s shelf, even though it’s completely inaccurate.  If you really want to do proper color, you need a hardware colorimeter tool like a Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1Display Pro, etc.  These hook up via USB and measure measure how your display reproduces a set of known test screens and then generates a calibration file for the OS so that it adapts colour to display correctly.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 304 ]
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cwichura - 08 January 2014 01:27 PM

Like TVs, many laptop screens are whacked out when it comes to default calibration, since a super bright, super saturated look is often “more pleasing” to your average viewer and thus sells more units when seen sitting on a retailer’s shelf, even though it’s completely inaccurate.  If you really want to do proper color, you need a hardware colorimeter tool like a Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1Display Pro, etc.  These hook up via USB and measure measure how your display reproduces a set of known test screens and then generates a calibration file for the OS so that it adapts colour to display correctly.

Ain’t cheap, but it might be worth it over time, I guess.  I found some instructions and calibrated my monitor for now.  I’ll consider an external colorimeter next pay period.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 305 ]
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True, they aren’t the cheapest devices.  Their target market is professional photographers and videographers.

Also, it should be noted that displays drift.  So these systems are not a ‘run once and forget’ thing.  They are meant to be run every couple of weeks to a month.  I don’t know if that makes the price more palatable or not, since it’s something you will use repeatedly.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 306 ]
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cwichura - 08 January 2014 03:29 PM

True, they aren’t the cheapest devices.  Their target market is professional photographers and videographers.

Also, it should be noted that displays drift.  So these systems are not a ‘run once and forget’ thing.  They are meant to be run every couple of weeks to a month.  I don’t know if that makes the price more palatable or not, since it’s something you will use repeatedly.

Sure.  I’ve just spent $800 on Zbrush (not a small investment at my income but a necessary one) and I’m going to have to spend $200 on a new SSD soon (current one is filling up owing to the Users folders even though it’s only supposed to contain my Windows install), so another $200 on a device that prevents me having to redo or postwork that much of my output is certainly valuable.  It’s just a matter of arranging it at the optimal time paycheck-wise.

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Posted: 08 January 2014 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 307 ]
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And just to get the thread back on topic. LOL

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Posted: 08 January 2014 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 308 ]
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she fills-out V4 dynamic dresses in an interesting way (added a bit more curves to her with Curvaceous Olympia 6)...

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Posted: 09 January 2014 12:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 309 ]
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Very shapely. I like that!

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Posted: 09 January 2014 01:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 310 ]
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SickleYield - 08 January 2014 03:34 PM

... and I’m going to have to spend $200 on a new SSD soon (current one is filling up owing to the Users folders even though it’s only supposed to contain my Windows install),...

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Posted: 09 January 2014 03:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 311 ]
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Posted: 09 January 2014 06:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 312 ]
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Olympia - hope there’s not too much butt on view

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Posted: 09 January 2014 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 313 ]
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alexhcowley - 15 December 2013 05:12 AM

After the disgracefully modest Ranger outfit, I’m pleased to see we are back to proper fantasy warrioress-person outfits.

o.O srly?

I liked the outfit and somehow I doubt a ranger outfit would be effective in just a bra and panties. It is a ranger outfit after all.

I have to agree.  I hate even in MMOs or games in general that, depending on who makes said game, your armor gets less and less…protective looking the higher you get.

 

Alexhcowley, would you like to move through a dense (coniferous… :D) forest in some kind of skimpy lingerie? That kind of renders would require a lot of LIE Deep Wounds product, wouldn’t they?

I strongly encourage people to start referring properly - fantasy does NOT mean skimpwear and smexiness. Wearing such kind of clothes is totally irrational. Fantasy isn’t just about Frazetta. That’s why I am very happy to see Male-M3dia’s and Sorel’s posts.

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Posted: 09 January 2014 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 314 ]
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I like the name Jayden.

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Posted: 13 January 2014 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 315 ]
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I like Olympia…..I just wish sometime they would fix her nose….I always have to do post work on it…..

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