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Posted: 07 July 2012 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Jaderail - 07 July 2012 08:16 PM
They are Dungeons and Dragons Dark elfs. Like the character you have done and my Avatar. My Handle is my D&D character as well as my Avatar..


Thanks for the info. I hope you were not offended by my ignorance.

Szark 08 July 2012 11:50 AM

Excellent posing there version3 (your handle is that becasue your are the third child in your family) Sorry couldn't resist.


Thanks Szark. Ten years ago I went through a major change in my life so I use version3 as a handle to remind me how much I like this one and how easy it would be to end up back in one I don't like.
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Posted: 07 July 2012 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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version3 - 07 July 2012 08:44 PM

Szark 08 July 2012 11:50 AM

Excellent posing there version3 (your handle is that becasue your are the third child in your family) Sorry couldn't resist.


Thanks Szark. Ten years ago I went through a major change in my life so I use version3 as a handle to remind me how much I like this one and how easy it would be to end up back in one I don't like.
Very wise and I like that a lot. I too have gone through some life changes 15 odd years ago and I never want to go back.
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Posted: 07 July 2012 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Version3 I'm not offened in the least. Not everyone is into paper RPG's. And I changed fourteen years ago and never looked back.
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Posted: 07 July 2012 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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There's some nice stuff here so far.


Let me qualify here, I'm no expert in posing, and I'm definitely no expert on Poser and D/S. I am assuming that each of these programs has tools and modifiers to assist with posing. Don't forget to use them, they can really simplify the process!


I use Carrara and there are multiple tools that are available. My favorite tool is called the Target Helper Object. It's a 3D cross hair that is invisible in the final render. Carrara lacks a drop to floor feature or the ability to lock feet in position directly (as an example). However, using Target Helpers, you can set feet, hands, eyes, cameras, etc. to track, point at, or follow them. I am assuming that D/S and poser probably have similar tools with different names. They come in handy for animations as well.


This image uses Target Helpers for the feet and eyes. There is one for the left foot and one for the right foot. The feet are set to track the Helper's position and orientation. Inverse kinematics allows me to position the feet where I want and then grab any part of the rig I want including the hip and the feet stay put. The eyes are set to point at a Helper. Very helpful if you don't want to spend a lot of time mirroring the eyes' orientation with each other. This pose is not fully refined yet, but it took me longer to find the right camera angle than it did to do the pose.
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Posted: 07 July 2012 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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Nice! Not only the pose but the tips. Thanks and it's good to see you this month.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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Version3, that is a great start. The only thing I can find wrong is what others are talking about. The right arm and wrist need to be a little straighter.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Sasje - 07 July 2012 02:11 PM
Daz-ann0314 I’ve got your message, I give you a reply only I don’t know if I did it right smile


Yes you did and I got it smile


Since we are all here I can announce too smile


We would like to Congratulate and Welcome Sasje into the Peer Mentor Program. She will be posting here and helping other entrants with any tips etc she can offer as well as posting her progress on her wonderful images as they relate to the contest smile


Thanks so much Sasje for participating in the contests and now for helping others as by being a Peer Mentor smile
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Congratulations Sasje, well deserved and earned.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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Great to hear Sasje. New users can learn a lot from you.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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I thought it worth adding a little note that while the intent of the contest is to get your pose as close to your picture as possible, in some cases you may not be able to due to the joints in the figure you are using. Some twisting and bending etc (while on a human is perfectly natural and doable) may not be possible on the figure you select without some oddity. In cases like that, do as best you can while still getting the pose to look as close as possible.


Also in some cases, like the Marilyn Monroe image above, you may not be able to see all the pose elements (in this case her dress covers her hands) in areas such as that please feel free to pose those areas however you feel would best suite your pose (as evilproducer has done in this case)


I just wanted to point those two things out as I don't want anyone to exclude using a certain image or become frustrated if they can't get the Pose just perfect. smile Sometimes because this is 3D and not real humans you can't always get things identical.


Also one more note, please don't feel you are constrained to only Posing a human smile Feel free to also do animals etc as well. There are tons of running mountain lions and deer and cats curled up who have had their pics taken that would make for perfect references as well smile Though those of the animal kingdom can prove more challenging to Pose smile There are lots of Dragon images online as well and I know the Mil Dragon spends lots of time in my images so if, like me, you are a dragon lover feel free to use that as a subject as well if you choose smile
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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Jaderail - 08 July 2012 11:44 AM
Congratulations Sasje, well deserved and earned.
I will second that. Nice to see the Peer program starting. I am all a quiver. smile
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Posted: 08 July 2012 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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Additional search topics for our 4 legged friends:
Cats
lolcats
Wild Cats
Dogs
Horses
Dragons
Unicorns


Hope these serve as some additional inspirations smile
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Posted: 08 July 2012 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Congratulations, Sasje! Definitely well-deserved! That pose looks good enough to be marketable.


I'm taking a stab at this. Here's my first effort...I know there's a lot of room for improvement, but just in trying I've learned a lot already. I suspect the hip might be off? My pose lines up pretty well with the reference image (in my opinion) but it looks bad on its own, especially when viewed from another angle. Sorry about the poor resolution of the reference image.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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Scott-Livingston you sure picked a hard one to try first but did very well at it. I think only the lower right leg and foot are off a little bit. They are hidden in the referance pick but it just looks a bit off to me. More turned out away from the body I think.
Just my 2 cents.
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Posted: 08 July 2012 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Scott that is a fantastic start. I don't see hardly anything wrong with it. To me it looks like he might be a bit off balance. I think the left foot is turned in a bit to much, but this is just a great start. With a few minor tweaks it can be fabulous.
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