This is an experiment with Carrara 8.5 Pro and LUXUS for Carrara. Mostly its an experiment of applying LUX materials for the skin and metal.
I am not happy with the eyes. Is there a method for good eyes in LUXUS for Carrara?
The glass all use the same settings, they are:
Top Shader: LUX Surface
Material: LUX Glass
Index of Refraction: Material Ruby
Reflection Color: White
Transmission Color: Red or Green
Everything else is set to none
I used one LUX Infinite light with a HDR map to get the reflections.
I have only done three experiments so far with LUXUS, so I hope this info helps a little.
I saw Jons thread, and tried to use his settings on a few different skins, but I haven’t had the time or the desire to do anything with art or art related, maybe seeing images like this might spur me on to do something
I’d love to see what you come up with.
There are so many inspiring artists on this forum. Dali’s quote “No masterpiece has ever been created by a lazy artist” inspired my quest to try to improve my artwork.
To help get over my creative block, I have been trying to do an image a day for the past year. I try to spend only a few hours on each experiment and not have an idea for the artwork at the start. It has unreleased a creative flood of ideas. The results have there problems, but occasionally I get a good piece. You can see the results of my experiments at http://joepingleton.deviantart.com/
Carrara could do it alone, but my skills don’t know how to get it to do it as quickly as Luxus seems to do it.
I just started using Luxus for Carrara because I liked the LUX renders I was seeing that other have done. I was getting OK results for Reality 2 for DAZ Studio, but I prefer working in Carrara. Since octane is out of my price range, I thought the price for LUXUS was right. My next step is to see how it handles animation. Carrara’s default renderer is giving me such fast render times, LUXUS has some big shoes to fill.
I guess the render doesn’t matter as much because I tend to over Photoshop my stuff. =)