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Posted: 08 June 2014 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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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?

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Posted: 08 June 2014 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,
look here: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/29998/

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Posted: 08 June 2014 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks that is great information. I posted the results to the image, and they are better. =)

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Posted: 09 June 2014 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for the info.
This is another experiment with Carrara 8.5 Pro and LUXUS for Carrara.  More experiments of applying LUX materials for the skin and glass.
Thanks for looking.

Click here to view the stereoscopic 3D version at 3dLive

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Posted: 10 June 2014 04:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Share your knowledge!!!! they look great, if only I could get my Lux renders looking like that :/

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Posted: 10 June 2014 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks
The skin settings are the values from Jonstark’s great thread [ http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/29998/ ]. 

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.

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Posted: 10 June 2014 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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As the saying goes, every little helps smile

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 smile

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Posted: 10 June 2014 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thanks IamArtistX,
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/

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Posted: 10 June 2014 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Really impressive… I only tried architecture in Luxus, but your skin looks great!

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Posted: 10 June 2014 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thanks,
I just used Jonstark’s skin settings and I really like the results.  It’s awesome to have such knowledgeable people to learn from.

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Posted: 10 June 2014 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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This is another experiment with Carrara 8.5 Pro and LUXUS for Carrara.  More experiments of applying LUX materials for the skin and glass.

The settings are the same but I changed the color to blue and the Refraction to Alcohol.  The HDR map seems to be the trick to good glass.

I also tried the Surface Replicator with a glass sphere.  I was please that it worked with LUXUS.  I couldn’t get the particle fountain or hair to work. 

Thanks for looking.

Click here to view the stereoscopic 3D version at 3dLive

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Posted: 11 June 2014 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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fantastic images ! Great work.

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Posted: 11 June 2014 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thanks for the great feedback

Is there anywhere to find out what Carrara objects work with LUXUS for Carrara?

I tried the particle fountain, clouds and hair and they didn’t transfer.  Maybe I need to convert them to other modelers?

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Posted: 11 June 2014 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hi, Joe,
I’m perhaps stupid, (not, it’s sure ! cheese), but that’s used for what “Luxus”?
Your images are extraordinary but Carrara can’t do that alone ?

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Posted: 11 June 2014 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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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. =)

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Posted: 12 June 2014 10:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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This is another experiment with Carrara 8.5 Pro and LUXUS for Carrara.  This time I tried some male skin textures.
Thanks for looking.

Click here to view the stereoscopic 3D version at 3dLive

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