Title:“The Adventures of Monkey Boy.”
the unadulterated imagery is here
The jet cylinders, the back rest and strap. I painted them both in Carrara’s paint tool. The rest of his gear I smashed up from various steam punk objects I purchased. I kitbashed the vertex model of Urban Sprawl and added some bill boards with some of my earlier renders.
I used some M3 clothes (daedaulus Sky Mercenary) on K4, fitting them in xdresser then taking them into Poser to clean up the fall off zones etc.
Also used daz’s working class clothes for M4 via the same method.
Buildings are Stonemason’s excellent Urban Sprawl. Vines from his enchanted forest. And his Jungle Ruins.
Cars were various Daz vehicles.
The steam punk vehicles I mashed up for the jet pack were Iron Wasp and quite a few bits and pieces I found in carrara’s objects folder - eg phone cables, there was another….?
K4 morph by Mech4d Homo Erectus.
I made big use of Fenrick’s plugins - especially duplicate tree, shader doctor, and select next or previous in the instances tree.
I rendered out several passes including shadows, coverage, object index, depth and used those to isolate different parts of the image.
For flames, fogs, smoke I used a few of Ron Deviney’s wonderfullent brushes,
Fixed up the poke through with clone tool in PS.
Copied my protagonist using object index to isolate him then motion blurred that to make him look like he was moving slighly,
Reverse selected that and gaussian blurred the background,
For subtle motion blur on the motors I did radial blur copied it wtice and set one layer to multiply, the other to screen
Fine tuned the image tonal range and detail contrast in Oloneo HDR software (also the image saturation) , took the result in painter x3 and auto cloned it to take the cg edge of the whole, then back in photoshop changed the opacity of that layer till it was a subtle, copied the whole then tweaked the levels , yadadayada
I then rendered some of emperor kens excellent birds and overlayed them on the whole and blurred them out with motion blur. I chucked a few butterflies in as well but they got blown away in the slip stream…
Thanks so much Philemo, you did a grande job on running this show. And of course to Daz and our sponsorr Howie Farkes The quality of the renders just keep getting better and betterererer!
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