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Posted: 27 November 2012 03:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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TheSavage64 - 26 November 2012 07:20 AM

A different version of the Ad I posted in the Bryce forum last week.

This is so cool! I never thought about actually making the dials and stuff on bryce interface into actual objects. This would have been a good cover art for Bryce. How did you make this?

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Posted: 27 November 2012 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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Thanks Jake.

How did I make it?... I’m temped to say “I made it all in Vue” LOL (but I’d be lying)
The actual 3D models of the tool bar icons were quite simple. Just really basic primitives and some booleans.
The box was a bit trickier, but I have a toy box package model in Poser, which I opened the template for in Photoshop and then rendered the Bryce Icons from my Bryce document and took a screen grab of the Bryce splash page and used the template to put the box design together, which was then mapped onto the model in Poser. Then I exported the model as an .obj file and brought it into Bryce. The model then needed an amount of tweaking in Bryce (especially making the clear plastic window cut out using more booleans and creating a bent clear plastic sheet to fit). Then I simply arranged the icons I’d already made in a still life type scene, lit it and rendered it. Then back to Photoshop for the addition of the advert headline.

Here are the initial renders of the Bryce Icons;

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Posted: 28 November 2012 04:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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TheSavage64 - 27 November 2012 05:14 AM

Thanks Jake.

How did I make it?... I’m temped to say “I made it all in Vue” LOL (but I’d be lying)
The actual 3D models of the tool bar icons were quite simple. Just really basic primitives and some booleans.
The box was a bit trickier, but I have a toy box package model in Poser, which I opened the template for in Photoshop and then rendered the Bryce Icons from my Bryce document and took a screen grab of the Bryce splash page and used the template to put the box design together, which was then mapped onto the model in Poser. Then I exported the model as an .obj file and brought it into Bryce. The model then needed an amount of tweaking in Bryce (especially making the clear plastic window cut out using more booleans and creating a bent clear plastic sheet to fit). Then I simply arranged the icons I’d already made in a still life type scene, lit it and rendered it. Then back to Photoshop for the addition of the advert headline.

Here are the initial renders of the Bryce Icons;

How long did it take you to build all the different parts? I hate booleans because it takes a while to get them just right.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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I guess about 3 hours (spread out over several days).
All the shapes are very simple really, just intersecting cylinders and square primitives.
The most complex boolean part (and it’s not really complex) is the four way arrow on the big metal ball.
It took a while to work out the best way to do that (and after I’d finished it, I figured out a slightly easier way)

Then I think It took about a day to arrange the scene, light it and render it (I rendered 4 different lighting set ups).

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Posted: 10 December 2012 04:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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Here is an image from a kids book I am working on. Its the kind that are more action packed, the kind I wish I had to read when I was a kid. I am getting close to finishing it. I plan to publish it as well as 4 others in January. All my time has been spent on working on these books and didn’t have much time to make any more ads.

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Posted: 10 December 2012 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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Jake__Russel - 12 August 2012 10:40 AM

My side hobby is to make fake Magazine covers and Ads using DAZ characters. Here are three of them. (I didn’t know that BOSS cigarettes were a real brand until I googled it much later. I guess I can’t submit this to the main DAZ gallery since it is considered an advertisement or “product shot” as they said). Would these images be rejected in the main gallery because they advertise something (even if they are fake ads?) I want to do more, have any ideas?

All images were made in DAZ Studio with Reality/LuxRender and Photoshop

Hey, I was wondering what hair you used for the very top image “Le Manli”?
Thanks!

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Posted: 10 December 2012 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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Jake__Russel - 12 August 2012 10:40 AM

My side hobby is to make fake Magazine covers and Ads using DAZ characters. Here are three of them. (I didn’t know that BOSS cigarettes were a real brand until I googled it much later. I guess I can’t submit this to the main DAZ gallery since it is considered an advertisement or “product shot” as they said). Would these images be rejected in the main gallery because they advertise something (even if they are fake ads?) I want to do more, have any ideas?

All images were made in DAZ Studio with Reality/LuxRender and Photoshop

Hey, I was wondering what hair you used for the very top image “Le Manli”?
Thanks!

Ricardi hair. But I enhanced it by painting over it in photoshop strand by strand. Its only my third time doing it and its not quite perfect like the tutorials I followed but its better than what the Ricardi hair looked like in this rendering.

Here is one of the tutorials on deviant art:

http://sirasan.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Painting-Hair-32663745

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Posted: 18 December 2012 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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Time Magazine: Brad Pitt + George Clooney = Brad Clooney

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Posted: 21 December 2012 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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The kids book images are great!  My son would love to read something like that.

Brad Clooney LOL love it grin

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Posted: 21 December 2012 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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Shaaelia - 21 December 2012 07:46 PM

The kids book images are great!  My son would love to read something like that.

Wow, thats very encouraging to hear. This will be my first book, published on iTunes. I will be doing a read aloud book with word highlighting. It will be a good two months before its finalized, processed by apple and then on the actual store. You are considered my first “critic” so to speak. My series is for young boys who like adventure rather than the old “Jack and Jill go over the hill” type stuff. Action and adventure only. The type of books I wish I could have read when I was a kid.

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Posted: 21 December 2012 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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Let me know when they’re out.  I’ll have to grab a copy.  I showed my 6 year old your pictures, and he’s excited to read the book.  He wants to know if the kid gets to go into the castle grin

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Posted: 21 December 2012 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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Shaaelia - 21 December 2012 07:59 PM

Let me know when they’re out.  I’ll have to grab a copy.  I showed my 6 year old your pictures, and he’s excited to read the book.  He wants to know if the kid gets to go into the castle grin

Yes, he gets to go into the castle. He also becomes prince of the kingdom later on. He has to earn it of course smile

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Posted: 21 December 2012 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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Fake ads? I did a lot of them years ago, mostly for my friends in the Rendo Bryce Forum. Here are a few. Let me know if you’d like to see more.

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Posted: 21 December 2012 09:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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Jake, another great render - he’s really excited about it grin

tjohn, great ads, the Tequila is my fav - the glass looks fantastic!  Think I’ll order in a crate or two of Bad Art B-Gone though, I need it to clear out my renders wink

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Posted: 27 December 2012 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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Just a big version of a Harley model I’ve been playing with in Bryce.

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