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Posted: 31 March 2013 12:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 361 ]
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Cagnazzo82 - 30 March 2013 03:16 PM


Not bad Male M3dia.

Did you make that armor?  Is that on Genesis?

I’ve never seen it before.

The outfit is Valandar’s march madness item… figured I’d dust it off for a quick render.

http://www.daz3d.com/lord-general-for-genesis

You let it get dusty?  The Lord General will be most displeased.

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Posted: 31 March 2013 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 362 ]
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bohemian3 - 30 March 2013 09:36 PM

Wow… everyone… Really awesome renders today. 

Hellboy, you totally inspired me to finally tryout Freak with those displacement maps.  That’s an awesome render!

Cagnazzo… As always, you’re men rule.  Great face, great look and costuming.  Top shelf as always.

Male-M3dia… I bow to you.  Really amazing skin and render.

Kurt - another wow image.  You have a very distinct style and vision.  I’d know one of yours anywhere.

So here’s some more for today, inspired by all of you.  Thanks. 

Looks great.  Although… he might want to look for some cover.  Wouldn’t want the hero going down before the battle is over ^_^

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Cagnazzo82 - 30 March 2013 03:16 PM


Not bad Male M3dia.

Did you make that armor?  Is that on Genesis?

I’ve never seen it before.

The outfit is Valandar’s march madness item… figured I’d dust it off for a quick render.

http://www.daz3d.com/lord-general-for-genesis

Hm… somehow that outfit completely escaped my radar.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted: 01 April 2013 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 363 ]
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vwrangler - 30 March 2013 03:53 AM

Any chance you could share the settings you used to get to such a good image? The Luxus PDF documentation is a bit sparse, and video tutorials make me crazy. I hope they come out with some presets to use as starting points; that would be really helpful.

Sure!

GLOSSY TRANSLUCENT WITH VOLUME:

Diffuse Color: Diffuse maps and desired color.
Transmision Color: Darker = less translucent. I used a dark gray here.
Specuar Color: Specular map and desired color.
Roughness U and V: How glossy the surface is. Lower = shinier. I used 0.2 here.
Absorption Color: Color of the light passing through the model. Dunno why, but you use the negative of the color you want. In this case I wanted orange, so I set it at 0 157 255 (intense light blue).
Absorption Scale: How much of the absorption color is seen. I used 4 here, but that depends on you and even the angle of the light I guess.
Volume Type: Homogeneous

I don’t remember the snake, but it was something similar with a darker diffuse color. I also used a Geometry Shell with Glass 2 with a Refraction of 1.2

Light source is a huge plane.


The real documentation for me are the documentation and examples of the LuxRender site. All the info is there already.


Well, I tried this, using the documentation from the Lux Render site (actual documentation! Imagine!) and the upside was that things came out MUCH better. The downside is that, considering how things worked out, you can imagine how very bad the first few attempts were. I used the Luxus SunSky settings, rather than a big plane, for light; I tried the plane, but I think there’s a core difference in how Reality and how Luxus pass light settings through to Lux Render that I’m just not understanding. I saw the light settings in Luxus for lights that I converted, and the gain was so low that I don’t understand how Lux is seeing any light at all, but somehow the character wound up being completely blown out.

I think there’s something about how the absorption colors work that I’m also not getting. Everything I tried wound up with him coming out some violent shade of purple or red, and eventually, I just turned it off. The result isn’t that far off where he’s supposed to be, but it’s a much more saturated and somewhat darker shade than it should be. I tried lightening his diffuse—he’s Ubersurfaced, so it’s not white, but I got it much closer to white than it is in 3Delight—but that only helped a little.

I think after some more work, eventually I’ll get it. Eventually. I hope.

Below, PD Sam from both Luxus/Lux Render and 3Delight; which one is which will be painfully obvious, I think. (Don’t ask me why he looks so demented in the 3Delight image. I didn’t do that!)

 

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Posted: 02 April 2013 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 364 ]
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Nice renders everyone smile

Here is a quickie rendered with Reality

Cloth made in Marvelous Designer 2

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Posted: 03 April 2013 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 365 ]
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Testing out a dial spun character…

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Posted: 04 April 2013 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 366 ]
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Very good face.  I like it.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 367 ]
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Thanks SickleYield smile

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Posted: 05 April 2013 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 368 ]
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Coach Kovacs instructs. (Clothing in post as usual.)

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Posted: 05 April 2013 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 369 ]
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What amazes me the most about your cloth painting is how well you do perspective and direction on the clothes themselves (others, for what I’m talking about look at the word Instructor and the belt buckle area especially).

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Posted: 05 April 2013 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 370 ]
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SickleYield - 05 April 2013 10:42 AM

What amazes me the most about your cloth painting is how well you do perspective and direction on the clothes themselves (others, for what I’m talking about look at the word Instructor and the belt buckle area especially).

Also, he always comes up with amazing outfits, but since it’s just actual artwork, we’ll never get to use it :(

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Posted: 06 April 2013 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 371 ]
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Just adding my contribution to this awesome thread.

This is Sule Sarong one of the main characters of my novel DARKEST BEFORE DAWN (THE MASKED MAN SERENADE).
Hope y’all like him.

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Posted: 07 April 2013 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 372 ]
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First is an image version I considered but then didn’t use for the Dazaholics contest this week. In some ways, I like this one better, but it’s too far off center, there’s too much motion blur on the front wheel and none at all on the engine. (And in any event, I’m kind of getting slaughtered in that contest. then again, so is everyone but the obvious winner—which is pretty clearly the best image of the ones submitted, so I can’t even mind too much—so I’m in good company. .)

Second is another pass at PD Sam in Luxus. I had the bright idea that if one of the issues was that his skin color was too intense, then using the skin color as the absorption color would tone it down. Which worked, although I was afraid it wouldn’t at first—the first several passes, he was sky-blue, and then suddenly it settled out. The one thing I wish Luxus could do more easily is translation of eye materials; Reality seems to generally do that fairly well (although for some reason Rob Elite’s default eyes always come out as black pools of horror, no matter what I try). And I didn’t try anything with the hair materials yet, but I’m getting there, very slowly but surely. I thought I’d done his mouth, but apparently not.

Also, I would love to know what Luxus has against navels.

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Posted: 07 April 2013 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 373 ]
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Just playing dress-up with yet another concept ninja character.

I’m not satisfied yet, so it’s a work in progress.

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Posted: 07 April 2013 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 374 ]
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Cagnazzo82 - 07 April 2013 08:36 PM

Just playing dress-up with yet another concept ninja character.

I’m not satisfied yet, so it’s a work in progress.

Just brilliant use of color - great character and camera angle - he’s defintely got swagger.

 

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Posted: 07 April 2013 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 375 ]
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New to Daz studio, got stuck, wandered over to the forums to see if I could dig up an answer, stumbled on this thread, got distracted…. figured I’d share my first boy, though he’s probably laughable compared to some of the other wonders in here. (Advice or concrit welcome, as I said I’m new wink ).

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