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Posted: 04 September 2012 09:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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DS has a Ambient Glow but that will not produce a REAL light. It works well for low light scenes then a fill light is needed for the spill effect.

Here is part of one I did about a year ago. The GUN is a free item I snagged from ShareCG. The Flash is a 3D effect from a pack here at DAZ3D. All this had to be posed by hand. By all this, I mean the Gun, hands and muzzle flash, the background set comes that way.

EDITED TWICE to clear things up.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 01:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Hi,

I'm very happy with this contest, because there's lot of things that I just don't understand about propping (And I've learn so much with the precedent, thanks again Jaderail):

edit: while writing it I saw my error ... wrong example ...


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Posted: 05 September 2012 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Thanks Jad for the explanation, always want to do that so I want to try that someday this week.

Oké this one is not with weapons but with a book and a bear toy.grin


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Posted: 05 September 2012 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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My First may decent figure yet. Figure is aiko 4. the hair is of A3. background is off my Bryce7
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Posted: 05 September 2012 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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OK try again. My first descent render. Not perfect. But a good work in progress. Aiko 4 body and A3 hair
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Posted: 05 September 2012 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Nice pics guys. How come the newcomers challenge are now so much more interresting than when I was a beginner a little bit more than one year ago?!
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Posted: 05 September 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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We are doing them in a different way now, trying to make them edutainment. And judging by your join date, you are still new enough user to join in.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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There's so much you can do when you understand how to parent an object, how to translate your object in 3D space, etc.


This is an older one I did as a joke image. The Sorcerer's Apprentice style walking brooms each have a bucket that's parented to the hand. The one throwing the water had the water parented to the bucket.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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@Sasje: Just fabulous.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I have merged canyonmanterry Wip pictures into this main thread.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Jaderail - 04 September 2012 09:25 PM
DS has a Ambient Glow but that will not produce a REAL light. It works well for low light scenes then a fill light is needed for the spill effect.

Here is part of one I did about a year ago. The GUN is a free item I snagged from ShareCG. The Flash is a 3D effect from a pack here at DAZ3D. All this had to be posed by hand. By all this, I mean the Gun, hands and muzzle flash, the background set comes that way.

EDITED TWICE to clear things up.



Carrara's glow isn't an actual light either with one caveat: You can get it to emit light if you turn on GI in the renderer.


So here's what I did in Carrara: I used a muzzle flash image I found online, created a shader with it and applied it to a 2D plane primitive, adjusted the position of the primitive's hot point (or center of rotation) to coincide with the base of the muzzle flash image and parented the plane to a Tommy Gun model. I then used a four view screen to position the plane with the gun muzzle. I played around with a point at modifier to keep the image pointed at the render camera, but found I liked duplicating my plane so that I had four planes at 45º angles to each other. Looked much better in my opinion. I set the planes so that they don't cast shadows or receive shadows. I also added a bulb light with a three foot range, and a 25% falloff. The color was set to be complimentary to the muzzle flash. I parented the bulb to the gun as well and positioned it to be in the main part of the "flame."
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Posted: 05 September 2012 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Once the muzzle flash parented to the gun, the gun can be parented to your figure and the attached flash will move with the gun. This will work for anything of course. You could have a flower pot with flowers parented to the pot and the pot parented in turn to somebody's hand.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Great stuff, I probably could match that in DS if asked. Okay, I'm gonna pipe in and say I think we are doing the same thing we did last month. We are getting off on a tangent. Let's give this some time and see what questions the others would like answered. We might be leading people down the wrong road.

The contest is about using props, and yes we are covering that but it's not about muzzle flashes per say. If we get more questions then we can cover that more.

Any body got a question? We are ready to help.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Jaderail - 04 September 2012 09:25 PM
Here is part of one I did about a year ago. The GUN is a free item I snagged from ShareCG. The Flash is a 3D effect from a pack here at DAZ3D. All this had to be posed by hand. By all this, I mean the Gun, hands and muzzle flash, the background set comes that way.

Is this one of the effects packages you were mentioning? fantasy-and-sci-fi-effects
Its on sale atm....but listed for use with Poser (the description does mention DAZ) Just curious....working on my 'Flash Effects' and parented items as we speak.
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Posted: 05 September 2012 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Jaderail - 04 September 2012 09:25 PM
Here is part of one I did about a year ago. The GUN is a free item I snagged from ShareCG. The Flash is a 3D effect from a pack here at DAZ3D. All this had to be posed by hand. By all this, I mean the Gun, hands and muzzle flash, the background set comes that way.

Is this one of the effects packages you were mentioning? fantasy-and-sci-fi-effects
Its on sale atm....but listed for use with Poser (the description does mention DAZ) Just curious....working on my 'Flash Effects' and parented items as we speak.
Yes it is, very nice set once you figure out how to use it. The Poser version stuff will drive you up the wall until you notice the DS versions work. It's not easy to tell them apart at first.
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