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Posted: 07 September 2012 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Another go.

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Posted: 07 September 2012 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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Jaderail - 07 September 2012 03:25 PM
Hey Folks, great work. I found a link one of our old friends had and you might like to get this file. Thanks to Sedor I can point you to the free 3D lighting tips book I was talking about. http://www.3dlightmaster.com/


Thanks for the link Sedor and Jaderail. I downloaded the ebook and have read through it, he has some interesting ideas I will have to try. So far I have been using Uber Environment as the main scene light with spotlights and point lights to highlight the important bits.

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bluemoon - 07 September 2012 04:05 PM
I tried to add a bit of DoF but it completely ruined my camera angle. Will save it with a new name and play around some more as I think it would help a lot.

See, now that you changed your overall lighting to night rather than day, I don't think you need DOF at all, because she's brightly lit and popping right out of that background. I also see you added a little more space between her and the right edge. Right on! I think this is your best effort yet. wink

Edited to Add: And your trigger finger looks well positioned now.


Thanks Miss B

Ilena52 - 07 September 2012 07:22 PM
Another go.



I really like your poses especially the hand holding the cup, looks very natural and comfortable.
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Posted: 07 September 2012 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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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.


Hi all, saw this and wondered whether the area lights in DS would create the effect you're after?

It doesn't seem much different to making eyes glow...


Interesting thread....love what I've seen so far.

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I had asked whether D/S had a glow option in the shader because I don't use it and wanted to know if it was an option before I put together a generalized (as much as possible) tutorial. Personally, I thought that if there was a glow function in DAZ Studio's shader system it would not cast a light. The reason I suggested it was to make the image used for the shader/texture appear illuminated. To make it look as if it was casting a real light, I would add a light. The type of light would depend on the effect I was trying to achieve.
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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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evilproducer - 07 September 2012 08:43 PM
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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.


Hi all, saw this and wondered whether the area lights in DS would create the effect you're after?

It doesn't seem much different to making eyes glow...


Interesting thread....love what I've seen so far.

hugs

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I had asked whether D/S had a glow option in the shader because I don't use it and wanted to know if it was an option before I put together a generalized (as much as possible) tutorial. Personally, I thought that if there was a glow function in DAZ Studio's shader system it would not cast a light. The reason I suggested it was to make the image used for the shader/texture appear illuminated. To make it look as if it was casting a real light, I would add a light. The type of light would depend on the effect I was trying to achieve.


You may well be able to make a shadermixer light that gave that glow...I haven't played with the lights much so I really couldn't say. It is very powerful unfortunately not many people know how to use all the functions yet.

You possibly could do something with a material shader but I would have to play with it to be certain...it's a while since I played with SM and much has changed
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Posted: 08 September 2012 01:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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Does nobody look at my entries? No-one makes any comments on the last one!
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Posted: 08 September 2012 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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wilmap I like image's composition. Also the camera is nice. As for light I'm afraid I can't help you much there as I too struggle it, but might I suggest putting in the background a house? A barn of some sorts?
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Posted: 08 September 2012 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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wilmap - 08 September 2012 01:50 AM
Does nobody look at my entries? No-one makes any comments on the last one!


Aplogies, trying to spread myself too thinly at the moment, Trying to keep up with this contest, another contest or two , do what I should be doing around the forums and organise myself for a migration to a new PC which will be arriving next week (hopefully) all at the same time.

I know we women are good at multi tasking, but sometimes I slip a bit.

You had said, with your 2nd image that you weren't happy with the lighting, and it did seem that Jaderail was maybe responding to you. However I do think the lighting needs a little work, as the human fogurs are hilighted, whereas the Horses seem to be in shadow. I know you have a tree which is mostly out of shot, but it doesn't sppear to be casting any shadows as such.

Love the rearmost of the horses BTw, the way it is looking longinigly at the apple in the girls hand. Precious
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Posted: 08 September 2012 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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wilmap - 08 September 2012 01:50 AM
Does nobody look at my entries? No-one makes any comments on the last one!


I like the stance of the woman on the bike. I agree with chohole that the horse looking at the apple is very nice. I don't know what software you're using or what you're using for lights so it's a bit hard to address that specifically. I will say that it looks washed out and the hue seems off for an outdoor scene. One thing you can try is to add one light at a time, adjust that to the way you like, then add another light, etc. If there's an option to view the scene lights Vs. the default light map when setting up your scene that can help with positioning, intensities, etc.



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Posted: 08 September 2012 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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I think Wendy is using Bryce.
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Posted: 08 September 2012 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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wilmap - 08 September 2012 01:50 AM
Does nobody look at my entries? No-one makes any comments on the last one!
I'm sorry you missed my GREAT JOB comment. That was meant for you and IIena52, you had both just put up renders before I posted. I still say Great Job Too you both.
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Posted: 08 September 2012 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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chohole - 08 September 2012 09:34 AM
I think Wendy is using Bryce.



No this one was done in DS4.
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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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Ah OK, so someone else will need to help you if you want to tweak the lights. Me no use DS red face
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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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wilmap - 08 September 2012 01:50 AM
Does nobody look at my entries? No-one makes any comments on the last one!

Hi Wilmap sorry I can’t advise you with the light, but when I use light sets and it looks
to bright/light then I play and experiment with the light color and intensity.
By the way it is a nice picture smile
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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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Phew, then I won't try to change it. Though a pile of books or perhaps a bottle could be added? Or would that be too much?
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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Another go, altering lights and moving the tree branch.

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