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Posted: 14 September 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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Bike riding in the park. In front is my girlfriend....way in the back is me. I always have an ambulance to follow me.
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Posted: 14 September 2012 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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pete.c44 - 14 September 2012 12:55 PM
Bike riding in the park. In front is my girlfriend....way in the back is me. I always have an ambulance to follow me.

I like the way the bike seems to have kicked up some dust. How did you do that?
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Posted: 14 September 2012 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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Here is my latest creation. I tried to post this a little while ago, but it didn't show up, so I hope it doesn't become a double post. This is a great product - money well spent.
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Posted: 14 September 2012 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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...oooh, really like.

Have to wait for another payday though as I missed your PA sale day.
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Posted: 15 September 2012 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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Experimented with two separate renders... background dome as one, and figure with shadowcatcher saved as png as other. This let me slip an effects layer in between the two and (hopefully) get a mood going...
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Posted: 15 September 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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Like that!
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Posted: 15 September 2012 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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When the walls of reality thin, and Others start squirming through, will you take a stand or be a crunchy snack? ohh cool grin

I really like this environment, but I was disappointed that I couldn't use camera DoF as the background was all the same distance (obvious when I thought about it).

However, I remembered a flaw in the way the renderer handles DoF - the blur amount is taken from the first reflective or refractive surface hit.

So I added a geometry shell to the shadow catcher and gave it a push distance of -0.2 to get it slightly behind. Set diffuse, specular and opacity to 0. Set refraction to white and 100%, IoR to 1.

And joy of joys, it worked - the background is blurred to the right amount for the view. I even used this to bring the close tree forward a bit with a scaled plane aligned over the image at the right distance back - not perfect but sort of works.

Anyway, hope this method helps someone else who wants to use DoF with this.
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Posted: 15 September 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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I just had a fail
not DT's fault, Daz studio to blame, for NOT being Carrara!!
you CANNOT use two instances at once of Daz studio!!! you lose texture maps and apparently shader bricks
(3D delight actually told me that but until I saw the result, I had no idea what the error meant and kept rendering)
yep, opened the 32 bit at about the time (20 frames in) when the 64bit was rendering and sent a model to Hexagon and back
I pull this crap all the time with Carrara rendering and it just slows down a bit.
Studio is a Diva and attention whore, she wants all my computer to herself or she throws hissy fits!!!
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Posted: 15 September 2012 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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What an amazing product!

I hope there will be expansions for it in the future.
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Posted: 15 September 2012 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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Thought I recognized the park images, this is down the street from where I live. smile Love how this works, can't wait to try it out with some of my artwork smile
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Posted: 15 September 2012 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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sasuraibito - 15 September 2012 02:20 PM
Thought I recognized the park images, this is down the street from where I live. smile Love how this works, can't wait to try it out with some of my artwork smile

I thought that was you peeing behind that tree!

DT needs to be more carefull who he catches with his camera
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Posted: 15 September 2012 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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I'm sorry about the slowing of my responses, I think I've come down with the flu or something. When I'm feeling a bit better I'll post a tutorial showing people how to post work the grass to make it look more realistic.
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Posted: 15 September 2012 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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DimensionTheory - 15 September 2012 04:21 PM
I'm sorry about the slowing of my responses, I think I've come down with the flu or something. When I'm feeling a bit better I'll post a tutorial showing people how to post work the grass to make it look more realistic.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. You probably wore yourself sick getting this product ready for release. Better rest up. We'll keep playing until you return.
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Posted: 15 September 2012 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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Gramps got his new bike today. He got every option possible.Sadly, it now weighs 400 lbs. and is too heavy for him to ride.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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@czxana.....Dinosaurs vs. Waitresses.....good one!!
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