Getting more realistic renders
I want to improve my renders above the basic 3Delight - mainly to get "realistic" renders.
I am using DAZ Studio 4 Pro on a Mac (but I might upgrade to 4.5 soon if it is worth it).
As far as I can tell there are 2 options:
1. The "Reality" plugin available here that then uses LuxRender.
Anyone recommend this method? I looked at a vid showing some of the settings but I didn't see anything about realistic lighting or HDR.
2. An HDRI plugin for DAZ Studio called "UberEnvironment" also available here. Or is it a set of plugins?
I am not sure about any of this: for instance, the "Uber" things seems to be a series of shaders for different things: Environment, skin etc. but I can't figure out if they work in DS4 . Similarly,
I went to Download SkyMapGen but then saw that it said "DS 2 and 3" so I assume that it won't work with DS4. But hang on, it only generates an HDRI Skymap, which DS then needs to read, right? Where does it do that? Is that what the Uber Environment plugin does?
I am confused. How can I improve my render quality, preferably without complicating the whole process too much or re- materialing everything in my DAZ Studio files?
I have searched the forums but search does not seem to work well for me.
Thanks for your suggestions folks.