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Posted: 02 November 2012 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 226 ]
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riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure a lot of the people posting in this thread have created superheroes (& villains) of their own. Have you found yourself making changes to any of your characters since you started playing with programs like Studio & Poser? I’ve found that in some cases, some characters just simply didn’t work when trying them in 3d; in other cases, working on images has led me down different paths than I would have gone if I was just describing them to an artist (I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so Studio has been a real blessing for me.)

Actually, I don’t have any images of them yet, but a duo of my own hero team were actually inspired by DryJack’s “Plague Doctor” set on ShareCG.

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Posted: 02 November 2012 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 227 ]
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K T Ong - 08 October 2012 10:25 AM

Considering that there’s a long thread here on rendering superheroes, I thought I might start another one in which we just talk about them for the fun of it. Let’s just discuss the following:

1.  Which (or what sort of) superheroes/superheroines appeal the most to you, and why?

2.  Which (or what sort of) superheroes/superheroines turn you off, and why?

3.  What sort of things do you look for in a superhero/ine? Is appearance everything to you, or how ‘badass’ s/he is (as in how good s/he is against his/her foes), or the kind of person s/he is (morally impeccable like Superman, or bad-tempered like the Hulk, or arrogant like Namor etc), or the concept of the superhero/ine (whether s/he’s a mutant, magic-based, uses all sorts of futuristic gadgets, is a god/dess etc), or a bit of all these?

4.  If YOU could have FOUR superpowers, what would they be?

5.  Have you ever dreamt of superheroes/superheroines in your sleep?

Please don’t feel that you have to answer all the questions above (and feel free to bring in your own discussion topics as long as they’re about those guys and gals in comic books running/swimming/flying around in spandex smile ). I have my own answers, but for now how about sharing yours first?

1) I have a thing for bad guys, at this moment I say LOKI *grin*
2) Very muscular types and super hero women that fight in bikini suites…
3) I like ‘m smart, smart is def. the way to go! And magic as well!
4) MAGIC (oooh, the things I could do with that)
5) Yeah, myself being one XD

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Posted: 03 November 2012 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 228 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 02 November 2012 03:15 PM
riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure a lot of the people posting in this thread have created superheroes (& villains) of their own. Have you found yourself making changes to any of your characters since you started playing with programs like Studio & Poser? I’ve found that in some cases, some characters just simply didn’t work when trying them in 3d; in other cases, working on images has led me down different paths than I would have gone if I was just describing them to an artist (I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so Studio has been a real blessing for me.)

Actually, I don’t have any images of them yet, but a duo of my own hero team were actually inspired by DryJack’s “Plague Doctor” set on ShareCG.

Playing around with Studio has caused me to re-think a few things in my own creatioins. For example, I have a character who had six arms. After playing around with Four Arms for Genesis, and doing what I could to fake the third pair of arms, I realized that I had to stretch the torso too much to get the arms spaced properly, and it just didn’t look right. It probably could have worked on a really thin character, but with the musculature this character has, I settled for four arms, and I think it works much better.

Another change I made was in how toned most of the characters look. None of the others have the kind of muscles the guy in my first example has, but being on a team that goes through regular (and rather rigorous) training, I have made them more toned (the bodybuilder details and fitness details morphs have been a big help here).

At the moment, I’ve only been able to do uniforms for a handful of them, using items I’ve bought; the rest will have to be done with custom designed items, as I learn Hexagon better. For now, I’ve finished a render of the women of the team in bathing suits, and I’ve started a similar render of the men. At least this way, I’m getting the faces, skin colors, builds, and relative heights of the characters looking right before I cover them in spandex (or armor, or whatever a particular character should be wearing).

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Posted: 03 November 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 229 ]
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riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure a lot of the people posting in this thread have created superheroes (& villains) of their own. Have you found yourself making changes to any of your characters since you started playing with programs like Studio & Poser? I’ve found that in some cases, some characters just simply didn’t work when trying them in 3d; in other cases, working on images has led me down different paths than I would have gone if I was just describing them to an artist (I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so Studio has been a real blessing for me.)

Studio has been a blessing to me too. And yeah, I’ve created my own heroes and villians. And yes, I have found myself making many changes to my own characters. But it’s all good. smile

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Posted: 04 November 2012 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 230 ]
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Estroyer - 02 November 2012 03:15 PM

1) I have a thing for bad guys, at this moment I say LOKI *grin*

Bad guys (and gals) can indeed be appealing at times. My (current) favorite is Catwoman. wink

2) Very muscular types and super hero women that fight in bikini suites…

Ditto. Especially when you have the two together, as in muscular women fighting in bikinis. I can’t stand that Street Fighter bitch named Cammy, for example. Most nauseating character ever IMO. mad

4) MAGIC (oooh, the things I could do with that)

Ummmm, I don’t think I’d allow ‘blanket’ powers that cover everything!

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Posted: 04 November 2012 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 231 ]
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riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:48 PM

Is there much provacative stuff available for the guys that would work for superhero renders. I’m not averse to doing some renders, but I’m still learning how to make my own clothes.

There are some extremely provocative garments for Genesis which can be found at Renderosity, such as this and this.

Pity they never dressed Aquaman up like that. Just the thought of it makes me drool… tongue rolleye

riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure a lot of the people posting in this thread have created superheroes (& villains) of their own. Have you found yourself making changes to any of your characters since you started playing with programs like Studio & Poser?

I only discovered Studio relatively recently. Haven’t really tried using it to render any of the heroes/heroines I previously created on paper (not that I created that many), as I found myself too constrained by the limitations imposed by Studio. To render my Diamond Bearer in Studio for example—without making significant changes to him, that is, which I really don’t think I’d want to—would require several things not currently available at the DAZ marketplace (unless I make them myself using Hexagon or some other tool, which I don’t know how—yet). And that fire aura—don’t think there’s any item that would enable me to render that. (Or is there?)

Studio is wonderful, but sometimes when it comes to certain things I prefer to settle for old-fashioned ‘2D’ art. Hey, it can still have a charm of its own which 3D art cannot always reproduce!

And hey, how about showing some of the heroes/heroines you created? (Doesn’t matter to me whether they’re rendered or hand-drawn.)

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Posted: 04 November 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 232 ]
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Here’s some of my original Characters. smile

These are their old looks. I’ve updated each one to Genesis and updating their looks. But I haven’t done any new render with them yet.

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Posted: 04 November 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 233 ]
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That sentinel looks real fascinating (and a bit scary). He seems to glow from within. Will have to figure how to produce that effect.

That gal in the bottom pic must be trying to hide from Mr Oonga Oonga because she finds his body odor simply too unbearable.

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Posted: 04 November 2012 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 234 ]
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Thanks. wink The reason for the glow is he’s a being of pure energy. And the fact that he’s a bit scary to you means I’ve succeeded since he WAS a Super-Villian before he turned into a hero.

*LOL* Thanks, that could be the reason she is trying to hide from him. wink

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Posted: 04 November 2012 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 235 ]
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K T Ong - 04 November 2012 08:51 AM
Estroyer - 02 November 2012 03:15 PM

1) I have a thing for bad guys, at this moment I say LOKI *grin*

Bad guys (and gals) can indeed be appealing at times. My (current) favorite is Catwoman. wink

2) Very muscular types and super hero women that fight in bikini suites…

Ditto. Especially when you have the two together, as in muscular women fighting in bikinis. I can’t stand that Street Fighter bitch named Cammy, for example. Most nauseating character ever IMO. mad

4) MAGIC (oooh, the things I could do with that)

Ummmm, I don’t think I’d allow ‘blanket’ powers that cover everything!

Two super-powered women could get into a fight on the beach…  wink But seriously, the character I have who appears to be the most scantlilly clad has illusion-based powers, and while she is a show-off, she isn’t stupid. She’s a lot better protected than she appears.

Yeah, characters who can do anything with just a thought are rather boring. I’ve been watching Once Upon A Time, and even as powerful as Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin is, he has limits. As he likes to tell the other characters, ‘magic comes with a price’.

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Posted: 04 November 2012 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 236 ]
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K T Ong - 04 November 2012 09:09 AM
riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:48 PM

Is there much provacative stuff available for the guys that would work for superhero renders. I’m not averse to doing some renders, but I’m still learning how to make my own clothes.

There are some extremely provocative garments for Genesis which can be found at Renderosity, such as this and this.

Pity they never dressed Aquaman up like that. Just the thought of it makes me drool… tongue rolleye

riftwitch - 02 November 2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure a lot of the people posting in this thread have created superheroes (& villains) of their own. Have you found yourself making changes to any of your characters since you started playing with programs like Studio & Poser?

I only discovered Studio relatively recently. Haven’t really tried using it to render any of the heroes/heroines I previously created on paper (not that I created that many), as I found myself too constrained by the limitations imposed by Studio. To render my Diamond Bearer in Studio for example—without making significant changes to him, that is, which I really don’t think I’d want to—would require several things not currently available at the DAZ marketplace (unless I make them myself using Hexagon or some other tool, which I don’t know how—yet). And that fire aura—don’t think there’s any item that would enable me to render that. (Or is there?)

Studio is wonderful, but sometimes when it comes to certain things I prefer to settle for old-fashioned ‘2D’ art. Hey, it can still have a charm of its own which 3D art cannot always reproduce!

And hey, how about showing some of the heroes/heroines you created? (Doesn’t matter to me whether they’re rendered or hand-drawn.)

Those outfits could possibly be of some use for me someday. I did pick up this one (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/dz-singletx-for-genesis/93281) for one of my male characters. With a shader from the supersuit, it works really well. My original concept for the character had the legs covered, but I’m fine with this. If we aren’t going to give the ladies more coverage, then let’s just give the guys less.

If I could draw, I would have ‘settled’ for 2D art years ago. I’m having a ball right now, when I need a change of pace from music.

I’ll post some renders when I have something I think is good enough to share. Hopefully soon…

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Posted: 04 November 2012 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 237 ]
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riftwitch - 04 November 2012 04:18 PM

Two super-powered women could get into a fight on the beach…  wink But seriously, the character I have who appears to be the most scantlilly clad has illusion-based powers, and while she is a show-off, she isn’t stupid. She’s a lot better protected than she appears.

As long as she’s not the type who has a penchant for showing off her meat and whose powers frequently involve showing it off. Yeech.

Yeah, characters who can do anything with just a thought are rather boring. I’ve been watching Once Upon A Time, and even as powerful as Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin is, he has limits. As he likes to tell the other characters, ‘magic comes with a price’.

Magic can be fun, but I just felt that mentioning ‘magic’ as a superpower without specifying more exactly what this magic can do seems a bit like cheating. Not only should magic come with a price, it should come with limitations, too. The Filmation superheroine Isis (love her) could do anything with magic—short of resurrecting the dead.

If I could draw, I would have ‘settled’ for 2D art years ago. I’m having a ball right now, when I need a change of pace from music.

I’ll post some renders when I have something I think is good enough to share. Hopefully soon…

Hey, please don’t misunderstand me as saying you should leave 3D art behind and try 2D. I was just stating my own preferences. I still love 3D art, I just felt that 2D art still has lots of merit to it.

And I shall look forward to your renderings of scantily-clad male heroes—the more scantily clad the better. tongue rolleye

Anyway, here are two renderings of a hero I imagined. Rendered in pencil, that is. wink He’s just a sorcerer’s apprentice/adopted son in his very early twenties who can cast a few basic spells. He gets super-strength by drinking a spinach potion!

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Posted: 04 November 2012 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 238 ]
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Seems no one around here likes Capt Underpants…

(Oh, my 200th post exactly…)

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Posted: 11 December 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 239 ]
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K T Ong - 04 November 2012 08:46 PM

Seems no one around here likes Capt Underpants…

(Oh, my 200th post exactly…)

One of my wife’s patients had a Captain Underpants book she had read to him a while back. It was something about toilets.

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Posted: 11 December 2012 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 240 ]
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I believe it’s THIS volume in the Capt Underpants series (see below). LOL It’s just hilarious how superheroes can be made the stuff of such vulgar and irreverent humor. Oughta be a great way to remind you that they’re after all the creations of our imagination!

It moves me to tears, by the way, to note that people are still interested in this thread after this long while… wink

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