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In Store NOW!: Gemologica by Fisty and Marieah
Posted: 13 August 2012 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 256 ]
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So nice to see metals that don’t glow in the dark..  that’s the thing that drives me the most crazy with Poser materials in DS..  mapped reflection with the strength at 100%.  Mapped reflection higher than about 50% is just a nightmare.. it won’t even take shadows, it’s like setting the ambient strength at 100%.  Of course raytraced reflections look better in almost all cases anyway, but a lot of venders use only mapped.  I guess I shouldn’t blame them, Poser handles mapped reflection really well so there’s little reason to suffer the extra render time.. it just doesn’t translate to DS gracefully at all.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 257 ]
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Another render of the necklace from Gemz Vol.1 using materials from Gemologica.
I have changed the opacity of the rose and the bow to 0%, but have forgotten
to change the opacity of the middle of the bow (it is black).
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Posted: 14 August 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 258 ]
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Another render of the scene utilizing materials from Gemologica.
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Posted: 14 August 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 259 ]
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Don’t forget the tiling scale presets!  All those rings would look better with tiling set to 1 or 2

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Posted: 14 August 2012 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 260 ]
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Thanks, Fisty. There are so many presets in Gemologica, that sometime I just forget to change the tiling settings.

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Posted: 14 August 2012 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 261 ]
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I do it too,  =)

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Posted: 14 August 2012 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 262 ]
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This looks great! Any plans for a Carrara version? Or a partial version - I’m especially interested in the gemstone shaders. 

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Posted: 14 August 2012 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 263 ]
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Neither of us are very Carrara proficient.  We’re both mastered in DS, I have a 2nd Bachelors in Poser.
The precious gemstone shaders you should be able to do just as well (maybe better, certainly easier a time than I had making them) with the built in shaders that come with Carrara.  Almost all the semi precious gemstones are texture jpg based with a glossy surface, a few have a slight transparency and a few have reflection maps added to get rainbow type effects like the lobrodite, opal, and paua ones.  They should be very easy to make work, I dunno if it would worth getting the pack for that though.

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Posted: 14 August 2012 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 264 ]
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Is there a Mother of Pearl shader in the set?

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Posted: 14 August 2012 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 265 ]
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yep, several

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Posted: 15 August 2012 01:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 266 ]
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Fisty - 14 August 2012 07:44 PM

Neither of us are very Carrara proficient.  We’re both mastered in DS, I have a 2nd Bachelors in Poser.
The precious gemstone shaders you should be able to do just as well (maybe better, certainly easier a time than I had making them) with the built in shaders that come with Carrara.  Almost all the semi precious gemstones are texture jpg based with a glossy surface, a few have a slight transparency and a few have reflection maps added to get rainbow type effects like the lobrodite, opal, and paua ones.  They should be very easy to make work, I dunno if it would worth getting the pack for that though.

OK. Do yo mean the glass shaders in Carrara?

 

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Posted: 15 August 2012 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 267 ]
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I’ve opened Carrara twice in 7 years..  but that would be a good place to start, yeah.  Change the index of refraction to the gemstone you’re going for and then change the diffuse color.  If the diffuse color doesn’t change it enough you might need to add color to the reflection and/or specular channels as well.  DS and Poser handle index of refraction quite differently, I’m sure carrara is different as well so that’s about the extent of how helpful I can be.

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Posted: 15 August 2012 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 268 ]
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As usual, I didn’t use these as intended (in this scene) but here’s a little birdy for you.

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Posted: 15 August 2012 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 269 ]
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It’s pretty though!

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Posted: 15 August 2012 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 270 ]
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I’m loving the jeweled birdie as well.

Keep those renders coming. I’m really enjoying them.

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