Out of this world! These silver skin maps can be applied to Victoria to give her an other-worldly look, but it doesn't stop there. Whether your render requires a silver science fiction look, a silver comic book character, a silver street mime, silver statue, creature, alien, or some other figment of your imagination, these skin maps are just the ticket. Included are 13 Silver Texture, Bump, and Reflection Maps for Victoria, as well as silver and bronze bikini maps. Beyond what they are, we thought some of you might have an interest in how the silver skin maps came to be. Well, as Dan Farr, President of DAZ3D mentioned in a recent forum post, the idea was somewhat inspired by the Rhianna music video for “Umbrella” in which she was similarly silver. So, models were recruited (read about the experience of Marie in a related story you can link to below) and special metallic body paint was purchased. The models were brave and adventure-minded, if sometimes a little chilly, as they were painted head to toe (yes, every inch) with the paint. The next step was the photoshoot. The lighting setup which was unique and basically invented by DAZ staff, consisted of nine high-powered strobes and a special lighting tent created specially for the shoot. According to Dan, “even with such even light the silver skin still reflects lots of highlights because of its specular surface. The plus side of this is that is really pulls out the skin surface detail like no other process I have ever seen. If you look at some of the images on the product page you will see what I mean.” Even more impressive than the lighting schema was the equipment. Our new Hassleblad digital camera shoots a 39 Mega pixel image which is approximately three-to-four times the resolution of other digital cameras on the market today. The level of detail is beyond belief. We think you’ll find we’ve captured this detail in the silver skin maps and opened your 3D world to a host of new possibilities.
These cool, silver textures are based off proprietary, high resolution photographs of a real model (39 megapixel camera -- the best digital camera on the market).
"I make characters myself, but I still had to buy this one, instantly." -- Surreality
"I very rarely buy a texture set but I couldn't resist this beauty!" --KymJ