Greybro's Ground - A Render A Day

GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
edited March 2017 in Art Studio

Just a thread to share some renders both complete and abandoned from recent days, months and years. Is it art? I don't know but I LIKE IT!

We'll start with one that frankly, kinda just got away from me. I really value filling up a scene but sometimes I'll get to the point where the scene won't save properly and on reload it fails.
I call it, "The Battle of Dragons Keep"

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    Play Time: Here's another little abandoned project. I'd like to revisit this concept sometime.

    Play Time

     

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 11,308

    Nothing wrong with lots of details! Welcome to the art studio!  Look forward to seeing more of your stuff

     

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Nothing wrong with lots of details! Welcome to the art studio!  Look forward to seeing more of your stuff

     

    Thanks. It's odd that I really only noticed the Art Studio the other day though I've been posting here forever! I hope to add an image per day as I have a massive backlog of abandoned works. It always feels nice to at least post them someplace.

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    For today my offering is another content entry, "I think for the DS Creative Steampunk contest". I don't experiment with Steampunk that often because I've seen some many folks just totally nail it, but I do like it. This one features my likeness in an M4 character built by Sixus1 breaking right over the shoulder of the hero gal. I've since stopped using it in favor of a more accurate looking Facegen generated G2 character that looks a bit more like me as it is easier to make it...well, fatter like me. LOL! Anyways, this one was a lot of fun. I might try re-tooling it with the amazing Mech4D shaders at some point.

    The Battle for Steamgate
    The Battle for Steamgate

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    Today's image is of the Dread Pirate Robert

    Pirate Rob

    So, I've started collecting my friends photographically speaking and have turned them into G1, G2 & G 3 characters via the miracle that is Facegen. Once I have each setup, I tried to come up with some sort of fantastic character study type of shot. It's a fun diversion for me and usually they are very entertained by it as well. 

    Here's one I completed this week, It's my cinematography buddy, Rob, as a pirate. The character is built on the Genesis 3 chasis and he's wearing the Crimson seas outfit with default IRay textures. The Flintlock is from the Z Marks The Spot Accessories kit, retextures for Iray using some awesome Mech4D shaders.

    The Backdrop is from the Baroque Grandeur Iray Addon (Boy that set is hard to get results like the amazing promos, let me tell ya.) The hair and beard are from the Leandro 7 pro bundle.

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    Since it's the Christmas season, here's one that I think turned out interesting. It's a kind of real life turned render concept of my Americana Folk out fit, we called, "The Two Spies Trio."  We played in many a small coffee shop and restaurant all over the Southeast from North Carolina to Va. I know the image is a bit dark but I really wanted to make those Christmas lights pop. I also wanted to mention that our actual banner and poster from real life are included in the composition.

    Two Spies Trio

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  • Awesome work, Greybro!

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Awesome work, Greybro!

    Thank you. Thanks for stopping by for a view.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 11,308

    Very cool!

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Very cool!

    Thanks so much.

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Today's render is my most ambitious composition to date. I've come to hate it due to the lack of DOF, but it is...well...epic. 236 figures. I need to do something like this with Daz Studio and real depth of field. I need to look into learning instancing.

     

    Enter The Net

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 11,308

    Holy wow!  That looks like a totally epic project! I love it!

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Holy wow!  That looks like a totally epic project! I love it!

    Thanks. It sure made many hours of my free tim go bye bye!

  • No idea how you managed to render that many figures, but that's a lot!  Just thinking about all of the posing and placing of each figure makes me all twitchy!  :)

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Knittngmommy, I'll just say this, Photoshop is your friend when doing something like this. You still need to render the images in the right spot but you can do spot renders for that, then just composite them where you need them.

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    Today we will carry on with the massive multi-figure theme with, "The Land of Layla."  Still no DOF, which bugs me, but overal I thinkl it's a better compsition than,
    "Enter The Net" above. See if you can discover how many Mil cats I've hidden in the scene.

    The Land of Layla

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  • Greybro said:

    Knittngmommy, I'll just say this, Photoshop is your friend when doing something like this. You still need to render the images in the right spot but you can do spot renders for that, then just composite them where you need them.

    I use Gimp, but, yeah, I can understand about making use of spot renders.  I just kind of learned that technique not long ago and use it all the time now.  Although, I don't think I've used from the outset like I'm guessing you probably did with this to get all of the figures rendered.  I might have to do a large scene and try that out, although, probably not quite that many figures.  Just doing all that posing is daunting and I actually love posing. :)

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Neelz online posted a how to of sorts on the old Daz forum. Now that guy has this kind of image perfected. I think he uses vue to do the rendering of proposed and exported Poser figures reimporteduld  to vue. I'm not that patient.

    i do think with better planning I could pull this off with dof

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited December 2016

    Lara and The Guardian

    Another contest entry. I quite liked the look of it but kept trying to push it until I completely corrupted the scene file. Then, of course I was never able to get quite the same lighting and camera placment back. I honestly do not remember which Jolie inspired Lara character that is. There are so many. It might be the one from Scooby37 at (I'm not sure I'm allowed to mention another marketplace but it sounds similar to Henderosity.)

    Lara And TheGuardian

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    Ripley's Run
    This one actually won two different contests and was recognized here at Daz. I'm a huge fan of the franchise. BTW, this is my final post of the year. Try not to sink into a deep depression over that sad fact! 2017 will be better in every possible way.
    Ripley's Run

     

     

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    Diner Chat

    This is my first render of 2017 and was really quite unexpected as I was just setting up a scene for a strip featuring some recent purchases from the seasonal sale madness here and at the other big site.

    Diner Chat

     

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    New Years Fun

    I made this one yesterday and it seemed appropriate to go ahead and post.
    Happy New Year 2017

     

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  • LlynaraLlynara Posts: 4,620
    edited January 2017

    Great renders! Love the one with all the action figures, but they're all really good. I used to do DOF with Photoshop. It's a great workaround for things you don't want to re-render. Here's a tutorial for GIMP and one for Photoshop.

    I just recently learned DOF in DAZ using a couple of tutorials posted in the forums. Flipmode has a great one here and Jay's is also very good, here.

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    Llynara said:

    Great renders! Love the one with all the action figures, but they're all really good. I used to do DOF with Photoshop. It's a great workaround for things you don't want to re-render. Here's a tutorial for GIMP and one for Photoshop.

    I just recently learned DOF in DAZ using a couple of tutorials posted in the forums. Flipmode has a great one here and Jay's is also very good, here.

    Thanks. You have lovely avatar by the way! I need to update mine soon!

  • LlynaraLlynara Posts: 4,620

    Thank you! laugh

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    El Mariachia

    There's so much to say about this one. My father passed at the end of  March 2016, just after his 78th birthday, so this one will ever be poignant for me. He wan't a musician. I am. He did once bring me back a nylon stringed guitar from a trip to Mexico, hence the instrument in the image and his wearing of a traditional Mariachi garb. Only for his final year was he particularly fond of dogs, but he did have a boxer he really liked. I, with a random bull dog am depicted over his shoulder looking on. He ran a welding shop, hence the industrial background. The fairies are meant to signify the fantical super natural nature of the image, as if seen in a dream.

     

    I saw my daddy wave from the top of the hill. He said, "Come along, Son." I said, "Soon I will." - The Lost Dogs

    El Mariachi

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  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    I'll be honest. I got sucked into the whole Toon craze sweeping Daz! I once directed a short Horror hostess web series that featured a character called, "Muticia The Movie Goddess." The character was taylor made fo toon dom. I mean come on, check out the live action version.

    The Character was created by my friend, J.T. McRoberts with a little help from the rest of the folks at Mutantville.

    Here is the episode which I directed in case you might want to check it. This is ultra, ultra no budget and literally made in my basement a short time after the producer got to meet Mr Corman. Don't judge it too harshly. It's just some friends having a little fun with a camera.

    Toon Muticia

    Here's the real actress.

    The Real

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  • nonesuch00nonesuch00 Posts: 9,570

    Those are good. Really like that orange toon muppet. laugh

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548

    Those are good. Really like that orange toon muppet. laugh

    Ah, Thanks. It was a lot of fun to make. We were all holding onto that film making dream in those days. Actually there's part 1 of a Muticia Christmas special somewhere but part 2 didn't arrive this year as planned. You know peoples get busy with work etc. I know it's been shot though becasue it shot was back in that Media room at my house.

  • GreybroGreybro Posts: 1,548
    edited January 2017

    Werewolf of The Fane

    Made with my Genesis Werewolf product called, "Wolfen"

    Wolfen

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