Stonemason appreciation thread

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  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,237
    edited April 2014

    Szark said:
    here is an updated version

    "After a hard day's work, Ungor the Henchman liked nothing better than to sit down with a nice pot of tea and pick out a delicate melody on his lute..." :)

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    oh man I should have used that as a by-line, very cool Tim...I like it

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    here's another one using Streets of the Med rendered in Vue

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  • MN-150374MN-150374 Posts: 922
    edited January 2016

    Great renders so far! Really beautiful stuff! :)

    As a Thank you to Stonemason I would like to contribute some of my renders too ...

    >Xenlyns< used Stonemasons >The Enchanted Forest<
    >Somewhere< used Stonemasons >Worlds Of Fantasy : Island Castle<
    >Dark Elf Witch< used Stonemasons >Winter Kingdom: Castle Ruins<

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  • alexhcowleyalexhcowley Posts: 1,524
    edited May 2014

    Szark said:
    here's another one using Streets of the Med rendered in Vue

    Pete,

    Streets of the Med is my all time second favourite Stefan Morrell creation and you've done it proud here. (Village Courtyard, before you ask.) I really like the shadows and the way you've brought out the texture of the stonework.

    Cheers,

    Alex.

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    Thank you Alex. Shame there aren't more Vue presets as the amount of work involved getting the surfaces set up is enormous.

  • XoechZXoechZ Posts: 1,100
    edited December 1969

    This one features the "Village Courtyard"

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  • alexhcowleyalexhcowley Posts: 1,524
    edited May 2014

    Xoechz,

    I think the famous Hollywood phrase "mean, moody and magnificent" applies here.

    Cheers,

    Alex.

    P.S. I'm quite suprised that Stefan hasn't done a sequel to Village Courtyard, since it crops up all over the place so it's clearly a very popular set.

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  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,237
    edited December 1969

    Abandoned Interiors: Warehouse, rendered in Carrara 8.5

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    Another Vue render using

    Greeble City Blocks http://www.daz3d.com/greeble-city-blocks by Stonemason
    Greeble City Blocks 2 http://www.daz3d.com/greeble-city-blocks-2 by Stonemason

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  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,068
    edited December 1969

    Nicely done Pete. I like the mix of futuristic city in the distance, and an old fashioned lighthouse in the foreground. I never would've thought to mix the two. :coolsmile:

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    Thanks Miss B. Like many of my images I didn't set out to do this. All I did know is I wanted the Parkside Point in the scene

  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,237
    edited December 1969
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  • SupercopeSupercope Posts: 121
    edited December 1969

    Here are Stonemason's Sci-Fi Bedroom and Sci-Fi Consoles 2013 worked into an image for inclusion in a documentary on Sci Fi writers.

    https://www.facebook.com/MYTHKEEPER/photos/pb.545878015475030.-2207520000.1399260901./697513986978098/?type=3&theater;
    Honorable mention also to
    smay: Stalker Girl Pants for Genesis
    Jepe: Jepe's FGH M4
    Lobo75: L75 War Boro
    Khory_D: Ancient Tech Materials
    Khory, si_vincent: Day Job Shader Presets for DAZ Studio
    Uzilite: The New Adventure
    Jack Tomalin: Modern Bed 1
    reciecup: Jai
    ForbiddenWhispers: Maison Cubiste for Modern Bed 1 and 2
    And 1 mystery item I didn't name...

  • EmsimEmsim Posts: 233
    edited December 1969

    @MN-150374: I especially like your first one. The colors, lighting and depth of field give it a magical feel yet it looks like a place you could visit. (If that makes sense) Anyway, it's beautiful! :)

  • cwichuracwichura Posts: 1,041
    edited December 1969

    Cynagtala Elf 002 (NSFW)

    Just a quick test of Sci-Fi Bedroom using Reality/LuxRender. I converted all the bumpmaps to normal maps using ShaderMap Pro, as normals work much better in Lux.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited August 2014

    Blender Cycles render using Casual's DS to Blender script http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/2877/

    This has a little Postwork as I couldn't get a mask of the laser glow as I would have needed to make mesh adjustments. With more time I could have though.

    I also put the image through Perfect Effects 8 using the Subtle HDR filter.

    All the glow effects were done in Blender's compositing node system.

    Background Utopia Deck C by: Stonemason

    all the lighting is provided by turning all the lights in the model to Mesh Lights, using Blackbody and Fall off.

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    been a while since anything was posted here. This time using Utopia Labs split apart. Rendered in Vue

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  • alexhcowleyalexhcowley Posts: 1,524
    edited December 1969

    Pete,

    I've always had a soft spot for Utopia Labs. It was one of the first scenes I bought and my very first Stefan Morrell. There have been many more since then.

    Cheers,

    Alex.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    I have a soft spot for anything Stonemason or Jack Tomalin

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 5,505
    edited December 1969
  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    can anyone remember what scaling Greeble blocks 1 and 2 need to make them full size? Just saves me doing it all over again, something in the back of my mind says 1200%

  • RakudaRakuda Posts: 355
    edited December 2014

    Here's one rendered in the first environment that I bought which happens to be "A Quiet Street". After browsing by vendor and looking at some of the other stuff, it is clear that a lot of time goes into the details on these! Very inspiring work on Stonemason's part. Look forward to purchasing a few more of these environments.


    I absolutely love the battered backstreets like in this one called appropriately "The Back Streets":

    http://www.daz3d.com/the-backstreets

    They are all really damn fantastic!

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  • JohnDelaquioxJohnDelaquiox Posts: 1,137
    edited February 2015

    Can anyone tell me if the Utopia Labs set is viewable from 360 degrees?

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,245
    edited December 1969

    you can view anything from 360 degrees, if you mean is it a complete model then the answer is yes, weather it is interesting from a different angle is a matter of opinion.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 10,474
    edited December 1969

    Can anyone tell me if the Utopia Labs set is viewable from 360 degrees?

    Yes, all sides have modeling details and textures on the outside of the building and on the interior courtyard.
  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 5,505
    edited February 2015

    Keep forgetting about this thead.

    Cyber M4
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/11672

    Cyber Popeye
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/11673

    Big City Girl - one of my favorites
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/1837/

    Rendering Excecise - Sylfie's last render
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/19758/

    The Driver 3 - Aiko3's last render
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/25538/

    The Renegade - I don't render males very often but this one is my favorite
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/20354/

    Xiao Mei - Dangerous Curves
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/35282/ - Original version - http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/34154/

    The Pink Bandit
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/35658/

    In Space No One Can Hear Your Sarcasm
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/38153/

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  • erik leemanerik leeman Posts: 262
    edited February 2015

    Urban Future 4 Street Level (rendered in Octane Render for DAZ Studio)

    Wonderful how this futuristic set can easily be turned into something that looks quite contemporary : )
    Oh, and there's a fully intact police car in 'City Ruins Vehicles' that can be used for non-dystopian scenes too.
    Great products!

    Cheers,
    Erik

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,657
    edited December 1969

    Mattymanx said:
    Keep forgetting about this thead.

    Cyber M4
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/11672

    Cyber Popeye
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/11673

    Big City Girl - one of my favorites
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/1837/

    Rendering Excecise - Sylfie's last render
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/19758/

    The Driver 3 - Aiko3's last render
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/25538/

    The Renegade - I don't render males very often but this one is my favorite
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/20354/

    Xiao Mei - Dangerous Curves
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/35282/ - Original version - http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/34154/

    The Pink Bandit
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/35658/

    In Space No One Can Hear Your Sarcasm
    http://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/38153/


    ..lots'a "thumbs up" Especially love Cyber Popeye.
  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,657
    edited December 1969

    Urban Future 4 Street Level (rendered in Octane Render for DAZ Studio)

    Wonderful how this futuristic set can easily be turned into something that looks quite contemporary : )
    Oh, and there's a fully intact police car in 'City Ruins Vehicles' that can be used for non-dystopian scenes too.
    Great products!

    Cheers,
    Erik


    ...nice

    hmm, that bus in the background looks familiar....

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