Time for sharing, what I have no idea!

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  • LianaLiana Posts: 1,033

    The frog and Harry are great!

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    thanks Liana

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Here are my lastest Iray renders that I forgot to post hereusing Jack's KOM Iray with a few adjustments to tone down to gloss on the few surfaces.

     

    KOM V2c1.jpg
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    KOM Horse Final.jpg
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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 3,973

    wow, that looks beautifil! that is kingdom of Marrakesch? wow, I wouldn't have thought that looking so good

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518
    edited November 2017

     Kingdom of Marrakesh 2012, yeah it turns out nice in Iray with the right Weight, Roughness and Normal maps and settings.

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  • LianaLiana Posts: 1,033

    Wow! That is really great @Szark. I have to get back to it again soon.

     

  • So @SZark did you have to create your own Normal maps for Kingdom of Marrakesh 2012, if you did how would you recommend doing it?  I've also found that when you're converting something to Iray a lot of the time it can be too glossy, I know you can  change some settings to reduce the gloss but I'm unsure what the best way to do it is, what have you found in your experimenting?

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518
    edited November 2017

    No the normal maps came with the Iray conversion but if I was to do it myself I would use the bump map provided and use Photoshop to adjust level, or in some cases extract parts in to new PS layers so I can control the normal conversion better. I use GIMP and a normal map plug-in for GIMP to make my Normal maps.

     

    I always use the Metal/Rough Iray shader as it is the new standard among many apps now.

     

    Iray have two setting for Gloss, Layered Weight (strength) and Roughness. With Roughness 0 is a smooth reflective surface, 1.00 is matte. To control roughness via maps Black = 0 White = 1.00. When it comes to weight well it does depend on what the surface is and how light or dark the surfaces is. I found more white the surface more weight you need and vice versa.

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Ochre City Iray addon for Kingdom of Marrakesh https://www.daz3d.com/ochre-city-iray-addon
    Lit via HDRI

    Ochre City.jpg
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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    and another of Jack's sets Rural Chateau 3

    RC3.jpg
    3000 x 1277 - 3M
  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,231

    Wow the Kingdom of Marakesh is gorgeous!  Both versions.  And the Rural Chateau as well.  The chateau looks like a lovely place to vacation.

  • LianaLiana Posts: 1,033

    Yep. :) When is vacation? :) Great renders!

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,231
    Liana said:

    Yep. :) When is vacation? :) Great renders!

    Not soon enough....

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    thank you folks and I haven't had a vacation going on 20 years...maybe one day soon. :)

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 3,973

    That rural chateau has such a nice atmosphere, I'm tempted to get it but I don't really need it atm.

  • Max_theHitmanMax_theHitman Posts: 56
    edited January 2018
    Szark said:

    and another of Jack's sets Rural Chateau 3

     

    Simpy stunning artwork!

    Where may I be able to also get those nice plants with vases (for DAZ studio) like in your scenes?

    Plants add alot of life and warmth to any room scenes.

     

     

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Thanks. The Banana is from https://www.daz3d.com/rpc-volume-5-jungle-rainforest-1-for-daz-studio-and-vue with the fruit hidden, the pot is from a set that you cannot get here anymore. 

    The Peace Lillies and Cacti are xFrog freebies that I imported and addjusted surfaces to suit Iray. They came with pots

     

    The tall palms are mix from https://www.daz3d.com/tropical-palm-trees-for-daz-studio and more freebie that I collected over the years.

  • CamilleCamille Posts: 24
    Szark said:

    Now we come to Vue


    First image was my very first proper Vue render.


    Second I was testing Hyperblobs and this pic evolved from there


    Third, again another bout of testing led me to make this. This time testing SubSurface Scattering, Light rays and transparency maps.

    That Black Dragon image is gorgeous!

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Camille thank you, that is an oldie. I wanted to redo it but lost the scene file some years ago in a HDD crash so I let it be. :)

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Been a while since I did a render. Playing with my new GTX 1080 Ti, boy what a difference it makes.

    I went and pimped Jacks https://www.daz3d.com/disconsolation-fallen set. I rather liked how it turned out. 

    Forgotten.jpg
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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,231
    Szark said:

    Been a while since I did a render. Playing with my new GTX 1080 Ti, boy what a difference it makes.

    I went and pimped Jacks https://www.daz3d.com/disconsolation-fallen set. I rather liked how it turned out. 

    This is gorgeous!  And congrats on the new rig!

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Thank you

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518
    edited January 14

    Time for another

    Water and Terrain (adjusted) - https://www.daz3d.com/fern-lake

    Rocks (adjusted to make them look wet)- https://www.daz3d.com/stones-hr

    https://www.daz3d.com/stones-hr-materials-pack

     

    Ken Gilliands Products

    Red Eared Turtle

    Trees and plants

    Duckweed

    American Coot

    Great Blue Heron

    Postwork: Applied Z depth via Iray Canvass 
    Duckweed Roots on Turtle's back
    Particles in the air

    Red Eared Slider 1.jpg
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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,231

    What a wonderful point of view!

  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 2,775

    Amazing image !

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Thanks IceDragon and Caz.

  • mori_mannmori_mann Posts: 963

    I used to have turtles like that as pets. They're awesome (and stinky ;) ) They went to Italy to a special swamp when they got too big for their tank. I liek to think they ended up something like in your image :D

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    LOL yeah I heard they were a little smelly. Never had anything apart for Tropical fish and now dogs. I miss have a tank. I had 2 tanks as a kid in my bedroom. The biggest was only 2 foot long which was the community tank, full of real plants etc. It was almost a micro climate where I got a balance of plants and fish. I never cleaned it out in all the 4 years I had it. The other tanks were for breeding.

  • TynkereTynkere Posts: 538

    Turtle & Fern lake is a nice render, and I happen to be working on a similar project with Gilliands critters & the exact same set.  

    May I ask some questions about surface settings?  You’ve been around for a while, so if don’t want to share-- am sure figuring them out took some time.  Will understand if decline.  :)

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,518

    Yeah shoot though depending on how involved the qs are it may take a bit to get an answer as my workload is full at the mo. But I am happy to help when or if I can time permitting.

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