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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Thorne knew how to make Aiko truly adorable in my eyes. Her promo ads have always made me melt, so naturally I own a lot of Thorne products ;)

    This one is Sarina for Aiko 3

    Sylfie for Aiko 3

    Jump ahead to Miranda for Aiko 4

    Mesektet for A4

    Barliecorn for A4

    ...and then, it seems like Aiko turned into something entirely different.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    I think that a nice, more modern version of Aiko would be to use Keiko 6's head with Aiko 6's body

    Keiko 6 Head

    Aiko 6 Body

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    Sylfieheart

     

    Aiko19

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107
    edited May 7

    i cant remember which aiko3 i put in my book.  She plays mistress sinnamon.  is a racy role, now i cant sleep til i look it up

    Aiko4 on the back coversmiley

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Nice cover art Misty!

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107
    edited May 7

    Thanks. 

    Do you ever feel embarrassed watching Ted Nugent?

    I like him, but when i watch him I feel embarrassed sometimes.  mann he power chews that gum.  lol
    he's got thaat rock guitar god pose down like nobody else.

    oh NO,  a friend just told me Ted Nugent is positive for covid.

    i was just watching damn yankees yesterday.

    damm it

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  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    there are Terminator movie sequels i havent seen yet.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    I heard bad reports about the newest one, so never watched it.

    Just watched it recently and really liked it. I guess I'm strange - but I like it that way!

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    the first one still scares me.

    there was a movie with Tom Cruise.  he went in a bathtub full of ice to escape machines after him.
    think it was based on a heinlein novel

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107
    edited May 15

    i should go for a walk before settling in to some quality carrara time.

    order a pepperoni pizza.  

     

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  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    i cant find 1 single youtube tutorial on carrara weightmapping

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 6,151

    got the banner on top saying 'an offer just for you'

    got excited ... thought it may of been Carrara 9 pre release.... alas not! no

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Stezza said:

    got the banner on top saying 'an offer just for you'

    got excited ... thought it may of been Carrara 9 pre release.... alas not! no

    LOL!!! We should All reply that to that email!!! ;)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Mystiarra said:

    i cant find 1 single youtube tutorial on carrara weightmapping

    Maybe not YouTube, but PhilW does a course on such things in his Advanced Carrara Techniques ;)

    Hmmm... maybe I'll watch some PhilW tonight! :)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Mystiarra said:

    i cant find 1 single youtube tutorial on carrara weightmapping

    Also, pjotter does a bunch of written tips and instructions in This Post from the Carrara Community Movie Project

    More discussion carries on after that. Wow... feels like a really long time ago already! 

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    thanks.  Community Movie Project sounds interesting.

     

    found another aiko cuteness candidate  https://www.daz3d.com/sase-merida-for-genesis-8-and-81-females
    she's a poised graceful looking young lady

      200

     

     

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    is the twinklies/landscape buzzing the issue why wendy renders animations in other softwares?  iclone, unreal

    is a pretty serious issue for movie making.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Sorry. I didn't realize you were still having troubles with those.

    Try testing on shorter animations in an attempt to figur out how to stop them from occurring. I still get some sometimes, but I just live with them.

    On parts of the scene that are causing the twinkles, check the Bump channel in the shaders

    • If they use a high level of bump try turning it down as far as you can
    • If the shader is tiled, try changing the amount of tiling

    Try higher render settings:

    • Antialiasing > Best
    • Object Accuracy > 0.5
    • Shadow Accuracy > 0.5

    I notice that you really like to move that camera fast!

    Try to not do that as much. It makes the audience sick and it doesn't look like a 'real' camera could ever possibly move that fast. Sure, there are times when it's called for, like a speeder bike chase through the woods, but try and make that the exception rather than the norm.

  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,787
    edited May 19

    Is this product really new?  It mentions the use of Carrara 5x!  

    Fantasy Taverns: A Workshop on Multi-Character and Atmospheric Scenes    surprise  Silene

    https://www.daz3d.com/fantasy-taverns-a-workshop-on-multi-character-and-atmospheric-scenes

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    It's certainly much newer than Carrara 8.5, which came out before Digital Art Live was doing these as well as before the products they're working with.

    Doug (Sagan?) might be using Carrara 5 because that's what he uses? Not sure. I wonder if that is Doug Sagan -  author of Carrara 1 Bible?

    Oh wait... no! "Doug" is our very own chickenman!!! Must have been a typo? Where do you see mention of Carrara 5xx? That clearly looks like Carrara 8.5!

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395

    Only nine minutes max in Carrara. Bummer.

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    Dartanbeck said:

    Sorry. I didn't realize you were still having troubles with those.

    Try testing on shorter animations in an attempt to figur out how to stop them from occurring. I still get some sometimes, but I just live with them.

    On parts of the scene that are causing the twinkles, check the Bump channel in the shaders

    • If they use a high level of bump try turning it down as far as you can
    • If the shader is tiled, try changing the amount of tiling

    Try higher render settings:

    • Antialiasing > Best
    • Object Accuracy > 0.5
    • Shadow Accuracy > 0.5

    I notice that you really like to move that camera fast!

    Try to not do that as much. It makes the audience sick and it doesn't look like a 'real' camera could ever possibly move that fast. Sure, there are times when it's called for, like a speeder bike chase through the woods, but try and make that the exception rather than the norm.

    i can make nla cips for cameras, right,  then i just stretch it on the timeline to slow it down. 

  • SileneUKSileneUK Posts: 1,787
    edited May 20

    Dartanbeck said:

    Only nine minutes max in Carrara. Bummer.

    I meant Carrara was mentioned FIVE TIMES  devil (I get lazy typing because of eyes. Have appt tomorrow at eye hospital for evaluation for first cataract op!)   But it is interesting that DAL used it al all and I saw it as sort of a promotion in a back-door kind of way.  I wish this was an indication of a positive future for Carrara. But you got me curious so I went to their website and under above link below at the end of the bio-skect is Paul Bussey. Do you know of him?

    https://digitalartlive.com/about-digital-art-live/

    yes  Silene

    ETA:  I did a search on the site for Carrara and found  https://digitalartlive.com/?s=Carrara&post_type=product ;  There was a workshop in 2019 for 8.5 Pro with Christine Cornell? 

    Their magazine now sounds familiar to me. I think it even had a print version...not sure.  https://digitalartlive.com/digital-art-live-magazine/

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  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    aww converting a hair to prop loses the movement morphs.

    this thing doesn't need a full rig, with the face bones.  its not doing anything cept sit on a head.  doesnt even bend at the neck.

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    i been messing with the same hair for like 24 hours.  not gonna discover the ultimate hair shader today.

    ready for the next experiment.

    if i save the hair, unconformed, to carraara.  the next time i pull it out to dump it on g8's head, will it still do the projecting morphs thing, or does it have to stay duf content to project morphs.

    it dont think it's autofitting, itsjust matching up the fit morphs in the hair.

  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    goin for ,my 2nd shot later.  ise expectin to be illin for a day or two.

    setting up some batch animations so i;'m still rendering yes

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 17,395
    edited May 22

    SileneUK said:

    Dartanbeck said:

    Only nine minutes max in Carrara. Bummer.

    I meant Carrara was mentioned FIVE TIMES  devil (I get lazy typing because of eyes. Have appt tomorrow at eye hospital for evaluation for first cataract op!)   But it is interesting that DAL used it al all and I saw it as sort of a promotion in a back-door kind of way.  I wish this was an indication of a positive future for Carrara. But you got me curious so I went to their website and under above link below at the end of the bio-skect is Paul Bussey. Do you know of him?

    https://digitalartlive.com/about-digital-art-live/

    yes  Silene

    ETA:  I did a search on the site for Carrara and found  https://digitalartlive.com/?s=Carrara&post_type=product ;  There was a workshop in 2019 for 8.5 Pro with Christine Cornell? 

    Their magazine now sounds familiar to me. I think it even had a print version...not sure.  https://digitalartlive.com/digital-art-live-magazine/

    Not really - only that he is the host of the Digital Art Live tutorials I've bought so far.

    Sometimes I just like to wath this sort of thing when everyone else in the house is watching TV shows that annoy me! LOL

     

    I tend to like PhilW's sort of platform over Digital Art Live for the most part, but PhilW's did cost a lot more too. But as much joy and education I've got from them (and I'm not done yet!), those PhilW courses owe me nothing - worth every penny and much more!

     

    Valzheimer's Octane Render Kit demonstration course (4 parts) is very much along the same lines that I love about PhilW's videos. Total wealth of info in a very eductational format that leaves me smarter every time I watch it.

    Hmmm... I'm amazed that Daz 3d doesn't mention her at all in the description of the video!

     

    This is the Free OctaneRender and Octane Render Kit

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  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107
    edited May 22

    i' all vaccinated.  they didnt give lollipops, but we did wendy's drive thru for cheezie baked potatoes............

    mr potato head gotta mrs potato head for christmas.  when they have kids they'll have spuds?

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  • MystiaraMystiara Posts: 38,107

    oh no,

    i saved the abraham hair and mushistash to carrara. 
    made sure it was at origin first.  saved carrara shader sets for it.
    picked 6 colors, originally the textures folder was over 800mb.

    anyhoos, loaded and 'fit to' g8m.  it doesnt zap into position on his head.

  • ringo monfortringo monfort Posts: 931

    Greetings everyone,

    What new PCs are you using for rendering now?

    Too bad DAZ3D is not updating Carrara to take advantage of the new MACs.

     

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