Art of the Promo

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited July 2014

    There is a lot of excellent art in this thread, and very inspirational on what can really be done with a promo.

    It's one of the best parts of this job, checking out new art everyday.

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    Some nice promo art today. Design Anvil's nunchuk and poses set with mid70's Bruce Lee movie inspired poster works really well though I must admit a bit of a bias since I grew up watching those types of films. But since promo art's primary purpose is to get a click through and generate interest these work.

    full size at the links.

    http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/da-nunchuck-pose-set-for-lee-6

    I think this is second time I posted one of Mindvision's promo creations, all I can say the guy has a photographer's eye when it comes to rendering female fashions. The water, the lighting, the pose and the expression all work to draw the attention.

    http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/swimwear-ii-for-genesis-2-female-s

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  • SaiyanessSaiyaness Posts: 708
    edited December 1969

    Yep, so I like pretty much ever single promo artfully rendered by Joelegecko...

    I particularly liked this one the other day. The metal looks excellent. Shiiinnnny. O_O

    I love promos. Even if I'm not interested in the product, I'll still look at the promos. :)

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited December 1969

    Good point Saiyaness, appreciating the art is separate from needing to buy the product. Sometimes they intersect, other times we just get to look at cool stuff.

    Speaking of metal, I picked up the Weapons of War a while back, because I thought the DAZ Studio rendered metal looked real battle authentic, the kind of metal a blacksmith would forge in the medieval ages. http://www.daz3d.com/weapons-of-war
    The set only showed one dynamic action story telling type promo, but it did show what I needed to click through.

    There's seems to be a lot of nice images coming out this week, this motorcycle snapshot by Luthbellina looks so real. Great details on the product and texture materials. Check out that chrome and the reflections. http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/luthbelli-classic

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  • ZarconDeeGrissomZarconDeeGrissom Posts: 5,293
    edited December 1969

    That is an incredible render Saiyaness.
    http://www.daz3d.com/martial-arts-weapons-2

    The metal of that sward look as lifelike as the bike FirstBastion. Reflections and all.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited December 1969

    Another fine day of promo art. Today is Faveral's new interior Explorer's Den. The product itself has such amazing details and the promos show it off. Outstanding! Particularly like this camera angle.

    http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/explorer-s-den

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    There's a bit of postwork in this one today, from the master of Photoshop brushes, but it's a darn cool image, classic fantasy pose with the warrior princess and the two swords. Powder by Deviney

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  • SaiyanessSaiyaness Posts: 708
    edited December 1969

    Yes, that render is by the talented RGUS over at DA. :) http://fav.me/d6hinm6 It's a great promo though.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited December 1969

    Saiyaness said:
    Yes, that render is by the talented RGUS over at DA. :) http://fav.me/d6hinm6 It's a great promo though.

    Thank you for taking the time to point that out, it's always important to direct credit where credit is due. The Sweet Taste of Revenge by Rgus is an awesome rendered image deserving of the attention.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    This new concert promo is interesting for the sheer number of characters in it, and the realism of the poses and the scene setup, and it all works to convey a life experience that we've seen a few times. The poses are by FeralFey though because it's a DAZ buyout the art may have been done inhouse. Cool image either way.

    http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/concert-crowd-poses-for-genesis-2

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  • joelegeckojoelegecko Posts: 62
    edited December 1969

    Thanks :)

    That one was tricky with all those instanced groups of clothed figures ( you can find a couple copies that break the illusion of a real concert crowd unfortunately ). But for a product promo, I think that is quite cool...

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    Good stuff Joel, been looking into DS instancing, it's a powerful tool.

    Somehow I missed showcasing this Ranger outfit by 3DUniverse, which has all the best elements for realistic useful leather body armour for a female archer. The promo is great slice of life, The environment looks like Stonemason forest and the dead bird in the water and her mid gravity pose, midstep propped up off the rock, hints at a slice of life instant in the midst of a larger unfolding story. The hunt is on.

    http://www.daz3d.com/ranger-outfit-for-genesis-2-female-s

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    Just look at this sky! The Godrays cutting through the clouds. The landscape that goes on to the horizon line. Very nice. This is from Easy Environment Autumn by Flipmode showcasing the included skybox. It's a great promo.

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    This promo is like a still frame from a Disney movie, it lyrical and animated, and just the right amount of storytelling. We've got emotion with an accurate expression and pose and the render itself has just the right settings for bump and details. It's from the As You Wish bundle. I don't particualrly need genie wear or a magic lamp, but the render works very well as a promo.

    http://www.daz3d.com/as-you-wish-bundle

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  • SloshSlosh Posts: 2,377
    edited December 1969

    This promo is like a still frame from a Disney movie, it lyrical and animated, and just the right amount of storytelling. We've got emotion with an accurate expression and pose and the render itself has just the right settings for bump and details. It's from the As You Wish bundle. I don't particualrly need genie wear or a magic lamp, but the render works very well as a promo.

    http://www.daz3d.com/as-you-wish-bundle

    You don't know how long I've been hoping to be mentioned in this thread :) Thank-you so much for the mention, you have made my day, maybe even my year. This is one of my favorite renders, period, let alone a promo. And it was Poser, which I haven't used for a render in about 8-10 years, so I'm doubly happy with it.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    Slosh said:

    You don't know how long I've been hoping to be mentioned in this thread :) Thank-you so much for the mention, you have made my day, maybe even my year. This is one of my favorite renders, period, let alone a promo. And it was Poser, which I haven't used for a render in about 8-10 years, so I'm doubly happy with it.

    I try to find time to check out the new images that are posted daily on here, and wait for these creative gems to jump out and catch my attention. Slosh, you did a great job with it. More, please!

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  • ZarconDeeGrissomZarconDeeGrissom Posts: 5,293
    edited August 2014

    Pleas forgive me for jumping the gun. As for a new item from the Lilith release, one really caught my eye. Perhaps it was the surprise of "I know that face", rather then any artistic "over the top-ness". Still it is what sells stuff I guess, you see something in a promo, and start looking for the item. I'm referring in this instance to EJ Leilani, featured in the Oona Hair promos. The two go together so well.

    http://www.daz3d.com/oona-hair
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    Case and point, there is a hair style used in the Lilith starter bundle cover, that is either a morph of "Oona Hair", a morph of "Desideria Hair", or a style yet to be released, hmm. In fact I see a very similar style used on the "Kamala Outfit for G2F" and "Fantasy for Kamala Outfit" cover-pictures as well. I don't think this is the Wachiwi hair, as that one exposes the ears.
    http://www.daz3d.com/lilith-6-starter-bundle
    http://www.daz3d.com/kamala-outfit-for-genesis-2-female-s
    http://www.daz3d.com/fantasy-for-kamala-outfit

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited August 2014

    Thanks Zarcon, feel free to post more images when you see something you like as should other please, I never intended to be carrying this thread alone, because like you said, the promos are what triggers the interest and each of us have unique tastes. Everybody's welcomed to post.

    I was thinking I recognized that hair from Kamala, or more specifically the jewelled chains, from earlier this years Olympia's release so I went have a look and it's quite possibly Persephone hair.

    http://www.daz3d.com/persephone-hair-for-genesis-2-female-s

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  • StorypilotStorypilot Posts: 1,557
    edited August 2014

    The promo for DzFire's new cyber drone caught my eye. It's not only a dynamic render with cool lighting, it has the fun little touch that the air column from the drone's rotors looks to be blowing over and distorting the title text. Love it.

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  • DzFireDzFire Posts: 1,378
    edited December 1969

    The promo for DzFire's new cyber drone caught my eye. It's not only a dynamic render with cool lighting, it has the fun little touch that the air column from the drone's rotors looks to be blowing over and distorting the title text. Love it.

    Thanks for the great comment. I fun with this one.

  • ZarconDeeGrissomZarconDeeGrissom Posts: 5,293
    edited August 2014

    Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty bitty living space. - aladdin. Lol.
    In western cultures, there everyone's dream fantasy. In middle eastern cultures, there evil personified. Perhaps like with other things in the real world, they are neither and both, good and evil.

    I was thinking of this thread as I was going threw my wish list, and there it is, lol
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/663044/
    There are others in that pack that have great use of art. One with a really nice reflective floor, another with smoke coming out of the lamp, etc.

    The pic I wont upload again, is from one of the products included in the "As You Wish Bundle"
    http://www.daz3d.com/women/as-you-wish-bundle

    As for the hair bundle with Lilith, I've fussed with and managed to make a preset for me. It involves modified maps from the original, so uploading or sharing it is not, legal. so here is how I did it, no full renders yet.
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/666255/


    And I can't come here without posting something of value. So here is,
    EJ Perla
    http://www.daz3d.com/ej-perla

    It's not really a scene, tho the overlay of images is extremely well done, almost like a dream of sorts. Yes this one, not the cover stood out as a relay phenomenal one artistically. The rest are exceptional in regard to giving the potential buyer an idea of what the figure is all about, not that they are not also very artistically done up. The cover pic is perfect as a cover pic for the figure, and the rest are well layed out in showing the different options.

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  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 14,334
    edited December 1969

    I like gold tones in images and I think these M4 combat images are well done.

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  • ZarconDeeGrissomZarconDeeGrissom Posts: 5,293
    edited September 2014

    Sometimes it comes down to the little things in a set.

    Stonemason's "Sci Fi Crew Quarters"
    http://www.daz3d.com/sci-fi-crew-quarters

    If only I had endless funds, lol. Agreed SereneNight, the combat boots alone also make that set worth while. The complete uniforms, are very nice, and well done.
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    I was thinking the Genesis version, Genesis Ultimate Military Basic.
    http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-ultimate-military-basic

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  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 6,000
    edited December 1969

    Sometimes it comes down to the little things in a set.

    Stonemason's "Sci Fi Crew Quarters"
    http://www.daz3d.com/sci-fi-crew-quarters

    I was just looking at that one. I like how he added a screen shot from 3D Studio Max too.

  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 14,334
    edited December 1969

    @zarcondeegrissom

    The military basic is showing 50% off for me right now. Not sure if it is a PC plus thing though.

  • ZarconDeeGrissomZarconDeeGrissom Posts: 5,293
    edited December 1969

    Is the color normal, for a blue man group fan. Or is it affection of blue.

    Amazing Skins for Genesis 2. available for male, female, both.
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-male-s
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-female-s
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-bundle

    The pic is from the bundle.

    SereneNight, the last time was funny. The military pack was on sail, and by the time I decided to get the thing, it was full price. Yes it appears to be half off for me today, however tomorrow, lol.

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  • V3DigitimesV3Digitimes Posts: 2,266
    edited December 1969

    Is the color normal, for a blue man group fan. Or is it affection of blue.

    Amazing Skins for Genesis 2. available for male, female, both.
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-male-s
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-female-s
    http://www.daz3d.com/amazing-skins-for-genesis-2-bundle

    The pic is from the bundle.

    SereneNight, the last time was funny. The military pack was on sail, and by the time I decided to get the thing, it was full price. Yes it appears to be half off for me today, however tomorrow, lol.

    Lol !

    The story behind it is that on the planet where Maykedgia and Veuktoya, from the DgeeneezeesSsyx tribe are living, the food is essentially made of delicious radioactive giant sprawns, explaining their base color (it acts a bit like on flamingos on earth). The blue specular/scatter color comes from the fact that there are tons of oxydated Vanadium in the atmosphere, accumulating at their dermis/epidermis interface, and where the light hits their skins Vanadium turns in it forth level of oxidation, generating this blue color.

    More seriously The Skin of the male is in the male and the bundle version in full presets for Gianni. For female, if I remember well, I must have applied almost the same settings as for the males. I used one of the area lights sets included to get this specific specular shapes, but you can reach really stranger specular distributions using distant lights.

    @ SereneNight, yes the PA have one (or 2?) days with discount on all their store the day the product is released. And since I made both amazing skins and ultimate military, ultimate military is discounted too.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited September 2014

    I've always liked the realism that 3D potentially offers, and when a modeller pays attention to detail, that coupled with a good rendering software results with some great art. This School's Out promo caught my eye because it looks pretty darn close to my grade school that's long since been torn down. There's condos there now. Bigger version of the image on the AntFarm's store page. http://www.daz3d.com/new-releases/school-s-out-19787

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  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 14,334
    edited December 1969

    ISereneNight, the last time was funny. The military pack was on sail, and by the time I decided to get the thing, it was full price. Yes it appears to be half off for me today, however tomorrow, lol.

    I like the blue alien skin. Looks good and it is a nice bit of promo art.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 4,490
    edited December 1969

    There are plenty of poses sets released regularly around here, and they tend to have very organized and structured promo style, so to have a set stand out is a rare treat. I really like the black and white photographic tones on Haute Monde's promos by LunchLady and the way the poses were laid out on the promo art in groups of 3 or 4, it gave the art a nice balance. Throw in the fade frame and subtle background and it all works.

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