Issue 1 - Page 12

18th Sep 2015, 5:53 PM in Birthright - Part 1
Issue 1 - Page 12
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Steven-Vincent 18th Sep 2015, 5:53 PM edit delete
Steven-Vincent
Another example of a page that worked better in my head than in DAZ 3D, mostly due to limitations in what I could do with the engine and resources available. The break-out scene from the ice is not quite what I had pictured, but I was limited by what the 'shattered' package (which is really designed for breaking glass, not ice) could do. Essentially I surrounded her with 6 window panes and then shattered them all, then messed with it in post to try and make it look a little ice-like. Not perfect, but as someone said on another page, with this volume of renders, I had to just move on after a while. The top panel still took about a week all by itself.
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DizzasterJuice 18th Sep 2015, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
DizzasterJuice
How did you do the fur on Wind Chill? Daz doesn't usually do fur as well as Poser does.
Very well done.
Steven-Vincent 18th Sep 2015, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
It's a slightly modified shader preset from one of the Genesis Supersuit packages.

Sadly I won't ever be able to use that one again, since it only works in 3delight. Starting in issue #2, I have switched to Iray.
Comic Fan 25th Sep 2015, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
I like it so far. I felt for you on the ice-thing. Short of modelling it yourself, I think you did a good job with what you had. Creative, your version of a force field.

Good choice, going with iRay. More efficient, especially if you have one or three Geforce GPUs. Reliable and (ultimately) easier to use (my opinion), I think it is the way of the future.
Steven-Vincent 25th Sep 2015, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Thanks.

Iray is definitely the wave of the future for DAZ. Most items are coming out with both 3DL and Iray mats for now, but I would be surprised if that is the case in a year or two.
Centcomm 25th Sep 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm
Bleh to Iray. Not a fan .. I prefer 3delight with all its buggys - ( Ive only had a hand full of crashes with it. )

Caley Tibbittz Collopy 5th Nov 2015, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
You're really handling the "surprise powers" character development nicely. Her jump/first flight give me the exact right butterflies. Nice work.
Steven-Vincent 5th Nov 2015, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Thanks.

It was a balancing act of showing her powers but not having her be too "good" at them yet. Since she is new to it all, after all.
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