Issue 4 - Page 13

31st Mar 2017, 6:00 PM in The Collector's Impulse
Issue 4 - Page 13
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Steven-Vincent 31st Mar 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
I had a lot of fun doing the aerial battle in this issue, such as this page.
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SunnySideUpSmile 31st Mar 2017, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
I love the action in this page! :)
Steven-Vincent 31st Mar 2017, 8:14 PM edit delete reply

This part was a lot of fun to do.
Haegan2005 31st Mar 2017, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Well, I think the terms of the engagement have been laid out pretty clearly just now!
Steven-Vincent 31st Mar 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
Yes, the terms are just about set. Abby's patient but she's not going to let him make off with her cape.
DizzasterJuice 31st Mar 2017, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
I love aerial battles too because I hate rendering for 30 minutes then it gets to her feet and you realize her foot isn't planted on the ground correctly and you have to start over. GRR!

Give her back her cape you bully!
Steven-Vincent 31st Mar 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
LOL... DJ, you know the truth as only a 3D artist can know it. I just did one for issue 5 where I got the whole thing done and realized that her skirt was clipping into her cape.

However, one nice thing about iRay is that it renders the entire shot progressively, so if you are watching, you can see the screw ups right away.
Lee 5th Apr 2017, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
In Daz, Select the spot render tool, go to tool settings (found in the same place as the other menus, such as content library, surfaces, and render settings), select render in new window (or something like that), and you can spot render the just the area you needed to fix at the resolution specified in Render Settings and save as an image.

It's a life saver.
Steven-Vincent 5th Apr 2017, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Maybe but you'd have to know the thing was possibly clipping (i.e. know to look for it) to spot render it. What DJ's referring to is that you don't notice it at that point, but only after the whole entire render is done at full rez, do you see it.

Usually I check for clipping by using the smooth shaded view. This is both faster and easier than to see in-render because there are no shadows, and because there are no dark texture colors to obscure the models.

But again you have to think to look for it. I just forget to check some things sometimes.
Gilrandir 6th Apr 2017, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing he's suggesting that, after noticing the flaw in the full render, you could fix the scene in the affected area, spot-render just the area including the fix, and then paste it over the corresponding section of the original -- though you'd probably have to be careful to align the original and the patch to the pixel and I have no idea how easy or difficult that would end up being. Or how much time it would save compared to fixing the scene and then re-rendering the entire scene.
Steven-Vincent 6th Apr 2017, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
You can't really do that with spot render. It won't render at the full resolution, just at the resolution you have in the edit window, if you see what I mean.

Spot render is a preview. You use it first, not last.

To be honest I generally don't use it. I use the iRay viewer in the render window to see how the lighting is and then just do a full render. Fortunately with iRay once you get the lighting right in a scene you almost don't even have to check it after that.
Fafhred 1st Apr 2017, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me about the story of King Solomon and the baby...
I hope the cape is made of very resistant materials, or this will end in tears xD

(I can never resist a good double meaning either; did another a while back which nobody appeared to notice, unfortunately)
Steven-Vincent 1st Apr 2017, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Yeah I hope Odo has made her the spare costume already... heheh.
Comic Fan 2nd Apr 2017, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Is she gonna make him cry for his mommy? :D
Steven-Vincent 2nd Apr 2017, 6:02 PM edit delete reply

She certainly seems to be thinking of him almost like he's her little brother in need of scolding.
syddent 3rd Apr 2017, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Just how strong is that cape? Is it going to rip or will there be the mother of all crack-the-whips?

Have been loving the dialog
Steven-Vincent 3rd Apr 2017, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
It's stronger than normal cotton or something, but it's not Superman-cape-from-Krypton strong. It won't stop a bullet or something.
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