Sunday, March 27, 2011

How to catch a smile and keep it!

I've been screwing with this scene for several days now. I'm still not entirely happy with the lighting but I'm just going to let it go.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I have been working the last two evenings on this scene where I've got fourteen emoti-guys crammed into a bird cage. I just can't get the lighting right on it. In a fit of frustration, I shut that scene down and started playing. This didn't start out creepy, but, as I was playing around with my shaders, this is what came out. It was too cool not to render a shot of it. The candle, by the way, is the fae candle from Runtime DNA. I have been told by "experienced" people that it doesn't "work" in Daz Studios... (it works fine!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nude but not indecent...

I actually made these clips a few days ago but just decided to share. The sparkle light in M4 Trystan's hand was a first for me; I'd never tried actually incorporating a light prop onto a figure before. And yes, he's nude. I wasn't happy with any of my M4 fantasy clothing on him.

The bottom set might be a little dark. For the hell of it, I layered the Trystan skin map over The Freak, added some toon fairy wings and horns and plopped him into the jewel cave. I struggled over-much with lighting the cave, though, because it ricochet'd everywhere and washed out my... what-ever-he-is. I'm calling him Thistle.

I picked up a bunch of new stuff at Daz and Runtime DNA with my income tax return- including some new fantasy M4 clothing, so I'll be able to properly cloth my creations. My unwilling ness to post full frontal nudes, for the most part, keeps me from posting post of my good renders here.