Gloria – Order Of The Wolves

“Gloria – Order Of The Wolves.”

Inspired by the Game Of Thrones’ full-length portrait promos.

The version of this image I used as the main thumbnail is that of Gloria posing with her wolf, even though the wolf looks less than real; or maybe it does look real and is the way dire wolves looked like in the past. Dire wolves had sturdier legs than those of the gray wolf and a larger head with a smaller brain. The model is Wolf by AM.

Gloria - Order Of The Wolves
This image was a lot of work, there are a lot of displacements on the suit of armor that I needed to experiment with to get at a somewhat acceptable level. Half are regular displacements and the other half micro facets (they save on memory but are extremely slow to render).

I made plenty use of normal maps. These I created with CrazyBump. The suit of armor would not look as great as it does without the use of the normal maps in place of regular bump maps.

Supreme Armor Shoes
The armor suit model I used is Supreme Armor for V4 by Powerage. The model is designed specifically for Poser, there is no support for DAZ Studio, and even though the model’s material settings can be edited to work in DAZ Studio there is a problem with the shoes in DAZ Studio 4 where the right shoe has a mesh spike that protrudes as the shoes are posed apart (and only in DAZ Studio 4, earlier versions of DAZ Studio don’t seem to have this issue).

Ever since the Reality for DAZ Studio plug-in was offered I have done most of my renders with the LuxRender engine instead of the built-in DAZ Studio render engine. Basically I mostly use DAZ Studio to setup my scenes for LuxRender and I work the material settings in Reality.

Below I offer the displacement and subdivision settings in Reality for the Supreme Armor for use in LuxRender. The rest of the metal materials (pikes and buckles) you can just set the custom metal settings matching the polish settings you are using with the rest of the suit of armor and no displacement or subdivision as they use none (in the below settings I use 7000).

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(metal) SuprArm_chest:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SuprArm_chestDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0040

Subdivision: 4
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: unchecked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_arms:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SuprArm_armsDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 4
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: unchecked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_belt:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_beltDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(ornaments) SuprArm_belt:

Lux Material: Gold Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_beltDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(wolf) SuprArm_belt:

Lux Material: Gold Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

No displacement or subdivision

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(metal) SuprArm_cloak:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SuprArm_cloakDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_Elbows:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_shouldersDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 40
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_lShould:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_shouldersDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_rShould:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_shouldersDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_shins:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SupAr_shouldersDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_shoes:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SuprArm_shoesDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0040

Subdivision: 4
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: unchecked
Smooth: checked

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(metal) SuprArm_thighs:

Lux Material: Custom Metal
Uniform Polish: 7000

SuprArm_shoesDisp.jpg
Strength: 100%
Negative: 0
Positive: 0.0020

Subdivision: 100
Keep sharp edges: unchecked
Use Micro facets: checked
Smooth: checked

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