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Olympia Cityscape

Olympia Cityscape “Photreal renders of Olympia Cityscape, rendered with NVIDIA’s Iray.” No, these are not photographs. This is the powah of DAZ Studio and NVIDIA’s Iray. It took me forever to get these Poser textures correctly done for Iray.     Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Tell a...

Medusa’s Warning Cry

Medusa’s Warning Cry “Medusa’s Warning Cry.” I used three Severed Man morphs to create the broken statue on the ground. I then exported it out as an object file and then reimported the object. The object uses a lot less resources than three genesis figures. Location Prop Olympia Cityscape Hair Medusa – V4 Mystic Medusa Creature Add-ons Creatura Serpenta for Victoria 4 Props Severed Man Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Tell a...

Infiltrator – Ninja Force

Infiltrator – Ninja Force “Special Ops Infiltrator – Ninja Force.” Click Here and get Ninja Force on a Mobile phone case! Another demonstration of the power of DAZ Studio 4.8 and NVidia’s iRay render engine. Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Tell a...

Artemis (Diana)

Artemis (Diana) “The goddess Artemis (Diana) having a little fun.” This is my first NVIDIA iRay render. Reality/Luxrender has some serious competition now. At this point I am actually preferring NVIDIA’s iRay to Reality/Luxrender as the skin seems to be less of a hassle for me and is more consistent. Also, there is a speed difference. iRay is faster, too. Reality/Luxrender are introducing new versions in the coming weeks that will be about 10 times faster than they are now. The gap will be closing. Of course, you are going to need a modern processor (from around the year 2009 onward) to...

Apprehensive Satyr/Siren

Apprehensive Satyr/Siren “Something stirs among the trees and our exiled, mixed Satyr/Siren is apprehensive.” The inspiration for this one was the movie Maleficent (2014) with Angelina Jolie. I went with a Greek mythological creature. I used my own lighting and for the sky used sky dome from the Light Dome PRO – R product. FW Naida and Nalin Merfolk Bundle Jungle Girl for Genesis 2 Female(s) Tooth and Bone: Savage Accessories for Genesis 2 Female(s) Maximum Vasculum Epic Wings for Genesis SickleYield’s Fantastical Horns Genesis Nature – Lake Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious Digg...

Templar Knight

Templar Knight “Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades.” This photoreal render was rendered with LuxRender with the help of the Reality for DAZ Studio plugin. This is the first outdoors scene I rendered without a Reality Sun light. I used a single Smart IBL. The render times with a single IBL is way, way faster than using regular lights like mesh lights and Sun lights. Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it...

Female Knight

Female Knight “A knight surveys what’s left of her long quest to reach her destination.” This one came out better than I hoped. As always I used my own outdoors lighting. I use UberEnvironment 2 and a distant light for the sun. The Battle Armour for Genesis is a very reflective armor. I used Max Ray Trace of 4 to get maximum value from that. The hot babe is Alessandra for Victoria 4 and Genesis. The environment is Easy Environments Mountain Trail by Flipmode. Finally, I added an Omni Shield Super Prop and a sword from Merlin’s Medieval Swords. Share This Post: Bookmark on Delicious...

Amalia Awakens

Amalia Awakens “Amalia awakens earlier than usual, and… surprise!” This is the second attempt at my Awaken image. This one has more realistic lighting, a much better location, and better poseable wings. As I posted in the original render, which this one is based on, “Lucy Westenra was my muse for this one.” At about the time I started the original piece, the one this one is based on, I had just finished watching “The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)” (for like the third time), so you can say I was inspired by that as well. Especially the location,...

DS Creative Magazine

DS Creative Magazine On July 1st, 2014, the first issue of DS Creative the magazine for DAZ Studio fans was released. You will need to create an account at ISSUU, but it is free. If you don’t like reading magazines on your browser you will have the option to download the PDF version to your computer. Once logged-in you will find the Download option under the Share button. Unlike past magazines for Poser and DAZ studio DS Creative is much more than just a magazine with artists’ interviews and a showcase of their renders. Don’t misunderstand me, many of those artists create gorgeous works of art....

Guardian Of Liberty Statue

Guardian Of Liberty Statue “The symbol of the citizen soldier, guardian and protector of individual liberty, of family values, and of private property. The symbol of the true libertarian. Guardian of Liberty Statue located at Sentry Forum; a small peninsula overlooking the harbor.” This is my version of a liberty park for those of us who believe in free markets and individual liberties. Scene Description: Liberty Park, Cape Liberty, main attraction: Guardian of Liberty statue. The base is symbolic of the halls of congress. A smaller statue at the front of the base represents a senator apologizing publicly...

Cruising Battlestar

Cruising Battlestar “The Battlestar Ouroboros cruisng thru deep space.” Ouroboros is a non-canonical battlestar, a variant of the Galactica class vessel. It was modeled in and for Lightwave by tan.j. I converted it and a few of his other battlestars to DAZ 3D’s Carrara. Carrara is a high-end but cheaper 3D software than Lightwave. You can create amazing images with it. My inspiration for this one was, what else?, the Battlestar Galactica series. I don’t mean just the re-imagined series, but the original one in the 1970s. I grew up with shows like Battlestar Galactica. It was my introduction to...

Sabertooth Tiger (Smilodon Fatalis)

Sabertooth Tiger (Smilodon Fatalis) “Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon fatalis) overlooking a paleo great plains.” A beautiful portrait of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon fatalis) overlooking a paleo great plains from atop a hill at the edge of his forest habitat. I created this one to sell on mousepads. My intention was to make it look as a display in a natural museum. I think it worked out as I planned it. Smilodon fatalis lived around 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago in North America and western South America. It weighed around 350 to 620 pounds and reached a shoulder height of 3 feet and 1/4 inches and a body length of 5 feet and...

Tauriel

Tauriel “Tauriel ran down the mountain pass as fast as lightning, drew her bow, and shot the Orc dead.” Here is a fantasy render inspired by Tauriel from the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Tauriel is a fictional character created by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh for the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the sequel. The character does not appear in the original book; however, she is based on the elves of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of middle earth. Tauriel means “Daughter of Mirkwood”, and she is the head of the Mirkwood Elven guard. She is played by actress...

SuperCarrier

SuperCarrier “The SuperCarrier is a great flying/space aircraft carrier for yourscience fiction renders.” The SuperCarrier features six runways, six docking terminals, two large poseable deck elevators, and twelve fully poseable gun turrets. The poseable gun turrets include twelve gun flash smart props that burst out from each gun. The four largest turrets have smart prop projectiles, which can be positioned and animated to shoot out from the gun turrets in any direction. This space fairing military vessel also has two deck doors which can open and close. The two large cargo deck lift elevators can move...

Intruder Alert

Intruder Alert “Lisa, an augmented female, jumps on her jetbike and heads for the breached sector of the research center she is tasked to guard.” Rendered in DAZ Studio. Postwork on the jetbike’s turbine engine’s blades (radial spin). The Jetbike is no longer sold, but if you were lucky to have acquired one you will need Real Paint for DAZ Studio to change the Jetbike’s colors when used in DAZ Studio as the material colors that come with the Jetbike are for Poser only. The environment prop is AJ Research Center from –AppleJack-‘s Corporation series. The character is DAZ...

HALO: Spartan Armor 1 for Genesis

HALO: Spartan Armor 1 for Genesis “HALO: Spartan Armor 1 for Genesis — ‘Spartans never die.’” Well EvilEliot is at it again, this time he brings us the Spartan MJOLNIR Mark IV Armor from the Halo universe. You can now render your own Spartans and the Master Chief himself in DAZ Studio. It should work in Carrara 8.5 but I haven’t tried it, yet. I did some initial renders but used a distant light with a few point lights inside the Utopian Deck C corridor but they came out not so good. This time I used the UberEnvironment 2 with an area light pane for the top lights and an UberSpot light to act as a Sun light,...
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