Dedicated to and inspired by pjz99, who's gallery has taught me to think outside the box (there's nothing wrong with nudity in art) and that its ok to make something different :)
This turned out a lot more, um... sexy (for lack of a better word) then I expected. I've had this idea bouncing around in my head for several weeks now... I just wasn't sure I could do it justice. After 2 system crashes and 1 Poser lock-up I finally managed to get it to render completely (just over 5 hours total render time) and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the result.
Note to the Critique Group: I finally figured out why even after I did all the things suggested by you guys that my models still looked like plastic... It was my render settings. Now of course it takes 100 times longer to render but it looks so incredibly better. So thanks to all of you for the suggestions! :D
Yes, I know... Mike appears to be cheating on Vicki... But I personally think Aiko is way better looking and has much more potential so lets just pretend they broke up :P
Special note on Mike's hair: I do realize that it should probably be falling forward a bit more but the hair didn't come with any more 'fall forward' morphs and I didn't want to use any other hair, so I'm just going to say that he's wearing hair gel... Yeah, that works, LOL!
Lights, both poses, expressions and Mike's morph by me. (The texture on the bed is also by me, though you can't really see much of it. Its a pinstripe that I made for a shirt that was way too stretched for this, so I figured after it rendered I'd just postwork the snot out of it... but after it rendered you could hardly see it anyway so yay! LOL)
Postwork (all in PSP) - Mike's hair was a bit too crisp for me so I softened the outer strands as well as the hairline along the neck to look a bit more natural. For the B&W... I used the PSP 'Infrared Film Photo Effect' instead of the soft focus and greyscale. This saved me from the soft focus killing the textures and bumps. It needed to be B&W, the mood would settle for no less.
Please check it out in full-size!
Aaron M3 (This was a freebie I downloaded a long time ago but can't seem to find now.)
Jenibelle A3 - Mariny
Dreamlace I for A3 - hongyu
Darkness Hair - goldtassel - SWAM
Morning Hair - DAZ
Tower Interior, Bed - DAZ
May 16, 2007 12:22:53 amby pjz99 Homepage »
That came out really beautifully :) Regarding a little gravity on Michael's hair, even though the hair doesn't have any morphs you can do it with a magnet, I'll send you some info on it and see if you get any use from it. The black and white effect came out really nicely, I should give that a try myself. Very classy, nicely done interaction of the hands at bottom left.
May 16, 2007 9:53:16 amby archdruid Homepage »
It's really good.... it has a look somewhere between B&W and charcoal... I don't know if you were going for that, but keep what you did in mind, you'll probably want to use it again. His neck, though... looks like an overdeveloped muscle there.... I'd almost suspect a morph that got out of hand. Lou.
May 16, 2007 11:43:00 amby Riftmann Homepage »
That's Mike? Thought it was David at first. I'm not fond of mike but nice morphs here, love him. And that's morning hair? Never looks that sexy when i use it, lol. Ah yes, the hair not falling forward in scenes like this, I don't even notice it that more, just say he's got hair spray on. Very nice and well done.