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Subject: Poser 12 Renders


TheAnimaGemini ( ) posted Fri, 20 November 2020 at 12:25 AM · edited Sun, 28 November 2021 at 6:10 PM

I would really love to see your Poser 12 renders. Any kind. ? Here my Butterfly light test. Light source , 1 Spotlight ,strength 30% Backdrop , dark brown tone. The Construct is blacked out. DOF set at 5.6

Still not 100% I would like to have it, but close enough to post. LF Eyeshader and hairshader by Ghostship2, skin default , glossy reduced. Now you ?

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La vie est éternelle. L'amour est immortel.


Y-Phil ( ) posted Tue, 05 October 2021 at 1:19 AM

Miss B posted at 6:01 PM Mon, 4 October 2021 - #4428525

Looking good!!  🙂

Thank you Miss 😊

Y-Phil.


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Y-Phil ( ) posted Tue, 26 October 2021 at 4:58 PM · edited Tue, 26 October 2021 at 4:58 PM

The fun moment: 😁
- an old Aiko3 character: Brielle (2005!)
- Afrodite Ohki's Matuk Hair for "La Femme"
- a Genesis8 dynamic TankTop

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Using an adapted version of Ghostship2's Eyes material settings with Sasha-19's irises


Y-Phil.


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Lotharen ( ) posted Sat, 30 October 2021 at 8:38 AM

Love the renders so far! Keep them coming folks I wanna see more. :)


Afrodite-Ohki ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 7:14 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Lotharen posted at 8:38 AM Sat, 30 October 2021 - #4429596

Love the renders so far! Keep them coming folks I wanna see more. :)

I happily oblige! Here's my latest :)

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Feel free to call me Ohki!

Poser Pro 11 and Poser 12, Windows 10, Superfly junkie. My units are milimeters.

Persephone (the computer): AMD Ryzen 9 5900x, RTX 3070 GPU, 64gb ram.


Y-Phil ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 8:52 AM

Afrodite-Ohki posted at 7:14 AM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429769

Lotharen posted at 8:38 AM Sat, 30 October 2021 - #4429596

Love the renders so far! Keep them coming folks I wanna see more. :)

I happily oblige! Here's my latest :)

Wooow ❤❤❤

Y-Phil.


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Afrodite-Ohki ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 11:57 AM

Thank you :3

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Feel free to call me Ohki!

Poser Pro 11 and Poser 12, Windows 10, Superfly junkie. My units are milimeters.

Persephone (the computer): AMD Ryzen 9 5900x, RTX 3070 GPU, 64gb ram.


hornet3d ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 3:52 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

A slightly different way of working for me, this is using Superfly in poser 12 but, as per a recent Rendo tutorial,  I have lit the scene using a .exr image connected to the background rather than a dome.  There are no lights at all in this render.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Y-Phil ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 4:55 PM

hornet3d posted at 3:52 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429792

A slightly different way of working for me, this is using Superfly in poser 12 but, as per a recent Rendo tutorial,  I have lit the scene using a .exr image connected to the background rather than a dome.  There are no lights at all in this render.

It looks great! 😊

Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hornet3d ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 5:42 PM

Y-Phil posted at 4:55 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429795

hornet3d posted at 3:52 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429792

A slightly different way of working for me, this is using Superfly in poser 12 but, as per a recent Rendo tutorial,  I have lit the scene using a .exr image connected to the background rather than a dome.  There are no lights at all in this render.

It looks great! 😊

Thank You.

 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


RAMWolff ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 8:55 PM

Can you take a screen grab of your environment map set up from the Material Room Hornet?  Looks nice and crisp.  Not sure how many HDRI files I have that actually have an exr file included.  Wish there was a way to generate them from the main HDR files so we could bypass all that rigamarole setting up the Dome.  Such a PITA in Poser!  

---Wolff On The Prowl---


hornet3d ( ) posted Tue, 02 November 2021 at 11:50 PM

RAMWolff posted at 8:55 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429822

Can you take a screen grab of your environment map set up from the Material Room Hornet?  Looks nice and crisp.  Not sure how many HDRI files I have that actually have an exr file included.  Wish there was a way to generate them from the main HDR files so we could bypass all that rigamarole setting up the Dome.  Such a PITA in Poser!  

I can do a screen grab if you wish but that would not explain why it is set up as it is so it might be better to give you a link to the tutorial I used which is - 

https://www.posersoftware.com/article/536/poser-basics-how-to-use-hdr-lighting

I found it easy to follow and shows how background is set up and why.  The only difficulty I found is that the display of the background is restricted in preview so that it does not fill the preview screen but renders full size.  I used a low sample count to set mine up but you could also use the raytrace preview.

The background works with both .hdr files and .exr the only reason I used the .exr is because I had some nice samples to work with.  I am not sure if I am allowed to link but if you do a search for 'hdrmaps' you should see a site at the top of the listing where they have a number .exr files free to download.




 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Y-Phil ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 2:32 AM

RAMWolff posted at 8:55 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429822

Can you take a screen grab of your environment map set up from the Material Room Hornet?  Looks nice and crisp.  Not sure how many HDRI files I have that actually have an exr file included.  Wish there was a way to generate them from the main HDR files so we could bypass all that rigamarole setting up the Dome.  Such a PITA in Poser!  

Just in case: you also have https://polyhaven.com/

Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 4:56 AM · edited Wed, 03 November 2021 at 4:56 AM

hornet3d posted at 4:54 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429841

Y-Phil posted at 2:32 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429828

RAMWolff posted at 8:55 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429822

Can you take a screen grab of your environment map set up from the Material Room Hornet?  Looks nice and crisp.  Not sure how many HDRI files I have that actually have an exr file included.  Wish there was a way to generate them from the main HDR files so we could bypass all that rigamarole setting up the Dome.  Such a PITA in Poser!  

Just in case: you also have https://polyhaven.com/


Thank you for the link, there is a good selection there and some very different from what I have seen elsewhere such as the one inside the car or SUV.



 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


hborre ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 6:36 AM

Picturenaut 3.2 can resave HDR to EXR.  The software is free and can be useful for manipulating HDRs.  The best software is HDRShop but is no longer available, it was also a freebee.


hborre ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 8:43 AM

RAMWolff posted at 8:55 PM Tue, 2 November 2021 - #4429822

Can you take a screen grab of your environment map set up from the Material Room Hornet?  Looks nice and crisp.  Not sure how many HDRI files I have that actually have an exr file included.  Wish there was a way to generate them from the main HDR files so we could bypass all that rigamarole setting up the Dome.  Such a PITA in Poser!  

Keep in mind when using either HDR or EXR, the higher the resolution the better the sharpness and clarity.  Anything above 3K is acceptable for sharpness, push it to 5K and above, you could experience a Poser slowdown.


Miss B ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 9:34 AM

hborre posted at 6:36 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429848

Picturenaut 3.2 can resave HDR to EXR.  The software is free and can be useful for manipulating HDRs.

Well, I downloaded that earlier this year, but never checked it out.  Now I'm definitely going to have to give it a whirl.  Thanks @hborre for the tip.

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OK . . . Where's my chocolate?

Butterfly Dezignz


hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 9:59 AM

hborre posted at 6:36 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429848

Picturenaut 3.2 can resave HDR to EXR.  The software is free and can be useful for manipulating HDRs.  The best software is HDRShop but is no longer available, it was also a freebee.

Thank you for the information I must download that.

 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 10:08 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

I seem to have lost posting so I hope this is not duplicated, apologies if it is.  This has become a real Work In Progress for me as I am now starting to play with the focal length and positioning of the camera and balancing that with the rotation and scaling of the background image.  Rotating the image not only changes the background view but also the lighting of the scene or figure.  In this case the rotation made very little difference as there were no real high spots in the background image.   here I have added a single light, just as I would with a dome, to brighten the figure's face and also add highlights in the eyes.

If I am doing anything wrong here (or missing something) please let me know, I am on a voyage of discovery here and I would not like to mislead anyone.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 10:11 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

I didn't use any lights in this render but there are bright areas in the background so I found positioning difficult.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


hborre ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 10:56 AM

What type of materials are you using on the skin?  It looks off for some reason, perhaps SSS is lacking?   Watch your bump settings, there are wrinkles showing up in unusual places.  Nice work, BTW.


hborre ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 11:43 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

This is a Superfly render with all the texturing converted to Cycles and PrincipledBsdf.  Background HDRI, 3k, no additional lighting other than the ambient settings from the HDRI.  Fresnel was added to all the material zones.  The model is V3.  This is WIP and testing to find the right balance of the environment and textures.  

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The background is soft because it is only 3K, higher resolution will give you a sharper image.  Also, I read that true HDRIs are already in a linear workflow so introducing them to Poser will require setting them to a Gamma correction of 1, not 2.2 like other image formats.


Bastep ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 3:27 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Have also worked a little HDR images. I think the renders are really good with it. But sometimes the renders are extremely overexposed. I got the problem under control with the Cycles Gamma node. The first image was rendered without the node and without a rotation, the second with rotation, the third image I then corrected with the gamma node. I used the HDR image. Without applied rotation it was not bad but too dark for my purposes. After the rotations it was extremely overexposed. The differences between the images become quite clear.


The Material room:

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Image 01 without rotation:

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Image 02 with rotation:

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Image 03 with rotation and gamma node:

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hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 4:10 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

hborre posted at 10:56 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429860

What type of materials are you using on the skin?  It looks off for some reason, perhaps SSS is lacking?   Watch your bump settings, there are wrinkles showing up in unusual places.  Nice work, BTW.

Thanks for pointing that out, a major drop off on my part and I didn't even notice.  Somehow I have been using an old version of my character that i have not used for almost two years and, as you say the is not right.  I now need to find out how it happened as I thought I had retired that version.  

Anyway I have had another try with hopefully a better skin and a better use of the background lighting.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Y-Phil ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 4:55 PM

hornet3d posted at 4:10 PM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429871

hborre posted at 10:56 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429860

What type of materials are you using on the skin?  It looks off for some reason, perhaps SSS is lacking?   Watch your bump settings, there are wrinkles showing up in unusual places.  Nice work, BTW.

Thanks for pointing that out, a major drop off on my part and I didn't even notice.  Somehow I have been using an old version of my character that i have not used for almost two years and, as you say the is not right.  I now need to find out how it happened as I thought I had retired that version.  

Anyway I have had another try with hopefully a better skin and a better use of the background lighting.


It's a really cool outfit


Y-Phil.


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Bastep ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 6:58 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Outdoor shots with HDR light are simply fun. Render only lit with background.
Greetings

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hornet3d ( ) posted Wed, 03 November 2021 at 8:41 PM

Y-Phil posted at 4:55 PM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429873

hornet3d posted at 4:10 PM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429871

hborre posted at 10:56 AM Wed, 3 November 2021 - #4429860

What type of materials are you using on the skin?  It looks off for some reason, perhaps SSS is lacking?   Watch your bump settings, there are wrinkles showing up in unusual places.  Nice work, BTW.

Thanks for pointing that out, a major drop off on my part and I didn't even notice.  Somehow I have been using an old version of my character that i have not used for almost two years and, as you say the is not right.  I now need to find out how it happened as I thought I had retired that version.  

Anyway I have had another try with hopefully a better skin and a better use of the background lighting.


It's a really cool outfit


The dress is the One Shoulder Dress 1 for Dawn by Karth with the materials changed.  I purchased it from Hivewire3D but it is now here on Rendo and is on sale at the moment.

 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


hornet3d ( ) posted Thu, 04 November 2021 at 4:35 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Stopped playing with background lighting and spent the day re-organising my processes after hborre picked up on the fact I was using an old version of my character, (thank you hborre).  I am not sure exactly what went wrong but I think it was the result of me testing my backup procedures in case I had a system failure.  Hopefully it is all sorted but a lot of work so I treated myself to Heloisa Hair by Afrodite-ohki, here is my first test render.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Bastep ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 5:05 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

A comfortable version of the background shader. When playing around with the shader, you should use a small HDR image. 2k or so. Large images always cause a delay that gets on your nerves in the long run.

Regards

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RedPhantom ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 7:04 AM
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I usually use a sphere for visualization while I'm setting up the scene and then I switch to the background node one of the last things before I render due to the lagging they can cause. My geriatric computer has that problem even with medium-sized backgrounds. 

https://www.renderosity.com/forums/threads/2961030/rotation-when-using-an-hdr-bitmap-on-the-background-node there's a script here to help set up a background. I've only used a it couple of times so I can't say how good it is.


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hborre ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 9:41 AM

Using low-resolution HDRIs will soften the final image in the background; if you want a sharper, crisper image, 3K - 4K is preferable.  A 5K image will definitely slowdown your system.


Y-Phil ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 10:06 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

RedPhantom posted at 7:04 AM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429941

I usually use a sphere for visualization while I'm setting up the scene and then I switch to the background node one of the last things before I render due to the lagging they can cause. My geriatric computer has that problem even with medium-sized backgrounds. 

https://www.renderosity.com/forums/threads/2961030/rotation-when-using-an-hdr-bitmap-on-the-background-node there's a script here to help set up a background. I've only used a it couple of times so I can't say how good it is.


I'm using my script each time. And now I think that Snarly's EZCatcher can be adjusted:

* by setting the same environment map
* and by using the same rotation/location values as the ones used for the background node

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Only the scale must remain -1, -1, 1

The last thing I have to found: evaluate the HSV node's Value to adjust the intensity of the shadow catcher

Y-Phil.


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Y-Phil ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 10:11 AM

Bastep posted at 5:05 AM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429937

A comfortable version of the background shader. When playing around with the shader, you should use a small HDR image. 2k or so. Large images always cause a delay that gets on your nerves in the long run.

Regards


Thank you for this! 😊


Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


Y-Phil ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 2:51 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

HDRi on the background node, Snarly's EZCatcher aligned with the same rotation and location, and...
150 tries to adjust color and the brightness (the 1st try done with EZDome, of course) 😁

No other light.


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hborre ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 4:57 PM

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.


Y-Phil ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 5:05 PM · edited Fri, 05 November 2021 at 5:06 PM

hborre posted at 4:57 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429965

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.

indeed, and as some FB contacts were aware but couldn't follow, I've recorded it. That's how I've learned how to use the "Picker" tab.

If that interests someone, you can have it here.

Oh and as I'm absolutely not fluent in spoken English, I've probably skipped some important informations.. 😁

Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hborre ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 7:05 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

This is a quick render of a prop model created by Shredder for DAZStudio and posted at ShareCG.  I imported it into P11 with D3D's DSONLoader, saved it back into the Library, and opened it in P12.  I took the liberty of changing the original textures for procedural shaders created by Ghostman, threw Andrea behind the driver's seat, and rendered it an HDRI background rotated with the setup above.  Environmental lighting only.

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RedPhantom ( ) posted Fri, 05 November 2021 at 9:41 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM
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If you're using the background node, you can use the ground plane with a shadow catcher. It works well that way. If you're using a sphere, anything under the sphere won't render.

This is the background node and a light because the hdri wasn't producing shadows and the ground plane with the shadow catcher option checked.

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Y-Phil ( ) posted Sat, 06 November 2021 at 5:18 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

RedPhantom posted at 9:41 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429980

If you're using the background node, you can use the ground plane with a shadow catcher. It works well that way. If you're using a sphere, anything under the sphere won't render.

This is the background node and a light because the hdri wasn't producing shadows and the ground plane with the shadow catcher option checked.


Oh wow... I haven't seen that coming. I mean:

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it is extracted from the online documentation, and I haven't found this in their releases notes...

Good catch! Thank you 😁

Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


Y-Phil ( ) posted Sat, 06 November 2021 at 2:44 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Still having fun with Snarly's EZCatcher 😊

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Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


Lotharen ( ) posted Sat, 06 November 2021 at 3:34 PM

Woah! thanks for sharing all those amazing images. Now if I could just get motivated enough to make something myself. I don't even have any 3D rendering programs installed atm. 


hornet3d ( ) posted Sun, 07 November 2021 at 12:10 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Y-Phil posted at 5:05 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429966

hborre posted at 4:57 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429965

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.

indeed, and as some FB contacts were aware but couldn't follow, I've recorded it. That's how I've learned how to use the "Picker" tab.

If that interests someone, you can have it here.

Oh and as I'm absolutely not fluent in spoken English, I've probably skipped some important informations.. 😁

Thank you for the link, here is my first attempt at using the EZdome in the manner suggested.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Y-Phil ( ) posted Sun, 07 November 2021 at 4:47 AM

hornet3d posted at 12:10 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430026

Y-Phil posted at 5:05 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429966

hborre posted at 4:57 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429965

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.

indeed, and as some FB contacts were aware but couldn't follow, I've recorded it. That's how I've learned how to use the "Picker" tab.

If that interests someone, you can have it here.

Oh and as I'm absolutely not fluent in spoken English, I've probably skipped some important informations.. 😁

Thank you for the link, here is my first attempt at using the EZdome in the manner suggested.


It looks great! 


Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hornet3d ( ) posted Sun, 07 November 2021 at 11:50 AM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Y-Phil posted at 4:47 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430031

hornet3d posted at 12:10 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430026

Y-Phil posted at 5:05 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429966

hborre posted at 4:57 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429965

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.

indeed, and as some FB contacts were aware but couldn't follow, I've recorded it. That's how I've learned how t



o use the "Picker" tab.

If that interests someone, you can have it here.

Oh and as I'm absolutely not fluent in spoken English, I've probably skipped some important informations.. 😁

Thank you for the link, here is my first attempt at using the EZdome in the manner suggested.


It looks great! 


Thank you, I have only ever used the EZDome with a Sibl but the video you linked to showed how to set the dome up using a HDR for the outer dome and a .jpg for the inner dome.  It also showed how to link the sun, which is what I have done here.


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I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


Y-Phil ( ) posted Sun, 07 November 2021 at 4:18 PM

hornet3d posted at 11:50 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430039

Y-Phil posted at 4:47 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430031

hornet3d posted at 12:10 AM Sun, 7 November 2021 - #4430026

Y-Phil posted at 5:05 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429966

hborre posted at 4:57 PM Fri, 5 November 2021 - #4429965

Snarly did have a Zoom tutorial not too long ago on how to use the ShadowCatcher feature in EZDome.

indeed, and as some FB contacts were aware but couldn't follow, I've recorded it. That's how I've learned how t



o use the "Picker" tab.

If that interests someone, you can have it here.

Oh and as I'm absolutely not fluent in spoken English, I've probably skipped some important informations.. 😁

Thank you for the link, here is my first attempt at using the EZdome in the manner suggested.


It looks great! 


Thank you, I have only ever used the EZDome with a Sibl but the video you linked to showed how to set the dome up using a HDR for the outer dome and a .jpg for the inner dome.  It also showed how to link the sun, which is what I have done here.


Very nice ❤


Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hborre ( ) posted Tue, 09 November 2021 at 12:48 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

Content Advisory! This message contains nudity

If you are going to include a light or light mesh with a background image or EZDome to provide additional fill-in illumination, you should closely match the light color, intensity, and light direction for a blending effect.  Otherwise, the scene will just not look right.  For the longest time, I have been working on a scene, reconstructing shader nodes for Superfly, and recasting props throughout the scene.  Initially, I started with an EZDome but switched to an 8K HDRI that was rescaled to 4K.  I followed the background shader setup posted above, rotated the image to my satisfaction, and rendered the first image with ambient lighting.  

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The second image that follows contains 1 infinity light, set to a 25% intensity, shadow intensity to 85%, Shadow Radius Blur to 4, and the light color to match the background.  The direction of the infinite light matches the direction from the background ambient lighting.

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The inclusion of the infinity light brings out the specularity in the scene, a situation that you don't see with the ambient lighting from the dome or background.


Bastep ( ) posted Wed, 10 November 2021 at 2:14 AM · edited Wed, 10 November 2021 at 2:15 AM

Looks good. I like very much!
Have a nice day.
Stephan



ghostship2 ( ) posted Fri, 12 November 2021 at 1:05 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

several ways to light a scene with a dome or the background. 1st: if I use a dome I just use the simple Envirosphere single dome prop. It's easy to use and I can make changes quickly. 2nd, if you want more light in your scene using a dome there are a number of ways to do it without having to load up a Poser light and ruin the mood or thrash about trying  to match the ambient lights. 3rd: you absolutely DO get specularity using background lighting.

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W10, Ryzen 5 1600x, 16Gb,RTX2060Super+GTX980, PP11, 11.3.740


ghostship2 ( ) posted Fri, 12 November 2021 at 1:08 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:22 AM

from my upcoming material set for P12 :background lighting and speculars.

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W10, Ryzen 5 1600x, 16Gb,RTX2060Super+GTX980, PP11, 11.3.740


Y-Phil ( ) posted Fri, 12 November 2021 at 3:27 PM

ghostship2 posted at 1:08 PM Fri, 12 November 2021 - #4430349

from my upcoming material set for P12 :background lighting and speculars.



Wooow 😍

Y-Phil.


Win10 on i7 8700K@4.3Ghz, 32Gb, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2x 2Tb ssd + 1x 6Tb hd, Poser 11, Poser 12, Octane, HDR Light Studio


hornet3d ( ) posted Fri, 12 November 2021 at 5:28 PM · edited Wed, 17 November 2021 at 10:46 AM

ghostship2 posted at 1:05 PM Fri, 12 November 2021 - #4430348

several ways to light a scene with a dome or the background. 1st: if I use a dome I just use the simple Envirosphere single dome prop. It's easy to use and I can make changes quickly. 2nd, if you want more light in your scene using a dome there are a number of ways to do it without having to load up a Poser light and ruin the mood or thrash about trying  to match the ambient lights. 3rd: you absolutely DO get specularity using background lighting.


Great set of comparison renders - Thank you

 

 

I use Poser 12 on Windows 10 - Set up is a quiet running PC thanks mainly to a Fractal Design XL R2 case and 4 large fans,  Gigabyte AMD Aorus X399 Xtreme E-XTX Motherboard,  AMD Ryzen Threadipper 1950X CPU, Corsair Hydro H100i CPU cooler, 3XS EVGA GTX 1080i SC with 11g Ram, 4 X 16gig Corsair DDR4 Ram and a Corsair RM 100 PSU .  Storage - Samsung 500gig 970 EVO m.2, Samsung 500Gig 860 EVO SSD,  2X 2Tb Segate Barrcuda hard drives.

  


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