Walking the Chug by perpetualrevisionOpen full image in new tab
RubyTuesday70 2:12PM | Wed, 30 March 2022
Very pretty render, and I just love the Chug!!! He will be featured in my story too (when I finally get around to it!). Now, would you believe I have a photo of me and my dog just like this one? Exactly the same, lol, we were participating in a Doggy Carnevale (which is when Italians dress up in costumes and masks) and when it was our turn down the runway my friend - who was standing underneath - took a photo. So yes, lying on the grass wold work too, or maybe the sidewalk is on a higher level. Not to mention that I once took photos at a dog show and when I took the photos of the dogs with their owners I would just squat down as much as possible with the camera almost on the ground and shoot upwards. So yeah, anything is possibile. I just love this angle though, and it does make the pupper the main focus of the image.
perpetualrevision 2:55PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thank you so much for the comment and for sending me the photo you took from a similar angle! It's a great way to feature the dog more than the person :-)
eekdog 3:47PM | Wed, 30 March 2022
Our neighbor years ago had one of them. Even after ten or more years this dog. Barked at you as soon as your nose was out the back door. Nice rendered image.
perpetualrevision 2:56PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thank you for the comment! I always enjoy making renders that bring a smile to those who view them :-)
Flint_Hawk 4:22PM | Wed, 30 March 2022
You have done a great job with this scene! Everything looks absolutely perfect! I love this dog too!
perpetualrevision 2:59PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Aw, thanks so much! The more I look at the dog, the less I see any Chihuahua in it, but apparently Sparky modeled it after her own Chug, so I'm going to trust that it's in there! Regardless, the dog is so adorable. If I could blend this morph and the Chihuahua I might almost get one of my Chi mixes, but I don't think the morphs blend all that well. Hmm, I wonder if Sparky does morphs on commission?!
perpetualrevision 3:03PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks! I made the rope as a way to test 3DCheapskate's "FreazyPose" script (which he made b/c the original EasyPose script is lost). This one has a fixed piece in the middle and then "easy pose" dials to move the joints along either end, which is helpful for posing it as a leash. But the one end is just tucked into her hand and the other is hidden behind the dog's neck, so it's not an actual "leash." I thought about trying to figure out how to make a leash that would stay attached to the dog's collar and still be easy to pose (possibly even with dynamics), but that may be more of a technical challenge than I'm interested in right now!
perpetualrevision 3:43PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks! I liked this render OK "as is," but I kept thinking I should add flowers or something. Then I tried applying some art effects and that resolved whatever it was I felt was missing! I really dig the effects I get from this particular app :-)
madame 3:10AM | Thu, 31 March 2022
What a beautiful spring scene, great camera angle and very original render !!
perpetualrevision 3:48PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thank you so much for the comment! I've been looking forward to being able to use all my flowering things for spring renders :-)
Inawati 6:38AM | Sat, 02 April 2022
Excellent render, look like painted image. Keep up your good work.
MollyFootman 9:35AM | Sat, 02 April 2022
I like the angle emphasizing the Chug a lot. Your content may have made it difficult or impossible but if want the picture to be all about the chug, a longer lead and a 2/3 frontal angle with DoF tightened to only give the chug or even it's cute face full sharpness might have given you a bit more emphasis on his canine cuteness.
As it is, really, really cute! =) I'm often on the fence about artistic postwork but I think it works very well here.
perpetualrevision 3:52PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks for the tips, Molly! I ended up not using DOF in this one b/c once the camera has been so heavily manipulated, it seems to stop working. When I tried it, I kinda pictured some grumpy man inside of Poser's brains looking down at me with a "Seriously?" expression! But it's possible that a different method of getting this kind of camera angle would've allowed DOF to work better, so there's always next time!
Radar_rad-dude 1:34AM | Sun, 03 April 2022
Wonderful day for a walk in the sunlight! Marvelous posing and splendid characters! A most charming creation! Bravo!
karasmic 1:46AM | Sun, 03 April 2022
Gotta love-a-pug. We had one which sadly passed away a few years back. A very popular dog.
perpetualrevision 3:56PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks for the comment! The dog does look more like a Pug than a Chihuahua/Pug mix, but as a Chi mix person myself (who's currently serving as a sofa to three), I like to think some of the cuteness comes from the Chi! Apparently Sparky modeled this one after her own Chug, but it'll certainly do as a straight-up Pug. Fun dogs, but sorry to hear about the one you lost.
perpetualrevision 10:14PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thank you so much for the comment! I do love those art effects :-)