I Brought Dinner! by perpetualrevisionOpen full image in new tab
eekdog 8:27PM | Thu, 31 March 2022
Watch out for the kind that makes you trip out on. Joyful fantasy image.
perpetualrevision 10:14PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Oooh, maybe Sammie and his pals are in for a surprise! Then again, a forest dweller probably knows which ones are for dinner and which ones are for "dessert" ;-)
kelchris3 9:08PM | Thu, 31 March 2022
Fantastic image. He is sooo cute and yeah that setting is beautiful. Worth it.
perpetualrevision 10:17PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks! I set up a bunch of K4 fairies a few years ago, thinking I might use them in a project, which I never did. Most of them are girls, but I set up a few boys, and I'm glad I got the chance to use Sammie! One of these days I'm going to figure out how to fix the broken parts of Stonemason's forest set b/c it's otherwise just so nice. I recently got another one of his outdoor sets (on deep discount) that I'll have to convert for use in Poser, and I'm hoping his newer stuff doesn't have broken parts!
Inawati 6:37AM | Sat, 02 April 2022
Very beautiful render. Excellent atmosphere. Thank you for sharing my friend.
perpetualrevision 10:18PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I'm often surprised at how well the depth cue atmosphere works! I wonder why people don't use it more often?
MollyFootman 5:26PM | Sat, 02 April 2022
I've always liked the enchanted forest set, too. It's certainly the perfect background for this lovely little picture. My granddaughter has been visiting and wanted a fairy picture and she liked this one better than the one I tried making for her. >.< Got to keep working on how to do cuteness, I guess. =)
perpetualrevision 10:27PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Glad your granddaughter liked it, Molly! I can totally relate to why you want to try doing "cute." I feel the same way when I see things I admire and wish I could do, like kelchris3's vignettes, Clemenceau's composites, poser4me's futuristic sci-fi scenes, RubyTuesday's portraits, FlintHawk's nature scenery, and your story scenes. I'm often inspired to try and do some of the things I admire in the work of others, but it doesn't usually work quite like I was hoping. Partly it's that my brain doesn't work like that. (I could spend days trying to come up with a background like what FlintHawk uses in one scene and never come up with what she did!) And partly it's that I have to accept that I have my own style and that style won't work on all kinds of scenes. You did a great job turning your attempt at "cute" with the cat girl and Jori into an adventure story that totally suits your style!
Flint_Hawk 6:00PM | Sat, 02 April 2022
Such an adorable fairy in a perfect setting!
That is an interesting possibility for why some plants render so slowly! I'd wondered about that too.
perpetualrevision 10:32PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks for the comment! And thank you for being the only one to comment on the issue of slow-rendering plants :-) I suppose I could pose this question in the forums. But in the meantime, I will just try to avoid using trees and plants that slow down renders b/c that really drives me crazy! I so often have no idea what I'm doing or where I'm going as I mess with a scene, so I do dozens upon dozens of test renders, until something starts to look interesting, and I can't stand to do that with slow-rendering plants! I wouldn't mind so much if it was only the final render, but if I have to wait 5-10 minutes just to see a quarter-sized test render, I will have likely become distracted by something else in the meantime :-)
Radar_rad-dude Online Now! 1:36AM | Sun, 03 April 2022
It has magical properties as well! Lets feast! Bravo! Another super fine work of art and a happy scene! Well accomplished production!
perpetualrevision 10:33PM | Mon, 04 April 2022
Thanks for the comment! I do wonder if Sammie knows just what kind of mushroom he's offering to his pals. Is this a "dinner" mushroom or more of a "dessert"? ;-) One thing's for sure: Mush will NOT be partaking!
gerberc 1:58PM | Tue, 19 April 2022
A fabulous image, true forest magic! Love who you used DOF and DepthCue to focus the viewer's eye on the character! Very well done!
perpetualrevision 8:06PM | Tue, 19 April 2022
Thanks! DepthCue and DOF do seem to work nicely together. I've never noticed DepthCue atmosphere slowing down a render, but DOF certainly does (though not nearly as bad as volumetric atmosphere!) DepthCue alone can give a bit of a faded or hazy look to the background, so in a larger scene sometimes that's all I use, but I also added DOF to this one to help the character stand out, as you mentioned. Otherwise this particular forest set tries to steal the show :-)