Slonya in Springtime by perpetualrevisionOpen full image in new tab
RubyTuesday70 1:56PM | Mon, 09 May 2022
Am taking a little break from the 3D world and other hobbies because my mind is occupied by other things and inspiration has left the room, but I popped in tonight and saw this and it brought a really big smile to my face... so thank you for making my day <3
eekdog 3:28PM | Mon, 09 May 2022
I enjoy using Slon from time to time, love what you did with him on outfit to make him look female.
perpetualrevision 1:49PM | Thu, 12 May 2022
You've done some great scenes with Slon and other Nursoda characters! They never get old :-) Thanks so much for the comment!
mifdesign 7:04PM | Mon, 09 May 2022
She definitely looks gorgeous in her beautiful spring outfits. Wonderful composition, superb environment and lighting, brilliant render. Exquisite Artwork. I love it!
OmniFX 10:00PM | Mon, 09 May 2022
Did a really good job on the clothing for this character. Always nice when things work out the way you hope. Excellent work!
perpetualrevision 12:34PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much :-) The method I used helped the dress retain breast shapes, which of course don't really make any sense on a fantasy creature like Slon, but it does lend to the impression that this is a female version of the creature! (The Fitting Room method flattened the breasts into tiny little peaks, which was rather odd!)
perpetualrevision 12:36PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
I suppose it's easier being green when you have a pretty dress and hat to wear :-) Thanks for the comment!
perpetualrevision 12:36PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much! How nice of Vila to share her wardrobe with Slonya :-)
Radar_rad-dude 2:22AM | Tue, 10 May 2022
Well how very nice of you to take her 'photo!' This turned out quite nicely! Bravo! Well imagined and realized!
perpetualrevision 12:37PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! She was an easy photo subject to work with :-)
perpetualrevision 12:38PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks! How nice of Vila to share her wardrobe, eh? I love how the texture I chose compliments Slonya's skin color! Not every skin tone can wear bright yellow, but green certainly can :-)
Flint_Hawk 1:36PM | Tue, 10 May 2022
A great, unique character in the perfect outfit & setting! It was interesting to find out how you developed this!
perpetualrevision 12:44PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks, Flint_Hawk! I often think I'm going to use clothes made for one figure on another, but then various issues come up in the attempt to convert them. When I started thinking about a dress for Slon, I thought about which other figures might have a similar shape (and also what type of dress would be simplest to make dynamic). And Vila's dress came immediately to mind! It worked better than I expected in part b/c the breast shape didn't get lost in the process (although it is perhaps a bit silly to think that a creature like Slon/ya would have human female breast shapes!) One of these days I'd like to get Marvelous Designer or a similar add-on for Blender so I can make more clothes for Nursoda's folks, but until then, this method has its uses!
gerberc 2:22PM | Tue, 10 May 2022
Slon looks great in her new dress and I like the color palette in this render. Well done!
perpetualrevision 12:45PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I was delighted to find that texture for her dress as it compliments her skin and provides a nice bright touch for a spring scene! I was also delighted to find a background that worked, as backdrops for portraits like this often flummox me :-)
perpetualrevision 12:47PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much, Karth! I was happy to find a solution that works, although it wouldn't work in a more extreme pose. I love that the texture on her dress compliments her skin tone pretty well!
MollyFootman 3:08PM | Thu, 12 May 2022
Slonya looks great here and I took some notes on your ingenious solution to putting her into a colorful Spring dress. XD Thank you for sharing, Amy!
perpetualrevision 12:53PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks, Molly! The solution I used does involve dynamics, which I know doesn't always work well for sequential storytelling. But after I did this render I experimented with another option, which was to parent the original figure dress to Slon's chest and then just use the dress's thigh bones to pose the skirt. That worked pretty well, too, esp. if I hid Slon's abdomen (or I could've used the morph brush to bring the dress out a bit).
I've converted other Nursoda clothing items from one of his figures to another using the Fitting Room, but they were closer in shape. In this case, the Fitting Room did strange things to Vila's dress, including shrinking the breast shapes into weird spiky points (which aren't on Slon's chest, so I don't know what that was about!) The Fitting Room is probably the better option for clothing you hope to use more than once, and in a variety of poses, but this was a "one off" :-)
UteBigSmile 3:49PM | Sat, 14 May 2022
OMG what a funny looking young Lady, she looks really pretty good in her new summerdress! I wish you a nice weekend and a great new week!
perpetualrevision 12:54PM | Wed, 18 May 2022
Thanks so much, romangirl! I wouldn't have guessed Slon could look "pretty," until all of this came together :-)