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 Subject: Reality Render thread. A new beginning.

Pret-a-3D opened this issue on May 14, 2012 · 8453 posts

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  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 11:55PM Mon, 14 May 2012 

Hello.

Let's start a "Reality Renders" thread here at Renderosity.

This thread is dedicated to showcasing and discussing images created with LuxRender via the Reality plug-in. We started something like this in the DAZ foums before and it has been tremendously successful. Since Reality is now sold at Renderosity it's fitting to have a place here for Reality/Lux artists to gather and "talk shop".

Talking about images made with Reality is about sharing experiences at all levels, from the new adopter to the experienced guru. Please do not feel intimidated by a possible lack of experience; this is a place for sharing and learning in a relaxed environment. We have been able to create one incredibly friendly community at the DAZ forums and hopefully we will be able to repeat the experience here. 

Here are some really simple "guidelines" on what to expect here:

  • Post a render just for heck of it. As long as it's done with Reality+Lux it's all fair.
  • Post a render and ask for advice.
  • Ask a question on how to achieve a desired effect/material/lighting trick.
  • Post information about new builds of Lux that can help other Reality artists.

And so on. The above points are just suggestions, I don't make the rules :)

So, I look forward to seeing your images. Remember to subscribe to this thread so that you can get automatic notifications. 

Just for your information, Reality has a strong presence on social networks:

Please Like/Follow/Circle us for updates on the plug-in, cool information about the 3D world and general Reality goodness.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your rendering engines!

Paolo

https://www.preta3d.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RealityPlugIn
Tw: @preta3d
G+: https://plus.google.com/106625816153304163119
The Reality Gallery: https://reality-plug-in.deviantart.com


  KrazyHorse () ( posted at 12:13AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928521

Checking it out....................Still in lurk mode though............. hehe!


  BradHP () ( posted at 12:28AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · edited on 12:32AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · @3928526

Shiny new thread but no shiny new renders to share on it.  I started a few different ones today but not really inspired and nothing was good.  About to leave for the midnight release of Diablo 3, so I don't think I'll be very productive over the next few days either.

So here's a question to start some conversation: where do your best ideas come from?  Some of my favorites have started with something like an expression I saw on someone's face or a certain angle I just happened to see an object at when I turned my head that I wanted to recreate in Daz.  The subject of the image often comes second.


  callad () ( posted at 12:32AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928527

Oki, I'm in! :)


  FSMCDesigns () ( posted at 12:37AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928532

Woohoo, let's get this party started, LOL

 

now I need to figure out to post images here, LOL.

Regards, Michael

My DeviantArt page


  takoyaki8 () ( posted at 12:41AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928533

I am the artist formerly known as Tako Yakida. Welcome to Renderosity Reality Peeps.

Reality Plug-in tips for DAZ Studio and other 3D stuff @ TakoYakida World

  takoyaki8 () ( posted at 12:46AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · edited on 12:47AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · @3928535

KrazyHorse wrote:

Quote - Checking it out....................Still in lurk mode though............. hehe!

 

Quiet ewe! 

Baaaaa!

O.o

Reality Plug-in tips for DAZ Studio and other 3D stuff @ TakoYakida World

  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 12:52AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928537

  takoyaki8 () ( posted at 12:53AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · edited on 12:55AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · @3928538

Isn't our new cozy thread just dandy!

 

@FSMCDesigns: I used HTML to load this image. ;)

Reality Plug-in tips for DAZ Studio and other 3D stuff @ TakoYakida World

  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 1:18AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928544

I love that image Tako! 

About inserting images, I would suggest to upload it to the gallery and then link to it here. 

Paolo

https://www.preta3d.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RealityPlugIn
Tw: @preta3d
G+: https://plus.google.com/106625816153304163119
The Reality Gallery: https://reality-plug-in.deviantart.com


  Amethst25 () ( posted at 6:42AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928580

Quote - Checking it out....................Still in lurk mode though............. hehe!

 

Stop lurking!  You are missed..

 

I'm here too!  Yes I know my name isn't spelled correctly but the name I wanted was taken so I had to make a minor change. 

Tako~ Great image.

My Rendo Gallery

My DA Gallery


  takoyaki8 () ( posted at 8:00AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928594

Thank you Paolo and Kim.

I'd have to say that image is from my "rendering good ol' days". My muse has been in photography mode all month and I don't know when she'll get back to rendering.

Hopefully we can get all the newb's trained up on how to utilize Reality's many great features quickly and smoothly. Need some new blood to fill up the image slots.

 

Cheers,

Justin

Reality Plug-in tips for DAZ Studio and other 3D stuff @ TakoYakida World

  Braintickler () ( posted at 8:27AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928598

Howdy y'all 

Now I'm able to use my real alter ego "Brain Tickler" instead of "ThomP Art" from the DAZ forum.

Good to se you again...


  juliekitty () ( posted at 9:53AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928636

Hey, guys ... bought the Dave texture for m5 and tried to render it in Reality-Lux. It came out looking like Johnny Depp's vampire from Dark Shadows. ACK.  Dead white. This is NOT the effect I was going for.  Is there an ASCEL shader for Dave, and if there is not, can someone suggest how to fix it? Because it did not look good at ALL. Grrumble.


  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 10:05AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928643

Quote - Hey, guys ... bought the Dave texture for m5 and tried to render it in Reality-Lux. It came out looking like Johnny Depp's vampire from Dark Shadows. ACK.  Dead white. This is NOT the effect I was going for.  Is there an ASCEL shader for Dave, and if there is not, can someone suggest how to fix it? Because it did not look goodat ALL. Grrumble.

It's likely that your soecular color is too bright. See this video that shows the issue and how to fix it: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-HbELVoqq4&list=UUSiSigiySC2XK8IR187Ru2Q&index=5&feature=plcp

Paolo

https://www.preta3d.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RealityPlugIn
Tw: @preta3d
G+: https://plus.google.com/106625816153304163119
The Reality Gallery: https://reality-plug-in.deviantart.com


  FSMCDesigns () ( posted at 10:12AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928646

Quote - Hey, guys ... bought the Dave texture for m5 and tried to render it in Reality-Lux. It came out looking like Johnny Depp's vampire from Dark Shadows. ACK.  Dead white. This is NOT the effect I was going for.  Is there an ASCEL shader for Dave, and if there is not, can someone suggest how to fix it? Because it did not look good at ALL. Grrumble.

You will have to keep in mind that whatever shaders vendors use for their products for DS (and poser) that they are for that program and will most likely have to be redone in the reality console for best effect when rendered in luxrender.

 

For me, basic rule of thumb, make sure there is a texture in the diffuse texture slot,  diffuse color is white, specular around 30-40, glossiness strength around 7000-8000 and make sure the surface fuzz tab is ticked.

Regards, Michael

My DeviantArt page


  DominiqueB () ( posted at 10:59AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928659

Content Advisory! Nudity advisory.

Brand new shiny place to talk about Reality! Hi guys!

Haven't had much time to play with Reality lately, but here is my last one.

http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/index.php?image_id=2325087 ( nudity )

Dominique Digital Cats Media

  argel1200 () ( posted at 11:07AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928664

Just hopping in to say hi!

deviantArt Gallery


  59Burst () ( posted at 11:14AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928666

Greetings to all.  Just looking to stay in touch with Reality. ;-)  Used to post as 'Diabola' at the DAZ forums, but have had this user ID here at Rendo for several years.  Decided to just stick with it.


  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 11:20AM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928670

I recognized your avatar Diabola/59Burst.

Good to see many familiar faces here. 

Paolo

https://www.preta3d.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RealityPlugIn
Tw: @preta3d
G+: https://plus.google.com/106625816153304163119
The Reality Gallery: https://reality-plug-in.deviantart.com


  argel1200 () ( posted at 11:40AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · edited on 11:42AM Tue, 15 May 2012 · @3928678

Uhmm, "A new beginning"?! I guess the new render challenge is people yawning? ;)

[Sorry, could not resist :D ]

deviantArt Gallery


  medmon () ( posted at 12:39PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928705

Hello all! I found you!

 

Don't have anything to share at this time but wanted to say Hello and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic works soon!!

 

Michael


  bobvan () ( posted at 3:10PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928778

Ha ha everybody is over here


  inquire () ( posted at 5:40PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928850

Hi: Yep, definitely I want to watch this thread. Count me in.

 

  Pret-a-3D () ( posted at 6:05PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928862

Just to know, is anybody in need of instructions on how to post images to the thread? If so, just ask and I'll put something together.

 

Cheers 

Paolo

https://www.preta3d.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/RealityPlugIn
Tw: @preta3d
G+: https://plus.google.com/106625816153304163119
The Reality Gallery: https://reality-plug-in.deviantart.com


  StevieC () ( posted at 6:06PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928865

Attached Link: StevieC

Aesthetically speaking, this is a much more pleasing forum. Thank you Poalo.....here is my first render for this forum....hope you like.....I call it "Not Your Average S.W.F...."


  StevieC () ( posted at 6:29PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928872

Attached Link: StevieC

Sorry, image didn't get posted, so follow the link please....


  argel1200 () ( posted at 7:52PM Tue, 15 May 2012  · @3928903

FYI, I think if you want to embed an image you have to edit the HTML via the button in the top left with the same name.

deviantArt Gallery


  bobvan () ( posted at 8:15PM Tue, 15 May 2012 · edited on 8:27PM Tue, 15 May 2012 · @3928910

Today I tried rendering a scene with 11 characters and LUX would just crash.. too bad it seems to struggle with a large amount of geometry


  Khory_D () ( posted at 2:04AM Wed, 16 May 2012  · @3929010

Anyone know if reality will work in 4.5?

www.Calida3d.com
Daz studio and Poser content creators

  FyraNyanser () ( posted at 5:46AM Wed, 16 May 2012  · @3929030

Quote - Anyone know if reality will work in 4.5?

No, it doesn't (currently) work. I usually like to try out betas and such, but I'm giving this a wide berth for now. It uninstals your current version of Studio 4, I understand. I'm not taking the risk on any level, and I don't have a spare machine to test it on.


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