Calliope ~ Sniper of Tamriel by karibousboutique ()
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As an insomniac, I play a lot of Skyrim. I’ve become very good friends with my Skyrim characters, lol, and while I realize they are already 3D characters, they have that low-poly, game-optimized look. Ergo, I decided I wanted to render my own version of “Calliope, Sniper of Tamriel.” Here she is, fresh out of Iray with a smidge of blur for artistic preference -- none needed for noise reduction, I just like it better when it has a dreamy feel to it. I retextured the Dark Sisterhood bow to resemble an enchanted Daedric bow, since it was the closest thing I could immediately locate that resembled the geometry of Calliope’s favorite demonic weapon. I’m really pleased with how easy the uber shader is to work with, too. This was lit with an HDRI from a Render Studio for Poser (RDNA) package. The lights lack a skydome, but offer a wide variety of light profiles. There’s also a single sphere with a light-emitter shader on it just off camera, giving the main orange light in the scene. In its full resolution, I was able to watch most of the pacific theater footage of WWII in Color while it rendered, lol, but my GeForce 660 and CPU chugged away and got it done! (The DOF slowed it way down.) Download for full resolution. Character is Sabby's "Diamond" for G2F. Also used were items from the Aether outfit, Capricorna, Felicity, Hagane, Nimue Hair, Piratess for G2F, and Crypt of the Damned.
Anyway—here’s Calliope with the hair she SHOULD have, if only it was easily animated in-game! :D
Image Comments (9)
62guy () 1:10AM | Tue, 26 May 2015
Excellent (I play Skyrim, too). You even got the arrow on the correct side of the bow! (Something all too many artists here and on other sites can't seem to do.) It looks like she is wearing a version of the Bown Hawk Amulet from Dawnguard, as well - nice touch!