Really Real...isn't she? by Hawke ()
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Hi. 3 Days, thats how long I just spent trying to get this to render. P5 crashed over and over (and over) again, I finally had to settle for a pathetic 640 by 660 at 200 dpi as nothing else would work. This means I kind-of have mixed feelings about this image, I happy (because it's Tao and she makes me smile) but I'm angry (because it shouldn't be this hard to finish a render!!!!!!!!!!). Hands up who wants a more stable rendering engine in Poser 6?
This is using my own custom light set built to work with the staggeringly good Hyperreal for V3 (which also works with Young ten Laura btw :D). I'm not kidding - if you've got P5 this is just too good to miss. 8 spot lights and two infinite lights - took quite a while to setup. I think it worked pretty well when I finally got it to render.
Thanks for looking :) Cheer me up and give me a comment :)
Image Comments (27)
I am dealing with the same problem and I found out that it was the raytracing of the hair that takes the time to render... If you take your same image and render without the hair it will be quick. Key is to raytrace the head without having to do the hair.
P5 hasn't crashed on me for a LONG time now (about 3 months) when I use the firefly renderer. (I was having the same problem with Vue as well). I upgraded to 3 GB of 3200 RAM. I plan to MAX my PC out at 4 GB this week. I am hoping that P6 has beeter memory utilization. But until then... your image, even at this size, ROCKS!!
sure looks real .. and your own lightsetting there is just awesome. Sorry to hear the Poser has such unstable renderengine (I just ordered Poser so could get me a little worried :-) .. Your work here is excellent Hawke (btw. what a cool hair you made also)
Really nice portrait!!! Love your texture and light. If you're having a problem with the crashing you might want to look at your bucket size. I started going with a 16 and then 8 instead of the default 32 and it cleared up that issue with me. Of course my renders 300dpi 3600x? were still up around a day on my dual gig mac. Best of luck! -jay
YES! the most is already write (say) above ... SMILE ... and YES this looks really REAL ... WOW ... and i can understand your feelings about the FireFly and P5 ... i hope there is something MUCH better in P6. and once more this is simply wonderful a wonderful REAL portrait