Tunnel Guard by petes ()
Being this is my first 3D piece, It was a learning experience. That being said I want to thank all the you guys for your help. Especialy Miss Nancy for her Poser import help as well as my friend list!; )
The scene was created and rendered in Carrara. The model is DAZ's Victoria for Poser. Some post redering work in Photoshop.
I love the control Carrara gave me with the lights to create a mood. However importing the figure into Carrara left alot to be desired as far as hair and eyes go. I ended up matching the pose and light as close as possible in Poser then placing the poser head over the Carrar image in photoshop.
I'd love to hear any comments. Thanks again!
Image Comments (23)
Thank you so much for the nice words. It's nice to get some feedback. With all the talent on this site, it gets intimidating. And, by the way, I checked out your gallery, you have some INCREDIBLE stuff in there. A compliment from someone like yourself is a real compliment! Thanks again!
Excellent stuff! - If this is your first then I can see we have plenty to look forward to! the probs you had importing poser are the same for importing into bryce. - the eyes have an extra surface that give a nice shine in poser, but come thru opaque in bryce - you just have to make 'em transparent again. Just a tip for next time!
Excellent first 3D image, Pete, wow ! The lightning, composition, colors ... i like :) ! I knew you were going to make great stuff in CGI with the artistic background you got . So keep up the good work ! Hum, by the way, me it's "litst", not "list" ;)
Oh man, does this ever deserve a 10! Wonderful realism and a great fantasy picture at the same time. I agree about the need for bigger size, and look forward to more visions from you. I used to try this kind of bold lighting when I started Poser to hide limits of my work and crude textures of those times. I stopped when afraid it would hide greatly improved P4 detailing. Now I might go back to it! Looks exquisite here. If you get any more skilled, we're doomed. :-)
Thanks so much for the great feedback! You guys are so supportive! Azatoth and cyberjuice: I updated a larger piece. Hope it's not too big! Curio: thanks for the heads up, started getting into Bryce today. I hope it compliments Carrara. I may call on you some day for help: ) Talos, katman and of course, my friend from the land of wormy cheese, "litst": Thanks again for the high marks!
you've done a wonderful job. Nice to see someone try to tackle a Poser render in Carrara, t'aint no easy feat. Hint - use eye props. Only V3 has decent eyes that render well in Carrara. The rest... suck! I have figured out the hair shaders too, you can get good transparency on hair in Carrara. The biggest problem is that the figures are usually too small when imported from Poser, and have to be imported larger for the transparency to work right. I guess one of these days, I'll work up a tutorial for it (so you don't have to use Grouper). :)