Miki 2 by KarenJ ()
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A figure study of the new lady...
This render is totally untouched, straight out of Poser and only the signature added, no gamma correction, nothing.
As an experiment, I applied a previously-saved pose (from my Steph So Special pack), then zeroed her left arm and used the body dials to pose that instead. I don't think the result it hugely different, but the bicep bulge on that side does look a little smoother. Her arms are certainly looking better than Miki 1.
I find myself disappointed that the realism of the texture (this is the one that comes with the figure) is so good in the legs but falls apart around chest high. The hair is also a disappointment (again this is the one that comes with the figure.)
I'll have to get my photo stock out and make my own, more hi-res tex, I suspect :-)
Comments on any other areas I can tweak or improve are always appreciated. Big love to my critique buddies - have a cool weekend, folks :-)
Image Comments (19)
Jovial () 1:26PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
Excellent render (considering no post work) and nice indoor lighting. I don't like the eF hair. Or rather I like the shape of the eF hair but it doesn't look very real. I can't see anything really bad about the chest texture - although it is a little distracting in that area! - it just looks like a bit too much light (I hope that isn't in the texture itself). Her shoulders/upper arms still worry me a bit with slight bulge and obvious twist. I found that Sydney G2 had slightly too few vertices in the breasts and Miki 2 seems the same - this is especially noticeable in the shadows of the breasts which show the mesh more accurately. I would guess that a close up of the chest would show the same problem. I think the ambient lighting is illuminating the nostrils a bit too much but it isn't so noticeable. At least her elbows seem less deformed now.
PsychoNaut () 1:44PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
Cool!!! Nice light and background too. Yeah, Miki still isn't perfect, but I think it's a great figure!
Anasta () 2:07PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
That lighting is absolutely perfect! You're right about the texture it kinda fades out going up at around mid-torso... I agree with Jovial on the hair, why don't you try the freebie OthilieHair by Lisbeth its really easy to fit to almost any figure and I think would look a bit more 'real' Look forward to seeing what else you do with her! :D
Valerie-Ducom () 2:55PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
Wowwwm, without postwork is so impressiv and very nice composition in this nude pose !!! Excellent !!! :)
pjz99 () 4:33PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
I have to pass along a warning - "universal poses" are not very universal. I was about to point out the rather uncomfortable-looking things going on in her fundament until you mentioned this is a previously-saved pose - it is likely the figure will bend better if you pose her by hand, or use a pose designed for this figure. The skin tone looks VERY natural.
zollster () 7:35PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
overall a really good pic...i'm not keen on her hair...it looks too smooth. under her pubes a the top of her right leg is a dark patch that looks like the mesh has gone a bit wonky :)
Bea () 8:29PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
A shame about the left leg and the crease at the top. And I am not sure that anyone could actually pose that way with the distribution of the weight. The lighting is excellent though
RandC () 8:43PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
For a figure test render this looks pretty good...too bad about the texture,I was playing around with it the other day to see if I could improve with Shader nodes from the AerySoul tut at thier site....still trying.
SoCalRoberta () 9:19PM | Fri, 23 March 2007
She is lovely, even with the problems. The way the coller bone lifts up with the arms doesn't look natural to me, but that has to be the mesh.
kobaltkween () 2:29AM | Sat, 24 March 2007
even with problems, miki 2.0 is a really beautiful figure i'll be happy to use. as a figure test render, this manages to be a pretty picture that shows all her details. the only thing i'd say could be better are the highlights, which seem a bit over exposed and yellow. she looks pretty. good job!
Anniebel () 9:31AM | Sun, 25 March 2007
Wow, pretty realistic, not sure I would of even noticed the other things mentioned.
dphoadley () 12:41PM | Mon, 26 March 2007
I've just been so busty with my pet project to remap Posette, that I haven't had time to keep up with my comments. Although I can only spare this a very quick glace, it looks to be a very good render. DO keep up the good work. David P. Hoadley
drifterlee () 9:48PM | Tue, 27 March 2007
I like the texture! I hate Miki's elbows. Miki 2 takes the same textures and morphs as the old Mikcy, I discovered.
HADCANCER () 3:32PM | Thu, 29 March 2007
I agree with you comments on miki2 especially with the hair