The Rockier Path by perpetualrevision ()
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Passenger: "Hey, just because the ATV can take the rockier path, that doesn’t mean we should!"
Driver: "Actually, that’s exactly what it means!"
I’ve been wanting to use Summoner’s ATV for a while and thought the Rocky Flats set would be a good fit. I used the three colored infinite lights that came with the set, but wasn’t happy with how the lighting turned out*, so I fiddled with some art effects in Topaz Studio 2 and got a look I’m happier with.
* I’ve finally figured out why I don’t like using more than one infinite light: because what’s meant to be an outdoor scene ends up looking like it was lit on a soundstage rather than outside! You can get some cool effects using multiple infinite lights, esp. if they’re also colored, but that’s not a look I’d ever aim for in a daytime outdoor scene. For that I much prefer the look of a single infinite light with RayTraced shadows positioned as the sun and an IBL light that matches the environment (or an HDRI on a sphere instead if I were planning to enable IDL). If I need any supplementary lighting, like what photographers use, I’ll use a very low-intensity point light set to inverse linear with no shadows.
Rendered in August 2020 in Poser Pro 11 Firefly at 4000 × 2250 pixels, using direct lighting (three infinite lights that came with Rocky Flats) with Depth Cue atmosphere enabled. View full size on my blog.
SCENE: Rocky Flats by FirstBastion; Mongoose ATV by Summoner; Flink’s Sky 2 - Dramatic Skies.
CHARACTER: V4 driver with Katie Elite skin and wearing Outlanders: Surviver outfit and hair by Sixus1; V4 passenger with VYK Frankie skin and wearing Omega HuntressX outfit by Luthbel.
Image Comments (15)
-renapd- () 4:32AM | Fri, 21 August 2020
Love the shades and layout.. a MUST see for the larger image to enjoy the figure details! :)
MajinBoo () Online Now! 9:49AM | Sat, 22 August 2020
Yeah IBL can be both fun and frustrating. Love the dusty atmosphere and the figures are posed so well. Never been on an ATV but not going off road with one is like never using the bed of a pickup truck to carry anything.
OmniFX () 11:07AM | Sat, 22 August 2020
Really cool ATV and background. Well done effects and atmosphere. Super job!
kelchris3 () Online Now! 1:31PM | Sat, 22 August 2020
Cool scene!!! All that dirt sure makes me thirsty though. LOL
daggerwilldo () 5:58PM | Sun, 23 August 2020
Lovely work and your take on lighting makes a lot of sense. Lighting is so important and not always a slam dunk to achieve.