Stranded

Stranded

I was sorting through Daz content that I hadn’t used…and this happened.

I do love to play it retro 🙂

I’ve also working on a mixture of stuff for post working. I was layering in light , rendering each individual light source, but that, whilst giving great control, makes for so many laborious renders and huge Photoshop files.

Then I stumbled over canvases, where you have layers generated within the Daz render. They are also huge files and I trash them after I’ve used them in an image. My harddrive is struggling as it is! I’m finding using canvases very hit and miss. What will work like a dream for one image is a hot mess for another.

This image has one, maybe two canvases at a low opacity. Mostly this is good old dodge and burn.

Onwards to finding a system and a style that works for me!

#digitalart #retroart #scifiart

Kim Knox Books

 

Cyborg-3

Cyborg-4

My troubles with lighting big, outdoor scenes continues.

There was a lot more post work on this than there was on the last cyborg.

It also affected the DoF and the wonder that is the DoF plane opacity. And I gave this about 3 hours to render. It needed another two at least. So I know this for the next time.

Onwards and upwards!

Now I have to do that writing thing. You know the one that enables me to indulge in my new Daz3d obsession…? 😉

#digitalart #cyborg #space #fantasyart

Kim Knox Books

A contender…

xalien

I’ve had my eye on this background for so long, I’m happy to have a chance to use it! 🙂 I think this could also be a new contender for my phone wallpaper. I have Grumpy Blue at the minute.

Also, pfft to dForce! I really have to get a handle on how simulation works, but it was a nightmare for this image, so it was me and the little sliding dials.

There might be more images of this alien woman. Just saying…

#digitalartt #daz3d #fantasyart

Background, Depositphotos. Flying alien woman, mine 🙂

Kim Knox Books

Begin the New Year with…oddness

Insect QueenA woman and her dragon

The first image is the danger of weirdness going very, very cheap in the Daz3d shop. She was also a bit of a mare to light and add background…and render. I only had one polygon explosion, though.

Where as the woman with her dragon was a right pain. That dress? Seems simple enough? I was on the third polygon explosion before I dialled back to the bare minimum in the cloth simulation. DForce is…annoying at times.

As ever, bokehs are from a bundle from DesignCuts (I’ve yet to find something I like in Daz). The rendered figures are mine.