Monday, December 28, 2015

DAZ iRAY resting

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of updates. I just have been busy and also had some more issues with my computer.
I started learing DAZ manly because I like the look of iRay renders. This is my first successful render as well as a new character I've been working on.
Let me know if you guys like the look and lighting on the render. I would also appreciate if you guys can suggest a name for her.

The character is not finished yet. I was going for a Morigan look with the wings, but that's not final.
She will be a vampire.








































Another iRay test. This is just a random character I put together. Not the final look and I might not use her at all. I'm getting a little better with Daz, the only problem is that I'm still having random issues with my computer.

Let me know what you guys think.

38 comments:

  1. Batbrain McStupidheadware.

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    1. I'm guessing you never played Darkstalkers.

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  2. Ok first comment here :) .
    I always liked your works, the "smoothing" of the characters.... i'd usually don't like to buy artist works but i've made some exceptions and your "orcs" collection is one of these 'cause you can see they took a lot of effort to become what the are...
    I'm also a poser (and sometimes daz) utilizer, but i never published anything... maybe someday when my skiils will let me do it :) .
    Anyway, since you are starting to use "daz" i'd like to ask: is daz "flexible" as poser nowdays?
    I mean: poser is becoming day by day a real pain in the a.. 'cause it doesn't support natively the most recent figures (gen 2 / 3), dazed has a real better support for conforming and a lot of others technical things, not to mention that in daz the viewport is quite fluid while in poser isn't (it's cause of open gl, but anyway....).
    Anyway, i'm a poser user by about 3 years and i even bought octane for poser and daz just to compare.... but i can't stand daz interface!!! I still have the "sensation" that daz won't let me "model" things the way i can with poser, but only using things "the way they already are, with some pre-made morphs"....
    Ok i know if i want total control over everything i should use maya or at least 3ds max, but i do this for hobby and i don't have the time to learn those difficult tools... i feel quite frustrating that for now if i use daz i have better support but less control and if i use poser i have better control but less support.
    I'll look forward to your works with daz, 'cause one of your "trademark" for me is your ability to "smooth" the characters... if you'll be able to obtain the same results in daz maybe i'll spend more time on it...
    For your render:
    - model: if you do a "japanese manga / anime" character you should respect the proportions of these, that are usually "not humans", i mean longer legs (1,5 the upper part usually), slim legs and waist, round butt, etc. The model you made is very, very good but for other purpose, like real people.
    - shaders: without knowing the lights settings is difficult to tell, but i liked a lot more the little "glow" that the skin in your "orcs" works the girls had (i think it was SSS)... maybe it's a little "off" compared to reality, but it seemed better.... I also liked more than this the "octane" setup you used in your last sci-fi character, even if i still prefer the SSS one...
    Even if i'm a bit critic, i'm sure you understand you have a lot of fan, and one is here :) . Thanks for your hard work, i'm really curious of what you will make next time!!

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    1. Thanks for the reply.
      Yes I agree, Daz is a pain to use for me too. I don't like the interface at all. But I do like iRay and its SSS.
      The main reason I haven't moved to Daz yet is the fact that I have not found a way to implement my custom morphs the way I use them in Poser.
      You said you like my Orcs series because of my use of SSS. The thing is, I use SSS on all my series... I only like SSS in Poser better than Octane. You mentioned the way Daz seems limited as far as the pre-made morphs and that is true. In my poser and octane renders, I morphs each scene in zBrush first. Every pose I made for each character has a few morphs that I created in zBrush.

      My problem is is trying to use Daz to work wirh zBrush morphs. I know Daz has GoZ (zBrush plugin). But the problem is GoZ usually works only on zero pose (meaning the characters cannot be posed before creating the morphs)... which for me is useless since I create each morph for each pose.

      If anyone can tell me of a way to implement zBrush morphs into Daz, please let me know.

      As far as the character I made here, it was only a test. Nothing is set in stone at this point. But I do agree with you on the manga style. I was just trying to make things a bit different.

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  3. love your work the female characters looks really great the skin looks great is there a bundle of all your work I could buy say like on affect3d or renderotica ?

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    1. both renderotica and affect3d have bundle deals for each series.

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  4. hello,

    this is only a humble suggestion.If you begin to use Daz, could you use the minotaur6 to give your girls some pleasure

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    1. Does minotaur6 have a genital add-on? a lot of daz creatures don't have one.

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    2. Mino6 is based on the G6M figure, so it has G6M gen morphs (and mats). There's also a mino-specific morph in OMGDK on rotica for more options.

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  5. Slap a dick on her.

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    1. good idea could we see that the Merovingian ?

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  6. The body shape is gorgeous! Please keep your characters realistic, there's an overabundance of disproportionate shapes out there.

    Hard to give an opinion on the face at this angle/size, I'm afraid.

    The lighting is quite stylish, you've managed to give her a strong outline on the left side and a softer one on the right. Two-point light? Not sure there's much to add, were you looking for something specific? Did you use an hdri? I guess the background could use a little gradient to make the picture as a whole, but that's not really the point here.

    I never played darkstalkers though I am familiar with Morrigan fan art - it's everywhere! - so I have to say, not feeling any attachment to the character I always thought those bat wings were pretty silly.

    Good names are hard to come by ;) Knowing something of her personality and origin might help, as well as knowing if it's a stage name assumed after turning or her given name.

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  7. are you working on a new one with this new character or you making akira the bounty hunter or a new orc one ?

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  8. I dont like. I liked your poser renders.

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    1. I prefer my poser renders too, but it's very slow to render in poser. Specially when I add more than one character to the scene.

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    2. any eta on what ever your working on orcs or akira or something new ?

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  9. looks great love the boots but her boobs need to be bigger and will she be a dickgirl that would be good to have dickgirl series

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  10. Merovingian do you have any plans to make a futa one with just a girl a futa would really love to see one from you and maybe a series

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  11. Don't suppose those could be open toed boots...
    Wow, i feel like we're all just begging here.

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    1. its not really begging considering we are paying for his work unless you don't pay for it then you should fuck off

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    2. Again this isn't the final design. I'll probably change to open toe shoes later since that is my preference.

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  12. Hi. I was just curious how you got started making cg art. I'm kind of interested in starting out myself.

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  13. any sneak peek from one of your works, can we see something soon?

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    1. been waiting for ages for some

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  14. Hi, in your block u are asking for a name. "I would also appreciate if you guys can suggest a name for her."
    My idea is to turn "DAZiRAY" - so you get "Yari" "Yariza" "Yari Zad".

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  15. so any updates since December 28th ?

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  16. hey loved akira the bounty hunter especially number 2 will number 3 have mistress furiosa with just fucking akira or will there be more mutants hope its just furiosa

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    1. hope furiosa makes akira her pet

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  17. Any news on AotO?

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  18. u still alive ?

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    1. Yes I'm alive. Just busy with 2 jobs and a slow computer since my big work rig died.

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  19. could we see some more of the girl at the start of akira the bounty hunter she was good ?

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    1. I don't have anything else with her on. I might bring her back in later episodes

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    2. yer she was good

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  20. u still having issues with your computer need some new work of yours

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    1. yes, I only have one computer. my main workstation is gone.

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    2. What parts of it broke?

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  21. I hope things are going well. You're my favorite artist.

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