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Yep, experimenting again

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 10, 2014, 6:07 PM
updated: 4/10
currently: experimenting in Studio


Things are getting somewhat back to normal for me, and I have been experimenting a little with art again at least. Thanks to those who sent well wishes.  :)

I sent the references and details for the Mahenbu commission off to him today. It's basically going to serve two purposes; its a gift of sorts to those who have been waiting a long time for me to make a new Smacky fighting pic (which I've unfortunately been unable to do), and also to compare it to the 3D fighting images I have actually done in the past. All of my commissions to date have been either cute or story-related, so I'm very interested to see how this turns out and if you like it. If you've enjoyed seeing what Smacky does best though, you probably will.   ;)


Blender isn't nearly as intimidating as I used to think, but of course it's another program in which DAZ figures will not natively work very well. It has some very nice features that I wish Studio did (like camera and light min/max clipping values), but it's still primarily a modeler and I am not at all comfortable with modeling. At the moment, I'm experimenting with rendering flat cartoony bases to be drawn upon in Photoshop. I watched an artist do it live on my first successful test, and it does seem like something that could be useful for those who want to make true 2D images with much less effort. Still going to take some work though (and you have to do all the shading manually), but it's something different for now.


I'm trying to get it through my head that just because I haven't been completely satisfied with my 3D renders of Smacky and scenes from her story, I can still make unrelated 3D renders. It may bug the hell out of me that Smacky's top doesn't cover her breasts and Lust's outfit explodes when I try to fit it to the Genesis 2 Male, but that shouldn't stop me from making pics of women in battle and heroes slaying gorgons if I just use whatever I've got. I suppose when you have a story you want to tell, you can get tunnel vision and think that's all you should be doing or all anyone wants to see. I'll try to get over that.


Also posted a 'renderdump' of some tests that have been cluttering up one of my folders. Nothing special, just the kind of things that I'm making when I say "I'm experimenting" for the umpteenth time.   ;)


Thanks as always for visiting!


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SnowSultan

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(yes that is my arm above. Despite making a black original character, I am very, very white). ;)

I am a volunteer English tutor for Japanese university students, and I make 3D renders using DAZ's figures and software. I'm mostly known for making seam guides (colored texture templates) for 3D figures, fantasy battle renders with my original character "Smacky", my old tutorials (like Z-Tooning) and freebies, and for my past fights with fanatical, hypocritical, whining DAZ-hating dumbasses on various 3D community forums. You can find my one commercial product at DAZ3D (Animeyes) www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/-/an…. My Battle Bonanza poses are no longer available at Renderosity (they went into clearance and no one bought them for a month, aww).

I use DAZ Studio 4.6 for all the 3D figure and object arrangement, Photoshop CC for postwork, and After Effects CC for animation.

You can download my seam guides and ancient outdated Poser freebies on my storage website at www.snowsultan.com.

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:iconildu33:
ildu33 Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU for the wonderful art, Smacky sure is a badass chick~! :3
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SnowSultan Apr 8, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like her! Thanks again!  :)
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V3Digitimes Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would not like to miss your next images and tips! 
A well deserved watch!!
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SnowSultan Mar 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you, I hope my tips can be useful!
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V3Digitimes 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
They are they are!!!
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