Post your Firefly Renders

  • @kalypso
    Thank you, the fur is displacement using Pd-Animalz textures.

  • @gpanther3 Thanks for the reply. That has been on my wishlist for so long so maybe it's about time I got it.

  • AKHN concept art from Gessela Studios; Safara with Kipinga.
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  • OK, I rendered in FireFly this time because this is an older Gabe/Blackhearted character for V4 that I've had for a while, and I was too lazy to run her through EZSkin3. Also her clothes, by Karanta, are older (and conforming instead of her usual dynamic now-a-days), so I'm not sure how the textures would render in SuperFly.

    First a full render of Girl Next Door for V4.2:


    Also, for those who like closeups, here she is for a closer look:


    Now if only we could get LF's shoulders/underarms to look this good. Turns I had forgotten CorVas did a fix specifically for GND as well.

  • @miss-b every time I use a character for the first time I load up the default textures and then strip out all the shaders and set up the skin the way I want to. After that I save the whole thing as an MC6 and then I never have to do any of that again. It takes me a couple of hours cause I'm going back to the textures in Photoshop and fixing things and making usable bump maps. Removing the black splotches where the nostrils are and removing lip reflections mostly.

  • @ghostship Well, the only thing I really dislike about EZSkin3 is for the most part everything comes out too shiny, and I don't mean just the eyes. I have your Eyes goodie to take care of that. I just dislike when a character's skin is so shiny she looks like she just came out of the pool, or the shower, even when she's dressed in evening clothes.

    Now that I'm getting more comfortable with SuperFly shaders, especially with EZSkin3, I need to learn to adjust the settings BEFORE I apply it. Then I would have less issues as far as adjusting how the skin looks, which usually takes me quite a bit of time in the Material Room. One of these days I'll feel more comfortable with it, and then I'll be using SuperFly more often. I tend to play with it for new products, but GND isn't new, and neither were the clothes, so that would mean even more adjusting. I don't have that issue with any of Karanta's more recent goodies. ~wink~

    Oh, and this wasn't the first time I've used GND 4.2, it's just the first time I've used her in Poser, as I was still using DS 3 Advanced when I got her.

  • @miss-b bump modulates roughness and each bump map is different so each character is going to need custom settings to get the skin looking like you want.

  • @miss-b I run the default then put an extreme side light on the character to show the skin bump and shininess and adjust from there.

  • Gessela Studios DHT vs BST in NGWE test scene concept art 1.
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  • @ghostship Thanks for those comments. I'm making a note, and will try them out next time I do a "for fun" render.

  • @gpanther3 Nice dynamic posing!

  • @kalypso Thank you.
    2nd Angle with DOF.
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  • @gpanther3 Nice, although as well as DOF you could probably do with motion blur, at least on the spear.

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    A portrait with extreme Firefly options.

    Character spun up by me
    "Lana" skins from Daz
    SSS and skin shader, EZSkin
    Eye maps by Tempesta, Reflection added to cornea.
    Ammy Hair by OutOfTouch

    Light-providing dome by Ironman13
    Dome is the only illumination.

    Render took 5 hr 13 min
    Core i7/8G ram/Graphics on motherboard

    She looks a little like Anne Archer, but that is purely accidental; I don’t go in for celeb renders.

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  • @operaguy You are working too hard, brother. Try these settings and make note of the render time and check the result with your other render. I think you will find good results with my settings and if not, you can tell me to piss off and I'll slink back over to the Superfly renders page where I belong. lol several of the settings you have are cranked up past the point that there is no benefit to the added numbers.
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  • Naturally, I have tried lower settings many times over many years. This was a test of the extreme, more or less a baseline. And why not, for the overnight render?

    I might try your settings. Don't worry, I won't follow you over to Superflydom, which is off-limits for me. "I cannot find a track on it," and don't want to.

    :: og ::