03:08
Melz
check it again... just resent
02:09
Summoner
now hope I don't have a issue with my Pm Box

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02:04
Summoner
Melz,

it said no new Pm sad
did you send me one ?
01:57
Melz
summo....please check ur inbox..
00:47
Summoner
Bodo,
jup it is mounted with individual Material zones on the Armour. sure is the best way to span a Prop afterwards smile
22:15
GhengisFarb
Something that came up this week a big thick typed guy like Wreck it Ralph. All the models are either then and supermodel looking or brawny, not many thick guys available.
21:30
Bodo
.... than we can make easy a Prop of he saddle with the grouping tool btw.... ok ok
21:26
Bodo
mounted with materialzones to hide it !!
02:20
Summoner
Working on a Wolf type Werewolf , Pretty amazing piece ! t should have a detailed Armour and a Saddle. Now I am after hours of Rigging not sure weather to make the Armour Conforming or mounted. If I chose to make it mounted then I will have to add the option to hide parts with Transparency. a conforming version usually is not as exact in bending like a mounted version but it is easier to hide the Parts. a really problematic decision.
13:44
manekiNeko
i don't model (any more, and i sucked lol) - but you don't want to see the mess of all my started scenes XDDDD
15:19
Summoner
manekiNeko,
Jup these are quiet special ..

I'm just trying now to sort out a huge mess of started models
13:13
manekiNeko
love the lion statue, tassle is a nice touch ^^
18:37
Summoner
Thorneldrich, Glad you like these ... got still a Few more that need to be finished , guess sometimes such Deco Props can be really useful.

so for sure 2 more to come if not 3

crazy
05:33
Thorneldrich
TYVM for the statuess & the cool reindeer! victory
11:59
Summoner
Decided to place the Reindeer as Public Freebie Today , leaving allot of time to use it in your Artworks before Christmas

wizard yahoo wizard
11:51
rebelgraphx
Wow Summoner this reindeer really looks great.
Thanks a lot for making this wonderful creature.
13:36
manekiNeko
Summoner, i can't compare ds/poser mat trees since i only have poser debut and it's really skinned to the bones, lol. but from what i've seen on the new iray mats (iray must be like firefly for ds, qualitywise) it's that they indeed seem a lot heavier. i can't use iray much tho, pc too lame.. but unlike an older pc i have a laptop = hard to upgrade the hardware, and it's good 6 yrs old too cry
21:46
rebelgraphx
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
15:35
Summoner
ok I am now working on the first Christmas Freebie , took me a while to figure out what I could do for these holly Days so I prepared a few models that I will finish up these days , some will go public and some will need the Password just like I'v done on Halloween.
15:33
Summoner
but this is due the unnecessary texture setup mostly just a mess on how the tree are built , it does not even look better then a simple Material setup.
15:32
Summoner
manekiNeko,

juck that is a pretty long time !! I would go crazy with it . I render on 1500 x 1000 Minimum and make it a res of 150 so like a bedroom render takes me about 10 seconds LOL . and I actually have a 7 year old computer if not older. I like it that way so if it loads and works that way on my machine I am sure that it will work on most computers as well. I tried some Daz items newer ones and some are so heavy that makes my computer crash
01:58
manekiNeko
thx for the infos! ofc i'll have to check if the values you gave can be found on daz 3delight.. you're right with ambient (or what we call environment light), it kills the shadows BUT also it gives realism. i've spent hours trying to light a scene, fumbling between light types. and on my laptop, small test renders take up to 5min... bigger (900x1200), "good" ones easily over half an hour cry
22:01
Summoner
the silent Bedroom render is slightly more complex but the lights I used are Included In addition I used a Infinite light on 30% without shadows and the cam is slightly I mean really slight out off focus to get the ghost feeling!
on these renders made with poser firefly there was no need to make a contrast correction it would of make them to bright.
21:51
Summoner
ohh and the most important thing is to keep the gamma correction below 1.5 standard it is set to 2.2 way to high

depending on the hardness even to go bellow 1.0 or shut it all down one light you use for the shadow casting to the floor , sort of a sun light and one you use to get the right shadows from the front of the figure. a wrong shadow on a Nose can look really bad so set up that shadow to get the right definition

you can make a face Bony or fat, just with one light
21:44
Summoner
as Ambient takes off the needed shadows that makes an image come out .
I normally sugest if somone is on a learning process to work with black and white with time the eye will inter-prate the contrasts as colors this helps to learn how shadows should be you see them better. but still all just simple and fast to be able to get the creations out and not passing to many hous on renders smile
21:40
Summoner
manekiNeko,

well it is Poser no Post-working just plain simple Poser firefly renders LOL,
I would not have time to work out my reders with other engines so if one of my reders take longer then 2 min I do something wrong . I studied Photography and actually it is all based on a simple thing using 2 infinite lights and in rooms Light balls.
at the end of the render I sometimes have to adjust a little the contrast but normally there is no need to do it . I avoid using Ambient
13:20
manekiNeko
question: your renders have all the same style and quality, something between hyperrealism BUT with a distinctive touch of art. and i think it's not "just poser". what's your secret recipe? it's rare that promo pics are such good quality renders worth uploading as art..
13:17
manekiNeko
blink *gulp* .. this silent bedroom is so really ghostly! and the hallway, creeepy af. fie you've outdone yourself, Summoner! ok . my wishlist's getting longer XD. this one is a must, it'll make some vampire very happy. was really worth the work you put in it!
22:41
Thorneldrich
Just got the Communicator! Sweet work tyvm Summoner! victory
00:33
Summoner
just finished this Ghosty Bedroom with a corridor to get to it , I ended up with 58 Individual interior Props to decorate it. it should be the first of 3 sets that will be each standalone.
so for sure there is allot of work ahead
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02:11
manekiNeko
for my yak to communicate after he used your timebomb lol
02:09
manekiNeko
urgh. i need this communicator too, it's so detailed & cool ^^
02:08
manekiNeko
i do use a ccard - but it still goes thru paypal somehow. and i don't remember if i had to give so much info last time a few weeks ago - nor WHAT i wrote, lmao XDD
nothing left to have access to anyways XD
01:00
Summoner
ok so now before getting into a new creature that I actually wanted to do I am starting off with a Environment Bedroom with corridor that should be a part of a series if all turns out well.
even if I'm not really am crazy about doing these as they cam be pretty time consuming but it will be worth the trouble for sure.
still if I get it right , sometimes things do not turn out the way they should smile
22:15
Summoner
manekiNeko,

Pay Pal normally should work smoothly from my experiences , at least allot better then in stores where you only have the credit card options , these for sure are risky as they will have access to your cash LOL.
17:56
manekiNeko
nice lifeboat! gone on wishlist - once i've figured how i went thru paypal without major aggravation last time ^^
11:25
Summoner
Thorneldrich,
you sure are welcome
smile
21:51
Thorneldrich
TY for the time bomb. Nice addition to my mayhem directory smile
22:43
Summoner
Preparing some new things that I would like to release this month and also trying to get some new Environments done. these are pretty time consuming but should end up as a great series.
also still trying to finish up that ultimate monster that I started a few weeks ago
14:39
Summoner
I had a few figures that had more success this makes the average and observing a little the statistics of interests not fixing my self specially on them but to say the preferred items are mostly the ones that can't or do not use any outfits and add-ons.
as of the low statistics to keep my self motivated I just make things that are not to fixed on one theme
14:31
Summoner
GhengisFarb,

The positions of the bones shoult allow with ease to make the bull stand up smile also the arms are in the right position.
as for expansions like armors it sure would be nice but on my side it is rather difficult to start off with add-ons as the figures have a very low sale average sad so if I get a total average of 2 then I know that the add-on will not make more then the base did ....
01:12
Summoner
Dschleifer,
Ok I will have a look at it as soon as I get it smile
01:07
Dschleifer
Summoner, I need to see if you can add bones and facial morphs to a centaur monster I bought... I will send you an E-mail of the picture and the poser file.
19:31
Thorneldrich
Damn Summoner you've out-did yourself on the Heavenly Panther! It has been added to the very top of my to get list for Dec.! Gorgeous work! victory bb2 friends
15:05
GhengisFarb
I just want to suggest, that if you were to make a standing up version of the Heavenly Bull, it would be the GREATEST minotaur of all time, legendary, like Sanctum Arts the Horde. Make an add on pack with light armor and one with heavy armor and that would be SERIOUSLY awesome. Make the minotaur something you but and maybe one of the armor add on's a freebie?
21:33
Summoner
GhengisFarb,
Jup like him to he sure looks Impressive , I'm just working on a similar figure that should belong to the series just that it is going to be a Panther Type
smile
00:43
GhengisFarb
Heavenly Bull is awesome! Definitely buying this weekend.
01:59
Summoner
All Fixed as it seems the Yandex Flag has been removed so Opera works normally again on Freedom of Art . A real hassle it sure is when a search engine Flags a Site
but all good again
yahoo
00:35
Summoner
ok back to the creative side smile
Just working on a Space Station type Stargate! at least it will look a little like it , a freebie for those Space junkies
smile been a while I'v done some spacecrafts.
12:44
Summoner
I now Blocked or at least tried to block the Yandex engine Crawlers and Bots to index the site with hope that it will remove it from there Search engine and get Opera browsers working normally again.