Iray Surfaces And What They MeanI've updated and corrected this article based on DAZ's documentation. You should read that if you want more information. This will continue to be more of a "plain talk" breakdown.Iray Surfaces And What They Mean3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let us begin with the different types of shaders from the "Base Mixing" dropdown at the top. Choosing one of these will hide or gray out some options and reveal others.
The Iray shader behaves as though it has three layers: The "base" layer, the "metallic flakes" layer on top of that, and the "top coat layer" on top of that. It is possible to turn off the top two layers and not use their settings, but the ability to use them is a property this shader has that 3Delight did not. This makes using shaders made for Iray very important when rendering to get the best look in Iray!
[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroduction[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
Important! Update on the SOPA bill.As the House of Representatives opens hearings on SOPA, the worst piece of Internet legislation in American history, it has rejected all submissions and testimony from public interest groups and others who oppose the bill.Important! Update on the SOPA bill.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Irony Alert: The House is holding hearings on sweeping Internet censorship legislation this week and it's censoring the opposition! The bill is backed by Hollywood, Big Pharma, and the Chamber of Commerce, and all of them are going to get to testify at the hearing.
But the bill's opponents tech companies, free speech and human rights activists, and hundreds of thousands of Internet users won't have a voice.
Don't Censor Censorship Opponents: Let Us Testify!
( source: http://www.yousaytoo.com/congressional-sopa-hearings-no-opponents-of-the-bill-allowed/1434936 )
The June 1/50 for 150 ContestBULLETIN:The June 1/50 for 150 Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Salutations once again! The time has come back round, and another hefty set of freebies can be your's! Want your chance to win 150 dA points for absolutely nothing!? Then +Fav this news article to put yourself in the June 1/50 For 150 Raffle! For every 50 +Faves this article receives, I will add another winner to the running, so you have at minimum a 1/50 chance of winning*! Ergo, the silly title of the contest. Redundant? Perhaps. Easy? Absolutely!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for sasquatches,
walking dead, or participants residing in countries south of Antarctica.
So go right on ahead and press that dazzling, intriguing 'Fav This Beauty' button up to the right there. Because you might just wake up one morning a wee bit richer for it!
"But vest," you exclaim while stroking that perfect sou
The May 1/50 for 150 Raffle!BULLETIN:The May 1/50 for 150 Raffle!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Salutations one and all! Want your chance to win 150 dA points for absolutely nothing!? Then +Fav this news article to put yourself in the May 1/50 For 150 Raffle! For every 50 +Faves this article receives, I will add another winner to the running, so you have at minimum a 1/50 chance of winning*! See! Clever word play! It's funny, yes!?
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for jackelopes,
sentient marshmallows, or participants residing in countries without vowels.
"But vest," you might be poetically contemplating. "That's such an awful waste of money, you obnoxious bombastic codger, you! Why would you so stupidly throw points around all willy nilly like that on such handsome dapper blokes like us!?"
To which I reply, "Because you are a bunch of handsome dapper blokes!"
Oh...And to shamelessly plug the :devcolor-me-club
Win a knitted Dr. Whooves plushie! (ENDED) This contest ends today! Last chance to enter!Win a knitted Dr. Whooves plushie! (ENDED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for a giveaway! :iconderpyclapplz:
You can win a tiny sitting Dr. Whooves (~10 cm). He's made from wool with hand-stitched eyes and cutie mark.
- Watch me
- Write a journal, telling the reader about this contest and link to my current journal
The contest ends on June 9th at midnight (UTC+2). I'll draw a random number and check if the watcher with this number has posted a journal as instructed. If not, another number will be drawn.
I will announce the winner asap. After that, he or she has one week to respond.
Shipping will be paid by me, worldwide.
And good luck to all contestants
Knitted Twilight Sparkle 32€/42$ +shipping
Painted bag "Pinkie Pie" 14€/19$ +shipping
Payment via paypal.
Painted bags [Bullet; Pink]
KONY 2012: Stop the slaughterBecause no child should live in fear of being kidnapped and forced to kill their own parents.KONY 2012: Stop the slaughter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I assure you this video is worth every minute of your time.
"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support at http://www.kony2012.com/ and continue to share this story.
GOAL: 500,000 shares"
The New deviantART CommentsImproving Communication on deviantARTThe New deviantART Comments2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
One of deviantART's strongest assets is the community's ability to bring self-expression into conversation, pushing the boundaries of creativity to a new level. Today, we've improved creative communication by launching a new way to comment on deviantART, with access to formatting, emoticons, and, for Premium Members, the ability to include artwork and files in your comments.
A Creative Approach to Conversation
Sta.sh Writer has been integrated into comments on deviantART in the form of the new "Add Media" button. As you may know, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we are excited to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
Add formatting to comments with the formatting toolbar!The Emoticons tab of the sidebar gives you access to official emoticons, as well as community-created emoticons in the Chat-Friendly Emotes category.
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Take It From MeTake it from meTake It From Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're lost and alone
Waiting for someone to save you
Just take it from me
Waiting for a hero
But they aren't all what they seem
They can carry the dark
Hidden deep in their hearts
It's almost impossible to see
Just take it from me
Only love can set you free
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
AVISO: Concurso¡¡Este concurso estará abierto hasta la tercera semana de agosto y acabará una vez haya 10 participantes que hayan subido los dibujos!!AVISO: Concurso2 years ago in Personal More Like This
consiste en dibujar a unos de los OCs de los dibujos que voy a mostrar a continuación
JesusKamehada by Jesusclon JesusYue by Jesusclon ShampooJesus by Jesusclon JesusFox by Jesusclon JesusMegaTortle by Jesusclon JesusScissors by Jesusclon JesusGrosella B by Jesusclon JesusVanille by Jesusclon JesusCrafty by Jesusclon
Podéis elegir cualquiera de los personajes que véis a continuación, pero solo podéis participar con uno de ellos en cada dibujo que me subáis para el concurso, hay premio para todos los participantes, el límite de participantes aun está por definir, pero el concurso acaba de comenzar, así que ya podéis tomar los dibujos y participar durante todo el verano (puede cambiar la fecha de fin del concurso)
This is a draw contest; you must draw one of my OCs,
Bleeding cool article on that asshole ZolloGlad to see the word is getting out on this punk, check it out and pass it on.Bleeding cool article on that asshole Zollo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Tutorial] Lighting and Tone Mapping In IrayVideo is now live at YouTube![Tutorial] Lighting and Tone Mapping In Iray1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I forgot to mention f-stop on the scene cameras and the exposure value chart on that one, so it may be worth looking at the bottom of this one for that even if you wait to watch the video.
Here is the infographic I used. Special thanks to fuseling and Lyoness1 for helping me find online resources.
This tutorial will discuss adding more realism to your lighting by balancing your light and tone mapping settings. It is not identical to the YouTube tutorial, but it will cover the same information.
I. Render Settings, Default HDR Lighting And Tone Mapping
a. Camera And Render Settings
First let me discuss the camera and render settings, though render settings in general is where you will find nearly all of the controls relevant to this tutorial.
Always render through a "Default Camera" or add one; do not use
Iray Faster Renders Trick!Thanks to Spooky on the DAZ forum for this!Iray Faster Renders Trick!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wouldn't have thought of it on my own but it seems to work.
[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in IrayA video version is here.[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I learned this method from jag11 on the DAZ3D forums, who is thanked for permission to use it in this tutorial!
In 3Delight there's no way to create atmosphere or godrays (the rays that are visible when light passes through dust or particles). There are products to facilitate (one of them mine), but most are either not the easiest to use or ultimately just a faking of a feature the engine lacks. Many artists use postwork instead.
DAZ Studio 4.8 Beta's new Iray engine also lacks a native mechanism for creating atmospheric volumes - but it can be easily convinced to produce them! They will come from your lights and react to objects in your scene. I did a test image of Jack Tomalin's Chapter House Iray scene (free to Plat Club members
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........ClosedCommission Me7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........Closed3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Final count: 74 great entries:
Little Red and Wolf: 16 entries
Cyber Works: 14 entries
Elegant: 13 entries
Beauty and the Beast: 12 entries
Butterfly Dragonfly: 12 entries
The Six Swans: 7 entries
Click Here for Popular Voting
Sarah Faire Tralier!Check out the trailer croonstreet made to promote "Sarah Faire"! It's amazing!Sarah Faire Tralier!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NECROCOMICON 2014Hey creeps!NECROCOMICON 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been hectic as usual around here, getting ready to move, and trying to keep up with projects. Yay!
First, I have to thank all of you for voting for my "Bride of Frankenstein" in the Universal Monster Re-design contest! I won, thanks to you! You all rock!
Also, many of you are probably familiar with the glorious Wicked Faire:
BUT! did you know that the insanely handsome - er - I mean talented Voltaire also has a convention going on at the same time right next door? Oh yes. And I'll be there! If you're in the area, you have to come by! Click the banner for details!
CLOSED, Win a 3 Month Premium Membership Contest!Yay I am making a contest. This would be a chance for all to win a 3 Month Premium Membership.CLOSED, Win a 3 Month Premium Membership Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to enter: You have to make a journal linking to this contest and comment here your link.
Isn't required watch me (/v\) but I'll be grateful if you look my art and watch me if you like it.
What to do: Draw my OC Chokashi http://yosibunn.deviantart.com/art/OC-reference-Chokashi-370256106. Wearing and doing whatever you want <3
It has to be original and has some quality. It could be digital or traditional <3
Bases aren't allowed u v u
Deadline and prize: June/1st/2013.
The prize to the first place could be a Three Month Premium Membership, or points, you can choose one
If this contest reaches some popularity, I'll add more prizes to second and third places, or maybe other places too o v o
And thats all. Please note me your drawing before June 1st
Good luck and have fun <3 if you have questions about this please ask me