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Another fantastic animal model by Alessandro Mastronardi. Iray render in Daz Studio, minor post work in Photoshop.

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JasonGalterio's avatar

Nicely done. Colors are really nice. Draws attention to the wildlife without looking improbable.


What did you use for the scenery? The river and rocks are quite impressive. And most models of rivers are hard to get to look this good close up like you have it.

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Thanks Jason. The set is Fern Lake by Stonemason - definitely one of the most impressive set builders around. His choices for materials are just superb.
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Ah, I own that one. Not sure that I've used it for anything... I will need to dust it off and take a look.

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I know what you mean - I'm busy cataloguing all my digital assets and I've discovered tons of environments and characters that I've never used. For this particular render I wanted bright sunlight (for a change - I generally go for the softer lighting at the ends of the day), and this was the first set I thought of. Then it was all about finding the right camera angle for the image I wanted...

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If you don't own it, look into Cloudscape Creator on the DAZ site. I bought it when the bundle was on sale then never really tried it out... It comes with bare sky HDRIs which are great for simulating different times of day. There are also different cloud planes to use which are really nice at diffusing the light to make it feel more natural.


I went from never using it to using some portion of it with almost every outdoor render.

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Thanks - looks like a great product. On principle I won't buy it at full price, but I've added it to my wishlist. I've got quite a few lighting options for DS, but there are few options for quality clouds and mist with body, and this product would seem to do the trick. However, most of my outdoor renders are done in Vue, which has outstanding atmospherics.

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Based on your reply I decided to break out this model to experiment with... And renew my trial of Vue to see if I want to attempt to learn it. I tried before, but didn't get far.

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Vue isn't easy software to tame, but it's well worth the effort.

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ZestyLimey's avatar

Brilliant composition, my friend! Really vibrant and natural.

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Thanks Zest! I take that as a great compliment from the master of composition 😍
Art-By-Mel-DA's avatar

Fantastic render!! What a wonderful level of realism!

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Thanks Mel! I wish I could take more credit - Stonemason's sets and Alessandro Mastronardi's models are absolutely superb.

dazintergator's avatar

Nice viewing render. The bear watch the fish.

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Musical-Euphoria's avatar
Bear looks hungry for fish.
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At the moment he's putting a salad together, then he'll go fishing... :D

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Should always have healthy greens with a meal.
Acue's avatar

This is MOST excellent. Bravo for posting this perfect, meticulous work.

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Thank you, much appreciated!

beachlegs's avatar

Absolutely Stunning image my friend :)

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Thanks Debbie. So glad you like it!

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Your welcome my friend anything with a bear and I melt lol

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Your spirit animal...?
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I feel my spirit animal is the Silverback Gorilla if I was given the chance to live with them for the rest of my life I would be gone lol

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