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Diffuse (soft shadows) Lighting in Daz Iray

Diffuse (soft shadows) Lighting in Daz Iray

        Ever look at your render and think, why are these shadows trolling me?    Sometimes you want some nice soft shadows. But what do you do? The softness dial in the shadow panel is a damned lie.    You might have a setup like the one below. A simple photometric spotlight. You could perhaps use a point light but we all know by now that they are assholes who shouldn't be trusted. -----------------------------    A way to approach this issue is to think about how a real photography studio is setup. Here's a link to a very simple explanation of how to set one up. In a photography studio diffuse lighting is created when a semi-see thro

Denoise renders and save a LOT of time!

Denoise renders and save a LOT of time!

I stumbled across this thread over in the DAZ forums [ ] I had to try it out.  This image was rendered at 3840X2160 @ 10 Iray iterations (1 min render time).  Then I ran it through denoiser.exe (4 sec), The results blew my mind. Here is another test rendered at 4300X1950 @ 10 Iray iterations (1 min render time) Of course, these would be better with longer render times :)

FarmIt Daz plugin

FarmIt Daz plugin FarmIt Daz plugin Key Features: • Reduce animation rendering times by adding more computers to the render. • Automatically switch off all computers when rendering has finished ( Image Series Only ). • Automatically join in rendering when another computer has been switch on. • Load, renders and save each frame to same folder. • CPU-cooling-control-slider for hot weather and over clock computers. (Network Speed) • Delay timer for plug-ins that set up after a frame has changed. (Frame Update Delay) • Small object culling, speed up the view-port and re

[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray

[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray

A video version is here. 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 an

Tree It

Tree It Tree It is an easy to use powerful real time 3D tree generator for the simple creation of your very own 3D tree models for your Dark Basic Pro and DarkGDK apps and games. All model exports are 100% free to use with any engine and projects, Whether its DarkBasic or Unreal 4
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Goodbye DA....

The time has come to put DA behind me .. Since the user is forced to accept the new layout without being able to go back to the old one, the time has come for me to stop sharing renders. here on DA. If someone still wants to follow my work refer you can either go to my Facebook, website or go to my ArtStation account. If the layout could be reset again as usual, I will come back again.

Take care..





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specialized666Professional Interface Designer

Dude your exterior and interior architecture/design is awesome :thumbsup:

I hope you come back.

SneakyBas7ardHobbyist Digital Artist

Great ones! Keep it going!

gmlabartandsoundsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so kind ;) 
SWTriumProfessional General Artist
Hey thanks for the watch Gert-Jan. I returned the deed because I would like to see more of your work as well :)
JoePingleton Filmographer
Sorry for the fave spam, just catching up on all the great artwork you have been creating. Love them all

gmlabartandsoundsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Joe! ;)
exotic-legendsProfessional General Artist
Happy Birthday. :) (Smile)
Have an awesome day. :D (Big Grin)