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Nyx ~ Goddess of The Night

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"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Dynamics and Rendering done in Daz Studio 4.10 (dForce/Iray), Postwork in Photoshop CC

I love making older content work with newer software technology.  Dress, cape, and hair draped in Studio with dForce.  (The hair took a while to simulate, even with the new PC.)  Had to add weight maps to the dForce nodes for the hair and cape to make them drape properly, but I was very pleased with the results!

All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: Modern Muses Zillah V6 (Surreality), FireGem Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s) and Genesis 2 Female(s), CallaCascade Hair for Genesis 2 and 3 Female(s), and FireBride Dress for Genesis 2 Female(s) and Genesis 3 Female(s)(Arki, Shox-Design), Blood Baroness Jewelry (Arki), and DM's Moon Circle, DMs Flirtylicious, DMs Seductive Gleam, DMs InspirArt (Danie, marforno).
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gorgeous work.
jmb200960's avatar
Great render and lighting.
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you!!  (A little slow, but I like to say thanks even if it's belated!)
Ulysses3DArt's avatar
Holy hell, that is absolutely gorgeous. I don't even know where to begin. All those details, the way the cloth is draping across the floor, the little details in the background, the light. Just wonderful. Magnificent work!
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Sorry for the 11-week delay in replying, but thank you for your wonderful words!!  I appreciate the comment very much! :heart:
Ulysses3DArt's avatar
Oh dear, don't worry. I'm terrible at replying in time so this is perfectly fine. And you're extremely welcome :heart:
jrmalone's avatar
Stunning and beautiful! So nice that you could reuse older content to show off the mad skills of your new rig and software. Bravo! :) 
karibous-boutique's avatar
In as much as this is only  like three months late... Thank you!! 
jrmalone's avatar
Me, waiting... 

Airplane Skeleton by jrmalone
:D Kidding! Where did the time go? Sheesh. 
karibous-boutique's avatar
:tee-hee:
I need there to be like five more days in a day. You'd think we'd have figured out how to do that by now!
Zincau's avatar
I bow on this great work.. Extremely wonderful. Thanks for creating and sharing with us :heart:
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Thank you very much for your compliment!  :heart: 
kittenwylde's avatar
WOW! Love
I can't wait to get my new computer and see if I can ever do anything like this.
karibous-boutique's avatar
I know you will!!  (Soon!!!) I can't wait to see what you come up with, too!!

But, omg, this would not have happened without the new computer. I don't know how many dynamic simulations I had to run before the cape, skirt, and hair all fell properly (without exploding), but it was A LOT.  (That, by the way, is frame 54 of 60, in which the final pose was set in frame 30.  One vertex of the skirt got stuck on one vertex of her leg and it took ten frames to fall off, no matter what friction settings I used.) So without that hex-core i7, I'd have given up loooooooong before I even got around to rendering!
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I am counting down the days until Labor Day weekend. I can't barely get one or two simulations to run before things blow up, and I have an AMD Phenom X6 1100T (Black Edition). It used to have far more power than I required. Not anymore.
Excuse me, I have to go rejoice mightily. I just discovered one of my novels bounced back up to #1 in its category. YES!YES!YES!
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I didn't know there were novels!! (So many of us 3D peeps have ideas, but few of us ever actually write them down.) However, I just found your website, which led to your Amazon page, which means Eternal is now on my Kindle and I will remedy my ignorance shortly! (Sounds delightful by the description. Who doesn't love a slave collar??)

I used to write Stargate SG-1 fanfic. LOTS of fanfic. (It was the super-cheesy, romantic, UST-laden fluff that nobody normal would even read, much less write.) I was quite prolific back in the day -- three full-length novels plus a handful of other drabble. But I'm absolutely terrible in following through with ORIGINAL fiction, so mad props to you!!

I have such talented online acquaintances!
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Awesome! Hope you like it.
Stargate fanfic, huh? I was moderately well known once upon a time in the Battlestar Galactica slash world, back before there was any need to specify "original series." But I switched over to original, and have been modestly successful in my little corner of a niche market. :D So yes, there are novels. Several. And many more short stories and novellas, with more to come. Original is hard, but the fanfic helped a lot. So there's hope if you get a bee up your butt and decide to write more original!
Confession: I started using Daz Studio to make cover art. But the more I use it, the more I want to write the stories behind the images I make.
Tetris-Brigade's avatar
That's really cool.
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Thanks!  I appreciate the comment!!
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JoePingleton's avatar
Perfection, stunningly gorgeous character, light and details
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Thanks so much!  I enjoyed the technical challenges of this one -- fiddling with material settings and getting everything to drape properly.  It turned out much better than I'd anticipated!
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