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DAZ Studio - Iray - Photoshop - NIK Collection


While trying things with the GTX 1080 Ti and naked women, I ended up with another artistic nude. The only studio I could find though was Barrs’ basement, and the only light available was an incandescent bulb dangling from the ceiling. Next time I should probably rent a corner from Poses17 Studio.

The idea was to try higher SubD levels for the mesh and for displacement. I could not go higher than level 3 for the mesh: for some reason DAZ Studio stuck at Compiling Shaders 0/1 stage when I increased SubD to 4 after having already set the displacement to SubD 5. I will try increasing the mesh to level 5 and removing displacement maps. I am not sure whether there is any visible advantage in using displacement, also because I have already in some way added the same maps to bump and normal channels.


Credits:

- Six Blade Knife written by Mark Knopfler and performed by Dire Straits. I was actually saving this title for some future scene from the main story, but in the end decided to use it here.

- Chemicq for the suggestion to play around with higher subdivision levels.


Other notes pertaining to a few exchanges we recently had:

- For BlackTalonArts: All the props and setting here use Mec4d PBS Shader Presets to some extent.

- For LmAnt: Frame width here is set to 12.52 mm, which is the frame width for Super 16 mm film I was trying to simulate. Focal length is 16 mm, i.e. focal length of one of the prime lenses used for Super 16 mm format. Focal distance is 63.45 cm to focus on the center of her right eye. As always, aperture is an unrealistic f/64. I of course do not know whether with all that the image looks like a Super 16 mm still or not.


PS: Now I am absolutely behind with comments and responses.


Cheers,
Laspe

:mafioso 

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:iconsaradoc1972:
Saradoc1972 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Great work, super realistic textures and all came out wonderful. Was is that about the camera settings? Any good leads where I could educate myself about focal length & distance, is that something to do with depth of field?
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comment and for the favorite. If I understand your question correctly, a good place to start would be basic photography and how it works. DAZ Studio tries to replicate that, although somewhat differently compared to how a camera works, but the basics are mostly the same. Here is a link that I found on the internet just now, as an example of basis tutorials: www.geofflawrence.com/photogra…

Alternatively, you can try searching DAZ Forums and may find some information there specific to the software: www.daz3d.com/forums/
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:iconjessica-beaumont:
Jessica-Beaumont Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Strong.
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and for the favorite as well!
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:iconem-farrow:
EM-Farrow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sooooo goood!
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome scene: the pose, the expression and the work on her skin are fantastic :heart::heart::heart:
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment and the favorite, Phil! :)
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome Laspe :aww:
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:iconchase81:
Chase81 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much! :)
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:iconjonx67:
JonX67 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! All the perfect details!
She really looks alive
For now.
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much, and for the favorite too!
I do hope that she will stay alive, and whatever thoughts she may have at the moment will quickly pass!
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:icontherat1200:
therat1200 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super work, Laspe
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much! :)
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your settings are definitely making this looking like a still from a movie!
The depth that's created here is pretty amazing, technically.
And the intensity in terms of the story does not stand behind that :)
It's great to know all the technical details about how you did it. I've never worked with other sub-devisions than the default. But I guess I am going to try something now :)
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I am not sure whether there is an advantage in jacking up the minimum render sub-division to anything more than 3 for few characters, or 4 for a single character. And I didn’t notice a visible difference with displacement sub-division raised to 5 as opposed to traditional 3, for example.

I see this image as the most intense I made on emotional level, be it that she sees no way out in the hands of her captor (a scenario if image is viewed in connection to the story); or be it that she is left by her owner (another possible scenario if the image is viewed as separate scene). I do hope that the thought occurred to her just for a brief moment, and she will drop that knife.

Thank you again, and for the favorite! :)
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! 
I totally agree on the emotional level! :)
It actually doesn't make much difference if you look at it in connection to the story or not.
The feeling of being lost (haha!) is strong either way. And the absence of hope none the less!

I made some trials with sub-divisions meanwhile...and I didn't see any difference at all. Maybe it's something for large close-ups, which I seldom do. 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You observations are always spot on (lost and absence of hope)! :)
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsubvirgins:
subvirgins Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rowrrrrr!!! So hot and amazing.  Laspe you're so talented!! :omg: :faint:  (Yes, I had to comment twice on this one. It really is sensational.)
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words, Cheryl! Really appreciate and the second comment as well, of course! :wave:
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:iconsubvirgins:
subvirgins Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: :dance:
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconundercityiv:
UndercityIV Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
I prefer hair on my ladies, lol but seeing how you always do high quality work it's impossible to not favorite this one. 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! Thank you so much for the kind words, and for the favorite! :wave:
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:icondevious3d:
Devious3D Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my favorites in your gallery. very well done.
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much, and for the favorite as well! :)
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:icondevious3d:
Devious3D Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome
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:iconime54-art:
IME54-ART Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017   General Artist
Amazing, I do,not know what I can say,  Untitled by IlonavanderWeyden  and well done dear Laspe❤️
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Ilona, and for the favorite! :wave:
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:iconime54-art:
IME54-ART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017   General Artist
With my pleasure dear Laspe❤️
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:iconsyndicatewars:
SyndicateWars Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply another clinic on skin shaders and composition. Wonderful in all respects.
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Appreciate! :)
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:iconpuredigital101:
puredigital101 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
wow! pretty amazing pov 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, and for the favorite! :)
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:iconpuredigital101:
puredigital101 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
very welcome
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:iconthomvinson:
thomvinson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A disturbingly captivating scene, very nicely done sir! 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Thom. Mixed emotions is often what I try for. Thank you for the favorite too! :)
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:iconthomvinson:
thomvinson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Certainly sir, you are one of the very best!
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconapocalypse3dx:
Apocalypse3DX Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work Laspe. Looking good
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much! :wave:
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:iconikke46:
Ikke46 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
Every time i see your renders, i am totally flabbergasted by all the details i see...Sò incredible good! Another fantastic work Laspe!! :nod:
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind comment and constant support, Rian. Sincerely appreciate! :dance:
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:icondarkfall16:
DarkFall16 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Wow, what a awesome capture and perspective, this is simply brilliantClap  work here my friend 
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the great comment, DarkFall... Appreciate a lot! :wave:
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:iconslootyslots:
SlootySlots Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1080 ti!?! La la la la Damn, I'm jealous. What kind of clock speeds are you getting?
Was wondering about the camera settings as these wider angles peak my interest. Love the perspective.
Thanks for adding all the useful information in the description. Saves me time asking you a million questions. Lol.
I find adding a higher subd on hair works really well in a adding volume and less lines.
Another excellent render Lapse! Well done:happybounce: Oops!   
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind comment. Off the start I decided to try and simulate Super 16 mm film for these series.
In accordance with MSI Afterburner GPU tweaking software core clock is around 1,800 MHz, which is higher than specification, and memory clock around 5,000 MHz. But I am not technical enough to really understand these things. :)
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:iconslootyslots:
SlootySlots Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, 1800 mhz! I get around 1300 mhz with my 980 ti overclocked. Thanks for the reply Hi! 
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