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.
- 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.
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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
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!
I totally agree on the emotional level!