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A Steampunk Pygmalion - Superfly by MollyFootman, visual art

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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Apr 10
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
Many of Molly

I am an old lady hobbyist, formerly a health care professional, late to the world of art and illustration. I do some sketching but mostly I use Poser 12 to create images which I fine tune in Photoshop. I also have a presence in Second Life which is a place largely created by it's users and has potential for the creative mind to use as an art and storytelling tool.


In the past, I have done some modelling/acting to try to tell my stories of violence and peril and have shared a bit of that here but I'm getting too long in the tooth to fool with that anymore.

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I post pretty often and read and consider all comments but I'm not promising to respond to all of them. I hope you will find what I post of interest and worth a comment or two.


Favourite Visual Artist
Hard to say. Currently I favor Stjepan Šejić
Favourite Movies
The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite TV Shows
Tales From The Loop
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
At the moment, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
Favourite Books
The Girl with the Dragon tattoo trilogy
Favourite Games
Life... Second, I guess
Favourite Gaming Platform
Uhm.... PC?
Tools of the Trade
Poser, Second Life and Photoshop. Use a PC and Wacom Tablet.
I've spent the last couple of journals talking about my limited understanding of the photorealistic rendering engines included in Poser 12. Now I think it's time to reveal how little I understand about materials! If you have any familiarity with Poser you know the program opens to the main work space. The programmers like to call it a room and the tab at the top says "Pose" so this is the "Pose Room" and where you see what you're working on is in the "Preview" window of the Pose Room. Immediately next to the "Pose" tab there is a tab labeled "Material". Clicking on that tab gives you a smaller Preview Window and a bunch of other stuff. You're now in the Material Room. The big box with cross-hatching is where things happen. At the moment it's displaying the material that's covering Emoti-Molly's head (Body? Head/Body? Eh. ). The big box is called a "root node" and most of the characteristics of the material are displayed there. For instance, the top line is the
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Picking up where I left off in the last journal entry, Poser has two Photorealistic rendering engines: Firefly and Superfly. Last entry I addressed using Firefly while avoiding the topics of lighting and materials. This time I'll address Superfly which is based on the Cycles 2 rendering engine used in Blender. First off, it's worth repeating that you can't really do what I'm about to try: divorce rendering from materials and lighting. Any rendering engine will do a better job if it has better content to render so the material on your mesh makes a big difference to the final quality of your rendering. Material format isn't really universal and what looks great in Poser Firefly might not look so great in Poser Superfly. I'll assume that you have pretty good material to render and from this point will just talk about using Superfly to render. Unlike Firefly which can produce decently photorealistic results without 100% ray-tracing, Superfly is solidly based on ray-tracing. That
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So I'll start out with the endpoint: rendering. Poser 12, like previous versions, has scads of rendering engines and methodology. Some caveats are in order, though. First of all, I am a hobbyist and not necessarily an expert on anything. Secondly, I am assuming you have some basic knowledge of the Poser interface although I'm happy to get deep in the weeds with you in separate message threads, if you like. Finally, I am a Windows girl so I may not be able to address how thing work on the Mac; it's dangerous to assume that any program works just the same on Macs as on Windows as I have recently discovered since I use a Mac (a bit reluctantly) at the College where I have been teaching this year. Here's the general deal with rendering. You have 4 main choices: the preview window, Firefly, Superfly and the artsy-fartsy sketch mode. In the preview window you can set up a rendering that is called "toon" mode and looks a lot like comic book art. Most folk (teh Mollz included) choose
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Hey Molly!!! I just wanted to say I love the art you are doing. It is always so impressive... I'm behind on my comments and Faves because I have... well, let's just say I had the rug pulled out from under me for a bit... But it never stops me from blending in to the shadows to admire one of my most admired heroins use her amazing talents... I've said it before and I'll say it again... You inspire me so much... I wish I had your talents in the digital art realm... Amazing work. OK.. I've gushed enough.. I better give someone else time to worship the "Magnificent Mollykins"! Sincerest Love and Warmest Hugs!! :kiss: :rose:

Oh my! You're so kind to me dear Trix! I'm so glad you are hanging in there, my dear one!

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:sigh: Sometimes if feels like by a thread, Molly... but so many others have it so much worse than I do. :kiss: :rose:

Heh. That's pretty much music from my youth, my dear. Thank you.

A happy 2021! Hope you're have a great and healthy year! x