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Prepare to be Boarded - Lux by odhinnsrunes Prepare to be Boarded - Lux by odhinnsrunes
Posed originally in DAZ Studio for this image: [link]

This was rendered in Luxrender via the Reality plugin. I always envisioned this, but I couldn't get the glow on the plugs and hoses right before.

Unfortunately it was a very long render. Thankfully Luxrender can stop and resume later, because this was nearly a 30 hour render. I'm still not quite sure it's done, but I can't wait any longer. This is the full size of the render too.

I don't do too many remakes, because I want to keep things original, but I couldn't resist this one. :)
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Carringd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
so life like!!!I think I've fainted. 
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evoluzione Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Love how she is lit by her own suit!
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   General Artist
Thank you!

It's something I wanted to do since I got the suit, but I couldn't seem make it look right until I got into Reality/Luxrender.
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Amethyst25 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   General Artist
Thanks!
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lun4ticboy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
30 hours ?? thats a short one lol
but hey i do usually render it in 2000*2000 or bigger lol

but i love this one :P
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011   General Artist
Thanks! :)
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zzzcomics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Wonderful render! I have a couple suggestions to speed it up - One is to render it with the alpha turned on and without the set or the set turned off in Daz. Then you can render the background separately and add a blur so you dont have to take it as far in the render process. Because Lux calculates everything and I mean everything thats in the file, its better to turn off things that wont be in the image. This includes teeth, tongue(if mouth closed), legs, hips, feet in the above image, and any other objects that were in the scene. Multiple mesh lights also increase render times in lux unfortunately, specially if they are in separate groups. Theres a bunch of other things that can speed up a render in Lux but these are just a few, hope it helps and I look forward to more of your work :)
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
Thanks!

I did some of those things, like turning off things not on camera, etc. The problem is that the lights on her "armour" were mesh lights. I also had separate mesh lights in another group as the main light and fill light. I like the idea of rendering the background separately though.

I didn't know about the separate groups thing slowing things down. Thanks for the tips!
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zzzcomics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah its unfortunate about the group thing since its so much easier to control like that. Also I believe non mesh lights increase render time as well. Anyway very cool render.
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, I've had limited luck on non mesh lights. They seem to have way more fireflies. At least the point based ones like spots and point lights seem to.
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zzzcomics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah I think I read spot light is the worst, but you can almost mimic a spot light with a mesh light thats far enough and behind a circular opening on a solid wall maybe.
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, that's my thought too. Throw a mesh light cube or plane in an open ended cylinder that will act like a snoot does in photographic lightning.
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J-the-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Spots and points can cause problems since they're so tiny. (infinitely small point). They also tend to cast unrealistic shadows, I try to always avoid them. Btw, try to avoid having a lot of faces in your mesh lights, it really slows things down. I've used a low-poly mesh (like a cube) inside a higher-poly lamp housing before, seems to help a bit.
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011   General Artist
You have to love "Matt Translucent". :)
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NuclearArbitor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
the face is really good on this one, idk if it's been altered or you copypastad a real face on but it looks really and lacks the cartoonyness that most rendered faces have. ironically the worst part of this picture is the lower abdomen which does look rendered. not sure why.
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   General Artist
Thanks! The face is as rendered with no modifications. I agree about her body. I think it is the texture of the suit that does it.
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Okay now I HAVE to get Luxrender! I've been contemplating it but wasn't sure how my creaky old machine might deal with it. But an ability to pause and resume makes me want it! It seems to do a wonderful job rendering a wide range of materials. It definitely made quite a difference on this image!
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
I probably could have done it on another renderer, but in Luxrender with Reality, I just had to say the hoses were translucent and the plugs were mesh lights.

My machine is a 3 year old MacBook Pro laptop with a Core 2 Duo with an nVidia GeForce 8600M GT and 4 Gig of RAM. Luxrender does most of the work in the latest version with the GPU, so that may help.
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mine is a pc and OLD. Not even a dual core processor. :D SO rendering takes FOREVER on anything more than a couple of figures with simple light.
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
Ahh. That could pose a problem.
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
All I can do is try and see. I've been surprised sometimes at what the old thing will run, if a bit slowly. :D
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
Keep it simple and it should turn out great!
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Will do! :-)
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lun4ticboy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good thing is you can tell via reality that lux should run in memory conservative mode.. tried it my self and even an older pc could handle it :P
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Bart-i-maeus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
A most interesting lighting
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
Thanks!
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