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7 Wonders : Chouyan by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Chouyan :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 12 0 Marvel Girl by schwarzeeis Marvel Girl :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 9 0 7 Wonders : Winter by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Winter :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 3 0 7 Wonders : Kren by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Kren :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 9 0 Arthur Curry 2 by schwarzeeis Arthur Curry 2 :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 20 4 7 Wonders:Sky Blu by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders:Sky Blu :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 5 0 7 Wonders : April Showers by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : April Showers :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 5 0 7 Wonders : Sable by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Sable :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 6 0 7 Wonders :The legend of Wu ge yueliang by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders :The legend of Wu ge yueliang :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 5 0 7 Wonders : Fall Soltice by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Fall Soltice :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 5 0 7 wonders : SpellWeaver by schwarzeeis 7 wonders : SpellWeaver :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 5 0 7 Wonders : Gypsy by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Gypsy :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 4 0 7 Wonders : Fya by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Fya :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 3 0 7 Wonders : Bilyy Dym by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders : Bilyy Dym :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 3 0 7 Wonders :Lydia Roja by schwarzeeis 7 Wonders :Lydia Roja :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 4 0 7 wonders : yo mama wears combat boots... by schwarzeeis 7 wonders : yo mama wears combat boots... :iconschwarzeeis:schwarzeeis 3 0


Hunting for Yurei - ghosts of the dead - DD by SecretDarTiste Hunting for Yurei - ghosts of the dead - DD :iconsecretdartiste:SecretDarTiste 916 212 Witch Hat for G3F and G8F - Free 3D model by BubbleCloud Witch Hat for G3F and G8F - Free 3D model :iconbubblecloud:BubbleCloud 46 27 Momo Older Pinup by sakimichan
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Momo Older Pinup :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 6,623 139
Wonder Woman by sakimichan Wonder Woman :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 27,417 617 Best Friends Never Die by fongshader Best Friends Never Die :iconfongshader:fongshader 712 34 Tutorial - Iray by DOrdiales Tutorial - Iray :icondordiales:DOrdiales 246 41 Tutorial: HDR Environments in Daz Studio by Raxatech Tutorial: HDR Environments in Daz Studio :iconraxatech:Raxatech 147 38
Tutorial - Daz Simple 1-Light Lighting + Presets
I've beens asked to explain my lighting by a couple of folks, so here's a quick and easy guide. Hope it helps.
When I work in a photography studio I tend to work simply – single lightsource most of the time, sometimes with a little bit of fill light. Its quick, easy and gives good results, so here is the Daz Studio version
Some basic stuff for controlling lighting
Assuming a constant power of light - the closer the light-source the brighter it will be and the softer the shadows. The further away, the dimmer it will be and the harder the shadows. Easy, right? In a camera we adjust exposure using f-stop and/or shutter speed - which you can do in the render settings in Daz. However the easiest way is to increase and decrease the power output of the light-source.
Make sure that your render settings are set to Scene only. Although you can mix HDRi with these lights, for this purpose, you want it off.
Make sure that the camera you are using has the
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Starfire by MadamGoth Starfire :iconmadamgoth:MadamGoth 83 8
[Mini-Tutorial] Iray Progressive Render Settings
This weekend I got a chance to talk to the DAZ 3D developers about the progressive render settings and what they do.  Here's some clarification on those settings.  I did not know some of this myself until I had a chance to ask this weekend!
The progressive render settings are found in the "Render Settings" tab in DAZ Studio and the "Editor" portion of that tab.  The important settings are:
Max Samples:  Short version: The Max Samples count is the maximum number of samples Iray will achieve before it stops the render.  The default number is 5000.  How long it takes to get to 5000 samples varies by what kind of hardware your computer has - it will get to 5000 much faster on an Nvidia graphics card than a CPU or an AMD card.
Longer version, as best I was able to learn from web research: In any kind of rendering, the engine is trying to depict a 3D image as though it were in real space; in real space your eye views all images as continuous, but in the r
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[Tutorial] Lighting and Tone Mapping In Iray
Video is now live at YouTube!
I forgot to mention f-stop on the scene cameras and the exposure value chart on that one, so it may be worth looking at the bottom of this one for that even if you wait to watch the video.

Here is the infographic I used.
  Special thanks to fuseling and Lyoness1 for helping me find online resources.
This tutorial will discuss adding more realism to your lighting by balancing your light and tone mapping settings.  It is not identical to the YouTube tutorial, but it will cover the same information.

I. Render Settings, Default HDR Lighting And Tone Mapping
a. Camera And Render Settings
First let me discuss the camera and render settings, though render settings in general is where you will find nearly all of the controls relevant to this tutorial.
Always render through a "Default Camera" or add one; do not use
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[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.

Here is a .pdf version.

This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?"  This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render. 
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information. 

To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.

Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section.  Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards.  I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
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Today's Iray Tip: OptiX Acceleration
In your DAZ Studio Render settings under Advanced, you will find the area that shows your CPU and graphics cards.
Below the "Photoreal" but above the "Interactive" areas, you will find a box labeled "OptiX Render Acceleration."

In my testing, checking the box to turn this on speeds up my renders, sometimes knocking off a third the render time, sometimes even half!
Others in the benchmark thread on the forum have gotten different results, some saying this even slowed things down.  I'm interested in people's results.
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Make your renders sharper in DAZ Studio
I just noticed the "pixel filter" option in DAZ studio: its purpose is blur jagged edges (known as anti-aliasing) in 3D renders, but it seems to be a little too thorough and blurs everything! so setting it to 0.75 instead of 1.5 makes the whole render sharper, while still making the edges less noticeable. Not much difference, but it can avoid the need for supersampling.
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Focus by PiotrDura Focus :iconpiotrdura:PiotrDura 225 9 Shadow Monster-Basic- by antilous Shadow Monster-Basic- :iconantilous:antilous 518 18


7 Wonders : Chouyan
hiya DA,
well we're almost done with 2018.i have no idea what next year will bets on more awesomeness.
see ya soon,
*till the dragon flies,hugs and regards*,
Marvel Girl
~Jean Grey-Summers is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1.~
 hey DA,
just a quick couple of uploads today before i start on some new renders and enjoy the rest of the holidays.i hope you've enjoyed yours so far. 
*till the dragon flies again,hugz and regardz...',
ps shoutouts to drunkendragon...hope you enjoyed your gift.
7 Wonders : Winter
hey hey DAAAAA,(in my Ric Flair voice),
 happy holidays friends ...
*till the dragon flies again, hugs and regards*
Arthur Curry 2
just saw the aquaman trailer and i'm watching frontier starring jason i'm just stoked to see him in green and yellow.
*till the dragon flies again,hugs and regards*,
 just in case you may be wondering how i get ideas and inspiration for my images, i found an incredible book store near where i work. it's called geli's trainstation  bookstore in a town called lauda, germany
 ~nur für den fall, dass sie sich vielleicht fragen, wie ich ideen und inspiration für meine bilder bekomme, habe ich einen unglaublichen buchladen in der nähe meiner arbeit gefunden. Es heißt gelis Bahnhof Buchhandlung in einer Stadt namens Lauda, Deutschland~
 a couple of years ago i went in to look around while waiting on my train to look around.i ended up buying several photoshop magazines.since then i visit regularly because mrs geli kaserer has everything from comics to history books and magazines some of which are extremely hard to find. she and her staff are always cheerful and very helpful. a very very big thank you to frau kaserer for having a little store where my imagination can run wild
 ~vor ein paar jahren bin ich dann in den zug gegangen und habe mich umgesehen. am ende habe ich mehrere photoshop-magazine gekauft. seit dem besuche ich regelmässig weil mrs geli kaserer alles von comics bis hin zu historischen büchern und zeitschriften hat von denen viele extrem schwer zu finden sind. sie und ihre Mitarbeiter sind immer fröhlich und sehr hilfsbereit.Ein sehr, sehr großes Dankeschön an Frau Kaserer für ein kleines Geschäft, in dem meine Vorstellungskraft wüten kann ;)…


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
hmm... what can i say about me...i'm just a crazy old guy who loves all kinds of art ,history,comics,tv,movies.i've got more hobbies than i could possibly write here as well.
though i am a native of baltimore,maryland i've lived in germany for more than 20 years.
who knows what's next for me.till i find out LET'S ROCK!

Current Residence: boogie down bergl,schweinfurtgermany
Favourite genre of music: hip hop ,rock
Favourite style of art: fantasy,renaissance
Operating System: windows 7
MP3 player of choice: hct
Favourite cartoon character: batfink
Personal Quote: just cause it's covered in syrup doesn't make em pancakes




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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconflowerplz: thanks for watching! :excited:
SecretDarTiste Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching! :love:
maukzone Featured By Owner May 8, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
thank you for the watch :) (Smile) 
schwarzeeis Featured By Owner May 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome 😁
Haruchai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:, appreciated :D
schwarzeeis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime :)
pangor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Have a Happy Birthday.
schwarzeeis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much friend
pangor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018   Digital Artist
You are very Welcome
ei9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
alles gute zum geburtstag to you next week Lee my man and may it be totally awesome
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