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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
My Bio

I make props, conformers and utilities for Daz3d figures!

My DAZ3D store: www.daz3d.com/sickleyield

And at Renderosity: www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/in…

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I am unable to accept commissions.


Favourite Visual Artist
Vermeer
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Suspiria
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Mystery Science Theater 3000
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Several. Depeche Mode and Maroon 5 both way up there.
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BrotherVirgilStudent Digital Artist
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I'm curious: is there a tool for converting V4 character head & body morphs to G8F in the works? I've been painstakingly working through other methods with limited success, but a quick & effective solution is very welcome.
SickleYieldProfessional Digital Artist

Riversoft Art at Daz3d has ones for G3-G8 and G8-G3, but I don't think he has one for V4-G8 as of yet.

This artist has one for Legacy to G3 and then G3 to G8:

https://www.deviantart.com/darkhound1/gallery/57738218/da-shop

BrotherVirgilStudent Digital Artist
Apologies; I may have confused you with another vendor.

I've been using the tools on the link you shared, with limited success. My hope is that something that transfers directly from V4 to G8 might give a more accurate translation of facial features.

Thanks for your help.
SickleYieldProfessional Digital Artist

Bummer. I don't know of a direct V4-G8 converter. I do have a tutorial for doing it manually that's worked for me when I absolutely have to have that, but it's a multi-step process that not everyone's going to want to attempt:

Hey Shalen..

I've been looking for a good tutorial on building an water volume in Studio.. I want to do underwater renders in a swimming pool. I've tried to adapt your God Rays tut and my experience with Reality volumes but can't achieve a result I'm satisfied with. Caustics seem illusive regardless of lighting so if you have the time, a good tutorial would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike
SickleYieldProfessional Digital Artist

Hi!

Iray does have the ability to render caustics from a refractive volume, but unfortunately it does not generate water caustics correctly regardless of the volume's refraction. With that said:

The basic water volume is a cube with a sculpted top surface in your modeling program and the refraction set to 1.33 and 100%. If you need color, then the thin-walled should be turned off and transmitted measurement distance used for color and turbidity (this is an absolute, not a relative value, so it needs a higher value the bigger the volume for any color to show up; lightness/saturation of the color plays into this too).

In products and renders of mine that use caustics in water, such as the Depths set, I used a flat plane off-camera with a caustic transmap and a light behind it to cast a caustic "shadow." The Depths includes this caustic light in the set. It's been a while, but I think one or more of my pool or Rigged Water sets do too.

Thanks! I'm using the SSS volume settings and can't get the color... maybe I haven't set trans measurement distance high enough as the pool is large. I'll have a go at that adjustment.

Have you ever tried displacement in your "water" cube?

Mike