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Iray Surfaces And What They Mean

Iray Surfaces And What They Mean

I've updated and corrected this article based on DAZ's documentation.  You should read that if you want more information.  This will continue to be more of a "plain talk" breakdown. Let us begin with the different types of shaders from the "Base Mixing" dropdown at the top.  Choosing one of these will hide or gray out some options and reveal others. The Iray shader behaves as though it has three layers: The "base" layer, the "metallic flakes" layer on top of that, and the "top coat layer" on top of that.  It is possible to turn off the top two layers and not use their settings, but the ability to use them is a property this shader has that

[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray

[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray

Introduction 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 unc


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Happy October :D

Happy October :D

Blessed Samhain Dark Mother Your cauldron is a well of death and rebirth, Dark Father Your sword both protects and annihilates. Hear me now as the past year slowly dies, only to be reborn again. Today, the last of the Harvests is complete. This symbolic harvest is of my thought-seeds, Planted and nurtured throughout this past year. May the good come to pass and the bad be cast aside. With Your divine guidance and protection, I step into the New Year, May I have good health, prosperity, and happiness. Featured Winners The top 3 winners of "Twisted Tales" contest by !cryptic-sacrifice ( :thumb97824122:  by :iconKechake: :thumb9

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Happy birthday.
Happiest of Birthdays Silver,

Wishing you a year of
New Beginnings,
Beautiful Moments &
Simple Pleasures
with Peace, Love & Happiness

May all your desires come true

Happy Birthday - May you enjoy it with your circle of family & friends:
:birthdaycupcake: Happy Birthday, Silver! Thank you for creating so many beautiful products for us to enjoy. You are an amazing artist! Fox emoji - birthday I hope you will have a wonderful fun birthday! :aww:
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Silver.

Keep up the great work!
LOVE your work, I found you here… then read your bio and tried Silverywitch -btw, cute tag- in the deviant search and here I foundedaded you :3 you should get your deviant tag out there too ALL of your art deserve recognition!

And I think it's AWESOME you're a Wiccan, blessed be :3
Happy B-Day! Keep up the amazing work!