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Belle Heart

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Happy Valentine's day from Belle!

Daz Studio 4.7 > Reality 4 > Luxrender

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Edit 02/15/15:  Rendered out to 18k S/p to refine the detail in the heart's refraction.  This also cleaned up noise all over the image.  Getting better at this!  I also darkened the bow slightly and increased the brightness in the triangle from her eyes to the floor at her arms.  I think it looks immensely better!

Glass Heart: Original source tf3dm.com/3d-model/3d-heart-31… posted on that site by milosxxl.   OBJ then modified by me in 3ds Max to my needs.
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

First off, that heart within a heart within a heart is wonderful. Did you model that yourself? If so, this wins my favorite valentine's render just for that. I like that you got some caustics out of it, too. The only issue I have with it is that it's not entirely clear to me how the inner glass heart is suspended in the outer one. CGI magic! But since it's so compelling, the fact that it looks like its floating is slightly distracting. Not sure I would "fix" that, but I'd think about it.

The woman is lovely—nice skin, really solid render. If your aim is photorealism, it's not quite there. I'm not sure why, though. Something subtle.

On an artistic level, I wouldn't have picked that color for the bow. It works with her, but it's so vibrant, it shifts the gaze away from the focus on the image. A more subdued color would work better for this particular composition.

Minor nit pick: both knees penetrate the floor.