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Arvorn by Sshodan
Arvorn
Well... I do not render Arvorn quite often enough... Mostly due to the hair that I despise doing postwork of... Which mostly consist of painting small curls and I run out of patience on it much faster than I would like :D I am inhumanly patient when it comes to modeling, but postwork just... I guess it is not my thing in the end of the day :)

Character: Elven Vampire, be me - here www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/el…
Chiton: Sshodan's Chitons, yep you guessed it, by me as well: www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/ss… (male version exists as well)
Bacground: Sage Babylon by Fabiana
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Afterglow by Sshodan
Afterglow
One of the older images I sill like, I would probably re do Dar's hair... But I have to many other things to get on with doing, so I'm living it as it is :)

Background:
Vei and Dar in Herfayen, on one of Dars official visits. Don't be surprised by the decor - all the upper part of Herfayen is black on black and with some more black added - the Emperor hates color matching :D The lower part - where the Empress resides is a little more colorful - as in dark red on black with dark green and creepy blue added...

Character by me www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/el…
Ermm... Possibly some wall. Probably from DAZ... And I did things to it, until it became unrecognizable anyway :D
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Well... I've been trying to do something with Reality 4 for Poser for the last week or so, and so far I can say that the rendering engine (Luxrender) is quite wonderful - the eyes on my characters never looked this good, all of a sudden my insistence on painting 3000x3000 for eye textures payed off - in close ups you can se ALL the details.
On the other hand the total lack of good documentations and comprehensive tutorials on anything but bare basics sucks the joy right out of the first experience. I spend the whole week trying to figure out why M4 gens had a dark circle around them... After figuring out why they where glowing brighter than the light overhead :D
To cut the long story short it turns out it was the inner volume - objects in reality have an inner "atmosphere" that cares not for transparency maps... In the end I kind of patched things up with rising skin density to a very high amount, it still does not feel quite right but I guess it works for now, unless I am missing a way to apply transparency to atmosphere.
And I had to figure all of that with 0 foreknowledge, it is not mentioned at all in the documentation. All it says about volumes is "reality has a volume editor" yeah... great... I'm so happy it does... But what does it DO?
Now I'm cracking my head over glossiness on lips - I got it working once, on accident... And now I'm doing the same thing and it does not work the same... Not to mention that I usually use a lot of "masques" for both gloss and textures as well as coloring and it does not look like it works to well in Lux.
But well... I got this far, so eventually I will make my skin textures look good in it... I think. Unless more surprises show up.
It is a bit of a catch - after spending so much time on it it feels wistful abandoning it, while at the same time it just threatens to swallow up even more time :D I guess we'll see what happens - I may get lucky and it may have been the last of it :)
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Gackt
  • Reading: Junk...
  • Watching: WCS vods
  • Playing: Gat out of Hell
  • Eating: Whatever I can find...
  • Drinking: Tea
Pod by Sshodan
Pod
One of my top 10 images in my personal ranking - mostly because for a change it came out exactly how I wanted it to, not only that, but even today I haven't managed to find any points I want to fix or redo, and believe me - I find thous points in 98% of my images right after I'm done with them :)
The scene is from Gods of War universe and well... It kind of a long story to cut it very short - one of the characters gets abducted during a military operation by... something, wakes up hell knows where in an odd capsule naked and covered in odd symbols... Things go downhill from there :D

Character by me www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/el…
Hair by me www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/de…
Capsule by Dreampaint
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Eternity by Sshodan
Eternity
On the subject of random characters - another one with Alayah and my chiton :) This time I was playing around with volumetrics and came up with this. And yes, I know the shadows on her feet are blotchi, I kind of left them that way - it reminded me of dirt on someone who was going around barefit at the time... Still not sure if it's hit or miss :)

Character: Daz, Alayah.
Chiton by me, here: www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/ss…, male version here: www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/ss…
Bacground: Temple of Eternity by AS.
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Sshodan
Sshodan
Current Residence: Eastern Europe
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: I like most genres, but I'm picky about other things.
Favourite style of art: 3D art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Whatever is handy when I'm in a mood for music.
Wallpaper of choice: My own art pieces.
Interests
Well... I've been trying to do something with Reality 4 for Poser for the last week or so, and so far I can say that the rendering engine (Luxrender) is quite wonderful - the eyes on my characters never looked this good, all of a sudden my insistence on painting 3000x3000 for eye textures payed off - in close ups you can se ALL the details.
On the other hand the total lack of good documentations and comprehensive tutorials on anything but bare basics sucks the joy right out of the first experience. I spend the whole week trying to figure out why M4 gens had a dark circle around them... After figuring out why they where glowing brighter than the light overhead :D
To cut the long story short it turns out it was the inner volume - objects in reality have an inner "atmosphere" that cares not for transparency maps... In the end I kind of patched things up with rising skin density to a very high amount, it still does not feel quite right but I guess it works for now, unless I am missing a way to apply transparency to atmosphere.
And I had to figure all of that with 0 foreknowledge, it is not mentioned at all in the documentation. All it says about volumes is "reality has a volume editor" yeah... great... I'm so happy it does... But what does it DO?
Now I'm cracking my head over glossiness on lips - I got it working once, on accident... And now I'm doing the same thing and it does not work the same... Not to mention that I usually use a lot of "masques" for both gloss and textures as well as coloring and it does not look like it works to well in Lux.
But well... I got this far, so eventually I will make my skin textures look good in it... I think. Unless more surprises show up.
It is a bit of a catch - after spending so much time on it it feels wistful abandoning it, while at the same time it just threatens to swallow up even more time :D I guess we'll see what happens - I may get lucky and it may have been the last of it :)
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Gackt
  • Reading: Junk...
  • Watching: WCS vods
  • Playing: Gat out of Hell
  • Eating: Whatever I can find...
  • Drinking: Tea

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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the watch! :)
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Sshodan Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
You are very welcome! I was lazily searching for good examples or Lux use and thankfully found your work, which is beautiful :) All of it! The demon just... Especially appeals to my sens of humor :)
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Xyshurondor Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't even realize you were on here!!  I'm still using your Elven Lord skin years after I bought it, it's so pretty.
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Sshodan Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I'm quiet - it's easy to miss me :) But I'm glad to hear that you are using it - I do my best to make things that are useful to people for more than one or two renders and it is good to hear I got it right :)
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LeoHatsuki Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello there! Glad you are alive! It's been a long while since your last visit on yGall! Miss your elven naughty boys and the stories.:)Take care!
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Sazariel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the :+devwatch: :+fav:s ! :D
You have a lovely gallery, your character and robes are so beautiful!
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Sshodan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I'm glad you like both! :) And you are very welcome - seeing your work is my pleasure :)
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bloodwolf8 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I stumbled here randomly..But i couldn't resist,
Awesome username!
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Sshodan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thank you! Always nice to meet people who get it :D
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