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Building my portfolio

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Dan30, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Doesn't matter how good we get I think we tend to want to get better...and it's definitely not in your imagination.;)
     
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  2. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished


    I think that is true and we are all trying to push our skills to the limits, I guess you only know your true limits when you surpass them or fail in the attempt. That is something I find great here at Hivewire and other places where people are active and hang around, you get to see them grow and their renders and their skills improve. If nothing else it spurs the rest of us on.
     
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  3. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Absolutely true!
     
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  4. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    A shot from my recent photo safari. And guess what!? I ran into the HW Lions family, bringing their cubs to cool at the water source. :laugh: So that's how I called it: "Bringing the cubs to the water" Hope you like it and thank you for viewing.
    Oh, and as you can see, the lion spotted our hiding place...:lol:

    upload_2018-6-30_20-41-18.jpeg
     
  5. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Beautiful scene. What's the background?
     
  6. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I was wondering what Papa Lion was looking at. ;)
     
  7. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Love it Dan!!! Love seeing you using the lions! Next to horses (and long before horses:) they are my passion!
     
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  8. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    @JOdel
    Thank you JOdel. Well, the backround is not exactly a backround per say, it's an HDR image. It's free and it's from here: HDRIs: All | HDRI Haven
     
  9. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you Laurie. I kind of know as I remember a picture you posted with you holding a lion cub in your arms. I do love the big felines as well. Great job on the digital lions too.:applause:
     
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  10. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I have a number of their free HDRis. My problem was finding one of the African Savannah, or more specifically the Serengeti. Not so easy.
     
  11. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Ah. I've never used an HDRI.
     
  12. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    It's nice to work with. I'm not sure how they work in DS, but I can't imagine they aren't that much different than using them in Poser. Snarly Gribbly wrote a nice script that utilizes an EnvSphere by BagginsBill, and once you select the HDRi image you want to use, it's placed on the inner EnvSphere. Then you select to add a "sun" light, and the HDRi's info file will place it on the outer EnvSphere so that it's in conjunction with the light source in the background image.

    Here's an example I posted in the Dusk render thread last March. You can see how the sun is shining on Dusk from the same direction as in the background Tropical Beach image.

    Dusk Strolling the Beach
     
  13. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Just in case no one has pointed it out, your submission to the Open Rendering Contest has been one of the scrolling banners over in the DAZ home page for some days now.
     
  14. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you JOdel for pointing this out. I also noticed it a few days ago. Actually, this is the third time they run one of my images. What can I say, other that I feel flattered. I am particularly pleased about them running this one since it carries that environmental message. Indeed, it yielded a positive response, a lot of people appreciating it.
     
  15. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    In my pursuit towards enhanced realism, I put together this visual story I called Rejoicing Over a Successful Hunt. Please feel free to join in and imagine what happens next.:laugh:
    Hope you like it at least as much as I enjoyed making it. So here it is:

    upload_2018-7-18_7-30-22.jpeg
     
  16. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Nicely done Dan. Very nicely done. :)
     
  17. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    Impressive work, as usual! Your scenes' lighting never ceases to amaze...
     
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  18. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished

    Nice scene, beautiful lighting.
     
  19. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you very much to all.:thankyou:
     
  20. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Nicely done. May I ask how you managed to pose the animal on the horse so realistically?
     

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