Harpwood Trail (The Harpwood Trail for Daz Studio | 3D Models and 3D Software by Daz 3D) is a fine product made by a reputable artist, Howie Farkes, well known in the Carrara and DazStudio community...
In that particular image I just added the fallen tree and the ivy covered one from the right. Nothing else was altered... Yes, that is a carefully crafted product, like everything else he did so far.
And those leaves in the foreground, close to the camera were intentionally left there. I thought they add additional depth to the scene.
A lot of folks are that way Pen, so you're not in the minority. I got into 3D graphics 15-16 years ago with Bryce 4, and hung out in the Bryce forum at Renderosity for 4 1/2 years before I joined DAZ and RDNA, after finally picking up Poser 5. I just stick to it and try my best. Sometimes that works, and sometimes it doesn't. That's life, as the saying goes.Yep...and you like Blender so it makes sense to me that Carrara wasn't as hard for you as for me Miss B...I think it's just the way my brain works...doesn't like Bryce and Poser either although I'm persisting with Poser at the moment.
A large bulk of my DA gallery was done with a Dual Core Intel 2 GB RAM Vista 32 Bit. At one time I had 4 GB or RAM until I got this 64 bit Quad Core Win 7 set up. Man it taught me a lot about rendering layers, postwork and streamlining scene building and general optimizations. Oh and really long render times for everything.RAMWolff,
Thank you man. I think most any "lower grade" software can be used to produce great art, with a little knowledge, a lot of patience and the magic ingredient - WORK.
In the case of DAZStudio, since they added the Iray renderer, the realism moved up a notch for sure. Glad you like my images.