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I Just Wanted to Post an Image Thread

Hornet3d

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Well, like I say, they are Genesis 1. That's probably about the lowest-poly figure available apart from some dedicated low-res ones. I think there are something like 17 or 18 different characters in the render. (Binns was added in postwork).

Fortunately I've learned about instancing for various of the props and decorations, so I was able still to shift the camera to some degree.

I think I ought to have rephrased; this was commissioned by the mod. I did the actual scene and rendering.

What a fantastic render, like Miss B I do not think I would ever attempt a scene with so many figures, even assuming my computer would handle such a scene. Just shows what is possible though, if you have the skill, time and hardware to support such scenes.
 

JOdel

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I've had reasonably good performance from my current computer which I've now had for just over a year. I maxed up the RAM when I got it, and that makes a difference. But I did at least one scene using 18 G1 figures back as early as about 2013, which was a couple of computers ago, and on that iMac it was a major pain, since there was probably no more than a quarter the amount of memory to work with.

Speaking of which: on this illo -- which was one of the ones done from a prompt -- there are a dozen apparent figures, but in actuality, there are only six. Half of the working elves are in fact 'instances' of two of the actual figures, which have been moved around and repositioned.

"The Elves of Hogwarts run a tight ship. And they enjoy the opportunity to show off their expertise preparing the annual seasonal feasts. This does not extend to cluttering up their workplace with gaudy ornaments that serve no purpose. Headmaster Dumbledore rarely visited the kitchen himself, being more inclined to summon the Head Elf, give instructions, and simply leaving the crew to get on with it. Headmistress McGonagall, on the other hand tends to come down to the kitchen herself to discuss arrangements. She does not always come alone. The crew has learned not to let these incursions disrupt their tasks. The Elves concede that the Headmistress’s visits do not constitute interference. However, some of the people she brings with her…"
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JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
So, next up is 'Closing Time for the Year'.
Not everyone holds or attends a arty at the tag end of the year. Some just take a sup of ale to wash it down.
These are still the Genesis 1 versions. It was actually done last September, and I hadn't finished the redos yet.
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JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
And on this one, the prompt was; "Three wise witches, bringing gifts".

'A Golden Snitch, Frank's Lucky Threepence, and Myrrh'

Three wise witches, bearing gifts. Definitely witches, and all of them wise in their ways. I still rather think that they could be a little clearer on the concept of what constitutes an appropriate baby gift. (Did you already know that myrrh is a *thorny* plant? Not really something to have around a baby, regardless of how nice the sap may smell.)

The last of this particular series will up in the House Cat renders. My other fest posted its reveals today, so there will be more, once I get them reduced to form-worthy size.

They are also up on Red Hen in the graphics collection.
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Hornet3d

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Caoimhe had followed the fugitive through the plasma void and was both concerned and perplexed by what she found on the other side. A destruct device had been primed right next to the void entrance but, thankfully, had not been initiated. The plan was clearly commit the procedure before making a very hasty exit. So what was the fugitive up to there was clearly something he/she needed to do or recover from the station before blowing it to smithereens.

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JOdel

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Moving on to the SS/HG Holiday Gift Exchange. There are five illos in this set. I'll post them one a day until the end of the weekend.

The prompt was; “the wild West”. Okay. I can do that.

I rather suspect that even transposed to the American West, Severus Snape would probably still be a wizard. Whether the American West of this particular AU has adopted the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy or not is uncertain. Nevertheless, wizarding space is a wonderful thing. As are shrinking charms. However, both have limits, and incrementalism is a thing. Not to mention that it is inadvisable to attempt to shrink oneself. In the trade-off between living space and storage, if one is frugal about resources some other sleeping arrangement can be advisable.

What we regard to as “the wild West” was in fact a very short period of time. Basically this is referring to the age of the great cattle drives, when teams of cowboys would escort the herds from the ranges where they were raised, north to the stockyards where they were sold. Which was usually an enterprise of several weeks duration. This era basically covered roughly a 20-year span between the end of the Civil War, and the completion of the intercontinental railway. Once the railroad was in operation, it was easier to load the cattle into livestock cars, and ship them to their destination. Where they arrived more quickly, in somewhat better condition, and with a deal less attrition in transit. The demand for cowboys became somewhat reduced, thereby. However, the frontier continued to be decidedly primitive for several decades afterwards.
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JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
Illo #2. A Spelling Bee:

Our Miss Granger may or may not be a witch in this AU, but people know her family, and where she came from. So, statute of secrecy or not, she considers discretion to be a virtue. She certainly isn’t about to seek employment as a witch. Teaching, however, is one of the very few respectable professions open to unmarried women (indeed, married women were not considered suitable for employment as teachers). Plus, of course, teaching is a career which gives her access to further learning. She makes the best of things. And she seems to feel that that best is certainly not anything which could be considered bad.

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JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
Illo #3, Aces High:

Recognizance is called for upon arrival in a new place. And what better way to get the lay of the land than in a friendly game of cards at one of the local watering-holes. It’s a risk to find oneself in a game with higher stakes than one had anticipated, but when the information is flowing one doesn’t necessarily care to bow out.

It’s not a good idea to tweak the odds, if you’re a stranger, and Severus doesn’t, but if the cards are going to fall in his favor, then he is certainly not going to lose on purpose.

This one rather strained the system with the cumulative poly count. But although it took several minutes of calculation, I was still able to open the file between each session.

What gave me the most trouble was getting the sawdust onto the floor. (that also accounted for rather a lot of those polys.)

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JOdel

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Illo #4, A Stranger @ Sunset:

As stated above; I’m not sure what AU this is happening in, but evidently either the Statute of Wizarding Secrecy didn’t migrate to the new world with the European settlers, or the Professor (and yes, I do rather suspect that he is indeed calling himself “Professor”) is masquerading as a traveling stage magician. Hermione seems to have taken exception to his advertising. Or perhaps her objection is in regards to something else?

Artist’s Note: When counting crows, there are a number of different versions of the chant: Quite a few stop at seven. A number continue on to 9, 12 or even 13. However, there doesn’t appear to be a strong consensus on the significance of nine crows. I tend to doubt that anyone bothers to count finches, and definitely not pigeons.

This was actually the first of the illos to be built. Then I got bitten by the bug and had to show the principals in their own territory, and then I needed to do the saloon scene, and the happy ending (tomorrow).

And, yes indeed, the environment is Stonemason's Streets of the Old West. The Saloon is the Deadstone one from i13 with all the surfaces swapped out with shaders. The Schoolhouse is Dreamland Models's Miss Kristi's Schoolhouse set, and the wagon is basically a kit bash inside the shell of Luke_A's The Wizard's Wagon which Sveva and RPublishing have done a reissue of with Iray (which I don't use if I can help it). The wagon is the same one as in this illo.
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JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
Thank you!
This particular prompt was tremendous fun to build illos for. Even if I couldn't make up my mind whether the old West had adopted the Statute of Secrecy or not.
 

Miss B

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I've always been a fan of your artwork, and it keeps getting more interesting every time. :)
 

JOdel

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HW Honey Bear
Illo #5, Fellow Travelers:

Riding off into the sunset may be terribly cinematic, but it means that you have to stop almost immediately, before you are even properly underway, and set up camp. Much more practical to leave directly after breakfast. Especially a wedding breakfast.

(One assumes that the wagon’s wizarding space is likely to have undergone some expansion and a fair amount of redesign.)

Artist’s Note:White wedding dresses did gradually become the norm over the course of the 19th century, but they were far from universal. Particularly on the frontier, where, frankly, using white for anything other than underwear (and even then it was as likely to be unbleached muslin) was likely to be considered highly impractical.

The terrain is one of Sharra Muse's sets. I kept thinking that I ought to add some more screw brush, but it really seemed quite convincing as it stood. The harness is the one from the Gypsy Wagon. It was s beast to work with, but at least one *can* work with it. Most of the others are kind of hopeless.

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Hornet3d

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Caoimhe wondered if she had covered everything, two days of baking and she was still not sure about any of it and she wondered why anyone bothered, forgetting for a moment that in Turlough's time there was not the option to put a code into a FPC, Food Processor and Creator, as an alternative

It still seemed a lot of effort just to have a few friends around, adding to her fear that she may well have messed up despite her research. Did the people in this time really do this on birthdays....that meant they did it every year. Still is was a special day for Turlough and she had to make an effort.

Looking at her watch she decided it would have to do, she had just enough time get the heated food cooking and then go and change.

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It occurs to me that, with Poser being used to create so many pin ups, while this is an everyday render it might be quite rare.
 
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