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Nature's Wonders Sneak Peek Thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Another Iray image this time with the Leopard Tortoise, a Common Wall Lizard and the Sagebrush Habitat

    iray-Leopard Tortoise.jpg
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    That's so cool Ken. Just look at everything in that scene. It's all your stuff right?

    Just need some of your ants in there, and maybe a butterfly or damselfly, and a bird hiding in the grasses.
     
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  3. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Thank-you, Chris... Yes, everything in the image is mine. I considered adding a bird or the ants but felt the image might start to get too busy.

    I will say I'm particularly happy with the performance of the model's skin-folding around the neck/trunk of the body. In this particular render, it exceeded my expectations and even led to me questioning myself-- "How did I do that?" lol

    For those of you who end up getting these sets, part of the trick is use and turn-down the neck recede/extend control to about half, and to turn on the "Turtle Neck" morph to "1".

    I should add that a big thanks does go out to Chris who suggested doing "Turtles" as one of my next projects :)
     
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  4. Miss B

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

    Oh, and we're very happy you have. :D
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Yay Ken!!!

    I see a couple of crazy amazing product submissions have been made today.

    The astounding and talented "3D MacGyver" strikes again.
     
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  6. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Thank-you, Chris... I'm not sure I'm quite the 3D MacGyver, but I'm humbled that someone of your considerable talents would think so.

    Here's another Iray remember, this time with the Saguaro habitat, the Desert Tortoise, some Burrowing Owls and a barely visible Side-blotched Lizard.

    Desert Tortoise Iray.jpg
     
  7. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Oh sweet. Now that is cool. Robust product usage.

    I think I'd miss the lizard if you hadn't mentioned it.

    Dang, that tortoise looks so real. Nice work Ken.
     
  8. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    turtles,... we want turtles and tortoises soooon! :)
     
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  9. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    You should know... you can't rush a turtle (but they are moving towards the store)
     
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  10. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

  11. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    OH! ROFL...so true.... just love the little (well and big) critters so much! You're such a talent, Ken!
     
  12. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

  13. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  14. Miss B

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

  15. mininessie

    mininessie Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    amazing Ken!
     
  16. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    They may have been "slow" getting to the store, but I was FAST in buying them!!!!!!!!! yay, YAY... whoopee! :)
     
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  17. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Yes indeed. And I downloaded both versions. Just in case.
     
  18. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Thanks everyone... I use both Poser and DAZ Studio... I generally work in Firefly but the Iray version of the products does some pretty impressive renders.

    I should state again, so there's no confusion, this release is set-up exactly like my other Nature's Wonders critter sets. The "Turtles" product is base set (includes the model, the red-eared sliders and all the poses) and the add-on volume, "Turtles of the World v1: Tortoises" has 7 tortoises for the base set (yes, you need the base set).

    I do have plans for two additional volumes, "v2: Turtles of New World" and "v3: Turtles of the Old World".I'll probably start those in a month or so... right now I'm working on some SBRM updates (Penguins, Toucans, Turkey and Hummingbirds). I'm finishing up the rebuilt Turkey cr2 now. It's pretty cool, the male add-on parts are now included in the base model (as well as other enhancements), and of course, all the controls have been moved to the BODY section. It's a lot of work--but much easier to use.
     
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  19. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    FYI Ken, There’s an error in the description of turtles of the world..

    It links correctly to turtles but says requires Dawn ... :confused:
     
  20. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

    Awesome!

    Thanks, Stezza -Sorry about that - I just typed Dawn in there or copied her name by mistake in the linky. Fixed now.
     
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