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Nature's Wonders Sneak Peek Thread

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

  1. mininessie

    mininessie Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    wonderful!
     
  2. Szark

    Szark Awesome

    Yeah though Stonemason is a good modeller his textures are not good for close ups. The frog render I did a while back showed me that when I used Fern Lake. I have new rocks for the next close up render.
     
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  3. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    To be fair, most scene/backgrounds are really not designed for close inspection. I'm sure "Through the Woods" was designed for human renders and not the ant crawling on the human's shoe. It's frustrating for me to load a bush or tree for one of my creatures and it look all blurry. I'm sure the PA never thought one of its branches would be the perching spot for one of my birds, let alone a 5 cm frog or a line of ants. Again, that's why I created those habitat sets, macro shots are welcome.
     
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  4. Szark

    Szark Awesome

    Exactly and something many vendors should take into consideration when it comes the nature related products. I am not dising anyone just wish some would think more about what they make and how they make it.
     
  5. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I decided to poke my head up again from working on the Shorebirds update. The update has been proving much more challenging than I thought it would be-- I guess that's to be expected when overhauling 4 different models that emulate over 100 different species of shorebird. For the last few weeks, I've thought I've stabilized a model only to find some joint parameters or obscure morph is tearing it apart. No worries though... I'm slowing stumbling towards getting the final versions of the models right.

    Here's the new WF6 (Small Heron) model and one of the three "stinky" fish models I'm working on. The fish and tin models have provided a diversion for me on days I can't wrap my head around the latest shorebird issue. I foresee three fish (herring, sardine and anchovy) and a tin with a peel/roll back lid as a Nature's Wonders release. The fish set will be able to be used in human renders as food or with any of my fish loving birds. Shorebirdsv2_Promo1.jpg stinkyfish2.jpg
     
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  6. mininessie

    mininessie Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

  7. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  8. Miss B

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

    Looking great, and yes the fish, and fish tin, will come in handy in everyday renders. I'm not into sardines nor anchovies, but I do like herring, especially the pickled kind. ;)
     
  9. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

    Love it!
     
  10. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Hey Ken! You just got mentioned in the latest issue of "Digital Art Live" in the Editor's column:

    "One could mention a number of other outstanding Poser/DAZ creature artists, not least of whom is the amazing Ken Gilliland —who has done so much for Poser. "

    Yay Ken!
     
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  11. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I was unfamiliar with "Digital Art Live"... thank-you for pointing it out though I'm not sure I deserve that much praise... I guess I'll have to work harder to measure up to it ;)

    I love fish but Sardines, Anchovies and Herring are not my favorites (hence my title, "Stinky Fish Collection), I'm more a salmon, sea bass, mahi mahi, ahi lover. I do use "stinky fish" occassionally because they are essential in some recipes.
     
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  12. Miss B

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

    Oh I love salmon as well, but I have to say my favorite fish is swordfish, though I don't usually cook it myself as there's a restaurant a few blocks from here that does a top notch job. ;)

    I acquired a taste for the pickled herring when I was younger, because my mother always had it in the house, though I haven't had it in years.
     
  13. Szark

    Szark Awesome

    can't beat sardines on toast with a topping of ground black pepper corns.
     
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  14. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Birds will be amazing Ken. Love to see what you're up to.

    Your fish looks real, I can almost smell it. Just need a scratch and sniff.

    I bet our HiveWire cats would love your stinky fish.
     
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  15. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    LOL! "3d scratch and sniff"....now that's a concept:)
     
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  16. Miss B

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

    Oh, I forgot about our kitties, as I'm sure they AND the birds, will have fun with the fishes. :)

    Hmmm, I hope they don't get into snapping at each other, as the birds do on the Fruit Feeder, when we "lay out the fish" for dinner. Now THAT would make quite a render. ;)
     
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  17. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Fish look awesome! Will they be rigged or a prop?
     
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  18. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    I can't eat Ritz crackers without sardines or anchovies.
     
  19. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Individual fish, as the herring shown above, are fully rigged with additional morphs. I'll probably make the packed fish in the tin a prop though.
     
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  20. Miss B

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

    That makes sense Ken, as there won't be much you can do as far as posing them while they're in the tin can.
     

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