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Show Us Your HiveWire Big Dog And Puppy Renders.

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Chris, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Well, I went and looked and they're there, but any grapes by esha aren't. Some other grapevines were, but I didn't recognize the vendor and didn't know whether this was or wasn't a game asset since the page said just about nothing. Oh well.
  2. Miss B

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

    Yeah, I think the vendors did the product pages themselves at CP, so not all had as much info as we're used to at other 3D stores.
  3. Flint_Hawk

    Flint_Hawk Ambitious

    I tracked down where esha has moved her Grapevines. Check out her store at DAZ.
  4. Michele

    Michele Admirable

    One of the first renders I did with the HW Big Dog, so it's a few months old. Also uses the HW House Cat.

    You Dropped One:


    Weird bird! o_O
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  5. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Got 'em. Wonder how they got in there without me noticing them.
  6. Ragtatter

    Ragtatter New-Bee

    They're not perfect, but I've been working on a collection of custom "german shepherd" skins. I've bene pretty happy with the results so far

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  7. Miss B

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

    Ohhhh, those look nice Ragtatter, and welcome to the HiveWire forums. ;)
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  8. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Wow, loving this. Composition and lighting. Great dog and cat.
  9. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Impressive work. Looking great.

    Welcome to the Hive.
  10. Michele

    Michele Admirable

    Thanks, Chris!

    Using the camera to look through spotlights still hit or miss at times, but I'm slowly getting better at it. :)

    And that's a nice German Shepherd!
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  11. Miss B

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

    That's one of the things I liked about setting up lights when I was till using my DS 3 Advanced all the time. Unfortunately, we don't have that option in Poser, but I am getting a bit better at it, though it's still pretty much trial and error.
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  12. Dreamer

    Dreamer Dream Weaver Designs Contributing Artist

    MissB you can look through the light cameras in Poser, I don't use it often but it can be a real help with a light that just is quite right
  13. Miss B

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

    You can? The only thing I have found that I can do with lights is change the parameters. How do you "look" through them?

    I stopped updating my DS with DS 4.0 Pro, which I don't use that often, but with DS 3 Advanced, I used to be able to select a light, just as I could select a camera, and look through it. As you can see in this screenshot, the lights are listed at the bottom of the list of "views" and "cameras" I can look through. Not sure if that's changed at all in the more recent versions of DS.

  14. Dreamer

    Dreamer Dream Weaver Designs Contributing Artist

    @Miss B in Poser when you have your pointer over the scene window you right click and a menu should pop up with a listing for camera view, pick the one you want to look through then select the Light from the menu, where you select the things in your scene, and use the X,Y,Z dails to move it.
  15. Miss B

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

    Actually Dreamer, I choose the Camera I want to view by clicking on the drop-down list at the top of the Parameters palette, which allows you to chose a Camera, any of the Lights, or something else in the scene. All that does is allow you to work with the parameter dials for each of the Camera, Lights, and objects in the scene.

    In DS3A, I can actually "look through" any of the lights I have in a scene, which allows me to actually "see" what that light is pointing at. Here are two screenshots to show you what I mean.

    First - Viewing through the Render Camera (think Main Camera in Poser)


    Second - Viewing the same scene through the Key Light, which shows me how the light is shining on the character in my scene.


    I know of no way to do that in Poser.
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  16. Dreamer

    Dreamer Dream Weaver Designs Contributing Artist

    Yep its the same in poser, the cameras labeled "shadow cam lite x" are the Lights you are looking through, shadow cam lite 1 = Light 1 ect. Just gets a bit tricky when the lights have names but the light cameras are still the generic name.
    I'd grab you some better Poser screen grabs but I'd need to fire up the desk top and I am going out soon :)
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  17. Miss B

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

    No problem. I can check out the Shadow Cam Lites and see what they do. I always assumed by the name, "Shadow" referred to the shadows a particular light casts in a scene.
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  18. Miss B

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

    OK, I figured it out. By default, I don't have the Camera Controls window open, but just now I tried that, and NOW I see it's giving me the view of each light. The method's a bit different, but that's what I've always looked for, but with the "Shadow Cam" name for each of them, I was thrown off.

    Now I'll be able to do in Poser what I'm used to being able to do in DS3A. ;)
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  19. Dreamer

    Dreamer Dream Weaver Designs Contributing Artist

    Glad to help :) took me a bit to work it out too lol
  20. sapat

    sapat Adventurous QAV-BEE

    Sorry I didn't have a chance to render the Big Dog LAMH fur earlier when I tested it. Please take a look at the tips that are in there toward the bottom of the preset readme about making some changes to some settings in iray that are super helpful (courtesy of CWRW)! This image rendered in under 4 minutes even with 800000 hairs.

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