In this post I am going to introduce my new series of renders that is going live in the next days (weeks maybe): Studio Shoots.
As you see, I am alive and kicking, even if I have not been posting for quite some time. I really hoped not to say this sentence anymore but, as you know, life sometimes kicks in and therefore you have to face quite a few interesting challenges.
I have been pretty quiet on deviantart since posting both Purity and Purity (Portrait), except for a test render of Olympia 6 HD which was more than a simple test. During these days I have actually spent some money on new content by DAZ3D and external vendors, but I did not had much time to test the products I bought. In fact, as you have seen on my Facebook Page I have put my hands on some (and the post embedded here does not even list them all) Genesis 3 Characters.
Unfortunately, with the new Generation 7, DAZ3D made quite some changes and it seems that my renders does not come out as I expect so I decided that it is time to reinvest in learning back everything.
Without further ado, I therefore announce my new render series: Studio Shoots.
Studio Shoots will feature images of girls (and maybe boys, I am still not sure) posing like in a photoshoot made in studio. For this particoular type of setting environment is mostly completely ignored so you should not expect detailed environments but plain backgrounds with very few props.
I have decided to do this primarly because I want to focus on improving skills in areas I do not have much experience including skin rendering, cloth rendering, lighting and post-process. Removing background details will actually improve render times so I can focus in tweaking the details of the main figure itself rather than focusing on having a pleasent backdrop. Unfortunately I guess that most of the renders of this series will look quite similar but this will make everything more challenging as I try to achieve some variations.
Alongside the new Generation 7 figures, I am going to use a bunch of nice products I have collected over these months including the IDG Easy Iray Studio which have a very nice neutral background and a wonderful light rig and Ultra Genesis Studio Vol 1 which almost has the same sets of features. I will also look into more interesting light setups by checking the free corner and try to follow some professional guides on how to do a photoshoot like this.
Alongside the renders I will also try to include a short blog post describing the process I followed and the difficulties I have encountered.
Hope you will like this new render series. Mattias Out.
P.S: I may also try to sneak in a Victoria 4 render maybe as I still have some nice content I'd love to use.