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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 07:14:05 PM »
Well, yeah,  a little.  But how can you know?  If you hung out in some Poser geek forums you might have caught some of these tidbits. I picked up this stuff in the usenet Ng alt.binaries.3d.poser.  There's always someone rooting around trying stuff out.
One obvious one is using IDL in the outdoor setting.  Running render with then without a item shows what's what.  But hours of difference?  Whew!
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Hell I barely hang out with myself ... so no wonder I missed all those lovely forums with useful information

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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 08:06:55 PM »
Hit it with a couple extra settings

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01:51:40.022

Definitely an improvement
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 08:08:58 PM »
Obviously I need to get a grip on lighting
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 08:31:27 PM »
I would say :hubbahubba: but that might be taken in the wrong way :tearlaugh:
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 10:21:46 PM »
Yeah, lights and shadows were a big issue for me too.  I added IBL to the understanding, that is great to use at times.  Now I need to get real close to IDL now.  I've seen some cool stuff done with it
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 10:25:09 PM »
Hit it with a couple extra settings

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01:51:40.022

Definitely an improvement

Did you increase render dimensions a lot?  Almost two hours for the test scene!?!?

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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 04:15:01 AM »
Hit it with a couple extra settings

Still

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Definitely an improvement

Was that on the old scene, the one with two or three DR trees in it?   If so, you went from over 6 hours rendering down to under 2 hours.  Yeah, major improvement!  MAJOR improvement!  :o)
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 04:25:03 AM »
Ray tracing and the number of bounces and a few other check box in the D3D dialog box
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2016, 04:51:14 AM »
Ok, cool.  I did copy the py to the Utility folder, works from there too.  I too like the available settings Ralf put on the page.  Lots of em!  What he writes, works. 
Gonna have to start messing with ZBrush a lot now.  Just to have more fun. 
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2016, 05:25:13 AM »
Me three although we will probably start with the Manga Studio and Anime Studio then maybe a little Vue and Blender before tackling Zbrush although just poking it with a stick to set up the default stage will be interesting enough to see what is there and why
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 06:19:46 AM »
I don't have the Manga and Anime Studios.   I can get what I want render-wise from Poser, so not much interested in those two, though they have gone on sale for cheep a lot in recent times.  ZBrush.  You kinda start off with this ball of clay.   Then you attack it with all the things (tools) you have to see what they do to the ball of clay.   Much more like sculpting to me than Modo, which is supposed to be THE computer sculpting modeler.  There is also a freebie that you can get from Pixologic that is the basic engine of the modern ZBrush called Sculptris.  But if we own ZBrush, why bother with Sculptris?  Cause we are not inundated with a gusher flood of options in it like we are with the front page in ZBrush thats why!  LOL!
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2016, 06:32:47 PM »
Seeing as we have a couple three hundred or more manga in the library and anime in the video library we did spring for both and since they were on sale ... yep ... :iminnocent:

Really I am

Granted it to is a learning curve but one I wont mind adapting to as it seems these along with Poser integrates with Zbrush in a round about way or is it the other way round so much documentation to read so much to get baffled gabbed on :tearlaugh:
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2016, 07:35:53 PM »
ZBrush integrating?  Well, there is GO-Z, a plugin that may do some integrating with other programs.  I have looked at that word "integrating" a couple times and blinked.  Need to investigate more I think!  :)
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2016, 07:53:33 PM »
Me three as it was just one of those fly by's descriptions one reads in passing ... without truly seeing what was written.
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Re: The Birth of Stormbringer!
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2016, 08:16:59 PM »
Have you even played IN ZBrush yet?  If not, hey it's fun, gotta give it that!  It kinda has its own definitions of some words that mean other things in most other programs.  What we call TOOLS is the thing you are modeling ON.  that clay ball.  It is up to 4R7 or something now.  And it comes with a lot of really cool tutorial type stuff too.  This is one program I think was worth the money and then some!
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