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When did I render this? Yesterday? It feels longer ago.
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I haven’t been using the more up-to-date versions of DAZ Studio. They changed the interface, and I don’t like it. But I noticed today, while looking for something else, that DS 4.8 included free support for the Optitex dynamic clothes. So I experimented with that a little. One item of clothing in this scene is dynamic—and it’s disappointing, actually. I still had to go in and fix the image with magnets. And the dynamic cloth is touchy. When I moved an arm trying to fix another problem, it reset, so I draped it again, and then the magnet I had to fix pokethrough didn’t work with the new drape….

So, that was a thing I tried. I think I’ll mostly stick with my ‘archaic’ program version and my magnets.
raspberryrain: "Waiting for the train" cropped and colour-shifted (rain)


I just found out that the 3D designer known as Studio Art Vartanian died about a month ago. I only had a few of her pieces in my runtime, but there were several more I hoped I would buy “someday.”

I was going to render a scene showing various figures of hers I have. I got as far as cartoon Nia and Vicki 4 in swimsuits and decided just to make that today’s render. The rest of the figures in this scene are by other artists.

The swimsuit design both figures are wearing in this shot was released as freeware. It’s superconforming and the Victoria 4 version even has a “Inhale” morph that works very well both inhaling and exhaling, which I discovered while working on this shot. That’s much more than many commercial clothing figures have, & seriously impressive to me.

SAV sold hair models, clothes, and characters for DAZ figures. I have a Michael 4 character of hers for which she also packaged custom morphs to make his clothes fit better! She was a conscientious professional.

She was also younger than I. I’m starting to fear that full-time computer art shortens lives.

Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη αὐτῆς.
Ζωή σε σας.
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Vicki taking the shot from July 29.

Really??!

Jul. 31st, 2015 09:45 pm
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I’ve not posted anything that was unambiguously a comic strip for three weeks, but I seem to be rendering shots that look like they would fit in one.
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Vicki 4, for those who don’t know, is the virtual model most of my characters are built from. This is her default face.
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I was working on a comic, and it’s taking longer than I thought.

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