Friday, May 25, 2012

HBorres' PoserPro2012 SSS material Variation =)

If you frequent the Poser forums at any of the popular 3D graphics communities within the "Poser-Verse", you must have come by an "outstanding member of the community" named "hborre". This is truly a great guy, always offering help and assistance to newcomers and experienced veterans alike. I like that he uses an avatar of Superman, very fitting =)

Before we even continue, let's take a look at this guys gallery, an awesome exhibit of his skills and knowledge he shares with the Poser-Verse...

You may have seen some of my new texture skins popping up in the Renderosity FreeStuff section, before they were released I had some issues w/ the normal maps and displacement, and to help me better understand what was going on HBorre took my textures and generated a Poser Pro 2012 Material file, and here is what he has to say about it:

"The render scene is composed of a skydome (I prefer BB envsphere), one infinite light, raytrace (80% intensity), and SAMS3D free pagoda (color textures modified using an HSV node connected between the image and PoserSurface).  My render settings includes IDL, SSS, and raytracing; I tried to go as sub optimal as possible to render quickly.  If you study the mat room node setup, you will notice that both displacement and normal maps are connected; this is not truly necessary for this scene. Because of the portrait nature of the render, I would have disconnected the normal map and rely primarily on the displacement.  If I were to place the character at a distance, then I would opt to use the normal mapping instead".

So just where is this file you ask?!? Keep an eye on my >> Renderosity FreeStuff << a few things in que ahead of it, but it's on its way =)

A HUGE shout of thanks to HBorre for creating the files, and a tremendous praise of thanks to all who responded to this thread: >>> Help w/ Normal Maps <<<

When I have a better understanding of setting up the render settings for displacement, I will generate a full scene file, the kind you keep as a "default" opening state =)

please reference previous blogs for information regarding BagginsBill (aka "BB"), his environment sphere, and his VSS system, another truly remarkable member of the Poser Community (the guys name is on the "opening credits" when you load Poser =P)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More "stuff" =D

I like George Carlins take on stuff =P

Anyways, plenty of goodies on the way, stay tuned and enjoy =)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Tower of Babel

Going to be uploading a host of new items this week, all available in my Rendersoity FreeStff Section

Had a little fun w/ voxels this morning, thought it was good enuff for some renders. Comes w/ a pretty nice stone style color map, hope you can make use of it =)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Re-Release: Tormented Soulz

Tormented Soulz now available in my freestuff section at Renderosity, was a set originally created for the Daz3d Victoria 2 figure. It was meant to serve as a surreal/fantasy aid, giving the end user options to help create that style of art. The set included insane head props, lights, poses and MATPose options, all meant to be mixed and matched in a number of ways. Used by the creative individual, this set can prove very useful.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dark Relics.....

Eons ago, I found my way as an online merchant under the name of "atom" something or other... I made many friends, made many things, and that was my initial run... Soon after getting Bryce, I became deeply infatuated with it as a tool for digital art, my "Mats" always getting nice compliments, I started this "2nd" run of online "merchanteering" under the name of MatCreator............

I hope you take advantage of some extremely early releases of my stuff, now seeping their way into my Renderosity freestuff section =)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Awesome May Sale =)

You guys may be noticing some new/old stuff trickling down into my Renderosity freestuff, and let me assure you, it IS to entice you to take advantage of my huge May sale, going on at Renderosity and Daz3d =) Enjoy 30% off all my products at Daz3d, and grab those single items from Renderosity at 25% off. But the best deals would be to take advantage of the Bundle sets, while the bundles are 30% off, you are actually getting "more" than 30% per single product, and my special bundles are made to cater to everyone's specific needs... Stage environments, full Sci-Fi and Fantasy sets, V4 gear, all on sale through May =)


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