Iray Tone Mapping Comparison

DAZ 4.8 introduces Nvidia’s Iray render engine. There’s much fuss going on but i don’t want to join the “is it better than 3Delight or not”-Discussion here… Well, it’s not “better”, it’s different :)

Let’s start simple and de-mystify Iray by looking at its Tone-Mapping department. It’s pretty much like working with a camera when you’re making ‘real’ photos. I like that.

So i ask my new Model Alina to help me with making a comparison. I don’t go into the boring technical things, i like to take it easy. So i just trial-and-errored my way through the Tone-Mapping tab and show you some of my results. May it help you to have a good start with that Iray thingy.

Let’s look at the default render:

iray_tone-mapping_defaultI quickly set up this simple scene, set “Environment” to “Scene Only” and left everything else – including the Camera’s Headlamp (auto) – untouched.

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How to make a sexy GIF in Photoshop!

I’ve recently made some sexy gif-animations for clublena.com and you might wonder how i did it.

Well, i’ve made it with the porn game/editor Sexvilla and Photoshop. Here’s my short step-by-step tutorial.

But first let me start with explaining the background of the project…

I don’t like gif-porn too much. Perhaps because so many gifs are just crappy in my opinion. Anyway, if you’re a pose maker you are always looking for ways that make you come up with better, more realistic and organic poses and animations.

I recently found out that gifs are very helpful when it comes to animating. Because they are focusing at only a few seconds of action and are originally made to celebrate a very cool looking scene. This makes gifs being perfect templates for animators.

So i simply started this project to learn from gifs how to create better animations…

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Collages: How i compose a sexy photo from a couple/3some of screenshots!

3 interesting photo collages that show how i typically make SexVilla screenshots even sexier!

I’m currently working on an artful porn magazine for a German SexVilla Fanblog. I’m sure the PDF will make a lot of buzz.

Here are 3 nice collages that show how i fly over the borders of that SexVilla game. I often take 2 or more screenshots ingame and pimp them together in the graphic editor of my choice.

I also add cool picture editing here and there. Have a look at the three scenarios and compare the rough shots with the final. It’s sometimes tough but i love to create things that aren’t possible ingame (must be a gen-defect or so).

Two of the final pics i needed for that mini-pornzine “SEXXI“, the third was made for fun. I don’t tell you which is which :p

Here we go (large stuff, needs loading time):

Video: How To Create a Simple Stand/Talk Animation!

The second part of my “Look over shoulder” Let’s Pose SexVilla videos is ready…

I’m creating a simple pose of somebody standing and talking calmly. This can be used in the SexVilla Sequencer and in movies with non-sex parts.

The video is again in real-time and of course you can make the animation much better with a bit more patience.