Worst Nightmare 3D Competition on DeviantArt

What’s your worst nightmare? An evil clown hiding under your bed?  A zombie horde at your door? A tarantula scuttling up your chest in the night? We want to see it! Let your imagination run wild and show us what scares you most! Sponsored by Zellorama, this competition is open to images made with any…

Commissions Open!

I have 2 commission slots available, for 3D fantasy / gothic / horror artwork.  More details can be found on my deviantart page here.  Prices start at $15. Some sample images are below.  Click on any image to cycle through the slideshow.

Free Terragen Conference tomorrow!

There’s a FREE TERRALIVE Terragen conference on Saturday 5th of January at 20:00 GMT London (tommorow). So if you are a Terragen 2 user, just use this link to gain entrance into this webinar. The main conference is being held 18th – 20th January – more details on the 3D Art Direct website here.

King Conan

“Many wars and feuds did Conan fight. Honor and fear were heaped upon his name and, in time, he became a king by his own hand … but that is another story.” This was a Kiriban for a friend over on DeviantArt.  He asked for a pic of Conan / a barbarian as his prize….

Back to Vue for The Last Stand

I’ve spent quite a lot of time playing around in Daz|Studio, Carrara and Poser for my rendering recently, but for this latest piece, I’ve gone back to Vue, which I think is still one of my favourite render engines, particularly for making more arty-looking fantasy pictures. This is a scene from a story I finally…

Exporting from Daz|Studio to Poser and Vue

Tonight, I’ve been trying to export scenes from DAZ|Studio and see how well they render.  I bunged a Genesis figure with some morphs and a nice texture into a scene, and exported as both Collada (.dae) and Wavefront Obkect (.obj) formats. First off, here’s the original DAZ|Studio 4.5 Pro render, uberenvironment, 4 lights. Now here’s…

A Poser User’s Perspective on Daz|Studio

Daz|Studio Week 1 Review Since I’ve failed miserably to get the DSON importer working for Poser, and if I want any hope of being able to use the latest Genesis figures from DAZ, then I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and figure out how to get better renders in Daz|Studio. So I’ve…

My first Daz|Studio Render (that isn’t pants)

Daz|Studio is 3D posing, rendering and animation software that has been available for free for many years.  I’ve never been a fan.  I found Poser first, and have happily paid for upgrades to it since about 2004, and firmly believe it’s well worth the money. I’ve used a lot of different 3D modelling and rendering…