Latest Artwork and Plans

        I’m aware I’ve been a little remiss lately in updating my blog, so here’s a quick update. I made the below this weekend as a bit of practice. I may also produce it as a print to sell at Cons.     I’ve also done these two commissions for a private…

New Website Launch

I’ve spent some time over the last few months revamping my 3D Fantasy Art website. I made the switch from Dreamweaver to WordPress, and so far, I’m not regretting it! Here’s the new homepage:   The new site has 2 tutorial sections: A starter tutorials section, covering Carrara, Poser and Daz| Studio   And a list of…

Fire Elf – Picture of the Week

I’ve been really busy with the day-job in the last few months, but I made some time for fun renders the other week and made this image.  It’s since been awarded Picture of the Week on Dreamslayer Artworks. 🙂

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…

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…

Conan Obsession…?

After a period of self-imposed austerity measures, I finally got hold of this awesome ‘Altas‘ morph and texture pack from Renderosity.  I’ve been duly making Conans with it ever since.  This one was rendered in Poser Pro 2012. Growing up, I loved Robert E Howard’s tales of Conan, the quintessential barbarian hero, and I read…

Unexpected Benevolence

Well, after I gave Daz’s Victoria3 a bit of a whirl after a long absence the other night, it seemed only fair to brush the dust off Michael3 and breathe some life back into him too. I’ve used the EZ Skin script on one of the MOTY textures, and also experimented with my own 3-point…