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Bionicskillz - My DAZ 3D projects

16 Aug 2020 00:01 - 16 Aug 2020 00:07 #68881 by bionicskillz
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I just want to say I'm pumped! I've been messing around with DAZ for the past few days and got very far. I can't tell you how excited I am with some of my test projects. I was first thinking of short comic stories I want to do but I starting animating and I'm blown away by what I was able to do so far. A lot of credit goes to the program and artists who made the content I'm using but have a look and meet Valentina:

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19 Aug 2020 14:14 #68898 by bionicskillz
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I've been deep, very deep into learning DAZ after seeing what it can do and I'm blown away so far. I'm making my mini scenes of what I always envisioned in my wildest fantasies.

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19 Aug 2020 15:01 #68899 by njae
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bionicskillz wrote: I've been deep, very deep into learning DAZ after seeing what it can do and I'm blown away so far. I'm making my mini scenes of what I always envisioned in my wildest fantasies.


What's your process in creating the animation? With a static camera it seems like you could speed the render time up by only rendering Valentina and keep the background static there. That would require to render as an image sequence and turn the  images into a video using another tool. As a bonus, there's no real loss in case of a crash as any frame that was rendered is already saved.

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19 Aug 2020 16:09 #68900 by bionicskillz
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Ok, so I'm using a Mac. The camera is static for my scenes. However I use Iray as the engine which doesn't play nice with Apple. I altered some settings to lower the number of iterations and render as still images like you said. I then bring them to Davinci Resolve and added some sound effects etc. It's been working out well. I'm impressed with the rendering so far. The last scene I rendered was 399 images done in a little over 3 hours. I was thinking of getting Reality Render but I use mostly Genesis 8 assets and heard that's optimized best for Iray. I'm seriously thinking about getting a mid range laptop with an NVIDIA GPU just for this stuff is tempting but having to get another monitor and keyborad and uuugh! Plus the whole world is broke right now. I'm seriously psyched about what I accomplished so far which of course is a double edge sword since the quarantine has thrown my life out wack...but MY GOD!! what, I've put together so far has amazed me. I posed some run cycles, learned how to deform objects, got to know the interface pretty well, been reading about animation. My art education has helped a lot with this as far as making believable posing and movement. So this first segment has  her jumping up and jumping down. It's amazing how the Bionic TV shows have influenced me lol. I animated at a high frame rate for smooth movement too. I've been at it since Saturday with DAZ and video editing.

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19 Aug 2020 16:19 #68902 by njae
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Phew, using IRAY without an NVIDIA card is... tough. I did my first steps with an AMD graphics card as well and since I have a desktop switching that one was an easy feat,


Still, having 399 images in little more than three hours sounds very fast, especially considering the lack of NVIDIA. Some of the higher quality animations I made took days/weeks to render - but that was 1080p with full 3d background and all...

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19 Aug 2020 18:28 #68903 by Agent00Soul
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Great work so far!
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19 Aug 2020 21:24 #68910 by bionicskillz
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njae wrote: Phew, using IRAY without an NVIDIA card is... tough. I did my first steps with an AMD graphics card as well and since I have a desktop switching that one was an easy feat,


Still, having 399 images in little more than three hours sounds very fast, especially considering the lack of NVIDIA. Some of the higher quality animations I made took days/weeks to render - but that was 1080p with full 3d background and all...


Don't get me wrong; when I didn't touch the Iray default settings and rendered an image, just one image, it took me around an hour and 45 minutes. But, yes, rendering 399 in under 4 hours wasn't that bad for a non Nvidia computer. All rendering is down on the CPU and I'm using a 2017 Imac with a 4.2 GHz Core i7 with 24gb of ram so I guess that helps a bit. but my comp fan is spinning like crazy.

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23 Aug 2020 21:59 #68951 by oliu99
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The preview image and video look great! Can't wait to see more from this project :)

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24 Aug 2020 15:15 #68959 by bionicskillz
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Thanks Oliu. I've been at it for a full week. I'm trying to realize my wildest fantasies....

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24 Aug 2020 21:53 #68964 by oliu99
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Oh my! Keep up the good work!
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25 Aug 2020 04:05 #68971 by eromacque
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Holy WOW.  Hey, this is looking amazing so far!  You're really hitting it out of the park with these bionic booted badasses.  I can't WAIT to see what you can accomplish as your proficiency and comfort with the software goes up.

Seriously, you're making some AMAZING animations!!!

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25 Aug 2020 10:35 #68978 by bionicskillz
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A little under 4 hours to render a little over 400 frames are killing me and my iMac. I'm looking into buying a gaming laptop with an Nvidia card to pump out this animations quicker..

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25 Aug 2020 11:18 #68979 by jgheitman
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Just build your own PC, much cheaper and can make it quite powerful. Did my first one about 4 months ago and was pretty easy
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26 Aug 2020 20:16 #68994 by bionicskillz
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26 Aug 2020 23:18 #68995 by oliu99
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This is looking so great I can barely wait! Thanks so much for sharing Bionicskillz :)
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29 Aug 2020 21:55 #69020 by eromacque
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HOLY WOW!  I just saw the completed animation!  FAN FUGU TASTIC!!!!!!

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29 Aug 2020 23:32 #69021 by oliu99
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Loved it too! Looking forward to seeing more :)
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29 Aug 2020 23:43 - 29 Aug 2020 23:51 #69022 by oliu99
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Bionicskillz, apropos your comment about steel bending on youtube, i wondered if this Daz tutorial could be of any interest to you? Specifically the bit about the barrel from 17:20

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30 Aug 2020 18:50 #69026 by bionicskillz
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Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it. Working on various new stuff. Quick animations with other characters too but have a new mini movie I'm working on with Fiona and another character.

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30 Aug 2020 19:06 #69027 by bionicskillz
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oliu99 wrote: Bionicskillz, apropos your comment about steel bending on youtube, i wondered if this Daz tutorial could be of any interest to you? Specifically the bit about the barrel from 17:20


Yes. That was one of the first videos I saw when I started the program last week. I was able to deform some stuff but it all depends on the geometry of the prop so sometimes it looks weird but I was successful with an iron door prop I have. I'll post it soon.
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