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I'm definitely no 'artist' - I'm just a guy who uses clever computer software to make pictures! But I feel an urge to pick up a pencil and sketchpad...

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I love browsing through pages of random thumbnails and clicking on anything that looks interesting...


(When I first heard of "Renderman" I imagined a porcine supervillain with the ability to turn his foes to lard, and the title of this post brought that back! Strange the way some peoples minds work... heh, heh, heh...  ;D  )

I've been using my own very simple human skin in Poser for a while now - basically take any skin texture set I like, add a bit of noise bump (fine-tuned to the final render size), a touch of specularity, and a smidgen of reflection. But I still do it all manually - edit each material in the material zone. Sometimes I just can't be bothered! I guess I should write a script to do it for me, but guess what - I just can't be bothered. It appears that I'm going through an 'I just can't be bothered' phase... :)

I've recently started using Poser's subsurface scattering on human skin, mainly via Snarly's EZSkin2 or Sydd's Oxygen. Getting some amazing results (especially when I resist the temptation to tweak things too much and end up with waxy (lardy?) figures...) But I find I still like the look of my own DIY skin...

Deja vu in a way - when I got hold of Reality (both Poser and DAZ Studio versions), I liked the LuxRender results. But I still prefer to render within Poser...


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For the last two decades of the 20th century I was a software monkey in the UK. But then I escaped and ran away to S.E.Asia! It was here, around 2007, in an internet cafe, that I (re)discovered 3D - I somehow chanced upon a download for DAZ Studio 1/2. I quickly became a 'collector', downloading all the (legally) free 3D models I could find, and around 2009 I picked up a bargain copy of Poser 6. But like many collectors I fell into a common trap - maintaining my collection in a pristine, unused condition!

In early 2010 I discovered Blender and started producing occasional models and textures of my own. With my rusty-software-monkey 'skills' I also started hacking together my own scripts for DAZ Studio and Poser. Any reasonable models, textures, or scripts that I've produced has been released as freebies.

About My Freebies

All my freebies are available at Renderosity FreeStuff and at ShareCG (maybe I should upload them here too?). And I'm still making lots of stuff. It's just that recently I've been having far too much fun playing with the toys in my runtime and making pictures. So the planned work on my freebies has suffered. But since nobody's actually asked about progress on the Smart+/PropGoto+ update, or anything else (except the S.E.Asian helmet - sorry Mal, I will get round to it, but I just keep getting distracted!) it's all on the back-burner for now. Please do feel free to chase me up if there's anything I've said I'll do - I often need just a small shove!

About My Pictures

A couple of years ago I finally ceased my endless quest for freebies. Curiously my runtime was bulging at the seams - and to be honest I had no real idea of what was inside it! So I started to play with the stuff I'd collected.

But recently my toys have really started to come to life... pictures have just started 'happening'. I simply open Poser, peek inside to see what all those little guys and gals and beasties are up to, and hit 'render' when they tell me to!

So you see, I can't really take credit for any of the pictures I post here... ;o)

Other Places To Find Me

Although I have my own website Unreal Imperfect, I haven't touched it for a year. So for the latest news about what I'm working on, how far I've got with it, or what I'm planning see my blog. Or check for recent activity here or at ShareCG, Renderosity, DAZ3D , or HiveWire3D - I'm user 3dcheapskate wherever I go (so far). If you want to get in touch with me for any reason (e.g. problems with one of my freebies, asking why I haven't done something I said I was going to, etc) you can send me a PM here, or get in touch via any of the other places I've listed.

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AetherDreams Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thank you so much for joining our group Dawn of a New Era!
3dcheapskate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
My pleasure, and thank you for creating the group. Still looking forward to seeing the HiveWire3D gallery with all 154 HiveWire entries - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they  get it done soon.
AetherDreams Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Yes. I am looking forward to seeing what people have done. I hope more of them decide to join  our group over here too as I think that the more people see her outside of hivewire, the more they will realize how versatile she is.
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