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Qabbalah2 by llynara
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To Arms by llynara To Arms :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 Pondering by llynara Pondering :iconllynara:llynara 6 0 Lifted by llynara Lifted :iconllynara:llynara 1 2 Looking for a Fight by llynara Looking for a Fight :iconllynara:llynara 5 5 Shanghai Spring by llynara Shanghai Spring :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 WIP: Valkyries by llynara WIP: Valkyries :iconllynara:llynara 7 3 Azrea for V3 by llynara Azrea for V3 :iconllynara:llynara 5 1 Princesses of Atlantis by llynara Princesses of Atlantis :iconllynara:llynara 3 0 Rannolf by llynara Rannolf :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 Clancy McKenna by llynara Clancy McKenna :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 Hugh Harrison, illusionist by llynara Hugh Harrison, illusionist :iconllynara:llynara 0 0 Jacob Jackson, Energy Shifter by llynara Jacob Jackson, Energy Shifter :iconllynara:llynara 0 0 Unlucky Charm Cover by llynara Unlucky Charm Cover :iconllynara:llynara 1 0

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Elf Lady in Red, Fantasy Art by shibashake Elf Lady in Red, Fantasy Art :iconshibashake:shibashake 88 16
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[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray
A video version is here.
I learned this method from jag11 on the DAZ3D forums, who is thanked for permission to use it in this tutorial!
In 3Delight there's no way to create atmosphere or godrays (the rays that are visible when light passes through dust or particles).  There are products to facilitate (one of them mine), but most are either not the easiest to use or ultimately just a faking of a feature the engine lacks.  Many artists use postwork instead.
DAZ Studio 4.8 Beta's new Iray engine also lacks a native mechanism for creating atmospheric volumes - but it can be easily convinced to produce them!  They will come from your lights and react to objects in your scene.  I did a test image of Jack Tomalin's Chapter House Iray scene (free to Plat Club members
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DAZ Studio 4.9 Shortcuts by PeggyWalters DAZ Studio 4.9 Shortcuts :iconpeggywalters:PeggyWalters 14 13 Illustrator Shortcuts by PeggyWalters Illustrator Shortcuts :iconpeggywalters:PeggyWalters 4 3 Photoshop Shortcuts by PeggyWalters Photoshop Shortcuts :iconpeggywalters:PeggyWalters 6 8 Imperius, archangel of Valor by TamplierPainter Imperius, archangel of Valor :icontamplierpainter:TamplierPainter 5,235 250 White Priestess by TamplierPainter White Priestess :icontamplierpainter:TamplierPainter 7,546 242 Maiev ShadowSong by TamplierPainter Maiev ShadowSong :icontamplierpainter:TamplierPainter 4,971 225 Furbrushes by kathrynloch Furbrushes :iconkathrynloch:kathrynloch 10 6 Mandala - Mermaids by Dracorn Mandala - Mermaids :icondracorn:Dracorn 8 4 Diesel by Knittingmommy
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Diesel :iconknittingmommy:Knittingmommy 8 14
November Romance by brandrificus November Romance :iconbrandrificus:brandrificus 238 43 No Place Like Home by jasmine-autumn No Place Like Home :iconjasmine-autumn:jasmine-autumn 222 59 Poppy's Angel by Thelma1944 Poppy's Angel :iconthelma1944:Thelma1944 3 1 Indian Romance by Thelma1944 Indian Romance :iconthelma1944:Thelma1944 8 1
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Iray Surfaces And What They Mean
I've updated and corrected this article based on DAZ's documentation.  You should read that if you want more information.  This will continue to be more of a "plain talk" breakdown.
Let us begin with the different types of shaders from the "Base Mixing" dropdown at the top.  Choosing one of these will hide or gray out some options and reveal others.


The Iray shader behaves as though it has three layers: The "base" layer, the "metallic flakes" layer on top of that, and the "top coat layer" on top of that.  It is possible to turn off the top two layers and not use their settings, but the ability to use them is a property this shader has that 3Delight did not.  This makes using shaders made for Iray very important when rendering to get the best look in Iray!
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Qabbalah2
Test render of the Qabbalah outfit by Arki in Iray for avxp. It doesn't cover the nipples, so I added a maturity warning. 
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To Arms
DarwinsMishap's latest character Evan isn't happy. Maybe someone took his cup of coffee. He's grabbed his sword and is ready for battle! 

Products used: 
Evan for G3M (DAZ)
Necromancer for M4 (Xurge)
Wear Them All for G3M (DAZ)
Terradome 3 (DAZ)
Ron's Powder Brushes (DAZ)
Dragonsbane Sword for G3M (DAZ)
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Pondering
MDD's beautiful Ilumi is pondering the arrival of spring. I adore this new character. Her emissive options are incredible and take character creation to a whole new realm. 

Items Used: 
MDD Ilumi (Rendo)
Deco Strings for G3F by Fabiana (DAZ)
Soleil Hair for G3F (DAZ)
Flux Lights by Sveva (Rendo)
The Poetic Pose; Portraits Vol 1 by Spiritfoxy (Rendo)
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Lifted by llynara


As artists, we are all on a creative journey of some sort, often tightly intertwined with our journey through life. Sometimes we try to force our way through it, pushing ourselves endlessly towards some sort of perfection in the quest to become better at our craft. Often that obsession can suck the joy right out of the creative process, even to the point of hindering it.

Somehow, we have to give ourselves permission to be human and love the imp
erfections in our art as well as ourselves. Otherwise we risk loathing both, and burning out to the point where nothing is pleasurable.


Lately I'm taking a different approach, buried in the still, small voice of the art itself. It whispers, "Follow me. Let me take you somewhere new." And I find myself unsure of who is leading who - the artist or the art. 

I'm discovering more joy in going with the flow of a piece and learning to let go when it says it's done, rather than forcing it to be the exact replica of what I originally envisioned. That may sound crazy, but as a writer, I have story people talking to me all the time, telling me their secrets and even dictating when they live and die in my stories. Perhaps it's the subconscious, who knows. But I'm learning to trust it with art as I do with stories. I'm starting to move with it and see where it wants to go, like streams of water flowing into a bigger creative river and out to the sea beyond.

It's teaching me every day to let go of what I think I know, and just create. The picture in my head is only the starting point. The one on the canvas is the real journey.
 In the process, it lifts me into a higher place, and reminds why I fell in love with it to begin with.

It brings me a feeling of freedom.
Love.
Beauty.
Acceptance.
Where anything is possible.
Where everything is possible.

And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing indeed.
Lifted

May love lighten your burdens
And wash the dust from your weary soul.
~Kimberly Gordon

My accompanying journal entry is here.

This was a fun project. I loved playing with the emissives, lights, and shaders. View the full pic and zoom in to see the detail of the shaders interacting with the light. 

Items Used: 
Michael 5 Hero (DAZ)
Genesis 3 Female (DAZ)
Body of Light (DAZ)
Gemology Iray Shaders (DAZ)
Ultragenesis Studio- glass floor (DAZ)
Terra Luna3- star hdr (DAZ)
V4 Creature Creator Wings (DAZ)
Milen Hair (DAZ)
Alterglow Emissive Shaders by Fabiana
AlterLove by Fabiana
AlterPlanets by Fabiana
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Lifted by llynara


As artists, we are all on a creative journey of some sort, often tightly intertwined with our journey through life. Sometimes we try to force our way through it, pushing ourselves endlessly towards some sort of perfection in the quest to become better at our craft. Often that obsession can suck the joy right out of the creative process, even to the point of hindering it.

Somehow, we have to give ourselves permission to be human and love the imp
erfections in our art as well as ourselves. Otherwise we risk loathing both, and burning out to the point where nothing is pleasurable.


Lately I'm taking a different approach, buried in the still, small voice of the art itself. It whispers, "Follow me. Let me take you somewhere new." And I find myself unsure of who is leading who - the artist or the art. 

I'm discovering more joy in going with the flow of a piece and learning to let go when it says it's done, rather than forcing it to be the exact replica of what I originally envisioned. That may sound crazy, but as a writer, I have story people talking to me all the time, telling me their secrets and even dictating when they live and die in my stories. Perhaps it's the subconscious, who knows. But I'm learning to trust it with art as I do with stories. I'm starting to move with it and see where it wants to go, like streams of water flowing into a bigger creative river and out to the sea beyond.

It's teaching me every day to let go of what I think I know, and just create. The picture in my head is only the starting point. The one on the canvas is the real journey.
 In the process, it lifts me into a higher place, and reminds why I fell in love with it to begin with.

It brings me a feeling of freedom.
Love.
Beauty.
Acceptance.
Where anything is possible.
Where everything is possible.

And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing indeed.

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Kimberly Gordon
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm an IT professional, a published author, a veteran and a mother of five. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse in rural Illinois, where I enjoy coming up with outrageous stories and telling them to whoever will listen, including my chickens.

I come from a family of writers and have a background in theater and broadcasting. I have a lifelong passion for words. My favorite authors include my mother, Kathleen Kirkwood, followed closely by Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. I'm a big fan of God's many masterpieces, especially the Bible, lilacs, and the cacao bean.

I'm learning 3D art to do book covers, promos and web design for my sites. I write romantic comedies and have two series currently out. Black Kat is a dark romantic comedy series with superheroes. It's considered New Adult, and goes from urban fantasy to pure fantasy over the course of 12 books. Calpernica is a romantic comedy series spanning 50 years in a small rural town in the Midwest. It's more on the inspirational side and has 10 books total.

You can find the first books in each of these series on Amazon on my author page here: www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Gordon…
I'm also on Patreon: www.patreon.com/BlackKatSeries

I'm currenly working on the second books for both. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy, both on the art and writing side!
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:iconmcafee2000:
mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves.
If you go to ShareGC, I have a number of textures available there for V4 and V3.
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Mike! I found them and downloaded them all. They are wonderful and I can't wait to render them. Check out my latest post. Pride 2007 is looking great in Iray!
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mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I saw - well done
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   Filmographer
Thanks for the fave :)
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you too, Joe!
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borghalcl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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KomyFly Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yoho,I found ya...can I come aboard,milady? The Cutes Smile Ever by KomyFly  
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But of course, you skalliwag!
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Tjeb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Thank you for the fave.
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