I’ve been trying to find time to finish looking into installing and using the DAZ 3D software to create cover art and scene illustrations for my books. I finally managed to figure it out enough to complete a tutorial and create this sample “render.”
I’m very encouraged. I can’t draw worth a damn, but I do have fifteen years of experience using 3D software to create scenes for my gaming work. With some proper thought and care, I think I’m going to be able to make use of this.
Here’s another test, which was mostly an exercise in figuring out how some of the controls work. The posing could be significantly improved, and I’ll need to get more clothing models to dress them properly. And I definitely need to study how to set the illumination and rendering parameters, since some of the light’s clearly not being cast correctly. Nevertheless it does do a semi-decent job of roughly capturing a scene from my upcoming book, Aftermath.