Free HDRI Maps Bundle

Free HDRI Bundle

A free option for those who intend to make realistic renders and use HDRI maps as lighting source, whether in Daz Studio with Iray or Uber Environment, Poser, Carrara, Blender or any other 3D program, this pack is a must have.

I’ve used a few in some of my renders with very good lighting results.

Greg Zaal, the CG artist who made these HDRI, did a great work. And he is providing a free sample with 10 full-resolution HDRIs. You can check these out and others great HDRIs on his site HDRI Haven.

Alien Lip Sync Animation Test

This is a lip sync animation test I’m working on as the animator for an independent Sci-Fi Comedy film called “Acordem Ovelhas” (Wake Up Sheep).

I animated it in Poser and then rendered in Carrara. I used the character M4 Dragalien by RawArt which I purchased at Daz3D. It’s another awesome character by RawArt!

Robson Bailarino, a Brazilian comedian, recorded the voice for me and he also imitates a lot of famous voices. 🙂

Ricardo Chacur, a friend of mine,  is the director of the film.

 

 

Burning Babes Gang – WIP

Making the cover art

 

cover art test render

Carrara is really handy. It can support a bunch of characters and props in a scene without slow down your computer. These scenes below have more than 1 million polygons.

 

Making a panel

 

Making a panel

I like these camera angles, so now I have to tweak some lights to render. Normally I render the characters and background separated to do a postwork in Photoshop.

Burning Babes Gang cover

It’s been a long time since my last post here, because of my new comic project, Burning Babes Gang. I’m really enjoying doing this webcomic in 3D.
This is the webcomic cover rendered in Carrara. Carrara is a great 3D software which makes the production of comics fast and easy. Without Carrara it would take more time to do it.

Making Ratita

What I’m gonna show here is not a tutorial. Just a little step by step of how I did the site’s banner. Ratita is based on Victoria 4 from Daz3D model.
Normally I use Daz Studio to create the character and then open it in Carrara to compose the scene to render. But this was straight in Carrara. I like this software because it renders faster than others such as Poser and Daz Studio and in few minutes I have a great picture.
First of all, load Victoria 4 that comes with her basic texture.

Victoria 4 in Carrara

Then I googled for textures and clothes that matched the visual that I had already drawn Ratita in 2d. There’re several sites like ShareCG, Renderosity, MOST Digital Creations, Content Paradise, Art Raiders, Evil Innocence where you can download clothes, skins texture (skin), hair, jewelry, poses, and even full characters for free use. In Daz3D site, there’re some free too.

Victoria 4 customized to Ratita

In Texture tab in Carrara, I customized textures according to her and I added the logo of my favorite band on the shirt. But you can’t always find everything, like mouse ears, so I had to model them in Hexagon, a Daz3D software really easy to model.

 

Modeling Ratita mouse ears in Hexagon

I exported V4 head to Hexagon only as a reference for modeling. And from a sphere, I could model the ears in a few minutes.
Back to Carrara, I imported the ears and I did some test renders with global illumination.

Test render in Carrara with global illumination
Finally, I added fur on the ears with Hair tool, I posed her and adjusted the camera’s frame to the size of the header and did the final render.

 

I love this character because she has a mix of cosplay, anime with a Rock’n’Roll mood. All I like!
Later on, I intend to post some tutorials, tips, and tricks on how to start in 3D in a fun way, without so much frustration.