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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby Mortze » Mon, 17Nov06 14:29

There are improvements, for sure.
But I feel that picture is incomplete, and when you ask us what do we think about the composition and lighting I feel I have incomplete material to form an opinion.
1/ The model isn't looking at the camera. That is OK when it's meant to be part of the story. Maybe the girl is smiling at someone, or at something. But without context it's hard to comment about it. I feel like if you just changed her eyes to look into the camera the same picture would feel a lot better.
2/ Same about the lighting. I guess there is a key light at the front left, and another one directed at her face. I see a strong shadow at the back of her legs. Perhaps a fill light pointing to her back from the right would be good to avoid such a strong shadow. See, the overall picture is full of light but there is that strong shadow there that feels kind of odd, unwelcome.
That is clearly a high-key lighting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-key_lighting and usually you can't have strong contrasting shadows with that technique.

She's a pretty girl though . I would have to see more skin to form a more erudite opinion. :p
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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby lydia02 » Wed, 18Jan17 03:44

Mortze wrote:There are improvements, for sure.
But I feel that picture is incomplete, and when you ask us what do we think about the composition and lighting I feel I have incomplete material to form an opinion.
1/ The model isn't looking at the camera. That is OK when it's meant to be part of the story. Maybe the girl is smiling at someone, or at something. But without context it's hard to comment about it. I feel like if you just changed her eyes to look into the camera the same picture would feel a lot better.
2/ Same about the lighting. I guess there is a key light at the front left, and another one directed at her face. I see a strong shadow at the back of her legs. Perhaps a fill light pointing to her back from the right would be good to avoid such a strong shadow. See, the overall picture is full of light but there is that strong shadow there that feels kind of odd, unwelcome.
That is clearly a high-key lighting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-key_lighting and usually you can't have strong contrasting shadows with that technique.

She's a pretty girl though . I would have to see more skin to form a more erudite opinion. :p


Thanks again for all the help and feedback. Still working on renders. Came across various victoria 3 items but couldn't get the victoria 3 base exe files to run. The exe file would start and then I get a message that the file isn't responding and it closes. Same results from two different source files. Any ideas as to why the exe file doesn't work? Thanks.
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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby MaxCarna » Wed, 18Jan17 04:06

Lydia,

Victoria 3 is a very old model, did you mean Genesis 3/Victoria 7?

Victoria 3.0 https://www.daz3d.com/victoria-3-0-base it uses an old .cr2 format.

In the case of Victoria 7 the file are located on ...\My DAZ 3D Library\People\Genesis 3 Female\Characters file "Victoria 7.duf". Never heard about a .exe file
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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby fleet » Wed, 18Jan17 18:38

lydia02 wrote:Thanks again for all the help and feedback. Still working on renders. Came across various victoria 3 items but couldn't get the victoria 3 base exe files to run. The exe file would start and then I get a message that the file isn't responding and it closes. Same results from two different source files. Any ideas as to why the exe file doesn't work? Thanks.


I have "Victoria 3 RR LE" from back when I installed DAZ Studio 2. I can't get that specific version of Victoria 3 to open in DAZ 4.9, but it will open in DAZ 3.2. DAZ 4.9 will open "Victoria 3 RR" and "Victoria 3 SAE" In addition to the structure of the CR2 files being different, DAZ Studio 2 used a different installation path than newer versions.

What's the name of the exe file that you are unable to run?

I suggest you log onto DAZ, open your account and go to the product library. Find Victoria 3 base and manually download it. The zipped file will consist of a content folder which you can then install by copying and pasting.
If that doesn;t work, enter a help ticket at the DAZ web site.
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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby lydia02 » Wed, 18Jan17 23:50

MaxCarna wrote:Lydia,

Victoria 3 is a very old model, did you mean Genesis 3/Victoria 7?

Victoria 3.0 https://www.daz3d.com/victoria-3-0-base it uses an old .cr2 format.

In the case of Victoria 7 the file are located on ...\My DAZ 3D Library\People\Genesis 3 Female\Characters file "Victoria 7.duf". Never heard about a .exe file


Thanks for the reply. Yes, I went very old school. Came across assets for victoria 3 & 4. But couldn't get the victoria 3 base model to install so thought I'd try and post here to see if someone would know what I was doing wrong.
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Re: DAZ3D - Beginner Questions

Postby lydia02 » Thu, 18Jan18 00:16

fleet wrote:
lydia02 wrote:Thanks again for all the help and feedback. Still working on renders. Came across various victoria 3 items but couldn't get the victoria 3 base exe files to run. The exe file would start and then I get a message that the file isn't responding and it closes. Same results from two different source files. Any ideas as to why the exe file doesn't work? Thanks.


I have "Victoria 3 RR LE" from back when I installed DAZ Studio 2. I can't get that specific version of Victoria 3 to open in DAZ 4.9, but it will open in DAZ 3.2. DAZ 4.9 will open "Victoria 3 RR" and "Victoria 3 SAE" In addition to the structure of the CR2 files being different, DAZ Studio 2 used a different installation path than newer versions.

What's the name of the exe file that you are unable to run?

I suggest you log onto DAZ, open your account and go to the product library. Find Victoria 3 base and manually download it. The zipped file will consist of a content folder which you can then install by copying and pasting.
If that doesn;t work, enter a help ticket at the DAZ web site.


Thanks for the response. The files are working today. Not sure what I did any differently. Sorry.
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