About time I wrote something new here. Some things in my previous journal aren't even true anymore, because they no longer exist (what happened, what did I miss?).
Whatever... After a period of shaky health -nothing serious but when coasting from one flue to the next cold, etc. that not only gets tedious but also wears you out- I'm facing some new artistic challenges:
■ At the times my head was so filled with cotton, there was no room left for any creative thought, I nevertheless couldn't leave things alone, so I bought a lot of toys I haven't had the time to play with yet ;
■ Finally got the Reality 3 plugin for Poser, but now I have to learn to work with it. Some work is needed for materials, but mostly the lighting is a lot different. Paolo Ciccone (who wrote this baby) never tires to tell us that we have to think like photographers, because in Luxrender light works the same way as in reality. So forget all the Poser-tricks you learned in all those years! Well that's no problem as such, because I did photography when I was younger (a lot). And there doesn't seem to be any problem when doing a nice outdoor scene, with one sun (let's forget the SF-scenarios for now). Things get a bit more involved when using meshlights only. Poser has no meshlights and the meshlights Paolo graciously packed with the plugin, it doesn't recognize as lights. So basically there's no preview, which makes working a bit awkward.
■ In the meantime I was a bit blindsided by the announcement of Poser 10/2014. I only visit the various forums when looking for specific information, so I missed any upfront comments on this. And especially the 2014 version is offering several features I've been waiting a long time for: easy copying of morphs, subdivision, soft body dynamics, fitting room & improved morph brush. And Firefly seems to be a bit faster which is always good of course.
So lots to learn and experiment with. Wherever will I find the time?
Well surely no more time for all this piffle, got to dash to the SM-store (that's Smith Micro, you pervies) where my new toy is anxiously waiting for me to pick it up. Tally ho!