VA2015: 2Point Lights - Iray Freebie



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VA2015: 2Point Lights Iray Freebie
for Daz Studio 4.8 using Nvidia Iray render engine


This is a quick and simple set of photometric lights that will give you fast and good results in Daz Studio 4.8 rendering in Nvidia Iray. The package contains of one-click load of 2 Photometric Point lights and 1 Headlamp Blocker and also quick Render Presets.

This package does NOT contain HDRI maps, although it is built to be used with the Environment, so on this particular occasion settings are aimed towards these amazing free diffuse HDRI maps created by Lasaucisse that are generously available through Deviantart free of charge:

  


  


Please note that the artist pleads these HDRIs to be used for private use ONLY and do respect the original creators wishes or for commercial rendering use other source of HDRIs. 

You can download the following photometric light presets here:





*HOW TO USE:

1. After you have downloaded the HDRIs and the lights, install the package contained in the zip file to your Daz Studio directory, you will find them under Lights Presets/VAlzheimer:



2. Download and unpack the HDRIs from Lasaucisse that you have respectively downloaded from Deviantart after reading the artists terms of usage carefully. Remember where you have unpacked the HDRIs as you will have to find them later.

3. After you have posed your model in the scene load the lights from the "2PointLights" icon and then "RenderSettings". Head over to your Render settings tab now, where you will find the "Environment" settings to add your HDRI map there (everything else will be loaded automatically for you):



4. Make sure to have selected the file with HDR format and not the image. After the desired HDRI is added for these particular maps you will want to adjust the map value from 1 to 0.5 to achieve better results:


5. And that is it, you are ready to render your scene with quick and easy setup achieving some fast and good results :)




*TERMS OF USAGE - PLEASE READ:

- You are allowed to use these presets for your personal artwork
- You are allowed to use lights only (excluding HDRIs) in your commercial artwork/promotional images
- HDRIs by http://lasaucisse.deviantart.com/ linked in this guide are for private use only, please respect the creators wishes!
- You are not allowed to reupload, alter, or use this pack in original OR modified form in any way for redistribution
- This pack is created for educational and artistic purposes for Daz Studio users only, free of charge, and belongs to VAlzheimer Studio
- All and any settings and images contained in this pack and guide are not to be shared (but can be mentioned and directly linked to the guide at VAlzheimer.info) elsewhere, including forums, blogs and magazines without strict written permission from VAlzheimer Studio



UPDATE 11/21/2016: Main download file had a minor update, Render Emitter is turned OFF in the point lights preset now. To update your preset, simply download again and overrun the existing installation. Thank you!




Notable items used in the making of the promo:

Rendered in Daz Studio 4.8 Iray, custom Iray shaders. Logo and text added in GIMP and Inkscape.

Thank you,
V.


All artwork posted at http://valzheimer.info is copyrighted to VAlzheimer Studio © 2013-2015. All and any unauthorized use, reuploading, editing and redistributing of the works posted on this website is strongly prohibited without the written consent of the original author. All contents of the VAlzheimer Studio website and its respected sub-domains and sub-pages falls under the terms stated in this Copyright Notice.

Verica Hupe - VAlzheimer

3D artist and vendor at Daz 3D store. Using Daz Studio, Iray, 3Delight, Blender, Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, GIMP and Inkscape to create 3D art and content. Coffee and cigarettes addict. You may call me V.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks. My renders look MUCH better.

    But my render time jumped from 5 minutes to 1hr,lol.

    But they look better. Perhaps there are some sacrifices i can make. I will look at the suggested render settings.

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    1. Sorry about the render time :( My render times vary, but simple portraits with these settings are an hour on the average (Iray just doesn't know how to go fast, lol)... all depends on surfaces and above all, on the GPU/CPU strength. Glad you like your results though :)

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