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Jazz - Close up and personal by thd777 Jazz - Close up and personal by thd777
I find close-up portraits to be one of the most difficult type of 3D images to pull off convincingly. Not just in Vue but in all rendering programs. Here is a recent attempt where I tried to do a fairly close-up portrait of my character Jazz. I imported the posed OBJ from DAZ Studio and then redid all materials and set up the lighting in Vue 8 Infinite.
Probably not spectacular, but overall I was pretty happy with the result and decided to show here anyway.

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I agree with you that portraits are most difficult; like most things, when you are simplifying a piece or focusing on one small part of it, the possibility of screwing up royally increases exponentially. Here, however, you have pulled it off quite nicely; the character feels very alive and natural. The textures are all tops and the facial expression makes the piece seem like a spur of the moment photograph--so kudos for that great accomplishment! The background is very nice for the piece, simple but well done. Because it is so flat, I get the feeling that this is one of those photographs that usually gets deleted or filed away never to be seen again--the kind that wasn't the 'perfect' portrait the photographer was going for, but is still a wonderful piece of art by its own right.

Excellent work!
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DeviantGrace Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I think its spectacular. I'd be estatic If I could do something like this.
Val-Mont Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great work. Jazz would be a great model for my style of photography. Absolutely gorgeous. I like your way beeing respectful to your character, as you covered her decollete with her hair.
verushka48 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
She looks like a lost little girl. That emotion in her face makes her alive.
thd777 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
mthiercy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Very nice portrait.

More than often, characters imported from Poser or DAZ Studio into Vue have a matte and articial aspect. So your reworking of the textures are really great!
thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The materials were definitely the hardest part in this image. I appreciate the comment!

peppermint-petty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student General Artist
That's absolutly great!
I love your works, they're so realistik.
But could it be, that she's cross-eyed a bit?
Doesn't matter, the rest is awesome^^
thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hmm, looking at the image now I think you might be right. I didn't really notice it until I read your comment. Must go back to the scene file and investigate...

peppermint-petty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student General Artist
It's not that important, it's looking really good although!
But I'm happy that I could help you^^
quimabella Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work
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