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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.

Ciao
TD
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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.
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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.
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verushka48 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
She looks like a lost little girl. That emotion in her face makes her alive.
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thd777 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
:thanks:
TD
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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!
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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!

Ciao
TD
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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^^
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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...

Ciao
TD
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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^^
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quimabella Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work
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DaleCar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character herself has a very Norman Rockwell feel about her. quite nice
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

TD
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JUJUsternchen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely charakter and picture...
I like the blouse...

...and the hair...wow... please, which hair is this?
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The hair is "Lada hair" from Nursoda at Renderosity with a texture from Countess' "Toxic Lada" set. I should point out that I modified the materials heavily in Vue and they look different in Poser/DAZ Studio.

The blouse is from "Hot Uniforms Secretary" by pretty3D (at DAZ) with a custom texture made in Vue.

Ciao
TD
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job !
A lot's of details !
A real quality in the renders, great job :clap:


:whisper: can I have a llama now :flirty: :giggle:
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!

TD
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formatela Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Nice render!
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   General Artist
Great work on the fabric!
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Maybe I am slowly getting the hang of Vue materials...

Ciao
TD
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odhinnsrunes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   General Artist
Looks like it to me! :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!
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dragonpyper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
You have a real talent in doing people. This is something I cannot do well.
Great Job!! :clap:
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, she is such a beautiful girl!! She actually has a face of a 11 yr old... naturally (none of that fantasy big eye, big lip stuff) and that expression is just beautiful!!

Will Jazz be available??

...wolfie
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi wolfie!

Well, Jazz is a mix of several commercial character sets plus some dial spinning, so she is not distributable. If you are interested I'll be happy to send you a note with the basic "recipe" and sources (she changes a bit depending on the image).
I was actually aiming at a somewhat older character than 11... more like 16-20, but with a fairly slight frame. In my back story she is 19.

Ciao
TD
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to have that recipe :) Can ya include the texture set too?

Thanks, my friend!!

...wolfie
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I'll send you a note with the basic recipe in few minutes. It is actually quite simple, but she also changes a bit between images, so there is no exact match for all images.

Ciao
TD
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Kelesia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vue has such a better rendering engine than Studio. I really prefer working in Studio but am starting to do more and more in Vue. I love her hair, it looks so pettable and real!
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thd777 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The hair took a fair amount of work. I used anisotropic highlights, a bit of backlighting and I routed the texture map into the bump channel.

Ciao
TD
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