Enjoying iRay, at last

I know there are so many important things going on in this world but even though I find myself becoming ever more political, I am too ill informed on almost all of them to even attempt to comment.

So, I have this blog, a little bubble in the ether, as a sanctuary from reality.

Reality and LuxRender are two pieces of software (which I always called “programmes” but now feel obliged to call “apps” or “applications”) that I have enjoyed using to render my Daz Studio files for the last 3 to 4 years. The set up gives very fine physically accurate and photographic quality renders.

However, I’ve recently spent time with Daz Studio’s inbuilt and nVidia powered “iRay” renderer. I love the grainy and painterly character of what I’m currently getting. Below, I have included 2 renders to demonstrate the difference.

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Figure on the savanna. Rendered using iRay. Copyright Dale Warner 2017.
A Steampunk Forest. Copyright Dale Warner 2014.
A Steampunk Forest. A Reality and Lux render. Copyright Dale Warner 2014.
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2 thoughts on “Enjoying iRay, at last

  1. Well, these are impressive renders, Dale. Never got into these kind of apps though I love visuals. (Still a bit wedded to 2D images created by ‘conventional’ means — whatever those are these days.)

    1. Thanks Chris. My degree is in art education (not teaching though – that was a separate PGCE) but I’ve long lost the ability to draw or paint with any control. I too love good old fashioned physical artwork. Perhaps I might try illustrating some UKLG narratives – “just for the ‘ammer” as they say?

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