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Offline darkangel

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Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:57:01 PM »
OK, my comp can handle superfly but it still needs tweaking to get rid of the little black artifacts (they are smaller than previous but still working on it) it does take a lot longer to render with it but it is gorgeous when done right.

Now If you do HDR that can be gratifying too and I try to use the materials for it vs the props for it (or is it the other way around) and if you have not gotten BagginsBill's ENVSphere then here is the link to it -- get it here with instructions to get the best out of it

Now for some tutorials for Superfly by  piersyf:
Lighting relationships in Poser
Lighting Relationships in Poser Second Edition


@ all members that do Superfly in Poser:
If you don't mind post your Poser setting you use to get your happy renders with. Trust me inquiring minds wish to know---me especially since I am a nosy old biddy... :mwah:

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 09:26:52 PM »
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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
Great to see you here sugar, miss ya. You and yours have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Yea. Be safe while driving. :seasons:

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 10:33:24 PM »
Thank you DA, and to you and yours as well  :sno6:
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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:33:23 AM »
It really depends on what you want from Superfly.
For me, I wanted better promo renders, more realism.  But, I can't "afford" to take days for a single promo render when I have to do 6-10 of them.

Now, I have a Nvidia card in my computer, but it's not one of the new full of RAM cards and I don't use it for Superfly renders - it's just too slow.  So I use CPU rendering.
Given those parameters, these are my render settings for most Superfly renders I do.
With these settings, I get a Superfly promo in about the same amount of time an IDL lighted SSS render takes in Firefly - around 30 minutes per render.
Keep in mind lighting is even more important in Superfly than in Firefly.  If you are just starting with Superfly, I highly recommend you use Ghostship's free Superfly lights:  https://sharecg.com/v/86639/gallery/11/Poser/Studio-Portrait-Lights-for-Poser-11-Poser-11-Pro to get you started with Superfly.
Again, remember that this all works for a specific purpose.  The beauty of Superfly is that you have the ability to change all of these parameters for your own purposes.  The only expense for doing so, might be longer render times.

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 10:36:31 AM »
Here's an example render using those settings in Superfly.

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 10:47:24 AM »
One more thing I want to note about Superfly renders is that you need to use an enclosure to get a good render.  Now, that doesn't mean you have to use the cavernous "ground" that comes with P11 and loads by default.
I frequently use a small 2-3 walled room for render to bounce light off of.  This is one of my favorites:  https://www.daz3d.com/studio-drapes-base-pack
You should have one of the walls selected when you load the lights.
You can always hide them from the camera (Show in Camera setting) if you need a transparent background, but Superfly will never clear the "speckled look" without an enclosure to bounce light around.

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 12:51:22 PM »
That is so pretty, thanks for the lights and you have some happy holidays too :seasons: be safe

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Re: Poser's Superfly Tutorials
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 01:53:49 PM »
Yes PDG it is understandable that you would be with her right now. Please keep us posted and give her a hug from me. She and you are in our prayers.