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Clara Ravens - Octane Render 2 by Epoch-Art Clara Ravens - Octane Render 2 by Epoch-Art
Here is a new render of Clara in Octane. I'm looking for help from other Octane users who are using it via the Poser plugin. I am looking to make a believable material setting for her hair. In this render, I am using a diffuse, bump, specular, and transparency map. Does anyone have a convincing material setting they'd like to share for hair using those maps? Or if you have just general settings that work for you, I'd love to hear them.
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This picture reminds me a lot of Lara Croft's Tomb Raider. The things though that need to be worked on are her hair, and breast. Her hair looks under-rendered. The hair needs more definition, it doesn't really look like hair. For the breast, it looks like there is nothing supporting the breast, they are free to jiggle in which direction she is turning, to bounce when she is walking and to make her skin tight shirt ride up. Other than that she looks entirely human. The skin rendered really nicely, the tools are well done, and the clothes look confortable.
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ZIZUZO Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
always marvelous
Bikerbloke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Very menacing look, well done for capturing that.
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Absolutely love this one.
3dmania Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When working with hair, to add some more realism, add a RPG node to the transmissions channel on the diffuse node. It will give the hair more depth.
Arokhrynn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks alot.
jstilton Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, one of the sexiest faces ever
aurig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
My goodness, she's beautiful. Colours, pose and lighting is great. Clap 
REDANTA Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I love your Skin material. are you using sss?
Epoch-Art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I believe this render is using SSS, though I don't remember as I rendered it awhile ago when I was still very new to Octane.
Armcock14 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love Clara Ravens!:drool:
I have read some of her adventures (at least bits of the ones I could find)...
Very seXXy character...:horny:
chimera46 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Looks great! Though I don't know if he'd have an answer for you, but Gazukull also uses Octane and is pretty knowledgeable on the hardware side of things at least. Might be good to check with him for Octane questions?
jelalhell Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
really nice action stance. Looking to your next art on LARA
javbenjul1978 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great work, really excellent!!!!
3DZen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Octane is fantastic! Render looks great.
REDANTA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wow, Awesome Awesome Awesome work.... Is the hair glossy? I see that just changing it to difuse takes away that shiney gel kind of look. [link]
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
She dyed her hair, didn't she? Nice, smooth textures.
Epoch-Art Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In fact, she did not. It is one of the things I've been struggling with in Octane when using bump maps. It seems the color of the bump map is multiplying against the diffuse map color and darkening it. In the description I mention the issue with hair I am having and have yet to solve. If anyone has an Octane setting for hair using diffuse, specular, and bump maps and can get realistic blinns and sheen, I'd love to hear it.
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Sorry, can't help ya with Octane.
Shoulda read the description...
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Awesome work here
3DFiends Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful expression. Like the depth of field. Nice job!
hiram67 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, awesome job.
I wanted to ask what and how many video cards you use to render in Octane.
I use octane recently with Poser and I wanted to upgrade the video card.
Epoch-Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I use only one card. Just last week I upgraded from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (1 GB) card to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (4 GB) card. If you want to be able to render complex scenes with a lot of textures, you'll need a high end card with lots of VRAM like the GTX 680. The card is expensive, but worth it. Make sure you have a proper power supply and 8 and 6 pin connections available, as this card is a beast and requires a lot of power.
hiram67 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the information, I currently use a gtx 560 TI 1gb, which I also slows down my computer for a simple render. Unable at the time to buy a 640 for their high cost, I opted for a gtx 660 TI to 3GB, I will come next week. I hope that together using the two graphics cards, I can get better results. :)
EveryBurn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FYI - The Octane user manual ([link]) indicates that whenever multiple cards are used for rendering, Octane defaults to the lowest VRAM value. So, in this case, you're only using 1 GB despite having 3 GB in the 660 card. The recommended setup to use all 3 GB is to make your 560 the dedicated video display card, and the 660 the dedicated rendering card. See pages 9 - 11 in the manual ([link]) for a discussion on this.
hiram67 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I had read this. And so it is that I want to set the two cards:)
CHEYENNE75 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done !
Iizziee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Very nice Epoch, really like the texturing and lighting.
REDANTA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
very nice! I also use octane. look at my gallery and see if you like my hair. Im also working on a skin material that uses the right amount of sss and glossyness.
Kudos707 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you already saw my comment on your site so no need to reiterate. She is one dangerously sexy gal. Or is that sexfully dangerous? Hmm...
Furbs3D Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Very cute bawbs :3

tgirl001 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow sexy
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