I admit it: I'm a total geek. I love electronics, programming, 3D art, vintage Apple hardware, and whisky. I'm always juggling half a dozen projects. I also enjoy documenting it all: my successes, my failures, my experiences... and everything geeky along the way.

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Kevin Rye

Geek Extraordinaire. Yeh, I said it.

Walking the City Streets

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My last render of the year. I think it came out great. It's so bright and sunny. Must be a beautiful day to walk the streets of the city.
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Lee and Mei Lin HD Add On

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I just couldn’t resist the HD add-ons for Lee and Mei Lin. I said in previous posts that they looked so good, how could an HD add-on offer an improvement? Apparently I was right. They’s really no significant improvement by adding the $40 add-ons, but they still look great! In any case, it’s time for a Mei Lin and Lee render. Read More...

Lee 6 Pro Bundle

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I’m really loving DAZ’s new Mei Lin 6 character. Seeing her in action made me want to finally bite the bullet and pick up her companion: Lee 6. This is a great bundle. It comes with a really nice mix of everything you need to start rendering some really great characters. Read More...

An Easy Exit

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I picked up new character: Kenzie. She’s a really great character for Mei Lin 6. Read More...

Get Her!

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Time for another Mei Lin render. Something with a little action! Read More...

Mei Lin 6 Pro Bundle

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DAZ just introduced a new character called Mei Lin. She’s a realistic character based off the Genesis 2 Female base; unlike Aiko who is more for the anime crowd. I’m going to have a lot of fun with this character. Read More...

Lilith 6 and Drucilla

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When DAZ released Lilith 6 a few weeks back, I had to pass. She’s just not my type. So why did I buy Lilith? Because I got here for a mere $10 after redeeming a $6 DAZ coupon. That, and the fact that she’s back on promo pricing because of DAZ’s Platinum Club Anniversary sale. I didn’t bother with the Starter or Pro bundles, I just picked up the base figure so that I could take advantage of another character that I bought recently: Drucilla. She definitely has a mysterious, evil witch, creature of the night thing happening. Read More...

Tattoos

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I didn’t what this one to be nudity for the sake of nudity, so I want to try something new. I wanted to try and add some tattoos in post. I also wanted this to look sort of like a ‘60s / ‘70s vintage pinup, so I used some vintage filters to give it an aged look. I think it came out pretty good. Read More...

Green Eyes

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I was pretty happy with the way that my last render came out. I had taken several renders with totally different light settings and stacked them up in Pixelmator using different layer settings and opacities. It was an interesting experiment. When it comes to post-work, I usually only add special effects, vignette, bokeh, etc. I usually do all the lighting in DAZ Studio. I’ve never thought to play with the lighting in post. Layering multiple renders makes for some interesting results. It’s something I wanted to explore some more.
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Chair Pose

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This was an interesting experiment. I usually try my best to get all the lighting perfect on the final render, but layering different renders together with totally different light settings can make for some interesting results. Read More...

Stargazer

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Time for another render. Something with a little more nudity than I normally do. So yeah, this one’s nudity for the sake of nudity. But it’ll be cool nonetheless. Read More...

Sabina

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This is Sabina, a new character just released. She has a nice slender build like Giselle, but maintains a more mature look.
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First Love

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Another render that sort of came out of nowhere. I forgot I had this Happily Ever After dress for V4. I hate using V4, but with the autofit tool, it fits Victoria 6 no problem. I threw in the Regency Cottage and a DAZ Horse 2. This one came out pretty good considering I was just messing around. Read More...

The Dinner Party

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DAZ has been giving away some freebies throughout the Summer. I managed to score a few free food packs and some table wear. I figured a nice dinner scene would be a good excuse to use up some of the food items. Read More...

The Fountain of Healing

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I picked up this cool Fountain of Health prop 4 months ago, but haven’t gotten the chance to use it yet. I figured today was as good a day as any. Read More...

We Give Our Thanks

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This one just sort of came to me out of nowhere. I was playing with Zev0’s Skin Builder and came up with a pretty dark skin texture. I thought Victoria looked great with a really dark skin texture. She looked pretty good in the Pirates! render. I decided to drop Michael 5 in and apply the Benjamin texture for a nice duo. Read More...

Misc Sketches and Incomplete Works

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I just wrapped up another render and completed another clock project. After a few busy weeks at work, and a week in Florida, I was excited to get the creative juices flowing again. I just can’t sit still. I always have to work on something, draw something, or make something. I figured now was a good time to post a bunch of sketches and incomplete works. Maybe having another look at them will inspire me to finish one of them. Or at minimum, use one of them as the starting point for something completely new. Read More...

Pirates!

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I picked up some cool pirate outfits not too long ago. Since my wife and I just watched a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon, I thought it was appropriate to fire off a pirate-themed render. I guess it’s nice to take a break every now and then from sexy girls in skimpwear to try something new. Not that I mind sexy girls in skimpwear. I have to admit, this was a very involved and complicated scene. It took almost 2 weeks and about 30 renders before it was complete. I used more props than I can count; not to mention the 27 figures I used that are all fully dressed. Read More...

Creature Creator for Genesis 2 Males

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It took 9 months, but DAZ finally put the wraps on the Creature Creator for Genesis 2 Males. Sure, you can make some non-gender specific looking creatures with the Creature Creator for Genesis 2 Females, but no matter how hard you try, there’s still some boobs that give it away. Maybe now with the Creature Creator for Genesis 2 Males, I’ll finally be able to make a convincing male zombie/monster/alien. Read More...

Asian Sun

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It's been a while since I've worked on a render. I've just been so busy with other projects. Not to mention, I spent a week in Florida on vacation. Nevertheless, it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Read More...

DAZ Dragon 3

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I picked up the Millennium Dragon 2 last August when the price dropped to that which I couldn't refuse. However, I don't think I've done a single render with a dragon yet. I had a lot of stuff in mind, but never got around to any of them. Here we are 9 months later, and DAZ just dropped the Dragon 3. And it's awesome!
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Insurrection on Deck 9

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Just a little something I threw together to play with the stuff that came with the Sci-Fi Warrior Bundle that DAZ gave away for free. Read More...

By the Fountain

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I had nothing in mind when I started this one. I just made it up as I went along. I just really like that Faertara3 outfit!
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VickiBot 2000

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Pleased with my previous Bot Genesis render, I decided to try another one. This time with more skin than chrome. Something a little sexier than just a robot. Read More...

Bot Genesis

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Bot Genesis is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time. However, I didn’t think it was worth $30 bucks. I kept waiting until I could get it on a crazy sale. With the release of Giselle 6, any new purchase gave you a 60% discount off some featured artists’ stores. Needless to say, I just scored Bot Genesis for $16.47. Not bad. I think that just might be worth it. Read More...

Giselle 6

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DAZ just released a new character. Her name is Giselle, and she’s a Genesis 2 character like Victoria 6 and Olympia 6. She’s geared more towards the fantasy and fairy genres. Read More...

The Collector

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I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this one. I sort of made it up as I went along. In any case, I think it came out pretty darn cool. Read More...

Rock 'n Roller


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I finally got the chance to make something with some cool guitars and amps I picked up a while ago. Seems like my renders are all Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. (Not that I’m complaining.) I figured I'd make something with Michael 6 for a change. Read More...

Lena Söderberg Tribute


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I thought since being such an iconic, well know picture in the world of computer imaging, that it would be fitting to use the “First Lady of the Internet” as the basis for a 3D render. Read More...

Coastline


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I wanted to do one more render with the Yamaki stuff from last year's sale. Here's Victoria 6 with the Yamaki GTX-R, enjoying a pitstop along the coastline. Read More...

Racer Girlz


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I scored a bunch of really cool stuff during DAZ’s PC Anniversary last October. Even though I’ve had the props since October, I actually didn’t start playing around with them until December. So some of these renders have been a long-time coming. I’m really happy with the way that they came out. Read More...

First Encounter


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I’m continuing my foray into Sci-Fi with this M6 and V6 duo. I wanted to do something where I could shrink down Victoria and display her as a cute little alien. Something simple and not too over-the-top. Read More...

Surveillance

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I figured I’d take a break from the fantasy renders and try my hand at some Sci-Fi stuff. I haven’t really put the Creature Creator for Genesis 2 Female through its paces. So this might be a good change to come up with some cool looking aliens. Read More...

Olympia 6 Character Test - Kori

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If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Kori was a Victoria character. She definitely loses the hips, butt, and breasts that makes Olympia....Olympia.
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Olympia 6

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DAZ released a new character called Olympia 6. Olympia is definitely more (as DAZ puts it) curvy, sensuous, and sassy. With her curves, I can definitely see her in some Bettie Page-style pin-ups. Read More...