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Kevin Rye

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Born in the Abyss

I love how the character just blends right into the background. You really have to look closely to make it out. Read More...

The Magic Garden

I'm still playing with the Ceridwen character and those really cool skin textures. I wanted to try out the green one this time, so naturally it ended up as an elf in the woods scene. Read More...

Smokin' Hot Guitar

Nothing fancy this time around; just a smokin' hot guitar. Read More...


This is one of those renders that I couldn't figure out where I was going with it. It's seen multiple revisions. It all stared out with another Ceridwen render and ended with a sexy bedroom scene. Read More...


I wasn't really planning this one, it just sort of happened. Read More...

Awake From Hypersleep

I really like the Ceridwen character. I love the way that my last render came out. The sci-fi / fantasy skin textures are awesome. However, I wanted to try another one with the default skin texture, but keep to the sci-fi genre. Read More...

On Deck

It's the first render of the new year. What do I have in mind? Not much really, just need to get the creative juices flowing. Read More...


This render is nothing special. I was just bored. I haven’t done a lot with Victoria 7; mostly due to the lack of assets. Read More...

Skyline Overlook

This one came out great. I love how nice a bright it is. It's a beautiful sunny day at the Skyline Overlook. Read More...

The Raven

I’ve been working with a new render engine called Iray. Same DAZ 3D software, but instead of using 3Delight to render it out, I’m using Iray. It uses a physics-based light engine. So the lights and shadows are supposed have a lot more realism to them. It’s pretty tricky stuff, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. My last render came out pretty good, but I wanted to play around some more and see if I could come up with some softer shadows.

Victoria 7 Pro Bundle

It's been almost two years, but DAZ finally uprevved Victoria. Victoria 7 is an all-new Genesis 3 character and she's "even more life-like than ever before." Gen 3 characters have increased detail in the fingers, toes, neck, mouth and chest. Also, rigging has been reworked to enhanced posing ability as well as 60 more points of articulation in the face Read More...