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.

Intimacy | Kevin Rye.net - Main

Kevin Rye

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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.


I was going for a sexy bedroom scene.


After changing the skin, the hair, the lights, and the pose several times, I decided to mix things up and add Michael 7. I've had Michael 7 for a while, but I don't have a lot of assets for him yet, so my render options are limited at the movement.


I then posed them together in a very intimate scene. Nothing x-rated, just something sensual.


I adjusted the camera and gave it a test render. The placement of Michael's left arm was rather strategic. I usually go with the Pro bundles for DAZ's models, but I got Michael 7 for $5 as part of a promo, so I only got the base model. (Thus the lack of clothes, etc.) Needless to say, the base model does not come with the Genesis 3 Genitalia. The Genesis 2 Genitalia is not compatible, so I have to hide the lack thereof with his arm.


That's starting to look like something, but I decided to change the aspect ratio so I could pull the characters closer to the camera. I also switched up the lighting a bit.


Then more test renders. I did two: one with underwear and one without. Since they are rather large at 4000 pixels wide, I let them both run for 70 hours.



I tweaked the lights so it looks like the sun is rising in the window behind them. I then added some lighting effects and some bokeh.

You can imagine Michael whispering "good morning" in her ear as she stretches.