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Kevin Rye

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With all the old renders out of the way, it was time to start something new. The creative juices are flowing, and I’m on a roll. (That, and with no electronics projects in the works, what else am I going to do?)

DAZ was having a sale and I managed to pick up Teen Josie 6 for free. I didn’t care much for her face, so I used the shaping tab to lower the head morph to 0%.

Not bad. Kind of cute. You can tell it’s Victoria 6, a little younger, but not a teen. Early 20s?


I put her in a meditation pose.

Prayer 1

I then dropped in a ton a modular ruins that go back pretty far. I wanted the scene to have a deep depth of field.

Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 4.09.19 PM

I then adjusted my camera and did a test render.

Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 4.14.04 PM

Cool. I think this is the first square render that I’ve done.


I then dropped in the TerraDome 3 and played with the lights. I wanted a sandy desert feel.


I didn’t care much for her skin texture and outfit, so I played around with a few things, as well as the depth of field.


I still wasn’t happy with the outfit, so I changed it again and applied a gold shader.

Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 7.29.11 PM

I dropped a spot light behind her…

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…and adjusted the depth of field again.

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Awesome. You should see what this looks like at 2560 x 2560!


The one thing I didn’t like about the outfit was the collar. It’s just too bad that it’s not removable. If I try and hide that portion of the outfit, it takes the breast plate with it.

Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 5.49.28 PM

The only way to get rid of it was to do a nude render, layer it, and ‘shop it out. Boom.

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I then tweaked the color, added a ton of lens flare, some halos, and a super bright light on the tiara.

Screen Shot 2016-10-08 at 6.00.34 PM


Prayer final

And since it’s 2560 x 2560, I can crop it to 2560 x 1440 for my desktop and it still looks awesome.