IBL Magic






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Required products:    Poser 6 or 7    
   

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Vendor:
SaintFox and Digital-Lion


Our Price:   8.25 $





Description

IBL-Magic

The IBL-lightset collection




Add some magic to both, your outdoor scenes and your indoor renders with

IBL Magic
2 x 40 lightsets, each made of a well balanced combination of IBL and assisting "standard" lights will add realism and mood to all your artistic projects.


This collection is splitted into four groups that simulate the typical mood and temperature of the light during the seasons of a year. Each lightset comes in two versions: One with AO enabled for the IBL-light and one without AO.
The Firefly Renderer (with Raytrancing enabled) is required to use this package!


This light-colection does NOT work in DAZ Studio!



The four groups of light are built to make it easier for you to decide what set to choose.
Do you want your scene bright and warm? Choose a summer set! Or cosy and shady? Autumn may be the season that fits your idea! The spring collection will bring you crisp and clear light, fresh as a newborn day while the winter sets bath your scene in mysterious tones and shadows.






Look what you get:

  • 10x2 Spring-light sets
  • 10x2 Summer-light sets
  • 10x2 Autumn-light sets
  • 10x2 Winter-light sets
  • 2 environment props, a stone and a rocky terrain for outdoor scenes
  • A backdrop tool for studio scenes or to simulate a blurred outdoor-environment
  • 40 materials for the backdrop that match the textures used for the IBL-lightsources
  • 2 materials for the backdrop in neutral tones (black-marbled and white-marbled)



All lights work fine without any backdrop tool, too. Check out the promotional images for examples with and without backdrop!




Some important hints about the interplay of textures and light:

Please keep in mind that Image based lighting is a technic that came with Poser 6. The realistic effects that IBL can give you depend highly on the advanced material options that Poser 6 and 7 offer you for your scenes.

If you find your character looking dull or lifeless or if the skin-texture appears very dark we recommend checking the material settings of your figure. IBL based light looks best on characters with advanced shader settings. Your character's material settings should contain shaders that add a slight shine to the skin: A blinn-node or a specular node or -map, even better when used together with bump and/or displacement. If you want to use a character that comes with a plain texture you can add a blinn node manually to all material zones that contain a skin-texture or use one of the tools that face_off offers (Unimesh realism kit, real skin shader, V4 realism kit).

While not absolutely necessary the use of Ambient Occlusion on a characters skin can boost realism and the feeling of depth in your images. Often it is enough to set up AO for the character(s) in your scene and leave clothes, accessoires and environment as is. If the materials of your character do not contain AO you can use the "Occlusion Master" by face_off or set it up manually.

A short and easy to follow tutorial about setting up specular effects and Ambient Occlusion manually on every character is included in the readme you get with your purchase.

To make your life even easier each of the 40 lightsets comes in two versions. One version comes without Ambient Occlusion, the other one with AO enabled on the IBL light. If you choose the AO-version everything in your scenery will show the Ambient Occlusion effect.
Please note that AO may cause longer rendertimes!

All character sets by SaintFox and Digital-Lion are already equipped with settings for specularity and Ambient Occlusion
and lots of other character sets you can buy are using advanced shader settings.
We've prepared a set of test renders with several popular characters, all rendered with the same lightset, pose and clothes to give you an overview on how our lights work with different material settings and textures. Click the image below and have a look!
(All renders made with the lights without AO)












Click on the preview to see the additional props and the background in action and to get an idea of what these lights can do for your scenes!





Hair and clothes used in the promotional images are not included!

Used items for the promotional images:
Dynamic Baby Doll for V4 by nearstar, available in the Renderosity Freestuff.
Jule for V4, Paula V3 from the Delya 2 Package and Nubya for V4 by SaintFox and Digital-Lion
Diana hair by Bice and outoftouch and Diana Hair Dream Collection by D_Maersk
Clothing textures "Shimmering Silk-Bundle" and Metal textures "Magic Metals- Bundle" by tabala
Original Sin by Bez and Ilona
See No Evil clothes by Aery_Soul
Maiden lingerie for V4 by Hongyu
High Heel Pump for V4 by idler168

All images rendered in Poser 7 Firefly!



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