Sorry about the recent downtime over the weekend, folks. I gotta just take a moment to give a shoutout to you site members for being so amazingly proactive and genuinely concerned. I was alerted to the site going down by a member because I hadn’t been on the site that day and had no idea, but I was informed in less than an hour after it happened. I received personal emails and emails to my deviantART account over the next 36 hours while the website was down, expressing concern
Wanted to share with you a commission I did last week. These two were extremely fun to set up, though they were disappointing to render. I gotta be honest; the more I work in Octane, the more disenchanted I become with it. The developers boast the unique ability of the GPU renderer to make changes on-the-fly and see the results real-time. While this is somewhat true, the thing they don’t tell you is that a scene with only a moderate complexity will bring even the strongest PC to its knees, making it virtually impossible to control your mouse enough to hover over the ‘pause’ button to make changes. If/When your PC checks back from rendering to give enough control to move your mouse, it lasts for possibly one second, then is gone again. The developers point out that the ‘solution’ for this is a 2nd GPU to offload all non-rendering computer tasks. I don’t know about you, but a ‘solution’ that requires I buy more hardware (also after I’ve invested $600 just weeks ago on a new 4 GB vidcard) isn’t a ‘solution’ at all. I shouldn’t need
I was offered a substantial amount of money to do this quick commission, so I took a day break from Dark Rift to put it together. The set is something I had been building for a future episode of Clara Ravens. The room is going to be her bedroom, but you can’t see the bed and stuff as they are behind the camera. Rendered entirely in Octane in 5 hrs 15 minutes.
Here’s a sampling of some of the recent commission work I did (click on the “Details” button to see the other images embedded in the post). Some were rendered in Poser, some Octane. I’m not taking any more commissions at this time, but thank you everyone who emailed about one.