Tag: Clara Ravens

31
Jul

Dossier 007 Expansion – Available Now

Terribly sorry for the delay on this one, but for those of you who purchased Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut – head over to your ‘My Account‘ page and re-download the product for an additional six images!

So I am going to get back to Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion next week, but right now I am working on building Clara’s bedroom. It won’t be part of CR4, but it is something I’ve wanted to build for a long time and am enjoying putting it together. I already have an idea for a nice pinup render or two in the room that I will share with you good folks to tide you over as I get back on track with CR4.

If you’re wondering what took so long, let me just say that real life stuff has been slowing me down and distracting me from getting any real work done. But the biggest issue was my render PC. You may recall that I was having issues with it ever since I replaced the motherboard. It was doing this weird thing where I could only power cycle it on by using the power button of the PC case and the power switch of the actual power supply in this odd jury rigged method of hot starting the PC. That ‘solution’ got me through to the end of Dossier 007, at which point I took the PC in for repair.

15
Jul

Legacy of the Batutut Expansion Coming Next Week

Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut Expansion - Coming SoonHey everyone, just wanted to drop you a quick update now that SDCC is over and my friends have all left town. Dossier 006: Legacy of the Batutut will be getting an expansion of several images to further improve on the narrative flow of the original. It will be FREE to everyone who purchased Dossier 006: Legacy of the Batutut; all you will need to do is to redownload the product from your ‘My Account’ page. This small expansion will be coming some time next week.

I wasn’t completely satisfied with the set, and Xipomus heard me bitch about it endlessly. It wasn’t for lack of trying. Several people left comments about how they thought the set felt ‘rushed’ or ‘truncated’, which isn’t entirely true. I worked as hard on this set as I do on any of my sets, but a series of firsts made this particular set very hard to produce. First, there was the use of FOUR characters, which is just a lot of polygons to have in the scene. This slows down scene setup and posing pretty drastically.

25
Jun

Legacy of the Batutut – Now Available!

It’s about to get really hot in here now that Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut is available in the Epoch Art store! Do yourself a favor and go snag a copy for only $9.99 USD! Also, BE SURE YOU HAVE THE DCV VERSION 3.0 OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW THIS PRODUCT! You can download it here: DCV Version 3.0 Download

In this dossier, Clara is taking on not one… not two… but three savage ape-like hominids known as the Batutut. Clara travels to the jungles of Vietnam using her deceased father’s research notes and discovers a portal to the past. Once there, she is transformed and forced to procreate with the Batutut, but soon finds herself loving every minute of it!

And, as always, if you pick up a copy please consider leaving a review and/or a rating on the product page to help other potential buyers. If you’d like to discuss anything in particular regarding this dossier, feel free to leave a comment in this thread and we can get a dialogue going.

16
Jun

A Distraction from the Distractions

Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut - Frame 028I saw a few concerned comments in the last post that the project might be off the rails, so let me assure you it is not. Well, to be more specific, it is not completely off the rails, but the wheels are spinning loose. Is this analogy confusing you? Well read on, and let’s get you straightened out!

8
Jun

Everything the Light Touches…

Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut - Clara's alternate outfitI thought I’d share this image with you now, since it’s ready (and I imagine you wanted to see this image much more than the Batutut chief). So I’ll get to releasing a promo render of the Batutut chief later this week, but I am still in catch-up mode so I didn’t want to leave you hanging with no update when I promised something early this week. I had a stick of my RAM fail and cause the dreaded ‘blue screen of death’ several times in a row, and it took awhile to diagnose and find out which stick was bad. So now I’m running a little leaner with only 24 GB of RAM (only?!) instead of 36 GB. But I’m just happy the ordeal is over because I was getting worried I would fall too far behind and have to push the project.

Anyway, this is Clara’s alternate “Sheena-esque” outfit that she will be wearing in Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut. I really enjoy this look on her, combined with the alternate makeup, new dirt masks, and alternate hairstyle. Hope you like it, too.

Also, as promised, here is the synopsis for the dossier:

3
Jun

Jungle Building 101

Dossier 007: Legend of the BatututSo, as you might imagine, making a believable jungle in 3D is an ass-ton of hard work. Which is why you’re not getting one. No, just kidding…

I’ve been working on this set for longer than I care to say, and then today I scrapped the first three renders because I was just not happy with a lot of the stuff. The elephant was too shiny, the foliage’s subsurface scattering was too intense, the lighting was too fake-looking, etc….. I should mention that this is the first set we’re doing since upgrading to the latest version of the Octane plugin and a lot of shit has changed.

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