It had been a while since Alistair had used his skill at parkour to actually run from something, and the last time that had happened, it hadn't been a monstrous bird a good foot taller than he was...
Well, I had significantly
less trouble with this render, and thus a much larger one to present than last time. It took me a while to find an angle that worked for me, but I think this one gets the action across well enough. I had to (pardon the pun) wing it with the black vulture, since I don't have any bird models and didn't feel inclined to buy one for one blurry shot. Since it's a mutant thing built on a human chassis anyway, I thought why not run with it. I am very pleased with the results.
I was also really glad for the expression meme I finished, because as I went, I saved all the expressions as pose files.
So I had the perfect, ready-made fear expression for Alistair when I got down to rendering! Saved me a bunch of time.
Almost no postwork here; the only thing I had to fix were the obvious seams where I attached the wings to the thing's arms.
Set up in DAZ|Studio and rendered via LuxRender.UPDATE:
After some feedback from
, who had a wonderful suggestion on how to improve the lighting, we now have a much clearer image. I honestly would have never thought to use the body temperature setting in LuxRender to keep it well-lit, but still clearly night.
This is why I like
: they actually help
improve images that don't meet quality standards, instead of flat out rejecting them.
Recap of second game session:
Echoes - Episode 2: Heads Will Roll
Episode 2: Heads Will Roll
"I wonder what's taking Alistair so long."
Lina picked at the feathers in her hat while she watched the last of the patrons leave the bar for the night. "It's not like him to stay out on his runs so long."
"Maybe he went further downtown," Parker suggested, standing by the door, ready to lock it. He eyed Snow and Guy, still sitting at the bar. "We're closed, you know."
"I know," Snow snipped back, but she didn't leave her seat. "I'm just thinking. I didn't get a chance to find a place to stay before I got here."
"Well the inn's full," Lina drawled, rolling her eyes. "We don't have extra rooms here, not unle
Expression Meme (if you want a better look at Alistair's Afraid face, or the 28 other expressions I made for him):