====== Dreams and Reality ======
By: ann0314 (Art Collaborations) and IgnisSerpentus (Damage Inc)
This set includes 30 backgrounds, which were rendered in Vue 6 at varying sizes, as well as matching lights for each and every one. Created with Fantasy and Reality in mind, this set boasts a perfect balance of both worlds, rich in color and lush in landscape. From scenes so full they are ready as is, to scenes that have room for your own personal additions, they are sure to be perfect for your artwork.
List of contents include:
30 High Resolution Backgrounds (.JPG)
5 Backgrounds (rendered at 1200×1600 resolution)
10 Backgrounds (rendered at 1600×1200 resolution)
Realm Of Fire
Ruins Of Atlantis
Something Like Paradise
15 Backgrounds (rendered at 1680×1050 resolution)
30 Matching Light Sets For Poser (.LT2)
INSTRUCTIONS TO USE SET:
..:: USING BACKGROUNDS ::..
Backgrounds can be imported into Poser or in another 3D program, providing the program supports background usage. They can also be used in 2D programs (see photoshop instructions below) Since backgrounds are not library reliant, they can be stored anywhere you prefer. By default, they will install to Runtime : textures : Iggy-Anne : Dreams & Reality Backgrounds
..:: CREATING AN ALPHA CHANNEL IN PHOTOSHOP ::..
Rendering with Alpha channels is easy. In fact, this is how I actually put together my pictures, because I find photoshop layers to be quite useful and convenient. But first you have to know exactly how to render with Alpha channels in Poser.
Render the scene in Poser on a black or white background (there is an option to render on black, in your render settings) For larger images, you may have to render to a larger window. In render options (or alternatively under “render dimensions” if youre using P6 or higher) you will find the numeric value to set the dimension. Put in the same dimensions of the background you plan to use. Then save or export the image as a png - this will make your image be on a transparent background, instead. Just hold down alt and click on the png in Photoshop and it will automatically outline your render.
If youre using P4, you can instead save the image as a tiff. In Photoshop, open the tiff you just saved and click on the Channel window, behind layers. Hold down cntrl and click on “Alpha” It will outline just the render contents, even though the background will be solid black.
Once youve got your outline highlighted, go to Modify and contract the size of the outline by 1 pixel, or you may end up with jagged edges. Lastly, go to edit and hit copy and then paste it into your background and it will paste the objects in the scene as a new layer.
..:: USING THE LIGHTS ::..
To use the lights, browse to your light library in Poser, and locate “Dreams & Reality” To load each one, double click on the icons. All the lights are named exactly the same as each background is in the folder.
..:: OTHER NOTES ::..
The poser lights included translate well over to DAZ Studio, although some adjustment to the brightness may need to be made.
The thumbnails for the lights are the standard 91×91 resolution, so that they will show properly in DAZ Studio. If you are a poser 5 or higher user and prefer the larger thumbnails that are 125×125, you can download them here: http://www.damageinc3d.net/Support/DRThumbs.zip
125×125 thumbnails will NOT work in DAZ Studio, nor lower versions of Poser, so only download these if your using Poser 5 and higher.
Instructions to install larger thumbnails:
These are set up to the same exact locations as the original sets thumbnails. To install, simply unzip it to your Poser Runtime, and overwrite the old thumbnails.