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3DAD 031 : The New Reality 4 – Photo-realistic Rendering in Poser or DAZ Studio

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Reality 4 is available now from Pret-a-3D

In this session of the 3D Art Direct podcast, we interview Paolo Ciccone on the new Reality 4 software giving  photo realistic rendering in Poser or DAZ Studio.

In this session we learn from Paolo:-

  • The history of the LuxRender engine, which Reality 4 uses.
  • What‘s all the fuss about physically based rendering (PBR)  and what are the advantages to the artist?
  • Is PBR still advancing and what might we see next with this?
  • What are some of the changes that have made Reality 4 easier to use for the artist?
  • All about the presets library and some of the goodies inside it.
  • What lies ahead for Pret-a-3D in 2015?

In association with this podcast, we are having a live webinar on a New Features Masterclass for Reality 4 on Saturday 31st of January presented by Paolo. You can Register HERE and you’ll have the chance to win a copy of Reality 4 during the session.

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Prêt-à-3D Website

Official Reality Forums at Runtime DNARead the rest

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3DAD 021 : The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4 – Book Review with the Author Paolo Ciccone

 

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In this session we interview  Paolo Ciccone with his new book “The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4”.

You can find out more about the book here:-

http://3dartdirect.com/GuideToDazStudio4

And the book is also available on Amazon here:-

http://3dartdirect.com/DAZStudio4Amazon

You can download the MP3 of the podcast

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Suprisingly, despite the wide reach and community of the DAZ Studio software (it’s a free application), there are not many publications to choose from when it comes to learning the software. Of course, there are the DAZ 3D forums where you can get answers to specific queries, but a complete map and guide to using the sofware in the form of a book will be greatly useful.

The book is aimed at those starting out with DAZ Studio up to the level of mostly intermediate users, but more advanced level users will find gems in here also.

The author, Paolo Ciccone is a software engineer and photographer who now lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

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3DAD 012 : Behind the Scenes of Reality 3 – Photo Realism for Poser. Interview with Paolo Ciccone

This session’s podcast has a wonderful interview with Paolo Ciccone, author of the reality software for Poser and Daz studio which helps these applications take advantage of the incredible LuxRender engine, allowing photo realism for Poser renders. Version 3 of this popular software is about to be released on the 8th April 3013. See Preta3D.com for details.

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The Reality 3 Plugin for Poser – Out on the 8th of April. Image by Elaine CK using Reality 2.

Paolo originates from the city of Trieste in Italy and originally worked as a software engineer for Borland before entering into the digital arts world with Reality. He has over 30 years’ experience as a software developer.

In this interview we cover:-

  • Paolo’s legacy and origins including his studies at the Art Institute of Trieste.
  • The PC revolution and how Paolo took advantage of it with a career as a software engineer.
  • Paolo’s take up and promotion of Blender.
  • His discovery of the LuxRender engine and desire to bridge this photo-realistic engine with Blender, Daz Studio and Poser.
  • How the first version of Reality took the market by storm and how it has developed as a product since.
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