Okay, we're back to hilariously bad.
Part 3: Ian
Things I learned today
- Apparently, the default look of the Genesis 8 male is "douche-bro". It's the hair and the shorts (which are really boxers because he doesn't come with pants). I was totally tempted to change his name from Ian to Chad, but I didn't.
- The F-stop on the camera does absolutely nothing. I thought I could get around the lighting problem that way, but no.
- Dangit, I'm going to have to actually light scenes.
- I changed something in the render settings and broke the render, so I reset everything and now we're back to renders that take two hours for a dinky little underlit scene. Probably I should write down the things I change so I know what to change back, but where's the fun in that? I did learn that you can cancel a render and save what it's come up with so far, which seems useful.
- Yes, Ian here is walking around without shoes because there aren't any. Well, there are, but they are high heels, and though it's tempting to use them, I just can't see it.
- For poses, I can either use one of the five bizarre options available, or I can move joints individually and create my own impossible stances.
- Ooh, I added a little vase thing. Set dressing!
- The "save" and "close" buttons on the render panel are in the opposite order I think they should be in, and twice now I've spent half an hour rendering something only to accidentally close the window instead of saving the file. Sigh.
- The "Tonemapper" F-stop does work. I changed that from 12 to 2 and suddenly the scene has more light. I should probably still figure out the three stage-lights thing.
- I tried to change the color of the dog and somehow it turned it sort of blue, or else it was just reflecting the light oddly. Oops. But I was able to go back to the preset surfaces so at least I was able to fix it.
The blue dog:
Today I also found out you can accidentally move the camera inside
Chad's Ian's head and it was truly horrifying.