I’ve continued working on refining and adding to my automated multipass script for comics production in Poser.
* I’ve now added a starting line which turns off unwanted directional guide-arrows on lights, just in case they somehow show up in the Preview renders.
* I added a Firefly ‘toon lines-only’ render to the render outputs, and made that fast by automatically turning off some un-needed Firefly stuff such as SSS and huge textures that may be lurking in the scene as bump-maps etc. Quite a hassle to get all that working, without simply loading a custom rendering preset. But it now works nicely and speedily.
* And finally I return the user to the scene’s exact starting state, including switching back from the Render display pane to the live Preview pane, once all the multipass rendering has completed.
Time for eight renders at 1800px, inc. two Sketch renders = 42 seconds. My resulting render-set, I should note, produces nothing like what’s needed for the traditional movie-school multipass method. Comics and storybook-art production, destined to be a set of Photoshop layers, needs a very different set of renders.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.