For those people we love, we relate to them by making deep and meaningful eye contact. When we look at someone we care about, we focus on their eyes and the rest of the world becomes a blur.
It’s the same when crafting our 3D characters in scenes. Feeling connected to those characters provides powerful and memorable artwork and that connection is largely determined by the character’s eyes – how they are lit and how the eyes are expressed.
Too many renders portray flat and dead looking eyes and will make the whole character (and scene) soulless!
In this community event, let’s gather together and share our best renders, tips and resources for bringing our 3D characters into vibrant life by making their eyes stand out.
Have you struggled with:-
- Lighting your character’s eyes?
- Too much or too little reflection in the eyes?
- Having a characters eyes fix exactly on your camera?
- Getting the eyelids, eyebrows and eyelashes correct as part of the expression?
- Finding a good shader for the eyes?
- Working with the camera and depth of field for the eyes?
- Understanding catchlights?
- Setting the eyes to match the mood or emotion of a character?
In this community workshop, we’re bringing together DAZ Studio and Poser artists to discuss solutions on the above problems, share artwork, recommended products and resources on eyes.
If you have a scene and you are struggling on the eye-related challenges above – show your artwork or scene during the session and as a community we’ll assist you!
DAZ Studio / Poser artists are invited to share their tips and artwork with respect to the topics above
If you have a useful tip to share, even if it’s just for a few minutes, then please get in touch!
This event is free entry. There’s also a premium ticket that includes a stack of value!
- HD Webinar recording of this community workshop
- Bonus tutorial set : “Expression” – 2 hour masterclass on Facial Expression and Body Language
- 96 Page magazine on Character Expression
Date: Sunday 8th of November
Time: 20:00 GMT (London) / 12:00 PST (Los Angeles) / 15:00 EST (New York)
Duration : 1.5+ hours