Have been gone for months -- and for this, my apologies to all. Life has been rough in more ways than you can shake a stick at, and I'm not out of the woods yet by a very long shot. But Smith Micro just emailed to say ... well, okay, they sent their newsletter, on account of I'm on their mailing list! ... and I just had to watch the promo reel for the new version of Poser that's due out today.
Talk abut Temptation! It looks like they've combined the very best of Reality, LuxRender and DAZ Studio, and rolled everything into one smooth-as-silk interface. The new SuperFly render engine is impressive -- to say the least. Where one goes with this is entirely up to the artist. Check this out:
And you have GOT to like that!
At the same time, the new Reality is also out -- many times faster than the version I'm using. Ooooh, which to choose?! Sure, switching to Poser will mean a new interface to learn; but I kinda like learning new interfaces, so long as they're well designed, logical, attractive (are you listening, DAZ?!). So, you can see which way I'm leaning right now.
Just a very short post here, largely to touch base and pass along the info that I didn't actually die and go to 3D artist heaven. Only almost. Like the man said in the movie, "I'll be back." With art. Soon. But not today. It's way up over 100 degrees in the shade, and not even summer yet. I don't do well in the heat, so ... a drink, a cool place to sit, and a book. Yes.