UPDATE 2/9/5 10:45pm:
I've been asked a few times how long it took to make this image. Here's the breakdown but first, I should say some images have a greater degree of difficulty than others. Generally, the more clothing, the more sets, and the more characters, the harder it is. This image is pretty simple, simplier than "Devil at the Gate" and "Inuyasha and the Jewel of 4 Souls" images.
1) Developing the Inu character for M3 has been a work-in-progress for over a year. That includes face shape, body shape, texture maps, hair, clothes, and some basic Inu-ish poses for face, hands, and body. My most recent updates are to his face, mouth/teeth/and gums textures, ear textures, and his trademark red billowly hakama (not shown yet). Converting Egyptian clothes to fit him took about 2 weeks of working on it here and there. These are some of my first conversions!
I am learning how to edit cr2, objs, pz2s.
2) Setting up the Red Land scene itself with lights, hair, clothing, and pose took about 2 hours.
3) I ran the renders overnight, catnapping between each render. I do renders in layers so I can edit them better in photoshop. The renders were done at about 5 am. The renders were:
1) Full render without shadows, bumps, and alphas
2) Inu with bump only with alpha
3) Inu in BlissHair, collar, bangs, and kilt with alpha
4) Blisshair only with alpha
5) Inu in ScreenHair with alpha
6) Background Anubis statues with alpha *note I ended up editing the statues out*
4) Compositing in Photoshop, the next night took 6 hours. So I spent more time editing in photoshop than I did setting the scene up! LOL!
Okay, you may be wondering why I'm calling this one the Red Land. Well, ... our modern word "Desert" derived from the Ancient Egyptian word, "Deshret," meaning "Red land." The "Red Land" was Upper Egypt, the desert regions.
I'm putting Inuyasha in the Red Land because red is his color, and the god of Upper Egypt was Seth, who is also associated with the color red, and Wepwawet's home city was in Upper Egypt. Both Seth and Wepwawet were a fearsome canine warriors. So long story short, It made sense to me that Inuyasha, (who is an Ares Archetype along with Seth and Wepwawet), would fit in symbolically with Upper Egypt. Inu maybe half demon, violent, and ill-tempered but he has a good heart and protects humans.
FYI, Sesshoumaru I'm assigning to Lower Egypt, "The Black Land."
But more on that later. Stay Tuned.
Critiques are welcome.
M3 by Daz
Sarong by rubio
Collar and Bands by Anton
Bliss Vision by Danae
ScreenLegend by hmann
Sword by RDNA
Photo background is The Valley of The Kings
Mac Poser 4
Character Inuyasha from "Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale" by Rumiko
Wepwawet, Anubis, and Seth from Anicent Egyption Mythology
Temple of the Dog story by Urd-Chan