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Commission - Alana and Calanta by Aphrodite-NS
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Midnight stretch... Red Alert (Iray) by AshTrayAddict Midnight stretch... Red Alert (Iray) :iconashtrayaddict:AshTrayAddict 5 14 Danger II by Balakir Danger II :iconbalakir:Balakir 84 5 Izarra - Just another emergency by linvanoak Izarra - Just another emergency :iconlinvanoak:linvanoak 54 10 Urban Warfare by RemorseC0de Urban Warfare :iconremorsec0de:RemorseC0de 54 19 The Playground: Chinese Acrobat by areaorion The Playground: Chinese Acrobat :iconareaorion:areaorion 49 3 Hannah 2015 by Torqual3D Hannah 2015 :icontorqual3d:Torqual3D 168 71 Labyrinth by MerlinsArtwork Labyrinth :iconmerlinsartwork:MerlinsArtwork 14 10 Soaked by brokenangel Soaked :iconbrokenangel:brokenangel 153 87 Come Upstairs by thebrat71
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Making A Living at DAZ3D
This was updated on 10/31/16 to reflect changes in our market.
Every so often someone asks if this is possible, how hard this is, and how to do it.  I'm writing this journal entry so I can just link them back to it instead of typing the same post or forum PM repeatedly.
I'm putting these down in the order they are usually asked, not in the order I think they should be asked. 
Q: How much money can I make?
A: I make a good living for a single person in the Western USA selling in the Daz market.  I also sell at Renderosity, but I would describe that as a "hobby" or "bonus" income; it would be hard to do without it, but it's not what pays the rent every month, either.  For the most part you will make back according to the time you put in.  Only a few top artists get into six figures in American dollars in our market, and they are the biggest names who sell the biggest products.

Q: Can I do it in my spare time?

A: Not if you want to ma
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Last time I mentioned, that I spent most of last year learning how to render better. And this year I planned to upgrade my equipment to be able to put my new knowledge to good use. I upgraded my RAM right off the bat from 4 Gig to 12 Gig, and I was researching which processor to upgrade to. Well I took a different path. I was picking another artist's brain about the subject and he strongly suggested I upgrade to an actual video card in conjunction with my existing APU. (CPU & GPU in one processor) Using AMD Crossover both processors will work together giving an extreme boost in performance. Supposedly even if my motherboard didn't support multiple GPUs, a decent video card would beat out a APU processor upgrade. This is where I disagree. My motherboard doesn't support Crossover so I'm running only the video card. My render times increased dramatically. I did a stress test render (Tons of lights with shadows and gobos, Heavy use of SSS, water and other reflective surfaces) on my machine before and after the new graphics card. The before picture took 6 hours 19 minutes and some odd seconds. After installing the new card... Over 8 hours. Exact same scene, lights and shaders. Absolutely not the result I was expecting. I spent a fair amount of time last night slowly dialing in the new over clock feature which is nice. I have it closer to where my APU render time was at. But after spending $140 on this card. I was hoping for an improvement.

I do have to be fair and say my display output greatly improved. I use dual monitors (a 20 in HP LED and a 47 in Sony LED TV) and the functionality, and picture quality of both increased greatly. So in closing, I'm sure the card is great for gaming. I'm sure crossover is a great feature too. But if your motherboard doesn't support multiple processors, just stick with the APU.

Oh I almost forgot to mention. To all my 3d rendering watchers, my first freebie is posted at! It's a whirlpool tub.… I modeled it for the beach house I'm still working on, but decided a inset tub worked better for the house. Jump over and check it out. Let me know what you think of it.



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RemorseC0de Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
MerlinsArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: for The Labyrinth :D
MaxHass Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for adding the HIPComix Artist Group!

Enjoy your stay.
skindral Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks for adding me to your watch list by the way :D
Bishop2012 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crazy thing, I went down the friends list to link to your page and your icon wasn't there. Sorry I took so long. I thought I was already watching.
skindral Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
No problem :meow: Better late than never--right? =P
FOTOMASTER03 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Bishop2012 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I'm already a customer. I love your weapons especially your modern firearms. Keep up the great work.
jsiejkd Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
note sent!
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