I was testing out special snow shaders I purchased and decided to make an image of frozen pants. Why? Well, a fellow discreet logic – D/Vision editor from back in the day, Tom Grotting, started a trend in Minnesota. He freezes jeans and stands them up all over town. It’s caught on in other places this winter. Check it out.
In my image, special shaders called Let It Snow created the snow on the pants and the tops of the mountains. It took a bit of fiddling but in the end it looks quite good, at least from a distance. The shaders are added to an invisible shell around the object and if you look very close, especially along the edges, you can see the shell and the snow hovering above the object. You can shrink the shell but that changes how the snow looks across the surface so it might be a bit of a compromise to get the right look. I set the mountains in the background a bit out of focus which helps. All in all though, the shaders work quite well. What do you think?
Created in DAZ Studio 4.8
Rendered with 3Delight
Color Correction in Lightroom
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