|As you might have noticed, Madison Shaw has been making something of a comeback of late. Yes, I know... we ostensibly shut LCK down in June, but a funny thing happened as I walked out the door...|
You. All of you. Registered members, subscribers, Facebook friends, deviantARTists... Your words, of support, of sadness, of encouragement, of thanks.
And her. Madison. My muse, my project. This is gonna sound lame, but it turns out she was pretty hard to walk away from. But before you get too excited, this does not mean we're back. The days of regular site updates and lengthy image series are still very much behind us. No, this is not the return of LCK as you knew it. This is an evolution.
We're trying new things. New software, new renderers. Subscribers will still get to see things that others will not, but in general we're shifting our focus. Looks will definitely still kill, clothing will definitely continue to be optional, but the goal is quality, not quantity. In that respect, we're upping the ante.
So welcome... or welcome back... to #PROJECTGENESIS.
What is #PROJECTGENESIS?
Genesis is a new-generation posable model from the folks over at DAZ3D. It's been out for quite a while, but I've only just figured it out -- pun intended
Quite apart from its versatility (Genesis is a mesh that can be morphed into just about anything), the Genesis figure, and the DAZ3D application itself, represented a new learning challenge, something I think i was searching for.
And since I was hungry for new things, I also figured it was time to look at alternative renderers. Poser Pro's Firefly is really great, don't get me wrong, but I've been striving for more realism -- definitely stylized, of course! -- and the combination of Reality (from Pret-a-3D) and LuxRender are an amazing evolutionary step in render quality, for both Poser and DAZ3D.
The downside to all of this, though, is that reality takes time. So that means that site updates will not be regularly scheduled. For that reason alone, we're keeping the subscription fee at 10 bucks. It's a steal. And when we do throw up new pics, well... the hope is that reality will keep us all satisfied
So thanks for sticking with me... Enjoy the journey!