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Enter the world of 3D Pinups!
In order to superimpose a 3D character into an image - we're going to need some really good HD, high quality photos that can lend themselves to this kind of "addition".

If you great photographers out there have something that might work for this - submit a comment below with a link to the photograph(s) you'd like to contribute.  Let's see if we can make this work and challenge us artists ;)

The previous comment for "context" is included below
I recently saw an artist who did a remarkable job using a real life photo and incorporating a 3D CG model into the photo - photo-manipulation as it were.  The artist (and I can't recall specifically where I saw it) told a great story through a small series of pin-up renders using in some cases simple props to convey that story.  It is quite masterful the ability to tell a story through 'suggestion' - the talent of subtlety, leaving the appropriate blanks for the viewer to fill in -  rather than overstating the message...

The Old Masters I think (fine art artists) had this down to a science.

Back to those images - what I found intriguing and exciting was the quality of the renders.  At first glance the entire image looked like they were photos - what the artist accomplished was:

1) The technical ability to (and I can't stress this enough) seamlessly match the CG model with:
a. the 'graininess' of the photo
b. the appropriate lighting exposure
c. the correct direction of the lightsource

2) The ability to tell a situational story based on a simple snap-shot image, and yet...

3) Each image was still essentially a stand-alone pin up image.

That was some incredible talent at work in my opinion!  :)

I wonder if the group would like to take on such a challenge and try their hands at something like this?  We would need some HD photos of different locations and lighting, and I'm thinking in a contest members could simply download and work with the photo(s) of their choice from that selection.  The challenge would be each of the 3 points above...

What do you think?
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CG PINUPS is dedicated to CG (computer generated) 3D PINUPS.

If you already use:

DazStudio, Poser, 3D MAX, MAYA, C4D, ZBRUSH and other 3d programs you are welcome to join us and post your best pin up work. We accept only 3D rendered character works with 3D programs. Please avoid posting "works in progress" images as they may be declined - instead we would like to see your best finished artwork.

What we're looking for in a pin up
All models should have a focused or highly suggestive allure or appeal to the viewer. Though eye contact is not mandatory, a coy turn of the head or sultry look will add to the appeal. Generally speaking and specific to this group, fight scenes, distraught or despairing expressions or looks of great hostility and violence are typically not alluring and will detract from an image being added to this group.


• Gigantic Muscle female (as in ridiculous proportions) and toned with some muscle definition is fine)
• Gigantic Breast female (as in ridiculous proportions)
.......those naturally well-endowed or busty are fine
• Porn (see or violence
• Racialist works
• Humiliating


• All Contributors must have 3D pin up works in their gallery.
Otherwise their Contributor request will decline.

• If you submit an image, you cannot vote for it yourself.

• If you don't have any or very few 3D works, you're welcome to still join us as a member.

Being a Contributor at CG Pinups is more than just submitting your work to our galleries, the hope is that you will also vote on others' works, leave helpful comments to help artists improve - be involved in promoting the group on the site, finding artwork on deviantart that fits the profile of the quality we're trying achieve. Otherwise, if you're only looking to submit artwork, we would suggest "member" status would be more appropriate.


• CGPINUPS is not a stock group. Please do not use our member's works in your works without permission.

• If you need help, feel free to write our admins.

• We are a community that is based on respect for each other as artists, *always* maintain kindness and respect in what and how we communicate with each other.

Inappropriate images may be removed at the Founder's discretion.

Happy rendering!



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thomvinson Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure how long it will last, but the M4 Hero Pro Pack is free at Daz this week.
Even if you already have M4, there is a ton of goodies included, about $180 worth for free while it lasts. . .
nucks Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the tip thomvinson!
3DMilieu Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the request.
tats2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the request :hug:
Edheldil14 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you for the request!
RayzorBlack Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature!!!
madaigual Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Many thanks for the request (I've been a member of this great group for ages, but I never submit because I can't see anything I do as "pin-up")

nucks Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Well, I'd certainly be curious to see what a 'pin up' from your repertoire would look like ;)
Burton3D Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for the request for my artwork :D
3DMilieu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request.
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