Atharian’s new armour is complete. This Elven Battle Mage was not content to wear the latest in sci-fi bikinis—no, she wanted something practical, battlegear that actually protected vital organs, not cater to the immaturity of the typical male fanboi. The suit still had to look good, though, so we turned to DAZ3D, Filter Forge, and Photoshop CS5 for content, software, and texturing options.

The suit model itself is a mashup of several stock outfits for DAZ’ Victoria 3 model from several vendors. I custom textured the pieces in Photoshop and Filter Forge, and then brought these textures into DAZ Studio 3 Advanced for tweaking, tiling, reflections, etc. The result is what you see in the image below: