Sticky: Halloween 2014

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This is Halloween 2014!

I forgot that I did a Jack and Sally theme last year for Halloween too. Oh, well. This time it’s via Bong and Bonga, who could always use a little more love.

Updates will be more haphazard than last year. My bad. Probably should’ve started on these projects a month earlier.

Credits: Bong’s wearing the converted M4 Tuxedo and Arachlace. Bonga’s wearing the converted Susie’s Rags V4 dress with the boot textures from Dark & Light and Eternal Kyra Hair. The backdrop is A Curious Dead End. Adorable toony bat brushes by Lileya. Font is P22 Stanyan.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that new visitors to the REC blog might also want to check out last year’s Halloween freebie listing.

WIP: Multi-Figure Halloween Glitter Nails

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Glittery Halloween nail colors

This will probably be the last Halloween freebie for 2014 — as it turned out, REC Freebies was NOT all about poses this year. The two sets I did were…time consuming. While I did improve my posing skills some, I’m still not very speedy. I’m continuing to work on the Sadie/Sam version, so they’ll just be really, really early for Halloween next year. :P

The glitter nail thing started out as something for K4, Cookie, Sadie, and Hitomi, and somehow I ended up adding A3/V3, V4, Gen1/V5, Dawn, and Gen2/V6. I’d have added Koshini 2, since I have her installed, but the poor dear doesn’t have any fingernails.

Making presets and thumbs takes twice as long as making the actual textures. Ugh. I’m having issues with the Genesis 1/V5/Hitomi materials, because apparently this figure doesn’t read DS3 files in DS4. Strangely, Gen2/V6 and Dawn read the dsa files just fine. I didn’t want to have to deal with all the advanced surface stuff for a few simple novelty nail textures, but I guess I’ll have to anyway.

I’ll include mc6 pz2 files (can’t get converter to do partial mc6 materials, sigh) for the Dawn set, but I won’t try to make Poser materials for either Genesis sets. If I’m having trouble with compatibility between DS3 and DS4, I don’t want to think about what I might end up with when converting to pz2 or mc6 files.

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glitter-v3 glitter-a3 glitter-k4
glitter-julie glitter-dawn glitter-v6

Edited to add more Genesis 1/2 examples. I can’t get a decent render out of V6. Her eyes glow white with some light sets (Age of Armour’s) and why is her face so much redder than her hands? Ugh. Fixing Poser product settings is one thing — I expect that and am used to it — but why do I have to do this with as basic a product as the V6 base built for DS4? It has to be something in the material settings, because I don’t have the glowing white eye problem with either Dawn or Genesis 1.

L to R: Cookie, Hitomi, Sadie (original), Victoria 3, Aiko 3, Kids 4, YT Julie, Dawn, Victoria 6. Victoria 4 is in the top image.

Also, I forgot to mention that Cookie doesn’t actually come with finger/toe nails. I’m using this product: We Got Nails! You’ll need it for the Cookie set.

Halloween Treat #08: Halloween Styles for Kaitey K4

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Trick-Or-Treat textures for the K4 Girl, for DAZ Studio and Poser

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Kaitey for Kids 4

Info: A Halloween-themed orange skeleton set, purple witch set, and red little devil girl set. There are a few extra textures — black skirt, black shoes, black and white long shirt sleeves, and black shirt trims — for increased mixing-n-matching. Also included are several utility mat poses: switch the black shoelaces to the right or left, switch to a black shoe body or shoe tongue, and swap light and dark shoe sole options.

The zip file is on the large side at 72MB; if you’re having trouble with the download size, just let me know.

Credits: Miho Hair and Elvira K4.

A few mix-n-match examples

A few mix-n-match examples — shirt wrinkles dialed up to 0.75

Larger previews inside…

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WIP: Halloween for Sam’s Easy Wear

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Time for another W.I.P post, which involves Sam because Sam needs more stuff. I bought a cute Halloween vector set for $5 through InkyDeals, so I’m using a couple of them as shirt decals.

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Sam’s got Halloween gear on the way

A small theme-coordinated fleece set. Plain black sweatpants as well as the orange stripes option; four different shirt decal designs on a black or orange t-shirt, four of the eight with opposite color neckbands, and add-on sleeves in black or orange.