WIP: Haunted House Poses

Started on these, since it was a lazy holiday weekend full of BBQs and way too much chocolate. First go-round, with not much fine tuning.

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M4/V4 bases, Sadie/Sam bases, and Genesis base male and female shapes. The V4-to-Genesis pose converter utility from ShareCG worked very nicely, though fingers need adjusting. I seem to have lost the expressions in Genesis…not sure what I did there. I’m used to making pz2 and fc2 files, so I’ll have to figure out how to do separate body and face poses for Genesis.

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A view of V4 and Sadie, looking a bit terrified too.

I’ll probably do a couple all guys, a couple all girls, and the rest mixed. :)

 

Free Diamond and Sir Guy expansion sets

A couple hard-to-find freebies for the Diamond and Sir Guy toon animal figures, both of which have been part of the Budget Wrecking (TM) deep freeze sales at RDNA. I found the links buried in a post at the old RDNA forum, which is now archived. Since freebies on archived forums — DAZ, sigh — can abruptly disappear, I thought I’d do a kind of PSA post:

Sir Guy Expansion – Turn Sir Guy into a raccoon, dog (a couple versions), lion, cat, skunk, and wolf. Textures included. Very cute, Disney-like set. And Sir Guy is attractively priced right now for $2.24.

Diamond Unicorn – Transforms Diamond into a unicorn, with cloven hooves, tufted tail, horn, and textures. Diamond is also attractively priced (at the moment) at $2.99.

While in the throes of a Plushies buying binge again this weekend, I noticed a bunch of Plushies-related products are now gone from the RDNA store. Wish I’d known so many of them were going to be deleted. Boo.

Looking for info in preparation for Halloween freebies

The plan is to make poses for V4/M4, Genesis, and Sadie/Sam based on the pictures from this very amusing post. So, a couple things:

First, I’d like to do a “Build-Your-Own-Haunted-House” freebie listing theme. I have some stuff that works for this, but suggestions are most welcome. Commercial suggestions OK too (like this Fun House Mirror prop set, which is sadly no longer available for purchase.)

I’ve made poses for Gen4 and Sadie/Sam before, but not Genesis. I’m hoping I can do the M4/V4 poses first and then convert them to Genesis. I found this utility, which looks quite handy. If any veteran pose makers have additional advice to share, I’d be very grateful.

I have something in mind for Pippin too, and maybe I’ll have time to do a few general trick-or-treat poses.

Halloween at REC Freebies this year will be all about poses because 1) I need to improve my posing skills and 2) posing characters for stuff like this is — for me anyway — the most time-consuming part of setting up a render scene (along with making all those Poser-only mats DS-friendly.)

K4 School Poses

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Trouble in the Back Row

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Usage: Okay for personal and commercial use.

RequiredSchool Daze prop set

Info: A set of 12 poses for DAZ Studio and Poser, with mirrored versions, 12 facial expressions, and utility presets to move the chair and desk around as needed. Poses based on the default K4 and the School Daze chair and desk. Scaling K4 up or down will require some adjustments. Minor adjustments may also be necessary due to clothing.

All poses load at default center. Apply a K4 pose, the Move Desk Base preset (moves the desk forward for all poses), and then any relevant chair or secondary desk position presets. Parent desk, chair, and K4 to a null and then position them wherever you want in your classroom.

The facial expressions are simple ones and not matched to any particular pose.

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K4 School Poses, for DAZ Studio and Poser
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Mirrored poses too!

Presets previews inside…

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Another Tile Lallapalooza

To help in repurposing various room props, a set of office and school-themed seamless tiles. All are 1024 x 1024, with bump maps. The previews are not full-sized; the tiles were resized to 200 x 200.

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Usage: Okay for personal and commercial use.

Info: Some of the more subtle textures in the Walls & Ceilings and Misc. Textures sets don’t show up well in the small previews, sorry! There are a lot of neutral colors so it’s easier to colorize them in the diffuse channel settings or in PS/PSP/GIMP etc., but I also did a little color-coordinating across the various sets.

The Misc. Textures set is mostly for finishing details. Public schools use fire-resistant building materials these days, but I included a couple wood tiles anyway. The privacy glass is the sort of thick glass that’s sometimes used in office doors…add “Jane Doe Private Investigator” or “Principal’s Office” text for a little more ambiance.

The mosaic tile sets also have a couple extra matching plain white tiles that weren’t included in the previews.

A few examples inside…

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