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.

Halloween Treat #09: Multi-Figure Halloween Glitter Nails

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prev_halloween-glitter-nailsDOWNLOAD: Genesis 1/2 & Dawn DUF *** Other Figures DSA/PZ2 & Dawn PZ2

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: We Got Nails (for Cookie only)

Info: A set of totally frivolous novelty nails for your figures’ Halloween shenanigans. Covers all the Mil3 figures, V4 and her various morphs, Kids 4, Cookie, Sadie, Dawn, and characters for Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. Pretty much all of the figures with fingernails/toenails that I have installed.

Set includes 5 colors: Devil/Blood Red, Pumpkin Orange, Frankenstein Green, Witchy Purple, and Midnight Black. There are also duo-color version: Black-Green, Black-Orange, Black-Purple, Black-Red, and Purple-Green.

Genesis 1/2 materials may need the secondary specular channel turned on or off, depending on what lights you’re using. Also, the textures work best when the nails aren’t too long, otherwise there’s some glitter stretching (which makes the glitter fairies very sad.)

Edited to add: I forgot to mention, for those newer to DAZ/Poser, that the A3/V3 materials will work on all other Mil3 characters, including Laura, and Maddie.

Credits: REC June (a slightly modified version,which I should probably upload) with the Elite Ariana V4 texture, Midnight Hour Hair V4, and Skeleton Outfit V4/A4/G4.

Why didn’t I think of this before?

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An add-on for the recent Halloween Kaitey K4 set is in the works. My kid may be 25 years old now, but it’s not like I’ve forgotten how grubby he could get. Little girls aren’t much better, as I’ve also had cause to observe:

temp-khlwn shoes denim dirty

temp-khlwn shoes denim skelly dirty

temp-khlwn tights dirty temp-khlwn shoes denim skelly clean

I’ve yet to dirty-up the skirt and shirt, but it’s on the list. Shouldn’t take too long. Also mulling over using a transparency map to make holes in the tights, but I don’t have any ripped fabric brush resources on hand. I’ll have to see if I can dig up some that aren’t too expensive.

Probably also should’ve added a Skelly shoe texture the first time around, but it didn’t occur to me at the time.

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 and Dawn. 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

DOWNLOAD

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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