WIP: Free Dawn dial morph faces

Just some freebies I’m currently playing with:

dawn-dm-01

dawn-dm-02

I’m thinking of doing 3 to 4 faces that use the commercial morphs from HiveWire, another 3 to 4 using only freebie morphs, and maybe a few more using a combination of both.

Then I want to do the same for Dusk and Luna.

I just wish I had more textures for these characters. All I have for Dusk is the default texture and Axel, and the default texture for Luna as well as one I picked up at Renderosity. A lack of diversity for sure.

Also will have to download the Poser versions of these figures. I’m not sure if dial morphs will transfer okay if I save them in DS4 as a pz2 file, but I guess I’ll find out. Also not sure how to save these in DS for other folks to use.

What’s the difference between a Character Preset and a Shaping Preset?😕

GGN Extra Stuff

Click on the thumb to view/save the seamless tile images (textures use corresponding bump maps from REC Holiday Materials.)

Leather

dinogreenleather leather-berry

Velvet

velvet-black velvet-green velvet-pink

Fleece

fleece-berry fleece-dinogreen fleece-wine

Knit

knit-berry knit-denim-blue knit-denim-blue-light knit-dinogreen knit-pink01-redo knit-pink02 knit-wine

Color Swatches

nng-color-swatches

Uploaded these in case folks would like to match any of the other texture sets I made but didn’t own (or didn’t like) some of the clothing props I chose. Color swatches intended for matching buttons, zipper pulls, eyelets, nail polish, whatever.

Checking in

So visitors know I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, since it’s been well over a month since I’ve posted anything. Real life has been cutting into my fun time, darn it.

Related to freebie stuff, the DAZ/RuntimeDNA merger and recent policy changes at Renderosity have left me a little frustrated. For totally self-involved reasons, because these lead to dead links on the blog, which are a pain to maintain in the first place.

I think most of the RDNA freebies listed here will be okay as long as their forum remains open. The Zero Price ones I’m not so sure about; like Mike’s Tiki Bar, which I recently used for freebie textures and poses.

At Renderosity, a number of freebie providers have deleted their stuff due to recent policy changes that I find both confusing and utterly ridiculous. From here on out I’ll probably be more selective in what I upload over there, though I’ve lagged way behind in uploads anyway.

Also, with all the new figures and the widening gulf between Poser and DS users, I’ve been giving some thought to where I want to focus my own rendering efforts and, consequently, how that would affect the type of freebies I offer here.

So many figures and renderers and different materials…it’s a bit overwhelming at times. For me, I think DAZ Studio 4.9 and Genesis 3 is the where I stop with DAZ. At least for now. There’s lots of support for Genesis 2 and Genesis 3, so I think I’ll continue to offer freebies for Gen4, Genesis 1, and Dusk and Dawn.

I’ve also been thinking lately that many older third-party figures still have a lot to offer and it would be fun to explore extras for those as well.

My learning curve for Poser continues to be tragically slow, but I am making progress. In my defense, I’m not particularly savvy with DAZ Studio either, and I’ve been using it since 2007! I figure I’m just one of those slow learners, but I’ll eventually reach at least basic competency.:)

I have some odds-n-ends I’m working on, including uploading the transparency images from my old Renderosity product Transmap-O-Matic, which dated back to the hoary days of yore before DS could do tiling. I also have a few bits left over from the recent girly-girl nerds theme, though mostly texture images.

So off I go to get myself organized and hopefully I’ll be back with something before much longer.

GGN: Footwear #02 – DS Version Only

prev_ggn-sensible-shoes DOWNLOAD (DAZ Studio only)

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Sensible Shoes (see here; same as with Bossy Boots.)

Info: Full presets as well as a number of partial presets so you can mix-n-match. These shoes have separate prop figures for the lace bows, which I cannot get to work in Poser for some reason. Until I can figure out why — this month has been crazy busy with personal stuff and I’m still on the learning curve for Poser — I’ve just uploaded the DS version.

The textures will work on the shoes for other figures too.

Presets:

prev_ggn-sensible-shoes-presets

Please let me know if there are any issues with the zip file or the presets.

Probably will be a little scarce around here as I get back to a normal routine and catch up on everything I’ve let slide these past few weeks.

Also digesting the whole RDNA/DAZ merger. Yowza!

GGN: Footwear #01

prev_ggn-bossy-boots-v2 DOWNLOAD

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Bossy Boots V2 (see here; acquiring them is a little more complicated than usual.)

Info: A set of textures for Bossy Boots (multi-figure.) Seven full presets as well as partial presets for the socks, laces, and an extra style for the soles.

The textures make use of the original bump map as well as the bump map from the Version 2.0 textures. These are included in the zip file for your convenience; it’s okay to overwrite the files or just delete them if you already have the original files installed.

The textures work on the first version of Bossy Boots except for the lace’s bow and the socks. The first version had no socks and the bow was a separate figure from the laces.

Poser (mc6) and DAZ Studio (dsa, with blank pz2 files so they can be read in the Poser runtime.)

Presets:

prev_ggn-bossy-boots-presets

Resource Credits (reposting again):

Romantic Fabrics by Atenais
FS Floral Fabrics by FrozenStar
sazzyazzca Seamless Rose Tiles A – commercial renders okay per readme
Dino Pattern by pronouncedyou – commercial use okay
Plaids Sample Pack Merchant Resource by Channing3D – (commercial use okay)
XmasS Fabric 2012 by Judibug/Divabug – (commercial use okay per readme)
Seamless Plaid 0029 by avantegardeart – (commercial use okay)
Tileable Plaid Textures – (commercial use okay)

Do let me know if there’s any problems with the zip archive or if you have any questions.

I meant to upload earlier, but February has turned out to be busier than I’d expected and I haven’t had much time for my favorite fun and frivolous stuff.

Next up, Sensible Shoes…