I’ve been re-evaluating how I do favorite freebies spotlights. The mega-lists of themed holiday freebies were more popular than the single ones I’ve been posting on a weekly basis. Singles are easier for me to do, but the themed ones are probably more useful and interesting.
So instead of weekly freebies, I’ll be posting themed lists once a month, starting in March or April. Holiday themes are obvious options (though I missed Valentine’s Day), but I can think of quite a few others. Old West. Noir. Medieval/Renaissance. Older people. Mythology. Fairy tales. Japanese freebie creators. Etc etc etc.
Also, while I still want to focus on what I have installed and what is mostly workable in both DAZ Studio and Poser, I’d like to include a way for people to add their own suggestions. It’s not like I can install every freebie that ever existed, and Genesis or other weight-mapped figures shouldn’t be ignored. I’m not boycotting those figures; I sometimes use Genesis and Dawn, just not often because Gen4 continues to suit my needs.
I’m thinking too about what kinds of freebies I can continue to offer. I’m not the world’s greatest texture maker, but there are a few outfits I’d like to play around with, mainly because I’ve never been able to find any texture expansions for them (like Picaro for M4.)
I spend a lot of time making DS mats for stuff with Poser-only settings, freebies and commercial content alike, and I suppose I could be a little more diligent about sharing those mats. 😉
Been considering how I might create pose presets for those large themed sets that don’t have any, like arranging the Plat Club’s Old West series, or RDNA’s older Western buildings, into various town configurations. Ditto for RDNA’s Baker Street/Country Cottage sets and the Plat Club’s GIS series. I don’t know how feasible this would be, but I guess it’s worth a shot.
(( I already did something like this for coflek-gnorg’s four Spaceship Segments sets, though I saved everything as .daz scene files rather than pz2 poses. ))
Maybe more on simple postwork subjects. Again, I’m not brilliant at this, but I know I’m not the only DS/Poser user who looks at renders as just another resource like a stock photo.
ANYway, RedEyeCat Freebies will be going through some changes. Just wanted to explain why.
Suggestions, of course, are always welcome.