DAZ Platinum Club hair props…pretty nice, actually

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DAZ is currently running a 80% off sale for selected V4 and M4 products, including Platinum Club and DAZ Original items. I left the Platinum Club a couple years ago for various reasons, but I still keep an eye out for the hair props because they’re very nice and the sale prices, if you wait for them, are fantastic. Right now, a bunch of them are only $2.00. It’s easy enough to refit hair props to other figures, like Dawn or Genesis 1/2, which makes this a very tempting deal!

Since the base PC hair props have been coming with only brown, blond, and auburn materials and, as it happens, I use black hair a lot, my weekend project was to make black hair maps from the already included texture maps.

(( I can’t justify spending $7 or $10 for only a black hair map. I’m probably the worst nightmare customer for hair texture add-on vendors, because I only need a few hair colors — black, brown, blond, auburn, and gray — and I can colorize anything else I might need in PS/PSP. ))

Anyway, in the process of making the maps, I was reminded all over again that these are great hair props. Here’s what’s I’ve collected so far:

More guy hair would be nice, but I noticed the most recent one was Genesis-only. I suppose that’s the way it’s going to be from here on out. I’ve been converting Genesis hair props to use with G4 in DS3 — I know, I know, but I like Gen4! — and some of the conversions have been a little wonky. I wanted to convert Hitomi’s ring tail hair to use on Aiko4 Toon, Cookie, and/or Sadie, but it failed as a cr2 conversion. Guess I’ll just have fire up DS4 for that one!

I don’t know how much longer this sale will last, but if you’re looking to add more hair to your runtime and you’re not in the Platinum Club, you might want to check out those $2.00 hair sets. Looks like the newest ones aren’t included in the sale, but there are plenty of older ones.

Edited to add that the morphs are mine, but the textures I used are Amunet V4 (she was one of those grab bag freebies and I use her a lot…great mid-brown skin tone), Alexandre M4, and Azrael M4.

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A little summer hiatus

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Thanks to those who perused the Summer Solstice Freebie Week lists and downloads — hope they were useful. And, btw, Happy Summer Solstice!

Posts here will slow down some during the summer. In addition to all the various family celebrations — birthdays, wedding anniversaries and graduation parties — the gardening stuff takes up a lot of my time (we keep adding more things to grow every summer…)

Already thinking about what I’d like to do for Halloween this year, though. 🙂

It’s A Tile Lollapalooza

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal projects.

Info: Just a bunch of summer/tropical-inspired clothing tiles, some with a plain option as well as a “jumble” one. The Hawaiian Floral tiles are all “jumbles” — a Filter Forge effect — in three color options. The tiles come in various sizes, but all in PNG format. For a few fabric tiles to be used as a texture overlay and/or bump map, see inside.

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Matching Summer Styles for V4 and K4

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Matching Summer Styles for V4 and K4, DAZ Studio and Poser

Matching Summer Styles for V4 and K4, DAZ Studio and Poser

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Required: Tropical Breeze V4 (also here), Snowdrop Dress K4, and/or Texture Challenge 30 Shirt (second one down)

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Info: Matching Mom and Kids textures for the above mentioned outfits, 3 each. If you want to include Dad, there are matching shirt textures for M4 in Stylin Wild for Stylin M4 and for Genesis in Wild Styles for Genesis Open Shirt. Optimized for DAZ Studio; Poser users will probably need to tweak the surface materials a bit.

CreditsPromenade Walkway, Simple Wood Sign, Little Birds, park bench by SAMS3D (no longer available), Ecomantics, To the Sky backgrounds, shorts and tee from Bambini Boys, sandals from AntsPants 2, sandals from MM Bikini Set 02, purse from Veranil V4, sandals from Day Out, Jael Hair, Paxton Hair, End of Summer Hair, Mark and Marissa K4, and Amunet V4. Pose set is from Caught in the Moment – Guardians V4M4K4, and lighting is a combination of Amazingly Ambient Lights DS and Advanced DAZ Studio Light Bundle.

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Stylin Wild Shirts for M4

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Summer Squall on the Boardwalk: Textures for the Stylin shirt, DS and Poser

Summer Squall on the Boardwalk: Textures for the Stylin M4 shirt, DS and Poser

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Required: Stylin M4

Usage: Okay for personal and commercial use.

Info: No freebie open shirts for M4, but Stylin was one of the first outfits released with M4 way back when, so I figure most people who bought M4 probably bought this outfit as well. And if not…well, DAZ Originals go on sale a lot. There are 10 textures for the shirt, so M4 can strut down the boardwalk (with or without a cranky K4 in tow) in wild summery plumage.

Optimized for DAZ Studio; Poser users will probably need to tweak the surface materials a bit.

Credits: Action Specs, Crazy Locks Male Hair M4, Alexandre M4, pants and flip flops from Veranil M4 (pants shins hidden), Eliza K4, AntsPants2 K4 with Playtime Fun textures, Eternal Kyra Hair + Expansion, Hiro 4 Realistic Textures, NYC Hair, shorts from Bad Boy M4 with Tag Skater textures, shirt from Dark Thorn M4 with GRaver textures, Canvas Shoes M4, Ice Cream Tricycle, Walkway, Ice Cream Cone, puddle prop from Fisty’s Liquid Shaders, Public Trash Can, robin from Little Birds, and To the Sky background. Poses for M4 from M4 Partial Pose Kit. Morphs are Lexie V01 K4, Vincent V02 M4, and Connor M4.

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