Christmas in July: Southwest Backgrounds


An idea I wanted to explore, but ran out of time. All I ended up with were a few 3000 x 3000 backgrounds. 😛 Right-click-save-as etc.

Xmas-Cactus-01A Xmas-Cactus-01B Xmas-Cactus-02A Xmas-Cactus-02B

Okay for commercial use.

The terrain was a Renderosity 2014 Christmas freebie by Vikike’s (Little Desert Scene; no longer available), with Cybrea’s Holiday Light Bulb string, a cactus from RDNA’s Cacti Mega-Pack as well as their old Dead Grass freebie, one of Noggin’s Crows, and Mada’s 2014 Christmas Gecko freebie.

Christmas in July: Dusk Beach Wear

(scene-stealing zombie beach wear not included)


Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Dusk’s Briefs (comes with the Dusk Base) and/or Summer Fun for Dusk.

Info: Just squeaked this one in before the month’s end! Same general idea as all the others; Dusk’s briefs and the Summer Fun outfit are transformed into a tropically festive ensemble in order to match everyone else for that awkward family photo you are secretly plotting.

I had a little trouble with the Poser materials for the shirt, but I think they work correctly now. The shirt uses a transparency map for the sleeves. There weren’t separate material zones for the cuff buttons and shirt front buttons, so I had to hide them all — but they were very tiny and the equally tiny button holes aren’t noticeable. It shouldn’t be an issue unless you do an extreme close up, in which case adding a button or cloning away the button hole in postwork is probably the best way to go.

I was aiming for an elastic waistband look for the shorts, but the end result wasn’t quite as I envisioned. Not one of my more successful efforts. Sorry, Dusk! I promise to do better next time…

Presets for the Dusk Briefs and Summer Fun outfit

Police Uniforms

For those who might be unaware of it,  Content Paradise has a couple nice-looking police uniforms for Miki 2 and the G2Males. They convert okay to V4, M4, and Genesis.

mik2cl_CP-Police Clothing jamcl_SM-G2M Police

Prices are reasonable; I think I bought both on sale. A couple older test renders:

miki2-police-v4 miki2-police-david5

The Miki 2 set on V4 and David 5. Not a 100% perfect conversion and I could’ve better fit the shoulder radio thing, but good enough for test render purposes. I recall the set for the G2 Males had issues on converting to M4, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with some tweaks and/or a minimal amount of postwork.

Edited to add: And it converts rather nicely to Dawn as well!


Christmas in July: Dawn Beach Wear


Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Dawn’s String Bikini (comes with Dawn) and/or Dawn’s Pleated Skirt

Info: Textures to turn Dawn’s string bikini and pleated skirt into festive beach wear.

BTW, Dusk is going to be a bit late. Still working on some of the details for his board shorts. I got a little frustrated with my shortcomings in texturing and took a break to regenerate the creative spark. Hopefully I’ll have him up by the end of the week.