Happy Holidays!

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I was going for a vintage 50s holiday card look. Here’s the stylized 50s V4 dial morph; you’ll need both Morphia and V4’s Morphs ++. There are two body versions: the first is shorter and broader through the chest (above) and the second is taller and thinner. Dial morph only, no textures, though I used the REC Toon Tones for Gen4.

A few places to haunt for holiday freebies:

Not free, but a pretty good bargain:

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Mec4D’s Santa for Genesis. The TOU are more restrictive than most purchased content, but if you’re just messing around with stuff for yourself, it’s a nice and inexpensive Santa set. (There’s also a Dawn version, which I also own.) Fitting it to other shapes is hit-or-miss — the chest area folds can deform — but looks pretty good with a bit of extra effort and, if necessary, a little tweaking in postwork.

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Her chest area required some postwork. 😛

And because I was in a holiday rendering mood, one more!

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I wanted more gravity on the front part of the tree but will assume it just bounced up as the VW went over a bump in the road.

Oh, and I’ll have a few freebies over at Fantasy Attic for the HiveWire family.

Edited to add: A non-postworked preview of the 50s V4 stylized character, this time with the taller and thinner torso option:

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Using the transfer morph feature in DS4 allows clothes to fit even the more extreme shapes to V4’s body. Adding mesh smoothing and subdivision to Morphia also improves the look of the figure. I forgot to mention that her eyeballs should be nudged forward a bit; I think I set the Z Translation dial to -0.10 for each.

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10 thoughts on “Happy Holidays!

  1. hi ^_^
    nothing to do with the post itself, excepted Happy Holidays too!…

    but i came here a few times, downloaded excellent stuff or followed many of your very useful links, and since i didn’t remember whether i had a wordpress or blogger account, what was my username and don’t even mention PW, nor honestly could i be bothered searching/trying since i barely used it/them – i didn’t comment.
    so now i finally brought order into my wordpress presence, i want to…
    **THANK YOU A LOT** for all the precious freebies of your own you’ve shared, for all the hard work on keeping tabs about other resources and writing + updating all those irreplaceable posts with so many great freebies, new items and other stuff, for making possible for everyone, especially the less liquid among us, to have access to the resources they could need to create! \(^_^ )/ ❤
    portisHeart aka manekiNeko

    • You’re most welcome! 😀 This is an expensive hobby and I’m happy to help out where I can.

      I’m glad you commented. Always happy to hear from visitors to the blog!

  2. Just downloaded your freebie over at Fantasiesattic. Lovely, lovely lovely. Thank you so much. Are Dawns boots from one of her clothing packages?

  3. For some reason, I just remembered that you’re not a Daz PC Club member and you were taking a break from 3d stuff, so you may not have noticed that Daz3d has a very generous freebie Christmas deal going on. If you haven’t noticed it, I’m sorry I didn’t say anything sooner: they’re on Day 6 now, which means 6 freebies from a large selection.

    And if you have noticed it, it gives me an excuse to say Happy holidays!

    • Happy Holidays to you and your family as well, Will!

      I did indeed notice the very generous freebie deals on the main DAZ store page and have been shamelessly taking advantage of them to fill out some texture and posing needs.

      Other than that, been busy with last minute holiday shopping and baking. LOTS of baking. Just did dozens of five different kinds of cookies and a huge batch of muddy buddies/puppy chow. The big family get-together is tomorrow, so doing the-not-fun stuff today like cleaning house.

      The Philospher’s Egg and Ali/mankahoo have sales at their stores too; hoping to splurge at them before they end.

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