DAZ only gets my money when a sale doesn’t require me to buy a new/still new release. Not using iray, dforce, or Genesis 8 much, so usually I ignore the sales and just keep an eye on Fastgrab and wishlist sale notices.
But that Temporary PC sale this weekend! Lots of $2.99 items that were in my wishlist — and a few that weren’t, but still bought them (I try to stick to wishlist-only purchases but great discounts are hard to pass up.)
Millenium Puppy, Dolly Changable Hair Expansion G3F, Easier Pose Creation for G3F & G8F, LY Leonine Pro HDR Lighting, Marquee Letters, Simply Casual Boxers and Shirts G2M, The Photo Room, Above the Fog 3DL & Iray, SPEX for Genesis, Everyday Wardrobe Jeans and Shirt G2F, Long Pigtail Anime Hair G3F G8F, Hand Knits: Shader Presets 3DL & Iray and Merchant Resource, Legacy UVs for Genesis 3: Special Edition – Victoria 3, Legacy UVs for Genesis 3: Victoria 6, Legacy UVs for Genesis 3: Genesis 2 Male and Michael 6, and Legacy UVs for Genesis 3: Victoria 5.
A decent haul! Probably can’t afford any Black Friday sales now, though. Oh, the tragedy…
Three Two more UV legacy utilities to go and I’ll have all the ones I want. These are a little tricky to use, but I do like them and how they expand the value of past purchases. I’m figure-agnostic at this point, and older content is still good content.
The HW Big Dog will get puppies eventually. They seem to be in the pipeline, but the Millenium Puppy was a steal at that price. Couldn’t pass it by.
Already had Dolly Changable Hair G3F; the add-on was a no-brainer. It’s a pretty hair prop with several options and easy to fit to other figures like Dawn and V4.
I really like it when pose sets include separate upper and lower presets, and this one is for both G3F and G8F. I don’t have much in the way of poses for G3F, and even less for G8F, so this will go long way toward filling that void. Poses are reasonable, not too pinup-ish.
The HDR lighting set looks fairly easy to use. Lighting was never my strong point; basic light sets are always worth picking up.
I don’t have anything like Marquee Lights and it’s a welcome addition to my content library, even if it’s iray only.
The casual set for G2M is really nice. Multiple material zones and plenty of morphs. I especially like the “dropped in a pile on the floor” morphs. Reminds me of when my son was still living at home…
The Photo Room is fantastic. Could easily change its “mood” by switching to different styles of furniture.
Above the Fog looks to be a handy prop set, and it’s for both 3DL and iray. I don’t think I have any “god ray” utilities, so that’s a nice extra.
I can always use more glasses. Had my eye on SPEX for a while, but never got around to picking it up. I was using the very old glasses set for Victoria 2 — geometry switching! — but this is a worthy substitute.
The Everyday Wardrobe set for G2F is a practical one, and the sleeveless shirt and capri options could work for retro 50s/60s styles.
The anime pigtail hair is pretty and looks easy to refit to other figures. Toon hair used to be harder to find in the old days.
The hand-knit shader set is great but it is HUGE! Four separate downloads (831MB, 895MB, 750MB, and 498 MB.) Each tiles is 4096 x 4096, saved in jpg format, with height, roughness, and normal maps. (And there are identical thumbs as well as tips, gah!) First thing I did was to reduce the tile image file sizes, get rid of the 90×90 thumbs, and rename the tip.png thumbs. Probably cut the product size by half, if not a little more.
Some of the color options were a little odd. No red, but chartreuse? I could’ve done without chartreuse. A color called “Rhubarb” could be adjusted to a darker red, but I still thought this an odd omission. Most definitely worth the purchase, though. Nearly all the knit resources I have are Filter Forge ones; not much variety. Others I’ve bought didn’t come with bump maps.
And I also picked up a couple Fastgrab items, expanding my G3F clothing library a bit more:
Both make up a single outfit — April Rain Gear G3F and April Rain Undergarments G3F. Cute set, and the undergarments look nicely versatile too.
And all this doesn’t include a few purchases I made from HiveWire and Renderosity, ha! I now have the HW Unicorn. So pretty! I wonder what the ribbon mane from the SkeleHorse will look like on the unicorn? Hmmm…I’ll have to give that a try.