Several recent acquisitions, including Easy Environments: Winter II; Wolf 2.0 by AM, and SY dForce Capes for Genesis 8. As I don’t yet have the LAMH 2 Iray Catalyzer thing, the wolves only get furry in 3DL.
A number of Flipmode’s environments include both 3DL and Iray materials, and this one has a Poser version too. A vendor worth supporting, for all that extra work!
I do wish it had included a more gray storm sky dome for when it’s snowing, and also an option for animal snow prints. Polar bears, wolves, and snow leopards run around snowy environments too.
The LAMH free player works more smoothly for me now but not as quickly loading as the AM LAMH animals. I did notice a minor issue with the LAMH props on the wolf — after adjusting the paw poses, the paw parts of the fur add-on didn’t follow. When I adjusted the paw bend, then reversed it, the fur-add on snapped back into position.
The dForce capes are easy to work with and I like that it has both G8F and G8M versions. I didn’t do anything beyond loading up default G8F. I didn’t even put a texture on her, just converted her to a gray clay materials preset.
I didn’t think to see how the test scene would look with the AoA Atmosphere Camera — which is no longer in the store — but I’ll give it a try next time I use the environment. The fog layers should dull out the bright blue sky.
I used a snow overlay in postwork rather than the snow plane that comes with the environment prop. Not sure why. I’m sure my reasoning made sense at the time. 🙂
Older acquisitions newly rendered:
The Sugar Skull prop was in one of the Halloween Shabby Chic backgrounds I made but in a “blink and you’d miss it” way. Scaled this one up so big-headed dolly could strike a pose on it.
The character texture is maddelerium’s Audrey for V4, which I have used before, but not any of the Sugar Skull face options. (She’s one of the few character vendors I still buy from at Renderosity.)
First time use of the Sugar Roses for G2F.
I guess I have a thing for dramatic drapery backdrops because I’ve collected a few of them over the last year or so: Flying Fabric – Artistic Flowing Cloth Pieces, JP Doris Curtain – Poses and Pros for Victoria 8, and Jepe’s Cinematic Poses and Props for Michael 8. I have some of the Jepe Shiny SheetZ products too; they have similarly dramatic flowing fabric but are wearables instead of accent props.
Now that I’ve canned/frozen/cooked most of this year’s garden fruits and vegetables, I can start thinking about Halloween stuff. I didn’t do much last year, but maybe I’ll get hit by the inspiration fairy this time around.