Monsters in My Cupboard Poses

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Monsters in My Cupboard, Gothic Christmas Ornaments, and Three Broken Bulbs.

Info: A small set of tree decorating poses for the little monster figure, as well as festive materials (dsa and mc6) for the cupboard. (Blank pz2 files are included for DS3 users.)

The poses are for the base figure. Randomizing the little monster shape will require minor adjustments, as the resulting random critter may be larger or smaller than the default. The ornament prop positioned to the figure’s hand may also need adjusting.

Important! Apply the pose(s) to the figure(s) BEFORE the “Random Monster” preset. Otherwise, the pose will reset the figure to its default shape.

The tail and wings don’t have separate movement bones for posing — they can only be moved from within the morph dials — and so I had to include these settings, whereas I usually only include the translation and rotation values. Since the Poser Format Exporter doesn’t allow me to select what morph parameters I want saved, I figured I might as well just merge both pose and expression in a single preset.

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Single poses

To move a single figure and its associated prop, parent the prop to the figure first. To move the figure group and its prop, it’s easiest to parent everything to a null (Poser, DS3) or group (DS4.) In DAZ Studio, scaling the null/group will also scale everything included with it.

Note for Poser users: the tiling ratio for the first four cupboard material presets will need to be added — the DS presets are 6H:2V; my converter doesn’t translate this. The bump map settings for the last two may need to be adjusted, as well as the tiling ratio for it — 6H:4V, with a -0.10 Horizontal Offset.

Wow. A lot of instructions for such a little pose set! More previews inside…

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Squee Tree Decorating Poses

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DOWNLOAD: DS 4 (Squee, Genesis, G2F, G2M, Dawn, Dusk, Star)
DOWNLOAD: Poser (Squee/M4/V4)

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Squee the Little Fae Dragon for DS/Poser, round bulb from free Gothic Christmas Ornaments, and any of the free broken bulb ornaments from here or here.

Info: A small set of tree decorating poses for Squee the Little Fae Dragon. Many Squees can decorate a tree!

There are bonus matching poses for various figures: V4 and M4 (Poser format pz2) and Genesis, G2F, G2M, Dusk, Dawn, and Star! (DS duf format.) The poses were first made for M4 and V4, then converted to other figures. I don’t know how to make poses for Poser weight-mapped figures from within DS 4.8, but the M4/V4 poses convert okay and mostly need adjustments to the hands and feet.

The poses make use of a free ornament and a free broken bulb prop. Other ornaments will work too, with a few adjustments.

Parent the ornament or broken bulb to Squee before moving the figure. If you need to move the figure/Squee/prop group, parent everything to a null or group first. Minor adjustments to the poses may be needed depending on clothing or the figure’s morphs.

No expressions this time. Or mirrored poses — those are easy enough to do in DS; if anyone has a question about that, I’d be happy to explain how it’s done.

The Squee poses:

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Poses for M4/V4:

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The other pose previews inside…

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Christmas in July: Tiki Bar Poses, Multi-Figure

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Any combination of M4/V4 (pz2), M5/V5, M6/V6, Dawn/Dusk (duf).

Info: Last Xmas in July offering — a small set of multi-figure poses for the bar and bar stools from Mike’s Tiki Bar. I made the poses for M4 and V4 first, then converted them over to the other figures in DS4. The conversions aren’t 100% perfect; the hands in particular may need further tweaks. The M4/V4 poses will work in DS and Poser, but the rest will only work in DS4.

I’m not sure if I can make pz2 files for the others in DS4 without having them end up like this Dawn pz2 pose in DS4:

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Yeah, not good. 😛 But if I can figure out how to do it, I will!

There are a few poses with the figure “holding” a drink, but you’ll need to adjust the hands for use with cans/glasses, bottles, or stemmed glassware. Also, since these are for a tropical setting, hands are posed for bare legs. If your figure is wearing pants, longer shorts or a skirt, you’ll need to adjust for this as well.

If you need more people standing around with drinks in their hands, this free set might be helpful. The M4/V4 poses convert okay to Genesis 1 and Genesis 2; somewhat less so with Dawn and Dusk. This free pose adjust script does a pretty good job correcting feet and hand poses between V4/M4 and Genesis 1. There are some commercial pose converters too, but I don’t own them.

Larger examples of all the figures inside…

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Christmas in July: Hat Fits

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Tuco Hat from SAV Famous Hat Collection for M4, 70’s Hat 2 from SAV Hat Collection V4, Elfama Hat, Santa Hat Prop V4, cap from Bad Boy M4, and/or Tulip Hat V4 (download info on top of page; site has adult content)

Info: A bunch of fits for figures I use most often. They’re quick-n-dirty fits; a starting point to save a little time. I didn’t include any Genesis figures, but applying either the M4 or V4 fit pose works with a few minor adjustments.

The Elfama Hat fit only works for the cr2 version; I figured most people would use that one because it’s the one with morph options.

There are Tulip Hat fits for Dawn, Dusk, and Luna. (I made fits for other figures a while ago.) I didn’t get around to doing any Tulip Hat textures for the Christmas in July theme, but maybe I can still get something in by the end of the month.

Oh, and I forgot the link to the Bad Boy M4 cap in the readme file. Sorry about that!

Christmas in July: Festive Tiki Bar Stuff

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Mike’s Tiki Bar, Holiday Lights and/or Holiday Bulbs String

Info: Holiday party on the beach! Textures for the tiki bar as well as pose presets for both the Holiday Lights and Holiday Bulbs String props (though only the former is shown in the preview.) You can even mix the lights if you’re feeling especially festive.

Some materials may need to be tweaked in Poser. Also, the wood for the sign and the tiki statues should be tiled but my converter program does not handle this and so Poser user will need to manually adjust these materials — the mat pose applies the basic texture for those props, but that’s all.

There are red-and-green themed textures for all the tiki props except the coconut glass and the drink glass. There are partial options for light and dark bamboo and red and green thatch to mix-n-match various props.

For the tiki bar lights, load up your free light set of choice and then apply the corresponding pose presets. Parent the light props to the tiki bar parts before moving them around. The bar and panels — except Panel 2 — take three light props. Panel 2 was too narrow for the Holiday Lights, so only presets for the Holiday Bulbs String are included for that one.

You can easily move the lights  up and down on the panels, as long as you first parent the light props to a null or group.