Found Scary Cherry’s dirt mask

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Some time back I commented that I’d wanted to upload the dirt masks I used on the textures in case someone wanted to make Cherry more grubby, but that I couldn’t find the images. Finally found them, stuck in a folder where they shouldn’t have been. Of course.

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Here are the dirt mask layers. Right-click-save and apply to the texture as you see fit (just remember to save the results under a new name!) Used with Halloween Treat #03: Scary Cherry Xtras and Scary Cherry Xtras Add-On.

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^^ Face

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^^ Body & Limbs

Also, if anyone wants her templates let me know and I can upload them here.

Not a productive weekend. All I did was tinker with the textures I’m working on for the G3F Princess Line Dress, trying to fake seams for solid color textures. The lines of the dress are pretty but only obvious when textured with prints. Since I’m big on solid colors or very subdued prints — tends to look less busy for the sort of renders I prefer — I wanted to see if there was a way I could do this:

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Probably a non-issue with renders that aren’t closeups, but I think it looks okay.

Also, for those who do postwork, I keep forgetting to mention some nice overlay textures from the CoffeeShop Blog:

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Artisanal Texture Set #05

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Fine Art “Charcoal” Texture Set

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Oil Painterly Fine Art Texture Set

I tend to use them with the Soft Light layer setting, at various opacity levels, but play around with them to see what you like best.

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GGN Extra Stuff

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Click on the thumb to view/save the seamless tile images (textures use corresponding bump maps from REC Holiday Materials.)

Leather

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Velvet

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Fleece

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Knit

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Color Swatches

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Uploaded these in case folks would like to match any of the other texture sets I made but didn’t own (or didn’t like) some of the clothing props I chose. Color swatches intended for matching buttons, zipper pulls, eyelets, nail polish, whatever.

Sparkle Star Shader Materials for DS

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use. Also okay to use for other projects, commercial or free.

Info: These aren’t strictly Christmas materials, as they cover other holidays too, but Christmas seems to inspire sparkly stuff from me. What can I say?

I made these a while back for a pair of wings (above) that used Poser procedural materials. There are probably DAZ Studio shaders for sale now that will do something similar, but it was easier for me to fall back on my reliable old Filter Forge.

There’s an “Add Ambient” preset to make the stars and sparkles glow more. Just simple materials. No Iray version, but they looked okay to me when I used the Uber Iray shader to convert them.

Again, while Poser can’t read the DS files, the seamless tiles can be used in the program like any other tiling material.

Previews inside…

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Off-Site Holiday Freebies & Sales

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Freebies

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Download – more free knitted Christmas textures!

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Download – always useful for “wrapping” 3D presents…

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Download – there’s more at the site; this is just the newest offering.

Store Sales

The PhilosphersEgg is running another holiday sale, with 30 – 40% off selected store items throughout December. I am seriously considering picking up this M4/V4/K4 bundle:

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Snow Bears – it comes with the hats and scarves! 😀

Xurge3D is running a December 50% off sale as well, and the main page says PayPal is up and working again.

Still waiting for ali’s annual sale at Mankahoo. If I recall correctly, the sale usually starts a little later in December.