Last minute Halloween costume

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Most Digital Creation’s Sign Prop

Info: Pretty much self-explanatory; previews of the sign textures in this post.

As previously mentioned, the prop loads roughly in the right hand area and you’ll have to make a few translation and/or rotation adjustments to the sign after posing the figure.

Poser and DS files in the Poser runtime; move around as suits your needs.

It took me so long to upload the zip file because I couldn’t figure out why my scaling pose for the prop didn’t work in Poser. Worse still, I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t even save the scaling preset in Poser itself. I tried everything and was baffled as to why I wasn’t getting that little “+” to save the file.

Finally, it occurred to me to search for issues re: prop poses and I discovered that sometimes prop poses don’t work unless there’s a figure loaded into the scene. I think this is very strange and can’t imagine why anyone thought it was a good idea, but at least I finally figured it out…

No poses, though I still might give it a try later.

As always, please let me know if there are any issues with the zip files.

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Halloween(ish) textures for the G3F Princess Line Dress

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: G3F Princess Line Dress

Info: A set of textures for wilmap’s free Princess Line Dress for the G3F. A bit more “classic” goth, in the Wednesday Addams mold of “classic.” The textures, except maybe one, can be used for non-Halloween purposes too.

Dress material presets as well as a few others to switch around the trim/collar colors.

Previews inside…

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Halloween textures for the Cooking Stage Dress

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“Knock it off, you bratty broom, or I’ll turn you into a toilet bowl brush.”

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Usage: The Witchy Hat is okay for commercial use, but the Red Viper outfits cannot be used for any commercial purposes. So use the textures accordingly.

Required: Cooking Stage Dress A4, Gymnastics Wear A4, and the witchy Star Hat.

Info: A set of textures to turn the cooking stage dress into a Gothic Lolita witch outfit, with matching textures for the Witchy Hat and the tights and toe shoes from the Gymnastic Wear set.

The dress and tights are intended for Aiko 4, and so they’re a little tricky to fit to V4 or autofit to newer Genesis figures. When all else fails, hide body parts.

DAZ Studio files in dsa format in the Poser Runtime. If you prefer them in the DS content folder, move them where you’d like and delete the blank pz2 files.

Poser presets in mc6 format — they apply the textures, but since I’m still lost in the wilderness of Poser material settings, you’ll have to adjust the settings.

Please let me know if there are any problems with the zip file (which is on the large side.)

Previews inside…

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Playing: Oil Painterly Texture

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My DAZ PA Sale loot so far has been the Illumberella and the Rim Light Rig. Since I’m heading up north shortly for the annual Cranberry Fest event, they’ll probably be the only things I buy.

So I sat down to play with the lighted umbrella prop, which I love because it’s just so quirky, and made myself do an actual render rather another of my usual test renders. It was inspired by an image I saw on my Pinterest feed some time back.

Also used buildings by 1971S, a few from AntFarm’s Never series, a light set from SickleYield (a PA Xmas freebie a couple years ago), and Oskarsson’s Boulevard Dress for G2F.

I really do like those CoffeeShop Blog textures, though they’re not for every render idea.

Found Scary Cherry’s dirt mask

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.