WIP: Last minute Halloween party costume

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Inspired by this image by nitchzombie at Deviantart.

I’m using a free sign by Most Digital Creations, resized and retextured (eight mouths, though one is just a mustache.) I was aiming for posterboard stapled to a cardboard handle. The prop loads roughly to the right hand so it isn’t too hard to pose. I might try and make a few basic poses anyway, but it depends on time. Got busy again…

I’d hoped to get these done this weekend but the hubby just sprang a family fish-fry on me tonight, scheduled for this Sunday, so probably won’t get it done until next week instead. I’m close to finishing them up, though, so it won’t be too long.

Add bunny or cat ears, devil horns, or some ridiculous hat and it would make a pretty good Halloween costume for when your significant other springs an event on you at the last minute. 😕

 

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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.

WIP: Dusk dial morph 02

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Still fiddling with this one, but mostly there. Requires the Dusk starter morphs, head/face morphs, and head morphs resource kit, just like the Dawn dial morph WIPs I recently posted.  He’s wearing Tempesta3D’s Marcello texture, with Aram Hair by Joanna/StudioArtVartanian (missing her very much.)

Below is the first attempt test render, which I did while playing with the Alex Hair M4 by Lady Littlefox. Having trouble with this hair prop; getting file errors for the main duf file (hazards of changing file locations!) and OMG it takes forever to render! But I was so excited to see it because I immediately thought: “Ooooh, now I can do Alex Row fan art!” I’m not really into fan art, but still fangirly over Alex Row.

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Oddly, my autofit no longer works as it used to after I reinstalled the DS-updated Dawn/Dusk/Luna files. 😕 Usually DS asks what’s being converted — pants, shirt, boots, gloves, skirt etc — and I no longer get that option. Argh!

Anyway, I wasn’t happy with his mouth so I worked on it a little more — and continue to be frustrated that there is no morph dial to lower or raise the nose. (There are a number of face morphs I wish were available, but working with what’s available here.)

Probably the final version, wearing 3D Universe’sAxel texture:

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Axel’s skin is a bit more painterly, so it’s the next best thing to a no texture render. Then I gave CWRW’s Taka texture a try:

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There’s some texture stretching under the nose, unfortunately, that makes the stubble look more like a thin mustache.

In the end, I guess he’s kind of the Dusk version of Hugh M4 (which, I realized much later, looks an awful lot like my old college boyfriend):

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Going to do one more face dial, then get to work transferring the parameter values over to Poser.

And late night Halloween-ing

Trying to find inspiration for a few freebies this year.

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Halloween eye shadow art; been inundated with images like this on Pinterest. Kinda cute, though! Black and orange colors with little bats. 🎃  That’s V4, but I want to see if I can get it to work on Dawn as well.

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Working on doing something with Red Viper’s free Idol Dress for A4. It’s a finicky dress, even in DS4 I have trouble getting it to fit V4’s shape. On the left is the A4 body with the V4 head. On the right is Genesis using the A4 shape for the body and Hitomi’s head. Had fitting issues around the abdomen, but got it to work well enough.

I can’t recall if there’s something similar to this outfit for sale anywhere. It has a bit of a Lolita goth look to it, which is something I’m looking for.

Inspiration from this, which I thought was cute. Edited to add: inspiration also from outfits like this:

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Then there was this:

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Quickie kit-bashed Zwoggel and a pumpkin head for a Zwoggel Pumpkinstein.

And this too:

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Wilmap recently released this free dress for G3F: Princess Line Dress. It has a retro feel to it, and could be a little bit goth as well as a little bit silly. (I need more shoes for this figure. All I have are the shoes that came with the Ghost Bride outfit, which is one of only two outfits I’ve bought for her so far.)

WIP: Free Dawn dial morph faces

Just some freebies I’m currently playing with:

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I’m thinking of doing 3 to 4 faces that use the commercial morphs from HiveWire, another 3 to 4 using only freebie morphs, and maybe a few more using a combination of both.

Then I want to do the same for Dusk and Luna.

I just wish I had more textures for these characters. All I have for Dusk is the default texture and Axel, and the default texture for Luna as well as one I picked up at Renderosity. A lack of diversity for sure.

Also will have to download the Poser versions of these figures. I’m not sure if dial morphs will transfer okay if I save them in DS4 as a pz2 file, but I guess I’ll find out. Also not sure how to save these in DS for other folks to use.

What’s the difference between a Character Preset and a Shaping Preset? 😕