WIP for Dawn and a little more shopping

Another WIP I’ve been working on for many months now. It’s a texture tone set for Dawn, mainly so I have a wider variety of tones to use. Still fiddling with textures and settings but I’ve managed to get everything more organized and standardized.

The basic set with LIE brows, LIE subtle makeup set, and a bit of LIE freckles.

I’ve been improving my LIE usage. As usual, learned some things the hard way. Such as not to make LIE presets until I’ve finalized the name of the basic texture files. Changing the name of a texture map means either making new presets or editing the older ones (which I did.)

The layer image editor is a godsend for managing texture bloat for characters. Plus, you can edit the layers even after they’re applied and do lots of mix-n-match stuff.

My only real frustration with the LIE results is that black eyebrows get more reddish-brown with SSS values. I made a SSS map with black brows and that helped, but it’s still problematic when increasing SSS to 50% or above.

Some options, including a preset to add more sheen to the skin. Also made a few presets changing diffuse color to get darker skin tones as well as fantasy-related tones. Not photo-realistic, true, but they work for what I need them to do.

This is Jayne in the “Deathly Pale” option. She would like you to know she has a bit of an Orc nose morph and a bit of a Troll Head morph in additional to her other dial morphs.

The “Devilish Red” option.

I even started to work on iray settings, which is tricky for me since I so rarely use iray. Not quite there yet…

She’s a little too washed out, color-wise and her black brows are more reddish than they should be. But it’s a start…

And about shopping, I probably should have anticipated the Dusk sale right after the Dawn one. Good chance Baby Luna follows?

Anyway, I bought a few things for Dusk during the “Feel the Love” for Dusk sale (ends tomorrow.)

Dusk’s Mid-Length Hair (numerous morphs; I especially like the “hat” and “crown” adjustments), Dusk’s Creature Head Morphs (only need Luna’s to complete the set), and Sculpted Dusk (handy for dialing up a variety of bodies.)

What I wish was in the creature set — I realize these are head only; just sayin’ — are claws. My scary folks need claws.

I don’t do much with creatures but sometimes those morphs can be mixed a little with other ones for interesting results, like with Jayne up there.

A cute V4 limited time freebie for Poser users

It’s in this month’s issue of DS Creative Magazine, so it’s something y’all might miss — and it’s available only through the end of the month. The link wasn’t working when I tried to download her — maybe it’s been fixed by now — so if you have trouble with the download, just copy the link from the promo image and open it in a new window.

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There actually aren’t any DS materials for this one, ha! But I took her for a test drive on Priscilla, and I’m kinda liking the pink make-up.

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Oh, and there are bonus textures for the bikini bra and boys shorts from V4 Basic Wear.

Edited to add: She’s by 3DSublimeProductions and requires A4 and V4 Morphs++ for the included character morph.

 

Scary Cherry Xtras Add-On

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Scary Cherry (and Baby Hair for the Cherry fit preset)

Info: An set of textures in the same style as the Scary Cherry Xtras, but with four additional skin tones. Reminder: Poser users will need to adjust for the displacement settings since my DS to Poser converter doesn’t handle that.

I wanted to upload the dirty layer I’d used, in case people wanted to reapply it for an even more grubby effect, but apparently I did not save it. I saved the original texture PSD, but somehow failed to add the dirty layer to it. Dumb me. 😕

Maybe for Halloween I can come up with a new dirty layer and a bloody one as well.

Previews inside…

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Glitter Nails for Muggie, Cookie’s Free Nails, & V2

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DOWNLOAD V2/Mil Girls

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Muggie, Finger Nails for Cookie, Victoria 2 and/or Millenium Girls.

Info: Victoria 2 is no longer available for purchase, though you can still buy Victoria 1. I think they’re the same figure, but V2 came with morphs. Edited to add an example using the Mil2 Preteen Girl:

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The set for Cookie’s Finger Nails comes with an extra texture. It’s kinda gaudy but…well, it’s Cookie. She’s a toon and can get away with it.

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Halloween Treat #09: Multi-Figure Halloween Glitter Nails

prev_halloween-glitter-nailsDOWNLOAD: Genesis 1/2 & Dawn DUF *** Other Figures DSA/PZ2 & Dawn PZ2

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: We Got Nails (for Cookie only)

Info: A set of totally frivolous novelty nails for your figures’ Halloween shenanigans. Covers all the Mil3 figures, V4 and her various morphs, Kids 4, Cookie, Sadie, Dawn, and characters for Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. Pretty much all of the figures with fingernails/toenails that I have installed.

Set includes 5 colors: Devil/Blood Red, Pumpkin Orange, Frankenstein Green, Witchy Purple, and Midnight Black. There are also duo-color version: Black-Green, Black-Orange, Black-Purple, Black-Red, and Purple-Green.

Genesis 1/2 materials may need the secondary specular channel turned on or off, depending on what lights you’re using. Also, the textures work best when the nails aren’t too long, otherwise there’s some glitter stretching (which makes the glitter fairies very sad.)

Edited to add: I forgot to mention, for those newer to DAZ/Poser, that the A3/V3 materials will work on all other Mil3 characters, including Laura and Maddie.

Credits: REC June (a slightly modified version,which I should probably upload) with the Elite Ariana V4 texture, Midnight Hour Hair V4, and Skeleton Outfit V4/A4/G4.