Dawn dial morphs test request – DS

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Edit to add: A few folks at HiveWire have said the presets work fine, so now all I have to do is transfer them to Poser, one dial value at a time, LOL!

If a DAZ Studio user or two would be so kind as to download the shaping presets and let me know how they work, that would be lovely: Dawn Dial Morphs Set 01 for DAZ Studio

You’ll need the Dawn base, as well as Dawn’s Head Shapes, Dawn’s Starter Morphs, and the Head Morph Resource Kit for Dawn.

Only three faces in this set, and here’s the last one. Going for a more Asian look:

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The other two previewed here.

Since there is no easy way to save these morphs for Poser — a la the old Poser Format Exporter I used to use for M4/V4/K4 etc — I have to copy over all the dial parameters by hand. It’ll take me a little while, but I will get to it as soon as I can.

I still plan on working on dial morphs that use free morphs too, though those will likely be DS only.

Any questions, let me know!

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WIP: Free Dawn dial morph faces

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Just some freebies I’m currently playing with:

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dawn-dm-02

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? 😕

Random Stuff

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Happy New Year!

Hope you and yours have a fantastic 2016. 😀

dawnstuff

So I failed to notice that Ali is now including Dawn fits for his hairs. Yay! I don’t mind refitting hair props, but it’s nice not to have to bother with it. Also, the above Dawn outfit is $1.88 over at RDNA. It says it’s for Poser only, but it works just fine in DAZ Studio. I spent the Renderosity 20% off $10+ coupon on DM’s Pretty Dawn 2 pose set. Not neglecting Dusk and Luna, as I also picked up Dusk’s Bomber Jacket and the new face shapes for Baby Luna.

kimberly-sky-commander-a3

At last! I scored one of the old Sky Commander outfits in FastGrab for 70% off. It’s the A3 one, and I gave it a test drive on Kimberly. The conversion wasn’t too bad, though increasing the smoothing iterations did some awful things to the jacket mesh, eek! Also, it squashed the jodhpur style of the pants. Rats…

wip-sav-rocky-hat

Still working away on my girly-girl nerds, and I discovered there are lots of uses for the Rocky Hat from SAV’s Famous Hat Collection M4. Sorry, Mike; I’m stealing your hats for my girls…

Squee Tree Decorating Poses

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Squee-Xmas

the decorating was not progressing as planned…

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:

prev_squee-xmas-02 prev_squee-xmas-03

The other pose previews inside…

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Dawn SE

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DawnSE_Uninvited_Guest

Yup, picked up the new Dawn SE, which is at a very attractive introductory price (45% off, before adding any points discount.) Picked up the new Dusk t-shirt too, because he needs clothes!

The new textures in the SE are very nice and have more eye and makeup options, and the three included face morphs are pretty. I used one of them, along with a few morphs from the newest face morph set.

Borrowed an idea from an older V4 render, made possible by now knowing where to find the tilt-a-whirl camera in DS4. 😛

I’ve upgraded to Windows 10 and everything works great except for Filter Forge. Filter Forge support just basically said “Upgrade to the newest Filter Forge. Otherwise, we don’t care; deal with it.” Filter Forge still works, but it blares an error warning before applying the filter effect, which is hugely annoying.

Even my most ancient programs and PSP/PS plugins work — MS Word 98 (!) and JASC’s Paint Shop Pro Anniversary Edition, not to mention the plugins by Flaming Pear that I bought eons ago. B/W Styler too. Filter Forge wasn’t exactly cheap — I upgraded through FF3 — and so I think they’re being kind of dickish by not at least working on a patch for older editions.

The reason I haven’t upgraded to FF4, besides tiring of the extra cost, is because there haven’t been any new filters that grab my attention. The heyday of Filter Forge was FF1 and FF2, and there were some nice sets for FF3 too. But nothing recently has interested me.

Got that off my chest. Now I feel better.