Gadgetry freebies, Retro-friendly

Just signal boosting for a nice set of freebies by Ghastly that are great for retro science fiction stuff, toony or a bit more steampunk/dieselpunk.

Ghastly’s Sci-Fi Sets (ShareCG / Renderosity) Ghastly’s Gizmo-trons (ShareCG / Renderosity), and UV Guides for Ghastly’s Sci-Fi Sets (ShareCG / Renderosity)

Parts come assembled but stand-alone versions are also included for assembling your own retro tech stuff. None have materials but they are UV-mapped. Perfect for all those materials and shader sets acquired over the years.

DAZ Studio only, but Studio is free to install and it’s not difficult — just tedious — to export the duf files as obj files.

Random Gizmo-tron example:


Gizmo-tron with plain diffuse coloring; toon-ish


Same but with bump maps textures


Gizmo-tron with maps and shaders, more steampunk or dieselpunk


Same, but postworked with random text gibberish (too late last night to make texture maps)

Also made 3DL materials for the Crone for Etta HD for Edie 8…quite the long descriptor there! 😛 The eye materials make use of some odd UV mapping that doesn’t work in 3DL (as far as I can tell) and I ended up swapping the eye materials with Edie 8’s. The iray eyes render okay in 3DL but attempting to convert them to 3DL makes a bit of a mess. I also had problems with I tried applying different iray eye presets; things got weird-looking.

If anyone wants 3DL versions of the base skins, let me know and I can zip them up.


(top middle and bottom right are Edie 8 eyes)

 

Bronze Age freebies

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So now I have a G3M texture, yay! Ragnar was in the FastGrab for $6; don’t have Gianni 7 or the G3M Body Morphs, but that’s okay for now.

So if one has an Achilles, one might want to trot out some Bronze Age props! Not that there are very many of them, but Gazza at Renderosity’s Freestuff has a Boar Tusk Helmet and Tower Shield. Alas, it doesn’t look like he ever got around to making armor like the Dendra Panoply, but one takes what one can get when it comes to the Bronze Age.

I fell in love with The Iliad when I was fourteen, and so the Bronze Age and Trojan War has always been a thing for me. Even after all this time. 😀

Off-Site Holiday Freebies & Sales

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.