Kit-Bashing: Evil Candy Corn

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Freebies used:

kb_helloweencandy kb_zombieeconomics kb_rotteneggs kb_veryvictorianbelljars kb_morphingsandprop

The candy corn prop needs to be scaled up quite a bit, then inverted. It takes a little time to position the legs and arms of the other two figure props, but once they’re in place and parented to the candy corn you’re good to go. (BTW, I love the long nail morph on the Zombie Economics hands; I turned off the limits and made them into claws.) I used the sand prop instead of a rock but there are a ton of free (and commercial of course!) rock props as well as many styles of display props.

I tried an Iray render but it was way too grainy. Probably failed to adjust some setting. The glass looked very nice but the figure itself was too hard too see, especially at the bottom. I didn’t use any glass shader on the 3DL render; not sure if I have a decent one. Glass materials have always been a problem for me. Ugh.

Anyway, if anyone is so inclined to give this a try themselves, the candy corn texture is inside…

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Back home and kit-bashing

Well, it’s not a bad first effort, but must go through my oodles of content for better arms and legs.

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I used the candy corn prop from the free Hell-O-Ween candy set, the legs from Rotten Eggs, a MortemVetus freebie, and the arms from AntFarm’s Tea Spirit figure. Face was a brush image I just slapped on in postwork.

Legs and arms don’t quite match style-wise, so yeah…back to the kit-bashing drawing board. 😛

Also, Kettu reminded me to add a freebie heads-up, for those who might have missed it: Genesis Scifi Starter Bundle, free for a limited time.

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I had everything but the big gun turret and Scifi Bunny outfit (which I could live without, but it is free.)

SP Kit-Bashing – Multicultural Resources

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Not lots of clothing and accessories for multicultural projects, and some of what does exist can come across as stereotyped. An advantage of kit-bashing, though, is the ability to eliminate or downplay anything that’s annoying or offensive.

Various Freebies

kb_free_mc_charmer-set kb_free_mc-turbans kb_free_mc-fez+turbans kb_free_mc-fur-cap kb_free_mc-renaissance-headgear kb_free_mc-fantasy-hemlet-v3 kb_free_mc-turbanv4 kb_free_mc-japanese-prop-sandals kb_free_mc-geta1 kb_free_mc-fans+pearls-v4 kb_free_mc-Goryeo-earrings kb_free_mc-hanbok-g2f kb_free_mc-kimono-v4 kb_free_mc-kimono-v4-textures kb_free_mc-yukata-a3 kb_free_mc-miko-outfit-mil2 kb_free_mc-amasuit kb_free_mc-chunli-v4 kb_free_mc-yago-m4-dynPOS kb_free_mc-Nagalingeswaran-dynDS kb_free_mc-burqa-dynDS

Resources: 1. Charmer Set for G2 Simon; 2. Soft Turban & Tribal Turban M4; 3. Turban, Turban Band, & Fez M4; 4. Fur Caps M4; 5. Balzo & Grillanda V4; 6. Phantasy Helmet V3; 7. Turban V4; 8. Japanese Prop Sandals; 9. Geta for Miki 2 & V4/A4; 10. v4 Free Pearls & Fans; 11. Goryean Jewelry #1 V4; 12. Hanbok G2F; 13. V4 Kimono; 14. Textures for V4 Kimono; 15. Yukata A3; 16. Miko Outfit for MG Preteen; 17. AmaSuit V4/A4; 18. Chun Li Dress V4; 19. Yagu M4 (Poser dynamics); 20. Nagalingeswaran Outfit M4 (DS dynamics), and 21. Burqa V4 (DS dynamics.)

Notes: The two turban sets for M4 have more options than are shown. The Phantasy Helmet for V3 resembles a Russian traditional headdress; a transparency map would hide the forehead part. The tops for the Chun Li Dress and AmaSuit could be worn with other pants or skirts. The Chun Li Dress also comes with a hair prop. Not sure how far one could steampunk a burqa, but I recently watched an Iranian movie featuring a skateboarding, chador-wearing vampire, so why not?

Image Labs has other dynamic outfits for Poser (all links now via the “download” button at the top.)

RDNA still has the newsletter freebie African Weapons. It didn’t come with a promo image, but it’s a shield, club, and spear.

Edited to add MEC4D’s Vintage Sari and Vintage Kurta!

Commercial products, credits this-a-way…

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