Vladimir M4

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For those who don’t already have Vladimir for M4, you can pick him up very inexpensively as part of the Haunt Starter Bundle. Right now this bundle is $4.00, which is 96% off the regular price. (Vladimir is $4.00 too, but I generally go for bundles whenever practical.) The only thing I don’t have from the Haunt set is the M4 Skeleton, but since I have the M3/V3 versions, I’ve not been in any hurry to buy the Gen4 ones.

So yeah, I think Vladimir’s a rather nifty character:

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an old Halloween render

Looking at the Vladimir promos again, I couldn’t help thinking he was something of a forerunner to all those later DAZ characters like Gianni 6, Lee 6, Lilith 6, etc. There’s even extra surface detailing, via displacement maps.

Which reminds me — I recently picked up the M6/V6 HD sets and noticed the V6 maps are normal maps in tif format but the M6 ones are not. Thought that was a bit odd. 😕

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Squee Tree Decorating Poses

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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:

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The other pose previews inside…

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Christmas in July: Tiki Bar Poses, Multi-Figure

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Any combination of M4/V4 (pz2), M5/V5, M6/V6, Dawn/Dusk (duf).

Info: Last Xmas in July offering — a small set of multi-figure poses for the bar and bar stools from Mike’s Tiki Bar. I made the poses for M4 and V4 first, then converted them over to the other figures in DS4. The conversions aren’t 100% perfect; the hands in particular may need further tweaks. The M4/V4 poses will work in DS and Poser, but the rest will only work in DS4.

I’m not sure if I can make pz2 files for the others in DS4 without having them end up like this Dawn pz2 pose in DS4:

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Yeah, not good. 😛 But if I can figure out how to do it, I will!

There are a few poses with the figure “holding” a drink, but you’ll need to adjust the hands for use with cans/glasses, bottles, or stemmed glassware. Also, since these are for a tropical setting, hands are posed for bare legs. If your figure is wearing pants, longer shorts or a skirt, you’ll need to adjust for this as well.

If you need more people standing around with drinks in their hands, this free set might be helpful. The M4/V4 poses convert okay to Genesis 1 and Genesis 2; somewhat less so with Dawn and Dusk. This free pose adjust script does a pretty good job correcting feet and hand poses between V4/M4 and Genesis 1. There are some commercial pose converters too, but I don’t own them.

Larger examples of all the figures inside…

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Christmas in July: Hat Fits

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Tuco Hat from SAV Famous Hat Collection for M4, 70’s Hat 2 from SAV Hat Collection V4, Elfama Hat, Santa Hat Prop V4, cap from Bad Boy M4, and/or Tulip Hat V4 (download info on top of page; site has adult content)

Info: A bunch of fits for figures I use most often. They’re quick-n-dirty fits; a starting point to save a little time. I didn’t include any Genesis figures, but applying either the M4 or V4 fit pose works with a few minor adjustments.

The Elfama Hat fit only works for the cr2 version; I figured most people would use that one because it’s the one with morph options.

There are Tulip Hat fits for Dawn, Dusk, and Luna. (I made fits for other figures a while ago.) I didn’t get around to doing any Tulip Hat textures for the Christmas in July theme, but maybe I can still get something in by the end of the month.

Oh, and I forgot the link to the Bad Boy M4 cap in the readme file. Sorry about that!