Cards from primitives

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Primitive planes can be made into cards, so if anyone happens to like the holiday renders I’m posting in (more or less) card ratio, feel free to grab them for cards in your holiday renders.

I loaded two primitive planes, grouped (parented) #2 to #1, scaled them down to 15% all and then further reduced the X-axis scale down to 70%. Then I fiddled with translation dials and more rotation to get them to look like a card displayed on a shelf or table. After I finished, I grouped both planes to a null so it’s easier to move them around.

Halloween Shabby Chic textures for Floors-N-Walls

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A little late for Halloween, I know. Let’s just say it’s really early instead. ūüėõ


Download Halloween Shabby Chic texture for Floors-N-Walls (182 MB!)

Required: Floors-N-Walls (free)

Info: DAZ Studio only duf format; I haven’t gotten around to making any other material files. The textures for the Floors-N-Walls are all image map based though, so Poser users could add these textures manually.

There are a bunch of mix-n-match presets for the wall, panel, floor, and trim. Some are purely Halloween-related, others more neutral. There are plain wood and plain plaster presets, including “tintable” options.

Edited to add: These are basic DS default materials. They’re very simple and should convert fine to iray, ubersurface, or other shaders of choice.

Again, I made these for the free background set for the Fantasy Attic’s 2018 Halloween Gift Page (Day 10) and the bonus background here.

Usage: Okay for personal and commercial renders.

Bonus texture; no image maps just tiling so this one is DS only. You’ll need the free Kamelian Wall Megapack.

Also, for a little extra variety you can add this architectural detail prop to the Floors-N-Walls:

It’s free; download it here:¬†Base and Crown Molding

It’s not texture-map friendly because of the scaling requirements but it looks pretty good with just plain old diffuse coloring.

Halloween trans maps for tablecloths

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More bits and pieces for an elegantly spooky Halloween scene. I made a few transmaps for tablecloths that, alas, are now unavailable:

 

Still, a few folks probably have these installed so decided to share anyway.

The first is an old RDNA Real Deal set, the second is a DAZ Holiday PA freebie from a few years back, and the third — Decor Throws — is an old freebie that’s long gone. The Real Deal tablecloth and decor throw set might work okay with any round or square cloth prop. I can’t use dForce on my machine, but again the transparency maps should work okay on anything that’s round or square.

Click to view the full-size image and save:


RDNA Real Deal Round Tablecloth


Holiday End Table Runner


Square Cloth – Spider Lace


Square Cloth – Spider & Web Lace


Square Cloth – Web Lace

What they look like in use:

 

Just plug them into the transparency channel at 100%. You can use them with a diffuse color or with a texture. The examples above were rendered with velvet fabric I made in Filter Forge. (Doesn’t work with tiled textures though; I’m not aware of any way to decouple the tiling ratios for diffuse and transparency maps in DS.)

Last minute Halloween costume

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DOWNLOAD

Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Most Digital Creation’s Sign Prop

Info: Pretty much self-explanatory; previews of the sign textures in this post.

As previously mentioned, the prop loads roughly in the right hand area¬†and you’ll have to make a few translation and/or rotation adjustments to the sign after posing the figure.

Poser and DS files in the Poser runtime; move around as suits your needs.

It took me so long to upload the zip file because I couldn’t figure out why my scaling pose for the prop didn’t work in Poser. Worse still,¬†I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t even save the scaling preset in Poser itself. I tried everything and was baffled as to why I wasn’t getting that little “+” to save the file.

Finally, it occurred to me to search for issues re: prop poses and I discovered that sometimes prop poses don’t work unless there’s a figure loaded into the scene. I think this is very strange and can’t imagine why anyone thought it¬†was a good idea, but at least I finally figured it out…

No poses, though I still might give it a try later.

As always, please let me know if there are any issues with the zip files.

WIP: Last minute Halloween party costume

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Inspired by this image by nitchzombie at Deviantart.

I’m using a¬†free sign by Most Digital Creations, resized and retextured (eight¬†mouths, though one is just a mustache.) I was aiming for posterboard stapled to a cardboard handle. The prop loads roughly to the right hand so it isn’t too hard to pose. I might try and make a few basic poses anyway, but it depends on time. Got busy again…

I’d hoped to get these¬†done this weekend but the hubby just sprang a family fish-fry on me tonight, scheduled for this Sunday, so probably won’t get it done¬†until next week instead. I’m close to finishing them up, though, so it won’t be too long.

Add bunny or cat ears, devil horns, or some ridiculous hat and it would make a pretty good Halloween costume for when your significant other springs an event on you at the last minute. ūüėē