Toon Gramps and the Granny add-ons

I wasn’t only playing around with dragons and balloon dogs this weekend! I’ve had both of these products for a while and only just now checked to see if they could swap clothing. Their respective wardrobes are on the thin side, so it seemed worth exploring.

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They’re so cute!

Since Granny is a custom morph of Gramps — both Granny and New Age Granny are still at RDNA, though I don’t know for how long — the clothing switcheroo project went pretty well except for the Mad Scientist outfit.

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Gramps with New Age Granny’s t-shirt and New Age Granny in the Gramps t-shirt, shorts, pants, and shoes.

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The long coat deforms at the hip joint. But after fiddling with smoothing, morph transfer, and SubD — and doing a bit of postwork — it’s not a total lost cause. Granny can be a mad scientist too! She just needs a toon cat wearing goggles…

I need more poses for Gramps/Granny. Suppose this means I may have to make some eventually. 🙂

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Sanzi’s Momilita

I forgot to mention this before, but Sanzi has a new toony doll freebie: Momilita. Includes the figure, outfit, poses, and hair. The figure has a “cat” morph that is dialed in for the ears, whiskers, and tail. I took her for a test in DS4:

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Applying the smoothing modifier slightly distorts the hair around the ears, so I didn’t do it for the cat morph. The style poses for the hair’s front bangs don’t work in DS, but the bang parts are all separate object files so all you need to do is manually hide/unhide them etc. to get the different looks. The twin tail style morphs work fine. (The hair also has a fit for Sanzi’s free toon cat, Momimomi.) The cat tail isn’t poseable, as far as I can tell, but it comes pre-posed.

She comes with a number of expression morphs too.

Cute free outfit for classic Sadie

Over at Renderosity: Tempest for Sadie

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jumper and headless Hester not shown 🙂

According to the description, it was a PA product at the DAZ store and is now free! (I wish more PA’s did this with old products.) It includes an outfit, character texture and morph, and a headless doll prop.

It’s a cute outfit, but it’ll need a little work after downloading. The file paths are wrong, a problem which is easy enough to fix. There are no textures included, but plenty of material zones for all the objects except the headless Hester doll. She’s only a single material zone and so that one will need texturing work beyond quick-n-easy seamless tile material presets.

Here’s the template for Hester:

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body, legs, arms, neck and skirt

The rest inside…

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Monsters in My Cupboard Poses

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(( you could add Squee too! ))

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Usage: Okay for commercial and personal use.

Required: Monsters in My Cupboard, Gothic Christmas Ornaments, and Three Broken Bulbs.

Info: A small set of tree decorating poses for the little monster figure, as well as festive materials (dsa and mc6) for the cupboard. (Blank pz2 files are included for DS3 users.)

The poses are for the base figure. Randomizing the little monster shape will require minor adjustments, as the resulting random critter may be larger or smaller than the default. The ornament prop positioned to the figure’s hand may also need adjusting.

Important! Apply the pose(s) to the figure(s) BEFORE the “Random Monster” preset. Otherwise, the pose will reset the figure to its default shape.

The tail and wings don’t have separate movement bones for posing — they can only be moved from within the morph dials — and so I had to include these settings, whereas I usually only include the translation and rotation values. Since the Poser Format Exporter doesn’t allow me to select what morph parameters I want saved, I figured I might as well just merge both pose and expression in a single preset.

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Single poses

To move a single figure and its associated prop, parent the prop to the figure first. To move the figure group and its prop, it’s easiest to parent everything to a null (Poser, DS3) or group (DS4.) In DAZ Studio, scaling the null/group will also scale everything included with it.

Note for Poser users: the tiling ratio for the first four cupboard material presets will need to be added — the DS presets are 6H:2V; my converter doesn’t translate this. The bump map settings for the last two may need to be adjusted, as well as the tiling ratio for it — 6H:4V, with a -0.10 Horizontal Offset.

Wow. A lot of instructions for such a little pose set! More previews inside…

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