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)
Used the 40% Off End of May coupon at Renderosity to pick up GaoDan’s Cute Hoodie for Genesis, which has been sitting in my wishlist for a while. Put it on one of my toony Art Doll morphs:
I almost went with the frog version, but the panda won out.
Maybe I can figure out a way to get it on Hivewire’s Luna…
Blumi, which instantly went into my shopping cart:
Lots of options for the petals too. I always enjoy his work; so delightfully whimsical.
I did more shopping for Dawn and picked up Willow, and gave her a quick render. She too is ridiculously cute:
Probably no more budget wrecking until tax return time. I usually indulge a bit then too. 😀
There was more kit-bashing goodness for toons than I expected.
Original flavor Sadie and Sam wearing free bodysuits, free helmet from Cookie Spacegirl, and free gloves from Sadie Modern Girl 03. Sam is wearing the free Wellingtons and Sadie the boots from Sadie-Fae Fantasy. The chest piece and Sam’s bracers are from Fantasy Hero for Sam and they’re wearing the belt from Spacey Sadie.
Commercial clothing I own:
01. Star! 50s Dress; 02. Cookie Coat; 03. Cosmic Cookie Outfit; 04. Mad Scientist for Gramps; 05. Sadie Fae-Fantasy; 06. Lily Sonnette for Sadie (no longer available) 07. Poodles & Sox for Sadie; 08. Spacey Sadie (no longer available); 09. Fantasy Hero for Sam (no longer available); 10. My Hero Sam; 11. Fantasy Wear for Toon Generations 1
A decent mix of items to use for toony projects. There’s even a Cookie Coat for a little toony noir! The Star 50s Dress and Poodles & Sox aren’t particularly retro futuristic but they’re period-style clothing, so I included them.
A few outfits are no longer available, sadly, but dedicated Sadie/Sam users may have them squirreled away in their runtimes.
The Cosmic Cookie dress makes me wonder if I can attach tori — not the plural I’d expected for torus — to clothes and boots…
Commercial clothing I don’t own (yet):
01. Space Defenders: Communications Officer for Cookie; 02. Space Defenders: Nurse for Cookie; 03. Super Suit Bundle for Cookie & Chip; 04. Endeavor Plus for Cookie; 05. Space Scout Sadie; 06. My Heroine Sadie; 07. Toon MoonWalker for Toon Generations 1; 08. The Little Heroes for Toon Generations 1; 09. The Little Aviators for Toon Generations 1
Space Cadet for Sadie used to have a texture add-on at DAZ but it’s gone now. The MoonWalker and The Little Heroes sets include nice prop extras.
Commercial extras I own:
01. Cosmic Hair for Cookie
Commercial extras I don’t own (yet):
01. Lazer Cat; 02. Skunk Hair for Cookie; 03. Replacement Parts for Cookie
Lazer Cat is crazy cute. I should buy it one of these days!
Not a weekly render thing, just for fun!
Rufus/Meow Morphs with the Siamese texture (which I see is not showing up as Purchased for me, ugh) and Cat Casuals sneakers. I finally found a use for the Extraordinary League for G2F accessories that were a weekly freebie way back when. Also made use of Steam Pilot V4/G4, the wrench from DM Time Shadows (which I bought while it was at Renderosity), the free CogBase and free Movie Hero Vest for Rufus.
Hmmm, I should do something with the old Toonimals too, considering I bought the Toonimal Kitty, Toonimal Puppy, the CDI Toony Cat Morphs, the SS Toonimal Mappak for both the kitty and the puppy, and even the Toonimal Playtime Poses.
Did do this render, quite some time ago:
The toonimals are really old figures, but I still think they’re cute. They’d probably benefit from subd and improved materials. If I had the full version of LAMH (it’s in the wishlist) I’d try to fuzz ’em up a bit.
Edited to add: First test run in DS4.10. Used a bit of displacement on the fur. Something looks a little weird in UV mapping of the
chest and (oops, forgot to hide the chest fur) bottoms of the paws. The little eyes also seem kind of…tubular? Still, not too bad!
Aw, you’re kinda cute, ancient toon kitty!