Happy Holidays!

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I was going for a vintage 50s holiday card look. Here’s the stylized 50s V4 dial morph; you’ll need both Morphia and V4’s Morphs ++. There are two body versions: the first is shorter and broader through the chest (above) and the second is taller and thinner. Dial morph only, no textures, though I used the REC Toon Tones for Gen4.

A few places to haunt for holiday freebies:

Not free, but a pretty good bargain:

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Mec4D’s Santa for Genesis. The TOU are more restrictive than most purchased content, but if you’re just messing around with stuff for yourself, it’s a nice and inexpensive Santa set. (There’s also a Dawn version, which I also own.) Fitting it to other shapes is hit-or-miss — the chest area folds can deform — but looks pretty good with a bit of extra effort and, if necessary, a little tweaking in postwork.

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Her chest area required some postwork. 😛

And because I was in a holiday rendering mood, one more!

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I wanted more gravity on the front part of the tree but will assume it just bounced up as the VW went over a bump in the road.

Oh, and I’ll have a few freebies over at Fantasy Attic for the HiveWire family.

Edited to add: A non-postworked preview of the 50s V4 stylized character, this time with the taller and thinner torso option:

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Using the transfer morph feature in DS4 allows clothes to fit even the more extreme shapes to V4’s body. Adding mesh smoothing and subdivision to Morphia also improves the look of the figure. I forgot to mention that her eyeballs should be nudged forward a bit; I think I set the Z Translation dial to -0.10 for each.

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Halloween textures for the Cooking Stage Dress

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“Knock it off, you bratty broom, or I’ll turn you into a toilet bowl brush.”

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Usage: The Witchy Hat is okay for commercial use, but the Red Viper outfits cannot be used for any commercial purposes. So use the textures accordingly.

Required: Cooking Stage Dress A4, Gymnastics Wear A4, and the witchy Star Hat.

Info: A set of textures to turn the cooking stage dress into a Gothic Lolita witch outfit, with matching textures for the Witchy Hat and the tights and toe shoes from the Gymnastic Wear set.

The dress and tights are intended for Aiko 4, and so they’re a little tricky to fit to V4 or autofit to newer Genesis figures. When all else fails, hide body parts.

DAZ Studio files in dsa format in the Poser Runtime. If you prefer them in the DS content folder, move them where you’d like and delete the blank pz2 files.

Poser presets in mc6 format — they apply the textures, but since I’m still lost in the wilderness of Poser material settings, you’ll have to adjust the settings.

Please let me know if there are any problems with the zip file (which is on the large side.)

Previews inside…

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Random Stuff

Happy New Year!

Hope you and yours have a fantastic 2016. 😀

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So I failed to notice that Ali is now including Dawn fits for his hairs. Yay! I don’t mind refitting hair props, but it’s nice not to have to bother with it. Also, the above Dawn outfit is $1.88 over at RDNA. It says it’s for Poser only, but it works just fine in DAZ Studio. I spent the Renderosity 20% off $10+ coupon on DM’s Pretty Dawn 2 pose set. Not neglecting Dusk and Luna, as I also picked up Dusk’s Bomber Jacket and the new face shapes for Baby Luna.

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At last! I scored one of the old Sky Commander outfits in FastGrab for 70% off. It’s the A3 one, and I gave it a test drive on Kimberly. The conversion wasn’t too bad, though increasing the smoothing iterations did some awful things to the jacket mesh, eek! Also, it squashed the jodhpur style of the pants. Rats…

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Still working away on my girly-girl nerds, and I discovered there are lots of uses for the Rocky Hat from SAV’s Famous Hat Collection M4. Sorry, Mike; I’m stealing your hats for my girls…

A cute V4 limited time freebie for Poser users

It’s in this month’s issue of DS Creative Magazine, so it’s something y’all might miss — and it’s available only through the end of the month. The link wasn’t working when I tried to download her — maybe it’s been fixed by now — so if you have trouble with the download, just copy the link from the promo image and open it in a new window.

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There actually aren’t any DS materials for this one, ha! But I took her for a test drive on Priscilla, and I’m kinda liking the pink make-up.

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Oh, and there are bonus textures for the bikini bra and boys shorts from V4 Basic Wear.

Edited to add: She’s by 3DSublimeProductions and requires A4 and V4 Morphs++ for the included character morph.

 

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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