3D World magazine deigns to glance at the hobbyist sector for once in a blue moon, with a new review of the Reality 2 plug-in for DAZ Studio. If you have lots of older Poser content in your DAZ, and run your PC with an Nvidia graphics card, then (judging by the review) it looks like you might want to test Reality 2 carefully before buying.
A new free “older man” Micheal 4 texture and morph set.
A very cool new Cthulhu Rising figure is available now on the DAZ 3D Store, for DAZ Studio 4.5…
The new v.1.0 final stable release of LuxRender is out now. It’s a high-end “physically based and unbiased rendering engine” that works with Poser Pro 2014 and DAZ Studio. Free software, both for personal and commercial use.
For a survey of other high-end external render engines for Poser, see my posting from back in March 2012.
Renderosity’s Halloween Contest has its 2012 theme: Unhappily Ever After. The actual competition details will be available on 12th September 2012.
“They often say that love happens the moment you lay eyes on that special someone for the very first time. It’s as if the stars were perfectly aligned and the two of you were destined to meet in order to share eternity with one another. But what if your soulmate was really not the person they seemed to be? That after the vows were exchanged and the last bit of cake had been eaten you soon discovered a haunting reality too frightening to even imagine. This is your opportunity to let your creative juices run wild and interpret what the complete opposite of wedded bliss might be.”
Entry deadline: 16th October 2012.
A new free poses set for the superb R.D. Phenotypes set of characters by Sanctum Art. Specifically for the 002 Havoc monster figure. Although I guess they may also fit the others too, such as the awesome Phenotype werewolf (called “Horde” for some reason). Sadly the Phenotype characters are no longer sold. But if you have them in your runtime, then this is a nice freebie addon.
New issue of the free sci-fi and fantasy art magazine, 3D Art. Issue 20 (Aug 2012) gives us a detailed interview article on…
“the history of Renderosity, the staff behind the website and where it might be going next? Discover more about this remarkable community of digital artists, which has grown tremendously since 1999.”