It’s that time of the month again, and here’s my survey of the new DAZ and Poser content which caught my eye during October 2019.
The Matrix-style outfit, dForce Tepes Outfit for Genesis 8 Male.
Free Superfly MC6 materials for AppleJack’s Futuristic Base 2. Futuristic Base 2 shipped for free with the Poser 11.2 official megabundle.
Also the free Funky Sofa for Poser, for those needing additional futuristic sci-fi furniture for their Futuristic Base 2.
Need a sci-fi desert creature, as an alternative to a camel? The new Camezard HD for DAZ Studio.
Where’s your Camezard going to take you? Why, to 1971s’s lost city of the Technomages of course…
And beyond the door… perhaps the Spacequalle…
Or the cool $10 Skull, pitched as sci-fi but also easily adapted for steampunk-ery…
Steampunk and dieselpunk:
The Count Outfit for Genesis 8 Male. I like the dForce folds on the trousers. There’s also a short ‘Musketeer’ type cape.
My Edwardian Hair for Genesis 8 Female. Fancy up-do styles suitable for steampunk.
Long gloves with wrinkles/folds for G3F and G8F. That’s something you don’t see every day. Comes with three fold presets.
Nor do you see a dForce Fur Coat everyday. For G8F, using strand-based hair. Just the thing to keep you warm on your airship or in your flying car.
Coflek-gnorg’s retro Flying Car for Poser and DAZ.
The free Grizzlymen Morph Package for Genesis 3 and 8 Males. 98 presets for designing stylised fantasy male heads.
The low-poly Country Cottage could provide the bemused neighbours for 5 Toadstool Lane, in distant pictures of the street.
Grimalkin for the HiveWire House Cat. Grimalkin was an old British folk-name for a big old ‘king among the cats’.
Haunted House Pro for Poser and newly updated for DAZ. As classic Haunted Houses go, this is one of the best I’ve seen in 3D.
Web your haunted house with the free Mystics Spiderwebs (Dforce) for DAZ Studio.
dForce Gunslinger for Genesis 8 Male and additional textures. Possibly also useful for Doctor Who (the classic ‘Tennant years’) or Sherlock Holmes type fan-art. For a more Matrix-style trenchcoat, see the top of this post.
Photo Props: Stick Collection. Lots of uses here, from Old Master paintings where an old peasant is carrying a basket of sticks through an icy wood, to a big stack of brushwood around the feet of a witch, to clutter for your prehistoric village.
A free Ancient Minoan vase.
Landscapes and plants:
Howie Farkes has developed a UltraTrees – Realistic Tree System for DAZ Studio. The pack has 24 tree models and instancing is used to “place 1000s of branchlets on the tree model, giving lifelike foliage density without the overhead of needing millions of polygons”. They certainly look good.
Wild Flowers – Water Plants Vol 2. Duckweed and other surface plants, as transmapped geometry rather than flat textures. Likely to be useful for small scenes of frogs, dragonflies, dancing water-nymphs and the like. Possibly also doomed pre-Raphaelite maidens.
Rocky terrain for Vue. A huge Vue-sized landscape of big mounded rock-domes and scrubby desert between them.
Somewhat similar for DAZ Studio is the smaller Desert Depression, with a more of an Australian or Southern Africa feel to it.
Autumn Decor Bundle 2. It’s not often you see a vase of Chinese Lanterns modelled, but here they are, albeit at $15.
Scripts, shaders and utilities:
UHD Fur Builder for DAZ Studio. Interesting new shaders, promising fur-look materials without a hefty render-time. A Merchant resource. It would be interesting to see how good these can look on some cats.
MDBridge for Poser Beta. Interfaces Poser with Marvelous Designer 7 (digital-clothing design-and-cut software).
Bring Us Together for DAZ Studio. There’s an over-complicated description and video, but as far as I can figure it out… this could be a very useful mover-script set. You’ve loaded in three or four items, they’ve loaded way off-stage, you have no idea where they are… and you just want them all moved to be right in front of the camera. That seems to be what it’s about.
There’s also a free version of this, which apparently is “automatic”. One to test soon.
La Femme CrossDresser License for “La Femme Pro – 1.1 Pro Base Figure for Poser 11”. Quickly convert clothes for La Femme, from hundreds of other figures. The CrossDresser 4.0 software, that does the conversion, is free.
3D Printing : Best Practices and Approaches using DAZ Studio and ZBrush.
That’s it! More picks next month.