It’s near enough the end of the month, so it’s time for my regular survey of this month’s new and eye-catching DAZ and Poser items.
A free Obalisk for DAZ Studio. Simple, but effective.
A free Tank Body with a sci-fi Syd Mead feel to it.
Bonefish as a static .OBJ and .FBX. Low-poly so you could presumably scatter and flock them in a large underwater scene.
Possibly also useful for the bike, the GrossArts Air-Propeller for additional lifting power. Need a map-case for a trip on the flying bike? Take a look at the free Cartable. I seem to recall this does not install well.
A free Steampunk Bike in Collada format.
The Watchmaker and the Automaton for DAZ Studio.
Allan Quatermain Adventurer suit for V3, now free. And in a similar old-school mode, a new free set of Michael 2 Expressions. While almost no-one now uses M2, some other old figure might be able to use them.
Library of Wizardry, a nice variant on the setting that ships free with DAZ. Which I think is called Alchemy Chasm or something similar.
DA Sword and Shield Poses for Genesis 8. These are for round-shield fighting.
A curious Tree hut.
MS20 Country Store for DAZ. I’m fairly sure this used to be for Vue. Useful for use with the Prohibition-era items.
A Mississipi River-boat of the old paddle-steamer variety.
18th century Bicorne French hats in the Napoleon style.
FG Bluson Library, a 1900s-20s U.S. library, suitable for Lovecraftian scenes.
A Second World War Japanese Pillbox and accessories. Possibly also useful for a science-fiction comic, kind of like something you might see in a 1970s Moebius comic, with a sci-fi crystal glint to it.
A Soviet Tank Maintenance Station, which might also serve for other types of tank or even for sci-fi mecha servicing scenes.
The Boneyard, a toony take on a stone-age setting and suitable for toon cave-men.
The Puppet Company, suitable for use with DAZ’s Lenore and the Raven gothic toon figures.
Victorian-era Housemaid outfits.
A free Punch and Judy Theater for DAZ Studio.
Scuffed up Hi-Topz Sneakers for Genesis 8 Female.
Wooden Float for DAZ Studio. A classic small castaway raft for small adventurers.
If your storybook’s lead character is on this raft, you may also need the new HF Powerful Swimming Poses for Genesis 8 Male.
The HiveWire animal texture sets and their LAMH presets are now on Renderosity. Their creatures will presumably follow in due course. Some of Ken Gilliland’s bird packs are also starting to appear on Renderosity, having previously been at HiveWire.
AM’s new Wolverine. You just know that some wag is going to make a miniature spandex superhero outfit for this one.
Ladybug, aka a Ladybird.
A free dinosaur-friendly Tropical Rainforest as a .DAE (Collada) file. A bit of a tricky format, but better than his previous format, in terms of ‘import -> save as native scene-format’.
African Acacia Tree, for use with African animal scenes.
Casual Cat for DAZ House Cat, a pose set.
I guess this one sort of belongs with the animals. A free Shaman Hat for L’Homme. For those mushroom-munching moments when you think the buffalo are telling you the secrets of the cosmos…
But let’s not forget that modern humans are also prone to the need to wear crazy hats and see visions… in which case you’ll be needing the free Tin Foil Hats.
Scripts and related helpers:
La Eyebrows Gone, to hide La Femme’s eyebrows. Useful if you want to manually draw them on later, perhaps for a graphic novel.
Find it – three Python scripts to help you automatically find the folder for the figure’s .CR2 files, .OBJ files, or the .MATs and/or Poses. Works like the Poser 11 Library’s “Find with Explorer” right-click, but after you’ve put a figure in the Scene.
Alienator Pro for DAZ Studio. Replace all instances with other types of props.
Hand Gestures Pose Collection 1 For Genesis 8. They end up in an utterly stupid folder name, “windfield”, where you would never look for hands in a million years. You may want to rename the folder “hands”.
Tutorials and learning demo-files:
Tutorials for Poser 12, a new YouTube playlist.
Digital Art Live has launched the free STUDIO forum, a virtual artists’ studio to hang out in and learn from others.
A 3Delight Render-engine Tutorial Workshop, as a webinar recording.
That’s it, more picks next month.