It’s getting toward the end of the month, so… it’s survey time for new Poser and DAZ content. As usual freebies are only noted if they are also commercial use, or are such obvious fan-art that no-one would think of using them commercially.
Also, no ‘HD’ items are covered here since they adjust your render settings without asking (and in ways that are difficult for newbies to reverse), and are only useful for a few people with incredibly powerful PCs.
At risk of sounding like a moaner, I have to say that the DAZ Store is still very slow to browse for me, despite the new smaller thumbnail previews. Even scrolling down the Wishlist too far now stalls loading for 20 seconds or so. This is the only such site that has these problems for me. I try to bypass this problem by bookmarking into my Wish List, but may still have missed a few at the DAZ Store.
A useful free tech Display Band for DAZ and with wearable presets for G8. It also seems fairly easy to add your own wording.
A cool super-villain Helmet 048 for G3. Not fan-art, so far as I know.
Dubrock for G8M. Not fan-art, so far as I know. Though it looks a bit Guardians of the Galaxy.
The free Dystopia Props and Dystopia Props 2, good for cluttering the middle-distance of wide and city scenes.
A free Steampunk Mask for G8.
Add Blimp, a middle-distance cyber-city blimp that could be fairly easily adapted for steampunk. Just replace the advert-hoarding with hydrogen-tanks.
FPE Tentacle Arms for G8M, good for a Captain Nemo-type submarine or airship crew. The crew probably hail from the Pirate Shipping Village.
Little Mummy for G8F and poses and expressions. Somewhat similar to the old RDNA toon Ancient Egyptian mummy-boy, but not the same.
A free set of toony String Lights (Christmas Lights) for DAZ.
Christmas Pixie for La Femme for Poser.
Disco Stomp Trainers for G8F. Requires the base Stomp Trainers.
3DU Toon Mouse Fur Long, a Look At My Hair preset.
Songbird ReMix Hummingbirds v3 for Poser and DAZ.
Love Kitty, 28 3D cat props of various types (bowl, toy mice, dangler, etc).
A free Wooden Cross for DAZ and also in .OBJ, ‘Boot Hill’ style and with Wild West style bootlaces.
A free Hang-Glider for DAZ and G8.
Let’s hope your hang-glider pilot doesn’t land in the Stinging Nettles for DAZ. Definitely not a British stinging-nettle, and so perhaps an American variety? Quality and also in .OBJ, so likely to interest Vue users.
Primitive Norse Structures 2 including two ramshackle windmills.
Joseon Era Hair for G8F. What a girl might wear in the 1400s-1900s in Korea. Also a paid dForce Hanbok dress from that era.
The useful and adaptable free medieval Headscarf Outfit for G8F. Not dForce but has some control morphs. Previews suggest it’s capable of turning into a sort of short cape, so may also be of interest to makers of super-heroine comics.
L’HommeHat 2, a sort of German / Austrian / Swiss / Italian hat of the type that might be seen on an Alpine summer guide in the 1920s and 30s. Also L’HommeHat 1 which is more of a classic British workman’s flat-cap.
A free Antique Harbour Telescope in .OBJ format.
A Royal Opera Stage from the early/mid 19th century, with side boxes.
A Fountain Pen Ink Bottle, Pen Accessories, and 1916 Fountain Pen Prop. See also the new Cardboard And Paper Shaders pack.
British vintage 3D railway expert Dryjack has a new Sopwith Pup biplane, a classic British plane.
dForce Aran Sweater Outfit for G8M, of the sort a Scottish crofter or early pilot might have worn.
A somewhat 1960s K-Roller petrol-scooter, free. Also note the helmet which could be used in other types of retro scenes. I guess it may actually be a modern electric scooter, with a retro design?
The Corinna La Femme character/skin makeover. Appears to need La Femme Pro, rather than the free La Femme which ships with Poser?
A more basic but free alternative look for Poser’s flagship La Femme, to nudge her away from the Princess Di look, is the new Helena for La Femme.
Still prefer V4? A free SuperFly Skin shader for V4, so V4 can render in SuperFly, and with a bit of automatic ‘sweat gloss’ too.
Genesis Clones. Genesis 8 Male and Female Clones for Genesis 1, so you can fit G8 clothes and items to the original Genesis figure. Shows in the fitting list for G1 as ‘Vyusur…’.
Straightforward Catwalk Animations for Clothes Presentation for G8F. It seems this is not the same as last month’s “Runway Animation” pack from the same maker.
Free 1950s ‘The Fonz’ style strand based hair for G8M. With front cow-lick.
Free SBHBeards for G8M. Strand-based hair and eyebrows and moustaches. Looks useful.
A simple free Genesis 1 skull cap. Shows up in the Library under My Library | People | Genesis | Hair | Willq, not under People | Genesis as you might expect.
DUF Pose Converter for Poser 12. Convert your DAZ .DUF poses to Poser 12 and apply them “to any figure you may have on stage”, apparently. Not tested by me.
FlockIt for DAZ Studio. Looks similar to ‘Send in the Clones’ and the various Scatter scripts for Poser.
ArchangelFirewolf’s free Pose Control Converter for G3 and G8. Seems to add a set of sliders that allow tweaking for fine adjustment of poses.
Installing PIP in Poser 11. PIP is a package manager for installing further Python packages that have components needed for scripts to run. So… if you had a need for some specialist Python module that doesn’t already ship with Poser, this might get it installed.
A three-part in-depth Comic Book Creation Kit Bundle of tutorials and guidance, which seems to be aimed at photoreal comics makers using DAZ.
For Blender, Grease Pencil From Mesh, with an edge-sharpener.
3D maker Sixus1, also a fine digital painter, has a new Platinum Brush Pack for Photoshop and PaintStorm. It appears to be his current working brushes set, honed and weeded over many years.
Ok, that’s it for December 2021 and for 2021. Onward to 2022!