I’m pleased to discover Predaton’s original Goblin figure for Poser, with Goblin Cleric outfit and staff. Still available at DAZ, along with an armour pack. Old, but works fine in Poser 11.
The Comic Book mode is ‘on’ in Poser, then a 20-second Poser Sketch render (painterly) is made from this at 1800px…
The Sketch render is filtered in Photoshop and Smart Blurred a bit to remove some remaining frosting on the clothing textures. A Firefly ‘Lineart only’ render is added to add the fine pen lines. Another Poser Sketch render (hairy inks) is applied, and the eraser manually removes all ‘hairs’ except for those on the skin. A SuperFly render could have been added at the top of the layer-stack (set to colour blend to restore the original colours) but in this case it wasn’t and I went with a warmer look. As usual, belts and buckles have problems taking inking lines even in Firefly.
The robes are misleading when loading, in that they will appear not to conform after loading. However, if you slightly move the base figure after manually conforming the robes, they do snap into place and will then follow the figure’s poses. This problem will potentially cause compositing registration problems if using renders from different sessions. The robes have their own poses which match the lower parts with those that come with the Goblin.
If you have a Poser 7 expressions folder, then the face can be randomised. And there are so many head morphs that all the randoms look good.
The Cleric Robes have non-rendering drape-control boxes that show up in Sketch and Firefly renders, if not made invisible in the scene. Here we see a box I missed, appearing in an old-school lineart render from Firefly.
In the above, the bump-maps are auto-removed with a script to get rid of ‘the speckles’.
The Goblin also renders fine in SuperFly, though the eye pupils are reflective-white if light is shining into them. As you can see in this 20-second raw SuperFly (Cycles) render…
The Goblin accepts poses for older short figures such as Little Mummy, Sam and Sadie, NearMe, and the wealth of generics from Poser 1-8. So far as I recall, the latter still ship with the Poser native freebies bundle, so you won’t be short of poses.
The headcap of the robes can be removed, to test hair. Here we see that the free Troll Hair finally finds a use…
… and this hair also shows up in Comic Book mode. You can also add three such hairs for extra bulk. Or you could make some Poser strand hair as a simple mohawk.
No freebies, no Crossdresser licence. So the expansion possibilities are limited. But it’s a great little semi-toon figure with a ton of morphs, and a good story-opponent for some of the Nursoda figures. Predatron also has a matching and larger Troglodyte figure.