Time for another monthly survey of selected new items for Poser and DAZ Studio. In the merry month of May we had, among others…
Star Hauler Salvage Ship. Possibly fairly close to some branch of the Star Wars franchise? Check before you use it in a comic or book cover.
Pandora Greenhouse. Possibly close to fan-art? I hardly recall the Avatar movie at all now.
Merlin 8.1 Pro Bundle and lots of related accessories. Merlin, ancient British wizard from the time of King Arthur, see the movie Excalibur, etc etc. But here pitched as definitely a bit Gandalf-y.
Don’t overlook the nice CDI Poses for Merlin.
M3D Chuck Hair and Mustache for G8. Modern hipster, 1910s Brooklyn bar-tender, or Aerial Board of Control airship captain.
Chuck Hair may work nicely with the new M3D Chuck.
A big Steampunk Cube from Coflek-Gnorg, which should fit right in alongside DM content in your runtime.
Free spy stuff from the First and Second World Wars.
Ferryman To the Underworld by Cybertenko. Looks a bit Disney-cheesy “theme park” in the renders, but it could no doubt be made more realistic looking.
Great to see Poisen back with Hed-Bugs.
Faces of Fantasy for M4. Not new, but newly found. Also works with K4, and one hobbit-like body morph.
Toon and comics:
Free ‘halo-phones’ earphones Head Gear for Victoria 4.
A free Garden Playhouse.
Could be a home for Popcorn the Goat.
A free mcjETBike, an E.T. style bicycle. Also has cycling-animation video tutorial.
A useful go-to free Snow Terrain, at 98Mb, with panorama. Comments suggest it’s high quality.
Songbird ReMix: Flamingos. Classics and variants.
Songbird ReMix: Hoopoes & Scimitarbills for Poser and DAZ.
Herdbeast Motions, an old set of AnimMate blocks. It would be interesting to know if this also works on other early four-legged lizard-beast-ish type of DAZ figures.
Characters, poses, expressions:
Free La Femme Comic Book Expressions, for the flagship Poser 11/12 female.
Free Simple Winter for L’Homme, American winter-wear. L’Homme is the flagship Poser male figure.
Soccer Juggling (football skills) for M4, V4, and presumably also K4. Useful for things like football comics, in the Striker! mould.
Zyanya V4, a fantasy stone-age character currently free on DAZ.
Ancient Egyptian House, I’ve never heard they had houses like this, but it looks great.
V4lkyrie is available again.
Ruched Harem Pants for G8Fs, dForce.
Crafting Herbs, for a medieval herbalist.
Narrow Gauge Tracks Part 1, for some European lines and some British theme parks.
GWR 3 Plank Wagon for British railways.
A 1956 hairstyle, Cute Short Bob for GF8.
1980s type hobby Craft Tools.
Fabric Folds PS Brushes for Photoshop. I had a look for others but these appear to be fairly unique. I found 25,000+ me-too ZBrush wrinkle brushes, but very little worth having for Photoshop and nothing at all free. So… these look great, but slightly swirly. I’d say we also need a set of more angular L-shape elbow-type creases too.
In Blender, Real Wrinkles.
Abstract: Compositing with DAZ Studio, four hours with Drew Spence and Digital Art Live.
The latest free Digital Art Live magazine has a concise guide to making your old K4 into various ‘Little Monsters’.
A very nice wavering Candle flame shader (3D mesh) for Poser Firefly.
Animated (may not appear, due to a GIF-blocker in your browser)
Static, for those running GIF blockers.
Volumetric Clouds for Poser, as preset props.
A free Light Manager script for Poser 11 and 12.
A free Poser 11 script to disconnect all bump maps, along with a render preset to then make a line-art only render from Firefly. Bump maps are 95% of the cause of speckles which mar Firefly lineart renders in Poser. Useful for comics production and for painters planning large complex pictures. Update: Now also for Poser 12.
Sub-Level Maze, first in a series based on a DAZ script that apparently automatically randomly assembles a maze from seamlessly matching parts. In this case, a generic underground storage/pipes area. It’ll be interesting to see this series develop.
That’s it, more next month. As always, my Patreon welcomes new patrons. Thanks.