Time for another survey-pick of what’s new for Poser and DAZ Studio, in June 2022.
Modular Sci-fi Chamber. Simply but stylish and believable. For added visual effect, have the ceiling be transparent revealing stars, swirling nebulae etc.
A free Astronaut sculptured bust. Useful clutter for your starship conference room (although by that time all decisions will of course be made by bio-AIs in nano-seconds across quantum-space).
Free today, only. DAZ Platinum Club Anniversary 2021 Mega Pack 4 with lots of sci-fi goodness. Get it while it’s hot.
A free simple Compact Mirror for the hand.
A free toony steampunk Cannon.
Moonboat for Poser by 1971s. Appears to be new, as I don’t have it in my runtime under that name. Though it is similar to early 1971s boats.
Free Antlers for G8 Female.
An unusual free Candy Hat.
The above led me to a freebie I missed in 2021, Lea Hair. For some reason this is a huge half-gigabyte download!
Flossie for La Femme for Poser.
Masataka for Walther 2.0 for DAZ Studio. A manga style character for G8M.
Patrick base mesh, affordable and with a permissive licence. It wouldn’t take too much work in ZBrush or Blender to turn this into H.P. Lovecraft.
Carnivora for DAZ Studio iRay. Plants go wild!
Medieval Ruin – Modular for DAZ Studio. Medieval, but has a nice fresh feel about it.
Photo Props: Chiselled Blocks by ShaaraMuse3D.
Songbird ReMix: Birds of Legend for Poser and DAZ.
Shakespeare’s Puck for G8M.
A free 1910s European Street Lamp Type 1.
The free Erte inspired dForce dress #3 for G8F. Looks great. Remove the 1920s hat, add rusty textures and it could work well as a steampunk outfit.
Characters, poses, hair:
Free, Five Soft Fashion Poses for G8. The listing page is confused, so ignore the ‘for Poser and Windows 10 only’. It’s for DAZ. This appears to be a free sampler for the larger paid pack RAV Fredda Soft Fashion Poses 25.
A new “Hr” from Ali is always welcome, the latest is Hr-252.
D9S Brianna for La Femme for Poser. Excellently done, in that I can’t tell it’s based on La Femme. Has a sort of ‘1930s Berlin’ feel.
HID Lucy for G8F, another high-quality Emma Whatsername clone.
Software, utilities and scripts:
Node Navigation Tools for DAZ Studio. Here “node” means in the figure hierarchy (i.e. body, hand, feet etc). This script set can be linked with keyboard shortcuts to let you move up/down the hierarchy without having to squint at or open a long list.
Select the BODY script for Poser.
Bone Minion for Generation 4 Poses. Appears to be a reliable on-the-fly conversion utility for old poses. Looks very useful.
It looks like Renderosity is keeping Poser 11 Pro at $52, at least for now. What a superb bargain, especially if you want to make non-photoreal renders from 3D.
Tutorials and more:
The Geometry Editor: An In-Depth Tutorial Guide. In three hours, “14 case studies to demonstrate how effective the geometry editor is” and what you can do with it in DAZ Studio. Indexed and searchable video. Looks good.
The latest Digital Art Live magazine #69 (June 2022).
That’s all for June. More next month!