Time for another survey-pick of what’s new in content for Poser and DAZ, since it’s been a month now since the last one. I’m looking here at the tail end of July and most of August. As usual, freebies are listed only if “commercial use”, and there’s no “HD” stuff. Fan-art is listed only if obvious, such that you would not think to try to use it in a paid comic etc.
Colony Motorbike with both Firefly and Superfly materials.
A usefully generic Worksuit for G8F. Could probably be made silvery for a more futuristic feel, and could then serve as a rider suit for the Colony Motorbike.
A cute little free retro Spaceship Landing Craft.
The inhabitant is probably Shooting Star. I assume this isn’t direct-copy J-pop / idol fan-art, but I guess it might be close.
Photo Props: Asteroid World. Hi-res, quality texture and modelling.
Wastewater Area. A nicely done ‘vignette’ area. Looks useful, in combination with similar DAZ settings.
Taisha for Genesis 8, possibly of interest to classic Spock/Kirk-era Star Trek fans, as a base for re-creating the character of Communications Officer Uhura, for fan-art purposes.
Blood Omen for Genesis 8. Note that this is “a small creature-feature material pack” with four materials, not the impressive figure on the main promo. Still, these kind of unusual MATs are always useful.
Medieval Wagon Train, with implausibly large mega-wagon which puts it in the fantasy category. Probably hauled by dragons or trolls.
Amun-Raw Mummy for Genesis 8. An Ancient Egyptian ‘Living Mummy’.
Schip, looks very suitable as a storybook boat for a group of children and/or animals.
Simple dForce Summer Pajamas set.
A free G8 piggy-back paired pose set, which might be adapted for adult/child.
A cute Star Armchair for DAZ Studio.
Toon aircraft in .OBJ.
Cute flying Robot and Friends for DAZ.
Characters, poses, hair, expressions:
20 Expressions for Nursoda’s Doctor Pitterbill. Both Eepo and Pitterbill have custom face-rigs, so they can’t just take standard V4 type expressions.
Stylish Hair Mega Bundle. An appealing if expensive set, though what we really need are “looks nice + renders really fast” sets. But is it even possible to make nice hair that renders really quickly, unless it’s a displacement-mapped skullcap or has heavily been run through Scene Optimizer?
More free RAV Fredda Soft Fashion Poses Fredda. May require the paid Fredda, newly released in a new version.
Another catwalk animation set for G8F, this time with bobble… “add an animation of a female chest and change its intensity”.
A usefully generic newsreader-type dForce male suit.
Full urban hipster beard and hair. Possibly also useful for steampunk airship captains, ancient gods etc.
Kitten For Cat Zeus. Cat Zeus is now only at Render Hub, along with the kitties.
dForce Dutch Milkmaid Outfit for G8F. This seems to belong more in “scenes”, as it’s a vital part of this sort of ‘old master’ painting of interiors. Purchasers of this may also want the new Studio Portrait Lighting Essentials for iRay tutorial set.
PW Mandrakia Island, a complete Greek Islands tourist resort. Really, it looks like everything’s here.
The Mount Olympus for DAZ Studio.
Sand and Beach Pebble iRay Shaders. Fine sea-grit and ocean-washed pebbles.
Ancient battles MDBD Blood ‘n Dirt Bundle for DAZ. As geoshells, though.
Ancient Roman Simple Plebeian Domus. Generic Roman house, which might build out into a small district.
Ancient type dForce Angel Outfits. Possibly not all that authentic, but this looks like a good starting point for runtime-bashing. Great wings.
On ShareCG, a new flotilla of excellent sailing boats as .OBJ freebies. Boat06 is especially nice.
1940s and 50s Vintage Vending Machines.
Free, retro early 1960s Strand hair 2 and 3 for Genesis Females. Which may suit the waitress outfit.
Free 1930s-70s Hooded Nib Fountain Pens.
Later in time, and also free from the same maker are Disposable Ballpoint Pens.
A free 1970s style Tufted Lip Sofa.
1970s Table Football.
Universal Glow for Poser 11 and Poser 12, with light ‘spillover’. With Photoshop Action and full PDF manual.
A set of iRay Frosted Glass shaders.
Scripts and Add-ons:
Python script to disconnect all bump maps, for Poser 12. Also comes with matching render preset. The idea is to quickly get clean grunge-free line-art (only) from a Firefly render. May also be useful for Poser-to-Vue, since bump-mapping may not even be visible in a very big scene.
Bone Minion for Genesis 3 Poses Bundle. Apparently an on-the-fly pose converter. Try to load a non-G3 pose to a G3, and the script steps in and auto-converts it. Untested, but I assume it works.
SimDataSaver for Poser 12, specifically for Dynamic Cloth. “Always wanted to be able to save the Dynamic Controls Data as a Simulation pre-set? Now you can.” Sounds handy, if you use that Room in Poser.
Light shadow-blurring script for Poser. One-click to add soft ray-traced shadows to all your scene lights.
MCJ’s Neural Nets. Apparently with this you can train DAZ figures to auto-animate, using an AI. Now with a new Mac version. Updated a while ago, but I’ve only just noticed it.
fSpy Project Importer. Seems to be a way to import a Blender scene and also have your cameras match up in DAZ? Nice to see people wanting to go from Blender to DAZ, rather than the reverse.
A script to automatically create a DAZ ToolBar from a directory/folder of scripts.
Tutorials and magazines:
Free, Digital Art Live magazine #70 (August 2022).
Brian Haberlin’s Hellcop comic, made with Poser. About to conclude its second story-arc.
Studio Portrait Lighting Essentials for iRay as a tutorial webinar.
Poser to Vue, a quickstart guide. A more detailed guide will be in the next Digital Art Live magazine, along with a look at Poser 12.
Add tattoos and overlays on characters in Poser (may be out-of-date in parts).
Some practical tutorials for Poser figure rigging (may be very out-of-date in parts).
That’s it for now. More toward the end of September. As usual, if you like what I do here, please consider becoming my Patron on Patreon.