Here’s my survey of DAZ and Poser content and other items, picked from the October 2022 releases. As usual, freebies are only listed if ‘commercial use’ for renders.
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He probably drives the new Sci-fi Space Rover.
Protective Gear 011 for Poser and DAZ. Whacky retro sci-fi helmets plus G8 fits.
You may need one of those helmets if you go up against the mighty Toad cliff for DAZ and Poser.
Landing Leg, Morphing, V1 for DAZ Studio. Add bio-morphic landing legs to any craft.
ShaaraMuse3D Planetarium 2 for Poser and DAZ. A high-quality “planet seen from orbit” set. 8k texture maps and halo variations.
A DAH Natalya Space for G8F, a retro Russian space-girl. Appears to be a character from the old Destroy All Humans! videogame, so for fan-art only.
Retro Bicycle a stylised low-poly-ish Blender file, but nicely done.
Need something sleeker? Try the new Manga Anime Bike.
Colony Wellness Center, not something you see in colony sets every day. But such things will be vitally important, off-world.
DryJack’s Steam Tank. Good to see him branching out from his superb model railway items.
An Old West Western Train for the presumably forthcoming “Railroad Construction Kit” mentioned in the blurb. With dial animations.
Another Street for The Streets of SteamPunk, A texture makeover for the recent big Stonemason scene.
Still dreaming of summer and the beach? Try some free Cocktails for Poser.
A free Fast Boat 03a, with a nice look to it.
An unusual Hideout Armchair with wings adding privacy and also protecting from wind and sand-kicks on the beach.
Four Simple Boats for Poser, stylized and suitable for storybook / stop-motion type scenes.
A Snow White Gown for Fay Gown for G8F.
Beagle for Melody & Micah for Poser. I have a “Furries Melody/Micah characters – how to load the head shapes” tutorial that may help with getting this up and running.
NIK Female Morphs for G8F has one that’s semi-toon.
Retro Biker for G8M sees Cybertenko moving into clothing.
A free D-Force Gothic Headpiece for G8F.
Illustratur Ad Mortem by MortemVetus. Olde books, skulls and candles for Poser.
A creepy-elegant Feast Of Bones table.
Figures and figure add-ons:
Antonia Polygon 1.3 Standalone base figure, and Free Nightie. Antonia was one of the base figures developed in the Apollo Maximus era, as a female companion for Apollo. Version 1.3 appears to have been fully updated for Poser 11/12 and is now under a generous permissive Creative Commons Attribution licence.
The free Sara for La Femme for Poser. A full-body makeover for the flagship female who ships with Poser 11/12.
WkD3D G8M Face Pack, great and non-generic male faces/heads. But note that “This product contains only the head morphs – no textures are included. The skin textures used in the promos are noted on each image.”
The DAZ Genesis 9 base figure is out, and also various packs of base shapes, expressions, essentials etc. It was said in the webinar that if you can run existing HD figures then you should be able to run G9. Also apparently requires the very latest DAZ Studio.
Some basic Grass for Poser, as a small square prop. Flink’s Grass would usually be my go-to, but this may be useful for tiling in the distance or for a large low-poly soccer pitch.
Viking Town: Set 3. Old VanishPoint content, but still able to look OK at a distance. Also useful for Anglo-Saxon scenes, as the hut buildings were often much the same.
ShaaraMuse3D’s new Photo Plants: Plants of the Sea. Sea-grass for your underwater scenes.
Underwater reefs by RaffyRaffy, sadly only for Blender and not Vue.
Songbird ReMix Parrots Vol 6 – Amazons of the World 2 for Poser and DAZ.
Love A Cat for the HiveWire Housecat and Hivewire’s Dawn base female figure.
Mutton, a stylised ram (sheep), perhaps especially suitable for a scene that looks like a stylised stop-motion scene.
Renaissance Astronomy Room, complete with the relevant papers, tools and so on.
Jolly Roger Pirate Ship for Poser and DAZ. Updated for 2022.
A free 1777 Musket, French Napoleonic type.
1970s glam-rock boots, Wedge Platform Boots for G8F.
AutoLoad Creator for DAZ Studio. Use a simple UI to generate scripts that will autoload items onto a figure. Looks useful for content vendors, who can thus supply standalone scripts that can reproduce their promo images for users. Would be great to see this also extended to lights and cameras and render-settings.
AutoSave for DAZ. A simple “save every…” tool.
A free DAZ Studio UI layout Industrial Layout.
A free DAZ script to List Products Used in a scene.
Regroup for Sketchup. UnGroup models, fix their axis, re-group. Might be useful for fixing badly-made models with good geometry, before getting them out to an .OBJ file.
A Photoshop Action to cleanly cut out Dream by WOMBO AI images and auto-heal the curved corners.
Tutorials and more:
Digital Comics Creative – volumes three and four. 100 pages packed with information and examples. This double-issue combo volume is aimed at those who want to use Poser to make line-art for comics and also make more storybook type pictures that emulate hand-drawn and watercolor. Also covers filters, and has a well-researched section at the end surveying the possibilities for mo-cap for comics production.
Making an Autofit Clone and Shape for Genesis 9. A basic starter tutorial.
Using Poser Constraint Groups for animation, a short tutorial by Nerd3D.
Digital Art Live’s YouTube Channel is changing. Old videos are gone, and many new videos are coming. Be sure to subscribe.
Digital Art Live magazine #72. Newly expanded, with freebies, ten new additional features and 108 pages. The theme this month is “Costume”, with a focus on fun and futuristic clothes and an Elia Neck interview.
That’s it for the October survey.