Yes, it’s another survey of the new goodies for Poser and DAZ Studio users, the first since my last survey — which was at the end of July 2023.
The big news in Poser is that the Mac version of Poser 13 has released, and in the very latest Poser (13.1.469) there are “real-time Comic Book Preview improvements”.
Space Station Construction Set for Poser.
5,000 years later, when humanity has moved on to colonise the galaxy… the space station might look like the new free Space Wreck for DAZ.
A generic future-hallway Terminal. Perhaps it could also be a robot charging-station, if you added a couple of cables. Although in the future the charging will likely be done constantly by under-floor induction, Dalek style.
A free Streamers Room with a sci-fi vibe. For DAZ and Poser, and also has an OBJ folder.
Could be paired with this free Funky Armchair…
A free levitating Ride-on HoverMower. Just the thing for mowing all those solarpunk ‘green rooftops’.
A free Horse drawn carriage. Possibly pulled by a steam-horse.
Aetherial Disruptor for DAZ. A giant steampunk/dieselpunk machine.
The Disruptor could be paired with the new Industrial Warehouse Filter Tanks.
Or the new Industrial Warehouse Monitor.
Wild West Outpost which could easily be retro-fitted for steampunk.
dForce Warrior Monk Outfit. Could also be an outfit for a snake charmer.
And here’s The Snake for DAZ Studio. Rigged, with morphs, skins and poses.
M3 Extreme for Poser. For use with M3 Low-res, so you can have an army of them in a scene.
Free, Fangs for P6 Jessi.
Toon Kids for Genesis 9 (poses ONLY).
Birthday Present Gift Boxes. Simple toony boxes.
DAV Yasaki for Genesis 9, a new semi-toon female with outfit.
Cartoonized for Genesis 9. Supposedly… “effortlessly transforms any character into a captivating cartoon version, all while preserving their distinctive features.” Most of it’s in the addition of big eyes, by the look of it.
Figures, poses and clothes:
The Sleuth, now updated for Genesis 8.1.
A free Merlin for Apollo Maximus, Make your old Apollo Maximus look like Merlin the wizard.
Free Fluffy High Heel Sandals.
Free High Heels and associated Pose for La Femme for Poser.
V4 graft for Genesis 9… “Use V4 MAT poses and/or textures on Genesis 9. This is a wardrobe piece that allows you to use V4 textures and full material poses on G9”. Free, not tested by me as yet.
Free Seam Guides for LaFemme for Poser.
Universal Hands And Feet Control for DAZ. Panel based controls.
Tossed Plush Toys for DAZ.
Simple vintage Hooks, for satchels and the like.
Time Machine for Genesis 9. Simple controls for an “age spectrum from infancy to old age” for the new G9.
Peep, a stylised “fluffy chick” for DAZ and Poser.
LoREZ Gazelle with 22 poses.
Gremlin, a fine fancy roost-ruling chicken for Poser.
Nature’s Wonders Ladybugs (aka Ladybirds in the UK). Ten species including the classic 7-spot red.
A free basic Horse Blanket for Horse 3. No securing straps.
Free, low-poly Nature’s Wonders Aphids. Could also be scaled up, to become 1950s b-movie monsters in a misty Poser-to-Vue background?
Lorez Rat – Strand Based Hair. Requires the Lorez Rat.
Landscapes and plants:
PlantCatalog: swamps and wetlands has been released.
Free, the Ancient Egyptian Game of Mau Mau.
A Roman Garden courtyard for DAZ.
dForce AQ Merovingian Warrior outfit for Genesis 9.
A free Vintage Ear Trumpet.
A cheesy 1870 ‘riverboat girl’ bar-room costume, the Just Class Dress for G8F and G9F.
A stained hillbilly “Grampaw Shootemup” dForce Union Suit Outfit. he’s “a’ gonna git that gal back frum thet durn river-boat”…
1910s Rolls-Royce Armored Car for Poser, and there’s also a separately sold DAZ version.
1970s hippy overalls for Genesis 8 Female.
The Old Railway Cutting. A large disused city railway of the type often seen in the 1970s and 80s after the line closures of the 1960s.
1980s style Bumper Cars for Daz Studio. With fairground enclosure.
Dynamic Clothing ToolBox for Poser. Simplifies “the full process to import the OBJ file, then add material zones to constrained, soft decorated or rigid decorated groups”.
Script Runner for Blender. Making it easier to find and run Python scripts in Blender.
How to Install PD Howler 2024 and play with 3D sharks. The latest Howler is said to be 9x faster, due to an innovative new CPU/GPU combo.
Brush Brilliance: Mastering Photoshop Brushes with your Renders. To add water, debris, snow, rain, rips etc.
Comic-book production helpers:
Krita 5.1 Tutorial: Intro to the Comics Manager. Krita is the free 2D painting software.
Mojo Moo for Krita 5. The latest comic-book production helper add-on for the free Krita. Free.
Free or “pay what you want”, a Toon Shader MatCap Pack, supposedly “for any 3D software”. Untested by me.
OpenPose for Poser 12 and 13. Send AI-ready poses and hand-poses to the Stable Diffusion AI, from Poser.
Convert any image to lineart with SD’s ControlNet. Looks promising. I wonder if the prompt “in the inking style of Jack Kirby” would work in combination with this method.
“The Train is Leaving the Station… Get On Board With AI Art NOW… or Waste Years Playing Catch-Up Later” makes a good case.
On the other hand, maybe you’ll want the free “Not AI” – the transparent PNG logo set.
That’s it for August and half of September 2023. More at the end of October.