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Poser Expo 3 – full weekend schedule

The online Poser Expo 3 now has the full two-day schedule available.

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Halloween Patches

Halloween kittee goodness, for Patches the Cat: texture add-on 1 and texture add-on 2. All free, including Patches.

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Also free, a ‘red devil’ and black cat and a goth cat.

 
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Elite ships

David Braben, on the ship design for Elite and the forthcoming Elite: Dangerous

 
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3D Environment competition

Published on 29 September 2014 by in Vue

Blimey, I didn’t even know this was on. A big E-on / Vue 3D environment competition. Deadline, tomorrow!

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Freakfest

Runtime DNA’s Freakfest has 40% off all Halloween items…

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iClone6 and IndigoRT

News that the forthcoming iClone6 will support DirectX11 and also an external third-party GPU-accelerated renderer…

“Reallusion has acquired a special license from Glare to use the Indigo [IndigoRT] renderer in our AP. IndigoRT for iClone has the exact same features of Indigo RT, the only difference being that it’s dedicated for iClone rendering and won’t support Max, Maya, or SketchUp.”

I can’t yet find any side-by-side comparisons of the iClone5 renderer and iClone6 + IndigoRT. But here’s brand468’s 50-second render of an old low-poly scooter, exported from iClone to SketchUp and 2000px test rendered with IndigoRT…

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So… useful for stills, perhaps, if you can spare 2 minutes per render to get all the grain off the image. Which is not bad. It would be a nice option for stills artists to have, depending on how nice the lighting model is and if IndigoRT supports glows and suchlike.

 
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Poser and DAZ, new content survey for September 2014

It’s that time of the month again, so here’s my survey of the most interesting new content for DAZ Studio and Poser.

A new item from Stonemason is always welcome, and this time he’s blasted off from his ruined cities into outer-space, with a new generic Sci Fi Hangar. Although if you’ve already got GIS Terminal you have something fairly similar…

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Petipet’s Sci-fi Antenna looks like a handy bit of generic sci-fi kit to have, and with the colours toned down it might be paired with Stonemason’s new hangar…

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A generic sci-fi Heavy Dropship. Not especially unique, but detailed and likely to be a useful addition to the Fleet of The Glorious Runtime…

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The Iskelia Facility Corridor offers a nicely minimalist sci-fi style corridor in which to have your V4 talk about discovering the gene for telepathy etc. (It requires The Iskelia Facility Courtyard).

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The Corridor might be paired with the new Security Systems kit which features entry-pads, lazer trip-beams etc…

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Once you have The Iskelia Facility Courtyard, bits of Zen Garden could make the Courtyard more appealing and human, without ruining the austere look…

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Triton for M4 (for Poser) looks like your Zen Courtyard‘s robot gardener…

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Branchdur the Tree, definitely one for those who speak Old Entish…

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For faerie fans, Branchdur could be paired with the new V4 FlowerHead

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Darwin the Toon Chimp looks like a fun semi-toon character, with lots of potential for making political satires, graphics for product adverts, and suchlike…

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Meanwhile, over the history corner:

Dogz has a classic English train station, The Old Railway Station

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Dryjack has some new Buffer Stops and a Plank Wagon to add a weedy old siding to the train station…

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Need a more exotic railway? Jack Tomalin has a sumptious new Orient Express dining car, in Dine on the Orient

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By the Seaside Beach Huts are perfect English seaside / pier huts. These might work well as replacement structures for the older Disconsolation seaside pier…

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Need a really ugly old modernist-style 1960s era school? School’s Out is just the place…

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Phantasmagorical Scenes makes a nice debut with a complex steampunk hall / boiler room, SteamPunk – Vents.

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Finally, an old rowboat is handy to have in your runtime, and the Old Rowboat also comes in a broken-down version…

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Potty

Equip some drones with LED lights, make them go really fast, and they can draw a… erm… teapot. On the sky, in 3D, during Ars Electronica. Boring. They could at least have made it a classic UFO.

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Poser Expo 3 – tickets now on sale

Poser Expo 3, the online conference, now has the event registration open. Eight live webinars, with experienced content developers and Eric VanDycke of the Runtime DNA store, and the opportunity to interact and ask questions. Ir runs 18th-19th October 2014.

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Poster artwork by Syyd of Runtime DNA.

 
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Cinebox

Trailer for the forthcoming Erasmus Brosdau film made with Cinebox, a genuine real-time WYSIWYG renderer that sits on top of the videogame engine CryEngine, and lets you make stills and movies with it in real-time interactive HD (like iClone, not like the slow grainy preview windows that pass for real-time in high-end 3D software). Cinebox has yet to be released, but it already looks pretty good…

 
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Reipus remade

A big free makeover and collection of poses for Nursoda’s free Reipus animal…

NuPhila Reipus – four textures.

Reipus ReiPosed and Reipus Poses.

Reipus ‘On The Nose’ nose poses.

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New DAZ and Poser content round-up: August 2014

It’s time for another survey of the last month’s 3D content, released for DAZ Studio and Poser. Surprisingly rich pickings this month, considering it was August and most folks were on holiday. I found a moderate amount of nice sci-fi, once I started digging. Plus a wide range of other quality and unusual items.

A new Stonemason sci-fi environment is always welcome. His new Sci Fi Crew Quarters looks like a great addition to his recent sci-fi interiors range. ..

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AppleJack’s new AJ Airport is nicely futuristic, and could also double as a near-future spaceport of the Virgin Galactic type…

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Sentinel Explorer 225 could be the first arrival at your new spaceport…

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The Q88 Martian Explorer is another nice new sci-fi vehicle, with more than a touch of Syd Mead, and with a bit of Mead-like colour would look awesome with your new spaceport in the background….

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Usefully generic is SciFi Blast Bunker. With a little tweaking and Photoshop work you could probably make it anything from far-future sci-fi through to a Second World War bunker, or even an underwater mini-submarine pen entrance.

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The Cyber Drone is a nicely detailed generic sci-fi attack-drone…

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Oskarsson has some very weak promo pictures for his new NecroGothica HD, but it’s an interesting looking Aliens-style large environment. There have been similar alien hive environments in the past but apparently this one “displays up to 4 million polygons on your computer but the HD Morph only becomes visible when you render”…

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NecroGothica could perhaps be combined with Coflek-Gnorg’s new Klingon-ish Battle Council chamber.

Hivewire has a variety of new releases of its popular Hivewire Horse, enabling various new breeds…

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Need a home for your Horse Lords? The well-known designer DM has a new Essence of Fantasy scene, obviously inspired by Rohan in the Lord of the Rings (although the central butterfly motif looks more Assyrian)…

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Feeling a bit more Elvish? Take a seat on the new Throne Of Summer

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Got a few Rock Trolls? The new Ridge Walk Mountains would be a very cool place for your fantasy warrior to encounter them…

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Kendra for Genesis 1 looks like a useful generic character to have in your runtime…

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Ironman13 gives us a slightly retro 1990s style i13 Working and some handy i13 Working Office poses keyed to it…

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The Studio, for which it would be nice to see a modern home-office makeover and preset. The distant view for The Studio might be a slightly Photoshopped Summer TreeHouse Cottage.

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Faveral’s Explorer’s Den looks like a fabulous piece of work. We’ve seen a handful of retro explorer / detective rooms like this before, but this one looks like it beats them all. Useful for historic role-playing gamers needing prompt cards for players, especially those in the Call of Cthulhu and Gumshoe line. Cluedo-style “the butler did it!” murder-mystery scenes also spring to mind…

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Your Explorer’s Den explorer probably drives a Retro Dream V16 Special

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With the First World War commemoration around the corner, London224 has a new authentic MS14 RAF FE bi-plane

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Koggen has a nicely made merchant ship from the era of Marco Polo, only in .obj format…

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And once your Marco Polo sailor has safely reached China, he may find some hungry pandas that need feeding :) Bamboo Megapack looks usefully flexible since it could also be handy for a range of other uses: jungle warfare, kung-fu, exotic fantasy gardens, steampunk hothouses, even biospheres on spaceships.

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Halloween is coming, and the new Immortalis may be useful for that…

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Lastly, Vue users aren’t forgotten. New are Curious Stacked Shack for Vue and the Halloween-ish Curious Shaker Row Houses for Vue

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That’s it! See you next month.

 
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70% off at Renderosity

70% off at Rendersosity, on Poser and Daz Studio 3d content. Nothing I really wanted has been pushed below $5 in my Wish List, but you may have more luck.

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More mammoth VFX shots from Game of Thrones

Not to be outdone by Mackelvision’s Game of Thrones VFX show-reel (here), now the rival SFX house Rodeo FX has released a similar show-reel for the VFX they did for the TV series…

 
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