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Survey of new DAZ and Poser content: October 2014

Here are the new releases in DAZ Studio and Poser content, which have caught my eye this last month:

Reality 2.5 for DAZ Studio, the high-end LuxRender rendering plugin. In 32 or 64 bit format, and complete with 120 page manual…

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SteamPunk: Streets is another very nice 3d scene from the new content maker Phantasmagorical Scenes…

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A strong first appearance by new content creator Retrotech, with Retrotech’s The Tripod. The design looks great, although some more detailed texture makeovers for it might be welcome…

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Tripods vs. butterflies? ButterflyMech, a new robot butterfly for Poser…

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A new quality V4 Sci-Fi Pilot. Not the best helmet in the world, but the boots and the rest of the suit look very useable…

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Bryce 7.1 Pro, Space Construction Kit turns Bryce (free at DAZ) into a Space Art engine…

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A rather nice Morrowind -ish Lamplighter house

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TheAntFarm’s new Gothic City is a big space that comes with a full set of Poser and DAZ lights, and looks like an excellent setting for superhero renders…

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Zen Garden is a realistic mossy Zen garden for Poser, with very close attention to details and authenticity…

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AppleJack’s new AJ Forgotten Hero courtyard might make some kind of entrance to the Zen garden.

Winterland Trees is unusual, in that the trees come loaded with snow and the trees are fairly realistic. Part of the new Winterland landscape collection for DAZ…

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The Barlow House Ravenskull Court and Ravenskull Stair Hall are pleasing variations on the ‘old abandoned manor house’ theme…

staircase

court

Poser and DAZ content users have had many gothic revival cemeteries before now, but the new Oak Hill Cemetery Bundle is a high quality bundle of matching props and is less specific in its time-period…

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If H.P. Lovecraft had had a car, it might have looked like this. Phantom Ride

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Cases For Curiosities has classy modern museum display cases, frames and plinths…

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That’s it!

 
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DAZ and Poser freebies round-up

Time for a quick round-up of some recent fab freebies for DAZ Studio and Poser

WitchyWoo House from PoserDirect…

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This could work nicely with the Halloween cats for Patch I already mentioned in a previous post.

SteamPunk Goggles for Poser

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Steampunk Laser Machine

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RuntimeDNA has Little Vintage Camera, 1930s style…

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Also from Runtime, toon voodoo doll Samedi 2

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Wooden Mannequin

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A nice semi-toon Painter’s Brush and Palette in .obj…

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Spiderman Poses set for M3/V3, labelled as “DAZ Studio only” and for non-commercial use…

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Haunted House Poses set for M4 & V4. It looks like a lot of work went in to create these matching pose sets…

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Halloween Gob Bats & Eye Bats, a makeover for the Eye Bat available at Runtime DNA…

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I also noted the new Reipus skins in an earlier post.

Artillery Tractor for Poser could perhaps be adapted as a Mad Max or steampunk style of vehicle, or a Burning Man style art-car…

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Some ruins which might enhance a recent Stonemason ruined cities collection, or serve as a superhero battleground…

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DDO what?

Intelligent Textures for Modeling : How to Use Quixel DDO” is a new 3D Art Live online training webinar, coming soon. DDO are basically smart textures that look great, and you can make them with free tools. The format has all the power of the videogaming industry behind it.

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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…

dropship

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…

hut

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

school

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

vents

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

boat

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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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