Slightly late, here’s my survey of what’s new and notable in DAZ and Poser content in March 2021. Plus I also look at a few other sources. As usual freebies must be “commercial use” to be noted here, or else such obvious fan-art that no-one would try to use them commercially. “HD” stuff also tends to get skipped past, as so few users have the supercomputer to run it.
As happened last month, the DAZ Store’s new ‘infinite scrolling’ becomes a horrible slow sticky nightmare after a certain number of ‘scroll downs’. I got back as far as a “DM Duffle coat” and had to give up. It’s now effectively impossible to survey all the month’s “What’s New” items at the DAZ Store. In future I shall just have to try to look at the Store weekly, and add picks as “Wishlist” items even if I don’t personally want the item.
CKV-01 for Dawn and Poser, now on Renderosity (was on HiveWire). Not all geometry, as I recall, and so does not toon well in Poser’s Comic Book mode.
Colony Hive for Poser and DAZ. A curious blend between a nightclub and bio-lab/greenhouse. Still, it has a number of nice mini-scenes within it.
A useful free Shoulder Pad Morph for Genesis 8 male.
A new Starship corridor by 1971s. His scenes always toon well in Poser.
A very cool SciFi Ocean Explorer, of movie-quality in OBJ and FBX. So far as I’m aware this is not fan-art, and seems to be a studio sell-off from a game that was never made?
KX SciTech Runner for G8F. Complete outfit, and the helmets have a Moebius feel to them and might be combined with other outfits.
Free Bone conduction headphones for G8.
Free in-ear Hearing aids for G8F, which might offer a base on which to adapt something more futuristic.
ShaaraMuse3D’s Laser Effect Maker props, for various forms of lazer-tripwire scenes.
Mega Building for Poser. For when you need a big low 3D pyramid-like building at the back of your spaceship.
LoREZ Pig 2 Bundle, being the pig and cart and sty.
Sixus1 now has an ArtStation store where you’ll find his Gladeling and other G8 figures.
dForce Twiglet Outfit for G8F, including crown.
The Log Housefor DAZ Studio. A nicely done miniature.
Snigel by Nursoda, with poses.
A toony / semi-toon Half tied Back Ponytail for Blender.
The free anime toon figure Noname Doll is now at Update 3.
Free Candy Braids Hair for Genesis 8 Female. A big chunky braided ponytail. With colour zones.
Happy birthday sunglasses in FBX.
Coral Reef PBR Tileable Material for Substance Designer 2018 and higher.
Raptor Bird for Poser. A sort of fantasy cross between a tortoise and dino-bird, with some especially nice MATs. Also for DAZ, but there the MATs are not so fab. If this is the same as his recent Mammoth, with its crazy-huge textures, you will need Scene Optimizer to be able to render this in DAZ Studio and manually re-size in Poser.
Some Grass as Grass can be. DAZ iRay grass clumps of excellent realism.
See also Lisa’s Botanicals: Elephant Grass for big ‘corn-crop’ like African grass.
Useful Feline Grace Poses for Hivewire Big Cat, and they may also fit the House Cat?
And a free Pet Bird Playpen for KenG’s many birds, which we’ll hope to see on Renderosity soon but in the meantime can be had at Ken’s own store.
A free Lucy for Genesis 1 character.
A free Mitch for M4. Modelled on a young Robert Mitchum, the 1940s and 50’s film-star.
Anime Hairstyles Pack for Blender.
Also Real Time Female Pony Tail Hair. Apparently works in real-time despite being complex and mussed up.
A free Roman Galley ship.
Khaly for G8F. The Indian goddess. Warning: hair, clothes and accessories NOT included, but it would give you a base to work on. No indication of where you might find the clothes used in the promo.
WkD3D Ulaan for G8F. A Mongolian princess for DAZ Studio.
17th century Fouquet Loose Curls Wig and Thin Moustache for G8M, including a pompadour rise.
1920s Ziegfeld Follies Kit. This is a “Headdress & Hand Plumes Kit” NOT the full kaboodle ‘n corset.
A classic beat-up DustMaster 1950s Land Rover for the African colonies and English farms from that era.
A late-1960s / early 1970s house, in the very late-modernist style. Nice attention to detail. Like most modernist architecture this stuff only really worked in a hot sunny climate, and was otherwise depressing — so crank up the sunlight on this one.
80’s Arcade Poses, for amusement arcade game cabinets.
Architecture and exteriors:
Washing Line For DAZ, and the clothes have wind morphs.
Flink’s Ice, for Poser and DAZ.
Path in the Dunes. I seem to recall that this was once on another site, possibly one that has since closed. So some may already have it in their runtimes. But this version is for DAZ and iRay.
A free Entrance, which would suit a “path to the dunes”.
Earth Magic Maker various hi-res rising pebbles and rocks props for Poser and DAZ. Note that “some of the items are transparent planes”, so they will likely not toon well in Poser.
3DStaff Floating Island for Poser. Could be re-arranged for a Moebius-style desert scene, and should toon well.
Utilities and plugins:
Eyelash/Eyebrow Brushes for postwork on forward-facing portraits.
Ultimate iRay Skin Manager for DAZ Studio. Note this can also do what Poser does natively — lift gamma across textures, which is useful for quickly burning grunge off for subsequent Photoshop filtering and tooning.
Pose Swissknife for DAZ Studio. Claims to quickly find poses that will fit your figure, while also swiftly locking certain body parts if needed. Free. Not yet tested by me, but people seem to like it.
Wagasani’s Emissive Builder for DAZ Studio… “aims make obsolete going into the shader settings to add emissions” and glows.
iRay RTX Benchmark Scene. A non-commercial use freebie, but it’s just for testing and seeing how uber your new PC/card really is with the latest DAZ Studio.
Ok, that’s all for this month. More as we move into the summer.