Micheal 5, the new Genesis-enabled version of Micheal for DAZ Studio, has just been released.
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Hell Blender, with a brand new tutorial and pipeline overview researched and written by Jon Hallier. The Blender guys are of course working on the free Make Human software, which is current stuck at alpha 0.6. But until Make Human becomes usable, Exporting DAZ Studio 4 figures to Blender might come in handy.
Adobe has just opened pre-orders for their CS6 range, to be shipped on Monday 7th May 2012. These include Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended (for 3D work) of course, and also their excellent DTP software InDesign and the video editor Adobe Premiere Pro.
Also a couple of names new to me: Adobe SpeedGrade (colour grading and matching of video footage); Adobe Muse (website design tool that hides the scary code); and Adobe Story Plus (multi-user screenplay writing software).
“This tutorial presents an asset pipeline, and design and code analysis information, to support the character customization workshop project download [available] for Unity game engine. […] The character customization workshop provides a foundation for a startup individual or small team of developers to begin introducing character management to their games.”
A global search-and-replace operation had messed up the links on my DAZ Training Videos page. Apologies for that. All fixed now.
Any new standalone figure from Nursoda is welcome. They are always of excellent quality, and have immense amounts of character. So it’s great news that he’s just launched another excellent characterful older female character called Aina…
Nursoda’s freestuff website has also updated with a fab set of free poses for Aina and his popular Hein figure…
DAZ‘s Micheal 5 character is almost ready for release, to join the existing Victoria 5 as DAZ’s flagship male/female characters. This is a preview of what he’ll look like…
This new version of iClone converts to the standard iClone format, so characters can accept all standard motions files. A version that can also convert for facial animation will be available soon.
A new original-figure Sherlock Holmes figure and clothes, “Holms” on the Renderosity store. There’s a nasty little copyright troll laying a shaky claim to the Sherlock Holmes name in the USA, which is presumably why this character has been given a slightly different name.
The poses for him only work in Poser. It’ll be interesting to see if these clothes can also be made to fit the excellent Doctor Pitterbill standalone character. He seems to be missing a bow-tie, but there are several such to be found floating around the Web.