Sad to say, but I have a feeling that the fabulous Doctor Pitterbill character is going the way of Toon Boy Sam — a limited rush of additional content, and then nothing. It’s a pity when great characters for Poser and DAZ Studio becomes so easily neglected… so I thought I’d do a quick round-up of poor old forgotten Toon Boy Sam and his additional content (I’ve already done one for Pitterbill).
Toon Boy Sam:
He’s from the 3D Universe Toon family, and the main Sam character is available on the DAZ Store.
* Facial emotions and poses:
You’ll find a pack of 40 Emotions for Toon Boy Sam listed at Renderosity (although sadly currently marked “no longer available”). A few additional facial emotions can also be found at KCTC, in their free skateboarding poses pack for Sam. Content Paradise has Joy of Life, a pack of 40 “true-to-life” boy poses for Sam. Those three are the only face/pose collections I can find.
The DAZ Store is also still hopefully selling a “Sam Developer Pack” of clothing templates, with redistributable meshes. And Teknology 3D also has a Sam Merchant Resource pack for clothing, which includes DAZ Hexagon files.
The core Sam character package comes with a sort of basic diving wetsuit or sports suit.
KCTC has a variety of free clothes, including a Robin -ish outfit (of Batman and Robin fame) and a Superman -like outfit. They also have shoes, although the high quality 3D Universe Hightop Sneakers may be your go-to pairs of footwear for an everyday Sam.
Character clothing themes for Sam have included…
~ the excellent KCTC’s “Sam Frost” frost sprite;
~ Irishmiss’s jockey and racing car driver;
~ a free beachwear and snorkeling kit;
~ a free ski wear set;
~ a medieval knight with fantasy sword;
~ the DAZ Store’s “Safari Bundle” (not to be confused with similar animal packs of the same name) by 3djoji, includes a contemporary safari outfit for Sam. Although note that the same outfit is also available separately at DAZ at much less cost as “SamSafariPack“.
~ An old-style round American baseball cap designed for Sam can be had at Treasure Chest.
~ a free set of skateboard safety gear for Sam.
~ a My Hero Sam classic superhero complete with cape…
This last includes a bonus alternative skin texture and three eye colours.
* Clothing conversion:
Nothing special known, other than the hair that comes with the core character. Although KCTC has a variety of “fit” files for hair types I don’t recognise.
* Toon materials:
No, don’t worry they’re not fiendishly difficult-to-apply shaders like Visual Style Shaders. Toontones is a simple free materials set that makes it easier to do postwork that “toons” Sam renders.
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