A quick test of VanishingPoint’s M4 Horror Investigator outfit I picked up in the Black Friday sales. This is just a raw Preview screenshot in Comic Book mode. I was going for a sort of “a 1920s Columbo, as a troll-elf”, with the help of the M4++ head and monster morphs.
The shoes in the set are very poor, and were replaced by P3DA’s M4 business shoes with their brown MAT. The gun is the ElectroCalcinator from a ray-gun set, which paired to M4’s hand automatically and perfectly. The dark textures on the suit were lightened with a gamma lift, plus a suitable light.
It’s not too bad for mild non-‘action movie’ poses suited to a Lovecraftian investigator. But the clothes don’t take ink lines all that well (even in toon outline) and you’d have to be prepared to over-ink manually in Photoshop or Krita. The hat, however, takes lines crisply and is authentic for the 1920s — H.P. Lovecraft’s friend Morton often wore one like it.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.