It’s near the end of the month again, so here’s my round-up of the new releases for Poser and DAZ for January 2018. It’s probably been a bit of a slow month for the store sellers, as I’m hearing that’s been the case for many who sell online. It’s been an especially slow January, this year, it seems.
Also of note this month is the unusually large amount of “fan art” for sale.
Sci-Fi Cat Car. It’s on the DAZ store, so I’m assuming that it’s original and not fan art inspired by some Japanese anime?
A believable near-future Space Station for DAZ Studio. Similar to NASA/ESA designs I’ve seen, but they’re public domain so you’d be OK to use this for commercial renders such as a graphic novel.
2049 Diva Hat by Coflek-Gnorg. Given the name I’m assuming something like this is in the new Blade Runner 2049, which is a movie I still haven’t seen yet (the DVD isn’t available yet, here in the UK).
The Duke for G3M, with a sort-of David Bowie look. Be aware that this requires you have the G3M Body and Head Morph packs.
Sixus 1’s Mr Bogey for Daz Studio. A fantastical Harry Potter-ish version of a Victorian “Organ Grinder’s Monkey”. Expensive, for a standalone, but comes with… “bonus strand-based hair, highly-detailed clothing and poses.”
Mr. Sparky’s free Super SteamPunk Shooter for Poser. Would probably look best being wielded by toony rather than photoreal characters.
Sixus 1 has given his old V4 Lamia monster a makeover, as Lamia for Genesis 8 Female for DAZ Studio.
Orc HD for Genesis 8 Male for DAZ Studio.
Wild Boar by AM, with Look at My Hair presets. Nice but a bit small. We could probably do with a Gilgamesh-sized monster-boar as well.
1971s’s Charming house will be instantly familiar to all players of Morrowind who slipped past Fargoth and got as far as Balmora. Lovely work as usual from 1971s, but probably best used as “fan art only”.
Xeno-Temple for Daz Studio. Again, it’s fannish in that there’s a big nod here to the Aliens movies and Giger.
A stylish 1950s Killer Bug from Outer Space for DAZ Studio.
A free pack of Colors 4 Toon Renders materials for Poser. I haven’t tried them yet, but I assume they’re OK.
A detailed Hovis-style 1910s Vintage Shop Bicycle for DAZ Studio.
A 1960s Yellow Submarine. I’m fairly sure this is still in copyright, to whoever owns the Beatles’ intellectual property this month, so this is another one that’s best used for “fan art only”.
A Helping Hand Poses for Genesis 3 Male, for battle and disaster scenes.
The AntFarm’s Freight Elevator and Basement.
Jack Tomalin’s well-known Parkside Box Car 3D model gets an upgrade to Parkside Box Car 2018 for DAZ Studio.
And there’s a set of four nice free Medieval keys for DAZ Studio.
The Cornucopia store is still down, and there’s not a great deal of landscape elsewhere this month. But ShaaraMuse3D has hi-res 3D Scenery: Frozen Snow Formations for Poser, with 8K HD textures.
Planet Glise 2 also looks good. Although it’s for DAZ Studio it looks like it would work well if flooded in Vue, thus serving as a quick-start basis of a prehistoric or alien underwater world.
That’s it, more picks next month.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
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