Halloween is coming up soon, so it’s about time for a slightly-early pick from the latest DAZ and Poser releases and resources which appeared during October 2021.
As usual, freebies are only here if they allow commercial use renders, or are obvious fan-art.
Once again, not everything at DAZ was looked at because of the usual “Out of Memory” browser crash on browsing back through the DAZ Store. Workstation desktop PC, masses of RAM, latest modern Chrome-based browser, only one browser tab open, pagination ‘on’ (i.e. not using infinite scrolling on the site). This is the only site this happens on. After three pages.
Ancient Sci-Fi Kitbash 3D Assets in OBJ at $5. Nicely done by Harry Rowland, and suitable for all sorts of ‘ancient alien civilisation ruins’ from steaming jungles to icy wastes. Note these are “suitable from far away establishing shots, middle distance and block outs” and your hero won’t be climbing them in close-up. Still, very usefully generic, and I imagine they’d work nicely with Vue ecosystems and atmospheres.
Stonemason’s new Urban Future 8, another in the series for DAZ Studio.
Big Spheric Lab by Cybertenko. A bit X-Men, but the ‘steely-eyed missile-men’ of the 1950s got to make such structures first. Thus I guess you don’t have to worry about copyright on this, as there’s clear ‘prior art’.
Sumerian Winged Disk with interior.
Need opponents for your fleet of Sumerian Winged Disks? Cybertenko has a new Mercury Starfighter for Poser, with M4 pilot pose.
Need some quick Zbrush robo pilots for your sci-fi squadrons? The new MopBot ZBrush tool is free.
The APC758 for DAZ.
Jetcarrier for DAZ Studio. Stylish, and looks even better from underneath…
Cat Girl super-heroine mask for G3F.
Kitbashers 096 MMG3M, which has unusual super-villain knuckle-dusters.
Bastard, a 2000AD-like toon security guard for Blender. Free, for Blender 2.81 or higher, and with materials. Loaded fine in Blender 2.83 but I saw no textures.
The free Respirator for Poser.
Just one this month, the free Steampunk arm for G8M.
Blood Orchid Diorama by Akri.
G8F Creation Kit, a Merchant Resource for creating new fantasy and other characters, with automatic extended licence. Nice. Let’s hope there’s the same for G3 soon, which is still an important target for facial mo-cap.
Fury for La Femme, a generic fantasy warrior outfit.
Carts of various rustic types, seemingly in .OBJ with textures.
A 3 Raven Court iRay Winter Expansion, for the ancient 3 Raven Court.
Radu for M4. Dracula’s young brother.
Free Clown Hair for G8.
Free Claws for Halloween!… but requires “Alyson 2”. “Alyson who?” She was the Poser 9 base female companion to Ryan 2 (Ryan2 in your runtime search), two figures that shipped free with Poser 9. Poser SR3 Ryan2 was apparently required to run Tyler GND. I’m fairly sure there was also a female equivalent of Tyler GND so presumably (being based on Alyson 2) the claws will also fit her. They may also fit Ryan2 / Tyler GND, at a guess.
Free Halloween Masks including a werewolf.
Places, landscapes, plants:
Boulevard Beach for Poser and Beach Volleyball court.
Tiny Plants: Flowering Sea Thrift. The sort of plant you might see on a windswept island.
A free 3D-scanned Stonewall for DAZ, with matching ground square.
HD Scans Garden Ponds. Not quite a sedate British garden pond, but I guess in other parts of the world a pond that looks like this might be a part of the garden.
Photo Props: Baseplant Construction Set 2 from ShaaraMuse3D. Scrubby edge-land plants.
Anime Jester for La Femme.
A free Buzzed Nape Short Bob for LaFemme, the Poser flagship female figure.
A free Cake in .OBJ format.
EV Thigh High Socks for La Femme.
Iuri Hair for La Femme and more, good generic short hair that looks like it could take a tooning material and Comic Book ink lines quite easily.
Lazy Hair Brush Set for Clip Studio Paint. A one-stroke toon hair brush, new in from from Japan.
Horizontal Dogs. 28 different ‘laying down’ poses for the HiveWire Big Dog and Puppy, and bonus Hivewire Cat poses. See also the dog breeds at Philosopher’s Egg.
Nature’s Wonders: Bees of the World Vol. 2 by Ken G.
Deepsea Egyptian Ancient Texture Add-On, which puts back the original colours that were scoured away by millenia of desert winds. It’s a texture set for the Deepsea Egyptian Ancient Temple.
Old Library, a super new setting for DAZ Studio. This is a “PC+ Exclusive” and it seems you can’t buy it without a PC+ membership at DAZ.
dForce Chemise a la Reine for G8F. Also a dForce Edith Outfit from the 1910s.
Sarantos v16, a sporty late 1960s car. For a more mundane ‘1950s France’ feel, the Fiat Toplino and trailer.
Free hippy Wild Star Glasses for Genesis 8.
An FG Old Fancy Printing Press, a complete 1960s/70s print-shop. Could be useful for a gangsters tale? Think ‘counterfeiters’.
Ancient Boards - Weathered Wood and Plank Shaders for iRay.
Pose and animation sets:
WMs Macho-Man group pose sets for G2 through G8. I guess you’re meant to substitute the man shown for someone with a bit more beefcake.
‘Abducted By Alien UFO’ Poses for G8. Well made, by the look of it. Might also be useful for ‘space stations attacks’ where the station loses gravity.
Classic Superhero Poses for Genesis 8M.
Seated Model Poses for Genesis 8 Male.
Tutorials and new YouTube playlists:
How to Mimic PBR - Understanding Texturing for Clothing and Skin Assets Tutorials. Bump up your knowledge of texturing, with this complete guide to emulating complex PBR-like textures in Poser and DAZ.
Kitbashing for Beginners - Dramatically Expand your Asset Library. Specifically aimed at widening the range of what you have for your male characters.
Poser talks: lip sync in Poser. A new ‘rescue’ playlist of early videos about the standalone Mimic LipSync Studio 3 for Poser (no longer sold, still works) and the native Talk Designer that’s still in Poser 11 and 12 (and now supports La Femme).
Utilities and scripts:
Blinking scripts. Add a new animation track, run the script, and 600 frames of eye blinking animation are auto-added to your Poser figure. Fixed up and working/expanded in Poser 11, and also caters for figures with differently named ‘blink’ dials.
MC render - render clothes only. Useful for making Library thumbnails for variant MATs in Poser. Also a figures only variant.
An archived set of free Loop and Chain-making scripts for Poser. Still working in Poser 11, though, for the ones tested.
A new Billboard Builder for DAZ Studio, which requires the new base C66 Graphics Plug-in.
Remove Vendor Link files from Poser. Vendors have started putting their store-link pictures in the Library.
And finally, Mags Master for Poser 12. An assistant to help with magnets. Poser 12 only.
Ok, that’s it for now. More picks next month.