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 main Sam clothing pack is at the DAZ Store under the simple name of “Sam Clothing Pack“, complemented by Elleque’s free Sam’s Easy Wear pack.
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 Japanese style RPG adventurer outfit;
~ Winter clothes and MATs for them;
~ a smart junior office boy / weddings set of outfits;
~ 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:
A $10 Sam licence is available for the free CrossDresser 4.0 clothing conversion software.
A traditional soapbox go-cart for Sam. There’s also a free Sam-sized skateboard prop.
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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