Fisty said:Nope, not disappeared. =) We were just sitting on this for a bit waiting for the store to become more stable.. and it gave us some time to add more goodies for y'all!
More is always better! :cheese: er - up to a point, that is. And, to the point - any idea how big this package will be for downloading, give or take 20 MB?
The zip is over 60 megs.. no idea once they make it into installer(s)
Fisty said:The zip is over 60 megs.. no idea once they make it into installer(s)
OK -- probably 83 to 87 MB with the metadata and installer cruft. I was just getting a bit concerned, the way the two of you keep finding more goodies to add that it was going to be one of those 370 MB behemoth downloads; and since the new store, DAZ seems to be trying to stay to just one file per architecture . . . well, it gets a bit rough for those of us with only quasi-reliable download capabilities.
And I am soooo looking forward to this!
Because the shaders are made for small items and use tiling almost all of the texture maps are comparatively small. There are a TON of them, but pixel size isn't like you would need for skin or fabrics.
I know y'all have put in a boatload of time on this. But since the DAZ forums went down and their website got really messed up, I've spent a lot of time with Poser and I'm falling in love with it. I don't suppose there will be a Poser version of this? pretty please with whipped cream on top?
OH WOW!! Finally not only can I read the thread I can tell you guys exactly what I think ..........OMG!! What a team!! THese shaders look so great!!
I want them fer sure!!
Been trapped for awhile in horrible "Lurksville" unable to sign in,unable to post ,but I been lurking and drooling over these shaders!!
Marieah Fisty are they soup yet???
Sooooo here I've been without internet worrying wondering what was going on with this wonderful shader, did I miss it?? is it ready??
Finally get the internet issues fixed ,and find not only was I not missed I killed the thread ........ummm some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed ........:-/
It's been uploaded, we're in negotiations over promos... >.<
Fisty said:It's been uploaded, we're in negotiations over promos... >.<
We've posted most of them already, I'll post the couple I know haven't been shown yet.. Daz is just wanting plain balls instead of jewelry and people .. Marieah is talking with. them.
Mmm.. the ones I made were on the old forums so I'll just post 'em all. Marieah has a bunch more, so this isn't all of em by any means.
SQUEEE. So pretty! So shiny!
Oh my goodness! Can't wait for this! I know Fisty made that beautiful pendant, but what about some of the other jewelry shown in the pictures above? Especially the beads right above the pendants? I'm going to have to gather up all the jewelry I can find for these sparkly shaders :-)
That's what I've been doing for a couple of days. Rendo does have TONS of free jewelry, as long as you're willing to scour through it instead of trying to use search...
That's a pearl necklace set I found in the rendo freebie section
I found lots of jewelry on my most recent manual scouring of the system, where I just picked bravely "Poser -> V4" and "Poser -> V3" categories and started from page 1...
I love Fisty's jewelry.
OOOOoooooo WOW those are gorgous !! Does DAZ prefer the Balls as promos for the shaders so that customers don't think it's the jewelry they are purchaseing?? These are so beautiful ,I can't hardly wait to get hold of them!!Fisty and Marieah do great work together .......and apart!!
It's so nice to know I didn't kill the thread .........
carrie58 said:Does DAZ prefer the Balls as promos for the shaders so that customers don't think it's the jewelry they are purchaseing??
Yeah, I think so.. but all of Marieah's shaders and my hardcore utility shaders show the product applied to clothing and it's never caused any problems with people knowing what they are. IMO, there is avoiding possible confusion and then there is assuming your customers are utterly stupid... in this case I think it's going too far. It's easy enough to put "jewelry props and character not included" on the bottom of the promo. Not showing jewelry shaders on jewelry kinda of defeats the purpose and will lower sales.
Yeah but there is the probablity of somebody looking and "WOOOOoo SHINEY" their brain melts ,and of course at that time Murphy's Law will apply and they won't see anything but jewelry .........but I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya'll .and keep waiting .
Eh.. true... ooh shiney reflex is pretty strong. But this is going to be a huge set with reasonable price tag, if it was like 10 bucks that would happen more. And if they do buy it thinking it's jewelry they'll still have like 800 shaders they can use on all that jewelry they've collected for poser that looks like crud in DS. Chances that we'll have returns is still very low other than the few people that will completely space that it's for DS only. (which is much less likely to happen at the daz store these days than at other brokerages.. people check more carefully here)
I 'm still learning to make stuff look like it should in DS, playing with the surface settings ,and some of the older stuff had me totally confused as to WHY??? I couldn't get them to look like the promos,but I'm getting better and I think these shaders are gonna just make so much of a pop!!
I'll add my 2 cents - I think you ladies have made it clear that this is shaders, NOT jewelry, (well except I think the most excellent pendant by Fisty is still included?) and I for one really appreciate being able to see how it looks applied to jewelry, and jewels, rather than to balls, which don't really ignite that "must have this" feeling because - looking at a ball with a shader applied to it doesn't give a clear enough image of how Victoria or Michael is going to look wearing that jewelry... I've bought all Mariah and Teresa and Fisty's shaders BECAUSE seeing the images of the characters in the clothing with the shaders applied made me realize what fantastic use these products have ... seeing a ball with these shaders applied would probably not have sold them to me - so I am happy you all put these threads up and stuff them full of fantastic pictures. (I imagine this sells clothing sets as well, it does for me since they look so good with the shaders.) By the time the product comes out I am sure I can't live without it! ;-P
Cathy_Mod said:(well except I think the most excellent pendant by Fisty is still included?)
Well if the pendant is included, couldn't you/DAZ use that instead of boring balls? :)
Wow! I knew you two were working on these, but I've had my head over a bubbling vat of poses for the last several weeks and missed a lot of what you all had developed. I decided to take a break and come tromp around in the forums when I found this thread.
I am so very much looking forward to this set. You all do such wonderful work, and I can see neither of you skimped on the quality. The cloisonne' is simply fabulous, stunning actually. I will be waiting, patiently, for these to hit the store. (Patiently, only because I have two pose sets and a clothing item to finish first before I can have time to play.)
For some of it.. the sparkly ones, both kinds, are designed for specific types of mesh.. they look okay but don't show off there true potential on an item like that. Mainly because the disk pendant is very smooth and has a lot of polygons. The sparklys work their magic by showing off the "facets" of the polygons, so they look really good on low to mid polycount objects or things specifically modeled to have facets.
Skiriki said:I found lots of jewelry on my most recent manual scouring of the system, where I just picked bravely "Poser -> V4" and "Poser -> V3" categories and started from page 1...
Thanks for this tip, Skiriki! I found a ton of jewelry this way, some of it quite nice. I've been watching and waiting for Gemologica to come out for a long time, and this is the perfect way to celebrate that it's almost here.
If anyone's interested, let me know and I can post the freebie links to Renderosity jewelry here so other people don't have to do the manual scouring. It would be sorted into the following categories for both V4 and V3: jewelry bundles, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, tiaras, naval piercings, and miscellaneous. Each category would have the newest items first, oldest items last.
I'm a newbie, so I'm not sure which jewelry freebies are the best for Gemologica, so I included everything in my link list.
I do dare say that you should post the link collection, I just went in braindead mode and kinda plowed in with "nice, nice, eh, nice, eh, nah, nice, nice" and downloaded without saving links. :)
Skiriki said:I do dare say that you should post the link collection, I just went in braindead mode and kinda plowed in with "nice, nice, eh, nice, eh, nah, nice, nice" and downloaded without saving links. :)
That's what I started doing too, but then I backed up and copied everything over. I'm generally a lurker on the forums, so it's a nice way to pay back everyone who shares their knowledge so freely.
And thanks Skiriki for letting me know if I should post the links. As a newbie, I wasn't sure if people would tell me to post it in the freebie section or something.
I'm finishing the categories now, and will post the links probably in a few hours, since real life will interrupt.