Annual PA SALE 2012 Image and discussion thread-- DAY31-- Catch up extended and more

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  • JOdelJOdel Posts: 2,146
    edited December 1969

    So, does the Serendippety Dress count as a DAZ Original? Their name is on it as well as Debra Ross's.

  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,118
    edited December 1969

    Should, I'm showing the additional PC discount on top of the 50% off PA sale discount.

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited December 1969

    Hulk getting some post-battle quiet time with his tony-bear.

    Used Stonemason's City Ruins Building 04. DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMP. Larger version in my deviantART gallery here.

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  • DAZ_KevinDAZ_Kevin Posts: 1,581
    edited December 1969

    So fun! Great render!


    And Day 5 is here, and on sale... Enjoy!

    Hulk getting some post-battle quiet time with his tony-bear.

    Used Stonemason's City Ruins Building 04. DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMP. Larger version in my deviantART gallery here.

  • DAZ_KevinDAZ_Kevin Posts: 1,581
    edited December 1969

    We are trying to keep sales going long enough, that if you are checking every day, you shouldn't miss anything. Each Sale is set to run for a DAZ Day... that usually runs 36- 48 hours to make sure the whole range of international timezones can get the deals at a convenient time.
    Not trying to trick, abuse or upset anyone. The PA Sale is all about amazing great sets from the Best Artists in 3d.


    Barubary said:
    namffuak said:
    Well I asked before how long does each sale last and did not see a reply to it so I missed Stone Masons sale.

    Hoping they have a catch up PA sale at the end.


    The announcement page pointed to by the link in the first message of this thread indicates that all sales will be one "DAZ Day" long - roughly from the time the sale starts on any given day until midnight the next day.

    That's vague unless you know when it starts.

    I think that's the idea.

    I'm guessing it's a strategy to scare us into buying things on sale right as we see them since we don't any longer know when the sale will end.


    Which would be a horrible strategy -- companies that abuse their customers, however subtly, rarely profit by it. The end-of-sale date issue is one of the few remaining to be resolved before I'd feel comfortable promoting the store with much more than "DS4.5Pro render".

  • ShaneWSmithShaneWSmith Posts: 537
    edited December 1969

    Noooooooooo!

    After I resisted Stonemason purchases, I thought I was free and clear. I've already spent $90, and it's only day 5.

  • Thadeus72Thadeus72 Posts: 223
    edited December 1969

    Hulk getting some post-battle quiet time with his tony-bear.

    Used Stonemason's City Ruins Building 04. DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMP. Larger version in my deviantART gallery here.

    beautiful render

    which pose do you use ?

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,479
    edited September 2012

    Cyber M4... Nuff Said!


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  • BarubaryBarubary Posts: 972
    edited December 1969

    DAZ_Kevin said:
    We are trying to keep sales going long enough, that if you are checking every day, you shouldn't miss anything. Each Sale is set to run for a DAZ Day... that usually runs 36- 48 hours to make sure the whole range of international timezones can get the deals at a convenient time.
    Not trying to trick, abuse or upset anyone. The PA Sale is all about amazing great sets from the Best Artists in 3d.

    I'm sure it would be possible to give clear end dates, as DAZ used to, and still keep the sales going for a time span that is convenient for anyone.

    I'm not sure why DAZ went from precise to vague in this regard, whether it's strategy or just more convenient for DAZ or whatever and, hey, it's their shop and their decision, but it is without a doubt not more convenient for the customer it's plain and simple more confusing.

    Great, now you made me use 'convenient' 3 times in 2 sentences ;)

  • edited December 1969

    @Mattymanx -- thanks for the images. The cyborg looks awesome -- I've been trying not to buy stuff as I'm saving money for LAMH but I think you just gave me the final nudge, lol.

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited September 2012

    DAZ_Kevin said:
    So fun! Great render!
    Thanks!


    thadeus72 said:
    Hulk getting some post-battle quiet time with his tony-bear.

    Used Stonemason's City Ruins Building 04. DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMP. Larger version in my deviantART gallery here.

    beautiful render

    which pose do you use ?


    It started as Kid Sitting 03 -- I'm pretty sure that's one of the poses that comes with DAZStudio4x. Thanks!

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  • 3drendero3drendero Posts: 642
    edited December 1969

    Just wanted to request more Carrara items in the sale, so far we had a decent start with 2 days of 5 with many items, but it could be even better, like daily Carrara items, hint, hint.
    Running a thread in the Carrara forum where we try to sort out the highlights:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/6862/

    Hoping for a good catchup sale the last day too.

  • AntManAntMan Posts: 1,009
    edited December 1969

    All you need to know about the sale is that you have to buy this Cyborg model right now. This is a great figure at a crazy cheep price.
    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/cyborg-model-4

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,479
    edited December 1969

    3drendero said:
    Just wanted to request more Carrara items in the sale, so far we had a decent start with 2 days of 5 with many items, but it could be even better, like daily Carrara items, hint, hint.
    Running a thread in the Carrara forum where we try to sort out the highlights:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/6862/

    Hoping for a good catchup sale the last day too.


    The only problem there is that someone has to make them. i dont know whats comming up so whether or not there is any Carrara items comming I dont know.

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 3,479
    edited December 1969

    fivecat said:
    @Mattymanx -- thanks for the images. The cyborg looks awesome -- I've been trying not to buy stuff as I'm saving money for LAMH but I think you just gave me the final nudge, lol.


    Your welcome! :D


    And yeah, LAMH is gonna be worth it no matter who ya gotta sell to get it!

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited September 2012

    All you need to know about the sale is that you have to buy this Cyborg model right now. This is a great figure at a crazy cheep price.
    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/cyborg-model-4

    Super-snazzy! How well does it fit into M4 for Genesis?

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  • KhoryKhory Posts: 2,571
    edited December 1969

    How well does it fit into M4 for Genesis?

    Look at the next to last promo and see.

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited December 1969

    Khory said:
    How well does it fit into M4 for Genesis?

    Look at the next to last promo and see.

    But isn't that M4? Impressive in itself, but last I heard M4 and M4 for Genesis bend differently, and that can be an issue when you've got a cybernetic skeleton hiding inside. Not that that can't be worked around, and I'm still buying, but I wondered.

  • KhoryKhory Posts: 2,571
    edited December 1969

    I think that the compatability would be similar to how compatible m4 poses are on m4 genesis.

  • CathyMCathyM Posts: 193
    edited December 1969

    Is the Cyborg a separate model from M4? Does it not require M4? I was thinking it was like a character for M4, but that's not correct? The product page says it can use M4 clothes props and poses, and can "Conform" to M4 - I'm wondering how you get the part M4 part cyborg look - is that postworked? Thanks! (Trying to decide between one of the vehicles and the cyborg) -Cathy

  • DzFireDzFire Posts: 777
    edited December 1969

    The Cyborg is a model unto itself, M4 is not required. The promos are not post-worked, I just hid parts of M4 and the Cyborg and used a magnet on the head. :D

  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,118
    edited September 2012

    M4 Cyborg conforms very well with M4. There are a few minor poke throughs on the back of the forearms with the default M4, but that is easily covered by dialing in a little of the Bulk body morph, or select those body parts and apply morphs that you available to you. From the front view, there are no adjustments needed. Cyborg is hidden within M4's body. I invision transparency maps to expose parts of the Cyborg.... This is such a unique figure at a great price, I don't see how anybody can pass it up! Great job DzFire!

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  • linvanchenelinvanchene Posts: 617
    edited September 2012

    How well does it fit into M4 for Genesis?

    You can convert CyberM4 to a Weight-mapped Figure and fit it to Genesis with the Transfer Utility.
    (Like you would do with any clothing when you want to keep the morphs.

    - - -

    You can find the CyberM4.cr2 as a separate figure in your runtime.

    - I added a Genesis with M4 shape to the scene.

    - Then I transformed CyberM4 to a Triax weight-mapped figure.
    CyberM4 selected /Scene Tab / Edit / Rigging / Convert Figure to Weight-Mapping

    - Then I fitted the weight-mapped CyberM4 to Genesis with M4 shape
    CyberM4 selected / Scene Tab / Assets/ Transfer utility
    Source: Genesis / clone M4
    Target: Cyber M4
    Options: checkmark @ Reverse Source Shape from Target (Remove checkmark Morph Targets)
    ok.

    Now Cyborg M4 is perfectly aligned with the Genesis M4 shape.
    Hide Genesis M4.

    Now you can apply all Genesis poses to Genesis M4 and Cyber M4 will just follow.
    You could also try to use different shapes for Genesis (V5, M5, V4 etc) and Cyber M4 will follow as long as the shape is not too extreme (Troll for instances).

    A different story is the mask prop of Cyber M4. You have to correct its position manually to fit to the Genesis M4 shape.

    Attached is a quick test render with default DAZ studio 4.5 lights.

    - - -

    BUT:
    Is the metadata for Cyber M4 working? When I select CyberM4.cr2 no surface options are automatically shown in the surfaces tab and no metadata for Cyber M4 can be found in Smart Content.
    Also no surface options are shown in the surfaces tab when selecting the dzcmask in the scene tab.

    - - -

    In any way I am glad I bought it without knowing if it will work. I am especially looking forward to using custom shaders on all the different parts that are nicely put into different material zones.
    Thanks DzFire for this great model!

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  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,118
    edited September 2012

    Great tip linvanchene. A unexpected side effect of conforming to Genesis allows you to morph Cyborg by applying shapes to Genesis. Here is Cyborg with M5, M5 Hero and some of Mr. Hyde dialed in.

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  • griffon_e3f1dc9370griffon_e3f1dc9370 Posts: 218
    edited December 1969

    I don't suppose someone could give a size on how large the file(s) for the cyborg is? For those of us who are on dial up type connections? Pretty please?

    Of course it would be nice if Daz would get away from the 80+ meg file sizes, and break things up into 40 or 50 meg files to make it easier for those on slow connections, and put the file sizes back in.

  • Carolan27Carolan27 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Cyborg is 33 MB (PC version)

  • griffon_e3f1dc9370griffon_e3f1dc9370 Posts: 218
    edited December 1969

    Carolan27 said:
    Cyborg is 33 MB (PC version)

    Thank you, and thank you DZFire for not making him HUGE file size wise.

  • Zev0Zev0 Posts: 3,638
    edited December 1969

    LOL I have a Fat robot:)

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  • DzFireDzFire Posts: 777
    edited December 1969

    Zev0 said:
    LOL I have a Fat robot:)

    Cool! What's next CyberTot?

  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,118
    edited December 1969

    Here's a Garoul-bot ! Conformed to Genesis he becomes the amazing morphing cyborg! I haven't had this much fun in a long time...!

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