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Posted: 19 November 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Cool pose pack for M5/Genesis!  Well made, the poses are strong and flow smoothly. Definitely for epic renders smile

Wondering what sword prop he uses in his promo? It’s hard to find a good sword that looks realistic. And the textures on it are great! Does anyone know? Thanks.

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/new-releases/m5-poses-03-sword

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Posted: 19 November 2012 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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WOW!!!

Just wow…


I wonder if Kendall is cringing as much as I am…


I’m interested as well regarding the Katana.

Other than mine, I have only seen two other realistic Katana’s out there.  This one not being one of those, but it is not at all that bad.  I would like to see some better close up pics for a stronger evaluation.


EDIT:  I forgot to add…  Look, it’s ballet with a sword!

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Posted: 19 November 2012 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They do look really nice, love this vendors other V5 poses. I rarely use male figures, anyone tried them with V5 yet, figure they would work fine, but you never know.
The vendor should have modeled a sword or had someone else do one for the pack, since one of the biggest time wasters is getting the sword in the hand properly, especially for this price.

I’m still trying to figure our what rifle is used in his V5 virago poses, LOL.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Parenting the prop to the palm is a good method to use before setting the pose. But the thing about poses is that they are made for the particular prop… no prop has the exact same dimensions and shape as the one the pose was specifically made for. Less of a problem with swords, a far grater issue with guns and bows.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Spyro - 19 November 2012 08:57 PM

Cool pose pack for M5/Genesis!  Well made, the poses are strong and flow smoothly. Definitely for epic renders smile

Wondering what sword prop he uses in his promo? It’s hard to find a good sword that looks realistic. And the textures on it are great! Does anyone know? Thanks.

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/new-releases/m5-poses-03-sword

Could be almost anything.  Looks like there are at least 15 sets in the DAZ store that include katanas. At a guess, given that it’s fairly unadorned, it could be the katana that comes with Journeyer Scout. Part of the Studio 4 default content, under Genesis/Props. Handle’s not quite right. The blade isn’t detailed enough for Merlin’s katanas. Handle looks closest to the katana from Way of the Samurai, but you don’t get a good look at the blade in the promo images for Way.

Also, there’s a set of long sword poses for M5 in the store. I’ve wanted it, but it was too new for a price drop during FeralFey’s PA sale, and I don’t really do enough with swords to justify getting it. (Whereas, clearly, I do tons with demonic goats and scifi suits. Ahem. Anyway.)

Braxton with the Journeyer scout katana below. (There may actually be something called a “celtic katana”. Which, as far as I can tell is either (1) actually Japanese, with no explanation I can find of why it would be called “celtic”, or (2) entirely an invention of the Skyrim game. Hard to tell, really.) As I say, the handle’s different, but the blade’s close.

EDIT: Actually, looking at those images blown up a bit, I’m pretty sure that is the Journeyer Scout katana in Shimizu’s poses. The handle isn’t different; it’s just a bit obscured.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 10:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think you’re right Vwrangler. I do see what DareMok3 was saying about the swords realism. I’m not a fan of that particular hilt specifically it does seem to lack the geometry details. I do like the shader on the blade from how it looks in the promos. Cool render Vwrangler! Ohia looks impressed tongue laugh

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Posted: 19 November 2012 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I like this. I have put it on my wishlist. I also really like the face and skin of the model. I probably would parent another type of sword to his hand, but I like this a lot.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Interesting… At first glance I thought he was M5 James… But he’s not James at all. The eyes shape is really nice, and I too like the skin. Wonder who he is?

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Posted: 19 November 2012 11:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Worked out that he’s using M4 Elite Skin: Lee

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/m4-elite-texture-lee

Absolutely no Idea, what morphs he’s using…. But I love his face.

Might be Brent in Axel International M5?

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Posted: 19 November 2012 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Good face and hair and lights and good catch that is LEE.

I did buy Lee- but I returned him. Never could get him to look this nice. =-)

This is a good example of how to do a product promo.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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If you are looking for a good Japanese sword you might want to look at Merlin’s Samurai Bundle. There’s also this Case with weapons which has a sword which looks like the one in the poses.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Spyro - 19 November 2012 11:31 PM

Interesting… At first glance I thought he was M5 James… But he’s not James at all. The eyes shape is really nice, and I too like the skin. Wonder who he is?

The guy with the sword is from Braxton M5… haven’t seen him in a while wink.

 

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Is the guy with the ‘white’ background Brent from Axel International M5? The morph I mean? He’s definitely got Elite Lee’s texture. (It’s kinda hard to tell from such small pic)

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Spyro - 20 November 2012 05:41 AM

Is the guy with the ‘white’ background Brent from Axel International M5? The morph I mean? He’s definitely got Elite Lee’s texture. (It’s kinda hard to tell from such small pic)

No, I was talking about the vrangler one.

The ones from the promos are using Lee and either Flynn M4 or Caleb M4 (most likely Flynn).

 

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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There is just not a smiley available to convey what I’m feeling.

EDIT:  A bundle of this with Rawart’s Severed Man seems appropriate somehow…

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DaremoK3 - 19 November 2012 10:06 PM

WOW!!!

Just wow…


I wonder if Kendall is cringing as much as I am…


I’m interested as well regarding the Katana.

Other than mine, I have only seen two other realistic Katana’s out there.  This one not being one of those, but it is not at all that bad.  I would like to see some better close up pics for a stronger evaluation.


EDIT:  I forgot to add…  Look, it’s ballet with a sword!

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Posted: 20 November 2012 06:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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In all fairness….

Actual, useful, Katana Waza are not flashy nor exciting.  Large, broad strokes or unbalanced foot posture will get you killed.  Contrary to the movies, Katana duels last a matter of seconds from first strike until the death of one, or both, combatants.  There is little time for theatrics once things get serious.

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