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Dealing with Flexing Muscles
Posted: 18 December 2012 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone,

I’m currently working on creating new characters in Daz Studio by applying various morphs to the base Genesis model. However, there is one thing I noticed with most of my creations while I pose them: The muscles are very static.

I’ve attached a sample picture of what I mean.  In that picture, you will notice his biceps (muscles on the upper arms) are colliding with the forearms, and are not technically flexed even though the character is flexing.  That muscles should be more round and ‘bulge’ out more.

So, for those of you who create muscled characters like this, how do you deal with flexing muscles? Do you manually modify the pose through sculpting programs like Hexigon? Or do you use a plugin?

I’ve looked through the market place here and I found Genesis Evolution: Muscularity. Of those of you who used it, would this solve this issue? I see it contains a bicep flex morph, would that give that effect?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted: 18 December 2012 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I just got the genesis Muscularity last week, so i haven’t really played with it yet.
Left is standard Freak, right is with both Biceps and Biceps Flex morphs dialed up.

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Posted: 19 December 2012 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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BlackFeather1973 - 18 December 2012 05:45 PM

I just got the genesis Muscularity last week, so i haven’t really played with it yet.
Left is standard Freak, right is with both Biceps and Biceps Flex morphs dialed up.

Thanks for the sample, it gives me a good idea of what that plug-in can do. Though I still wonder if it would help reduce the muscle collision I pointed out. I may have to experiment with it once I get my hands on it.

 

To everyone else, have any of you dealt with this before? If so, how did you deal with it?

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Posted: 19 December 2012 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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  Personally, I either avoid those types of poses or embrace them…!

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Posted: 04 January 2013 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Lindsey - 19 December 2012 05:41 PM

  Personally, I either avoid those types of poses or embrace them…!

Wow, those are great renders. You really put a lot of time and effort on those shapes and textures!

I think I may have to go that route as well. Fortunately, it’s not something that will stop me, but curious to see how others handle it smile

Thanks for your input.

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