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Posted: 15 February 2013 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 331 ]
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I think those “preset only” people would never have considered LAMH anyway, and just stuck with standard hair props.  So I don’t think it represents a huge loss in market opportunity, unless some of them would have been willing to purchase LAMH just to use presets other folks had created.

Making the ‘player’ free means that you might also have people purchase LAMH solely for the purposes of using it as a content creation tool to create hair presets to sell or make available as freebies.  By removing the barrier to entry with the player, content creators have less risk creating something as they know they have a larger potential market.  (Hence why there are almost no skin sets that target V5’s UVs and all the other custom character UV sets (Hitomi, M5, etc) have had zero releases after the initial figure launch and everyone just sticks to the V4 UV maps—they don’t want to limit their potential market in what is already a pretty small/niche market segment to begin.)

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Posted: 15 February 2013 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 332 ]
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Here is todays hair creation.

I am going to be updating a few of my sets with real fur..real soon smile


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Posted: 15 February 2013 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 333 ]
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If you want my 2 cents.  I didn’t buy the original product because I have yet to see many human hair styles I liked for the LAMH, though I have liked the animal presets.  I will try the free version to see how well the presets render for me, and to see what other human hair styles evolve.  THEN, if I like the direction things go well enough, I wil likely move up to the full version.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 334 ]
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Raw art that is awesome!!! I love it!!!!

You are so cool :D

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Posted: 15 February 2013 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 335 ]
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Ameesa - 15 February 2013 03:17 PM

If you want my 2 cents.  I didn’t buy the original product because I have yet to see many human hair styles I liked for the LAMH, though I have liked the animal presets.  I will try the free version to see how well the presets render for me, and to see what other human hair styles evolve.  THEN, if I like the direction things go well enough, I wil likely move up to the full version.

I agree…I am wanting to see more human hairstyles as well.
Maybe people are waiting for the new tools in version 1.1, where it would make that kind of thing alot easier.

 

belovedalia - 15 February 2013 03:17 PM

Raw art that is awesome!!! I love it!!!!

You are so cool :D


Yes…it’s true….......I am cool LOL smile

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Posted: 15 February 2013 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 336 ]
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RawArt - 15 February 2013 03:12 PM

Here is todays hair creation.

I am going to be updating a few of my sets with real fur..real soon smile


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DAWWW! So cute! I just want to cuddle and hug that pooch!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 337 ]
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Hi Michael, first of all thanks for sharing your opinion and supporting our product.

We’ve decided to produce a free player to give all Studio users a chance to play with it, loading pre-made presets, pose, render, and get an idea of how it works. We do know that for some users that will just do (and we are fine with that), but we believe also that others might be interested in editing the presets, add more styling, play with the deformers, effects, all the features that it currently has (considering also that the price, IMO, is very affordable) and the many new ones that will come in 1.1 which, BTW, shouldn’t be too far now.
After all, the fun is all there… we all wanted to play the barber at least once, isn’t? smile

BTW, 1.1 will ship with a new set of FREE tutorials as well, which will focus on the “art of styling” and help you guys to master all the current and upcoming tools and options.

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FREE to ALL Studio users smile

Don’t you think that will hurt your sales? Most in this community are plug and play users, so if they can just d/l presets then they will be happy with that and never purchase the program like I did.

No…more than likely it will open up the market more.
The player will allow the rendering of the preset, but not much more….when people want the added functionality of the full set, then the sales will come.

I think its a great idea.

 

I have to disagree and think just the opposite as there is a learning curve for the program and from what I have seen in this community, many don’t want to deal with it and settle for what end result they can get, hence just the preset part. I think many will bypass the program and just wait for any presets the few owners of the program release. I would love to be proven wrong as I think it is a great program and want you guys to do very well with it.

I am looking forward to the 1.1 version, been playing with it more lately and love what I feel i can achieve with it once I get a better grasp on it.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 338 ]
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Here’s Will (another short guy style)

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Posted: 17 February 2013 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 339 ]
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FSMCDesigns - 15 February 2013 02:16 PM

I have to disagree and think just the opposite as there is a learning curve for the program and from what I have seen in this community, many don’t want to deal with it and settle for what end result they can get, hence just the preset part. I think many will bypass the program and just wait for any presets the few owners of the program release. I would love to be proven wrong as I think it is a great program and want you guys to do very well with it.

I am looking forward to the 1.1 version, been playing with it more lately and love what I feel i can achieve with it once I get a better grasp on it.

Actually, with anything that requires a degree of creative skill to produce a quality end result, the usage will break out into two camps.  Those who create their own designs (either for their own use, for sale or for sharing) and those who prefer to use or purchase shared presets.  LAMH falls into being a content creation tool just like a 3D modeler is.  Some people like creating their own models, others choose to use already existing models. Same for LAMH.

So, while there’s a learning curve to every creative software application including even Daz Studio, some people will overcome the learning hurdle to use the product. Others will choose to obtain and use presets (which presets is what Daz primarily provides for sale).

One thing I will say about LAMH is that it is, hands-down, the easiest hair styling and hair creation app I’ve ever used. I’ve tried creating hair presets in both Carrara and Poser. While I learned a lot about creating hair models in both of these applications, I could never really get anything great out of them without days of work. LAMH easily beats both of these hair tools by miles and lets me create styles in only a few hours. With that said, I won’t say that this software is completely easy to use right from the go. It does take time to understand how to create and style the hair using the existing tools. Since I had already had previous experience with both Poser’s and Carrara’s hair tools, it was easy for me to move into LAMH. Basically, not only do you have to learn the software tools, you have to also understand and apply real-world hair styling techniques.

Of course, there are also some issues that I’m fairly certain will be addressed within 1.1 that currently make hair styling a bit tricky in 1.0 in places. So, I definitely look forward to the feature enhancements coming up in 1.1 to make hair styling even easier.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 340 ]
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Hi commorancy, thanks for sharing both your render and also your take on the player! smile

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Posted: 17 February 2013 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 341 ]
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And here we’ve got the first movie part showcasing the…

LAMH FREE Player 1.0

More juice to come very soon! smile

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Posted: 17 February 2013 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 342 ]
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Oh this makes me happy!  I have already purchased LAMH but have yet to find time to play with it much.  The playing I did do didn’t work out so well but that isn’t the fault of the program….smile  I look forward to working with it more!

So the player will make it possible for me to create a fur-trimmed garment and so long as the LAMH preset is included in the file and LAMH Player is installed on users computer they will be able to pose, morph etc. and render the fur in Daz?

If so then look out world…......one very cool fur coat,  cape or SOMETHING is gonna hit “My Library” soon!

I do really hope this doesn’t hurt sales of the full-version product though!  Such hard work to develop and such a reasonable price deserves to be rewarded.

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Posted: 18 February 2013 01:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 343 ]
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cheryllturcotte - 17 February 2013 08:28 PM

Oh this makes me happy!  I have already purchased LAMH but have yet to find time to play with it much.  The playing I did do didn’t work out so well but that isn’t the fault of the program….smile  I look forward to working with it more!

So the player will make it possible for me to create a fur-trimmed garment and so long as the LAMH preset is included in the file and LAMH Player is installed on users computer they will be able to pose, morph etc. and render the fur in Daz?

If so then look out world…......one very cool fur coat,  cape or SOMETHING is gonna hit “My Library” soon!

I do really hope this doesn’t hurt sales of the full-version product though!  Such hard work to develop and such a reasonable price deserves to be rewarded.

The user can apply the fur as you created it to the item.  In order to make any changes beyond color they will need the full plugin.

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Posted: 18 February 2013 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 344 ]
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Posted: 18 February 2013 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 345 ]
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