Knight Gear Accessories is now in the store and for a limited time you can also buy Long Sword Poses for Michael 5 for $10! Both items must be in the cart at the time of checkout for the discount to work.
I thought I'd let you know about a new product for Genesis I have wending its way through QA and should be in the store shortly. It's called Knight Gear Accessories and it comes with a whole mess of options. There are six conforming figures - consisting of a sword baldric, a knife belt, two swords in scabbards based on Oakeshott's typography sword styles XVa and XVIIIc, and two matching daggers in sheaths. There are six smart props - consisting of right and left hand versions of each dagger and right hand versions of each sword. There are four static props - one for each of the weapons. And because I love making poses, there are a whole slew of poses included in the set to show off many of the product's features.
Knight Gear Accessories was designed to fit over many of Genesis' shapes.
I have included support for the base model, basic male, basic female, basic child, Creature Creator, Genesis Evolution, V3, V4, V5, V5 Supermodel, S3, S4, S5, S5 Curvy, S5 Model, Reby Sky, A3, A4, Hitomi, M3, M4, M5, M5 Smooth, M5 Superhero, D3, F3, F4, Abominable, H3, H4, H5, Julie, Justin, Starman, Troll, Anubis, The Girl 4, the Gorilla, and a few others.
In fair warning, I did not do full support of the Muscularity shapes, but there are a few hidden in the mix. Please use caution when using them, particularly the full body muscles slider. Many of the individual muscles adjustments, though, were included for this set.
Another great feature of Knight Gear Accessories is it's ability to fit over a wide variety of outfits. It was designed to be useful to fit the needs of your scenes and can be used across a broad swath of genres. The possibilities are endless.
I'm including here some examples of outfits that Knight Gear Accessories will fit over, using the included Supersuit Fantasy Outfit Fits. But rest assured, you do NOT need the Supersuit to use Knight Gear. Combinations of one or more of these adjustment sliders will give your the flexibility you need to fit over your outfits in a simple fashion.
I mentioned poses in my OP. I have included a folder of the standard "return to default" poses for both Genesis and the weaponry. "What?" you say. Yes, this is correct. I have rigged the different weapons to do a variety of things. The smart propped daggers for both the right and left hand can be posed to accommodate the traditional forward and rear grips used in standard knife fighting. The XVa and the XVIIIc Swords and Daggers are rigged so that you can move them, pivot them, rotate them, and adjust them to your heart's content so that they will match whatever pose you throw at them. In addition, the swords in scabbards and the knives in sheath come with a variety of posing morph options so that you can go from "threat of steel" to "draw to parry" without having to manually align and adjust the weapon to capture those "just before the action" scenes. (Meaning that the weapon will draw cleanly through the throat of its encasement. No arduous tweaking to make sure that the blade doesn't poke through the covering.)
I have included 11 poses for Genesis and accompanying poses for the weapons to get you started. From standing around to jumping into the fray. Plus, the weapons were designed to fit nicely with my Long Sword Poses for Michael 5 - Now with Deathblows. (Just a note - I have also updated LSPM5 - Deathblows, to the new duf format and DSON Poser Companion Files. It just needs to finish clearing QA.)
Now for textures. I have included two with the set, but you are not limited by those. The textures in the set are not shader driven as I wanted to keep it simple for use "right out of the box" but I have kept those of you who love to use shaders in mind and built in a LOT of material zones - so your imagination won't be hampered.
There are several displacement maps, and if you look very carefully in the texture folder, you may find a few extra goodies for you to play with for the clasps on the belt and the baldric.
I also forgot to mention! The jewels on the XVIIIc sword can be made invisible and you can either use the pommel as a ring pommel, or with a click of a preset, fill it in solid to match your texture.
What a totally useful set. I love how it fits on the troll and over the various armours. Very versatile! and that V5 jumping down image with the defy gravity morph, love using dynamic action stuff like that, really comes in handy for posing action sequences. Looking forward to this.
Is there any chance that this will also work with Gen 4 figures, as well as the Gen 4 shapes for Genesis ?
This version is Genesis only. I do have plans, however, to make a Gen 4 version, but it's not ready yet. (A bit of a hiccup in my workflow - meaning I'm better at triax rigging than I am at parametric rigging. But I am making progress. )
This is the sort of thing I have wanted for ages, I hate the fact that alot of outfits come with a sword but no sheath or belt.
Me too! Which is why I made it. And I made it so that the sword and the dagger can slide in and out of their casings. (I don't think I have a good example render showing this feature, but you can kind of get a sense of it looking at all the promos I have posted.) It used to frustrate me to try and line up a sword with its scabbard, so that my character looked like he/she was drawing the blade. With this set, it's as easy as spinning a dial.