The Church [Commercial]

Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
edited February 2013 in DAZ PA Commercial Products

Well it's been a long time coming, nearly 4 months in the making but The Church is finally here! A complete environment with 4 skydome textures, loads of light and camera presets and complete 360 degree panoramic views of the English countryside!

You can pick up The Church exterior only here:
http://www.daz3d.com/the-church

Or just the church props here:
http://www.daz3d.com/the-church-props

Or pick up both and save in The Church Bundle here:
http://www.daz3d.com/the-church-bundle

Both scenes below rendered in Daz Studio 4.5 using the lighting presets included in the set...

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TheChurch.jpg
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  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,370
    edited February 2013

    Wow... this looks absolutely incredible. Very detailed, and both interior and exterior catered for. Definitely rocketing to the top of my must-buys.

    Edit: Just bought it. Might I say that the level of detail in this set is AMAZING. The doors all open, you've included the spiral staircase in the tower. Even the wooden rafters underneath the parapet are included. The stained glass windows are especially breathtaking. I can easily believe this took four months to complete, and I'm thrilled to have it in my collection.

    Thanks for this awesome set!

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  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    Wow... this looks absolutely incredible. Very detailed, and both interior and exterior catered for. Definitely rocketing to the top of my must-buys.

    Thanks :)

    Here are some more renders of the interior...

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    TheChurchProps01.jpg
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  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited December 1969

    Beautiful work :)

  • WilmapWilmap Posts: 2,131
    edited December 1969

    Absolutely beautiful. Just what I have been waiting for.

    Very detailed indeed. Thankyou.

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,370
    edited December 1969

    There are some great light presets bundled with the set as well. I raised the sample rate on UE and added an extra spotlight, but otherwise left the settings unchanged for this render.

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  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    There are some great light presets bundled with the set as well. I raised the sample rate on UE and added an extra spotlight, but otherwise left the settings unchanged for this render.

    Looks good! She's the first person ever to sit on the pews! :)

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,370
    edited December 1969

    There are some great light presets bundled with the set as well. I raised the sample rate on UE and added an extra spotlight, but otherwise left the settings unchanged for this render.

    Looks good! She's the first person ever to sit on the pews! :)


    But certainly not the last. All I need now is a good vicar outfit. In all my searching, I've never found one for Genesis yet.

  • nobody1954nobody1954 Posts: 695
    edited December 1969

    Thank you. In addition to other uses, there a number of churches where I live with a similar look. Superb work.

  • Teresa TylloTeresa Tyllo Posts: 137
    edited December 1969

    WOW!!! Congrats, Merlin. This is a BEAUTY!
    I have most of your products and it's a pleasure to play with them. Your church'll follow soon into my Runtime.
    Greetings - Teresa :)

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,257
    edited December 1969

    Excellent. In my cart, about to buy.

  • kimhkimh Posts: 0
    edited February 2013

    Couldn't resist. Had to buy the bundle. It's lovely. I do have a question though. It's not showing up in the Daz Install Manager although it's bought and in my downloadable products. Anyone else having that issue?

    Edited to add - seemed to resolve itself. Took awhile but can now download and install...yay

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  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    Thanks everyone, your comments are really appreciated!! :) I'd love to see any renders using this set so feel free to post them here.

    Thank you. In addition to other uses, there a number of churches where I live with a similar look. Superb work.

    You can find parish churches like these in pretty much every village or town across England and Wales. They're all remarkably similar considering they were built almost 1000 years ago and then extended by later generations to cope with the increasing population.

    Here are some pictures of the outside...

    TheChurchProps12.jpg
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    TheChurch01.jpg
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    TheChurch03.jpg
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  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 5,298
    edited December 1969

    Cool set there Merlin. Wondering if this could be retextured into something dark and gothic.

  • WilmapWilmap Posts: 2,131
    edited December 1969

    I've just had a very good look at this set and wow, what workmanship. Fantastic details.

    Brilliant piece of modelling, as are all your pieces, but this is just brilliant!:-)

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    RAMWolff said:
    Cool set there Merlin. Wondering if this could be retextured into something dark and gothic.

    I don't see why not. The walls and pillars use a tiled texture that could very easily be changed.

  • RenpatsuRenpatsu Posts: 792
    edited February 2013

    I bought the Church Bundle set (and a couple more Merlin Studio sets) for myself and I am really looking forward to using then in Daz Studio :)

    I am curious though, if it would be suitable to buy for a friend of mine as well, as he is using an older Poser version. I know he'd love it :)

    From my downloads I am seeing that the church is in "Poser Companion" format, which may indicate Poser with DSON being necessary. Is this the case? For the "Church Props" it just states "Poser Core", so I assume at least for the props no DSON is needed? Could just be a wrong naming issue though, as the product page says pz3, pp2 etc.

    Thank you in advance and I am very grateful for these incredible sets :)

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  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,370
    edited December 1969

    If your friend has an account, you can simply send him a gift voucher to buy it. If not, why not have him set one up for it. That way should he ever lose the files he can download them from the site. It's the ideal way to get your friend some cool content.

  • RenpatsuRenpatsu Posts: 792
    edited December 1969

    If your friend has an account, you can simply send him a gift voucher to buy it. If not, why not have him set one up for it. That way should he ever lose the files he can download them from the site. It's the ideal way to get your friend some cool content.

    Yes, will probably do it that way, thanks :) If I am not terribly mistaken he got a DAZ account. Just wanted to clear up, if these sets work in older Poser versions - I think he got Poser 7/8 or so.

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    Renpatsu said:
    If your friend has an account, you can simply send him a gift voucher to buy it. If not, why not have him set one up for it. That way should he ever lose the files he can download them from the site. It's the ideal way to get your friend some cool content.

    Yes, will probably do it that way, thanks :) If I am not terribly mistaken he got a DAZ account. Just wanted to clear up, if these sets work in older Poser versions - I think he got Poser 7/8 or so.

    I set them all up to be compatible with poser 6 but I've not tested it in anything lower than poser pro . If you can wait till tomorrow I'll test it in poser 7 and let you know.

  • RenpatsuRenpatsu Posts: 792
    edited December 1969

    Renpatsu said:
    If your friend has an account, you can simply send him a gift voucher to buy it. If not, why not have him set one up for it. That way should he ever lose the files he can download them from the site. It's the ideal way to get your friend some cool content.

    Yes, will probably do it that way, thanks :) If I am not terribly mistaken he got a DAZ account. Just wanted to clear up, if these sets work in older Poser versions - I think he got Poser 7/8 or so.

    I set them all up to be compatible with poser 6 but I've not tested it in anything lower than poser pro . If you can wait till tomorrow I'll test it in poser 7 and let you know.


    It should just be fine then probably and I don't think he'll have any problem :) I was just a bit afraid about this "Poser Companion" naming, which usually indicates that there is some DSON needed to go with (similar to how "DS Companion" files need Poser files).

    I hope that I am able to play with the set this weekend already and set up a render with it. It looks just great - light/atmosphere, just everything fits and reminds me of when I've been to the UK :)

  • PendraiaPendraia Posts: 2,522
    edited December 1969

    Beautiful set as usual...went straight in the trolley!

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    Renpatsu said:
    Renpatsu said:
    If your friend has an account, you can simply send him a gift voucher to buy it. If not, why not have him set one up for it. That way should he ever lose the files he can download them from the site. It's the ideal way to get your friend some cool content.

    Yes, will probably do it that way, thanks :) If I am not terribly mistaken he got a DAZ account. Just wanted to clear up, if these sets work in older Poser versions - I think he got Poser 7/8 or so.

    I set them all up to be compatible with poser 6 but I've not tested it in anything lower than poser pro . If you can wait till tomorrow I'll test it in poser 7 and let you know.


    It should just be fine then probably and I don't think he'll have any problem :) I was just a bit afraid about this "Poser Companion" naming, which usually indicates that there is some DSON needed to go with (similar to how "DS Companion" files need Poser files).

    I hope that I am able to play with the set this weekend already and set up a render with it. It looks just great - light/atmosphere, just everything fits and reminds me of when I've been to the UK :)

    I can report that The Church loads fine in Poser 7 :)

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,370
    edited December 1969

    Do you have a ton of old versions lying around just to test this stuff? I can't help but admire your work ethic if that's the case!

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    Do you have a ton of old versions lying around just to test this stuff? I can't help but admire your work ethic if that's the case!

    I've only recently upgraded to Poser Pro 2012 from Poser 7, so I keep it installed to test on. I still have Daz Studio 2.3 installed as well :)

  • mrposermrposer Posts: 764
    edited December 1969

    I have bought and downloaded but not installed yet. I too noticed the very large Poser Companion file.... I think that is a mistake and it is really the Poser version of the Church.. not a companion file for the Daz version. I would like this clarified before I install as I put my Poser files separate runtime from my Poser Companion files.

    The product looks fantastic... one of the best models I have seen here at Daz.

  • FeralFeyFeralFey Posts: 1,262
    edited December 1969

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Awesome workmanship. And the promos just make me drool. I must have this!

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    MrPoser said:
    I have bought and downloaded but not installed yet. I too noticed the very large Poser Companion file.... I think that is a mistake and it is really the Poser version of the Church.. not a companion file for the Daz version. I would like this clarified before I install as I put my Poser files separate runtime from my Poser Companion files.

    The product looks fantastic... one of the best models I have seen here at Daz.

    I'm afraid I don't currently have access to the downloadable files to test this. The Church is a pretty big set though so I wouldn't be surprised if they were quite sizable.

  • Merlin StudiosMerlin Studios Posts: 263
    edited December 1969

    FeralFey said:
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Awesome workmanship. And the promos just make me drool. I must have this!

    Thanks, coming from a fellow PA that's quite a compliment! :)

  • JabbaJabba Posts: 1,132
    edited December 1969

    Looks awesome as usual - In my shopping cart with a couple of other items, waiting desperately for a credit to my Bank account ;-)

  • mrposermrposer Posts: 764
    edited December 1969

    Genesis Rising : I used the church and gravestones with just Genesis ( I like his default grey texture) wearing dynamic angelic robe. I probably over fiddled with it in Photoshop trying to get it to look more spooky.

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