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Posted: 05 June 2013 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 361 ]
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TIP: Remember To Read Product Description For Hair Morphs
Lady Elf Hair- Worth A Look!
No Detailed Description, But Great Product? Keep An Eye On The Vendor!

http://www.daz3d.com/lady-elf-hair-for-genesis
First, here’s the product description:
Glorious curls for your fantasy Genesis girls! This 3D hairstyle includes three glamour shades for the hair and ties, and morphs to change the look for many possible styles including one to hide the curls for use with a cloak or hood (not included).

Wow, this is really a neat hairstyle. Let’s see what you’d find out from the Additional Information- sadly, not much. Goldtassel is wasting a WONDERUL opportunity to tout this hair. This is all it says regarding the morphs:

“Adjustment and movement morphs”

Well, guess I’ll elaborate. You can remove those braids, you can lower those curls so you have a nice sophisticated, elegant style instead of a mass of jumbled curls, you can bring in the bangs, shorten the bangs, widen the sides…the list goes on. You can get SUCH a nice variety with this hair, think about wishlisting it!

I’m using it for my hair morph video, and am very busy, but let me do several quickie screenshots for you. Spot rendered. No lighting. Bangs pulled back in toward face, bangs widened, curls lowered, curls smaller, curl volume reduced. Fast and oh so easy!

Keep this hairstyle in mind! And it goes back to what I said about the promos- if you aren’t sure about a pictured hair or item, ASK. You’d never know those braids could be hidden, the curls could be greatly reduced- by looking at the promo. This vendor put a lot of work into this, so I’ll know to explore their products and I would wishlist any other hair by them.

If you are not a member of the Platinum Club, it IS a DAZ too,  so you can use any codes you’ve received in the mail for DAZ Originals. They have one right now for $6 off. As this one is 41% off (for non-PC members) with that $6 off it’d be $3.99. PC members get it for $1.99.
http://www.daz3d.com/georgina-hair-for-genesis

This one from the same vendor:
http://www.daz3d.com/philly-hair

and several more!

 

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Posted: 05 June 2013 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 362 ]
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Ron’s store is on Flash sale!
If you use Photoshop, GRAB THIS STUFF!
http://www.daz3d.com/deviney

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Posted: 05 June 2013 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 363 ]
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Creating Your Own Metadata By HeraldOfFire
Well, if you have the time, and patience, or are just curious as to what’s involved- HOF took a LOT of time to explain this.
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20018/

EDIT: And I just happened to find this- packaging metadata for others-
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/23256/

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Posted: 06 June 2013 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 364 ]
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INFO: Love Stephanie 5!!

I adore Stephanie 5, which surprised me- so thought I would share that sentiment. She has the coolest characters. RILEY, which got Honorable Mention- is one of Stephanie’s characters. b(Riley + morphs to tweak gives you SO many different characters!)

Stephanie 5 is 70% off.
http://www.daz3d.com/fast-grab-3d-models/stephanie-5

Riley is only 30%, I’d wishlist and wait.
http://www.daz3d.com/fast-grab-3d-models/riley-for-stephanie-5

I also use Keira a LOT.  (Still Stephanie 5)
http://www.daz3d.com/keira-for-stephanie-5

And this one gives you TEN head morphs for her.  Wishlist it?  I have this, I might load it and play soon.
http://www.daz3d.com/girls-of-summer-for-stephanie-5

I’m in the middle of a video, but I’ll post some Stephanie 5 for you. Then if you don’t get her while she’s on Fast Grab, it’s thirty lashes with a wet noodle for you! (wow, THAT expression shows my age.)

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Posted: 06 June 2013 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 365 ]
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Okay, you’ve distracted me. Let’s do Stephanie NOW. First photo is out of the box- NOT the model one. Just plain ‘ole Stephanie 5. Spot rendered, no lights. Going to show you Riley next, pop back in, will edit this.

PHOTO 1: Stephanie 5.
PHOTO 2: Stephanie 5 sideshot
PHOTO 3: Riley 41%  Front
PHOTO 4: Riley 41% Side
PHOTO 5/6: Riley 61%. After that, she’s really squnched. If you like a lot of lip pucker, go for it.

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Posted: 06 June 2013 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 366 ]
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Keira For Stephanie 5
(aka, why you should REALLY consider getting Stephanie 5 while 70% off)

http://www.daz3d.com/keira-for-stephanie-5

Continuing with the Stephanie 5 gals. Here’s Keira. I’ll do several shots and give her this entire post. Keep checking every few minutes! Cause then we’re gonna combine Riley and Keira!

THESE ARE ALL AT 100% Keira, no other morphs.

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Posted: 06 June 2013 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 367 ]
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Riley And Keira (Stephanie 5)

Photos: Riley 38.2% and Keira 55%
Go Girls!
Is it just me, or does this look like Chloe from Young And The Restless? (3rd photo. Otherwise, nose is too fat.)

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Posted: 07 June 2013 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 368 ]
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TIP: HEADS UP ON PRICING-
It makes a difference where you purchase from- if it says 30% on the gallery page, be SURE you don’t buy it from the product page unless you check to see that 30% is also on that page. I’ve had several “what the….?” when I almost paid full price. And yes, I checked, from the gallery page it was on sale in the cart, AND got the additional 50%. Don’t say you haven’t been told! (and that’s why you should surf my Art Studio thread for glitches, lol)

That said, WOW- Thanks DAZ!  Look at all those stores you can get 50% off on! (buy 3 things)

MORRIS STORE: Take a peek

ETHNIQUE IS ON SALE!
One of my favorites is Morris.  Here’s what I bought today / previously that I think you’ll really like.
Store:  http://www.daz3d.com/morris?limit=60&p=1

If you haven’t gotten any of the Ethnique series (V4,  S4 butnewbies- remember there are products so you can use with GENESIS) then you might want to take a peek. I had them all except for these two- but I do now!
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/ethnique-alexis-s4-v4
http://www.daz3d.com/ethnique-megan-s4-v4

Here’s the rest:
http://www.daz3d.com/ethnique-nicole-s4-v4
http://www.daz3d.com/ethnique-kerry-ann-s4-v4
http://www.daz3d.com/ethnique-regina-s4-v4

SADIE 16 CHARACTERS ON SALE
Here’s what I’ve picked up so far, and decided to add Sadie 16 to my characters. If you have that (and 3D Universe is on sale, so consider getting her but you need Sadie too, I got the Sadie and Sam bundle last time. It’s of course up to 50% off now too- for today only! LOVE those characters!)  then shop Morris for these cuties which I bought   smile

http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/little-lilu-for-sadie16
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/bella-for-sadie16
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/nyla-for-sadie16

and there’s more Sadie 16.

For you western lovers, Morris has those cowboy boots, scoop ‘em up!  http://www.daz3d.com/wm-cowboy-boots-for-genesis

Aiko 4
Morris has this cutie for Aiko 4, if you like the Oriental flavor. I scooped her up! (Think morph combos folks!)
http://www.daz3d.com/ami-for-a4

And these are V4 or Genesis:
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/aliya  is 30% then you get the 50% (buying 3 things)
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/chablis-for-genesis-v4  so is this one!
http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/gem-for-v5
http://www.daz3d.com/niara-for-victoria-5  TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE. LOVE THAT SKIN!
http://www.daz3d.com/ohia-for-michael-5  And for Michael 5. Wishlisted and been waiting on this one. Doesn’t come up often on sale!

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Posted: 07 June 2013 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 369 ]
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Introducing My Character Cassini

Okay, she’s ready for release. Cassini will be modeling clothes for you for product reviews, etc. A lot of work went into this one! I’m pleased with the lighting- started with a light from another scene, then added my own spotlights, etc.

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Posted: 07 June 2013 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 370 ]
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She’s lovely…nice work! smile

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Posted: 07 June 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 371 ]
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Thanks Scott-L!
The lighting is a combination of blues, peaches, and gold. In this shot, I really zoomed to place the hand so the finger was in the hair and I had a few strands of hair draped in front of the thumb.It’s fun!  Just a reminder to people to ZOOM IN when you’re doing hands. (I’m a broken record, I know, I know.)

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Posted: 07 June 2013 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 372 ]
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Summer Casuals Fitted Sundress (V5) on V5: Dress: Yes/No

I am showcasing V5 clothing, and we are looking at the ease of using clothing which is V4 on a V5 model. Which clothing is just easy “bring it, leave it”- and which ones require a lot of tweaking after Auto Fit. Important- this is no reflection on how well it will work if you DO work with it.  My model, Cassini, is straight V5.

This is Cassini wearing the Summer Casuals Fitted Sundress. I am not having much luck with the dynamic clothing- the material print stretches out of whack with her leg slightly forward. I’ll have to play with Parameters and get back to it. But the top fits nicely- this is without any adjustments whatsoever. So this would be a yes to the top part, and a no when the legs are in action- at first glance only.

http://www.daz3d.com/summer-casuals-fitted-sundress

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Posted: 08 June 2013 01:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 373 ]
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Toon Amy For Genesis Accessories (Amy) on V5: Top, Jeans, Shoes- A Glowing YES!!!!

I am showcasing V5 clothing, and we are looking at the ease of using clothing which is V4 on a V5 model. Which clothing is just easy “bring it, leave it”- and which ones require a lot of tweaking after Auto Fit. Important- this is no reflection on how well it will work if you DO work with it.  My model, Cassini, is straight V5.

Answering a PM question that I thought you might like to know too- the outfit Cassini is wearing upon her introduction (the blue top and blue jeans, with sneakers) is from Toon Amy!  I MADE NO ADJUSTMENTS! Love it!

http://www.daz3d.com/toon-amy-for-genesis-accessories

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Posted: 08 June 2013 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 374 ]
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Josh And Many Of My Main Figures Are On Sale! (By Raiya)
Heads up! The morphs (characters) I use a lot are on sale! The newest batch of PA’s (21 of them) include

http://www.daz3d.com/nauticallie

http://www.daz3d.com/sean-for-david-5  You’ve heard me mention Sean several times just this past week!

http://www.daz3d.com/keira-for-stephanie-5  Here’s one of the Stephanie 5 gals I use/mention a lot!

http://www.daz3d.com/kaylee-for-v4-and-v5  Kaylee is used a lot too- she really changes a face.

http://www.daz3d.com/benjamin-for-m5  And Benjamin is the one I keep telling you about for the jaw / chin fixes- and the nose
does great going into the negative numbers too!

http://www.daz3d.com/summer-edition-josh  Here’s Josh- the one featured in my thread just a couple days ago!!!!!

http://www.daz3d.com/azumi-for-aiko 

http://www.daz3d.com/xiao-wen-for-v5

http://www.daz3d.com/momo-for-aiko-5

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Posted: 08 June 2013 03:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 375 ]
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TIP When Moving Head

Remember not to select Genesis in the Scene tab. You need to use the arrowhead and expand the menu-head and neck are under abdomen. Then go to Parameters and use Bend, Twist- it’s easy!  Try giving your figures a tiny tilt, a small bend- add some nuance!  If your character is alert, tilt that head up, even if it’s slightly.


Coming up: Cassini models Magna Hart for you, and I’ll tilt the head up. You’ll see how she projects confidence, alertness.

Magna Hart For Genesis on V5: A Glowing YES! Easy To Fit

I am showcasing V5 clothing, and we are looking at the ease of using clothing which is V4 on a V5 model. Which clothing is just easy “bring it, leave it”- and which ones require a lot of tweaking after Auto Fit. Important- this is no reflection on how well it will work if you DO work with it.  My model, Cassini, is straight V5.

Magna Hart is a DAZ Original so you can use your monthly PC club code for $6 off.

http://www.daz3d.com/magna-hart-for-genesis
http://www.daz3d.com/magna-hart-for-genesis-textures

EDIT: Here’s a closeup- wow, nice textures!  BE SURE TO CLICK AND ENLARGE SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAILS IN THE MATERIAL.

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