Well, change happens. I feel a little daunted at the idea of all my old posts being gone, and having to figure out how a new forum works. I am getting tired of the V2 project. This weeks updates will be the last unless my mood changes. Let me try to do a summary of my freebies.
I have been doing both modeling and texture work in my freebie gallery. Obviously they get better as they get newer, as skill goes up over time. I maintain basically duplicate galleries of freebies at ShareCG and Renderosity.
The link to my gallery at ShareCG is:
The link to my gallery at Renderosity is:
The fairly good stuff probably begins about three years ago. An early modeling and texture set for an SF Israeli set. It got a two star rating.
My next freebie was a free pyramid with a sacrificial altar. It got a five star rating.
My next freebie also got a five star rating. Not sure it deserved it. It is a restaraunt set with sliding doors, tables and chairs and some not so great texture outfits for the gen 3 characters.
My next item got a 3.5 star rating. Though it got nice reviews in the forums here from the pagan community. It is a set of dishes with demonic faces, called covenware.
I continued that theme in the next freebie, a ceremonial magical chamber with a pentagram on the floor. It got four stars.
My next freebie was a magic mirror with pose files to change the expressions of the face in the mirror. It was unrated.
I then did a set of hand held controllers. Again unrated.
A solar disk was next. For some reason it got a five star rating.
A cross construction kit was next. This is a really good set for making a large variety of crosses for your art. I can't really say enough good about this. It has a very sophisticated set of elements for loading parts of a cross together to make hundreds of different crosses. It also got a five star rating and definitely deserved it.
My next project was a folding card table. You had one of these while growing up. A standard real world prop. It got nice reviews in the forums here and a five star rating at ShareCG.
My next three uploads were a set of textures for the Gen3 characters. These pretty much show my ignorance and lack of skill at the time. They are not useless as base textures to improve on, but I cannot boast about them. They were unrated.
My next upload was another pyramid. It was unrated. This was a stepped pyramid, like early Egyptian and Central American pyramids.
My next upload actually showed some talent for texture work. It is a very large set of eye textures for the Gen 3 characters. It got nice comments in the forums here, and five star ratings at ShareCG.
My next project is hardly worth mentioning unless you want a strange geometric scene. It was built with the idea of making everything out of three sided shapes. It was unrated.
The next project was inspired by the last one. More or Less. I vaguely recalled that Nostradamus had supposedly used a three legged stool to sit on during his prophesying and had included a three legged stool in that package. This bothered me, because I did know if it was historically accurate or not. So I did some research and found out the details of what kind of items Nostradamus would have used. I then made simple models of all the skrying implements that magicians of his period might have used. It includes a crystal ball, historically accurate wands of the time, a brazier for reading the future in smoke, a bowl of water for that kind of scrying, etc. It got a five star rating.
My next freebie was a robot, it comes with a large number of textures so it can be a robot fireman, robot emt, robot police officer, and a large number of pose files for body language, hand language, and kung fu moves. It got a five star rating.
My next freebie was a collection of robotic tentacles suitable for menacing tentacles in any SF scenario. It was unrated.but has been downloaded a couple of hundred times.
My next freebie was a floating eye. It got 3.5 stars. and has been downloaded a couple of hundred times.
My next freebie was a floating mouth and tongue. Inspired by memories of rock postes from the 60s, or Mick Jagger or something like that. It got three stars.
I then began to move on to a major project. The Four Corners project. I had stopped doing work of this sort for a year or two, so I made some mistakes on saving texture files with the models. I also got the alignment of the initial elements a little different than those of later installments. I am not sure if the first two or three parts of the series are worth downloading or not.
The first in the series probalby with the most problems included a pillory style prop for the courtyard. Despite its problems it got 4.5 stars or something.
Four Corners 2345 is an SF version of the set, probably worth having.
Four Corners Horrorobilific is a sacrifical pyaramid version of the project. It included a set of magic manacles for binding sacrifices on the altar.
I then did a set of poses for the Horrorobilific prop set.
I then bagan a set of Wizard's Towers using the geometries created for the Four Corners set. The towers get better as I go along. There are eleven or twelve of them with terrains, and later on sky domes and total environments. During the set there are uploads of food props, sets of bottles, sets of books, bookshelves, etc. During the series, I did a complete 13 level version of Four Corners keep with five levels of dungeon and 8 levels above the ground and almost all leveles fully furnished with pretty much everything. Barrels, sacks, tables chairs, cart with wheels, tables with food, feast tables, dishes with food on them, a beer barrel with tap and beer flowing out, etc.
They begin here
http://www.sharecg.com/v/43555/gallery/11/Poser/White-Wizards-Tower With the White Wizard's Tower
and end here
http://www.sharecg.com/v/50264/gallery/11/Poser/Dark-Lord-Upgrade with an upgrade for the Dark Lord's Tower.
The Main Keep fully furnished is in three uploads.
Four Corners Keep: Dark Places (The below grounds and dungeon parts.)
http://www.sharecg.com/v/46077/gallery/11/Poser/4-Corners-Keep-Dark-Places 450 downloads.
Four Corners Keep: Commons (The ground level and lower floors, living quarters kitchen, etc.) 284 downloads
Four Corners Keep: Heights (The upper floors, lord and ladies chambers, knight and squires quarters) 179 Downloads
You should really look at things like the book packs and food packs and wizard gear packs that were uploaded periodically with the larger scenes to see what you might want.
My next item was another set of stocks. This one created to be poseable and with poses to automatically fit it to all the gen2, gen3 and a few other figures. I called it Zero Bondage because it fits the figures in their zeroed positions. Five stars and several hundred downloads.
It does not work in poser because of differences in name format in poser and Daz.
So I uploaded a fix for it that works in Poser.
I then began a major project of textures for the Generation 2 figures. I did not want to take work away from peeps trying to make a living at this, but they are all making stuff for the latest figures. The Gen2 are great for a lot of uses, and are inexpensive or free.
You need the first two or three or four packages for each figure, V2, M2, and Apollo, because they include bump maps used in all the subesequent packs for that figure. All the packages are divided into two parts. Part one does not include nudity, part two includes nudity and a large selection of partial nude textures.
As I went along, I did superhero costumes as well as police and other costumes. If you download all the packs, V2 will have superhero outfits for every country in the world, unless I missed one or two by accident. If I missed it, you probably never heard of it. All the figures get superhero costumes for Tibet, the United States, Canada, Mexico, England and France. I finished all the countries of the world and started doing aliens with green and blue and purple skins, pointy ears and alien superhero costumes. All come with civilian clothes, partially dressed, fully dressed, geisha, fishnet, leather, latex, police, maid, nurse, and many, many, more; at least for V2. The males just have partial nudity and leather and latex sex outfits. There are two males for every girl, M2 and Apollo versions of each basic skin tone. All races and nations covered.
They begin on this page of my album.
The first 26 sets of three, one for each letter of the alphabet end here
In the middle somewhere are special items for holidays, ghosts, zombies, etc. Christmas textures for emotiguy, and other things like that, you should look. At the end there are tuxedoes for creeper, daz gorilla, spuggles, and ghost. These are nice, nothing like creeper or the daz gorilla in a tuxedo.
I then began some expansion packs for the characters I had uploaded. These include tattoos, tears, blood tears, runny mascara, bruises, scars, bulletholes, vampire blood lips, and zombie versions of the first twelve characters for V2, M2, and Apollo. The first of these packs for V2 got a five star rating. These are nice, specially since they fit with the earlier character packs, but don't require them.
There are a few additional characters packs, more aliens of different tones, and packs of eyes, lips, teeth, textures for M2, V2, and Apollo.
I put all the basic (skin only no second skin clothes) character textures through the Universal Texture Converter to provide them for all the generation three characters. So there 26 characters for all the gen three characters, including the milbaby.
Finally, I started doing some free 'music' Gnome Sausage albums of background music for animations. Free unrestricted use.
You will find these interspersed with the expansion packs.
This morning I uploaded the last of the expansion packs and am finished. I am at that point where I just feel like not doing it anymore. I still have some Gnome Sausage to upload and will probably upload one a week until I stop. No more a new upload every day. I am tired. It's over, for now, at least.