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Anime Girl Kristin… WIP take 2
Posted: 01 July 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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*I’m happy to announce that Anime Girl Kristin is now available for download as a free Public beta for community developement! See the latest post in this thread for details and you can find my release notes here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/10352/ in the Freepository. smile

Edit* Important Update!!! I’ve posted a Figure Update in this thread to correct an oversight on my part… my apologies everyone… New downloaders won’t be affected by the issue I’ve fixed but those who’ve already downloaded my Anime Girl should grab the new file from the link in my post on page 4 of this thread…

Hey all… back some time ago I’d done a thread (in the old forums) for an anime styled figure i’d been working on… I figured I’d start a new thread here and show off some of the progress on the figure since that old thread.

Please keep in mind that the figure is still a work in progress and is also a very stylised body form that I’ve developed on my on my own over the years. It’s influenced by anime artists such as Shirow, and also by styles such as seen in “Visions of Escaflowne” and “Macross Plus” amongst other anime movies and manga works.

The first few images are older ones… the last few are new, showing the latest tweeks and fixes…

Amongst other tweeks I added new materials for “pupils” and “lips”... also I’ve tweeked the shaping of Thighs, Feet, Head, Eyes, Chin/Jaw, Toes, and Cheeks. I’ve also tweeked the joints of the Knees to fix a few small bending issues that I wasn’t quite happy with.

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Posted: 01 July 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Here’s a few additional images showing some of the clothing i’ve done for her so far… but these are on the older body before tweeks…

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Posted: 14 August 2012 11:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hey All smile

Been working on my Anime Girl Kristin some more again… made some more small tweeks to the rigs (mostly the ankle and foot joints) and a few small tweeks again to the mesh… I think she’s come a long long way from my starting point…

Here are some current renders of the figure with side-by-side toon and normal render styles for comparison…

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Posted: 15 August 2012 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Unique, intriguing character. When I first saw your original work, I have to say, I wasn’t that impressed. With the new improvements, I’m solidly liking this new figure. Keep up the good work. Is there a timeline for availability of this figure? Love to have her.

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Posted: 15 August 2012 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’d like to try and get atleast a beta release for possibly this fall… I’m currently working on inserting body morphs into the figure and still need to work on some basic head and face morphs as well…

Morphs for the Body so far include;

Nipple Size
Large Breasts
Small Breasts
Fix Body Shape (this allows people that liked the older body form to use it while the new reshapes are available as well. The figure loads with this morph active but it can be dialed back to vary the over-all body shape…)
Chubby Body

Planned Morphs for the body;

Thicken/Thin Legs
Thicken/Thin Shins
Thicken/Thin Thighs
Slender/Thin Body
Thicken/Thin Arms

I plan on doing some basic head morphs… such as a chubbier face, widder chin and nose and some other basics… plus a few expression morphs for the mouth but haven’t gotten that far yet… Currently I’m working on getting the Body morphs list done and set up and after that will start on the head and face morphs. The body morphs will have to be transfered into the basic clothing as well before I can do a public release…

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Posted: 15 August 2012 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hey…. I remember when you came in with her at the old site!  Congrats on the progress!I really love the face updates! The clothes are really cute, too! Good job! smile

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Posted: 15 August 2012 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ty Jasmine… smile

Over the last year or so since starting that initial thread I’ve been working on her off and on… alot of the changes were suggestions made in that old thread that I’ve finaly had time to incorperate into the figure in a way that kept my personal style intact whilst still improving the figure over-all… It’s taken alot of time to figure out what to tweek and what not to and how best to include those changes…

Some changes like the shape of the face/head are permanent as are the changes to the foot shapes… while others like the over-all current body shape are done as flexible morph settings since some people liked the old body shape and simply wanted improvements to the head to match…

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Posted: 18 August 2012 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’ve finished the basic body morphs and am working on getting them inserted into the clothing now… In the meantime here’s a quick render I did last night playing around with the figure…

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Posted: 18 August 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Here’s an example of the morphs I’m working on in action….

From left to right;

1)Chubby morph with Large Breast morph applied and Dark Skin alternate texture (Used Babydoll Hair with custom texture and bump)

2) Default Body as loaded with the Body Fix morph applied (Hair is my own creation) and Tanned Skin alternate texture.

3) Skinny morph and Small Breast morph applied with Light Skinned alternate texture (Hair is Twin-tails for Decoco by AKatora again with custom texture and bump)

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Do you want honest responses, or just “positive” responses?

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Posted: 18 August 2012 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I have no issue with honest feedback… as long as it’s got something in the way of suggestions I can use and isn’t just to run down my work or to tell me to educate myself… Alot of the changes and alterations I’ve already made have come from suggestions made in my old thread in the old Daz forums and I am perfectly willing to consider suggestions that will help me improve my character…

Please keep in mind that this is my own style and also a work in progress so I’m still tweeking things and adding improvements/alterations…

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Posted: 19 August 2012 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Here’s an up-to-date comparison of my anime figure to other figures available… I thought maybe this would help show some of the differences in Anime styles and where my own style fits in with it.

Used in this scene are; Hiro 3 and Aiko 3, Deco, Decoco, Maybe, Near Me, Chibi-Miku, Chibico Toon, Kururu, ChibiBel and my own Anime Girl Kristin.

As you can see she is quite different but not completely out of line with features and styles of other currently available figures (some of which are very popular) smile I put them all in the same scene and all with the exact same surfaces settings and materials so that the only differences come from the meshes themselves… All the figures are as loaded with no morphs or alterations of any kind except the surfaces settings…

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Posted: 22 August 2012 09:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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chrisschell - 18 August 2012 11:31 AM

I’ve finished the basic body morphs and am working on getting them inserted into the clothing now… In the meantime here’s a quick render I did last night playing around with the figure…

I supose she’s standalone and not for genesis. I would like to see her head in genesis with more complex toon shaders. I like “Escaflowne flavor” in her fixed face.

I think feet in horizontal pose have some problems, but in heel position look very, very well.

More images from your hair, please.

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Playing with shaders

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20283/

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Posted: 22 August 2012 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ty… I am glad you like her…

She’s a standalone figure yes… though I’m sure if you wanted to there are ways to blend one figures body parts onto other figures… seems to me there was a tut around here or a forum thread about that (might have been in the old forums though).

I’m still using Daz 2.3 so I can’t use Genesis… I have Daz 4 but found the interface a bit too clumsy after getting used to the old one so I don’t use it… plus if I switched to the new format in place of the older cr2’s then I’d have to make two versions of everything… one for Daz and one for Poser which would double my work load and would actually interfere with my workflow… lol

As it stands now, everyone can use what I create and I’m happy with what I have… which is really all that is important. smile

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Posted: 28 August 2012 01:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I’d done this uniform for V4/A4 and was working on a version for M4 as well but never got around to finishing it… I decided to convert it for my anime girl to see how it’d look….

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Posted: 28 August 2012 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Very interesting outfit. It fits her well.

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