Novica’s #1 For 2013
Without a doubt my top pick is:
Nova For Victoria 6
I will emphatically state it has nothing to do with the name coincidence (of my horse and my forum name) and I almost didn’t list it because of the perceived bias- but that wouldn’t be fair to the vendor. SereneNight can attest that I was delighted when I bought this- she bought it and joined the Nova For V6 fan club. This really needs to make it into your wishlist. My top kudos goes to this product.
Here’s what makes this product a MUST HAVE IMO:
1. the skin materials- lights beautifully under all types of lighting
2. THE DIMPLES- need I say more? Except finding a character with dimples is not that common. Vendors, take note
The basis of my Seymour character (move over Cameron Diaz).
See the render here for Nova for Victoria 6: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/28138/P1440/#505287
THE REST OF THESE ARE NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER:
Novica top ten: #2
Ariadne For V6
Ariadne has that same easy to light skin that Nova has, plus her dark makeup option makes her a great villan or an intense heroine. She can also be quite sultry. Here’s the image used in the RRRR SeaNautica entry, it’s in the newspaper (minus the print of course.) Ron’s Angel Dust brushes.
Novica top ten: #3
These “gel presets” create beautiful shadows- my favorite is the tree branches. They are easy to use- think of a plane that you can move back and forth in front of your camera, and the light sees through it and casts a shadow. It’s fun and easy! The scene with the casket has the shadows.
Novica top ten: #4
Looking for a short hair style? Taylor Hair is easy to pose and lots of nice layers. Shown on Ariadne in all renders. Another good short one is Pyrit Hair.
See the renders here for Ariadne, Easy Shadows, and Taylor Hair: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/28138/P1470/#506105
Novica top ten: #5
There was a flurry of folks buying this who agreed when I originally posted it- this has so many hidden gems that aren’t shown in the main promotion. What gave me a clue was the word “Bay” in fancy print. I thought, “Water?” Then OMGoodness, it has a light house, a harbor/bay scene with rocks, a grilled gate on the water (I haven’t rendered this yet, I would guess it leads to a tunnel) a beautiful double set of stairs leading to the docks and a grassy hillside….the list goes on. GO LOOK AT THE THUMBNAILS. Wishlist this for sure!
Novica top ten: #6
SPEX For Genesis
Slosh made his entry in a big way- as a new vendor, his sunglasses offered SO much variety that it was fun playing around. As the promo states, it also covers many generations (3,4,5, toon, etc) so you really get your money’s worth. Change the frame shapes, the arms, the colors- have fun and your character can get ready for the sun!
Novica top ten: #7
Miss Fisher’s Wardrobe Fabulous Dress
A real WOW factor. If you’ve ever dealt with leg poke through, stiff cardboard dresses that don’t bend- the fluidity of these dresses with stun you. They are so realistic you’ll think you can reach out and touch the material to smooth the folds. They drape beautifully!
Novica top ten: #8
Ron’s Angel Dust
This is the first one I had purchased, and the only one I have tried before- and it’s playtime! With a name like Angel Dust, you might think of hearts and flowers and stars, but there’s lines and dashes and a great variety. In Photoshop, you can space out the stroke and
space things out to get the perfect effect!
Novica top ten: #9
Gardens of Poseidon- Corals
The vibrant colors and the earthy tones give you a great combination, as well as the variety of shapes. The invertebrates product is very complementary to the corals. So grab your mermaids and put them in an exquisite underwater setting!
Novica top ten: #10
The Fabricator / Totally Bazaar Bundle
The most fun you can possibly have with textures! I am putting both of these products as a shared spot, because they are a team. Create fun patterns and apply them to clothes, pillows, bed covers, curtains, etc