OK… one more Aiko 3 post. I spent the last couple of hours having lots of fun, seriously not kidding, updating this file. Saved out as a new file. This is an OLD freebie. Everyone remember Arien? Well before she broke into the brokerage she was doing freebies with this other dude that’s long since left .... This is Freja. A very very comprehensive set he did. I don’t think Arien did any textures for it but they were the team to beat back then. Both inspired allot of folks including me. The skin is by MAB, old fun set she did called Sherra. It’s been tweaked with my own shaders to make it appear darker. My eye Iris’s from my Iris Swap pack I did eons ago. Mostly the outfit is done with shaders by Fisty except for the dark starry speckled bits on the hose and inner lining of the cape. The main dress and outer cape are also my own textures and shaders. Hair came with the pack but the textures are mine as well.
One of the wonderful things about this update is that things render extremely fast. It’s a joy to do all this work and not have to sit around and wait and wait and wait for it to render. Even transparencies are rendering quickly. Amazing also is the Push, Smoothing and Sub-D which got every bit of this fitting Aiko 3’s morphed frame perfectly. Can’t believe it. I gave up years ago trying to get this to fit MY preferred morphed look for her as there were only a limited amount of morphs provided with the pack.
I know it’s just a picture to some but it was allot of fun getting particular file updated and finding that with all the advances to DAZ Studio even older models and clothing are finally able to be fitted and look their very best.
I think DAZ’s next step or challenge should be a way to allow us to weight map older figures and provide a template to refit clothing to them while retaining the movement morphs. Another outfit was Dixie for A3 that was pretty comprehensive and redid that file. Loading the original .daz file crashed DS 3 times so I just rebuilt from scratch. One other did that as well, no biggie, it wasn’t worth saving, it used the Morphing Fantasy Dress and well…. Genesis has that so no biggie.
I think next I’ll attempt to get all 22 pieces of the Freja outfit over to Genesis if I can! That would be SO cool!
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