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Posted: 16 October 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 286 ]
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music2u4u - 16 October 2012 07:20 AM

One thing about this one…all Gibson Les Pauls and hollow body electrics have arch tops and backs. There are no Les Pauls out there that have an arch top, they are all flat…even mine. So, this has an actual arch top and back on it…probably the only one out that does!!!

grin

This statement is confusing me.  First you say all have arch tops, then you say there are none with arch tops, they’re all flat.  confused

In either case, the 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop had an arch.  I remember because my friend in high school had one, and I played it a couple of times, too.  I found a photo of them…well, there were actually a lot of photos online.  You can see the contours in the light and shadow.

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Posted: 16 October 2012 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 287 ]
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A Musically-Inclined Poltergeist

This may end up being a first draft, but I wanted to be sure to post something before the month got away from me. (Again.)
Most of the freebies are “free registration required,” so I’ll just mark the exceptions with [NoReg].

Paid item: UberSurface shader, in generous quantities.
Not counted this month: UberEnvironment2 light, supplemented by one spotlight.
Uncountable Freebies Still Worth Mentioning: Character dialspinning made possible by
DieTrying’s 258 Morphs, sazzyazzca’s Ethnic Head Morphs 1, and 3Dream’s Diva Morph [NoReg] (about the tenth entry on that page.)
Postwork: Resized down from an oversized render.  Otherwise, it’s as it came out of DS3A & 3Delight.

The figure is Antonia Polygon Standard Edition.
Her gown is eblank’s Hanoi, from the OptiTex site.  [NoReg]
And her hair is AprilYSH’s Jamie Hair[NoReg]
Ghostly effects for the above are provided by Marco’s Ghost Shader Presets for UberSurface.
[Side Note: This effect is incompatible with transparency maps—- but fortunately, AprilYSH sculpted her Jamie hair so beautifully that it works without them!]

The violin & bow came from the Fantasy3D.com site.  [NoReg]
Fusebulb’s portfolio on ShareCG supplied the chair in obj format and the sky texture for the backdrop.
[Another Side Note: In the flurry of comments on David Heller’s announcement last month, one commenter suggested ditching all content over 5 years old, as “not usable or not applicable.”  What the huh?]
Speaking of backdrops, that’s my Soft-cornered Render Room again, flipped upside down to turn the dome into a bowl-shaped ground surface (an old diorama trick), which was in turn textured with RealGround0012BoH from the prolific HoboBo.

Finally, this month’s Rendo newsletter freebie makes yet another appearance, as whimsical garden architecture.

cheers
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Posted: 16 October 2012 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 288 ]
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alanscape - 16 October 2012 01:58 PM

A Musically-Inclined Poltergeist

http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=26934_181TqRO34fyv5VILPVgz&thumb=1&board_id=1

Cool!  Very simple, yet striking!

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Posted: 16 October 2012 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 289 ]
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A little off-topic; but if you are looking for some good models for (almost) free; mrsparky is having a sale on all his stuff (spread over 3 stores) and if you post your name in his thread (http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/8707/) you may get a chance to win all his products.

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Posted: 16 October 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 290 ]
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It’s taken a while, but I have an entry for this month.  Everything (including other folks’ freebie shaders) is redone in my Mephistopolis Shader.  The image was composed and rendered in D|S 4.5 and I am offering the beta of my shader to anyone who can name the title and album of the song seen here.

Most sites want registration, so I tagged those that don’t.

The Mondegreen Troll
Statue:
Genesis by DAZ3D
V5 & M5 (paid together) (https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/3dartist/3d-artist-issue-43.html)  **Paid Item!**

RAMWorks Morphs (http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/6841/)
DieTrying’s 182 Morphs (http://www.ShareCG.com/v/58198/view/11/Poser/DieTryings-182-V4-Morphs-for-Genesis)
SickleYield’s VenusDeMilo pose (http://www.sharecg.com/v/64971/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Venus-De-Milo-Pose-And-Character-Preset) and
Chacornac’s Venus Pose (http://www.sharecg.com/v/55507/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/VENUS-DE-MAILLOL-pour-Genesis)
Marcopolio’s East Indian Dance Hands (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=49964)
Mylochka’s Golddigger hair (http://www.sharecg.com/v/9334/gallery/11/Poser/V3-Golddigger)
Mylochka’s Endor Braids (http://www.sharecg.com/v/64115/related/11/Poser/Endor-Braids-for-V3-and-V4)
BrotherHades Marble Shaders (http://browse.deviantart.com/?order=9&q=marble+shaders#/dly68t) (NoReg)
Wilmap’s Bathing Suit (http://www.sharecg.com/v/62098/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Swimwear)
SickleYield’s Fingerless Gloves (http://www.sharecg.com/v/57522/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Sickle-Free-Gloves-for-Genesis)
Wilmap’s Low-Heeled Shoes (http://www.sharecg.com/v/62152/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Low-Heeled-Shoes)
FlyerX Shoe Pack 2 Heels (http://www.morphography.uk.vu/dlshoepack.html) (NoReg)
Sha’s Shaders #2 (http://www.sharecg.com/v/48026/view/7/Material-and-Shader/Shas-Shaders-2) for the displacement on her stumps.

Giant:
Behemoth 2010 by Sixus1Media (http://www.sharecg.com/v/38713/View/11/Poser/Behemoth-2010)
his own pants
ViciousCircle’s Jack morph and texture (http://www.sharecg.com/v/38299/gallery/11/Poser/Jack-for-Behemoth-2)
EdgeVerse’s shirt for Behemoth 2010 (http://www.sharecg.com/v/43135/View/11/Poser/Shirt-And-Body-for-B2)
Pose from DAZ’ Kids4 default set (No Count)

Dinosaur:
Parasaur by Scott Ayers (http://www.morphography.uk.vu/dlscott.html) (NoReg)

Mondegreen Troll:
Ukor the Ogre by Quinlor (http://www.quinlor.de/downloads/) (NoReg)
Mohawk from the Orc Expansion (http://www.sharecg.com/v/21561/gallery/11/Poser/Orc-Expansion)

Singer:
Blankman by Anthony Appleyard (http://www.buckrogers.demon.co.uk/3d/3dthumbw_people.htm) (NoReg)
Stuart head MT by Duane Moody (http://web.archive.org/web/20091025043325/http://geocities.com/duane_moody/head_p4male.html) (NoReg)
Teddy Boy Hair by GeraldDay (http://www.fast3d.co.uk/tboyhair/tboyhair.htm) (NoReg)
P4 Lab Coat by PhilC (http://www.philc.net/freestuff_archive.php) (NoReg)

Elephants:
Baby Elephant from PosetteForever (http://www.posetteforever.com/animals-dc27.html)
Tambourines by d-jpp (http://www.sharecg.com/v/54311/gallery/11/Poser/Baroque-music-instruments-02-d_jpp-bundle)

Lawn & Set Pieces:
“Twilight” lights from PoserDebut’s Default Lights set (http://www.contentparadise.com/productDetails.aspx?id=17194) ***Content of Paid Software!*** [edited from “Dante’s Inferno”, same source]
Rte 66 pt.3:  Back Porch by Ockham (http://www.sharecg.com/v/44669/gallery/11/Poser/Route-66-part-3-the-back-porch)
Grass from Faerie Forest Environment in the 3D Starter Pack (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/daz-bundles/3d-starter-pack) ***Paid Item!***
Wsupatoi’s Grass (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69589)
Spoon by Zippo (http://lab108.x0.com/lab108/food.html) (NoReg)
Byszantine Angel Wings by Traveler (http://forum.runtimedna.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=373)
Victrola by GamerGirl (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64919)
Album Crate (http://www.shar3d.com/files013.htm) (NoReg)

[Edited to replace original dark render with new version.]

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Posted: 16 October 2012 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 291 ]
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Song: Lookin’ Out My Back Door

Album: Cosmo’s Factory

Artist: Creedence Cleatwater Revival

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Posted: 17 October 2012 01:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 292 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 16 October 2012 08:57 PM

The Mondegreen Troll

http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=27009_dRsWZLVD3TSdRVhRdd0u&thumb=1&board_id=1

Interesting dot screen print-type shader!  I must be blind, I couldn’t see the elephants.

Dana

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Posted: 17 October 2012 02:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 293 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 16 October 2012 08:57 PM

The Mondegreen Troll

http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=27009_dRsWZLVD3TSdRVhRdd0u&thumb=1&board_id=1

Way too dark for me. I can’t see half of the items.
Please re-render.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 05:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 294 ]
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DanaTA - 16 October 2012 12:33 PM
music2u4u - 16 October 2012 07:20 AM

One thing about this one…all Gibson Les Pauls and hollow body electrics have arch tops and backs. There are no Les Pauls out there that have an arch top, they are all flat…even mine. So, this has an actual arch top and back on it…probably the only one out that does!!!

grin

This statement is confusing me.  First you say all have arch tops, then you say there are none with arch tops, they’re all flat.  confused

In either case, the 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop had an arch.  I remember because my friend in high school had one, and I played it a couple of times, too.  I found a photo of them…well, there were actually a lot of photos online.  You can see the contours in the light and shadow.

Dana

To clearify this for you Dana…I think you misunderstood. All Gibson Les Pauls have arch tops. (Except for the 1956 Les Paul specials). What I meant, go back and re-read it, is there are no Les Paul MODELS out there with arch tops. All the models I have seen were made with flat tops, even mine were. The arch part is a very difficult part. If there are some, I have not seen them.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 295 ]
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alanscape - 16 October 2012 01:58 PM

A Musically-Inclined Poltergeist

This may end up being a first draft, but I wanted to be sure to post something before the month got away from me. (Again.)
Most of the freebies are “free registration required,” so I’ll just mark the exceptions with [NoReg].

Paid item: UberSurface shader, in generous quantities.
Not counted this month: UberEnvironment2 light, supplemented by one spotlight.
Postwork: Resized down from an oversized render.  Otherwise, it’s as it came out of DS3A & 3Delight.

She’s Antonia Polygon Standard Edition, dialspun using
DieTrying’s 258 Morphs,
sazzyazzca’s Ethnic Head Morphs 1, and
3Dream’s Diva Morph (about the tenth entry on that page.)  [NoReg]
Her gown is eblank’s Hanoi, from the OptiTex site.  [NoReg]
And her hair is AprilYSH’s Jamie Hair[NoReg]
Ghostly effects for the above are provided by Marco’s Ghost Shader Presets for UberSurface.
[Side Note: This effect is incompatible with transparency maps—- but fortunately, AprilYSH sculpted her Jamie hair so beautifully that it works without them!]

The violin & bow came from the Fantasy3D.com site.  [NoReg]
Fusebulb’s portfolio on ShareCG supplied the chair in obj format and the sky texture for the backdrop.
[Another Side Note: In the flurry of comments on David Heller’s announcement last month, one commenter suggested ditching all content over 5 years old, as “not usable or not applicable.”  What the huh?]
Speaking of backdrops, that’s my Soft-cornered Render Room again, flipped upside down to turn the dome into a bowl-shaped ground surface (an old diorama trick), which was in turn textured with RealGround0012BoH from the prolific HoboBo.

Finally, this month’s Rendo newsletter freebie makes yet another appearance, as whimsical garden architecture.

cheers
Alan

I see here that you used three different head morphs (link two, three and four). Not sure how you do that, but since there are no rules this month, it will pass. Also, you forgot to mention that, in order to use the 258 head morph download, you are required to have the free “Injectpmd.dll” by DeltaX15. There is a link for it on the download page for the morphs.

ENTRY ACCEPTED

check your pm box for some nice entry gifts.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 296 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 16 October 2012 08:57 PM

It’s taken a while, but I have an entry for this month.  Everything (including other folks’ freebie shaders) is redone in my Mephistopolis Shader.  The image was composed and rendered in D|S 4.5 and I am offering the beta of my shader to anyone who can name the title and album of the song seen here.

Most sites want registration, so I tagged those that don’t.

The Mondegreen Troll
Statue:
Genesis by DAZ3D
V5 & M5 (paid together) (https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/3dartist/3d-artist-issue-43.html)  **Paid Item!**

RAMWorks Morphs (http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/6841/)
DieTrying’s 182 Morphs (http://www.ShareCG.com/v/58198/view/11/Poser/DieTryings-182-V4-Morphs-for-Genesis)
SickleYield’s VenusDeMilo pose (http://www.sharecg.com/v/64971/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Venus-De-Milo-Pose-And-Character-Preset) and
Chacornac’s Venus Pose (http://www.sharecg.com/v/55507/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/VENUS-DE-MAILLOL-pour-Genesis)
Marcopolio’s East Indian Dance Hands (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=49964)
Mylochka’s Golddigger hair (http://www.sharecg.com/v/9334/gallery/11/Poser/V3-Golddigger)
Mylochka’s Endor Braids (http://www.sharecg.com/v/64115/related/11/Poser/Endor-Braids-for-V3-and-V4)
BrotherHades Marble Shaders (http://browse.deviantart.com/?order=9&q=marble+shaders#/dly68t) (NoReg)
Wilmap’s Bathing Suit (http://www.sharecg.com/v/62098/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Swimwear)
SickleYield’s Fingerless Gloves (http://www.sharecg.com/v/57522/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Sickle-Free-Gloves-for-Genesis)
Wilmap’s Low-Heeled Shoes (http://www.sharecg.com/v/62152/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Genesis-Low-Heeled-Shoes)
FlyerX Shoe Pack 2 Heels (http://www.morphography.uk.vu/dlshoepack.html) (NoReg)
Sha’s Shaders #2 (http://www.sharecg.com/v/48026/view/7/Material-and-Shader/Shas-Shaders-2) for the displacement on her stumps.

Giant:
Behemoth 2010 by Sixus1Media (http://www.sharecg.com/v/38713/View/11/Poser/Behemoth-2010)
his own pants
ViciousCircle’s Jack morph and texture (http://www.sharecg.com/v/38299/gallery/11/Poser/Jack-for-Behemoth-2)
EdgeVerse’s shirt for Behemoth 2010 (http://www.sharecg.com/v/43135/View/11/Poser/Shirt-And-Body-for-B2)
Pose from DAZ’ Kids4 default set (No Count)

Dinosaur:
Parasaur by Scott Ayers (http://www.morphography.uk.vu/dlscott.html) (NoReg)

Mondegreen Troll:
Ukor the Ogre by Quinlor (http://www.quinlor.de/downloads/) (NoReg)
Mohawk from the Orc Expansion (http://www.sharecg.com/v/21561/gallery/11/Poser/Orc-Expansion)

Singer:
Blankman by Anthony Appleyard (http://www.buckrogers.demon.co.uk/3d/3dthumbw_people.htm) (NoReg)
Stuart head MT by Duane Moody (http://web.archive.org/web/20091025043325/http://geocities.com/duane_moody/head_p4male.html) (NoReg)
Teddy Boy Hair by GeraldDay (http://www.fast3d.co.uk/tboyhair/tboyhair.htm) (NoReg)
P4 Lab Coat by PhilC (http://www.philc.net/freestuff_archive.php) (NoReg)

Elephants:
Baby Elephant from PosetteForever (http://www.posetteforever.com/animals-dc27.html)
Tambourines by d-jpp (http://www.sharecg.com/v/54311/gallery/11/Poser/Baroque-music-instruments-02-d_jpp-bundle)

Lawn & Set Pieces:
“Dante’s Inferno” lights from PoserDebut’s Default Lights set (http://www.contentparadise.com/productDetails.aspx?id=17194) ***Content of Paid Software!***
Rte 66 pt.3:  Back Porch by Ockham (http://www.sharecg.com/v/44669/gallery/11/Poser/Route-66-part-3-the-back-porch)
Grass from Faerie Forest Environment in the 3D Starter Pack (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/daz-bundles/3d-starter-pack) ***Paid Item!***
Wsupatoi’s Grass (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69589)
Spoon by Zippo (http://lab108.x0.com/lab108/food.html) (NoReg)
Byszantine Angel Wings by Traveler (http://forum.runtimedna.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=373)
Victrola by GamerGirl (http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=64919)
Album Crate (http://www.shar3d.com/files013.htm) (NoReg)

I like this, but you really can’t see much…very dark and unclear. Since no rules this month, I will accept it. I can barely make out the victrola, so that covers the required music item. We won’t go into details…lol.

ENTRY ACCEPTED

check your pm box for some nice entry gifts.

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BWSman - 16 October 2012 10:17 PM

Song: Lookin’ Out My Back Door

Album: Cosmo’s Factory

Artist: Creedence Cleatwater Revival

My guess is either “Strange Days” by “The Doors” or “Sufficiently Breathless” by “Captain Beyond”.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 299 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 16 October 2012 08:57 PM

The Mondegreen Troll

http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=27009_dRsWZLVD3TSdRVhRdd0u&thumb=1&board_id=1

Way too dark for me. I can’t see half of the items.
Please re-render.

Gerry

Different lights, “Twilight” from the same source.  No new entry (replace take 1 with this)

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DanaTA - 16 October 2012 06:21 PM

Cool!  Very simple, yet striking!

Dana

Thanks!  Yeah, I do tend to concentrate on a minimal set of elements… 8^j*

music2u4u - 17 October 2012 05:45 AM

I see here that you used three different head morphs (link two, three and four). Not sure how you do that, but since there are no rules this month, it will pass. Also, you forgot to mention that, in order to use the 258 head morph download, you are required to have the free “Injectpmd.dll” by DeltaX15. There is a link for it on the download page for the morphs.

ENTRY ACCEPTED

check your pm box for some nice entry gifts.

grin

Ta muchly!  Good note on the InjectPMD prereq—- I guess I take it for granted, as it’s essential to accessing many of the freebie morphs out there…

Regarding the blended morphs:
In this case, the Diva_3Dream slider is at 50%, the sazzy_ethnic_blk_01_ES slider is at 37.5%, and a whole bunch of the 258 sliders are at various values.  A few of those were body morphs; in the “Face shape” subsection, chin back -25%, face short 12.5%, face thin 41.7%, & jaws to front 25%; in the “Nose” subsection, flat 25%, move up 12.5%, ridge round 37.5%, & small 37.5%.  Run-of-the-mill dial-spinning character creation stuff.

[EDIT]  As informative as all those percentages may be, it finally dawned on me (while putting some bread in to rise) that the suspended rule that would apply would be clear visibility of the individual freebies.  Correct?  So I’ll edit the original post to move them into “worth mentioning, but uncountable.”

Alan

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