OOOOoooooo WOW those are gorgous !! Does DAZ prefer the Balls as promos for the shaders so that customers don’t think it’s the jewelry they are purchaseing?? These are so beautiful ,I can’t hardly wait to get hold of them!!Fisty and Marieah do great work together .......and apart!!
It’s so nice to know I didn’t kill the thread .........
Does DAZ prefer the Balls as promos for the shaders so that customers don’t think it’s the jewelry they are purchaseing??
Yeah, I think so.. but all of Marieah’s shaders and my hardcore utility shaders show the product applied to clothing and it’s never caused any problems with people knowing what they are. IMO, there is avoiding possible confusion and then there is assuming your customers are utterly stupid… in this case I think it’s going too far. It’s easy enough to put “jewelry props and character not included” on the bottom of the promo. Not showing jewelry shaders on jewelry kinda of defeats the purpose and will lower sales.
Yeah but there is the probablity of somebody looking and “WOOOOoo SHINEY” their brain melts ,and of course at that time Murphy’s Law will apply and they won’t see anything but jewelry .........but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya’ll .and keep waiting .
Eh.. true… ooh shiney reflex is pretty strong. But this is going to be a huge set with reasonable price tag, if it was like 10 bucks that would happen more. And if they do buy it thinking it’s jewelry they’ll still have like 800 shaders they can use on all that jewelry they’ve collected for poser that looks like crud in DS. Chances that we’ll have returns is still very low other than the few people that will completely space that it’s for DS only. (which is much less likely to happen at the daz store these days than at other brokerages.. people check more carefully here)
I ‘m still learning to make stuff look like it should in DS, playing with the surface settings ,and some of the older stuff had me totally confused as to WHY??? I couldn’t get them to look like the promos,but I’m getting better and I think these shaders are gonna just make so much of a pop!!
I’ll add my 2 cents - I think you ladies have made it clear that this is shaders, NOT jewelry, (well except I think the most excellent pendant by Fisty is still included?) and I for one really appreciate being able to see how it looks applied to jewelry, and jewels, rather than to balls, which don’t really ignite that “must have this” feeling because - looking at a ball with a shader applied to it doesn’t give a clear enough image of how Victoria or Michael is going to look wearing that jewelry… I’ve bought all Mariah and Teresa and Fisty’s shaders BECAUSE seeing the images of the characters in the clothing with the shaders applied made me realize what fantastic use these products have ... seeing a ball with these shaders applied would probably not have sold them to me - so I am happy you all put these threads up and stuff them full of fantastic pictures. (I imagine this sells clothing sets as well, it does for me since they look so good with the shaders.) By the time the product comes out I am sure I can’t live without it!
Wow! I knew you two were working on these, but I’ve had my head over a bubbling vat of poses for the last several weeks and missed a lot of what you all had developed. I decided to take a break and come tromp around in the forums when I found this thread.
I am so very much looking forward to this set. You all do such wonderful work, and I can see neither of you skimped on the quality. The cloisonne’ is simply fabulous, stunning actually. I will be waiting, patiently, for these to hit the store. (Patiently, only because I have two pose sets and a clothing item to finish first before I can have time to play.)
For some of it.. the sparkly ones, both kinds, are designed for specific types of mesh.. they look okay but don’t show off there true potential on an item like that. Mainly because the disk pendant is very smooth and has a lot of polygons. The sparklys work their magic by showing off the “facets” of the polygons, so they look really good on low to mid polycount objects or things specifically modeled to have facets.
I found lots of jewelry on my most recent manual scouring of the system, where I just picked bravely “Poser -> V4” and “Poser -> V3” categories and started from page 1…
Thanks for this tip, Skiriki! I found a ton of jewelry this way, some of it quite nice. I’ve been watching and waiting for Gemologica to come out for a long time, and this is the perfect way to celebrate that it’s almost here.
If anyone’s interested, let me know and I can post the freebie links to Renderosity jewelry here so other people don’t have to do the manual scouring. It would be sorted into the following categories for both V4 and V3: jewelry bundles, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, tiaras, naval piercings, and miscellaneous. Each category would have the newest items first, oldest items last.
I’m a newbie, so I’m not sure which jewelry freebies are the best for Gemologica, so I included everything in my link list.