AOBB's Babyface for G8.1F head morph based loosely on Jean Harlow. No materials nor textures.

AOBBAOBB Posts: 625
edited August 12 in Freebies

This is my admittedly failed attempt at creating a Jean Harlow head morph as requested by perlk. I really wished to repay perlk handsomely for the jewelry she created for "my" characters yet the task proved more complicated than I expected. Still, a head morph is made and I feel like sharing it despite its shortcomings in the likeness department. I hope perlk will accept this token of my gratitude. Thank you perlk for you beautiful work. yessmiley

 

 

 

You will find attached the colorized photo of Jean Harlow early in her career (early 1930s probably). I tried to emulate Harlow's more natural look she had before she shaved off completely her brows and drew with a pencil high arches on her forehead - a look I couldn't get over and decided not to copy.

 

Assets in promo images:

Ultimate PBR Shader Makeup G8.1F

MSO Mina HD G8.1F (lipstick and blush)

Vo Hataru G8.1F (skin material modified)

dForce Whitney Outfit G8.1F (necklace)

dForce State Dinner Dress G8F

dForce Ingrid Hair G3,8F

Ultimate Eyebrows G8F (Fine Brow 04)

Lashes Utilities G2,3,8

 

 

Noncommercial use only please.

If you decide to use this morph please consider posting your Babyface art in this thread. I always love to see your work! smiley

Cheers,

AOBB

 

 

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Comments

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    You are incredible! Thank you. I can't wait to try her! And now she needs a dress. And - my friend in retro fashion shadowbox sent me a bunch of inspiration via email :-)

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    Coincidentally, I have been working on a strand hair in a retro style while it's been slow at work. I am getting okay at it and I think I might try Miss Jean's next.

  • michaeltoomichaeltoo Posts: 211

    After reading your comments about the trouble you were having getting the Jean Harlow morph right. I googled her and could see what you were talking about,

    But after seeing your finished morph, she's absolutely beautiful, and very much like the images I googled. Well done! You certainly have a real gift for this.

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @perlk - as for outfit and hair inspiration, I think Harlow is most iconic in "Dinner at 8". Check out that long, white, satin halter dress she's wearing and the hair is pitch perfect for her too!

    @michaeltoo - thank you so much for your kind words. Maybe it is because I analyze the faces I make so much that I see the discrepancies so vividly between them and my sculpts...

  • BronzeDragonBronzeDragon Posts: 354

    I guess I just have strange eyes, but I see Jean more in this one than thew real people in all the others. I know, I know, I'm strange.  Anyway very very nice.

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    Thank you, BronzeDragon. Your words boost my confidence in this sculpt! smiley

  • Her more extreme features are a little softer in your morph but it really does look like Harlow. I'll see what I can come up with for an image using the morph. I love the old Hollywood-style glamour photos. 

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @K8sGraphics - Wonderful! I love glamour too and I cannot wait to see your render! smiley

  • nonesuch00nonesuch00 Posts: 17,099

    Another winner.

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @nonesuch00 - thank you! smiley

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708
    edited August 14

    I am SO excited. I love her! And I did her hair. It's not perfect, but it's kinda 30's-ish. I need a better skin for her. Nothing I have quite fits, even though I made my own eyebrows.

    Next up is the dress. But probably not for a couple of days. 

    I'm going to attempt to model this dress:

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  • I have a couple of commissioned pieces I have to finish, but as soon as those are done I will put together the glamour image ideas with her I have in my head. So it may be a couple of days before I can get to it. 

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @perlk - how about the skin material from Irina HD?:

    https://www.daz3d.com/irina-hd-for-genesis-81-females

    She's on sale now for under 10 dollars.

    I used Vo Hataru's skin material on Babyface but she has a glitter on her skin and is very pale, so you would have to put in some pink to make her more healthy looking and dial down the specularity. Still, the skin is flawless.

    That is exactly the dress I had in mind and was describing to you! smileyyes

    The hair looks good on Babyface. If you want it recreate Jean Harlow, it will have to be definitely lighter though. After all she was the "Platinum Blonde"! smiley

    Cannot wait to see that dress. It is HOT!

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    Oh, I'm not a platinum member, so it's $14. When I get paid maybe :-) I'll look around in the meantime at my Runtime, maybe I'll find something better.

    You're right - I need to really lighten the hair. I think I used my "blond" setting instead of platinum. My bad.

    Dress is coming along!

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @K8sGraphics - sorry, I somehow missed your post before. I'm sure you'll come up with something excellent. You have a good eye! smiley

    @perlk - I'm really looking forward to seeing this dress and your renders with Babyface!

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    The dress part is done, but I'm having a hell of a time with the criss-cross sash thingy. I've tried just about everything to make it look not warp-y. It looks hideous and I'm not sure what to do about it. Soooo frustrated...

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  • Catherine3678abCatherine3678ab Posts: 6,885

    perlk said:

    The dress part is done, but I'm having a hell of a time with the criss-cross sash thingy. I've tried just about everything to make it look not warp-y. It looks hideous and I'm not sure what to do about it. Soooo frustrated...

    Maybe a dForce weight map,  holding down alt when using weight brush to remove areas so they won't be draped.

    Caution: FIRST make and 'save' the dress. Because after adding the dForce weight map, if I recall correctly, it all gets saved again as a scene subset {just the dress with the dForce weight map, don't include figure etc.}

     

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    Catherine3678ab said:

    perlk said:

    The dress part is done, but I'm having a hell of a time with the criss-cross sash thingy. I've tried just about everything to make it look not warp-y. It looks hideous and I'm not sure what to do about it. Soooo frustrated...

    Maybe a dForce weight map,  holding down alt when using weight brush to remove areas so they won't be draped.

    Caution: FIRST make and 'save' the dress. Because after adding the dForce weight map, if I recall correctly, it all gets saved again as a scene subset {just the dress with the dForce weight map, don't include figure etc.}

    Yeah, that's what you're looking at, unfortunately. I kept thinking it was the smoothing. Or maybe I don't want to do it as a separate set of polygons - maybe I could do them as lines on the dress... I dunno. I've tried doing a separate dress over top with an opacity map but that looks stupid, too.

     

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    It's probably bad modeling :-)

  • Catherine3678abCatherine3678ab Posts: 6,885

    No not necessarily. If you want me to give it a try package the .obj, host it somewhere [Google Drive would be great] and PM a link for the 'everyone' choice].

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @perlk - I'm so sorry you are having problems with the dress. I wish I could help you but I know nothing about modelling clothes - especially using dForce. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works out...

    @Catherine3678ab - Thank you for helping perlk out! This dress is really awesome and I'd love to see it work!

  • ShadowBox24ShadowBox24 Posts: 175
    edited August 16

    Hi Aobb & Perlk,

    Just to let you know that I have made hair and brows for Ms Harlow.(see cpl ruff img)

     

     

    Hopefully I can upload tomorrow!

    Barbz xx

    PS I also havent forgotten Ms Taylor

     

    Image or images are taking ages to upload......AGAIN!!

    I wish Daz would sortout this upload issues... I'll try gallery!

    EDIT - Jean Harlow - W.I.P Hair & Brow | Daz 3D gallery link.

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  • perlkperlk Posts: 708
    edited August 16

    @shadowbox24 - that looks great! When can we download it?

    @AOBB - I got it :-)

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  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    @Catherine3678ab - It was the dreaded too many polygons, too high smoothing.

  • richardandtracyrichardandtracy Posts: 3,429

    I have a couple of Arryn's dresses, which behave beautifully with dForce. They seem to average in the 1-1.5cm range of polygon size, getting up to 2cm on the more fluttery bits of a dress. Leads to quite a few poly's total, but as they're mostly rectangular it seems to work pretty well.

    Regards,

    Richard

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    @AOBB - is there a way to get Babyface to work with Genesis 8 instead of 8.1? I can't figure it out. I have a good skin to use but it is for V4, and the legacy UV product only works on G8 and not G8.1.

  • perlkperlk Posts: 708

    Actually, never mind. I found this fab freebie which might do the trick: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91460/victoria-4-skin-for-g8f

  • Catherine3678abCatherine3678ab Posts: 6,885

    perlk said:

    Actually, never mind. I found this fab freebie which might do the trick: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91460/victoria-4-skin-for-g8f

    Cool find, thank you :-) 

  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625
    edited August 16

    @ShadowBox24 - thank you for your hard work! Babyface looks good in your gallery! smiley

    @perlk - Did you manage to use the new V4 skin material on G8.1F? I believe there is a way to convert G8.1 to G8 and if you cannot manage any other way, I could do it for you. The dress looks scrumptious!!! yessmiley

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  • AOBBAOBB Posts: 625

    @perlk - Here is Babyface retrofitted for G8F. Enjoy!

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