Novica & Forum Members Tips & Product Reviews Pt 7

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  • FistyFisty Posts: 3,416

    Upstate New York + asthma & allergies..  home is usually around 75 F (computers are hot) and has a hepa air filter.  That's the benefit of a treadmill.  We don't have one, it wouldn't fit anywhere in our little appartment, but I would love one... or better yet an eliptical/treadclimber type contraption.  Finally just recently went to a specialist and started taking good asthma control meds so I can walk briskly for more than 1/2 a block without gasping for air... but the allergies still kick my butt.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 18,980
    edited May 2016

    The AntFarm's Porta Potty is in Fast Grab today for $3.89. It doesn't have Iray textures, but I just applied the Iray Uber shader to all surfaces and it looks pretty good, I think. It seemed too big to me. It kind of dwarfed my very tall 5' 11" G2F character. I measured the height and compared it to what the internet says the size of a porta potty is, and I scaled it down to 80% in this image.

    Always a Line

    The HDRI used for background and lighting is Woods from HDRI Haven

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  • RGcincyRGcincy Posts: 2,704
    barbult said:

    The AntFarm's Porta Potty is in Fast Grab today for $3.89. It doesn't have Iray textures, but I just applied the Iray Uber shader to all surfaces and it looks pretty good, I think. It seemed too big to me. It kind of dwarfed my very tall 5' 11" G2F character. I measured the height and compared it to what the internet says the size of a porta potty is, and I scaled it down to 80% in this image.

    Always a Line

    Nice render! You use those HDRI backgrounds very effectively. "Always a Line" - porta potties are one time the men have to wait too!  

  • FistyFisty Posts: 3,416

    LOL! Last year at PAX East they actually relabeled most of the woman's bathrooms as unisex 'cause there were so many more guys than gals there.

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 18,980
    Fisty said:

    LOL! Last year at PAX East they actually relabeled most of the woman's bathrooms as unisex 'cause there were so many more guys than gals there.

    Wow, I've never seen that!

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    Wow, at 80% reduction, that porta-potty is the right size. Good call. Must have been a monster potty! 

    BTW, I know we all surf the other threads, but in Commons, if you haven't read about the discounts the Sedor stuff is doing, you can get the Egyptian bundle for $9.40.  I had just featured Samira for you, and I also bought Taia (I think I spelled that right) and I am returning them (getting refund) because the bundle is cheaper. So check what is in that bundle and if you have gotten it within 30 days, you may benefit from the lower price if you are buying anything new and old from Sedor. It's paying off for me to get the pool bundle because the poses, Interrogation Room, ($3.96) discounts etc actually pay for the new product.

    The Toy Dog and other Sci FI items are what is triggering the Egyptian Bundle discount down to $9.40.

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    Another big believer in walking,  usually 40 min to an hour everyday. Sometimes more.  Usually take a camera with me,  able to snap some shots at the same time.  One thing I never understood was threadmills.  It's always the same view. 

    Last year, I saw a cool video about the Arabian horses in one of the desert/arid countries where heat was so intense. The horses had underwater treadmills and the horses tread on those instead of working out outside. I really respected the owners (albeit of course wealthy and could afford it) for taking care of their animals like that. But think how bored the horses were! And I was like, "How'd they get them to do that the first time without breaking a leg in panic?" 

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    BTW, praying for you folks up in Canada with that MASSIVE fire. An entire city burning! Hope all the animals/pets were able to get out of harm's way. 90,000 people fleeing, roads jammed and flames engulfing the roads as cars are bumper to bumper and not moving. Hope you get a break in the weather with tons of rain to help put the fire out.

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    BTW, praying for you folks up in Canada with that MASSIVE fire. An entire city burning! Hope all the animals/pets were able to get out of harm's way. 90,000 people fleeing, roads jammed and flames engulfing the roads as cars are bumper to bumper and not moving. Hope you get a break in the weather with tons of rain to help put the fire out.

    The fire is really devastating, they have even run out of fuel and tankers had to haul fuel down the highway so stranded people could fill their vehicles to get out. So far the reports have said no casualties, but this morning they were evacuating another town where they had set up emergency sites for people .  I don't know where all these people are going to go but there have been numerous reports of people in the cities opening their homes to those who have lost theirs in the fire and they have set up emergency spots in the northlands colliseum where the Edmonton oilers hockey team played to help.  The fire is raging out of control and it has been extremely dry here this winter and spring, hardly any snow and no rain, who know how far it will spread before they can stop it.  I also heard they are sending help in from other provinces, more firefighters and such.

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    Wow, at 80% reduction, that porta-potty is the right size. Good call. Must have been a monster potty! 

    BTW, I know we all surf the other threads, but in Commons, if you haven't read about the discounts the Sedor stuff is doing, you can get the Egyptian bundle for $9.40.  I had just featured Samira for you, and I also bought Taia (I think I spelled that right) and I am returning them (getting refund) because the bundle is cheaper. So check what is in that bundle and if you have gotten it within 30 days, you may benefit from the lower price if you are buying anything new and old from Sedor. It's paying off for me to get the pool bundle because the poses, Interrogation Room, ($3.96) discounts etc actually pay for the new product.

    The Toy Dog and other Sci FI items are what is triggering the Egyptian Bundle discount down to $9.40.

    How am I to know what I actually paid for the Egyptian bundle with any discounts I got on it?  I purchased it on April 14 and my email says I paid 37.98 but I know it had additional discounts and in my orders it just shows the full price of 94.95.  I wish they wuld be able to show what you actually paid for it including any discounts

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642
    edited May 2016

    Kharma-someone mentioned in another thread regarding prices,  the email that you got would show the price that you paid.  I checked the order I did a few minutes ago, and the price in the email was the price I paid. You don't think it is?

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    Kharma-someone mentioned in another thread regarding prices,  the email that you got would show the price that you paid.  I checked the order I did a few minutes ago, and the price in the email was the price I paid. You don't think it is?

    Yes I still have the email which says I paid 37.98 for it, but I would have to return the bundle first in order to be able to put it back in the cart with the Sedor items to show it would discount to 9.40 and I think by the time I wait to get the refund and then purchase the appropriate items the sale would be over and I would be out of luck.

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    I'm PMing you.

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 19,013

    You should be able to purchase it even if it's already purchased -- The "Purchased" button will still add to cart if you click it.

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    You should be able to purchase it even if it's already purchased -- The "Purchased" button will still add to cart if you click it.

    She and I are chatting. She got it to work. I tested it (since now I have purchased the bundle) and it worked for me. She's good to go. Thanks Mike.

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    You should be able to purchase it even if it's already purchased -- The "Purchased" button will still add to cart if you click it.

    She and I are chatting. She got it to work. I tested it (since now I have purchased the bundle) and it worked for me. She's good to go. Thanks Mike.

    Yes it did work this time, obviously I did something wrong, thanks Mike and Novica, now I need them to send my confirmation email showing today I only paid 9.40 for the Egyptian bundle so I can get refunded. Usually the email is there right away confirming purchase but not this time...strange

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    Uh oh. Someone else was having trouble with emails not being sent- it was regarding a gift card. Customer service resent it and it didn't show up again- not in spam, not anywhere. This hopefully isn't a trend! 

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    And hey jakiblue, nice to have you back!

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    edited May 2016
    Novica said:

    Uh oh. Someone else was having trouble with emails not being sent- it was regarding a gift card. Customer service resent it and it didn't show up again- not in spam, not anywhere. This hopefully isn't a trend! 

    I have always received email notifications , this would be a first if it doesn't show up.  I received a confirmation email for the GC I bought Wednesday and the I am ironman newsletter at 12:30 AM...wouldn't that be something if this was the one that didn't show up just because I need it to prove the purchase price...

    So I put the stuff except the 2 freebies back into my cart and it is still showing the bundle at 9.40 so I saved a screen shot and will included that when I email sales if I don't get the confirmation email

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    Read this post- same thing. They got the newsletter.

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    Read this post- same thing. They got the newsletter.

    I did follow that thread, i have never not received a notification when buying a gift card or when putting in an order, so this is very out of the ordinary....

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    I read your edit to your post up above- and that's a smart thing to do. (Re-do the cart and screenshot.) Clever gal! 

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171

    Now I am very annoyed I purchased another item just to test if I get a purchase order notification and didn't receive that one either...

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    Hmm, wonder what's going on. Is your PM set up to receive emails when someone messages you? Did you check to see if you got mine from an hour or so ago?

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642
    edited May 2016

    Day In Bed      FWSA Rahele  for Olympia 7       Vacation Style Set (G3F)       Ireland Hair

    Day in Bed has many presets for the sheet combinations- easy one clicks. The sheets look very real. For the props, it was really nice to have the tray leap into the character's hands- I did the person pose first, then just clicked on the tray, and bingo. This product is very easy to use. Kudos! One thing though, check the thumbs. They were going through the tray so needed a tiny tweak.

    I will caution- that glisteny wall in the background tends to make people look a bit- well, like cardboard cutouts if you're not careful with the lighting. Don't know how else to explain it. Because the wall is so "wet" it changes your people's looks a tad.Look at her hair- how it seems outlined.

    It is also a bit harder to use lighting from the front of the character because you'll get that glare on the wall, so rotate your camera around so the glare is off center. To me, the main appeal is the realism of the bed, hence the name of the product. I would probably use shaders on that wall, I'm not a fan of glistening red. (Nice to have a variety though.) 

    I did part of the sheets a bit more gray to test the wrinkles, vs leaving them white. I left the pillow white so you could see the difference.

    I like the mugs, they really look ceramic.

    Rahele is darker than the promos, at least with the light set I used (which was bright IMO.)  She is lightened in these photos. I don't like the huge lips (they seem larger than the promos. I mean, this gal has a mouth on her!)  The Vacation Style shirt is VERY plunging, but works well with a the basic wear underneath it. Enlarge the shirt a bit, and no pokethrough. 

     

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:

    Hmm, wonder what's going on. Is your PM set up to receive emails when someone messages you? Did you check to see if you got mine from an hour or so ago?

    So far I have received everything else as normal except the purchase notifications so I sent a help request and received an email reply back from them saying they had received my request.  I wonder if anyone else is having an issue besides Petercat and myself?

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    edited May 2016

    I am finally getting around to trying out some of the products I have purchased lately and tonite was playing with the 200Plus Head and Face Morphs for G3F by Dogz.  It is an amazing collection of morphs for G3F and I do hope Dogz will do the same for G3M. This is the character I came up with in just a few minutes of playing, and I used the Mei Lin 7 materials on her

     

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 5,962
    Novica said:

    BTW, praying for you folks up in Canada with that MASSIVE fire. An entire city burning! Hope all the animals/pets were able to get out of harm's way. 90,000 people fleeing, roads jammed and flames engulfing the roads as cars are bumper to bumper and not moving. Hope you get a break in the weather with tons of rain to help put the fire out.

    Horrible situation, there's really only one highway southbound out of town of Fort Mac, which is situated deep in oil/mining territory of Northern Alberta.  They really need rain,  it's been unseasonably hot and dry.  Somehow, miraculously, they've managed to keep people safe so far,  but they keep having to move and evacuate them,  because the winds keep shifting,  so areas that were safe suddenly are not, and they have to move people again. Now they've started bussing them down to Edmonton and Calgary which are bigger cities further south and well clear of the danger.  The real question is,  will there be anything left of the town to come back to.  Terrifying prospect. 

  • jakibluejakiblue Posts: 7,281

    I just googled it cos I hadn't heard anything about it (I never watch the news). Omg, that's horrifying. As someone who lives in a small town with a population of about 1100, I cannot comprehend an evacuation of a city of 90 000 people, and that many people possibly losing their homes. It's unbelievable and heart breaking. I hadn't read of any lives lost in the articles I've read, thank goodness. I remember the horror of our Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria and my heart goes out to those poor people in Canada.  

    Novica said:

    BTW, praying for you folks up in Canada with that MASSIVE fire. An entire city burning! Hope all the animals/pets were able to get out of harm's way. 90,000 people fleeing, roads jammed and flames engulfing the roads as cars are bumper to bumper and not moving. Hope you get a break in the weather with tons of rain to help put the fire out.

    Horrible situation, there's really only one highway southbound out of town of Fort Mac, which is situated deep in oil/mining territory of Northern Alberta.  They really need rain,  it's been unseasonably hot and dry.  Somehow, miraculously, they've managed to keep people safe so far,  but they keep having to move and evacuate them,  because the winds keep shifting,  so areas that were safe suddenly are not, and they have to move people again. Now they've started bussing them down to Edmonton and Calgary which are bigger cities further south and well clear of the danger.  The real question is,  will there be anything left of the town to come back to.  Terrifying prospect. 

     

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,642

    I read yesterday two people were killed in cars, but I can't find the article. Here's a good one from bbc

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