The conforming mane figure that I made in Hexagon for the Daz Horse 2 is now available as a freebie download here in my shop. I have also been working on DSON companion files for it so that it can be used in Poser and will be uploading them as soon as I have the time
It has many shaping and movement morphs and looks good for close up renders when several of them are conformed to the Daz Horse 2 with each of them posed slightly different.
This was my first conforming figure made entirely with Hexagon, Daz Studio and Photoshop.
The conforming mane figure that I made in Hexagon for the Daz Horse 2 is now available as a freebie download here in my shop. I have also been working on DSON companion files for it so that it can be used in Poser and will be uploading them as soon as I have the time Merry Christmas!
Well I figured out how to fix my previous mistake with my custom mane model for the Daz Horse 2 3d figure and then I decided to make a morph to temporarily fix the bending problem until I work out how to use Daz Studio’s rigging.
At first I thought I’d lost around 8 hours worth of work with the mesh breaking on my object but luckily I had saved the base figure under a different name a couple of days previously so opened up the broken figure in NotePad++ (please note I always save my work uncompressed so that I can edit it if needed in a text editor) and searched for the .dsf file in it so that I could find it’s location. I then opened the dsf file folder up in windows explorer and changed the file extension to .dsfbak.
Next I opened up my previous version in NotePad++ (free program) and found where the .dsf for that figure was stored, used windows explorer and copied and pasted it into the folder where I had backed the corrupted version up. Luckily both .dsf files had the same name so I didn’t have to do any additional editing in NotePad++ but if they had been different I would just have changed the old dsf to the same name as the old one to keep it simple.
Crossing my fingers I then imported the hopefully fixed mane figure into my still open Daz Studio, it was still broken… Stifling my frustration I closed Studio, reopened it and again imported the mane figure, this time it worked AND all my new morphs were still there and present Happy Bunnies R US!
Next I decided to hold off on playing around with the rigging until I have time to practice and so exported my mane and the Daz Horse 2 figure into Hexagon via the Daz Studio bridge.
I morphed the mane so that the front base points are lower than normal, exported the mane only back into Studio and saved it as Bend Fix morph. After testing in Studio it seems to do the job for now as you can see from my screen shot above.
I have a few more morphs for the forelock that I’d like to make and then I have to organise the textures and their paths and double check how to package the items so that they will work on other peoples machines as this is the first Daz Studio item I will be offering for download.
I was going to change the material names for the base geometry as at the moment they are all named base strand 1 etc for every seperate strand but I found it useful to use with coloured horses such as CRWR’s Gypsy Vanner texture that comes with the Pro Bundle so that you can change the colour or texture maps for different parts of the mane so that it matches the coat texture. I’ve attached a render of what this looks like below.
I’ve already made some MATs, including one for the Gypsy Vanner with different textures to match the skin.
Once I have released this package if anybody makes any extra morphs or textures for it I will be happy to host them here as free downloads so that it keeps everything tidy and easy for users to find.
Free downloads for Poser and Daz Studio.
The Daz Studio and Poser content here includes some of my textures, poses, morphs and characters for the various 3d horse models. If you like these free downloads please check out my premium content items at my store here.
Click on the images to download the items.
|Smooth Eyes Morph||Longer Eyelashes Morph Target|
|A custom morph injection for the Millennium Horse by Daz3d.||Long lush lashes for the Daz MilHorse!|
|Alla’s Arabian||MilHorse Classic Head Morph|
|A CR2 figure, containing custom morphs and scaling for the Millennium Horse by Daz3d.||A more chiselled look for the Daz3d Millennium Horse|
|If you like the above free add ons for the Millennium Horse please check out my Native Pony and Ultimate Equine Poses in my store.
|Easy Pose Horse for Poser 4, 5, 6 & 7||Free Unicorn Horn Prop for Poser 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.|
|Includes eye props with corneas, exclusive morphs and realistic grey horse texture.||Smart propped to the Poser 4 Horse, has joint centres set up to make scaling and posing very easy and painless!|
|Spring Bay Texture for the Poser Horse||Dun Texture for the Poser Horse|
|NEW! Two textures, one with a white blaze one without.||NEW! One realistic dun (buckskin) texture for the P4 Horse|
As a result of the “would you like this horse texture as my next poser freebie?” questionnaire I have uploaded the Spring Bay horse texture as well as an extra photo based Dun one, two for the price of one The Spring Bay is a bit special as it is made from our own young pony as he was just growing his summer coat this spring!
|Sleek Chestnut Horse Texture||NEW! P4 Hi Resolution Black Horse Texture|
|Photo bases texture for the poser horse. This horse comes with Poser 4, Poser 5 and Poser 6.||Set includes MAT poses (In camera folder)|
|Przewalski Horse texture||P4 Horse Grey texture (includes MAT poses)|
|Works in Poser 3, 4 and 5.||Free Poser Horse Dapple Grey texture (includes MAT poses)|
|Free galloping pose||Free little donkey for Poser 4 and 5.|
|For the Heavy Horse and Daz3d VictoriaThe full Heavy Horse Package is now available free in my store here.||2 textures and 1 transparency map to transform to Daz3d Zebra into a cute little donkey|
As part of migrating my old website over into WordPress here are a few more of my Poser Freebies
Click images to download.
This is a set of free seamless textures for you to download and use in your renders. They include rocky cliffs, vegetation, palm tree bark and sky. I have used them in my renders in both Vue and Carrara with great effect.
These were made from photographs that I took whilst on holiday in Gran Canaria (see map below for actual location) several years ago.
The photos shown below are small versions of the actual textures.
Here are a few free textures and a wall prop that I created for Poser and Daz Studio.
The two cow textures are for the old, low polygon Daz cow model and I think they add a lot of realism to it.
The deer texture is for Bloodsong’s remap of the Daz buck model and the wall prop is a stand alone (no pun intended) model and texture.
Brown and white photorealistic cow texture for the Daz3d cow model
Cow model available at Daz3d
Texture for Bloodsong’s Bigface Buck
Created from photos taken by Garill of Renderosity and posted with his kind permission.
|Lattice Wall Prop for Poser 4.||
Black and white photorealistic cow texture for the Daz3d cow model
Cow model available at Daz3d
Daz3d (3d software and content provider) give away some pretty cool free downloads every week.
This week’s freebie is no exception, it’s a realistic crime scene complete with props!
As with all Daz freebies it will be available for one week only before joining the rest of their catalogue.
You can order it