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No luck: poses, Smacky movie

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 11:33 PM
updated: 10/30
currently: saving character presets


Don't have a lot of good news to report this week, but they're things still worth mentioning. You may have thoughts on them as well, and I'm always interested in hearing your opinions.


Last week, I decided to browse through all of my pose sets to find useful "everyday" poses that I could use to quickly set up background figures for larger scenes. I probably have at least 500 poses installed that I got from all kinds of sources - some from Renderosity, some included in Danie and Marforno temple sets, and a lot of DAZ ones, both Platinum Club and ones that came with Genesis and Genesis 2 characters. You know how many practical, "everyday" poses I found that weren't lopsided, had limits on, didn't reposition the figure, and didn't pose the eyes? Sixteen.

Why are almost all standing male poses so ridiculous? They all look like those a shirtless model would make posing for the cover of GQ. Female standing poses are always a little bit sexy, with an arm behind their head, their legs set far apart, and body twisted (sometimes ludicrously if they're made with Limits Off). The walking poses I found were also bizarre and rarely looked natural to me.

If I had to recommend anyone to buy poses from, I'd probably pick Blondie9999 (at DAZ). She understands how the body distributes weight, and the few poses of hers that I do have look natural and don't have all of the common errors that others often do. Personally, I think most poses are way overpriced though (no way I'm ever paying $12+ for an average pose set), but if you have a set that you think is particularly good, feel free to let me know so others might also consider buying it.

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In other news, I may be back to square one with my little Smacky movie. The voice actress ending up just being too busy to record the lines regularly, and I'm honestly not even sure where I stand with the artist either these days. Maybe in the end it will be for the best, as I think only telling Smacky's origin story wouldn't be all that interesting to many of you who visit my page for more sexy and action-oriented art. It's unfortunate that the time and money spent on the project so far may be for naught, but that's just how things work out sometimes.

Now I still intend to make a Smacky animation at some point, and I have a few ideas that I need to explore in more detail. It's just going to be...well, probably quite a while.



Right now I'm working on getting the demoness from my most recent picture "render ready". My hope is that if I can get enough stuff render-ready, new images won't take so long. Yeah, I know I've said that before...never hurts to keep trying though.   :)


Thanks as always for visiting!


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Download the Genesis Smacky and Zero Utilities here: www.snowsultan.com/free/xmas_s…
Be sure to let me know if you make any art using her so I can feature it!





Download the Smacky INJ/REM files for Poser and Studio here: www.snowsultan.com/free/smacky…
Be sure to let me know if you make any Smacky art!

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Download my seam guides and other free stuff at www.snowsultan.com

Smacky icon by Xamag. Thanks!

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SnowSultan

Artist | Digital Art
United States
(yes that is my arm above. Despite making a black original character, I am very, very white). ;)

I am a volunteer English tutor for Japanese university students, and I make 3D renders using DAZ's figures and software. I'm mostly known for making seam guides (colored texture templates) for 3D figures, fantasy battle renders with my original character "Smacky", my old tutorials (like Z-Tooning) and freebies, and for my past fights with fanatical, hypocritical, whining DAZ-hating dumbasses on various 3D community forums. You can find my one commercial product at DAZ3D (Animeyes) www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/-/an…. My Battle Bonanza poses are no longer available at Renderosity (they went into clearance and no one bought them for a month, aww).

I use DAZ Studio 4.6 for all the 3D figure and object arrangement, Photoshop CC for postwork, and After Effects CC for animation.

You can download my seam guides and ancient outdated Poser freebies on my storage website at www.snowsultan.com.

Thanks for visiting!
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi Snow!

I remember our talk about a lack of good medieval buildings at DAZ nowadays. Well, I found a stunning collection for free!

www.sharecg.com/pf/full_upload…

I'm downloading right now and can't wait for it to finish. Awesome stuff.
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I downloaded all of his buildings too! I had texture issues when trying to take them into a 3D painting program, but I haven't had a chance to simply use them in Studio yet. Free medieval things are always welcome.   :)
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Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi! Found you through the DAZ discussion forum while I was looking for templates for genesis. You had a link to your page and from there another link here, just had to check your dA-page out :D You really have some awesome stuff here!
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I hope you found the guides you needed too.   :)
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:icondunderhonung:
Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Yup, I'm currently working on the five hundred and fifty eleventh remake of a skin, but this time it looks as it will be just as I like it, a lot thanks to your guides ;)
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