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.
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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