Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eureka =)

 It took a while of playing with, having to remember all the stuff I forgot, and then I had to seriously sink my teeth into it, but I finally figured out the "problem" I had with the initial release of The Standing... Don't fret or worry, absolutely NOTHING is wrong with the current release..... Allow me to explain.

The Standing is a high density morphing backdrop prop for Poser users. A versatile stage prop, that can mimic landscape environments and enclosed interior spaces. You can see by the images posted in my gallery that it can be used and morphed in a variety of ways, and can output for any style of genre of art. And I've only just begun to release its full potential.

It comes loaded with morphs, but the heart and soul of The Standing are the "MatMorphs", variations in which texture and shape are added simultaneously to give awesome and unique effects and looks.

 For the most part, ZBrush plays an integral role in the MatMorphs creation, and I can extract shape and color for use in Poser. However, due to the figures grouping and mapping, extraction of these key elements was difficult, and at times unfortunately some of the WOW got lost in translation =(

But with the update release I am currently working on, the new mapping and grouping make production fluidity a creative breeze...

So here is a quick sneek peek of 2015 version... And keep an eye on my freestuff section at Renderosity for add ons to the 2010 release =)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Return to The Standing.....

Hello my friends, hope all is well =)

Ok, so we all know that I sell stuff at the 3D GraFX sites... Renderosity, Daz3D, Content Paradise... As a hobby artist, and a longtime user of Poser and Poser related programs and content, I've made many products over the years (most of which are now available for FREE in my Renderosity freestuff section), but my alltime favorite and best selling product is The Standing sold at Daz3D.

Anyone (everyone and their grandmother actually, lol) who uses Poser knows that upon new scene creation you are left with a blank 3D space. We populate that space with characters, props and other scene elements and render. But other than the obvious character, we add some type of ground or terrain, and a background. Bryce users bypass the need for a background as it generates an atmosphere, but there are times when a background/backdrop prop are necessary. This is where The Standing comes into play.

Originally released in the fall of 2010, The Standing is a high resolution morphing backdrop figure/prop for Posers users to help aid in scene building. A polygon dense "stage" that can be morphed using the plethora of shape changing variations. Versatile in that it can be used regardless of the genre of art and imagery produced, it can be made to look like a natural mountain surface, a sci-fi lab, a horrific digestive track of some enormous beast, and even a surreal scene of pure fantastic imagination.

Packed with 30 shape-shifting morphs that can transform and impact the look and feel of your environment, the heart and core of The Standing are the 9 included "MatMorphs", morphs that have texture/material embedded into the shape. These awesome and imaginative MatMorphs are generated in ZBrush, outputting high resolution textures, normals and displacement maps. These MatMorphs are not so easy to generate, and I go the extra mile to add that detail and uniqueness to each MatMorph created.

Admittedly, I have been out the loop for some time, and over the past few weeks having been getting back into the swing of things. It took some time, but I've been adjusting to and relearning all the "stuff" that goes into producing products for sale at the 3D GraFX sites. Anyways, I have made some great progress, and in my return it is my intent to breath new life into my product again. The Standing is so versatile a product that revisiting it is worth it for sure.

So keep your eye on my freestuff section, new MatMorphs are on the way, and pretty soon updates and add-ons will be hitting the stores once again.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Colossal Structure.....

Getting back into the swing of things =)

I've been away for so long, and I recently checked the "Top Contributors" list to find I am 36 of 50, not too shabby =) So to keep with the groove and to get some much needed kick back practice, I'm going to be releasing more NEW items =P The practice is good and helps keep me on my toes for sure... I've "almost" forgotten how to use my programs, 3D Coat, ZBrush, Carrara... Even Poser and Bryce I'm having difficulty with, but that's ok, I'll be in full swing in no time...

Started fooling around with some hard edge voxels and came up with this nifty little shape... The modeling wasn't so bad, I will push for more creative techniques next try, but the mapping wasn't so friendly =P You'd think with such a flat shape, some spheres and a few "cylindricals" it wouldn't be so bad, but those who model with voxels and succumb to the ease of "automapping" (of which I am guilty as charged =P) know the nightmares I speak of... I'm just not too crazy about retopping, I enjoy the freestyle-ness of organic voxels, so mapping is not always the best option for my models... Anyways, it is a little "dense", 6 mapping zones and includes the diffuse, normal, specular and displacement maps... Don't think I did much displacement.............

Use as a giant gazebo for those fantasy scenes, or resize and array for all kinds of effects and renders... Stand your character against the wall and use dramatic lighting for awesome results.

--- :::: MC Colossal Structure ::::---

Have fun and Happy Rendering =)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Set 1: Morphing Environments and Props Pack

Now here is where all the action is folks, my morphing environments and props pack... Some old, some new, all great archives to add to your collection. I've blabbed enuff about my morphing environments and backdrops, and now here is your chance to snag them... See for yourself what all my hype is about... Buy any bundle of mines  available in the Renderosity MarketPlace, and choose 1 free bonus set... Limited time off, don't miss out!!!

MC Fantasy Props 2008: Organic shapes

An oldie but a goodie. Packed full of awesomke shapes, use as stands, rigid creatures, use as surface replicating objects, or make arrays or stretched camera abstracts in Bryce. Let your creativity fly with this collection of freakish props.

MC Organica 2010: Organic Props

This set was so good, it was called back and revamped for the Renderosity MarketPlace...More critters and tripped out abstractions to use for your rendering pleasure.

MC Mega Terrain: Morphing Ground Plane

Expanding on my morphing backdrops, this package focuses on the ground level of your renders. Quick and easy terrains for use in Poser, Daz Studio, Carrara and even Bryce.... Use included textures (High Res textures available in my FreeStuff section) or apply procedural shaders/materials from your favorite program. Never render from the knees up again.

The StandingII: Morphing Backdrop

This is it folks, the 2nd installment of my morphing backdrops. Less dense than its predecessor, less textures to manage, and a smaller and simpler shape, this morphing backdrop is busting with features, morphs, texture variants and possibilities to explore. This is something every Poser and Daz Studio user should own... Morphs for fantasy, science fiction, horror, pin-up, portrait and even surreal artists all possible with this fantastic tool... So versatile and easy to use, something you can render over and over again with different and amazing results each and every time...

Set 2: Poser Playsets

Of course these sets aren't just for Poser. Daz Studio, Carrara and even Bryce users can join in on the rendering fun. While they do have morphs, these sets focus on the environment that is more "interactive" than just ground plans or backdrops. Set up and compose "obstacles" for your figures, place and embed other props or objects on them, lean or sit your characters in varying positions. Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans will enjoy the customized styles... Six awesome sets in all for your rendering needs. Boost your library with a plethora of sets to compose fantastic scenes with.

The Chamber: Horror PlayRoom

The Chamber is a creepy room, full of nasty surprises. Intestines draped over the wall, a morphing crate. an eyeball to stare at you... Intense scenes and renders can be made using this set.

The Ill Forest: Fantasy/Nature Environment Set

An organic rock structure with plenty of vines and texture variations to explore. Morphing rocks included. Use with my Atmosphere Pack in my Free Stuff section...

Musya Forest: Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Nature Environment Set

Strange and unique, very alienesque in style, Musya Forest plants your character dead smack in the middle of a psychedelic  frenzy... Off the hook texture variants, and organically modeled. Comes with a platform and "trees" among other goodies to get your creativity going fast and quick...

Land of Apocalypse: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Environment Set

An organic shape rock structure for your characters to interact with... Shape morphs, a morphing vine an plenty of texture variations to choose from.

My First NiteMare: Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Environment

Organically modeled utilizing voxels, this huge environment is perfect for those looking to render awesome alien or horror scenes... Compose included props as obstacles for your character to interact with and to variate the landscape of the scene.

Nites Haven: Fantasy Environment

This set is awesome for the fantasy artist in you. A full scene to explore, steps, drawbridge, ladders, varied levels... Comes loaded with common castle themed props... Morphing column and attaching vines... Wave your emblem and morph it to flow with the wind. Also works great as a "theater" or stage for performing arts... Far too much to explore and exploit in this set...

Set 3: Conforming Outfits for V3/V4

A lot of bonuses to grab during my awesome Christmas GIVEAWAY =)

Gonna be tuff showing ALL the great archives available for this very limited time, so keep an eye on my blog and watch for other special offers coming soon...

Agent of the Afterlife: Demonic Angel...

Made this set a few years back as something of a fantasy/sci-fi post apocalyptic hunter of demons and BIG beasts... Organic, sleek and sexy (love the back), and packed with all sorts of weapons props. I have light sets and poses available in my Renderosity free stuff section...

Cyber Gear: Sci-Fi Conforming Suit for V4

Simple, sleek and stylish, this is one of those science fiction suits you throw those awesome reflective metals on and render. Has all the V4 body morphs embedded, and other shape fitting morphs to adjust as needed...

Gamma Andromeda: Sci-Fi Conforming Suit for V4

Love this set! Conforms awesomely and has all the body morphs embedded. Nice "peek-a-boo" spots, sleek style and has a TON of free texture variants available in my Renderosity Free Stuff section... She carries a nuclear missile, how cool is that!!!

MC Arches: Props for Poser/DazStudio/Bryce/Carrara

And lets not forget about my arch props, great for filling scenes (especially when used with my terrain/environment sets =P). Center your figure and zoom back, utilize my atmosphere pack (in my free stuff section) and render with great results.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Great Christmas Sale Bundle Giveaway =)

You heard right folks, it's a bundle GIVEAWAY!!! Buy ANY bundle from my store at the Renderosity MarketPlace and receive ONE bundle/set shown here, YOUR CHOICE from my archive collection. This is a great way to supersize your Poser library for the holiday season with great items from yours truly... Here are the offers available to you:

Bonus Set 1: Morphing Environments and Props Pack

- includes: MC Mega Terrain, MC Organica 2010, MC Fantasy Props 2008, The StandingII

Bonus Set 2: Poser Playsets

- includes: The Ill Forest, Musya Forest, The Chamber, Land of Apocalypse, My First Nitemare, Nites Haven

Bonus Set 3: Conforming Outfits for V3 and V4

- includes: Demonic Angel (for V3), Gamma Andromeda (for V4), Cyber Gear (for V4), MC Arches

It's simple........... Buy any one of my bundles, then email me your choice of bundle giveaways listed here and I will send an email link to file for download =)

Need to see my great products in action?!? Browse my gallery at Renderosity, or peek through my Free Stuff items to check out available add-ons and other bonus items =)