Choose Your Hero: The Genesis3 Men Compared

The other day I shared an outline comparison of the Genesis 3 male line-up from December 2015 to May 2016. Well, all except The Guy 7, since the focus was on realistic ready-to-use 3D males.

Today I’m sharing some portraits of the generation 7 males (so far). This time you can also compare their skin tones and materials, as the lighting is the same for each portrait and there is no postwork. I haven’t included the base male, since he doesn’t have Iray materials.

Comparison of Generation7 3D Men

One small point of difference: Gianni, Lee and Kimo were rendered using Iray in DAZ Studio Pro 4.9 (if you don’t have it, you can pick it up for free on the official Daz site). Michael and Leo were also rendered with Iray, but … Continue reading

Meet Haley, Plus Discover More for Mei Lin and a Paris Street

With so much new content hitting the Daz store each week I’d have a hard time these days keep up with all the deals! Today is special, because I was so impressed with the new releases, coming as they do at the end of a week of good discounts and offers, and the Kimo 7 release. Not only is there new content for Mei Lin 7 but a 3D Universe character and an appealing new environment too. I suspect pay day can’t come quick enough for many of us now!

Haley — the All American Teen with the Big Smile

Haley is a 3D Universe girl, a fresh-faced American teen looking for all the world like a young Britney Spears. She’s slightly toony to fit in the rest of the 3D Universe line of youngsters, but totally gorgeous with it. Angel wings or not (she has some in her promo), I can see Haley flying off the … Continue reading

The Genesis 3 (Realistic) Males

The Genesis 3 Men: Michael, Lee, Kimo, Gianni, Leo, and free base male

Here’s the promised graphic of the male figure morphs from Genesis 3, minus The Guy 7 who as a toon doesn’t fit well into this line-up. It was a bit of a squeeze to fit them all on and the text is tiny. If you struggle to read it, the figures are as follows: Genesis 3 Male (white outline), Michael 7 (blue), Lee 7 (red), Kimo 7 (orange), Gianni 7 (purple), Leo 7 (green).

Kimo 7 was released a couple of days before this was made, so no males since that release have been included. For an Iray render comparison of the Generation 7 men, see my newer post: Choose Your Hero: Genesis 3 Men Compared.

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Kimo 7: Breaking Out the Box

Kimo 7 from Daz 3DIt’s been a long time since I felt inspired to write a post for a new DAZ Original character… And that’s not a slur on previous characters. Several of them, Kalea 7 included, have been amazing.

Kimo 7, as the male half of this partnership, does the Polynesian beauty justice. With his Pacific Islander features and stockily muscular physique he breaks out of the bounds of conventional releases but still has plenty to offer to those who need a fantasy warrior or hero. No need for a band of clones to fight evil (or good) in your renders, Kimo’s darker skin and distinctive features are a reminder that a whole lot of people on this planet are not white magazine-cover models.

Making him even more versatile, Kimo has a collection of impressive add-on … Continue reading

Genesis 3 and Earlier 3D Human Figures

In my previous post I gave a quick run-down of the (non-technical) evolution of the Genesis line of 3D humans, as created and sold by Daz3D. These figures are models of humans, complete with photorealistic or toon skin materials, and fully rigged to pose in natural ways.

So, in my last post I explained the generation naming and numbering. At time of writing, we are somewhere near the middle (just a guess) of the production span of Genesis 3, which is the line of figures with a 7 after their names. To give this post some context, the most recent release was Kalea 7 and we have been promised Kimo 7 (who was released the day after this post was published!). As a Daz vendor, I’m not able to give out any information that is not public knowledge, so I will only be mentioning released figures here.

For a graphical guide, you can now see … Continue reading

Understanding Genesis Figures: The Line-Up of Human Models from DAZ 3D

A long, long time ago I created an infographic style guide as a Who’s Who of the DAZ 3D Genesis figures. It was first created some time after Daz made the switch from generation 4 (Victoria 4, Michael 4, etc.) to the unisex Genesis base. Genesis was the mesh on which all generation 5 figures were built.

Times change. Oh how they change! A few years on and we are another two generations further on, and seeing an ever-more rapid roll out of new figures. If I was confused as a new buyer and user of 3D human models from Daz, I can only imagine how befuddled any newcomers to this field feel these days.

To help you out, let’s get a few facts straight, starting with the most recent figures. I’m keeping it simple so this is a simple overview rather that a discussion of mesh or rigging changes.

Genesis 3
This is the 7th … Continue reading

Using Ron’s (Deviney) Photoshop Brushes in GIMP

If you are a Daz 3D customer, and haven’t yet taken advantage of the Fast Grab 70% discount on Ron’s brushes, these are a fantastic deal. The bundles especially are amazing value. They have been there a couple of days now but look set to stay for the weekend.

I know the first time I treated myself to some Deviney Photoshop brush sets I was worried that they wouldn’t work in GIMP. However, GIMP can read the Photoshop .abr format just fine. Here’s a quick post on how to get them from your product library into GIMP. There are a few forum posts with similar information but the forum can be hard to search once things vanish from page 1, so I thought it worth sharing what I do myself, step by step. This process works for any other brushes you have downloaded from free brush sites too.

Loading an .ABR File in GIMP

  • Forget about DIM or … Continue reading
  • March 2016 Update: Selling Via Daz3D, Creating a Portfolio, and Books to Read

    I’m excited to share that I have my second product of 2016 releasing soon, as part of the 2016 March Madness sale event at Daz 3D. My earlier 3Delight and Iray knit shader pack squeaked into the new year on New Year’s Day and has been popular, so I’m glad people are finding it useful.

    My newest product took me back to something I love doing: environments. Get ready for a new multi-part interior with lots of possibilities and an interesting drama theme.

    It was fun to get back to creating rooms and props. Unfortunately it’s also now an over-subscribed genre at Daz, but I think that’s true of most categories there now. As someone who enjoys creating for this market too much to be swept aside, I can only continue to search for new ideas and present them in my own way.

    I mention this because I know some readers have wondered about … Continue reading

    Merry Christmas and Remember to Grab those Free Gifts!

    For the 3D enthusiasts among my readers, here’s a quick reminder to pick up those fantastic free gifts that PAs have been sharing at Daz3D this month. Most, it must be said, are courtesy of InaneGlory and will give you some great Iray presets for Genesis 2 (generation 6) Daz Original characters. I stopped by the site today and found a whole bunch of them (Lilith 6, Giselle 6, Gianni 6, Girl 6), though the more frequent visitors among you may have picked up one or two yesterday.

    There were also some very nice looking lights from the FWSA team. Can’t wait to try those soft light probes and the new Iray skin presets out.

    Things have been quiet around here this December while I’ve been working on other projects. However, I hope you’ve grabbed some of those exciting new products over at Daz and your other favourite 3D marketplaces. Remember to open daily newsletters for all … Continue reading

    An Adorable Rural Scene by Spit

    Spit Daz3D Scene with Humble Homestead, Chunky Knit

    Some of you already know the artist and Daz enthusiast who goes by the name of ‘Spit’. If you don’t, I believe she has started a new Art Studio thread in the Daz3d forums, so go along and enjoy the lovely whimsical art she will be sharing there.

    She was kind enough to share an image with me that featured my new Chunky Knit Sweater Outfit and in the background the Humble Homestead and its hill environment. The finished piece had such a charming storybook look that I couldn’t resist adding a frame and uploading it here.

    I too own the Daz Horse 2 but have done very little with it. While it’s a lovely model, it’s not the easiest to work with and create something convincing from… well not … Continue reading