Fairies and Monsters at DAZ, Plus Africa Theme at Hivewire3D

Weekend 16-18th May 2014I hope you’re finding these daily updates on new releases and promotions useful. I figured you 3D art enthusiasts would rather see what’s new each day than refer back to a Monday post each time. If it turns out that’s not the case, well I can always go back to the once-a-week summary.

Depending on how it pans out, I might combine Friday to Sunday in a single post, simply because at DAZ3D at least the ‘weekend’ promotions span those days, including fast grab. Sometimes there are flash sales on Saturday or Sunday, but generally not much new happens. Well, let’s give it a go.

This weekend the theme at DAZ3D is monsters, so if you want a giant beastie to go on a rampage through your Stonemason city or other urban environment, here’s your chance!

New Today on DAZ3D: Weekend 16th – 18th

See all of today’s new items here. Scroll down for today’s sales.

What’s new today? Nothing so far. We still have all of Giselle 6‘s lovely characters and other items from yesterday featured. There are a few more new bits and pieces for her that haven’t hit the store yet so maybe those will appear later.

Roll on a day to Saturday and there are a clutch of new releases today. I’ve noticed that new products on the weekend often fall into the sexy/skimpy category. I’m not sure why but there must be a reason. ‘Sexy Maid’ outfits and 9 inch heels aren’t to my taste one bit so I’ll skip those, but do take a look at DraagonStorm‘s Instant Makeup for V5 UV Skin Sets which looks a whole lot of fun.

The unstoppable ironman13 has new pose sets out today if you like to collect those, and there’s also a new hair for the Genesis 2 girls: Cinnia Hair. Finally, if you like recreating the era of the silver screen, then take a look at the Vintage Movie Makers props from Nikkelah Ghaz.

On Sale Today on DAZ3D: Weekend 16th – 18th

Start End Deal Model Vendor Price USD You Save
13th 19th Weekly Freebie Deco Mirror Nathy Free* $15.95
7th 31st Monthly PC Freebie Robot Rem petipet Free* $16.95
18th 18th Automatic Discount Spend over $30 Various $30+ $5
18th 18th Flash Sale Entire Store Slosh 60% Off 60%
18th 18th Flash Sale Entire Store Merlin Studios 60% Off 60%
18th 18th Flash Sale Entire Store EmmaAndJordi 60% Off 60%
17th 18th Retro and Pin-Up Purchase with new release Various Up to 45% Off 40-45%
17th 17th Flash Sale Entire Store Slosh 60% Off 60%
16th 16th Flash Sale Entire Store Merlin Studios 60% Off 60%
16th 16th Flash Sale Entire Store Cornucopia3D 60% Off 60%
16th 16th Top 30 Discounted Top 30 (except PC membership) Various 30% Off 30%
16th 18th Monstrous Savings Gorilla for Genesis Various $12.48 $12.47
16th 18th Monstrous Savings Kaiju The Giant Monster Valandar $10.98 $10.97
16th 18th Monstrous Savings Monstuer Maul Kaiju Add Ons Valandar $9.98 $9.97
16th 18th Fast Grab Gen 3 Iconic Shapes for Genesis DAZ3D $11.99 $27.96
16th 18th Fast Grab V3/M3 Shapes for Genesis DAZ3D $5.99 $13.96
16th 18th Fast Grab S3/FREAK Shapes for Genesis DAZ3D $5.99 $13.96
16th 18th Fast Grab A3/H3 Shapes for Genesis DAZ3D $5.99 $13.96
16th 18th Fast Grab Mindy for V4/Genesis vyktohria $5.69 $13.26
16th 18th Fast Grab Sosie V4/V5 vyktohria $5.69 $13.26
5th 18th Fast Grab Female Anatomy Bundle DAZ3D $29.99 $69.96
5th 18th Fast Grab Male Anatomy Bundle DAZ3D $29.99 $69.96

New Today on Hivewire3D: Weekend 16th – 18th

I’m including the new 3d marketplace Hivewire3D in these posts when there are releases that DAZ Studio users can easily enjoy. Unfortunately, finding these is frustrating. I really want to show some support for the Hivewire vendors and team, but it seems more and more often I’m seeing those words on tempting new releases: Compatible with Poser Only. (Update: the vendor says a DAZ Studio version of the Faces of Africa and associated products is in the works.)

However, sometimes you have to dig deep to find treasure. In any case, in today’s fantastic-looking African themed releases, I found a couple of products that DAZ Studio users can enjoy. The first is Twins 1 – Lemar and Denisha for The Kids 4. This K4 set is by Virtual World, already well known for her work on other The Kids 4 characters. You can also get hold of the African Props that Ile-Avalon has created.

More good news — everyone can use the royalty-free nature photos that Virtual World has kindly made available as a limited-time freebie. This set of 9 animal photos is called The Beauty of Nature. Wing your way over to Hivewire 3D now to pick them up.

For the record, I’m not shunning Poser-only creators here (I’m a DAZ-Studio-only creator right now so I understand the issues). It’s just that I write for people starting out with free and cheap software, from my own personal knowledge of DAZ Studio. If I feature Poser-only content in a marketplace that also attracts DAZ Studio buyers, it’s going to be frustrating for them if they find they can’t use it (or at least, not without a lot of skill and knowledge).

But as long as Ken Gilliland keeps on making his beautiful Songbird ReMix bird sets (which are and always have been DAZ Studio compatible), you can bet your boots I’ll keep visiting Hivewire3D! If I find other DS-friendly products there too, as I did today, I’ll be sure to tell you about them.


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