Mike’s DAZ3D First Impressions for April 10, 2021

Mike’s DAZ3D First Impressions for April 10, 2021

A Collection of Opinions and Observations from the DAZ 3D Marketplace

Today’s Promo: Fun in the Sun

Today’s Releases: Tactical poses, a cute mini-skirt outfit, a mini dress, a small community water park, a nyef Barbie Doll, long pony-tail wig, and a node positioner utility.

Todays’ Song: Cobrastyle (feat. Mad Cobra) - song by Teddybears, Mad Cobra | Spotify

Urban Tactical SMG Poses for Genesis 3 and 8

A set of 20 full-body poses for G8 and G3 characters from Mossberg and the Urban Tactical SMG assault weapons from Polish.

First Impressions: These appear to be pretty decent use-anywhere poses for your male and female characters, whether they’re in the military or law enforcement, or holed up fighting zombies, aliens, or “others”.

Likes: Seems relatively complete with a wide assortment of poses for various situations.

Dislikes: Some of the female poses seem a bit off considering the calbre of the weapon the female character is holding. The physics of the weapon and pose seem a bit “off”.

dForce Rebel Rouser for Genesis 8 Females

A cute mini-skirt outfit for G8 females from Ryverthorn.

First Impressions: This is a six-piece mini-dress ensemble outfit for your female characters. It comes with a hat, gloves, boots, vest, skirt, and top and is rigged for dForce.

Likes: I like the overall look and style of this outfit. The belt is especially cute.

Dislikes: Not a huge fan of the train engineer’s hat. I think a wide brimmed hat would look better. Also, not a huge fan of the popped collars. I think the outfit would look better if there were no collars on the vest.

dForce Micro Mini Dress Outfit for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Females

A long-sleeved mini-dress outfit and hat for your G8 female characters from Nelmi.

First Impressions: A short, smart, and simple dress for your female characters.

Likes: dForce. Hands down. The draping on this dress is going to look slick when it’s simulated in your scenes.

Dislikes: I don’t think the tartan shaders work here honestly. They make the dress seem a bit dowdy. I also wish it had a morph to extend the hem just a little lower. While I have no problems with the high hemline, I think the dress would be more appropriate for more settings if the hem could be lowered just a little bit lower.

Water Park

A small community water park from Modu8.

First Impressions: This is a small water park with four slides, a pool, umbrellas, chairs, floats, a grassy knoll, and more. It’s quite cute and quaint!

Likes: The actual park to be honest. The wide expanse of lush green grass would make a very nice backdrop for a concert or other medium-sized gathering of people! It also has a TON of water and beach accessories, too.

Dislikes: The lack of even a small number of basic figure poses listed in the promo limits the usefulness of this set to new users to the hobby who may not be proficient with character and scene element posing.

Micro Mini Dress Outfit Texture Expansion

A set of alternate materials for the Micro Mini Dress Outfit from Nelmi.

Note: I don’t think these textures go with this outfit at all. The textures look like they’re out of place and for a different time-period when juxtaposed against the style of the dress. But I’m not Tim Gunn so I probably have no idea what I’m talking about.

Leanna HD for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Female

Oh look! Another new, young, European, female Barbie Doll for Genesis 8 from Colm Jackson. I’m going to start referring to as any female character released without genitals listed as Barbie Dolls from this point forward to draw attention to this. (Male characters will be referred to as Ken Dolls instead.)

First Impressions: The body is toned and athletic, the breasts are average, the hips are small, and there’s not much of an ass. The bottom lip has an interesting cleft and that’s about it.

Likes: Fibermesh brows.

Dislikes: My momma taught me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say about something to not say anything at all.

Debutante Hair for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Female

A long straight-hair pony-tail wig for your G8 female characters from Toyen.

First Impressions: This non-dForce rigged wig has several movement and adjustment morphs and comes in 12 different colors.

Likes: Comes with two distinct styles (“modern”, and “classic”) which add variety and increase the usefulness of the hair.

Dislikes: The lack of dForce rigging is a disappointment. If any hair should be dForced it’s the bundle of long strands that this hair is composed of.

Node Positioner and Grabber

A node positioning utility for Studio from Kabexef.

First Impressions: This is one of those utilities you didn’t realize you needed until you read the description and go, “Hey! They’re right!”

dForce magnets are powerful, but they’re a royal pain in the ass precisely because of the limitations of the DAZ Studio user interface. Same for dForms! And this utility looks like it provides a novel solution for working with both.

No likes or dislikes for this one since I don’t have enough experience with the vendor or the product to make any judgments but I do plan to buy this today and see because this has the potential of speeding up my workflow today.

Well that’s it! Hope you found this post useful.

I only bought the Node Positioner & Grabber. Everything else that was in my shopping cart was moved to my wish list. I’ll wait for them to be marked down a little more or until I absolutely need them for something.

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