Thursday, February 25, 2010

The 3DZone's Nina -- Sneak Peek-- 3

A couple of new Nina sneak peeks. Poser is still being a pill, so I had a rough time last night and this morning. I swear Poser has a mind of it's own sometimes. Any way, click each pic for a better look.

I really like how this first one turned out. I added a bit of a soft focus to it. The edges of the flower came out a bit sharp looking. I don't know how describe it other than that.

I'm really not very happy with this second one. As it is, this is the second incarnation of it, there was originally a different background set in here. I replaced the background set, and while I like it better with this, I really can't get the lighting to where I'm happy with it. I wanted to show the boy morph that's included though. Can't you just hear, "And where do you think you're going, little Mister?" LOL

I still have a few more. Maybe Poser will decide to be nice and they'll come together in the final stages and render well. If they do, I'll post them tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 3DZone's Nina -- Sneak Peek-- 2

Poser is being an absolute pill today, so I only have a couple new sneak peek pics of Nina. Click each pic for the uncompressed veiw.

I started this scene on Friday. It turned out cute. It probably could have used some more things in the distant background, but I don't have any gulls. I couldn't think of anything else.

Simple pic here. Nina with a backpack. Background is Predatron3d's "The Lounge." The backpack looks a bit big, but most kids these days seem to be traipsing around with bags that are too big for them. My sweater shader went a bit wonky... I kind of like it though.LOL Hair texture here is by me...

I still have a few more Nina scenes that are under construction, so I'll probably be back with them tomorrow if Poser and I can come to some sort of truce.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The 3DZone's Nina -- Sneak Peek--

I recently received an e-mail from The3DZone asking me if I'd like a sneak peek at Nina, an upcoming figure. What could I say except, "Yes!" Nina is so very adorable. I think toon fans are going to love her. I have 3DZ's permission to post pics. Click each pic to view it at full size.

This first pic is just a fae portrait (a quick warm up). I added a couple of ding shapes I made from a font (Manfred Klein's DingbumBats) using Font To Mesh Express Converter.

The second pic is Nina on Esha's Toon Terrace (available at RDNA). I made the pic look a digital postcard.

The captain found a little girl stowing away... She apparently doesn't quite understand there is definitely a difference between pirates and sailors.

Looks like someone got caught snoozin'....

I adore Nina so far. I think she has a sweet little face. I love the fact that she can wear Nana's clothes (except head gear). I'm not good at fitting hair to characters, but even I found it pretty easy to fit The3DZone's Toon Hair Kit 1 items to this wonderful little figure. I can't wait to play with this little cutie some more. She seems to have re-ignited my creative spark, so there will probably be more pics along the way. My thanks to The3DZone for giving me an opportunity to try her out!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stuffed with Love - Toon Tiger Poses & Expressions

I made my own poses for LLF's sweet new toon tiger. The little cutie is so easy to pose, even I can do it. LOL I'm making them available for everyone. You'll need either Firecracker for Chip or Toon Animals: Tiger to use them. The set also includes some expressions (click pic for uncompressed version):

You can download the poses and expressions here.