Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Scheduled Sale - December 21-29th

Earlier this month, I scheduled a sale on my Kiki Expressions at Renderosity to run from the 21st to the 29th. Happy holidays.

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Freebies: Gumdrop Hair Fits

I've made a couple of hair fits for the Candy available.

The first is for Tuned In. You can download it here or from Renderosity Free Stuff.

The second is for Cutie Pie Cap. You can download it here or at Renderosity Free Stuff.

The fits aren't perfect. You might have to do some fine-tuning.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thoughts on seasonal Poser products

A few really cool Halloweenesque items have come out in the last week or so. As nifty as some of them are, this really irritates me year-after-year. Normally, I start thinking Halloween for seasonal projects in late August to early September, not just mere days from Halloween (or Halloween itself like a few of this years' commercial products were released). I could use these products a lot sooner. As it stands now with things be released right before Halloween, I only bought a couple of things I can see "other" uses for besides Halloween renders. The rest got wishlisted. A lot of it, let's face it, I probably won't buy. Not because it's not great stuff or I don't like it. Just because funds are limited and wishlists are already gigantic. It makes me sad, because I like Halloween and hate to pass up on great products that make me have that, "Oooh, shiny" reaction. However, when themed items are released so close to Halloween, the stores don't give me much choice. :( I always hope that the stores will catch a clue that not everybody has time to do seasonal projects just before the "big day," but they never do. And they probably never will. :(

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Freebie: Emoti-Clock -- Fall Back

I experimented with a similar idea in a scene last fall. I've managed to misplace the original files, but quickly created this one. The zip file contains one image in two sizes as .PNGs. The image was rendered at each size, not merely resized.

Emoti-Clock Fall BackClick here to download the zip file.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kiki Revitalized Intro Sale Ending Soon

This is just a reminder that the introductory sale on my Kiki Revitalized Expressions ends on Saturday. If you have any artwork that uses them or have any questions about the pack, feel free to post in my thread at the Daz forum commercial section or my thread at Renderosity.

Friday, September 7, 2012

First Commercial Product - Kiki Revitalized Expressions

I'm pleased and excited to announce that my very first commercial Poser product is now at Renderosity! Kiki Revitalized Expressions won't effect most character morphs, including Capsces' Posey. The expressions also work on Kiki 1 (and Posey) and Kiki 2. this gives you a lot of versatility. If you have any questions, stop by my thread in the Daz Commercial Forum. If you use my expressions in your art, I'd love to see the result!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Freebie: Gummy Gnome PNGs

I've packaged up a few "Gummy Gnomes" (made with Littlefox's Candy and a mix and match of clothing items, and some textues that I made). These were test renders for my textures, but I thought someone out there in cyberland might enjoy the PNGs. You never know... LOL The textures won't be a public freebie. Sorry.

Gummy GnomesClick here to download the zip file.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Public Freebie: Notebook Textures & More...

I posted some textures for Deerpath's free notebook (binder) prop from RDNA. They were made way back in 2008, but I've finally made them publicly available. Click here for download page.

About two weeks ago, I uploaded my 2011 holiday freebies. Click here to go to the download page. During the same update, I uploaded my 2009 freebies from the Lassie and Friends advent giveaway. They're toward the bottom of the page here. Several sets of cameras also got their own download page. I think I'll put cameras for buildings and scenes on that page from now on. Not that I intend on making cameras regularly. There are probably loads of people better at making them. Enchanted for Littlest Witch finally got a permanent page, too.

That's it for today. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time Constraints

This is mostly a quick note for people I'm friends with at DeviantArt. I have very little computer time and have been having trouble with DA. For two days, I couldn't even get logged in. I got logged in this morning, but once i do, it slows down to a very, very painfully slow crawl. I just don't have time to catch up over there for the next few days at that pace. I'm not ignoring anyone. I don't want any hurt feelings. ;) I should have some time mid-to-late next week.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Freebies: Mavka Hippy & Shy Pinup


Two .PNG image packs today...

First up: Mavka Hippy (15 images)

Mavka's feeling a bit groovy in this pack of retro-themed images. She comes in five poses and three outfit color combinations. I made the outfit textures myself quite a long time ago... Maybe I shouldn't admit that... I don't know... LOL

Mavka HippyClick here to download the zip file.

Next... Mavka Shy Pinup (4 images)

Mavka's back and feeling a bit shy about posing for a pinup pic. These started off as a regular portrait render that I was going to do for my gallery. Alas, the image never quite made it there, due to lack of overall inspiration. You get one pose, with four different nighty colors. Yes, I made the nighty textures. Almost a year ago, in fact... LOL

Mavka Shy PinupClick here to download the zip file.

That's all for now.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

KCTC Freebies Update

There are new freebies at KCTC Freebies.

JUNE 12, 2012

Boots, Hat and Slippers for Kiki  - Trumarcar
Faerietime for Kiki-  Toyyaris Designs
Sleepytime for Kiki -  Toyyaris Designs

Thank you, Trumarcar and Toyyaris for the great new freebies.  Big thanks to Alisa for updating the site. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Memorial for France now live @ Rendo

Renderosity has posted the memorial page for France here. A big thank you for Alisa Uh-Lisa for putting the memorial piece together and submitting it.  I know it wasn't easy to put together, but you did wonderfully.  Thank you, my friend! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Favorite Poser Purchases: Rufus

I promised I'd get back to creating things and blogging and my personal life really went to pieces. Typical.  LOL  Things aren't back to "normal" yet, they won't be for a long, long time, I fear... But... Life has to move on... I thought I'd pull myself up by the boot straps and continue the "My Favorite Poser Purchases" series.  Originally, this was something I intended to post last autumn, but Daz put the hooks in ArtZone, where most of my pics were posted.  I've moved quite a bit of my old stuff at DeviantArt and that's where I'm posting most of my new stuff. So this blog series is finally going to get back under way.  

Another one of my favorite purchases is Rufus.  Rufus was the first in Littlefox's Plushies line. In my opinion, he's the best plushie. :)  He's a sly little devil and often winds up in pictures I had no intention of including him in. He just sneaks into frame somehow, I swear, whether it's test renders, promo renders, or final renders... He winds up in there... LOL  Here are few examples from my galleries as evidence:

Sir Rufus
Plushies at the Piano
An Apple Amongst the Sunflowers
Girls' Day Out: Nature Walk
Song & Dance Rufus
Drama in the Park
Ready for a Story
Mavka's Rest
Rufus' Shower
Musical Play
Even Teenage Faeries Have Bad Days
Happy New Year 2011

Rufus and I just can't help it.  It's a Poserverse love affair that's meant to be, I suppose.  :)   I enjoy spending time with the mischievous little guy and he's definitely been a good Poser investment.

Until next time, be well. ;)

For the first post in the "My Favorite Poser Purchases" series, click here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mr. Sparky's Jubilee Sale (Ends June 5th)

Talented artist, and all around good guy, Mr. Sparky, is having one of his crazy sales at PoserDirect. I said a while back that I wouldn't get in the habit of posting lots of sale ads in this blog. I decided to make an exception in this case because Mr. Sparky is an exceptional Poserverse personality. Aside from being one of the most generous, prolific freebie creators, he was also very good and kind to KCTC's founder, France. One of Mr. Sparky's wonderful freebies is the S.S. France, which he made after France expressed the wish for a cute boat. France used in one of her lovely pictures soon after the freebie was released, with much joy. So if you can, why not go over and help Mr. Sparky out and celebrate the jubilee at his sale.

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Freebies: Alien Family and Minwee Swimming in Pink


I have two new packs of fairly simple PNG images to share today. 

First up: Alien Family (1 image)

This first one is a family scene of Ralph, Rita, and Ralphling.  Poser users sometimes get caught up in the "S/He who dies with the most toys wins," mindset. Sometimes, I'll personally buy something and not get to using it for months. Or use it for a while and just forget about it sitting, collecting virtual dust in all my gigantic runtimes.  I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some older figures.  Quite a few of the older figures I have aren't around any more.  Ralphling comes with some versions of Poser, but now that The3DZone's site store isn't around, I don't think Ralph and Rita are available.

Alien Family AlphaClick here to download the zip file.

Next... Minwee: Swimming in Pink (30 images)

Yep, you read that right... 30 images.  These images started out as one of those, "Oh, wouldn't it be cute...?" ideas and quickly went down hill.  The original idea was to put Mavka (Minwee) in a her ruffled bathing suit (by Karanta) and make some retro-looking pics.  I made some texture for it forever ago (though I don't think I ever publicly shared them with many people).  So, in the pack, there's three poses of Mavka wearing five different bathing suit designs. In half of those, she's wearing heart-shaped sunglasses (borrowed from Rosy Cheeks Lina).  Ugh... By the time I was done packing these up yesterday, I hated them.  Something went haywire and I renamed all the images some how (I hate Windows 7). Then, I hated how my presenter turned out.  After talking to a couple of the KCTCers, I've decided to make them available as-is.  They are what they are... Now I remember why I don't do large sets of any sort very often. The larger the pack, the bigger the nightmare of doing promos becomes...

Minwee: Swimming in PinkClick here to download the zip file.

I'm going to be busy for the next couple of weeks, so these will probably be my last freebies for a while. Did I hear a sigh of relief from the peanut gallery?


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Freebies: 2 PNG Image Sets


I have two new packs of fairly simple PNG images to share today.

First up: SadieMe Alpha (5 Images)

SadieMe AlphaClick here to download the zip file.

Next... V4 Umbrella (4 images)

V4 UmbrellaClick here to download the zip file. Enjoy!

Friday, May 18, 2012

KCTC Freebies Update

There are few new lovely things at KCTC Freebies to report.

MAY 17, 2012
Scampie Sneakers - Trumarcar

MAY 10, 2012
Lizzieelf for Kiki - Toyyaris Designs
Pretty Hope Dress - Lasssie

Thanks to Lassie, Trumarcar, and Toyyaris for the great new freebies. And a very special thank you to Alisa Uh-Lisa for updating the site.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Freebies - 2 PNG image packs


I have two new packs of fairly simple PNG images to share today. I'm trying to get some of the Poser stuff I bought but never used in proper renders actually used. And these packs are some of the fallout. :)

First up: Mavka Chilly Spring (4 Images)

Mavka Chilly SpringClick here to download the zip file.

Next... V4 Cissy Retro Rocker (6 images)

V4 Cissy Retro RockerClick here to download the zip file. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Stuff @ KCTC Freebies!

There are some great new freebies at KCTC Freebies by some of the other contributors.

- Cookie Pas De Deux - Pommerlis
- 8 Country Backgrounds - Size8
- Nighty for Kiki - Toyyaris Designs
- Winter for Kiki - Toyyaris Designs
- King Celeb, King of the Elven for Hein - Toyyaris Designs

Thanks to Pommerlis, Size8, and Toyyaris for their lovely creations. And a big thank you to to Alisa (Alisa Uh-Lisa) for updating the site. :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Freebie: Cozy Apartment Cameras

I uploaded some cameras covering the kitchen area of ironman13's Cozy Apartment to Renderosity Free Stuff the other day. They were a spur-of-the moment freebie set after I had used the kitchen section in two renders.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Remembering France (Francemi)

KCTC's founder and guiding light, France (Francemi) has passed away. She was a great friend, an excellent teacher, and an outstanding artist. Her generosity of spirit will greatly be missed.

The KCTC family intends to keep on, in honor of France.

Remember to let others know how much you care about them, because you never know what will happen tomorrow. Rest in peace, France.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Runtime Reconstruction... .excruciating .EXEs

Ugh. For those of you that don't know, the home of my runtimes (an external drive) let this world earlier this month. Luckily, with some exceptions, I had backed up most of them a few weeks before. We had a hitch with the replacement drive and had to get another one. I'm finally back on the road to reconstruction.

One of the major exceptions to the fairly recent backup was my V4 and related stuff. I had given up on using V4 due to some problems with using her on our household's old computer. We got a new system during the last quarter of last year. Thanks to Ann from ART-Collab, I decided to give V4 another shot on the new system. She and Fisty patiently and graciously helped me though some of the changed technical stuff. However, I never did reinstall quite a bit of the older stuff that I had for her because it seemed like a lot of work to go to if I wasn't going to end up using V4 for the long-haul. I decided to start on small scale. Since I had to do some reconstruction, I thought I might as well install all that stuff and some of the bundles for V4 & M4 late last year. I figured better to do the least pleasing job first. I spent most of the day running the installers and it brought one thing very sorely home. I H-A-T-E Daz's bloody .EXE installers. Almost always have, but now I definitely do with a passion. Running more than three to four makes me nuts. I wanted to hang myself very quickly. Never again! Fortunately, I think I have the bulk of the stupid things installed now.

I have some more minor installing with blessed, sweet .ZIP files to do. And that's it. I should be back in business. I think I might take a breather for a couple of days and have mental health vacation after all those .EXE. After the .EXE files, a few weeks' worth of .ZIP installs sounds like a breeze. I should be in the home-stretch soon. If all goes well, I'll be back composing and rendering scenes in Poser sooner than Daz s**n.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Freebie: Loading Dock Cameras

Hurray and congratulations to ART-Collab. Their new products, The Loading Dock and The Cargo Hold have made it to the Daz Store as part of March Madness. I made a humble set of starter cameras for The Loading Dock and packed them up as a freebie. Click here to download them from the ART-Collab thread at Daz. I will try to get them put up on a web page as soon as life becomes less hectic again. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Returning Freebie: Claire for A4/V4 & Morphs++

Due to life being kind of complicated, I haven't had a chance to repost my 2011 holiday freebies like I had hoped. I've gone ahead and reuploaded one of them, Claire for A4/V4 and V4 Morphs ++, over at Renderosity Free Stuff. Claire was one of my contributions to the FaerieWylde 2011 Winter Solstice celebration. This is the first time I've ever uploaded anything over there, so I guess we'll see how it goes.

I think you'll need to log-in at Renderosity to download. Click here. Instructions are included on the Rendo entry and in the readme.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Good Causes: ART-Collaborations' Firesale Continues

For those of you watching the ART-Collaborations Firesale, MissB has donated a beautiful collection of seamless tiles. Check them out here or here. They're free to all, but please remember donations to help Ann's parents would be very sincerely appreciated. Thank you! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Good Causes: ART-Collaborations' Firesale

I won't be doing much of this type of thing within my blog pages... However, there are exceptions to every rule.

Sad news from ART-Collaborations--one of my favorite vendor teams. Ann's parents lost their pets and most of their possessions to a house fire. Ann is wonderful lady and is always doing generous, sweet things through out Poserverse. You can read more about her parents' situation here. All proceeds from the ART-Collaborations site store's sales will be going to her parents. You can also make donations here. Some artists around Poserverse are rallying around Ann and her family and contributing items or proceeds towards relief, as well. There is a thread at Daz3d's forum with details here.

If you're a digital artist that uses Daz|Studio or Poser, you have several other options to help.

Diamonds & Pearls, donated by JasmineSkunk, is an add-on for Star Struck Twinkle (with a few bonuses that match BeMine). The pack is free-for-all members of the ART-Collaborations' store, but donations are very much appreciated. Thank you, JasmineSkunk, for paying forward some cosmic kindness helping Ann's family! :)

Lassie24 from Cute N Toonz has stepped up with two other fantastic options. Proceeds from the sale of Spring Time for Cookie's Goth Gown and Cook Tunic for Cookie's Tunic Dress will be donated to the donation fund for Ann's parents. Thank you, lassie24, for paying forward cosmic kindness and helping out, as well. :)

For the 2D graphic enthusiasts out there, Kriss is donating the proceeds from the sale Sharing Love 1 and Sharing Love 2 to the donation fund. Thank you, Krissy, for paying it forward and helping out! :)

As for myself, I've donated a couple of things. Since, however, I've never ventured into the commercial marketplace and don't have a store, I'm leaving their distribution up to Ann. I'm not quire sure how that's going to be handled yet. There are two 3D-related packs that I've donated. The other is a 2D pack of .PNG images. Stay tuned find out more. You might also want to watch the Daz3D forum thread here.

Thanks for reading. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Freebie - Cookie Too Cute PNGs

Thanks to the chaotic nature of my life lately, the arrival of my newest freebie is delayed. Just some cute "Valentine-esque" images.

Click here to see the .PNG images at approx. 50% of their actual size.

Click here to download the zip file. Enjoy!