Songbird Remix's Product Preview Thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

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  2. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I guessed right!:)
     
  3. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  4. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I haven't updated my progress in a while so here it goes...

    The upgrade for Penguins and the Wild Turkey sets are complete and they are being check by Hivewire Quality Assurance for issues. The upgraded Toucans Volumes 1 and 2 are almost out of beta and I'll probably have Vultures Volumes 1 and 2, as well as Condors ready by the end of next week. I think that will be it for the "Big Update Part Two". I want to get the upgraded turkey out asap, especially DAZ Studio users, since the current one has some issues in DAZ Studio. The new native DS version is so much nicer!

    "Part Three" will occur around the start of the year and hopefully the final batch "Part Four" in time for the Audubon Sale in April 2019. I can't believe I'm almost halfway through the 1000+ birds I had to update!

    For this year, apart from the updated libraries, I'll probably do a bird set or two as well as my Turtles v2 and v3. I have a partially started "Toucans v3" and "Potoos" (What's a Potoo?).

    The Peacock and Sage Grouse are "planned" (if the updates don't kill me first--lol) for Audubon Birthday 2019.
     
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  5. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Those birds really exist??? Wow, live and learn. :)

    Ohhhhh, I'm anxiously awaiting the Peacock. ;)
     
  6. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Especially a white peacock. I have a genuine need for one.
     
  7. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Yes! I'd like to see a white peacock as well.
     
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  8. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Some of the updated and re-released Songbird ReMix sets are starting to appear in the store. To remind everyone, the new format has a different library structure; All new files are found in under the Animals/Songbird ReMix folders in DAZ Studio and in Poser's Figures tab. In addition, all the morphs and controls are now located in the main (BODY) section of the model. The only thing you'll find in the limbs, wings, etc are the rotate controls and limited controls like grasp/spread in the feet. Also, all the birds are found in Bird Library sub-folders and are one-click loading (already in character format--no more assembling them)

    The updated Penguins appeared a few days ago. If you already own it, simply redownload the set and delete your old version. The old version of Penguins is in the Poser Runtime Libraries/Character/Songbird ReMix/SongbirdReMix-Penguin.cr2/.png and Libraries/Pose/Songbird ReMix/20 Penguins.
    • The Penguin Freebies have been updated too. Get 3 additional free Penguins (Humboldt Penguin, King Penguin and Magellanic Penguin) at my website under Penguin Downloads.
    Wild Turkeys should be appearing very soon. The freebies for that set (additional domestic turkeys) are now included in the store version. Toucans v1 and v2 are being QAV tested and I'm busily updating Vultures v1, v2 and Condors. So, expect all of those to be done by early November.

    I'm hoping to have some of the most popular SBRM sets (Songbird ReMix, Corvus, corvus, Birds of Legend, Threatened, etc) upgraded by the end of the year and the completion of the entire SBRM library for the Audubon 2019 sale.

    penguinstitle.jpg
     
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  9. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

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  10. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    WOW Alisa, that only took you about 3 hours after Ken posted about it. ;)
     
  11. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    er...he posted that it would be appearing "very soon".

    It wasn't updated in the store when he posted.
     
  12. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

  13. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Duh... NOW I get it. You mean it only took us a few hours for "soon" to happen" ;). I knew the update would be live today when Ken posted, but he didn't yet ;)
     
  14. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  15. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

  16. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Working on the Vultures update today's... here's an Iray test of the Egyptian Vulture...

    Egyptian Vultures.jpg
     
  17. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I'm not into vultures, but they look great Ken. ;)
     
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  18. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Wow, that looks awesome Ken!!!

    Love that head, and head feathers.
     
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  19. Desertsilver

    Desertsilver Engaged

    looking at your great turkeys and vultures I had to wonder why turkeys have naked necks and heads just like the vultures do...were turkeys once carrion birds?
     
  20. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    The "naked" head and throat of the turkey may be strictly tied to mating. The head/neck region on the male will turn red (and sometimes white) within seconds during mating. I'm guessing the "red" color signals to the females that he's "available". I have an alternate "red" version of each male turkey in the set, as well as the normal male and female versions.

    Vultures and condors are naked heads and throats are for much more practical reasons. They are carrion eaters. The naked faces and necks provide less chances to pick-up bacteria laden cling-ons.
     
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