Sparky's products at HiveWire

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Sparky, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    Oh come on Gurrrrrl!
    I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR STUFF. I have invested in it and use it all the time. I always promote it here and elsewhere.
    So, I am a bit freaking fussy which should be considered as helpful. I offer sound commentary that in my humble opinion.....can serve to help make a more all around better versatile product. Of course it will keep you busy ad nauseum adding stuff to the the final figure, and of course too you may never regain proper compensation for all the extra time and effort.....but, it will be GREAT!!!!!
    Seriously though...if I could create my own wouldn't I do that? No one in these forums would probably ever see me or hear from me again for I will fall into the mesh work making my own monsters and chimeras! LOL
     
  2. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    I hope there will be some fur texture add on options for it. I love white/Albino tex...hint....hint....hint as well as knarly wild and nappy furs afterall it is wild and have you ever seen fur from the wild? pretty messed up!
     
  3. Freyfaxi

    Freyfaxi Adventurous

    Love the new anthro boar characters up on your site, Sparky. They'll be off into my collection later today :)
     
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  4. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Nice work Sparky!
     
  5. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Thanks, guys! :D

    I will certainly make a white version of the Werebeast. ;-)
     
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  6. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    If I wasn't so old and broken and therefore self conscious I would break out in my happy dance. LOL

    .......and what AnthroBoar is FreyFaxi speaking of? You have a new figure set at your store?
     
  7. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Yeah, I've put the M4/V4/K4 version of the Boar character on my store. ;-)
     
  8. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    I have NO IDEA where the email notifications went, I found this under the New Posts thread.... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Yea, Pan is still there awaiting for me to get the right info to make his legs work correctly. I see Sparky's post below so I'll read that and see if any of it makes sense to this old brain! lol :p
     
  9. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    I THINK some of that makes sense. I'm just no good at rigging. I forgot that I modeled a set of legs but couldn't figure out how to make them proper conformers so ended up going back and forth with Paul a while back, like over a year ago I think, about having them set up as a prop with bones but then that gets tedious for the end user having to pose "Pan" first and then pose the legs or for me the artist to take the time to make poses that work for both but then that's limiting to the end user so then I was back to wanting to make them proper conformers that will work with Dusk. My thoughts were to model his legs finer than the conforming legs and then set up the bones correctly for the conformer to follow Dusk's legs so things move more naturally. I'd still have to set up poses but it just seems more logical.

    Not to steal your thread but here is a screen grab of the Pan morph, one of the set of horns I made for him (there are 4 sets of horns), no tail as it's still sitting in the GoZ projects folder as I was stressing about getting the legs just right) and there is a loin cloth and was planning on doing some other bits for him.... Then I would do a LAMH setting for the blend between human and goat as well as the legs so they have a more shaggy furry look to them..

    Pan for Dusk WIP.png
     
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  10. Miss B

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

    Good, as it would be good if you could finalize him.
     
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  11. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Awwwwww, I guess because I've not logged in a while I was deleted from your servers Sparky. I still have my log on info but my email address isn't recognized by your system. :cry:
     
  12. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Oh and I use a Start page for my browsers called Start.Me and I like to make my own icons for the links I save. So I just added you to my Arts bookmarks and made this.... :)

    Philosopher's Egg.png
     
  13. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Hey, Richard, back in 2012 I had a server crash, and I lost my customer database. I've been restoring everyone's purchase history on a case by case basis, so just create a new account and email me a list of any products you've purchased and I'll get you set up. ;-)

    Nice! :-D
     
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  14. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Just checking in! I've played around with the werebeast a bit more, getting some work done on its skin. It's my first real PBR texture set project, complete with SSS subdermal maps. I think the effect is pretty cool, still needs loads of tweaking, of course. ;-)

    WerebeastWIP.png
    WerebeastFaceWIP.png
     
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  15. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Very impressive work there Sparky.

    Spooky and convincing.

    Yikes!!

    Is this still a Dusk morph?
     
  16. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Cool!!!
     
  17. Miss B

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

    Very cool indeed. :D
     
  18. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    Like the idea of anthro figures combining animal and human as most of you may have already surmised based on the ad'nauseum posts I run here! :)
    I wondered though how musch more difficult it would be to make it one figure with digitigrade (SP?) legs or goat legs?
    There is a similar set of both female and male pans/Satyrs for DAZ's G base figures at Renderosity which I would have given an eye tooth for if available for V4 & M4....of course. I would be encouraged to go to Dusk and Dawn if that were the same case for yours.
    I do have two comments about your WIP too if it does npt offend.
    1. Please make it so the legs can be made more muscular or thicker. They look skinny and frail and long
    2. texturing them so the belly hair of the human part proceeds up the belly and does ont just stop at the waist/hip. I hate using the DAZ creature creator stuff because the time was not taken to study some sense of realism in transitioning the two parts. I think what Hemi did adding a trans mapped piece t go between the horse neck and human waist gicving that transparency to help transition was cool If that could be incorporated in the goat legs would really be nice.
    But better yet, what Sparky did with her beautiful anthro figures sets is way cool though I do think it could have used more transition would have been better.
    Maybe adding some fibre fur to where they meet to make it look more realistic!?
    Love your stuff Sparky and I seel what I love dear! LOL

    3. Please add morphs for the hooves too. Split morph for cloven and morphs to adjust the sizes of them hooves too because compared to rest of body they are too large (not sure why but so many content creators create huge hooves and feet for creatures and anthros forgetting golden proportions rules
    I know you are struggling to get this figured and the last thing you needed was my annoying two bits but please no offense intended and just my oinion so may not be worth entertaining! GOOD LUCK!
     
  19. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    You must know by now even if just from my purchases at your store than for any other reason, that I have loved your stuff.
    So with that stated here is my worthless two bits! :)
    1. LOVE the figure! Like your other Anthros is it going to be a single mesh figure or two conforming parts Dusk on top and creature parts below?
    Would be great if single integral figure. I will buy it! There is a similar figure at Renderosity I have been drooling over since its release but way too expensive for my use for it and never see it on sale.
    2. Would be great to add morphs for:
    a. change of face length and characteristics
    b. size opening of mouth
    c. good body adjustments to change age and weight and musculature of creature to allow for characteristics
    d. texture maps that will allow the fur look to be more pronounced especially if no hair is going to be included
    e. would be GREAT if hair tufts or some fibre or transmapped hair smart props were included on elbows, groin jaws and chin and head lile the Mil Lion1 for instance or your goats set. It add so darn much to a figure having all that
    f. and of course no Lycan wants to howl at the moon alone it would be special giving him a mate and/or even a pup! ;)
    I know! I am greedy right....but just sayign. looking forward to seeing where this bad boy gets to! ;)
     
  20. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Thanks, guys!

    The version in the images is the G8M version, but I will be converting it to Dusk/Dawn also! It will look pretty much identical to this on Dusk.

    That WIP was Richard's project, but I am working on a set of digitigrade legs for M4/V4 that would be an integral morph. That product would be Poser 9+ only, however, since I will have to inject weightmaps to make the project work, and that feature is only available in Poser.

    Thanks!

    1. It is a single morph on the base figure.
    2. I will be including several adjustment morphs for shape and expressions.
    e. There is no hair on the texture maps yet. I am considering using L.I.E. presets/material layers for the hair so that the hair color can be changed by the user. I also intend to include dynamic hair presets.
    f. I will be porting the character to Dawn as well, so there will be a female version.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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