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RELEASED Universal Chibi Head

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken1171, May 10, 2018.

  1. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    I have started this project in November 2015, and it was something I have always wanted to have - a universal chibi head! "Chibi" is a Japanese Anime/manga style often used to turn regular character into a cute child version.

    Promo_03_600x800.jpg

    With the Universal Chibi Head (UCH), you will be able to "chibi-nize" any figures you might have in either Poser or DS. No special tools are required - all you need is already included in Poser and DS. If you know how to parent things and toggle items visibility, you are ready to get started.

    Along with useful tips and hints from the readme file, I am also including video tutorials for Poser and DS on how to create "composite" figures in minutes.

    Promo_02_600x800.jpg

    What's Included & Features

    POSER:
    * Video tutorial showing how to use the product in Poser
    * Chibi head for Poser (CR2)
    * 155 morph dials organized in 11 categories
    * 30 facial expression presets (PZ2)
    * 10 dial facial expression presets
    * 8 Eye color presets (MC6)
    * 30 skin tone presets (MC6)
    * 8 Texture maps
    * 2 texture templates

    DS:
    * Video tutorial showing how to use the product in DAZ Studio
    * Chibi head for DS (DUF)
    * 155 morph dials organized in 11 categories
    * 30 facial expression presets (DUF)
    * 10 dial facial expression presets
    * 8 Eye color presets (DUF)
    * 30 skin tone presets (DUF)
    * 8 Texture maps
    * 2 texture templates

    MORPH DIALS:
    * 155 Chibi Head dials:
    Eyes
    Eyes Up-Down
    Eyes Side-Side
    Eyes Crossed
    Eyes Close
    Eyes Close_r
    Eyes Close_l
    Eyes OpenWide
    Eyes Open Wide_r
    Eyes Open Wide_l
    Eyes Tiny
    Eyes Happy
    Eyes Happy_r
    Eyes Happy_l
    Eyes Cinical
    Eyes BottomFlat
    Eyes Bottom Flat_r
    Eyes Bottom Flat_l
    Eyes Squint
    Eyes Squint_r
    Eyes Squint_l
    Eyes Serious
    Eyes Serious1_r
    Eyes Serious1_l
    Eyes Serious2
    Eyes Serious2_r
    Eyes Serious2_l
    Eye Shapes
    Eyes Shape1
    Eyes Shape1_r
    Eyes Shape1_l
    Eyes Shape2
    Eyes Shape2_r
    Eyes Shape2_l
    Eyes Shape3
    Eyes Shape3_r
    Eyes Shape3_l
    Eyes Shape4
    Eyes Shape4_r
    Eyes Shape4_l
    Eyes Shape5
    Eyes Shape5_r
    Eyes Shape5_l
    Eyes Shape6
    Eyes Shape6_r
    Eyes Shape6_l
    Eyes Expression Special
    EyesHeart
    EyesDummy
    EyesDash
    EyesX
    EyesV
    EyesSpiral
    Lashes
    Lashes Pointy1
    Lashes Pointy1_r
    Lashes Pointy1_l
    Lashes Pointy2
    Lashes Pointy2_r
    Lashes Pointy2_l
    Lashes Pointy3
    Lashes Pointy3_r
    Lashes Pointy3_l
    Lashes Pointy4
    Lashes Pointy4_r
    Lashes Pointy4_l
    Lashes Pointy5
    Lashes Pointy5_r
    Lashes Pointy5_l
    Lashes Out
    Lashes Out_r
    Lashes Out_l
    Brows
    Brows Up
    Brows Up_r
    Brows Up_l
    Brows Down
    Brows Down_r
    Brows Down_l
    Brows Closer
    Brows Thickness
    Brows Out
    Brows Turn
    Brows Turn_r
    Brows Turn_l
    Brows Spin
    Brows Spin_r
    Brows Spin_l
    Brows Straight
    Brows Straight_r
    Brows Straight_l
    Brows Male
    Brows Mad
    Brows Mad_r
    Brows Mad_l
    Brows Sad1
    Brows Sad1_r
    Brows Sad1_l
    Brows Sad2
    Brows Sad2_r
    Brows Sad2_l
    Brows Surprised
    Brows Surprised_r
    Brows Surprised_l
    Cheeks
    Cheeks Round
    Cheeks Happy
    Mouth
    Mouth Happy
    Mouth Happy_r
    Mouth Happy_l
    Mouth SmileClosed
    Mouth Smile Closed_r
    Mouth Smile Closed_l
    Mouth O
    Mouth BigO
    Mouth Big O_r
    Mouth Big O_l
    Mouth Wide
    Mouth Wide_r
    Mouth Wide_l
    Mouth LowNarrow
    Mouth Close
    Mouth CornersDown
    Mouth Corners Down_r
    Mouth Corners Down_l
    Mouth Triangle
    Mouth Cat
    Mouth Whistle
    Mouth Tiny
    Mouth Stress
    Mouth Stress_r
    Mouth Stress_l
    Mouth Square
    Mouth Puff
    Mouth Puff_r
    Mouth Puff_l
    Lips
    Lips Purse
    Lips Fuller
    Ears
    Ears Size
    Ears Out
    Ears Long
    Ears LongOut
    Nose
    NoseSize
    NoseAnime
    Neck
    Neck Gone
    Face
    Chin Shape
    Muzzle out
    Expressions
    Happy
    Laughter
    Sad
    Anger
    Shocked
    Scared
    Bored
    Smitten
    Scream
    Dead
    Dummy
    Enjoy
    Asleep
    Hurt

    The head is capable of a wide range of expressions, to include some iconic cartoonish ones. The dials allow the creation of symmetric and asymmetric expressions. I am providing 30 expression pose presets, plus 10 in-dial facial expressions. Those are just a small sample of the wide range of possible facial expressions you can create with the dials.

    Promo_01_600x800.jpg

    As it was with the "Universal Anime Head" this one can be used with ANY figure in Poser or DS, and hence, it's "universal". The head topology and rigging have greatly improved over the "Universal Anime Head", and I am proud of the improvements I have introduced in this version. The materials are simple enough to work with any rendering engine, to include Firefly, Superfly, Cycles, 3Delight, I-ray, Lux and Octane.

    This week I am submitting the Poser and DS distros for internal beta-testing, so I should get a final version candidate very soon. Fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly. :)
     
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  2. Miss B

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

    I'm not really into Manga characters, but she sure is cute. :)

    Are folks going to be able to use it on characters other than Nearme?
     
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  3. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    The promos include examples with a variety of figures, to include Genesis in DS. You can use it with ANY figure, and I am including video tutorials specific to Poser and DS on how to do it in each program. The steps are the same no matter what figure you use. ^^
     
  4. Miss B

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

    That should make things easy for folks to use it. :)
     
  5. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    If you know how to parent things, and to toggle items visibility on/off, you have all you need to use this head with any figure. It's really that easy. The tutorials have about 3 mins, where I show how to create a composite figure, and then how to match the materials between head and body, step-by-step. If I didn't have to explain each step and provide some hints on best usage, the videos would have about 20 seconds. :)
     
  6. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

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  7. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    Haha REALLY any figure. Anything that has a head can use it. ^^
     
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  8. Miss B

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

    Hey, that's looking pretty cool Rae. ;)
     
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  9. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    To prove that this is really figure and Poser/DS agnostic, here's one with the original Genesis figure in DS4, rendered in with I-ray. :)

    [​IMG]

    And this one is with DawnSE in Poser, rendered with SuperFly. So, any figure, anywhere. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Miss B

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

    I assume the hairs are separate figures for the Chibi Head.
     
  11. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    The hair are from different sources. The one on Genesis is from 3DU.
     
  12. Miss B

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

    Ahhhh, OK.
     
  13. Oooooooooooooh, I want it. I had way too much with the original UAH when I bought it. This looks like at least as much fun. :D
     
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  14. ibr_remote

    ibr_remote Eager

    I would use it inside Poser !!
     
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  15. Maybe this will make Poser fun again. After almost a year and and a half rebuilding my runtimes (and really getting nowhere fast), I'm kind of not having much fun any more. I can see this breathing life in a lot of figures and their clothing, much as UAH was before my runtime drive malfunctioned.
     
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  16. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    Oh yes, the "universal" heads are exactly meant to breath new life into your existing figures and contents. I prefer a new head than a new figure. When we can use ALL of our existing contents with the head, the fear of clothing conversions is a thing of the past. :)

    This one is with Maisie body + UCH.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Super cute!
     
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  18. sapat

    sapat Adventurous QAV-BEE

    Poser Kids4 Morphs++ had a Chibi morph. Of course not toony or anime, but it was a little larger head, small mouth. Then there was Nana, the original toon Chibi for Poser. I had her too. She was cute.
     

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  19. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    I wonder if these figures have the cartoonish expression range I am showcasing here? :)
     
  20. sapat

    sapat Adventurous QAV-BEE

    Not sure about that. Have you looked into Star? She has those big eyes and the type of toon lashes like you show. She's very expressive. There's 2 versions. One for G3F and the other is the original Star which is a fully rigged standalone figure. I have both of them. Anime, but not sure if they have that fully anime look you want.

    Star! Original Figure | 3D Models and 3D Software by Daz 3D
    Star 2.0 for Genesis 3 Female | 3D Models and 3D Software by Daz 3D
     

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