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Old January 1 2012, 04:19 PM   #106
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Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

I rather lucked out with her giddy expression. I forgot the base figure, inspired by anime and manga designs, has a blink morph that makes the eyes squint in a "rainbow" shaped arch.

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Old February 2 2012, 04:22 AM   #107
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Trying a "new" hair prop with my Aiko 3 based M'Ress mesh. I place the word "new" within quotes because I've had the geometry for a few years even though I've just now posted it. An on-line friend shared the digital "wig" she originally modeled for another figure. She cautioned I'd probably want to modify it to better capture the design presented in the original Filmation animation cels. Alas, at that time, I had next to no skill with wireframe "deformers" to properly reshape the object. but recently I've had moderate success with another model, so I took a whack at it. Yeah, there are some deviations from the cartoon drawings, primarily the sideburn "locks". In the cartoon, they draped behind the shoulders. But the "deformers" or "magnets" as they are labeled in Poser, started to interfere with the geometry of the large "fall" of hair as I tried to pull the locks backwards. I simply gave up and decided to drape them forward. And while different from the cartoon, I liked the effect I achieved.

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Old February 2 2012, 07:53 AM   #108
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Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

Awesome M'ress Render
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Old February 2 2012, 08:40 AM   #109
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That does look very good!
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Old February 2 2012, 04:06 PM   #110
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Like a few other digital characters I have in my content folders, I continually load it and try to improve various aspects.

Some of you may remember the "beach snapshot" I posted a page or two earlier. That employed a very different approach, three "tail" props (of all things) bent and positioned to resemble an insanely fluffy "mane". It looks closest to the animation cels, but each prop has something like 40 transparency maps (a technique used to render part of a textured surface "invisble") to "feather" the hair strands. But that trick costs extra CPU cycles. Having over a hundred brings the render time to a smail's pace! This prop has but a single "trans-map" to feather the hair in the back, so it renders comparatively lightning fast.

It's definitely a case of weighing pros and cons.

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Old February 15 2012, 09:41 PM   #111
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So, any particular scenarios you wanna' see featuring M'Ress? (Barring "kitty pr0n", of course!)

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Old February 15 2012, 09:56 PM   #112
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Aww and no, well not that I can think of really, maybe as part of an away team.
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Old February 15 2012, 10:32 PM   #113
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"Away team"? "Away team"?! Kirk wouldn't join a wimpy lil' "away team"! Oh, no, no, no! Kirk and company, they had "landing parties" with the emphasis on PAR-TAY!!!

Nah, just riffing on ya', Chema'. Funny how the terms "away team" and "away mission" have all but eclipsed the original series terminology.

Yeah, I can assemble a landing party. I have a few different uniformed figures to accompany her on the planet, alien vessel, abandoned starship, wherever.

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Old February 16 2012, 08:08 AM   #114
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"Scotty, is the landing party ready to return to the ship?"

"No yet sir! They're still partying!"
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Old February 17 2012, 03:06 PM   #115
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So, any particular scenarios you wanna' see featuring M'Ress? (Barring "kitty pr0n", of course!)

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Old February 18 2012, 01:21 AM   #116
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So, any particular scenarios you wanna' see featuring M'Ress? (Barring "kitty pr0n", of course!)

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How about shes enjoying the sunshine in the recroom from TAS while shes in a black bikini or 1 piece swimsuit?
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Old February 18 2012, 10:04 AM   #117
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But I want kitty porn! :'(
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Old February 18 2012, 02:53 PM   #118
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Go elsewhere, we're happy enough with her clothed
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Old February 18 2012, 11:12 PM   #119
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*Sigh* Yeah, ruin all the fun. It's not like you'd actually be able to see anything underneath all that fur!
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Old February 19 2012, 03:30 PM   #120
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My humble contribution, Ceiling M'Ress.
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