The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Redfern, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Redfern

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    Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

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    I tested Achronicity's updated version of "Kasa for A3", a set that morphs Aiko's feet into paws, either plantigrade (flat footed) or digitigrade (standing upon the toes). This beta has more features, like morphs to scale the toes, spread them, or even "square" the knuckles. It even has morphs for built in claws, even one to retract them. It's not publicly available at this time. But if you contact him at Fur Affinity, he will probably negotiate a deal with you. I think he is selling his stuff on a "one on one" individual basis now rather than through an on-line store.

    Anyway, in addition to the toes, I experimented with the fingers. There is no dedicated product to affect the fingers though Capsces' "Furries for...Melody" which uses A3's body has some dials to tweak them. However, I just toyed with them directly, making the last and middle segments of each digit shorter and "fatter". Messing with the innermost segments distorts the hand. Meh, the final effect is "passable". At least the fingers no longer look "elven".

    That got me thinking about claws for the fingers. After I made this render, I got an idea. I loaded the "gloves" from the A3 CatGirl set (inspired by Felicia of the "DarkStalker" videogames). I turned the "gloves" material zone "invisible" which revealed the built in claws. I conformed them to M'ress and then adjusted all ten of the gloves' last finger segments making the claws poke through the tips of A3's now stubbier fingers. I applied a few subtle poses to M'ress' hhands and so far, the claws have followed and remained in their adjusted positions. I might convert the claws into "props" and simply "parent" them to A3's fingers. I'm not sure which might prove the more stable solution.

    As usual, here are the credits.

    Aiko 3...DAZ.com
    Body textures...Daio and Verge Visible
    Face and body morphs...Beth Capsces
    "Paw" morphs...Achronicity
    Tail prop...Little Dragon
    Uniform...Oshikai
    Mane...Ali

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  2. Kaiser

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    Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

    Very Awesome :D
     
  3. Redfern

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    She's continually a "work in progress". I think the current hair and uniform meshes have been the best enhancements.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  4. Redfern

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    Looks like it took me forever to get around to it, but per your request, here's the A3 based M'Ress at the beach and wearing a bathing suit slightly fancier than the grass skirt in the original.

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    ...and she still has that blasted Saurian Brandy bottle!

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  5. Kaiser

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    Mmmm pretty :)
     
  6. Ptrope

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    Rrowwr. :)
     
  7. Patrickivan

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    Looks like the aesthetician missed a little around her bikini zone ;)
     
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    Nice. Looks like you've just about nailed her. ;)

    Very artistic, too.

    As for the bottle, she must like to party hard.
     
  9. Chemahkuu

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  10. Redfern

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    Thanks for the kind words, guys. The longest part was trying to track down that distinctive side skirt. I just could not remeber where I stored it. And, as this often happen, it turned out to be stored in one of my most frequented folders. And I didn't see it for days! Funny who those things happen.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  11. Redfern

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    Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

    Last Friday's installment of "Ensign Two: the Wrath of Sue" features a cameo of M'Ress!

    http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1535

    True, it's a single panel and she has no lines, but artist Kevin Bolk (aka K-Bo) includes all the earmarks of the Filmation character design, making instantly recognizable.

    Why is she in security instead of communications? Eh, JJ Abrams timeline, different career choice. Besides, wouldn't you want a fleet footed being with naturally evolved razor sharp weapons on your security team?

    And yes, I did post the groupie-like response about her inclusion. Might as well play up the goofy reputation I've developed here. ;)

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  12. Redfern

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    I almost forgot that TAS premiered on the same date and that it was 40 years ago today.

    So forgive the rushed nature of this acknowledgement.

    Aiko 3 from DAZ
    Mane by Ali
    miniskirt by Oshakai
    Bridge set by Ptrope

    Sincerely,

    Bil
     
  13. Kaiser

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    Happy Birthday M'ress and Star Trek TAS :D
     
  14. Ptrope

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    It was 40 years ago, today
    They brought
    Star Trek back on Saturdays
    It was gone from NBC awhile
    Now it had an animated style
    So may I introduce no less
    Than a sexy kitty named M'Ress!
    Roddenberry's Bringing Back the Ba-a-a-and!


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    With apologies to John, Paul, George and Ringo ...
     
  15. Chemahkuu

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    Awesome :D
     
  16. Redfern

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    Re: The "Bride" of the "M'Ress Appreciation Thread"

    Ptrope, I caught the Sgt. Pepper's "homage" before I even read the second line.

    Clever!

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  17. Redfern

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    Rather than start a separate thread, I'll just stick this here.

    No, it's not Trek, but a 3D interpretation of a character from my (currently inactive) on-line comic.

    Though partially obscured by the greeblied hardware by Coflek-Gnorg, you may notice the command chair is actually a barker type lounger/recliner. Why? Just a bit of corny visual humor...with an "in story" explanation. The space freighter's original flight deck was in need of major repairs. Unfortunately, the fleet, the Space Protectorate Force, has declined the chief engineer's requisitions for replacement hardware. So, he has had to improvise. While docked at at a remote station, the engineer obtained a vintage recliner and got the notion to install it upon the flight deck and "wire" it into the ship's systems. Later, when he found a fleet approved chair, Captain Thesspiahn, the fellow in the render, stated he was quite satisfied with the unconventional solution, finding it the most comfortable chair he had ever used. So, it stayed.

    Hiro 3 from DAZ
    Hitoro morphs by Beth Capsces
    SPF vest by Little Dragon
    Hardware elements by Coflek-Gnorg
    Elbow and knee-pads by Baron Harkonen
    Recliner by Paul J. Zanca
    Dais by, well, me

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  18. Ptrope

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    Love it! :D He looks quite pleased ...
     
  19. T'Girl

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    I think I like this look for her better, if we get another animated series one day perhaps it could be in this style?

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    :)
     
  20. publiusr

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    The Teen Titans treatment.