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Lone Survivors 2018 by SickleYield Lone Survivors 2018 :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 15 11 Sneak Preview: SY Sci Fi Restraints Genesis 8 by SickleYield Sneak Preview: SY Sci Fi Restraints Genesis 8 :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 12 14 Sneak Preview: Knocked Out! Genesis 8 by SickleYield Sneak Preview: Knocked Out! Genesis 8 :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 9 24 SY Beautiful Faces Genesis 8 Female by SickleYield SY Beautiful Faces Genesis 8 Female :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 13 9 I Think It's Trying To Communicate by SickleYield I Think It's Trying To Communicate :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 15 21 Heard a Noise by SickleYield Heard a Noise :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 10 12 Left Behind by SickleYield Left Behind :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 12 4 SY Tentacled Eyeball Creature Renderosity by SickleYield SY Tentacled Eyeball Creature Renderosity :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 21 36 Madness by SickleYield Madness :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 14 24 Sneak Preview: RSSY 3Delight to Iray Converter by SickleYield Sneak Preview: RSSY 3Delight to Iray Converter :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 54 45 Sneak Preview: RSSY Iray to 3Delight Converter by SickleYield Sneak Preview: RSSY Iray to 3Delight Converter :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 16 19 FSL Makeup Presets: Peach-Faced Lovebird by SickleYield FSL Makeup Presets: Peach-Faced Lovebird :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 11 6 FSL Makeup Presets: Snow Queen by SickleYield FSL Makeup Presets: Snow Queen :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 9 11 Sneak Prev: FSL Makeup by SickleYield Sneak Prev: FSL Makeup :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 10 15 Lost Boot by SickleYield
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Lost Boot :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 19 27
Sneak Preview: SY Confetti and Nature dForce by SickleYield Sneak Preview: SY Confetti and Nature dForce :iconsickleyield:SickleYield 18 34

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Curl Me Hair for GEN8 Female by joelegecko Curl Me Hair for GEN8 Female :iconjoelegecko:joelegecko 2 2 Upload by SereneNight1 Upload :iconserenenight1:SereneNight1 10 4 He can cook, too (2) by vwrangler He can cook, too (2) :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 2 6 Faendal by N0ctrne Faendal :iconn0ctrne:N0ctrne 28 13 Monster Hunters: he's got a knack... by vwrangler Monster Hunters: he's got a knack... :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 2 6 Sornryl by SpyroRue Sornryl :iconspyrorue:SpyroRue 20 17 Unexpected Visitor by JoePingleton Unexpected Visitor :iconjoepingleton:JoePingleton 288 124 Monster Hunters: Om... by vwrangler
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Monster Hunters: Om... :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 2 2
Feeling the Heat II by FyraNuanser
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Feeling the Heat II :iconfyranuanser:FyraNuanser 41 16
Wild Flowers 2018 by Mavrosh Wild Flowers 2018 :iconmavrosh:Mavrosh 50 34 Small error has crept into calculations by pnn32 Small error has crept into calculations :iconpnn32:pnn32 38 15 Altmer by N0ctrne Altmer :iconn0ctrne:N0ctrne 18 4 My Hero (04) by Pratev
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My Hero (04) :iconpratev:Pratev 30 22
Traffic Stop by JoePingleton Traffic Stop :iconjoepingleton:JoePingleton 396 103 TitaniumSpider add on for DP1 by Shadowhawk9973 TitaniumSpider add on for DP1 :iconshadowhawk9973:Shadowhawk9973 57 40 Dragon Lake by RawArt3d Dragon Lake :iconrawart3d:RawArt3d 109 29

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This is one of the things that greatly limits my forum participation, because the same conversation happens over and over every time a new user asks about it, and it's incredibly frustrating.  A more mathematical discussion of this issue can be found here:

www.deviantart.com/sickleyield…

In essence, it always goes like this:

New user: Where's the male stuff?  I need some large detailed male outfits that the market does not have.

Old users: There isn't enough because PAs are jerks who are witholding awesome male clothing from us because they hate money and success.

PAs: No, we're not.  Big clothing sets are financially risky already, and male content sells half or less what female content does.

Old users: You're clearly lying because you hate making male things that don't suck.  If you made male content as good as your female content, it would sell.

PAs: What about X male outfit I made that didn't sell?

Old users: Clearly it sucked, or it would have sold.  QED.

Interjection by helpful person: OP, could you kitbash using outfits X and Y?

OP: I guess.

Old users: Kitbashing is the absolute worst.  I want a full period-accurate historical outfit with photoreal textures for $5.  And where is my male suit?

Other helpful person:  What about these male suits?

Old users: They're terrible.  Everything is terrible.  It's a conspiracy to deny specifically me the things that I specifically want at the price I want to pay for them.

And then the thread gets locked.

Right now there's literally a user claiming that the meshing and texturing of an outfit is the hard part, so it should be easy to do a male version of any female set.  If this were true I would have no job because the market would be overrun with recent art school grads.  Rigging, morphing and correcting an outfit is massively more tedious and time consuming than the original mesh and texture, unless you've made a bikini.  This is also why the market has a lot of bikinis, incidentally.  They sell great and they're faster to make.

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SickleYield
Shalen
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm a 3d modeler, texturer and rigger. I work with making conforming items, characters and props for the Genesis figures in DAZ Studio.

My DAZ store: www.daz3d.com/sickleyield

And at Renderosity: www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/in…

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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave.
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:iconn0ctrne:
N0ctrne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the watch and fave! :) I'm honored
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018   Filmographer
Thank you for all your inspiration, kindness and encouragement :)
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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ThulsaDoom-3D Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist
Hi SickleYield
Still hoping you will some day do a comprehensive treatise on Morphing and JCM's in Daz.  But Until then I have a question about a compound JCM.  Typically the scalar value on just a regular JCM is 1 divided by whatever the maximum bend is... so a 45 degree bend will have a scalar value of .02222.  I have a Compound JCM for the thigh where the x (Bend) is -100 and the Z(Side to Side) is 45.  The scalar values for each are -.01 and .022222 respectively .... So here's the question.  What's the magic formula for scalar values when one is a multiplier.  If I just use the regular values above ... then when the leg is bent almost all the way on one axis .. (say X is -90 or almost all the way forward.. and the Z is even 1 or two degrees ... then the morph goes right to 100%.  Shouldn't the application of the morph be some magical combination of the two scalar values together?

Know this one was way in the weeds but any coaching you give will be .. as always... greatly appreciated!
Thanks TD
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
At that point my answer in a product is "don't use a scalar, use a keyed ERC instead," because scalars tend to work poorly in that situation.  Keys give you complete control over what value is used at what value of the bend regardless of whether it matches a scalar formula or not.
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nikita3dx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Sickleyield, thank you so much for the new tutorials you posted on Youtube in the last few weeks. That's how I'm going to spend my day! :-)
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome :)
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HunterLee2020 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018   Digital Artist
I've been trying to incorporate 3d into my workflow and stumbled on your Youtube page.  Great tutorials.  Clear and concise!  Thank you for showing us the way!
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