personal front: in the past month i have run the full gamut of emotions. i was horribly unhappy at work and it began to seep into my home life. i quit my job, was offered a partnership, and ultimately ended up buying the practice i've overseen for some amount of years - i don't have to move. i finally know what it means to be walking on sunshine. i don't know if the feeling will last, but i haven't felt this happy in some time. my optimism is un-containable. at the same time, however, its scary as hell! the dollar amounts laid out in the contract don't even seem real. i can't wait to see happens. i may be selling tacos this time next year, but the payoff could be more than i've ever hoped for.
rendering front: i posted a few gripes over on the daz forum that immediately got wiped, so i will surmise here in order of pants on fireness.
first i'm rather sick of getting a clothing product or cloth shader with ambience or emitter values. cloth (or skin for that matter) does not emit light in its default state. if its some sort of sci-fi material or alien skin, well then ok. but otherwise just no.
second: the the uppermost folder in the library is out of control. we have an architecture folder and then an environments/architecture folder. we have a shader folder, and a shader presets folder. there are several other instances where redundancies like this occur. sometimes it can make stuff hard to find. the poser library folder has ten categories in its uppermost library folder; that should be enough. yes i could move them around myself, but most, if not all at this point, were DIM installed so may make uninstalling a bit of a pain.
third, and i'm not so pants on fire about this, is the amount of content they released with m7. i know male content doesn't sell as well as that for females so the old adage about demand and supply does apply. i love the m7 model love the hair, love his bends. i just wish they'd pushed a little further with him. there were only 3 or 4 products that were must haves for me. i got a bit excited this morning because i saw a male character on the front of the daz shop page, but no. its for genesis 2 male.
so thats about it for the two most important things in my life: work and 3d art. monday will begin a new era for me, and i may not be quite so present here on DA for the next few months. i never delete anything out of my deviant watchlist before looking at it, and i do plan to look at all of it when i can come back up for air. please forgive me if my comments or faves are weeks or maybe even months late
happy holidays to everyone. i hope you have a safe time. don't be stupid when partaking of the holiday cheer of your choice