Nightjars Close to Completion
My "Frogmouths, Nightjars & Goatsuckers" bird model set is finally getting close to completion with fine-tuning and beta testing next on my list. I'm expecting a pre-Thanksgiving Day release.
Sand-colored Nighthawk with SSS (Sub-surface Skin Scattering) applied to the feathers
SSS experiments with Songbird Remix
As the image above shows, I've been experimenting with SSS (Sub-surface Skin Scattering). Earlier attempts I've done proved unsatisfactory, so I shelved the idea. Recently I decided to give the experimentation another go, and fell upon a very simply process that yielded good results. I still want to refine it and only have the Poser side working, but wanted to share at least that simple formula for great looking feathers. Go to the Hivewire Forum Post for details.
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Latest Products for Poser & DAZ Studio: (Hivewire3D): Songbird ReMix Birds of Prey Volume V, Songbird ReMix Owls of the World Volume 2, and Songbird ReMix Owls of the World Volume 1 (Re-release).
Recent Songbird ReMix Updates:
in Downloads or at
Updates to all Songbird ReMix products are available to DAZ3D
customers through Hivewire3D.com with proof of purchase.
See details. Birds of Prey CR2 fixes/updates
(these haven't made it to Hivewire3D yet)
Recent Songbird ReMix Freebies:
There are freebies available for all
four Birds of Prey Volumes plus a female burrowing owl for Owls
of the World Volume 1.
Songbird ReMix Asia (3 volumes),
Songbird ReMix Hornbills, and Songbird ReMix Frogmouths, Nightjars &
Recent Songbird ReMix Freebies: (Look in Downloads): There are freebies available for all four Birds of Prey Volumes plus a female burrowing owl for Owls of the World Volume 1.
Upcoming Projects: Songbird ReMix Asia (3 volumes), Songbird ReMix Hornbills, and Songbird ReMix Frogmouths, Nightjars & Goatsuckers.
Other Vendors Support Page for Songbird ReMix and other Ken Gilliland products
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