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Subject: What the heck happened to Apollo Maximus??

Anim8dtoon opened this issue on Aug 05, 2015 · 225 posts


Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 12:39 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Several years ago, I was using Poser 7 on my Mac, but lost everything when I was evicted from my home and wasn't allowed to collect my belongings except for a few meager pieces of clothing and my Powerbook, which didn't have Poser loaded on it. Since then, I've been slowly rebuilding my life with an Intel Core 2 Duo Mac mini and Poser Pro 2012. I just recently upgraded to PP 2014 and Reality 4. I've thankfully been able to replenish my Runtimes with previous purchases from this site as well as DAZ3d. I'm dismayed, however, as I cannot seem to download Apollo Maximus and related files via the link I came upon at Antonkisieldesigns.com. Have those files been taken down for good, or is there an alternate site where I can download them? I really liked Apollo but never really got the chance to play around with him, no thanks to the cataclysmic upheaval in my life.

If any of you Posers know where I can find Apollo and bring him back from the dead, I would be eternally grateful. Muchas gracias!

Anim8dtoon


WandW posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 2:08 AM

The Apollo site is here:

http://www.antonkisieldesigns.com/~akfiles/htmlpages/ApolloMaximusFree3dhumanfigure.htm

However, the file server, DviShare, is flakey, so Anton gave permission to share the zip files provided they are not altered in any way.  I put them on Google Drive for the time being, and you can get him and many of the ad-ons above here (The zip password is on Anton's site above):

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9_I3V6UTuuXflZTRWxZVml0LU5UTV9aTG1ZY3lMNEYyUmxfR0FDbXFrZTRjR2lhb3llbVk&usp=sharing

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Boni posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 2:34 AM

Ah WandaW you beat me to the punch. Yes, Anton has been kind enough to allow this as his interest have moved on, unfortunately. I do think if interest is large enough he may regain his interest as well. Just a ... feeling. I would like to see renewed interest.

Boni

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Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 3:24 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

WandW, thank you so much for the suggestion! I actually came across a recent thread in the DAZ3d forums about Apollo and someone (you, I think) had posted the alternate link to the files, which I was able to access and get those files. However, although I got the clothing textures and such, I did not get the actual clothing files themselves, such as the carpenter jeans, etc., etc. Were they supposed to be with the base files, or are they somewhere else? If you can tell me where to locate those, I'd sure appreciate it.

I've been playing with him for a while and am truly impressed with his geometry and poses, etc. In many ways he's far better than M4. Even all of his toes can be moved separately! I'd love to see a resurgence of third-party products and add-ons for him. Hopefully this will prod Anton into dusting him off and creating AM v.2 or something!


Boni posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 3:35 AM

If you got the basic clothing ... most of add-ons are textures for them. These were made by Anton for Apollo. I agree in many ways he is superior to most figures out today.

Boni

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Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 3:43 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

If you got the basic clothing ... most of add-ons are textures for them. These were made by Anton for Apollo. I agree in many ways he is superior to most figures out today.

Boni

Boni, I didn't get the basic clothing from the alternate download link. I thought I had gotten all of the files but when I looked in the Character library, the only thing I saw in there was Apollo himself. No clothing, so he's nekkid and cold :( I guess I better check again to see if I missed something.....


Boni posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 3:52 AM

There are 2 packs of clothes that are separate downloads from Apollo. One a tank, sweats, socks and boots in one. And the other has a set of fantasy clothes. You may want to ask WandW how he packed up the files. It is all well worth it.

Boni

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Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 4:02 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

OHHHH, I am such a DOOFUS!! I went back to the link, and lo and behold, the clothing files were right there in plain sight. I completely overlooked them on my first visit and downloaded everything that was to the right of the note in there. I grabbed the clothes without further delay. Tomorrow Apollo will get some clothes! LOL Thank you! 


Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 4:24 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

It's well past midnight and I'm still playing with Apollo, and I have to say, I am truly impressed! He renders very well in PP2014. I can't wait to see how he does in Reality 4 and I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow after I put the poor guy's clothes away. I would love to see someone come up with a utility to convert M4 textures for AM. I would gladly pay for it!


elena_c posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 7:42 AM

As a long-time exclusive user of Apollo, I'm very happy to see renewed interest in him. Yes, he's in some ways superior to many figures out today. All he needs is a decent weight-mapping (that I'd be happy to pay for, even).

Back during the days when the forums at contentparadise still existed, Anton was developing Apollo 2.0 and getting close to finishing him when the forums disappeared, and Anton with them. I've been looking for alternatives to Apollo's versatility ever since, but no joy.

(This is also Apollo, dialed up only using the dials he comes with: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/elena_c/11539234/6609/6609_900.jpg )


quietrob posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 8:53 AM

I had a hard drive failure a while ago and had forgotten all about him.  I did like him but the lack of support and items made me move on.  Much thanks to WandW for the google drive access.  His page is rather wonky as I got ad bombed right away and I hate those downloading sites like Divshare.  You just made my life a lot easier.  For anyone that hasn't figured out how to download, look for the arrow above each file.  The password is cough cough...sorry, you'll have to search through his page.

By the way, I found 161 items for Apollo Max!  Treasure rediscovered!



3DFineries posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 12:00 PM

I found all his files right here for anyone who wants them. :)

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=3d;id=21;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.antonkisieldesigns.com%2F~akfiles%2Fhtmlpages%2FApolloMaximusFree3dhumanfigure.htm

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adh3d posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 12:05 PM

Apollo is a great figure.



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WandW posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 12:28 PM

I found all his files right here for anyone who wants them. :)

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=3d;id=21;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.antonkisieldesigns.com%2F~akfiles%2Fhtmlpages%2FApolloMaximusFree3dhumanfigure.htm

That's the same page of his that  I linked to, but the downloads don't actually download, or at least they didn't a few months ago when Boni and I approached Anton about making them available...

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Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 1:10 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Elena_c, your render of Apollo is awesome! How'd you get the specular highlights in his eye whites? Was this rendered in DS or Poser? I did a test render of Apollo last night with SS turned on. I deleted the default Poser lights and used one of Apollo's lights, "MyFavRayTraced", and it turned out very well, except for the fact that his right eye seems to be blind, LOL. I'm trying to figure out how to fix that in the meantime.

I was also extremely impressed with the sheer number of quality poses that are included with the base figure. In comparison, DAZ has historically been rather stingy with poses for the Millennium figures, even in their Pro bundles. It's amazing to me that, for all the hard work that Anton put into developing AM and his add-ons, that he was always free to the Poser and DS communities. Had he been put out there for sale, with all the add-ons included in the bundle, he probably would have cost about the same as the DAZ M4 or M5 Pro bundles. 

I am going to work on fitting M4 hair to AM today and see what I come up with. This is gonna be fun! By the way, here's my first AM render in PP2014

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rokket posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 1:23 PM

 Download the file called ZeusIrisMaps and install it. That will fix the specular problem with the eyes.

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Anim8dtoon posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 1:51 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

 Download the file called ZeusIrisMaps and install it. That will fix the specular problem with the eyes.

Rokket, I did download that file and install it, but I'm still having the problem with his right eye. I'm not sure what's going on here :( 


rokket posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 2:31 PM

 Go to the materials room with Apollo selected, click on the materials from the library tab on the right. Scroll down until you see the folder that says "ApolloZeusFX_IrisMaps". Then select one of those eye colors and double click on it. This will install that shader on the eye and fix the problem.

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elena_c posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 2:37 PM

Anim8dtoon, thanks! That render was done in Poser, years ago. I used to re-do the eye materials and added in reflections so they gave off these highlights. Apollo was originally made in 2005, before Poser 7, and the versions before it faked reflections, so the materials for the figures did, too. First order of business: delete reflection maps and add in reflections in the reflective materials like corneas and eyewhites. (Nowadays, I use Octane for rendering, which has no need for faking anything.)

And, no, Apollo was not always free. It was before my time, but I remember talk about him having been for sale for close to 100 bucks before Anton decided to give him to the community.


Boni posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 7:08 PM

Let's all bring on our Apollo renders, show our support and I will present this link to Anton so he can see the interest hasn't waned.bIg will have my pc back tomorrow and will add to the thread ... if you can add some of our newer render magic that would be fantastic!! I am a proud supporter of Apollo.

Boni

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adh3d posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 11:39 PM

Hi, great idea , I start with a  render of apollo as a viking.

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Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 1:22 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

I love the idea of posting AM renders here! How about also posting links to AM content, both free and commercial? I would like to get more content for him for sure!


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 2:02 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

AM's right eye is still blind and driving me batty. I went into the Material room and made sure one of the ApolloZeusFX_Iris Maps was attached to the material nodes, but no go when I re-rendered him. I then went into the Pose library and used the white MAT pose to remove all of his textures and then re-applied them. He's still half blind. Anyone have any ideas on fixing this?? Many thanks in advance!


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 2:28 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

I'm working on M4 hair fits now for him. This is April YSH's Jai hair fitted to him. The .cr2 and .hr2 hair pieces really don't require much scaling to fit him at all. I am having fun with this project! I can't wait to see how he looks with S

file_6cdd60ea0045eb7a6ec44c54d29ed402.pnAV's various hair models, like the Twingo and Alpha Scalp models. Stay tuned!


Boni posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 2:54 AM

Not sure if this will help ...I don't have my computer up to check it ... but I think for some reason the cornea on Apollo's right eye isn't transparent in default. It 's been a while since I have started with a blank figure ... let me know if this fides your issue.

Boni

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Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 3:09 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Not sure if this will help ...I don't have my computer up to check it ... but I think for some reason the cornea on Apollo's right eye isn't transparent in default. It 's been a while since I have started with a blank figure ... let me know if this fides your issue.

Boni

Thank you very much for the suggestion! I'll check the transparency setting in the Material room and see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed for this poor fellow! 


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 3:13 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Mairy 3Dream's Orion Hair

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Boni posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 3:15 AM

I have a lot to catch up on tomorrow, but I will try to check this out when I hook my computer again.

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Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 4:01 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Neftis' Mon Chevalier hair

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elena_c posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 8:28 AM

All our Apollo renders? That'll take a while, lol. I'll start with this one:

display_2396757.jpgTalus Maximus texture, Sapphire Fox hair, my character, render in Octane.


elena_c posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 8:37 AM

... And this. (It's an animated gif, dunno if it'll work on here. Nudity tagged for the eagle-eyed.)

44799_900.gifMy character, Rievel Hair, ARC reactor by me, rendered in Carrara.


Boni posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 12:28 PM

These are great guys.  I'll try to get a new render up today. :)

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Boni posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 1:52 PM

Just a test render ... nothing fantastic.  PP2014, IDL one object based light.  SSS applied ... Spike shape, Latin texture with beard.  Still tweaking the clothes in PP14. 

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Boni posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 1:57 PM

Elena_C, that is fantastic ... a little naughty but fantastic. ;)

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rokket posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 3:52 PM

 This one goes all the way back to 2012. This was the first time I used Apollo in a render. This one also includes a guy I NEVER see anywhere.

The Dark Knight renders I made for him are in the superhero search thread. At least the ones fit for human eyes are. 

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Kalypso posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 6:22 PM Site Admin

 It's great to see renewed interest in Apollo.   He's one of my favorite figures.   This  is a recent render.   I ran Traveler's Maqua skin texture through EZSkin.  

 

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Here's an old image from about 10 years ago when Apollo first came out.  The morphing and posing was based off a statue of the god Apollo - Apollo Sauroktonos (Lizard-killer).   

  

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Kalypso posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 6:27 PM Site Admin

Looking through old backups I came upon some old products and freebies that I'm now posting to Freestuff.  One is a collection of partial face presets for AM to construct your own characters or even make specific changes to existing ones.   The other set includes face presets for more comic/caricature characters aptly titled "Thugz" :)   They're both in pending so will probably be available soon.   I tried uploading to sharecg but kept getting errors.

 

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Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 8:06 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

All our Apollo renders? That'll take a while, lol. I'll start with this one:

display_2396757.jpgTalus Maximus texture, Sapphire Fox hair, my character, render in Octane.

Elena_C, very realistic render there (love the .gif too)! I remember the Talus Maximus texture, but can't remember where it came from originally. Was it a vendor product? I sure would love to get my hands on it.....


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 9:04 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Uh, never mind about the Talus Maximus texture set; I found it in the Runtimedna store, and believe it or not, it's still available for sale, as is the Morpheus Maximus head morph set. Both are in the deep freeze at a discount. The next chance I get, I'm grabbing both!


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 9:29 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Kalypso, your AM renders are AWESOME, even the one from 10 years ago. Wow! I'll have to try out EZSkin with him and see how my rendition turns out. By the way, THANK YOU for posting the AM addons in the Freestuff area. I can't wait to download them! I sure hope this sparks widespread and renewed interest in him. I would love to see someone adapt M4 textures to fit him as I've got a lot of those in my Runtime.....


Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 06 August 2015 at 11:19 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Just a test render ... nothing fantastic.  PP2014, IDL one object based light.  SSS applied ... Spike shape, Latin texture with beard.  Still tweaking the clothes in PP14. 

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Boni, this is great! I can't wait to see what you and others do with him in more finished images. By the way, does anyone remember about when M4 was introduced? AM surpasses him in a lot of ways, IMO. It's a damn shame Anton dropped him when he did, but maybe he'll be inspired to dive right back in with a new version to give the Genesis males a run for the money......


Boni posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 12:18 AM

That is my not so secret plan ... build a wonderful tribute to Apollo then present it to Anton.

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rokket posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 12:36 AM

 I am downloading and installing Poser 10. As soon as that gets done, I will work up another good render and post it here.

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DreaminGirl posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 1:33 AM

Hmm.. looks like I will have to try this dude out..



Anim8dtoon posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 4:31 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Here's one I just fired off with SAV's Kouros character hair. I've been working most of the evening on fitting other characters' hair to him, and the majority of them are turning out great. Neftis' hair is especially awesome on him, particularly the Goya style, which so far is my favorite! Still having problems with his blind eye. ARRRGGHHH

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Suucat posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 7:32 AM

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adzan posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 7:45 AM

Here's one I just fired off with SAV's Kouros character hair. I've been working most of the evening on fitting other characters' hair to him, and the majority of them are turning out great. Neftis' hair is especially awesome on him, particularly the Goya style, which so far is my favorite! Still having problems with his blind eye. ARRRGGHHH

Hi. Two things you could try for your blind eye. 1. Try moving any light that shines on that portion of the face, as that could be caused by a bright light.

  1. Run Snarlygribblys "EZSkin V2" on Apollo and change the eye reflection.  Snarlygribbly EZSkin V2 and instructions can be found here: http://snarlygribbly.org/3d/forum/viewforum.php?f=5  .  There is also a sticky topic at the top of this forum if you need help using EZSkin or EZMat



quietrob posted Fri, 07 August 2015 at 5:20 PM

"Looking through old backups I came upon some old products and freebies that I'm now posting to Freestuff.  One is a collection of partial face presets for AM to construct your own characters or even make specific changes to existing ones.   The other set includes face presets for more comic/caricature characters aptly titled "Thugz" :)   They're both in pending so will probably be available soon.   I tried uploading to sharecg but kept getting errors."

Thanks Kalypso!  If I may share the link to your work.  http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/?item_id=75552

 

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I had him planned as a character for a story I've been working on. I think I've got him how I want him.

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rokket posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 12:15 AM

I really like the textures of the wood and brick in that scene. Nice render!

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rokket posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 2:06 AM

It looks like he's about to go upstairs and get himself into trouble....

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quietrob posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 2:09 AM

Is that a three piece suit?  Does Apollo Maximus come with a three piece suit???  I need.  Must have.



Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 4:36 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Peeps, I've been working like crazy on fitting Gen 4 character and prop hair to him most of the day today, and it just occurred to me to check Poser World, where I've got a lifetime membership, and lo and behold, there's three pages of AM clothing there for him as well as texture sets. Poser World's membership fees are very reasonable, being that you get unlimited downloads and so on, and the quality of the props, models, clothing, etc., are very good. My next step is beefing up AM's wardrobe from there. You may see him here next in a business suit, or military camo outfit...... stay tuned! Actually, I better work on restoring the sight in his right eye; he's grumpy and bitching about it :(


hborre posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 5:22 AM

file_ec8956637a99787bd197eacd77acce5e.jpJust too bad that his female side did not the development it deserved contrary to the actual male.  But here she is as a frightening ghoul.


rokket posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 6:36 AM

Holy cow! I think I dated her for awhile in the mid 80's....

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Kalypso posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 7:35 AM Site Admin

 @hborre  I need to look into the female morphs, some unique characters can be had. 

@quietrob  Thanks for posting the link!  Now that I look at those 10 year-old renders though I'm thinking I should have redone them :)

@Anim8dtoon  I get the same thing in his right eye but only with the default Apollo textures.   Running them through EZSkin 2 definitely fixes it as you can see in the image.  Surprisingly none of the other characters have this problem like Keith or Talus or Maquah.   And yes, Poserworld has some cool stuff for him.  A tip for the dynamic clothes though, DON'T hide the genitals because they will still be calculated.  It's best to pose them so that they are not visible and allow the simulation to collide with them. 

Here's an image using Lee Moon's Moontoons for AM, specifically JungleDude in this one.   I have no idea if they are still available anywhere.    Oh, and don't forget people that AM is supported in Poser's face room.

 

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rokket posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 7:43 AM

HA!

WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!!!!!!

Sorry, it was there. I had to do it.

Nice work on that AM morph, Kalypso. Just the right amount of cartoon.

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Kalypso posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 8:10 AM Site Admin

 Thanks but all the credit goes to Lee Moon, he's the one that came up with a whole slew of toon characters for AM.  Wonder if he's still around.


elena_c posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 9:09 AM

Great renders, and great idea to upload freebies!

Here's one I did just now. Octane render, no postwork (I'd have smoothed out the transition from his skin to the hair transmap otherwise, but I wanted to be brutally honest). Epic mats on the vest he comes with. Old Koz hair. One light emitter, one HDRI. All materials adjusted for Octane.

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Boni posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 1:49 PM

Is that a three piece suit?  Does Apollo Maximus come with a three piece suit???  I need.  Must have.

I believe that could be the 3 piece suit over at Poser World (a subscription sight)  Worth it by the way. You could get a limited subscription and get a lot of clothes for Apollo.

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Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 2:32 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Wow! These are all awesome renders showcasing AM's versatility! Please keep them coming, folks. @Kalypso, thank you so much for the tip about fixing AM's right eye with the EZSkin plugin. I'll give that a try this afternoon and see if that helps. I LOVE the Moontoons for him! I would like to try and find those to add to my Runtime. How about posting links here to AM goodies, folks? I'll start off with the Poser World one here: Apollo Maximus clothing @Poser World


Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 2:38 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

I capped off yesterday's work on Gen 4 hair refits with SAV's Goldy Hair. Here's AM again:

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Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 4:59 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Found a page with lots of links for AM, but unfortunately, most of them are dead. Here's what I found so far that are still live:

AM Fantasy Armor by Xurge

Textures for AM's boots from the ECL Vol.3


WandW posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 5:13 PM

Found a page with lots of links for AM, but unfortunately, most of them are dead. Here's what I found so far that are still live:

AM Fantasy Armor by Xurge

Textures for AM's boots from the ECL Vol.3

Try plugging the URL into the Wayback Machine; the files may be available there... https://archive.org/

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Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 5:26 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

WandW, EXCELLENT suggestion! I'll give that a try and see what happens. Thank you. By the way, I found a bunch of AM renders over in the RuntimeDNA galleries. Here's the link:

Apollo Maximus renders in RuntimeDNA galleries

If you go forward and backwards in the slide show there, you'll see quite a few awesome AM images. His versatility is amazing and, IMO, not at all dated. Thinking about this, what I'd like to see Anton do, if he picks up the gauntlet again for AM, is for him to create a female version. After all, Michael + Victoria, Dusk + Dawn, etc.. Why not Apollo + say, Aphrodite or Athena?? That's on my wish list, as well as an M4 texture conversion.


Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 6:01 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Ok, I tried the Wayback Machine and this is what I've come up with so far. The files I found were originally hosted on a GeoCities site (GC shut down in '09) and are on DivShare :eyeroll: I've not yet been able to download any of those files, but if anyone can find a way to get them, please let the rest of us know, and thanks in advance. The other addons (MoonToons, Brutus Ultimus, Undead Rising for Apollo, etc.) were originally in the Rawart3d.com store, but apparently that website's disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of cyberspace.......

AM Downloads on DivShare via Wayback Machine


ssgbryan posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 6:28 PM

Here is one of my Apollo's - Lt Ehioze - the Von der Tann's Weapons Officer .

file_0e65972dce68dad4d52d063967f0a705.pnWearing M4's Courageous outfit, via Wardrobe Wizard (I haven't gotten around to converting this one through the fitting room just yet).



Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 11:05 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Here is one of my Apollo's - Lt Ehioze - the Von der Tann's Weapons Officer .

file_0e65972dce68dad4d52d063967f0a705.pnWearing M4's Courageous outfit, via Wardrobe Wizard (I haven't gotten around to converting this one through the fitting room just yet).

Oh niiiiice! I'll have to give Wardrobe Wizard a try with M4's clothing for AM. Thank you for posting this!


Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 11:07 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

@Kalypso, per your suggestion, i ran the EZSkin V2 script and lo and behold, AM is no longer half blind--HALLELUJAH and thank you!

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WandW posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 3:10 AM

Ok, I tried the Wayback Machine and this is what I've come up with so far. The files I found were originally hosted on a GeoCities site (GC shut down in '09) and are on DivShare :eyeroll: .......

There are archives of GeoCities, of varying degrees of completeness; http://archive.org/web/geocities.php

http://www.reocities.com/neighborhoods/

http://www.oocities.org/

Here are some of Carodan's AM Freebies; some need the Cole character, which used to be sold at RDNA by Capsces

http://web.archive.org/web/20090318023910/http://carodan.blackraven3d.com/

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NanetteTredoux posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 7:06 AM

I used him in a book illustration, here shown drinking tea from a saucer. The texture and morph is Alain for Apollo.

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rokket posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 9:39 AM

Here is one of my Apollo's - Lt Ehioze - the Von der Tann's Weapons Officer .

file_0e65972dce68dad4d52d063967f0a705.pnWearing M4's Courageous outfit, via Wardrobe Wizard (I haven't gotten around to converting this one through the fitting room just yet).

Very cool. I was beginning to wonder if there were any males in your ST universe! I guess the posts in that other thread were to keep in sort of on topic!

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Anim8dtoon posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 1:56 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Oops. After reading back in this thread, I realized that I forgot to post the website where I found a slew of AM download links, most of which I mentioned were dead. Here's the original link. Perhaps some of you can find the files via the Wayback Machine. I am so glad you found Carodan's AM freebies, WandW--I got them all downloaded last night. Wheeee! Thank you!

http://posercontent.wikifoundry.com/page/Apollo+Maximus


Anim8dtoon posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 7:29 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

My WIP, which will be rendered in Reality 4.......AM here is supposed to be a likeness of my good friend George Guevara, who owns a smog shop and used car dealership in NorCal.

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Boni posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 10:54 PM

All these renders of Apollo warm my heart ... I like this model so much!

Boni



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Anim8dtoon posted Mon, 10 August 2015 at 12:54 AM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Whoa..... in a search for Poser shaders, I accidentally stumbled across this link for textures for AM's clothing. Wheeee! AM Clothing Textures

And another one for skin textures: AM Skin Textures and Shaders


rokket posted Mon, 10 August 2015 at 1:39 AM

Hair.

I need hair. I don't have enough decent male hair in my runtime to convert for use with him.

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RedPhantom posted Mon, 10 August 2015 at 11:21 AM Forum Moderator

Hair.

I need hair. I don't have enough decent male hair in my runtime to convert for use with him.

I know. I've started converting women's hair. file_76dc611d6ebaafc66cc0879c71b5db5c.pn


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Boni posted Wed, 12 August 2015 at 8:14 PM

Found some older ones and ... someone mentioned female so ...

file_a8baa56554f96369ab93e4f3bb068c22.jp
This was done in 2007, P6.

file_3def184ad8f4755ff269862ea77393dd.jpAlso P6 with special lighting.

file_7ef605fc8dba5425d6965fbd4c8fbe1f.pnAnd this one this morning in PP2014, lips mat room, SSS, strictly dialed morphs and packaged  mats.  Single IDL light. It was a kick to make. :)

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SeanMartin posted Thu, 13 August 2015 at 3:08 AM

I rediscovered him just recently and am using him in a graphic novel I"m working on. Raw render; post work to come.

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Boni posted Thu, 13 August 2015 at 12:22 PM

SeanMartin: that looks great, build and face in this pose reminds me of Carl Urban ("Bones" on the recent Star Trek movies, Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human).

Boni



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SeanMartin posted Thu, 13 August 2015 at 1:03 PM

Thanks! 

I"m not much into using the female characters, but I really do wish Anton had finished work on Aphrodite. That would have been a Vicky killer for sure.

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Anim8dtoon posted Fri, 14 August 2015 at 2:10 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

SeanMartin, your render is awesome! Looking at his profile, he looks strikingly like a young Tom Cruise from his "Risky Business" and "Top Gun" days, right down to the shades. Which version of Poser did you use for this? Did you use the Firefly renderer or .....? I'm getting into Reality 4 for the majority of my Poser Pro 2014 projects these days. 

Let's keep those renders coming if we want vendors to make stuff for him!


SeanMartin posted Fri, 14 August 2015 at 4:28 PM

Hey, thanks. This is a raw Poser 2012 firefly render. It still needs some colour adjustment. But thanks again. Yeah, we definitely need more stuff for this guy.

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Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 15 August 2015 at 1:39 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

Peeps, just last night I came across a treasure trove of AM goodies on ShareCG and grabbed them for my runtime. Angela3D has 200 faces for AM, half of which are for the Cole character by Carodan. There's also two very nice texture packs, a female body morph pack with ethnic variations, and a themed collection of poses. Just log into ShareCG and run a search by typing 'Apollo Maximus' into the search field and the links will come up. I can't wait to try some of these today. WHOO HOOO!

Happy downloading!


SeanMartin posted Sat, 15 August 2015 at 2:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up on that.

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ehliasys posted Sun, 16 August 2015 at 10:24 AM

an old one from me. I like Apollo :)

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Tomsde posted Mon, 17 August 2015 at 8:20 PM

I've always been an Apollo fan and it was a shame that the definitive version was never released. It is is, in my opinion, one of the best male Poser figures ever released. For some reason I never had problems with the eyes, but I have a lot of 3rd party maps for Apollo--I pretty much bought almost everything I could find. You know, sometimes the Vintage figures can still render great images, I still like Michael 2, with good texture maps he's a very versatible figure without complicated morph injectors. But getting back to Apollo, Poser World used to have a decent selectionn of clothing for him. You might want to check there, they frequently have specails.


LaurieA posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 12:13 PM

My favorite use for Apollo, believe it or not, is for an old geezer. LOL. Carodan made some aged morphs that are, IMVHO, second to none and I almost never use Apollo without using them too ;).

Laurie



Boni posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 1:50 PM

Hea, LaurieA: do you have a render of the "old Geezer" I would love to see it.
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LaurieA posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 2:06 PM

oh heck I have NO idea where it might be...he was in a grass skirt cause I didn't have any clothes at the time. LOL I named him Elmer IIRC LOLOL.

Laurie



LaurieA posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 3:52 PM

I'd forgotten that I'd saved the character morph to my library, so I rendered a quickie. I was wrong about the name too...I named him Earl. LOL

Laurie

Earl.jpg



LaurieA posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 6:00 PM

And here's his lovely mug...

Laurie

Earl-Face.jpg



ssgbryan posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 6:42 PM

I like Earl. He doesn't look like a pretty boy.



LaurieA posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 7:40 PM

Yeah, I have a few dialed character morphs of Apollo along these lines saved. Earl's my fave ;). He needs a pair of Carhart's and a wife beater. LOL

Laurie



LaurieA posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 12:16 PM

Cranky Clyde

Cranky-Clyde.jpg



Boni posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 5:18 PM

OH my, do you have these characters available? I love these!!!

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Boni posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 5:19 PM

Could you imagine if SM had Apollo and a female version as the base figures in their next version how that could change the Poser landscape! AND support???!!!

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AsteroidLady posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 8:14 PM

Apollo eye.png
I want to play with Apollo too, but I'm having a different set of problems with his eye textures. That white shape around his eye, and that ugly circle around the iris. Why? How to fix? (This is like the 4th time I've written this message but the connection kept timing out, is my explanation for the terseness of it.)


Boni posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 10:11 PM

Asteroids: Let me look into this eye problem. I know there is a mapping issue and the way the scream and the iris interact for the edge problem. I will check it out tomorrow when I am back on my work machine. It could have to do with the lashes.
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Boni posted Wed, 19 August 2015 at 10:18 PM

scream? I meant sclera, kindle had fun with autocorrect.
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Boni posted Thu, 20 August 2015 at 8:02 AM

AsteroidLady: (autocorrect messed up your name as well, sorry) I'm on for a bit now. I have a couple questions. Is this image AFTER a render? because I found a similar appearance pre-render but after the render it was more like this: Hmmm. Can't seem to attach the image ... updates, are fun. ... let me describe. I'm getting the same imagery in preview but the edge of the eyelid and the lacrimal rendered properly, but there is still a line in the area of the iris/sclera. I'll continue to look into that.
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Boni posted Thu, 20 August 2015 at 10:47 AM

Ok here is what I have ... I took out the extra nodes in the "eyewhite" and the "cornea" and the "iris" although there is a slight ring, I think that is unavoidable, but not as bad as it was. The eyesocket seems to render fine. Let me know if you want a screen-shot of the settings.

Apollo_eye.png

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Anim8dtoon posted Thu, 20 August 2015 at 3:20 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

ROFLMAO, LaurieA! I love Earl (aka Apollo Max) in his grass skirt! He's got a great sense of humor there. Wonderful render! By the way, here's my latest render of him, rendered in Reality 4 with IBL lighting......Rebel.png


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Wearing a refit of Aery Soul's Ony Braided hair (from the RuntimeDNA Store)


AsteroidLady posted Thu, 20 August 2015 at 4:05 PM

Boni, it turned out the texture was missing from the soft tissue, that for whatever reason it wasn't automatically applied. (I didn't even know what part of the body "soft tissue" referred to, so I'd been ignoring it. I figured it out by turning the diffuse color to green.) I'm not familiar enough with the material room to know which nodes are "extra"; I deleted everything except the basic diffuse and they turned black. :( I usually render in Reality, it's easier and it looks better, but I'm having the same problems there, so I'm not sure it's a material room issue, but here are the node settings for the sclera.
Apollo sclera settings.png


Boni posted Thu, 20 August 2015 at 4:39 PM

Based on a problem (solved by bagginsbill) with the "ring" issue with V4 eyes this seems similar. The edge of the map for the sclera meets the edge of the map for the iris. A mask needs to be applied that would give a soft gradient transparency between the two that overlaps. That would alleviate the issue. I don't have the time at the moment. But if someone is ambitious it would take care of the situation. Heck, I might work on it next week myself.

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AsteroidLady posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 2:01 AM

You mean something like this?
Apollo iris mask.png
Or, how should it be different? And what should be done with it?


Tony_Stark posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 11:14 AM

Earl & Clyde are fantastic. My kind of people.


Boni posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 2:04 PM

Yes .... Asteriodlady, like that ... just not sure where to apply it. Most likely to the sclera most likely. I might try this this afternoon if I get the chance. Thank you very much.
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Boni posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 4:28 PM

Eye Test 3

AsteroidLady: This was the best ... and what I did was take your mask resize it to fit the middle of the eye white, invert it, then save it as a mask and added a transparency node in the mat room and applied it to the eyewhite.

EyeTest3.png

Here in better lighting ... you see a slight grey ring, but it looks more natural that the original.

Eyetest4.png

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Faery_Light posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 4:33 PM

Hmmm, tried to post but it went haywire.
Anyway...I have a texture set on sharecg, Dan for Apollo, link...
http://www.sharecg.com/v/29006/poser/BE4_Dan-for-Apollo-Maximus

Had to edit the link, gave the wrong one.

And an image of my new project (actually I've been working on it since 2009, a year after my son died) and hope to someday get it the way I want.
It is a morph of my late son so it may never get on to a market, still undecided.

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Boni posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 4:36 PM

That is wonderful!!! Thank you for sharig that! Woo Hoo, more for Apollo!!!

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Anim8dtoon posted Sat, 22 August 2015 at 10:38 PM Online Now! Forum Moderator

BluEcho, what a touching and eloquent tribute to your son! This is a beautiful texture set for Apollo. Thank you for sharing this. I am going to download it in a few and play around with it!


AsteroidLady posted Sun, 23 August 2015 at 12:19 AM

Boni, it would help if I could see your settings, the material room still confuses me.


Boni posted Sun, 23 August 2015 at 2:54 PM

Apollo_Eye_Fix.png

Here you go. These are the settings. You can see how I altered the mask and applied it to the eyewhite. :)

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Boni posted Sun, 23 August 2015 at 2:56 PM

I can send you the mask ... wait ... I'll post it here. Since it was different, I wanted to make it easier for you. :)

Iris_Mask_Invert2.png

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AsteroidLady posted Thu, 27 August 2015 at 3:55 PM

Eyes are looking better, thanks! The image doesn't want to attach at the moment. I found another thing that helped with the eyes, but I'll wait til I can attach the image.


Boni posted Thu, 27 August 2015 at 11:05 PM

I look forward to it. 😃

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AsteroidLady posted Thu, 27 August 2015 at 11:39 PM

Is anybody else having trouble uploading images to the forum? I'm doing the exact same thing I've always done, but it doesn't work, so I'm wondering whether the forum is having issues or it's just my computer or what. I wanted to attach an image to show that this works, but you'll just have to take my word for it. It was surprisingly very helpful.

I recently did a TDMT match between Apollo and M4. I matched the head and the eyes. Then I transferred all the morphs from M4's eyes. (It's how I made the cat eyes in the TDMT thread.) The morph that is relevant here is called "EyeIrisAlign." It's from the M4 base, so no morph package is required. This actually moves the line around the iris. On Apollo I have it set at -.42. I can't legally share the morph, but I can share the TDMT file that I used to transfer it, when I figure out what I should do with it. You would need to have M4 for it to work.


Boni posted Fri, 28 August 2015 at 6:13 AM

There are some intermittent problems as other issues are being resolved. Please be patient, it will be taken care of. Keep trying. 😃

Boni

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AsteroidLady posted Mon, 31 August 2015 at 4:43 PM

IrisAlign.png
The morph I was talking about above. The first picture is at a positive value, the second at 0, the 3rd at a negative value (the setting that helps.) It works best in combination with the transparency map, since neither of them makes it go away completely.


LeeMoon posted Thu, 08 October 2015 at 10:27 PM

Here are a few renders from years ago of Apollo/Cole using my MoonToons morph poses...

JungleDudePoser7.jpg ClubDude.jpg HandyMan.jpg JungleDudeLookout.jpeg PrimalWarrior4.jpg TarzanCaptured.jpg


LeeMoon posted Thu, 08 October 2015 at 10:32 PM

Here are a few more... JungleExplorer2.jpg Antiphantes.jpeg JungleHunter.jpg


Boni posted Fri, 09 October 2015 at 6:49 AM

These are amazing!!! Glad to see this thread bumped back up!!!

Boni



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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 3:42 PM

Here's one more render of one of my unreleased Apollo/Cole morphs. This is a stylized/toonish/caricature image of Matthew Rush aka Greg Grove.

MatthewRushPromo1.jpg


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 3:53 PM

image.jpeg image.jpeg

What are the chances....I just happened to take a look at rendo for the first time in ages and who should I find being reminisced but Apollo. Yeah, loved this figure so much. Best fun morphing I ever had in Poser. These were a few custom ones I made - some variants of simpler ones made just with dials and then morph-brushed up a bit. Cred to Anton.

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 3:59 PM

Always a fan of Apollo, Anton, and Daniel (Carodan)!


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:03 PM

Hey Lee. How you doing? Nice to see all those renders again and be reminded of the sheer versatility of that figure. Fun times :)

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:07 PM

Hi Daniel! I'm doing great. Still tinker in Poser most days just to keep my creative side fed. lol

Yep, I'm enjoying seeing the interest in Apollo and these awesome renders that everyone is doing. It really does bring back some awesome times. :)


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:18 PM

Good to hear you still tinker. I've only fired up Poser a couple of times this year - had a chaotic house move - so I'm a bit out of practice. New version of Poser in the works too I hear!

For anyone not too familiar with Apollo, I highly recommend working his face with the morph-brush. I always found his face above all other figures responded to that particular tool. At one time there was also a face-room add on for him (can't remember whether that made it onto the free files list or even still works). Anton always said he morphed 'like butter'.

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:28 PM

I hope all is sorted out with your house move, Daniel. I'm looking forward to seeing what the new version of Poser will be like.

Anton did a spectacular job with Apollo and his add-ons. A well made and rigged mesh really makes for a superior figure. You can really tell Anton put a lot of effort into getting Apollo just right. Beth West from Capsces did an awesome job on creating the Cole morphs which I used extensively for my Apollo work. Always been a fan of caricature/toony looking figures.

I'd love to see this renewed interest in Apollo produce some new figures, morphs, and add-ons for him. That'd be so cool!


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:38 PM

Yeah that would be kinda cool, though things do seem to have moved on somewhat figure-wise (not all for the better). I had a bunch of custom morphs for Apollo I'd made some progress on (refinements of faces, some body morphs) but who knows where those files are now.

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:44 PM

I hear you -- I've been looking around for my original MoonToons distribution files (I think I've located them) to share again. I've got many versions of stuff I was working on for Apollo. Mostly for my own use -- like the Matthew Rush morph settings. It's so much fun to load Apollo and just sort of play with the dials again to see what I can come up with.


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:49 PM

OldMan_NewLightingTEST01.jpg 17.jpg 32.jpg 34.jpg 18.jpg 36.jpg

Here are a bunch more pics from days of 'yore....

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:53 PM

Those are all incredibly cool, Daniel. Your skills and creativity are amazing. :)


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 4:59 PM

ditto Lee - remember that promo animated gif Anton did of Apollo renders? Say, didn't you have a cool render you'd done of Apollo in a wooly hat?

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:07 PM

I do remember that promo gif. I was so proud to be included in it.

Is this the render you're talking about? It seems like that hat was originally for David and I had to apply some displacement to get the texture depth I was looking for.

Posertography by Lee.jpg


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:11 PM

That's the fella! Always loved the level of realism & detail you got in that one. Bearing in mind that was pre SSS skin, Gi etc as wall.

 

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carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:14 PM

celebApollo.jpg Remembering a brief phase of celeb morphs (kinda). celebApollo.jpg

last couple of pics then I must shoot.

 

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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:16 PM

Thanks! I worked hard to try to get a certain style for my renders. It's much easier nowadays to do it and with far better results. Still, being an engineer, I loved playing with the settings, lights, textures, etc. until I got the best I could out of a render. lol


LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:18 PM

Daniel, those look like a photograph for Nosferatu. So very well done!!


carodan posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 5:40 PM

heh, I had the hair & neck bolts for 'frankie' all worked out at one time too - cant find any renders now. There was a Lugosi Dracula too that never saw the light of day.

Ah, fun fun fun. See ya all at the next Apollo re-union.

 

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Male_M3dia posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 6:42 PM

LeeMoon posted at 7:36PM Sun, 11 October 2015 - #4233238

Here's one more render of one of my unreleased Apollo/Cole morphs. This is a stylized/toonish/caricature image of Matthew Rush aka Greg Grove.

MatthewRushPromo1.jpg

That's a pretty cool render of Greg. I'll have to point him this way if I see him next month. We used to hang out when he lived in Florida (I'll spare you the funny story of how we met ;) )


Boni posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 9:36 PM

Oh these are wonderful!! I was hoping you two would join our discussion. I believe Apollo is just as much a quality figure today as he was back in 2007 when he was last updated. We want to show Anton there's still interest. Let's see more and are there some more of those wonderful morphs still available, carodan?

Boni



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LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 9:57 PM

Male_M3dia posted at 9:54PM Sun, 11 October 2015 - #4233272

LeeMoon posted at 7:36PM Sun, 11 October 2015 - #4233238

Here's one more render of one of my unreleased Apollo/Cole morphs. This is a stylized/toonish/caricature image of Matthew Rush aka Greg Grove.

That's a pretty cool render of Greg. I'll have to point him this way if I see him next month. We used to hang out when he lived in Florida (I'll spare you the funny story of how we met ;) )

I based that morph on photos of Matthew/Greg when he was younger. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Please do share the render with him. :)


LeeMoon posted Sun, 11 October 2015 at 10:01 PM

Boni posted at 9:58PM Sun, 11 October 2015 - #4233286

Oh these are wonderful!! I was hoping you two would join our discussion. I believe Apollo is just as much a quality figure today as he was back in 2007 when he was last updated. We want to show Anton there's still interest. Let's see more and are there some more of those wonderful morphs still available, carodan?

Apollo remains one of my very favorite Poser figures. So easy to work with. Daniel created the most awesome characters for Apollo. It's great talking to him here. I hope Apollo gains some new fans and sparks renewed interest in him. :)


Kalypso posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 4:49 AM Site Admin

@LeeMoon and carodan: Nice to see you guys back! I've always loved your Apollo morphs and had enjoyed playing with Apollo so much. I don't think I had ever been so blown away by a figure before and it was great to see such excellent work being done with him. Now, if only Anton would appear in this thread . . . ;-)


Boni posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 6:31 AM

LeeMoon posted at 4:24AM Mon, 12 October 2015 - #4233293

Apollo remains one of my very favorite Poser figures. So easy to work with. Daniel created the most awesome characters for Apollo. It's great talking to him here. I hope Apollo gains some new fans and sparks renewed interest in him. :)

Well, I'm hoping to nudge renewed interest at the source of this wonderful model. ;) It is a goal of mine with this thread. Daniel? Could you make more morphs available? And Lee, your supplemental morphs? This would help with the "Apollo Renewal". 😄

Boni



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basicwiz posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 7:40 AM

Boni posted at 7:39AM Mon, 12 October 2015 - #4233320

LeeMoon posted at 4:24AM Mon, 12 October 2015 - #4233293

Apollo remains one of my very favorite Poser figures. So easy to work with. Daniel created the most awesome characters for Apollo. It's great talking to him here. I hope Apollo gains some new fans and sparks renewed interest in him. :)

Well, I'm hoping to nudge renewed interest at the source of this wonderful model. ;) It is a goal of mine with this thread. Daniel? Could you make more morphs available? And Lee, your supplemental morphs? This would help with the "Apollo Renewal". 😄

I will be happy to host any or all of this at my orphans site: orphans.basicwiz.com


carodan posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 9:32 AM

Hi Boni. Problem I have is like that scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark - there's a cardboard box in a room, surrounded by other boxes all the same size & shape, in which there's a storage drive with all my old Apollo files. It was a chaotic move to a new house which we're in the middle of renovating.

That said I'd still be up for supporting Apollo if the demand is there, especially with morphs. I'd probably prefer to do custom morph-brush head sculpts these days, but so long out of the software I'd need help getting those into a pose-ready file (I used to do PMDs but my documentation for all that is long gone).

I'll keep digging to see if I can find any of my old stuff in the cloud. I did about 4 or 5 freebies - mostly ADS morph pose sets but also some miscellaneous PMD morph/character sets. Some were better than others. There was a wrinkle displacement map in one (still have that in a texture bin on this PC) that I used for my older characters. I think the werewolf and the alien were put up too. Frankly if they've become unavailable due to hosting changes etc and anyone just has these sitting on their system I'm more than happy for them to be shared (probably need them myself!).

Last contact I had with Anton was on FB some years ago - he'd definitely 'moved on' from 3d at that point but who knows eh.

 

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Boni posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 10:41 AM

Good to know all the background ... I'm currently in contact with Anton and there is a hint of interest from him to ... spark, if we have enough interest. He just doesn't want to let things get set in stone at this point. So nothing is for certain, but not out of the realm of possibility. Sorry to be so cryptic, but that's what he prefers at this time. That is why I'm keeping this thread going. To present to him as a ... temptation. 😄

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carodan posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 10:55 AM

I've actually just found one of the dev files I was working on for a handful of head sculpts. Some have head/neck transitions so if there were likely to be any changes to topology or rigging that would affect what I'd already done I'd need to know. Definitely up for creating some refined head (& possibly body) morphs though. Would love to see Apollo weight-mapped.

 

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carodan posted Mon, 12 October 2015 at 8:50 PM

Apollo2015_DEV.jpg OldMan_New.jpg

Couple more renders - quick series of some of the characters in my old dev file, and a more resolved one of my fav old guy from when PP2012 first touched down. Just to stir the pot.

 

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Boni posted Tue, 13 October 2015 at 8:36 AM

Wow ... I am sooooo impressed. This is amazing! You are a master!

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elena_c posted Wed, 14 October 2015 at 2:13 PM

I did this one just now. Apollo is Face Room compatible, which affords a lot of freedom, even without any modelling software. Apollo with my character morph, AprilYSH Glyn hair, scene from Poserworld, Stock pose, adjusted a bit. All materials adjusted for Octane. Rendered in Octane.

apm_sherlock05.jpg


Boni posted Wed, 14 October 2015 at 3:30 PM

Another beauty ... nice composition and ... prop placement. 😉

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LeeMoon posted Wed, 14 October 2015 at 9:25 PM

Apollo/Cole with my Matthew Rush morph dialed in. Rendered in Poser Pro 2014 with minor postwork done in Adobe Elements 10.

MatthewRushInChair1.jpg


LeeMoon posted Thu, 15 October 2015 at 1:05 PM

I've located my original MoonToons zip file and will be uploading it to Freestuff here on Renderosity later today.

Do note that these morph poses require Cole for Apollo by Capsces. I'm not sure where Cole is being offered for sale these days (if at all.) Beth does have some free downloads on the Capsces website with items for Apollo/Cole.

With that said, I'll post a message here when the MoonToons morph pose set is up in Freestuff.


LeeMoon posted Thu, 15 October 2015 at 3:30 PM

The MoonToons morphs pack has been submitted to Freestuff here and is awaiting approval. I suspect it will be available shortly. Thank you for the interest in these morphs. :)


duanemoody posted Thu, 15 October 2015 at 4:40 PM

Boni posted at 2:38PM Thu, 15 October 2015 - #4233344

Good to know all the background ... I'm currently in contact with Anton and there is a hint of interest from him to ... spark, if we have enough interest. He just doesn't want to let things get set in stone at this point. So nothing is for certain, but not out of the realm of possibility. Sorry to be so cryptic, but that's what he prefers at this time. That is why I'm keeping this thread going. To present to him as a ... temptation. 😄

The part I find incredulous is that a hairdresser didn't do that many hair props. He's arguably more qualified than most 3D developers to rule that market.


Kalypso posted Thu, 15 October 2015 at 6:39 PM Site Admin

Actually Anton is the ultimate Renaissance Poser man. He did everything from modeling humans, creatures, plants, props, hair, morphing, texturing, lights, clothing, you name it and he's done it. Back in the P4 days the first things I got from PFO fun stuff (as it was called then) and from the Props Guild were from Anton. And when he took on the Platinum Club most of the items on offer there were by him not to mention his involvement with V3 who was nothing like the previous Millennium woman. If only SM had the brains to have him create the next Poser characters and related content.


LeeMoon posted Thu, 15 October 2015 at 8:26 PM

I believe that my Apollo/Cole morph pack is up in Freestuff now. Search for "moontoons" and you should find it.


WandW posted Fri, 16 October 2015 at 7:20 AM

LeeMoon posted at 8:18AM Fri, 16 October 2015 - #4233824

Do note that these morph poses require Cole for Apollo by Capsces. I'm not sure where Cole is being offered for sale these days (if at all.) Beth does have some free downloads on the Capsces website with items for Apollo/Cole.

As far as I know, Cole is not presently available. Has anyone contacted her about re-releasing him?

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mackis3D posted Fri, 16 October 2015 at 10:02 AM

@elena_c

You have a displacement map for Apollo Maximus? The arms look great with it!


LeeMoon posted Sat, 17 October 2015 at 4:48 PM

This is a mildly tweaked version of one of the MoonToon character morphs. Apollo plays the role of Hercules. :-) ColeHercuLeesYounger1.jpg


quietrob posted Sun, 18 October 2015 at 10:33 PM

Those Muscle Morphs are amazing! Are they currently available?



elena_c posted Mon, 19 October 2015 at 2:12 AM

mackis3D posted at 2:09AM Mon, 19 October 2015 - #4233922

@elena_c

You have a displacement map for Apollo Maximus? The arms look great with it!

Hi mackis3D, Thanks! Yes, the displacement map I'm using comes with Apollo; it's in the texture folder and is, I think, automatically loaded if you use the material room to load body maps. I haven't rendered in Poser for a while, though, so I'm not sure.


LeeMoon posted Mon, 19 October 2015 at 12:13 PM

quietrob posted at 12:05PM Mon, 19 October 2015 - #4234214

Those Muscle Morphs are amazing! Are they currently available?

Hi there quietrob! If you're talking about the morphs in my renders, the answer is yes (sort of.) You can download my MoonToons morph poses here in Freestuff. However, you need to have the Cole morphs for Apollo to make them work properly. I'm not sure if Cole is still available or not (the vendor is Capsces.) Beth's morph work for Cole is amazing. My MoonToons poses only set the parameter dials to create the various characters and as such rely on both Anton's original morphs for Apollo as well as Beth's Cole morphs.

On another note, the Matthew Rush morph is not included with the MoonToons morph pose pack. Perhaps if there was enough interest in it, I might release that morph pose separately.

Anyway, I hope some of you will find the MoonToons morph poses interesting and use them to create your own cool characters. I'd love to see what you all come up with. :-)


LeeMoon posted Mon, 19 October 2015 at 4:04 PM

The SurferDude.

SurferDude2015-1.jpg


elena_c posted Tue, 03 November 2015 at 2:51 PM

Bumping up this thread with another Apollo render in Octane. Mertail by OKCRandy, morph and pose is mine. Environment is DNA Microcosm, Poser Naturals, and Poser primitives with Octane shaders. An HDRI and an infinite light. All shaders adjusted for Octane.

mersherlock03_c.jpg


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Boni posted Sat, 21 November 2015 at 4:21 PM

Wow, can't wait to see Apollo in Poser 11/pro!!

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Maladjuster posted Fri, 18 December 2015 at 12:08 AM

For those of you with deviantart.com accounts, there are a couple of Apollo Maximus groups at DA:

http://maximumapollo.deviantart.com/

and

http://apollomaximus-fans.deviantart.com/


Boni posted Fri, 18 December 2015 at 5:37 AM

Hmmm ... hope Anton knows about these. Perhaps I'll let him know. after the holidays.

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infinity10 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 8:37 AM

BUMP !!

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Boni posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 8:53 AM

Good move! At the moment, just to let you know that Anton has no current plans to work on Apollo, hopefully that can change. But we can still enjoy what we have and share our renders!!!

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ghostship2 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 11:41 AM

I downloaded the AM files from where they currently are on the web (hbore's web page?). The zip file had zip files inside that need a password to open. Anybody know what's up with this?

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drafter69 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 11:54 AM

I love Apollo and use him frequently. I do not understand what happened but I certainly hope that Anton will return to his very creative skills.


SamTherapy posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 12:11 PM

Not related to Apollo but regarding Anton...

Ages back, I was looking for a hair type and found exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, it wasn't available any more, so I contacted the creator - Anton - and asked if he'd be willing to sell it to me. Nope, he would not, he gave it me for free. Nice, kind guy, as well as very talented. Hope he returns to the fray.

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ghostship2 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 12:23 PM

ghostship2 posted at 11:23AM Thu, 01 December 2016 - #4291608

I downloaded the AM files from where they currently are on the web (hbore's web page?). The zip file had zip files inside that need a password to open. Anybody know what's up with this?

Ok I figured out where to find the password. expanding files now.

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Boni posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 2:46 PM

Oh, bother ... forgot about that. Let me get back to you as quickly as I can. I get that for you.

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Boni posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 2:57 PM

Hello ... Password: allfilesarecopyrightprotected

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Boni posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 3:03 PM

Anton said the zips could be redistributed ... but NOT repackaged. That is why the unusual zip nesting. Just for your information.

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adh3d posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 6:30 PM

For general information, you can download apollo from my site too (core files), I zip the 4 original zip files in one file for easier download 😄



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ghostship2 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 6:42 PM

@Boni You are always super helpful! Thanks!

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Boni posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 7:05 PM

I'm still sipping that wonderful cup of coffee. 😉

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ghostship2 posted Thu, 01 December 2016 at 11:24 PM

first render with Apollo Maximus

Apollo Maximus 1.jpg

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EClark1894 posted Fri, 02 December 2016 at 1:53 PM

Boni posted at 2:52PM Fri, 02 December 2016 - #4291670

I'm still sipping that wonderful cup of coffee. 😉

Isn't it ice coffee by now? 😄


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ghostship2 posted Fri, 02 December 2016 at 2:13 PM

EClark1894 posted at 1:12PM Fri, 02 December 2016 - #4291738

Boni posted at 2:52PM Fri, 02 December 2016 - #4291670

I'm still sipping that wonderful cup of coffee. 😉

Isn't it ice coffee by now? 😄

no there is a new version to download! Just uploaded it today.

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Boni posted Fri, 02 December 2016 at 3:34 PM

And the cream is a little rancid, but hea, it was a gift and I'm not complaining.

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quietrob posted Sat, 10 December 2016 at 12:41 AM

ghostship2 posted at 10:40PM Fri, 09 December 2016 - #4291684

first render with Apollo Maximus

Apollo Maximus 1.jpg

Looks great! Nice to know he ported over to Poser 11 with no problems.



lonelybat1989 posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 6:33 AM

Zombie thread!

So, after not having AM for many years, eventually deleting him from my runtime due to lack of clothes, I've recently reinstalled Apollo. The lack of clothing will no longer be an issue, since I have all the XD licenses. However... his facial expressions are a little... limited. Are there add ons that add more flexablity to the lips and eyebrows? Or am I going to be resigned to scuplting the needed expressions in zBrush?

Other than that: Wow. I was stupid for uninstalling him all those years ago. Great figure. I have a feeling I'll be utilizing him ALOT.


adzan posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 10:17 AM

lonelybat1989 posted at 9:45AM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322730

Zombie thread!

So, after not having AM for many years, eventually deleting him from my runtime due to lack of clothes, I've recently reinstalled Apollo. The lack of clothing will no longer be an issue, since I have all the XD licenses. However... his facial expressions are a little... limited. Are there add ons that add more flexablity to the lips and eyebrows? Or am I going to be resigned to scuplting the needed expressions in zBrush?

Other than that: Wow. I was stupid for uninstalling him all those years ago. Great figure. I have a feeling I'll be utilizing him ALOT.

Hi. Apollo includes 17 expressions - you can view them by selecting his head and they are listed next to the dials starting with Exp. So ExpEyesFear; ExpSmile01 etc etc..

Carodan included some expressions in some of his free morph sets - his website is down but you can get the sets from the wayback machine site here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20080701035608/http://carodan.blackraven3d.com/

the PoserAddicts internet store has some expression sets available for sale - Just type apollo maximus in the search box on the left of their store web page and look for expression or mood sets by Ixdon, RxD, Teris and Yve.

Sadly quite a few of the Apollo Maximus free items listed in the Renderosity Freestuff section have dead links.



lonelybat1989 posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 10:50 AM

Well... to zBrush I go. Thanks for the links!

So, in these links, It looks like they are just presets for thew already existing morphs... not new morph target for say a smirk, or smile left and right. I'll be making those. I can post em if anyone is interested ing them


ssgbryan posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 5:56 PM

lonelybat1989 posted at 4:55PM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322750

Well... to zBrush I go. Thanks for the links!

So, in these links, It looks like they are just presets for thew already existing morphs... not new morph target for say a smirk, or smile left and right. I'll be making those. I can post em if anyone is interested ing them

I would be interested in them. - I like using all figures, it helps build diversity in my character sets.



knyghtmare2021 posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 7:29 PM

ssgbryan posted at 7:28PM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322775

lonelybat1989 posted at 4:55PM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322750

Well... to zBrush I go. Thanks for the links!

So, in these links, It looks like they are just presets for thew already existing morphs... not new morph target for say a smirk, or smile left and right. I'll be making those. I can post em if anyone is interested ing them

I would be interested in them. - I like using all figures, it helps build diversity in my character sets.

Noted! So... where can I get this Cole package I've heard about for AM?


knyghtmare2021 posted Mon, 22 January 2018 at 7:29 PM

ssgbryan posted at 7:28PM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322775

lonelybat1989 posted at 4:55PM Mon, 22 January 2018 - #4322750

Well... to zBrush I go. Thanks for the links!

So, in these links, It looks like they are just presets for thew already existing morphs... not new morph target for say a smirk, or smile left and right. I'll be making those. I can post em if anyone is interested ing them

I would be interested in them. - I like using all figures, it helps build diversity in my character sets.

Noted! So... where can I get this Cole package I've heard about for AM?


knyghtmare2021 posted Wed, 24 January 2018 at 4:27 AM

Ok, so I should clarify. I'm also lonelybat1989. I was posting at work, and like a dolt forgot my log in info, so I created another account. Like I said, I'm a dolt.

Anywho. I've created around 30 new expession dials for AM. AM.png AM2.png AM3.png

There are still some I'm working on, Like Cheek balloon, and pucker. What do you guys think so far?


knyghtmare2021 posted Wed, 24 January 2018 at 4:43 AM

Update

AM4.png

AM5.png


knyghtmare2021 posted Wed, 24 January 2018 at 12:26 PM

I should aslo mention, I'm doing this the old fashioned way, importing morph targets from .obj files.


ghostman posted Wed, 24 January 2018 at 12:40 PM

Looking good. 😄

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Boni posted Sun, 28 January 2018 at 9:44 AM

These are both Apollo ... from 2007. I still consider him the best male figure for Poser ever made. I still bug Anton about how great he is!

Apollo 1.jpg

Apollo 2.jpg

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WandW posted Sun, 28 November 2021 at 4:04 PM

Apparently Google changed the download links for Apollo.  He can be downloaded here. 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9_I3V6UTuuXflZTRWxZVml0LU5UTV9aTG1ZY3lMNEYyUmxfR0FDbXFrZTRjR2lhb3llbVk?resourcekey=0-g9ggR1fGI5l9WQUN60g2CA

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Y-Phil posted Sun, 12 December 2021 at 12:27 PM

Hi

Here is a few renders I've recently done using Poser 12 and its fantastic Cycles 2 engine.


This one: with Diesel addons


I don't know the original model, the description states: "A Lord of the Rings like Ranger"


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Y-Phil posted Sun, 12 December 2021 at 4:22 PM

The material setting I have used for each skin part is based on Poser12's new PrincipledBSDF node:

As actually Poser hasn't yet a Cycles preview, such as Blender's Evee, I'm using that good old EZSkin3 to poser the character. When I'm ready to render, I switch the skin nodes to Cycles. I'm doing it using a Python script.
But honestly, you don't need such a script. I mean: store a standard MC6 material for your character, the time to pose him/her, and then load your Cycles-based MC6 material when you're ready to render.

The difficult part for me had been to find the right balance these two parameters of the PrincipledBSDF. The three comma-separated values are inspired from your best friend when it comes to Poser's doc: here.

Lower too  much the three Radius values and you will lower the SSS effect, rise too much the SubSurface unique value (here 0.005) and your character will end up white, almost as a ghost.

I have tried to play with the Roughness, the Specular and the Anisotropic parameters, but I haven't found a satisfying effect. That's why I'm using a second layer:

"Gloss Level" is just a MixClosure, and "Gloss Effect" is the AnisotropicBSDF node.
The Gloss Level's Fac parameters lets you raise/lower the quantity of gloss. Too high, depending on the lighting, you'll end up with your baby oiled....

For what I've understood: raise the Anisotropy parameter to have elongated highlight, whereas the Roughness controls... the roughness of the surface: a mirror = 0, raise to make your surface more and more look like sandpaper.
As you've guessed, both parameters are important to control the quality of the gloss.

If you want to test different skins, don't forget the drag and drop upon each bitmap node, that will let you replace in one click all the same bitmaps with the new one.

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primorge posted Sun, 12 December 2021 at 7:56 PM

Looks nice. Thank you for the explanations and node set up pics.

Y-Phil posted Mon, 13 December 2021 at 6:06 AM

primorge posted at 7:56 PM Sun, 12 December 2021 - #4431725
Looks nice. Thank you for the explanations and node set up pics.
You're welcome 😊

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Nevertrumper posted Mon, 13 December 2021 at 7:19 AM

Appolo looks right out of the box like Richard Corben‘s DEN.


primorge posted Mon, 13 December 2021 at 8:40 AM

Nevertrumper posted at 7:19 AM Mon, 13 December 2021 - #4431757

Appolo looks right out of the box like Richard Corben‘s DEN.

Indeed he does, not quite as defined muscular though. RIP Richard Corben.

elena_c posted Tue, 11 January 2022 at 1:45 PM

Apollo still is one of few male Poser figures that comes with a muscle/vein displacement map. It looks decent in Superfly even without microdisplacement.



JimTS posted Mon, 14 February 2022 at 11:13 AM

Apollo Max needs some formal suit love Bond James, Bond

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mmitchell_houston posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 1:11 AM

Apollo really could use some love and support. He's still a strong figure and it's always good to have a little variety in our Runtimes.

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PilotHigh posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 11:21 AM

I just read this thread and thought I’d like to use him. Well it seems I have 110 zips for him but never loaded him up! I have a problem with 9 zips because they are asking for a password for “PhonemeList.jpg”. I have a jpg called that but I can’t find the password. Can anyone help?


Y-Phil posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 1:50 PM

Are we allowed to give the password?

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PilotHigh posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:01 PM

Thank you anyway, I'll just forget about it.


DollyGirl posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 6:52 PM

Nope but go here and follow the directions to where the password is provided. Apollo Maximus - Poser and Daz Studio Free Resources Wiki (miraheze.org)


DollyGirl posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 6:57 PM

PilotHigh you have 119 zips for him boy what a cool history. Maybe we can compare notes. I just did a look up in my database and I have 138. That does not count all of the PoserWorld stuff I have to list. Sure hope you can find a way to load him up. He is a very good model.


DollyGirl posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 6:59 PM

Pass word is about half way done Anton's page. Look for maroon (dark red) text


PilotHigh posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 7:13 PM

DollyGirl posted at 6:59 PM Mon, 7 March 2022 - #4435577

Pass word is about half way done Anton's page. Look for maroon (dark red) text

I followed your link and clicked on the red text but I don't see it.

PilotHigh posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 7:15 PM

I found it. thanks.


JimTS posted Tue, 08 March 2022 at 5:38 PM

Renderosity Poser Central, We have Apollo Max Activation Really old poser content installed.

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Charles Péguy

 Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do;they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart
Walter Savage Landor

So is that TTFN or TANSTAAFL?


PilotHigh posted Tue, 08 March 2022 at 5:58 PM

JimTS posted at 5:38 PM Tue, 8 March 2022 - #4435647

Renderosity Poser Central, We have Apollo Max Activation Really old poser content installed.

Where is Renderosity Poser Central?

JimTS posted Tue, 08 March 2022 at 6:14 PM

it's just my whimsical reference to here our virtual play ground insert some broken up moon shot sound effects

A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket
Charles Péguy

 Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do;they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart
Walter Savage Landor

So is that TTFN or TANSTAAFL?