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Subject: What the heck happened to Apollo Maximus??


Anim8dtoon ( ) posted Wed, 05 August 2015 at 12:39 AM · edited Wed, 19 January 2022 at 1:48 PM
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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


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

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

If I had a nickle for ever time a woman told me to get lost, I could buy Manhattan.


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
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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
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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....

If I had a nickle for ever time a woman told me to get lost, I could buy Manhattan.


Kalypso ( ) posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 7:35 AM
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 @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
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 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.

Boni



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Anim8dtoon ( ) posted Sat, 08 August 2015 at 2:32 PM
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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
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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
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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 · edited Sat, 08 August 2015 at 5:37 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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@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!

If I had a nickle for ever time a woman told me to get lost, I could buy Manhattan.


Anim8dtoon ( ) posted Sun, 09 August 2015 at 1:56 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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 · edited Wed, 12 August 2015 at 8:15 PM

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

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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. :)

Boni

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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
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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
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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

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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.
Boni

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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

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LaurieA ( ) posted Tue, 18 August 2015 at 6:00 PM · edited Tue, 18 August 2015 at 6:01 PM

And here's his lovely mug...

Laurie

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

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

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

Boni



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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???!!!

Boni



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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.
Boni

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