Koshini Twinkle Toes

Poser People posted on Jul 08, 2022
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Koshini the ballerina enjoys a good challenge :-) ==AMY’S NOTES== I set out to do a scene with Koshini the ballet dancer being accompanied by Bonga and Loik, also in ballet outfits, but that didn’t quite work out the way I wanted, so I went this direction instead. Bonga and Loik are still waiting for their moment on stage :-) It’s a little odd to me that a pose meant to be used with this outfit ended up nearly breaking the outfit (esp. around the chest and abdomen areas). I did what I could to minimize it. Rendered in June 2022 using Firefly in Poser Pro 11.3 for Mac at 2400 × 3000 pixels. IDL enabled. Postwork in ON1 Effects 2020. View full size on my blog. ==CREDITS== SCENE: SV's Crystal Rock by Sveva. Background from Watchful Skies for TerraDome 2 (on a backdrop prop by erogenesis). CHARACTER: Koshini toon figure by LadyLittlefox, with skin textures by me; Music Box Dancer outfit and pose by LadyLittlefox, with materials from PM Shimmer by Atenais. SWAM Duchesse Hair for V4.

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Comments (17)


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Gisela 2:21PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

Lovely, very beautiful render. The outfit looks fine.

perpetualrevision 1:11PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much, Gisela!

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UteBigSmile 2:47PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

Oh it's been a while since I saw cute Koshini here again, I don't even know if I still have her in my folder.

perpetualrevision 1:12PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks for the comment, Ute! I bought her way back when, but I think she comes with Poser (not sure when that started), so if you have Poser, you probably have her in that runtime!

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kelchris3 4:59PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

Beautiful!!!!!!! Love the purples. I think the outfit looks good!

perpetualrevision 1:14PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks! I do love purples :-) In this pose, the skirt kinda broke away from the bodice, and the bodice shrank around the abdomen but not in the chest, leaving an odd edge between the two areas. Obviously that was going to be more noticeable to me than to anyone else, but I still felt compelled to mention it! :-)

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mazzam 6:15PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

Have a soft spot for ballerinas. Loverly scene, tool

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eekdog 10:22PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

love her quarts purple crystals. i have one but not purple, but it is what they call a live one. cause it is still growing in some places on it. what once on the sides of the taller crystals when i got it about thirty years ago was a fine grain salt looking texture, but now they are like small pebbles and very coarse.

perpetualrevision 1:15PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks for the comment! That's pretty cool about your quartz crystal that's "alive"! I've never seen that, but I bet it's cool to compare how it changes over the years!

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mifdesign 11:46PM | Fri, 08 July 2022

Delightful composition, adorable character, superb atmosphere and lighting, brilliant render. It's all magic.
Magnificent Masterpiece of Finest Arts. I love it!

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CoolDimension 1:39AM | Sat, 09 July 2022

This is wonderful work! You did a fantastic job on this!

perpetualrevision 1:15PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much for the comment!

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madame 5:31AM | Sat, 09 July 2022

What a delightful and graceful little ballerina, lovely outfit and colors.... beautiful work !!

perpetualrevision 1:16PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much for the comment, madame! I think if I'd proceeded with the scene that also featured Loik and Bonga in ballet outfits, it would've detracted from how pretty Koshini looks here. But maybe they'll show up in another scene :-)

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uncollared 6:40AM | Sat, 09 July 2022

What a happy image to see first thing in the morning. :)

perpetualrevision 1:17PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Glad to have the chance to brighten your day! :-)

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APlusDesign 9:50AM | Sat, 09 July 2022

Nice work! Strange about the outfit, but you got it to work well!

perpetualrevision 1:19PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much! It's been a while since I worked on this scene, but I think the issue may have been that the pose required that I turn limits off, and that may have messed with the dress (making the bodice seem to shrink in, pulling away from the skirt and creating an odd edge with the chest area). But the dress AND the pose were both made by Lady Littlefox, so surely she tested them together! So maybe it has something to do with how Poser has changed since she made these items.

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Flint_Hawk 12:04PM | Sat, 09 July 2022

Koshini is the sweetest character & she makes such a precious ballerina! You did an excellent job on her outfit; I would have never known you had a problem with it!

perpetualrevision 1:22PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much for the comment! I'm not all that skilled at making textures for characters (I tend to use a lot of seamless tiles and just do a few tweaks to the face, like adding blush and freckles using curves layers as well as eyebrows), but I really like how this skin turned out for her.

The issue with the dress is that the abdomen area seemed to shrink inwards, so that it pulled away from the skirt and created a weird edge under the chest area. I can't remember now what I did to minimize it, but I'm glad it's not as noticeable to other people as it still is to me! :-)

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Radar_rad-dude 5:27PM | Sat, 09 July 2022

She looks like a very highly qualified dancer and is so elegant in this pose! I'll bet she charms many a person in her long and illustrious career! Many fine kudos on this excellent work!

OmniFX 10:06PM | Sat, 09 July 2022

Very sweet and lovely character. Beautiful scene and lighting!

perpetualrevision 1:24PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Thanks so much for the comment, OmniFX! I had no idea where Koshini would be doing her ballet moves when I first started this scene, and I'm happy with what I came up with, even if it is a bit odd for a ballerina to be en pointe on a rock surrounded by crystals :-)

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enigma-man 9:08AM | Sun, 10 July 2022

Clothing for older characters has always been a problem. Most were made for a character to stand in the simplest of poses. Once you try to do realistic poses, things go sideways. It's worse for doing animations. Skirts and dresses caused the most problem when the thighs were moved. However, you did well with this and I think it looks just fine :)

perpetualrevision 1:28PM | Sun, 10 July 2022

In this case, both the dress AND the pose were made by Lady Littlefox (who also made Koshini, of course), meaning they were meant to go together, so it was odd to me when I applied the pose and saw the bodice of the dress shrink away from the skirt and sink in around the abdomen, leaving a weird edge between that area and the chest. I rendered this scene about a month ago, so I can't recall what I did to minimize the issue, but I definitely recall being surprised at how much the bodice "broke" at first!

Lady Littlefox made a long skirt for Krystal that I put through all kinds of motion testing, and it poses great, although it's kind of a pain to have to figure out which of the many dials you need to adjust for each pose. I studied that skirt for long time trying to figure out the mysteries of rigging a skirt! Ultimately when I made long skirts myself, I made them hybrids, so that the waist area conformed but the skirt could be dynamic. Maybe not practical for animations, but much easier for still images!

robertswww 10:39AM | Wed, 13 July 2022

Great scene... love the purple theme and those gorgeous crystals really caught my eye!

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donnena Online Now! 8:00PM | Thu, 14 July 2022

She looks so happy to be dancing!! great job!

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MollyFootman Online Now! 2:44PM | Tue, 02 August 2022

Sounds a bit like the joint zones in the outfit weren't properly working in the more recent version of Poser. }-( I don't get a lot of that and it's remarkable how legacy material has held up. I worry that the ambitious modernization of Poser may break a lot more of the old stuff that I really like. >.<

As for the picture itself, the composition, texturing, posing and lighting is really eye-catching. I mean this as a very high compliment: it has the charming look of Disney CGI characters to my eye. =)

Molly

perpetualrevision 4:32PM | Tue, 02 August 2022

Thanks so much for the comment, Molly! I know you're behind on commenting, and I really appreciate that you're taking a look at my stuff from a few weeks ago!

In the hands of someone who has the patience to animate, I think Koshini and Krystal (with new skin textures) would make pretty cute Disney-esque ladies!

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