Note: This set was updated in January 2023 to include a new file structure with native versions for both Daz Studio and Poser. It now also supports Iray and Superfly Render Engines. In addition, many new props have been added as well as materials enhanced in this update. It is recommended that you delete the older version of this product before installing this update.
Horse racing is a sport that has a long history, dating as far back as ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. In the first Greek Olympics, chariot racing and mounted horse racing were events. In the ancient Rome, both chariot and mounted horse racing were major industries. As Thoroughbred racing developed as a sport, it became popular with the aristocrats and royalty and achieved the title "Sport of Kings." Today's Horse racing is enjoyed throughout the world using several breeds of horses including Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, Paints, and Appaloosas.
Pixel Downs is a modern racetrack is a perfect place to race your Hivewire3D Horse, DAZ Horse2/Millennium Horse or Songbird ReMix Ostrich. The 1:2 scaled version of the mile-long race is big enough to convey the long distance and expanse of the real thing with still being able to get many of the features into a rendered image or animation. And features it has… from Eighth and Quarter poles to the finish line with photo finish cameras to the fully functioning Toteboard in which you can chose the winners, their odds, the track conditions even when you want to launch an inquiry into bumping along the rail. And if that inquiry proves true, Pixel Downs gives you losing tickets to toss and litter the plaza with.
The dirt track is convertible to turf and races are available from 5 Furlongs to 1-1/4 Mile lengths. There are also sectional pieces of the track included to help limited your render resources. Both the Full Track and sectional Pieces have a slightly elevated track floor between the rails so it is also possible to place the track on a flat landscape of your choosing rather than the one provided.
Pixel Downs is the perfect place to bring your Horse, Ostrich or other animal across the finish line!
This product has separate versions of DAZ Studio and Poser. It supports 3Delight, Iray, Firefly and Superfly render engines.
What's Included & Features
Prop Models (in .pp2/.obj and .duf formats)
* Complete Presets
* Full Racetrack
* Partial Racetrack pieces:
** Curve1 (0 to 45 degrees)
** Curve2 (45 to 90 degrees)
** Curve3 (Spurred Curve)
** Entrance (T-shaped piece)
* Finish line
* Grounds (Grass covered environment with two ponds, plaza area and Winner's Circle)
* Hedge- single
* Hedges-line Winner Circle area
* Hedges-line Inner Track area
* Quarter and Eighth Poles
* Racetrack trash
* Steward's Tower (with opening/closing door)
* SkyDome (Poser & DS 3DL) or sky through Environmental Settings (DS Iray)
Materials (in .mc6 and .duf formats)
* Toteboard Options
** 5 preset options or create your own
** Post up to 14 entries, odds are individually selectable
** Select Track Conditions: Firm, Fast, Good or Sloppy
** Select the winners from Number 1 through 14 for the 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th place.
** Select from 7 different winning times
** Choose from 3 payouts
** Declare the race Official, a photo or an inquiry
* Racetrack Surfaces
** Dirt Track
** Turf Course
* Quarter/Eighth Poles Colors
* 5 Camera Settings (in .cm2 and .duf formats)
** Finish line
** Post Parade Entrance
** Top of the Stretch
** Winner's Circle
* 6 Horse Placement Poses (in .pz2 and .duf formats)
** Backstretch- 6 Furlongs Start
** Eighth Pole- 6 1/2 Furlongs Start
** Finish line
** Quarter Pole- Top of the Stretch
** Quarter Pole- 1 1/4 Mi Start
** Winner's Circle