Sara & Carmen Go for a Trail Ride

As a way to make sure Sara’s gelding, Cully, and Carmen’s mare, Neasa, were “ready to go” when needed, I decided to set up this scene of Sara and Carmen going for a trail ride. What I discovered in the process is that Poser does NOT like having to manage all the various bits of digital info floating around in a file when you have two V4 figures with conforming clothes AND two HiveWire horses with conforming manes, tails, and tack.

I had anticipated that this scene would slow down Poser, so I first set up each horse/rider combo in separate files. Then I restarted my Mac, launched Poser and loaded the 2nd World Parks & Trails set into a new scene file, and imported each horse/rider combo. If the riders had come in with exactly the same poses I’d saved them with, all might’ve worked out fine. But both Sara’s and Carmen’s hands were no longer touching the reins, so I needed to make adjustments. And after about five minutes of tweaking hand and arm poses, Poser had slowed to a maddening crawl.

I finally managed to get a render with the characters looking more or less like they’re actually riding, but I wasn’t able to experiment with lighting and materials to offset the blue tone of the final result. I’ll come back to this eventually, as I anticipate wanting to do a variety of scenes with Carmen and Sara chatting while riding their ponies!

Credits

HORSES: HiveWire Horse
TACK: Classic Tack for HW Horse
SCENE: 2nd World’s Park & Trails

Happy Holidays (2017)

Season’s Greetings from two of my main characters!


And as a bonus, an animated GIF version:

Sara & Cully on a Lazy Summer Afternoon

This is my main character, Sara, relaxing on her lumen pony, Cully.

And here’s a closeup of the fairy mischief happening at the base of the tree.

Credits

SET: Merlin’s Oak
HORSE: HiveWire Horse with Unicorn Coat Mat and custom mane and tail mats
SARA’S OUTFIT: Sexy Tee (custom mat), Hot Girl Jeans, MissDeeAnnaJ Boots
NAPPING FAIRY: Vila, in her default outfit
MISCHIEVOUS FAIRY: Mavka, wearing ForestFairy outfit and wings
ACORN: from Gnome House

Sara gives Harvey the Academy Tour

Here are the same renders as below but in comic format, just to illustrate what that might look like. This was just an experiment, so nothing about the design is “finished”!

Here is a storyboard I made as a “proof of concept” to help me figure out what would be involved in producing renders for a comic. The scene isn’t particularly exciting, but I could see it clearly in my mind so that made it a good candidate to try and bring to life in graphics.

Credits

SET: Trinity Atrium (custom textures)
LOCKERS: from East Park High set