Looking for fiction?

•February 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It’s only taken me a year or so to think about this…

If you’ve come here looking for anything written by Pax Asteriae (i.e. me) as opposed to textured or rendered, then you’re in the wrong place.

It’s easy to end up here instead since my writing blog and this have exactly the same names, although this predates the writing.

In short, if you’re looking for writing, the lack of writing, stationery and the occasional render (on equally-occasional Sundays, and always men–sorry about that), then you need to head over to http://www.paxasteriae.co.uk instead.

Why there and not here?

Because WordPress want to charge me yearly for URL redirection and Blogger don’t.  And also because I hope to start modelling and texturing again at some point.  But mostly because I don’t want to pay $13/year for domain mapping and $30/year for no ads.  I’m cheap like that.

Hey There Space Cadet

•May 2, 2015 • 4 Comments

Having scraped through Blogging A-Z with 24 stories, one very time-consuming Poser 2014 render and one hiatus post because I couldn’t see out of one eye, I now have more time to dedicate to retexturing the Ruby outfit.

With that in mind, I have a progress update!  Of sorts.

sideonUnlike the last one, this is not a vanity shot by any means.  I take these on a (depressingly) regular basis to work out how my seams are going (perils of using Photoshop) and to make sure nothing horrific has happened between PS and Poser, like the time I accidentally moved part of the texture halfway down the map and didn’t notice.  It has depth on it… but only because I keep forgetting to turn it off in the render menu, so it’s actually quicker to position the guide.  …I am so lazy, I know.

Now… I think I have the corset very much how I want (minus the back, but you’ve not seen that yet).  HOWEVER!  I’ve been lazy/stupid/naive, depending on how kindly you want to think of me, and for every map iteration/change I’ve made–and I’ve made a lot, thank you seams–I’ve been changing them in the ‘simple’ page in the Material Room.  In Poser 6, which I was most familiar with before there was a long and convoluted upgrade story, this simply swapped out the old map with the new one and no more was said.

I’ve just opened the Material Room for the fasteners (the dark blue bands).

Every single iteration of my map is sitting there, unlinked, friendless and pathetic.

Though I guess this explains why PP14 has been distinctly slow lately.

It… may take a while before my next update, because I’m going to have to remove all these from the Mat Room for every single surface.

Pity me, please.  I’m sure it didn’t used to do this.  (Or my old laptop was so low on memory it dumped everything ASAP while muttering curses under its breath and this one is just more capable.  Who knows?  I’m starting to think I prefer trying to dredge up a story every day for most of a month.  …No, actually, I think I’ll stick with Poser.  It bitches less.  Marginally less.)

Blue Moon? for Ruby Red … maybe.

•April 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Due to one thing and another, it’s been a long time since I’ve done any texturing.  Recently, though, I picked up Star from RDNA after umming and ahhing over her for a while, and she really is the cutest doll I’ve seen in a while.  (Well, since I saw Cookie anyway.)

More recently, Lady Littlefox released the lovely gothic outfit Ruby✭Red and I… well, I’ve always been a little more fond of blue than red…

Sci-fi Dress

This is still heavily a work-in-progress (I need to neaten up a lot of lines for a start–since I neglected to install my ancient copy of Blacksmith3D on this PC I’ve been doing it all in Photoshop!) and there’s more I need to add, but I like how it’s coming along so far.

All I have to do now is find the photographic textures I took when I last did any texturing…  I’m sure I left the files around here somewhere…

StarGirl for Lovely Girl

•March 23, 2011 • 1 Comment

“StarGirl” for Cute3d’s Lovely Girl, a high-gloss sci-fi dress texture.

Front view of StarGirl showing dress transparency.

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Sunrise for the Japanese Style Fashion Onepiece

•March 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“Sunrise” for 4blueyes’s Japanese Style Fashion Onepiece V4A4G4Elite, a synthetic sci fi dress and top texture.

Sunrise, a sci fi texture for the JSFOnePiece

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Ring for the Japanese Style Fashion Onepiece

•March 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“Ring” for 4blueyes’s Japanese Style Fashion Onepiece V4A4G4Elite, a synthetic cyberpunk dress and top texture.

Ring, a cyberpunk texture for the JSFOnePiece

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NovaGirl for Lovely Girl

•March 8, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“NovaGirl” for Cute3d’s Lovely Girl, a high-gloss sci-fi dress texture.

NovaGirl, a sci fi texture for Lovely Girl.

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