04:33:00 am , Categories: FRM Freestuff

Tetrapylon of Palmyra *Exclusive*

Link: https://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/Aelin/Tetrapylon-of-Palmyra-Exclusive


Tetrapylon of Palmyra was in egyptian pink granite. It was a monument erected at the end of 3rd century, during renovations of Diocletian.

The platform was square, with 4 squares at each corner; and each 4 basis was under 4 columns. A statue was in the middle of each group of columns.
Like other Tetrapylons in Roman world, this was at the intersection of main streets.

It was also in relation with Janus' worship. Janus was the roman god of doors, and time (he looks past and future). So pretty good to have a link with him at crossroads. (mainly Wikipedia informations on Palmyra page).

Now, to be back in the 3D world.

All was tested in a Windows environment (W8.1). Not tested in a Mac environmet.
All was tested in Poser 11, Daz Studio 3, Daz Studio 4 (4.9).

For Daz Studio Users:
For displacement map, you need to apply manually at the base (no other part has displacement).

The better you can do is
    Strength = 100%   
    Minimum = -0.2  
    Maximum 0.2

For the Bump (Base, Pedestal, Top, Top Columns) too you need to apply the negative and positive.

For Base: as you wish for granite

For Pedestal:
    Strength = 100%  
    Minimum = -0.01   
    Maximum = 1 or 2
For Top:
    Strength = 100%  
    Minimum = -0.1   
    Maximum = 0.5
For Top Columns:  
    Strength = 100%  
    Minimum = -0.1   
    Maximum = 1

For Poser users:
If the bump and the displacement are better in Poser, for an unknown reason on the vertical of some columns you could see a 'darkest' line (depends of the light). I have no clue on this, even after some changes in the texture layers.
It seems this line isn't seeing in Daz Studio.

Required software:
Daz 3 +
Poser 4 +

Templates included to create your own textures.


Presentation scene:

Grecian outfit V4, by Richabri
River hair, by SWAM (I believe no longer available)
Wilderness backgrounds, by Manic3D (on FRM)
brushes by Coby17

  11:47:00 pm , Categories: 2D Programs

Amberlight 2

Link: http://www.escapemotions.com/products/amberlight/

Escape MotionsAmberlight 2

System requirements

Windows 10, 8, 7
Intel or AMD processor
OpenGL 2.0 graphic card
40 MB free disk space

Mac OS:
Mac OS X 10.8 and newer
Intel or AMD processor
OpenGL 2.0 graphic card
40 MB free disk space
Internet connection is required for activation.

Let me tell you right off the bat, this an animation nube here. I have made animations with Photoshop. That program within CS2 is no longer available. It has been very many years since I used it so these newer programs are very advanced for my brain to take in clearly.

Amberlight 2 is one such new program...for this newbie...however, I gave it a twirl. Impressive it is...LOL You turn it on then you are greeted with the "New Window" area where you can choose what type of animation you wish to have.

There are quite a few selections to choose from with preset "parts"  as well as preset sizes to choose from. The other controls are for rendering, choosing colors, choosing the type of animation you want it to do...this area is a lot of fun to prowl through.

When you choose the one you wish you can keep the preset size or in the upper area of the "New Window" you can customize it to your preference. There are controls to adjust the waves, colorize them, set the frequency and more.

Work AreaOnce you get your choice set then you can proceed to play with the controls. Doing that will give you an idea of what to do to increase the "waves", the area they are located in and how many places to have the animations situated. I chose a basic one to play with this first time and once time permits I can delve into it, just like one of EscapeMotions other programs called "FlamePainter".

I spent way to much time playing with the controls and not getting more images to show here but finally settled on a basic image.

SelectionsUnfortunately for me I could not figure out how to save it in the animation form to show you how it animates but I did save it to .png after hiding the background layer (much like you do in Photoshop). This way I can do what I  wanted in the first place, use the static image as an overlay for a Photoshop render.

Your work can be saved in the .amb format to keep it for later use as an animation and/or save it such as .tiff, .png, .jpg and .bmp. This is the images saved for overlaying on images.

saved as .png


The above image is a transparent png so if anyone wants it they can just do a "save as" to download it.

This how I used it:
settingsThe finished image:

RegalFinal image credits:

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Manic3D's Wilderness Backgrounds

  08:20:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Tiny, Smooch, Mr Kleine Maus, Mushroom Throne and Mr Grump --NEW and Exclusive

Link: https://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/The-Darker-Side-Of-Arts

All brought to you by The Darker Side of Arts.


He is just a little one, ready to please you and make you and others smile in the imaginative renders you create.

You get:
11 Poses
3 SSS Mats ( Aqua Blue, Lavandar, Orange)
3 NS Mats ( Aqua Blue, Lavandar, Orange)
5 Eye Colors (Blue, Brown, Dark, Green, Lavander)

PC/Mac Compatible
Daz 3+ possibly
Poser 10+ only

Smooch 2.0

Smooch is an adorable original Standalone. He is a carefree spirit just looking for a good home and someone to adopt him.

You get:
1 goggle prop
12 poses
8  NS Mats (Blue, Darker Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Red, Scale Blue, Scale Brown)
6 Eye colors (BlueGreen, Blue, Dark Brown, Green, Yellow Green and Light Brown)
8 SSS Mats (Blue, Brown, Darker Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Red and Scale Blue)

Poser 8+
Poser Pro 2010+
PC/Mac Compatible

Mushroom Throne     

A Mushroom Throne and Mushroom Scepter for
the Mushroom King BLUE

Throne comes with Mushrooms and ivy vines
Mushroom Scepter has a mushroom on top

Poser 10+ only (will not work correctly in lower versions)
Poser Pro 2010+
PC/Mac Compatible

Mr. Grump

Grump in an original poser figure for you to use in your fantasy images or whatever situation you wish to put him in.

You get:
3  Body Mats (Blue, Green and Skin Tone)
5 Eye Colors (Blue. Blue Green, Dark Brown,Light Brown and Green
1 Ray Gun Prop
7 Character Poses
1 Ray Gun Pose

Poser 8+
Poser Pro 2010+
PC/Mac Compatible

Mr Kleine Maus

A little maus for your renders. He can be used in so many precious ways and even will have fun with your kitties.

Take him home with you and give him a loving family.

You get:
1 Cheese Piece
1 Cheese Roll
3 Mats (Brown, Grey and White)
6 Poses for Mouse
1 Pose holding cheese
2 Eye Colors (Blue and Brown)

Poser 10+ only
Poser Pro 2010+
PC/Mac Compatible

  08:11:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

5 New Exclusive Freebies by AnimaGemini

Link: https://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/AnimaGemini

Strange Dreams Backgrounds

You get 10 backgrounds to use in your renders.

All backs are 2000x2000 px with so many possibilites for use.

PC/Mac compatible
any program that uses .jpg


Bonne Nuit for Genesis

Bed time for the Generation Genesis.

The perfect outfit for lazy Sunday morning,or at night with a hot cocoa in front of the fire. Or just let your girls celebrate an Pajama party in this stylish cool looking Pajama's.

Fluffy materials in stylish colors.

ONLY for GENESIS and DS 4!!!!!!! this set is not betatested.

You get a pant, shirt, slippers and a top and their textures.


Summer Fun

You get:
1 Summer Bag
3 Poses
    Bag parented to left arm
    Cherries parented to either left or right ear
    Cherries parented to left fingers

PC/Mac Compatible

Poser 6+


Summer Collection

A Jewelry set for V4.2 with Poser and daz Studio 3 shader.

The studio shaders are zipped separately.

Needed Files List and System Required:

Poser 5+
PC/Mac Compatible

In this set of backgrounds you get 4 to play with.

1 @ 1200x900 px

3 @ 2500x2500 px

Can be used by any program that uses .jpg

PC/Mac compatible.

  08:35:00 pm , Categories: Macintosh OS X Tips

Verify/Repair Permission in El Capitan

Link: http://osxdaily.com/2015/11/04/verify-repair-permissions-mac-os-x/

The Disk Utility app has long contained the ability to verify and repair disk permissions on a Mac, but in the latest versions of OS X this ability has been removed. That doesn’t mean you can’t verify permissions and repair permissions in OS X El Capitan 10.11 and later however, you just need to turn to the command line to do so.


To be clear, verifying and repairing disk permissions has long been over assigned as a remedy to all sorts of issues on the Mac, most of which are rarely accurate or legitimate. In this sense, repairing permissions is sort of considered a form of hocuspocus with little benefit to most OS X situations, but nonetheless there are some unique circumstances where you may want to verify and repair disk permissions in OS X anyway, particularly if a files permissions are actually off, meaning the ability for certain users and processes to read and write particular files and folders.

Note this is not the same as verifying and repairing a disk.

How to Repair Verify Disk Permissions in OS X El Capitan

Open the Terminal application (found in /Applications/Utilities/) and use the following syntax to verify a volumes permissions, this will verify the default root volume of a Mac:

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --verify --standard-pkgs /

If you want to verify permissions on a different drive, specify the volume rather than “/”

The command will run and either show permissions that differ, or nothing, depending on what’s found. Not surprisingly, you’ll likely find some variation of permissions that differs, looking something like:

Permissions differ on "usr/libexec/cups/cgi-bin", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are dr-xr-xr-x .
Permissions differ on "usr/libexec/cups/daemon", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are dr-xr-xr-x .
Permissions differ on "usr/libexec/cups/driver", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are dr-xr-xr-x .
Permissions differ on "usr/libexec/cups/monitor", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are dr-xr-xr-x .


How to Repair Disk Permissions in OS X El Capitan from Command Line

Assuming permissions have been found which differ and you’d like to repair them, replace the –verify flag with –repair, and again point the command at the same volume:

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs --volume /

Repairing permissions may take a while, just like it did from Disk Utility.

If you execute the repair_packages command without sudo and with no specifications or flags, you’ll get a simple help guide instead:

$ /usr/libexec/repair_packages
Usage: repair_packages [ARGUMENTS]...

--help Print this usage guide.
--list-standard-pkgs Display the package ids in the standard set.
--verify Verify permissions on files in the specified package(s).
--repair Repair permissions on files in the specified package(s).
--pkg PKGID Verify or repair the package PKGID.
--standard-pkgs Verify or repair the standard set of packages.
--volume PATH Perform all operations on the specified volume.
--output-format # Print progress info using a special output format.
--debug Print debuging information while running.

As suggested, this is not really something that should be run on a regular basis as any part of Mac maintenance routine, and it’s rarely necessary, which is likely why Apple pulled it from the Disk Utility application.

By the way, earlier releases of OS X also have a command line approach to repairing disk permissions, but it’s handled through the Disk Utility command line tool instead.

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