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Soggy Bottom Swamp Set

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Product: Soggy Bottom
Product Code: ps_ac3575b
DAZ Original: NO
Created By: Nerd3D
Released: October 15, 2009

Wiki Bonus Freebie

Thanks for taking the time to visit the wiki for the Soggy Bottom Swamp Set. Here's a free goodie for taking the time. The Swamp did not originally support Studio Version 2. Well here is a set of Studio 2.3 materials for all of you who are not ready to switch to Studio 3.

Studio 3 users do NOT need these.
Poser users do NOT need these.

Studio 2.3 Materials for Soggy Bottom

Extract these to the same folder you installed the swamp set to. The DS material files should land in the same folder as all the rest of the materials. These materials are as close as I can get to the Studio 3 results with Studio 2 materials. Most things are identical but the short grass on the swamp islands was partly done using a noise displacement map. This is not possible in Studio 2.

Usage Tips

  • Poser Users turn off the built in ground plane [ctrl]+G or you will get unexpected shadows in the water near the center of the set.
  • Studio users may notice the Gravity moss not pointing straight down in some poses of the trees. This appears to be a bug in the point at function effecting the current release of Studio. If this is a problem in the scene substitute the non-gravity moss and pose it manually.
  • The pre-assembled trees are designed so they can be scaled even with the leaves and moss conformed in Poser. If you want to scale the trees in Poser please only use the pre-assemblies.
  • All water materials require ray tracing to be enabled in render settings. The preview or hardware render will not produce satisfactory results.
  • Studio users verify that cast shadows is enabled for lights loaded from the included light sets. Some versions of studio do not enable shadows on imported light sets.
  • This set is very detailed and has a high polygon count. A high end computer is needed for best results.

Gravity Moss

The Spanish moss for the trees is built so it actually responds to gravity. Well not real gravity but it looks like it does. The moss on the Pre-assembled trees is rigged so it will always point down no matter how the tree is posed. This works perfectly in poser. At the time of release there is a bug in studio where the moss points almost straight down. If this is a distraction in your scene substitute the non-gravity moss from the Tree Parts library. It will need to be posed by hand.

About the Pre-Assemblies

This set includes several pre assemblies. The first you will notice are the trees. This is a tree trunk, leaves and moss pre-conformed and parented to they will scale properly in Poser and Studio. In most cases you will use these when loading individual trees. The individual components are provided in case you want to explore all the possibilities with this set. The trees can also be used with any other set.

You will also find island power loaders. These load dozens of trees and cypress “knees” with one click. These may take a minute or two to load as they are loading a lot of figures in the scene. There are two provided one for Fish island and one for long island. (when you look at the shapes of the islands the names will become obvious) “Why only two islands?” you ask. First, these files are quire large and would increase the download size of the set. Second I want you to explore what you can come up with. The possible combinations really are infinite with this set. Remember the trees are not only scalable they are posable too.

What is Included

  • The Soggy Bottom Set Includes All This
    • Swap set with 10 grass zones
    • 2 Posable bald cypress trees
    • 2 Cypress knees
    • 2 Conforming leaves
    • 2 Conforming moss
    • 2 Conforming moss with gravity
    • 2 Pre-assembled trees with gravity
    • 2 Full decorated island power loaders
    • 3 Light sets
    • 5 Camera sets
    • 3 Swamp and grass materials
    • 3 Backgrounds
    • 3 Water materials
    • 2 Moss materials
    • 3 Leaf materials
  • Soggy Bottom Swamp
    • Nearly and acre of prime bottom land.
    • 6 islands and 800 feet (240 meters) of shore line.
    • Adjustable water level in the swamp
      • Water has 9 ripple morphs
      • Compatible with Wave Tool from Waves on the Beach
    • Integrated background made in 4 sections that can be hidden.
    • Over 4000 grass plants that can be hidden and their depth adjusted.
      • 10 Grass groups
      • Each group supports depth and visibility
  • 2 Bald Cypress Trees
    • Large Tree about 30 feet (10 meters) tall
    • Small tree about 10 feet (3 meters) tall
    • Trees have fully posable branches
    • Leaves and moss are conforming figures
    • Moss has a magic gravity, when the tree is posed the moss always hangs down.
    • Trees are included fully assembled
    • Pre-assembled trees can be scaled with conformed leaves
  • 2 Sizes of Cypress Knees
    • Those stump like projections are actually snorkel roots
    • Scale and rotate to create a huge variety of knees
  • 2 Pre-Decorated Island Setup
    • Load dozens of trees and knees in one click
    • Long Island Trees
    • Fish Island Trees
  • 3 Background settings
    • Green like spring
    • Hot dry summer
    • October Night
  • 3 Light Sets
    • Spring morning
    • August Afternoon
    • October Night
  • 3 Grass and Swamp Materials
    • Green
    • Dry
    • Very Dry
  • 3 Leaf Materials
    • Green
    • Dry
    • Gone
  • 2 Moss Textures
    • Green
    • Dry
  • Textures:
    • 2 Texture and Bump Maps (200 x 1000)
    • 4 Texture and Bump Maps (291 x 1000)
    • 2 Texture and Transparency Maps (559 x 1000)
    • 2 Texture and Transparency Maps (1000 x 417)
    • 2 Texture and Transparency Maps (1000 x 762)
    • 2 Texture and Transparency Maps (3000 x 3000)
    • 3 Background Texture Maps (5321 x 1340)
    • 12 Texture, Bump, Specular, and Transparency Maps (4000 x 4000)
  • Poser 5+ MAT Poses (.PZ2)
  • P6+ Material Presets (.MC6)
  • DAZ Studio Material Presets (.DSA)