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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.
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.
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.
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.