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Jepe's SpecialZ Part II

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Product Name: Jepe's SpecialZ Part II
Product ID: 10554
Published Artist(s): Jepe
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2016-01-30

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Jepe's SpecialZ II is a collection of very unique and very different 2D billboard special effects for your 3D rendering scenes and connects seamlessly to SpecialZ Part I, FlameZ and ElementZ Special Effect Packs.

You will get never before seen special effects like whispy smoke, electric plasma spheres, lightning with fire and smoke, swirling smoke, poisoning smoke, far away stars, beaming spheres, fire bursts, fiery bubbles, crazy and colorful dots of a million, fog and haze, colorful or hot and cold snail spheres, watery and papery surfaces and much more.

SpecialZ II can be used as back, mid or fore ground objects or with bump or reflection even as floor planes. The only limit is your imagination.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier, which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • 2 Core 1)

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

Jepe's SpecialZ Part II (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Props: “Jepes SpecialZ2”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Props:Effects”

Jepe's SpecialZ Part II Iray (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:Jepe:Jepe's SpecialZ Iray”
    • “Props:Jepe:Jepe's SpecialZ Iray:SpecialZ Iray Props”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Materials:Iray:Props”
    • “Props:Effects”

Additional Details

  • Tips for using SpecialZ Part II in Poser/Daz Studio 3Delight:
    • Load a SpecialZ Part II pp2 from the Runtime/Libraries/Props/Jepes SpecialZ Part II menu into your Poser/Daz Studio (3Delight) scene and scale and place it according to your needs. All props use alpha textures for a transparent background, so you can use them in front of your main character and on different (best dark) background colors and scenes. Use the sixteen different deforming morphs in the HQ props in addition, to alter the effect's shape and direction, especially the taper morphs are fine to squeeze or widen the effect, if one is not enough, you take two of the same kind close together.
    • Keep in mind that they don’t cast light, so a point or spot light should do that if necessary. If the effect is to dark or too bright, you can adjust the ambiance channel in the surfaces tab, it depends a bit on what kind of lighting you use in your scene.
    • SpecialZ Part II props are not limited to just be props. They can be used as camera or light gels, as foreground or background effects, you can of course use the textures for postwork purposes also.
    • If you load more than one SpecialZ Part II prop into your scene, set the z-Trans slightly different from the first prop. Otherwise you will get poor render results because it is better not to render two or more props in exactly the same place. I also recommend that all pp2's have a similar rotate amount; crossing them will always cause a visible line after rendering. They will look best when they are always positioned 90° parallel to the camera (everywhere).
    • If importing via Daz Studio into Bryce some manual corrections in the Bryce Materials Lab may be necessary.
  • Tips using SpecialZ Part II in Daz Studio Iray
    • Iray light emitting HQ props are in Props/Jepe/Jepe's SpecialZ Part II Iray/ SpecialZ Part II Iray Props content folder. Light emission is set to default 1500 W when loaded. Use the 11 Iray Material Presets one folder up to adjust the emission strength. Note that you can see the adjustments only in Iray Preview Mode!

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

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The contents of these packages are in DAZ Studio Native and Poser Native formats