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Product Name: The Lost World
Product ID: 17481
Published Artist(s): Alessandro_AM
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2013-10-29

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Live an exciting adventure and explore The Lost World, discover its rich, blooming and flourishing ecosystems, visit the giant cave and rest on the beach while admiring the majestic cliffs and uplands.

The Lost World is a complex environment specifically designed for DAZ Studio 4.6+, which through object instancing allows to deal with a large number of items.

Along the development course I have been asked to make it compliant with Poser as well, and so I did: however, since Poser doesn't support object instancing, longer load times and a 64bit system are required to handle such a complex environment. The Lost World relies on several props: cliffs, uplands, hills are covered with flourishing vegetation made of palm trees, bushes and reeds; there are two large beaches and low hills, a high peak with a gigantic cave, and a tunnel on the east upland that connects to the outside world. All the props have been disposed to form a ring, but each ecosystem can be arranged to create a completely different layout.

In fact, as you can see from the promo images, each ecosystem is an independent prop and can be used in a thousand ways. The vegetation models have been produced with speed in mind, thus with a low polygon count and no alpha mapping.

Regarding water, there are three different shaders that can be used: a fully reflective one, a dark green murky and a complex water shader (accounting for both reflation and refraction). Each shader can be easily tweaked to change diffuse/reflection/refraction color, bump intensity, opacity and achieve the desired result. Here below a turntable movie, produced with low light and render settings to quickly showcase The Lost World layout:

Now, what else you need to take the journey at The Lost World?

Online information and hints about using The Lost World are available here:

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.

  • 1 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.

Lost World (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Camera: “AM:LostWorld”
    • Light: “AM:LostWorld”
    • Pose: “AM:LostWorld:gaia”
    • Props: “AM:LostWorld:ecosystems (DS)”
    • Props: “AM:LostWorld:ecosystems (Poser)”
    • Props: “AM:LostWorld:gaia”
    • Props: “AM:LostWorld:sky”
    • Props: “AM:LostWorld:vegetation”
    • Scene: “AM:LostWorld”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Cameras”
    • “Environments:Landscape”
    • “Environments:Skydome”
    • “Lights:Exterior”
    • “Materials:Landscape”
    • “Props:Landscape”
    • “Utilities:Visibility”

Additional Details

Resolved Issues

  • 2013-11-01 - Added create Lost World no DS instancing option.

Known Issues

  • None


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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native and Poser Native formats