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Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins

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Product Name: Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins
Product ID: 56821
Published Artist(s): Arki, Darwins Mishap(s)
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2018-11-14

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Alascanus for the Genesis 8 Male(s) is not only your fantastic merguy - created as a male counterpart for Aguja by popular demand - but also a very versatile character for a wide range of themed renders. Fantasy, sci fi, mundane,… he can be everything!

He comes with a wide range of beautiful skin options, including translucency and closs settings, diferent eye choices, his own fibermesh brows and many more customization options. His detail morphs for fingernails, pupil and teeth shapes were custom sculpted in ZBrush.

But you do not only get this stunning character, but also his geograft mertail and fins plus accesories!

All the fin types can be freely combined for your unique merman look. On top of that, we included four full texture options for all the “fishy” parts, matching the color options of his female counterpart Aguja.

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)

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Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Anatomy:Arki:Alascanus”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Anatomy:Arki:Alascanus:Materials:Iray:Arki”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Anatomy:Arki:Alascanus:Materials:Iray:Arki:Geoshell”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Anatomy:Arki:Alascanus:Materials:Iray:Arki:LIE”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Anatomy:Arki:Alascanus:Materials:Iray:Arki:Partials”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Fibermesh Hair”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:!Base”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:!Merman”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Eyes”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Eyes:Lashes”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Eyes:Lashes:Funky Colors”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Fibermesh Hair”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Fibermesh Hair:Funky Colors”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Skin Settings:Gloss”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Skin Settings:Gloss:Merman Geograft Settings”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Skin Settings:Translucency”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Skin Settings:Translucency:Merman Geograft Settings”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Characters:DarwinsMishap:Alascanus:Iray:Tattoos”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Anatomy:External”
    • “Documents”
    • “Figures:People:Male:Fantasy SciFi”
    • “Figures:People:Male:Real World”
    • “Hair:Face”
    • “Materials:Iray:Accessories”
    • “Materials:Iray:Anatomy”
    • “Materials:Iray:Eyes:Eye Colors”
    • “Materials:Iray:Eyes:Sclera”
    • “Materials:Iray:Hair:Hair Colors”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Eyelashes”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Eyes:Eye Colors”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Eyes:Sclera”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Facial Hair”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Genitalia”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Settings”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Skin”
    • “Materials:Iray:Masculine:Alascanus Merman for Genesis 8 Male(s) plus Mertail and Fins:Tattoos”
    • “Materials:Iray:Skin”
    • “Shaping:Apply:Body”
    • “Shaping:Apply:Complete”
    • “Shaping:Apply:Head”
    • “Shaping:Apply:Partial Body”
    • “Shaping:Apply:Partial Head”
    • “Shaping:Remove:Body”
    • “Shaping:Remove:Complete”
    • “Shaping:Remove:Head”
    • “Shaping:Remove:Partial Body”
    • “Shaping:Remove:Partial Head”

Additional Details

  • General Morph Types for the mertail
    • The mertail and fins load with a selection of morphs and control dials designed to help you with adjusting and posing the indvidual pieces. The morph categories are as follows:
      • - Styles: contains shaping, draping and fit morphs which are designed to allow you to use mulitple outfit pieces together.
      • - Controls: controls movement of several parts of a hipskirt, innerskirt and outerskirt.
  • The controls of tail and fins
    • The Alascanus mertail and fins all load with a number of control dials which will make posing easier.
    • For example, you can bend, twist or move the tail sideways. Similar controls have been built into the fins, and they allow you to move either one part of the fins or all of them together.
  • The LIE presets for the fins
    • This set comes with a collection of LIE presets to add colorful stripes to the webbed parts of the fins. The colors and patterning mimics that of the geoshell patterns (see below).
    • To use the LIE presets, simply select the appropriate fin part and click on the matching pattern you want to use.
  • Using the Stripes Geoshell and LIE presets
    • If you want to use the geoshell to add stripes to your mertail and/or gills, please follow the steps below:
      • 1 - load G8M
      • 2 - keep G8M selected and load the geograft tail and gills (or just the tail)
      • 3 - load the geoshell with G8M selected
      • 4 - select the geoshell and apply any stripe pattern of your chosing to the geoshell
    • The LIE presets for the fins and tails will apply matching stripe patterns with the same color scheme as that of the geoshell stripes.
  • Using the geograft tail and gills
    • Please note that when rendering closeups of the tail and gills, set your High Threshold for Texture Compression to 5120 (found under the Render Settings tab → Advanced).
    • When you are using the gills and mertail geograft, plase make sure that their skin base textures, glossy and translucency settings are matching those of G8M. By default tail and gills load with the paler human texture, so you will have to change it when you want to use the merman texture. You can find the appropriate materials, “Alascanus Gills” And “Alascanus Tail” under People/Genesis 8 Male/Anatomy/Arki/Alascanus/Materials/Iray/Arki. The paler human materials are labeled “Base”, and the tanned materials are labeled “Merman”.
    • The matching gloss and translucency settings can be found under People/Genesis 8 Male/Characters/DarwinsMishap/Alascanus/Iray/Skin Settings/Gloss and People/Genesis 8 Male/Characters/DarwinsMishap/Alascanus/Iray/Skin Settings/Translucency in their own “Merman Geograft Settings” folders.
    • Please make sure to change base skin, gloss and translucency setting on BOTH Genesis AND the mertail and gills!

Resolved Issues

  • 2021-10-14 - Corrected a zero byte file that was causing zip file issues.

Known Issues

  • None


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