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Gothika Mirror


Product: Gothika Mirror
DAZ Original: YES
Created By: Arki
Released: 2009-09-17

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Product Notes

Notes from the artist:

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Figures: “AK Gothika”
    • Pose: “AK Gothika”

Material Presets for DAZ Studio and Poser now Consolidated

  • DAZ Studio Users:
    • You will no longer need to go to a separate DAZ Studio folder to apply the DAZ Studio Material Presets. Simply apply the MAT Pose from the Poser Pose→ “AK Gothika” directory .
      * There is no longer a separate DAZ Studio installer for the DAZ Studio Presets.
  • Poser Users:
    • It is recommended that you do not delete the .DS files from within the product's MAT Pose directory. They will not show up as extra files within Poser, but are required to use the product with DAZ Studio 2.0 and 3.0.

Product Notes

  • Bump Settings may need to be adjusted to personal taste

Useage Tips and Limitations:

  • - About the mirror figure -
    • The Gothika Mirror loads as an articulated figure and has moveable parts. To rotate the two wings, either select one of the two wings and use the 'Turn' dial or select the middle part to control both wings with the provided 'Turn' dials.
    • The Gothika Mirror was designed to be used as a paravent or dressing mirror.
    • It cannot be closed completely, so you will get intersecting wings corners and edges when turning the parts at extreme angles.
    • You can easily enlarge or shrink the Gothika Mirror by using the 'scale' dials found in the 'body' of the mirror.
    • The reflecting surfaces of the Gothika Mirror are set up to work with raytraced reflections. So be sure to check the 'Raytracing' box in your render options before rendering!
      * Keep in mind that raytraced reflections eat up a lot of render time, especially when you work with mutliple reflections of reflections which is possible.
      • For example, angle one or two of the mirror wings to catch the reflection in their respective mirror faces.
    • Best experiment with settings and light for best results.
    • Direct light hits from a light source will cause the reflections to be washed out. Best use a light source which only indirectly illuminate your mirroring surfaces.
  • About the materials/ shaders -
    • Some of the provided sets will only change partial textures.
    • The full MATs (starting with 01) will change the full textures and settings. 2 and 4 will load alternate textures to 1 and 3 with changed back sides of the mirrors for a more ornate look.
    • The reflections come in two types: real raytraced reflections which will need a lot of rendering time, and 'faked' reflections which use a mere relfection map to give the mirror surface a vague structure and texture. Of course, the 'fake' reflections will need less time to render.
    • Please note that the DS materials do not look exactly like the Poser shaders. Especially the reflection options with background images are different:
      • the Poser version will provide a fake reflection of a surrounding environment behind a true reflected figure
      • the DS version will overlay the fake reflection over your true reflection

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


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File Listing

\Runtime\Libraries\Character\AK Gothika\GothikaMirror.cr2
\Runtime\Libraries\Character\AK Gothika\GothikaMirror.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\00 - Mirrors.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\00 - Mirrors.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 1.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 1.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 1.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 2.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 2.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 2.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 3.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 3.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 3.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 4.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 4.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\01 - Mirror 4.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\02 - Reflections.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\02 - Reflections.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 0.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 0.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 0.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 1.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 1.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 1.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 2.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 2.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 2.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 3.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 3.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 3.pz2
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 4.ds
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 4.png
\Runtime\Libraries\Pose\AK Gothika\03 - Mirror REF 4.pz2