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Jepe's PillarZ II

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Product Name: Jepe's PillarZ II
Product ID: 11582
Published Artist(s): Jepe
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2016-01-30

Product Information

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Jepe's PillarZ II is a collection of very unique and very different 2D special effects for your 3D rendering scenes and connects seamlessly to my previous PillarZ II, FlameZ, SteamZ and ElementZ Special Effect Packs. You will get never before seen special effects in shape of very tall pillars, many different fire and flames with smoke and sparks, turning and winding up to the sky.

PillarZ II can be used as back, mid or fore ground objects, you can set your ruins or columns on fire, use them as pyrotechnical stage effects or even as wings for your angel characters. The only limit is your imagination.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

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  • 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 PillarZ II (Core)

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

Jepe's PillarZ II Iray (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:Jepe:Jepe's PillarZ II Iray”
    • “Props:Jepe:Jepe's PillarZ II Iray:PillarZ II 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 PillarZ II in Poser/Daz Studio 3Delight:
    • Load a PillarZ II pp2 from the Runtime/Libraries/Props/Jepes PillarZ 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 ambience channel in the surfaces tab, it depends a bit on what kind of lighting you use in your scene.
    • PillarZ 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 PillarZ 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 PillarZ II in Daz Studio Iray
    • Iray light emitting HQ props are in Props/Jepe/Jepe's PillarZ II Iray/ PillarZ 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

  • 2016-01-23 Iray Support added, new installers and metadata to reflect change.

Known Issues

  • None


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