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Product Name: Somerset Valley
Product ID: 19042
Published Artist(s): Magix 101
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2014-06-02

Product Information

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Somerset Valley is a serene and sprawling valley with many different types of trees, a flowing small river and bridge,a lake, riverside bushes and much more, and it can be used in Poser or DAZ Studio with no fuss. It looks ultra realistic and has many features, including preset MAT files, Light sets and Camera Sets, it is designed to sit perfectly in Worldbase XT's (LushLands) by Magix-101 (available at DAZ) in Poser or DAZ Studio. However it can also be used as a standalone as well. All Models are native to Poser and DAZ Studio and scaled to Poser/DAZ dimensions.

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 (WIP), which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • [1 DS]
  • [1 Ps]

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.

Somerset Valley DS

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Environments:Magix-101:Somerset-Main:3_Somerset-Valley”
    • “Environments:Magix-101:Somerset-Main:4_Somerset-Valley-MATS”
    • “Environments:Magix-101:Somerset-Main:5_Somerset-Cams”
    • “Environments:Magix-101:Somerset-Main:6_Somerset-Lights”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Cameras”
    • “Environments:Landscape”
    • “Lights:Exterior”
    • “Materials:Landscape”
    • “Props:Landscape”
    • “Utilities:Visibility”

Somerset Valley Ps

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Camera: “Magix-101:Somerset-Cams”
    • Figures: “Magix-101:Somerset-Valley”
    • Light: “Magix-101:Somerset-Lights”
    • Pose: “Magix-101:Somerset-Valley”

Additional Details

  • Although Somerset Valley can be used successfully in any setting in Poser or DAZ Studio. It is however best used within WorldBase XT. (Lushlands). That way you will get large and detailed 3d World scenes that are very realistic within both Poser and DAZ Studio.
  • INSTALLING
    • Simply install it into the Poser or DAZ-Studio directory.
  • APPLYING AND USING SOMERSET VALLEY
    • In Poser go to “Figures / Magix-101 / Somerset-Valley and install the Main Setting and then the different valley parts you want to use. Then go to “Cameras / Magix-101 / Somerset-Cams” and select a camera to use After that go to “Light / Magix-101 / Somerset-Lights” and select a light set to use (AO Lights are for Ambient Occlusion / Poser Only). Finally go to “Pose / Magix-101 / Somerset-Valley to apply MAT files to your scene (AO textures are for Ambient Occlusion / Poser Only)
  • In DAZ Studio go to “My Library / Magix-101 / Somerset-Main and you will find all the folders in that directory. Follow the same procedure as described above for Poser to set up your scene in Daz Studio.
  • ADJUSTING FIGURES
    • Somerset Valley is raised above normal Poser or DAZ ground level, so if you have Somerset Lodge simply place it in your scene and it will sit on the Valley ground automatically.
    • If you want to use a DAZ or Poser figure in this scene then you simply select the “body” part and translate it on the Y axis (ytran) upwards about 5.540 so the figure will be on the right Somerset Valley ground level.
  • CAMERAS and LIGHTS
    • Make sure you put one of the included Poser or DAZ Cameras in your scene immediately after putting Somerset Valley in your scene. The conventional Cameras and lights will not work that well because they are set up for small figure rendering environments and are not set up to work that well in Somerset Scenes. Once you have the setup and understand how it works you can use a custom or global light set (if you have one) for more sophisticated renders.
  • RENDERING
    • Raytracing produces the most accurate renders, but in Somerset Valley Raytracing can be very slow if you have used a lot of trees in your scene.
  • Light thru tree leaf transparencies take time..so if you decide to use Raytracing, then its probably better to do it overnight unless you have a very fast computer.
  • Ambient Occlusion combined with good quality shadow maps can produce good results too, and there are some custom AO Materials and Lights setups in this Package.. (Poser Only) However the Ambient Occlusion results in Poser can be a little unpredictable at the best of times, so you may need to experiment a little.

Happy Rendering!

  • Well that's it.
    • I can be contacted at magix-1013d@hotmail.com
    • I really hope you like using Somerset-Valley, and I hope you will find it useful in your Poser/DAZ creations.
  • Best Wishes
    • MAGIX-101

Resolved Issues

  • 2015-04-17 - Updated folder structure.

Known Issues

  • None

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