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Product Name: Hoops
Product ID: 19604
Published Artist(s): Marshian, Marshian2
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2014-08-20

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Variety of hoops built and textured for DAZ Studio. Nine uniquely styled hoops for play, fight and performance. Multiple styles include: steampunk carnivals, science fiction adventure, spinning fire shows, all-out raves, barbarian brawls and a sunny day at the park. Putting on a show for your King and the royal court? Need something to do in that new bikini? Fighting off a band of mutants? Slicing your way through a space station? They are easy to pose with multiple options and plenty of styles to match any mood. These highly styled and detailed props are all about fun, the clean, the dirty and the somewhere in between.

Bonus! 16 tiled shaders are included that can be used on other props.

Main Features:
Two fire hoops, a torch hoop, and an LED hoop load with lights
The ring of fire can be used by itself with no hoop
The hoops with transmapped surfaces are optimized for quicker rendering
Material settings are included to reset textures
The hoops are loaded with detail for close-up renders especially the high poly vertebrae hoop
Many hoops load with grouped/parented parts, lights, and multiple surface zones for a wide variety of customization
Just about any dance, pinup or fighting pose will compliment a hoop some where on the body
See the ReadMe for more features and directions

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 Core 1)

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.

Hoops (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:HOOPS:Materials Reset”
    • “Props:HOOPS:The Hoops”
    • “Shader Presets:Marshian:HOOPS Shaders”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Materials:Props”
    • “Props:Other”
    • “Shaders:Other”

Additional Details

  • Light sets, carefully color-balanced to look beautiful on your figures, load parented to the hoops. Most of the lighted hoops include a mixture of point and linear point lights.
  • Scaling for hoops that use UberVolume (Torch Hoop and Sci Fi Hoop) or displacement (fire hoops):
  • Minor scaling (up or down 20% approx.) needs no alteration in material settings. The Torch Hoop and Sci Fi Hoop use UberVolume for glowing and plasma effects. These effects may diminish with significant changes in scale. The first and best setting to try/adjust is to increase the density in the surfaces tab. More info on UberVolume can be found here.
  • If significant scaling is wanted on the fire hoops displacement may need to be increased if enlarging the prop or decreased (and possibly turned off) if reducing the size.
  • Transitioning:
    • To allow for hoops elements to be exchanged, the ability to delete whats not wanted, and others to have shadows turned off for quicker rendering these props have grouped elements. When transitioning it’s always best grab the hoop itself or select the parent in the scene tab and then move or scale.
  • Speed up your renders:
    • The lights that load with these hoops have a mixture of both shadows on and off, all the regular point lights have shadows off and linear point lights have shadows on. If you wish to speed up renders turn all shadows off.
  • The transmapped, alpha, opacity masked surfaces are set to Uber surface/Occlusion off and display/shadows off for quicker rendering.
  • Other lights in your scene:
    • The hoops with fire and plasma work best in lower light situations, bright lights will just burn them out giving you massive hot spots and a loss of detail.

Resolved Issues

  • 2018-04-04 - Updated Torch Hoop UVs to work in Daz Studio 4.10+

Known Issues

  • None

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats