I mean, constructive criticism, of course.
DAZ rolled out this new fae/crone character:
Which is actually very tempting – the face, the HD add-on, just wow.
But that body shape…
We were just (again) discussing that DAZ disease with Michele. It’s not a DAZ-specific disease, of course, but since they’re one of the few base figure suppliers in the scene, and the biggest one… you get the drift.
See, it’s a fact that DAZ female figures tend to have shoulders noticeably narrower than average real-world females do. Especially for their height, which is generally above average.
// will make a post with numbers and measurements later, if anyone needs to be convinced with hard data //
Then there is the trend to stylise the shape even further, whenever we’re moving into vaguely “fantasy” territory – by exaggerating the booty and next to obliterating shoulders and ribcage. It somehow is rarely _that_ evident in the promos; but when you start working with the figure, it shows.
The trend is not new, and non-DAZ figures exist that suffer from this same problem; I’ll just link to two that I have and actually like a lot (despite the fact that, well, I have to fight that body shape whenever I’m making an actual character and not using the figure as-is):
http://www.sharecg.com/v/47687/gallery/11/Poser/H.E.R. – free
https://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/telka/62636/ – paid-for
Of course, with any Genesis version you should be able to dial in just the head. And yet.
It’s annoying, y’know.
Politically speaking, DAZ add to reinforcing body image issues in younger users with their pliable minds.
And then there is another problem which enrages me a little bit. Oxymoron, right, but that’s the best way to describe my emotions.
The promo for the starter bundle shows the dress texture that is not available in the bundle.
I’ll sit and wait this all out, then. I did get Edward the character right away. But I’ve been on the lookout for a decent older male for years. This – this is a different story.