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From: Grassblade
Subject: Freebie spotting
Date: 11 Jan 2009 14:50:01
Message: <web.496a0636ce57e8ac85703a360@news.povray.org>
Considering the amount of freebies Poser content makers give away, I thought I'd
start a thread.

First off, Renderosity has a huge freebie section:
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/search.php
You may have to register.

http://www.sharecg.com also has a huge selection of freebies.

RuntimeDNA:
http://www.runtimedna.com/news.php?viewStory=1090

Content Paradise:
http://www.contentparadise.com/us/user/search.php?free=1

DAZ (you need to be logged in):
http://free.daz3d.com/free_weekly/archive_list.php
Also free in DAZ store are:
Victoria 4.2 base:
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/victoria-4-2?item=4783&cat=3&_m=d
Michael 4:
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/main-figures/michael-4-base?item=7877&cat=837&_m=d
Emotiguy, for wacky emoticons, you know you want to!
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/emotiguy?item=3101&cat=3&_m=d
Dystopia city blocks 01-10:
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/scenes-amp-props/dystopia-city-blocks?item=4706&cat=31&_m=d
Dystopia city blocks 11-20:
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/scenes-amp-props/dystopia-city-blocks?item=4709&cat=31&_m=d
These last two are also available for free as LWO. Although being geometrical
buildings they are probably not that useful to POVvers.
The various versions of DAZ Studio also come with included free content. And
some of the old content can still be downloaded, e.g. the content of version
2.0, which was particularly rich (angel fish, Millenium Horse LE, Toon Kitty,
Toon Dog, Toon Fish, Sea Dragon and several birds, IIRC), can be downloaded
from the second post of this thread:
http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=83248

Then there's the freebies for a limited time. DAZ, CP and 9mbi give away weekly
freebies, while Renderosity gives a monthly freebie.
Current freebies are:
DAZ: Millenium puppy poses.
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/puppy-poses?item=6576&cat=3&_m=d
Requires Millenium Puppy.

9mbi.com: Irisated shoes for V4
http://www.9mbi.com/goods_page.php?id=973
9mbi specialises in non fantasy clothing for V4, very handy to clothe V4 in
something more normal.

CP: haven't the foggest idea. I haven't found a fool-proof method of spotting
their freebie. :-S

Renderosity monthly freebie: V4 Corset and collar.
http://renderosity.com/news.php?viewStory=14362&AID=408


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 11 Jan 2009 16:40:01
Message: <web.496a1e41280c41103dcb84c80@news.povray.org>
"Grassblade" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> CP: haven't the foggest idea. I haven't found a fool-proof method of spotting
> their freebie. :-S

From my experience, they advertise their weekly freebie on the main page. This
week's is an Ares moon rocket:
http://www.contentparadise.com/us/user/ares_rockets_for_poser_product_45420

It also seems that the free items search results are listed by time when they
went free, so it should be easy to identify the new freebies.

(BTW the LEM looks particularly ugly - even compared to the Apollo Lunar Module,
which was ugly enough, but at least it had character... but that's probably not
Vanishing Point's fault ;))


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 11 Jan 2009 17:25:00
Message: <web.496a2a4f280c41103dcb84c80@news.povray.org>
"Grassblade" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> First off, Renderosity has a huge freebie section:
> http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/search.php

Lots of stuff indeed - but why do I get the impression that it's mostly junk?
Seems to be the #1 place for free "naughty" stuff - at least that's what people
appear to be downloading most.


> http://www.sharecg.com also has a huge selection of freebies.

Do they have anything that is *not* free??
Looks like 100% hobbyist work to me, but quite good stuff among it as it seems.


> RuntimeDNA:
> http://www.runtimedna.com/news.php?viewStory=1090

Less free stuff overall, but less junk as well.


> Content Paradise:
> http://www.contentparadise.com/us/user/search.php?free=1

Good quality even with freebies.


> DAZ (you need to be logged in):
> http://free.daz3d.com/free_weekly/archive_list.php

Hint: You need to subscribe to their newsletter to access these. Looks like a
collection of models that didn't make it into the shop.


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From: Grassblade
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 31 Mar 2009 08:30:00
Message: <web.49d1d145280c4110b38d92ae0@news.povray.org>
"clipka" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "Grassblade" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > First off, Renderosity has a huge freebie section:
> > http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/search.php
>
> Lots of stuff indeed - but why do I get the impression that it's mostly junk?
> Seems to be the #1 place for free "naughty" stuff - at least that's what people
> appear to be downloading most.
>

Naughty stuff is actually located on another site, renderotica. But yeah quality
varies a lot. Most people basically offer for free the stuff they do while
trying to learn to model or texture, but there _are_ people who carry on doing
freebies after that point.

>
> > http://www.sharecg.com also has a huge selection of freebies.
>
> Do they have anything that is *not* free??
> Looks like 100% hobbyist work to me, but quite good stuff among it as it seems.
>

I think the plan for sharecg's overhaul was to actually offer some stuff for
sale, but I haven't found any so far. Not that I went out of my way to find
any.

>
> > RuntimeDNA:
> > http://www.runtimedna.com/news.php?viewStory=1090
>
> Less free stuff overall, but less junk as well.
>

Yep, and at least they always deliver a weekly freebie.

>
> > Content Paradise:
> > http://www.contentparadise.com/us/user/search.php?free=1
>
> Good quality even with freebies.
>

Quite a good chunk of the freebies are made by Vanishingpoint, which you can
also get on their site (www.vanishingpoint.biz. Haven't seen a weekly freebie
from CP in quite some time. :-S

>
> > DAZ (you need to be logged in):
> > http://free.daz3d.com/free_weekly/archive_list.php
>
> Hint: You need to subscribe to their newsletter to access these. Looks like a
> collection of models that didn't make it into the shop.

It's old stuff actually (before they switched to the weekly freebie format), and
it definitely shows in the promos. Some items aren't so bad, though.

Anyway, the 3D bridge starter pack went back to free at some point, and today is
the last day for it, so grab it fast!
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/3d-bridge-starter?item=5504&cat=3&_m=d
(contains Cat LE, Dog LE and Dragon LE)
They also placed as freebies the following bundles (free until 2018 :-P ):
Safari Starter
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/safari-starter?item=8865&cat=3&_m=d
contains African Elephant, Pronghorn Antelope, Panthers, Rhino, Zebra. Plus
stuff to make diorama kind of backgrounds, not really useful in POV, IMO, but
the animals are pretty cool.
Anime Star Fighter
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/anime-star-fighter?item=8864&cat=3&_m=d
This one is contained in the 3D bridge starter pack, get it only if you miss the
latter.
Anime Uniforms
http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new-daz-original/anime-uniforms?item=8863&cat=3&_m=d
contains Aiko3 with morphs! Of course she's meant as an anime character, but she
does have a realistic morph, although I suspect it's more meant as "realistic
anime" morph than anything.

I also stumbled on Stonemason's site, who is one of the most highly regarded
merchants in the Poserverse. The interesting thing is that he does
architectural stuff, which is in principle easy to do in POV. The site is sadly
in Flash, click on downloads.
http://stefan-morrell.com/


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 31 Mar 2009 08:55:59
Message: <ikm3t45sb7j6arp1mtm32hnkkqie26pita@4ax.com>
On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:28:01 EDT, "Grassblade" <nomail@nomail> wrote:

>
>Anyway, the 3D bridge starter pack went back to free at some point, and today is
>the last day for it, so grab it fast!

Thanks
-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 1 Apr 2009 08:30:23
Message: <49d3261f$1@news.povray.org>
"Grassblade" <nomail@nomail> schreef in bericht 
news:web.49d1d145280c4110b38d92ae0@news.povray.org...
>> I also stumbled on Stonemason's site, who is one of the most highly 
>> regarded
> merchants in the Poserverse. The interesting thing is that he does
> architectural stuff, which is in principle easy to do in POV. The site is 
> sadly
> in Flash, click on downloads.
> http://stefan-morrell.com/
>
>

Thanks! Useful info.

Stonemason makes some excellent work (see portfolio). Reminds one of Gilles 
Tran sometimes.

Thomas


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From: fls13
Subject: Re: Freebie spotting
Date: 1 May 2009 05:45:00
Message: <web.49fa8ba3280c4110234595d50@news.povray.org>
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/60-excellent-free-3d-model-websites/


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