Extras, Experiments and Projects (with downloads)


This is a new section, where we will have a closer look at various projects and ideas I am working on. It contains a section of galleries with sketches and WIP renders, commented and showing the evolution of an idea. And pay attention: there are some secret goodies for downloading as well. But it's up to you to find the hidden secrets. Have fun :)


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BlockCity Modelling
This is my approach of a fantasy townscape. Most building blocks (like cubes, pyramids, cupolas, etc.) are simple models or primitves I had at hand. Other parts (like the tomb pyramide, gate, or rotunda) can be found in my freestuff section. The base is a terrain made with Blender, extruded and adjusted. The window holes are faked with cubes or just plain textures. I plan to add more buildings, temples, towers and pillars. Some things need to be resized or moved to better positions. There is still much work to do ... The town is not intended for close-ups, but for background scenes. So I left out too much details.
All renders are pure Poser without postwork. The complete model (if ever finished) will come in both Poser pp2 file format and as an obj file that can be imported into other 3d programs.
Last Update: 2014-02


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Fantasy Backgrounds and More ...
Here are a couple of backgrounds, renders and photomanipulations, composites and other stuff. Hope you find them usefull. This is not a ZIP-archiv, but a gallery. Just pick your images, open them and save them to your disk. JPG-file format, but with high quality and low compression.
Last Update: 2013-01


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Comparison pics of various textures for Victoria4
I used the same girl (Victoria V4 by DAZ3D) for each test, with just a couple of morphs applied. I rendered each pic with different skin textures, I only changed the textures, but not the corresponding character morphs. It's unbelievable, how different this character turned out. What do you think ??
Last Update: 2010-01


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Magic Symbols
Symbols of Power, ancient glyphs and runes. Visit my gallery of powerful symbols. They are in lossless PNG file format. You may blend them with your textures or use them as tribal or pagan tattos or stone carvings. Hope you find them usefull :)
Filesize: Picture Gallery
Last Update: 2009-10


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Starfield Backgrounds and More ...
Painted starfields, photocomposites and much more. The first images started as an exercise in GIMP, a couple of layers, star brushes and nebulae. You may use them as backgrounds for your one scenes. Hope you find them usefull :)
Filesize: Picture Gallery
Last Update: 2009-02


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Fantasy Backgrounds and More ...
We start with a series of hellish, fire born backgrounds, followed by a series of "undersee" themes, called "deepblue". Hope you find them usefull :)
This is not a ZIP-archiv, but a gallery. Just pick those images you'd like to have and save them to your disk. They are in lossless PNG-file format.
Filesize: Picture Gallery
Last Update: 2009-11


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Spooky Backgrounds
Here are a couple of backgrounds, renders and photomanipulations, composites and other stuff, for the spooky season. Hope you find them usefull. This is not a ZIP-archiv, but a gallery. Just pick those images you'd like to have and save them to your disk. JPG-file format, but with high quality and low compression.
Filesize: Picture Gallery
Last Update: 2007-10


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Roman Tiles Textures
Inspired by an Italian tiles magazine I created these mosaic patterns and filled them with variations of color tones and stone patterns I took with my digital camera. Files can be downloaded separately. Just check out !
Last Update: 2012-12


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Stained Glass Textures
A round window rosetta with inlets of stained glass. Six color variations. All files are in lossless PNG format with 750x750 pixels.
Filesize: 4.5 MB
Uploaded: 2006-10-18


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Old Kavayanic Calendarstone
A set of textures, inspired by the Aztec Sunstone. They were created using Poser with an orthogonal (front) camera. Stone texture, emboss effect and much more postwork done with various painting applications.
Filesize: individual files
Uploaded: 2006-02-10


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MorphingPyramid
A simple pyramid or a stub pyramid. There is one dial to change the shape of the pyramid. For many purposes. Note: you should use dial settings between -1 and +2, but you may experiment. Extreme morphs may require a new UV-mapping because of distortions. No texture included.
Filesize of ZIP-archive: 55 KB
Uploaded: 2006-01-28


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Galaxy
A couple of spiral galaxies (2D textures) for use in any program, for example as background images for your scifi scenes. There are no copyright issues with NASA or similar organisations, because the images are created digitally, no foto snippets used at all.
Filesize: individual files in PNG lossless format
Uploaded: 2006-01-26


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Moon Nebulae
Strange moons, hidden behind clouds or with a glowing corona. A collection of 2D textures for use in any program. For example you may use them as a transparency map on a simple plane within Poser. Click on the thumbnail to enter a gallery where you can download each pic separately.
Some of them are only grayscale.
Filesize: individual files
Uploaded: 2006-01-07


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The Mask
A bitmap, converted into a standalone 3D object. A couple of renders that showcase this object under various lighting conditions. Click on the image to open a small gallery. Each pic can be downloaded separately and you are entitled to use it as a background image for your own projects.
Updated: 2005-11-28


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Project Ancient TempleTown
This is a long term project I am working on. Made out of simple primitve objects like cubes, pyramids, cylinders. All is assembled and rendered in Poser. Later I will give Vue a try to produce my final renders.
Updated: 2005-03-07


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Animated Pattern
The pattern was inspired by arabic ornaments in southern Spain. The same pattern was overlaid and moved horizontally by a slight amount. Then both layers were merged. The animation consists out of 12 individual frames.
Updated: 2005-06-04


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Stalactites
I created this object as a module for my upcoming limestone cave - with stalactites and stalagmites. Now I found it is very difficult to texture it in a proper way that looks really good. I used different approaches, but nothing was satisfying.
Updated: 2005-06-04


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Spooky Tree
This is a simple approach to create some kind of scary tree. I used some simple cones, added magnets to bend them here and there, scaled them and assembled them.
Updated: 2005-06-04


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Comparison pics of various hair items for Poser
I used the same girl for each test. It's unbelievable, how different this character turned out. What do you think ?? All pics rendered in Poser without postwork.
Updated: 2005-09-14

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