"Temple of Sucuriju" as .OBJ
and DAZ-scene preset
ATTENTION: There is NO DAZ-Scene preset any longer available in Version 1.1!!!
The DAZ-Scene-Preset did not work! Thanks to "mediasponge" from sharecg.com who brought this annoying error to my attention: DAZ-Studo wrote some nasty,
hidden files including my local HD-path that i forgot to add to the package: So the DAZ-Scene Preset worked only on my PC, but on no other one.
Instead of the not working DAZ Scene-Preset import the Temple as .OBJ from the "Temple as OBJ"-Folder now!!
I changed the .OBJ to "collect maps" in export, so all maps/textures are now in place when you import them in DAZ-Studio:
Choose From: Poser (1 Unit=8 ft) from the OBJ-import-menu.
Choose: Show individual settings
Read groups: yes
Read UV-Coordinates: yes
Read surfaces = yes
Read Material Library = yes
Temple of Sucuriju.obj = The Temple
Sacryfing-stone.obj = The stone in the middle of the Temple
rear shutter.obj = The shutter of the rear opening
rear-ramp.obj = The ramp to let Sucuriju slither in
The sacrifying-stone, rear shutter and rear ramp load in place, but you must parent them to the temple manually, otherwise they would not stay in place if you move the temple.
stoneblock-extra.obj = some extra stone for free use
stoneplate-extra.obj = some extra stoneplate for free use
.mtl-files = datafiles of the materialsUpdate Dec. 14, 2011 for C4D-users:
The Temple made some problems to import correctly in C4D, because C4D import the .OBJ splitted up in all in separated parts instead of load it in one "block" as DAZ-Studio do.
The result is a "collection" of dozen of "loose" parts: stones, tiles, steps etc. that can be moved independently.
To avoid this, load the "ToS-MergedGroups.obj" in C4D. In this model all object-groups are merged together, but the material-domains for all parts are still seperately available.
Thanks to *SylxeriaGuardian
who brought this annoying effect to my attention!
Excerpt from the diary of Lydia Yagelovsk:"...Some scarce sources of portuguese Amazon expeditions done in the 16th century discribed this mysterious building:
The main-part of it was not build by the Shirishama-tribe, but maybe by a colony of ancestors of the Aztecs or Maya who once settled in the amazon region. As they vanished, hundred years later the Shirishama removed the first two or three steps of the pyramid, so only the lower steps remained. The inner of the cutted down pyramid was rebuild as a large basin too and filled with water and a sacrifying-stone was placed in the middle of the basin.
The rebuilded temple, once consecrated to Quetzalcoatl or Kukulkan by the original builders, became so the Temple for another snake-god: Sucuriju! A monstrous, maneating Anaconda.
The priests of Sucuriju sacrifyed humans to their scaly deity: In a dark ceremony maidens and captured enemies were tossed into the water filled basin and Sucuriju was lured to the feedings. Once the giant snake arrived, the rear opening, a barred window, was opened and the hungry god got access to his dinner.
After the ceremony the rear opening was released again and the fed up reptile returned to the jungle.
But this descriptions were made not by eye-witnesses, only by hearing. Another part of the legend are about the snake-sculptures on the sides of the stairway that leads to the basin: There are rumors about inlays in the stone, made of pure gold and if this not enough, the eyes of the snake-sculptures shall be made of rubys bigger as golf-balls.
Needless to say, that nobody have ever found this temple until today and it may be not real and only one of the countless legends of the Amazon..."
"The Temple of Sucuriju" was modeled in Hexagon 2.5 and shall be used later in my Sucuriju-series here at DA. In spite of many available pre-columbian Temple-models on DAZ3D, Renderosity, Runtime DNA etc. no one did really fit my expectations for using it as a Temple for my scaly darling, and so i had to move my lazy ass again and model my own version.
But before it will made its first "official" appearing in the Sucuriju-series you can already download it here for you own renders. You can put crocodiles, lions, tentacle-monster etc. in it or use it as a fighting-pit. Be creative!
Model comes as .OBJ that can be imported in almost all 3D-programs like C4D, Blender, Vue, Poser etc., created and tested in DAZ-Studio 126.96.36.199 Advanced Edition 64 Bit.
Please read the "readme.txt" in the ZIP-folder of the model.
Promotion-pics were made using the brand-new and absolutely awesome "The Enchanted Forest"-set, created by Stonemason and available at DAZ3D.com
Why the hell did i bought the expensive Vue when you can made such things in DAZ-Studio too?
Soundtrack for the model: [link]
(Would perfectly fit when Lydia finally discovered the forgotten and overgrown Temple in the jungle)Update Feb. 14, 2011:
An extension-piece to transform the Temple into a building with an upper platform instead of the water-basin is now available for download too:Update Feb. 15, 2011:
A little look behind the stage: