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Temple of Sucuriju (.OBJ-file) by ancestorsrelic Temple of Sucuriju (.OBJ-file) by ancestorsrelic
"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 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

The files:

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 materials

Update 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 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
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:
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JackHologram Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
what is the license on this, like if i use it for a 3d tutorial class. 
JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this temple.
elyhumanoid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Omg, this is perfect.
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! It's far away from perfect, only an early, awkward try to do something like Stonemason made ;-)
Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for this Temple, I appreciate a lot you upload these things for free :hug:
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :bow: Even if the 3D-model-category here at DA is a little bit messy and/or forgotten and/or ignored by the DA-staff, i try to upload all my stuff here too. You can find it at shareCG too: [link]
Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! You make great 3D models, I like the insects specially :)
Ehrlik Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks for all your hard work! This temple is great, and you are generous to a fault giving it away here. I really, really appreciate what you do.
TinaEvil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
:star: This resource has been featured!
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :bow: Glad you like it!
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
cato84 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Really fantastic job, now our friend has the right place where to spend saturday nights! 8-)
I have noticed that the temple is different from the one displayed in "Bride of the monster", perhaps the Shirishama discovered in a second time the temple? Perhaps Sucuriju led them to the temple... who nows ? ;-)
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, "Bride of the Monster" was made before i learned to model my own items. The platform in "Bride of the Monster" is an altered item of the "PDA Suntemple" from DAZ3D.
I think, your second suggestion is a good idea, that Sucuriju or Lydia leads the Shirishama to the lost and forgotten main-temple.
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much.
Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Cool. Bin schon gespannt darauf, das in action zu sehen :D
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Google gerade so ein bischen rum... und es gibt ja wirklich eine Azteken-Pyramide mit nur zwei Stufen: [link]
Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wie schön :D
Firefly212056 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Writer
This is incredible. The details have been given so much thought. Well done! Bravo!
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, modeling the details made me crazy too... and i crashed Hexagon about about a dozen times (but mostly by my own fault) during modeling it.
3doutlaw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, thanks!
Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
this is great! thank you for sharing!!!
digitalgreenlifeart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work, thank you! :)
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I love the snake railing or whatever you call it. Very nice modelling
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! My first idea was to use the imported mesh of the DAZ-Python here, but it would be a copyright-infringement to use the 3D-mesh from DAZ3D in another model, even if i change the mesh. So i had to model my own version. I found several inspirations in pictures of mayan and aztec snake-sculptures at to model it.
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Everyone is inspired from something. You know something interesting I heard a few years ago in the studies of genetics was that the Mayans have Japanese origin. Maybe that can inspire you for a next project
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