"I'm not sure I believe it, and I was here. What we saw was impossible. You know that, don't you? What do we say? How do we... convince them? Ollie, what the hell were those tentacles even attached to?" (David Drayton in "Stephen King's The Mist", 2007)
The lurking terror is back: Bigger, meaner and hungry as ever: Tentacurala MK-II
the successor of Tentacurala MK-I for DAZ-Studio and Poser.
Modeled in Hexagon 2.5. Rigged and tested in DAZ-Studio 188.8.131.52 Advanced Edition 64 Bit with the Figure Setup Tool.Update June 29,2011: Updated to Version 1.1: Correction of some distortions that appeared in V1.0 when bending the segments of the tentacle-tip!Installing in Poser 6/7 (or higher) and DAZ-Studio:
Windows: Unzip all files of the Runtime-folder in the "Tentacurala MK-II for Poser"-folder to your Poser 6 or 7 folder.
Mac: Unzip all files to a folder and copy them into to your Poser 6 or 7 folder. Please don't overwrite existing files or folders.
I hope, that it will work in Poser; i use DAZ-Studio only and so i wasn't able to do a real test in Poser, but the internal paths of the .cr2 are correct when i checked them in a text-editor.Posing:
Best work is to grab the whole model an bring it into the desired position. The thick end of the tentacle is the "base". From here you can start to pose the segments one after another or using the Active Pose-tools of DAZ-Studio to bend and twist the tentacle! No limits/constraints are set in the model, so be careful not to overbend/twist it. For smooth, narrow bendings better use two or three segments.
In the Surface-tab you will find the "fleshhooks". If you don't want to use/show them, set for "fleshhook01" to "fleshhook32" the opacity to 0%. So you can switch on/off all fleshhooks seperately.
Don't hesitate to play around with all the material- and scale-settings! For example: You want slimmer fleshhook-segments? Simply scale down segment69 to segment77 in the z-axis to about 60 to 70% in Poser/DAZ-Studio... or scale up/down the whole thing, make it broader, slimmer, thinner, thicker...
More infos in the accompanying "readme.pdf"
P.S. Not tested in other 3D-programs yet, but i guess, export to Vue or Blender would work like it do for Tentacurala MK-I.
P.P.S. River House Boat in the Promopic made by Chris34 and available at sharecg.com: [link]
Tentacurala MK-I is available here too: