Articles of Punishment is a six-piece set of smart-propped whips for Genesis in DAZ Studio. All pieces have Pose Control dials to facilitate movement of the entire strand at once. The three with multiple strands have controls for each individual strand and for moving all of the strands together. Bloody and clean presets and good tiling shaders make these suitable for realistic, historical and 3D fantasy scenes.
Articles of Punishment features these pieces:
The Captain’s Daughter: Historically 30 inches long and made of rough braided rope, the cat o? nine tails or Captain’s Daughter was a nine-stranded whip used as an instrument of corporal punishment on ships in Her Majesty’s Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The purpose was to inflict discomfort without crippling a sailor to the point of being unable to perform his duties, contrary to cinematic depiction.
The Scourge: More austere orders of monks once used a whip of rawhide thongs for harsh self-discipline. This was intended to turn the mind away from evil and impure thoughts as much as it was a punishment for sins. The five-stranded scourge is longer than the cat o? nine tails because it needs to be able to reach back over one’s own shoulders.
The Iron Star Scourge: Only the very sternest members of an order of monks used this, a seven-stranded whip made of iron links and sharp stars.
The Bullwhip: Originally this tightly braided leather whip was used for herding cattle in Australia and the United States. The length and shape of this whip allows it to create a small sonic boom at the end of the throwing motion, releasing a distinctive sharp crack.
The Short Whip: Also called a yard whip or stock whip, this was used in cattle yards or other confined areas where the longer whip would be difficult to use properly.
The Great Knout: This long whip with an iron ring near the end was used for corporal punishment long ago in Russia. Twenty blows with this whip could be fatal because hard blows with the ring could break a person’s back.