Holiday Decorations

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Lights:

3 light string characters are provided.
Lights is one strand of Christmas Lights.
Lights Double has a second strand parented to the end of the first strand.
Lights Triple has 3 strands parented together
In DAZ|Studio, you will need to select each strand’s PLUG to access its Easypose dials. Those dials do not affect the connecting strands.
You can load as many strands as memory will allow. Only 1 1024×1024 transmap is used for the light strings, and the geometry has been minimized as much as possible.
Select the PLUG to access the whole string easypose options. selecting other parts will allow you to adjust portions manually* The glow size dial is located in the PLUG and can be dialed from 1.5 to 7.
Select any BULB group, and set the glow size for easy animation “twinkling” effects.
When using multiple light strands, it is easiest to “plug” them into each other, just like REAL Christmas Lights!
Load one strand.
Load a second strand* X trans the second strand, until its plug looks like it is plugged into the first strand.
Parent the second strand to the L25 group of the first strand
Now your second strand is “plugged” into the first strand, just like real Christmas Lights!
For things like Christmas trees, which have a tapered shape, it is useful to use the sidesideall dial in small amounts to string the lights down from the top to the bottom.
Use the TwistAll dial to stretch the strings vertically up and down your tree.
To decorate a house, you may want to rotate an entire strand 180 degrees. This way you can follow rooflines or railings.
If you end up with extra lights at the end of a strand, you can turn Off the groups or Materials that you don’t want to use.
The light MAT files are P4 *and* PP versus P5 *and* P6. This is because there are extra settings in the P5/6 version of the files that aren’t necessary for P4/PP.
Cookies:
The “CookieScene” loads the cookies, milk, card, and plate in the scene with the cookies parented to the plate.
Note to P4 users:
Poser 4 users will need to convert several bump maps from .jpg files to use the P4 files properly.
These Bump Map files are:
:XMasCookies:UmGlassB.jpg
:XMasCookies:UmPlateB.jpg
:XMasCookies:UmSleighB.jpg
:XMasCookies:UmSnowmanB.jpg
:XMasCookies:UmStockingB.jpg
:XMasCookies:UmXMasTreeB.jpg
:XMasWreath:Bulbs_Bump.jpg
:XMasWreath:GBow_Bump.jpg
:XMasWreath:GRibbons_Bump.jpg
:XMasWreath:WRibbons_Bump.jpg
Please see Bump Map Conversion Help for more instructions on converting Bump Files.
In all cases, “P4” will refer to Poser 4 and “PP” will refer to Pro Pak.

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