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Anonymous

August 13, 2019

Question about the the new Samus model, well I guess the Daz v5 models. When ever I’d use Samus or any of the DOA models and I’d want to use the mouth corners sliders, the ones to move it down, in or out and these black spots would appear and not if you’d move it all the way, they would show when you moved it just a little bit. They were similar to when you messed w/ the vag flexes, I think that was back at Daz v3. Is that fixed w/ the new Daz v5? Or is that something you’d have to fix because the head is separate? Would you fix it?

LordAardvark

It is separate from DazV5, but I also recently (right at the very tail end of my model-creation freeze) discovered a simple solution for it.

Whether or not I remember to implement the solution when building new character flexes is a different story. But if I do remember, I will certainly implement it on new characters moving forward.

Trust me, the lip_corner_* black regions annoy the piss out of me, too.

Anonymous

August 12, 2019

Not a question, but I do enjoy your work. I hope you find plenty of success in your future.

LordAardvark

Anonymous

August 9, 2019

Hey Aard, first just wanna day I’m excited that you’re working on Samus again. So this is just a suggestion/idea but you think you could create a second hair option for Samus? One with her hair down. Have it straight, wavy, or curls however you’d want it. Just to have a little bit of variety, something different and a cool addition. If that’s not something you’re interested in, that’s fine like I said it’s a suggestion.

LordAardvark

It is something I'd like to experiment with. I've never tried a hair fusion before (want to keep her signature bangs & sides), and I am curious how it will turn out.

However, it's also at the very bottom of the priority list for me.

Anonymous

August 9, 2019

Where we can find your oldest posts from tumblr?

LordAardvark

Wayback Machine is your only hope, unless you have a spare goat and some black candles laying around.

Anonymous

August 7, 2019

Hey, i'm a beginner at SFM and i'm really having a hard time with joints getting all messed up and hair clipping, being an way experienced animator is there any tips for posing complicated positions and hair? Oh btw you are one of the best animators out there, keep the good work coming!

LordAardvark

Not really, unfortunately. Just patience.

For the hair, if it's jiggly, then you can pose the controller bones (assuming whoever made the model added them). If there are no controller bones, or the hair is still being annoying even with them (like, for example, Lulu's braid), then you can always right-click the hair in the Animation Set Editor, and then go to Utilities -> Bake Procedural Bones. This will stop it from jiggling, but allow you to directly pose and animate it yourself.

Anonymous

July 26, 2019

Hello. I was looking to try and play around with SFM animation, but the problem I've had is browsing through everything on SFMLab. There are a lot of different models, body types, outfits, tools, and rigs to parse through. With a lot of them being duplicates done by other people or older versions, it's difficult to determine which are still supported, and what’s compatible with what. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to make a setup guide or list recommending the 'essential models and tools you'd recommend downloading for a casual user. I know you have some filed under the ‘Assets’ section of your website, but it seems like you only have one set of characters (DOA) listed for download in that section. If it’s not possible because you're busy or some other reason, I understand.

LordAardvark

Sifting through assets is an acquired skill. The only advice I can really give is to read the comments, and that newer generally means better. Beyond that, you're on your own, really.

Anonymous

July 25, 2019

Any idea where I could grab your Curvy Morrigan model? I've scoured the web for it and haven't been able to find it.

LordAardvark

Rumor has it that a sacrificial goat and black candles are necessary for the ritual...

Anonymous

July 23, 2019

Will Daz 5 include a pregnant slider of sorts?, BTW i really appreciate all your amazing work :)

LordAardvark

Naturally. And thank you <3.

Anonymous

July 22, 2019

Anywhere i could find tutorials you might have made? Also have you done a tutorial on head/body hacking?

LordAardvark

My YouTube channel is your best bet for finding anything in posterity. My stream is more immediately useful, but Picarto only saves the last 12 videos.

Anonymous

July 20, 2019

Will you be making in anymore Samus Aran videos?

LordAardvark

I will be making four. The remaining 3 videos in the Phazon hexology (Addendum B, Experiment C, Addendum C), and the feature-length film Hiveship.