(last updated May 2015)
What is 3DX?
A label used as far back as 2006 to denote Computer Generated 3D-based Erotic Imagery. 3D referring to the 3D nature of the imagery, and X referring to the erotic subject matter. 3DX is available in various formats like comics, picture series, and animations, and obtainable through sites like Renderotica and Affect3D. The products are usually computer-based, and not printed.
What is CGe?
CGe is something I've made up recently, I'm still brooding on the concept. It almost means the same as 3DX, except I hope it helps to create a little distance from the label of pornography. CGe stands for 'Computer Generated Erotica', and is derived from the more commonly used CGI label, which stands for 'Computer Generated Imagery'. In principle, CGI should refer to any image made with the computer, but its more known in association with 3D based animation movies, like Toy Story and Monsters Inc, and the special effects seen in many Hollywood blockbusters like Independence Day or Battleship. CGe attempts to be similar in quality, but the emphasis is more on the erotic side.
Who is Lali?
Lali is a virtual character and the main star of most of my comics. I designed her back in 2012, she's not a morph package (like her girlfriends). She was first based on the 3D figure V4 but now has the 3D figure Project E as her base. She is not available for sale.
What is Black Desk?
Black Desk is the covert department of Fox Intelligence Services, where Lali works.
What is a Lali Lite?
A Lali Lite is a separate series of comics with shorter, and/or light-hearted erotic stories, usually taking place in Lali's university years. The first Lali Lite ended up very long since it was an introductory issue.
Do you make pornography?
Personally, I don't think I do, but it ultimately depends who you ask. For one person, anything with sex in it is porno, regardless of the context; for the other, a movie or comic that only features sex, and no story, is porno. I agree more with the latter, where there is 95%-100% sex, and 5%-0% story, that's pornography. While I do make very explicit images of the sex scenes, the story preceding and following them are far more elaborate than in regular porno, and next to that I spend a lot of time building up believable characters, even during the sex scenes, something that is also fairly rare in porno. So in short, no, I don't feel like I am making porno, but I make Erotica.
What is Project E (PE)?
A new 3D Poser figure. Moderate resolution, round 120,000K. Similar topology to V4, new mesh, same V4 rig (will work with V4 content). Weight Mapped. Loads of JCMs, unique UV maps, integrated gens. V4 texture compatibility is very likely.
What is PE for?
First of all she's my replacement for V4 in my comics. For you she could be a figure that can be used for more demanding 3D renders that desire detail and realism, mostly in her bending, ease of use, and anatomical detail.
What does E stand for?
I'll let you know when I'm about to release her.
Is Project E a porno figure?
Project E is like a real woman. She has what all women have: curves, breasts, folds, legs, bulges, and yes, genitals. If you want her to be a porno figure, yes, she can be that. But there's more to a woman that just a vagina. Just because she has gens, doesn't mean they need penetrating, right? Don't be scared of her vagina, and don't judge her for having one.
I also consider it an ode to women. All my girls in all my comics have a vagina, even if you don't see it rendered under their clothes, just like all real women in real life. But you won't always see them having sex with it, just like real women in real life. If you don't want to use her genitals, then leave them alone. I just thought it would be fair towards women to finally also provide a 3D female figure with detailed gens like all the male 3D figures seem to enjoy out of the box. Ultimately its up to you, the artist, whether you want to make use of her genitals. I will provide a genital-less version if the gens make you feel uncomfortable.
Its a possibility. She seems to more-or-less work in DS, but DS doesn't understand Poser's extended Weight Mapping option yet.
Will she be compatible with Genesis 2 content?
I could try that but it depends on many factors outside of my reach momentarily. My first priority is V4.
Why did you make gens V4 but not for Genesis?
I am a comic artist first of all, not a content artist. Lali's Bits were made purely out of necessity, not as a store item. Since I was using V4 at the time, she's the one that got the bits. Why not Genesis? Because I don't use her. Why? Aside from some improved bending, she's no real improvement over V4, same old DAZ maps, very low-res, not designed for Poser, and not designed for erotica...
Why make your own figure?
I need a system that works within the workspace I am used to: Poser. Now I use my figures to the absolute max, and then some. I tweak and adjust my figures on a daily basis, constantly improving them in bits and pieces. First it was V4, now it is Project E. I need full access to my figures to gain the most from their potential. This is how Lali's Bits were made, constant refining. I could have adopted Genesis, or Antonia or Dawn, but they all had something wrong with them. So I figured, I have the skills, why waste time unfucking other people's figures and just make my own? I have all the power, and I don't have to wait for some addon or change my whole wardrobe because some company feels the urge to make some more money.
(last updated May 2015)
What are Lali's Bits?
Lali's Bits (LSB) is an advancement in the battle for realistic leg bending, and sexual options, for DAZ's sexually shy Victoria 4 figure. Basically, its a system that will make your V4 look very awesome when she has sex, or just spreads her legs. But I repeat, it is an advancement, not a 'make art' button. Although it will just look fucking awesome 95% of the time, you might come across some issues that need a bit of adjustment here and there. Luckily, Erogenesis is such a cool motherfucker that he provided every fucking option in Lali's Bits to overcome most, if not all of these issues :)
Fine, but what exactly is it?
Lali's Bits (LSB) is a selection of parts from the original Lali System (LS). Currently it is an embedded vagina prop (LSV - Lali System Vagina) and a whole bunch of automatic pre-programmed morphs and parameters (LSP - Lali System Pussy). It does two major things: 1. makes V4's leg bending look more realistic, and 2. makes vaginal (and anal) action look more realistic. With all the morphs available, you can make your own pussy (and if you know a little about master parameters, you can record them). There are some additional morphs, like 15+ boob morphs, plus movements, and a couple of face morphs.
What is the Lali System?
That would basically be Lali's V4 figure, all her body morphs, boob movement morphs, vaginal action, hair, props, etc... (Lali is no longer V4 however, she's Project E)
Why did you make the Lali System?
To minimize time spent on fidgeting with morphs during posing and eliminate post work. So far I'd say that I've succeeded 95%.
For which figure is it?
DAZ's V4, V4.2
Is it a conforming prop?
No. There is only one prop to speak of, and that is the vagina, The Lali System Vagina (LSV) (in anatomical terms: the vulva). It sits out of range of any of V4's rig zones so doesn't need to conform. The mesh alterations regarding the crotch also control the location of the vagina prop. There has been some speak of making it a conforming prop, but its working fine the way it is... so...
How about some anal fun?
The anal morphs provided should be ok (about 10 of them), but since I am not very into anal I don't know if it is up to standard. You can stick a massive cucumber in Lali's ass now, so I presume that's a good start... right?
It is compatible with other fixes?
You can try, but most probably not. In any case, without sounding too arrogant, other fixes would be redundant once you have Lali's Bits. If you still want to use other fixes, the LSB can be dialled in and out. Note that once the LSB is dialled in, all deformers around the legs will be set to zero.
How did you make it?
Will there be any textures supplied?
Only for the vagina. There have been requests for hip textures but due to copyright restrictions the best I can do is supply you with a transparent PNG for now, so that people can Photoshop it on top of their own V4 texture. I can provide a service later on to fix your textures if you want.
Will it work on V4 FBM figures, like Aiko?
It has been tested on the regular V4 FBMs and it seems to work ok. The original Lali herself is an FBM and you can see it works fine. For Aiko you do need to make a simple vertical adjustment, it will be explained in detail how to do that. As long as the FBM doesn't mess too much with the hip area, it should be fine. However the skinnier the girl, the wider the bent thigh grooves might become. To solve this one can make a copy of the FBM in question with the morph brush, and manually 'restore' the area around the hips until you feel the bits work better.
What about other figures like V5,M4...?
Nope. Due to the complexity of the bits, and the differing technology used by Genesis, and the fact that Erogenesis uses Poser, and made his own figure called Project E, making the bits for Genesis is just crazy impossible.
How much does it cost?
Where can I get it?
In the store at Renderotica.
When will you release Lali?
Never! She's a comic character, not a morph set.
Will any other Lali items be released?
Project E hopefully.
Got any more questions, please post below, through my email (see contact), or contact me through Renderotica.