The Lost World

The Lost World

Live an exciting adventure and explore The Lost World, discover its rich, blooming and flourishing ecosystems, visit the giant cave and rest on the beach while admiring the majestic cliffs and uplands.

The Lost World is a complex environment specifically designed for DAZ Studio 4.6+, which through object instancing allows you to deal with a large number of items. Along the development course I have been asked to make it compliant with Poser as well, and so I did; however, since Poser doesn't support object instancing, longer load times and a 64bit system are required to handle such a complex environment.

The Lost World relies on several props: cliffs, uplands, hills are covered with flourishing vegetation made of palm trees, bushes and reeds; there are two large beaches and low hills, a high peak with a gigantic cave, and a tunnel on the east upland that connects to the outside world. All the props have been disposed to form a ring, but each ecosystem can be arranged to create a completely different layout. In fact, as you can see from the promo images, each ecosystem is an independent prop and can be used in a thousand ways.

The vegetation models have been produced with speed in mind, thus with a low polygon count and no alpha mapping.

Regarding water, there are three different shaders that can be used: a fully reflective one, a dark green murky and a complex water shader (accounting for both reflection and refraction). Each shader can be easily tweaked to change diffuse/reflection/refraction color, bump intensity, opacity and achieve the desired result.

Here below is a turntable movie, produced with low light and render settings to quickly showcase The Lost World layout:

Now, what else do you need to take the journey at The Lost World?

Online information and hints about using The Lost World are available here:

  • Note for LAMH users: LAMH Player 1.06.6P or LAMH 1.07.03 Beta mandatory to allow a very fast loading of The Lost World.
  • This product has extreme load times in Poser
  • This product includes:
    • 1 Poser Core Installer
Compatible 3D Figures
Compatible 3D Software
DAZ Studio 4.6, Poser
What's Included & Features
  • Scenes: (.PZ3 and .DUF)
    • create Lost World
    • create Lost World (no plants)
    • toggle vegetation Script
  • Skydome: (.PP2 and .OBJ)
    • Sky: Classic Day
  • Light Preset: (.LT2 and .DUF)
    • Daylight
  • Props: (.PP2 and .OBJ, .DSA, .DUF)
    • Cliff East
    • Cliff West
    • Hill North
    • Hill South
    • Peak
    • Upland East
    • Upland West
    • Beach East
    • Beach South
    • Sea
    • Sea Bottom
    • Island - Sand Bottom
    • Sea with Caustics
    • Sea
    • Palm Tree (3 variations)
    • Vines (6 variations)
    • Reeds (3 variations)
    • Short Reeds
  • Material Presets:
    • All material poses for all the toolkit props
    • Sea - reflective surface
    • Sea - murky water
    • Sea - complex water shader
    • North Beach - bump map shader
    • South Beach - bump map shader
  • Textures Include:
    • 26 Texture, Normal and Transparency Maps (4096 x 4096)
    • 11 Texture and Transparency Maps (2048 x 2048)
    • 8 Texture Maps (1024 x 1024)
    • 2 Texture Maps (512 x 512)
  • DAZ Studio Material Presets (.DUF)
  • Poser Material Presets (.MC6)
  • Poser Material Poses (.PZ2)
  • Note for LAMH users: LAMH Player 1.06.6P or LAMH 1.07.03 Beta mandatory to allow a very fast loading of The Lost World.
Landscapes for Daz Studio and Poser