If Date Ariane were redone with the new model, this is what it would look like.

As I have mentioned numerous times before, the “sequel” to Date Ariane, known as Something’s In The Air features an updated model of Ariane, that took quite a bit of work to get right.  Redoing over 1000 pictures from Date Ariane is out of the question for the foreseeable future (but I’m not saying never).  But if I ever got around to it, this is what it would look like.  The old hairstyle was not designed to work with V4 models, so I found something close.

I now have a decent sized wardrobe I could use, but the reason I am doing these pictures is because there is a “flashback” scene in the sequel where I used around 20 old pics.  The problem is that the old model and new model are too different and the flashback is a little disconcerting.  But if I make it too different from the original, that would be too disconcerting for those who are very familiar with the old model.  So I found V4 wardrobe that is a close approximation to the wardrobe used in Date Ariane to recreate the scenes I am flashing back to.  It is not perfect, the black dress in the original is strapless.  But it is a good stand in and it looks great.  The restaurant in the sequel has a different decor than the first game (they now use table cloths!), the pic at the top is sort of a hybrid of the two decors.

“Replacing” the old V3 model with the new V4 model is sometimes as easy as a few clicks, but the pose that the V3 was using will get messed up every time.  Many pictures it is not important, I can just load another pose that is comparable, but many others where Ariane is interacting with other objects, that gets messy.

Sometimes it is not just a new model.  There is new technology.  I posted once about my work around for water issues, but I have found others that have solved it.  Water can now be manipulated, and renders can both refract underwater items, and reflect above water items.  Water turbulence is also controllable.

Ok, I have shown you new Ariane in a red shirt, in a black dress, in a blue bikini.  What’s left?  Oh yeah…

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