The dreaded digital prostate exam last week. Believe me, it's not as romantic as it sounds. A little bit of mood music and champagne would go a long way. Just sayin', doctor.
The good news is that I have one, and it seems to be intact. (Passed the PSA test, too, so it wasn't a surprise.)
Speaking of anatomical topics, DAZ 3D, one of the most popular makers of 3d graphics software, is releasing three of their most powerful programs for free until the end of March. (That'd 3d as in the sense that the things you pose or create inhabit a world with height, depth and width. You don't need special glasses to view the final images.) They include DAZ Studio Pro, the main modelling program; Bryce, for designing backgrounds, natural and man-built; and Hexagon, for creating 3d objects. They're available in Macintosh and for Windows 64-bit and 32-bit varieties. The 32-bit would probably run under Vista or even XP. (The main program works fine on my $500 laptop, though I think I'd go crazy trying to use a trackpad for any length with it -- you'll want a trackball or mouse.)
Download them here . Even if your present equipment won't run it, it would be a great idea to download the programs for later. Altogether, it's a +$800 value. If you are talented at design, you can even make some money at it -- there are many sites that will host your work for free (or for a small fee) and collect payments for you, etc.
They're also offering other stuff for free, including the Victoria (pictured) and Michael 4 models. To get them go here and sort by lowest price first. The free items will be listed as $0.00. Victoria's on the first page; Michael's on the second. You'll also find interesting things like Mixamo software, which you can use to animate your creations.
This leads us to another discovery -- click here to view part of the main design screen for Studio Pro. That's one of the generic models that come with the program. Notice anything?
That's right. There's no "There" "Down There." Or to use more scientific terms, no "va-jay-jay" nor "winkie" to be found. Fortunately (or unfortunately, as the case may be), the Internet Sex Fiends (motto: Sex! Sex! Sexsexsex!!!) have rushed to correct this oversight by lovingly crafting both male and female, fully-functional (so to speak) Naughty Bits. Worse, they then cast their characters into ghastly tableaux illustrating the perverse, insatiable appetites of Internet Sex Fiends. That's why they're called Internet Sex Fiends.
Or so I have heard.
I wouldn't have a clue where to find this stuff, of course. There is a rumor, however, that a search for "daz genitals" might turn up some interesting links (or possibly a movie about a German submarine in WWII).