Cardozo Textures for Peplum Dress – now available at Hivewire3D

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Take Stephanie’s Peplum Dress and Blossom Shoes for a walk on the town with our brand new Cardozo Textures: 10 brand new outfits for the dress and the shoes, all carefully crafted with love from Miami Beach!

This gives you a total of 40 Material Presets for both DAZ Studio and Poser (via DSON Importer). This is our second release on Hivewire3D, and something tells me it ain’t gonna to be the last 🙂


I’ve rendered the promo shots using Stephanie 6 (it is her dress after all, even though it fits all the Genesis 2 Females) and Stonemason’s fantastic Streets of the Mediterranean.

In the background you’ll find 3D Universe’s Jason and Amy walking up the stairs, the Millennium Cat licking his paws and the Toon Mouse fleeing in panic (and presenting the shoe compilation too). The red bike is courtesy of Carrara.

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All these things and the Peplum Dress are available from DAZ 3D.
In this article I’ll explain how to get the most out of our texture pack.



The product comes as two ZIP archives, one for DAZ Studio and one for Poser. Simply unzip them into your main runtime / content library folder.

On Windows this is slightly easier because files will be copied and merged into existing folders. On Mac, hold the OPTION key while dragging the unzipped folder over, otherwise OS X will replace existing folders rather than merge them.

Note that in Poser, you can also use the integrated Content Installer: head over to the Content Tab, select Install from ZIP Archive and select the package you’ve downloaded from Renderosity. Select your desired runtime and all your files will magically end up in the right places.

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How to use Cardozo Textures

The Peplum Dress needs to be installed for this to work. To use our texture set, load a figure and fit the top, fit the skirt and each shoe (separately I’m afraid). Select each foot of your character and apply the shoe pose so that the high heels look OK.

Now select each item of the outfit and apply any of the materials, either by double-clicking or by dragging them onto the respective items. Here’s how to find those Material Presets:

In DAZ Studio, head over to the Content Library and navigate to People – Genesis 2 Female – Clothing – Peplum Dress – Cardozo Textures. Or use the handy search option. No Smart Content functionality – I have no idea how to distribute that.


In Poser, head over to the Materials Tab in your Library Palette (the little painter’s palette icon next to the camera icon) and select DAZ Genesis 2 Female – Clothing – Peplum Dress – Cardozo Textures. Or you can use the search option here too.

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Help! I can’t find my runtime folder!

In DAZ Studio this is often called “My DAZ 3D Library”, found under Users – Shared. To find the exact location, head over to Preferences – Content Library – Content Directory Manager (at the bottom). Open DAZ Studio Formats using the little disclosure triangle and see your path.

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In Poser this is a little more difficult, but not impossible:

On Mac, open Applications – (your Poser version) – Runtime – prefs – Default Poser Prefs. It’s simple text file which will contain the location of your runtime.

On Windows, the file is located in Program Files – Smith Micro – (your Poser version) – Runtime – prefs – Default Poser Prefs.

If you have any further questions, please leave a comment below, or send a support request to the nice people at Hivewire3D.

As always, render and enjoy!

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