Available at daz3d
This dress was one of the first dresses to be released as a dForce optimized outfit. It's a beautiful long dress suitable for proms, weddings and when invited to a dance at the royal palace. The dress is form hugging and enhances all the feminie curves of the wearer. It attracts the attention from everybody nearby. Of cause from all males but also from females. The dresst lets her look, act and live like a princess for a night. What girl doesn't dream about that.
The dress is a long one piece model with long sleeves, a high collar and a long train. The polygons in the mesh are oriented in a sufficient random way to allow the simulation to bend the mesh i all directions. By modelling the dress in one piece you can use a transperency map and it gets a completely different design.
I tend to use the Genesis 3 model when a dress (or anything else) supports more than one generation. I also tend to use the "Smart Content" pane for materials. In this case, that is a bad combination, because In the materials folder for the Genesis 3 Female version of the dress I only found 5 materials. And most of them was more or less transperent. It took me some time, before i got the idea to look on the Genesis 8 female folder. Or "Smart Content" pane And still I couldn't get it to look like the promo images. That was until I noticed the Geoshell. A geoshell is an extra transperent model on the outside of another. This allows you to load an extra set of materials. Finally I managed to get the dress to look like the promo images.
There isn't any posing morphs with this dress. All posing of this dress has to be done with dForce. However there are some morphs for adjustments.
How versatile can a single piece dress be? More than you may think. I've had my issues while trying to simulate this dress. First of all it was my first experience with physics simulating. And dForce has it's flaws, that you have to find a work around. Then there is that strange thing about reality. It doen't start from a zero point but it's all affected by what happend the moments before. This means that simulation a sitting pose is fine. But that's not the same as walking to the chair turn around and sit. The Versatility is how many different designs that you can get the dress to look like.
Since The Trumpet Dress is made for dForce it is a completely new way to pose your characters. And as with any other new technology there is a learning curve to climb. It can be a bit hard and confusing to begin with but when you master it, you'll get much better results. Having some of the material options missing for the genesis 3 version and the not so intuitive way to get the best of the materials. In short. Take the fight with it. It pays off in the long run.