Hawaiian Voyager Zoom

  • Ken Gilliland

Hawaiian Voyager

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There are various forms and types of sailing canoe. The most basic type is known as the “vaka”, a single hull fishing canoe. Often an “ama” (or pontoon) is attached to the vaka to provide stability. Today’s catamaran comes from the “wa’a wa’a”, which literally means in Hawaiian “two canoes tied together”. Compatible with Poser 6+ and DAZ Studio 3.1+.
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Aloha. The first sailing canoes emerged in ancient Polynesia over 1,000 years ago and were as important to ancient Polynesian culture as the invention of the wheel was in early Asian and European Civilizations. In Oceania, Polynesians used catamarans and outrigger canoes to settle some of the world's most far-flung islands.

There are various forms and types of sailing canoe. The most basic type is known as the “vaka”, a single hull fishing canoe. Often an “ama” (or pontoon) is attached to the vaka to provide stability. Today’s catamaran comes from the “wa’a wa’a”, which literally means in Hawaiian “two canoes tied together”. The wa’a wa’a had one or two sails and could be wind or paddle driven.

Both the vaka and wa’a wa’a were met by a degree of skepticism from Western sailors who were more accustomed to "traditional" mono-hull designs. The concept of a multi-hull vessel was completely alien and strange to them with its balance based on geometry rather than weight distribution. Over time, multi-hulled vessels have arguably become the best design for faster ferries, because of their speed, stability and large capacity.

What's Included and Features:

  • Models (loaded as .pp2 props):
    • vaka fishing canoe (7,566 polygons)
    • vaka fishing net (2,185 Polygons)
      • 3 morphs for positioning of the net
    • wa'a wa'a outrigger catamaran (3,202 polygons)
      • 4 morphs for sail and rigging movement
    • canoe oar (178 polygons)
  • Textures and Variations:
    • vaka fishing canoe (2000x2000 diffuse and bump/displacement maps)
      • 15 shader presets to alter hull, trim and platform materials
    • vaka fishing net (1000x1000 diffuse, transparency and bump maps)
    • wa'a wa'a outrigger catamaran (4 3000x3000 diffuse and 1 bump/displacement maps)
      • 22 shader/alternate texture presets to alter hull, trim and mast materials
      • 8 shader/alternate texture presets to alter the sail look which include iconic polynesian designs of an owl, dolphin and turtle
    • canoe oar (3 512x512 diffuse and bump/displacement maps)
      • 6 alternate texture presets to alter the oar look, including iconic polynesian turtle motif
  • Poses:
    • 2 right-side rowing poses for Michael4 and oar
    • 2 left-side rowing poses for Michael4 and oar
    • 2 right-side rowing poses for Genesis and oar (DAZ Studio4 only)
    • 2 left-side rowing poses for Genesis and oar (DAZ Studio4 only)
  • Separate DAZ|Studio and Poser versions
  • PDF Sailing Guide Manual

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 10038
Genre Historical
Compatible Figures Genesis, Michael 4
Compatible Software No
Release Date May 1, 2012

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