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Question - M4 to M5 texture converting (Re-used for Shader&Surfaceing; Questions)
Posted: 01 November 2012 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve got heaps of really cool M4 textures, but I would like to convert them to M5 for use with M5 SSS/Translucency textures and to mix them in photoshop as I like to mix and match and make my own personal use creations.

Is there some sort of converter app to do this? Manually Warping and scaling to line everything up is a bit of a nightmare. And yes I am aware I can set different material zones to another UV set, but that doesn’t help me.

Thanks for any help smile

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Posted: 01 November 2012 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=convertor&x=0&y=0 I am not sure as I don’t have these but I have read somewhere that these do work,,,,on what figure I have no idea sorry. Hopefully some who have the Texture converter series might be able to help further.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 07:54 AM

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=convertor&x=0&y=0 I am not sure as I don’t have these but I have read somewhere that these do work,,,,on what figure I have no idea sorry. Hopefully some who have the Texture converter series might be able to help further.

Those converters (Texture Converter in particular) work for Gen3 ->Gen 4, not for Gen4->Genesis

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Posted: 01 November 2012 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks Kattey for the clarification

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 07:54 AM

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=convertor&x=0&y=0 I am not sure as I don’t have these but I have read somewhere that these do work,,,,on what figure I have no idea sorry. Hopefully some who have the Texture converter series might be able to help further.

Immediately I thought of these, but realized generation 5 was not supported :(

I wonder if generation 5 will be supported in a future release? There are sooooo many great gen 4 textures and so little gen 5 at this time. I’d hate to think all my collected gen 4 textures couldn’t be converted. :(

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hmm, I thought the whole point of having M4 UV set was so that M4 textures could be used with Genesis the same as V4. I just tested and saw that isn’t the case. What is the purpose of M4 UV for Genesis in that case?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It’s great to change UV’s IF you want to only use M4 or V4 or what ever… The issue is you cant use a M4 uv dif texture for eg on the face and have a M5 face bump map, it don’t work, and that’s half of my issues.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Gedd all M4 and V4 texture will work on Genesis…but you have to go in to the Parameters Pane and set the Uvmap.

Spyro’s issues is that he wants to use M5 SSS and Translucency maps with M4 texture maps.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Spyro I went and bought DT’s Interjection for the SSS maps and I don’t use Transluceny anymore, I just increase the SSS Strength.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Spyro - 01 November 2012 07:47 AM

I’ve got heaps of really cool M4 textures, but I would like to convert them to M5 for use with M5 SSS/Translucency textures and to mix them in photoshop as I like to mix and match and make my own personal use creations.

Is there some sort of converter app to do this? Manually Warping and scaling to line everything up is a bit of a nightmare. And yes I am aware I can set different material zones to another UV set, but that doesn’t help me.

Thanks for any help smile

If you compare the SSS maps for M5 to the Elite Spec Maps for M4, they are fairly similar. You could make your own versions by smudging, dodging and burning.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 08:36 AM

Gedd all M4 and V4 texture will work on Genesis…but you have to go in to the Parameters Pane and set the Uvmap.

Spyro’s issues is that he wants to use M5 SSS and Translucency maps with M4 texture maps.

That’s half of it… If it was possible to convert a M4 texture to M5 or vice versa… I would like to be able to mix them together in PS… for instance, I like some of the diff texture ‘details’, and M5’s hair, but want to take them and use it on the M4 textures I love, which I have put alot of work into already.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Spyro - 01 November 2012 07:47 AM

I’ve got heaps of really cool M4 textures, but I would like to convert them to M5 for use with M5 SSS/Translucency textures and to mix them in photoshop as I like to mix and match and make my own personal use creations.

Is there some sort of converter app to do this? Manually Warping and scaling to line everything up is a bit of a nightmare. And yes I am aware I can set different material zones to another UV set, but that doesn’t help me.

Thanks for any help smile

If you compare the SSS maps for M5 to the Elite Spec Maps for M4, they are fairly similar. You could make your own versions by smudging, dodging and burning.

That’s true! I’m rather new to the SSS and the translucency thing. I quite like the idea that light behind the ears will reveal light through the ear like in the real world.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 08:39 AM

Spyro I went and bought DT’s Interjection for the SSS maps and I don’t use Transluceny anymore, I just increase the SSS Strength.

Is that item on Daz store ?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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You can convert M4 to M5 or any uv set loaded on Genesis. Daz has a tool to do this. Its called map transfer.

http://kaos3d.deviantart.com/journal/Daz-Studio-4-Map-Transfer-Mini-Tutorial-303888794

Just very small seam fixing is required. But most times it does a good job.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Zev0 - 01 November 2012 09:23 AM

You can convert M4 to M5 or any uv set loaded on Genesis. Daz has a tool to do this. Its called map transfer.

http://kaos3d.deviantart.com/journal/Daz-Studio-4-Map-Transfer-Mini-Tutorial-303888794

Just very small seam fixing is required. But most times it does a good job.

That was my next thing to suggest, thx Zev0

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 08:39 AM

Spyro I went and bought DT’s Interjection for the SSS maps and I don’t use Transluceny anymore, I just increase the SSS Strength.

Is that item on Daz store ?

yep http://www.daz3d.com/shop/interjection-surface-injections-for-daz-studio

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