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Question - M4 to M5 texture converting (Re-used for Shader&Surfaceing; Questions)
Posted: 01 November 2012 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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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.

Wow! I didnt know that feature even existed LOL! Thanks Zev!!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Szark - 01 November 2012 09:34 AM
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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

WOW, why have I not got this already haha! Thanks Szark!! This looks great!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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My pleasure. But I didn’t buy it for the presets just SSS maps as I feel the settings aren’t quite right for my lighting prefering to set up HSS/UBS/2 from scratch.

You get 3 sets of SSS maps, weak, medium and strong. IMHO there are the best SSS maps I have seen. Even better than the ones that come with VueSkin.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Thanks Szark! - I always use HSS with a formula I’ve refined over quite some time now, so I think I’m in the same boat. smile

I use UberSurface 2 when I want them to be wet or covered in dirt lol It’s very useful. Good for non humans too!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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UberSurface 2 is my favourite tool. I am using it all the time now.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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This item looks great. Does it come with a tutorial… Or… Instructions?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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SereneNight are you refering to Interjection?

Not that I can see just a readme

But you really ought to know how to ise HSS (human Skin shader) or UberSurface that comes with Daz Studio or UberSurface 2 (a paid for product) so you can adjust as needed.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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@Serene

Both HSS an US2 are the best shaders to use on your characters! I have not turned back ever since I first gave them a go! And you can use them on ANYTHING!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I’m getting rather disturbing results here… with the texture conversion…

I dont know what I’m doing wrong??

It’s all smashed up and broken in all textures I did :(

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Do it one map at a time..That helped me..I did bump seperate and diffuse seperate for each group…when I did a batch job I got the same problem. Also make sure you follow the tutorial’s settings..when I put in my own I got weird results lol.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Spyro try this vid instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIoOjSSgjc

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Ye try that vid..its easier to understand. Thanks Szark:)

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Ah, yes I think I understand now… I should be doing everything one at a time. Makes sense. Thanks for the video. I’m definitely a visual person lol

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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YEY!!

Zev you were right about one at a time! Works beautifully!! Turns out I did what the video said to do… But DS 4.5 must require you to do it all single file.

Thanks guys for all your help!! This is a great relief for me in Photoshop! I’d be working for hours trying to warp it right LOL

Cheers!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I must admit I have never tried the Map Transfer. wink

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