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Official MANGA STYLE & VISUAL STYLE topic - Update May 19th 2013: GSO shader additional bugfix! [Commercial]
Posted: 07 November 2012 05:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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The more i play with these (shaders) the more i like them.

(plus no “accidentally” cutting through the paper with a razor which i have done more than once)

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Posted: 07 November 2012 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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BishounenTaurus - 06 November 2012 11:32 PM

... I’ve always tried my best to explain the ins and outs of the shaders In the official documentations (which there are for both Visual Style and Manga Style), and up until now nobody has ever requested me to write a step-by-step tutorial. Because of this, I didn’t have one prepared for manga style, but I have now written one after a few people have politely requested one, and plan to write more if anybody wants to…

Please make more step-by-step tutorials and if possible also some for Visual Style. It will be awesome to have some more explanation about how to use your shaders.
I was very excited when Visual Style shaders has finally pop up in the store and bought them immediately, but since then I have not used them a lot, because of the complexity of creating the images with them. I have achieving similar results to the promo images of your shaders, in the other programs, that have toon rendering option available, so no rush. But if it will be possible to get your step-by-step tutorials for both Visual Style and Manga Style, then I can hopefully create more images in Daz Studio directly. So pretty please and count me in for the tutorials.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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I’ve decided after recent requests for guides on both Manga and Visual style, to change this topic to be about both. This is now both a Manga Style and Visual Style topic where you can post renders, ask questions, and download guides for both of them.

I’ve edited the first post to include links to both the Manga Style and Visual Style Documentations/Reference Guides. Hopefully soon i’ll be able to release the Manga Style Step-By-Step guide of applying it to Genesis, at which point you can let me know if it’s any good or not. smile

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Posted: 07 November 2012 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Dire Bunny, is that a one-off render or is it a project you’re working on?  I’d love to read more…

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Posted: 07 November 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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By the way, would anybody like some simple freebie lights and render settings? I could quickly whip some up, which should hopefully make things easier (yeah, Daz lets you save render settings as presets now apparently).

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Posted: 07 November 2012 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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BishounenTaurus - 07 November 2012 10:59 AM

By the way, would anybody like some simple freebie lights and render settings? I could quickly whip some up, which should hopefully make things easier (yeah, Daz lets you save render settings as presets now apparently).

Yes, please. It will speed up the set up of the scenes.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Just wanted to hop in and say that I do enjoy the Visual Style shaders and have had no problems with them. I do not knock those who want step-by-step instructions but for me the reference guide was awesome and much more valuable. I really wish more people had illustrations of how settings change a render like you did. A lot of shaders talk about what settings do but do a poor job of illustrating the visual impact. While my reading skills are good I am more visual so seeing a setting and a picture works best.

The one thing I wish came with the Visual Style shaders is that script that someone made that allows us to apply a VS preset to a surface without losing the underlying material. I’m scared I’m going to lose it and not remember how I tweaked it for my needs. It was for 4.0 and not 4.5 but it still works fine in my recent application.  Many times I do like to use the shader with a material underneath and manually reapplying textures is painful.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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larsmidnatt - 07 November 2012 12:09 PM

Just wanted to hop in and say that I do enjoy the Visual Style shaders and have had no problems with them. I do not knock those who want step-by-step instructions but for me the reference guide was awesome and much more valuable. I really wish more people had illustrations of how settings change a render like you did. A lot of shaders talk about what settings do but do a poor job of illustrating the visual impact. While my reading skills are good I am more visual so seeing a setting and a picture works best.

The one thing I wish came with the Visual Style shaders is that script that someone made that allows us to apply a VS preset to a surface without losing the underlying material. I’m scared I’m going to lose it and not remember how I tweaked it for my needs. It was for 4.0 and not 4.5 but it still works fine in my recent application.  Many times I do like to use the shader with a material underneath and manually reapplying textures is painful.

I definitely understand you. Unfortunately Visual Style was made at a time where such a thing wasn’t possible with Shader Mixer presets, and as such I couldn’t find a way to accommodate textures like I did with Manga Style. It’s something I want to be able to rectify in the future, but right now my time is quite limited as I am a Masters Degree student at University.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Kachi - 07 November 2012 10:32 AM

Dire Bunny, is that a one-off render or is it a project you’re working on?  I’d love to read more…


Short answer: yes i think i may make this ongoing, not sure where i’ll put it, probably at deviant art not sure though. (possibly could put it in the art studio forums here, i have seen some people have there own threads hmm not sure )

 

Longer answer. This is a apart of a long story i had been writing for years. and i have rendered various “scenes” in different styles and before i got into the whole 3d hobby had drawn out a lot of it. so it exists in a very fragmented state.

But these shaders have got me interested enough to do a short story to start with and see where it goes from there.
I tend to lose focus pretty easily though so, i couldn’t say how long i would keep it going.0_o

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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This is a render I did for the July Freebie Challenge. I applied Manga Style to almost every surface but could not figure out how to apply it to the flag properly, so the flag is the only thing in the picture which is not Manga Style shaded.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Proxima Shining - 07 November 2012 02:01 PM

This is a render I did for the July Freebie Challenge. I applied Manga Style to almost every surface but could not figure out how to apply it to the flag properly, so the flag is the only thing in the picture which is not Manga Style shaded.

I believe you mean Visual Style. ^^”

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Proxima Shining - 07 November 2012 02:01 PM

This is a render I did for the July Freebie Challenge. I applied Manga Style to almost every surface but could not figure out how to apply it to the flag properly, so the flag is the only thing in the picture which is not Manga Style shaded.

I believe you mean Visual Style. ^^”

Err… yes. shut eye I should pay more attention when I am typing. red face

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Good news everyone, you can now download freebie lights and render settings from the first post of this topic! Freebie Pack 1 contains 5 Light presets, and 4 Render Settings presets (and 1 Studio Default preset). The Render Settings include Low Quality, Medium Quality, Superior Quality, and Ultimate Quality.

Be sure to check out the first post to download them!

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Posted: 07 November 2012 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Is there a video or tutorial on how to use the Manga Style Shader? I just bought it and would love to use it, but don’t know how. Thanks.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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vdodirector - 07 November 2012 03:46 PM

Is there a video or tutorial on how to use the Manga Style Shader? I just bought it and would love to use it, but don’t know how. Thanks.

As i’ve said before, I do have a step-by-step guide ready, but I want to wait until the bug-fix update has been released before I release the guide.

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