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Posted: 08 December 2012 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/shop/pwsurface-2

I made some new pwSurface 2 shader presets

I submitted them to DAZ but heard nothing? I wanted to try to sell them in the store here.
I have been wondering though why there are not any other add-on pwSurface 2 shaders?
Is it okay to sell them?
I wonder if making pwSurface 2 shaders is some type of copyright issue.
Why, after all this time there are no add-on shader presets?

I opened this in the Commons, but maybe it should have gone in either “Developer Discussion” or “Commercial Products.” Couldn’t decide because I finished Developing them, and it is not a Commercial because they are not for sale yet; this thread is okay here I hope?

Some samples are on sharecg now,
http://www.sharecg.com/v/66210/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Art_of_Mind-Sample-Shaders

*Update

There has been a slight update only to the folder structure; the interior files however remain unchanged.

Be sure that my main content folder is merged with your content folder.
The correct path should be,
Studio\Content\Shaders\Art_of_Mind

It should not be,
Studio\Content\Content\Shaders\Art_of_Mind

If you have a Content folder inside of your Content folder,
To fix it,
Open the first Content folder, and then drag its interior Content folder out onto your desktop, then drag it from your desktop into your Studio folder. Windows will ask you if you want to merge the contents, select yes.

(Update)
I am giving away the work I done on the Candle Wax, Charmed Minerals and Unique Hair.
120 new pwSurface2 shaders and material settings
40 Candle Wax Shader Presets
40 Charmed Minerals Shader Presets
40 Unique Hair Material Settings
http://www.sharecg.com/v/67793/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Art_of_Mind-Shaders

I’m also sharing my render settings.

 

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Posted: 08 December 2012 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You must have pwSurface 2 installed before they will work.

 

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Posted: 08 December 2012 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 08 December 2012 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 08 December 2012 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The closer you put a pontlight to the “Candle Wax” Shaders the more interesting they become. There is only one light in the scene and it is a pointlight above the candle.

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Posted: 08 December 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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These look really good - I love the wax I’ve been trying to get a wax look using Ubersurface didn’t get anything I liked.
I have heard that Daz take a long time to answer about submitted products.
I also wonder if its got anything to do with the fact that DS now comes with Ubersurface installed and the PWsurface shader is a purchasable product.
Having said that I would be interested in these. I’ve had PW surface for ages and rarely use it.

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Posted: 08 December 2012 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I agree I would buy these also….looking good.

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Posted: 08 December 2012 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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SALIVATING BIGTIME!

I have a quetion: do PWSurface shaders have their own block or do they work under DAZ Default Shaders and/or UberSurface Shaders?

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Posted: 08 December 2012 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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They look really good, especially the wax shaders. Hope they will make their way into the store.

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Posted: 08 December 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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wancow - 08 December 2012 12:38 PM

SALIVATING BIGTIME!

I have a quetion: do PWSurface shaders have their own block or do they work under DAZ Default Shaders and/or UberSurface Shaders?

No they are separate from the Default and UberSurface Shaders

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Posted: 08 December 2012 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I was holding back a little.
I have also made twenty pwSurface 2 material presets; will work on any hair.

Promo renders on these I’m not happy with but thought I would share what I’ve done so far.

I am highly considering uploading some of my work to ShareGC at the moment, I think maybe create one of each,
a new wax color,
a new charmed mineral color,
and a new hair color,
the three new colors I come up with will be like bonus items that will not be included in the sets. Makes sense right? Hopefully if I get some work out there and get some positive feedback it might help these things in the store I hope.

But before I do, these questions remain.
I have been wondering why there are not any other add-on pwSurface 2 shaders?
Is it okay to sell them?
I wonder if making pwSurface 2 shaders is some type of copyright issue.
Why, after all this time are there are no add-on shader presets?

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Posted: 08 December 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Posted: 08 December 2012 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Wow.  Where was this when I was setting up this year’s Christmas renders?  smile  I used pwSurface’s Purple Goo instead (since I was doing advent calendars, so I certainly would have been willing to purchase and use these. 

Honestly, I can’t wrap my head around customizing HSS/Ubersurface beyond tweaking the diffuse/specular the way I can the pwShaders.  Couldn’t tell you why, either.  So when I need to do something with advanced shaders, the pwShaders are my go-to set.  (and I’m still bummed that pwSketch didn’t get sold/updated.)

Of course, that may be why there aren’t a lot of presets for the pwShaders.  Maybe they’re easier for more than just me. smile

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Posted: 08 December 2012 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Sincerest Thanks For Everyons Kind Words,

Here are the hair colors,

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Posted: 08 December 2012 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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*adds name to list of peeps wanting to buy smile

I especially like the candle wax ones - the way the light works with the shader is very realistic - well done smile

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Posted: 09 December 2012 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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On sharecg now,
http://www.sharecg.com/v/66210/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Art_of_Mind-Sample-Shaders

I’ve created three new colors to add to each category,

Candle Wax: Cerulean Wax
Charmed Minerals: Black Pearl
Unique Hair: Platinum

If I can ever get these available for sale these three new colors will not be included in the sets, these are so you can play now and test my work for me please. I suppose it is safe to create your own custom pwSurface 2 shader presets and distribute them; I’ve not head a “no” yet and other custom pwSurface 2 shader presets are available. Sincerely hope and pray this is okay.

Have fun and I hope these work for all interested.

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