I was utterly drained yesterday so I didn’t get to do much. I do bring an interesting answer of sorts.
So…one of the skins I like is PD Naomi. It is a two skin set that winds up being the one that renders quite well with both skins in the same scene with no fiddlying with settings. In asking P3Design about it, the “answer” is essentially that there isn’t an easy answer and it takes experimentation. However, in addition to that she also noted that good bump and specularity settings go a long way towards helping as well. That seems to lead back to what I tend to do with some Poser skin textures where I use RecieCup’s settings to get them to look right in DS. Furthermore, the light and dark skin for Naomi seem to use the exact same settings so there is a factor of figuring out the right base starting point and adjusting from there.
Image uses the Naomi shape on V4 with a personal light set that uses UE2.
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