Can someone please show me how to get textures to work for these? So far, when I unzip these into content, and use em in Daz, all I get are pieces are slick, shiny, featureless plastic. I am so ready to tear my hair out from all this, since I can not get my comics going if I can’t even figure out how to get the sets to work. @_@ Preferable step-by-step, since I am still, for the most part, a noob, on this stuff. ^_^; Thanks for any help.
This is going to be a tall order to explain so bare with me.
In each item you listed the first and foremost thing you should be aware of, is they were all made with Poser in mind. D|S started as a cheap imitation of it. Now both have vast advantages over the other in various areas. But that’s not the purpose here.
What you need to do first is set up on your screen the ‘SURFACE’ tab. This baby will set everything right for you, and gold mine of use!
If you click on Tools (top of the screen) then go down to ‘SURFACE SELECTION’ now click on theat offending shine! The texture you have selected will now be in the Surface Tab.
Diffuse is the primary texture, this needs to be set to 255,255,255 at 100% in the slider below it. In Ptropes TOS bridge set many of the screens around the bridge are set to 0,0,0 at 100%, and render as black screens, just go around the room and fix them…easy. But that is if there is an image beside the #,#,# if not and it’s a colour then don’t touch it!
Glossiness and Specular color and Specular Strength are what are giving you the shinny problem. Set the slider’s to 0% or the color to 0,0,0.
Opacity is easy…it’s either there, sort of there or not there…slide the bar and you’ll understand.
now scroll all the way to the bottom of the surface tab.
Lighting Model : This tell D|S’s renderer how to handle the texture. I like to set objects and such to Matte. Water to Glossy Plastic.
Bump and Displacement maps. I’ve been doing this art for only 4 years and I’m still having problems with them but getting better…sorry you’re on your one there, but keep in mind they made the clothing, metal and all looked WAY THE HECK better!
Note me here or at my Deviant Art account for further help. I’ll do what I can.
And not to slam Grinch’s bridge set but I’d seriously consider Ptropes bridge set.
One last thing…3DS…D|S can’t. That all there is to it.