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Posted: 09 April 2013 02:13 PM   [ Ignore ]
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What does it do???

I looked for an answer and haven’t come across with anyone talking about it

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Posted: 09 April 2013 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It applies repeating patterns, that match various types of fabric, to the selected surfaces - it’s a way of changing the fabric that a piece of clothing or prop seems to be made of.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Does it work on any clothes? Like…clothes with textures already on them?

Or does it work better with textre-free outfits you can download for free?

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Posted: 09 April 2013 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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...either.  Even other props like the tent in this pic.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The clothing on my avatar (full picture here: http://ameesa.deviantart.com/gallery/40917766#/art/I-m-shocked-340037029?q=gallery:ameesa/40917766&qo=1&_sid=468972f1) is dressed in Fabricator Silkessence textures.  You can use them on any item to make your own look.  It’s incredibly handy for what is termed “kitbashing”.  Taking elements of different outfits, and using shaders and shader presets to turn them into a cohesive, original outfit.  My avatar is wearing a hat from London Vanity by Prae at Renderosity, the collar is from Alpha Soul not available at the moment, and the dress is here at DAZ Empire Elegance: http://www.daz3d.com/empire-elegance  You .just select your item in the scene tab, select which surface of the item you want, in either the surfaces tab, or highlighted, and double click on the fabric you want.

Recently a contest was held for kitbashing, unfortunately no longer stickied, but has many examples of Fabricator and other shaders.  Fabricator is a wonderful product to make things more original.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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...A better example is what I did with the Immortal Ronin clothing.  The entire set save for the leg and arm bands was redone using The Traditional Japanese styles from Silkessence.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I did this steam punk lady with mixed clothing sets and then used the Fabricator to make it look like one full set of clothing.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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...makes mix & match a lot more fun.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Jaderail - 09 April 2013 04:15 PM

I did this steam punk lady with mixed clothing sets and then used the Fabricator to make it look like one full set of clothing.

Hehe, love that hat paired with the rest.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Ameesa - 09 April 2013 04:34 PM

Hehe, love that hat paired with the rest.

A lady always wears a hat. wink

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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First a sphere with plane texture. Second, the same texture used with Fabricator.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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The other good thing is there are hundreds of freebie tiles for it, all saved in the correct format if you search Fabricator at Share Cg.

As everyone says, it’s a 2-click solution for retexturing clothing. First you apply a diffuse pattern, and then you add a “weave” which comprises bump, displacement, gloss and spec settings that can make your chosen fabric render as though it is everything from a chunky knit or canvas to satin, chiffon or organza. (There are dozens of weaves.

Many, many people use it and I have yet to hear a single complaint.

There are two more products that work in the same way:  The Lacemaker and MachPack. The former uses displacement and transparency to create different kinds of lace and the latter is packed with masculine-orientated fabrics and textures.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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...so one can create new textures to use with it?

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 09 April 2013 06:06 PM

...so one can create new textures to use with it?

Check my ShareCg freebies and you’ll find a tutuorial that teaches you exactly how to do just that. You can also grab the free sets other people made using the tutorial.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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....cool, thank you.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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There are a big amount of free presets in sharecg. Also any seamless texture can be used for create new presets.
I also find this page: http://www.patterncooler.com/editor/
You can customize color and tilling of differents designs, obtain a plain seamless texture and use in fabricator. It is free for personal renders and limited format

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