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Posted: 09 April 2013 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Vata Raven - 09 April 2013 02:13 PM

What does it do???

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

Going back to your original question about why you don’t see anyone talking about it.  There have been many discussions about Fabricator and other shaders.  I had once even started a thread about fun with shaders.  Unfortunately, last year DAZ changed the forums and the discussions are now in the archives.  I was trying to track down some of the discussions, but didn’t see that the archives still contained renders, and shaders really shine when you can see what people do with them.  Here’s the link though for the archives, if you ever feel like visiting the spirits of forums past : http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/  Mean.while, if no one else does it, I might start another Fun with Shaders thread in the Art Studio forum, now that my new PC is fully loaded with my content…somewhat.

The one thing we don’t know is if you use Poser, DAZ Studio, or some other program.  Please be aware, that shaders and materials are made for specific programs.  Shaders made for DAZ Studio, will not work in Poser and vice versa.  Not without some tweaking, and sometimes not even then.

I can say with extreme confidence, that the shaders made by Marieah, Khory_D, Fisty, and so many others have been worth the price and more.  While I still buy nice texture sets, the main thing I look for nowadays, is how well an outfit can be kitbashed, and how many material zones it has.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 04:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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OF course this, and other products by the same team, were used quite often in the Kit Bashing COntest which ended just a while ago, so there may be some images in that.

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/14967/

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Posted: 10 April 2013 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Oddly…I’ve always couldn’t really figure out how to use those fabric shaders. Or they look fake when I put them on or something.

So, this Fabricator helps with those free shaders you see all over the place to make them look more real?

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Posted: 10 April 2013 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Yes indeed, for the ones with the word “Fabricator” in their name.

The “Weaves” in Fabricator add the 3d effect to make the fabric look real.

The free shaders that mention Fabricator were never intended to be used alone because they contain only diffuse color settings. Look at the Fabricator product page if you want to see how good they can look.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I’ve had more fun with The Fabricator than about anything I’ve purchased for 3D. Dimension Theory’s
Urban Recreation is the other thing I use all the time (it has nothing to do with shaders).

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Posted: 10 April 2013 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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One tip for you. The item you Fabricate will look much different in the DS viewport than it does when rendered with the 3DeLight render engine. The 4 setting (top one) in the Render setting. All shaders look different until rendered with a full render or a Spot Render. Shaders get calculated (set up properly) only in the render engine.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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gilikshe - 09 April 2013 06:44 PM

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

Ohh awesome website! Thanks for that share!

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Posted: 10 April 2013 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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So, is this a plug-in for daz or what?

Anyone have screen shots I can take a peek at?

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Posted: 10 April 2013 09:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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gilikshe - 09 April 2013 06:44 PM

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

OOOOH that patterncooler is fun! grin I downloaded a pattern and put it on the Malvada outfit I had been playing with yesterday. I used The Fabricator to apply the satin weave to the bodice and upper skirt and the silk moire weave on the bottom skirt flounce.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 09:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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gilikshe - 09 April 2013 06:44 PM

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

OOOOH that patterncooler is fun! grin I downloaded a pattern and put it on the Malvada outfit I had been playing with yesterday. I used The Fabricator to apply the satin weave to the bodice and upper skirt and the silk moire weave on the bottom skirt flounce.

That’s a really good example of how to use it and I love that dress.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 10:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Marieah - 10 April 2013 09:55 PM
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gilikshe - 09 April 2013 06:44 PM

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

OOOOH that patterncooler is fun! grin I downloaded a pattern and put it on the Malvada outfit I had been playing with yesterday. I used The Fabricator to apply the satin weave to the bodice and upper skirt and the silk moire weave on the bottom skirt flounce.

That’s a really good example of how to use it and I love that dress.

Thanks, I love The Fabricator and Mach Pack. That dress is Malvada for V4 converted for Genesis with ladychance’s method of using SickleYields SRMS.
http://www.daz3d.com/malvada-for-v4
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/15492/P315/#297249

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Posted: 11 April 2013 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Vata Raven - 10 April 2013 07:22 PM

So, is this a plug-in for daz or what?

Anyone have screen shots I can take a peek at?

Urban recreation is an environment, it is its comercial thread
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/7264/

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http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20283/

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Posted: 11 April 2013 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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An extra use for fabricator. It is not direct, It need some extra bricks. A little refresh for default textures with weaves and others seamless textures.

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http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20283/

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Posted: 11 April 2013 02:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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barbult - 10 April 2013 09:18 PM
gilikshe - 09 April 2013 06:44 PM

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

OOOOH that patterncooler is fun! grin I downloaded a pattern and put it on the Malvada outfit I had been playing with yesterday. I used The Fabricator to apply the satin weave to the bodice and upper skirt and the silk moire weave on the bottom skirt flounce.

Dress is Wow!!!.

 

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http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20283/

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Posted: 11 April 2013 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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gilikshe - 11 April 2013 01:10 AM

An extra use for fabricator. It is not direct, It need some extra bricks. A little refresh for default textures with weaves and others seamless textures.

That looks great! What exactly did you do, if you don’t mind sharing?

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