Not all uvmapping is this much challenge. The main reason is simply the size of the garment. It’s not “just a hat’.
The other main reason I don’t recall the technical term but it has something to do with a bug in Hexagon.
The last 2 images including a closeup I found on the web. Note that while yes we can do some texture effects with modeling, we also need to simply provide the shading domains for people to be able to use.
Yes I have some more images edited, just have to add the text and post them. Hopefully sometime this weekend.
Now and then I’ve tried to get the hang of creating metadata ... possibly a side effect of having a suicidal nature but anyway ... have decided to treat D/S4.0 something like I do Hexagon. Let’s not get too upset about what it isn’t doing correctly and see what it can do and if that is of any help, great.
You see, “sometimes” the newly created metadata shows up in the Smart Content as hoped for; but sometimes it just won’t.
However creating metadata serves another purpose as well and that’s keeping the classification and product information intact even through [keep a straight face] ‘Content DB Maintenance’. One of the critters about D/S4.0 is that after one has re-imported the metadata, certain names and fields can no longer be edited or deleted. So, don’t create categories you might not want to keep forever. And check spelling too.
Ooh, Patience, if you stumble across any metadata-for-dumbies tutorials, could you link them please? I’ve avoided metadata like the plague, only to find out that I’m going to have to learn it now.
Sadly the metadata creation package was pulled ... as frustrating as some of the obstacles in all these programs can be/might be/are to various folk, it is wise for all to remember to be respectful to the volunteers trying to help the community.
There are some old threads in the forum covering some of the topic [don’t have links handy]
I “might” put together a little tutorial on how to do some of this ... “might” call it “How not to create metadata” because I really would feel that I knew better what I was doing was correct if the end results were the expected ones instead of no-shows. Being totally frustrated with metadata one day, I decided it actually ranks over “going to see the dentist” on my list of “what I don’t like doing” items.
Slight delay for the images. However I did have time to run a quick test on the latest 188.8.131.52 D/S ... and wow! They’ve made some improvements. I made a couple of poses; and they right away unsolicited showed up on the Smart Content Tab as unassigned. From the Smart Content tab I assigned them to a category ... and it worked! Showing up on the Smart Content as desired, yes. And no mention made about metadata ... I’ll get brave about that to check another day.
edit: Well that was short lived. Nothing but empty references now in the Smart Content. Not pleased.
Beginning to wonder why any of the products stay in Smart Content. If we can’t add our stuff to it, what’s the point?