**Updated 07/02/13: This product is currently in QA, awaiting approval for release. I know the thread is long, but it was started as a WIP thread and I was unsure of starting a new “Coming Soon” thread.
I am currently almost done with a new product, tentatively entitled “SPEX for Genesis”. It is a pair of Genesis eyeglasses which conform to the full body and head morphs of most of the major characters (at least the 38 or so that I own). What’s more, the glasses morph into several different frame styles! They are really, really cool and I can’t wait to submit them to DAZ for approval.
The only thing is that I am challenged when it comes to shaders for the frames. I want to go shader-based because the UVs lend better to it and offer more variety.
So here is the thing… I would like to see if anyone wants to design a shader or a few shaders for the glasses. If I use a shader that you design in the final product, you get a copy of the product. I will provide a list below of what I am looking for, but I also more than welcome additional submissions. The UVs are laid out to allow for any texture to look good, tiling or otherwise.
The frame styles are as follows:
Browline (like Malcolm X wore)
BugEye (like Sophia Loren)
CatEye (like Jackie Onassis)
Frameless (so shaders would just be for the arms and the nose bridge and earpiece)
Shades (like Tom Cruise in Risky Business, can’t say the brand name)
TeaShades (like John Lennon)
Wireframes (thin around the glass)
Half Frames (Upper frame, no frame on lower)
There are also morphs to make the frames rounder, and all parts thicker or thinner.
Supports the following Genesis Full Body Morphs: Genesis, Basic Male, Basic Female, Basic Child, Generations 3,4,5 of Aiko, Hiro, Freak, David (no 4), Michael, Victoria, Stephanie (no 4), Girl 4, Young Teens Justin and Julie, the Extra shapes of Michael 5, Victoria 5, Stephanie 5, Freak 5, Hitomi, Jasmin and Jason, Sadie and Sam, and Satsuki. Any mixes of these morphs also work well. Morphs for just the heads of these characters also included. No morph dials to spin in the glasses, just load the character and the glasses just fit.
Sound exciting? I think so! So, here is what I am looking to include in the product in terms of shaders:
Shiny black nerd style
Tortoise shell, any colors (I already have basic tortoise black/brown)
Leopard, any colors
Tiger/Zebra, any colors
... any others you can imagine. This is just the base I want to include. Keep in mind, leather and fur are not necessarily what I had in mind, but I will try anything.
I have uploaded a bare-bones pair of the glasses on ShareCG, which you can download and play with to help you in your shader design. The free glasses are conformed to Genesis base shape, but will distort like crazy if you try to dial in a character. You can, however, just fit the glasses to Genesis as a prop and adjust the size and angle manually if you want to use them for other purposes. These glasses DO NOT contain any morphs… I’m saving that for the final product.
Not every submission will get used, as Zebra A might work better for me than Zebra B, but I still want options. If I decide to use your shader, I will send you a PM thanking you. Save this PM just in case I lose my list (shouldn’t happen, but you never know) so I can credit you with your contribution and send you the final when it is done. Please make sure you have the rights to give me the shader so that neither of us violates any TOS. PM me if you have a submission and I will give you my email address so you can send me the shader in .zip format.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Have fun