Digital Art Zone

 
   
1 of 5
1
SPEX for Genesis
Posted: 06 June 2013 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16

**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:

Gold metallic
Silver metallic
Black metallic
Shiny black nerd style
Tortoise shell, any colors (I already have basic tortoise black/brown)
Shiny white
Shiny red
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

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 June 2013 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  924
Joined  2005-11-06

Have you seen these just out?
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/sunglasses-collection/99399/#
not for genesis, but with glasses, they really don’t need to be a figure, a prop works just as well.
I like the morphing idea. best of luck with them.

 Signature 

Regards, Michael

“Documentation? Who needs documentation, just open it and learn!”

My DeviantArt Gallery

My DAZ Gallery

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 June 2013 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
FSMCDesigns - 06 June 2013 07:07 PM

Have you seen these just out?
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/sunglasses-collection/99399/#
not for genesis, but with glasses, they really don’t need to be a figure, a prop works just as well.
I like the morphing idea. best of luck with them.

No, I hadn’t seen those.  Never get over to Renderosity anymore.  They look to be separate props (??).  They’re very well done, though.  I like them.  Sunglasses, but I’m sure they could convert very easily to eyeglasses.  I think my deal is different enough, I’m not concerned.  Thanks for the link!

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 01:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2321
Joined  2005-09-05

When you mention shaders are you looking for ShaderMixer networks or über?

 Signature 

Shadermixer tutorials and recipes
My ShareCG Gallery
Shadermixer Documents

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1929
Joined  2010-10-10

Is this the sort of thing you mean. Saved as a Mat file?

Image Attachments
Free_Specs.png
 Signature 

Wendy

My website: http://www.wilmapsdigitalcreations.co.uk

Tutorials: http://www.wilmapsdigitalcreations.co.uk/view_products.php?cat=10

PLEASE NOTE:
My items are NOT to be used on Second Life website.  They have recently changed their TOS and are legally able to take/steal anything uploaded and resell/redistribute to items.

 

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 03:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1929
Joined  2010-10-10

Don’t know why it appears on a blue background, as it was white in the original.

 Signature 

Wendy

My website: http://www.wilmapsdigitalcreations.co.uk

Tutorials: http://www.wilmapsdigitalcreations.co.uk/view_products.php?cat=10

PLEASE NOTE:
My items are NOT to be used on Second Life website.  They have recently changed their TOS and are legally able to take/steal anything uploaded and resell/redistribute to items.

 

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 03:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1125
Joined  2010-09-19
wilmap - 07 June 2013 03:47 AM

Don’t know why it appears on a blue background, as it was white in the original.

I think it’s just how the png is showing without a background

 Signature 

My deviantART page
My ShareCG freebies
Some of my music

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
wilmap - 07 June 2013 03:46 AM

Is this the sort of thing you mean. Saved as a Mat file?

I really love that look, Wendy.  And yes, that is exactly what I meant.  I was actually hoping you would be one of the responders.

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
Pendraia - 07 June 2013 01:50 AM

When you mention shaders are you looking for ShaderMixer networks or über?

Either will do, but I was really hoping for something saved as a shader so it can be applied to any part of the glasses independently.  Which, of course, uber shaders can be.

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2321
Joined  2005-09-05
Slosh - 07 June 2013 05:27 AM
Pendraia - 07 June 2013 01:50 AM

When you mention shaders are you looking for ShaderMixer networks or über?

Either will do, but I was really hoping for something saved as a shader so it can be applied to any part of the glasses independently.  Which, of course, uber shaders can be.

Thanks…so a shader mixer preset would work.

 Signature 

Shadermixer tutorials and recipes
My ShareCG Gallery
Shadermixer Documents

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
Pendraia - 07 June 2013 05:39 AM
Slosh - 07 June 2013 05:27 AM
Pendraia - 07 June 2013 01:50 AM

When you mention shaders are you looking for ShaderMixer networks or über?

Either will do, but I was really hoping for something saved as a shader so it can be applied to any part of the glasses independently.  Which, of course, uber shaders can be.

Thanks…so a shader mixer preset would work.

Absolutely.  In fact, preferred, really.

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 07:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  246
Joined  2005-05-17

When is the cutoff date?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
Heatherlee - 07 June 2013 07:23 AM

When is the cutoff date?

I am ironing out a couple of kinks right now, which means I am working on the base file still.  Once I have the shaders, I will spend time making thumbnails and testing everything out, which means there is still time.

I will leave this open for a week.  That would make it next Friday, June 14th at about noon New York time.  Then I can have the weekend to decide which shaders to use and make the necessary files for them before submitting to DAZ.

Thanks for asking.  I should have set a date when I started the thread, but I was too excited and didn’t think that far ahead.

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Active Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  842
Joined  2005-12-12

Just when I was thinking about making a thread, threatening to shoot my hamster if DAZ doesn’t remake the old Morphing Glasses for Genesis…

I shall be watching this :D

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1472
Joined  2005-03-16
Barubary - 07 June 2013 07:44 AM

Just when I was thinking about making a thread, threatening to shoot my hamster if DAZ doesn’t remake the old Morphing Glasses for Genesis…

I shall be watching this :D

Was there already a morphing glasses for Genesis?  I was not aware.  Is it still in the Store?  Please let me know as soon as possible.  I don’t want to repeat a product, which will not get approved if so.

 Signature 

My DAZ Store Page  UVSetterGen2  Free Video Tutorials    My FreeStuff at ShareCG    My Gallery on DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 June 2013 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  234
Joined  2005-09-14

Slosh from what I just read from Barubary’s response I think it is an old one and not made for Genesis grin. Maybe it was made for another Generation maybe for Gen4 or Gen3! Hopefully that is what he is trying to say grin.

Profile
 
 
   
1 of 5
1