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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 03 July 2013 12:29 PM
Nice promo renders Slosh. These SPEX can be very flexible indeed, there are literally dozens of combinations you can create with the morphs supplied. Here's a render I did recently with a dial-spun character and conforming SPEX.


Very, very nice, HoF. What character is she? She doesn't look like the Genesis child, so I am assuming K4? Or a custom mix?
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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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SpottedKitty - 03 July 2013 04:32 PM
Interesting. Is there any way to use the chibi style on a normal head to get the Elton John effect?


I'm not sure what you mean, exactly. The Chibis don't have a style that is specific to them, the glasses are the same on all characters. The only difference is that the Chibis enormous heads don't leave much room for morphs, so SPEX won't change much when morphs are dialed in. To get around that, I would use SPEX2, which morph just fine once they are sized to fit the head. As far as creating Elton John's style, you can make such a thing by using the various shaping morphs. And since "regular heads" are not so big, it would be much easier than the Chibis. There is a "Frames Round" option, as well as a "Frames Thicker" option, which combined should do the trick. Then, a custom texture would really bring it together. SPEX actually comes with two UV mapping options, one that is great for tiled textures such as camouflage (included) and another for planar mapping, such as the Stars and Stripes that Sam is wearing. Of course, you can use different mapping on each of the 5 different material zones on the frames, such as planar for the round parts and default (tiling) for the arms.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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It's been raining all day (actually all week) here in Florida, and my internet and cable have only just come back online, so I haven't been able to read up or reply to this thread until now. My apologies.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Someone just sent me a PM asking me if there was any particular reason I chose to go with conforming glasses rather than strictly prop glasses, and I thought it would be best to answer here.

Prop glasses are perfectly acceptable in every situation. They are not subject to distortion from Genesis' morphs and they move along with the character as they should. But, what if you have your character all set up, clothed, hair, etc. then you realize you want to add a little bit of Jasmin, or maybe change the figure altogether. That would require refitting your glasses in most cases. With conforming glasses, that is not necessary, they change when you need them to. Granted, if you apply a morph that has not been supported yet, there may be some distortion, but in nearly every case, you can dial down the generated morph in the glasses' parameters to eliminate the distortion. For example, let's say you have V5 set up and she is wearing SPEX. You decide to dial in a GenX morph that you really like. This morph is not supported because there are just too many possibilities for me to have accounted for them in SPEX. Open the hidden properties in the parameters tab of SPEX and find the GenX head morph you just dialed in. Now, dial it down to 0% and the glasses should be fine. In most cases, the prop glasses (SPEX2) will not even be needed as SPEX can be adapted pretty easily. Of course, there may be some exceptions, but most of the time they just work.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I didn't know how badly I wanted this exact product until I saw it here.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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dan.shive - 03 July 2013 05:49 PM
I didn't know how badly I wanted this exact product until I saw it here.


That makes me smile. Hey, what is that ogre in your avatar? I think he is on my wishlist to buy for future morphs and projects, unless he is custom.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Slosh - 03 July 2013 05:50 PM
dan.shive - 03 July 2013 05:49 PM
I didn't know how badly I wanted this exact product until I saw it here.


That makes me smile. Hey, what is that ogre in your avatar? I think he is on my wishlist to buy for future morphs and projects, unless he is custom.

It's the Skullcrusher Ogre, my favorite of the Daz Monstrosities.
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Posted: 03 July 2013 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Awesome, great variety and styles. Congrats on your first product!
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Posted: 04 July 2013 02:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Slosh - 03 July 2013 05:16 PM
Very, very nice, HoF. What character is she? She doesn't look like the Genesis child, so I am assuming K4? Or a custom mix?

She's a custom Genesis mix. A blend of morphs which are compatible with SPEX, really just to demonstrate that they work fine even when mixing figures together. A little basic child, a little Julie and a little [redacted].

SpottedKitty - 03 July 2013 04:32 PM
Interesting. Is there any way to use the chibi style on a normal head to get the Elton John effect?

There are quite a few style morphs available for the SPEX which can be mixed and matched to give much larger glasses. Here's David 5 sporting the world's cheesiest grin and silliest spectacles. All of this was done using the provided morphs and conforming glasses, with no extra scaling required.
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Posted: 04 July 2013 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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These will be in my basket the moment they hit the store. I was just looking for morphing glasses.
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Posted: 04 July 2013 08:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Looks like a great product. A sure sale for my runtime!
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Posted: 04 July 2013 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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This set looks to be very fabulous. The Elton John look would be easy as you can see from above. Just throw a sparkle shader on the frame zones and it's totally Elton! grin
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Posted: 04 July 2013 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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RAMWolff - 04 July 2013 10:31 AM
This set looks to be very fabulous. The Elton John look would be easy as you can see from above. Just throw a sparkle shader on the frame zones and it's totally Elton! grin


Sparkly shader comes in 5 preset colors, but you can change the diffuse channel to any color or texture. The glitter is actually in the specular channels.

This is not supposed to represent Sir Elton, just maybe a super fan... so no haters, please. (smiley face, winky face)
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Posted: 04 July 2013 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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FABULOUS! Nice shader!
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Posted: 09 July 2013 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Love these! Definitely a must have. We need more things like this. : ) Realistic accessories. This is something I will buy as soon as it is out. : )
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