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Posted: 09 November 2013 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I snagged the MFD template off of Chohole’s website, however I noted that it had issues on the Genesis MFD, so alittle tweaking later, and voila! An updated MFD template for Genesis! It is still not EXACTLY perfect, but it lines up better! Hope Chohole and Snow Sultan don’t mind, but I figured I would share the update for those that have Genesis! 


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Posted: 10 November 2013 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Will this also work on the V4 version of the MFD?

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Posted: 10 November 2013 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Alas I do not have the V4 version, so I can’t test it. I think it should work though? I am not sure that the lines will be as lined up, I was thinking the original version of the template was for the V4 version and that was why the lines were a bit off in Genesis.

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Posted: 10 November 2013 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ok thank you.  Will give it a try and let you know if it does work on V4.

Is there a download link?

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Posted: 10 November 2013 04:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Did you check with SnowSultan as to whtether he minded you doing this.  The templates are held on his own Website, and are recommended by DAZ 3D.  There used to be a link to the template in the DAZ 3D store , under resources, See the one on this page for example   http://www.daz3d.com/v3-morphing-fantasy-dress  THE.SE LINKS FROM THE STORE NO LONGER WORK,

Snow Sultan’s templates are now here

http://www.snowsultan.com/3.html

I didn’t put the template on my website to be copied, it was only there to show how I worked on it, and is not the full size version.

You do need to ask before you redistribute something from another person, even a free template.

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Posted: 10 November 2013 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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chohole - 10 November 2013 04:18 AM

Did you check with SnowSultan as to whtether he minded you doing this.  The templates are held on his own Website, and are recommended by DAZ 3D.  There used to be a link to the template in the DAZ 3D store , under resources, See the one on this page for example   http://www.daz3d.com/v3-morphing-fantasy-dress  THE.SE LINKS FROM THE STORE NO LONGER WORK,

Snow Sultan’s templates are now here

http://www.snowsultan.com/3.html

I didn’t put the template on my website to be copied, it was only there to show how I worked on it, and is not the full size version.

You do need to ask before you redistribute something from another person, even a free template.

Will email SnowSultan right now!

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Posted: 10 November 2013 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Huh, no one ever mentioned that the template didn’t work correctly with the Genesis version. Yes, feel free to make your version available, just please mention somewhere on its download page that the original guide was made by SnowSultan for the Victoria 4 Morphing Fantasy Dress and that you edited it to be more compatible with the Genesis Morphing Fantasy Dress.  smile

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Posted: 10 November 2013 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yay SnowSultan, was hoping you would say that.  Now I wait with baited breath for the download link.

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Posted: 10 November 2013 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I hope that Star Books will do it working from Snow Sultan’s actual template, and not the lores very much shrunken one that is in my tutorial. It was only in the tut to demonstrate what the Template looked like.

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Posted: 12 November 2013 04:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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chohole - 10 November 2013 04:58 PM

I hope that Star Books will do it working from Snow Sultan’s actual template, and not the lores very much shrunken one that is in my tutorial. It was only in the tut to demonstrate what the Template looked like.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Amy, but Cho is right. You may have wasted your time.

If you apply the template image from Cho’s tutorial to the V4 MFD, it doesn’t fit that either. In fact the gaps look equally as bad as they do on your screen shot.

I don’t have the Genesis MFD to check, but I suspect that if you apply the ‘official’ SnowSultan template it will fit fine. There’s no good reason for DAZ to have changed the UV mapping that small amount.

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Posted: 12 November 2013 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yep checked out the SnowSultan version and you are right it lines up correctly. There is a very tiny gap, but it is VERY tiny.


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Posted: 12 November 2013 11:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Just out of curiosity, to anyone who has the answer, I have the V4 and the Genesis MFD and I have SnowSultan’s uvmap, so does that mean the textures I create with SS’s map will work on both V4 and Genesis versions of the dress?

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Posted: 13 November 2013 04:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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To the best of my knowledge (and I don’t have them all as I said, so I can’t check) the only MFD which has different UV mapping is the one for Stephanie Petite 3. All the rest should have interchangeable mapping.

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Posted: 13 November 2013 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yes Bob is correct. One of the selling points of the MFD, and the reason I used it for my tutorial is that it has versions for all generations all the Daz 3d figures and, with the exception of the Steph petite (Steph 3) version which is mapped differently, texture maps made for one will fit all.

However you do need to use the actual UV map, and not try to make a texture from a rendered image of the UV map made from a screen shot included in a tutorial which was prepared in MS Office and then converted to HTML.

The Correct UV maps (templates) are freely available, and we should all give thanks to SnowSultan for providing this resource free of charge, for quite a few clothing items and almost all of DAZ 3D human figures. They are invaluable.

You only need to browse the page I linked to on his website to appreciate how hard he has worked on these.

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Posted: 13 November 2013 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thank you both. I have always loved SnowSultans maps, particularly the fact they are large and that he has maps for things no one else provides.

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