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Posted: 04 July 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Has this been seen to yet? The supersuite has been out for a while now.

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Posted: 04 July 2012 07:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There’s something wrong with the Basic Suit from the Supersuit product? ohh

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Posted: 04 July 2012 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes. The uv maps overlap/share material zones so it is impossible to create textures for it. Its a real pitty because its perfect for tights and pantyhose since it sits tight on genesis and leaves no gaps between like you see on other conforming items. However you cannot create maps for it since the uv’s are messed up.

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Posted: 04 July 2012 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh my God! I couldn’t agree with you more! Something I’ve been looking for the longest time was male hosiery, especially for Hiro!


You may or may not have seen me mention before that I have a fellow Anime friend who dances and she and I are always looking for items we can recreate certain ballet story plots (kind of like with Princess Tutu) for an RPG story we’re working on together. There are some really nice classical performance outfits for Victoria and such, but the ONLY thing I am able to find as far as males go is maybe Ode for Hiro for H3 and Pretty In Pink for the Gen 4 guys. LOL


So yes, The Basic Suit is by far the best thing out there for self-customizable costumes and such that involve realistically fitting tights for both genders. smile

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Posted: 04 July 2012 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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lol yep. I have a whole bunch of designs just pending…I hope they fix this soon. For now all I’m doing is using a basic shader, and setting the opacity a little low so some skin shows through..

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Posted: 04 July 2012 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yeah, I was about to ask you, aside from the obvious opacity settings, how to you Diffuse and Specular your black and white tights? In dance classes the common standard for student dancers are boys wearing white tops and black opaque tights while the girls wear their black or pink leotards with off-white tights that are more sheer. Sometimes I light to give the tights, especially the darker ones a bit of a Specular,  but when I do that, they just look like dull latex…

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Posted: 04 July 2012 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Make the specular colour white, and turn up the sharpness to your liking. Also play around with the gloss settings. That also impacts how the specular appears. And most importantly create a light and set the illumination to specular only. Make sure it shines at the right angle. Without a specular light the specular wont be as affective.

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Posted: 04 July 2012 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I just reset my download for the Supersuit and it appears to be version 1.0 still. I think this means that it hasn’t been updated since the initial release. Hope they update it; there are issues with some of the presets too (one of the preset suit shapes is crotchless!)

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Posted: 04 July 2012 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Zev0 - 04 July 2012 10:29 AM

Make the specular colour white, and turn up the sharpness to your liking. Also play around with the gloss settings. That also impacts how the specular appears. And most importantly create a light and set the illumination to specular only. Make sure it shines at the right angle. Without a specular light the specular wont be as affective.

Interesting. I figured I would have to play with the Glossiness value, but what Specular value and light do you suggest I use? I tried a Distant Light but that just made the tights a dark gray color.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I normally use a spotlight for specular. Also to get the right angle of specular, view your scene through the specualr spot light. Specular is at full on suite as well. Adjust the intensity on the light to your lighting. But it wont really help if the basic suite is too transparent.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I see, well, here’s a couple of renders I tried out with an UberEnvoirnment2 Base that I played around with from the method I picked up…

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Posted: 07 July 2012 05:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Very NICE:) What works well also is the shaders from the supersuit. EG plastic or metal. Remove the texture so you just have the shader and tweak from there. Sometimes I also change to “skin”. gives a nice edge shine. Will post some renders when I have time:) I really love your black tights example. Came out well.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 03:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Zev0 - 07 July 2012 05:18 AM

Very NICE:) What works well also is the shaders from the supersuit. EG plastic or metal. Remove the texture so you just have the shader and tweak from there. Sometimes I also change to “skin”. gives a nice edge shine. Will post some renders when I have time:) I really love your black tights example. Came out well.

Thanks. smile And trust me, I often find myself going for the “Skin” shader type as well.


And yes, the black tights are the better of the two. Now to figure out how to make a convincing pair of white ones. I considered adding some blue to the specular so that it would look like a natural color shading. Also I’m trying dimming the Diffuse of the white itself making it off-white (like most white tights actually are). But other then that, I’m stumped.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 03:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Post a ref pic of the white tights you’re trying to achieve. I’ll try on my side to get the same look and will post settings if successful.

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