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Posted: 18 July 2012 03:48 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi this is my wip of the stargate, done using blender and i have exported the model to daz but now have a small issue and need some help.

I created my own stone texture 1024 x 1024 and assigned it to the uvs, however how do i assign my new texture to show within daz ?

Currently within the surfaces editor i do not know what option to choose, maybe I should be using the shader baker option ?

I would like to try out some more textures from within daz or even purchase some but how do i assign these to the model ?

I appricate your help

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colpolstudios

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Posted: 18 July 2012 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The easiest way to understand Studio textures is to look at some examples in the Surfaces tab and see what gets assigned where.

The basic idea is that texture maps are assigned to the diffuse channel, so load your item into Studio, select it, go to the surfaces tab and you should see it listed on the left hand side of the pane. If it is grouped into multiple groups, click on the triangle to the left of its name to display the full list of its groups. Click on the triangle at the left of the group you want and you will see a list of all the active channels, click on diffuse. This will bring up ‘Diffuse Color’ and ‘Diffuse Strength’ on the right. Click on the little box to the left of ‘Diffuse Colour’, you should see a list of all textures currently loaded into Studio, but yours isn’t yet, so at the very start of the list, click ‘browse’ which brings up a standard file-finder window, find your file, select it, and you’ve loaded your texture.

You now need to adjust it to look reasonable in Studio, so may need to adjust some of the other channels - I’d suggest loading some other stone objects from your runtime to look at how they’re set up and shamelessly copying settings wink Adamr001’s tutorial on converting from Poser textures may also give you some pointers:- http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=156773

Having loaded the texture you now need to save it. Select the relevent groups in the Surfaces Pane, then press file/save as/shader preset and follow the pop-ups through taking the default options.

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Posted: 18 July 2012 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This is a good old Surface Tab insight page http://homepage.eircom.net/~neilvpose/ds-settings.htm

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Posted: 18 July 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you both, very helpfull.

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