I need some help, please. I purchased UberHair and installed 10164_UberHairShaderDS4_1.3_ds.exe in DS 4.5. So far, I’m not getting the beautiful results of your example in this thread. I can barely see any change. I’m using Pure Hair Crazy. My lighting is from the new Urban Recreation HDR sets by Dimension Theory. It contains UberEnvironment and distant light. I even threw in some extra spec-only lighting to see if that would help, but I don’t see much impact, it only got lighter.
This is what I did:
Selected PH Crazy in the Scene Tab
Applied the preset for the PH Crazy color I wanted
Selected all surfaces of PH Crazy in the Surfaces Tab
Double Clicked on the UberHair Upgrade Shiny.des in the UberHair shader. I also tried soft and silky.
I didn’t change any of the Occlusion or Raytrace settings
I can see that the shader changed some setting in the surfaces, so it did something, but the render is unimpressive - nothing like your beautiful example. Can you give me some tips, please?
In the images below, the one on the left is the default DAZ shader. The one on the right is the UberHair Shiny. I also rendered closeup views, but they didn’t show any better results. I’m stumped.
Here’s the link to omniFreaker’s documentation (I would strongly urge you to copy each page as a PDF):
And here’s the link to his UberHair product documentation:
Applying the UberHair presets is pretty much exactly like applying the Human Surface Shader presets—if you know how to use one product, you’ve got a good grasp on how to use the other. But from reading your description, it looks like you’ve missed one crucial piece of information that seems to get everybody the first time out.
Here’s what omniFreaker himself writes:
UberHair can be used two ways. You can apply the !UberHair Base preset to simply apply the shader in its default state, or the smart Upgrade presets can be used to upgrade existing hairstyles by doing the following:
1. Select the Hair object in the Scene outline or in the 3D view.
2. Select all the Surfaces in the Surfaces Pane.
3. Apply the preset that comes with your original hair product.
4. Apply the one of the !UberHair Upgrade presets to automagically convert your ordinary hair to UberHair with the desired shininess.
Pretty good, but let me clarify a step:
3. While holding down the CTRL key (on a PC), double-click on the UberHair preset you want (base, silky, shiny, etc.). A dialogue box will pop up, asking you to REPLACE or IGNORE. Choose IGNORE.
This is crucial, and for some reason, it gets left out of the discussion—a lot. The UberHair presets will still kinda sorta work if you don’t follow that rule, but they won’t work the way the vendor intended them to, and you probably won’t be satisfied with the results. Use the clarified rule I gave you, and you should see extra channels and options appear in the Surface tab. Good luck…