Re. Promo Images & Material Zones
this is more of a suggestion for Vendors than a particular product, but anyway...
The current trend for promo images on the Daz website seems to be to show the texured images of the product being worn by a figure and then show a plain white untextured view (with material zones almost never shown). This untextured view is presented with the outfit assembled as if it's being worn by an invisible person, which is practically no more helpful than the textured version really.
It's fine if a vendor wants to do that, but in future could they all, and DAZ too, please make sure to also provide pictures of the seperate parts of the outfit or model, and also, importantly, Please show highlighted Material Zones.
This is important to anyone who truly wants to "unleash their creativity", because many of us like to mix and match items from different outfits to create something that fits our own vision.
...and while I'm on the subject, :)
I hope that if this is implemented as some kind of policy / courtesy then it would also encourage vendors to be more conscious of the material zones they create on their models too - in this age of the Shader's increasing popularity.
The more detailed mat zones the merrier - as being able to zero the opacity on a particular area of the clothing, like sleeves, or collar, etc, can change the look, but keep that original element we may have been drawn to the product for...
when creating material zones please be mindful of people trying to use this opacity technique to customise the outfit and not combine unrelated areas under a single material zone purely because they have the same material.
For example, if I apply zero opacity to eliminate the sleeves, but find the collar disappearing aswell, when I wanted that collar to stay... darn it, if only...
or if I wanted to shade the sleeves green and the collar yellow, but darn it, I can only have one or the other...
I understand the original outfit that came with the model may have been designed for the sleeves and collar to be the same colour, so the creator might save time by combining them as a single mat zone, but that restricts any future creativity by customers, which is something many of us take into account.
Anyway, thanks for your consideration,
and for all the products you create. :coolsmile: