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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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LycanthropeX - 09 June 2012 08:37 AM

Ok, what is it folks most want to learn about the material room? There is a lot of things you can do in there, doing one tutorial that covers everything is a bit overwhelming, maybe we can break this down into smaller chunks

Mine are pretty basic.  I know how to add/change textures, bumps, displacement, etc.  What I have a problem with is making something look like a glass or a shiny plastic/metallic.  I don’t have such a problem doing these in DAZ, because the surface tab is pretty simple (until you add shaders).  I was in the material room just the other night wanting to make primitive plane look like glass and could not do it :-(  I was just stumped.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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oooo ok, that i can do. basically you are looking for shiny reflective surfaces, kool

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Posted: 09 June 2012 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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I have a Que. Please.

I am using Posers 7.

I bought David 3 Base & The Gunslinger for David witch it says: Required Products
David Base

When I bring D3 in he is light pink no where I see to change the body color except to White.
Never did a 3 of anything before just 4 like V4 etc. which has where to click to get the skin. lol

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks, Aletha

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Posted: 09 June 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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I seen a edit so added in it, then was going to delete this one but don’t see where to, sorry. lol

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Posted: 09 June 2012 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Alethas Fantasy - 09 June 2012 07:28 PM

I have a Que. Please.

I am using Posers 7.

I bought David 3 Base & The Gunslinger for David witch it says: Required Products
David Base

When I bring D3 in he is light pink no where I see to change the body color except to White.
Never did a 3 of anything before just 4 like V4 etc. which has where to click to get the skin. lol

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks, Aletha

David 3 is based on the Generation 3 mesh, so David 3 can use any M3 or F3 materials ( oddly enough he can also use V3 materials ). So if you have any skin material poses for M3 they will work on your D3 figure as well

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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Thank you, I have the free base of M3 & V3, they should have it down with the D3 Requirements, for the clothes, I went through to make sure I had bought what was needed. lol

It’s hard enough just learning the program but to know every thing else needed is a night mare, seems the new store doesn’t give as much Info.

Maybe I should see how much it cost for the D3 morphs or is it Texture, not even sure what I need. lol

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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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morphs change body shape and facial features, textures change colors, if say you want a darker skin tone, then you want textures, if you want a beefy body builder then you want morphs

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Posted: 09 June 2012 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Thanks Color is the most important.

The only thing I am seeing for D3 that I think might work it sounds like all of it: GetReal for David
Regular Price: $19.95
Special Price: $13.97
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Now it’s time to get your David into Adonis-like shape, and get him rendering like the dream you’ve always wanted. GetReal for David is a texture set and body shape built for David. While the body shape is built only for David, the textures are compatible with all of your Millennium men, including Michael 3.0, Hiro, and even the Freak.
With extremely photo-realistic textures, highly detailed spectacular and bumpmaps, you will achieve the best quality renders! The skin comes with both a bald and texture-mapped hair version, giving you flexibility when using hair props or hats. The set has specially designed shader nodes, which take advantage of Poser’s material room to give you a highly-realistic, high-quality male skin you won’t soon forget.
Give your David figure what he deserves…GetReal.
I hate to keep buying stuff I don’t need, does this sound like what I need Please?

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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i like Men of the Year for the gen 3 figures, 12 different male skins in one set http://www.daz3d.com/shop/men-of-the-year/

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Before you start spending more money, there are plenty of free textures for David 3 (and M3) on Sharecg.  Here’s one:
http://www.sharecg.com/v/25959/View/11/Poser/Kyler-for-David-3

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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OMG Thank you so much, I appreciate it.
It does take lots of money just to get stuff to get started with.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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also if you are serious about getting into this, i’d consider getting a platinum club membership, lots of products for $1.99

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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but yeah, definitely check the freebies, shares cg has lots of stuff, also check the freepository on the forums

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Posted: 09 June 2012 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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No problem.  Do keep Men of the Year in mind, BTW, I agree they are the best Gen 3 male textures around.  I have both M3 and D3 set to preload with textures from that set.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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WOW Thanks for all the help & advice.
I did join the club. I just downloaded Kyler for David, just got to put the files in the program.
I did a Basic training for posers & love it, so I am hooked, just learning all the buying what with what to make it all come together. lol
Men of the Year looks Great lots to choose from, I’ll have to get M3 Morph Pack also, love working with men than women. lol
I try to do a man then a women to go with him.
I seen posers 8 on sell for 75.00 wondering if it would be better then 7, I can’t see most of the hair on the models to fix it & lighting they didn’t cover mush at all, I think it is almost 100% of the program.
But as Teacher always says PRACTICE-PRACTICE!
Thanks again ya’ll are awesome. 

 

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