[Released] ABAS: Animated Shaders System Plugin

AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

ABAS is an Animated Shaders System for Daz Studio. Now, you can animate the properties of the surface shaders of any geometric object. You can animate the colors, the sliders of properties, and others.

Any surface shader that can be edited in the Daz Studio Surfaces Pane is suitable for animation with ABAS.

Note: ABAS cannot animate some non-standard custom properties; however, the remaining properties of the shader are still animatable. ABAS does not work with Octane renders.

https://youtu.be/6WYVz3SIed4

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Maps and OpenVDB sets

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  • V3DigitimesV3Digitimes Posts: 2,782

    Cool, will this work with any existing shader or Iray Uber only?

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    V3Digitimes said:

    Cool, will this work with any existing shader or Iray Uber only?

    Works with any shader that uses the Daz Studio Surface Pane.

  • V3DigitimesV3Digitimes Posts: 2,782

    Good thanks!

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    V3Digitimes said:

    YouGood thanks!

    You're welcome! 

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146
  • RGcincyRGcincy Posts: 2,700

    Does this allow you to animate the dForce surface parameters? 

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    RGcincy said:

    Does this allow you to animate the dForce surface parameters? 

    No, only the shader parameters. 

  • XornflXornfl Posts: 102
    edited January 26

    can be used for modify opacity of the shader?

    Post edited by Xornfl on
  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    Xornfl said:

    can be used for modify opacity of the shader?

    Yes. 

  • RGcincyRGcincy Posts: 2,700

    Alberto said:

    RGcincy said:

    Does this allow you to animate the dForce surface parameters? 

    No, only the shader parameters. 

    thanks 

  • 3DMinh3DMinh Posts: 198

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

  • 3DMinh3DMinh Posts: 198

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to that.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146
    edited February 22

    3DMinh said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to that.

    I implemented it already!

    I'm going to submit the update to DAZ. It should be available to ABAS owners in about two weeks.

     

     

    Post edited by Alberto on
  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146
    edited March 7

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to that.

    I implemented it already!

    I'm going to submit the update to DAZ. It should be available to ABAS owners in about two weeks.

     

    The update is ready for installation now. 

    Post edited by Alberto on
  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146
    edited March 12

    What’s new in Version 1.1:

    • Fixed a bug that prevented the saving with the scene the maps in the Animated Shader.

    • Added support to animate maps in properties and file properties (like the one in the Daz Studio’s “Simple OpenVDB MDL Volume shader”).

    • Added a primitive prop to visualize OpenVDB files in ABAS’ content.

    • The manual was updated to include the new features.

    Tutorial:

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  • GordigGordig Posts: 6,592

    Sounds promising. Does this update allow one to animate a volume?

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 18,695

    Instead of creating new and larger cubes to hold the VDB, why not just rename the surface from Default to Volume and turn off Clip to Geometry?

  • GordigGordig Posts: 6,592

    barbult said:

    Instead of creating new and larger cubes to hold the VDB, why not just rename the surface from Default to Volume and turn off Clip to Geometry?

    Eesh. I'm watching the tutorial right now, and there's a lot of time wasted futzing with something that is already a solved problem.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    Gordig said:

    Sounds promising. Does this update allow one to animate a volume?

    Yes, if you have the files. 

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    barbult said:

    Instead of creating new and larger cubes to hold the VDB, why not just rename the surface from Default to Volume and turn off Clip to Geometry?

    It's another possibility (and easier). Thank you.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    Alberto said:

    barbult said:

    Instead of creating new and larger cubes to hold the VDB, why not just rename the surface from Default to Volume and turn off Clip to Geometry?

    It's another possibility (and easier). Thank you.

    I updated the tutorial.

    Tutorial:

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  • kwanniekwannie Posts: 772

    I have not seen it mentioned anywhere so once you animate the surface properties how do you save them? Are they saved the same way that key frames are for a character's node such as key framing an arm being rotated and saved as an animation for that character. Can the keyframes of a surface property be saved as an Aniblock?

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    kwannie said:

    I have not seen it mentioned anywhere so once you animate the surface properties how do you save them? Are they saved the same way that key frames are for a character's node such as key framing an arm being rotated and saved as an animation for that character. Can the keyframes of a surface property be saved as an Aniblock?

    They're saved as keyframes of properties of the Animated Shader node as any other keyframe. This node is saved with the scene unless the user deletes it.

    The keyframes can be saved as an aniblock, but the user has to bake it to Studio keyframes before rendering because the Animated Shader doesn't work through aniblocks.

  • kwanniekwannie Posts: 772

    Thank you so much for clearing that up.

  • RobotHeadArtRobotHeadArt Posts: 870

    Is the animated shader a merchant resource?  Can someone make an asset and distribute it that uses the animated shader?  The end user would obviously need to have purchased the plugin.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    RobotHeadArt said:

    Is the animated shader a merchant resource?  Can someone make an asset and distribute it that uses the animated shader?  The end user would obviously need to have purchased the plugin.

    Yes, the Animated Shader nodes are distributable in the way you said.

  • 3DMinh3DMinh Posts: 198

    Alberto said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to that.

    I implemented it already!

    I'm going to submit the update to DAZ. It should be available to ABAS owners in about two weeks.

     

    The update is ready for installation now. 

    This is great! Thank you.

    One more thing, is the plugin capable of displacement map animation?

    Like I have a bunch of displacement maps, can I animate a figure with these maps using the plugin?

    Thanks.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 1,146

    3DMinh said:

    Alberto said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Alberto said:

    3DMinh said:

    Hi,

    Is there anyway this can work with the new Volumetric Shader to create animation like fire or explosion with VBS created elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, no, because the file property of the shader isn't an animated one. However, I'm working on a Fluidos II update to do it. And maybe, I could implement it later in ABAS too.

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to that.

    I implemented it already!

    I'm going to submit the update to DAZ. It should be available to ABAS owners in about two weeks.

     

    The update is ready for installation now. 

    This is great! Thank you.

    One more thing, is the plugin capable of displacement map animation?

    Like I have a bunch of displacement maps, can I animate a figure with these maps using the plugin?

    Thanks.

    Yes, you can animate displacement maps using the plugin.

    You're welcome!

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