MEC4D PBS shaders vol.2 -Released- [Commercial]

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  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    I don't think it would work as merchant resource , it will be not possible  to edit and make it your own, one wrong value and everything turns white or gray , my plan with this is to use it as shader for G3 figures with all possible skin tones and skin textures like smooth, rough etc.. tanned , dark light and cover most everything .. like creation pack with additional eyes and other materials .. and it may work in all light as long it is proper PBR light as the light actually generate the texture on the skin like in real life but you don't have to be specialist on it as long you don't trow it in empty scene with headlamp light or render with interactive . The oly thing what will make it unique is Morph of the character or HD morph , and each time you turns the light the skin will change it''s appearance what is actually cool , it is like with brushed aluminum metal , it will be possible to add own imperfections as bump maps and displacement channel can be mixed with as it is free .. anyway I still need to find the proper guide for it as it is in a very early stage of construction , I may find even better guide for usage and change my mind about merchant resource idea but can't tell much now about , I still learning my new ways myself , and I may have the knowledge but in practice not everything works in DS the way we want it to work if you know what I mean :)

    RAMWolff said:

     I'd love something like this as a merchant resource to make my own skins to sell.  Would you consider making something that can be used as such that comes with the proper bump, normal, sepcular and what ever other maps.  I realize that skin changes per area of the the body but having a really nice base that you know is going to look good under any kind of light would help get some of us to a better level of content creation. 

     

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    Thank you .. It render as fast as metal for me , I rendered 15000 samples on 10 level quality render full dressed with hair in 8 min but I pushed to the limits from curiosity ,  On quality level 1 as usual  it took 6-11 second and 300 samples ( just naked genesis figure)  with over 6000 Cuda  cores , but also I was able to move and preview the character with CPU only in the viewport in real time and my CPU is just i7 4790K 5 ghz in speed .

    Wonderfull skin cath.

    What's about the render time? is it power consyuming or is it comparable to old fashioned skin render time?

     

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249
    edited March 2016

    Now the most challenging test.. how to do African skin with one color for disposition for both epidermis and melanin and with all the skin transitions it will be the most  challenging to create color guide for it like between the palms and top hand skin as that is like  2 in one  .. so here test number 1 with the top skin for now just one color for skin and normals

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,634

    bump is a bit too heavy even for tests Cath...looking ok hope it gets better as you progress.

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

     it would be not a test if that was perfect I guess ! cheeky ..and don't forget I am using one small  tiled skin normal and not actual full body normal maps with the right bumps on the right places .. the test was more about the  skin  color generated by iray from nothing .

    Szark said:

    bump is a bit too heavy even for tests Cath...looking ok hope it gets better as you progress.

     

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  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 9,713
    MEC4D said:

    I don't think it would work as merchant resource , it will be not possible  to edit and make it your own, one wrong value and everything turns white or gray , my plan with this is to use it as shader for G3 figures with all possible skin tones and skin textures like smooth, rough etc.. tanned , dark light and cover most everything .. like creation pack with additional eyes and other materials .. and it may work in all light as long it is proper PBR light as the light actually generate the texture on the skin like in real life but you don't have to be specialist on it as long you don't trow it in empty scene with headlamp light or render with interactive . The oly thing what will make it unique is Morph of the character or HD morph , and each time you turns the light the skin will change it''s appearance what is actually cool , it is like with brushed aluminum metal , it will be possible to add own imperfections as bump maps and displacement channel can be mixed with as it is free .. anyway I still need to find the proper guide for it as it is in a very early stage of construction , I may find even better guide for usage and change my mind about merchant resource idea but can't tell much now about , I still learning my new ways myself , and I may have the knowledge but in practice not everything works in DS the way we want it to work if you know what I mean :)

    RAMWolff said:

     I'd love something like this as a merchant resource to make my own skins to sell.  Would you consider making something that can be used as such that comes with the proper bump, normal, sepcular and what ever other maps.  I realize that skin changes per area of the the body but having a really nice base that you know is going to look good under any kind of light would help get some of us to a better level of content creation. 

     

    Hi Cath,

    OK, I understand.  If you figure out, if that thought stays with you, that you can make a merchant resource I'll be in line to buy it. 

    XO

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    Test # 2 for Dark Skin

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  • KeryaKerya Posts: 10,714

    *klonk* <--- sound of my jaw on the floor

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249
    edited March 2016

    THE GREEN SHADERS CONTEST (with a little twist)  

    WINNERS ARE 

    in not alphabetical order or places

    PBS shaders for iray vol.2 + vol.3 after release 

    @JeremyD
    @HoMart
    @lucidghost
    @Melissa Conway

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    And for the rest of the contestants

    The luck of the Irish was on your side .. and with a little twist (as usual and well planned since the beginning )

    PBS shaders for iray vol.2 as thank you for the support and for participating in the contest 

    @fastbike1
    @Wilmap 
    @TesseractSpace
    @Rafmer
    @Astracadia
    @xmasrose (aka tulipe)
    @barbult
    @isidorn
    @Knittingmommy
    @Nath
    @timmins.william
    @Tottallou
    @MelanieL
    @MaARiTti
    @Ferretmania
    @Nath
    @Kerya
    @darren_dd9be07039
    @SimonJM
    @RGcincy
    @L'Adair

    Now that's what I call lucky ! 

    good things come to people that care to get creative !

    I will contact everyone personally with the link to download the day of the release

    Thank you ! and if I missed someone between let me know

    Cath

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 18,988
    Wow,your generosity is unmatched! Thank you!
  • KeryaKerya Posts: 10,714

    heartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheart

    Now this is "twisted" in a way I love ... I don't know what to say ...

    {{{{{{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}}}}}}

     

     

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249
    edited March 2016

    You welcome ! @barbult and  @Kerya  all pleasure on my side

    Hugs back 

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  • TottallouTottallou Posts: 555

    Thank you so muchsmileysmiley

  • FerretmaniaFerretmania Posts: 883

    Oh my goodness ..*jumps up and down in exitement* 

    You are so generous. Thank you so so much  !

  • isidornisidorn Posts: 1,598

    Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you for your generosity Mec4D!

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    You welcome @Tottallou and @Ferretmania 

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249
    edited March 2016

     You welcome @isidorn all pleasure on my side 

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  • L'AdairL'Adair Posts: 9,476

    Wow, Cath. Just wow! You are as generous as you are talented, (as you've proven many times over.) Thank you so much.

     

     

  • NathNath Posts: 2,544

    Oh wow! Thank you! (and for letting us play with your gorgeous shaders too)

    Congratulations to everybody - I've seen quite a few renders that made me think I wouldn't stand a chance

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    You welcome .. I just wanted to inspire you with something and get little creative again since I was not around for so long .. and I really enjoyed all the entries just to have some fun again !

    The reason I am here is YOU so I hope you enjoy the new shader pack soon and get more creative ! 

    btw there was some unexpected delay in Q/A due to too much work probably  but things are back in process and I am expecting the release very soon

  • NathNath Posts: 2,544

    Well, there's the long Easter weekend coming up, so it'd be nice if it's out then:) If not, I'll find time for 3D the weekend after

  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249

    Already Easter .. but lucky me I am invited so more time for 3D cheeky I don't expect release this weekend but never say never as soon I know the date I will let you all know 

    Nath said:

    Well, there's the long Easter weekend coming up, so it'd be nice if it's out then:) If not, I'll find time for 3D the weekend after

     

  • (jaw hits floor) Thank you!

  • SimonJMSimonJM Posts: 5,885

    Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to Cath for ... well,being Cath, really! :) And thanks for the 'mentioned in dispatches' smileyheart

  • BlueIreneBlueIrene Posts: 1,318

    Oh, wow! Like I said, Cath, you have a big heart. Thank you! Congratulations to the winners! I'm really pleased to hear that the hold up in Q/A has been sorted too and the release is back on track. Very exciting! :)

  • MaARiTtiMaARiTti Posts: 37

    Thank you <3

    Don't know what to say! Big Thank You and warm hugs! Surprised us so kindly and it makes me smile.
    Congratulations all the winners and let force of the art be with all of us.
    We have lovely godmother and she is MEC4D! Thank you.
    Ps. skin shader is awesome, Iam stay to waiting it .....

  • You brought tears to my eyes!

    You are so generous, so talented and more important you are a wonderful person inside and out.

    Thank you very much for your green shaders and the fun and excitement they brought to me, and, of course, for all your hard and fun work. Following your threads is always inspiring. You make it sound so easy, which is not.

    I am not good with words so I better stop.

  • RafmerRafmer Posts: 562

    Thanks once again for your generosity. It is much appreciated.

  • WilmapWilmap Posts: 2,917

    Oh Wow Cath! I don't know what to say. You are so generous. Thank you so very much.

     

    Have a great Easter.

  • RenomistaRenomista Posts: 921
    Kerya said:

    *klonk* <--- sound of my jaw on the floor

    What Kerya said...

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