Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MDD Coral! Lovely!

Wow! This is a beautiful mat set for V4 available at Renderosity!
MDD Coral

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Favorite Freebie! KerWar Fancies01

This is on my list of MUST HAVE items! KerWarFancies01 by sazzyazzca

It is an amazing set of shaders that I highly recommend!

Check out some of the effects you can get with the shaders on the render below.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nimmeth for V4 Mats FREE

Nimmeth mats for V4 by Alexaana
A set of nice fantasy mats available for free at Renderosity. No morph included, just the mats.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Favorite Freebie Pia

One of my favorite morphs is the V4 Pia by Vyktohria

Alas when I went hunting for the link to it! It is not available as a freebie anymore! Which is very sad! On the bright side Vyktohria has a few other freebies that I did not have on her free page! I recommend checking them out!

In the second render she is wearing Biscuits Jemma Dress , it comes with some extra textures and is very good looking.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Textures for Suranian Priestess Available at ShareCG!

I finally got them packaged up and ready to go!

It can be downloaded here from ShareCG .

Included in this package is:
5 textures

This set of mats is designed to work with Suranian Priestess for V4  Note: there is a very similar set for Genesis, but I have not tested it to see if it works with that one!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tutorial Guide to Using KerWar's Fancies

This is a tutorial guide to using KerWar's Fancies which is downloable at ShareCG

This is one of my must have items! It is a great set, but takes some getting used to, so I decided to make a visual guide so you can get an idea what is going on.

Here is the image we are going to be changing

Specular Colors

The first thing we are going to change is the specular colors.
In your content library locate KerWar Fancies01 > Step 1 - Specular Colors > Blues

Now that you have the right area open, switch to using the surface tool (it looks like 3 angled rectangles and a pointer), click on the surface you want to select. At this time it is also helpful to select the "Surfaces" tab so that you can see what is going on with the colors and patterns.

The "blouse fabric" is currently selected. 
To use the shader double click on it, you can see it worked because in the surfaces tab it shows the new color in the diffuse and specular colors and in the image itself.

You can tell what surface you have selected cause it has a yellow outline! 

Quick Render to show you what it looks like now...

Adding a Pattern

Adding a pattern in is easy!
Once again select the "blouse fabric" using the surface tool.
Then go to the patterns in KerWar Fancies list, in this case I chose
Pattern A, Fancy A Spec-03.dsa, and double clicked on it.

See picture...

But hey! What is going on here?! There is no pattern showing up!
Looking in the image you can see the "Specular Bump" now has a pattern on it. Because it is the "Sepcular Bump" it doesn't show up the pre-render.

To check out what it will look like when rendered use the "spot render" tool, it look like a camera with a pointer. 


So the spot render did not show up anything new! Don't panic!
We need to adjust the tiling on the pattern, in this case we are going to use the 15x one. Double click on the 15 in the adjustment utilities, which will tile the pattern across the shirt.

See image

It shows the spot render of the 15x tiled pattern on the fabric

Example of what you can do with KerWar's Fancies

Other tips

Q: I managed to screw it up and it looks horrible!
A: Don't panic! In the adjustment utilities there is a remove bump, displacement and specular option. Try those! If that doesn't work try the mats from the original item, at worse remove the clothing piece and add it back into the scene.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

New look!

Updated the appearance of the blog and redid a couple of things!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Customize V4 Dementia Pauldrons and Halo

This is a quick guide for the Dementia V4 Dress 

Pauldrons on/off

You can turn off the Pauldron (aka the big metal things on her shoulders)

Use the universal tool to select the right or left pauldron, and it should show up selected it the scene tab, alternatively in the "Scene" tab, locate the "arms" of the outfit, then use the arrows to go down to > hip> abdomen > chest> lcollar> lforearm > lpal

Then click on the "eye" icon next to it, which will "hide" the pauldron

See below image for what it looks like when it is turned off

Changing the Color of the Halo

In the surfaces tab select the "halo surface" it is 4 up from the bottom, you know you are in the right spot because it should have a "opacity strength" image where you can see the halo. 

In the surfaces tab you click on the "diffuse color" and use the color picker to change the color then select "ok" which will result in a different colored halo!

Hopefully you found this guide helpful! If you have any questions please let me know! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BD Dementia Textures

I finally got it packaged and ready to go!

Its been uploaded to ShareCG

Included in this package is:
3 metal textures the accessories
2 Aztec Themed textures
1 Dragon Theme texture
2 Patterned texture
2 Tribal Style
1 Eygptian Theme texture
5 different halo styles

This set of mats is designed to work with Dementia for V4 (note: there is a very similar outfit out there for Genesis but it is not EXACTLY the same, this set if for the V4 version!)

Favorite Freebie! Leather Shaders for Daz Studio!

This is an awesome freebie!
PD-Soft Leather Shaders for Daz Studio

It comes with a 35 colors!
And 4 finishes!
More Shine
Less Shine
More Shine More Grain
Less Shine More Grain

I highly recommend this set for Daz Studio! I have found it very useful.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Coming Soon Dementia Textures

Coming Soon!
Some new textures for the Dementia Outfit for V4
I have the textures done, just have not packaged them up yet. Hopefully will be uploaded to ShareCG soon.