Making my own custom character questions....
I don't know if this is in the right spot (sorry if it's not!) but I am testing the waters and thinking about becoming a vendor. I was wondering if anyone could give me a little guidance and possibly test the character out when I finish her...
I used Zbrush for the head morph and V4 body and ++ morphs for the body. I also used LM's Perfect Resource Kit for V4 as a jumping off point for the textures. I've been following a few tutorials to figure out how to make and pack the files correctly, but still have a couple questions.
If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them!
Thanks in advance!
(updating with images soon)
If you need a tester, I happily volunteer.
I never figured out how to make the thighs : /
I used the ++ morphs for the body instead of using Zbrush, but the head was all done in Zbrush. I'm taking baby steps lol. Doing a full-body is kind of intimidating. Also I used a couple resource packs for the textures which was nice, but I'd like to get the point where I can do it myself from scratch. This girly is kind of testing the waters for me, so we will see how it goes.
Oh I have poser8 and Daz3d, but I am primarily daz now =)
Looking forward to it!
@Kilandra - I know what you mean! There are so many character morphs out there, that you'd like to have very unique ones, but it wouldn't be very practical. I know when I have to sit and take 3 hours just to adjust the clothes I get pretty turned off and end up just using the basic v4 body morph lol.
@Jet - OMG Zbrush is AMAZING! The interface takes a bit to get used too, but it is probably one of the coolest programs I've ever used! So many possibilities!
If anyone knows what I did wrong please let me know! I've sent you guys a note with the link to download the runtime so far... let me know what you find and I'll mess with it some more tomorrow most likely.
This is very frustrating! lol.
for mat file creation I would look at netherworks store. He has a lot of creator tools for using inside poser ( NOT daz )
DAZ mats are made inside daz's own interface and doesn't need a separate tool.
also, your main source of help will be rendo forums or daz forums. don't google. just use their forum search tools. Its a tedious PITA task to find, but the info for how to make character packs is all there.
Oh yes, if you buy IPB ( i seriously suggest it ) be sure you install the V4 libraries. I have some on the attached link, but DAZ has finally updated the IPD download with V4/M4 definitions.
remove the .txt extension