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The Chase by vwrangler The Chase :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 3 1 Tyrone (albino) and Idrissa (rev 3) by vwrangler
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Reviewesque: Everyone knows it's Breezy by vwrangler Reviewesque: Everyone knows it's Breezy :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 7 Call Tyrone by vwrangler
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Call Tyrone :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 0
Twice upon a time by vwrangler Twice upon a time :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 0 Reviewesque: Keyne and Marcus for Darius 8 by vwrangler
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Reviewesque: Keyne and Marcus for Darius 8 :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 0
Reviewesque: Darius 8 and the Daryii by vwrangler
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Reviewesque: Darius 8 and the Daryii :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 4 3
Cara Mia-Mon Cher unused concept by vwrangler Cara Mia-Mon Cher unused concept :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 0 0 Family Portrait: The children of the Jay family by vwrangler Family Portrait: The children of the Jay family :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 0 Les Moniques encore une fois by vwrangler Les Moniques encore une fois :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 0 0 David, Lucas, Elijah and Lucian by vwrangler
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David, Lucas, Elijah and Lucian :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 1 0
Reviewesque: Coilin and Kyle - some minor issues by vwrangler
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Reviewesque: Coilin and Kyle - some minor issues :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 2 2
Salvatore the singer by vwrangler Salvatore the singer :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 5 3 Collab-inspired by vwrangler
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Salvatore, il Rosso by vwrangler
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Salvatore, il Rosso :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 5 7
Do these clothes make my butt look big? by vwrangler Do these clothes make my butt look big? :iconvwrangler:vwrangler 4 7

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Converting a Dress from V4 to G8F for dForce
So, vwrangler expressed curiosity as to whether the Rovescio dress for V4 might be able to be converted to G8F for dForce use.  It sounded like an interesting challenge, and the dress is $2.99, so I thought I'd give it a try.
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This will only work for rigged clothing.  Dynamics will require a different workflow entirely and aren't very workable with current available options.  I'm working on a product for that.
Workflow:
To go from Victoria 4 to Genesis 2 Female, I first set the dress to weight mapping using the edit--rigging option in the Scene Tab.
Then I dialed the V4 clone to 1.00 on Genesis 2 Female (making her the shape of V4).  I used Transfer Utility and the "Current" option under "Source" instead of the usual clone/reverse shape from selected option.  This avoided the "chunky hem" and crotch triangulation problems surprisingly well.  There was some clipping in the hip area whe
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Jack 2-704 by Finexposure
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Jaylen 05 by dcurtis
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dForce updates and you!
I was thinking about doing a tutorial on how to update older clothing items to dForce, but it turns out Mada has already done a really great one here:
The only thing I think she might've left out is that you don't need that little weight map token saved, it's only there for editing purposes.  You save the weight maps by re-saving the clothing to the library (this will save your altered material settings as well).
There's also an option now that when you save a material to library, you can save just the simulation settings, so you can apply them over any material of a given item.
The fact that the clothing has to be fully resaved to update the weight map means I can't do a lot of free dForce add-ons for different things as I'd hoped, sadly, but it's not that hard for anyone to do, so please give it a look!
I'm not allowed to offer a dForce item in another store or as a freebie for 60 days, until the day after Christmas to be safe.  I do want to offer Daz a couple of things I'v
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Untitled by BrianKesinger Untitled :iconbriankesinger:BrianKesinger 215 9 Jaylen 01 by dcurtis
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Placeholder entry to be updated sometime after the sun rises and the prices settle. (Actually, likely sometime Wednesday or so.)

At the moment, all I can say is: so much money is about to be spent. SO MUCH MONEY. And I will not regret a second of it.

Also, this. (This will make sense when you see the additional items being sold in the store today. Or it won't. But it probably will. Please note: NSFW for Language, which I did not remember before. Really QUITE NSFW in places, which I really did not remember -- then again, I'll bet nobody remembers anything but the chorus.)

I will just note that I'd like to like Trystan, I really would. But dear lord, those hands. And I am currently somewhat on the fence about Alexander.

EDIT/UPDATE 1, 10:00 pm.
I want to find whoever it is at Daz that developed their current shader model and yell at them, very loudly and for a very long time, until they develop some sense.

First: they are using the same settings for every character. Every single setting -- color, values, everything -- is the same. No wonder light skinned characters are coming out orange or tan; the settings are simply too strong for them with this model. Sadly, that means that if they're going to stick with that shader model, the settings they're using are probably almost, but not quite, right for darker skinned characters ... up to a point.

Second: their attachment to this model led them to ruin the textures for Darius 8 and Monique 8. They artificially darkened the hands and feet to keep them from glowing orange, as they would have with this model otherwise. I haven't tried it, but I'd be willing to bet that either Darius 8 and Monique 8 look very very strange in 3Delight, or their Subsurface settings are just as wonky as their Iray settings.

(EDIT 2, 10:30pm: After looking at the textures for Darius 7 and Monique 7, I'm no longer certain that they substantially darkened the palms and soles for Darius 8 and Monique 8. I do think that something was likely done, because Darius gets a lot of red artifacts on his palms during render, and I think this model required that they darken the texture somewhat to tame them so that they weren't present when the render completes. However, Darius 7's palms aren't actually that much lighter, so it may simply be that they selected a texture from a donor who had naturally darker palms and soles -- possibly the same one. The management apologizes for the previous rant, and we now return you to the rant currently being transmitted.)


One of the things that Daz has been excelled at is making textures for dark skinned characters that are very very good. Rob, Marie, Darius 6-7 (apart from 7's shiny lips and permanent mustache), Monique 6-7, Kimo -- they were all absolutely excellent textures. However, they're so attached to their misbegotten shader model that they allowed themselves to make absolutely stupid, STOOOOPID decisions about Darius and Monique 8.

I'm hoping that I can do a map transfer to Base Male/Female that doesn't make their palms go weird and shim in the hands from Darius and Monique 7 for Darius and Monique 8. (EDIT 3: Nope. Goes weird. These are the hands and feet we got.)

Which I should not feel the desire to do for a Daz flagship character.

AND THEN FIND A SHADER MODEL THAT ISN'T ABSOLUTELY IDIOTIC.

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Impressive work.
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Thank you for the :+fav:!
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:iconwerewolfplz: :iconthanksplz: for the watch and support -  much appreciated. Have a great day :)
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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vwrangler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and thank you for the llama. Your own work is really incredibly good!
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Thanks for the new favorite.
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Blower fella (Party) fella's Gobbler (Party) fella Gift (Party) Fella Heart Kiss (Love) 
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