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Frenchbloke Vanmoer

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  1. When materials first appeared I was in the Caledon sandbox. There was concern that using three textures on 1 was the work of the devil so it was suggested that to make it less of a resource hog why not make the normals and spec layers smaller. Picture the scene, a 1024 diffuse brick wall with some cracks. Then the materials that were 512. It wasn't pretty
  2. "accidental" shiny No mod and no way to fix it. And no desire by some creators to fix it. Fortunately a lot of creators will either fix it and send a new one or or in the case of Kauna - a full mod version
  3. I just remembered I had this. A really nice full perm porthole that is literally impossible to make look as if it came from this decade, texture-wise.
  4. some genius came up with the notion that using a lower resolution materials layers than the original texture - he alone deserves an article. That was not a pretty sandbox, I can tell you Impossible to match baked in sunlight and shadows has to be included surely ? visible seams
  5. also - no mod on "accidental" shiny things like this, from a well known gentleman's outfitter Behold - shiny wool or maybe it's wet ? Varnish ? https://gyazo.com/e818d993ca7ad1b9093db37d81e233f0
  6. you mean sub maps ? unless you're one of those mad people who makes sprites
  7. can I add Still using the Half Life 2 game rip textures from 10 + years ago on builds Scale - this falls under texel density but is an annoyance of mine regarding bricks and objects that cannot be larger than their RL equivalents Shiny everything.
  8. I remember seeing that one. You can get all manner of great images fiddling with the phototools menu. I'm fond of making silhouettes from windlight settings
  9. if you change the bit where it says "color" to depth, there's a world of fun with the filters
  10. When it comes to second life everything that is straightforward in every other pbr enabled world is rather less than straightforward. A lot of downright cheating is involved. Try to make a semi transparent liquid that reflects the environment. Not going to happen unless you cheat. The only time I have seen metal actually look metal is with an environmental cube mapped projection. "shininess" is seen as a gimmick. Which is why you'll see shiny wool, shiny carpet, shiny stone, shiny everything. And usually either set to 51 by default or whacked up full. Getting things t
  11. shiny shiny have you had a look at https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/StandardShaderMaterialCharts.html ? your problem is the "color" The specular colour that is which will be the colour reflected back when light hits - by default this would be white which can make things look a tad metallic. You need to experiment with shades https://www.flickr.com/photos/galleriedufromage/shares/Dt7a45 shows the defaults of using white in the color and changing just the shininess value and and then the same thing changing the color from white to varying shades of grey all the way down to black, bla
  12. I think there's an option for previewing it in Substance Player ( I know it's in Designer) which you can export from there if that helps ?
  13. This is where Texel Density comes into play. In games what you see up close and personal are the high resolution textures - the things you don't interact with - say the underside of a car, the top of tall buildings you can't otherwise gain access to, things waaay over there - that kind of thing - those should be lower. This maybe Maya specific but the general rules apply : https://80.lv/articles/textel-density-tutorial/ , another is http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/23545-3d2d-setting-up-your-texel-density/ I'd say more or less anyone who has slapped a texture on a prim has bee
  14. My main reason for looking into this was curiosity. I had discovered a few years ago that Firestorms default was 2048x2048 when previously I had been scaling down everything for 1024s. I did some tests with materials to put an end to the myth that was banded about when materials first appeared in SL by some eejits that sticking lo-res norms and spec layers work with higher res textures. For your eyes sake please don't don't do this. Anyway, I noticed some improvement in quality in the 2K upload tests ( I did 256, 512, 1024 and 2048) which I have stuck to ever since. Poking about the debu
  15. I too have to suffer the indignation of wearing the body of a regular gym goer under my clothing. Whilst my face is as old as the very hills themselves there is no love amongst content creators for those who want to avoid the boy band/male model/steroid abuse look. There are skins a plenty ( thank you Ruby) but a lack of mesh shapes and don't get me started on mesh heads. i mean, really, why would anyone put an older skin, albeit fantastically detailed, onto the shape of someone in their 20's ? Where are the jowls ? the wattle ? the saggy eyes ? the love handles?, the nose hair, well, maybe
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