Displacement Maps add additional detail to a 3d digital object that is too difficult or time-consuming to sculpt. I have constructed a brief tutorial explaining how to get Poser style displacement maps to work with DazStudio. The product used in this example is my popular Wondrous Winter collection available under freebies.
…Or 5 More Things I wish I knew before wasting many hours doing the wrong things modeling Poser Clothes!
- Don’t use triangles in your mesh.
- Keep your meshes as straight as possible.
- Group your meshes as you model them.
- Use Multiple Threads in Poser for your renders.
- Be careful of exploding Morphs!
Continuing in the tradition of 10 tips for making poser clothes, here are 5 more helpful tips. There is some math involved but don’t worry, you won’t have to do any calculations!
…Or 10 Things I wish I knew before wasting many hours doing the wrong things modeling Poser Clothes!
- Back-up Everything you create.
- There is an easy way to make MAT Poses.
- Remove IK (Inverse Kinematics) Chains from your clothes.
- Use Morph Manager.
- The Hierarchy Editor is your friend.
- Don’t fear the Set-Up Room.
- Joint Parameters are important.
- Make your model at actual size.
- UV maps will save you time.
- Learn to use Python.
Follow these tips and you will save yourself a great deal of time. Below is a more detailed breakdown of what each of these things mean.