[Tutorial] Indenting Skin Where It Touches Objects(I will link a YouTube version when I have one. Hopefully I can fix my mic's current issues soon.)
Today I'm going to show you how to force a figure in Daz Studio to indent when in contact with clothes, ropes, or other objects. This is not a feature of the program at the moment (figures having physics is still a long way out, I suspect). We can use a kludge to make it happen.
I was asked about this via PM, and I realized I hadn't actually tried it on the assumption that it would not work. When I did try it, it actually DID work. It's very unstable and somewhat crash-prone in my testing, and the higher poly the colliding object is the more unstable it is, but it works.
Here is the workflow I used.
1. Load a figure into the scene. I don't know if the geometry of Generation 4 is too different or not, but it might still work. Definitely any Genesis figure will.
2. Set up everything else in your scene: the clothes, the props, the lightin
[Tutorial] Convert Clothing G3 to G8, G8 to G309/21/17 UPDATE: Added fix for the sleeves issue to each section. Rotations have to be baked.
Here's the YouTube video.
For this tutorial you need:
Genesis 3 Female from Daz3d.com.
Genesis 8 Female from Daz3d.com.
This will only work between these two figures, possibly between their male counterparts in the future if there is a G8 Male. It will not work between any previous figures, or between these and previous figures.
An item of clothing for one of them that you want to convert to the other one.
Here's a Genesis 3 Pose for Genesis 8, to save time. You can also make your own.
Scene Tab and Parameters Tab in Daz Studio 4.9. If you lack a tab, you can add it using Window--Panes (Tabs) and clicking the one that you need.
THE CONTENT MANAGEMENT/SMART CONTENT HAS TO BE INSTALLED AND WORKING