Another WIP I’ve been working on for many months now. It’s a texture tone set for Dawn, mainly so I have a wider variety of tones to use. Still fiddling with textures and settings but I’ve managed to get everything more organized and standardized.
The basic set with LIE brows, LIE subtle makeup set, and a bit of LIE freckles.
I’ve been improving my LIE usage. As usual, learned some things the hard way. Such as not to make LIE presets until I’ve finalized the name of the basic texture files. Changing the name of a texture map means either making new presets or editing the older ones (which I did.)
The layer image editor is a godsend for managing texture bloat for characters. Plus, you can edit the layers even after they’re applied and do lots of mix-n-match stuff.
My only real frustration with the LIE results is that black eyebrows get more reddish-brown with SSS values. I made a SSS map with black brows and that helped, but it’s still problematic when increasing SSS to 50% or above.
Some options, including a preset to add more sheen to the skin. Also made a few presets changing diffuse color to get darker skin tones as well as fantasy-related tones. Not photo-realistic, true, but they work for what I need them to do.
This is Jayne in the “Deathly Pale” option. She would like you to know she has a bit of an Orc nose morph and a bit of a Troll Head morph in additional to her other dial morphs.
The “Devilish Red” option.
I even started to work on iray settings, which is tricky for me since I so rarely use iray. Not quite there yet…
She’s a little too washed out, color-wise and her black brows are more reddish than they should be. But it’s a start…
And about shopping, I probably should have anticipated the Dusk sale right after the Dawn one. Good chance Baby Luna follows?
Anyway, I bought a few things for Dusk during the “Feel the Love” for Dusk sale (ends tomorrow.)
Dusk’s Mid-Length Hair (numerous morphs; I especially like the “hat” and “crown” adjustments), Dusk’s Creature Head Morphs (only need Luna’s to complete the set), and Sculpted Dusk (handy for dialing up a variety of bodies.)
What I wish was in the creature set — I realize these are head only; just sayin’ — are claws. My scary folks need claws.
I don’t do much with creatures but sometimes those morphs can be mixed a little with other ones for interesting results, like with Jayne up there.