Need info on how to create a partial material


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    @shvrdavid

    Oh yeah - the old-school Poser 4 material configuration would do. Still can't be done with Poser UI alone but it would work.


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    Also the resulting shader (based only on the built-in Specular node) isn't worth two spits compared to the Fresnel reflection shader you can get out of EZSkin, but if that's what you want, go for it.



  • I tried out EZSkin but honestly it creates SO MANY NODES that it's just overwhelming for me, an old newbie, to even understand but I'd be willing to go that route if I'm instructed on how to achieve this.

    It seems that Semi dropped out of the scripting game so it does me little good to use his scripts since, from what I've been told from another scripter that's over at Hivewire, is that the end user needs to have his scripts installed in order for it work. Can't go that route and actually I bought a couple of his script's thinking "oh, it's only a Python script, should work in Poser 11" NOPE it doesn't.

    I did manage to get Netherworks MATWriter Panel 2014 to load into Poser after a few tries. All I did was load it directly from the folder it resides in, since it wasn't loading from the Scripts drop down menu, then I docked it and had the panel remembered and now it works fine when I click on the script from the drop down menu. So if Joe ever surfaces again I hope he updates all his stuff to work natively in Poser 11. In the mean time I still need a script that can make this partial lip gloss setting work without erasing other nodes attached for the lips. IF it's possible. Not into hand editing files too much. Been there, done that, too tedious!

    Thanks so much for all the help and suggestions!
    Rich (Wolffie)



  • Hi Rich, I have about 10-12 of Joe's scripts installed in Poser 9 AND PoserPro11, and I see them all in the Scripts menu in both versions of Poser.

    I also just tested MATWriter Panel 2014 in PP11, and had absolutely no problem getting it to work.

    That said, where exactly do you have the files? I have Joe's scripts in a Netherworks folder located as follows:

    Runtime > Python > poserScripts > Netherworks.

    I also have files in the following location relating to Joe's scripts:

    Runtime > Python > poserScripts > ScriptsMenu > Netherworks.

    It's possible some of the files you have in the first location, need to be in the ScriptsMenu location.

    If you don't want to clutter up this thread, PM me over at HW, and let's get this straigtened out.



  • Hi Miss B! :-)

    Yes, it's working now but it was explained to me that I could do the mat files with this script but it's still the same issue. There is no way to make a partial partial lip gloss setting. Still going to save out the nodes for the full lip settings so that's not what I'm after. So back to just leaving things as they are for now until perhaps some kind soul that thinks it's a good idea to make a partial mat option for things like lips. Would be a good idea for hair too to turn down or up the glossiness of the hair. Or nails... anything shiny. I'm very surprised with all the great tools that Poser offers that there is no way to just select the surface areas you want and save them out without worrying about the original settings being deleted and replaced. I guess that's one area that DS excels in then.



  • Gotcha! I was just concerned that the script wasn't working at all, because I had no problem setting any of his scripts up in PP11 too.

    I understand your frustration about the partial mat issue, but I haven't tried anything like that so, unfortunately, don't have any words of wisdom to impart.



  • It's all good hon. Thanks for posting... See you at the Hive! XO



  • http://www.runtimedna.com/Advanced-Shaders.html

    This script allows you to make partial MAT poses and I believe it's the one by Semidieu that BB alluded to.



  • @raven The problem with that is twofold:

    1. Your users have to have a part of Semideu's program installed to use the materials, and
    2. Semideu has announced he is leaving 3D and no one will have access to the requirement in part 1 above when he does


  • Yes, it's too bad I can't hack the created settings and make it so they can be applied without the end users having to have Semi's script installed. :-(