How do I make a material or pose to tint rather than replace an existing texture?



  • Then I am guessing that Atrion's Skin Tones uses a script that will change each diffuse colour without altering the rest of the mat. this is complicated by not being able to say for sure which channel will be used, default diffuse or one of the alternates, and also whether SSS is involved. I would suggest the easiest thing would be to download @Snarlygribbly's EZSkin3 http://snarlygribbly.org/snarlyspace/ezskin.html and just use the defaults apart from The Colour on the HSV section
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    . You haven't said which version of Poser you are using so i don't know whether you are talking about SuperFly or FireFly renders (Always useful to say what version of poser you are using and if you are talking about materials what renderer you are using)

    Amanda



  • Where can we find Atrion's Skin Tones? It may be possible to reverse engineer the set up. However, I must agree that a script is being used to swap out the tints for the figures.



  • @amethystpendant I had been meaning to try EZSkin one of these days. I guess today's the day! :) Thanks for pointing it out!

    @hborre Atrion's are here: http://www.sharecg.com/v/71235/view/11/Poser/Diffuse-changing-skin-tones

    If I study the file, I may be able to tweak it for my needs. I just wanted to rule out doing it in Poser before I tried anything else.



  • Oh, I forgot to say I'm using Poser 11 and I want to use this for Preview/Comic Book renders.



  • Okay, just had a look and they are single change materials (they are in mcz format so you would need to ungzip them to edit. Thay are assuming that your diffuse is going out through the main channel. If you open one there are sets of colour codes, all you would need to do is find the values you want, search and replace and resave the file.

    However I would suggest using EZSkin3 anyway, I would choose firefly if you are wanting to do preview renders.

    Amanda



  • That is exactly what I found also even though the mechanism isn't quite available for inspection. However, the material collection is easily editable and can be implemented to other figures with extensive changes. EZSkin 3, though, would give you better results because the app will incorporate other features, like SSS and Superfly settings, which will improve the renders.



  • Thank you both!



  • @amethystpendant if you use a gzip-aware text editor (BBEdit on macOS, or Notepad++ on Windows), you don't need to specifically unzip compressed files. Those editors allow you to view and edit gzip compressed files transparently.



  • The way I change skin tone on freebies for Pauline using the a base texture is change the hue in Perfect Skin SSS Pro (EZSkin can do the same thing) and then save mc6 materials using Matwriter Panel 2014, available at the Hive.



  • @anomalaus said in How do I make a material or pose to tint rather than replace an existing texture?:

    @amethystpendant if you use a gzip-aware text editor (BBEdit on macOS, or Notepad++ on Windows), you don't need to specifically unzip compressed files. Those editors allow you to view and edit gzip compressed files transparently.

    Thanks, didn't realise Notepad++ (my editor of choice!) would auto ungzip, good to know!


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