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[Tutorial] Seamless Texture Painting In BlenderI just found out this was possible, so I did some quick proof-of-concept work and am now prepared to share it. This is more for content creators than the casual user, but if you're interested in getting into our market but can't afford 3dCoat, Zbrush, or other more expensive painting apps, this is absolutely for you.[Tutorial] Seamless Texture Painting In Blender by SickleYield
Blender has been able to do texture painting for a long time, but initially it was only with generated textures or plain color painting, and for some while it could not paint across the seams of multiple UVs on one object, making it useless for character painting of DAZ figures. Well, that is no longer the case. Texture painting in Blender takes a couple of small extra steps compared to doing it in (for instance) 3dCoat, but it is now a powerful and flexible functionality.
I did this in Blender 2.69. I've been told it works as early as 2.67. Remember, with Blender you can install as many parallel versions as you want for free, so you can alway
Morph Transfer Options Added to DS 462That's DAZ Studio 4.6.2, the latest version as of this writing.Morph Transfer Options Added to DS 462 by SickleYield
If you transfer morphs with Transfer Utility, you might previously have noticed that you have no option to only transfer SOME morphs. This can particularly be annoying with Genesis morphs, where you end up transferring hundreds and then have to sort out and save to library just the one you want.
Well, the newest version of DAZ Studio has an additional feature to help with this.
In the Parameters tab, when you've found the dial for a particular morph, right-click on it. One of your options is "Favorites." Hover over that and you can choose "Add Selected Properties to Favorites."
On most items, all morphs are not favorited by default, including Genesis. Mark just the morph or morphs you want to transfer as favorites in the manner described.
Now when you start Transfer Utility, uncheck everything but the "Morph Targets" option. You need to have the "Show Options" button checked to expand that par
So! Here's a small update:
Now that I have medication (metformin) and I follow my blood sugars regularly, and I have cut simple starches and sugars down to minimum in my diet (with special allowance for special days OK'ed by the doctor, seeing how I don't seem to be able to punt my sugars to dangerous ketoacidosis levels)...
My fasting blood sugars are now regularly swimming around 5.7 - 6.8 region (with a heavy preference for lower scores), and my post-meal sugars are around 7. Excellent scores (considering where they were!), and my doctor is actually having high hopes that my mortal flesh will regain normal insulin response! Woot! This is further aided by inevitable weight loss that came from cutting crap from my diet. Bonus!
On a downside, my epic-sized gallstone continues being epic, and it reminded me that it exists on 24th of December (nice timing!). However, it was only a minor moment of discomfort, so no reason to panic. It is not impacted, it is not causing an infection, but it would be a pain in the ass to remove, so for now they are leaving it is as-is because the other option would be removing the entire gall bladder and since it is still cooperative in doing what it is supposed to do, they'd prefer not to yank it out.
But, even this does not diminish my joy over good blood sugar levels!