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The First Rule :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 28 12 Last Seen :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 32 18 Stand Down :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 7 4 Aura Lockhaven Closeup :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 7 6 Passing the Staff :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 18 17 Anna :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 24 6 Dandelions - Barbara :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 5 6 Sarethian Seven: Yveramore :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 9 3 Sarethian Seven: Tannerra :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 5 0 Sarethian Seven: Noishante :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 14 3 Sarethian Seven: Enorra :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 8 0 Sarethian Seven: Coravanne :iconnathanomir:Nathanomir 7 0

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[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
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The new Sager 8165 is on its way! It should arrive Wednesday.

This new wee beastie comes with a Kaby Lake i7 with 3.9 Hz, 32G RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and an nVidia card with 6G VRAM. It will do what I need it to do ... for about six months. :D

By next weekend, I should be back in the 3D art scene.
  • Listening to: The dryer
  • Reading: "Hot Plants" by Chris Kilham
  • Watching: This screen
  • Playing: Ain't got the time
  • Eating: Hankering for a pulled pork sandwich
  • Drinking: Ice tea
St. Patrick's Day is the day that most Americans think they're Irish, and my Irish wife avoids restaurants and bars like the plague. In honor of the day, I will be hosting a St. Patrick's Sale on all ebook editions of A Path of Stones. Both Kindle and ePub editions will be 25% off, or $ 2.99. The sale runs Friday through Sunday, or March 17, 18, and 19. Tell your friends to get in on the fun of A Path of Stones at www.njbmedia.com.

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  • Listening to: The dishwasher
  • Reading: "Hot Plants" by Chris Kilham
  • Watching: Cat hair float across the screen
  • Playing: Ain't got the time
  • Eating: Too full after fried rice
  • Drinking: Ice tea
Seven crashes yesterday morning, and that was with the new hard drive in place.

Ouch.

I installed a CPU heat monitor, and sure enough, she's overheating. She spikes into the red zone just from unpacking a zip file. I don't dare write or try to render. Well, the machine is five years old and I've used the snot out of her rendering. She's old with high mileage. Tonight, I'm installing new thermal compound, to buy some time. Also, tonight, an order will go in for a new Sager laptop. I'd prefer building a custom tower, but a Sager is considerably less expensive and it's what we can do right now.

At least, with the new machine, I'll be back in rendering operation soon. Much faster, I should think.
  • Listening to: Coffee pot making more coffee
  • Reading: Computer Tech Manual
  • Watching: Hard drive analysis monitor
  • Playing: Ain't got the time
  • Eating: About to eat a country breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee
Two crashes and a total loss of recognition of C drive, all within three days, and I know my computer is on the threshold of a hard drive failure.

Well, this hard drive is five years old, and that's about the expected life span.

We will head to Frye's Electronics in about two hours for a new hard drive. I can get a new one, and a larger one (moving from 750 G to 1.5 T will give me breathing room) for $ 79.

Fortunately, my Dad was a TV engineer. Working on electronics is a cakewalk. I was a gamer, and know the motto "Jesus saves, and so should you!" Meaning, I back up everything. No loss on art, writing, programs. I did not back up my full DAZ content folder. It's way too big. But I do have the zip file of every single add on module I ever bought. It pays to have a terabyte external hard drive for such things.

Reinstalling all those DAZ modules will probably take 48 hours (COFFEE ABUSE!), but it gives me the ability to clean up the current mess, and not put back in the V4/M4 characters and items I no longer use, those sets that are too primitive no matter how much I retexture them, or all those V3 things I picked up when I first started and wondered why they didn't fit V4. I will lose all my normal maps, and any custom clothing textures (with the exception of Aura -- I located those and backed them up last night). Those can be remade as required when the time comes. Studio and Reality will scream when I first open a saved scene and they can't find the normal maps, but when do they not scream at me?

On the other hand, I did back up all my DAZ scenes, so my custom characters and works in progress can be reinstalled in five minutes. And all custom characters receive their own dedicated texture folders, in a separate (hence, easy to find) place on the drive. Those, too, are backed up. That was expediency. C/Aura Lockhaven Textures/Arms Normal or C/Girls Textures/Tori/Eyes are easier to find than rooting through my runtime when tweaking. The GIMP files used in creating those textures are also saved and backed up.

Something I learned from this is that from now on, all custom hair and clothing for a particular character will go into that character's folder. And backed up with that character's texture set.
  • Listening to: Coffee pot making more coffee
  • Reading: Computer Tech Manual
  • Watching: Hard drive analysis monitor
  • Playing: Ain't got the time
  • Eating: About to eat a country breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee
Tori fans rejoice! My buxom beauty is set to appear soon, and sans clothing. She will be joined by Jenny, Ella, Liz, and Caroline. Jenny, Ella, and Liz have been around for a while, but have never made their debut. Caroline was created just last week. I'm tired of paying them for watching soap operas and drinking all my beer. All five will appear in a series of prehistoric tales, a sort of sequel to "Hunted," set a generation later. What else would Cro-Magnon women wear except their own skin?

I have about five scenes in mind, but they may appear sporadically. I'm busy writing a 160,000 word novel due to appear in June, a continuation of A Path of Stones. That takes priority.

I've been busy resculpting Tori and the other ladies using Zev0's "Shape Shift" system, and it is a far cry from the default Studio sliders. I'm not quite happy with Tori's skins, and may rebuild her from scratch using FWSA's Skinvent system. She is the star of my non-literary characters, so I want her to look as good as possible. Tonight, to clear my head, I'm going to resculpt Veronika, Gwendolyn, and Anna. Veronika will look totally different. After creating Tori, I realized I based both her and Veronika on Silver's Jenara. Well, Jenara looks softer, and more in keeping with Tori. So, Veronika will be remade using FWSA's Saffron as a starting point. Saffron looks like a skull buster.

The Sarethian Seven rebuilds worked out magnificently. They will make their appearances ... with my schedule, probably in late summer, about the time Victoria 8 takes over.
  • Listening to: Washing machine
  • Reading: Stone of Tears
  • Watching: Cats sleep
  • Playing: DAZ Studio, what else?
  • Eating: Mucus (durn spring cold)
  • Drinking: Bourbon
The new Sager 8165 is on its way! It should arrive Wednesday.

This new wee beastie comes with a Kaby Lake i7 with 3.9 Hz, 32G RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and an nVidia card with 6G VRAM. It will do what I need it to do ... for about six months. :D

By next weekend, I should be back in the 3D art scene.
  • Listening to: The dryer
  • Reading: "Hot Plants" by Chris Kilham
  • Watching: This screen
  • Playing: Ain't got the time
  • Eating: Hankering for a pulled pork sandwich
  • Drinking: Ice tea

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NATHANOMIR
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Hey you! Welcome to my page. I'm a writer of fantasy fiction and creative non-fiction, fiddle player and 3D artist. My 3D art helps me develop my stories, as well as illustrating the series I'm writing, The Adventures of Aura Lockhaven.

You can follow me here, my webpage, my facebook, or my blog.
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Laspe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

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Nathanomir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, good sir.
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ei9 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Early Birthday wishes to you Nathan my man and may it be so ULTRA EPIC sweet!
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Nathanomir Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much! This year is going to be Homeric! :D
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AngieAngelFish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo-Yei And Yeon-Mi thank you for
enjoying their picture together :love:

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Soo-Yei and Yeon-Mi - Room For Two by AngieAngelFish
 
They love your attention so 
Please come back again soon :hug:
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Nathanomir Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! Would it be disingenuous of me to say it was my pleasure?
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AngieAngelFish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all ;)
It would be unwise to resist XD
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AngieAngelFish Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Elora thanks you kindly for your favourite Love

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Elora - Enchanting Sights by AngieAngelFish
 
Please come back soon to see her again Hug
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Nathanomir Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEEE! I'm getting thanked by pretty girls!
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AngieAngelFish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe :love:
Better watch out they don't take no for an answer ;) 
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