mcjtailorschalk



Introduction

This is a script for Daz Studio 4.5 or greater

there will also be a version for DS 1, 2 and 3

Recently i posted a 4K x 4K transparency map which can be applied to the (free) mcjA3Maillot

the guidelines for this cutout were generated using mcjTailorsChalk




History

August 15th 2017 9:16PM - fixed issue with Genesis3 and up which has faceGroup names that dont match the bone names, including upper/lower case issues
April 11th 2017 8:00am - some facegroups ( head ) are not named like the corresponding node.name but like the node.getLabel
April 11th 2017 6:30am - used the modulo function for UV coordinates not in the usual [0..1] range ( ex: Aiko7 )
July 23 2014 4am   Released version for DS 4.5+



Installation

The zip package is found at the bottom of this page
unzip it in your daz content folder, typically
C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\
or
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAZ\Studio\content\
once installed, it will appear in your content library, under Studio / Scripts / mcasual
or
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library\
once installed, it will appear in your content library, under My DAZ 3D Library / Scripts / mcasual 



Use


place one or many spheres and  planes across your target figure, for example a swimsuit and 1 sphere

Important Rules : 

  •     the plane names (labels) must contain the word "plane", example : plane (2)
  •     the sphere names (labels) must contain the word "sphere", example : sphere (4)
  •     the target objects must NOT contain the words sphere or plane, else they will be treated as chalk line objects

You can select a whole figure or you can select individual limbs, and you can select objects

if a whole figure is selected, then you must not add other objects or limbs to your selection

to reduce the processing load, you can go in Daz Studio's Surfaces tab and select only the surfaces that are needed

then check-mark mcjTailorsChalk's "only selected materials" check box

Select an image size, ex: 1024 x 1024

select your target ( ex: swimsuit ) and the outline objects ( ex: a sphere )

note that you add items to a selection using the shift key

it's better to do this in Daz Studio's scene tab, to avoid selecting a full figure when you only want to select a limb


click on the "do it" button"

specify the name and location where the chalk-lines image will be saved



a few seconds later you get an image with the very useful chalk lines !

for example the swimsuit at the top of the page used one sphere and generated this outline


i used a paint program to obtain this opacity map

 

which was applied to the opacity channel of the swimsuit surface



License


// by mCasual/Jacques

// You can use this software freely for personal or commercial use.

// You may not resell, sub-license or rent this software in any way.

// You may credit this prop to mCasual/Jacques

// THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, 

// INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 

// PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE 

// FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, 

// ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.



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mcjTailorsChalk.zip
(41k)
mCasual Jacques,
Aug 15, 2017, 6:16 PM
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