Archive for November, 2017
I think the suspension code is probably bug free but I’ll be able to run more tests once I’m done with belt suspension.
I finished the two suspension animations for the lined chrome collar (don’t worry you will be able to turn that off if you don’t like the idea of neck suspension).
I also fixed a small bug in the main TouchBound code that I will roll out as an update at some point.
I made an extra set of poses for cuffing the wrists to the front of the belt and I’m doing some adjustments in the animation rules to make a few more points eligible for animations.
Next step is to tackle the belt suspension animations. All 4-5 of them…
I can’t really find bugs in it anymore. Tether points that are overhead are automatically detected as suspension rings and trigger the suspension animation aswell as the suspension code. I also modified basic tethers to have a “click and drag” mechanic to adjust the suspension height. It’s a little weird tho.
I have a really basic “neck” suspension I did for testing. It almost looks right, excepted when it doesn’t. Being a partial animation it kinda relies on your AO to look a bit lively…
Better animation required? Definitely.
I’m done with modeling and texturing, I have the basic configuration in for the new belt. Tomorrow I will start experimenting on the suspension code. I have a rough idea on how to make it work, but there are a few unknowns…
I spent like… half the day rendering textures at this point. I don’t have much to show but I still have this!
Today was a good day, a very productive day.
I finished the UVmap and started rendering a draft texture set to get everything setup properly.
While doing that I stumbled into a problem I’ve had at least half a dozen times before, but I always forget about it, something related to how I overlay materials on top of each other.
I’ve also briefly started the UVmapping and the belt shows some good potential for left/right texture recycling. I’ll keep the front/back part as their own unique parts but the side straps & padding can probably be mirrored (highlighted in red).
Flattening the UV to maximize texture usage is going to be the next tedious step. The rings and metal hardware already have their own texture maps so I don’t really need to worry about those.
I don’t have much to say, some progress was made, I’m trying to stick to the “style” of the original too.
I left the annoying areas for last.
I started doing this today but my sleep cycle is all fucked up so that’s as far as I got. I’ll resume after some rest.
I got a crude Unwrapping done, just enough to get the different texture components mapped. I’ve made the usual stitch lines, the strap hole reinforcements are in place too.
Now I need to figure out…Why is the leather bump map bleeding over the metal?
It happened before, and I always forget why and how to fix it.
I’ve riveted everything (again) and re-placed all the hardware, without deformations this time. I wish I could have the “triangular rivet pattern” more often but it if I do I’m going to cover this belt entirely with rivets.
I’ve also re worked the shape a little. I might tweak it more, but I believe it is now time to get it all unwrapped properly so that I can put in the grain, stitches and grommets.
I also need to add some bend/crease stuff in the back padding to make it match the cuffs.