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Yes, second update post of the day.

I should have posted yesterday but I missed the deadline. I also didn’t have anything nice to show.

I’ve been color-matching the new leather to the old pieces to the best of my abilities. I’m not gonna claim that it is identical, or perfect but it looks pretty close to the “Classic Leather” feel… I think?

Collar UVs completed and some more shader work.

These UVmaps have a lot of internal “blank” spaces, and while I’m not a huge fan of that, I actually tried to chop it all up further to save more texture space (as shown), but it was never enough to actually justify doing it. It will be fine.

I did a couple of test bakes (full of glitches) but I am fairly impressed by the result already, with no attempts at color correction. I especially like that backing ‘felt’ a lot.

I also did some work to clean up how my materials get mixed, (specifically specularity, environment and gloss maps) which made me to realize that there was a problem in how I was rendering the metal on the grommets. It is fixed now and I think it looks a lot better.

Collar LPM completed, unwrapping in progress!

As usual, this is taking longer than it should, but I am helplessly obsessed with getting everything nice and straight (when it comes to UVs :P)

But look how undistorted my checkerboard texture is 😀

Only a few pesky bits to finish straightening, only because I tried to be EXTRA ACCURATE… for some reason unknown to me…

Good progress on the collar low-poly

Well, “some” progress.

There is still a couple of holes I have to close, 1940 triangles so far.

Oh yeah I also discovered an annoying x-ray bug on Blender 2.90.0 which disappears when you delete/hide other instances of the same mesh. I had to work blind until I figured the solution, that’s always fun 😛

Leather material iterations

After several attempts I finally got the stitches and grommets just where I want them (featuring some node graph madness).

At this stage, it is pointless to continue tweaking materials without a low-polygon model to bake to. So that is my next step.

Making some good progress on detail masks

I think I’m “almost” done preparing those. I had to fix those pesky corners and in retrospective… (you can see a beforer/after) I should just have used a different UV projection there. Oh well.

I’m not entirely sure about it being on the tightest notch but it looks a little odd  with so much strap left if i remove the last hole.

Collar material work underway

This will officially be the second “transition” with my 3D leather work, the first one was when I migrated from 3D studio Max to Blender, with blender 2.8x officially removing what used to be my rendering engine of choice (Blender:Render), it is way overdue for me to move my leatherwork to Blender:Cycles.

I’ve been using it a lot already with all the recent “metallic” products, but the big challenge is getting everything to look close enough to allow this collar to be used seamlessly with previous leather products. This is all preliminary obviously, as the actual texture rendering will more than likely look different from those pictures.

I included a few version, but the differences between each might not be entirely obvious (unless you look really hard?)

Buckles, straps, rivets, oh my.

Good progress on the new collar, I ended up ditching the weird “ribbing” from the liner and the trim on the strap (it made the strap look too narrow). I also added rivets and finished shaping the strap to accomodate for the D-rings and buckle.

New collar project

This is based on a real collar but I’m trying to push it towards something that would be suitable to complete the “Classic” set, still very work in progress.

Not a big fan of those padding creases… too many too regular.

 

In-progress in-world assembly

Thanks to everyone who voted!

I thought that I was finished with the code and assembly, but my head feels like a bowl of oatmeal so obviously I made a bunch of mistakes…

  • Right side: U shackle in XL size with 3oz weight.
  • Left side: V shackle in XS size with number plate.
Kyrah Abattoir
Creating BDSM/Fetish content for Second Life since 2004.

Seasoned 3D artist and programmer, thinks she can even make video games.
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