Matching Render in Modo as well as in Sub Painter. « How-to » – First Try = FAIL

Hello.
I’m experiencing some issue displaying the same PBR Rendering as SB Painter in Modo. I’m looked into some forum thread like those from Wes McDermott here and some on modology.fr (Modo French User Forum), but didn’t found how figured out the same render in both software. So here i’m trying to find a workaround to this challenge. I’m probaly doing it in a wrong way but that is a good way to get involved with tools. So feel free to comment on the original forum Allegorithmic.

Setup both Software to Match the same result of Sub Painter viewport and Modo Render. Lire la suite

Enhanced PipelineIO_Menu by Smoluck for Ariel Chai

Extended PipelineIO Menu for Modo 701/801

I’ve made a « tweaked form menu » for the PipelineIO (InOut) from Ariel Chai scipt suite. For more information about that script and that tweaked form you should go to the TF community forum.

Thanks Ariel

Thanks Ariel

 

Before installing this form, you should create a new directory « TEMP_OBJ » in order to export you resulting meshes to your C:\TEMP_OBJ\.

(if you’re on a mac, edit the cfg and define the output directory you want & save it)

This enhanced Menu is composed with many combination for exporting your meshes. You will export the mesh named with some suffix related to the way you’ve exported them. It export files as OBJ or FBX.

Final_OBJ_BVSTM.OBJ will got those settings:

  • B_UVBorder (Sets “HardEdges” selection set to selected UVmap borders. (used for vertex normals) Edges in “SoftEdges” selection set wion’t be effected.)
  • V_UseVertexNormal (Uses selection set « HardEdges » to split vertex normals, for custom .obj format.)
  • S_SplitHardEdge (Splits “HardEdges” selection set on the geometry.)
  • T_Triangulate (Triangulates mesh – since it randomizes vertex order, exporting cages should be used with the PP tag.)
  • M_MorphmapExplode (Apply Morphmap named “Explode”)

ExtendedPipelineIO_Menu

Launching my CG Channel VideoStream via Twitch TV.

Working on common tools: ZBrush, Modo, PS, AI, Marmoset, Substance, dDo.

TwitchTV Channel

Colt still in WIP

Some Breakdown Pass under Marmoset T2.

  • HighPoly & LowPoly Model done.
  • Design still in work in progress.
  • Quick-made Albedo Map. Normalmap made through xNormal and for the engraving in nDo (Quixel Suite)
  • Intensive use of Illustrator to make all of those engraving. Still in work in progress.
  • AO made in FAOGEN from the HighPoly mesh made with MeshFusion under Modo.
  • UV with the same Texel density.
  • Texture Res 4096²

Clic for HD image.
WIP_COLT_Albedo

WIP_COLT_15_UV

WIP_COLT_15_MetalShading

WIP_COLT_15_AO

Preset and Unit Setup for FBX.

From MODO to 3DsMAX and conversely from 3DsMAX back to MODO

I’ve tried to export Mesh from Modo to 3DsMAX through FBX 2013, and i’ve found some difficulty to setup the unit’s correctly.

Fortunately i’ve found the good Setup, so i want to share it to you.

  • Unit Setup window, can be found under Customize menu in Max.
  • And for Modo it’s under System/ Preferences… menu.

Have a good day.

 

 

MarmoSet Toolbag 2 Adventure

This week, I’m trying to make the GameModel of my Colt in MS 2.
I’m just testing the workflow from Modo –> xNormal –> QuixelSuite –> MS 2.

That’s a bit hard sometimes to tweak, but i’ve discovered the Blockers (new features) in xNormal, and i’m glad to use to remove Ray casting mistake. Cage through Morphmap in Modo have been used to make the Baking Process more accurate.
The LP model is finished yet (11 600 Triangles). I need to make the shading now.
I’ve just baked the NormalMap in xNormal and i’ve put some engraving to test the resolution detail made with Vectors in Illustrator and nDo with a 2048² texture.

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Character Updates

Just want to show you that i’ve not discard my Western Illustration Project.

I’ve find some time to work on the body as well as the Colt 1862 by testing the Great possibilities of Mesh Fusion that have been released few days ago on Modo 701 by The Foundry.

AdventureCharacter_WIP13

ZBrush update for the Body and UV work.

the Colt Modeling part with MeshFusion:

 

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