WOW, thanks for the info for the skin shader issue I was having. Yea, I'm a fan of the Physical Surface root node. I got the skin figured out but I'll take these useful notes you provided and save them to a text file!
I wish I had the income and patience to learn Substance Painter. I had a perpetual license at one point, never had the time to sit down and learn it and then they went to subs and then Adobe snatched the whole shebang up and yea, no time or income at this point to pursue that right now. I know they are the industry standard but decided to give 3DCoat a shot since I've had a license with that one forever and, again, never had much time to learn it but with it on board and with more time due to Covid and working from home I've sort of figured out things better in there! Just wish there was a good video tutorial that would take me from start to finish creating skin for a character. There was ONE on GumRoad or RenderHub (Cant' remember) but it looked like the artist was using more than one program. He told me he would be back in touch to confirm which programs he used and to what extent and he never got back to me, even a reminder email.. nada so no sale from me! *sigh*
Most important is, how you load the figure in 3dcoat. That can save you a lot of frustration.Yea, he's a handsome guy. His lips are a bit too full for me but I took care of that in ZBrush recreating the Gino morph. It's not exact as his counterpart for Genesis 8 but he looks like a brother from the same muther! lol
Thank you for the kind offer with tips and tricks for 3DCoat. I'll TRY to keep you in mind when I'm hitting a wall but with my old brain I'll probably forget who offered me help when the time comes. Just comes with age and having short term memory issues most of my life! LOL
Yea, I rarely mess with the pupil or any other eye area when morphing! The textures for Gino are pretty nice. I took a shortcut and used a mixture of my own bits and pieces (as I like to call them) and a merchant resource for his skin. I never leave the skin as is though, there are many refinements to the source so it's more of what I want him to look like. I recreated allot of what Genesis 8 Male version has like the elbow details, nipples, lips, brows, knees and other areas.
I agree with you and Ken in what you are saying. That said I'm only a hobbyist who was doing this while my full time job was teaching. I'm looking at retiring at the end of the year and if I was to be wanting to make an income from this I would be doing as you and Ken said. Set times of work each day just like any other job.Exactly! Well said Ken.