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S6: Dawn test

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I've posted a few test of my S6 shaders, but I'm sure you all are wondering how about Dawn! I needed a test subject for the next beta so I figured why not. :D One thing I'd noticed is that specular in SuperFly often comes out stronger than in Firefly but it came out rather weak in this test . I'll have to look into that to see what's going on. BTW, the hair shaders are a WIP and won't be in the next release of S6.
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Rae134

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Is that Dawn's original skin? I haven't really used that one before, I think SE is not as olive, more pink?
 

Semicharm

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Nice to know Alisa, but I can't afford to update. I think the last non-freebie figures I got were from RuntimeDNA, and that's only because I worked there.
 

Rae134

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I know about not being able to afford updates! (here's hoping I can save enough for Dawn 2, she'll be well worth it when she comes out!) :)

Here is a comparison for you, the first one is the Free Dawn, 2nd is Dawn SE both as she loads (no modifications) with Fabi's Warm'n'Soul lights.
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Your original samples above bring her old skin to life, well done.
 

Rae134

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Like I said, I liked the one you did earlier, as it took some of the greenish cast she had. The new SE is a totally different texture so you can't really compare (and people with olive skin do have that greenish cast, just not as strong as default free Dawn). In saying that, I like the new one too :)
 

Semicharm

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In reality though, the skin tone of both the original and SE versions are oversaturated. I noticed that some artists did that intentionally for the shaders they used, which can make things a little difficult when trying to reuse them with another shader. Generally, after the gamma correction render option was added that was no longer necessary. Overall, I think my shader handled it well. It ends up looking like a decent olive tan complexion. My "correction" didn't fair to well in Firefly, but the old renderer had issues with the shader nodes mangling saturation.
 

Rae134

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I should have mentioned my renders above were Firefly, I'd have to run both through EZSkins3 to get them to work in Superfly.
 

Semicharm

Eager
It was already apparent. Like I said, saturation tends to be off in firefly and varies wildly based on your render settings and lighting. Hell, even my S6 firefly renders tend to be a bit oversaturated. Trying to find the right settings in firefly is like trying to do a headstand on an exercise ball. Making a decent shader cross-compatible with firefly and superfly in't much easier. LOL
 
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