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Modeling a shirt in blender subsurf shrinkwrap avatar shaping Part 1-3

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UPDATED 3-1-2015

Yay!  Another great mesh clothing tutorial by Haven Ditko.  This time around she is making a shirt...should go well with pants made in one of her other recent videos.  Here is a little info that Haven posted along with her video.
Modeling a shirt in blender subsurf shrinkwrap avatar shaping Part 1 By Haven Ditko


Published on Feb 28-March 1, 2015 Here is a tutorial on how to make a shirt in blender, it is a base top that you can expand on easily. I used the subsurb and shrink wrap modifiers as well as adjust the shape of the avatar and watch the clothing conform. this is handy for doing different custom shapes on your clothing as well.




If you are unable to view the video here, try this link.
Modeling a shirt in blender subsurf shrinkwrap avatar shaping Part 1 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-lMqkbdV7k



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQvnsaHLMI8

Keep the videos coming...subscribe to her channel to keep on top of all the new stuff she is posting...and LIKE it...post c…

APPLYING FABRIC TO FULL PERM MESH TEMPLATES

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Second Life has some really great creators from professionals designers to hobbyists like myself.  From this wide ranging conglomeration of skill sets, we are so very fortunate so many of these creators and designers take the time to share some of their skills with us.

BJ MacIntyre, with her kind permission, has allowed me to post this link to a well-written tutorial entitled APPLYING FABRIC TO FULL PERM MESH TEMPLATES listed in the Second Life Designer: The Magazine For Designers of Virtual Fashion blog, which she wrote and posted on February 1, 2015. 


The article is filled with useful information to assist you with customizing a texture for a particular woman's suit project.  Also included are useful links to other articles to assist you in creating.  

Here is a link for your viewing pleasure.

https://sldesigner.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/putting-the-fabric-on-full-perm-mesh-templates/

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MAKING COLLARS IN MARVELOUS DESIGNER

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I am really happy I stumbled across this video as I was looking for something else.  I believe I posted one of Lori's videos to this blog in the past; she uses Marvelous Designer to teach real world sewing and pattern making concepts.  And, as she states in the first part of the video, the principles and concepts apply to both world.   

Modeling Collars in Marvelous Designer by Lori Griffiths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjFZfrjW1w4



Lori also has other useful videos so "LIKE" them, ask for more of what you would like to see and subscribe to her channel. 

Happy Creating
Morgaine

CIRCLE SKIRTS AND MARVELOUS DESIGNER-PART 1

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Today, we are going to look at making skirts.  In particular, we are going to look at making Circle Skirts using Marvelous Designer.  The actual "How To" will be in the next article after we dispense with a bit of information.  While this article is geared more towards beginner, I hope even those with experience might find something useful here.  Also, I have included a number of graphics in this article, be sure to check out the caption links to find out more information from the original source. Gotta love Pinterest!

Marvelous Designer (MD) is geared towards making 3D clothing, although it's base is in real world clothing design and construction.  MD is the little sister of the clothing industry's CLO software product. While it is not necessary, for me at least, I do feel at some point it becomes a little more important to know a bit about real world clothing design, construction, pattern making and sewing to help refine my creations from simple creations to better…

CARVING OUT LOGOS IN BLENDER

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Happy Valentine's Day to us!

Yes, Haven has been at it again! Another useful tutorial for you using Blender. If you liked my written tutorial on creating Text in Blender, you are sure to love this video even more!

CARVING OUT LOGOS IN BLENDER

Haven Ditko--Published on Feb 14, 2015Here is what Haven has to say about this new video tutorial..."I hope that you find this tutorial a bit helpful when it comes to making logos or details designs in your mesh. This can be used for so many thing besides names and lettering. With the help of gimp and Inkscape, you can carve anything you like into a piece of mesh."



Happy Creating!
Morgaine

MAKING MESH BUTTONS IN BLENDER

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Here is another hot off the press video...much sought after...how to create BUTTONS in Blender.  This is very useful for those of you using Marvelous Designer for your Second Life creations.



Happy Creating!
Morgaine

Second Life Mesh Physics Example

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Just like weight painting or skinning in Blender, I have to say that physics in Second Life utterly confuses me.  I know what it is, why it is important, but is not sure why you really need it.  But then again, must of my buildings are created the old fashioned way via parts.  Invisible prims still work well for me for collision surfaces.  Not that I haven't tried to understand physics better, it just hasn't clicked yet. Haven has created a short video that might be helpful in your quest for physic!  Second Life Mesh Physics Example-Haven Ditko

Happy Creating!
Morgaine

BLENDER BEGINNERS--CREATING MESH PANTS (PART 1)

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Yay!  Another new video was uploaded today by Haven Ditko on YouTube.  This video is for Beginning Blender Users, who are seeking to create the ever elusive mesh "pants" for Second Life.

Due to the way the Second Life Avatar is constructed and unwrapped, creating mesh pants can be somewhat difficult to create. Haven has taken the time to show you an easy way to do this.  Here is Part 1 for your viewing pleasure.

Haven Ditko's
Blender Beginners Creating Mesh Pants (part 1)


Be sure to "like" her videos and subscribe to her channel on YouTube so she will keep making these helpful videos!

Happy Creating!
Morgaine.

Diffuse Specular and Normal Mapping Second Life--Using Gimp

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Okay, I am running behind!  I don't know how Haven has so much energy to do these video tutorials, they would take me forever!

For all you GIMP Users out there, here is a video working with various types of maps for SL.  I haven't watched it all since I am not a GIMP User per se, but am sure this is adaptable to similar process for Photoshop. I know I have adapted other GIMP processes so am sure this one can be adapted as well.





Also, I believe Haven was requesting from viewers what other video tutorials they would like to see.  So, make sure you comment on the video when you view it.  Be sure to LIKE it and subscribe to her channel so you do not miss anything she produces!

Happy Creating!
Morgaine

USING MATERIALS IN MARVELOUS DESIGNER & IN BLENDER

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I touched a bit on using Materials/Textures (1 texture for different pattern pieces in Marvelous Designer) back on May 27, 2014 in an article entitled "Marvelous Designer & Blender Multiple vs Single Texture Face".  

Haven, has taken things a step further by actually showing you "how to" add textures in Marvelous Designer, export the object with placed texture for use in Blender, and "how to" correct placement of these textures in Blender.

Materials from Marvelous Designer to Blender By Haven Ditko

It is great Haven is back to share these things with us so we don't go crazy and always have a good reference.

Since this is a YouTube video, be kind and like it so she will make more instructional videos for us!  Also, be sure to subscribed to her channel so you will always be notified of new video tutorials.

Happy Creating!
Morgaine

HOW TO MAKE BLENDER B-SURFACES MESH CLOTHING!

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Haven had done it again!  Here a long awaited video how to use the B-Surfaces tool in Blender to make mesh clothing. Haven taught a class when she was in SL at Ditko...you really will enjoy this!

Thanks, Haven for doing these!



Happy Creating!
Morgaine