AWE Shading Kit

Materials posted on Sep 26, 2020 524 downloads

Operating System(s): Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Softwares: Daz Studio 4

License: This is licensed for commercial or non-commercial use.

Product Notes

Physically plausible shading is now available for 3delight users with the aweSurface shader. aweSurface is a new, robust, highly optimized, physically plausible shader for DAZ Studio and 3Delight employing physically based rendering (PBR) metalness / roughness workflow. Using a primarily uber shader approach, it can be used to render materials such as dielectrics, glass and metal or even a mix of them.

This kit includes a plethora of tools to manage your rendering workflow with the new uber shader. Like an environment sphere with extra controls that allows live adjustments during live progressive rendering. Make exposure, saturation, gain/gamma or even apply blur to your HDRI texture on the fly.

Includes new manuals and an updated build of AWE Surface.

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Freestuff Comments

wowie 6:30AM | Thu, 24 December 2020

Updated: The .zip is now DIM compatible so it should make installation easier. Those who prefer to do a manual install simply can extract the contents and place them in the appropriate folders. The shaders (AWE Surface, AWE Environment Sphere) have also been updated to fix minor bugs. - Diffuse with subsurface and diffuse without subsurface should be more comparable and consistent, regardless of textures used. - Specular with the defaultt Ashihkmin-Shirley have been adjusted to match GGX output. It's slightly dimmer compared to the previous build. - Less unwanted color bleeds with high exposure, be it scene exposure or camera exposure. - Color Burn/Dodge can now be used to as an extra control to darken/lighten the render. This depends on the saturation and brightness of the textures. - Occlusion have been revamped and now works limited to indirect light and doesn't affect direct light. A specific hair shader - AWE Hair - will be coming soon.


selias19 1:31PM | Wed, 02 December 2020

Thank you very much.


jan_scrapper 5:24PM | Wed, 18 November 2020

Thank you so much!!!

wowie 12:46PM | Mon, 16 November 2020

Updated with new manual and an updated build of AWE Surface shader.

wowie 5:52AM | Sun, 18 October 2020

Thank you all @Benoaks There's an older manual based on older builds on my google drive - I've added lots of new stuff to the shader and supporting files, I'll be uploading the updated manual @maneki_neto This is the full version. I'm setting alternative ways for users who want to support me. Stay tuned.


Torquinox 10:23PM | Wed, 30 September 2020

Thanks wowie!


Divamakeup 5:28PM | Wed, 30 September 2020

I just started learning how to Render in 3DL and I went looking for this Awe Shading Kit but I couldn't find it. I was so bummed that it looked like it was gone forever. To see it available here - and for free! WHAT?! That made my month! THANK YOU, so much, Wowie!!


Benoaks 3:19PM | Mon, 28 September 2020

Is there a tutorial on how to use this? I have never seen it before? Very interested in seeing what it does.


Sea80 2:59PM | Sun, 27 September 2020

Thank you for your generousity


maneki_neko 11:40AM | Sun, 27 September 2020

@RAMWolff : yup, there actually was a post announcing this in the forum thread concerning the AWE.. which i ofc hadn't read yet, just bookmarked, since i didn't have the shader set yet XD. the thread bumped up in my list since wowie made a comment so i opened the thread and saw this ^^. @wowie: thx again for sharing this :))

Greymom 10:22AM | Sun, 27 September 2020

Many thanks!


RAMWorks 8:43AM | Sun, 27 September 2020

Seems so maneki. I just searched all over DAZ3D and it's not there any longer. wowie has always been very generous so with it pulled now folks can discover the power behind this shader system!


maneki_neko 5:32AM | Sun, 27 September 2020

wait.. is this the FULL version that was for sale at daz until recently? i had it wishlisted.. i mean it's not the first free version that you uploaded in the forums? i can just say a huge thank you, that's pure awesome! :DDDDD

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