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 Subject: Tips on Tattoos?

momodot opened this issue on Jun 24, 2005 · 21 posts

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  momodot    ( ) ( posted at 9:24PM Fri, 24 June 2005 · edited on 12:10PM Thu, 09 February 2006

I have drawn some tattoos, now how do I best get them on my texture so they look in the skin, preserving the skin "texture", rather than as decals on the skin. Also still I am looking on how I can put white or black or color grease paint effect on a texture with out loosing the texture "texture" detail beneath it. Thank you.



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 10:15PM Fri, 24 June 2005  · @2313788

I may be wrong, but I think you have to apply the tattoo in a graphic program to the texture file and then save it. You would want to save the .jpg as a different name though, and then get MAT Pose Edit in order to create the files you need to use. At least that's my understanding of textures. I haven't made any other than for a hand fan, but that's what I had to do. I don't know if skin textures work differently or not.

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  Fazzel    ( ) ( posted at 11:49PM Fri, 24 June 2005  · @2313830


Or if you don't want to clog up your hard drive with a bunch of full body texture files use a math node in the material room to combine an ordinary body texture with what you want to use as a tattoo. One image map is the body testure, the other is the tattoo using the U and V scales in the image map to size it and the U and V position to locate it .



  Fazzel    ( ) ( posted at 11:50PM Fri, 24 June 2005  · @2313832

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And here is the finished result.



  revric    ( ) ( posted at 5:41AM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314058

There is the "Work on any body tex" tattoo kit by weezie. It works great and you do not have a bunch of full body textures lying around on your hard drive. I have used the kit and it works great.


  momodot    ( ) ( posted at 9:10AM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314185

Acadia, yeah... I was wanting to paste the tatoos on in Photoshop but without loosing the pore texture of the skin. That is my problem with doing make-up and grease paint also, not loosing the pore texture of the original texture. I am using www.3d.sk reference photos. Fazzel , seeing you "multiply" node makes me think that makes a lot of sense. I never have understood those math functions... I'll look at weezie but I also want to make my own tattoos. Thanks



  Kristta    ( ) ( posted at 11:43AM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314298

Interesting topic. bookmark. Kristta (the tattooed, pierced up freak)


  Blackhearted    ( ) ( posted at 12:08PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314323

without giving away exactly how i create my tattoos, let me say that youll need a graphics editoor such as photoshop, paintshop pro, etc. then play around with the tattoo layer opacity, blend modes, etc. it helps if you have a real tattoo to observe while you do this. keep in mind that tattoos are not on top of the skin - theyre underneath a thin layer of skin which gives them a milky opacity and a little bit of a bleed. cheers, -gabriel

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 1:47PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314417

The textures are .jpg images, and it's possible to save .jpg images without further compression. Just open the .jpg in your graphic program, do whatever changes you want, then when you save the .jpg make sure that in the options area you reduce the compression to zero or 1 and the file won't be recompressed and will maintain it's image quality.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  nruddock    ( ) ( posted at 1:58PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314427

With a little thought, it should be possible to create the effect that Blackhearted mentioned, using a Shader network.


  quinlor    ( ) ( posted at 3:25PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314511

Attached Link: http://www.quinlor.de/tutorials/tattoo.html

I use the same methode as Fazzel, with some aditional tricks. You find a short tutorial at the link.


  Fazzel    ( ) ( posted at 3:33PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314521

quinlor, you're probably were I got the idea from. The tut looks familiar. If you are, thanks.



  momodot    ( ) ( posted at 3:47PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314536

quinlor, That tutorial really works. Thanks.



  shedofjoy    ( ) ( posted at 9:44PM Sat, 25 June 2005  · @2314826

Now i wish i had thought of that little trick... Thanx Fazzel. that's one to Bookmark.

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 4:21AM Thu, 09 February 2006  · @2576681

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"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  momodot    ( ) ( posted at 12:10PM Thu, 09 February 2006  · @2577153

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  dougmdavis2000    ( ) ( posted at 2:59PM Thu, 17 May 2012  · @3929630

I am using Poser Pro 2010. Is there any way to place a large tattoo in the middle of the back without clipping due to the Torso Maps being split up the middle of the back?


  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 3:23PM Thu, 17 May 2012  · @3929643

Not in Poser.  You would need a 3rd party software capable of painting across seams.  DecalMaster @ DAZ3D is designed for this, link:

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/decalmaster

And Blacksmith3D is useful for this also, link:

http://www.blacksmith3d.com/


  hornet3d    ( ) ( posted at 3:26PM Thu, 17 May 2012  · @3929644


I used the layers method, outlined by Blackhearted, in PaintPhopPro to apply this tattoo (which I purchased) and I was fairly happy with the result.

 

 

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  SamTherapy    ( ) ( posted at 4:43PM Thu, 17 May 2012  · @3929670

That looks very effective.  Just a couple of areas where it looks pasted on, but otherwise a great looking tattoo.

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