Second Skins and displacement

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A simple trick to add some depth to second skin textures using Poser 5/6 displacement mapping.

svdl on 12:36PM Wed, 22 June 2005


Second skins are an easy way to add tight clothing to a character, and so it's not surprising that a lot of characters, both commercial and free, have some extra materials to add stockings, undies, tight jeans and tops, and/or gloves to a character.

The main disadvantage of this method is that those clothes usually look "painted on", because they ARE painted on. See the image above, this is an example of nice looking stockings painted on to the legs of Victoria 3.

In this tutorial I will show you how you can add some depth to these painted on clothes using the displacement features of Poser 5 and 6. No extra maps are needed, just some calculations.

Let's go!

Tutorial Comments

magickmedbh  11:18AM Mon, 23 February 2009

Thank you so much for the Tut! IT was so informative! However, you mention saving the displacement as a MAT Pose, any idea on how?

TOPcat831  12:12PM Tue, 04 March 2008

Thanks for the tute. I need to try this because I'm not having much luck with using the catsuit in a project I'm working on

deacon4602  9:05PM Tue, 04 December 2007

I followed the tutorial to the tee (poser 6), and I can't see any displacement in the stockings. Any suggestions?

jwilwade  9:20PM Tue, 26 June 2007

Any Idea how to do this in Poser 6 because my menues do not alow me the otions you present in your tutorials. No UV map shown Skin color in skin color not white etc... The point is I can not make sence of the tutorial as good and usefull as it seams to be because I have poser 6. Any suggestions.

Suucat  12:04AM Fri, 06 April 2007

Author: svdl Created: 6/22/2005 Last Revision: 6/22/2005 Skill Level: Beginner <--- what??? you're kidding right? Viewed 549 times. I didn't understand how to do this ><

BBarbs  10:34AM Sat, 27 January 2007

Thanks so much. I wonder if you could do a tutorial on this subject for Victoria 4, since her map is split. Would much appreciate it.

no14ever  2:08AM Sat, 28 October 2006

Thanx...if it were'nt for people like you...willing to share their knowledge, the world would be a novice for life. $ly

gurb464  4:41PM Thu, 12 October 2006

Real nice..! Always wondered if there was a way to work around making these additional textures for displacement and such. Now I've got my questions answered: Thanks..! Gert

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