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Shader Mixer Tutorial I

By: Zigraphix
Release Date: December 2010
Store Product Page: Shader Mixer Tutorial I



Learn the basics of Shader Mixer with this simple step-by-step tutorial! This tutorial covers how to use Shader Mixer in DAZ Studio 3.x Advanced to create a basic shader that allows synchronized tiling of diffuse, specular, opacity, bump, and displacement channels. You will also learn how to save shader presets. The completed shader described in the tutorial is also included.

LIST OF CONTENTS:

  • PDF Tutorial
  • Completed sample shader
  • All necessary image files
  • Bonus! Custom “Rotating” brick (Can be reused in other shader networks. Please see below for special installation notes.)
  • Bonus! Six presets complete with textures, ready to use… or to study as examples!
  • DAZ Studio Advanced is required to create or modify the Shader Mixer Materials

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES:

This product comes with two installers.

Tutorial Documents and Sample Shader and Presets:
* 11676_1_ds_ShaderMixerTutorialI_1.exe (for PC) or 11676_1_ds_ShaderMixerTutorialI_1.zip (for Mac)
* You may install this portion to any Content directory specified in your DAZ Studio preferences.

Bonus “Rotator” Brick:
* 11676_2_ShaderMixerTutorialI_2.exe (for PC) or 11676_2_ShaderMixerTutorialI_2.zip (for Mac)
* You must manually choose the correct install location during installation or manually move the file rotator.dcb to the appropriate directory for this brick to appear in your Insert Brick→User context menu.

* On Mac OSX, Shader Mixer saved bricks are stored here by default:
/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/DAZ 3D/Studio3/ShaderMixer/Menus

* On Windows XP, the default location is here:
c:\documents and settings\[username]\Application Data\DAZ 3D\Studio 3\ShaderMixer\Menus

* On Vista or Windows 7, the default location is here:
c:\users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\DAZ3D\Studio3\ShaderMixer\Menus

DEFAULT LOCATIONS OF OTHER FILES


\ReadMe's\Shader_Mixer_Tutorial.pdf
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\blue_chrysanth_bmp.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\blue_chrysanth_diffuse.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\blue_chrysanth_disp.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\blue_chrysanth_reflmsk.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\blue_chrysanth_specDS.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\Brown_Gold_Paisley_bmp.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\Brown_Gold_Paisley_diffuse.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\Brown_Gold_Paisley_spec.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\Fabric_Bump.png
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\Fabric_Diffuse.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\flower_lace_trans.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\no_pattern.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\tarnished-corroded-brass.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\tarnished-corroded-desat.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\tooled_leather_bump.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\tooled_leather_diffuse.jpg
\Runtime\Textures\zigraphix\ShaderMixerTutorial\tooled_leather_disp.jpg
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Blank Textures Tiling Shader.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Blank Textures Tiling Shader.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\DS Default Shader.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\DS Default Shader.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\0 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\0 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\105 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\105 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\120 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\120 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\135 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\135 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\150 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\150 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\165 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\165 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\180 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\180 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\30 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\30 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\45 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\45 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\60 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\60 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\75 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\75 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\90 Degrees.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Rotate Pattern\90 Degrees.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x0.5.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x0.5.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x1.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x1.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x2.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x2.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x3.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x3.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x4.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Scale Pattern\x4.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Blue Chrysanthemum Cloisonne.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Blue Chrysanthemum Cloisonne.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Brown-Gold Paisley.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Brown-Gold Paisley.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Floral Lace.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Floral Lace.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Tarnished Brass.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Tarnished Brass.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Tooled Leather.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Tooled Leather.png
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Unbleached Muslin.dsa
\Shader Mixer Tutorial\Presets\Tutorial Samples\Unbleached Muslin.png