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Soft Skin Transitions for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males

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Product Name: Soft Skin Transitions for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males
Product ID: 84996
Published Artist(s): FenixPhoenix, Esid
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-03-14

Product Information

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Soft Skin Transitions for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males is a set of opacity masks applied to a geoshell that will allow you to quickly and easily create transitions between 2 skins applied to a single character from within the comfort of Daz Studio.

This pack was intended as a companion product for our Alternate Textures for Oso Newt and Genesis 8.1 Males pack, but it’s designed to allow you to combine almost any skin* in your arsenal to create a brand new look.

This is perfect to show a character that may have been experimented on. Or perhaps he’s the product of 2 races coming together and producing an entirely new way of life. It’s up to you what type of meaning you’ll give the resulting skin! This utility pack consists of 3 Wearable Presets, 55 LIE Mask Presets, and 18 Visibility Presets. The product should work with both Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males. And since Genesis 3 uses the same UVs as Genesis 8, the presets should be compatible to work with the previous generation so long as the skin applied to the transitional geoshell wearable uses the base male UVs.

While this was created to blend 2 skins together via different transitions, you could push the product further by blending in other types of materials. To that end, we included 5 bonus metallic material presets to blend into the underlying skin.

Of course, keep in mind that when using shaders, there are limitations, which are explained in detail in the included PDF readme. In short, you’ll need to set the tiling to 1 and use the Base Male UVs for the masks to look as intended. This will most certainly result in seams across the surfaces if the materials in question were not made specifically for the Base UVs. In the case of our bonus materials, they should yield no seams.

*Important: Only skins using Daz Iray Uber Base Shader can be applied to the geoshell as the cutout opacity channel is required to build the blending transitions. That said, your character CAN use the latest PBR skin shader (as the underlying skin). It’s just the geoshell that’s not compatible with the PBR skin shader.

A PDF readme guide has been included to guide you through the process of using this product from its installation to its limitations and workarounds.

*Neither this or its female equivalent product is a merchant resource.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier (WIP), which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • 1 Core 1)

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

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Soft Skin Transitions for Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Materials:FenixPhoenix:Soft Skin Transitions”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Documents”
    • “Materials:Iray:Wardrobe”
    • “Utilities:Visibility”
    • “Wardrobe:Full-Body”

Additional Details

  • This product does not include any characters, shapes or skin textures.
  • The LIE presets included here can only be used on Genesis 8 and 8.1 Males. They will not work on Genesis 8 and 8.1 Females unless you’re using UV Swap.
  • You can find a PDF read me guide located on the following path:

Runtime > Textures > FenixPhoenix > Soft Skin Transitions M > Soft Skin Transitions Male ReadMe

  • This is not a merchant resource.

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats