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Layered Strand-Based Hair Shader and Merchant Resource

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Product Name: Layered Strand-Based Hair Shader and Merchant Resource
Product ID: 87122
Published Artist(s): esha
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-09-06

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Have you ever wished you could combine the features of the strand-based hair shader and the Iray Uber Shader?

Now you can!

This shader allows you to choose for every component whether you want to use the Surface UVs or the Fiber UVs. This way you can make the hair or fur take the textures of the surface it's growing on, and at the same time, you can add overlay masks that use the Fiber UVs to create special effects on tips or roots only.

For the Overlay color, you can choose a variety of blending modes so you can darken, brighten, or totally change the base color, and control the effect through a mask.

Now you can create hair and fur made of glass, glowing hair tips, metallic fur, and many, many other material combinations that were not possible before.

The shader also features options to create Translucency color, Glossy color, and Refraction color automatically, based on the color data from base color and overlay, with options for brightness and saturation. This means you'll need a smaller number of maps while still having control over the effect you want.

And best of all, this shader also comes with a preset that can be used as a merchant resource! Use all the fun features of this shader for your freebies and/or commercial products.

A user guide is included, plus useful hints for each group of presets.

NOTE: This shader is intended for dForce hair and strand-based hair created in Daz Studio's hair editor. It does not work on regular surfaces.

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Installation Packages

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  • 1 Core 1)

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Layered Strand-Based Hair Shader and Merchant Resource (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:1 Base Colors”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:2 Overlays”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:3 Translucency”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:4 Dual Lobe & Gloss”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:5 Metallic Flakes”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:6 Emission”
    • “Shaders:Layered Strand-based Hair Shader:7 Dirt”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Documents”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Hair”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Color”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Emission”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Glossiness”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Luminance”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Metallic Coat”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Metallicity”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Overlay”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Strength”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Top Coat”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Translucency”

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