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Old 03-31-2012, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The simple otter guide to using those pesky sculpt shadow textures in Gimp

I know this is a simple thing for a lot of people here, but I've had more than a few people ask how to use those greyscale shadow / bake / ambient occlusion textures that are included in some sculpt sets. I'm making a sculpt that includes one, so I grabbed all the notes from my mini class and made a tutorial on how to use them.

How to use those shadow bakes or ambient occlusion textures for sculpts in Gimp.
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Thanks Sea! I've tried this before on my own and I knew I was doing something wrong. I read your tutorial and now I see it was making the shadow layer an overlay. I think I just made it mostly transparent when I tried it out.

Nicely written easy to follow tutorial with a cute lil otter looking back at you on the last log pic as if to say "good job!".
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That looks really interesting, but how do you bake AO in SL or OS? Is this a Sculpt Studio feature? I haven't used Sculpt Studio in a very long time.
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That looks really interesting, but how do you bake AO in SL or OS? Is this a Sculpt Studio feature? I haven't used Sculpt Studio in a very long time.
You have to do it in an external program (Blender, Hexadon, C4D, Maya, etc.).
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That looks really interesting, but how do you bake AO in SL or OS? Is this a Sculpt Studio feature? I haven't used Sculpt Studio in a very long time.
I know of no way to do this with in-world tools. The simplest (to me) of all the desktop programs - Sculpty Paint has the ability but I've never really figured it out on that program.
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Oh, ok... sorry, I misread the tutorial. Great tutorial then! Thanks!
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I also often use "Multiply" for shading and darkening areas since it includes a bit of texture saturation due to the process. (^_^)
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