[6.x] AsymFaces - Au Ra Female

Version: 4.5.4

  A Face Mod by spiswel


Contributor Information:

SQUARE ENIX - base 3D head models

spiswel (myself) - 3D editing, texture editing, NGRIJX addons, MTF Au Ra F addon, Petit Scorpion Scales addon
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TEXTURES

✿ Miette - Vanilla Redefined textures used as bases for these mods

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SPECIFICS

bizu + sapphire7896 + zanariyo - [NB] Face Scales addon
wootabega - Ruta Face Scales addon
windupallagan - B&W color variant base

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PERMISSIONS

DO:
- edit/create/release new textures or models based on the AsymFaces layout
- respect creators' permissions before porting their textures or models to AsymFaces
- use AsymFaces 3D models in private/paid commissions

DONT:
- use any parts of these mods in permanently paywalled (vaulted) mods
- resell, redistribute or claim any parts of these mods as your own

ABOUT PAID MODS:
- You CAN use these faces in temporarily paid mods (ie Patreons, Early access, Ko-Fi shops, etc)
- HOWEVER, do NOT use these models or any of their assets in permanently paywalled (vaulted) mods.

Please contact me on Discord if there's any doubt about permissions.

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HELPERS

Tsar + Mimi - lots & lots of help with 3D issues ;w;
Sofie - lots & lots of help with textures/seams issues ;w;

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CONTACT :

Discord : Spiswel#7777
Twitter : @orchestrion_inc

Author's Comments:

THIS MOD WAS MADE PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF PATCH 7.0 DAWNTRAIL AND MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY AS OF JUNE 28 2024. UPDATES ARE PENDING

This is a framework mod aiming to make Au Ra Female player characters' heads & faces asymmetrical.
It is part of a larger collection of similar mods.

It is intended to be used with asymmetrical face textures and, I hope, will lead users & creators to build their own custom faces including but not limited to scars/scarring, make-up, freckles, beauty spots etc

More races & genders will eventually be added overtime to this large-scale project.

This mod is FREE and is also accessible through Ko-Fi for those who wish to donate.

---------------------CONTENTS---------------------

Main installation includes a choice of modded teeth between
- Vanilla
-Bites
- LorFangs
- Lor+botes Combo (LorFangs for top teeth, Bites for bottom teeth)
as well as texture choices between Vanilla, BW and NGRIJX color variants including Black Sclera options for Xaela faces

Download folder includes a variety of (free) addons for popular scale mods and some of their color variants, such as:
- Ruta Scales (vanilla/BW/NGRIJX)
- NB Scales (vanilla/BW)
- Petit Scorpion Scales (vanilla/BW/NGRIJX)
- MTF Horns (vanilla/BW/NGRIJX)

IMPORTANT NOTE : If using any other custom scale neckline than vanilla and encountering neck seam issues, make sure to install matching neckline textures on Face Material FAC_A prior to installing AsymFaces! (ie original NB faces on material A and AsymFaces NB faces on material B)

More addons (free or not) may be added in future updates.

---------------------TECHNICAL---------------------

This mod adds a new material for Faces (Material FAC_B) in order to support asymmetry & doesn't break Reaper Enshroud eyes.
It will take over any existing face 3D mods or any addons already present on FAC_B.
The 3D heads models do not reference the default Facial Material FAC_A, so it will not show up in Textools anymore upon installing this mod. However, this mod does NOT alter or remove the default facial Material A, nor the connectors for the neck models.
To make it reappear if you so wish, Disable the 3D Model edit temporarily in the Models tab.

Certain parts of the face models have been intentionally left symmetrical to prevent glitches or unsightly appearance, such as:
- irises
- eyebrows & eyelashes
- inside of the mouth
- tongue
- teeth (vanilla only)
They are mapped to the right hand side of the textures provided or to their default texture.

Every other part, including ears, horns or horn accessories is now mapped to be asymmetrical.

THIS MOD IS COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY EXISTING BODY MOD - as it does not affect body textures or models. However, users should make sure their body scales textures match with whatever variants they plan on using, ie NB Body for NB Faces, etc

For Scaleless Au Ras, please download the addon made by Sapphire here : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/4812

---------------------KNOWN ISSUES---------------------

- slight seam across the middle of the faces

All issues that presented during development were stemming from vanilla issues and were unable to be resolved.

---------------------CHANGELOG---------------------

ver4.5.4 - fixed F1 Vanilla option loading a wrong F4 model

ver4.5.3 - fixed F3+F4 models pointing to the wrong materials
ver 4.5.2 - corrected mapping not being asym (again) on F4 models with modded teeth
- all modpacks, addons & creator resources have been updated to reflect these fixes
ver 4.5.1 - fixed F3+F4 models not having actually asym UVs
- all modpacks, addons & creator resources have been updated to reflect this fix

ver 4.5.0 - in preparation for the upcoming expansion in 7.0, 3D models have been overhauled, there were no texture changes
- all addons' 3D models have been updated too
- modded teeth conserve the same shape options, but are now based on the Vanilla Bites 2.x library by Ulli
- as a result, modded teeth options now match the vanilla face textures colors
- as a result, modded teeth options are now UV-mapped to the right side of the vanilla teeth textures just like their vanilla counterparts
- added 3D creator resources (fbx & blender file)
- description corrections & formatting
- modded teeth options have been renamed for clarity and to stay inline with the Vanilla Bites resource naming conventions
- removed a bunch of redundant FAC_A texture files, kept the F01-101 ones to ensure neck connectors match the installation choices

ver 0.4.2 - fixed Petit Scorpion addon missing modded teeth textures on its normal & multi maps

ver 0.4.1 - the mod & all its addons will now install matching textures on material FAC_A as well to prevent neck seams
- the Gen3 Compatibility materials addon has been removed and its features have been baked directly into the original mod & the MTF Horns addons
- hotfix : packaging issue on the multis for Petit Scorpion addon

ver0.0.4b - Endwalker update (part 2)!
- fixed Ruta Scales addon empty modpack
- the MTF Horns addon has been finalized & is no longer paywalled fia Ko-Fi

ver0.0.4 - Endwalker update!
- mod was overhauled to accomodate RPR Eyes while conserving modded teeth options
- all models, textures & creator resources have been updated to reflect those changes
- previously Ko-Fi only MTF Horns addon has been removed for rework & will be added to the main addons folder at a later date.
- note that due to technical limitations, the MTF Horns addon WILL REMOVE RPR EYES

ver0.0.3 - general overhaul of the mod, streamlined installation process
- removed Shared Faces default (vanilla) setup, mod now uses Unique Au Ra setup only (doesn't break older bodymods and is required for B+/Gen3 usage)
- reworked various mapping issues on F04-104
- added IllyLor Combo as new teeth option (IllyBites bottom, LorFangs top) to main install
- all addons have also been overhauled to reflect the setup changes
- updated Ruta Scales & Petit Scorpion addons to use latest version of NGRIJX
(- PS : caught F03 model having improper mapping around teeth)

ver0.0.2e - reworked Normal maps to reduce central seams across all faces (updated textures RAR as well)
- fixed missing vanilla teeth issues on Face 03-103

ver0.0.2d - fixed missing teeth issues & improved mapping on Face 02-102

ver0.0.2c - fixed LorFangs model for Face 01-101

ver0.0.2b - fixed UV issue on Face 01-101
- added Gen3-specific materials addon

ver0.0.2 - reformatted & repackaged mod entirely
- added choice between Shared Faces (default) & Unique Au Ra Faces setups (for usage with the Unique Au Ra addon in Bibo+/Gen3)
- added choice of IllyBites & LorFangs teeth for each face
- updated NGRIJX textures variants to use the latest version of the original mod.
(- PS: emergency fixed the Lor/Illy teeth uvs & normals being wonky)

ver0.0.1 - initial release

Primary File or Link:

DL (Drive) : [ via drive.google.com ]

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Last Version Update :
Wed Apr 03 2024 14:45:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Original Release Date :
Thu Jun 10 2021 01:46:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


Affects / Replaces :
Au Ra Female Faces (3D Models & Textures)

Races :
Au Ra
Genders :
Female

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