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  A Other Mod by BIZU

Version: 5.20B

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---------- Must-Haves
TexTools by Linko : https://textools.dualwield.net/
TexTools Beta Releases by Sel : https://github.com/Lunaretic/FFXIV_TexTools2/releases
Asset CC2: https://goo.gl/qj69oH
Place in TexTools install location, next to the FFXIV TextTools 2.exe
ColorSet Editor (2.2.5) by SifridExtan : https://goo.gl/q5MC7K
Trainer by Johto : https://leonblade.github.io/FFXIVSSTool/
FFXIV Quick Launcher by Goat : https://github.com/goaaats/FFXIVQuickLauncher/releases
3DS Max by AutoDesk : https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/3ds-max
Register as a student for a free 3 Year License. Yes, you're a student. No, they don't check.


----------Important Information
TexTools Reference Document : https://goo.gl/XGxx2s
Accessories/Model List : https://goo.gl/ME49vW



----------💮 BASICS
Basics: https://textools.dualwield.net/the-basics/
Importing: https://textools.dualwield.net/user-tutorial/
Advanced Importing: https://goo.gl/aVzT9C
Gear Swapping Without 3DS : https://goo.gl/bvfJzf


---------- TEXTURE EDITING
Texture Basics: https://textools.dualwield.net/texture-basics/

ColorSet Cheat Sheet & Alpha Values: https://vgy.me/MPWgst.png
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
How To Make An Alpha : https://goo.gl/XQq5V2
Alpha Values Swatch : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/3309

Gear Transparency through the Blue Channel: https://goo.gl/2nN34F
Normal Map Template: https://goo.gl/aQ6XPi

Diffuse Item to Mask Conversion: https://streamable.com/ec9mp
Mask Item to Diffuse Conversion: [Citation Needed]

Gear Icon Template : https://goo.gl/v2mqfU

Using xNormal to Pad: https://goo.gl/rStAML

Face
Face Paint Template: https://vgy.me/ezxVzY.png
Roughly accurate. Is located on the UV2 for each Face
Editing Face Textures: https://goo.gl/6DY4PF

Body:
Gen 1 Hyur : https://vgy.me/Wxo3VB.png
Gen 2 Hyur : https://vgy.me/wcXSsQ.png
Lalafell: https://vgy.me/fG7Pdj.png
FAQ: Gen 1 Vs Gen 2: https://goo.gl/dFPQM2

Au Ra Scales:
Guide: https://goo.gl/XHXcmL
Templates: https://goo.gl/XET6hc
Gradient Maps https://goo.gl/e8KTdJ

Porting:
PBR Textures https://goo.gl/MiMWKK


Common Errors:
Incorrect File Type : https://vgy.me/Fkt1tp.png

----------3D MODELING
Intro to 3DS Max: https://bit.ly/2v9w1vv

General
Converting to Editable Poly : https://streamable.com/cn5fw
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
Merging Meshes / Combining Skins : https://streamable.com/cn5fw
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
Making Backfaces : https://streamable.com/osvr7
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
Creating a UVW Template: https://goo.gl/rStAML
Editing Normals / Boxy Model: https://goo.gl/7goqrb
Editing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://i.imgur.com/FSaCSjq.png
Clearing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://vgy.me/nbGnQO.png
Setting up a UV Map from Scratch:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/ZuuQAu
Part 2: https://goo.gl/zMMjmx

Boobs
Scaling Breast Size with Mune Bone : https://youtu.be/5IAX1wO5yA4
Breast Scaling Math: https://goo.gl/BefCoj

Skin / Weights
Skinwrapping Exact Items: https://i.imgur.com/aTylqwe.png
Skinwrapping Similar Items: https://i.imgur.com/oEXxIa0.png

How to Export Animations for Weight Testing: https://bit.ly/2YWxbZ9
RaraDance / Weight Tester Animation: https://goo.gl/6jmuan
General Animations (Recommended) https://bit.ly/2IDVe9i

Faces
Facial Editing : [Citation Needed]
Wearable Pubes (3D) : https://goo.gl/QoN8x9


Hair
Miqo'te Ear Pack :https://bit.ly/2w9NKUb
Female Faces (3D) :https://bit.ly/2JVDo2f
Gear
Creating Equip-able Piercings: https://goo.gl/YZisVN

Recording and "Walk-through" of Porting Clothes
Part 1: Importing and cleanuphttps://goo.gl/VQPzut
Part 2: Skin-wrappinghttps://goo.gl/E6Jwq2
Part 3: Testing the model:https://goo.gl/1navKe

Atlasing to Add Secondary Glows / Blend Glows https://goo.gl/RcGNBD

Ripping Tools https://bit.ly/2Iq0o9S

3D Scripts / Plug-Ins
Max - UV To Mesh Seam-Splitter: https://goo.gl/bk1AQh
Max - Rigging Combine Skin: https://goo.gl/NrujJz
Max - Weighted Normals: https://bit.ly/2DJUADX
Max - XNALARA-XPS Import (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/qHHxsw
Max - ActorXImporter (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/dchiqE
Blender - CATS Plug In (Porting MMD/PMX) : https://goo.gl/eNaayz


Common Errors
Mesh is Missing Bone Weight Data : https://vgy.me/d27Fe0.png



----------🎁 Extras
This section's for extra-curricular tools that more advanced modders find handy, or want to dip their toes into. As these tools are a bit more niche, the guides here will be more limited. New guides are always appreciated!

Substance Painter
Mask / Normal Making in Substance : https://bit.ly/2FWyS02

ZBrush

Marvelous Designer

xNormal


---------- Discords
Liinko's TexTools https://discord.gg/ssupHwX
Sel's XIV Mod Archive https://discord.gg/QeBfNEX
Anna's Contribution Server https://discord.gg/bRyxeHG
Arty's Crayon Box https://discord.gg/xDuNyp9
Jayna's Game Rips https://discord.gg/hxmcYVs
Johto's Safe Place https://discord.gg/hq3DnBa
Originally Posted :
12/12/2018 @ 3:14:36 PM
Last Edited :
5/21/2019 @ 8:20:31 AM
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