XIV Modding: Quick Guides & References

Version: 1.1.1

  A Other Mod by Illy Does Things

Author's Comments:

THE MODDING GUIDES ARE OUTDATED! Moving forward I will not be updating and managing these guides due to no longer using the XMA. These guides will be left up for the community to use for their modding needs. Many of these guides are over multiple years old and may contain old or invalid information. Please keep that in mind.

These guides are not to be used in the creation of underage NSFW Content.
Should these resources ever be used for this again I will permanently delete these guides and move them to a safer location. Thank you for understanding and please remember to report any underage NSFW content to the discord team and server admins of your discord servers should you see this content being posted.

---------- Modding Required and/or Helpful Tools ----------
â–«TexTools by Linko : https://textools.dualwield.net/
Place in TexTools install location, next to the FFXIV TextTools 2.exe
â–«ColorSet Editor (2.2.5) by SifridExtan :< https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230 >(Requires TT1.9 to launch)
â–«CMTool for CM Poses: https://leonblade.github.io/FFXIVSSTool/
â–«FFXIV Quick Launcher by Goat : https://github.com/goaaats/FFXIVQuickLauncher/releases
â–«3DS Max by AutoDesk : https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/3ds-max
More information on setting up 3DS Max, its required plugins, and information can be found here: https://textools.dualwield.net/3ds-basics/
Please keep in mind that as of March 2020 Student Signup is no longer "free" easily and will require a physical scan of documents as proof. If you cannot provide proof please look into "alternative means."

Blender is now supported and is fully free! Download at -> https://www.blender.org/download/
Keep in mind that Blender support is brand new and many of our scripts, resources are for 3DS Max. Blender users may hit a few more hiccups when using certain resources. I will update these guides as additional community resources are written for Blender.

---------- Important Information and References ----------
âž¡TexTools Reference Document : https://goo.gl/XGxx2s
âž¡Accessories/Model List : https://goo.gl/ME49vW
âž¡Female Gloves/Boots Compendium: https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8527
âž¡Hair Numbers: https://imgur.com/a/EOnkKav
âž¡Gear database (Possibly Outdated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MotmRAdpyg6RTmiiHM7eL-5K1USklETWm1NcQcVUL-s/edit#gid=0
âž¡Viera/Hroth Headgear (Rough Guide. Will rebuild later.): https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/c8dntj/viera_headgear_list/
âž¡Body Size Chart (Nsfw): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8411
âž¡ ARR -> Some SB Monster List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xhctxJDkJgXZMcqZPESLzmO_ZcwHOWohLV09ZAu71dI/edit#gid=2052605977
âž¡ SB -> SHB Monsterlist: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HODWRrklJQXZ2PLdl9DNMyWS--Mjt1D2Ys-JmB03Yoo/edit?usp=sharing

---------- Intro Level Modding ----------

The Basics You Must Know
â–«Basics (How to use Textools & It's Functions): https://textools.dualwield.net/the-basics/
â–«Importing: https://textools.dualwield.net/user-tutorial/
â–«Basics Intro & Advanced Importing: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
â–«Mod Compatibility (Gen1 & Gen2): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O-lnG2yI33F7ftnVNGF1atYRux9BBMUfJzu2w54YLYc/edit

As always, modding has general rules. Please do not use another modder from the community, a modder from another community (such as the sims), art work, or resources from places such as deviantart without permission from the creator. Please remember to always credit your original sources even if free use is allowed. Thank you! And happy modding `

Model Swapping (No 3DS Required):
â–«Mod Converter (Now Called "Item Converter"): http://tiny.cc/XIVConverter
â–«Manual Model Swapping (Some menus have changed. Process still the same): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17LA1XTPqs3it1JHW4vxl-MQ4Uq6hZTeDPIhq9CbPP00/edit#slide=id.g6369a403c7_2_59
â–«Material Addition: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iHtXbW-GI_UYCKn32JW2bFiYVB00cdzBBMlPERbTTXM/edit?usp=sharing
â–«Material Editor Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bRW48y20n9eqkA7HdSlbP0Hr4lNV1S5t9-3zVfhwJbg
â–«Sub-Guide -> Hair Model Swapping ( Use with Manual Model Swapping Guide ): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EGa1q1INY2uzuQQ_hci0x3PsAQQQfE9VgugbOqhsn9s/edit
â–«Hair Model Swapping (Extended Details): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HsAdTcewxIqPnaRfSwkdvQ277uS64dCyvn57DoM5ww4/edit#

Colorset Editing:
â–«Colorset Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLuIJJ47by461CpCzldfN8F9DoK9_z-uZcPrGhAsM9Y/edit
â–«Colorset Editor Program (Requires Java. See Guide): https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230
â–«Colorset Cheat Sheet: https://i.imgur.com/scqu4Oy.png

Basic Texture Editing:
â–«Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/texture-basics/ (Download Nvidia Plugin Linked Here)
â–«Body Textures/Making Tattoos: (Coming Soon!)
â–«Face Textures/3D in Photoshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BAdT8o9pTv0NVZoKTJtd7GApl3uoRqCOsjh-Woox3oM/edit
â–«Facepaint template: https://i.imgur.com/EA9Spdv.png-
Facepaints are a rough estimate and change slightly for each race. To make a customized face paint template export your face and the UV map for the layout
â–«Gen1 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/Wxo3VB.png
â–«Gen2 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/wcXSsQ.png
â–«Lala body Layout (M/F): https://i.vgy.me/fG7Pdj.png
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates (F): https://tinyurl.com/BizuAuRa
â–«Au Ra NB Scales Templates (F): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/6107
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates - Face (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2871
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates - Body (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2870
â–«Gear Icon Template : https://goo.gl/v2mqfU
â–«Waifu2x-Caffe Upscales (Nvidia Standalone):
https://github.com/lltcggie/waifu2x-caffe/releases and cudnn64_7.dll added to the Waifu folder in the same place as the .exe file. DL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GdtWsJ1CvnkBRmWxTjPOZ7h2qPMj9TSn
â–«Making Dyeable/White Lashes For Any Race: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XnR4UrLi2DM77GkgHpsrIO9_EKfdQc2OhL2H1_i-jsw/edit?usp=sharing

---------- Advanced Texture Guides ----------
Porting And Textures Guides (Advanced):
â–«Tattoo Making - Master Rig by Spiswel: https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/12978
â–«PBR Textures: https://goo.gl/MiMWKK
â–«ColorSet Cheat Sheet & Alpha Values: https://vgy.me/MPWgst.png
â–«Alpha Values Swatch : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/3309
â–«Making a Colorset Alpha: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y5lE7G5RdnrXKicUQMumlNXtS19tB5IiFxjV53sznAk/edit
â–«Gear Transparency through the Blue Channel: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
â–«Hand Painting Normal Maps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1je-ESXXavDFx3lznDVjUlYPCf_tFm1bky3dwvNPXjsE/edit
â–«Convert to Mask Script (PS Action) : https://bizu.carrd.co/#help
â–«Diffuse Item to Mask Conversion: https://streamable.com/ec9mp
â–«Normal Map Maker (May require micro adjustments): https://cpetry.github.io/NormalMap-Online/

---------- 3D Modding Guides & Resources ----------
The Basics for 3D
â–«The Basics/Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/3ds-basics/
â–«Intro to 3DS (Upscale Guide): https://bit.ly/2v9w1vv

3D Scripts / Plug-Ins / Rigs
â–«Max - UV To Mesh Seam-Splitter: https://goo.gl/bk1AQh
â–«Max - 3DS Max Script Toolkit (Skin Combine + More FBX): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1saciLAR_bKrmqsaXYYqW2bScrDW-QB_4/edit
â–«Max - Weighted Normals: https://bit.ly/2DJUADX (Dead Link / Replacement Needed)
â–«Max - XNALARA-XPS Import (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/qHHxsw
â–«Max - ActorXImporter (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/dchiqE
â–«Blender - CATS Plug In (Porting MMD/PMX) : https://goo.gl/eNaayz
â–«Rig - Titanfirm Gen2: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n7vnaPcuKGH6VfrJsCgtw6XZXXQwJ1XL3_nGE8EOpZY/edit
â–«Rig - BBWR: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31063348
â–«Ripping Tools: https://bit.ly/2Iq0o9S
â–«3DS Ripping Tool (Imports .mesh/.ascii/.xps directly): https://www.deviantart.com/mariokart64n/art/XnaLara-Converter-675360368
â–«Batch Importer Plugin (3dsMax): http://josbalcaen.com/scripts/max/batch-exportimport/

3DS General Guides:
â–«Porting from Other Games: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D7zRvPOcdH8-ppw8XGkq6FV_FTmIhhQ_pyZR-2rQeSU/edit
â–«Porting Hair from Other Games: (DeadLink- Replacement needed)
â–«Video Guide -> Porting Existing Hairs to Other Races: https://youtu.be/cFCS7pHeh0U
:white_smallsquare: Basic Face Sculpting Guide: <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p1eb3NkrjtQLyMpKbYhNoPz7Onbx2EB-2sGbKMsrws/edit>

3DS Advanced Guides:
â–«Making Backfaces without the script : https://streamable.com/osvr7
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
â–«Creating a UVW Template: https://goo.gl/rStAML
â–«Editing Normals / Boxy Model: https://goo.gl/7goqrb
â–«Baking with xNormal & More (Titan Tuts): https://amethystdcvr.tumblr.com/tutorials
â–«Editing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://i.imgur.com/FSaCSjq.png
â–«Clearing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://vgy.me/nbGnQO.png
â–«Baking with xNormal: https://tinyurl.com/TitanBAKE
â–«Scaling Breast Size with Mune Bone : https://youtu.be/5IAX1wO5yA4
â–«Breast Scaling Math: https://goo.gl/BefCoj

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

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

:white_small_square: Extracting/Converting Animations for Weight Testing: https://tinyurl.com/ro98yva
:white_small_square: General Animations (Recommended) https://tinyurl.com/y55yuwm6
:white_small_square: Wearable Pubes (3D) : https://goo.gl/QoN8x9
:white_small_square: Creating Equip-able Piercings: https://goo.gl/YZisVN
:white_small_square: Atlasing to Add Secondary Glows / Blend Glows https://goo.gl/RcGNBD
:white_small_square: Marvelous Designer - How to Add Buttons: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t3k_iUqA_PjQO5LPqng2hdICDBJxa1RT76hyJcfocgg/edit?usp=sharing
:white_small_square: Metadata: Making accessories reappear on gear that hides: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14yUIcClgi1qiF_BVCXFcYgo0QLBsDbRAmmjBWOf4Wrs/edit?usp=sharing
:white_small_square: 3Ds Max 21+ "Black Material" Fix: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1INKIvYPWSjZTzdsB2E5-DerfutNEbSo0NUhwnFqjY3A/edit?usp=sharing


â–«Ani's Super Quick Blender Guides: https://ani-kiblendertips.carrd.co/
â–«[WM] Blender Helpers
â–«Face Scupt Quick Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lpWRD_O0YQj21FeY-S4D8-BhzYJ9WS7YQQJ-59NlNFs/edit?usp=sharing

Blender Support is brand new. Due to this guides and information are extremely limited at this time.

As well, Textools is going though massive UI and Restriction Changes. Due to this, information in some of these guides may be slightly out dated or have images that slightly mismatch with newer versions of textools. This guide will slowly be updated over time as changes are made. Thank you!

Primary File or Link:

Main Site Information Hub : [ via textools.dualwield.net ]

Other Files and Links:


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