Re: [nbos] [FM8] blogs, forums, email lists
"Mike Oliver"
Mon Aug 6th, 2007
Have you tried Paint Shop Pro? I have version 8 but am all at sea with
it. If you can do the textures in that, perhaps you'd be kind enough to
do a tutorial for those of us that have it.

I have Vue 6 but I doubt I could produce the same kind of results as you
have. Still, nothing lost by trying :-)



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeff Alberts
Sent: 04 August 2007 15:12
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM8] blogs, forums, email lists


I use a couple different applications to create the mapping objects,
Poser 7 and Vue 6. Though you can achieve similar results with DAZ
Studio(available at, which is free. The content used to
the mapping objects is a different story. There is a great deal of free
content at,, and many other places. However,
figures are usually pay items only. In some cases these are given away
with the intent that you'll buy a lot of clothing for them from the

As for the maps, people use different ones. Many folks use a combination
mapping apps like Dundjinni, FM, or CC3, and Photoshop or The Gimp
(which is
also free). I also use an app called TextureMaker (not free, but not too
expensive, about $90 US), which creates seamless textures of any
I have yet to really explore the possibilities of TextureMaker, mostly I
just use the random texture function and keep the ones I like ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Rodrigues Macias []
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 9:32 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM8] blogs, forums, email lists
> Really nice, Jeff. Great resource.
> Out of curiosity, what tools do you (and your main
> contributors) use to produce those cool map objects and
> fills? I expect you're going to say PhotoShop, which I can't
> afford, but I am still curious about the techniques.
> And, while I'm asking, has anyone bothered to produce 'how
> to' guides for creating objects like these? My naive
> assumption is that creating a tiled fill would be a technical
> nightmare unless some specialised software helped to automate
> the process.

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