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half dressed models

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:49:04

evilpancake

So i had a question about models i've seen that half like half their clothes on. How is this accomplished? Does this require knowledge of programs like 3ds max, or is this something that can be done outside the constraints of a modeling program. What i'm looking at is i saw someone did a picture, i can't remember who anymore or where i saw it, but it was Miranda, she was wearing her top and those sexy black high heeled boots, but her mid section was unclothed, like ya know a spur of the moment just remove what piece of clothing is required type thing. How is this done?
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:40:56

Mr. Zack

If you're talking about Garry's Mod, there is a tool called "bodygroup tool" or "easy bodygroup tool" (it is in workshop as well).You select a model and open context menu (default C) and slide the bars. SOME models have bodygroups, not all. It is common that the author put info on description if the model have or not bodygroup when publishing his work, or just test in all models you have. If you're talking about SFM or other software I don't know how is done, but maybe it is like bodygroup.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:00:56

evilpancake

oh sorry to be vague, ya i'm talking SFM. I've seen many pictures with half dressed characters but i guess in retrospect i've never seen animations with them, maybe it is a Gmod only thing.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:09:25

kp0988

"evilpancake" said ...
oh sorry to be vague, ya i'm talking SFM. I've seen many pictures with half dressed characters but i guess in retrospect i've never seen animations with them, maybe it is a Gmod only thing.
I think most of the half-clothed pictures are photo-shopped, mixing the clothed version with the nude one. Some of LordAardvark's model have topless and bottomless versions (Zoey and Liara, off the top of my head), but those are about the only few I've seen.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:14:02

BlueLight

It depends, you could do it either way. You can pose the nude and clothed models in a similar position. Drag unused parts of each model away and do so at such an angle that the camera doesn't see the trick. Models won't always break neatly so you'll probably have to do some editing to clean things up. They also most likely won't have the exact same body shape either. Similarly, you can render the shot multiple times. Render it out with each model individually. Then, use your image manipulator of choice to put them together like one. Of course, both of these techniques won't really work well for animations with all the editing and tricks that have to be done. Manipulating the model itself wouldn't be too difficult depending on what you want to do. A topless model, for example, should be as simple as hacking the bottom of the clothed model with the upper portion of the nude model. In theory, anyway. It might take a bit more work depending on how different the proportions are.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:34:30

Mr. Zack

"evilpancake" said ...
oh sorry to be vague, ya i'm talking SFM. I've seen many pictures with half dressed characters but i guess in retrospect i've never seen animations with them, maybe it is a Gmod only thing.
Well, the only way i can think about animating cloth pieces is on 3D softwares, like you've mentioned. As long I studied 3Ds max (a very little to be honest) I Don't know if it have a modifier to animate cloth-type objects or if you have to do the pain-in-the-ass work animating every vertex on a mesh. If you discover if this is possible in any way in SFM please share with us :) **EDIT** Oh never mind, now I got it, you don't want to animate a undressing scene, but just the half dressed model. Sorry. As others have stated, you can do 2 videos and use video editors to crop the nude or clothed version and put over the other version. I Think it is easier to search for some bodygroup plugin or half-dressed models.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:18:29

evilpancake

ya, what i'm trying to find here is some way to render Miranda wearing that white outfit, with the top intact, the boots intact, but the mid section done to reveal her naughty bits. I've thought of doing the multiple models and camera tricks but that seems like it would make for a bad animation. I'll keep searching
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:25:24

evilpancake

I just remembered who i saw that did it, it was the Andregovno guy who i have not seen post here. It was an animated work too so it would have to be in SFM right? or does Gmod do animations as well?
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:26:55

Vitezislav

Andregovno simply reskinned the bottom area. You can clearly see it. He simply turned the suite part into skin.