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The Fairytale Book

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Product Name: The Fairytale Book
Product ID: 51663
Published Artist(s): MikeD
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2018-04-06

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

The package is perfect for any static render but it is ideal for animation, as there are a lot of animated properties for the book, the pages, and the maps such us open – close book in different ways, turn the pages one by one or all together folding-unfolding the maps etc (see the animation video below to get an idea).

Although the package includes a lot of material presets (made in Substance Painter and PS CC for Iray and 3Delight), for the textures, for the glossiness and for the roughness of the pages, the manual configuration of each page maybe a time-consuming procedure, especially if you have a lot of pages in your book. A powerful ‘Set Up’ script allows you to easily create a new Book or set up an existing one and configure all pages in a very time-saver and convenient way. There all also three .psd files (for the cover, the attached inner pages, and the folding pages) accessible manually in the texture folder or by the ‘Set Up’ script directly, in order to build your own maps and alpha masks for the book and its pages. The script will also create two new properties to the Book. The ‘Turn all pages one by one’ and the ‘Turn all pages at once’, in order to give you easy manipulation of the folding pages in the Book-prop level.

The main advantage of the Set Up script is the light Text Editor. With this editor, you can type your text, save it as a baked texture and it automatically be loaded to the current folding page. You can even paste some text that is copied from an external application. You can also save the text to a file for further use, or even bake the alpha masks (from a Layered Image texture) to the Page map with the same procedure as baking the Text

Due to the baking process, the Text Editor has some limitations:
Each page must have a uniform font (font family, style, size and color).
No paragraph editing (align, line spacing etc).
You have to wrap the words manually.
The Text Edit Boxes’ size for the odd (left) and the even (right) page is an approximation of the pages size. You have to preview the Map before baking to ensure that the text is in place. The script calculates it, and it will throw an error if the text is larger than the page’s size. Even if you want to set up the book manually, there is another script that calculates the turn limits of each page, in order to have the correct angle when it lies to the left or the right side of the book. The same script will also create the new properties ‘Turn all pages one by one’ and the ‘Turn all pages at once’ without having to run the main ‘Set Up’ script.

Have fun creating your own story with the ‘Fairytale Book’ product!

Product Notes

Installation Packages

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  • 1 Core 1)

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The Fairytale Book (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight:Covers”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight:Folding Pages”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight:Folding Pages:Settings”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight:Inner Pages”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:3Delight:Inner Pages:Settings”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray:Covers”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray:Folding Pages”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray:Folding Pages:Settings”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray:Inner Pages”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:MAT:Iray:Inner Pages:Settings”
    • “Props:MikeD:Fairytale Book:Scripts”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Materials:Iray:Props”
    • “Materials:Props”
    • “Props:Furnishings:Decor”
    • “Utilities:Scripts”

Additional Details

  • .psd files for creating your own Title, Inner Pages and Folding Pages maps and alpha masks for the Fairytale Book and 1 .psd file for the Maps props.
  • DoNot Rename or move files their locations and names are needed for the scripts to function correctly.

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


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