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Offline Harley McFarlane

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How to change hair color
« on: December 03, 2015, 01:43:49 am »
Does anybody know how to get hair textures to change color? Mine just stays the same in the workshop when I try to change it. Any thoughts from someone who has made headgear with hair in the past?

Offline Richard LeMoon

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Re: How to change hair color
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 05:29:42 pm »
I believe hair colors are handled by the Muse art dev, since you can only submit one hair color, no shader maps, and yet the hair still changes color in the game. So, They most likely desaturate your submitted hair color and use the selected color shaders in the game.

You are making a separate hair mesh and color/normal texture images, right?

Offline Harley McFarlane

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Re: How to change hair color
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 10:20:59 pm »
Interesting fact, it turns out that they actually use separate textures for each hair color. After talking to the devs, I can apparently make my own hair textures as long as I make one for each color. My initial worry was that I wouldn't be able to include the partially transparent veil in the Dapper Dame's hat, which utilizes the alpha channel of the hair texture. Luckily, I'm still in business!

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Re: How to change hair color
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 11:33:25 pm »
Sweet! I have a friend that will be very interested in that bit of info. He, too, is going to use the hair texture and alpha channel for some hat elements.

Offline Harley McFarlane

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Re: How to change hair color
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 06:09:22 pm »
I'm not sure that the devs want to make a habit out of it since it requires some work on their part to get it all set up. It might decrease the chance that your item will be accepted. Fair warning. Or it might not.

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Re: How to change hair color
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 10:35:51 pm »
Depends on the quality. He already has one item in the game.