Author Topic: layer problem in substance painter 2  (Read 4172 times)

hi,

i´m just a noob in painter2 (coming from photoshop)...
so here is my question:

i got several folders (10) which all contain an
- fill layer
- mask
- assigned material.

i can´t bring my folders in the same "optical hierarchy" as they look like, when i deactivate the other folders ...
they all seem to  "affect" each other.


i tried "multiply"... but this doesn´t work....

what can i do, to bring my folders together, with all their unique looks (like they show,
when i deactivate the others).

where is my mistake??


thanks for an answer!


greetz
loopon


Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 05:46:00 pm

Hey did you try to select the "Replace" blending mode ?

hi vincent,

thanks for your reply!

yes, i tried the replace mode, but in this case only the folder on top of the list is shown
in the viewport...

my workflow:

the first folder
- i create the first folder in the stack (with the norm- and 100 signs)
- i assign an white mask
- i bring with uv-clicking my seperated uv´s into this mask (shown as black)
- i drag and drop an smart material onto the mask - layer
- the material is shown in the viewport


the second folder
- i reproduce the steps shown in "the first folder"

but after all the height information from the second folder took its place all over the complete mesh (and the other layers) ...

(if it´s important: i´m using win7 64bit, and a gtx970)

what is my mistake??

thanks again for an answer...


greetz
loopon
Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 10:38:41 am

set your height channel to passthrough should work.

i set all the components
- folders
- layers
-materials
-material component
to passthrough

but now in the stack only the top layer is shown with its color,
and with its height-information all over the mesh.

i  thought:
when i set the "base" folder (with norm 100 percent) on the bottom of the stack, all others (with norm 100 percent) on top of him (when they are an "fill-layer with an mask") shouldn´t effect the the "base-Folder" at all...
so where is my mistake to use the mask - function properly?

Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 11:26:59 am

My bad: make sure that the height is in linear dodge (could be just on the folder in theory

i  thought:
when i set the "base" folder (with norm 100 percent) on the bottom of the stack, all others (with norm 100 percent) on top of him (when they are an "fill-layer with an mask") shouldn´t effect the the "base-Folder" at all...
so where is my mistake to use the mask - function properly?
Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 11:37:06 am

maybe you can share a picture, because either I explained badly or I don't get your issue :)

it's to insert a weblink :)
Look below your post:  "Attachments & other options


It's because you have to choose the height channel and set it to "normal" or replace"  ;)

i´m sorry vincent...
but it doesn´t work.

my photoshop - sight of view, using a layer stack:
- i use the layer stack to seperate parts of my mesh and to colorize them seperately
- the seperated part (folder with layer and mask) doesn´t take influence to an other seperated part (folder with layer and mask)....
but it in my case, it "overwrites" it... like in the "multiply-mode

is there an way to use masks (setting "norm-100",with color, height and normal) without influencing an other mask???

or an tutorial for "masking in painter 2" ?
Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 01:14:38 pm

I'm a bit confused at the moment and I'm having troubles understanding your issue.
I think the best would be for us that you send us your project, that will make things much more easier to understand.
You can send it to me by e-mail if it's not too heavy : fabrice.piquet [at] allegorithmic (dot) com
Don't forget your log file. It can be exported from the Help menu of the software.
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@loopon,

What you describe sounds very similar to a newbie problem that perplexed me for a few days.  I wanted to "smooth out" some roughness on a rusted, pitted metal.

I'm not sure how else to describe it, but I'll look for my old thread and maybe it will help you.

Hang it there, and don't give up.


ADDED...

Here is the link to my struggles, with a happy ending.
https://forum.allegorithmic.com/index.php?topic=7500.msg36070#msg36070
Thanks again to Fabian and Froyok for helping me.
Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 03:25:37 pm
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@justaviking

thank you very much for your answer and your link!

i will see, if i can solve my problems :-)

greetz into the north
from
loopon