XIV Modding: Quick Guides & References

  A Other Mod by Illyriana

Version: 1.1

Author's Comments:

Guides, Resources, and Useful Shit! This compendium is the work of countless modders who've taken time to make these helpful things! If you find something of use here please consider tossing a kofi, tip, or a warm thanks in the authors direction.

If you have a guide you would like added to this collection please feel free to send me a DM. Thank you and happy modding! 

🛑These guides are not to be used in the creation of underage NSFW Content.
Should these resources ever be used for this again I will permanently delete these guides and move them to a safer location. Thank you for understanding and please remember to report any underage NSFW content to the discord team and server admins of your discord servers should you see this content being posted.

---------- Modding Required and/or Helpful Tools ----------
â–«TexTools by Linko : https://textools.dualwield.net/
â–«Asset CC2 (Install in your program folder for TT. Not your documents folder): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ARj1VU1T9Wkt_FU_GeVncloqViaRKzI4
Place in TexTools install location, next to the FFXIV TextTools 2.exe
â–«ColorSet Editor (2.2.5) by SifridExtan :< https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230 >(Requires TT1.9 to launch)
â–«CMTool for CM Poses: https://leonblade.github.io/FFXIVSSTool/
â–«FFXIV Quick Launcher by Goat : https://github.com/goaaats/FFXIVQuickLauncher/releases
â–«3DS Max by AutoDesk : https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/3ds-max
More information on setting up 3DS Max, its required plugins, and information can be found here: https://textools.dualwield.net/3ds-basics/
Sign up for a 3 year student license. No, they do not check. No you will not be arrested. Yes, it's free. Yes, the email takes forever to come through.

---------- Important Information and References ----------
âž¡TexTools Reference Document : https://goo.gl/XGxx2s
âž¡Accessories/Model List : https://goo.gl/ME49vW
âž¡Female Gloves/Boots Compendium: https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8527
âž¡Hair Numbers: https://imgur.com/a/EOnkKav
âž¡Gear database (Possibly Outdated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MotmRAdpyg6RTmiiHM7eL-5K1USklETWm1NcQcVUL-s/edit#gid=0
âž¡Viera/Hroth Headgear (Rough Guide. Will rebuild later.): https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/c8dntj/viera_headgear_list/
âž¡Body Size Chart (Nsfw): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8411
âž¡ ARR -> Some SB Monster List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xhctxJDkJgXZMcqZPESLzmO_ZcwHOWohLV09ZAu71dI/edit#gid=2052605977
âž¡ SB -> SHB Monsterlist: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HODWRrklJQXZ2PLdl9DNMyWS--Mjt1D2Ys-JmB03Yoo/edit?usp=sharing

---------- Intro Level Modding ----------

📗:The Basics You Must Know
â–«Basics (How to use Textools & It's Functions): https://textools.dualwield.net/the-basics/
â–«Importing: https://textools.dualwield.net/user-tutorial/
â–«Basics Intro & Advanced Importing: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
â–«Mod Compatibility (Gen1 & Gen2): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O-lnG2yI33F7ftnVNGF1atYRux9BBMUfJzu2w54YLYc/edit

**As always, modding has general rules. Please do not use another modder from the community, a modder from another community (such as the sims), art work, or resources from places such as deviantart without permission from the creator. Please remember to always credit your original sources even if free use is allowed. Thank you! And happy modding**


🔷Model Swapping (No 3DS Required):
â–«Mod Converter (Now Works With Matadd!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/17A2uxlJ6NOB4Tg90dkwQk4KAjup3BqdvJCRp45Y496E/edit
â–«Manual Model Swapping: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17LA1XTPqs3it1JHW4vxl-MQ4Uq6hZTeDPIhq9CbPP00/edit#slide=id.g6369a403c7_2_59
â–«Material Addition: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iHtXbW-GI_UYCKn32JW2bFiYVB00cdzBBMlPERbTTXM/edit?usp=sharing
â–«Sub-Guide -> Hair Model Swapping ( Use with Manual Model Swapping Guide ): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EGa1q1INY2uzuQQ_hci0x3PsAQQQfE9VgugbOqhsn9s/edit
â–«Hair Model Swapping (Extended Details): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HsAdTcewxIqPnaRfSwkdvQ277uS64dCyvn57DoM5ww4/edit#
â–«Textools 1.9+ Model Swapping ( Older Version ): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JyR0EW2hB1HSMGwby5-5XAaT4UVW26EtGCf16qRc2qA/edit


🖌Colorset Editing:
â–«Colorset Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLuIJJ47by461CpCzldfN8F9DoK9_z-uZcPrGhAsM9Y/edit
â–«Colorset Editor Program (Requires Java. See Guide): https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230
â–«Colorset Cheat Sheet: https://i.imgur.com/scqu4Oy.png


🟪Basic Texture Editing:
â–«Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/texture-basics/ (Download Nvidia Plugin Linked Here)
â–«Body Textures/Making Tattoos: (Coming Soon!)
â–«Face Textures/3D in Photoshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BAdT8o9pTv0NVZoKTJtd7GApl3uoRqCOsjh-Woox3oM/edit
â–«Facepaint template: https://i.imgur.com/EA9Spdv.png-
Facepaints are a rough estimate and change slightly for each race. To make a customized face paint template export your face and the UV map for the layout
â–«Gen1 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/Wxo3VB.png
â–«Gen2 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/wcXSsQ.png
â–«Lala body Layout (M/F): https://i.vgy.me/fG7Pdj.png
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates (F): https://tinyurl.com/BizuAuRa
â–«Au Ra NB Scales Templates (F): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/6107
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates - Face (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2871
â–«Au Ra Scales Templates - Body (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2870
â–«Gear Icon Template : https://goo.gl/v2mqfU
â–«Hair Texture Resource : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8175
â–«Waifu2x-Caffe Upscales (Nvidia Standalone):
https://github.com/lltcggie/waifu2x-caffe/releases and cudnn64_7.dll added to the Waifu folder in the same place as the .exe file. DL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GdtWsJ1CvnkBRmWxTjPOZ7h2qPMj9TSn
â–«Making Dyeable/White Lashes For Any Race: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XnR4UrLi2DM77GkgHpsrIO9_EKfdQc2OhL2H1_i-jsw/edit?usp=sharing

---------- Advanced Texture Guides ----------
🔴Porting And Textures Guides (Advanced):
â–«Tattoo Making - Master Rig by Spiswel: https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/12978
â–«PBR Textures: https://goo.gl/MiMWKK
â–«ColorSet Cheat Sheet & Alpha Values: https://vgy.me/MPWgst.png
â–«Alpha Values Swatch : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/3309
â–«Making a Colorset Alpha: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y5lE7G5RdnrXKicUQMumlNXtS19tB5IiFxjV53sznAk/edit
â–«Gear Transparency through the Blue Channel: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
â–«Hand Painting Normal Maps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1je-ESXXavDFx3lznDVjUlYPCf_tFm1bky3dwvNPXjsE/edit
â–«Convert to Mask Script (PS Action) : https://bizu.carrd.co/#help
â–«Diffuse Item to Mask Conversion: https://streamable.com/ec9mp
â–«Normal Map Maker (May require micro adjustments): https://cpetry.github.io/NormalMap-Online/
â–«Miqo'te Ear Pack : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4sxUZ4RSAXiGANVsPK5VJIR_v1ZJI2M/view?usp=sharing


---------- 3D Modding Guides & Resources ----------
📘The Basics for 3D
â–«The Basics/Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/3ds-basics/
â–«Intro to 3DS Max: https://bit.ly/2v9w1vv
â–«Open Collada 2019: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GhtWL83yMzd9T6E9YAxZOmUjj2QQIUvB/view?usp=sharing
â–«Open Collada 2018: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYoESxxR9v4KCMpqiPXzpZX6wHCusxcv/view?usp=sharing
â–«Open Collada 2017: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rLBJs-XXmRrq7GmgnyqwNfXAWhAPIm-5/view?usp=sharing
â–«Bulk OpenCollada Files (Maya, ect:)
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1VnEBoN3CyKV17BmftpX-xRlNzrBXzTkb


📰3D Scripts / Plug-Ins / Rigs
â–«Max - UV To Mesh Seam-Splitter: https://goo.gl/bk1AQh
â–«Max - 3DS Max Script Toolkit (Skin Combine + More): https://drive.google.com/file/d/146ZgtLO4iVEGe7r5DFyip0M-dk6suQWj/view
â–«Max - Weighted Normals: https://bit.ly/2DJUADX (Dead Link / Replacement Needed)
â–«Max - XNALARA-XPS Import (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/qHHxsw
â–«Max - ActorXImporter (For Porting) : https://goo.gl/dchiqE
â–«Blender - CATS Plug In (Porting MMD/PMX) : https://goo.gl/eNaayz
â–«Rig - Titanfirm Gen2: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n7vnaPcuKGH6VfrJsCgtw6XZXXQwJ1XL3_nGE8EOpZY/edit
â–«Rig - BBWR: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31063348
â–«Ripping Tools: https://bit.ly/2Iq0o9S
â–«3DS Ripping Tool (Imports .mesh/.ascii/.xps directly): https://www.deviantart.com/mariokart64n/art/XnaLara-Converter-675360368
â–«Batch Importer Plugin (3dsMax): http://josbalcaen.com/scripts/max/batch-exportimport/

🔶3DS General Guides:
â–«Porting from Other Games: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D7zRvPOcdH8-ppw8XGkq6FV_FTmIhhQ_pyZR-2rQeSU/edit
â–«Porting Hair from Other Games: (DeadLink- Replacement needed)
â–«Video Guide -> Porting Existing Hairs to Other Races: https://youtu.be/cFCS7pHeh0U


💠3DS Advanced Guides:
General
â–«Making Backfaces without the script : https://streamable.com/osvr7
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
â–«Creating a UVW Template: https://goo.gl/rStAML
â–«Editing Normals / Boxy Model: https://goo.gl/7goqrb
â–«Baking with xNormal & More (Titan Tuts): https://amethystdcvr.tumblr.com/tutorials
â–«Editing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://i.imgur.com/FSaCSjq.png
â–«Clearing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://vgy.me/nbGnQO.png
â–«Baking with xNormal: https://tinyurl.com/TitanBAKE
â–«Scaling Breast Size with Mune Bone : https://youtu.be/5IAX1wO5yA4
â–«Breast Scaling Math: https://goo.gl/BefCoj

Skin / Weights
â–«Skinwrapping Exact Items: https://i.imgur.com/aTylqwe.png
â–«Skinwrapping Similar Items: https://i.imgur.com/oEXxIa0.png

Misc
â–«Extracting/Converting Animations for Weight Testing: https://tinyurl.com/ro98yva
â–«General Animations (Recommended) https://tinyurl.com/y55yuwm6
â–«Wearable Pubes (3D) : https://goo.gl/QoN8x9
â–«Creating Equip-able Piercings: https://goo.gl/YZisVN
â–«Atlasing to Add Secondary Glows / Blend Glows https://goo.gl/RcGNBD
â–«Marvelous Designer - How to Add Buttons: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t3k_iUqA_PjQO5LPqng2hdICDBJxa1RT76hyJcfocgg/edit?usp=sharing

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Main Site Information Hub : [ via textools.dualwield.net ]

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Last Version Update :
Fri Mar 20 2020 21:50:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Original Release Date :
Wed Dec 11 2019 21:16:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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