XIV Modding: Quick Guides & References

  A Other Mod by Illyriana

Version: 1.0

Comments / Description:

Newly Formed Guides, Resources, and Useful Shit! Now in a new location! 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! 


---------- Modding Required and/or Helpful Tools ----------
▫TexTools by Linko : https://textools.dualwield.net/
▫ Asset CC2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ARj1VU1T9Wkt_FU_GeVncloqViaRKzI4
Place in TexTools install location, next to the FFXIV TextTools 2.exe
▫ ColorSet Editor (2.2.5) by SifridExtan : https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230
▫ CMTool for CM Poses: https://leonblade.github.io/FFXIVSSTool/ & CMTool Discord: https://discord.gg/hq3DnBa
▫ FFXIV Quick Launcher by Goat : https://github.com/goaaats/FFXIVQuickLauncher/releases
▫ 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 ----------
TexTools Reference Document : https://goo.gl/XGxx2s
Accessories/Model List : https://goo.gl/ME49vW
Female Gloves/Boots Compendium: https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8527
Hair Numbers: https://imgur.com/a/EOnkKav
Gear database (Possibly Outdated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MotmRAdpyg6RTmiiHM7eL-5K1USklETWm1NcQcVUL-s/edit#gid=0
Viera/Hroth Headgear (Rough Guide. Will rebuild later.): https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/c8dntj/viera_headgear_list/
Body Size Chart (Nsfw): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8411

---------- Intro Level Modding ----------
📗The Basics You Must Know
▫ Basics (How to use Textools & It's Functions): https://textools.dualwield.net/the-basics/
▫ Importing: https://textools.dualwield.net/user-tutorial/
▫ Basics Intro & Advanced Importing: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
▫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):
▫ Mod Converter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17A2uxlJ6NOB4Tg90dkwQk4KAjup3BqdvJCRp45Y496E/edit
▫ Manual Model Swapping: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17LA1XTPqs3it1JHW4vxl-MQ4Uq6hZTeDPIhq9CbPP00/edit#slide=id.g6369a403c7_2_59
▫ Material Addition: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iHtXbW-GI_UYCKn32JW2bFiYVB00cdzBBMlPERbTTXM/edit?usp=sharing
▫ Sub-Guide -> Hair Model Swapping ( Use with Manual Model Swapping Guide ): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EGa1q1INY2uzuQQ_hci0x3PsAQQQfE9VgugbOqhsn9s/edit
▫ Hair Model Swapping (Extended Details): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HsAdTcewxIqPnaRfSwkdvQ277uS64dCyvn57DoM5ww4/edit#
▫ Textools 1.9+ Model Swapping ( Older Version ): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JyR0EW2hB1HSMGwby5-5XAaT4UVW26EtGCf16qRc2qA/edit


🖌Colorset Editing:
▫ Colorset Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLuIJJ47by461CpCzldfN8F9DoK9_z-uZcPrGhAsM9Y/edit
▫ Colorset Discord: https://discord.gg/xDuNyp9
▫ Colorset Editor Program (Requires Java. See Guide): https://bit.ly/ttcsedit230
▫ Colorset Cheat Sheet: https://i.imgur.com/scqu4Oy.png


🟪Basic Texture Editing:
▫ Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/texture-basics/ (Download Nvidia Plugin Linked Here)
▫ Body Textures/Making Tattoos: (Coming Soon!)
▫ Face Textures/3D in Photoshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BAdT8o9pTv0NVZoKTJtd7GApl3uoRqCOsjh-Woox3oM/edit
▫ Facepaint template: https://i.vgy.me/ezxVzY.png
Facepaints are a rough estimate and change slightly for each race.
▫ Gen1 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/Wxo3VB.png
▫ Gen2 body Layout (F): https://i.vgy.me/wcXSsQ.png
▫ Lala body Layout (M/F): https://i.vgy.me/fG7Pdj.png
▫ Au Ra Scales Templates (F): https://tinyurl.com/BizuAuRa
▫ Au Ra NB Scales Templates (F): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/6107
▫ Au Ra Scales Templates - Face (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2871
▫ Au Ra Scales Templates - Body (M): https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/2870
▫ Gear Icon Template : https://goo.gl/v2mqfU
▫ Hair Texture Resource : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/8175

---------- Advanced Texture Guides ----------
🔴Porting And Textures Guides (Advanced):
▫ PBR Textures https://goo.gl/MiMWKK
▫ ColorSet Cheat Sheet & Alpha Values: https://vgy.me/MPWgst.png
▫ Alpha Values Swatch : https://www.xivmodarchive.com/modid/3309
▫ Making a Colorset Alpha: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y5lE7G5RdnrXKicUQMumlNXtS19tB5IiFxjV53sznAk/edit
▫ Gear Transparency through the Blue Channel: https://tinyurl.com/BizuBasics
▫ Normal Map Template: https://goo.gl/aQ6XPi
▫ Convert to Mask Script (PS Action) : https://bizu.carrd.co/#help
▫ Diffuse Item to Mask Conversion: https://streamable.com/ec9mp
▫ Normal Map Maker (May require micro adjustments): https://cpetry.github.io/NormalMap-Online/
▫ Miqo'te Ear Pack : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4sxUZ4RSAXiGANVsPK5VJIR_v1ZJI2M/view?usp=sharing


---------- 3D Modding Guides & Resources ----------
📘The Basics for 3D
▫ The Basics/Getting Started: https://textools.dualwield.net/3ds-basics/
▫ Intro to 3DS Max: https://bit.ly/2v9w1vv
▫ Open Collada 2019: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GhtWL83yMzd9T6E9YAxZOmUjj2QQIUvB/view?usp=sharing
▫ Open Collada 2018: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYoESxxR9v4KCMpqiPXzpZX6wHCusxcv/view?usp=sharing
▫ Open Collada 2017: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rLBJs-XXmRrq7GmgnyqwNfXAWhAPIm-5/view?usp=sharing


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


🔶3DS General Guides:
▫ Porting from Other Games: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D7zRvPOcdH8-ppw8XGkq6FV_FTmIhhQ_pyZR-2rQeSU/edit
▫ Porting Hair from Other Games: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18f0MNdkNeLHm8vNy4tfx6f3Z1b5Y-cLHCBrkrG03rKg/edit
▫ Video Guide -> Porting Existing Hairs to Other Races: https://youtu.be/cFCS7pHeh0U


3DS Advanced Guides:
General
▫ Converting to Editable Poly : https://streamable.com/cn5fw
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
▫ Merging Meshes / Combining Skins : https://streamable.com/cn5fw
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
▫ Making Backfaces : https://streamable.com/osvr7
+ https://goo.gl/rStAML
▫ Creating a UVW Template: https://goo.gl/rStAML
▫ Editing Normals / Boxy Model: https://goo.gl/7goqrb
▫ Baking with xNormal & More (Titan Tuts): https://amethystdcvr.tumblr.com/tutorials
▫ Editing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://i.imgur.com/FSaCSjq.png
▫ Clearing Your UV2/3 Channel: https://vgy.me/nbGnQO.png
▫ Baking with xNormal: https://tinyurl.com/TitanBAKE
▫ Scaling Breast Size with Mune Bone : https://youtu.be/5IAX1wO5yA4
▫ Breast Scaling Math: https://goo.gl/BefCoj

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

Misc
▫ Extracting/Converting Animations for Weight Testing: https://tinyurl.com/ro98yva
▫ General Animations (Recommended) https://tinyurl.com/y55yuwm6
▫ Wearable Pubes (3D) : https://goo.gl/QoN8x9
▫ Creating Equip-able Piercings: https://goo.gl/YZisVN
▫ Atlasing to Add Secondary Glows / Blend Glows https://goo.gl/RcGNBD


Originally Posted :
Wed Dec 11 2019 21:16:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Last Edited :
Fri Jan 24 2020 00:41:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Races :
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Genders :
Unisex