How to Set Up 3D Characters (Without Bones)

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In Clip Studio Modeler, you can import boneless 3D models from other software and configure them as 3D characters for use in Clip Studio Paint.

This tutorial is a supplement to the setup method described in the user guide.


* Please refer to the following tutorial for a guided explanation of how to set up 3D models with bones in Clip Studio Modeler, using an example model of several parts with bones.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/1166


This tutorial is a supplement to the setup method described in the user guide.


How to Set Up 3D Characters

Note: Click an item to be taken to the explanation page or user guide.


[1] Prepare the data

Clip Studio Modeler can read common 3D files.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/1168

[2] Import a 3D file

■ You can adjust rotation and size after loading the 3D file.

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/310_character_op/310_character_op_h2_0001.htm


→ Edit and set up textures (optional)

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/310_character_op/310_character_op_h2_0008.htm


→ Create and register a pose (optional)

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/310_character_op/310_character_op_h2_0017.htm

[3] Set up material information

Choose the material name and thumbnail that will be shown when registering the created 3D character in the [Material] palette.

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/310_character_op/310_character_op_h2_0022.htm

[4] Add standard bones to a model without bones

You can add standard bones to 3D characters without bones.

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/370_motionshell/370_motionshell_h2_0002.htm

[5] Save your work

You can save your 3D character in three ways: as project data (extension: .csmc), in a format that can be imported to CLIP STUDIO applications (extension: .cs3c), or register it to the material palette.

https://www.clip-studio.com/site/gd_en/csm/userguide/csm_userguide/310_character_op/310_character_op_h2_0030.htm

Publishing your materials to CLIP STUDIO ASSETS

For details on how to publish materials registered in the material palette to Clip Studio ASSETS, please see the following page.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/536

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