Trial by Fire
Please let me know if there are any problems or feedback you'd like to comment. Thank you!
- Everything you expect with Rigify, except the face. You may use the face mesh's blendshapes and teeth bones to control the face. The eyes can be controlled with the eye controllers included in Rigify as well.
- Includes custom normals, vertex colors, and all mesh data needed for proper cel/toon shading used by the game. If you want to use the model for PBR/realistic rendering, you may need to take off the custom normals.
- Includes all textures used by the game for proper toon shading. They are packed into the .blend file, go to Outliner -> Blender File to view them or File -> External Data -> Unpack All Into Files to extract them.
- Uses Aerthas' ArcSys shader for proper shading and 753214896's node setup from APlayBox for face shading. I have done my best to integrate the two of them seamlessly with a master controller nodegroup. Keep in mind that the shader is based off of Guilty Gear shading and will not be as accurate as Genshin Impact's colors. In case you didn't realize until now, yes they do share almost the same technique in shading.
- Custom light direction and global material controls.
- Append the collection Bennett (version number) to your project. Once loaded, you may have to run the script Bennett_ui.py if there are no visibility toggles for the rig.
- To control the materials globally, use the node group GLOBAL MATERIAL PROPERTIES when changing values.
- To control the light direction, expand the Light Direction collection and rotate the
z-axis of Main Light Direction. Try making sure that the light direction always stays vertically (0 > degrees < 180) at its x-axis and not the y-axis to avoid breaking face shading. To further finetune face lighting, you can expand the More control collection and use Face Light Direction.
- Outlines are automatically rendered despite not being visible in the viewport - if you want to change settings, you'll want to go to the face mesh and the body outline mesh's modifiers to tweak Solidify.
Aerthas Veras - for the main shader. I'm eternally grateful for the knowledge he's passed onto me with his open-source ArcSys shader. Truly the GOAT.
753214896 - for the face node setup.
Wallimog - for the initial rig setup.
- V1 (01/01/2022): Initial release.
**Happy New Year everyone! I've made some changes to the shader once again since it looked off for Genshin models. Also, I have started to put more effort onto optimizing performance and rigging the clothing/hair instead of just leaving them as raw bones. Let me know what you think! Lastly, I'll be really honest - my motivation is starting to drop down in rigging these. If anyone wants to take over in Rigifying Genshin Impact models, please let me know! I'd be more than happy to teach you what I know in integrating Rigify with existing armatures. Honestly, with the way Genshin armatures are, this can be easily automated with a script.
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