how do I contact you?
Discord is the best way. You can pop into the #help channel in my discord, or DM me after joining. Have your receipt email handy, if it’s a question about something you purchased.
If something you downloaded is broken in game, please include some details about your character so I can test it out and fix it a bit quicker ♥
Be sure to check out the FAQs below first, as your question may already be answered.
an older mod I’m looking for is no longer listed. can I still download it?
If I’ve pulled a mod, it means that I no longer want to provide support for it. Or, I have plans to significantly update it.
If you really want it, DM me on discord and I might push it to the top of my update list ♥
i tried to access a file and the link is broken.
[update 5 November 2023] I swapped from Squarespace to Shopify. If you purchased your paid mod from the shop before 2 November 2023 pop in my DMs with your old receipt and I'll get you an updated download link. If the mod you downloaded was free, feel free to grab it from the new shop. Apologies for the trouble here.
If you're still having trouble DM me on discord and I’ll get a new link for you ♥
can I dm you about wcif?
Sure! If it’s not clothing, please check my dedicated wcif page first.
do you do edits if a mod doesn’t fit my character?
If it’s an accessory mod that doesn’t fit quite right, or you need a face swap for a sculpt, DM me on discord. Please include some details about your character (race, face number, etc.), and your receipt if it’s for something you purchased.
Anything else likely falls into commission territory. I'll post in the discord when commissions are open.
To use my mods, you’ll likely need one, or more, of the following dependencies:
ear flap hider for m miqo: https://ko-fi.com/s/f1cea9ab1c
ear flap hider for f miqo by milku: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yoyXi2bhBl7mRPCFtW4IlnsSVjAsLhl4/view
atramentum luminis: https://linktr.ee/nylfae_materials (use the Textures Only/Legacy option for my stuff)
mod setup guide: https://reniguide.info/#toc
How do I actually use your mods?
I recommend using Penumbra (and Glamourer) to install your mods, as it won’t break the items for other players. You can get a complete setup guide from Penumbra and Glamourer here: https://reniguide.info/#toc
what does m/f hamerv mean?
Masc and/or femme models.
Hyur, au ra, miqo’te, elezen, roegadyn, and viera races supported.
As a note: bibo+ races (or talls) are hamerv. And tbse races are hamev.
will you ever make lala mods?
In general, no.
Why no hat support?
Curly hair models, in general, tend to require a lot of extra polys to support the curls. To add hat support would be reducing the poly count by at least half and I’m not willing to make that trade-off.
That being said, hat support will probably come to my skin-tight hair models in the near future.
Do I need to install bibo+/tbse to use your vanilla stuff?
No. But, if you’re using one of my textures, I highly recommend installing both bibo+/tbse and atramentum luminis (links above).
AL will enable you to use bibo+/tbse skin mats on the vanilla mat A. Meaning, all your vanilla gear will use the upgraded bibo+/tbse textures.
You’ll need penumbra to make this work. Everything you need is listed above in the mode dependencies section.
What programs do you use to make your models?
I typically use Blender 3.6 LTS, Procreate for iPad, Photoshop CC 2023 , and Substance Painter CC 2023. On the rare occasion I also use Zbrush 2023, Daz Studio Pro, and Marvelous Designer 11.
And then I cry when the subscription bill hits my wallet.
I don’t have a lot of money. what should I start with?
Blender, for sure. It’s pretty all inclusive, especially if you’re using a later version. Grab it from Steam and you’ll get the necessary updates without having to manually install everything.
From there you can play around with any model you have an fbx for. You can even paint textures in Blender.
I want to get started quickly! What’s the easiest thing to create?
Without any prior skill, probably a model edit — like a removal of a visually unappealing piece of a model— or, a vanilla mashup — the combination of 2-3 models (through the removal of visually unappealing pieces).
If you have some pre-existing Photoshop, or Procreate, skill, makeup or skin textures for SURE. It’s a short leap from Photoshop to Substance Painter (one of the few benefits of using adobe stuff). If I had known that in 2020, I would’ve started there.
how do you create your textures?
These days, I use Substance Painter for all my textures and then I fine tune them in Photoshop. You can import any 3D model into Substance and then paint on top of it.
You’ll likely want a tutorial: https://youtu.be/uBgdLmvK_U8
There are a ton of ways to make custom textures, but Substance is the easiest for me to understand.
Before Substance I used Marvelous Designer for clothing textures and Photoshop for everything else.
Are there any tutorials you recommend for getting started?
I highly recommend you learn the basics of 3D modeling from professional modelers. Then fill in the gaps with XIV specific tools after.
Otherwise, you’ll likely be making some things harder on yourself than they need to be (I learned this from experience lol).
Substance Painter: https://youtu.be/uBgdLmvK_U8
Marvelous Designer: https://youtu.be/K0zl7CSSvxc
XIV specific guides: https://xivmods.guide/
XIV Resources Discord: https://discord.gg/xivmodresources
Do you have any additional tips?
Don’t get discouraged. If you’re stuck pop into an appropriate discord and ask questions or use Google to find a quick video tutorial.
Just don’t quit. Even if you hate the stuff you make, keep gooing.
If you work at it for an hour a day, you’ll look back a month from now and see so much progress. Figure out how to get good at one skill and then grow from there.
You’re going to create a lot of trash. And that’s all part of the process. I have folders and folders of stuff I thought would be cute… but in reality it was very not cute LOL.
It’ll take a lot of time, but it’s worth it to create the characters you’ve always wanted to see.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me.
All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap.
For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.
A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.
Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have.
We all go through this.
And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.
And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile.
You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”