Pharahv5

for blender 3.0

Pharahv5

for blender 3.0

  • › Incredibly accurate
  • › Muscular body
  • › Multiple outfits
  • › Bodymorph
  • › Custom UI controls
  • › and more

01. Introduction

This is a free 3D model of Pharah from Overwatch for Blender 3.0 and it's a followup to the previous model I made which, despite being quite great overall, had one major limitation: importing outfits.

There was no way to automatically import them and adding an outfit manually would throw you into weight painting hell (and forget about making it work with the bodymorphs). Rigging outfits was a chore I wanted to get away from and Daz Studio seemed to be the way to go. I wanted the simplest way of importing outfits (both for myself and people using the model) and there were two ways of doing it: the official Daz to Blender Bridge or Diffeomorphic .

Using Diffeomorphic looked like a more laborious and complicated process and after trying out the Daz to Blender bridge, it seemed like it was a solid choice. Fast forward many months and I released a new version of the Pharah model with a guide for importing outfits which also worked with bodymorphs. Although it felt like I was close to reaching the initial goal, I also started having second thoughts about the choice I had made with the Daz to Blender bridge. For one the rig had some limitations and posing the shoulders was a pain in the ass.

In addition to that importing poses from Daz did not work, and the auto-generated shaders were pretty crap and lot of time you'd need to tweak them. What really gave me the biggest second thoughts though was the community behind it. The Daz bridge seemed pretty much abandoned while Diffeomorphic, which was already way more powerful to begin with (even if harder to use), had a very active and thriving community (at the time of writing this the Daz to Blender Bridge has been updated 10 months ago , while Diffeomorphic was updated yesterday ).

And so I bit the bullet and changed the direction, dropping all the progress I had up to that point. I started almost from scratch as I redid the facemorph and tweaked the textures some more. I also took a detour first and make the model available for Daz Studio , which has proved quite successful . After that I got back on track, became more familiar with Diffeomorphic and I've been happy with the decision ever since and even though it might be intimidating for new users, I think that the guide I made will help you overcome that.

02. Features

Here are the main features of the model, and some of them are marked with the following tags:

  • NEW these are new features added since the last major update (such as when going from v1.0 to v1.1)
  • UPDATED these are features that suffered major updates since the last major update (such as when going from v1.0 to v1.1)

Ready to get started?

Start using the model or read on below for more features, user guides plus tips & tricks

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03. see it in action

Here are some examples of what you can create with it

Want to provide feedback or suggestions?

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04. user guide

This guide will take you through the basics of using the model but assumes you have beginner level understanding of working with DAZ.

import-model

3.1  importing the model to a separate scene

To import this model to a separate scene you will need to append the entire collection.
In your new scene go to File → Append …→ Pharah v5.x.xx.blend → Collection → Pharah v5

You might get some wire shapes added to the Scene. Select those and hide or delete them.

Lastly, save the scene and then re-open it. This will add the custom UI (Pharah v5 panel in the viewport).

import-outfits

3.2  importing outfits

Being able to easily import outfits was the main reason to make this new model.
I’ve set up a straightforward guide that will take you through the process of setting up DAZ Studio and the Diffeomorphic add-on to easily export outfits from DAZ and import them into Blender.

Once you’re familiar with the process you should be able to import outfits and have them ready to go (rigged, shaded and working with bodymorphs) in under 5 minutes.

Read the guide

import-poses

3.3  importing poses

Another benefit of using the Diffeomorphic plugin is that it makes it easy to import Poses from DAZ Studio

Once you’re familiar with the process and have the temp .blend file saved you should be able to import poses in under one minute minutes.

Read the guide

pose-library

3.4  pose library

This model comes with a collection of poses for the full body, hands and facial expressions. These are available within Blender 3.0 Asset Browser.

To make use of them you will first need to enable the Pose Library add-on that comes with Blender. To do that and see how to use it you can follow this short guide which summarizes it really well.

lewd-animations

3.5  lewd animations

For lewd animations you can use the following:

  • breasts bones and shapekeys
  • genitalia bones and shapekeys
  • glutes shapekeys

The shapekeys are available under the Bodymorph → Lewd shapekeys panel.

05. changelog

v5.1.35 (04 AUG 2022) + -

Updates:

This update aims to improve the default hairdo (both the mesh one and particle based version).

  • Re-did the default hairdo. In the old one the hair cards always had a visible hard edge so I used some different textures and re-did the UV map to add some transparency to the edges. I also changed the braids from the hair accessories so they look like actual braids with proper geometry. (before | after)

  • Re-did the particles based hairdo. Although the original particles based hair from @Brownie-Ari looked amazing, it was slightly off from the original mesh model so I kept the hair accessories that Brownie-Ari made but redid the hair from scratch to get it closer to the in-game model. (before | after)

  • Added posing options for the particles based hair. There are now 4 shapekeys to control the posing for the particles based hair, which should make it more usable in various poses or animations.

Fixes:

  • Set the in-game teeth as default - I accidentally set the DAZ ones as the default in the past update, which is the wrong choice


Updates:

  • Added poses library with a collection of poses for the body and hands plus facial expression, based on the Blender 3.0’s asset browser (preview)
  • Added backpack and gun holsters (preview)
  • Changed the sports top to a nicer looking version with more color variations (preview)
  • Changed the combat shorts to a more slim version (preview)
  • Added socks (preview)
  • Added earrings (preview)
  • Added a new bush (preview)
  • Added handgun and rocket launcher (preview)
  • Added colored nails as an option

Fixes:

  • Removed some invalid drivers (thanks @Mustard)
  • Removed some unused assets (thanks @crute)


  • Added fur coat and new materials for the dominatrix outfit (preview)
  • Updated the face texture to get it closer to the in-game model (before | after)




  • Fixed some hairdos and outfits not following the rig (thanks to @blankpins)


Updates:

Fixes:

  • Changed the default nodes in the compositor (rendering will no longer show a “white image”)
  • Fixed body options not having the anubis tattoo (thanks to @ShadowBoxer3D)
  • Fixed some hairdos' vertices not following the rig (thanks to @blankpins
  • Fixed tongue material being too dark


Released the v5.1 version based on Diffeomorphic.

What’s new compared to the previous v5.0 Pharah model (which used the Daz to Blender bridge)

  • added MHX rig - now you can finally pose the shoulders properly :)
  • improved face geometry and materials
  • added lots of new outfits
  • added an improved UI to customize the model
  • added face and body options
  • added particle based pubes
  • added genitalia controls
  • added version checker (click a button in the UI to check if a new version was released)


  • fixed tongue having wrong material
  • fixed underwear outfit not being rigged properly




  • improved the face geometry and materials to be closer to the orignal model (preview)
  • fixed the Partial Joint Controlled Morphs (pJCM) (preview)
  • improved the skin color (thanks to @Rentegra)


  • initial v5 model release with no documentation, one hairdo, some outfits and bodymorphs that work with the clothes


06. contact

If you have any suggestions or bugs to report, or if you just want to follow my work, you can do so on