Category: "Daz Studio Tutorials"

  04:05:00 pm , Categories: Tutorials, Daz Studio Tutorials

How to make Gold and Silver to shine in DS

About older Poser products and use in Daz Studio 4+.

Some of you have noticed that when trying to apply a texture in DS, it gives you trouble, especially gold and silver not looking right.

Gold looks dark yellow and Silver looks black when rendered. The following may help with that problem.

For right now I can not give advice on scripts which may be included in products since we are not quite sure of the proper way to use them.

The following suggestion will hopefully give you all a starting point, tweak the settings provided to suit your needs.

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- Glossiness needs to be between 50% and 80% to have a "reflection". We can play a lot with the true "reflection".

Here are 2 methods to try.

First method:
- The silver is in "d2 methods to try: iffuse color" black; it's the reason of why it's black in renders. Indeed, DS4 doesn't take in consideration the arborescence of "Blend", "Math Function"... tested in P11, the silver is really silver thanks to this arborescence.

Method 2, setting laid out for you to enter and tweak in between test renders. Once you get the settings to look the way you want remember to jot them down for next time:

Silver:

Diffuse color 89/89/89

Strength 72%

Glossiness 31,9%

Spec 206/206/206

Strength 60%

Ambient color 24/24/39

Strength 70%

Reflection 255/255/255

Strengh 30%

GLOSSY PLASTIC



GOLD:

Diffuse color 89/65/40

Strength 28%

Glossiness 35%

SPEC 225/220/129

Strength 100%

Ambient color 0/0/0

Strength 100%

Reflection 255/242/184

Strength 80%

GLOSSY PLASTIC

From these, you can try mixes of colors for gold and silver.

These tips are brought to you by Aelin.

 

Getting Started in 3D with Daz Studio 4.7

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Getting Started in 3D with Daz Studio 4.7

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Step-by-Step Guide To Learning DAZ Studio 4.7 for New and Inexperienced Users

Don't be afraid to venture into the wonderful world of 3D modeling.  DAZ Studio has all the tools and controls you need to create fantastic artwork and awesome animations.  This eBook was compiled with all the information needed to teach both new and inexperienced users alike in the various tools and techniques needed to start your very own 3D projects.

This eBook consists of 450-pages provided in PDF format with step-by-step instructions that are fully illustrated.  It also includes several support files to keep your training on track without the need for additional assets.  Users who complete this eBook from start to finish will have the basic skills necessary to tackle more advanced topics in 3D.  Even if you have already developed skills in some of the topics, this eBook is a great technical reference for those times when you need to brush up on your skills.

The Table Of Contents shows all the topics and techniques that you will learn about.  Images in the accompanying promo images were taken directly from the eBook and demonstrate the level of quality that you will find in the illustrations.

    * TABLE OF CONTENTS
    * Getting Started
    * SOFTWARE
          o DAZ Studio 4
          o DAZ Install Manager
          o DSON Importer
    * SETUP
          o Layout
          o Style
    * STARTING NEW SCENE
    * 3D ORIENTATION
          o View Controls
          o Directions in 3D Space
    * TRANSFORMS
          o Translating Objects
          o Rotating Objects
          o Scaling Objects
    * STARTER ESSENTIALS
          o What is Starter Essentials?
          o How to Find Starter Essentials
          o Download/Install Starter Essentials
    * MAKING A SCENE
          o Opening Starter Essentials
          o Adding Objects To Scene
          o Saving Your Scene
          o Loading A Scene
          o Deleting Objects from Scene
    * PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
          o Figure
          o Wardrobe
          o Pose
          o Props
          o Transforms
    * YOUR FIRST RENDER
          o Lights
          o Settings
    * MATERIALS
    * CONTENT LIBRARY
          o Section Summary
    * Posing Models
    * PREPARATION
    * POSING
          o Pose & Animate
          o Translating Your Figure
          o Rotating Your Figure
          o Posing Body Parts
          o Free Hand Posing
    * CONSTRUCT A SCENE
          o Section Summary
    * Lighting and Renders
    * LIGHT OBJECTS
          o Types Of Lights
          o Distant Light
          o Spotlight
          o Point Light
          o Linear Point Light
          o Uber Light Sets
    * LIGHT PARAMETERS
          o Transforms
          o Point At
          o Light Color & Intensity
          o Shadows
          o Display
    * RENDERING
          o Render Settings
          o Render Style
          o Dimensions
          o Render To
          o Render Engine
          o Lighting Models
          o Section Summary
    * Surfaces and Colors
          o Surface & Color Terms
          o Diffuse
          o Ambient
          o Specular
          o Glossiness
          o Reflection
          o Refraction
    * BASIC SURFACES & COLORS
          o Color Dialog
          o Primitive Shapes
          o Surfaces (Color)
          o Diffuse Color
          o Specular Color
          o Glossiness
          o Ambient Color
          o Reflection Color
          o Refraction Color
    * ADVANCED SURFACES
          o Textures
          o Opacity Mapping
          o Bump Mapping
          o Displacement Mapping
    * APPLIED TECHNIQUES
          o Utilizing Surfaces
          o Section Summary
    * Using Environments
    * RESOURCES
    * LETíS GET STARTED
          o Genesis Starter Essentials
          o Adding to Your Scene
    * LIGHTS AND MATERIALS
          o Skydome
          o Multiplane Cyclorama
          o Materials
          o Built-in Lighting
    * ENVIRONMENT PROPS
          o 3D Starter Pack
          o Easy Environments
    * CHANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT
          o Millennium Environment
          o Dystopia City
          o Section Summary
    * Animation and Animating Models
    * THE TIMELINE
          o Frames
          o Range
          o Keyframes
          o Keyframe Controls
          o Playhead Controls
          o Loop
    * BASIC ANIMATING
          o Fluid Animations
          o Clearing Animations
          o Scaling & Rotating
          o The Camera
    * TECHNICAL ANIMATING
          o Hard Keyframes
          o Soft Keyframes
          o Ghost Movements
          o Parameters
    * ANIMATING MULTIPLE OBJECTS
          o Object Collision
          o Parenting
    * ANIMATING FIGURES
          o Section Summary
    * Conclusion

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REQUIRED PRODUCTS:
DAZ Studio 4.6 or 4.7
along with PDF Reader

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INSTALLATION:
Unzip to desired location

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USAGE TIPS:
For optimum compatability, DAZ Studio 4
should be installed with referenced settings.

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  04:41:00 pm , Categories: Tutorials, Daz Studio Tutorials

Postwork, Animation and Modeling in Daz Studio

These are  Daz Tutorials that are very informative for all of us newbies to  Daz Studio. It deals primarily with the latest version 4.5.  Thank you Val Cameron aka Waldemer B. from Dreamlight

 

 

  05:17:00 am , Categories: Tutorials, Daz Studio Tutorials

Camera, Lighting and Rendering in Daz Studio

These are  Daz Tutorials that are very informative for all of us newbies to  Daz Studio. It deals primarily with the latest version 4.5.  Thank you Val Cameron aka Waldemer B. from Dreamlight

 

 

 

  04:29:00 am , Categories: Tutorials, Daz Studio Tutorials

Intro to Daz Studio, Scene Building,Posing and Morphs

These are  Daz Tutorials that are very informative for all of us newbies to  Daz Studio. It deals primarily with the latest version 4.5.  Thank you Val Cameron aka Waldemer B. from Dreamlight


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