Sep/04
2013

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

 

 

 

Aug/31
2013

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

Aug/29
2013
Bryce

The First Name in 3D Landscapes

Harness the power of creation through extensive tools
that bring freedom to your designs

For more than a decade, artists of all mediums have known Bryce as the affordable 3D software for achieving breathtaking realistic imagery. Bryce 7 gives you ability to work faster and create more realistic environments than ever before.

Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard.

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With Bryce 7 you can...
  • Design photo-real landscapes
  • Create surreal environments
  • Animate environments
  • Design complex architecture
  • Produce matte paintings
  • Create product visualization
Bryce

What's New in Bryce

Instance Lab

Enjoy true instancing with items that auto-follow the terrain. Create copies of individual objects, or entire sets so as to create huge forests and rock gardens quickly and without the typical memory usage and overhead. Change the distribution and randomness by controlling the scale, density, and proportion of your selected objects.

Improved Light Lab

New distant, spotlight, parallel, cluster, dome and 3D fill lights are available along with settings for specularity and diffuse intensity. Also includes optimized true ambience, lens flare, and cast shadow intensity settings.

Particle Emitter

Create animated particles from sphere objects with control over size, gravity, and max particles.

Sky Lab Improvements

Use the sky as a light source, add a specular map to your IBL, control shadow softness, background DOF, transparency controls, tone-map, and the ability to create and export your own HDR Images. Also includes new controls over cloud settings.

DAZ Studio Bridge

Create seamless productions of environments populated with human figures, animals and other characters imported from DAZ Studio.

Improved Import/Export

Now you can import and export FBX and COLLADA date files, including the import of Google SketchUp models or Spore creatures.

Aug/26
2013

 

Carrara 8.5 box

Carrara 8.5   will exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara.

  • Native AutoFit functionality
  • Improved Sequencer, Keyframing and Animation Tools
  • Smart Content and CMS Integration
  • Parameters Actions
  • Improved Fit to Functionality
  • Improved Viewport Avatars

ALSO Seamless Integration of: Multiple UV set Support, TriAx™ and Weight mapped Figures, Legacy Parametric Figures, and DSON presets such as - lights, poses, character, shaping, scenes, shaders, and more!

Carrara 8.5 offers the latest in DAZ technology. Our software engineers have worked meticulously to ensure that the new features in Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.5 provides seamless support for the Genesis and Genesis 2 figures you know and love. The new parameters tab grants intuitive access to morphs for your figures and allows you to filter by region, body part, and even keyword. Carrara 8.5 ships with AutoFit, and Morph Projection which allows you enormous versatility in clothing.

New and improved animation and keyframing tools including Key Frame Filters and a Graph Editor put the power in your hands. These new tools, as well as new intuitive keyboard shortcuts, connect the serious animator to the model in a symbiotic relationship. Smoothing, refining and perfecting animation sequences has never been easier.

New SubDivision and Smoothing tools allow the user to control render level and model level smoothing from within the assembly room. This cuts time out of your flow and saves you from needlessly switching between the modeling and assembly rooms just to update smoothing options.

Improvements to the viewport avatars for Lights and Cameras provide a new, aesthetically pleasing look to the interface. The Sunlight, Moonlight, Shape Light and Tube Lights have all received a make-over. This provides a greater visual reference as to how light will emanate from a source and react in the scene.

Now you can enjoy figure posing, modeling, landscape design, rigid and soft-body dynamics, animation and rendering all within a single application at an affordable price. Add a whole new dimension to your 3D art and animation with Carrara.

Aug/23
2013

About LightWave

LightWave 3D Software provides

Award-Winning, Production-Proven VFX and Animation Tools for Artists.

LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and more. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide, as a complete 3D production solution for feature film and television visual effects, broadcast design, print graphics, visualization, game development, and Web. LightWave is responsible for more artists winning Emmy Awards than any other 3D application.

Major Studios and Post-Production Houses spend years assembling their custom pipelines, often at great expense andrequiring large numbers of technical staff to maintain. Those complex pipelines are perfect for companies with hundreds of employees, but can be overkill for the majority of studios around the world with 40 employees or less.

LightWave logoLightWave fits seamlessly into large multi-software pipelines - with its powerful interchange tools including FBX, ZBrush GoZ, Collada, Unity Game Engine Support, and Autodesk Geometry Cache. Unlike other software packages, LightWave offers artists and studios a complete end-to-end solution right out of the box. Robust polygonal and subdivision surface modeling, unique. Interchangeable layered and nodal texturing, along with powerful dedicated node material shaders. Powerful animation and rigging tools. Eye-popping volumetric and dynamic effects systems. A production proven, award-winning Global Illumination render engine - built in. You decide what workflow or pipeline suits you best and LightWave puts all of the tools in your hands.

Read more and enjoy a free trial version by going here: LightWave 3D

 

BFX Imageworks Takes Center Stage at Directors Guild of America

BFX Imageworks

Steven M. Blasini and BenniQue Blasini, VFX Supervisors and co-owners of BFX Imageworks, presented their work alongside Marc Forster and his VFX Team (World War Z) and Shane Black and his VFX Team (Iron Man 3) at the annual Directors Guild of America's Digital Day Event held at the DGA Building in Hollywood.

The Blasini's opened up the day presenting on the panel called "VFX Across The Board: From Indies to Blockbusters" where they showed lots of "behind the scenes" and "before and afters" of their micro-budget VFX work on the Sy-Fy Channel film Jersey Shore Shark Attack along with shot-by-shot commentary.

The event took place on Saturday July 27th, 2013 and the team continues to receive kudos and praise for their clever "outside the box" problem solving when dealing with ever shrinking budgets and deadlines. Exclusively using off-the-shelf software solutions such as Lightwave 3D, Imagineer Mocha Pro and Adobe After Effects, they showed the audience of nearly 600 DGA Members and their guests just how much "bang for their budget" they could realistically receive, even with micro-budgets and micro-deadlines!

BFX Imageworks was founded in 2001 by husband and wife team Steven & BenniQue Blasini, providing high-end Visual Effects and Animation for everything from web productions through theatrical motion pictures for independent studios. Learn more at www.bfximageworks.com.

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is a labor organization that represents the creative and economic rights of directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, documentaries, news, sports and new media. Learn more at www.dga.org.

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