12:01:00 am , Categories: Tutorials, Blender Tutorials

Blender Basics: Intro for Beginners

Link: http://cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-courses/blender-basics-introduction-for-beginners/

There are 6 tutorials available geared towards the novice modeler.

Johnathan Williamson has gotten these together to help get you started with Blender, then there are others for the advancement until you are able to do these by yourself.

6 Lessons Free
1. Downloading and Installing
2. Interface and Navigation
3. Modeling
4. Animation
5. Shading and Lighting
6. Rendering with Cycles
  07:53:00 pm , Categories: Tutorials

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/the-complete-guide-to-daz-studio-4/book

 

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4
by Paolo Ciccone

From start to finish this e-book is very informative. Let me tell you,  I am a Poser user only because I have NEVER been able to get Daz Studio to cooperate with my computers, right from the beginning of its inception to its latest version.

coverYou are guided through the 3 assets it uses to the setting things up for use in customizing it your way. Then each chapter guides you in a people friendly "how to" for you  to utilize it and create.  As with any program, we start with "their way" then test things out for "our way" to emerge.

 Paolo Ciccone tells us how to do things with Daz Studio that even beginners can understand from setting up your character, dressing and adjusting those clothing items that need it to posing then saving your work. Once you get through the basics then he helps you explore morphing your characters into just awesome to totally different creatures then rendering your project. 

Did I mention that Daz Studio has a great Animation portion?

Imagination is the only thing holding you back to learning this program, and this e-book will surely be of help to you. There are so many more things to do with this program, explore Daz Studio with this e-book and be all you can imagine with your creations.

The book is available at PackTPub at a very reasonable price.

  06:36:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Gorgeous Dawn

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_257&products_id=1165

Gorgeous Dawn

Gorgeous Outfit for dancing fun. 

This wardrobe has been made specifically for Dawn and its shapes and to be used on DAZ Studio 4.5 or greater.
 
 8 different colors and textures are included, and this one of a kind set is available for purchase @ $1.99


 System Requirements:
 
 PC and Mac compatible
 DazStudio 4.5
 
 Needed Files:
 Dawn from hivewire3d.com
 

 

 Usage Tips & Limitations:
 
 For DAZ Studio 4.5: Load Dawn and click on the clothing.

  01:34:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs

Rhinoceros 5

Link: http://www.rhino3d.com/new

The Rhino 5 development process started more than five years ago with one overriding goal—to remove as many of your workflow bottlenecks as possible. That meant making Rhino faster and able to handle much larger models and project teams, in addition to making thousands of large and small improvements.


Modeling

Object creation in Rhino continues to be enhanced. Rhino 5 adds dozens of refinements to existing tools, some new commands, and the new lightweight extrusion objects.

Editing

Editing complex models is faster and easier with hundreds of new and enhanced commands including:
- Direct sub‑object manipulation
- Thin‑wall shelling
- History support for more commands
- Dozens of new and enhanced commands

Interface


The Rhino 5 interface includes new tools for editing and object creation, including:

- Gumball object manipulation widget

- Object selection enhancements

- Object snap enhancements

- Toolbars with tabs

- Tabbed docking panels

- and much more...

 

Display

The Rhino 5 goals included
- Speed improvements
- Quick viewport display configuration
- Working display modes expanded and enhanced
- Presentation and rendered display modes expanded and enhanced
- Display mode plug‑in support enhanced

 

building capture

 

3‑D Capture

Capturing existing 3‑D data is often one of the first steps in a design project. Rhino has always directly supported both 3‑D digitizing hardware and 3‑D scanned point cloud data. Rhino V5 has enhanced support for:

 

    • Large point clouds. 3‑D scanners have become faster and cheaper, making huge scan files more common. Rhino's 64‑bit support and enhanced support for graphic co‑processors has made it possible to work with these large point clouds.

 

  • LIDAR captures 3‑D terrain data for agriculture, archaeology, conservation, geology, land use planning, surveying, transportation, plus wind farm, solar farm, and cell tower deployment optimization. Rhino 5 added robust support for plug‑ins, such as RhinoTerrain, that provide specialty tools for these new Rhino users.

 

 

Rendering

High‑quality presentation is critical to most design projects. Rhino 5 has enhanced the rendering tools in both the basic Rhino renderer and in support of plug‑in renderers. Including major enhancements to:

  • Rhino Renderer
  • Materials, textures, and environments
  • Texture mapping  (watch the video)  --- >
  • Views (cameras)
  • Lighting
  • Mesh modifiers
  • Post-rendering effects
  • Animation

 

Plus many other improvements, including draw order support, two‑point perspective, and enhanced clipping planes.

and much more...

  02:09:00 am , Categories: Tutorials, Poser Tutorials

How to make newer files to not give "created in newer version" popup error

At times we use the pose files and get the error popup that says "This was created in a newer version" followed by several more popups when you tell it to continue on. This should stop that from happening and allow the older Poser programs to use them as is created in that version.

 

1. open your character file

2. Find this section of code:

{

version
    {
    number 5
    }

 

3. Replace with this --- note changes in red:

{

version
    {
    number 4.01
    }

Then save it and replace the original one, if you created a duplicate to work with.

 

4.  Save as a .pz2 file into your runime |  libraries |  poses |  your-items-folder.

 

The "number" refers to the version of Poser you want this item to be compatible with being from 4.01 until current versions. So if you wish it to be used in Poser 5 and above you woould change the number to 5.0

The second area tells it what it should be, in this case from mat file (mt) to a figure

As mentioned this is a simplified way to do this step but if you wish you can go here and get MatWriterPremium by Netherworks Studios


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