Unsure where to start with DAZ Studio? Whether its morphing, creating custom textures, or fine tuning your renders, this guide directs you where you need to go. Designed for beginners, but useful to experienced users as well.
The 8-bit style of art, inspired by video games of the past, has taken on new life for the internet. Whether it's a web-based game, a tutorial or desktop icons, the range of uses for these little sprites is surprisingly large, and they're very easy to create. Inside I describe my process, what you can use to get started, and show some examples for reference.
You can own all the 3D models in the world, but they're useless if you can't install them. In this tutorial I outline the steps for installing DAZ 3D content as well as content originally designed for Poser. No prior experience with DAZ Studio required.
I examine even more little tweaks that can take your render from 'regular' to a real stand-out. With things like backdrop, ambient, reflections and more, you'll find easy and helpful tools you might not have even known about!
The age of the internet is slowly pushing out physical art portfolios as the go-to examples for art-related jobs. While there are many new, digital ways to get your artwork seen by the right people, I give you one method that is quick, easy and email-friendly.
In this tutorial I expand on my original with even more ways to turn those tiny images into full size desktop wallpapers.
Using a number of basic Photoshop tools, you can turn a regular photo of yourself into a Superhero!
If you're like me, your favorite pictures are almost always the wrong size for your desktop resolution, resulting in a stretched or distorted look when you try to set it as a wallpaper. With this tutorial I give you a number of methods you can use to turn that tiny picture into a great wallpaper.
In this guide, designed for beginners, I break down some of the basic photo editing tools found in Adobe Photoshop (CS version). This includes, but is not limited to, brightness/contrast, color balance, and saturation. If you want to know where to get started with Photoshop then look no further.
If you've ever wanted to make 3D wallpapers for your computer, you may be surprised by how easy it is. By using DAZ Studio and adjusting a few settings, your renders instantly become whatever kind of wallpaper you can imagine!
Ever wonder why your renders don't look as good as the ones you're finding online? Sometimes its because they have better hardware and software, but don't give up because of that! There are a bunch of little things you can change about both the program you're using and your artistic process that can make the difference between a good render and a great render.
With the help of this easy tutorial, you'll be able to make your own custom textures for nearly any figure in DAZ Studio. Using MAT or MAP files and an image editing program, you can be creating original scenes in no time.
This tutorial is designed to introduce newcomers to the world of 3D rendering. If you are already familiar with 3D rendering, it also outlines some of the basic functions of DAZ Studio, for anyone who is interested in learning more about the program.