Someday I will be more proficient in ZBrush - after several days going through the tutorials, the manual, etc. and hours trying to do a simple 3-braid rope-twist using ZB, I resorted to my old simple stand-by Rhino 3D (yes a Nurbs modeler) to model the segment. Imported obj into ZBrush, tweaked it with ZB's remesher and got something passable as an insert brush... a bit more tweaking with brush stretch, welding, etc. needed. For me at this point a far less painful and much shorter work flow
Hello fellow users for Project Dogwaffle... Here's another tutorial taking a look at a new feature coming with PD Howler 9.5 - the Particle Modeler, aiming at cloud-like shapes. It's got a bit of a volumetric fluffy appearance, and it has some funky animation options. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEHo6mEvvUM Music by Jose Luis Suazo, from Honduras, aka 'eMaya' - Mayan music for the electronic agestaigermanus on 11:03AM Wed, 20 August 2014
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.
Whether it's a pimple, a mole, ACNE, a birth mark, a scar or a tatoo, facial hair etc..., you may want to hide some blemishes that appear over your subject's photos. Even with 3D renders such as from 3D human animation and posing tools, they might be based on textures derived from real human skin, such as the new generation of popular 3D human characters in HD mode, and they might look just a little too real. We don't necessarily need to turn their appearance into that of a smooth porcelain doll's skin, but it can help to get rid of the most visible distractions. Or in fact to the contrary to place on there of a different type, such as to replace a mole or wrinkle with a dragon tatoo or just a simple heart.... Love your skin! Here is a first look at covering it up, by borrowing nearby skin and placing it over the area that you want to cover up.This uses the Brush Keyframer to do this across multiple frames of a video too.staigermanus on 9:13AM Mon, 28 April 2014
This Tutorial is how to make a daz Installation package in briefly. Make your own product for Daz 3D Studio.smuthustalin on 8:44AM Sun, 27 April 2014
This tutorial for How to make a installer zip package for daz studio. 10 Step to make your product as installable via daz installer package. This is short version. For detailed version plz check this playlist.smuthustalin on 7:19AM Sun, 27 April 2014
This tutorial help to make Daz core installer from free models or custom created datas.Advanced product making tutorials coming soon.....smuthustalin on 2:13AM Sat, 19 April 2014
If you have experienced loosing the sidebar while exploring and trying things, here's a reminder of how to bring it back, most likely.Happy painting and waffling!staigermanus on 9:26AM Mon, 03 March 2014
Importing and setting up a well-rigged, morphable Genesis (or Genesis 2) character into Blender can turn out to be a very tedious and repetitive task. This tutorial shows you how you can do it in just a few clicks.khalibloo on 7:53AM Sun, 05 January 2014
The second part of this tutorial is about BVH file loading and retargeting, and usage of the GETSELL function for uncommon hierarchies.
This is a simple tutorial for people willing to use BVH motion capture files within LIGHTWAVE 11.6 with GENOMA rigging system and the NEVRON MOTION plug-in.The first part of the tutorial deals with the preparation of the character to animate (weight mapping and skelegons).
This tutorial covers a new feature in Project Dogwaffle 9.1, namely a GPU-accelerated version of Puppy Ray, the elevation-map-based landscape ray tracer introduced in v9.0Here's a video that shows using Puppy Ray 9.1 (pre-release beta) on the GPU:With GPU acceleration, rendering a scene that could take minutes can now be done in seconds. Animations that took hours can be done in minutes or seconds, depending on dimensions and chosen parameters. And of course depending on the particulars of your graphics chip. Using the GPU can yield 4x the speed, 10x, and even more. Much more in some cases. Some graphics cards have the compute power of 100x-200x or more that of the CPU. Using the GPU can significantly reduce your time spent waiting for the rendering to complete, to decide if you like it or need a different value on some parameter, such as a viewing direction, a fog depth level, an extrusion depth, a camera angle.. This can be a great improvement in your workflow for exploring options during your creative experimentation and final renders.Have fun waffling and howling!staigermanus on 12:33PM Fri, 29 November 2013
This is a basic tutorial on using the farm scene in my Interactive Background Package, VOL 1: Apocalypse. This background set can be purchased here: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/index.php?ViewProduct=101970Don't forget to pick up the free expansion: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=72797
Video tutorial on how to use the expansion for the farm scene in the Apocalypse series. You can purcahse the background set here: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/interactive-backgrounds-vol1-apocalypse/101970/The free expansion can be downloaded here: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=72797
This tutorial is to guide you thru the process of creating a clothing manikin/doll within Blender. This tutorial is based on these previous works and modified for the current version of Blender 2.69 I will be working using Poser 2012 but most of the steps are backward compatible with previous versions of Poser and the steps should also work with Daz Studio as to how to export your character. So let's get onto and have some fun Modeling.
It really is incredibly simple - maybe 50 keystrokes/mouse moves and less than 5 minutes to do a figure! This guide assumes you know how to import your mesh, position it, and delete the bits you don't need, but holds your hand from that point on...
Using Puppy Ray (new to PD Howler 9) to render a post-apocalyptic cityscape scene, starting from floorplans of houses. The creation phase of the elevation map can be inspiration for use in other tools and even with PD Howler 8 into the GPU based 3D Designer for animated rendering.staigermanus on 7:18AM Sat, 17 August 2013
This tutorial is designed to get your avatar out of Poser and into Marvelous Designer, show you how to repose your figure in Marvelous Designer, then export your finished clothing out of Marvelous Designer and into Poser for rendering.Pandarr on 12:03PM Tue, 06 August 2013
For anybody who's downloaded my tiling mail textures and thinks it must be difficult to make them - it's not! This 15 page PDF shows how I make tiling textures from a 3D model. As long as you're familiar with Blender you should be able to follow these 12 steps quite easily and start creating your own seamless tiling textures. (If you use another 3D modelling app the same principles apply...)
The Poser/DAZ Studio WorldBall freebies let you easily add your own 360 azimuth / 90 elevation environment sets. This 10 page PDF (10 pages) outlines my method of creating those environment sets from scratch using just free software - Terragen Classic, GIMP, and HDRShop Version 1.