Ray Tracing on the GPU, with PD Howler 9.1

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 99 / System Requirements: Project Dogwaffle 9.1, Windows Vista may be ok, but 7 or 8 recommended

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

IBGs: VOL 1: Apocalyse / Farm Tutorial/Intro

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 120 / System Requirements: IBGs VOL 1: BG Package, Software that opens PSDs

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

Hinkypunk on 12:52PM Wed, 20 November 2013

IBGs: VOL 1: Apocalyse / Snow Expansion for Farm Scene

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 70 / System Requirements: IBGs VOL 1: BG Package, Software that opens PSDs

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

Hinkypunk on 12:49PM Wed, 20 November 2013

IBGs: VOL 1: Apocalyse / Bed Tutorial

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 105 / System Requirements: IBGs VOL 1: BG Package, Software that opens PSDs

This is a tutorial on how to use the bed in my third background of the Apocalypse series. You will have to download the free bed that is in my file locker to use this.

Hinkypunk on 12:46PM Wed, 20 November 2013

Play with Lights Experimental Fun!

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 635 / System Requirements: Poser and Photoshop (or anything with Layer effects)

I'm here to show you how I experiment with lighting to get some cool lighting effects without hurting your brain.

Magnatude on 11:11AM Tue, 19 November 2013

Create Clothing Manikin/Doll In Blender

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 324 / System Requirements: Blender

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.

Lobo3433 on 12:09PM Sat, 16 November 2013

One Way To Map Tattoos Using Blender

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 341 / System Requirements: Blender 2.49b (same principles for later versions)

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...

3dcheapskate on 2:37AM Wed, 30 October 2013

Using The DAZ Studio Shield Shader

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 725 / System Requirements: DAZ Studio 3+

This is intended to fill that "Well, how do I use the damn thing!" void that a few of you must have felt after downloading my DAZ Studio Shader For S.E.Asian Shields ( http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=70322 ) at the start of the year. Yes, I've only just discovered that I'd forgotten to include any advice in the ReadMe about how to actually use the shield shader! Hopefully this 16 page guide (mostly screenshots) should remedy the situation. Note: the advice here is just for using the ShieldTMS(Full) shield shader via the Surfaces tab of the DAZ Studio User Interface. It does not cover the generic DMS(Full)/TMS(Full) shaders, and it does not cover using ShaderMixer. I was thinking about doing separate guides for those but never got round to it.

3dcheapskate on 11:43PM Wed, 04 September 2013

Create MAT poses from Material Room easily!

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 466 / System Requirements: Poser, textpad, ckrename (links in tut)

Please keep in mind that I am going to outline how I do my MAT poses. For me this is the quickest and easiest way, you may prefer a different workflow. This tutorial will work on props as well however it is written for figures, see end of tutorial for prop info.

3-DArena on 10:28AM Wed, 28 August 2013

Personal Splash Screen for PP2012

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 331 / System Requirements: PP2012

Tired of seeing the same face every time you start Poser Pro 2012? Why not customize it with an image of your own? Its easy, all you need is a graphics program capable of reading & saving psd files (I know you have one after all you are a graphic artist!).

3-DArena on 10:25AM Wed, 28 August 2013

creating a post-apocalyptic cityscape

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 215 / System Requirements: Project Dogwaffle 9

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

How To Use The Universal Sizing Apparatus/Woman

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 2189

The Universal Sizing Apparatus/Woman is a Poser character designed to translate tailor's measurements into Poser dimensions. This video demonstrates it's use.

Rocketship3D on 8:01AM Thu, 08 August 2013

Add A Little POP To Your Art With HDR Like Adjustment in Photoshop

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 323 / System Requirements: Photoshop, Windows/Mac/Linux

A simple effect that I use in most all of my art work on the overall piece or smaller sections as well as my photographs. Gives your work a little more "pop".

Skorpian on 10:12AM Wed, 07 August 2013

Painting Line Art In Photoshop - Quick Overview

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 320 / System Requirements: Photoshop/Painter, Windows/Mac/Linux

This quick tutorial, or I should say quick overview, will show you one of many methods I have used. And it's a new method I have been working with to achieve better understanding of colors and of the Photoshop program itself.

Skorpian on 10:09AM Wed, 07 August 2013

Using Marvelous Designer with Poser

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 1456 / System Requirements: Poser 9+, Marvelous Designer 2+

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

Using Victoria 4 clothing on Victoria 6/G2F in Poser

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 550

A little tutorial on how to use your Victoria 4 (or older Genesis 1) clothing on Genesis 2/V6 in Poser.

FWArt on 3:14PM Sun, 04 August 2013

Hanging Clothes on a Clothes line (part 1 of 3)

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 1630 / System Requirements: Poser

How to convert your 3D clothing to look like it's hanging on a washing line in Low Poly. Includes pegs and washing line. More at http://www.facebook.com/scififunkIf you are into 3D you've invariably built up a decent runtime of clothes from various eras. So the long winded step to create the clothes can be bypassed.Instead I am proposing to "pose" just the item of clothing, editing it so that it sags appropriately as if it's been hung up to dry on a washing line.The process is quite quick but has one drawback (filesize and load time - ok that's two) - unless you follow this series and make the item low poly.In part 1 I concentrate on creating a single item of clothing, the peg and the washing line.http://www.facebook.com/scififunkhttp://www.scififunk.com

SciFiFunk on 4:58AM Fri, 12 July 2013


Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 720

This animation is based on the techniques of oil painting, working through an established rendition of oil to canvas.The artist Alex Prowse has used this technique for many years as a basis for illustration work.Ben a Poser figure helps the artist along.

saibabameuk on 4:19PM Tue, 02 July 2013

Render Sound & Animation simultaneously

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 180 / System Requirements: CINEMA 4D, 1x .wav file (a download link for free wav files is provided)

Introduction to work with 2D Sound Rendering in CINEMA 4D. Render sound in the first example. Work with the Sound Effector creating your own abstract animation and render the sound + animation simultaneously in CINEMA 4D in the second example.Enjoy!

KoboldCharakter on 3:12PM Wed, 19 June 2013

How To Model A Seamless Tiling Texture

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 386 / System Requirements: Blender (I was using Blender 2.49)

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...)

3dcheapskate on 11:40PM Sat, 18 May 2013

Make Your Own Environment Maps And Light Probes

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 412 / System Requirements: Terragen Classic, GIMP, HDRShop v1

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.

3dcheapskate on 11:32PM Sat, 18 May 2013

REALITY 3 pour POSER Installation et dbut d'utilisation

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 259 / System Requirements: Windows/Poser Pro 2012/reality 3

Installer REALITY 3.0 et LuxRender pour POSER uniquement (DazStudio est en cours de dveloppement) et commencer l'utiliserCommencez utiliser LuxRender un moteur de rendu gratuit trs puissant avec POSER.Pour cela ne galrez pas pour installer LuxRender ET REALITY 3.0.Ce tutoriel montre de faon claire ETAPE par ETAPE comment le faire.Alors n'hsitez pas cliquer sur ce lien et utiliser la molette de votre souris pour zoomer et dzoomer sur ce livre interactif. Bonne lecture et faite des retours sur ce forum pour que je puisse mettre jour ce tutoriel. ;-)

hellopascal on 4:22AM Fri, 26 April 2013

Beginner Level: How I save dialed characters to Poser library

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 586 / System Requirements: Poser

A step by step process of how to save a dialed character into the poser library to apply to future creations. This is for beginners only and works well for me.

AetherDream on 10:15PM Wed, 03 April 2013

Installer et utiliser LuxRender pour POSER

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 343 / System Requirements: Windows/Poser /LuxRender et Pose2Lux

Installer et utiliser LuxRender et Pose2Lux pour faire des rendus avec POSER (6-7-8-9-et versions Pro)C'est en francais et c'est un livre interactif.

hellopascal on 11:07AM Sun, 31 March 2013

Installer Reality 2.0 et LuxRender

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 272 / System Requirements: Reality 2.0 / DAZStudio 4.5 /Windows

Tutoriel en francais LuxRender pour DAZStudio-Installer Reality 2.0 et LuxRenderCe tutoriel est un livre interactif qui vous guidera ETAPE par ETAPE.Il est rempli de captures d'ecrans et de liens.Ne cherchez plus quoi telecharger,ou, comment.Bref ne perdez pas de temps a installer ce moteur de rendu mais passer du temps a l'utiliser.En plus vous pouvez contribuer a son amelioration en intervenant sur les forum francais. Quand j'aurai du temps et si je trouve pertinent des remarques alors je ferai une mise a jour.En attendant bonne lecture de ce livre ou on peut zoomer et dezoomer a volonte avec la molette de sa souris.Details du tutoriel :Telecharger et INSTALLER : REALITY 2.0 ET LUXRENDER.Debut d'utilisationLiens

hellopascal on 4:10PM Sat, 30 March 2013