In today’s video we will be discussing shadows and why shadows are very important when creating scenes inside Daz Studio. We will go over 3 areas in this tutorial: 1) Shadows for scenes 2) Shadows for muscular characters 3) Shadows for non-muscular characters
Smart Materials are sets of textures properly organized so that when painting a three-dimensional object, it will already have all the maps needed for compelling rendering. There are packages of Smart Materials available on the internet, some of which are free, but there is very little information about its installation. So in this brief tutorial I show you how to install a packet of smart materials in 3D Coat.
There are a number of significant improvements and changes from the UI of iClone 5 to iClone 6. iClone 6 features increased functionality and customization based on your unique workflow, as well as more freedom to determine the appearance, resolution, and color scheme of your workplace and create custom virtual folders for easier access to your own custom categories of content. Check out this tutorial for more info on those topics and more!
A video on Sketching Silhouettes which is part of my free tutorials demonstrating how I sketch and generate ideas. The series is aimed at beginners, but maybe intermediates will find it useful too. I’m building the series slowly, starting with basics and finally creating some weird and wacky creatures or whatever pops into my head. Hope you find it useful.
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.
This Tutorial is how to make a daz Installation package in briefly. Make your own product for Daz 3D Studio.
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!
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
I've had several folks ask how I do the speech bubbles/balloons for my "Girls From T.N.A." series. Here's a look at the process I use. This is a PDF file, so you'll need Adobe Reader or another PDF reader. While I use Photoshop for the final composite, Gimp or Paint Shop Pro (or any graphics app allowing use of layers) would work as well. Hope this helps! If you have any questions, feel free to SM me! Enjoy!
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.
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 three-part video tutorial, made with Camtasia Studio screen capture and voice narration, I demonstrate my technique for painting medium-length wavy hair in a medium color. This is a demo with fairly advanced equipment, as I use Photshop CS3 and a Wacom Intuos 3 pressure-sensitive tablet.You will need to know the basics of Photoshop, and be able to provide your own rendered figure using any 3d package.There are also free brushes that are used on that web page.
This tutorial is derived from my latest book "3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop, Second ed." In it I discuss the latest game technology; shaders, node based materials - you know all the stuff Poser has in it. I notice that the powerful Poser material system seems to scare some away or people don't realize it's there. This tutorial may help warm you up to the awesome power of the Poser material system.
This tutorial explains how to create a photorealistic picture in Photoshop with the most basic tools using a graphical tablet, at the example of one of my own images. It's mainly based on my own experiences and shall give an overview about the whole material and the painting process.
Another look at painting space backgrounds with starfields, nebulae and dark matter. A final animation done with Carrara too.